Auction 35 - Spring 2013

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Western Ginger Beers

GB028 Nelson Soda Water Factory BC-5

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $1650

A rare example of The Nelson Soda Water Factory ginger beer. Mint condition with the original marked and matching stopper. A very tough bottle and seldom found in this extraordinary condition.

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GB029 Thorpe - Nelson BC-8

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: :$1050

A rare Thorpe & Co from Nelson BC . Mint condition with the original marked and matching stopper. There is a glazed 1/4" flake on the rear of the blob. Incredible condition for a very scarce bottle!

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GB030 Fairall Bros - Victoria West BC-61

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

This Fairall Bros Victoria West is a very scarce bottle that is tough to find in good shape. This example has a 4" glaze crack on the front face right that is very difficult to see. In fact, I needed the consignor to point it out to me! There is a flea bite off the blob edge and a few tiny flea bites to the sharp shoulder. This bottle looks great. Do not be put off by this minor damage. Unmarked stopper.

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GB031 Kelowna Canning Co BC-3

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $275

This Kelowna Canning Co is a scarce BC ginger beer. Sadly, someone drilled this bottle for a lamp - hole at back. There is a 1/4" flake off the hole. There is also a 1/4" flake off the back left side of the blob. One 1/4" base edge separation front left. This is really minor stuff (which could be cheaply restored) . Unmarked stopper.

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GB032 Kirk & Co Ltd - Victoria West BC-63

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A near mint example of this Kirk & Co Kennedy marked variant. Unmarked stopper.

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GB033 Country Club - Vancouver BC-15

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $110

The hardest variant of the Country Club from Vancouver. Red top. Medalta bottle but not marked. Nice red top. Near mint with only minor imperfections.

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GB034 Tommy Burns - Calgary AB-1

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

The Tommy Burns from Calgary is a big bold beautiful bottle with a unique trademark. This bottle is very tough to find in good condition. This one is mint. If you own one ginger beer from Alberta - this is it!

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GB035 Calgary Aerated Water AB-1

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A scarce Statue Brand bottle from Calgary. Definitely one of the best transfers from Western Canada. This one came to us with a large chunk out of the blob, which we had profesionally restored. The repair is fabulous and the bottle now looks perfect!

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GB036 Crystal Spring Bottling Co - Moose Jaw SK-1

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

This Crystal Spring Bottling Co ginger beer from Moose Jaw is a very rare bottle. We have sold only one example previously; it had hairline cracking and went for $550 back in 2006. This one is near mint with only minor imperfections. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB037 Blackwoods - Winnipeg Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

There are at least four variants of the quart size Blackwood's from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This auction features three different types. This variant of the Blackwood's has a larger oval transfer and the horse shoe at the centre of the trademark is missing the word "Registered". Lightning stopper style with no bail holes. 10 1/2" tall. This is a truly beautiful example, near mint. 1/4" potstone at front. Price Bristol. Original marked and matching stopper. The one pictured in the book (MB-15) is a collar style without the stopper holes, making this variant unlisted.

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GB038 Blackwoods - Winnipeg MB-16

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

This variant of the Blackwood's has a smaller transfer and the "Registered" in the trademark. Lightning stopper style with the bail holes in the collar. 10 1/4" tall. Kennedy mark. Overall very good condition. 4" tight hairline front through the transfer and some heavy stain from burial. Marked and matching stopper but the writing is very faint.

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GB039 Blackwoods - Winnipeg Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

This variant of the Blackwood's has the smaller transfer and "Registered" in the trademark. 10 1/4" tall. Collar style lightning stopper with no bail holes (unlike the previous lot). 1/2" long flake down left side of collar top. Overall body wear and some stain. Kennedy stamp. Marked and matching stopper with faint writing.

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GB040 King's Old Country - Manitoba and Saskatchewan MB-29

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A rare variant of the King's Old Country ginger beer listing both Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The "W" may stand for Winnipeg? Reddish brown top. Definitely a Medalta bottle but not marked. Note the odd shaped crown top. Dead mint. Not your ordinary King's Old Country.

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GB041 King's Old Country - Winnipeg MB-28

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A scarce reddish brown top King's Old Country from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Medalta made but not marked. Mint.

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