AUCTION 41 – SPRING 2016

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Sproatt - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $2150

The H. Sproatt Toronto bottles are among Canada's very best. There are only a handful of Canadian "flavoured beer" type bottles. They date from the late 1850s, early 1860s. The dramatic panelled shape and vivid colours set them apart from other early Canadian glass bottles. This H. Sproatt is a quart size with a smooth base. There is some lip damage: a 1 1/4" hairline and a 1/2" area of flaking. See the photos. Otherwise this bottle is in excellent condition with good glass clarity. The first of these we have sold.

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MS002 Cook - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1450

William Cook was one of Toronto earliest soda makers, establishing around 1852. All the bottles from his short-lived business (1852-1856) are exceedingly rare.This Wm Cook torpedo is made from a rich deep aqua coloured glass. Near mint condition. Burst bubble over the "K" in "Cook". A couple of tiny imperfections in the lip and body. Likely the best example of this rare bottle.

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MS003 McLaughlin - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: Not

While there are around two dozen Canadian Codd style soda bottles, there are only a handful worth owning. This is one of the very best. J.J. McLaughlin is an iconic Canadian soda water company and this is one of their rarest and best bottles. This example is near mint. Tumbled to near perfection. Fabulous mortar & pestle trademark. One of Canada's best.

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MS004 Burns - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $400

A classic Canadian torpedo from A&W Burns Toronto. A prehistoric beaver trademark. Pale bluish aqua glass. Near mint with some case wear. One of Canada's best!

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MS005 Burns - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $425

The A&W Burns torpedo minus the trademark. It is conjectured that this is the earlier bottle, possibly made before Burns sorted out the issue of the trademark with his short-term partner Riddell. Alexander and William Burns took full ownership of the Beaver Soda Works in 1870. Near mint condition with some minor case wear. A rare bottle that is significantly harder to find than the one with the trademark.

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MS006 Walsh - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $400

James Walsh established his soda business around 1868 and by the mid-1870s was on Berkeley St in Toronto. This torpedo from Walsh & Co is a gorgeous bottle. North-American style. Pale bluish aqua glass. Mint condition with a lot of whittle to the glass. Best possible example of this one.

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MS007 Pilgrim - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

A paire of early R.A. Pilgrim sodas from Hamilton CW (Canada West). Circa. 1865. The left one is a vaseline coloured glass. Heavy stain. Tiny flea bite in the lip. Note the heavily detailed eagle trademark. Tumbled this one would be near mint. The right one is quite a different bottle from the first. Bluish aqua coloured glass. Completely different embossed eagle trademark. Heavy damage to the base and some heavy case wear to the "Hamilton". Displays well. A rare and early pair of Pilgrim sodas.

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MS008 Clark Bros - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

The Clark Brothers established their soda works in Toronto around 1879 and quickly became some of the city's leading sellers. This Clark Bros torpedo is a scarce bottle with some unusual features. The bottle appears to be North-American made, but the style is long like the English ones. The embossing is very small. Even the blob is an odd shape. This example has some heavy lip chipping, but it is otherwise clean and the embossing is good and strong. This is a scarce bottle and I am unaware of any mint specimens.

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MS009 Thorpe (Vancouver)

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

A beautiful example of a Thorpe & Co Ltd Codd stopper bottle. This is the variant with "Bottle Value 5 c" front. Near mint condition.

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MS010 Toronto Threesome

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $150

A lot of three Toronto sodas. The Walsh & Norton hutch (left) is an excellent example. Beaver trademark. The J. Eves (centre) has the 1862 date at rear. Tumbled clean. A bit of group wear but otherwise good. Smooth base. The Wm Robertson (right) is excellent with a bit of internal stain. ERIE mark on the base. A real good mixed lot.

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MS011 Milton Aerated Water Works

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $200

A perfect example of the Milton Aerated Water Works Codd bottle. Dead mint bottle with a killer colour label.

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MS012 Cole & Henderson - St Thomas

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

This Cole & Hensderon St Thomas bottle is one of my favourite embossed Ontario quart sodas. Hard to beat the trademark steam locomotive. There are two variants of this bottle. This one is the narrower type with the sm blob. Tumbled clean. Some minor flaking to the blob edge. A better than average embossing to this one.

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MS013 Robertson - Orangeville

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A pair of Robertson squat sodas from Orangeville. The clear one on the left is a J. Robertson. A scarce bottle. A bit of case wear and some internal stain. The aqua one on the right is a T. Robertson. Very good condition with many small imperfections. Two very different renderings of the stag head trademark. Both likely made by the Erie Glassworks, but not basal marked.

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MS014 Roue - Halifax

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A label only machine-made soda from James Roue of Halifax. Label is excellent with some stain on the side. Bottle is perfect.

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MS015 Fried - Glace Bay

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $70

A real nice example of a S. Fried The King Bottling Co soda from Glace Bay, NS. Excellent conditon with one burst bubble right rear base.

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MS016 Hamilton Glassworks Whiskey

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $600

Here we have a really unique bottle. This is an early whiskey style bottle, which I n the US is sometimes called a "5th". Base embossed: Hamilton Glassworks CW. This may well be the only bottle marked in this fashion. There are a number of base embossed sodas from the Hamilton Glassworks, but all date from around 1870 and none carry the "CW" mark. This is the first and only example of this bottle we have yet seen. Beautiful orange amber coloured glass, full of seed bubbles. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. The Hamilton Glassworks was established in 1864. This is certainly one of their earliest products and a one-of-a-kind piece.

