AUCTION 49 – SPRING 2020

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Miscellaneous

MS001 Tillson's Pride Tin Bank

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: $400

A terrific little tin advertising bank for Tillson's Pride flour. About the size of a tobacco pocket tin. 3 3/4" tall and 2 1/2" wide. Amazing graphics and strong colour. Tin made and marked by the MacDonald Mnft Co of Toronto. Excellent condition. The bank is designed to be broken open from the base when full. This one was never used. A rare and beautiful Canadian tin.

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MS002 Tillson Company Tin Scoop

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: Not

An advertising scoop for the Tillson Company Ltd. The main graphic shows a miner at work. Wheat surrounds the central image. Likely advertising flour, as that was their main line. The mining may suggest their patented flour blends were precious as gold. A small scoop, 6" long and 3 1/2" wide. The inside shows some wear from use, but the graphics are strong.

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MS003 Standard Milk Co of Ontario

Minimum Bid: $400

Range:$600-800

Sold: Not

An early quart size bottle from the Standard Milk Company of Ontario. This bottle was dug in Toronto but I can find no proof that the diary was located there. In fact, I can find no reference to the Standard Milk Company of Ontario in any of my reference books. An early style, likely from between 1900-1910. The lip is applied and laid-on crudely. There is a shelf for a lid or tab, but I suspect this was a tin-top closure. The glass has moderate stain from burial and there is a heavy scrape on the neck front. A small bubble contains a star crack. Minor stuff. Tumbled this bottle would be near mint. An extremely rare bottle, if not unique.

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MS004 Farmers Dairy - Hamilton

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $700

The Farmers' Dairy & Creamery Company was an early operation in Hamilton Ontario. I don't know exactly when they opened, but Glen Phillips has them in business from 1900-1907 in his Ontario Dairy & Creamery list. This is an early applied-lip style bottle in a quart size. The glass is an amazing deep red amber colour! Excellent condition with just a bit of internal stain and some minor imperfections. Tumbled it would be near mint. A fine example of this rare bottle.

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MS005 Hamilton Dairy & Creamery Company

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

The Hamilton Dairy & Creamery Company was an early operation. Glen Phillips has them listed in 1900, which is the earliest date recorded in his listing. The company continued in various forms for decades. This applied-lip quart style bottle is certainly one of their first. The glass is a beautiful orange amber colour. A dug bottle in remarkably good shape. There are a few tiny flea bites off the mouth and base edge, as well as a some light scuffs and scrapes to the body. Real minor stuff. The glass has a lovely satin finish. A great example of this scarce bottle.

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MS006 Colbert - Egmondville

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $300

A quart size beer from the Egmondville Brewery. The Colbert family were brewers in Egmondville Ontario from the late 1860s until 1913. I would guess this bottle dates from around 1890. A dug bottle with some internal stain and a few scuffs and scrapes. Tumbled it would be near mint.

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MS007 Reinhardt - Montreal

Minimum Bid: $200

Range:$300-400

Sold: $200

Reinharts was a successful brewering company with major operations in Montreal and Toronto. Because they were successful, Reinhart beers are relatively plentiful. But I had never seen this pint size lager beer from Montreal. An early style of bottle, circa 1880s, possibly earlier. Attic mint. Full of seed bubbles. Early, rare and mint. Stunning!

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MS008 Milwaukee Lager Beer Co - Sherbrooke

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A beautiful example of the Milwaukee Lager Beer Co pint from Sherbrooke Quebec. 1/8" chip off the back of the applied-crown top. Otherwise perfect. Lots of character to this one with stretch-marks in the neck and some nice whittle to the glass.

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MS009 New Brunswick Breweries - Fairville

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

A label only Moosehead pale ale from the New Brunswick Breweries Fairville New Brunswick. A small quart size. Machine-made crown top. Made in Canada on the base. I would guess this one is from the 1930s. Bottle is perfect. Labels as you see in the pics.

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MS010 Submarine Poison

Minimum Bid: $1500

Range:$2500-3000

Sold: $3300

We have all heard the story that poison bottles were made from blue glass and in distinctive shapes in order to prevent accidental poisoning. Add an element of competition between manufacturers and the result is a wonderful variety of bottles for today's collector. This submarine shaped poison is one of the most attractive and unusual types. Patented by Elias Fraser of London England in 1899. These come in three sizes with this being the smallest, 3" long and 2 1/4" tall. These bottles are rare and highly sought-after by collectors. This one was found in an Ontario collection. Mint condition. These bottles are notorious for damage, especially in the paper thin ends. This one is perfect. A top-shelf poison and the first we have handled.

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MS011 Amber Eatons 2oz Poison

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: $275

A beautiful example of the scarce 2oz amber Eaton's poison. Near mint with a wisp of internal stain.

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MS012 Eatons 4oz Poison

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $230

A scarce 4oz Eatons poison. Stained from burial but otherwise excellent. This is a tough size to find in the Eatons series.

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MS013 Mulford's - Philadelphia

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

An attractive poison from the H.K. Mulford company of Philadelphia. Covered with hobnails on the panel edges and skull and crossed bones on the sides. 3 1/4" tall. The bottle is mint. The label is intact with a lose bottom right edge.

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MS014 Carters Cathedral Ink

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

In the beautiful series of cobalt Carters cathedral inks, this is the ink pot. Label for Crescent Free-flo fountain pen ink from Terre Haute Indiana. 2 3/4" tall to under the cap. 3" in diameter. Mint condition. Great colour, form and style to this ink!

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MS015 Igloo Ink with Bird

Minimum Bid: $100

Range:$150-200

Sold: $100

A lovely little igloo shaped ink with a bird sitting on a branch. An American ink, but I do not know the company. Excellent condition. There is a patch of wear on the bird that appears to be from the moulding. Tiniest bruise in the base edge.

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MS016 Niagara Falls Bottling Works Box

Minimum Bid: $150

Range:$200-300

Sold: Not

A wood box for ginger beers from the Niagara Falls Bottling Works. 16" long and 11 1/4" deep. The NFBW opened in 1904 and I suspect this box is from that earliest time. The box fits the scarce ginger beer bottle from this firm. The bottle pictured is not included in this lot, but offered separately in our ginger beer section. Early boxes from Ontario soda makers are rare. This is the first one from the NFBW that I have ever seen. Condition is excellent.

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MS017 Firkin

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: $160

A beautiful small size firkin. 7 1/2" tall. 8 1/4" in diameter across the base. Fabulous condition with a great patina. Complete with original lid, wire and handle. The finial on the lid was hand-carved, not turned.

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MS018 Roussel's - Philadelphia

Minimum Bid: $75

Range:$100-150

Sold: Not

An early advertising potlid for Roussel's of Philadelphia unrivalled premium shaving cream. 3 3/8" in diameter. A few tiny flakes off the front edge. Unseparated chip off the rear flange. A good clean example that displays well.

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MS019 Lot of Minard's Medicines

Minimum Bid: $50

Range:$75-100

Sold: $325

Minard's liniment originated in Nova Scotia in the 1860s and over many decades became popular across Canada. Because it was popular and longstanding, there are many variants of Minard's bottles. This lot includes six marked on the base by the Lamont Glassworks of Trenton Nova Scotia. This was a relatively short-lived glassworks, that was in business from 1890-1897. Their base mark is L.G. Co NS. In this lot are five Minard's liniment bottles and one honey balsam. All these bottles are in excellent condition with a couple having some ligth internal stain. The honey balsam is perfect.

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Pottery

Fruit Jars

Miscellaneous

Sodas

Ginger Beers