Napier Children's Kitty Bank

Collectible Napier Banks

Napier banks are a fun collectible which can bring back childhood memories of chores, saving money, and walks to the local Five and Dime store to buy a bag full of penny candy. The Napier pig bank became an iconic representation of the Napier bank collection Napier stopped manufacturing giftware and went on to focus almost exclusively on jewelry.

Discontinued Line
On January 5, 1976, all giftware manufacturing was discontinued and by January 1980, the last of the remaining giftware stock had been sold out.

Although the company had manufactured giftware and novelty items since its beginning as The E. A. Bliss Co., the company’s legacy of being one of the best in the giftware industry spanned over fifty years from the early days of the prohibition to the end of the 1980s.

Here is an adorable Kitty Kat bank given to me by my friend Elizabeth.

Napier Kitty Bank
Napier Kitty Bank

Author: Melinda Lewis

Jewelry historian, Melinda Lewis is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI) and author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.

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