Folk Art, Advertising & Collectibles

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A generous assortment of unique collectibles ranging from primitives to folk art and advertising. Includes numerous treasures unearthed from a local century-old farm offered for the first time, fresh-to-the-market. A curated offering for collectors of all kinds!
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Savage Rifle Box244 - Savage Rifle Box
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Original cardboard packaging for a Savage Model 1899 Rifle. Box includes wood dividers. Condition: Good. Soiled and water-stained areas. 24"...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to icollector.. for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Dominion .22 Cal Ammo Boxes245 - Dominion .22 Cal Ammo Boxes
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Whiz-Bang and Dominion Cartridge Co. Includes several bullets. Condition: Very Good. Various sizes.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Mechanical Figural "Pistol" Pencil246 - Mechanical Figural "Pistol" Pencil
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Nickel-plated brass. Spring-loaded retractable lead pops out with trigger pulled. Storage for additional leads in cylinder. Condition: Very Good.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to DMac18 for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Winchester Gun Club Trophy247 - Winchester Gun Club Trophy
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Silver-plated lead alloy. Awarded to "H.W Hunsberry, 1906". Condition: Good. Minor bending and heavy loss of silver plated surface. 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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A.H Bogardus & Sons Shooting Champions Photo248 - A.H Bogardus & Sons Shooting Champions Photo
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Promotional cabinet card photograph by Eisenmann, New York. Condition: Very Good. Slightly bowed. 6.5" x 4"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Early Leather Wrapped Wood Flask249 - Early Leather Wrapped Wood Flask
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Two-piece construction. Leather and canvas-wrapped wood. Possibly Tibetan. Condition: Good. Several older repairs. Replaced hanging string. 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Cast Iron Horse Hitching Post250 - Cast Iron Horse Hitching Post
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Stamped "Crowes Iron Works" of Guelph, Ontario. Solid cast iron. Older green paint surface. C. 1890. Condition: Very Good. 42" x...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,350.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 1,620.00
 
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Cast Iron Horse Hitching Post251 - Cast Iron Horse Hitching Post
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Unusually ornate. Solid cast iron. C. 1890. Condition: Very Good. 46" x 8" x 8"
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
 
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Pawnbroker Trade Sign, London, ON252 - Pawnbroker Trade Sign, London, ON
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Forged iron construction with 3 gilt wood balls. From L. Levy - "The Corner Pawnbroker" once located at the corner of King and Clarence S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Shaving Saloon Trade Sign, England253 - Shaving Saloon Trade Sign, England
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Thomas Sweeney, Central Street, London England. Customer shown "before" and "after". Applied wooden razor with blade extended. T...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Ferguson's Drug Store Trade Sign254 - Ferguson's Drug Store Trade Sign
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C. 1910, Goderich, Ontario. Finely-constructed. Single-sided, painted wood. Applied round-edge, mitered border. Condition: Excellent. Untouched origin
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Dr. Harding Dentist Trade Sign255 - Dr. Harding Dentist Trade Sign
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Classic, C.1900. Signed by maker, "Willard". Single board, chamfered. Painted smaltz surface with gold lettering, silver border. Retains o...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Iron Fireman Coal Furnace Sign256 - Iron Fireman Coal Furnace Sign
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Features "machine-age" robot-looking figure shoveling coal and breathing steam. Plywood composition with raised plywood image. C. 1930. ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 170.00) x 1 = 1,020.00
 
