AUCTION 44 – FALL 2017

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Eastern Ginger Beers

GB001 Gurds Maritime Display Bottle

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2000-3000

Sold: $2600

We sold this Gurds maritime division display bottle last fall. The purchaser had always wanted one of these rare bottles. He has since decided to sell his collections, including this wonderful piece. This is a mammouth size bottle - standing just under 31" tall and weighing 30 pounds! These remarkable bottles were made by the Medalta Potteries. I would suggest these are some of the most fabulously unique items to have come from Medalta. They could not have made many. These bottles are extremely rare. The condition of this one is excellent. There is a 1" base edge chip at the rear. Otherwise this piece is perfect.

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GB002 Simmons - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $450

A great example of this rare G.H. Simmons ginger beer. These are very hard to find in good condition. This one had a long flat flake off the rear of the lip, which has been professionally restored. Displays mint. Strongly marked and matching stopper.

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GB003 Bennett - Saint Johns

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $450

A scarce J.R. Bennett Gaden's Aerated Water Works from Saint Johns NF. Professional restoration to the blob. Heavy shovel scrape front right face. The name "Gaden's" in the transfer is blurred. Here is a chance to add one of these rare bottles without blowing the rent.

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GB004 Standard Soda Water - Yarmouth

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A super clean example of the Standard Soda Water Co ginger beer from Yarmouth NS. Deep 1/4" lip chip rear and a stopper hole flake left side have been professionally restored. Displays perfect.

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GB005 Bates Truro Pair

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $375

A pair of Bates bottles from Truro NS. The left one with the darker transfer has a 1/2" flat flake off the lip at the rear. Some heavy ground wear. Marked and matching stopper, which is quite faded.. The right one is excellent with just a bit of cleanable rust on the shoulder rear. Very minor stopper hole flakes and a flea bite out of the lip. Lightly marked and matching stopper. A good pair of scarce bottles.

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GB006 Roue Halifax Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lot of three scarce James Roue ginger beers from Halifax NS. Brantford Stoneware made bottles. The left one has a fully and poorly rebuilt top. The middle one without the trademark is heavily damaged in the back with some areas of fill and a long hairline crack. Displays well despite the damage. The right one has a poorly reattached top.

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GB007 Sydney Mineral Water Works

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A heavily reconstructed example of the rare McKinlay Sydney Mineral Water Works ginger beer. Looks like someone found a nearly full front of this rare bottle, then crudely built the shape around the piece.

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GB008 McKinlay Ogilvie - Glace Bay

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $120

This McInlay & Ogilvie Reserve Mineral Water from Glace Bay CB is intact but badly cracked. Despite the damage, this is a rare bottle that displays very well. A mint one will set you back.

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GB009 Sydney CB Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $130

Three rare Cape Breton ginger beers that are heavily reconstructed. Each one looks like someone found a nearly full front, then crudely built the shape around the piece. Generally poor repairs. Some placeholders until you win the lottery and find mint ones.

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GB010 Givans - Moncton

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A rare two tone Wm Givans & Sons Moncton NB. Very poorly repaired top. 2" heavy crack shoulder right. A mint one will cost you a small fortune.

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GB011 Nash & McAllister Pair

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A pair of two tone Nash & McAllister stone ginger beers from Sydney CB. The quart has a very poorly attachd top. The pint has some heavy cracking to the lower half of the body.

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GB012 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons from Fredericton NB. The 1891 has some heavy rubbing and rust from burial but no cracks or chips. The shoulder edge is quite rough at the front. The 1892 is a very clean bottle with a couple of heavy base edge separation marks (from manufacturing). A great example. The 1893 is heavily cracked from the blob down the right side.

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GB013 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons. The 1894 is heavily cracked all over. The 1895 has a couple of sm lip flakes off the blob inside edge and heavy stain to the body. The 1898 has a 2" faint hairline on the front through the transfer and another 1" hairline on the shoulder right. The last two could be much improved with cleaning,

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GB014 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons. The 1899 has a 1/2" flat flake off the blob front right. Also a bit of light rubbing body left side. The 1900 has some overall stain but no damage. This one would clean up nice. The 1901 has a deep 1/2" in-manufacturing mark on the right heel (just visible in the second photo).

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GB015 Dolan Quart 1901

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A 1901 Dolan Bros quart. 1" deep base edge chip at the rear and a couple of base edge separation marks. Otherwise very clean and displays great.

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GB016 Dolan Quart 1908

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $80

A 1908 Dolan Bros quart. Near mint. A real good example of this bottle.

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GB017 Dolan Quart 1910

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A 1910 Dolan Bros quart. 1/4" flake off the shoulder edge left side. Otherwise very clean and displays well.

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GB018 Dolan Quart 1914

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A 1914 Dolan Bros quart. Poorly restored top, but otherwise good.

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GB019 Dolan Quart 1916

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A 1916 Dolan Bros quart. Excellent condition. 1/4" glaze flake right rear on the neck. A few other minor imperfections. Very clean bottle.

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GB020 Dolan Bros - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $60

A Dolan Bros lightning stopper quart with the smaller star trademark. Heavy stain body left. Large potstone just above the transfer right. Minor stopper hole flakes. Nice speckled glaze to the top of this one.

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GB021 Garnett Pair - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

A pair of R.J. Garnett primitives from Saint John NB. The one on the left has a well restored top. Heavy stain just under the shoulder. The right one has a couple of heavy glaze flakes off the body at the rear bottom and a few flakes to the blob edge. Both have the usual overall glaze crazing.

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GB022 Thomas St Stephen Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

A nice pair of J.W. Thomas primitives from St. Stephen NB. Both pint and quart are basically mint.

