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The Thomas McCandless Collection Session I: A Live Public Auction of Early Glass, Bottles, Flasks, Advertising, Pottery, and Glass Production Tools

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12th Annual Columbus Day Weekend Event Woodstock, CT - Saturday, October 8, 2011 Thomas McCandless Memorial Event

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The Thomas McCandless Collection A Live Public Auction of Early Glass, Bottles, Flasks, Advertising, Pottery, and Glass Production Tools

Auction 94 - Session I: Preview: Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th ~ 12 P.M. to 7 P.M. Day of Sale ~ 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.

Live Auction Date: October 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time Internet Bidding Begins: September 28, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time

Reference Key Reference initials and numbers used in the descriptions of this catalog refer to the following publications: AG AP Barret B/K C D Du G G H NCH NCH II K KW L Lee LRB McK MW N Na P PG PME R/H RD RH T TH U Z

Antique Glass and Bottles, Willy Van den Bossche, 2001. Glass In Early America, Arlene Palmer, 1993. Bennington Pottery and Porcelain, Richard C. Barret, 1958. The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Raymond Barlow and Joan Kaiser, 1989. Ink Bottles and Inkwells, William Covill, 1971. American Sarsaparilla Bottles, John DeGrafft, 1980. Collector’s Guide to Poison Bottles, Roger Durflinger, 1973. (Flasks) American Bottles & Flasks (PartVIII), Helen McKearin and Kenneth Wilson, 1978. (Blown Three Mold) American Glass (Chapter VI), George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941. American Bottles in the Charles B. Gardner Collection, Norman C. Heckler, 1975. The Blaske Collection of American Flasks, Norman C. Heckler, 1983. The Blaske Collection: Part II, Norman C. Heckler, 1983. Poison Bottle Workbook, Rudy Kuhn, 1988. New England Glass & Glassmaking, Kenneth M. Wilson, 1972. The Red Book of Fruit Jars, No. 9, Douglas M. Leybourne, Jr., 2001. American Glass Cup Plates, Ruth Webb Lee and James H. Rose, 1948. The Complete Book of Lightning Rod Balls, Mike Bruner and Rod Krupka, 1995. American Glass, George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941. American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, George McKearin and Kenneth Wilson, 1978. Great American Pontiled Medicines, Frederick Nielson, 1978. Barber Bottles with Price, Robert Namiat, 1977. The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey, Adeline Pepper, 1971. Pittsburgh Glass, Lowell Innes, 1976 Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia (Second Edition), John Odell, 2007. Bitters Bottles, Carlyn Ring and W. C. Ham, 1998. Understanding Antique Wine Bottles, Roger Dumbrell, 1983. Collecting Barber Bottles, Richard Holiner, 1986. Collectors Guide to Saratoga Type Mineral Water Bottles, Donald Tucker, 2006. Two Hundred Years Of American Blown Glass, Helen and George McKearin, 1949. Collectible Character Bottles, Authur Umberger, 1969. Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces, Betty Zumwalt, 1980.

- The dash is generally used to indicate that the descriptions are on opposite sides of the bottle or flask. / The slash is used to indicate that the descriptions are on different lines or surfaces of the bottle. Copyright Norman C. Heckler & Company 2011 All Rights Reserved

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CONDITIONS OF SALE - SESSION I 1. Live Auction: The items in this catalog will be sold at unreserved live auction on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Internet bidding will be available for this auction from 9 AM, Wednesday, September 28 through 12 PM Noon, Friday October 7, 2011. On the day of the live sale, all internet high bids will be converted to absentee bids for the live sale. The high bid for each item in the internet portion of the auction will set the opening bid for that item at live sale. The internet high bid on an item will be converted to a absentee bid and will bid competitively with the live attendees and/or other absentee bids left for this auction. A bidding example. An internet bidder enters a bid of $500.00 on an auction item. Through competitive internet bidding in the period starting September 28 through Noon on October 7th the lot results in a high bid of $400.00. That bid would then be converted to an absentee bid for the live auction on October 8th. The bidding would start at $400.00 on this lot and the absentee bidder would continue to participate up to the maximum of the bid left through internet bidding. In this example the internet bid was $500.00 and would continue, if required, up to that maximum. 2. Descriptions: Norman C. Heckler & Company has made every attempt to describe correctly the property being sold. Descriptions are guaranteed to be accurate as regards authenticity, age, condition, and measurements to within one-fourth inch, as represented in this catalog. In describing damage, exterior wear or manufacturer’s flaws that in our opinion, do not significantly detract visually or monetarily from the value of the item are not listed and will not be considered for refund. The Auctioneers reserve the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of the sale. Absentee bids will not be executed on items which are found to be other than described in the catalog. 3. The Auctioneer has the right to reject any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion; if he determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is not of sufficient amount, he may reject the advance. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the Auctioneer shall have the sole discretion in determining the purchaser or may offer the article for resale. Should there be any dispute after the sale, the Auctioneer’s record of the final sale shall be conclusive and binding. 4. Preview : Items for Session I may be viewed by appointment on October 6 & 7, 2011 from 12 PM to 7 PM Eastern Time and the day of the sale October 8, 2011 from 9 AM - 11 AM Eastern Time. 5. Bidding Procedure: 1. Prior to the Day of the Sale: Bidding on an item may be done on our internet site - www.hecklerauction.com.

