Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A highly ornate and one-of-a-kind leaded glass figural boot trade sign from a Wisconsin shoe store sold for $109,350 at a Spring Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction held June 13 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a black Steiff Titanic “Mourning Bear” (made to honor the lives lost after the ship’s sinking in 1912) went for $35,550; a 24-inch-tall gold mohair five-ways jointed Steiff bear from around 1910 fetched $21,330; and a miniature Mosler cannonball safe designed as a cutaway hit $11,553. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer’s premium.