EDISON, NJ -  Here's an alternative to shopping at the mall, buying online or flipping through the pages of a store catalog.

Bodnar's Auctions will be selling thousands of items, perfect holiday gifts, everything from antique furniture to duck decoys, fishing reels, vintage cookie jars, kitchen and household goods, estate jewelry, decorative and art glassware, paper ephemera, and toys, toys and more toys at their monthly sale, held at the New Jersey Expo & Convention Center Dec. 19th.

One of the highlights is a single-owner collection of toy firetrucks, new and in the box, as well as other firefighter memorabilia, including a firemen's mug collection.

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Bodnar's Auctions has brought in truck and trailer loads of new and gently-used merchandise from several estates and consignors in New Jersey, specially-selected for this pre=Christmas and Chanukah sale.

On the auction block is a selection of bronzes, large selection of silver plate, selection of sterling silver, bronze casket box, selection of clocks, quality generator, nice selection of 100+ pieces of art, elegant lighting, decorative lighting, table lamps and chandeliers, Victorian oil lamps, huge collection of slides, nice collection  of quality cameras most with paperwork and tons of accessories, Nikonos, Lecia, Polaroid, Minolta, Mamiya, Russian Photo Sniper, Canon, Pentax, Nikon and more.

The jewelry sale will feature a selection of designer bags, early 20th century & Victorian bags, men’s and woman’s accessories, textiles and linens, some 14K & 18K estate jewelry, selection of estate costume jewelry, Estate Victorian jewelry, 15+ lots of fine 14K AIG certified jewelry, silver jewelry, 3 tubs of estate costume jewelry and many sterling pieces.

Duck Decoys:include Hornick Bros Stoney Point Decoys, Roque Marquez, JC Higgins, Bryant, NGC, SDG, H. Van Pelt So Amboy, NJ, Big Sky Carvers, Ducks Unlimited, C.A. Post, Duckloe & Bro, A.B. Jr, Animal Trap, Charles Hatson, Hancock, W. Barlet, Wildflower decoys, Ken Harris, Delaware River Decoy Co., R. Buss, Hutch Decoys, Travis Tyler, Harold Mc Allister, Ray Herrmann, Al Senske, M.L Mucha, RJ Wilson, Jim Gibbs, Wren, the Boyd’s collection, Dan Vaughan, Ira Hudson, Jim Halligan, GB Post, J Van Brunt, Coot Decoys, Andy Anderson, Roy Smith and more.

There's a huge collection of Saltwater & Fresh Water fishing lures & reels. vintage lures, a selection of signed lures some in boxes, 75+ quality poles, 100+ fishing reels, fly fishing items, tons of tackle boxes loaded with accessories and a large collection of knives. 

Quality English smalls to include; nice collection of English Coronation porcelain, English teapots, cups & saucers, selection of quality Belleek, nice selection of Wedgewood, English salt glaze items, a selection of Art Glass, Victorian glass, Carnival glass, Lusterware, Webb items, Ruby glass, Venetian glass, a selection of Asian porcelain, Waterford, new collectibles, Limoges dinnerware plus other dinnerware sets, Royal Doulton, B & G, Lenox and the cookie jar collection.

Selection of Toys from All Generations includes Star Wars, sports cards, comic related toys, comics, pop cultural items, records, 1970’s & 1980’s toys, cases of the tin-wind up toys collection, action figures, dolls, selection of Christmas items, a collection of Garfield, a selection of Muppets, pressed steel trucks, die-cast, Hess trucks and TV show toys.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Plan to stay late - there's lots to sell.

The New Jersey Expo & Convention Center is at 97 Sunfield Ave. in the Raritan Center off Woodbridge Avenue. Call (732) 250-3252 for further information,