AUCTION 36 – FALL 2013

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Carsons - Whitby CW

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2500-3000

Sold: $2500

This Dr. Carsons Victoria Wine Bitters from Whitby Canada West is one of Canada's best medicines. There are only a handful of Canadian bitters and this is the nicest. It is tall at 12 3/4" with a thin panelled form. Smooth base. Icy pale blue aqua coloured glass. There are very few examples known. Given their form it is incredible that any have survived. This one is near mint with about 2" of internal stain in the very base. There is not one flea bite on this bottle. It is as close to mint as they come! The first we have ever sold.

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MS002 Langleys - Victoria

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$400-600

Sold: $1450

This Langley's Genuine Sarsaparilla is one of British Columbia's best glass bottles. It is certainly the earliest. The Langley Brothers established in Victoria circa. 1860! One of the few BC meds to bear the highly sought-after "VI" for Vancouver Island mark. An impressively big panelled medicine 9 1/4" tall. Pale aqua glass with a great gloss. Light internal stain in the base. Near mint. An exceptionally rare and beautiful Canadian sarsaparilla.

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MS003 Harvard - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

A stunning example of the scarce A. Harvard Toronto Buchan's Bitters. Little is known about Albert Harvard, other than that he established a drug store in Toronto in 1864 and operated for a number of years. 7 1/2" tall. A wet mint example with gorgeous gloss finish. You will not find a better one.

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MS004 Dr. Townsends - Albany NY

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: Not

A beautiful example of a classic American medicine. This Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla from Albany NY is a rich medium green colour with plenty of tiny seed bubbles. Pontiled base. Mint condition

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MS005 Swaim - Philadelphia

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-600

Sold: Not

Another classic American medicine. This Swaim's Panacea Philidelphia has a great squat paneled form. Rich green coloured glass. Pontiled. Perfect. You will not find one better.

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MS006 Brinckerhoff - New York

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$700-800

Sold: $700

A C. Brinckerhoff's Health Restorative New York. Infamously priced right on the bottle: $1.00. Rich green glass with lots of seed bubbles. This is a tough bottle to get in this condition. Dead mint. Lightly pontiled as are most.

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MS007 Heimstreet - Troy NY

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

A gorgeous early American medicine in cobalt glass. C. Heimstreet & Co Troy NY. Eight sided. Pontiled. Good clarity. Not a rare one, but a beautiful early bottle. Near mint. Very thin 1/8" flake and a couple of tiny flea bites off the sharp base corners.

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MS008 Harris - Manchester CW

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

Three pontiled vials 4" tall with labels for Dr Beach's Vegetable Compound prepared by C.S. Harris of Manchester CW. Once upon a time, a number of these were found with corks and contents intact. One of the white labels is intact, the other two has tears and holes. Two of the bottles are mint. One has a 1/4" chip in the flared lip. Enough vegetable compound left in these to make a fine stew!

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MS009 Three Hamilton Meds

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$50-60

Sold: Not

A lot of three tiny Hamilton Ontario medicines. The largest cylinder is an example of the Winer's Canadian Vermifuge. Pontiled. Mint but weakly embossed. The smaller aqua one is an early smooth base Winer's Camomile Pills. Heavy stain but no damage. The amber one is a later Winer's Camomile Pills. Light stain but otherwise mint.

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MS010 Napanee Glassworks Candle Sticks

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $400

A pair of rare glass candle sticks made by the Napanee Glassworks. This was a short lived glasshouse operating from just 1881-1883. See Gerald Steven's Early Canadian Glass (1961). These are of a very unique design. 10 1/4" tall. The sticks appear free blown from clear glass. They are very light. The inside cavity was flashed with mercury to give them the look of polished silver. The drip catcher is a pressed glass ring in a Greek Key pattern that has been applied. Open pontiled base. Aside from the obvious mercury loss, these are near mint. There is a 1/4" cooling fissure in the very bottom of one stick. A rare pair of early Canadian candle sticks from a short-lived Ontario glassworks.