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Clark's Frozen Food Centre Trade Sign257 - Clark's Frozen Food Centre Trade Sign
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Double-sided, painted wood. Markham, Ontario. Condition: Very Good. Untouched original. 61" x 15" x 2.5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co. Tin Litho Sign258 - Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co. Tin Litho Sign
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Single-sided lithographed tin. Dates no later than 1900 given the company changed its name in that year. Marked "Howell Lith. Co. Hamilton, O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Royal Bank Native Chief Calendar259 - Royal Bank Native Chief Calendar
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Features 5 pages of from a series of artwork by A. Sheriff Scott titled "Indians of Canada". Condition: Good. Upper and lower edges curl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Moore & Davis Real Estate "For Sale" Sign260 - Moore & Davis Real Estate "For Sale" Sign
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Single-sided embossed tin. Marked "St. Thomas Metal Signs" center lower edge. Minor surface rust along left edge and scattered paint chi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Hamilton Spectator Thermometer261 - Hamilton Spectator Thermometer
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Lithographed metal thermometer. Mercury tube in place and functioning. Minor paint along outer edge. 36" x 8.25".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Brown & Sons Steel, Kitchener Tin Calendar262 - Brown & Sons Steel, Kitchener Tin Calendar
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Tin over cardboard. Includes complete set of cardboard day/date cards. Condition: Very Good. Light paint chips within lower corners. Light surface
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Tin Litho Red Rose Coffee Sign263 - Tin Litho Red Rose Coffee Sign
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Single-sided embossed lithographed tin. Marked "Made in Canada" lower left corner. Light, uniform surface scratching. A few shallow scr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to Theplumber.. for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Hush Puppies Shoes Hound Store Display264 - Hush Puppies Shoes Hound Store Display
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Foam composition. Condition: Good. Slight wear to the coloured body. Tail and paws are dried out. Tail exhibits age-related cracks and damage.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Porcelain Salada Tea "Box" Sign265 - Porcelain Salada Tea "Box" Sign
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Single-sided porcelain, die-cut to form. Scarce brown mid-size version. Marked "Salada Tea Company of Canada Ltd". 4 original brass gro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Montreal Cotton Co. Woven Factory Picture266 - Montreal Cotton Co. Woven Factory Picture
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Framed woven picture of the Montreal Cotton Co. works at Valleyfield, Quebec. Detailed factory scene framed in oak behind glass. A pencil inscriptio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Porcelain Tip Top Tailors Exclusive Dealer Sign267 - Porcelain Tip Top Tailors Exclusive Dealer Sign
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2-sided porcelain hanging sign with porcelain frame and hanging hardware. Heavy porcelain surface with exceptional shelving. Each side exhibits a fe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Tip Top Tailors Back-Lit Advertising Clock268 - Tip Top Tailors Back-Lit Advertising Clock
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Marked "Canadian Neon-Ray Clock Co. Montreal, QC" on case and dial. Reverse-painted glass dial. Glass dome lens. Seldom-seen example. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Molson's Brewery Cigarette Case269 - Molson's Brewery Cigarette Case
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Compliments Molson's Brewery Limited' with interior spring clip marked 'Evans Made in USA'; silver-plated exterior, gold-wash interi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Reid Bros Hardware, Manitoba Tin Litho Tray270 - Reid Bros Hardware, Manitoba Tin Litho Tray
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Lithographed tin tray made by the "Thos Davidson Mfg Co. Montreal, QC", marked inner rim lower edge. Made for "Reid Brother Hardware...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Chicle Co. Gum Satin Premium Sign271 - Chicle Co. Gum Satin Premium Sign
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Canadian, single-sided hanging satin promotional hanger. Promotes campaign offering a satin cushion cover for 85 chewing gum labels. Pre-WWI given t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Assorted Canadian Ephemera271a - Assorted Canadian Ephemera
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Includes Gutta Percha King Edward Hotel Comb, two celluloid 1927 Cunard-Anchor time table/rulers. New Hamburg ribbons and souvenir dish. United Ciga
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lipton's Tea Bookmark Premium272 - Lipton's Tea Bookmark Premium
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2-sided lithographed cardboard bookmark. Condition: Excellent. One light crease along lower left edge. A tiny closed tear along upper edge. 6&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Comfort Soap Bookmark Premium273 - Comfort Soap Bookmark Premium
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2-sided lithographed cardboard bookmark. Condition: A few light horizontal creases. A crease through lower right corner. 7" x 2".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Brant Roller Mills Parade Photo273a - Brant Roller Mills Parade Photo
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C. 1905 Brantford, Ontario. Shows promotional, horse-drawn parade float on front of the factory. Embossed "J.L Barnes Photo, Brantford, ON L...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Berlin, ON Rubber Ephemera273b - Berlin, ON Rubber Ephemera
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C. 1905 Merchant's Rubber Co., Berlin, ON Scribbler and Dominion Rubber Promotional Tire Record pocket book. Condition: Very Good with pencil w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Framed Tin Sweet Caporal Cigarettes Sign274 - Framed Tin Sweet Caporal Cigarettes Sign
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Single-sided lithographed tin with wood frame. Glossy surface. Minor paint flaking to lower right corner. 72 .5" x 15 .5"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Tin Litho Sportsman Cigarettes Sign275 - Tin Litho Sportsman Cigarettes Sign
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Single-sided lithographed tin. French Canadian "Extra Douces" version. Minor paint loss to the edge. St. Thomas Metal Signs 1956. 27.5...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Ontario Wrestling Event Posters275a - Ontario Wrestling Event Posters
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1960's. Promoting wrestling events in New Hamburg and Stratford, ON. Condition: Very Good. Minor edge wear. 22" x 14" each.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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CNR "Ski in Canada" Cardboard Poster276 - CNR "Ski in Canada" Cardboard Poster
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Single-sided cardboard promotional tourism poster by Canadian National Railways. C. 1960. Condition: Mild soiling and general surface wear. Surf
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Montreal Locomotive Works CNR Photograph277 - Montreal Locomotive Works CNR Photograph
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Large promotional framed photograph featuring Canadian National Locomotive "3586". Matting marked "Montreal Locomotive Works Ltd, Mo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Railway Crossing Sign Manufacturing Photograph278 - Railway Crossing Sign Manufacturing Photograph
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Large, original photograph framed in quarter-sawn oak. Image shows a group of gentlemen in working environment who appear to be manufacturing "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Canadian Pacific Railway Sportsmen's Map278a - Canadian Pacific Railway Sportsmen's Map
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1903, rare. Folding map issued by Canadian Pacific Railway showing where fish and game abound in the Dominion of Canada. 8" x 4.25" fold...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Canadian National Cast Locomotive Number Plate279 - Canadian National Cast Locomotive Number Plate
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Cast metal number plate from Canadian National Locomotive "Northern 6244". This train played an important role in freight related to pos...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00 + 650.00) x 1 = 3,900.00
 
