AUCTION 37 – SPRING 2014

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Eastern Ginger Beers

GB021 Daley - St. John NB-41

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $1100

A gorgeous example of this rare blue top Foley Potteries-made Wm B. Daley from St. John New Brunswick. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. Great glaze colour to the blue top on this one.

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GB022 Roy & Damboise - Campbellton NB-2

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $300

This Roy & Damboise ginger beer from Campbellton, New Brunswick is a rare bottle. This example is near mint with a tiny stopper flake left side and another tiny 1/8" base edge chip at the rear. This is real minor stuff. Original marked and matching stopper. A stellar example of a tough bottle!

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GB023 Roy - Campbellton NB-1

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A beautiful example of the scarce A.C. Roy ginger beer from Campbellton NB. Near mint. 1/4" thin stopper hole flake left. Pefectly clean glaze and well transferred. Marked and matching top.

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GB024 Quinn - Halifax NS-46

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $425

Known as the "Flow Blue Quinn" this heavily blurred variant is impossibly rare. Why? Because Quinn must have had them all broken up and discarded. Most examples are puzzle pieces. This one is exceptional. 8" hairline down the right side but otherwise this bottle is very clean. Mint ones are unheard of.

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GB025 Harland's - Fredericton NB-13

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

This Harland's ginger beer is a very scarce bottle. This example is excellent with a 1 1/2" crack at the back of the crown top and neck. Munderloh stamped. You will be hard pressed to find a better one.

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GB026 Quinn - Halifax NS-52

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $210

This slope shoulder type Felix J Quinn is one of the rarest variants. The first we have seen in many years. This example has some chipping to the lip edge front left. 1/4" stopper hole on left. Some rust stain, heavy base right. This is a very tough bottle in any condition. This one is pretty good.

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GB027 Dolan Bros Pint 1899 Thread Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $325

A rare example of the 1899 inside thread pint Dolan. Couple of tiny lip flakes and a 1/2 crack on the inside only of the threaded blob top. 3" secton of the base edge rear has been poorly filled. Some overall stain to the body from burial. This one would greatly benefit from a good cleaning and restoration. Well worth the effort this one. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB028 Hooley - Fairville NB-5

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $250

This auction features two very different variants of the T.A. Hooley from Fairville. This one has a broad body and a light brown top. Excellent condition. One large potstone at rear. Some light scratching from burial to the body. Weak transfer typical of this bottle. A real nice example.

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GB029 Hooley - Fairville NB-5

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

This Hooley is quite different from the previous lot. Shorter by a half inch, much narrower body, and a rich dark brown top. Excellent condition. A few flea bites out of the blob edge, a scrape at front through the transfer. Tiny base edge chip. A very weak transfer on this one.

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GB030 Havelock Mineral Spring - Sydney NS-82

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $230

A near mint example of this scarce Havelock Mineral Spring Co from Sydney. Replaced new bail and stopper. A great example of this scarce bottle.

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GB031 Orange Crush - Truro NS-107

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A scarce flared crown top variant Orange Crush from Truro. Near mint. Really nice example of this one.

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GB032 Donovan - Halifax NS-38

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $130

This auction features all three variants of the red top Donovans from Halifax. This example carries the Buchan Portobello mark. Near mint with only minor imperfections. A real good one!

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GB033 Donovan - Halifax NS-37

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $90

A scarce example of the "Mickey Mouse" style crown finish Donovan with Munderloh mark. This one has a tight clean 4" hairline down the face through the left side of the transfer. Also a potstone on the shoulder front. Do not be deceived! This is in fact a real nice looking example!. A very tough bottle to get in this good a condition.

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GB034 Donovan - Halifax NS-36

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

A lighting stopper style Donovan with double outside ring transfer. 4" hairline at rear. Some glaze staining and wear to the body. Original marked and matching stopper but the stopper is faint and stained.

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GB035 Quinn Crown - Halifax NS-53

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A scarce crown top style Quinn in excellent condition. 1" scrape in transfer top right. Light scrape down the rear. A better than average example of a tough Quinn variant.

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GB036 Quinn Crown - Halifax Unlisted

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $100

Another scarce crown top style Quinn. Similar to NS-54 but with an incised W.S. & Co H mark. Professionally restored top. Fabulous repair on this one. Displays mint and has a good strong transfer.

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GB037 Dolan Bros Quart 1914 NB-63

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A real nice example of the 1914 Dolan quart. Bright shiny glaze. Only minor imperfections.

