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September Insulator Auction


Auction Ended: Tuesday September 10th, 2019 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Sept 21, 2019 18:41:23 EDT

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 1 - 60  61 - 120  121 - 180
 181 - 232
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Catalogue Lots 1 to 60

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
of Bids
Winning Bid
Including
12.0% Premium
 #1 .... CD 120 .... C.E.W. .... Aqua. .... Complete with original brass and iron "yoke and harness."  
18$ 448.00
 #2 .... CD 126 .... W. BROOKFIELD .... (dates). ....Rich yellow olive green. .... Only faint traces of the embossing are present, but quite an attractive color in this older communication style insulator.  
27$ 476.00
 #3 .... CD 127 .... W1. .... Semi-opaque dark green. .... Milky-opaque streaks, patches and globs are present throughout the glass.  
28$ 3,640.00
 #4 .... CD 130 .... CAL. ELEC. WORKS .. PATENT. .... Bright aqua. .... Three piece mold. Produced for the California Electrical Works circa late 1870’s-1880’s.  
20$ 728.00
 #5 .... CD 132 .... PATENT. DEC 19 1871. .... Light amethyst tint. .... A limited number of these early Hemingray "bullet's" were found along a railroad in northern Colorado decades ago.  
20$ 476.00
 #6 .... CD 134 .... Unmarked. .... Green mix. .... Pennycuick style threads. The yellow green insulator has amber toned green glass in one side, creating a subtle two-tone effect.  
2$ 100.80
 #7 .... CD 134 .... Unmarked. .... Rich, dark green. .... Pennycuick style threads. A scarce and very attractive color for the Pennycuick collector!  
17$ 504.00
 #8 .... CD 134 .... WESTINGHOUSE NO 6. .... Light green. .... Excellent clarity and transparency in the glass, typical of that found in most Westinghouse insulators.  
20$ 728.00
 #9 .... CD 136.4 .... Unmarked. .... Blue. .... Known as the "Canadian Boston."  
16$ 476.00
 #10 .... CD 137.5 .... Unmarked. .... Colorless. .... A rather unusual and seldom encountered insulator style.  
13$ 448.00
 #11 .... CD 138 .... POSTAL TEL. CO. .... Icy tint. .... Additional Brookfield and patent date embossing on the dome is nicely defined.  
32$ 1,568.00
 #12 .... CD 143.... Unmarked. .... Dark purple. .... Mold line over dome with rolled under style base.  
11$ 392.00
 #13 .... CD 143 .... Unmarked. .... Light green. .... Horizontal ridges on dome, and horizontal ridges that spiral downward to the right on the skirt.  
13$ 392.00
 #14 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT..... I. .... Yellow amber. .... Micro bubbles throughout the glass create a "glow" in the sunlight.  
17$ 1,008.00
 #15 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT..... A. .... Depression glass green. .... High quality glass with excellent clarity and transparency.  
13$ 616.00
 #16 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... Olive green. .... Crudely formed, "hand engraved" type embossing. One of the more elusive colors found in H.G. beehives.  
9$ 952.00
 #17 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... G. .... Amethyst. .... One of the darker amethyst shades in this wide, flared skirt mold variant.  
8$ 246.40
 #18 ....CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... J..... Green. .... Similar to depression glass green, but with less yellow toning.  
8$ 308.00
 #19 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT..... G. .... Pea soup green. .... A distinctive color that is scarce in H.G. beehives. Excellent clarity and richness in the glass.  
14$ 1,400.00
 #20 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... B. .... Green. .... Attractive medium shade.  
5$ 123.20
 #21.... CD 145.... H.G. CO..... PETTICOAT. .... Dark amethyst. .... Attractive depth of color in this "narrow skirt" variant.  
7$ 448.00
 #22 .... CD 145.6 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Aqua with opaque impurities. .... Four segmented threads. Attractive, yarn-like, milky olive impurities meander through the dome and filter down the sides of this "knob top" Boston.  
29$ 5,040.00
 #23 .... CD 151 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... Depression glass green. .... Nice clarity in the glass.  
4$ 644.00
 #24 .... CD 151 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. ....Cornflower blue. .... Examples in this color were also recovered along the route of a railroad in Iowa operated by the "Burlington."  
13$ 420.00
 #25 .... CD 151.... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT. .... Green, amber and aqua mix. .... An attractive blend of colors, with nicely defined amber swirling.  
0$ 0.00
 #26 .... CD 158 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS .... PATENT APPLIED FOR..... Bright aqua. .... Four segmented threads. Wide wire groove variant.  
10$ 616.00
 #27.... CD 160.7.... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... Bright green. .... Base embossing with 1881 and 1883 patent dates. Tall dome with attractive “sno-cone” design.  
1$ 672.00
 #28 .... CD 162.... HEMINGRAY-19. .... Yellow amber. .... Close to the "true yellow" examples!  
39$ 2,912.00
 #29 .... CD 162 .... H. G. CO. ....PATENT MAY 2 1893..... Medium purple. .... A scarce and very attractive color produced by the Hemingray Glass Company.  
12$ 560.00
 #30 .... CD 164.... H. G. CO..... PATENT MAY 2 1893..... Medium-dark green. .... Generally speaking, colorful H.G. Co. insulators in the CD 164 style are much scarcer than the CD 162's.  
