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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 17:30:43 EDT

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 181 - 232
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Catalogue Lots 121 to 180

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
of Bids
Winning Bid
Including
12.0% Premium
  #121 .... CD 151 .... N.A.T. CO. .... H.G. CO. .... PATD MAY 2ND 1893 .... PETTICOAT. .... Electric-peacock blue. .... A lighter color than a typical "peacock" blue. The glass has a tone similar to dark electric blue.  
6$ 420.00
  #122 .... CD 154 .... DOMINION-42 .... Amber. .... Rather than being a consistent solid amber colour, there is some separation of light and medium amber vertical streaks, mostly noticeable in the lower half of the insulator.  
15$ 156.80
  #123 .... CD 154 .... A A .... Green. .... Embossed letters within a circle formed by small dots.  
15$ 145.60
  #124 .... CD 155 .... RYT .... 45 .... Green aqua. .... The embossing on this example is different from most others encountered, as the "RYT" marking is NOT in an upside-down position.  
7$ 50.40
  #125 .... CD 155 .... RYT (in circle) .... TC (in triangle) .... Light aqua. .... Both the "RYT" and "TC" marking is positioned upside-down on the skirt.  
7$ 67.20
  #126 .... CD 155 .... RYT (in circle) .... TC (in triangle) .... Green. .... Both the "RYT" and "TC" marking is positioned upside-down on the skirt.  
5$ 39.20
  #127 .... CD 158.2 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Aqua. .... Four segmented threads. The unusual threading characteristics and hex dome are "trademark" characteristics of most Boston Bottle Works insulator designs.  
11$ 179.20
  #128 .... CD 158.9 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Aqua. .... Four segmented threads. The "Screwtop Boston."  
15$ 532.00
  #129 .... CD 160.... HI CO .... HAWLEY, PA U.S.A. .... Aqua. .... The "baby signal" is one of the scarcer insulator designs produced by the Harloe Insulator Company.  
21$ 364.00
  #130 .... CD 160.6 .... 1 .... AM. TEL & TEL. CO. .. PATD. NOV. 13TH 1883. .... Aqua. .... One of the earliest insulator designs produced with a marking for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company.  
12$ 364.00
  #131 .... CD 160.7 .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... (patent dates). .... Aqua. .... The "American Sno-Cone."  
17$ 257.60
  #132 .... CD 161 .... CALIFORNIA. .... Burgundy amethyst. .... A very attractive color that is unique to California manufactured insulators.  
8$ 67.20
  #133 .... CD 162 .... HI CO. .... HAWLEY, PA. U.S.A. .... Aqua..... Several styles of insulators were made by the Harloe Insulator Company.  
15$ 257.60
  #134 .... CD 162 .... H.G. CO. .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Bright orange amber. .... One of those attractive HG Co signals produced using extra bright glass, thus fitting into the "glowing" category.  
7$ 145.60
  #135 .... CD 162 .... H.G. CO. .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Bright peacock blue. .... A medium shade, with hints of dark electric blue toning.  
13$ 560.00
  #136 .... CD 162 .... H.G. CO. .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Dark amber. .... A dark color, but still passes light through all parts of the insulator.  
12$ 212.80
  #137 .... CD 162 .... HEMINGRAY.... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Dark red amber. .... Formerly in the collection of the late Bill Reid. Bill called this one "Hemingray oxblood."  
9$ 89.60
  #138 .... CD 162 .... HEMINGRAY.... NO 19. .... Milky cobalt blue. .... A little lighter cobalt coloration than most signals.  
12$ 392.00
  #139 .... CD 162 .... HEMINGRAY -19. .... Dark cobalt blue. .... Various shades and tones of cobalt blue glass was used in the production of Hemingray signals. This is an especially dark and bright example of true cobalt blue.  
8$ 336.00
  #140 .... CD 162 .... HEMINGRAY -19. .... Dark sapphire-cobalt blue. .... The cobalt blue glass has fine yellow streaks mixed in, shifting the appearance to a dark inky-sapphire tone.  
