Looking at a few of my favorites in ABCR Auction 10

A B C R    A U C T I O N    10

Closing Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 8:00 PM AEST

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Travis Dunn with ABCR Auctions announces their Auction 10: The catalogue is now available for viewing – Auction 10 Catalogue. 680 Lots covering all categories with everything from cheapies and group lots to some of the very best items available in Australia! Highlights include the stunning A. H. Pain, Sedgwick Rose Brand Pickles in a deep amethyst glass this is one of the rarest pickle bottles in the country.

These are a few of my favorite lots.

2 / Castlemaine / Brewery / (Eagle clasping a barrel) / Tired Nature’s Sweet Resort / Trade Mark / Brisbane // To close the tap / Turn hole in the handle to front / DO NOT raise the Tap on turning. // This Jar is the property of / The / Castlemaine Brewery / Brisbane. Small impressed stamp on shoulder: Pearson & Co / Whittington / Moor / Chesterfield. 1900s. Simply WOW! Regularly rated as the best Demijohn in Australia – and note this is the larger of two sizes! This Demijohn has spent almost all its life as a container in a farm shed and had a cork from a port bottle stuck firmly in the tap hole so that it would hold liquid, this has now been removed! Has the original metal carry handle. – ABCR Auction 10

J. T. Shepheard & Co / Star / Works / (Star) / Geraldton // 4. Aerated Water Torpedo, Applied top. Bright cobalt blue. 13 oz. – 1880s – ABCR Auction 10

British Registration Diamond / (Large Rearing Horse) / Registered. No base mark. (Black Horse Ale). Beer Cork Stoppered, Tall. Applied mushroom type top. Black (Dark Olive). 26 oz. 1850s-1860s – ABCR Auction 10

Sharpe / Bros. / 15,806 / Hands Across / The Sea. / (Arms making a toast with Aust. and N.Z.) / Trade Mark. / (New Zealand International Exhibition / Christchurch medallions) (Demijohn with Health / Beverages / by / Hygienic / Process) (More medallions with Awarded to Sharpe Bros, etc. Kia-Ora) / Unapproachable. / (Boat sinking – Imitation) / To close the tap / turn hole in handle to front / Do not raise the tap on turning. / Caution. This jar is the property of / Sharpe Bros. & Must not be used by / customers for any purpose whatever / or proceedings will be taken. Potters stamp: Pearson & Co / Whittington Moor / Potteries / Chesterfield. 1920s – ABCR Auction 10

“Lactogen” / Ounces / Table Spoons / Measurement lines to either side. Box printed: Nestle’s Lactogen Feeder 10 oz. Made in Australia. Bottle Only without Teat or Valve. Direction on the back. Nestle and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co. (Australasia) Ltd., 17 Foveaux Street, Sydney, N.S.W. Household Baby Feeder, Wide banana shape. Clear. Tool finished ends. 10 oz. Box is Blue/Yellow. 1910s+ – ABCR Auction 10

(Leaf pattern around bulbous shoulder) / Blogg Bros / Lemon Squash. Base: M. – Household Cordial, Wide base, waist to middle, Bulbous shoulder, rings to neck. Tool finished long collar top. Clear. 26 oz., Era: 1900s – ABCR Auction 10

King of Tonics / “Quinol”. To rear near base: Cawsey / Menck & Co Pty. Ltd. / Melbourne / Made in France / Sole / Australian / Proprietors. Base Mark: Sarreguemines / France / 3181 / 1 / 530 / V2., Household Face Jug Multicoloured advertising jug with red print. Styled on David Bruce (after a late night out). 1920s – ABCR Auction 10

AMAZING PINK ink bottle, labelled: Simpson’s / Celebrated / Scarlet / Writing Ink / This ink is a beautiful scarlet red colour. / It is not affected by steel pens, nor are the / pens in the least corroded by it. / A perfect ink for contrast writing. / Sole manufacturers / Simpsons Ink Ltd / Sydney. Original wax seal stamped: Simpson’s / Ink / Sydney. Household Ink. 1900s – ABCR Auction 10

A. H. Pain / Manufacturer of / The / Famous / Rose (Rose) Brand / Pickles / Sedgwick / This bottle is the property of / A. H. Pain Sedgwick. Base Mark: AGM intertwined logo monogram. Household Pickle, Applied top, tooled finish. Amethyst Pint, 1910s-1920s. Very rare pickle bottle from country Victoria, this is one of the finest pickles in the country! – ABCR Auction 10

Warner’s / “Safe” Cure / (Safe) / Trade / Mark / London. Base O. Medicine Cure, Oval section. Apple green. Applied blob top. Half Pint. 1890s – ABCR Auction 10

Thorley’s Food for Cattle / Sydney 1879 / Melbourne 1880 / (Pictures of Medals) / Important to every man who keeps (Picture of Livestock) / Thornhill Bridge, Caledonian Road, Kings Cross London // Directions for use on each side include recipes for: Horses; Cows & Bullocks; Pigs; Calves; Sheep and Poultry, Pheasants, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits & c. 1880s. What a great piece of ceramic advertising. – ABCR Auction 10

The Alexandra / For beautifying and preserving the Teeth & Gums / (Princess Alexandra) / Prepared by Alfred Felton Melbourne / (British Registration Diamond) / Cherry Tooth Paste. Pot Lid Tooth Paste, Domed “Queens Head” shape., Multicoloured (strong pink centre circle). 1860s-1870s – ABCR Auction 10

E. J. Rose’s / Magador Bitters / For Stomach, Kidney & Liver // Superior Tonic, Cathartic / and Blood Purifier. Smooth base. Tool finished lip. Square section. Bright Amber. 24 oz. 1900s, Original auction sticker to the side shows this was part of the Charles B. Gardner (Gardner Collection No. 2087). Really a superb bottle that it is hard to find fault with. Stunning colour and nice embossing. – ABCR Auction 10

Cosmopoliet / (Man holding bottle) / J. J. Melchers WZ / Schiedam. Star on base. Dutch Case Gin. Applied top. Green. Small size, 18 oz. approximately. 1870s – ABCR Auction 10

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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