AUCTION 43 – SPRING 2017

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Ontario Ginger Beers

GB041 Pilgrim - Hamilton CW

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $700

A rare and early stone bottle from Pilgrim & Co Hamilton CW. English-made. Circa. 1850s. Light wear to the sharp shoulder edge and a few flea bites in the blob. Beautiful example of this tough bottle.

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GB042 Chateau Laurier - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

When I got this one, it was no more than a base, fully beheaded. And there was quite a bit of rust. But the base was undamaged and the transfer looked great. Two years later, it is fully restored. The base is perfect with no stain. The shoulder and top are perfectly replaced. Displays mint. A truly mint one would cost you over $2000. Here is one you can afford that looks great!

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GB043 Kipp - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $275

A beautiful example of the William Kipp small pint from Ottawa. Dead mint. Best possible exmple of a very tough early Ottawa bottle.

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GB044 Guelph Pair

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A pair of rare Guelph ginger beers. The George Kickley has a long crack down the face and over the shoulder. This crack continues down the back. The Reed Bros has a heavy 5" crack down the left side. Both are very tough bottles to find in any condition. Here is a chance to add these to your collection without selling the kids.

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GB045 Ontario Threesome

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A lot of three scarce Ontario ginger beers. The Thomas Robertson St. Catharines has a professionally restored top. The colour match is a bit off. The Wm Pipe Kingston has a professionally restored top. Heavy 6" crack at rear. The M. Bourke has a restored top, some hairline cracking and body stain. Three tough bottles in restored condition.

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GB046 McLaughlin - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $260

A killer example of the J.J. McLaughlin "Ginger Shandy" from Toronto and Edmonton. This bottle is dead mint! Best example I have seen of this scarce bottle.

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GB047 Boormans - Peterboro

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A scarce example of the Boorman's ginger beer from Peterboro. This one has a professionally restored top. The repair appears to have faded a bit, so the colour match is off. Otherwise very clean. A tough bottle to find in any condition.

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GB048 Ontario Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lot of three Ontario ginger beers. The John Dodds Seaforth has a deep 1/4" chip off the lip right side. The H. Wilkinson Stratford Soda Water Works is in poor condition. Heavily stained and cracked. Restored top. Tough bottle to find in any condition. The Tune Bottling Co Stratford has some cracking along the base edge on the left side.

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GB049 Port Hope Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

Three ginger beers from Port Hope Ontario. The tan top quart Itheel Walter has a heavy crack down the back and some lip damage. Displays well. The Medalta made Itheel Walter (centre) is near mint (sm unglazed patch shoulder front). The Crown Bottling Works has a 1/4" flat flake off the right side lip and light stain to the body rear. A good example. Marked and matching stopper

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GB050 Orangeville Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $350

A pair of ginger beers from Orangeville, Ontario. The Alexander Walker is a typical example with heavy cracking all around. Marked and matching stropper. The James Crozier has a heavy 1" flake off the lip at the rear, some minor base edge flaking and some rust. This is actually quite a good example of this scarce bottle. Most have had major reconstructive surgery. Marked "J.C" on the base.

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GB051 Knox Peterborough Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $70

A lot of three D. Knox ginger beers from Peterborough, Ontario. Two are mint. One has a 1/4" unseparated chip in the lip with some cleanable rust. Also some heavy base edge chipping.

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GB052 Robertson Mt. Forest Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A pair of A. Robertson ginger beers from Mt. Forest, Ontario. The lightning stopper type left has a restored top. Displays perfect. The scarce blob type right has heavy cracking to the rear body, but displays well.

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GB053 Guelph Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $55

A pair of Guelph ginger beers. The W. Atkinson has some heavy cracking and a restored top. Displays well. The Kickley is in really nice shape. Bit of rust on the top that could be cleaned.

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GB054 Ontario Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A pair of Ontario ginger beers. The J. Laurie Perth has a 4" crack front right and a heavy 1" base edge chip front. The Harry Day Belleville has a deep 1/4" base edge chip right rear and a few tiny nibbles off the sharp shoulder edge.

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GB055 London Ginger Beer Co Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A lovely pair of Stone Ginger Beer bottles from the London Ginger Beer Co. The two tone pint left has a 3" hairline front left and a 1/2" base edge manufacturing flaw. The solid cream quart has a deep 1/2" chip off the lip rear and some base edge separation marks.

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GB056 Horsman Campbellford Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $140

A pair of Charles L Hosman ginger beers from Campbellford, ON. The stovepipe style left is a scarce variant. Mint. The right one is a common type with a professional restoration to the lip.

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GB057 Cummer & Sons - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A pair of Cummer & Sons from Hamilton. The lightning stopper left is a beautiful example in perfectly mint condition. Marked and matching stopper. The crown top right has a few imperfections (manufacturing flaw in the lip edge and a thin base edge flake) but is quite good.

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GB058 Cronk Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A lot of three quite different Dr. Cronk primitives. The blue top has had some restoration to the blob. Hard to tell the extent of the repair. The plain one centre has some stain and base edge chipping. The right one marked "J&L" has some rust stain left side and a base edge imperfection.

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