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September Diversity Auction


Auction Ended: Monday September 17th, 2018 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Oct 20, 2018 19:20:09 EDT

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Catalogue Lots 1 to 60

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
of Bids
Winning Bid
Including
12.0% Premium
 #1 .... CD 123 .... E.C&M CO S.F. .... Aqua with olive amber swirls. .... An abundance of olive amber impurities swirl throughout the glass, creating an eye appealing effect.  
25$ 2,128.00
  #2 .... CD 123.... E.C&M CO S.F. .... Aurora blue. .... Attractive color that compliments the various pastel and medium green EC&M's.  
29$ 1,792.00
  #3 CD 130.1 .... CAL ELEC. WORKS . PATENT. .... Aqua. .... Typically found in cobalt blue, this aqua example is quite rare, with only a handful known.  
38$ 6,440.00
  #4 .... 731 .... S. McKEE & CO. .... Rich blue aqua. .... Produced in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area circa 1865-1868.  
10$ 336.00
  #5 .... U-186 .... PATENED AUG 11-14.... OTHER PAT'S PEND'G. .... Brown porcelain. .... A sizable item, measuring 4-5/8” in height. Thick glaze covers the outermost embossing.  
19$ 504.00
  #6 .... CD 145 .... B.G.M. CO. .... Amethyst. ....Marked with lettering for the Baltimore Glass Manufacturing Company, a short lived glassworks which operated in the Baltimore, Maryland area.  
15$ 476.00
  #7 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT .... Yellow amber. .... Mold letter “K.” ....The lightest of the three main amber shades which are typically found in H.G. Co. beehives.  
26$ 1,008.00
  #8 .... CD 145 .... H.G. CO. .... PETTICOAT .... Medium amber. .... Mold letter “K.” .... Most examples of this coloration were found on communication lines along the Great Northern Railway route in western Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington. Some amber H.G. Co beehives are also known to have been used in Missouri and the Denver, Colorado area.  
18$ 728.00
  #9 .... CD 134.4.... Unmarked. .... Bright aqua. .... This design is distinguished by its wide, deep wire groove.  
14$ 308.00
  #10 .... CD 206 .... Unmarked. .... Straw. .... Known as the “Castle.” Mold variant with sharp turrets.  
56$ 1,792.00
  #11 .... CD 1090.... Unmarked. .... Green mix. .... A large "spool" shaped insulator measuring 3-1/4 inches in height. Wonderful green coloration with olive-amber streaks, and there's even a small amount of aqua in the very top portion.  
16$ 224.00
  #12 .... CD 1110 .... Unmarked. .... Rich green. .... A large "spool" shaped insulator measuring 2-3/4 inches in height. Another beauty in a scarce and very attractive, rich green coloration!  
5$ 112.00
  #13 .... Unmarked. .... Light aqua. .... 4-1/4" in height. ....A rarely encountered item that is believed to have been made by Hemingray. Reports indicate that glass dumpage found at the Hemingray Glass Company site in Muncie, Indiana included this type item.  
26$ 588.00
  #14 .... CD 252 ....KNOWLES NO 2 CABLE .... PATENTED .(emerald prism) .JUNE. 17. 1890. .... Rich green mix. .... A wonderful mix of colors, starting as green aqua at the base, blending to green at the center, and containing an abundant supply of amber impurities in the ears.  
8$ 78.40
  #15 .... CD 252 .... KNOWLES NO 2 CABLE .... PATENTED. (emerald prism) .JUNE. 17. 1890. .... Rich, dark, olive toned green. .... Wow! Fabulous depth of color! Adding to the already fabulous color are some blue bands in the lower skirt area, most visible with back lighting.  
21$ 448.00
  #16 .... CD 101 .... BROOKFIELD. .... Olive amber mix. .... Attractive tiger stripe effect as the two colors mix together.  
11$ 89.60
  #17 .... CD 102 .... B.G.M. CO. .... Amethyst. .... Marked with lettering for the Baltimore Glass Manufacturing Company, a short lived glassworks which operated in the Baltimore, Maryland area.  
9$ 56.00
  #18 .... CD 102 .... W. BROOKFIELD.... 45 CLIFF ST. .N.Y. .... 8 .... Light green. .... A scarce color for this dome embossed Brookfield pony style insulator.  
