THIS RARE DARK BLUE R.A. PILGRIM & CO HAMILTON C.W. CANADA WEST PONTIL BLOB TOP BOWLING PIN SODA WATER BOTTLE DATES AROUND 1850'S . EMBOSSED IN THE FRONT IN AN ARCH '' R.A. PILGRIM & CO HAMILTON. C.W. ''. SPARKLING WITH WHITTLE MARKS AND SOME AIR BUBBLES IN THE GLASS. THE BOTTLE HAS A NICE ROUND JAGGED PUSH UP IRON GROUND PONTIL MARK ON THE BOTTOM.THIS BOTTLE MAY HAVE BEEN MADE BY LOCKPORT NY. GLASS WORKS. ONE SMALL BURST AIR BUBBLE AROUND THE BASE AND THE REST OF THE BOTTLE IS IN MINT CONDITION. Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Store to your Favorites PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER SODA BOTTLES ON MY SITE. ... THIS ITEM IS IN CANADA AND IS SUBJECT TO CANADIAN POSTAL RATES. CANADIAN BUYERS CAN REQUEST SHIPPING RATE TO THEIR POSTAL CODE. ALL PACKAGES SHIPPED EXPEDITED FROM CANADA COME WITH INSURANCE AND TRACKING INFORMATION. PACKAGES SHIPPED WITHIN CANADA COME WITH $100. INSURANCE AND TRACKING INFORMATION. Shovel Guild Library 2010 Toronto Bottle Show by Bobbyc
October 21, 2008 , Num of reader On Sunday 18 April 2010 myself Rob Campbell and Kelly Gadzala, the Toronto Grunge Queen blogger journeyed up to Humber College to meet the folks at the 2010 Four Seasons Bottle Club Show and Sale . It was a beautiful day and the show was busy late into the afternoon.
The Toronto Bottle Show (that’s what everyone calls it) is always a little different each year and this incarnation was filled with lots of great bottles at bargain prices. I met some terrific new people this year, and learned even more specialized information about antiques. And of course everyone in attendance gained a greater appreciation for all the other collectibles that exist on the periphery of the popular bottle collecting niche. After a few words with Glenn Moorhouse and a wave at Cliff Stunden , a nod to Abel DaSilva and … oh I cant remember who else I saw t as soon as I walked in the door .. Melissa Claire, Carl Parsons and Steve Redmon .
Tim Denton and war slogan milk bottles
Tim Denton is someone that I’ve heard a lot of good things about and tfore someone I’ve wanted to meet for a long time. I’ve heard his name bandied about by other Ontario diggers and collectors for years. When I finally laid eyes on him it was an ‘aha’ moment.Tim Denton was standing behind about sixty painted labels, mostly silk screened milk bottles. Tim is especially proud of his war slogan milks and this specimen from Port Colborne Ontario really stands out crisp against the white Styrofoam pellets that now occupy the vessel. The bottle has the rather dynamic image of a boy and tank, refueling… love it! Tim was selling the vessel for $350 Fred Spoelstra and his 1874 ONeil & Banker soda bottle Next in line was Fred Spoelstra standing behind a couple thousand soda bottles from all eras, but mostly silkscreen crown top 1 litre and 750 ml bottles. When I asked him if he had a favorite speciman he cocked his head and looked at me strangely and then reached down and selected ‘the one with the best story’. Or perhaps it was the best bargain. Soon we're talking about a bottle that is indeed rare and special. O’Neil & Banker was only in business for one year. “Is that a dove on the embossing?’ I asked. “More likely a pigeon. The pigeons were a problem in St Catherines in the 1880s” Fred said, and I marveled at that little gem of history. It could be true of many towns in southern Ontario, if it’s true at all. The bottle is in mint condition and the aqua glass is just like new. What’s remarkable is that it’s perfectly datable in the St Catherines' business directories to one year – 1874. The embossing reads ONeil & Banker / St Catherines . The bottle is in such good condition, and so transparent that I could not photograph it properly. So I held it up – this is me, Rob Campbell at the 2010 Four Season Bottle Collectors Show and Sale – The bottle is loosely ...
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