AUCTION 40 – FALL 2015

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Miscellaneous

MS001 J. Eves (Kingston)

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $850

A killer light cobalt J. Eves iron pontiled soda. This bottle would date to 1858-60 when Eves was in Kingston, Canada West. Excellent condition. Some chipping to the inside edge of the blob, which is very common with these early sodas. Great glass clarity with this one. Full iron in the pontil. The best Eves squat we have ever offered.

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MS002 Eves - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: $1250

James Eves moved his soda business to Toronto in 1861. The 1862 dated bottles are likely the first ones he ordered for his new location. This Eves torpedo is a great bottle.The glass colour is a rich pale blue, far nicer than the standard aqua variety. This example has a 1/4" bruise in the blob and two small chips off the neck (above a burst bubble). Likely the best example of this rare, coloured, and dated torpedo.

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MS003 Skelton & Coneley - St. Catharines

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: Not

This Skelton & Coneley St. Catharines is one of my favourite early Canadian squats with its unusual bowling pin form and oversize blob top. Teal coloured glass. Mint condition. Well tumbled clean. A great example of this scarce early soda.

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MS004 Charlton - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $550

Stephen Charlton was a soda maker in Toronto from 1862-1874. This auction we are pleased to offer two very different torpedos from his operation. The one in this lot is the English-style. Pale green coloured glass with many tiny bubbles. Near mint with the tiniest bit of internal stain. Gorgeous example of this scarce Toronto torpedo.

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MS005 Charlton - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $550

This Charlton torpedo is a North-American style, completely different form and embossing than the previous lot. Pale bluish aqua glass, Near mint with some faint rubbing to the shoulder. No way you will upgrade this one!

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MS006 Gully - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $425

A beautiful example of the T. Gully torpedo from Hamilton, Ontario. North-American type in a pale bluish aqua glass. Near mint condition with a small 1/4" rub on the rear.

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MS007 Shotbolt - Victoria

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

This T. Shotbolt lemonade from Victoria is one of BC's earliest and best sodas. A rare bottle that is tough to find in good condition. This example was heavily tumbled but there is no damage.

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MS008 Nelson Mineral Water Factory

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $400

A rare label only club soda from The Nelson Mineral Water factory. Pictured in Western Canadian Bottle Collecting (1971) pg. 27. The book says there are only four known examples. This one is missing corners on the label. Heavy chip in the front of the lip.

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MS009 Port Arthur Coke

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $325

An excellent example of the scarce Port Arthur coke. Applied-crown. Pale amethyst coloured glass. There are some lines through the top of the "Coca-Cola" mark that ressemble annealing/cooling cracks. These are likely in-manufacture. There is also a 1/8" chip on the front base edge, that also looks to be from the making of the bottle. Light internal stain.

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MS010 Campbell - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

This is one of my personal favourite early Canadian sodas. The form is unique. I believe it was likely made by one of the early Canadian glassworks in Quebec. Embossed: Kenneth, Campbell & Co, Medical Hall, Montreal in four lines around the bottle. Circa. late 1860s/early 70s. A dove bottle with overall stain, but otherwise excellent condition. Tumbled this bottle would be basically mint.

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MS011 Medical Hall Montreal

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A rare Quebec roundbottom 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.

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MS012 Campbell - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

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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MS013 Pipe - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $350

A rare Wm Pipe Ottawa squat soda with Hamilton Glassworks basal embossing. Some heavy bruising to the left rear of the blob and a couple of tiny flea bites off the base edge. Some light stain. These Ottawa Pipes almost always have lip damage. I have never seen a truly mint example.

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MS014 Pair of Cape Breton Hutches

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $210

This lot includes two scarce early Cape Breton Hutchinson bottles. The left one is a McKinlay & Ogilvie Reserve Mines CB. 1/4" bruise and a couple of flea bites in the lip. Some minor case wear. The right one is a North Sydney Mineral Water Works. 1/2" base edge bruise.

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MS015 Pair of Gravitating Stoppers

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $130

This lot includes two gravitating stopper style sodas. The Richard Genge Kingston has some internal stain and a few tiny imperfections. The H.F. Whitham Brantford has overall stain and a 3" scrape at the rear. This one has the original stopper inside. Nice amber swirl through the mouth of the Whitham.

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MS016 Pair of Early Sodas

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $170

This lot includes two early sodas. The H.T. Smith is a classic soda with tons of embossing and 1867 patent date. Excellent condition. Tumbled clean. The name "Smith" is faintly embossed but the rest of the embossing is good and strong. The T. Gully Hamilton is a beautiful example. Near mint. Tumbled clean.

