The Roman Ceramics Company was the first to manufacture ceramic banks under license from the Star Wars movie. These like all 1977 collectibles appeared before the action figures. As a result many collectors passed them up. Each bank came in a white box and was hand painted. Ceramic cookie jars were another early collectible the company made. Roman Ceramics produces these jars from approximately 1997-1982. Sigma also made three ceramic banks for later movies.