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Catalogued Auction # 76


Auction Ended: Monday May 21st, 2018 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: June 23, 2018 17:11:46 EDT

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Catalogue Lots 1001 to 1060

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
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Winning Bid
Including
12.0% Premium
 #1001 .... Unmarked. .... Glazed pottery. .... Tan. .... Length: 3” .... One of the oldest insulators in existence.  
11$ 420.00
 #1002 .... Unmarked. .... Glazed pottery. .... Cream coloured. .... Length: 3” .... Found with the previous lot at the old York, England railway station.  
8$ 392.00
 #1003 .... 700 .... Unembossed. .... Sage green. .... Used in the western portion of the US.  
16$ 700.00
 #1004 .... 737 .... LEFFERTS. .... Rich aqua. .... Bright, sparkling glass with nice clarity and richness.  
5$ 1,008.00
 #1005 .... 788 .... Unmarked. .... Deep amber. .... A highly unusual design which has been found in very limited numbers.  
3$ 3,920.00
 #1006 .... WADE TELEGRAPH .... Early message blank. .... 7-7/8” x 5-1/2” .... Dated Bucyrus, Ohio Dec. 5th, 1854 from Crestline, Ohio. .... Printed lettering, lattice and eagle motif.  
1$ 33.60
 #1007 .... 723.... Unembossed. .... Aqua. .... Height: 6-5/8” .... The aqua glass insert has a series of raised dots and dashes to facilitate better adhesion to the wood cover. Complete with original iron tie wire.  
8$ 1,400.00
 #1008 .... WADE TELEGRAPH . CINCINNATI, O. .... Early message blank..... 7-3/8” x 4-7/8”. .... Dated Boston, Aug.14. Circa 1853. .... Fancy lettering and profusely illustrated with figures, eagles, etc.  
7$ 112.00
 #1009 .... 723 .... Unembossed. .... “Dot Dash Wade.” .... Rich aqua..... Glass insert originally used with a wooden cover.  
11$ 560.00
 #1010 .... NORTH AMERICAN TELEGRAPH CO. .... Early message blank and matching envelope. .... 7-7/8” x 5” and 5-5/8” x 3”.... Dated May 14, 1851. .... Sent from New York to Philadelphia. .... Fancy lettering.  
4$ 89.60
 #1011 .... THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY .... Early message blank and matching envelope. .... 8-1/8” x 5-1/8” and 5-1/8” x 3-1/8”.... Dated Jan. 5, 1856. .... Sent from New York to New Brunswick, New Jersey. .... Fancy lettering.  
3$ 78.40
 #1012 .... THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY.... Early envelope for message delivery. .... 5-3/16” x 3” Circa 1856-57. .... Received at the Trenton, New Jersey office.  
5$ 89.60
 #1013 .... THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY. .... Early envelope for message delivery. .... 5-5/8” x 3-3/16” .... Circa 1849..... Received at Congress Hall in Washington, D.C.  
1$ 56.00
 #1014 .... 701.6 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua. .... Known as the “Confederate egg.” Discovered at a Richmond, Virginia construction site in 1990. The site reportedly was the location of a warehouse during the Civil War.  
21$ 700.00
 #1015 .... CD 701.6 .... Unmarked. .... Dark green. .... Known as the “Confederate egg.” Discovered at a Richmond, Virginia construction site in 1990. The site reportedly was the location of a warehouse during the Civil War.  
9$ 420.00
 #1016 .... 735 .... CHESTER N.Y. .... Bright aqua. .... A small number of Chesters have been found along the Union Pacific Railroad right of way in Nebraska and Wyoming. Aside from those few examples, the majority have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, where they were used on the 1866 segment of the Collins Overland Telegraph Company line.  
12$ 1,904.00
 #1017 .... 735 .... TILLOTSON & CO. .. 16 BROADWAY N.Y. .... Rich olive. .... Rich, bright coloration!  
4$ 5,320.00
 #1018 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R..... MULFORD & BIDDLE .... Rich blue. .... Wonderful, richly colored glass!  
20$ 3,640.00
 #1019 .... UP RR .... Cobalt blue. .... White letters on cobalt blue, porcelain enamelled drinking cup. .... Height is 2” and top rim is 3-5/8” in diameter. .... A rarely encountered item.  
