Auction 35 - Spring 2013

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Ontario Ginger Beers

GB001 Chateau Laurier - Ottawa ON-109

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $1800

The Chateau Laurier "Pilgrim's Ginger Beer" is one of Canada's best and most highly sought-after ginger beers. We have never sold one until now. This example came to us with a 1/2" chip to the crown top rim, which we had professionally restored. The bottle now displays mint. Clean glaze and perfect well stamped transfer. Here is that once in a generation chance to put this bottle on your shelf!

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GB002 McLaughlin's - Toronto ON-163

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $850

This solid cream McLaughlin's Ginger Shandy from Toronto and Edmonton is an extremely rare bottle, no matter what part of the country you hail from. A 1/2" lip chip has been professionally restored, so the bottle displays near mint. Certainly the toughest of the McLaughlin bottles to get!

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GB003 Drolet - Ottawa ON-101

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $450

This Drolet & Co Ottawa Ginger Beer is an exceedingly rare bottle. We are aware of three examples, including this one. This bottle came to us perfectly decapitated. We had it professionally restored using a blob style Wm Pipe Kingston as a mold. The bottle now displays near mint. We sold one with a hairline crack in 2009 for $2000.

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GB004 Brydge & Perry - Kingston ON-67

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

This Bridge & Perry is one of Kingston"s rarest ginger beers. This example is by far the best I have ever seen. Near mint. There is a line in the neck that runs around the right side. While this looks like a hairline, it is a line made during the turning of the bottle. It is under the glaze and you can feel a slight bump. This is not damage in our opinion but it should be noted. A faint line on the face down the left side is simply a line on the surface of the glaze. There is also the tiniest flea bite in the lip at right rear. This is the best example by far of this extremely rare Kingston bottle. You will not find one better!

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GB005 Wilkinson Stratford Soda Water Works ON-147

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $425

This H. Wilkinson Stratford Soda Water Works is one of Canada's best transfers and a very scarce bottle. This example had some thin flakes on the lip at the front, which we had professionally repaired. Exceptionally clean bottle with a strong transfer.Original marked and matching stopper which has a mini version of the trademark. You will wait a long while to find one better than this!

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GB006 Matthews - Guelph ON-48

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$500-600

Sold: $400

This Matthews Guelph is a rare bottle that is near impossible to find in good condition. This example is as close to mint as they come with only the tiniest imperfections. A definite upgrade!

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GB007 Adkin - Bothwell ON-10

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $450

A fabulous example of a rare J.F. Adkin quart. Glass Brothers made bottle. Great mottled glaze top! Near mint with a flea bite out of the blob and a 1/4" base edge chip at front.

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GB008 New Ontario Bottling Works - Sudbury ON-149

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $2500

This New Ontario Bottling Works ginger beer from Sudbury, Ontario is a rare bottle that is almost never seen. This one came to us with a deep 1/4" lip chip, which we had professionally repaired. It now displays near mint with a small area of base edge roughness at the front. Original strongly marked and matching stopper. Do not let this one get away as you will find none better.

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GB009 Crescent - Fort William ON-30

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $375

This Crescent Fort William bottle is a scarce variant. This example is excellent. Some fine hairline cracking in the ring of the crown. See photos. This is minor damage. We have never seen a cleaner or better one. Heavy incised Munderloh mark at rear. A great example of this tough bottle.

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GB010 H.J.M (Matthews) - Tillsonburg ON-150

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

The H.J.M (Matthews) & Co from Tillsonburg is a rare bottle made by Glass Brothers of London. This example has had the tan top portion professionally restored. The repair is good but the colour match is not perfect. An object is logged inside this bottle that rattles around when you shake it. Mint - this one would cost you $1000+. Here is your chance to add one to the shelf without breaking the bank.

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GB011 Farr & Sharpe - Sarnia ON-136

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $240

A real nice example of the Farr & Sharpe from Sarnia. Mint condition. Faintly marked and matching stopper.

