MLA Auction 48 – Fall 2019 – Miscellaneous

Closed Sat Nov 16 at 6pm ET.

MS001 Colbert – Egmondville
Minimum Bid: $400
Range:$600-800
Sold: $1000

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. Outstanding condition. Dead mint. The closure is rusted but intact. I would bet this one was found in a wall or attic space.Best possible example of this rare beer.


MS002 Rock Brewery – Preston
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $175

A scarce pint size bottle from the Rock Brewery of Preston Ontario. Blob top with a Baltimore seal style closure. Near mint with just a bit of stain.


MS003 Pair of Ontario Beers
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

A lot of two scarce Ontario beers. The L.H. Clarke stock lager from Palmerston Ontario has some stain and water wear, but no chips or cracks. The Grant’s Spring Brewery from Hamilton has a 1″ crack and a 1/4″ bruise in the crown top. Some nice milky swirls running through the neck and top of this one.


MS004 Ball – Bracebridge
Minimum Bid: $300
Range:$400-600
Sold: $400

A rare quart size Wartime milk from The Lake Drive Dairy, T. J. Ball, Bracebridge Ontario. Emblazoned with the V for Victory and Churchill flanked by a tank and a destroyer. Mint condition and strong paint.


MS005 Bracebridge Dairy
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $150

A scarce quart size milk from the Bracebridge Dairy. Adorable milk thirsty baby pictured rear. Near mint condition. This one got some use, but not much.


MS006 Otter Dairy – Otterville
Minimum Bid: $300
Range:$500-600
Sold: Not

There are six milk bottles known from the tiny hamlet of Otterville Ontario and we are pleased to offer two. This later style Otter Dairy is a rare bottle. Near mint condition. Strong paint.


MS007 Otter Dairy – Otterville
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: Not

A scarce pint size milk from the Otter Dairy. 8 1/2″ tall. 1/4″ chip off the rim front, otherwise excellent. Strong paint.


MS008 Central Dairy – Woodstock
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

A pair of milks from the Central Dairy Woodstock Ontario. The pint with the football player is mint with strong paint. The half pint pictures elves staking milks with a ladder at rear. A very strange way to express the Build Health with Milk slogan. Near mint. This one got some use so there is a bit of wear from refilling. Paint is good and strong.


MS009 Hamilton Dairy
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $375

A quart size amber milk from the Hamilton Dairy. The glass is amber with a strong red tone. Found by a diver. Water washed surface with a few very minor scratches. Would tumble near mint. A variant of this bottle I have not seen before.


MS010 Hartz 16oz – Toronto
Minimum Bid: $400
Range:$600-800
Sold: $400

The Hartz bottles are some of Canada’s, even the world’s best poisons. It was clever of the company to use embossed hearts both to warn users that the contents were poisonous and also play off the firm’s name. This 16oz Hartz poison is an exceptional example for retaining its labels. Very few are found in this condition. The bottle is near mint with just a couple of tiny flea bites at the base edge of one panel where the bottle came roughly out of the mould. This is super minor stuff. As good example as you could ever hope to find.


MS011 Hartz 16oz – Toronto
Minimum Bid: $200
Range:$300-400
Sold: $200

A mate to the previous lot. This 16oz Hartz poison has a tiny (and I do mean tiny) flake off the lip right side. It is otherwise perfect. No stain or wear. Near mint.


MS012 Hartz 8oz – Toronto
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: for $75

A scarce 8oz Hartz poison. 1/2″ bruise base edge right side. Some stain from burial, mostly up around the shoulder. Displays great despite the damage.



MS013 Amber Eatons 2oz Poison
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $275

A beautiful example of the scarce 2oz amber Eaton’s poison. Mint condition.


