Toys

Jerome B. Secor ‘Freedman’s’ mechanical bank, circa 1880, American, one of fewer than 10 known examples, $132,000

Freedman’s Bank stashes away $130K during toy auction

VINELAND, N.J. – Family-owned Bertoia Auctions produced another big winner on April 27-28 as its 2018 Spring Signature Sale rang the register at $1.9 million. More than 1,000 lots of high-quality toys, banks, trains and Christmas antiques attracted an energetic crowd to Bertoia’s gallery. Hundreds of other bidders battled for favorites...

Luke Skywalker action figure

Star Wars action figures eclipse $200,000 at auction

DALLAS – A collection of 23 Star Wars action figures sold at auction for a total of $201,180. The premiere Star Wars toys sold through Heritage Auctions during the firm’s Comics & Comic Art Auction, held Aug. 2-4 in Dallas, Texas, which brought in a total of $6,670,739. The valuable action figure collection...