8$ 78.40
  #19 .... CD 102.... W. BROOKFIELD .... 45 CLIFF ST. . N.Y. .... Aqua. .... Super tall with a "stretched" appearance!  
6$ 33.60
  #20 .... CD 102.... B.T.CO. OF CAN. .... (Diamond). .... (Diamond). .... Dark royal purple. .... Produced for the Bell Telephone Company of Canada. A colourful pony style insulator produced circa early 1900's.  
5$ 28.00
  #21 .... CD 102 .... CALIFORNIA .... Blue aqua. .... The pony style insulator with "C.G. I. CO." marking can be found with relative ease, but the "CALIFORNIA" units are seldom encountered.  
11$ 134.40
  #22 .... CD 102 .... (Bar and Diamond). .... Light aqua with foam and opaque impurities..... Thousands of microscopic bubbles create foamy bands and patches within the glass.  
6$ 56.00
  #23 .... CD 102.... Diamond. .... Bright chartreuse..... Brightly coloured glass with excellent clarity and richness in this pony style insulator produced in Canada.  
16$ 504.00
  #24 .... CD 102.... Diamond. .... Mustard. .... Dark enough to have excellent color saturation, yet light enough to easily pass light throughout. A true mustard colour, with no olive tones present.  
36$ 1,064.00
  #25 .... CD 102.... Diamond. .... Bright teal green. .... An attractive colour which is encountered in few insulator styles. Produced in Canada.  
16$ 280.00
  #26 .... CD 102 .... Diamond. .... Rich teal. .... Another attractive and seldom encountered colour in any style insulator.  
11$ 190.40
   
11$ 78.40
  #28 .... CD 102 .... Star. .... Star. .... Aqua. .... Wedge shape drip points. .... Star embossed pony style insulators with smooth base are quite common, but the "wedge drip" examples are scarce.  
17$ 224.00
  #29 .... CD 102 .... WESTINGHOUSE NO 3. .... Bright blue. .... Limited numbers of blue glass Westinghouse insulators have been found. The pony style has been located in various shades of blue, this being one of the attractive medium to darker shades.  
30$ 1,344.00
  #30 .... CD 103.... B .... Rich green. ....Attractive green coloration with subtle amber impuriites in the glass. Scarce!  
14$ 100.80
  #31 .... CD 106 .... BIRMINGHAM .... NO 10 .... Straw. .... Plenty of dome glass nicely exhibits the flesh toned, straw coloration to advantage.  
12$ 67.20
  #32 .... CD 106 .... Bar. .... Bar. .... Green. .... Another rather scarce marking on a pony style insulator.  
4$ 28.00
  #33 .... CD 106 .... HEMINGRAY-9..... Aqua and colorless mix. .... The left side of the insulator, comprising about 1/3 of the insulator, is aquamarine colored, while the remainder is nearly colorless.  
19$ 145.60
  #34 .... CD 106 .... HEMINGRAY.... NO 9. .... Green and amber mix. .... The predominantly green glass is contaminated with attractive amber impurities, which infiltrate much of the insulator.  
8$ 44.80
  #35 .... CD 106 .... HEMINGRAY . NO 9 .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Blue with an abundance of small bubbles. .... Thousands of tiny bubbles within the glass create a dramatic, sparkling effect. The insulator glows and sparkles like a hoard of diamonds when bottom lighted!  
19$ 212.80
  #36 .... CD 106 .... HEMINGRAY. .... Aqua. .... This one is unusual without the "NO 9" embossing. Simply marked with the name "Hemingray" on the front skirt.  
3$ 16.80
  #37 ....CD 106.... PATENT MAY 2 1893 .... Aqua. .... Another highly unusual embossing variant, completely lacking the "HEMINGRAY" marking, and having only the 1893 patent date present!  
4$ 33.60
  #38 .... CD 106.1 .... DUQUESNE .... GLASS CO. .... Cornflower blue. .... Excellent clarity in the glass, produced in a southwestern Pennsylvania factory.  
4$ 89.60
  #39 .... CD 110.5 .... NAT. INSUL. CO .... (numerous dates). .... Aqua. .... Two segmented threads. .... An abundance of precisely formed, base embossing. Produced in New England.  