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1. “Good / Game” And Stag - Willow Tree Pictorial Flask, probably Coffin & Hay Manufacturers, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Brilliant aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (some minor exterior high point wear). GX-1 Strongly embossed brilliant glass. $225-450 2. “Bennington / Battle” Pottery Figural Book Bottle, Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1840-1880. Brown, tan and dense green mottled glazes, ht. 5 5/8 inches; (1/8 inch flat surface enamel flake). Barret plate 411 D $175-350

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3. Cathedral Pickle Jar, possibly Crowleytown Glass Works, Crowleytown, New Jersey, 1860-1866. Square with beveled corners and fancy cathedral arches, aquamarine, outward rolled mouth smooth base, ht. 14 1/4 inches; (some light interior stain). MW plate 73 #5 $125-250 4. “Washington” And Bust - “Jackson” And Bust Portrait Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1830-1850. Brilliant light olive yellow, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint. GI-31 Brilliant beautiful color, extremely strong embossing. An exceptional example. $300-600

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5. A Target Ball And A Rifle Ball, England, 1880-1900. Square pattern above and below plain center band, sapphire blue and cobalt blue, rough sheared mouths, dia. 2 5/8 inches and 2 1/8 inches. Fine condition, beautiful colors. $150-300 6. Double Eagle Historical Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Brilliant aquamarine, sheared mouthtubular pontil scar, quart. GII-26 A big, clean, beautiful bottle. Good impression and fine deep aquamarine color. $125-250

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7. “Chesnut Grove / Whiskey” Flattened Handled Whiskey Jug, America, 1840-1860. Yellow amber with an olive tone, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - tubular pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8 inches. H #1156 Fine condition, unusual color. Ex Robert Anderson. $150-300 8. “Baltimore” And Monument - “Liberty / & / Union” Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (pinhead mouth flake, some interior neck scratches). GVI-3 Listed by McKearin as very rare. This example has a 2 inch long strip of glass laid over the medial rib, adjacent to the “B” in “Baltimore”, an error by the glassblower. Fine condition. $250-500 7

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9. “Balto” and Monument - “Fells Point” and Sloop Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, half pint; (some exterior high point wear particularly on the sails of the sloop). GVI-2 Ex Sam Laidacker. $100-200 10. Two “E.G. Booz’s / Old Cabin / Whiskey.” Figural Bottles, one original and one reproduction, probably Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro, New Jersey, 1880-1890, 1930-1940. Rectangular cabin shape, shades of yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouths - smooth bases, quarts; (the period example is cracked extensively). GVII-3 Ex Pardoe collection. $100-200 9

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11. Lot Of Four Early Fancy Cologne Bottles, dancing Indians, lyre, fancy scroll and fireplace with clock, America, 1840-1860. Aquamarine and clear, tooled mouths - pontil scars, ht. 4 3/4 inches, 5 3/8 inches, 5 5/8 inches, 5 3/4 inches. Similar to MW plate 111 #1 & #7, MW plate 108 #10 and an unlisted example Bright, clean, crisp examples. The Indian example is a deep aquamarine. $200-400

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12. Target Ball, “WW Greener St Marys Works Birmm & 68 Haymarket, London”, England, 1880-1900. Diamond pattern above and below embossed center band, sapphire blue, crude, jagged sheared mouth, dia. 2 5/8 inches. $150-300 12

13. “C” Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Light blue green, applied collared mouth with ring - pontil scar, pint. GIX-25 Fine condition, beautiful color, strong embossing. Particularly long neck. Ex Sam Laidacker. $200-400 14. “Berkshire. Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a Berkshire pig, deep golden amber, ground mouth - smooth base, lgth. 10 1/2 inches; (3/4 inch epoxy mouth repair, epoxy repair on the mold seam under the chin of the pig). R/H #B81 Displays well. Purchased from Jim Cope. $200-400 14 13