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GB038 Dolan Bros Quart 1903 NB-52

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A very good example of the scarce 1903 quart Dolan. Some heavy underglaze staining to the body, but otherwise only minor imperfections. Couple of small nicks in the sharp shoulder. Nice mottled blue glaze to the top. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB039 Dolan Bros Quart 1901 NB-50

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$40-60

Sold: $80

A beautiful looking 1901 Dolan quart with an unfortunate repair. The entire bottom has been covered with plaster fill. Hard to say how big the hole might be. Otherwise the bottle looks great with a tiny 1/8" chip in the blob. Very clean. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB040 Dolan Bros Quart 1900 NB-49

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $450

A near mint example of the 1900 Dolan quart. Only minor imperfections. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB041 Dolan Bros Quart 1899 NB-48

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $85

This 1899 Dolan quart displays beautifully from the front, but has some very heavy scraping and 3" tight hairline at the rear. Unmarked stopper.

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GB042 Dolan Bros Quart 1898 NB-47

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $75

This 1898 Dolan quart was drilled for a lamp. The hole at the rear is poorly filled. Lip damage with two chips 1/2" and 1/4". Damaged marked stopper.

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GB043 Dolan Crown Top Pint NB-78

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $190

A mint example of the crown blue top Dolan pint.

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GB044 Dolan Bros Quart NB-75

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

The common Dolan Bros quart. Unseparated 1/2" flake in lip on left side down to the stopper hole. Some overall medium stain and wear. Original marked and matching stopper.

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GB045 Excelsior - St. Croix NB-101

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

This quart size bottle is marked only on the stopper for the Excelsior Bottling Co/ F.H. Tyrell/ St. Croix. Bottle is mint. Stopper is marked a bit faintly but it is clear. Incised Munderloh mark.

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GB046 McIntyre Townsend Pair NB-87

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This lot contains both pint and quart size solid cream McIntyre & Townsend ginger beers from St. John. The pint has a 1" flake out of the left side of the lip and a scrape off the bottom edge front. Otherwise very clean and a good transfer. The quart size is badly cracked up the back and has some rust and staining to the body.

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GB047 T. Driscoll - St. John NB-81

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A near mint example of the T. Driscoll St. John with Munderloh mark. A slight bit of rust to the body and a few minor imperfections. Marked and matching stopper but no bail.

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GB048 McKee Dated Foursome

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $300

Lot of four dated Mckee & Sons Fredericton. The 1902 has some overall stain and light glaze cracking in the shoulder. The 1903 is near mint with a glazed 1/4" chip off the inside blob edge. The 1904 has a 4" crack down the right side face and some lip roughness. The 1905 has a 1/4" chip and a 1/4" hairline in the blob side right. Bit of body stain with a few rubs. A nice grouping!

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GB049 Whelan Ferguson Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $85

A lot of four different Whelan & Ferguson ginger beers from Halifax. Far left is the blob top two tone variant. 1/4" chip out of the inside blob edge left. Heavy wear and rust. The taller lightning stopper second left is Pollack marked. Some lip damage: 1/2" unseparated lip flake on right side as well as some other minor roughness. Heavy rust and stain to body. The smaller lightning stopper style has a 1/4" flake in the lip at rear. Heavy body rub at rear. Rust and staining to the body. The all cream blob right has a 2" glaze crack right side shoulder. Other minor imperfections. This is a lot that would really benefit from a hard cleaning!

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GB050 Old Homestead Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

Three variants of the Old Homestead from St. Stephen. The crown style left is near mint with the tiniest flea bite in the lip front. The quart has lip damage: 1/2" flake off the right side and a pair of thin 1/4" flakes one front and one back. Still a good clean bottle with a well marked and matching stopper. The pint lightning stopper has the Munderloh stamp incised. 1/2" heavy base edge chip, otherwise clean. Marked and matching stopper.

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GB051 Donovan Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $65

Three different W.H. Donovan lighting stoppers from Halifax. The left one is Munderloh Montreal marked. Near mint with a faintly marked and matching stopper. The slender middle one has no maker or distributor mark. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections and a nicely marked and matching stopper. The right one is Pollack Bros Montreal marked. Heavy flake in lip that is poorly repaired. Otherwise good condition.

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GB052 Lightning Quinn Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

Three different Felix J Quinn lightning stoppers from Halifax. The left one has the W.S & Co H mark incised. Very good condition but needs a cleaning. Some fool has written in blue all over the bottom of this one. Faintly marked stopper. The middle Quinn has the Munderloh Montreal mark. Near mint with a small right side stopper hole flake. Lightly marked and matching stopper. The right one has no marks. 4" hairline left face. Some lip chipping at rear. Some rust.

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GB053 Lightning Quinn Threesome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $70

Three different Felix J Quinn ligntning stoppers from Halifax. The left variant has no maker or distributor mark. Some rust that should clean up but no damage. The middle one carries the stamped W.S. & Co H mark. Really good example with a marked and matching stopper. Bit of cleanable rust on the face. The right side one has the Pollack Bros Montreal mark. 1/2" base edge flake. Some lip damage.

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