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Catalogue Auction #77

Auction # 77

Auction Ended: Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Nov 17, 2018 15:05:38 EST

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Lot
Number
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Winning Bid
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 #1 .... Unmarked. .... Glazed pottery. .... Cream/gray. .... Length: 3” .... One of the oldest insulators in existence. Reportedly found by an archaeologist in 2008 at the site of the old York, England railway station which was constructed in 1840.  
7$ 308.00
 #2 .... 700 .... Unembossed. .... Sage green. .... These glass threadless insulators have remarkable similarities in overall design to the 1842 Cooke insulator as seen in Lot #1 of this sale!  
14$ 952.00
 #3 .... 701 .... Unembossed. .... “Magnetic egg.”.... Dark teal. .... A dark color, but still passes light through the dome and pinhole areas of the insulator with window lighting. A lighter density than most examples!  
24$ 2,016.00
 #4 .... 701.5 .... Unembossed. .... Dark teal. .... A dark color, but still passes light through most of the insulator with window lighting. Another beauty with lighter density than most examples!  
23$ 4,480.00
 #5 .... 701.1 .... Unembossed. .... Light green..... An attractive minty green tint is present in the high quality, sparkling glass!  
34$ 3,920.00
 #6 .... 701.1 .... Unembossed. .... Flesh toned with amethyst. .... Amazing color and amazing character! Wow! The glass has a clear flesh tone with streaks of burgundy amethyst in the top portion! Additionally, the glass slumped during manufacture, producing a short stature and lopsided dome.  
17$ 10,080.00
 #7 .... 701.6 .... Unmarked. .... Deep opaque green. .... This example was distorted from the intense heat, forming a warped base. The glass split open on the interior skirt, forming a neat, small opening in the skirt!  
3$ 224.00
 #8 .... 701.6 .... Unmarked. .... Deep, opaque army green. .... Super milky-opaque glass.  
5$ 448.00
 #9 .... 701.6 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua..... Aqua examples are rarely offered for sale, with only a small number recovered at the Richmond site.  
21$ 1,456.00
 #10 .... 1000 .... Unembossed. .... Glass Block. .... Aqua. .... Several variations of the “block” style insulator have been found, dating primarily from the 1840’s to the 1860’s.  
20$ 1,120.00
 #11 .... X. .... Tan porcelain. .... The “block” style insulator originated in the 1840’s and is one of the oldest insulator designs used in America. This particular example dates from the 1860’s, recovered from the site of the Southern Porcelain Manufacturing Company in Kaolin, South Carolina.  
26$ 1,680.00
 #12 .... U 990 .... Unmarked. .... Orange-tan porcelain. .... This unusual design was produced in both glass and porcelain during the Civil War period.  
30$ 4,200.00
 #13 .... 735.6 .... Unembossed. .... Rich blue aqua..... A large and impressive pilgrim hat style threadless insulator measuring over 4-1/2 inches tall.  
16$ 6,160.00
 #14 .... 737 .... LEFFERTS. .... Rich medium aqua. .... Bright, sparkling glass with nice clarity and richness.  
9$ 2,352.00
 #15 .... 738 .... Unembossed. .... Rich blue..... An amazing color for a threadless insulator, and especially impressive in a large, pilgrim hat style! Only the second example we’ve learned of in the past several decades.  
9$ 5,320.00
 #16 .... 737 .... Unembossed. .... Bright teal green..... Another amazing color for a large pilgrim hat style insulator! Typically the large 737 and 738 threadless hats are encountered in darker colors, sometimes approaching black glass. This is an exception, having color density at a level which allows light to pass freely through most of the insulator in a window on a cloudy day.  
19$ 3,640.00
 #17 .... 737 .... Unmarked. .... “Pilgrim Hat.”.... Dark olive with slight amber tone..... An impressive, seldom seen, large hat with attractive “character” surface folds and creases!  
1$ 1,232.00
 #18 .... 736 .... Unmarked. .... Deep amber. .... An amazing rarity from the 1860’s ! This is the only whole example that we’ve confirmed!  
16$ 3,920.00
 #19 .... 735 .... U.P.R.R. .... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Light aqua. .... 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.  
20$ 1,456.00
 #20 .... 735.... MULFORD & BIDDLE.... Dark aqua..... Produced for Mulford & Biddle, who advertised in the middle 1860’s as a manufacturer of black and galvanized telegraph wire.  
14$ 812.00
 #21 .... 740.1 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua with swirl..... An opaque, yarn-like swirl with olive and white gunk forms an elongated “S” in the skirt. Adding even more character is a heavy fold on the outer glass surface, below and to the right of the swirl.  
28$ 1,400.00
 #22 .... 740 .... Unmarked. .... Dark olive. .... A dark color, but somewhat lighter than most examples. The color shows readily when viewed through just one thickness of glass.  
2$ 392.00
 #23 .... 718 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua. .... A few flecks of white “snow” and a couple small, olive amber impurities thrown in for a touch of character.  
37$ 2,912.00
 #24 .... 718 .... Unmarked. .... Deep olive..... American mold variant. Produced at an eastern US glass factory in the 1850’s or 1860’s.  
7$ 448.00
 #25 .... 731.3 .... Unmarked..... Dark yellow amber. .... The yellow amber glass has a slight olive tint and an abundance of milky bubbles.  
8$ 532.00
 #26 .... 731 .... Unmarked. .... Dark red-orange amber. .... Stronger red tones in this example than what is typical!  
8$ 268.80
 #27 .... 729.4 .... MULFORD & BIDDLE .... 83 JOHN ST. N.Y. .... Rich blue aqua..... Produced by an unknown glasshouse in the middle to late 1860’s for Mulford & Biddle.  
20$ 4,200.00
 #28 .... 732 .... Unmarked. .... Minty green with impurity band..... A well pronounced band of color streaks across the midsection. The horizontal band is a strange color, having copper, puce, brown and burgundy tones! A tall example, measuring 4-1/4 inches in height.  
19$ 840.00
 #29 .... 732.... Unmarked. .... Green aqua with impurities..... Milky olive impurities add character to this short example, measuring only 3-11/16 in height.  
13$ 504.00
 #30 .... 731.... TILLOTSON .... Dark yellow amber..... The 731 Tillotson was produced circa mid 1860’s through early 1870’s and has been found in a fairly wide assortment of attractive colors. This is one of the rarest and most desirable of all!  
23$ 6,720.00
 #31 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Dark cobalt blue..... Reportedly from the Steamer Sherman shipwreck which sank in 1874 off the coast of North Carolina.  
9$ 1,792.00
 #32 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Dark amber..... Another very rare color! Does anyone recall hearing of another amber 731 Tillotson ever being offered for sale?  
18$ 6,720.00
 #33 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Aqua..... Milky olive impurity is strategically located behind the well defined embossing. An excellent example with sparkling glass that remains in very near mint condition.  
10$ 588.00
 #34 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Teal green..... Attractive color which contrasts exceptionally well with the next lot.  
14$ 2,240.00
 #35 .... 731 .... TILLOTSON .... Teal blue with olive streaks..... Teal blue is a rarely encountered color variant, with perhaps less than 10 confirmed examples.  
4$ 1,400.00
 #36 .... 743.2 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua..... The “beehive” style threadless insulator was produced in three primary mold variants, the regular, skinny and chubby types. This example is the chubby dome type, also sometimes referred to as the “cannon ball.”  
23$ 2,240.00
 #37 .... 143 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua..... Produced in the same mold as some of the threadless beehives.  
26$ 1,400.00
 #38 .... CD 143 .... MONTREAL TELEGRAPH CO. .... Green..... Embossed on one mold half. This green hue is quite scarce and desirable. Contrasts well with the darker emerald examples, and likely as rare, or more rare than that colour.  
11$ 1,568.00
 #39 .... CD 143 .... MONTREAL TELEGRAPH CO. .... Green with amber..... A fabulous, very attractive colour! An abundance of heavy amber impurities swoop through the insulator, creating wonderful eye appeal.  
21$ 2,912.00
 #40 .... CD 143 .... CANADIAN PACIFIC RY CO. .... Rich blue..... Mold line over dome. Backward “C.” Some might call this cornflower blue, but we’ll refrain from getting too descriptive, other than to say it’s a very attractive and seldom encountered, strong blue colour!  
10$ 616.00
 #41 .... CD 143 .... CANADIAN PACIFIC RY CO. .... Green and amber mix..... Mold line over dome. Backward “C.” Yellow amber impurities mixed into the glass create an eye-appealing two-tone effect.  
2$ 364.00
 #42 .... CD 143 .... CANADIAN PACIFIC RY CO. .... Green with amber swirls..... An attractive and rarely encountered colour in this Canadian beehive.  
8$ 1,064.00
 #43 .... CD 131.8 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua..... An unusual item which has the appearance of a “signal” at the top and a lower section looking much like a “pilgrim hat” style insulator.  
16$ 3,920.00
 #44 .... CD 127 .... Unmarked. .... Aqua with impurities..... Although unmarked, this item is believed to be part of the insulator family with ties to a glassworks in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  
14$ 532.00
 #45 .... CD 133.2 .... M. .... Dark aqua..... Embossed at the very top of the insulator.  
7$ 257.60
 #46 .... CD 127 .... W.U. PATTERN. .... Aqua with impurities..... For a period of time in the 1870’s, the CD 127 design was Western Union Telegraph Company’s preferred type of insulator.  
12$ 560.00
 #47 .... CD 158 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS. .... PATENT APPLIED FOR. .... Rich aqua..... Four segmented threads.  
10$ 700.00
 #48 .... CD 158.2 .... BOSTON BOTTLE WORKS. .... PATENT APLD FOR. .... Rich aqua..... Four segmented threads. .... The “Boston barrel” is scarcer than the CD158 “signal” style.  
18$ 840.00
 #49 .... CD 156.2 .... PAT OCT 12 1872 .... Rich aqua..... The embossed date is for the segmented threading process, yet the insulator is fully threaded.  
1$ 2,016.00
 #50 .... CD 105 .... AM INS CO .... PAT SEP 13 1881. .... Aqua..... Well pronounced, embossed lines on the dome. A rarely encountered variant, as most examples have a smooth dome.  
16$ 392.00
 #51 .... CD 105 .... AM INS CO PAT SEP 13 1881. Aqua..... Embossed two lines and rows of dots on dome.  
11$ 224.00
 #52 .... 134 .... Diamond. .... Bright green..... Small, crudely embossed diamond on dome top.  
14$ 2,688.00
 #53 .... CD 160.7 .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... Bright green..... Finely detailed, base embossing with additional 1881 and 1883 patent dates.  
5$ 5,040.00
 #54 .... 134 .... Diamond. .... Bright green..... Small, crudely embossed diamond on dome top. An attractive medium green shade with a quantity of bubbles filtered through the glass.  
11$ 700.00
 #55 .... CD 134 .... AM. INSR. CO. .... PATD SEPT. 13 81. .... Bright yellow olive..... An eye-catching color variant!  
9$ 2,016.00
 #56 .... CD 145 .... IX .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... DOUBLE PETTICOAT .... PAT’D SEPT. 13 1881, . NOV. 13 1883 FEB. 12, 1884 .... Rich olive..... Brightly colored glass! Some yellow in the olive, but not as much as the true “yellow olive” examples, and darker.  
10$ 616.00
 #57 .... CD 145 .... I .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... DOUBLE PETTICOAT .... PAT’D SEPT. 13 1881, . NOV. 13 1883 FEB. 12, 1884 .... Bright mustard..... Rich, dark saturation that goes way beyond the color of most American beehives.  
20$ 3,640.00
 #58 .... CD 145 .... IX .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... DOUBLE PETTICOAT .... PAT’D SEPT. 13 1881, . NOV. 13 1883 FEB. 12, 1884. Green..... Nice clarity in the glass, which is consistent with most “American” insulators.  
1$ 134.40
 #59 .... CD 145 .... V .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... DOUBLE PETTICOAT .... PAT’D SEPT. 13 1881, NOV. 13 1883..... Bright green..... This is the larger, stockier variant beehive with deep wire groove.  
4$ 201.60
 #60 .... CD 145 .... V .... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. .... DOUBLE PETTICOAT .... PAT’D SEPT. 13 1881, NOV. 13 1883. .... Bright green..... Another example of the larger, stockier variant beehive with deep wire groove.  
11$ 364.00
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