AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Western Ginger Beers

GB054 Colwood Hygienic BC-001

Minimum Bid: $1200

Range:$2000-2500

Sold: $2350

This two tone Colwood BC Hygienic Mineral Water Works is a rare bottle in mint condition. Calley & Co Vancouver marked stopper. The best possible example.

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GB055 "Two Cities" Thorpe BC-034

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1800-2000

Sold: $2450

We are pleased this auction to have three rare and valuable Thorpe variants. This lot features the "two cities" Thorpe: Vancouver, Victoria. An outstanding example in near mint condition. Marked and matching stopper. Bourne Denby.

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GB056 "Three Cities" Thorpe BC-035

Minimum Bid: $800

Range:$1400-1600

Sold: $2100

This lot contains the "three cities" Thorpe: Vancouver, Victoria, and Nelson BC. Near mint condition with only the tiniest imperfections. Thorpes Ltd marked stopper. Lovatt & Lovatt.

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GB057 Thorpe - Vancouver Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1200

This pint size (6 3/4") Thorpe & Co Vancouver is a rare unlisted variant. Near mint with two tiny flea bites in the blob and a 1/8" tiny chip off the base edge rear. Marked and matching stopper. Barnett & Foster London N.

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GB058 Victoria Brewery BC BC-15

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

A rare two tone quart size Victoria Brewery BC primitive in excellent condition. 1/4" thin glaze flake out of the lip at left rear. Otherwise perfect. An amazing example of a scarce Victoria bottle!

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GB059 Fairall Bros - Victoria West BC-043

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $1500

Continuing the parade of fantastic BC ginger beers are three rare Fairall Bros bottles from Victoria West. See photo of the three together! This lot just the two tone lightning stopper. The rarest of the three by far. 5" fine hairline shoulder left. Otherwise perfect. Faintly marked and matching stopper. A rare bottle you are unlikely to find in any condition. Munderloh marked.

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GB060 Fairall Bros - Victoria West Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $450

This lot contains an unlisted variant of the two tone blob pint. This one is shorter, just under 7" and considerably narrower by comparison to the standard type. A much lighter coloured tan glaze top. Marked Pearson & Co Whittington. Near mint with the tiniest 1/8" thin flake off the blob rear. You will not see a better one of these!

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GB061 Fairall Bros - Victoria West BC-61

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $400

A great example of the standard two tone Fairall Brothers. Near mint with a 1/4" inch based edge separation mark on the left side. An excellent example of a scarce bottle.

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GB062 Vancouver Breweries BC-040

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $700

This auction we have both scarce variants of the Vancouver Breweries "Brewed Ginger-Beers." This two tone variant is dead mint. Marked and matching stopper. If you need this bottle for the shelf, buy this one! Bourne Denby mark.

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GB063 Vancouver Breweries BC-039

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $900

A solid tan Vancouver Breweries in near mint shape. 2" scrape on the body left. Otherwise excellent. Marked and matching stopper. A perfect mate to the previous lot. Bourne Denby mark.

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GB064 Regina Aerated - Regina SK-2

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

A big beautiful Regina Aerated Water Company from Regina. This is a rare bottle. When it came to us there was heavy flaking to the right side around the stopper hole. This was professionally restored. The bottle now displays mint. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB065 Edmonton Bottling AB-10

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

This Edmonton Bottling Works is a very rare bottle. 8" hairline left back. Otherwise excellent. I have never seen a mint one.

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GB066 Henley - New Westminster BC-011

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $950

This auction features both variants of the scarce Joseph Henley from New Westminster BC. This is the variant with the straight "H". Excellent condition with a bit of stain. Double marked Munderloh, both incised and transferred.

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GB067 Henley - New Westminster

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $425

This lot features the Henley variant with the angled "H". Excellent conditon. Some glaze staining at the rear. Tiny potstone shoulder front. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB068 Polar Aerated - Calgary AB-9

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $275

An excellent example of the Polar Aerated from Calgary. Some rust that would respond well to a hard cleaning.

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GB069 Crystal Spring - Victoria BC-42

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This Crystal Spring Water Supply is a scarce bottle. 1" flake on the blob at front has been filled and coloured poorly. 1" base edge flake at rear, otherwise excellent. Very different glaze to the top of this one.

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GB070 Kirk & Co Pair Victoria West GB-063

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

Two variants of the Kirk & Co Ltd Old English ginger beers from Victoria West BC. The left one has a large chip in the front of the lip that has been poorly filled. Two deep 1/4" chips at the rear of the blob. Otherwise clean. Thorpe marked stopper. The right one has a 6" hairline straight across the transfer. Badly worn Thorpe stopper.

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GB071 Thorpe Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $140

Four Thorpe's ginger beer variants. The far left one has two large base edge chips. Marked and matching stopper. The incised brown one is in perfect condition. Real nice glaze to this one. Unmarked stopper. The one second from the right has a very detailed transfered hand trademark. Cracked. 5" crack on right side and a 2" one on the left. Marked and matching stopper. The far right one has a 3" hairline in the face and some heavy chipping to the base edge. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB072 King's Old Country Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

A lot of three quite different Douglas & King Ltd King's Old Country Stone Ginger Beers. The left one is near mint with the tiniest flea bite in the lip. The middle one is excellent with some rust that would clean. The right one has the Medalta Potteries mark on base. Good condition. No chips or cracks but heavy underglaze stain on the right side and some rust. A threesome that shows the range of the Medalta Potteries in this line.

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GB073 BC Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot features three BC ginger beers. The Thorpe Victoria is heavily crazed and stained but otherwise good. Unmarked stopper. The Cross & Co has lip damage: 1" moon shaped crack, 1/4" chip an and a second 1/8" chip. A bit of stain to the body. Marked and matching stopper. The Country-Club is near mint with only small imperfections.

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GB074 Crown Brewery - Brandon MB-8

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A good clean example of the Crown Brewery from Brandon MB. Some lip damage. Two 1/4" unseparated chips in the lip front left and a 1/4" crack in the lip edge at rear. The bail and stopper have been replaced.

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GB075 Western Foursome

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$50-60

Sold: $80

The Felix Distributors Ye Old Country is mint sealed with contents. The Meikle Bros has heavy lip damage front and back and a 5" crack in the left side. A scarce bottle but in poor shape. Marked stopper for the Nelson SW Factory. The Regal Mineral Water is mint with marked and matching stopper. The Cleverly & Ferguson from Brandon has a badly patched neck and top. Two 1/2" base edge chips and a handful of smaller flakes. Some rust.

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