Exhibition will begin an hour before sale time. To get to the fire hall, take exit 27 off Route 39 north three miles to Walnut Avenue and turn right to the fire hall.
At 9 a.m. next Saturday at Bonnie Brae Auction in Spring City, eight miles west of Valley Forge, Lynne and Richard J. Moyer will offer 800 lots of toys and dolls, including banks and windups, plus some advertising memorabilia. The toys are from a 90-year-old Pottstown collector, who has been selling goods through the Moyers for the last year.
Among the more unusual banks are a Punch-and-Judy bank and a mechanical frog bank that catches coins instead of flies with a flick of its tongue. Among the 300 dolls to be sold are Mattel, Fisher-Price, Madame Alexander, Marx and Effanbee.
Among the more unusual windup toys are an Amos and Andy car, a Charlie McCarthy toy named Strike Up the Band that depicts the ventriloquist's dummy pounding a big bass drum, and a Toonervile Trolley. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to sale time at the auction center on Route 724.
For big-spending jewelry buyers, Freeman/Fine Arts of Philadelphia Inc. will hold at 1 p.m. Friday a catalogue sale featuring 187 lots of jewelry. Among them is a six-lobed, 14-karat white gold and diamond brooch with a 1.35- carat center stone, six .32-carat pear-shaped stones and 62 smaller stones totaling nine carats. It is expected to sell for between $7,500 and $10,000.
The sale also features gold coins. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Freeman/Fine Arts, 1808 Chestnut St.
Finally, at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Valley Forge Hilton on Route 202 in King of Prussia, Pat Narcisi will offer 250 lots of jewelry, three-fifths of them
from the estate of a wealthy Iranian who lived in Wayne. "These are royalty- type jewels," said Narcisi's mother, Josie, who also is handling the auction.
Among the royalty-class jewels are a diamond and pearl rope necklace, a pair of 14-karat-gold hair combs from Tiffany, a black pearl and diamond ring (the pearl is almost 15 millimeters in diameter), and an egg-shaped 40- carat black opal and diamond pendant. Josie Narcisi expects it to sell for around $4,000.
One item in tomorrow's sale clearly is not in the royalty-class category. That's a Donald Duck wrist watch.
You can check it all out from 11 a.m. to sale time.