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Part 1 of the 'Rusty Frye' Collection of Southern Soda and Mineral Water Bottles

Catalog for Auction # 108
Closing September 21st, 2015 at 10 PM EST

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1. “M. MONJU & CO / MOBILE”, Alabama, ca. 1840 - 1860, blue green, 7 3/8”h, red iron pontil applied blob type mouth.

Lightly cleaned to an overall excellent condition. Acquired from Casey Ginn in 2009.

 
0 $ 275 *
 

2. “E.S. CLARK / MOBILE / ALA”, Alabama, ca. 1875 - 1885, medium yellow green, 7 1/8”h, smooth base, applied blob type mouth.

In ‘as found’ dug condition having an overall stain. It also has a 1/2” by 1/4” inside of lip bruise. According to Rusty’s notes, ‘Originally from an old Mobile collection and possibly a one-of-a-kind’! Acquired from Mark Howat.

 
0 $ 150 *
 

3. “A. BARTUNES / & CO / NO 135 / DAUPHIN ST / MOBILE”, Alabama, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep bluish aqua, 7 1/4”h, iron pontil, applied ring type mouth.

Lightly cleaned to near perfect condition. Acquired from Elroy Webb at the 1998 Mobile Show.

 
0 $ 400 *
 

4. “MIGUEL PONS & CO / MOBILE”, Alabama, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep bluish aqua, 7 1/4”h, iron pontil, applied blob type mouth.

Cleaned to its original luster but has a very few light imperfections. Acquired from John Sharp in 2012. .

 
0 $ 150 *
 

5. (Lot of 2), “MIGUEL PONS & CO / MOBILE.”, Alabama, ca. 1840 - 1860, medium blue green, 7 3/8”h, iron pontils, applied blob type mouths.

Both are in ‘as found’ dug condition, each having an overall matte type stain. One has a 1 1/2” long base crack, the other a 1/4” in diameter potstone crack in the neck.

 
0 $ 50 *
 

6. “S. TWELVES / MOBILE”, Alabama, ca. 1840 - 1860, emerald green, 7 1/4”h, red iron pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

In as found condition having some very light haze and a few scratches. According to Rusty’s notes, ‘Originally dug by David Meechan in Mobile, Alabama on St. Michael Street.’ Acquired from Greg Smith in 1990.

 
0 $ 800 *
 

7. (Lot of 4), “E.S. CLARK / MOBILE / ALA”, a “E. CARRE / MOBILE. ALA” and (2) “CLARK & MUNN / MOBILE”, Alabama, ca. 1875 - 1885, shades of aqua and apple green, all approximately 7 1/8”h, smooth bases, applied mouths.

One of the ‘Clark & Munn’ bottles is in ‘attic’ found perfect condition and has the original wire pull over closure. The other three are in ‘as found’ dug condition. The ‘E.S. Clark’ has as 1/4” milky bruise on the inside of the lip.

 
0 $ 70 *
 

8. (Lot of 2) “WM ZEISLER / LITTLE ROCK / ARK. - I.G. CO.”, and a “WILLIAM ZEISLER / LITTLE ROCK / ARK / FA & CO”, Arkansas, ca. 1870 - 1880, bluish aqua, 6 5/8” and 7 1/8”h, smooth bases, applied blob type mouths.

The ‘I.G.CO.’ bottle has 1/2” wide by 1/2” deep chip is out of the side of the lip. The ‘F.A.& Co.’ bottle has one-half of the lip repaired. Both were acquired from Ed Tardy in 2008.

 
0 $ 100 *
 

9. "JOHN RYAN / S. 1852. T / COLUMBUS / GA - THIS BOTTLE / IS / NEVER SOLD / 1883", Georgia, ca. 1883 - 1890, deep vivid cobalt blue, 7 3/4"h, "R" on smooth base, applied blob type mouth.

Cleaned to its original luster but retains some minor ground imperfections. Acquired from Peyton Youmans in 1994.

 
0 $ 150 *
 

10. "JOHN RYAN (in block letters) / XX PORTER & ALE PHILADA", Georgia, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep cobalt blue squat form, 6 3/4"h, iron pontil, applied blob type mouth.

Lightly cleaned to overall excellent condition. Acquired from Russ Butler at the Jackson, Mississippi Show in 2007.

 
0 $ 140 *
 

11. "JOHN RYAN / 1866 / SAVANNAH / GA. - CIDER", Georgia, ca. 1870 - 1880, medium sapphire blue, 7 1/4"h, smooth base, applied tapered blob type mouth.

A tiny ice pick type bruise is on the inside edge of the lip. Also a few light scratches. Nice air bubbles throughout. Acquired from Peyton Youmans in 1999 at a Savannah Bottle show.

 
0 $ 200 *
 

12. "JOHN RYAN (in block letters) / XX PORTER & ALE PHILADA / 1866", Georgia, ca. 1855 - 1865, light greenish aqua squat form, 6 3/4"h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Lightly cleaned to excellent overall condition. Very rare in this light coloration! Acquired from Peyton Youmans in 2001 during visit to Meridian, Mississippi.

 
0 $ 300 *
 

13. "JOHN RYAN / EXCELSIOR / MINERAL WATER / SAVANNAH GA - UNION GLASS WORKS / PHILA / THIS BOTTLE / IS / NEVER SOLD", Georgia, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep cobalt blue, 7 1/4"h, iron pontil, applied blob type mouth.

Cleaned but retains some very tiny imperfections. Not a particularly rare bottle but certainly nicer than most! Acquired from Peyton Youmans in 2001 on a trip to Savannah.

 
0 $ 150 *
 

14. "JOHN RYAN / 1852 / SAVANNAH. GA." (in slug plate), Georgia, ca. 1870 - 1885, golden honey amber, 7 1/8"h, smooth base, applied blob type mouth.

Lightly cleaned to overall excellent condition. Wonderful clarity of color, one of the nice ones. Acquired from Peyton Youmans in 2000.

 
0 $ 250 *
 

15. "JOHN RYAN / 1866 / SAVANNAH / GA. - CIDER", Georgia, ca. 1870 - 1880, yellow with a hint of olive, 7 1/4"h, smooth base, applied blob type mouth.

Lightly cleaned to near perfect condition. Great color plenty of seed bubbles, hard to imagine a nicer one. Acquired from Mike Newman in 2004. Originally in the Peyton Youmans collection.

 
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