Memorabilia from Hilltop Steakhouse auctioned off

Posted: 12/16/13 at 7:40 am EST

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) -- Memorabilia from the now-closed Hilltop Steakhouse has been sold at auction, including its famous fiberglass cows.

The Daily Item reports that the auction happened Saturday at the landmark restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus, which closed Oct. 20.

The cows sold for as much as $1,800 each. Molds for making new ones sold for $17,500, although the bids still have to be certified.

Other items that sold included dining room signs, wooden Indian carvings that sold for as much as $3,500 and even broken glass lamp shades that sold for $100.

Among the bidders was Tina Giuffrida Primavera, daughter of steakhouse founder Frank Giuffrida. He sold the restaurant in 1988. She spent $23,000 on various items, saying they were part of her father's legacy and were priceless to her.

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