15. Eagle - Tree in Leaf Historical Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1830-1850. Brilliant greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint. GII-41 A great example. Clean, strong impression. $150-300 16. Eagle - “Willington/Glass/ Co.” Historical Flask, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Yellow olive, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint; (small potstone bruise next to the “C” in “Conn”, 1/16 inch flake from the base). GII-63 Good color, strong embossing. $100-200

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17. Eagle-Cornucopia Historical Flask, America, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, half pint; (a light interior stain ring near the shoulder should clean easily). GII-46 Bright, strongly embossed example. $200-400 18. Sheaf of Wheat - “Westford Glass Co” Pictorial Flask, Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1872. Yellow olive, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint. GXIII-37 Fine condition. Includes a partial early label “Spirits of Camphor / J.S Raymond, M.D, / City Drug Store, / Ogdensburg, N.Y.”. Good color, fine embossing. $150-300

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19. Cathedral Pickle Jar, probably Crowleytown Glass Works, Crowleytown, New Jersey, 1860-1866. Square with beveled corners and extremely fancy cathedral arch designs, aquamarine, outward rolled mouth - smooth base, ht. 14 inches; (a light interior stain near the base). MW Plate 73 #6 Beautiful, big, fancy. Good condition. $125-250 20. Eagle - Stag Historical Flask, Coffin & Hay Manufacturers, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (some exterior high point wear mainly on the body of the deer, light stain ring at mid-body should clean easily). GII-49 Strongly embossed example, good color. $250-500

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21. Lot Of Four Barber Bottles, possibly America, 1870-1920. Generally bulbous forms with long necks, shades of amethyst and peacock blue with multicolored enamel decoration, tooled mouths - three with pontil scars, ht. 6 1/2 inches to 8 1/4 inches; (some minor paint loss). RH page 48 left, RH 89 right, form similar to RH page 73 right and form similar to Na plate 10 bottom left Pretty bottles, fine condition. $200-400 22. Target Ball, “Ira Piane’s Filled Ball Pat. Oct 23 1877”, America, 1877-1900. Golden amber, rough sheared mouth, dia. 2 5/8 inches. Filled with feathers. $200-400

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23. Eagle - Morning Glory Historical Pottery Flask, probably Midwest America, 1840-1860. Tan and brown glazes, pint; (some minor glaze flaws). GII-19 Old and handsome. $300-600 24. “FA & Co” And “Union” Clapsed Hands - Cannon Historical Flask, Fahnstock, Albree And Company Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Light citron, applied collared mouth with ring - smooth base, half pint. GXII-42 This great little bottle has everything; good embossing, fine light unlisted color and good condition. Ex Roy Brown collection. $400-800 23

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25. Masonic - Eagle Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Clear yellow olive, sheared mouth- tubular pontil scar, pint; (some minor exterior high point wear). GIV-18 Clean crisp color, very attractive bottle. $200-400

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26. Lot Of Three Calabash Flasks, “Kossuth” And Bust Tree, Soldier- Daisy and Hunter - Fisherman, America, 18451860. Pale green and aquamarine, applied sloping collared mouths- pontil scars, quarts; (some very minor exterior high point wear and minor interior stain spots). GI-113, GXIII-5, GXIII-15 Bright examples, the Kossuth has an interesting light color. $150-300

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27. “The / Fish Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a fish, golden amber, small tooled round collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 3/4 inches; (embossed lettering is somewhat weak). R/H # F46 Fine condition, good bright example. $175-350 28. “History / Of / Bourbon Co” Pottery Figural Book Bottle, Midwest America, 1840-1880. Blue glaze, ht. 7 inches; (3/8 inch chip from one back cover tip). A fine looking, early book bottle. $200-400

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29. “Isabella / (Anchor) / Glass Works” - Glass Factory Historical Flask, Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (weakened embossing). GXIII-55 Purchased from Mrs. Stumpf. $200-400 30. “Bay Rum.” Barber Bottle, possibly America, 1870-1920. Inverted conical form, milk glass with multicolor painted scene of a cabin, mountains and trees, ground mouth with pewter screw cap - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (cap has some minor damage, top of ground mouth has 1/4 inch flat flake covered by pewter closure). RH page 17 right The paint decoration is in excellent condition. $150-300 29