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GB023 McKee & Sons Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A pair of S.H. McKee & Sons predates from Fredericton NB. The left one is near mint with a very fine flake off the blob edge. Nice bottle with heavy saltglaze and a bit of sloppy blue. The right one has some heavy chipping to the blob and some body rust.

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GB024 Simmons - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

A lot of four quite different Simmons primitives from Charlottetown PEI. The one on the far left has some heavy chipping to the blob right and rear. 2nd from the left is a sweet little red brown bottle with a nice drip of glaze. Near mint with a glazed potstone in the blob. 2nd right has a deep 1/2" chip off the left side of the blob. The one far right has chipping along the blob inside edge and a 1/4" flake off the right blob side. Note the difference in the lips of the last two.

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GB025 Gibbons - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

A beautiful example of the Wm Gibbons Indian Beer from Halifax. Near mint. A great transfer!

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GB026 Bigelow Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $75

A pair of cousins. The Bigelow & Co Ltd quart from Halifax has a 1/2" heavy flake to the left side of the lip that has been poorly filled, a deep chip just above the base edge rear (that is glazed and clearly in-manufacturing) and some body stain. The Bigelow & Hood from Truro has a 6" hairline at the rear and a large flake off the left stopper hole. Still a great looking bottle with its original strongly marked and matching top.

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GB027 NB Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A nice pair of NB ginger beers. The Sussex Mineral Spring has a 1/4" chip off the inside lip edge and a heavily stained 2" hairline body rear. The 1911 McKee & Sons is excellent with just a few minor base edge separation marks.

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GB028 Cumberland Beverages - Springhill

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $120

A good example of the scarce solid tan Cumberland Beverages from Springhill NS. Large potstone on the neck. 1/4" unseparated chip in the lip at the rear.

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GB029 Havelock Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $95

A pair of ginger beer cousins. The Havelock Mineral Spring Co Ltd from Havelock NB is in very good condition. Heavy base edge separation mark at the rear and a bit of rust. The Havelock Bottling Co from Sydney NS is a real clean example. 1" fine hairline in the lip front. A decent pair of bottles.

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GB030 NB Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

A lot of three scarce NB ginger beers with condition issues. The Moncton Bottling Works has a large crack full down the rear, another 1" crack in the top left side, and a 1/4" lip chip. Displays quite well from the front. The A.C. Roy from Campbellton has a 6" crack down the left side and some heavy chipping to the lip. The blue top Dolan pint has some heavy cracking down the sides that has been poorly repaired.

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GB031 Terris Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $85

A lot of three Terris ginger beers from Saint John NB. The plain blue top left has a shallow 1/4" lip chip that has been coloured in. Otherwise very clean. The scarce blue top with leaf trademark has a 1/2" section of the crown lip that has been poorly filled and a faint 2" hairline on the shoulder above the transfer. The common tan top right is near mint.

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GB032 Old Homestead Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A lot of three Old Homestead bottles. The common pint crown top is near mint with a sm line in the lip edge. The scarce quart is excellent. 1/2" hairline and a tiny chip out of the lip at rear. The lightning stopper pint is cracked right around the neck and is heavily stained.

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GB033 Orange Crush Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $120

A lot of three Orange Crush bottles from Truro NS. The tall style has a 3" hairline left side. The middle one is mint. The right one has some body stain.

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GB034 Donovan Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A lot of three Donovan bottles. The tan crown top has some heavy cracking on the right side near the base. Otherwise clean. The dark brown one has some chips in the lip on the right and at the back that are poorly filled. Several base edge separation chips off the base edge. Displays well. The solid cream style on the right has a weak transfer and a bit of rust.

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GB035 Donovan Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A lot of three solid cream Donovan bottles. The left one is excellent with just a bit of stain. The middle one has a 2" fine hairline front, a tiny flake off the lip and some light stain. The right one has a 1/4" flake off the mouth and some heavy rubs.

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GB036 Wilson & Sullivan - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

A pair of Wilson & Sullivan bottles from Halifax. Both have heavy rust. The cream style has a 1/4" unseparated chip in the lip. The two tone has a 3" hairline crack in the neck at the front. This hairline is very fine and hard to see.

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GB037 Driscoll Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A pair of Driscoll quarts from Saint John NB. The J.J. Driscoll is a good example with a a sm lip chip and some body stain. The T. Driscoll has half the back of the lip poorly filled and a 4" crack down the neck at the rear. Displays well because the damage is at the back.

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GB038 Dixon Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $130

A lot of three John Dixon bottles from Halifax. The scarce two tone example middle is near mint with only minor imperfections. The two solid cream blobs are good with a bit of stain. The right one has a shallow sm flake off the blob and a base edge separation mark..

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GB039 Amherst Mineral Water Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

Three heavily restored examples of the scarce crown style Amherst Mineral Water Co bottles from Halifax. All three have heavy restoration. The left one is the best. Full restoration to the top and not a bad job. The middle one has a poor repair to the neck and lip that dripped down onto the body. The right one is built from pieces.

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GB040 NS Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A lot of four NS ginger beers. The Gibbons Halifax has a 2" line in the blob at the rear which is not a crack, but merely a line from the turning. A few scuffs. Good example of this bottle. The Crystal Spring from Truro is mint. The Havelock Mineral Spring is in poor shape: heavily cracked, lip damage, and stained.. The Atlantico Mineral Water Co is badly cracked down the right side, but displays ok.

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GB100 Gurds Foursome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A lot of four Gurds ginger beers. The blue green top far left is mint. The dark green one second left is badly cracked down the right side front. Also some rust on this one. The reddish brown top second right is excellent. The blue green top far right has a 1/2" chip off the crown edge front that is poorly filled and coloured. Some light body stain.

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