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Auction 16 April 16th - April 26th 2014


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2013 Highlights!


#13 Lot 111
Jenner, Werris Creek. Train trade mark. Dobson type Codd or marble bottle.
Very Good. A couple of very fine bruises.
$6,550


#13 Lot 698.
Rosella Preserving Co., Melbourne. Lemon Squash. Fancy patterned cordial bottle.
Very Good. Some scratches and a bit of dullness.
$2,200


#13 Lot 624.
F. J. Mullavey, Roma. Brewed Ginger Beer. Green top, crown seal stoneware ginger beer bottle.
Excellent. Only very minor marks.
$875


#12 Lot 70
Rowlands Ballarat & Melbourne, Miner & Farmer trade mark. Honey Amber glass Codd bottle. Dump shape.
Good with some pitting and stain.
$20,001


#12 Lot 510
Cockatoo, Dyason's Pty Ltd., Melbourne. Dark Amber glass. 13 oz Chutney.
Very Good. Fisheye type bruise to the front.
$2,050


#12 Lot 741
T. P. Palmer, Chemist, Lydiard St., Ballarat. Lady with long hair pictorial. Antifurfura Pomade. Pot Lid.
Good. Some discolouration and underside hairlines.
$1,070


#12 Lot 631
A. A. Billson's "Mild" Family Table Ale, Anglo-Australian Brewery Beechworth. Niven Lithographer Ballarat. Beer bottle label.
Very Good. Has a crease and some minor marks.
$820


#12 Lot 398
E. Rowlands Pty Ltd., 1854-1914 Our Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Booklet.
Very Good. Nice solid condition.
$700


#12 Lot 68
Fox, Camden. Pictorial one way pour Codd marble bottle.
Excellent. Just some minor marks
$650


#12 Lot 349
Tooth & Co "Black Horse Ale". Tall type, regular top.
Excellent. Great example with strong embossing.
$580


#11 Lot 412
C. Sheekey, Cordial Manufacturer, Goulburn. Pearson Chesterfield pottery. Stoneware one gallon demijohn.
Very Good. Some flakes and little chips.
$1,659


#11 Lot 516
Deeley Stourbridge. British Registration Diamond. Heavily patterned vinegar, cordial, whisky? Goldfields era bottle
Near Mint. Stunning example.
$1,250


#11 Lot 58
Lock & Meagher, 3 Star trade mark, Menzies & Davyhurst, Western Australia. Small size sun-coloured amethyst Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Some little inner lip nibbles and other small marks.
$995


#11 Lot 166
Plummer Murphy & Co., South Melbourne. Castle or Tower trade mark. 26 oz Dobson type Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Polished, some little impact marks and a burst bubble.
$750


#13 Lot 595
S. Mansfield, Maryborough. Cassowary or Emu trade mark. Pale blue top. Stoneware ginger beer bottle.
Very Good. Fine hairline, some slight stain and minor marks.
$5,550


#13 Lot 333.
H. France, Sale. Deer trade mark. Torpedo or Hamilton bottle.
Very Good. Some scuffs around the middle.
$2,150


#13 Lot 189.
Rowlands, Ballarat & Melbourne. Miner & Farmer trade mark. Dark Amber blob top dump soda.
Very Good. Polished with a couple of scratches and marks.
$1,700


#13 Lot 103.
Deloraine Cordial Factory. Dobson style codd or marble bottle.
Excellent. Light internal stain and some minor marks.
$820


#12 Lot 428
Pioneer Aerated Water & Brewery Co., Coolgardie. Price Bristol Glaze Stoneware 5 Gallon Demijohn.
Very Good. Some small chips, hairline and marks.
$5,650


#12 Lot 800
Townsend's Sarsaparilla New York. Black Glass. Smooth base. c1860s.
Very Good. Light stain all over.
$1,350


#12 Lot 114
Manger & O'Neill, Echuca & Rochester, Lemonade, Kangaroo trade mark. Dobson or Four-way type marble bottle (Codd).
Excellent. Only minor marks.
$945


#12 Lot 656
A. A. Billson, Raspberry Vinegar (Beechworth). Niven Lithographer Ballarat. Cordial bottle label.
Good. A small tear and some minor marks
$810


#12 Lot 417
P. Hanlon, Murchison. Shoulder impressed Bristol glazed stoneware demijohn.
Very Good. Some chips around the lip.
$700


#12 Lot 192
Graff, Condobolin. Tall cylinder. Blob top soda.
Excellent. Only very minor marks.
$645


#11 Lot 406
Darby Bros., Shepparton. Globe trade mark. Pearson Chesterfield pottery. Ceramic two gallon demijohn.
Very Good. Some lip chips and small marks around the body.
$14,500


#11 Lot 156
W. M. Coleman, Parkes. Key trade mark. Niagara type Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. A bit stained and dull. Some scuffs and marks.
$1,500


