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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...

One-of-a-kind gold nugget, measuring nearly 11 inches in length and weighing 1,241 grams (39.9 troy ounces), estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Enormous 11-inch gold nugget could fetch $100K

Gold nugget discovery deemed museum quality DALLAS – An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” for its jolting, bright yellow glow and rarity beyond any diamond found on Earth, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch gold nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and...