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Locomotive Steam Pressure Gauge280 - Locomotive Steam Pressure Gauge
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Solid brass construction. Dial registers to 400lb of pressure. For locomotive use. Condition: Very Good. Dial a few localized scuffs. Unpolished
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Canadian National Railway Spike Driver281 - Canadian National Railway Spike Driver
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Wood handled hammer with cast iron head embossed CNR for Canadian National Railroad. Condition: Fair. Handle and head have been clear coated. 9&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Grand Trunk Longneck Railway Oiler282 - Grand Trunk Longneck Railway Oiler
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Multi-use soldered seam tin oiler with long spout and brass fittings. Incised "G.T.R" for Grand Trunk Railroad. Spring-loaded thumb pump...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Canadian Pacific Railway Cast Ashtray283 - Canadian Pacific Railway Cast Ashtray
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Heavily embossed ashtray featuring the iconic "beaver shield" logo. Condition: Excellent. A few very minor scattered oxidization spots....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Canadian National Railway Spittoon284 - Canadian National Railway Spittoon
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Polished nickel composition with weighted base. Embossed "C.N.R to outer body. Condition: Very Good. Minor uniform surface oxidization. 8....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Canadian Pacific Railway Signal Lantern285 - Canadian Pacific Railway Signal Lantern
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Four-lens caboose lantern embossed HLP - CPR. Made by Hiram L. Piper Company for use on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Features three green convex l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Grand Trunk Railway Lantern286 - Grand Trunk Railway Lantern
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"The Adams & Westlake Co. New York, Chicago, Phila - G.T.R - Adlake Kero No. 250. Adlake 400 Burner. Top embossed with various patent da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to braroes1 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Minnesota & Ontario Bridge Railway Lantern287 - Minnesota & Ontario Bridge Railway Lantern
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Embossed by maker "E.T Wright & Co. Manufacturers, Hamilton, Ontario. "M & O.B Pat'd 1908". Adlake No.250 burner. Clea...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Boston & Maine Railway Lantern288 - Boston & Maine Railway Lantern
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No. 39 Steel Clad Dietz New York, USA". Dietz Convex burner. Ruby red globe embossed "B. & M. R. R". Condition: Very Good. Fr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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