AUCTION 43 – SPRING 2017

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Eastern Ginger Beers

GB001 Nash & McAllister - Sydney

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $425

One of the nicest examples I have seen of the rare Nash & McAllister quart primitive from Sydney, NS. Overall minor glaze crazing, typical of these Foley Potteries made bottles.

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GB002 Orange Crush - Truro

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

This solid cream style Orange Crush from Truro is a rare and highly sought-after NS ginger beer. This example has some cracking around the crown top and a 1/4" base edge separation mark front right. One of the best examples I have seen and I know of none in mint condition.

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GB003 Canadian Beverages - Amherst

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

A beautiful example of the scarce pint size Canadian Beverages from Amherst NS. 1/4" chip in the lip left rear that looks like a potstone. One of the best examples we have offered for sale.

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GB004 Ferris & Frederickson - Charlottetown

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

A rare blob style Ferris & Frederickson ginger beer from Charlottetown PEI. Heavy cracking down the left rear side. Displays well. A tough bottle to find in any condition.

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GB005 Sydney Mines Bottling Works

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

A scarce A.R. MacDougall superior fermented ginger beer from the Sydney Mines Bottling Works. A very tough bottle. This one has a crack full down the backside. Displays well.

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GB006 P. Devine - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

A fabulous example of the 1852 dated P. Devine from Saint John NB. Excellent condition. 4" hairline at the back that is barely visible. Beautiful early bottle.

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GB007 J. Devine - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

The perfect mate to the previous lot. This 1853 dated J. Devine bottle is just a killer example. Dead mint. Best possible example.

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GB008 Nash - Sydney

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $750

A rare W.E. Nash stone ginger beer from Sydney NS. This is a very tough bottle to find in good shape. Professional restoration to the lip that is incredibly good.

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GB009 Crowley - Fredericton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

A great example of the scarce 1907 dated D.H. Crowley from Fredericton NB. Some minor rust.

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GB010 Dolan Bros - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $325

A real nice example of a Foley made quart size Dolan Bros primitive from Saint John. Lots of character to this one. The blob top is dark green blue from over firing. The body is heavily crazed, giving the bottle a great textured look. Excellent condition.

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GB011 Evans - St. John

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $225

A great example of the W.M. Evans quart from Saint John. Foley Potteries-made bottle. 1/4" flake off the blob. Excellent condition. Great glaze to the shoulder and top.

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GB012 Garnett - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A nice yellow top R.J. Garnett from Saint John NB. A Foley-made bottle. 1/2" deep flake off the blob rear. Overall glaze crazing which is common with these bottles.

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GB013 Simmons Threesome

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

A great set of three different Simmons primitives from Charlottetown PEI. The left one with just "Simmonds" has a great dark reddish brown glaze. Mint. The middle one is marked "G. Simmons Charlottetown". Near mint with just a bit of body stain. The grey stoneware one on the right is marked "G. Simmonds". Heavy body wear but no damage.

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GB014 Quinn - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $170

A scarce crown top variant of the Felix J Quinn Halifax NS. This one is marked Barnett & Foster. Near mint condition with only the tiniest imperfections.

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GB015 Quinn - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $170

A scarce crown top variant of the Felix J Quinn Halifax NS. This one is marked W.S. & Co. Near mint condition with only the tiniest imperfections.

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GB016 Sussex Mineral Springs Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A nice set of three different Sussex Mineral Springs ginger beers. The left one is near mint. Faintly marked and matching stopper. The middle one with the light trademark is badly cracked in the rear and has a heavy flat flake off the lip left side. The right one has three 1/4" fine flakes off the lip right rear. Otherwise a good clean bottle.

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GB017 Fried - Glace Bay

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A heavily reconstructed example of the King Bottling Co ginger beer from Glace Bay NS. Looks like someone found a nearly full front of this rare bottle, then crudely built the shape around the piece.

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GB018 Bates - Truro

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A heavily reconstructed example of the rare monogram Bates from Truro. Looks like someone found a nearly full front of this rare bottle, then crudely built the shape around the piece.

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GB019 O'Neill - Bridgeport

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A heavily reconstructed example of a CB Mineral Watter Works from Thomas O'Neill Bridgeport CB. Looks like someone found a nearly full front of this rare bottle, then crudely built the shape around the piece.