1$ 134.40
 #1020 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Rich aqua. .... The 735 threadless insulators with “U.P.R.R.” embossing were produced for use on the historic, first transcontinental railroad line in America, completed in 1869.  
21$ 896.00
 #1021 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Rich teal..... Sparkling, rich qualities in the glass!  
31$ 3,640.00
 #1022 .... Mt. Washington Rams Horn. .... Dark amber..... Typically this type insulator is found with either colorless or green glass.  
1$ 168.00
 #1023 .... Mt. Washington Type, Wood Block Rams Horn. .... Dark green glass. .... Examples of this interesting iron and glass insulator (with clear glass) can be found without difficulty. However, they are seldom encountered with the original wood block still intact.  
7$ 212.80
 #1024 .... 740 .... Unmarked. .... Black-glass olive-amber. .... Exceptionally dense coloration in this deformed oddity.  
9$ 420.00
 #1025 .... 740.3 .... Unmarked. .... Dark amber. .... Passes some light in the dome and skirt area when displayed in a back-lighted cabinet or window lighting.  
8$ 1,064.00
 #1026 .... Unmarked. .... 726 .... Cornflower blue. .... One of only three or four known examples in this attractive and exotic blue colour. One was discovered in New Brunswick and another surfaced in Michigan many years ago.  
6$ 10,080.00
 #1027.... Unmarked. .... CD 726 .... Dark green. .... A very attractive colour, of which only a small number have been found along the old Grand Trunk Railway line between Montreal and Toronto.  
6$ 2,240.00
 #1028 .... Unmarked. .... 726 .... Dark puce..... A highly unusual and seldom encountered colour!  
8$ 9,520.00
 #1029 .... 742 .... M.T. CO. .... Blue..... An attractive and seldom encountered colour.  
1$ 840.00
 #1030 .... 742.... W.L.CO. .... Emerald green. .... “MT” embossing is inverted and runs off the outer edge of the base, an error made by the engraver.  
14$ 4,480.00
 #1031.... Unmarked. .... 740.1 .... Light green tint with impurities..... Olive amber strings loop and meander through the glass, creating an attractive and desirable appearance.  
4$ 1,064.00
 #1032 .... 731 .... M. .... Aqua..... Includes the original “gable back” threadless side bracket and nails. The top of the threadless pin still retains the original burlap covering.  
13$ 1,008.00
 #1033 .... 731 .... S. MC KEE & CO. .... Blue aqua. .... Bright, sparkling glass with excellent clarity. Some were used in eastern states, as well as on the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming and Utah.  
8$ 476.00
 #1034 .... 732 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua..... The 732 has been found primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State, but has also surfaced in other more distant states, mostly in small numbers.  
1$ 280.00
 #1035 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON.... Dark cobalt blue. .... Reportedly from the Steamer Sherman shipwreck which sank in 1874 off the coast of North Carolina.  
16$ 3,136.00
 #1036 .... 729 .... Unmarked. .... Dark teal green. .... Examples of the dark teal green 729 have been found in limited numbers, sometimes in Pennsylvania. The areas of Bedford and Chambersburg in that state have produced several of them over the years.  
6$ 588.00
 #1037 .... 728.4 .... W. BROOKFIELD .... 5 .... 55 FULTON ST. N.Y..... CAUVET’S PAT JULY 25 1865. .... Rich aqua..... Embossed patent date for a threaded interior, yet it has a threadless pinhole.  
23$ 1,568.00
 #1038 .... 728 .... Unmarked. .... Bright aqua. .... The 728 was one of the very last threadless types produced in America, dating from the 1870’s, and perhaps into the 1880’s.  
10$ 268.80
 #1039 .... CD 132.2 .... S. T. PAISLEY .... MAKER .... BEAVER FALLS, PA. .... L.A. CAUVET’S . PAT’D JULY 25, 1865. .... Aqua. .... Although the CD 132.2 that is marked only with a dome numeral can be obtained without great difficulty, the embossed Paisley units are rarely encountered.  
14$ 2,576.00
 #1040 .... CD 133.2 .... L.A.C.’ s PAT JULY 25TH 1865 .... B.F.G. CO..... Aqua..... A rarely encountered item that surfaces for sale on average only once every several years. Very few are known to exist!  