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MS011 Hamilton - Pictou

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $180

A rare candy jar from G.J. Hamilton & Sons of Pictou Nova Scotia. Gorgeous amethyst coloured glass. Matching original lid. Excellent condition. Bit of lip roughness at the rear. Stopper has one 1/4" thin flake off the sharp edge. Made by the Wallaceburg Glassworks.

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MS012 Apothecary Jar

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $120

A gorgeous pharmacy apothecary container, circa 1900. Heavy clear glass with a faint amethyst tint. Terrific form to this one. It is very thin and tall (14 1/2" to the top of the finial) with great panelling. Near mint with a beautiful gloss. One tiny 1/8" peck off a panel edge on the finial.

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MS013 Sussex Thermometer

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A great advertising thermometer from Sussex Beverages measuring 14 3/4" long by 5 3/4" wide. The piece is intact and complete with the glass. Some minor paint loss. A rare sign.

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MS014 America Dry

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $120

An "old new stock" example of an America Dry sign with strong colour. 29" x 14 1/4". Light fold on the right side, but nothing serious. A bit of light rusting on the outside edges that would clean. Printed in Canada.

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MS015 Chocolate Crush

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

A nice bright sign for Chocolate Crush. 19 3/8" wide x 13 7/8" tall. Marked made by W. F. Robertson Springfield Ohio. Fair condition. Good strong colour but some heavy creasing of this thin sign.

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MS016 Dominion Diamond 42

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $55

A Dominion Diamond 42 insulator in a nice rich orange amber coloured glass. Near mint with only the tiniest imperfections. Perfect drip points on this one.

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MS017 R. Juson - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $30

Range:$50-75

Sold: Not

A small early wooden plane marked by R. Juson & Co. Richard Juson was a hardware dealer in 1850s Hamilton. He was a prominent and wealthy business man. When the Prince visited in 1860, he stayed at Juson's mansion! The plane also bears the name R. Clark, who may have been the manufacturer. 9 1/2" long by 5 1/4" tall to the top of the handle. Excellent condition.

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MS018 No Dot Crown Midget

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $425

A rare No Dot Crown midget pint. There is some internal stain, but no damage. Tumbled this one would be pristine. Even the mouth is well ground with only the tiniest flea bite. This is one of the very best examples I have seen of this rare midget pint.

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MS019 Beehive Quart

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $230

A beautiful example of a Beehive quart. Good clarity to the glass, full of tiny bubbles and striations. The usual early machine-made lip with numerous annealing cracks. Tiny lip impections, the worst of which is a 1/8" tiny flake. You will be hard pressed to find this jar in better condition.

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MS020 Erie Quart

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $160

A great example of the Erie quart. Good clarity to the glass with plenty of whittle. Very minor internal stain, mostly in the bottom. Rough ground lip with the usual imperfections. Strongly marked ERIE on the base. No band or lid.

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MS021 Putnam Lightning 1/2 Gallon

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $60

This is the Canadian version of the Putnam Lightning 1/2 gallon. The mouth is ground, unlike American ones. Heavy clear glass. Near mint condition. Lid may well be original as the colour is a perfect match. Putnam 294 on base.

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MS022 The Puritan

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A half gallon The Puritan with LS Co monogram on reverse. Mint condition. Missing its lid and closure.

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MS023 Norway Brewery - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $400

The Norway Brewery bottle is a most unusual Ontario beer. It may be Canada's only gravitating stopper style beer and the deep green glass is exceptional. A handful of these were excavated back in the 90s and the market gobbled them up! This is a particularly good example. Some stain from burial but no damage. Could be tumbled. Has the complete wood and rubber stopper still logged inside.

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MS024 Paxton - Port Perry

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $500

This Paxton from Port Perry is an exceedingly rare Ontario gravitating stopper, with just a couple of examples known. Tumbled clean with some residual light stain. Burst bubble left side. You will not get another shot at this one.

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MS025 Sania Soda Works

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $325

A rare Sarnia Soda Works squat. Made and marked on the base by the Hamilton Glassworks. This is a very tough soda. Heavy milky internal stain and a 1/4" base edge bruise at left.

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MS026 Whitham - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This is the rarer style of the H.F. Whitham gravitating stopper soda with the writing running vertically. Very good condition. A dug bottle with overall stain and many tiny abrasions. Would tumble nice.

