AUCTION 43 – SPRING 2017

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Musson & Co - Quebec

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $1000

Some of the very best sodas from Quebec are the early torpedo type. Given the province's long history, it is surprising that there are so few early bottles. John Musson was a soda water manufacturer in Quebec City in the 1850s. There are rare torpedoes from his operation marked J.Musson Quebec. This bottle is an extremely rare variant marked Musson & Co. I believe the company likely refers to another early Quebec bottler named Savage, as there is a primitive bottle known to bear both their names. This Musson & Co torpedo is one-of-a-kind. Condition is extraordinary. Simply mint. Lightly tumbled. One of Quebec's best!

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MS002 Glendinning - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1250

Some of the earliest and most highly sought-after sodas from Nova Scotia are the torpedoes from Halifax. There are at least five variants known from the Glendinning soda water company, all of which are quite rare. This example has all the embossing in a single slug plate. It is marked: H.W. Glendinning, Halifax, Nova Scotia. There is a second slug plate on the rear that is blank. This bottle is in excellent condition. 1/2" flake off the blob edge rear. Some light scratching to the body.

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MS003 Richards - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $1150

There are five different variants of the J.J. Richards torpedoes from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the "Double Soda Water" variant. This is a killer example of this rare early bottle. Dead mint. Gorgeous glass. Tumbled to a beautiful shine. I can't imagine there is a better example of this one.

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MS004 Richards - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $600

This J.J. Richards torpedo from Halifax is the "Soda" variant. I love this bottle! It is very heavy. Rich green glass. Dead mint condition. Better than yours.

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MS005 Bilton - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

A terrific example of the rare H.W. Bilton torpedo from Hamilton, Ontario. This beauty is covered in embossing! Great anchor trademark over an 1868 patent date. Note the "soda water and ginger ale". This is a Canadian-made bottle from the Hamilton Glassworks. Near mint condition with only minor imperfections. This bottle has been tumbled clean.

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MS006 McLaughlin - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $500

This JJ. McLaughlin torpedo from Toronto is a scarce bottle that is near impossible to find in good condition. Most of the surviving examples have lip damage. This one is the best I have ever seen. Basically mint with only the tiniest imperfections. Fabulous trademark mortar & pestle. Quite possibly the best example of this bottle.

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MS007 Towers - Liverpool

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $375

In this auction we have several excellent early torpedoes from Great Britain. English collectors call these bottles Hamiltons, named for the inventor of the form. This first one is an absolutely stunning early torpedo marked: Towers's Celebrated Soda Water, Lord Street, Liverpool, Established 1810. I would guess from the style that this bottle dates from the 1840s or 50s. Gorgous bottle. Deep green coloured glass. Heavy orange peel like texture to the glass, which gives it a ton of character. Mint condition.

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MS008 Bewley, Evans - Dublin

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

A lovely early torpedo from Bewdley and Evans, Dublin. This one is a lovely light turquoise colour. Circa. 1850s. Near mint with just a wisp of stain and a few tiny scratches.

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MS009 Bewley, Evans - Dublin and London

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $250

A killer torpedo bottle from Bewley and Evans, Dublin and London. Circa 1850. Mint condition. The glass has an orange peel texture, which gives the bottle a lot of character. The colour of the glass is a rich green with a hint of yellow.

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MS010 Ray - Westminster

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lovely early hamilton marked: Ray, Soda Water Manufacturer, Gray Coat Place, 15, Westminster. Excellent condition. 1/4" flake off the neck where it meets the blob. This is an in-manufacturing flaw. 1/4" bruise off the inside edge of the blob. Real minor stuff. Great glass clarity to this one. Pale green coloured glass.

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MS011 Hay - Portsmouth

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A sweet early Hamilton from W.J. Hay, Portsmouth. Near mint condition with just a wisp of stain and a couple of tiny flea bites out of the blob. Pale green coloured glass.

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MS012 Givans - Moncton

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $170

A killer example of a William Givans roundbottom soda from Moncton NB. Colour and condition are the story with this bottle. The glass is a deep lime green colour and not at all your typical aqua! Beautiful near mint condition with just a bit of stain in the neck and a few light scratches. Likey found in a wall. Attic mint!

