Top lot of the Toybox Treasurers sale was this circa-1928 Tippco tinplate Santa car with revolving Christmas feather tree, $28,910.

Santa car leads auction parade at $28,910

VINELAND, N.J. – Santa was tops in Bertoia Auctions’ Sept. 21-23 Toybox Treasures sale, cruising to the front lot spot in a Tippco tinplate car. The jaunty circa-1928 tin convertible, profusely decorated with images of toys, teddies and colorful balloons, even toted a revolving Christmas feather tree on its trunk. In his “fur”-trimmed crimson...


Sexy vintage art from Femme Fatales magazine up for bids

A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore...