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March Diversity Auction


Auction Ended: Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: May 19, 2019 09:29:19 EDT

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Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
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Winning Bid
Including
12.0% Premium
 #1 ..... CD 102 ..... Diamond. ..... Milky mustard. ..... These richly coloured Canadian "pony" style insulators are currently in great demand!  
12$ 588.00
 #2 ..... CD 102 ..... Diamond. ..... Medium dark mustard. ..... Same mustard colouration as the previous lot, except this one is darker.  
8$ 246.40
 #3 ..... CD 103 ..... GAYNER .. NO 6. ..... Aqua. ..... A rarely encountered insulator that was produced in Salem, New Jersey.  
20$ 476.00
 #4 ..... CD 110.6..... NATIONAL INSULATOR CO. ..... (patent dates). ..... Rich blue aqua. ..... This is the much scarcer mold variant with a skirt having a smaller diameter at the top, thus creating more taper to the skirt.  
22$ 840.00
 #5 ..... CD 118 ..... Unmarked. ..... Carnival iridescent. ..... A limited number of this unusual style insulator were found many years ago in New Jersey.  
18$ 616.00
 #6 ..... CD 130.1 ..... CAL. ELEC. WORKS ..... PATENT. ..... Rich, dark cobalt blue...... The elusive and highly desirable "vented" insulator produced for the California Electrical Works of San Francisco, California.  
27$ 7,280.00
 #7 ..... CD 132.4 ..... PATENT DEC. 19 - 1871. ..... Green. ..... The Chambers "companion." A very attractive, strong green hue, somewhat darker than most other encountered green units.  
10$ 392.00
 #8 ..... CD 142.4 ..... TS 3 ..... Iridescent carnival...... Complete with glass insert. A limited number of examples are known to have been found in New Jersey many decades ago.  
14$ 392.00
 #9 ..... CD 145 ..... I ..... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y. ..... (three patent dates). ..... Bright yellow olive...... Excellent depth of color in this beauty! Produced with high quality glass that exhibits excellent clarity and richness, likely by the Lyndeborough Glass Company in New Hampshire.  
12$ 644.00
 #10 ..... CD 145..... IX ..... AM. INSULATOR CO. N.Y...... (three patent dates). ..... Bright yellow green. ..... Another beauty with wonderful color saturation!  
10$ 448.00
 #11 ..... CD 145 ..... N.E.G.M. CO...... Rich, dark olive...... Beautifully colored glass in this beehive style insulator with marking representing the New England Glass Manufacturing Company.  
6$ 308.00
 #12 ..... CD 160 ..... B ..... NO 32. ..... Dark olive amber. ..... Great color for a "baby signal!"  
8$ 134.40
 #13 ..... CD 161 ..... CALIFORNIA. ..... Multi-color mix...... A wonderful blend of amethyst and green, exhibiting well pronounced color separation. Produced in Long Beach, California.  
18$ 476.00
 #14 ..... CD 161 ..... CALIFORNIA...... Multi-color mix. ..... Well pronounced color separation. Similar to the previous lot, except the amethyst portion of the mix in the previous example was more "rose" toned, whereas this one has stronger peachy-copper tinting.  
12$ 308.00
 #15 ..... CD 162.1 ..... BROOKFIELD ..... NEW YORK. ..... Dark olive amber...... Excellent amber in this beauty!  
27$ 672.00
 #16 ..... CD 164 ..... BROOKFIELD .....NO 38. ..... Dark amber mix...... A pure amber beauty with darker red-orange amber swirled throughout!  
18$ 476.00
 #17 ..... CD 162.7 ..... DERF. ..... TELEGS NACLS MEXICO. ..... Dark amber...... An old Mexican signal style insulator with mold line over dome which is seldom encountered in this color.  
11$ 235.20
 #18 ..... CD 206.5 ..... HARLOE'S PATENT ..... (three dates) ..... P2S. ..... Aqua. ..... This is the larger version of Harloe's patented insulator, which is more difficult to obtain than the smaller sizes.  
30$ 2,464.00
 #19 ..... CD 226.3 ..... B ..... Dark green...... Beautiful color in this small cable style insulator produced by Brookfield. Very few examples have been found, and they are rarely offered for sale.  