16$ 2,688.00
 #1041 .... CD 127 .... W 1. .... Light aqua with impurities. .... The “W 1” marking is positioned within a small circular area at the top of the dome.  
9$ 532.00
 #1042 .... CD 132.2 .... 2. .... Light aqua with impurities. .... The “2” marking is positioned within a circular area at the top of the dome.  
6$ 364.00
 #1043 .... CD 127 .... W 1. .... Dark aqua. .... Attractive, rich color with nice density. The skirt bubble adds extra character!  
6$ 392.00
 #1044.... CD 127 .... W.U. PATTERN. .... (additional dome embossing). .... Light mint green tint. .... For a period of time in the 1870’s, the CD 127 design was Western Union Telegraph Company’s preferred type of insulator.  
39$ 1,904.00
 #1045 .... CD 127 .... W.U. PATTERN. .... (additional dome embossing). .... Rich blue aqua..... More blue than is typical for this item, creating an attractive jewel that contrasts well with the minty green example.  
13$ 728.00
 #1046 .... CD 127 .... W 1. .... Deep green..... Only a small number of this type insulator has been found in exotic colors, and this is one of the darkest shades.  
3$ 1,344.00
 #1047 .... CD 133.2 .... L.A.C. PATD JULY 25TH 1865 .... P&W. .... Aqua with carbon. .... All embossing on front skirt. A large carbon bubble dominates the front skirt after trailing down the pinhole, leaving carbon particles in its path.  
7$ 532.00
 #1048 .... CD 133.2 .... L.A.C. .... PATD JULY 25TH 1865 .... P&W..... Green. .... All embossing on front skirt.  
13$ 532.00
 #1049 .... CD 133.2 .... L.A.C. .... PATD JULY 25TH 1865 .... P&W..... Rich blue aqua. .... All embossing on front skirt. Stronger blue tones than a typical aqua.  
9$ 257.60
 #1050 .... CD 133.2 .... PATD JULY 25TH 1865 .... L.A.C. .... P&W. .... Aqua with carbon. .... Arc embossed patent date on dome with P&W marking on front skirt. A sizable carbon cloud dominates the dome, then trails down the side, transforming into a penny size bubble in the right skirt area.  
14$ 756.00
 #1051 .... CD 133.2 .... M. .... Aqua with carbon. .... An abundance of various size, sparkling carbon filled bubbles dominate the dome area.  
21$ 1,064.00
 #1052 .... CD 133.2 .... M. .... Aqua with carbon and impurities. .... Embossed at the very top of the insulator. Another mystery piece in this sizable group of western Pennsylvania produced jewels.  
5$ 364.00
 #1053 .... CD 131.8 .... Unmarked. .... Lavender. .... An amazing insulator, which to the best of our knowledge, is the only example known in this beautiful color.  
6$ 12,880.00
 #1054 .... CD 131.8.... Unmarked. .... Bright green..... Another “WOW” piece that commands attention! And again, the only example known to exist in this bright green coloration, somewhat similar to “depression glass” green.  
6$ 8,960.00
 #1055 .... CD 131.8 .... Unmarked. .... Opaque aqua. .... The glass is filled with an abundant amount of milky opaque impurities which give the insulator a unique appearance.  
2$ 5,600.00
 #1056 .... CD 135.5 .... E.R.W. .... Light aqua..... Large, bold lettering.  
9$ 896.00
 #1057.... CD 136.7 .... PAT. OCT. 15. 1872 .... Icy grey green. .... Three segmented threads..... An unusual tone of light colored glass with numerous fizzy bubbles.  
1$ 1,456.00
 #1058 .... CD 158 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS. .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Rich, bright amber..... Four segmented threads..... Lighter color than others known!  
10$ 12,880.00
 #1059 .... CD 134 .... AM. INSR. CO. .... PATD SEPT. 13 81. .... Bright yellow green. .... An eye-catching color variant!  
12$ 1,344.00
 #1060 .... CD 134.4 .... Unembossed. .... Brilliant chartreuse-mustard. .... Vibrant, glowing qualities in the glass! Amazing clarity!  
19$ 3,136.00
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