6$ 112.00
  #40 .... CD 110.5 .... NAT. INSULATOR CO .... (numerous dates). .... Aqua. .... Regular threads. .... An abundance of precisely formed, base embossing.  
6$ 100.80
  #41 .... CD 110.6.... NATIONAL INSULATOR CO .... (patent dates). .... Aqua. .... Base embossed. .... A thin, olive amber thread trails downward from the dome, becoming wider and more obvious in the skirt, adding character to this scarce, large "corkscrew" style insulator.  
9$ 190.40
  #42 .... CD 112 .... S.F. .... Green aqua. .... The "S.F." marking is much scarcer on this "keg" style than the more abundant CD 102 "pony" type insulator.  
8$ 56.00
  #43 .... CD 112.... CALIFORNIA .... Amethyst. .... This "keg" design insulator with "California" embossing is somewhat scarcer than some other styles of California insulators.  
10$ 78.40
  #44 .... CD 115 .... MC LAUGHLIN NO 10 .... Light blue and nearly colorless. .... Lot consists of two insulators. Both are scarce items!  
4$ 22.40
  #45 .... CD 115 .... MC LAUGHLIN NO 10 .... Light green, straw, green. .... Lot consists of three insulators.  
9$ 50.40
  #46 .... CD 116 .... JULY 1ST 1882 .... PATENT APPLIED FOR .... PATENT MAY 2 1893. .... Aqua. .... A design which was created by reworking an older mold that was used to produce CD 121.4 insulators.  
9$ 78.40
  #47 .... CD 117 .... & .... Aqua. .... An "exchange" style insulator produced by the Brookfield Glass Company in Old Bridge, New Jersey.  
8$ 56.00
  #48 .... CD 120 .... H. BROOKE'S PAT. .... AUG 14 1883. .... Blue. .... An older pony style insulator which is fairly scarce. Some examples were found in the Midwest.  
15$ 212.80
  #49 .... CD 120 .... C.E.W. .... Aqua..... Pony style insulator produced for the California Electrical Works, circa 1878 to early 1880's.  
23$ 532.00
  #50 .... CD 120 .... C.E.W. .... Aqua..... An exceptionally tall example!  
25$ 896.00
  #51 .... CD 120 .... PAT. APP. FOR. .... A. .... Aqua. .... Produced using Homer Brooke's manufacturing process, likely by the same company that made the embossed Brooke's units.  
7$ 67.20
  #52 .... CD 120 .... PATENT DEC 19 1871 .... 5 .... PATENT MAY 2 1893..... Light tint. .... A scarce color variant.  
8$ 67.20
  #53 .... CD 121 .... AGEE. .... Amethyst. .... Toll style insulator produced in Australia.  
7$ 39.20
  #54 .... CD 121 .... BROOKFIELD. .... Aqua with light milky streaks. .... From the Bill Reid collection. Bill's label states: "I took this off a GTE toll lead east of Post Falls, (Idaho). Early 1970's."  
9$ 56.00
  #55 .... CD 121.... HEMINGRAY. .... PATENT .. MAY 2 1893. .... Aqua with heavy milky swirls..... Well defined ribbons and bands of milky opaque impurities swirl throughout the entire insulator, creating an eye appealing effect.  
12$ 89.60
  #56 .... CD 121 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 16. .... Grey-blue. .... A sizable skirt bubble adds character to this McLaughlin toll.  
6$ 39.20
  #57 .... CD 121 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 16. .... Bright green. .... A very attractive color that is much more difficult to acquire than the various deep green shades encountered in McLaughlin tolls.  
16$ 145.60
  #58 .... CD 121 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 16. .... Blue. .... Although not quite as vivid as the cornflower blue coloration found in insulators produced by some manufacturers, we believe this to be as true to "cornflower" as found in a McLaughlin toll.  
1$ 112.00
  #59 .... CD 121 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 16..... Bright mustard. .... A very attractive and rarely encounter color for a McLaughlin toll. Only a very limited number of examples have been found, primarily in the Pacific Northwest.  
39$ 1,288.00
  #60 .... CD 121 .... MC LAUGHLIN .... NO 16. .... Bright mustard with amber. .... Similar in color to the previous lot, except this one has more amber mixed throughout, especially pronounced in the dome.  
24$ 952.00
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