14$ 1,064.00
 #20 ..... CD 228 ..... BROOKFIELD. ..... Green aqua. ..... A rarely encountered Brookfield saddle groove style insulator. Bright, sparkling glass with excellent clarity.  
10$ 588.00
 #21 ..... CD 236 ..... BROOKFIELD. ..... Dark aqua. ..... Another rarely encountered Brookfield saddle groove style insulator produced in Old Bridge, New Jersey.  
8$ 504.00
 #22 ..... CD 257 ..... HEMINGRAY ..... PATENT JUNE 17 1890 .. MAY 2 1893. ..... Aqua with olive amber swirls. ..... A special example with scarcer wide saddle groove, and well defined color separation, especially pronounced in the ears.  
26$ 616.00
 #23 ..... CD 257 .....HEMINGRAY ..... PATENT JUNE 17 1890 .. MAY 2 1893. Bright electric blue. ..... This one has some small white flecks inside the glass, but lacks the typical milky-opaque globs and swirled impurities. Therefore, it has a darker, more vivid blue appearance than most examples!  
9$ 3,248.00
 #24 ..... CD 260..... CALIFORNIA ..... Green. ..... A rare green tone that's different than the typical "sage" green examples.  
16$ 1,064.00
 #25 ..... 701.6 ..... Unmarked. ..... Dark green. ..... The glass is full of opaque impurities. Known as the “Confederate egg.”  
10$ 364.00
 #26 .....Unmarked. ..... Glazed pottery...... Tan. ..... 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.  
1$ 168.00
 #27 ..... U 990 ..... Unmarked. ..... Tan porcelain...... This unusual design was produced in both glass and porcelain during the Civil War period.  
16$ 392.00
 #28 ..... CD 100.5 ..... PYREX. ..... Colorless. ..... The smallest glass pintype insulator produced in America.  
13$ 123.20
 #29 ..... CD 101 ..... BROOKFIELD. ..... Dark olive with amber swirls. ..... An abundance of pure amber impurities are swirled throughout the insulator.  
8$ 123.20
 #30 ..... CD 102 ..... N.W.&.B.I.T. CO. ..... Amethyst. ..... Produced for the New Westminster & Burrard Inlet Telephone Company.  
8$ 420.00
 #31 ..... CD 102 ..... Unmarked. ..... Light green...... A rare mold variant from Canada with mold line over dome and Hamilton style, rolled under base.  
18$ 448.00
 #32 ..... CD 102 ..... W. BROOKFIELD ..... 45 CLIFF ST. N.Y. ..... 7. .....Green. ..... The green shades vary in this particular item, with all hues remaining scarce to rare.  
8$ 168.00
 #33 ..... CD 102 ..... BROOKFIELD ..... NEW YORK. ..... Amethyst. ..... "X" on dome. ..... Likely produced at Brookfield's Brooklyn facility, prior to the move to Old Bridge, New Jersey.  
8$ 56.00
 #34 ..... CD 102 ..... (Diamond). ..... Rich dark teal. ..... Equal amounts of both blue and green create a vivid teal colouration. Quite an impressive colour that is found in few types of insulators.  
15$ 235.20
 #35 ..... CD 102 ..... (Diamond). ..... 13 ..... Dark yellow amber with slight olive tone...... Tiny drip points on the base.  
6$ 39.20
 #36 ..... CD 102 ..... (Diamond). ..... 11 .....Medium amethyst...... Nice colour saturation!  
9$ 56.00
 #37..... CD 102.3 ..... I ..... I ..... Light blue aqua. ..... Letters on skirt blotted out. A seldom encountered item.  
10$ 168.00
 #38 ..... CD 102.3 ..... (dot) ..... (dot) ..... Light green...... Another seldom encountered pony that is related to the KCGW products.  
14$ 145.60
 #39 ..... CD 102.4 ..... N.E. TEL & TEL CO. ..... Aqua. ..... Base embossing is perfectly intact. A rarely encountered pony produced for the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company at the Lyndeborough Glass Company in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire.  
15$ 700.00
 #40 ..... CD 103.4 ..... Unmarked. ..... Dark green. ..... A scarce Mexican pony in a very attractive color!  