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MS013 Pilgrim - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $400

A rare cobalt R. Pilgrim Hamilton Canada West bowling pin soda. This bottle has had a top grafted on. The blob itself has had some heavy restoration (aka fill). A pretty good job. Iron pontil, that has lost all the iron. Here is a chance to add a great soda to your collection without selling the television.

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MS014 Cole & Henderson - St. Thomas

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

The Cole & Henderson is one of Canada's best pictoral quarts. There are two versions of this rare bottle. This is the better of the two because the embossing is quite a bit heavier. Excellent condition. Tumbled clean. There are a few scrapes and one tiny 1/4" hairline with some rust, left side.

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MS015 Early Toronto Soda Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $230

A pair of early Toronto squats. The Shannon & Bros is a scarce bottle that is very tough to find in good condition. This one has some heavy internal stain but no other damage. There is a terrific swirl of impurities in the glass in the bottom half. Tumbled this would be a terrific example. The J. Eves is a smooth base type. Potstone front with radiating cracks (this is in-manufacturing) and a few minor base edge chips.

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MS016 Riddle & Burns Toronto

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $325

A stellar example of the Riddle & Burns Beaver Soda Water Works bowling pin. Near mint with a very minor and thin base edge flake.

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MS017 Early Toronto Soda Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $160

A lot of two early dated Toronto squats. The Eves nectar cream has a 1/4" bruise off the blob inside edge. This one is stained but the stain actually looks kind of nice with lots of irresdescence. Dated 1867. The Coxon has a 1/2" bruise off the inside blob edge and heavy stain. Dated 1868.

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MS018 Whitham Brantford Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A pair of early H.F. Whitham sodas from Brantford. The CW squat is a real nice example. The glass is a light lime green colour. Tons of seed bubbles. Heavy stain but no damage. Tumbled this one would be killer. The gravitating stopper has some base edge flaking and overall stain.

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MS019 Toronto Soda Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A great pair of coloured Toronto sodas. The red amber Riverdale Bottling Works is a scarce bottle. Tiny lip chip and minor stain. The green McLaughlin is excellent with one 1/4" crack in the shoulder front. This is real minor stuff. Both are great examples.

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MS020 Toronto Soda Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

A lot of three scarce Toronto sodas. The R. Irvine has a 1/4" bruise shoulder rear and light internal stain. The James Pearson hutch is a beautiful bottle. Tumbled clean. Lots of character with a huge bubble at rear and an inclusion just below "Toronto". The Bolger Toronto has some chipping off the inside blob edge and some heavy case wear.

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MS021 Killer - Statford

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A quart blob soda from J.H. Killer of Stratford. One of the best names in Canadian soda water bottling history. A scarce quart soda. This example is excellent. Tumbled clean.

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MS022 Grady - Peterborough

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A scarce P.J. Grady from Peterborough. Deep green glass and fluted form. Sadly, this one has heavy damage to the lip and a large 3" crack down the neck into the shoulder. There is a large piece of the lip that is loose. Displays well despite the damage. Original marked top. A good placeholder until a better one comes along.

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MS023 Lime Green Gurds

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $375

The lime green coloured Gurd's is the rarest of the Gurd's bottles. This one has some heavy cracking to the front, but the bottle is intact and clean. Mint these cost a fortune. Here's one you can add to the shelf and still pay the hydro bill.

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MS024 Timmons Pair Quebec

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $140

A lot of two M. Timmons & Son ginger beers from Quebec City. The right one is an excellent example in mint condition. The left one has a hairline at the rear that runs from the blob to the base. Displays well. One of Canada's best trademarks!

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MS025 C. Fornier

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This C. Fortier quart primitive has yet to be solidly attributed. There is a good chance this bottle is from Quebec, given the family name. Potstone left side with heavy radiating cracks. Couple of deep chips off the blob.

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MS026 NB Roundbottom Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A lot of three NB roundbottom sodas. Left is a Thomas Nash from Portland NB. Bit of light flaking to the blob edge and a some light stain. The S.H. McKee is a nice dark aqua glass. Very heavily embossed. Some light flaking to the blob inside edge. The S.H. McKee on the right will sit upright (flat base). Overall stain and a bit of rust. Couple of 1/4" bruises (one lip and one base edge).

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MS027 Lot of Sodas

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $300

A lot of five dark green glass sodas. Far left is a Felix J Quinn brewed ginger beer. Crudely applied crown on this one. Light stain that would clean. The tall crown top Quinn second left is near mint. The stubb James Roue centre is in excellent condition. The G.H. Gadens from St Johns NF is mint. Machine-made crown. Finally at far right is a nice James Roue. Mint condition.

