Recent Auction Results from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
All prices include the buyer’s premium
An original Freedman’s mechanical bank, made circa 1880 by Jerome B. Secor (Bridgeport, Conn.), one of fewer than ten known, sold for $174,000 at an annual Fall Sale of toys, banks and holiday antiques held Nov. 18-19 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, NJ. Also, a large Marklin Central Station, hand-painted, produced for the English market, circa 1902-1910, realized $40,800; and a circa 1870 German belsnickle with lamp fixture, 23 inches tall, rang up $30,000.