MS014 Pair of Labelled 2oz Poisons
Minimum Bid: $50
Range:$75-100
Sold: $50

A pair of labelled 2oz poisons. The bottles are identical with POISON, USE WITH CAUTION embossed. Diamond Glassworks D in a diamond on the base. The left one is from the National Drug Company of Montreal. Label is faded but legible. The right one is from the H.A. Crooks pharmacy of Paris, Ontario. Both mint.


MS015 Eatons Carbolic Solution
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $130

A rare The T. Eaton Drug Company, Toronto Ont carbolic solution poison. 8 1/2″ tall. Clear glass. Interesting ribbed shape. Near mint.


MS016 Eatons Wood Alcohol
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $130

A scarce T. Eaton Drug Company, Toronto Ont wood alcohol poison. Aqua coloured glass. Mint condition.


MS017 Eatons Wood Alcohol
Minimum Bid: $75
Range:$100-150
Sold: $75

The mate to the previous lot. This T. Eaton’s wood alcohol poison is made from clear coloured glass. Mint condition.


MS018 Bradley’s Success – Perth
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $150

A rare Bradley’s Success Compound from Perth Ontario. Clearly a knock-off of the form and style of the popular Warner’s Safe Cure bottles. Bradley embossed his tombstone shaped bottle with the image of the bottle itself. Some deep stuff that. But clearly the compound did not bring success as Bradley disappeared without a trace. Some stain on the outside, but strongly embossed and no chips or cracks.


MS019 Royal Italian Bitters – Montreal
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

A Royal Italian Bitters from Montreal. Circa. 1860s. Deep plum colour. 3 inch crack rear. Otherwise excellent. Displays perfect. A good one will run you $1000++.


MS020 Briggs – Hamilton
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $325

A Brigg’s celebrated black oil from Hamilton CW (Canada West). This bottle must have been in a wall or attic space because the glass is pristine. 1″ chip base edge front that would appear to have come off when the pontil rod was removed.


MS021 Turlington’s Balsam
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $100

Turlington’s balsam is considered the first patent medicine. I believe they exist from as early as the late 18th century. This example probably dates from the 1840-50s. Super thin glass. Light stain but otherwise excellent. Even the paper thin lip is perfect. Pontiled base.


MS022 Pair of Pontiled Meds
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: Not

A pair of early pontiled medicines. A Dr. D. Jayne’s liniment or counter irritant from Philadelphia and a Barry’s tricopherous for the skin and hair (directions in the pamphlet embossed rear) from New York. Both are heavily stained but undamaged.


MS023 Blackglass Stipple “M.Q.D”
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: Not

An English blackglass cylinder, circa 1820. Stippled with the initials “M.Q” above a “D”. The MQ was likely the tavern owner or brewer, while the D represents the town.Water worn surface but no damage.


MS024 Early Blackglass Gin
Minimum Bid: $150
Range:$200-300
Sold: $150

A gorgeous early blackglass gin bottle, circa 1780-1800. Pig nosed. Nasty big open pontil. Super thin glass with high points on base. Mint condition with a couple of straw lines on one shoulder, which are clearly in-manufacturing. Very rare to find one of these in such fine condition.


MS025 Beehive Insulator
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $425

A Beehive style insulator in a pale suncast amethyst colour. Withycombe CD143. Some damage to the ridges but no major chips or cracks.


MS026 Standard Insulator
Minimum Bid: $50
Range:$75-100
Sold: $50

A deep purple insulator embossed STANDARD. Near mint with a couple of flea bites but no real damage.


MS027 Whital Tatum Co NY
Minimum Bid: $25
Range:$40-50
Sold: $25

A Whitall Tatum Co NY insulator in a lovely light suncast amethyst colour. Mint condition.


MS028 C.B. & S.C Magazines
Minimum Bid: $100
Range:$150-200
Sold: $400

A set of Canadian Bottle & Stoneware Collector magazines. The best collection of history and stories about early Canadian bottles and pottery ever assembled. Cost $10 per issue back in the day. This lot contains issues 1-12 in the sm format and 21 issues in the large format. A complete set in perfect condition.