AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Brown - Gravenhurst & Sudbury

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $1600

We are thrilled to offer one of Canada's best siphons. This J.D. Brown bottle is a rare and unique find. Both of Brown's locations, in Gravenhurst and Sudbury, are etched in the glass and marked on the matching pewter stopper. This is unique as Brown's bottles normally only mention Gravenhurst. The glass is a rich dark green, one of the rarest and most desirable siphon colours. The common Brown siphon is clear. Pictoral etching showing a small image of the soda making machinery. Condition is near mint with a couple of 1/4" base edge bruises and one tiny peck in the body. A fabulous siphon that has absolutely everything going for it!

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MS002 Mireault - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $200

This pink glass fluted siphon from Eugene Mireault of Ottawa is a scarce and beautiful bottle. Some internal stain. 2x 1/2" bruises in the base edge as well as smaller imperfections. Top marked for R.E. Irvine (also Ottawa).

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MS003 WITHDRAWN

Minimum Bid: $

Range:$-

Current Bid: None

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MS004 Tune - London

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$125-150

Sold: $75

This Alfred Tune is a mint condition example that is just brilliant. Perfect glass with no flaws and great clarity. Shiny like new original marked matching top.

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MS005 Pipe - Kingston CW

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $900

A gorgeous early example of the Wm Pipe Kingston CW squat. Rich aqua colour. Iron pontiled. Found by a diver. Some stain inside and out. Tiniest flea bite in the lip. A scarce early Ontario Canada West soda.

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MS006 Thorpe Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot features two very different Thorpe & Co bottles. The taller one left has the double shield trademark and "Registered At Ottawa" rear. Mint with a marked and matching stopper. The smaller variant right has the "Red Hand Brand" trademark and "Bottle Value 5 c" rear. Mint condition. Marked and matching stopper.

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MS007 Fairall - Victoria West

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A Fairall Victoria West inside-thread soda. Heavy internal stain that would benefit from a good clean, but otherwise perfect.

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MS008 Hamilton Glassworks #4 RB1198

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $1600

A rare #4 size Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. A big beautiful jar in a pale Ball blue colour. 1/4" annealing star in the shoulder rear. Otherwise perfect. No damage to the lip or base edge. Bit of internal stain. Marked glass insert in aqua glass is excellent. The last photo shows the blue colour compared to the regular aqua glass. The first of these we have ever sold and it is a beauty!

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MS009 Hamilton Glassworks 1/2 Gallon RB1200

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$250-300

Sold: $150

A 1/2 gallon Hamilton clamp with "Olamp Jar" at rear. Some lip damage. 1/4" chip in the mouth front and a couple of 1/8" small chips. Tiny bit of internal stain. Original marked lid with a couple of tiny nicks.

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MS010 Hamilton Glassworks 1 Quart RB1190

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $275

A perfect example of the 1 quart Hamilton Glassworks clamp jar. Mint condition with original marked glass insert and clamp. These jars are tough to find in mint condition with there almost always being some chipping to the mouth. This one is perfect!

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MS011 2 Pounds Honey - Brenton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A rare 2 Pounds Pure Honey jar marked by W. Brenton mould maker with the Burlington Glass Factory. Brenton marked jars are extremely hard to find. This one is dead mint. Light amethyst colour to the glass. First one we have sold in more than a decade.

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MS012 Beehive Quart RB433

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $180

A quart size Beehive jar in near mint condition.

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MS013 Otwell's Pickles RB2278

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $250

This Imperial quart size Otwell's Pickles is a scarce Canadian product jar. Mint condition.

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MS014 "No-Dot" Crown Midget Pint RB672

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $800

The best example I have ever seen of this rare "No-Dot" Crown midget pint. A couple of grinding flakes off the mouth: one 1/4" left side; the other 1/8" opposite. Tiny bit of stain in the very base. Otherwise clean and clear. Original insert (two tiny flakes) and the rare band. You will be hard pressed to find one better!

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MS015 Anchor Midget Pint RB078

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

A stunning example of the midget pint Anchor jar. Dead mint. Fabulously clean glass. Clear insert and band both excellent. Wow!

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MS016 The Darling Imperial Pint RB754

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$250-300

Current Bid: $150

A wonderful example of the scarce pint The Darling Imperial. 1/4" chip off one of the threads on the left side. Otherwise perfect with great gloss to the glass and lots of tiny seed bubbles. Aqua glass insert and band are excellent.

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MS017 The Rose Midget Pint RB2511

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$250-300

Sold: $150

This midget pint clear The Rose is the best example I have seen. Perfect in every way. Crystal clear glass. Clear plain insert and band - both excellent. You will not find a better one of these.

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MS018 The American Porcelain Lined Midget Pint RB075

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $125

A perfect example of The American Porcelain Lined midget pint in a pale aqua glass. Flawless glass. Lid and insert are excellent.