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MS017 Comfort & Henderson - St. Thomas

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $90

A scarce Comfort & Henderson St. Thomas squat soda. Unmarked base. Large flake off the right side blob and some heavy staining. A tough bottle to find in any condition.

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MS018 Nash & Roue - St. John

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $110

A sweet little roundbottom soda from Nash & Roue St. John NB. Light sediment amber coloured coloured glass. Some internal stain (looks cleanable) and a bit of case wear. Nice colour to this one!

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MS019 Tune - London

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $85

A J. Tune gravitating stopper soda. Near mint. Tumbled clean. A few tiny flea bites to the base edge.

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MS020 New Ontario Bottling Works - Sudbury

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

One of Ontario's best quart sodas, this New Ontario Bottling Works applied-crown from Sudbury has the great moose head trademark. Excellent condition. Some light internal stain, that looks like it would clean. Faint embossing of the trademark. Attractive light amethyst coloured glass.

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MS021 Tossell - Clifton

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

A scarce Tossell soda from Clifton (Niagara Falls). 1/2 deep flake off the blob at rear. Well tumbled clean.

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MS022 Bridgewater Soda Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $160

This lot contains two Bridgewater sodas. The left one is an applied-crown top Bridgewater Bottling Co. 1/4" chip front near base. The right one is a beautiful W. Wilson Aerated Water Mnft. Also applied-crown. Near mint with a burst bubble above the slug. Great bear trademarks on both these scarce sodas.

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MS023 Six Cape Breton Bottles

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $130

This lot contains six Cape Breton Sodas. All machine-made crowns, except the Nash & McAllister. On the left are two variants of the King Bottling Co of Glace Bay. The far left one has a heavy chip out of the back of the lip and some stain. Second from the left is near mint with only minor imperfections. Third from the left is a McKinlay & Sons Reserve Mineral Water Works from Glace Bay. Three bruises (lip, body and base edge). Third from the right is a Nash & McAllister applied crown from Sydney. Heavy lip chipping. Second from right is a Havelock Bottling Co from Sydney. Heavy lip chipping. Far right is a P. McAllister Sydney. Near mint.

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MS024 Halifax Pair

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $75

This lot contains two Halifax bottles. The J.K. Bent hutchinson is a scarce bottle. Overall heavy stain but no damge. The Halifax Breweries Ltd is a scarce beer. 1/4" based edge chip. Original marked and matching stopper.

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MS025 Wilson - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: $45

A big beautiful example of a Charles Wilson Toronto quart. Excellent condition with minor stain. Marked and matching stopper.

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MS026 Canadian CD726 Threadless

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $1050

A rare Canadian threadless CD726. Rich aqua coloured glass with a few wisps of milk running through and many tiny bubbles. 2" deep bruise along the base edge and a 1/2" flat flake off the side near the base edge.

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MS027 Canadian Beehive Threadless

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $500

A rare Canadian beehive threadless 743.1 with distinctive upper wire grove. Deep aqua glass with a wisp of amber running through it. There is a 2" line in the dome that looks like a shallow hairline, but it is barely 1/8" deep. 1/4" flat flake and numerous smaller pings off the dome. 1/2" heavy chip off the base of the shirt. Three 1/4" flat flakes off the base edge. Overall stain. A highly sought-after threadless.

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MS028 Canadian Boston

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A scarce early threaded Canadian Boston CD136.4. Often found with the last generation threadless. Rich deep aqua coloured glass with a bit of milky swirl through it. 2" hairline crack up from the skirt. Two 1/2" flat flakes off the skirt edge and three 1/4" shallow chips off the lower wire grove. A good example of an insulator that is just about never found mint.

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MS029 CD742 Pair

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $150

A pair of Canadian threadless CD742s. The left one is a beautiful light sapphire blue. M.T. Co embossed on the shirt. Heavily damaged. Deep 1/4" chip off the wire grove. Chunk out of the shirt side and many heavy chips off the skirt base. The right one is a brilliant aqua glass with some milky swirl running through. Great clarity to the glass on this one. No embossing on the base. Heavy chipping all around the base edge.

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MS030 Gurd & Son London

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $750

A gorgeous example of the Gurd & Son London target ball. Amber coloured glass with plenty of character. Mint condition.