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31. Cornucopia - Urn Pictorial Flask, probably a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1845-1860. Light yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some light exterior high point wear). GIII-12 $100-200 32. Lot Of Four Fruit Jars, “ARS”,”W.W.Lyman”, a reproduction “Mason’s / Patent / Nov 30th / 1858”, and a “Millville / Atmospheric / Fruit Jar”, America, 1870-1890. Cylindrical, aquamarine and yellow amber, tooled mouths with appropriate closures - smooth bases, three quarts and a 1/2 gallon; (ARS and Millville have minor mouth chips). L #94, L#1588-1, L#1787, and L#2181 The amber Mason jar has an incomplete manufacturing process (blowover), still having the blown portion of the jar attached to the top of the jar. A real rarity. $300-600

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33. Masonic - Eagle Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Brilliant clear olive with a hint of yellow, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some minor high point wear). GIV-24 A brilliant little bottle, good color, strong embossing. $200-400 34. Lot Of Fifteen Christmas Lights, America and Europe, 1860-1890. Various forms, patterns, sizes and colors, tooled and ground mouths - smooth bases, ht. 3 inches to 4 1/4 inches; (some with minor chips, one has 1/2 inch fissure). Beautiful colors. $300-600

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35. Cornucopia - Urn Pictorial Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, applied double collared mouth tubular pontil scar, pint. GIII-17 Bright example, strong embossing, fine condition. $125-250 36. Sheaf of Wheat - Star Handled Calabash Flask, probably Sheets & Duffy Manufacturers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1845-1860. Rootbeer amber, applied collared mouth with ring - iron pontil mark, quart; (lower handle attachment crack extends two inches to either side of the handle attachment into the molding of the draped neck). GXIII-45 Displays well, beautifully formed handle and rigaree. Good color. Ex Sam Laidacker. $125-250 35

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37. Pottery Figural Book Bottle, probably Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1840-1880. Tan and brown glazes, ht. 7 3/4 inches. Barret plate 411 B Fine condition. $200-400 38. “General Washington” And Bust - “T.W.D” And Eagle Portrait Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1830-1850. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (some interior scratches, probably professionally cleaned). GI-16 Strongly embossed. $100-200

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39. “Perrine’s (Apple) / Ginger” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with roped corners, golden amber, tooled sloping collared mouthsmooth base, ht. 9 5/8 inches. H #2142 $100-200 40. Eagle - Grapes Historical Flask, probably Coffin and Hay Manufacturers, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GII-56 A crisp, brilliant little bottle. McKearin lists it as rare. An exceptional example. $250-500

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41. Summer Tree - Winter Tree Pictorial Flask, possibly Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouthpontil scar, half pint; (some very minor interior haze near the base). GX-16 An exceptional little example. McKearin does not list this flask with a sheared mouth and pontil. Ex Pardoe collection. $100-200 42. Seeing Eye Masonic Flask, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1860-1870. Olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth smooth base, pint; (some minor exterior high point wear). GIV-43 Good bright color, good condition. $250-500

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43. Hunter - Fisherman Pictorial Calabash Flask, probably Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro, New Jersey, 1845-1860. Brilliant yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - iron pontil mark, quart. GXIII-4 A beautiful color, strong embossing. Ex J.G. Laidacker collection. $400-800 44. Two Sandwich Cologne Bottles, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1820-1860. A blown three mold example and a twelve sided example, cobalt blue and amethyst, tooled mouths - pontil scars, ht. 6 inches and 4 3/4 inches. Beautiful colors, fine condition. $200-400

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45. “Washington” And Bust - “Bridgeton, New Jersey” And Taylor Bust Portrait Flask, Bridgeton Glass Works, Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Brilliant aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (1/2 inch medial rib crack). GI-24 Brilliant glass, strong embossing. Ex Marvin Carter collection. $100-200 46. “Dr Petzold’s / Genuine / German / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1870. Modified log cabin form, yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 10 1/4 inch; (embossed lettering slightly weakened). R/H #P78.5 Beautiful light color, listed as rare. Ex Don Keating collection. $125-250 46

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47. Two Target Balls, France and America, 1878-1890. A “Van Gutsem a St Quentin”, diamond pattern above and below embossed center band, cobalt blue, sheared mouth, dia. 2 1/2 inches. Together with a “GTB / Co / Sept 8. 1878/ Patented” plain pitch ball, black, dia. 2 7/8 inches. Both in fine condition. $125-250