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MS028 NS Soda Collection

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A small collection of four Halifax bottles. The James Roue roundbottom at left is a nice example. Heavy case wear on the one side of the trademark and a heavy scrape down the body rear. The J.B. Baker squat has been roughly ground down around the lip edge. The James Roue roundbottom second right has some internal stain and the tiniest lip flake. The Donovan roundbottom far right is a nice clean example with just the tiniest bit of internal stain. Embossing is a bit weak on this last one.

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MS029 Amber Beaver Quart

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $1250

An orange amber Beaver quart jar. A truly beautiful example. Mint condition. Well ground mouth with only the tiniest flakes. Matching coloured lid. Lid is near mint with one fleabite. If you have always wanted an amber Beaver jar for the collection, this is a real nice one.

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MS030 GEM Rutherford Midget

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $2500

A sweet example of the rare GEM Rutherford midget. Near mint. The tiniest wisp of internal stain. Well ground lip. Correct band and glass insert. A stellar example of this jar!

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MS031 Beehive Quart

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

A perfect example of a Beehive quart jar. Mint. A good investment as these jars just keep going up in value.

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MS032 Pair of Hamilton Clamp Jars

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $350

Two jars in this lot. A beautiful example of the No 3 size Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. Clean light aqua coloured glass. Heavily embossed. 1/4" chip and fine flake on the outside rim front. Insert has a couple of flakes. Correct clamp. A nice example of the half gal size Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. Very clean example. Pale aqua glass. Well embossed. 1" area of chipping on the outside rim right side. Couple of flakes off the insert. Correct clamp.

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MS033 Johnson & Johnson

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

A scarce and beautiful Johnson & Johnson New York gauze jar. There is a 1/4" divot on the right side in the middle of a panel. This looks like a manufacturing imperfection. Let the photo be your guide. Otherwise the jar is very clean. Matching coloured glass insert is mint. Correct zinc band.

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MS034 Pair of Jars

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

Two nice jars. The 1/2 gal Best is a perfect example in a lovely rich amethyst colour. Correct insert that is also amethyst. Near mint with just the tiniest flea bites off the machine-made rim. The DGCo quart is mint, but has old tape stuck to the theading. This could be removed with some thinner.

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MS035 Chapman - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A sweet example of the Henry Chapman pocket flask from Montreal. This bottle comes with two styles of closure. This is the one with a glass plug that enters a cork sleeve. Mint condition. Even has a partial label, which you seldom see.

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MS036 Maple Leaf Bowl

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A gorgeous Maple leaf patterned compote. 7 1/2" tall and 9" in diameter across the rim. Well pressed with good detail. Near mint condition. 3" straw line near where the stem meets the bowl. This is the result of the pressing and is not a crack. The bowl is slightly offset the stem. The glass has turned the palest shade of amethyst. A terrific century old serving dish!

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MS037 Spongeware Bowl

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A great bowl with spongeware and painted elements. 3" tall and 9" in diameter across the rim.Near mint with a bit of glaze crazing on the base. An early import from Belgium.

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MS038 Pair of Advertising Mugs

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A nice pair of advertising mugs. The J. Hungerford Smith from Toronto is excellent with a bit of minor glaze crazing. The tiny Gurd's mug has some chipping off the inside rim edge and a few other minor imperfections.

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MS039 Gurds Ashtray

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A mint example of the Gurd's ashtray. Teal coloured glaze inside. Marked for the Possil Pottery Glasgow.

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MS040 Pair of Dutch Onions

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $300

A nice pair of Dutch onions. Two very different tones of green glass. Overall external stain but no damage. These date to between 1720-50, so easily over 250 years old!

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MS041 White Owl Brand Tobacco

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A scarce White Owl Brand tin from The Imperial Tobacco Co of Canada Ltd. Overall light wear, heavy on the lid top.

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MS042 CB & SC Set

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $350

A full set of Canadian Bottle & Stoneware Collector. All in great condition. Even includes some early catalogues and prices realized. A tremendous resource. Included are: all 12 of the original sm format magazines; issues 13-20 large format; volumes 7-9 with four issues per. These originally cost $10 per, if you were a subscriber. There are 32 issues in this lot, so $320. I use my set all the time.

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