Signs, lamps and other memorabilia from Hilltop Steakhouse to be auctioned off

Photos by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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Just in time for Christmas, auctioneers will sell off on Dec. 14 the trove of loot from the Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus, some of it standard restaurant equipment like chairs, bars, ovens and grills, and some of it just a bit more kitschy.

Among the items: 24 Tiffany-style chandeliers, the mounted bison heads, 11 carved wood cigar store Indians, more than 60 Hilltop poster signs and other memorabilia, reproductions of Frederic Remington bronzes and prints, and many other Native American and Western paintings and prints.

The restaurant, whose 68-foot fluorescent cactus sign and porcelain cows stood as landmarks to motorists along Route 1 since the 1960s , has been shut since October, and the 13.8-acre lot is listed for sale.

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