AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Ontario Ginger Beers

GB001 Taylor - Welland ON-191

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2000-3000

Sold: $2000

This J.B. Taylor from Welland is one of Ontario's best ginger beers. Taylor is one of only two Ontario merchants known to have marked ginger beer bottles in this rare Brantford Potteries solid cream quart size. This bottle is equally unusual for indicating "Groceries & Crockery" . No other Canadian tranfer bottle has this reference. Best of all - this Taylor is unique. In 40 years of folks collecting - only this one has been found. The condition is excellent. Brantford bottles are prone to glaze crazing and this Taylor is crazed all over. At the rear is a 3" hairline. Perfect lip and base edge. A great looking bottle! If you only owned one ginger beer - you would want to own this one.

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GB002 J.J. McLaughlin - Toronto ON-159

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $650

A rare Brantford Potteries-made J.J. Mclaughlin. Near mint with one potstone shoulder left front. Exceptionally clean glaze. The transfers front and back are strong. The stopper is marked and matching. If you have been waiting for the best one of these - this is it!

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GB003 Horne - Kingston ON-69

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

This blob crown S.H. Horne is one of Kingston's rarest ginger beer. This example is the best we have seen. Near mint with a couple of inmanufacture scrapes through the transfer.

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GB004 Horne - Kingston ON-68

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $400

A lightning stopper Horne Kingston. Mint condition as found by a diver. Simply gorgeous!

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GB005 Murray - London ON-83

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

A two tone variant of the scarce John Murray London. Near mint with some glaze crazing and a couple of flea bites in the lip.

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GB006 Colonial Bottling - Simcoe ON-143

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

This Crown Bottling Works from Simcoe is a very scarce bottle. This one came to us with a 1/2" section of the crown rim missing. We had it professionally restored and the job is beyond belief.

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GB007 Hutchinson - St. Thomas ON-135

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

A beautiful T.H. Hutchinson from St. Thomas. This is the British variant with Munderloh mark. A fabulous example with a minor stopper hole flake on left. 1" section of base edge roughness to the right of the transfer. Grab this one!

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GB008 McLaughlin - Toronto ON-162

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $275

A rare three city variant McLaughlin with the smaller font and mushroom shape blob. Near mint with a bit of body wear and a couple of minor base edge flakes. A very tough variant to find. This one comes with a great bit of history. Inside was a label saying this bottle was excavated in Ottawa in 1963 by D (Don) C MacKenzie.

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GB009 Wilson Quart - Toronto ON-181

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $475

This is the scarce quart size variant of the blob top Charles Wilson from Toronto. You will see a hundred pints before you see one quart. This example came to us with a 1/2" lip chip that we had professionally restored. It now displays perfectly.

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GB010 Wilson - Toronto ON-185

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

The more common pint size Charles Wilson. A near mint example with one tiny base edge flake and a bit of cleanable rust in the back.

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GB011 Crescent - Fort William ON-31

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $210

A beautiful example of this Crescent Fort William. This bottle has an unusual form and lip finish. Likely Medalta. Overall excellent with a deep potstone at rear.

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GB012 Laurie - Perth ON-117

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $300

The Laurie Perth variant with smaller stars on either side of transfer. Munderloh marked. Near mint. Weakly marked and matching stopper.

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GB013 Horsman - Campbellford ON-27

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $120

Stovepipe variant of the Horsman from Campbellford. The rarest type. Near mint with a minor 1/8" chip in the crown top. Some underglaze stain bottom right side.

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GB014 Ryder Guelph ON-52

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

This James Ryder Guelph is a rare ginger beer. This example is badly cracked from blob to base on the left side. Two small lip flakes. Displays well since the damage is off to the far left side. A mint one of these will set you back, if you can find one.

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GB015 Thompson Kingston Pair ON-74, ON-73

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $125

This lot features two variants of the James Thompson Kingston. The collar top lightning stopper has lip damage 1/4" chip on the left and a couple of smaller nicks opposite. Also 1/4" base chip and 1/2" unseparate chip base edge front. Sounds worse than it is really. Good clean glaze. Nice bottle. The crown style is excellent with just a bit of lip roughness and scuffs to the body.

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GB016 Ontario Threesome ON-51

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

This lot contains three damaged Ontario ginger beers. The Royal City Mineral Water Works Guelph is a scarce bottle. This one has heavy lip damage and cracking right around. The J.R. Shaw Ottawa is a very rare bottle in very poor condition. Heavily cracked all around. The Salisbury has a poorly repaired lip. In good condition, the Shaw will set you back dear. Here is a chance to add some good bottles without breaking the bank.

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GB017 Robertson - Toronto ON-175

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $200

Last summer, I bought a collection of bottles found by a construction worker in Toronto. Among the bottles were a dozen incised cream Wm Robertson ginger beers. One of these was marked with just the "G.B" trademark. I have not seen this type before. This lot contains a common Robertson in excellent condition and the GB only marked variant. The GB is excellent with just a bit of external stain that should clean up.

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GB018 Thompson & Wilson - Glen Williams ON-37

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

Mint with original marked and matching stopper.

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GB019 Knox - Peterboro ON-122

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

A dead mint example of the D. Knox Peterboro.

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GB020 Wentworth Foursome ON-65, ON-66

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

This lot features four quite different variants of the common Wentworth ginger beer from Hamilton. Far left with sloped shoulder and Munderloh mark is excellent with just a bit of wear. Second from the left with heavier shoulder and Munderloh mark has a 3" crack at the shoulder rear. Second from right has a pale almost yellow top and the transfer well down on the body. Heavy potstone at front above transfer. Far left is a polished Price Bristol marked variant. Mint with contents and cap. A nice little collection in one lot.

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