AUCTION 36 – FALL 2013

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Eastern Ginger Beers

GB033 Orange Crush - Truro NS-108

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $700

An extremely rare solid cream variant of the Orange Crush from Truro Nova Scotia. 1 1/4" hairline in the neck visible at front right. 1/4" hairline on the inside edge of the crown top. A bit of glaze stain to the body. Quite possibly the best example of this rare bottle. We have sold only one other example (twice) with heavy lip cracking for $800 and $1100 respectively!

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GB034 Givans - Moncton NB-36

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $650

A Wm Givans ginger beer make by the Brantford Potteries. Near mint with some base edge roughness at front and the usual glaze crazing. A real nice example of this rare bottle.

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GB035 Cassidy's - Chatham NB-03

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

A Cassidy's Old English ginger beer from Chatham New Brunswick. 1" hairline on the very base. A bit of black speckling and underglaze crazing from burial. Perfect lip and a good transfer. A tough bottle to find in this good condition.

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GB036 Daley - St. John NB-43

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

A beautiful example of one of New Brunswick's best transfers. This blob type Daley is considerably harder to find than its collar top cousin. This example appears mint, but there is a perfectly clean tight 4" hairline on the shoulder at the rear and some dark rubs on the right side. Let the pictures be your guide. This is a beautiful example.

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GB037 Dolan Brothers - St. John NB-44

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $1100

This is a remarkable Dolan quart. A Foley Pottery made bottle. The transfer blurred beyond reading. But this is a beautiful bottle. The glaze has tons of colour and character. The shoulder and neck are a splotchy mixture of cobalt and green colour. The cream body has a nice tan flecking. The usual crackled glaze but otherwise mint. Crude, beautiful and rare! Though I have listed this as NB-44, it has more in common with NB-74 and should probably be considered its own variant.

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GB038 McAllister - Sydney CB NS-83

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $1950

A rare two tone crown top McAllister Brewed Ginger Beer from Sydney, Cape Breton. Near mint with a 1/8" flea bite potstone in the crown lip at front. A great example of this rare bottle!

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GB039 Excelsior Bottling Works - Calais & St. Stephen NB-99

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $325

A beautiful example of this rare Excelsior Bottling Works. Near mint condition with a thin 1/8" chip in the edge of the left side lip edge. Original marked and matching stopper. This is a tough bottle in great condition.

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GB040 Simmons - Charlottetown PE-03

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $220

A rare two tone G.H. Simmons from Charlottetown PEI. 6 1/2" crack up the right rear side. This same crack then crosses the bottom and up the left side about 3" through the lower part of the transfer. There is a large potstone at the base edge front. The left stopper hole has a large unseparated chip. There is a 1/8" thin flake off the lip at the rear. Original unmarked stopper. The condition of this bottle sounds terrible, but the piece actually displays well, as you can see from the main photo. A mint one of these will set you back $1000 or more.

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GB041 Dolan - St. John Quart NB-45

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

This is an extremely rare Dolan quart made by the Foley Pottery. A crudely made bottle in very poor condition. The bottle is heavily damaged and reconstructed. The entire light cream coloured body is coated in a lacquer that has yellowed. I tested a few spots and the lacquer peels easily. But I will leave it to the next owner to decide. Probably your only chance to own one in any condition.

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GB042 Daley - St. John NB-42

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $110

A nice example of the lightning stopper type Daley St. John. Excellent overall condition. 1/4" right stopper hole flake. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB043 Bates - Truro NS-100

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $350

This is the variant of the Bates with faint and larger lettering. These are tough to find in good shape. This one is excellent with some overall body wear, a 1/8" right side stopper hole mark and a 1/8" lip flake same side. Minor damage on this scarce bottle.

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GB044 Bates - Truro NS-101

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

This variant of the Bates has a darker transfer and smaller lettering. Heavy lip chipping; a good candidate for a restoration.

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GB045 Havelock Mineral Spring NB-35

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A near mint example of the Pollack Bros variant Havelock Spring Co Ltd. Nice clean bottle with a good transfer. The stopper is faintly marked and has a chip on the bottom.

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GB046 Gibbons - Halifax NS-43

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $80

A great example of one of the best Maritime transfers. This Gibbons Halifax is near mint. 1/2 rub in the glaze at rear (really minor), otherwise perfect.

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GB047 Bigelow & Hood - Truro NS-102

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

An excellent example of the Bigelow & Hood from Truro. 1/4" stopper hole flake left and a couple of tiny lip chips. Very clean bottle with a nice strong transfer.

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GB048 Donovan - Halifax NS-40

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A dark tan top Donovan crown top. Marked Bourne Denby. Heavily crazed glaze but clean as hell. The crazing is so fine and clean that you cannot see it in the photos.

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GB049 Donovan - Halifax NS-40

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A medium tan Donovan crown top. Marked Bourne Denby England. Near mint with a 1" clean underglaze hairline shoulder rear.

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GB050 Dolan Bros Pint 1896 Thread St.John NB-66

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $650

A gorgeous example of the 1896 Dolan thread pint. 1/2" base edge flake front left (mostly on the bottom). Great clean glaze. A real nice one!