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GB020 Yarmouth Bottling Co

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $250

A mint example of the Yarmouth Mineral Bottling Co bottle. A few in manufacturing marks but otherwise this one is perfect.

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GB021 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons. The 1902 is excellent with just some minor imperfections. The 1903 is mint. The 1905 has a heavy base edge chip rear and some minor flaking to the shoulder.

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GB022 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons. The 1906 has some very faint hairlines in the neck at the front. The 1908 is near mint. The 1909 has a heavy 1/2" chip off the blob rear and some rust on the shoulder.

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GB023 McKee Dated Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A lot of three dated S.H. McKee & Sons. The 1909 is near mint with a 1/2" tight hairline in the blob right rear. Very clean example. The 1910 is dead mint. The 1911 is dead mint.

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GB024 Dolan Quart 1898

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

This 1898 Dolan Bros quart is badly cracked on the left side, but displays well.

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GB025 Dolan Quart 1899

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

This 1899 Dolan Bros quart has a 4" very fine hairline in the transfer. Clean botle aside from the crack.

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GB026 Dolan Quart 1900

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $75

This 1900 Dolan Bros quart has a huge chip off the base edge rear.

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GB027 Dolan Quart 1902

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $75

This 1902 Dolan Bros quart has some cracking along the base of the body. Very clean example otherwise.

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GB028 Dolan Quart 1903

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

This 1903 Dolan Bros quart is near mint with one 1/4 chip off the shoulder left.

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GB029 Dolan Bros - Saint John

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

Dolan Bros lightning stopper quart. Variant with the larger star trademark. 3" hairline shoulder right. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB030 Three NB Primitives

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A lot of three NB quart primitives. The J. Bogan Saint John is near mint. The J.A. Wallis Saint John has some overall stain and a few light flakes off the inside edge of the blob. The J.W. Thomas from St. Stephen is excellent with a bit of very light hairline cracking down along the base edge.

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GB031 Pair of Devine Primitives

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A pair of Devine primitives from Saint John NB. Both have had a poor restoration to the blob.

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GB032 Enterprise Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A lot of three Enterprise Bottling Co ginger beers from Fredericton NB. The undated one on the left is in excellent condition. Large base edge flake glazed in manufacturing, Marked and matching top. The 1911 at centre has two 4" faint hairlines at the rear and a couple of base edge chips. Marked and matching stopper. The 1914 at right is heavily cracked and stained to the body.

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GB033 Drake Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A lot of three Francis Drake bottles from New Glasgow NS. The one far left is a Munderloh marked example. Sm lip chip and sm stopper hole flake right side. Line of rust through the transfer. The scarce "no ribbon" style middle has some heavy chipping to the rear of the lip that has been poorly filled. The right one is a W.S. & Co marked style. Stopper hole flake left side and a large potstone in the transfer.

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GB034 Tennants Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $80

A pair of Tennant's ginger beers from Amherst NS. The left one has an odd style of crown lip. Very minor hairline in the lip. The right one is excellent with just a bit of light rust around the lip.

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GB035 Orange Crush Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

A nice pair of Orange Crush bottles from Truro NS. Both are near mint,

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GB036 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. The left one is a good restoration. Hard to tell but the top is likely replaced. The middle one has a very badly reattached top and some heavy cracking. The right one has a very poorly reattached top. A lot of fill to the upper body on this one.

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GB037 Donovan Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A lot of three scarcer Donovan bottles in poor condition. The left one has a poorly replaced top and some heavy cracking. The middle one has a poorly restored top. The right one is intact but heavily cracked.

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GB038 Terris Quart Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A pair of Joseph J Terris quart size GBs. The left one is very clean but has a bad crack shoulder rear. The right one has a poorly filled large chip at the back of the lip and some body stain.

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GB039 Sussex Five

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $85

A lot of five Sussex ginger beers. The P&B left rear in in good condition with only minor imperfections. The P&B middle rear has some rust and rubs but no real damage. The Sussex right rear is near mint. The P&B front left has some stain but no damage. The P&B front right has a 3" hairline right side and overall stain.

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GB040 Gurds Foursome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $110

A lot of four Gurds GBs. The blue green top far left is dead mint. The reddish brown top second left is near mint. The blue green top second right is near mint. The tan top right has some heavy stain to the body.

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