Entries by Catherine Saunders-Watson

Witches and veggie people stole the show at Bertoia’s $1.5M auction

VINELAND, N.J. – A holiday atmosphere enlivened with the colors and iconic characters of Halloween and Christmas greeted guests to Bertoia’s Nov. 9-11 Annual Fall Auction. The cataloged Friday and Saturday sessions were followed by an uncataloged bonus session brimming with excellent toys at moderate price points. Online bidding was nonstop on all three days […]

Belsnickles: Santa minus the ho-ho-ho

NEW YORK — While most children’s Christmas stories focus on Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas, depending on what country you are from) as a jolly gift-giver who delivers toys to “good girls and boys,” he’s not the only game in town. His polar opposite was the Krampus, which according to Central European lore was […]

Family to auction ancestor’s 1912 Red Sox World Series jewelry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – After more than a century of care and safekeeping in the same family, a small collection of rare, early-20th-century World Series Championship jewelry is headed for the auction block. Grey Flannel Auctions will present the heirloom jewelry collection as the featured highlight of its online and phone auction that closes for bids […]