MLA Auction 46 – Fall 2018 – Ginger Beers

Closed Sat Nov 17 at 6pm ET.

GB001 Taylor – Strathroy
Minimum Bid: $500
Range:$800-1000
Sold: $800

The R. Taylor Strathroy is one of my all-time favourite ginger beers. Absolutely one of Canada’s best trademark transfers. If you have wanted one of these, this is the one. Mint condition.


GB002 Doering & Marstrand – Vancouver
Minimum Bid: $400
Range:$600-800
Sold: $900

The Doering & Marstrand ginger beer is one of BC’s rarest. I have never sold one. The bottle itself is a rare type made by the Brantford Stoneware Co in Ontario. This example has been professionally restored and the job is outstanding. There was work done to the top, the extent of which is impossible to tell. But the result is great; the bottle displays mint.


GB003 Stanley Park – Vancouver
Minimum Bid: $300
Range:$400-600
Sold: $600

A mint example of the scarce Stanley Park Brewery Vancouver. We have sold a few of these in the past years, but none in such fine condition as this one.


GB004 Bennett – St. Johns
Minimum Bid: $300
Range:$400-600
Sold: $1200

The J.R. Bennett Gaden’s Aerated Water Works is Newfoundland’s only ginger beer bottle. These are scarce and tough to find in good shape. This is the best example I have sold in a very long time. Near mint with only the most minor imperfections.


GB005 Horne – Kingston
Minimum Bid: $200
Range:$300-400
Sold: $1700

The H.V. Horne Royal Export brewed ginger beer is a rare Kingston bottle. This one has had a lip chip professionally restored. Displays mint.


GB006 Walsh – Barrie
Minimum Bid: $200
Range:$300-400
Sold: $200

A scace two-tone large pint from J.T. Walsh Barrie. The bottle is a scarce Brantford Stoneware Potteries type. Professional restoration to the blob. Overall glaze crazing. Looks great!


GB007 McIntyre & Townsend – St John
Minimum Bid: $200
Range:$300-400
Sold: $220

The quart cream coloured McIntyre & Townsend – St John NB is a scarce bottle that is hard to find in good condition. This one is excellent. 1/4″ flake off the base edge real. The grey colour you see in the neck is the glaze. Hard to see if the botle was made this way or coloured from burial. Regardless, this one looks great and the colour in the neck adds character.


GB008 Peacock – Goderich
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

A quart size Dr. Cronk bottle incised with the initials “E.P”. Commonly believed to be E. Peacock who operated a hotel and sold sarsaparilla in Goderich Ontario between 1885-1891. Near mint with a few scuffs and scrapes.


GB009 T. Driscoll – St John
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $120

A great example of the T. Driscoll quart from St. John. A bit of rust. The stopper is marked and matching but the bail is new.


GB010 Ontario Threesome
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $220

A lot of three Ontario ginger beers. The Charles Wilson Toronto is near mint. 1/2 line under the glaze left front base. The solid tan coloured Wm Robertson is mint. The Pilgrim Bros is a dug bottle in great shape. Marked and matching stopper. A good lot of three.