26$ 896.00
  #141 .... CD 162 .... HEMINGRAY -19. .... 7-Up green. .... Color tones quite similar to the classic 7-Up bottles.  
7$ 100.80
  #142 .... CD 162 .... 1678 .... Amethyst. .... Exceptional clarity and bright qualities in the glass, especially noticeable with the thick dome glass. A scarce item, produced in Canada.  
22$ 448.00
  #143 .... CD 162 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 19. .... Bright green. .... Attractive glass produced by the McLaughlin Glass Company, located at 52nd and Alameda Streets in Vernon, California, circa 1920's-1935.  
3$ 33.60
  #144 .... CD 162 .... MC LAUGHLIN . NO 19. .... 1897-1972..... Marbled slag. .... Produced by William McLaughlin in 1972 to commemorate his 75 years of involvement with the glass industry.  
9$ 235.20
  #145 .... CD 162 .... MC LAUGHLIN. NO 19. .... 1897-1972..... Opaque red. .... Produced by William McLaughlin in 1972 to commemorate his 75 years of involvement with the glass industry.  
20$ 952.00
  #146 .... CD 162 .... MC LAUGHLIN . NO 19. .... 1897-1972..... Marbled slag. .... Produced by William McLaughlin in 1972 to commemorate his 75 years of involvement with the glass industry.  
11$ 336.00
  #147 .... CD 162.4 .... Unmarked. .... Dark royal purple. .... Mold line over dome with rolled under base, similar to that found on embossed Hamilton Glass Co. insulators.  
10$ 112.00
  #148 .... CD 162.4 .... 1678 .... Blue. .... A rarely encountered colour for this item. Contrasts nicely with the various green shades found in 1678's.  
1$ 89.60
  #149 .... CD 162.4 .... 1678 .... Gray with amethyst striations. .... Alternating, thin bands of gray and amethyst can be seen traversing through the thick dome glass.  
16$ 448.00
  #150 .... CD 162.4 .... 1678 .... Lavender amethyst. .... A very attractive insulator with extra thick dome glass. A character piece that slightly slumped to one side when cooling at the glass factory.  
26$ 448.00
  #151 .... CD 162.4 .... 1678 .... Dark lavender amethyst. .... Another attractive example, this one a darker shade with subtle colour separation in the thick dome glass.  
13$ 280.00
  #152 .... CD 162.4 .... Unmarked. .... Green with amber. .... A very attractive medium dark color that passes plenty of light throughout.  
6$ 67.20
  #153 .... CD 164 .... B.C. DRIP. .... Bright aqua. .... Very few examples of this type insulator surface for sale. Big, bold embossing on this Canadian "deep groove signal."  
7$ 100.80
  #154 .... CD 164.... H.G. CO. .... PATENT MAY 2 1893..... Ice aqua. .... An unusual color for this item.  
26$ 504.00
  #155 .... CD 178 .... CALIFORNIA .... 303 . SANTA ANA. .... Sage green. .... This style insulator was very popular with power companies on the West Coast. Those marked "California" are relatively scarce.  
17$ 224.00
  #156 .... CD 178 .... 303 . SANTA ANA. .... Smoke. .... Has the "303" marking and a color typical of "California" production, but lacking the actual "California" embossing on the opposite skirt.  
11$ 392.00
  #157 .... CD 178 .... CALIFORNIA .... 303 . SANTA ANA. .... Amethyst. .... We're back to another "California" embossed example again, this one in an attractive rosy amethyst color.  
15$ 280.00
  #158 .... CD 178 .... HEMINGRAY .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Aqua. .... This design was produced by various glass companies. Those with the Hemingray marking among the scarcest.  
11$ 156.80
  #159 .... CD 178 .... SANTA ANA .... Dark yellow green. .... Likely produced by a glasshouse in Elmer, New Jersey.  
13$ 246.40
  #160 .... CD 185 .... HEMINGRAY-95. .... Hemingray blue. .... A special design, originally created for use in mines.  
16$ 336.00
  #161 .... CD 187 .... CALIFORNIA. .... Smoke. .... Designed to be used on a duplex pin.  