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MS017 Ward - London

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A rare tobacco tin from William Ward & Sons London, Ontario. Field marshall Sir Douglas Haig commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915-1919. This Canadian tobacco tin bears tax stamps dated 1915. Great graphics on this tin with a portrait of Haig against a WW1 silouette. Manufactured and marked on the lid by the Thomas Davidson tin company of Montreal. A terrific example of this scarce Canadian WW1 tin.

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MS018 Sussex Collection

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $275

A lot of six bottles from Sussex NB. There are three quart milks from the Millstream Creamery. Two are the type with green and dark red transfers. One is the solid green variety, front and back. All three in near mint condition. The 1/2 pint Millstream (2nd right) is excellent with a bit of paint loss to the front transfer. The message rear entreats the customer to wash and return, as the bottle costs "more than the milk I deliver." Ironic given its collectible value today. The pint size Sussex Dairies (2nd left) is in excellent condition with a bit of light fading to the transfer. A reminder on the back about ordering "your squash and fizzy drinks" as well as a call to action: "Don't let your milkman becaome a thing of the past; support doorstop delivery." Finally, there is a pint size label only soda bottle: Sussex Pale Dry Ginger Ale. Some tearing to the top of the label and one large spot of wear. Bottle is perfect.

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MS019 Sussex Collection

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$50-75

Sold: $25

A lot of paper from Sussex dairies. All well framed. Four butter wraps. A purchase notice. A bill receipt and an ice cream cone holder. A nice little collection.

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MS020 Woodman - Wolfe Island

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

A Bruce Woodman Wolfe Island black duck. Ref. Decoys of the Thousand Islands. Great paint to this one.

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MS021 Chilton - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

An Art Chilton Toronto blue bill hen is in beautiful condition. Great form and movement to this one and finely painted.

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MS022 Dobson & Caldicott - Kamloops

Minimum Bid: $750

Range:$1200-1500

Sold: $2050

The Dobson & Caldicott from Kamloops is one of BC's rarest ginger beers. These are near impossible to find and are usually badly damaged. This example came to me with a sm 1/4" lip chip, which has been professionally restored. This is certainly the best one I have handled and, unless there is a a perfectly mint one hidden away somewhere, this may be the best example known. Regardless, it is a beautiful examples.

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MS023 Sweets - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: Not

A wonderful display cooler ginger beer from Dr. Sweets Montreal. This is a big bottle at 22" tall. Two pieces. The top is near mint, with just a few tiny chips off the edge. The base is cracked in two places at the rear. There is a 6" crack coming down from a heavy 1/2" chip (just above the transfer). There is a second 6" crack that arcs from just below the transfer to the left. As you can see from the photo, this damage is not easy to see. The piece displays perfect from the front. Original brass spigot. The first of these we have sold.

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MS024 Statue Brand - Calgary

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A Statue Brand ginger beer from Calgary AB. One of Alberta's best transfers. Extensive professional restoration to the blob. Displays near mint. These bottles are near impossible to find in mind condition. This one looks great.

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MS025 Stanley Park - Vancouver

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

A Stanley Park Brewery ginger beer from Vancouver BC. One of the nicest BC bottles. This one has a 5" hairline that forms an "X" on the right side of the transfer. Otherwise very clean. Cross marked inside thread stopper.

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MS026 Doering & Marstrand - Vancouver

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $475

Over the years, I have seen a few examples of this Doering & Marstrand ginger beer from Vacouver. They are always badly reconstructed. This one came to me with no top but the right pieces. It is now professionally restored and looks absolutely incredible. This bottle displays perfectly mint. A rare BC bottle made by the Brantford (Ont) Stoneware Mnft Co.

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MS027 Burns (Calgary)

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $350

This Tommy Burns ginger beer from Calgary AB is one of Canada's most unique bottles with its boxing glove trademark. This ia a near mint example with only minor imperfections. Great bottle is great condition.

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MS028 Edmonton Bottling Works Co Ltd

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $250

A rare Edmonton Bottling Works Co Ltd ginger beer. 8" crack left side. I have never seen one in good condition. These are all cracked. This one displays well, as the damage is entirely in the rear.

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MS029 Polar Aerated - Calgary

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $130

A Polar Aerated Water Works from Calgary AB. Professional restoration to the lip. The repair is excellent. Bottle displays near mint.

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MS030 Timmons - Quebec

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $120

An excellent example of the Timmons & Son ginger beer from Quebec City. 1/4" hairline on the inside blob edge front. Very clean bottle. One of the best Canadian trademarks.

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MS031 Regina Aerated Water Co

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A scarce quart size Regina Aerated Water Co ginger beer. 5" crack right side. 1" unseparated chip in the lip right side. Bit of rust front near the bottom of the transfer and some rubs on the left side body. Despite the list of issues, this one displays fairly well. Marked and matching stopper. A scarce bottle.

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MS032 Crystal Spring Bottling Co - Moose Jaw

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A scarce Crystal Spring Bottling Co ginger beer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Heavy and poor restoration to the neck and body front. Displays alright. Marked and matching stopper.

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MS033 Pair Montreal Roundbottoms

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot has two scarce Montreal roundbottom sodas. One marked: Medical Hall, Aerated Waters, Montreal. Almost certainly Campbell's medical hall. I have not seen this roundbottom before and I expect it is a rare one. 1/4" thin flake off the top edge of the blob and a tiny wisp of internal stain. Beautiful bottle with great glass quality and clarity. The other is an early roundbottom embossed Kenneth, Campbell & Co, Medical Hall, Montreal in four lines around the bottle. Unusual blob style top on this one. Heavily stained but no other damage. Another great candidate for tumbling.

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