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Catalogue Auction #78

Auction # 78

Auction Ended: Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Dec 11, 2019 20:43:55 EST

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Number
DescriptionNumber
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 #01 .... 1000 .... Unembossed. .... Glass Block. .... Rich yellow amber. .... An amazing, “see through” color which allows plenty of light to pass throughout. To date this is the only example confirmed in this beautiful coloration.  
37$ 20,160.00
  #02 .... 1000 .... Unembossed. .... Glass Block. .... Aqua..... Aqua blocks of the 1000 design have been found at various locations around the US, mostly surfacing in Southern states.  
15$ 812.00
  #03 .... 1000 .... Unembossed. .... Glass Block. .... Bright green. .... The largest and perhaps most well known discovery of glass blocks was decades ago in a Gallatin, Tennessee railroad building.  
31$ 2,240.00
  #04 .... 737 .... LEFFERTS. .... Light green. .... Discovered at a garage sale in Savannah, Georgia.  
3$ 2,352.00
  #05 .... 737 .... Unembossed. .... Dark teal green..... Various molds were used to produce these impressive, large, pilgrim hat style insulators. Some were crude, with a coarse, pebbly surface, while others were more refined, resulting in insulators with a smooth surface.  
17$ 2,016.00
  #06 .... 737.6 .... Unembossed. .... Bright green..... Pilgrim hat threadless discovered in the 1990’s “attic find” in northwestern Pennsylvania. A beautiful, vivid green coloration, of which only a handful are known.  
10$ 3,640.00
  #07 .... 737.6 .... Unembossed. .... Deep green..... The right side of wire ridges and dome were produced somewhat out of round, creating great, desirable character!  
13$ 672.00
  #08 .... U- 974 .... Unmarked. .... Brown porcelain..... Height 3” and 3-1/4” width at base. 3/4” diameter pinhole. Pilgrim hat style threadless insulator made of porcelain.  
14$ 2,016.00
  #09 .... U 990 .... Unmarked. .... Pinkish-tan porcelain. .... This unusual design was produced in both glass and porcelain during the Civil War period. One of the smaller size variants.  
3$ 812.00
  #10 .... 701.8 .... Unembossed. .... “National Road Egg.” .... Bright aqua. .... Glass with excellent clarity and richness is totally free of any impurities.  
19$ 4,480.00
  #11 .... 701 .... Unembossed. .... “Magnetic Egg.”.... Dark teal green. .... A dark color, but still passes some light through the lower skirt and dome areas of the insulator with window lighting.  
4$ 896.00
  #12 .... 718 .... Unmarked. .... Blue. .... Circa 1860’s. A seldom seen colour in this Canadian version of the “egg” insulator.  
43$ 14,560.00
  #13 .... 740.1 .... Unmarked. .... Dark olive with amber. .... Typically found in aquamarine, the coloured units are rarely encountered.  
28$ 4,760.00
  #14 .... 740 .... Unmarked. .... Dark amber with milk. .... Heavy, milky opaque bands in the glass add great character.  
5$ 476.00
  #15 .... 723.3 .... Unembossed .... “Smooth Wade” with wood cover. .... Aqua glass. .... 8-1/2” tall..... This style insulator saw widespread usage on lines in which Jeptha Wade was associated.  
15$ 2,128.00
  #16 .... CD 723.3.... Unembossed .... “Smooth Wade.”.... Aqua. .... Cylindrical glass threadless insert that was used with a wooden cover (not included).  
5$ 420.00
  #17 .... 723 .... Unembossed,.... “Dot Dash Wade.”.... Blue aqua. .... The raised dots and dashes aided in securing the wood cover to the glass.  
14$ 812.00
  #18 .... 725 .... Unembossed,.... “Concave Wade.” .... Rich blue aqua. .... By far, the rarest of three primary “Wade” type threadless insulators made in the US.  
19$ 4,200.00
  #19 .... 735 .... SO. EX. CO. .... CHESTER N.Y..... Aqua. .... The “So. Ex. Co.” lettering is believed to represent the Southern Express Company.  
1$ 1,344.00
  #20 .... 735.3 .... U.S. TEL. CO. .... CHESTER N.Y..... Dark aqua. .... Made by a glass works in the 1860’s for the telegraph supply company operated by Charles and John Chester of New York.  
19$ 3,640.00
  #21 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Bright blue. .... The 735 threadless insulators with “U.P.R.R.” embossing were produced for use on the historic, first transcontinental railroad line across America, completed in 1869.  
28$ 7,840.00
 #22 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Bubbly dark teal aqua. .... A very rare color for this item!  
30$ 6,160.00
  #23 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Medium aqua. .... Perhaps a slightly darker shade than usually encountered.  
31$ 2,576.00
  #24 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Icy light aqua. .... A lighter shade than usually encountered.  
23$ 1,904.00
  #25 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Rich teal. .... A rarely encountered color, even more difficult to find than the darker “cobalt” blue units.  
9$ 2,016.00
  #26 .... 735 .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Dark milky aqua. .... Worth a premium due to the generous amount of milky opaque impurities mixed through the glass, adding great character.  
33$ 2,352.00
  #27 .... 735 .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Aqua. .... A fully enclosed, sizable bubble eternally floats inside the skirt of this pilgrim hat style threadless insulator, adding desirable character.  
33$ 1,624.00
  #28 .... 735 .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Aqua with olive amber. .... A lengthy piece of twisted wire is embedded inside the glass, traversing from the right front skirt, upward to the wire ridge, then making a 90 degree turn and extending all the way to the left mold line.  