12$ 134.40
 #41..... CD 104 ..... NEW ENG. TEL & TEL CO. ..... Green. ..... Attractive green coloration with nice yellowish toning.  
7$ 67.20
 #42 ..... CD 104 ..... Unmarked. ..... Rich, dark green. ..... Wonderful depth of color in this "Pennycuick" pony.  
26$ 896.00
 #43 ..... CD 106..... HEMINGRAY NO 9 ..... PATENT MAY 2 1893. ..... Streaked amethyst. ..... Nice separation of colors is present in the gray glass with defined amethyst swirls and patches.  
10$ 112.00
 #44 ..... CD 106..... HEMINGRAY NO 9 ..... PATENT MAY 2 1893. ..... Green. ..... Quite an attractive color for a Hemingray pony with this older style embossing.  
17$ 201.60
 #45 ..... CD 106 ..... 12 ..... Straw. ..... Sharp drip points. Embossed numeral "12" on the skirt. We don't find this embossing listed anywhere.  
5$ 39.20
 #46 ..... CD 106 ..... Unmarked. ..... Light pinkish peach...... Reported to be from the country of Colombia.  
4$ 28.00
 #47 ..... CD 106 ..... Star. ..... Bright yellow green. ..... Probably produced at one of the Elmer, New Jersey glass factories, circa early 1900's.  
7$ 39.20
 #48 ..... CD 106 ..... W.G.M. CO. ..... Amethyst. ..... Compared to the purple CD 121 WGM tolls, this attractive flared skirt pony is quite a lot scarcer.  
10$ 56.00
 #49 ..... CD 106.1 ..... DUQUESNE ..... GLASS CO. ..... Rich blue aqua. ..... Extra bright and richly colored glass is similar to a dark turquoise blue.  
7$ 67.20
 #50 ..... CD 106.1 ..... DUQUESNE ..... GLASS CO. ..... Rich cornflower blue...... Excellent clarity and richness in the glass. Very strong, well defined embossing.  
12$ 112.00
 #51 ..... CD 106.1 ..... DUQUESNE G. CO. ..... DUQUESNE GLASS CO. ..... Rich cornflower blue with olive streaks...... Has the scarcer Duquesne embossing on both mold halves.  
25$ 420.00
 #52 ..... CD 110 ..... BROOKFIELD ..... PAT. OCT.8 - 1907......Aqua. ..... Produced under John C. Barclay's patent for a spiral wire groove.  
7$ 336.00
 #53 ..... CD 110.5 ..... NAT. INSUL. CO. ..... (patent dates). ..... Bright aqua. ..... Two segmented threads. ..... The small "corkscrew" insulator used on an early AT&T line through New Jersey.  
10$ 123.20
 #54 ..... CD 110.5 ..... NEW ENG TEL & TEL CO. (straight across skirt embossing) ..... NAT. INSULATOR CO. ..... (patent dates) on base. ..... Bright aqua. ..... Regular threads. This type, with embossing in a straight line across the skirt, is quite scarce, much more so than the arc embossed variant.  
10$ 235.20
 #55 ..... CD 112 ..... S.B.T. & T. CO. ..... Aqua. ..... Produced for the Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company.  
9$ 50.40
 #56 ..... CD 112.4 ..... Bar. ..... Dark olive. ..... The "bar" embossing is rather short, extending from the bottom of the lower wire ridge.  
8$ 50.40
 #57 ..... CD 113 ..... "Braille dots." ..... Semi-opaque dark purple. ..... Known as the “Braille” due to the resemblance of the raised dots on the skirt, similar in appearance to Braille. The presence of opaque impurities in the glass adds overall appeal.  
7$ 123.20
 #58 ..... CD 113 ..... "Braille dots."..... Amethyst. ..... This insulator type is scarce in dark purple, and even more elusive in medium amethyst! Attractive see-through color!  
8$ 168.00
 #59 ..... CD 113 ..... Star. ..... Green with amber. ..... Amber impurities in the glass create an attractive two-tone effect.  
12$ 89.60
 #60 ..... CD 113 ..... WESTINGHOUSE. ..... Icy, yellowish green tint. ..... A rather scarce item, likely produced in limited numbers by Westinghouse in Pennsylvania.  
16$ 308.00
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