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GB051 Old Homestead - St. Stephen NB-102

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

Look carefully. This is the rare variant of the NB-102 quart without the "TRADEMARK" above the roof! An excellent example with one 1/2"flake off the base at rear that is pretty near hidden. Otherwise excellent with a faintly marked and matching stopper.Check your shelves!

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GB052 Dolan Bros Quart 1906 NB-55

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $150

Large potstone in transfer bottom right. A second smaller potstone is at the shoulder in the rear. A few rubs from burial. Still - a very good example of a scarce date. Simeon Jones marked stopper.

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GB053 Dolan Bros Quart 1905 NB-54

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$50-75

Sold: $30

A 1905 quart with heavy cracking. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB054 Dolan Bros Quart 1904 NB-53

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

1/8" chip in blob. 1/4" potstone on neck at front. 3" tight hairline at left side and 3" crescent shaped crack at rear. Also 1/4" potstone at rear. Two 3/4" deep chips on base edge. Two 3" hairlines at rear near base. Let the photos be your guide. Sounds worse than it looks. Simeon Jones marked stopper.

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GB055 Dolan Bros Quart 1903 NB-52

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

A real good example of the 1903 quart. Some wear from burial, heavier on the shouler, and a 1/8" flake off the sharp shoulder rear. Nice dark blue glaze on this one. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB056 Dolan Bros Quart 1902 NB-51

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $120

A beautiful example of a 1902 quart with a lovely bit of runny blue glaze on the shoulder. 1/4" chip in the blob at left rear otherwise very clean.

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GB057 Old Homestead NB-105

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $160

A bowling pin type Old Homestead in very good condition. Overall body wear from burial and some crazing to the glaze on the inside of the crown top mouth.

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GB058 Terris - St John NB-91

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A real good example of the Terris quart. Well transferred. Good clean glaze. Near mint. 1/4" base edge separation mark front left. 1/4" hairline right stopper hole. Rear minor stuff.

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GB059 Enterprise 1914 - Fredericton NB-10

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $190

A gorgeous near mint example of the scarce 1914 Enterprise Bottling Co bottle. Potstone front under left of transfer. Original marked and matching stopper. The best one of these I have ever seen.

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GB060 Enterprise 1911 - Fredericton NB-9

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $220

A gorgeous near mint example of the scarce 1911 Enterprise Bottling Co bottle. Tiny left stopper hole flake, otherwise perfect. Original marked and matching stopper. Again - this is one of the best examples of this bottle I have seen.

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GB061 Enterprise - Fredericton NB-11

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

Variant undated. 1/2" base edge flake at rear surrounded by a 1" crescent shaped hairling. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB062 McKee Threesome - Fredericton NB-26 NB-27 NB-28

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $200

Three different dated McKees. The 1906 has a 3" tight hairline left of the transfer, a 1/4" thin lip edge flake at the right side and a bit of rust at the rear. The 1907 is near mint. 1/4" flake off the inside of the blob front. The 1908 is near mint with only minor imperfections.

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GB063 McKee Threesome - Fredericton NB-29 NB-30 NB-31

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $200

Three different dated McKees. The 1909 is near mint with 1/4" base edge chip on right. The 1910 is near mint. Slight bit of stain and a blob of glaze on the shoulder at the front. The 1911 is dead mint!

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GB064 Maritime Threesome NB-87 NB-91 NB-106

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

This lot contains three Maritime ginger beers. The McIntyre and Townsend sold cream pint is heavily rust stained and has a 6" hairline down the face. A bit of elbow grease would much improve this one. The lightning stopper variant Terris quart has a deep 1" chip off the base edge rear and a couple of smaller 1/4" base edge chips off the front base edge. There is also a shovel scrape just left of the transfer. Of course the common Old Homestead is mint.

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GB065 Roue Foursome - Halifax NS-59 NS-61 NS-07

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$150-200

Sold: $170

A lot of four different Roue bottles from Halifax. The 1900 variant is a scarce bottle. This one has a 1/2" long flake in the collar lip at the rear and a 1" thin dark hairline in the transfer left. The squat two tone blob has some rust to the body but is good. The incised 1903 is near mint with original marked and matching stopper. The 1898 has some heavy and poor repairs to the lip , a 4" heavy crack down the right side shoulder and a badly filled hole bottom left of the transfer.

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GB066 Amherst Mineral Water NS-3

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$100-150

Sold: $140

Scarce crown top variant with the compressed trademark. Mint.This is an outstanding example of a beautiful transfer. Better condition than the one you've got!

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GB067 Drake Threesome - New Glasgow NS-70

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

Three examples of the common Drake from New Glasgow. Two Munderloh marked in near mint condition with original marked and matching stoppers. One marked W.S. & Co Halifax with a 3" crack down the right side and other minor imperfections.

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GB068 Whelan & Ferguson Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

This lot contains three Whelan & Ferguson ginger beers from Halifax. The two tone blob has a 4" hairline in the face and a second heavy scrape to the upper right of the transfer. The solid cream has a large chunk off the base missing and some rust staining. The lightning stopper type has a bit of stopper hole flaking on the left side, 1/2" deep separation mark on the base edge rear and some rubs from burial.

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