Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far
By Ken Hall

 

Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.
Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.

A lovebird carnival display by Baranger, a maker of colorful and cleverly electric animated motion window displays that were rented to small-town jewelry stores from the 1940s to the 1960s, sold for $8,540 at a Christmas Antique Toy Auction held December 4th by Pook & Pook, Inc. in Downingtown, PA. Also, a turn-of-the-century mechanical model of a Knox fire truck rolled off for $7,930; and a Dresden American Flag Christmas ornament brought $6,710.