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MS027 Whitham - Brantford

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

The more common type of H.F. Whitham soda. Note that apart from the embossing this bottle is quite a bit smaller than the one in the previous lot. Very good condition with an overall light stain. Would tumble well but it is not bad as it is.

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MS028 Tune - London

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

A nice J. Tune gravitating stopper soda. Good condition with some heavy wear to the glass.

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MS029 Pair of Kingston Gravs

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

A pair of Kingston gravitating stopper sodas. The Wm Pipe has a deep 1/4" chip at the rear of the thin lip and some moderate stain. Nice deep aqua coloured glass. The Richard Genge is very good with many small abrasion and moderate stain.

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MS030 Pipe - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $55

A scarce tall blob Wm Pipe Kingston. Tumbled but still has some wave to the glass from heavy stain.

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MS031 Pair Black Bear Sodas - Vancouver

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $900

This lot contains two interesting Black Bear Brand sodas from Vancouver BC. The Meikle Bros is a really cool soda in a unique narrow shape with the bear trademark at rear. Near mint condition with original marked and matching stopper. The only thing that keeps this one from being mint is a streak of internal stain on the neck. The Cross & Co Black Bear bottle is also near mint with an original marked and matching stopper. A great pair of BC sodas.

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MS032 Grady - Peterborough

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$250-300

Sold: $325

This P.J. Grady siphon from Peterborough is one of my favourites. You see precious few siphons in this lovely pale green coloured glass and fluted form. This Grady is a scarce siphon that is hard to find in good shape. This one is excellent with some internal stain and just a few tiny bruises. The top is marked and matching. You will be hard pressed to find one nicer.

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MS033 Toronto Stone Ginger Beer

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $220

A beautiful example of the Toronto Stone Ginger Beer Company siphon in a rich peach coloured glass and fluted form. A scarce and beautiful siphon. This one is excellent with some minor internal stain. Marked and matching top.

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MS034 Irvine - Ottawa

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $160

A real nice example of the ribbon style R. Irvine Ottawa siphon. Deep sapphire blue coloured glass. Excellent condition with very little stain and only a few tiny pecks in the glass. Marked and matching stopper.

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MS035 Jones - Windsor

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $130

A bright green glass siphon from the Jones Soda Works of Windsor. While a fairly common bottle, this is a scarce colour for a Canadian siphon. This one is in fair condition with three heavy 1/4" bruises, one in the front and two at the rear. A bit of contents so tough to say if there is any internal stain. The outer glass surface is quite brilliant. Marked and matching top.

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MS036 Rivard - Trois Rivieres QC-41

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2000-3000

Sold: $1600

This L. Rivard "Laviolette" ginger beer from Trois Rivieres is one of Quebec's most sought-after bottles and one of Canada's very best transfers. This example is outstanding, perfectly mint in every way. There can be none better. If you have been wanting one of these for the shelf - wait no longer.

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MS037 Rousseau - Trois Rivieres QC-44

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $140

In this sale we have both variants of the J.C. Rousseau bottles from Trois Rivieres. This lot features the "Ginger Beer" type. Near mint with only minor imperfections. There is a very fine glaze crack at the front that runs about 2" along the shoulder edge. This is nearly invisible. Do not be put off by this flaw.

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MS038 Rousseau - Trois Rivieres QC-43

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $160

This lot features the "Cidre Ginger Ale Soda" Rousseau. There is some lip damage on the inside of the blob, both a flake and some cracking. See photo. Potstone right shoulder. A bit of light body wear. Still a very good example of this scarce bottle.

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MS039 Canada Compass

Minimum Bid: $250

Range:$400-500

Sold: $750

A gorgeous bright green coloured Canada Compass quart. Lots of character to the glass of this one. Rough ground lip but mint condition. Fabulous glass clarity. No lid. A beautiful clean example of this scarce jar.

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MS040 Beehive Pint

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $650

A lovely little Beehive pint. This one has a 1/2" base edge bruise at the rear and a 1/4" crack in the mouth also rear. Mint these will run you north of $1000. Here is a chance to add this rare jar to your collection without emptying the bank.

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