Auction 35 - Spring 2013

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Eastern Ginger Beers

GB042 Ferris & Frederickson - Charlottetown PE-1

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$2000-2500

Sold: $1050

There are only three transfer print ginger beers from Prince Edward Island and this is arguably the hardest to get. We have only sold one other example of this lightning stopper variant Ferris & Frederickson in 2008 for $2250. This example is near mint with only the most minor imperfections. There is a 1/8" tiny stopper hole flake on the right side. Here is your chance to own the best PEI has to offer.

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GB043 Drake - New Glasgow NS-72

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $600

This crown top style Francis Drake from New Glasgow is by far the rarest variant. We have sold only one other in 2008 for $1250. The one in this sale had a 1/4" chip in the crown lip left side that we had professionally restored. This bottle now appears near mint with one 1/8" glaze pop. Very clean glaze overall on this one. Looks brand new!

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GB044 Britt - St. John NB-40

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $1000

This D.J. Britt is one of the rarest Foley Potteries-made quarts with fewer than six known examples. This one has a 8" hairline crack around the top portion of the body that begins in the transfer (where it is very faint) and runs from the left side around to the rear. There is some overall heavy glaze crazing in the white body, typical of Foley pieces. The bottle displays much nicer than the condition would suggest. You will wait a long while for one any better!

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GB045 Roy & Damboise NB-02

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $500

This Roy & Damboise from Campbellton is a very scarce New Brunswick bottle. We have not sold one in years. This is a particularly good example. Near mint with a minor stopper hole flake off the right side. You will be hard pressed to find one better!

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GB046 Cassidy's Ginger Ale - Chatham NB-03

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $850

The Cassidy's Ginger Ale from Chatham is one of New Brunswick's rarest bottles and this is a truly extraordinary example! Mint. You will never upgrade this one!

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GB047 LeBlanc - Moncton NB-38

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $250

An excellent example of the rare Moncton Bottle Works with outside oval transfer. This one came to us with a 1/4" lip chip that has been poorly repaired. We had it professionally restored and it now appears mint. The repair is beyond belief on this one! There is a line in the neck at the front which was made in the turning; this is definitely not a hairline. A beautiful example of this rare bottle.

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GB048 Terris Beverages - St. John NB-94

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $260

In this sale we are pleased to offer two of the scarcest variants of the Terris bottles from St. John. This type with the "CONTENTS 10oz" is a tough bottle indeed. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. You will not find any better.

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GB049 Terris Root Beer - St. John NB-95

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $375

A scarce blue top Terris Root Beer with leaf trademark. Near mint.

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GB050 Dolan Bros Pint 1907 Thread NB-71

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

In this sale we have two different rare dated Dolan pints. This 1907 has a large chip off the base edge, visible front left below the transfer. A few scuffs to the glaze from burial but overall quite clean. A very rare bottle well worth paying to restore. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB051 Dolan Bros Pint 1916 Thread NB-73

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $600

This 1916 Dolan pint has a large base flake that is partly visible at the front when the bottle is seated. A 1/4" hairline extends up the side from this point. Some body wear and a few shoulder edge flakes. Daley marked stopper.

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GB052 Dolan Bros - St. John NB-76

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $325

In this sale we are pleased to offer three different variants of the lightning stopper type Dolan quarts. The black transferred variant is by far the scarcest. Excellent condition. Stopper flake on left that has been coloured in. Some wear to the glaze at this point as well. Some rust spots, scuffs and scrapes to the body from burial. Marked and matching stopper is faint marked and badly cracked. Last one sold in 2006 for $750 in near mint condition.

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GB053 Dolan Bros - St. John NB-77

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This is the variant with "TRADE MARK" in an arc above the star. Typical weak transfer for this one. Flat chip on the lip that is glazed. 1/4" thin flake beside this. 1/2" based edge chip left rear that has been poorly filled. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB054 Dolan Bros - St. John NB-75

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

The common Dolan Bros quart. 5" crack that runs along the base edge front left. This is partly visible beneath the transfer. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB055 Dolan Bros Quart 1911 NB-60

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $160

This sale features dated Dolan quarts in descending order from 1911 to 1907. This 1911 example is near mint with one tiny 1/8" lip imperfection and a very minor base edge separation mark.

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GB056 Dolan Bros Quart 1910 NB-59

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $85

This 1910 quart is overall very good. Minor 1/8" glaze pop in blob. 1/8" tiny flake to the shoulder. Heavy abrasion to the body with some rust staining. Good base edge.

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GB057 Dolan Bros Quart 1909 NB-58

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $230

This 1909 quart is near mint with only minor imperfections. A bit of heavy rubbing in the blue top left front and some body wear.

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GB058 Dolan Bros Quart 1908 NB-57

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $170

This 1908 quart is a beautiful near mint specimen.

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GB059 Dolan Bros Quart 1907 NB-56

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $140

Exceptional example. Potstone at rear. Otherwise perfect.

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GB060 Three Dated McKees - Fredericton NB-21 NB-22 NB-23

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

Lot of three dated McKees. The 1901 has a 3" hairline on the right side shoulder, otherwise excellent. The 1902 has a 1/4" thin flake in the blob and a 1/2" base edge line at rear. Overall light wear. The 1903 is near mint with just a few mild surface scrapes. There is a glazed 1/4" flake on the front base edge and another at the rear. These are in-manufacturing.

