Auction 35 - Spring 2013

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Beausejour Photo

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

In this sale we are pleased to offer a number of pieces that came from the Mac Provick Collection. Mac was a pioneer bottle collector in Saskatchewan. George Chopping who authored Bottles of the Canadian Prairies credits Mac with introducing him to bottle collecting in 1970. Mac and George conducted a number of excavations at the Beausejour Glassworks in Manitoba. Mac had an incredible collection which included a number of pieces from Beausejour. This lot contains an original photography of the Beausejour Factory. It comes with a letter from the Shamrock Studio of Beausejour, from which Mac got the photo while doing research. This photo exact photo is shown on pg. 37 of Doris & Peter Unitt's Bottles in Canada. Certainly one of the few, if not the only, original photo of this factory.

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MS002 Opyc Glass Hammer

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: Not

This small glass hammer is a real treasure. Made by Adolph Opyc a glass blower at Beausejour between 1906-13. Pictured in Doris & Peter Unitt's Bottles in Canada, pg. 39. This hammer comes with a handwritten letter (1965) from a Mr. Joe Opyc who confirms the hammer was made by his father. The hammer is small at just 5" long. Made of aqua bottle glass. Near mint. There is a flake off the end of the hammer handle that was likely made when the piece was made.

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MS003 Glass Chain

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

This glass chain comes from the Mac Provick Collection. He believed it to have been made at Beasejour, though there is no proof of such. This is only a partial chain and it is difficult to guage how much is missing. But it is a large and intricate piece with several fancy twisted rings.

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MS004 Beausejour Lot

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-50

Sold: $65

This collection of bottles was excavated by Mac Provick at the Beausejour Factory. A photo of these exact bottles appear on pg. 36 of Doris & Peter Unitt's Bottles in Canada. All are stained. Some have damage. Many are unfinished pieces. There are three broken pieces of fancy canes as well.

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MS005 Sock Darner

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

A beautiful pale blue glass sock darner. 5" long. 9 1/2" in diameter around the ball. Full of seed bubbles. Near mint condition with a couple of reddish scrapes that might clean.

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MS006 Minard's Group

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $75

This lot contains nine Minard's bottles. Five are applied style Minard's Liniments marked on the base "L.G. Co. N.S" for Lamont Glass Nova Scotia. The best of the bunch is a gorgeous steel blue. It is mint. Three of the four others are near mint. The fourth has a 1/8" lip chip. The is a single Minard's Honey Balsam that is also base marked LG Co NS. Mint. There are two labelled Minard's Liniments. No base markings. Both near mint. The applied one has a label that is completely illegible. The one with a good label is machine-made. One clear screw cap Minard's liniment that is mint.

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MS007 Poison and Ink

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $80

This lot contains a 1 oz O.C.P poison with a full label from Northrop & Lyman Toronto. Mint condition. The S.S. Stafford's Made in Canada ink is a beautiful perfect example.

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MS008 Christie Brown Toronto Commemorative Tin

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

This Christie Brown cookie tin commemorates Canada's 50th birthday in 1917. On the front are references to a number of key battles in the First World War in which Canada participated. Both left and right sides carry the Christie Brown trademark and the date August 1917. The inside of the lid shows a picture of the Father's of Confederation. Excellent condition. An 8 out of 10. A rare and beautiful commemorative tin. Marked MacDonald Mnft Co Toronto.

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MS009 Genge - Kingston

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $95

A Richard Genge gravitating stopper from Kingston. Tumbled near mint. 1/8" fish eye in the front, otherwise excellent.

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MS010 Pair of Ontario Sodas

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $50

This lot contains two Ontario sodas. The green quart Pilgrim & Co is near mint. A beautiful bottle with a great trademark. The T & W Gully hutchison has some light overall stain but no damage.

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MS011 Montreal Aerated Water

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $100

An excellent example of the tiny blob top Montreal Aerated Water bottle. 1/8" bruise in the blob front. A bit of internal stain. A scarce bottle.

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MS012 Pair of Mount Forest Sodas

Minimum Bid: $20

Range:$30-40

Sold: $20

This lot contains two sodas from Mount Forest, Ontario. The hutchison from Robertson and Brooks is heavily stained and has numerous tiny bruises. The clear glass Alex Robertson is mint. Both have the great rabbit and guns trademark.

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MS013 Pair of Drake Sodas

Minimum Bid: $20

Range:$30-40

Sold: $70

This lot contains two Francis Drake sodas from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The blob is near mint with some internal stain. The hutchinson has a strange chip and area of heavy abrasion on the left side. Looks almost like someone was trying to sand the chip off?

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MS014 Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $110

This lot includes the first twelve issues of Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector magazine. These were published between July 1992 and April 1995. There were only a small number of these ever printed and they are tough to find. This set was once owned by the Sleeping Giant Bottle Club and carries their mark. All are in good used condition.

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MS015 Early Canadian Pottery

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A beautiful example of Donald Webster's Early Canadian Pottery. Fabulous condition.

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MS016 Early Ontario Potters

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $70

A beautiful example of David Newlands Early Ontario Potters. Excellent condition

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MS017 Western Canadian Bottle Collecting

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-60

Sold: $25

A set of two Western Canadian Bottle Collecting books by George Watson and Robert Skrill. Issue one is in good used condition. Volume two is heavily worn but intact. These are great books that show some amazing Western Canada bottles.

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MS018 Ontario Soda Water and Beer Books

Minimum Bid: $25

Range:$40-60

Sold: $25

This lot contains a pair of Glen C Phillips' Ontario soda water and beer books. The red covered one includes both soda water makers and brewers from 1850 to 1930. The Ontario Pop Bottlers List is just soda makers from 1931 to 1965. These are excellent reference works that every Canadian soda and beer collector should own.

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MS019 Ship's Bell

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: Not

A beautiful small brass ship's bell. 7" tall and 7" in diameter across the mouth. Unmarked. Perfect condition.

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MS021 Pilgrim - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $130

A terrific example of an early Pilgrim & Co soda from Hamilton. They stopped pontiling bottles on a Friday and this one was made the following Monday. A nice early piece, circa 1865. Heavily stained but otherwise near mint with only minor imperfections. While a good candidate for tumbling, this one actually looks quite good as found.

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