7$ 134.40
  #162 .... CD 190-191 .... Diamond. .... Dark royal purple. .... Two piece transposition style insulator from Canada.  
11$ 179.20
  #163 .... CD 194-195 .... HEMINGRAY 54-A. .... HEMINGRAY 54-B. .... Amethyst. .... Most examples currently in collections were found in Florida. A small number are also reported to have surfaced in Ohio.  
14$ 336.00
  #164 .... CD 199 .... Emerald-prism. .... Blue aqua. .... The emerald found embossed on different styles of insulators was a trademark of the C. S. Knowles Company. The CD 199 transposition is among the scarcer types produced.  
8$ 145.60
  #165 .... CD 199 .... Emerald-prism. .... Yellow green. .... Great color in this Knowles transposition insulator! A shade or two lighter than previous examples we've offered of this rare insulator.  
15$ 532.00
  #166 .... CD 200 .... CALIFORNIA. .... Burgundy amethyst. .... The CD 200 transposition is among the rarest of the many insulator styles produced with "California" embossing. They are eagerly sought by collectors and seldom appear for sale.  
37$ 2,800.00
  #167 .... CD 200 .... * .... Blue aqua. .... A scarce transposition insulator with "star" marking. The skirt bubble adds character and desirability.  
16$ 212.80
  #168 .... CD 202 .... LOCKE . VICTOR N.Y. .... NO 14 . PAT. MAY 22 1894. .... Dark green. .... A beautiful color that has great saturation, yet allows plenty of light to pass freely through the entire insulator.  
12$ 179.20
  #169 .... CD 202 .... NO 14 .... Dark green. .... Single piece transposition insulator produced by Brookfield.  
3$ 39.20
  #170 .... CD 205 .... HEMINGRAY .... NO 55. .... Aqua with olive amber swirls. Olive amber impurities streaked and swirled through the entire insulator create an overall green appearance to the glass.  
3$ 33.60
  #171 .... CD 206.5 .... HARLOE'S PATENT .... (dates). Aqua. .... This is the rare, larger size Harloe patent insulator.  
19$ 476.00
  #172 .... CD 216 .... HEMINGRAY 661 .... Flashed yellow with amber streaks. .... Excellent yellow coloration is lighter and much more attractive than the usual darker amber shades. Nice tiger striping!  
24$ 392.00
  #173 .... CD 241.2 .... HEMINGRAY-24 .... Hemingray blue. .... Much scarcer than the similar Hemingray 23. A fairly difficult item to acquire.  
7$ 78.40
  #174 .... CD 245 .... T-H .... 9200 .... Aqua. .... Produced for the Thompson-Houston Electric Company. Some examples were recovered from a power line in South Carolina.  
6$ 67.20
  #175 .... CD 251 .... N.E.G.M. CO. .... "PAT JUNE 17 1890." .... Green. .... Some subtle separation of color is noticeable in the dome, where the minty green glass has faint streaks of yellow green.  
10$ 112.00
  #176.... CD 252 .... HEMINGRAY-62 .... (blot out embossing below). .... Flashed amber. .... A tiger stripe effect is created by differing shades of amber on this small power glass insulator.  
8$ 67.20
  #177 .... CD 252 .... MC LAUGHLIN -62 .... Dark emerald green. .... Beautiful, dark emerald colored glass makes these among the most eye appealing power insulators ever produced.  
6$ 56.00
  #178 .... CD 252 .... NO 2 CABLE .... Dark olive toned amber. .... Faint embossing. Heavy folds and creases on the glass surface add desirable character to this Brookfield product.  
2$ 190.40
  #179 .... CD 256 .... MANHATTAN .... "PATENTED JUNE 17 1890" .... Green with amber. .... Attractive green coloration is enhanced with amber streaks throughout the glass, resulting in a multi-color insulator.  
17$ 257.60
  #180 .... CD 257 .... HEMINGRAY .... PATENT JUNE 17 1893 . MAY 2 1893 .... Green, aqua and amber. .... Excellent separation of colors, especially pronounced in the ears.  
8$ 212.80
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