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48. “Isabella / (Anchor) / Glass Works” - Sheaf Of Wheat Historical Flask, Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 1845-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (1/4 inch interior mouth bruise, some minor exterior high point wear). GXIII-56 McKearin lists this bottle as rare. A bright, clean example. $150-300

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49. Eagle - Morning Glory Historical Flask, Midwest America, 18401860. Ice blue, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (somewhat weakened impression, some exterior high point wear). GII-19 Good color, fine flask. Ex Garbish collection. $350-700 50. Lot Of Two Pottery Figural Book Bottles, “Coming Thro’ / The Rye” and an unmarked example, Midwest America, 1840-1880. Blue glaze and tan and brown glazes, ht. 5 inches and 6 1/2 inches. One example has a sticker “George S. Kearin / Collection / Of / American Pottery / No. 200”. Fine condition. $500-1000

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51. Double Eagle Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1840-1848. Yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GII-71 Bright clean bottle, good color. $200-400 52. “Millville” - “Hitall’s Paten” Fruit Jar, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, aquamarine, applied collared mouth with glass lid and iron clamp - smooth base, half pint. L#2185, except measurements do not match either L#2185 #1 or #2 Interesting, rare, fine condition. $250-500

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53. “Suffolk Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a Suffolk pig, yellow amber, double collared mouth - smooth base, lgth. 10 inches; (two 3 1/2 inch cracks starting at the snout continuing into the body). R/H #S217 Beautiful color, displays well. $125-250 54. Sailboat - Stellar Motif Pictorial Flask, probably Joel Bodine and Sons Manufacturers, Bridgetown, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Ice blue, inward rolled mouth - tubular pontil scar, half pint; (professionally cleaned with some remaining light scratches). GX-8 Pretty light color, good embossing, rare color. Ex Charles Dacenzo collection. $250-500

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55. Target Ball, “ Dr. A. Frank Charlottenburg Glashutten”, Germany, 1880-1900. Diamond pattern above and below embossed center band, yellow with an olive tone, crudely sheared mouth, dia. 2 1/2 inches; (1/4 inch mouth bruise). $200-400 56. Lot Of Four Medicine and Food Bottles, “By the / Kings/ Royal / Patent”, “Jewett’s / Nerve / Liniment”, label only “Compound Tincture of Myrrh / Or / Hot Drops.” and a “F. Ientz / Phila.” - “Mustard / Factory”, America, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, inward rolled mouths - pontil scars, ht. 2 3/4 inches, 3 inches, 3 7/8 inches and 5 1/8 inches. Fine condition. Good bright, early bottles. $150-300

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57. Eagle-Grapes Historical Flask, possibly Coffin & Hay Manufacturers, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouthpontil scar, quart; (some light exterior high point wear). GII-55 Bright, clean, strongly embossed example. $100-200 58. “Doctor / Fisch’s Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1866-1880. In the form of a fish, light yellow amber with the base and the head in a light amber, small tooled round collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 1/2 inches; (1/8 inch bubble burst on the “r” of “Ware”). R/H #F45 Good color. $150-300

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59. Cathedral Pickle Jar, America, 1860-1880. Hexagonal with fancy cathedral arches, pale green, outward rolled mouth - smooth base, ht. 13 1/2 inches; (some inside stain, a shallow 3/4 inch bubble burst near the base, a small potstone in one plain panel with 1/32 inch legs). Similar to MW plate 73 #10 Good color, light staining could easily be cleaned. Purchased in a Cape Cod shop. $100-200 60. “Success To the Railroad” and Horse and Cart - Eagle Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1830-1848. Olive amber, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (some exterior high point wear). GV-8 Strong embossing, fine color, good condition. $250-500 59

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63. Lot Of Three Freeblown Chestnut Bottles, New England, 1780-1830. Yellow olive, yellow amber and forest green, tooled applied mouths pontil scars, ht. 5 1/4 inches, 7 1/2 inches and 10 1/4 inches; (some minor exterior high point wear, large example has large potstone flaw). Early New England bottles in a wonderful gradation of sizes. Large example is Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $400-800 64. Lot Of Three Early Peppersauce Bottles, America, 1840-1860. Two hexagonal and a square example with fancy cathedral arches, aquamarine and light blue green, applied collared mouths - pontil scars, ht. 8 1/2 inches, 10 5/8 inches, and 8 5/8 inches. Similar to McK Plate 74 #1 and #2 Fine condition, bright clean examples. The square example has beautiful color. $150-300 63