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GB061 Three Dated McKees - Fredericton NB-22 NB-33 NB-34

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-250

Sold: $325

Lot of three dated McKees. The 1904 is near mint with a minor 1/4" flake off base edge rear. Super clean example! The 1905 is excellent with just a bit of ground wear to the shoulder edge and mild staining. The 1906 is near mint with a 1/8" flea bite in the blob front. Another sparkler.

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GB062 Havelock Mineral Spring NB-34

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

This auction we are pleased to offer two distinct versions of the Havelock Mineral Spring bottles. This W.S. & Co H marked variant with the larger trademark is near mint with only the tiniest imperfections and the original marked and matching stopper. Note there is an area on the right side of the transfer where the bottle clearly touched another in the kiln and messed up the glaze.

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GB063 Havelock Mineral Spring NB-35

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

This Pollack Bros marked variant is dead mint. Best possible example. Better than yours!

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GB064 Three Sussex Ginger Ales NB-108 NB-109 NB-110

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

Three variants of the Sussex ginger ales. A pair of different P&Bs and a plain style Sussex. All near mint.

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GB065 McInlay - Sydney NS-88

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: Not

The McInlay & Co Sydney Mineral Water Works is one of the Martimes' rarest and most iconic ginger beers with its anchor and chain trademark. This example is excellent. Very faint 3" tight clean hairline at rear of body and a 1/4" hairline on the inside edge of the lip. Minor stuff on a very rare bottle. Original faintly marked stopper. One of Canada's best!

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GB066 Drake - New Glasgow NS-71

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

The Drake variant without the ribbons. Very good condition. Thin stopper hole flakes on both sides and a flea bite to the lip. Some body wear from burial. Original marked and matching top. A good example of a scarce variant.

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GB067 Donovan - Halifax NS-35

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $220

In this sale we have examples of four different Donovan bottles from Halifax. This lot contains the rarest variant, a red top lightning stopper "Mickey Mouse", so named for the circle breaks on either side of the transfer. This is the best example I have seen. Excellent condition. Perfect lip, bail holes and base edge. There are a couple of rust spots and scrapes to the body at the rear, otherwise it is perfect. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB068 Donavan Galtee More - Halifax NS-31

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A good example of the scarce Galtee More closure style Donovan. 4" hairline at rear and two thin 1/4" glaze flakes out of the blob at the rear.

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GB069 Donovan - Halifax NS-37

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $125

A scarce example of the crown finish red top Donovan. Munderloh mark. This one is near mint. Blurred transfer and a few unglazed spots, but no damage. A very tough bottle to get in this good a condition.

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GB070 Donovan - Halifax NS-41

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A scarce brown top crown variant Donovan from Halifax. 1 1/2" inch hairline to the left of the transfer but otherwise excellent.

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GB071 Orange Crush - Truro NS-105

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A perfect example of the Truro Orange Crush. Dead mint with a nice speckled top.

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GB072 Bigelow & Hood - Truro NS-102

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $110

An excellent example of the pint size Bigelow & Hood from Truro, Nova Scotia. Heavy (likely cleanable) rust around the collar top and neck. Very thin 1/2" flake that runs along the lip mouth. Right side stopper flake. Large potstone on the very bottom. Marked and matching stopper that is badly cracked. Real minor condition issues on this scarce bottle.

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GB073 Cumberland Bev erages - Springhill NS-74

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

The two tone variant of the Cumberland Beverages. 1/4" deep chip in lip and 1/2" deep flake base edge right.

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GB074 Cumberland Bev erages - Springhill NS-75

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

A clean example of the solid tan Cumberland Beverages. 1/4" deep chip in lip right side. Otherwise excellent.

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GB075 Pair Quinn Crowns - Halifax NS-53

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

Two different variants of the scarce crown top Quinn. Both heavily repaired. The Barnett & Foster type is built from pieces, but not too badly. The incised W.S. & Co one is heavily repaired but again not too badly. While not professional restorations, these are decent old school repairs.

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GB076 Pair Whelan & Ferguson - Halifax NS-66

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

Two very different variants of the two tone Whelan & Ferguson. Blurred transfer unmarked. Badly repaired 1/2" base edge flake at front. Stronger transfer type marked Buchan Portobello. 1/8" lip chip. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB077 Crystal Spring - Truro NS-104

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $55

A near mint example of the Crystal Spring Truro with the tiniest of flea bites in the lip.

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GB078 Tennant's - Amherst NS-11

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $160

This two tone variant of the Tennant's from Amherst is one of the scarcer variants. Mint. A real clean example.

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GB079 Three Tennant's - Amherst NS-8 NS-9 NS-10

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

Three different solid cream Tennant's from Amherst Nova Scotia. The NS-8 with collar style crown has a 4" hairline at the rear but is otherwise excellent. The NS-9 stubby pint has a very faint 2" hairline at the back of the neck and a piece of clay glazed to the front. The NS-10 has a heavy 4" crack at the rear. Check your variants!

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