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GB012 Walker - Orangeville ON-97

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

This Alexander Walker from Orangeville has a great trademark. These bottles are practically impossible to find in near mint condition. This one has a bad 7" crack up the rear. Otherwise it is a great example with a strong transfer and clean glaze. The stopper is marked and matching.

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GB013 Robertson - Mt. Forest ON-90

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A nice example of the blob top quart A. Robertson from Mt. Forest. Kennedy marked. 1/2" area of chipping to the inside edge of the blob. A bit of body wear from burial but nothing serious. A much harder bottle to find than its collar style cousin.

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GB014 Robertson - St. Catharines ON-132

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

This Thomas Robertson with "O.T.G.B" is a very scarce bottle. This example has a very large flat hunk out of the base and a 1/4" glaze flake in the blob front right. Some heavy ground wear and staining. A good candidate for cleaning and repair.

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GB015 Sharpe & Kirkpatrick - Sarnia ON-137

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

This Sharpe & Kirkpatrick ginger beer has been heavily and poorly repaired from the shoulder up. Still intact and looks decent. This is an extremely rare bottle that is near impossible to find in better condition.

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GB016 Thompson - Hamilton ON-62

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$200-300

Sold: $100

A scarce crown top variant of the John Thompson from Hamilton. A beautiful dead mint example.

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GB017 Sutherland's - Hamilton ON-061

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A gorgeous mint example of this diminuative and bold blue transferred ginger beer!

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GB018 McLaughlin - Toronto ON-158

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $190

A beautiful example of one of the nicest McLaughlin bottles. Terrific blue transfer. Near mint. A dime size area over the word "SHANDY" did not get glazed (distorting the letters a bit) but this is entirely in-manufacturing. A tough bottle to find in this good condition.

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GB019 McLaughlin - Toronto ON-156

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $130

A good example of a scarce blue top McLaughlin. Poor repair to the edge of the crown lip and some glaze crazing, but still a nice bottle.

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GB020 McLaughlin - Toronto ON-157

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

A near mint example of the large three city McLaughlin quart. 1`rub line in the transfer top right. Otherwise very clean. A much better than average example of this bottle.

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GB021 Boorman's - Peterboro ON-120

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

A mint example of this Boorman's from Peterboro. No apologies for this one.

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GB022 Clark Brothers - Toronto ON-151

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

Near mint with a bit of cleanable rust on the neck and blob.

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GB023 L.A. Kirkland - Toronto ON-155

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

Near mint example with only minor imperfections.

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GB024 Kingston Threesome ON-77 ON-69 ON-70

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A threesome of great Kingston bottles in less than great condition. The Tyo blob is badly cracked in three places and there are some minor base edge chips. The S.V. Horne is beheaded but otherwise clean. The O.R. Perry looks perfect from the front but it is a train wreck in the rear. These are all tough bottles that would cost you dearly in good condition. Here is your chance to own them without spending a lot.

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GB025 Thompson - Kingston ON-75

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A real nice example of the blue transfer Thompson. Near mint with a 1/8" lip chip and some minor imperfections.

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GB026 Pair of Toronto Pure Ginger Beers ON-174 ON-172

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

A pair of Toronto Pure Ginger Beers. The crown top two tone tan variant has two lip chips, 1/"2" and 1/4", on opposite sides. Deep fold at front base edge. The smaller reddish brown top type is excellent with a bit of glaze crazing and only minor imperfections.

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GB027 D&B Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$30-50

Sold: $40

Marked only on the stopper D&B. Near mint with a thin stopper hole flake on the left. Incised Munderloh mark, so this is definitely a Canadian bottle. But from whom and from where? The mystery of the sale!

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GB090 McLaughlin - Toronto ON-160

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

A three city inside thread Mclaughlin. 7" hairline crack down the left side front. Otherwise excellent. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB091 Thompson & Wilson ON-37

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

A near mint Thompson & Wilson from Glen Williams. A bit of stain to the body bottom right. Original marked and matching stopper.

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