18$ 1,568.00
  #29 .... 731.... S. MC KEE & CO. .... Blue. .... Bright, sparkling glass with excellent clarity.  
21$ 896.00
  #30 .... 731 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua with olive impurities. .... Olive impurities add wonderful color contrast and an abundance of character to this 1860’s threadless. Fabulous appearance from various angles!  
9$ 616.00
  #31 .... 729.3 .... J.S. KEELING. .... 16 B’WAY N.Y. .... Dark teal..... Close examination reveals fine sapphire streaks in the glass! A very rare embossing and a very rare color!  
22$ 1,680.00
  #32 .... 729.4 .... MULFORD & BIDDLE .... 83 JOHN ST. N.Y. .... Green. .... Produced by an unknown glasshouse in the middle to late 1860’s for Mulford & Biddle.  
17$ 4,760.00
  #33 .... 732.... Unmarked. .... Clam-broth. .... A highly unusual color, of which this is the only example ever seen!  
44$ 13,440.00
  #34 .... 732 .... Unmarked. .... Minty green. .... A tall gem with plenty of dome glass!  
9$ 532.00
  #35 .... 729 .... Unmarked. .... Dark green..... Found recently in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Still retains some of the attractive “carnival” oxidation on the surface from exposure to minerals in the soil.  
8$ 448.00
  #36 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Gray tone with blue streak. .... The glass has a unique steel gray tone, highlighted with a nicely pronounced cobalt blue streak traversing through the dome, downward into the top portion of the skirt.  
25$ 2,128.00
  #37 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Rich dark green. .... Fabulous color saturation, yet light passes throughout in a north window. A rare color variant!  
17$ 5,320.00
  #38 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Aqua with impurities. .... Fine olive streaks and bubbles, most noticeable in the skirt, add character.  
6$ 476.00
  #39 .... CD 123 .... E.C&M CO. S.F. .... “Blackglass” olive amber. .... “B” mold, with 4-1/16” height. One of only two examples confirmed to exist in this coloration!  
1$ 3,920.00
  #40 .... CD 123 .... E.C&M CO. S.F. .... Aurora blue..... “B” mold, with 4” height.  
22$ 1,680.00
  #41 .... CD 123 .... E.C&M CO. S.F. .... Green. .... “C” mold, with 4-1/4” height. Attractive green glass has nice brightness, and is one of very few exotic colors found in this mold style.  
4$ 588.00
  #42 .... CD 127 .... W1. .... Dark green. .... While insulators from the threadless era are often found in dark colored glass, early threaded telegraph styles were typically not manufactured in such dense colors. Circa 1870-1875.  
11$ 2,912.00
  #43 .... CD 103 .... Unmarked. .... Dark teal. .... An older appearing insulator with mold line over dome. The mold line on the left side is quite pronounced!  
19$ 1,288.00
  #44 .... CD 160.6 .... 1 .... AM. TEL. & TEL. CO..... PAT’D. NOV. 13TH. 1883. .... Light aqua..... Mold line over dome. An early Brookfield insulator produced for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company.  
18$ 644.00
  #45 .... CD 158 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS. .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Aqua. .... Four segmented threads.  
11$ 756.00
  #46 .... CD 158.9 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS.... PATENT APLD FOR. .... Aqua. .... Four segmented threads. Among the most desirable insulator types in the hobby!  
17$ 5,880.00
  #47 .... CD 158.2 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS. .... PATENT OCT . 15 . 72. .... Aqua. .... Four segmented threads. .... The “Boston Barrel” is scarcer than the CD158 “Signal” style.  
16$ 756.00
  #48 .... CD 160.7 .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... Aqua. .... Finely detailed, base embossing with additional 1881, 1883 and 1884 patent dates. Tall dome with attractive “sno-cone” design.  
14$ 616.00
  #49 .... CD 156.1 .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... Green. .... Finely detailed, base embossing with additional 1881 and 1883 patent dates.  
10$ 644.00
  #50 .... CD 126.3 .... III .... Bright yellow green. .... Produced using Samuel Oakman’s collapsible plunger, patented in September, 1884.  
8$ 756.00
  #51 .... CD 160.7 .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... Bright yellow green. .... An exceptionally attractive and rare color!  
13$ 2,240.00
  #52 .... CD 134 .... P .... PAT AUG 11. 85..... Aqua. .... An unusual example with a smaller dome than usual!  
1$ 280.00
  #53 .... CD 134 .... Unmarked..... Dark green. .... A beautiful, dark, rich color!  
9$ 504.00
  #54 .... CD 166.2 .... Unmarked..... Dark olive. .... Seldom encountered in this attractive color!  
5$ 672.00
  #55 .... CD 166.2 .... Unmarked..... Vivid green. .... Pennycuick type threads. A beautiful, rich color, similar to some of the CD 160.7 American “sno-cones.”  
10$ 588.00
  #56 .... CD 170 .... Unmarked..... Green, aqua and amber mix. .... Pennycuick type threads. Wow! An incredible mix of colors!  
60$ 6,720.00
  #57 .... CD 132 .... PAT. DEC. 19. 1871. .... 2 .... B.... Amethyst. .... “One line embossing.”  
22$ 3,640.00
  #58 .... CD 132.... PAT. DEC. 19. 1871. .... 2 .... B.... Rich olive with yellow tones. .... “One line embossing.” Another fabulous rarity with wonderful color!  
17$ 3,640.00
  #59 .... CD 134 .... PATENT DEC 19 1871. .... Depression glass green. .... Circa 1890’s. Produced by the Hemingray Glass Company, probably at a time when lamps or other wares were being manufactured, thus the vivid coloration.  
12$ 896.00
  #60 .... CD 133 .... PATENT DEC 19 1871. .... Amethyst. .... Produced by the Hemingray Glass Company.  
13$ 3,024.00
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