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MS031 Gates - Middleton

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $650

The Gates Company of Middleton NS was a real Martime medicine success story. Fortunately for collectors, there are a great many bottles from this long-lived firm. One of their seminal products was Gates Life of Man Bitters, which was manufactured for a very long time. 90% of the bottles for this medicine were made from plain aqua coloured glass. This one is a beautiful rich deep sapphire blue. Better still - this bottle sports a full label extolling the virtues of the medicine. Dead mint! An important correction to this lot. While the box is an original Gates box, it is nowhere near as old as the bottle, so the box is not for this bottle.

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MS032 Quinn Advertising Sign

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $150

A rare advertising sign from Quinn's of Halifax. Measures 18" x 13". Missing the left corner. Heavily worn but quite legible. Try and find one better!

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MS033 Simeon Jones Pair

Minimum Bid: $125

Range:$200-250

Sold: $130

This lot includes two different variants of the scarce Simeon Jones beers from St. John. The left one is a bright orange amber coloured glass. Slug plate on the front only with no embossing at rear. Near mint. The right one has quite a different embossing in the front slug as well as the "This bottle not to be sold" at rear. Very dark orange amber glass to this one. Heavy internal stain and a few light scuffs and scrapes.

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MS034 Poison Lot

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $160

A group lot of six poisons. The two quilted W&T Co style are stained but not damaged. The larger one is 6" tall; the smaller one is 4 3/4" tall. There are two Rigo types. The 4 oz has "Poison" embossed at the back. Mint condition. The 3oz has no embossing on the back. Near mint with a bit of stain. The 1 oz B.F.G. Co bottle is mint. Note this has the mold #1015 and the letter "T" on the base. The half ounce Dominion poison has a tiny lip flake and the #430 on the base.

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MS035 Teakettle Ink

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $325

A beautiful tea kettle ink in bright yellow amber coloured glass. Likely French but possible American. Tiny 1/8" bruise on the base edge. Inclusion in the dome which looks in-manufacture to me.

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MS036 Creemex Hair Bottle

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A most unusual hair bottle embossed Creemex Shampooing Vase. This is a British patented bottle, circa. 1890-1910. A scarce bottle that is hard to find in good condition. The lip is very thin and often chipped. This one is near mint. Great form and colour.

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MS037 Scroll Flask

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $130

A beautiful American scroll flask in bright aqua coloured glass. A little flask just 6" tall. Open pontil. Near mint with a couple of tiny flea bites off the mouth edge from grinding and polishing.

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MS038 Milloy Montreal Pair QC-17 QC-21

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $210

A pair of P.A. Milloy Montreal ginger beers. The crown top style is excellent with just a bit of surface rust. The blob style is mint. Both Munderloh marked.

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MS039 Five Quebec Ginger Beers

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $200

A lot of five Quebec ginger beers. The Seth Nutter far left is very good with a thin 1/4" flake off the lip. The Fortier Quebec has a tiny flake of the blob and a bit of underglaze cracking left shoulder. The Robillard Montreal is mint. The Allans are both near mint.

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MS040 Gurds - Montreal QC-10

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $90

A fabulously rare lime green top Gurds that is sadly in terrible condition. Heavily cracked and reconstructed. Still - a mint one will set you back $1000. This would make a good place holder until you win the lottery.

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MS041 Gurds Threesome

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

Lot of three Gurds Montreal. The left one with tan top has a 1/2" chip off the lip at he rear. The middle one with reddish top is near mint. The right one with tan top is near mint with a tiny flake off the inside edge of the lip.

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MS042 Gurds Foursome

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

Lot of four Gurds from Montreal with bluish green tops. Left one has a heavy base edge chip. Second from left has a fine 4" hairline front. Second from right has a poorly repaired lip. Far right is the best of the lot - mint.

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MS043 Goodwin Brothers - Quebec QC-01

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: $25

A scarce Goodwin Brothers Quebec primitive. 3" crack just above the stamp.

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MS044 Quebec Pair QC-08 QC-33

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: $30

This lot contains two Quebec ginger beers with great transfers. The Consumers Montreal with the lion has a heavily cracked top. The Timmons Quebec City has a 5" crack down the right side and a 1/2" flake off the left side shoulder.

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MS045 Nichol - Smiths Falls

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $475

This auction we have a pair of whistlers. This D.W. Nicol hen is a rare bird. Great paint and exceptional condition. No question this ia a Nicol as it has the coggling on the bill.

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MS046 Bloom - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $275

A whistler drake from Reg Bloom Kingston. No coggling to the bill. Another bird in great paint and excellent condition.

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MS047 Canadian Bottle & Stoneware Collector Magazine Set

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This lot includes the first 21 issues of Canadian Bottle & Stoneware Collector Magazine. A ton of great information in this magazine. Tough to find a complete set of the early small sized ones.

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