5$ 212.80
 #31.... CD 164.... HEMINGRAY-20. .... Bright amber..... Amber Hemingray 20 are many times scarcer than the smaller Hemingray 19.  
12$ 420.00
 #32 .... CD 164.... HEMINGRAY .... NO 20. .... Light green and yellow amber mix. .... Yellow impurities are filtered through the light green glass, creating an attractive color variant in this deep groove signal style insulator.  
5$ 100.80
 #33 ....CD 164 .... HEMINGRAY .... NO 20..... Dark olive green. .... Amber streaks are attractively blended through the glass.  
8$ 257.60
 #34 .... CD 164 .... PETTICOAT.... Amethyst. .... Found in darker purple, and this lighter amethyst shade.  
12$ 756.00
 #35 .... CD 164.... PETTICOAT.... Rich purple. .... Found in this darker purple and a lighter amethyst shade, as seen in Lot #34.  
20$ 1,624.00
 #36.... CD 164 .... MC LAUGHLIN - 20 .... Dark citrine..... These can be found with varying degrees of yellow intensity. This example ranks among the darker shades on the spectrum, with consistent yellow amber swirls and toning throughout.  
31$ 2,128.00
 #37 .... CD 166.2 .... Unmarked. .... Dark olive. .... Pennycuick type threads. A wonderful color that has been found in very limited numbers in the CD 166.2 style.  
28$ 1,008.00
 #38 .... CD 181 .... Unmarked “Pluto.” .... Aqua. .... This insulator was originally designed by R.H. Pierce for use in subways on the grounds of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  
13$ 1,904.00
 #39 .... CD 182 .... DRY SPOT INSULATOR. NO 10. .... Straw. .... This scarce style insulator was patented on February, 26 1929 as a “Dry Spot” type insulator.  
6$ 1,120.00
 #40 .... CD 206 .... Unmarked. .... Blue. .... Several styles of insulators were produced by the McLaughlin Glass Company in Vernon, California. Although the “Castle” type was not documented to have been produced there, the blue and green examples certainly appear to be McLaughlin products.  
27$ 1,792.00
 #41 .... CD 206 .... Unmarked. .... Straw. .... Known as the “Castle.” In the early 1970’s, there was a significant CD 206 find along a railroad in Hawaii.  
11$ 644.00
 #42 ....CD 257.... HEMINGRAY .... PATENT JUNE 17 1890 .. MAY 2 1893 .... Bright electric blue. .... Usage of these bright blue gems has only been confirmed at one location, on power lines in the Kansas City area.  
19$ 4,760.00
 #43 .... CD 258 .... CABLE. .... Dark green..... A very attractive color, further enhanced with fine amber streaks in the ears.  
7$ 392.00
 #44 .... CD 259 .... CABLE. .... Dark green. .... Another very attractive, colorful helmet produced by the Brookfield Glass Company in Old Bridge, New Jersey.  
3$ 364.00
 #45 ....CD 260.... CALIFORNIA. .... Bright aqua. .... Pinch groove variant. A couple milky olive streaks in the glass add a little character.  
8$ 448.00
 #46 .... CD 260 .... CALIFORNIA. .... Yellow. .... Yellow California helmets have been observed in varying shades. Some are more yellow and some a little darker with a golden smokey tint.  
9$ 728.00
 #47 .... CD 260.... CALIFORNIA. .... Peach mix. .... A blend of amethyst and yellow created this peachy beauty.  
9$ 756.00
 #48 .... CD 260 .... CALIFORNIA. .... Amethyst. .... The term "amethyst" is used to describe numerous shades and tones within the purple color family.  
14$ 896.00
 #49 .... CD 263.... PATENTED JUNE 17 1890. .... Blue. .... Embossed with only a patent date on the skirt.  
16$ 504.00
 #50 .... CD 267 .... NO 4 CABLE. .... Dark olive green with amber streaks. .... We should not pick favorites, but this is, without doubt, our favorite insulator in the entire auction.  
14$ 896.00
 #51 .... CD 287.1 .... F. M. LOCKE & CO. .... VICTOR. N. Y .... PATD MAY 22 1894..... Bright peacock blue. .... Produced by the Hemingray Glass Company.  
19$ 2,688.00
 #52 .... CD 299.1 .... 4 1/2 .... Emerald/prism. .... Bright aqua. .... High quality glass has extra clarity and richness.  
28$ 532.00
 #53 .... 735 .... TILLOTSON & CO. .... 16 BROADWAY N.Y. .... Dark aqua..... Produced in the 1860's for Tillotson & Company, a large telegraph and railway supply house located in New York City.  
20$ 2,240.00
 #54 .... 735.... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE. .... Aqua. .... Produced for usage on the Union Pacific Railroad, which was completed in 1869 as America's first transcontinental railroad.  
14$ 1,120.00
 #55 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE. .... Bluish. .... Although we would not go as far as to call this one "powder blue," it has a definite blue tone, more so than the typical aqua examples.  
30$ 644.00
 #56 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. ....MULFORD & BIDDLE. ....Green. .... A rare color for this item!  
22$ 2,352.00
 #57 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE. .... Rich, dark blue. .... Some color variation is found in the blue Biddles, this one exhibiting beautiful dark saturation.  
8$ 1,624.00
 #58 .... 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.  
7$ 896.00
 #59 ....CD 1131 .... 15 ....CALIFORNIA .... PAT APL’D FOR.... Smokey amethyst. .... The embossed California “egg strain” style insulator has been found in two different sizes, this being the larger.  
10$ 392.00
 #60 .... CD 1131 .... 15 ....CALIFORNIA .... PAT APL’D FOR.... Sage green. .... The embossed California “egg strain” style insulator has been found in two different sizes, this being the larger.  
5$ 308.00
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