#11 Lot 257
W. Woodroofe, Norwood. Spinning Top trade mark. Dark Green Internal Thread.
Excellent. A little lip flake and minor marks.
$1,200


#11 Lot 747
New York Hop Bitters Co., "Old mould" variety with indented panels. Semi-cabin shape bitters bottle.
Very Good. Large burst bubble some dullness.
$980


#11 Lot 418
John Cook & Co., Wine & Spirit Merchants, Bairnsdale. Shoulder impressed stoneware demijohn.
Excellent. Some light scratches and marks.
$715


#13 Lot 404.
Shelley, Broken Hill. Scallop shell trade mark. Stoneware Demijohn.
Excellent. A minor flake and a few little marks.
$4,150


#13 Lot 393.
M. O'Niell, Wine & Spirit Merchant, Elmore. Stoneware Bristol glazed impressed demijohn.
Near Mint. A little bit of wear.
$1,750


#13 Lot 410.
Tasmanian Cordials, Hobart. Blue Cross trade mark. Blue lip, stoneware demijohn. (Bendigo Pottery).
Good. Hairlines and crazing all around.
$1,555


#13 Lot 623.
Henson Grafton. All white crown seal stoneware ginger beer bottle. (Mauri Bros & Thomson, Sydney agents stamp).
Very Good. A couple of chips and a small hairline to the lip.
$1,310


#13 Lot 296.
Chas. Cole & Co., Geelong. Heron & Fish trade mark. Lightning Stopper aerated water bottle.
Very Good. A nibbled flake to the lip. Some other minor marks.
$1,100


#13 Lot 194.
P. G. Dixon & Co., Melbourne. Demi Rampant Lion trade mark. Dump shape blob top soda bottle.
Very Good. Polished still some scratches and marks.
$820


#12 Lot 410
G. Wilmot, Hop Beer, Colac. Majolica Glazed stoneware barrel (made by Bendigo Pottery, Epsom).
Excellent. Small chips around the top edge.
$5,050


#12 Lot 340
Jose's Soda Water Geraldton. "Fat Boy" blue glass torpedo bottle.
Very Good. Polished, lip slightly re-shaped.
$1,300


#12 Lot 742
H. Francis & Co., Chemists, Cold Cream, 31 Bourke Street East, Melbourne. Pot Lid.
Near Mint. Stunning example.
$920


#12 Lot 789
Melchers Schiedam Cosmopoliet "Man Gin". Black Glass Dutch gin bottle. Half size.
Excellent. Some light dullness and minor marks.
$790


#12 Lot 793
Erven L. Bols, Het Lootsje, Amsterdam. Pinch-waisted sealed gin. Rare smaller size.
Excellent. Flake to inner lip and minor marks.
$700


#12 Lot 726
Peels Dairy, Old South Head Road, Sydney. Brass & Copper money box. Advertising item.
Very Good. A very unusual little item.
$630


#11 Lot 779
Fergusons M D Whisky. Doulton Lambeth Artware Back bar advertising whisky dispenser.
Excellent. Only minor faults and marks.
$4,750


#11 Lot 437
J. W. Osborne, Hop Beer, Trangie. Champagne shape stoneware Ginger Beer.
Very Good. A little blowout to the surface and some other minor marks.
$1,500


#11 Lot 466
C. Simmons Armidale. Crown trade mark. Dump shape stoneware ginger beer.
Excellent. Glaze flake and some minor marks.
$1,100


#11 Lot 407
Bronger Brothers, Penrith. Handshake trade mark. Note this is a modern reproduction using the old stamp and made by the English pottery that made the original demijohns.
Near Mint. Only light marks.
$825


#11 Lot 455
John H. Hooper, Ipswich. Unicorn trade mark. Dump shape, all white ginger beer bottle.
Very Good. A little scruffy. Some small marks. Needs a good clean.
$670


#13 Lot 926.
Simmons & Dwyer, 116 Collins Street E., Melbourne. "Laughing Parson" pictorial Pot Lid.
Excellent. Full gold border. Small marks.
$3,250


#13 Lot 633.
H. Biltoft, Sarina. Dump shape, Crown Seal stoneware ginger beer bottle.
Excellent. A couple of little glaze flakes.
$1,750


#13 Lot 365.
G. H. Billson & Co., Melbourne (St Kilda). Crossed Axes trade mark. Yellow-green Crown Seal Hop beer bottle.
Very Good. A few scratches and minor marks.
$1,550


#13 Lot 552.
Cascade Brewery Life Buoy brand Dandelion Ale Hobart Tasmania. Blue lip, stoneware ginger beer bottle. Price Bristol Pottery.
Very Good. Light wear, a few small flakes to the lip and around the base.
$980


#13 Lot 481.
Bright Brewery Co., Superior Cloves. Cordial bottle label.
Very Good. Some small folds and creases around the edges.
$820