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65. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, encased in a leather pouch, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some minor leather blemishes). GI-53 Rare with leather binding. Ex Lipincott collection. $400-800 66. “Columbus” And Bust - Reverse Plain Portrait Flask, America, 18901900. Oval with six rows of diamond diapering on each side, colorless, ground mouth with metal screw cap - smooth base, half pint. GI-127 McKearin lists this flask as scarce. Fine condition with strong embossing. Ex Pardoe collection. $125-250

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69. “Hutchins / And Mason / Keene / NH / Water. Proof / Blacking” Bottle, probably Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1840-1860. Square, light olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 3/4 inches; (severely cracked). McK plate 227 #11 Rare. Acquired at the Laconia, New Hampshire show. $250-500 70. Eagle And “Louisville, KY / Glass Works” - Reverse Plain Historical Flask, Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1860-1870. Body is ribbed with the exception of the eagle and embossed lettered panels, aquamarine, applied collared mouth with ring - smooth base, pint. GII-36 Fine example. Ex Pardoe collection. $100-200 70

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73. “Turner Brothers / New York” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, golden yellow with an olive tone, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 3/4 inches. Similar to H #2415 Fine condition, beautiful medium color. $500-1000 74. Large Freeblown Tapered Gin Bottle, possibly America, 1780-1830. Yellow olive, outward tooled mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 16 3/4 inches; (3/4 inch shallow bubble burst near shoulder). Beautiful big bottle, fine condition. $750-1500 75. The Tom And Marion McCandless Photo Album Of The Charles B. Gardner And Richard Watson Collections, bound in a large, red looseleaf album, containing not only the collections but the collectors and their friends. One of the few albums showing the great majority of the Charles B. Gardner and Richard Watson collections. $200-400

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76. Large Demijohn, probably Chile, 1800-1830. Kidney form, olive green, applied sloping collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 18 inches. Beautiful color, fine condition. One of the biggest, most jagged pontil scars we have ever seen. Tom got this demijohn on one of his many family trips to Chile. $250-500 77. Medicine Advertising Sign, “Safe & Sure! / Coles Penetrating Liniment / Removes All Aches & Pains, All Druggists Sell It / Cures Neuralgia/ Cures Pleurisy”, America, 1880-1900. Rectangular metal sign, white lettering on blue porcelain background, lgth. 16 inches, wdth. 6 inches; (some minor enamel loss). $150-300 78. Medicine Advertising Sign, “Dr. True’s Worm Elixir / In Use / 53/ Years / For / Children / Or / Adults”, America, 1880-1900. Rectangular metal sign, blue and white porcelain background with white and blue lettering, lgth. 20 1/4 inches, wdth. 3 inches; (some minor rust and enamel loss). $125-250

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79. “Lash’s / Bitters” Advertising Wall Thermometer, marked “Lash’s / Bitters / For / Constipation / (Thermometer) / Homer’s Ginger Brandy / For Diarrhoea & / Stomach Ache”, America, 1880-1900. Rectangular, black and natural colored wood advertising instrument, lgth. 21 inches, wdth. 5 5/8 inches; (some loss of paint on the words “Diarrhoea” and “Stomach”). R/H page 346, variant 1 $100-200 80. Bitters Advertising Sign, “No More Malaria / Coles Peruvian Bark and / Wild Cherry Bitters. / Will Cure You / The Best Nerve and Blood Tonic”, America, 1880-1900. Rectangular metal sign, white lettering on blue background, lgth. 16 inches, wdth. 6 inches; (some minor enamel loss). $150-300 81. Lot Of Nine Glass Making Tools, two blowpipes, a punty rod, two handled blocks, tongs, shears, lipping tool, and a basket bottle holder on a long rod, America, 1840-1880. Metal and wood tools. Fine examples of early glass blowers tools. Hard to find, many are rare. $250-500 82. Metal Bottle Mold, “Quick Death / Insecticide / And Disinfectant / REG.U.S Pat. Office / Victory / Chemical Co. / 312 N. 15th St. / Philada. Pa.”, America, 1880-1900. Heavy hinged cylindrical mold with handles made to create bottles, top dia. 6 inches by 8 1/2 inches not including handles. Fine condition. This lot is accompanied by a bottle of the 1890 period from this mold, a new bottle in cobalt blue which was blown in recent time by Frank Stebbens, a bottle in the large size of this same product, whose mold lies in the collection of Richard Watson, and a “Dead Stuck for Bugs” bottle. The mold is extremely rare. Molds of any kind for bottles are extremely rare. Few are known, most in museums. Purchased from Boyd Hitchner. $500-1000

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