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MS019 Beaver Midget Clear

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $180

A mint example of the clear Beaver midget pint. Good glass clarity and a solid image of the beaver. A sweet little jar.

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MS020 The GEM CFJCo Midget Pint RB1078

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

This scarce GEM CFJCo midget pint is a beautiful example. Near mint condition with the tiniest 1/8" grinding flake off the mouth. D546 on base. A scarce Canadian jar. Plain aqua insert and band, also perfect.

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MS021 Sussex Thermometer

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

A great advertising thermometer from Sussex Beverages measuring 14 3/4" long by 5 3/4" wide. The piece is intact and complete with the glass. Some minor paint loss. A rare sign.

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MS022 Chocolate Crush

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A nice bright sign for Chocolate Crush. 19 3/8" wide x 13 7/8" tall. Marked made by W. F. Robertson Springfield Ohio. Fair condition. Good strong colour but some heavy creasing of this thin sign.

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MS023 Painted Bottle

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: Not

A saddle shaped bottle, circa 1890s, with naïve paintings front and back. Mint condition.

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MS024 Axelson Soda Book Hardcover

Minimum Bid: $60

Range:$-

Current Bid: None

Dr. R. Dean Axelson published an excellent book titled the Encyclopedia of Toronto Embossed & Etched Bottles: From the Soda Water & Soft Drink Industry, 1830-1940. This is the only book of its type to catalogue both glass and pottery soda water bottles from Toronto. The book includes a bit of history on the soda makers as well as an inventory of every bottle known to Dr. Axelson. This lot contains a rare hardcover edition of this book. Only 50 were ever printed. These books were originally sold for $100, plus $18 for a separate price guide. We have just twelve copies that we are offering for a discounted rate of $60. Buy one or buy them all at this fixed price!

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MS025 Axelson Soda Book Softcover

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$-

Sold: 4

This lot contains a softcover edition of Dr. R. Dean Axelson's excellent book titled the Encyclopedia of Toronto Embossed & Etched Bottles: From the Soda Water & Soft Drink Industry, 1830-1940. These were originally sold for $50, plus $18 for a separate price guide. We have limited quantities of this book which we are selling for the fixed price of $30, including the price guide!

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MS026 Hamilton Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

The following eleven lots are groups of billheads that were all found in the same store. The store was owned by Greyerbiehl & Co in the town of St.Clements, near Berlin. All the billheads are from the 1870s, with most being from 1877 and 1878. This is a wonderful collection of billheads from a wide range of early merchants. This lot contains three billheads from Hamilton: W..B. Hamilton (1877); Thomson, Birkett & Bell (1877); and Simpson Stuart & Co (1878) Some great images of the store!

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MS027 Toronto Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Toronto billheads: Ogilvy & Co (1877); Hughes Brothers (1878); Mitchie & Co (1877); and C. Moore & Co. There are crocks from Mitchie & Co. Is this the same Ogilvy that became the big chain?

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MS028 Toronto Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Toronto billheads: McKinnon, Procter & McCall (1878); Hodgson & Boyd (187?); Gillespie & Co (1877); and Smith & Keighley (1878).

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MS029 Hamilton Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Hamilton billheads: W.B. Hamilton, late Childs Hamilton (1878); T. Bickle, est 1835 (1877); James Turner (1877); and MacPherson & Co (1878).

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MS030 Waterloo Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four billheads: two different ones from George Randall & Co (1878); and two different ones from Schwartz & Schaefer (1877). See photo of a rare Randall & Co crock.

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MS031 London Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot contains three billheads from the Forest City Steam Confectionary and Biscuit Works of London: Perrin & Keenleyside crossed out (1878); same but different variant (1878) and a D.S. Perrin & Co (187?). Great to see the dissolved partnership. Some fabulous graphics. My favourite of these bill lots.

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MS032 Toronto Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Toronto billheads: MacNab & Marsh, late McNab, Marsh & Coen (1877); MacNab, Marsh & Coen (1877); W.R. Brock & Brother (1877); and Elliot & Co (1878). Great to see the evoluation of the McNab partnership. There are crocks from Elliot & Co Toronto.

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MS033 Guelph Billheads

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: Not

This lot contains three billheads from Guelph: John Bond & Co (1877); James Massie & Co (1877); and McIntosh & Innes (1878). Some condition issues with the first bill (mold).

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MS034 Berlin Billheads

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: Not

This lot contains three Berlin billheads from Stuebing & Co. Three different variants from the same company. (1878)

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MS035 Brantford Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Brantford billheads: two different from Wm Patterson (1877-78); and one from A. Watts (1878). Paterson became one of Ontario's biggest biscuit companies. Some great graphics on the Patersons.

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MS036 Hamilton Billheads

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This lot contains four Hamilton billheads: two different Simpson & Stuart (1877); a Stuart & MacPherson (1878); and a Murray A. Kerr (1877). Note the "fruit jars" reference on this last one.

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