#12 Lot 769
Longmore's Gold Medal Perfection Cherry Tooth Paste. Gladiator trade mark.
Very Good. A little hairline to the face.
$3,000


#12 Lot 255
Collie & George, Federal Steam Soda Water Works West Wyalong. Lamont's Patent bottle.
Good. Polished, pitting and marks remain.
$1,250


#12 Lot 453
W. E. Balzer, Ginger Beer, Byron Bay. Blue print, dump shape stoneware ginger beer bottle.
Very Good. Some wear, flakes and small hairline.
$870


#12 Lot 414
A. Pinkerton, Wangaratta. Lip impressed. Salt glaze stoneware demijohn. Large Bendigo Pottery stamp.
Near Mint. Unusual to see an early demijohn like this in such good shape.
$770


#12 Lot 121
R. Dear, Tumut. Star with RD Initials trade mark. Dobson or Four-way type marble (Codd) bottle. Sun-coloured amethyst.
Very Good. A few little marks and flakes around.
$690


#12 Lot 144
M. H. Alsop, Parkes. Key trade mark. Niagara type Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Fine fracture in lip, some other minor marks.
$620


#11 Lot 732
Simmons & Dwyer, Collins St., Melbourne. "Lauging Parson" coloured ceramic pot lid.
Near Mint. A stunner with only very minor marks.
$2,700


#11 Lot 731
H. W. Potts, Cherry Tooth Paste (Melbourne, Euroa). Black & White pot lid.
Very Good. Some crazing and staining.
$1,500


#11 Lot 14
Phillip Haughey, Murrumburrah. Kangaroo trade mark. Small size Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Polished with some minor marks.
$1,050


#11 Lot 208
Tasmanian Dandelion Ale Company, G. Nicholls & Co. Two men holding bottles trade mark. Green glass blob top.
Very Good. Some scuffs and scratches.
$820


#11 Lot 79
A. Scott, Menzies. Anchor trade mark. Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. A bit of dullness and stain, some minor marks.
$650


#13 Lot 357.
Standard Brewery, Castlemaine. Flag trade mark. Ring Seal Beer.
Very Good. Scuffed and scratched.
$2,200


#13 Lot 709.
Sydney Dingo Fruit Jar. Immerser embossing around neck. Clear glass variation. Quart.
Excellent. Minor flakes around the lip.
$1,701


#13 Lot 708.
Bates Chocolate Depot Swanston Street Melbourne Jar.
Very Good. A little hazy and small marks.
$1,550


#13 Lot 192.
H. Penney, Chemist, Sydney. Green glass blob top dump shape soda water bottle.
Very Good. Polished. Still a few marks and tiny fractures to the lip.
$900


#13 Lot 562.
Kelly & Co., Hobart. Coat of Arms trade mark. Dandelion Ale. Stoneware ginger beer bottle.
Very Good. Some glaze wear and flakes.
$820


#12 Lot 319
Hunter Bros Sandhurst. Greyhound trade mark. Lengthwise embossing variation. Torpedo bottle.
Excellent. Minor scuffs and marks.
$2,550


#12 Lot 413
W. Adams, General Storekeeper, Yarroweyah (Goulburn Valley, Victoria). Shoulder impressed stoneware demijohn.
Very Good. Minor marks.
$1,150


#12 Lot 480
Lewis Morris, West Maitland. All White crown seal ceramic ginger beer. R. Fowler Ltd potters stamp.
Excellent. Some very minor marks.
$840


#12 Lot 95
G. Bell, Cordial Maker, Wyong. Dobson or Four-way type marble (Codd) bottle. Dark sun-coloured amethyst.
Excellent. The odd little mark around the body.
$730


#12 Lot 246
M. H. Alsop, Parkes. Key trade mark. Kilner Bros glass manufacturers mark. Lamont type aerated water bottle.
Excellet. Some haze and minor marks.
$670


#12 Lot 671
Hunter Bros, Tonic Ale, Sandhurst. Bottle label.
Very Good. A little tear at the top.
$600


#11 Lot 730
Hallam Hunter Street & College St., Sydney. Cherry Tooth Paste. Square, black & white pot lid.
Excellent. Some crazing and minor marks.
$1,700


#11 Lot 733
Simpson & Davenport, Coat of Arms, Melbourne, Cherry Tooth Paste. Black on Blue Pot Lid.
Excellent. Only very minor marks.
$1,500


#11 Lot 157
W. M. Coleman, Parkes. Key trade mark (lengthwise). Niagara type Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Some stain and a few scratches and marks.
$1,050


#11 Lot 74
Rochester Aerated Waters Co., Rochester. Kangaroo trade mark. All Way pour Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Polished, little popped out chip to the back.
$775


#11 Lot 167
R. Mosley, Globe Mineral Water Works, Flemington Bridge, Melbourne. 26 oz Dobson type Codd marble bottle.
Very Good. Polished. A bruise and some other marks.
$650