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'Premier' Auction # 172

Auction # 172

Auction Ended: Monday March 18th, 2024 at 10 PM EST

Auction Local Time: Apr 24, 2024 02:10:40 EDT



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1. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER, / VA.”, (Tucker, M-59), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, deep sapphire or peacock blue, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied single double collar mouth.

A very faint strictly in-making surface glass cooling flaw is at the edge of the base, otherwise in pristine perfect ‘attic’ found like new condition!

Not only is it the only known example in this stunning color it is easily the most important of all the Virginia and West Virginia mineral water bottles! Miss this one and you will probably never get a chance at another!

 
20 $ 20,000
 

2. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER / VA.”, (Tucker, M-59), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, medium blue green, 9”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect like new condition!

It would be hard to find a nicer one!

 
3 $ 550
 

3. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER / W.VA.”, (Tucker, M-60), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, aqua tall quart, smooth base, applied single collar mouth.

A flat 1/8” chip is off the top of the lip and some light letter wear.

Rare aquamarine color!

 
1 $ 300
 

4. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER / W.VA.”, (Tucker, M-60), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, yellowish amber tall quart, smooth base, applied single collar mouth.

A flat 1/4” chip is off the top of the lip and top edge of lip roughness. Also, some light scattered scratches.

Rare amber color!

 
1 $ 300
 

5. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER / W.VA.”, (Tucker, M-60), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, light bluish green tall quart, smooth base, applied single collar mouth.

Pristine perfect ‘attic’ found condition.

Prime example and in a considerably lighter color.

 
2 $ 275
 

6. “WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS / GREENBRIER / W.VA.”, (Tucker, M-60), West Virginia, ca. 1864 - 1875, deep bluish aqua tall quart, smooth base, applied single collar mouth.

It appears that a tiny flake on the side of the lip has been polished out.

Nice glass whittle, very rare deep bluish color that lacks any trace of green. A fine ‘attic’ found example and the minor mentioned flaw is non-offensive.

 
2 $ 275
 

7. “FN (monogram) / IRONDALE SPRING / W. VA.”, West Virginia, ca. 1880 - 1890, orange amber quart, 9 1/2”h, smooth base, tooled lip.

A tiny flake is off the outer edge of the lip, otherwise in perfect condition.

 
14 $ 450
 

8. “ALUM WATER / BATH ALUM / SPRINGS / VIRGINIA”, Virginia, ca. 1875 - 1885, yellowish amber half-gallon, smooth base, applied mouth.

A pinhead in size flake is off the outer edge of the lip, otherwise in perfect condition.

Full of tiny air bubbles, a scarce ‘Valley’ spring water bottle!

 
23 $ 2,200
 

9. “BUFFALO / LITHIA WATER / (motif of seated woman holding pitcher) / NATURES / MATERIA / MEDICA / TRADE MARK”, American, ca. 1880 - 1890, medium blue green half-gallon, smooth base, applied mouth.

Perfect condition.

Bright, clean and in a better color then many.

 
12 $ 275
 

10. “ALLEGHANY SPRINGS / VIRGINIA”, Virginia, ca. 1875 - 1885, aqua quart, 7 3/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A few light scratches and an area of light milky haze is opposite of the embossing.

Rare quart size!

 
15 $ 650
 

11. “G.W. WESTON & CO / SARATOGA / N.Y.”, (Tucker, E-2-B-2), New York, ca. 1855 - 1865, olive green pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition. Full of tiny air bubbles.

Listed as scarce to rare in the pint size. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
5 $ 150
 

12. “PACIFIC CONGRESS WATER SPRINGS SARATOGA / (running deer) / CALIFORNIA - SAGE’S / PACIFIC CONGRESS / SPRINGS”, (Tucker, M-34), California, ca. 1870 - 1880, medium lime green pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

About perfect ‘attic’ found condition.

A few exist, but most are in California! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
21 $ 3,750
 

13. “CONGRESS & EMPIRE SPRING CO / COLUMBIAN / WATER / SARATOGA. N.Y.”, (Tucker, S-15-B), New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, emerald green pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition.

Not an easy mould to find especially in this prime condition! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
8 $ 800
 

14. “WASHINGTON SPRING CO / (bust of Washington) / BALLSTON SPA / N.Y. - C”, (Tucker, S-61), New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, emerald green pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition.

No trace of wear, but plenty of air bubbles!

Rated as number ten in the late Bernie Puckhaber’s list of ten most desirable Saratoga County spring water bottles. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
19 $ 2,200
 

15. “MIDDLETOWN HEALING SPRINGS / GRAYS & CLARK / MIDDLETOWN VT”, (Tucker, V-13), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, yellowish ‘old’ olive amber quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition.

Numerous tiny air bubbles and nice glass whittle.

Very rare and unlisted color that is radically different from others we’ve seen or auctioned. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
10 $ 1,200
 

16. “MIDDLETOWN HEALING SPRINGS / A.W. GRAY & SON / MIDDLETOWN. VT.”, (Tucker, V-14), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, emerald green quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition.

Several subtle swirls of glass travel around the upper one-half. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
7 $ 425
 

17. “MIDDLETOWN / HEALING / SPRINGS / GRAYS & CLARK / MIDDLETOWN. VT.”, (Tucker, V-12, variant 3), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, emerald green quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

About perfect condition.

Full of tiny air bubbles.

A very rare and desirable color for this mould. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
1 $ 350
 

18. “MIDDLETOWN MINERAL SPRING CO / NATURE’S / REMEDY / MIDDLETOWN, VT.”, (Tucker, V-15), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, deep emerald green quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition.

Completely full of tiny air bubbles and with just the right amount of color density to show them off in any lighting!

One of the very best! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
6 $ 240
 

19. “ALBURGH / A / SPRINGS. VT.”, (Tucker, V-1-A), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, deep chocolate amber quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition.

This is the variant that has the correct spelling of Alburgh. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
7 $ 650
 

20. “ALBURGH / A / SPRING. VT.”, (Tucker, V-1-B), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, yellowish amber center area shading to a more reddish amber pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

A tiny sand grain opposite of the embossing has a 1/2” cooling crack, otherwise this great rarity is in perfect condition.

Nice glass whittle, full of tiny air bubbles and fortunately because of the location of the flaw allows it to display as in perfect condition. Don Fritschel Collection.

 
20 $ 2,100
 

21. “ALBERGH / A / SPRINGS. VT.”, (Tucker, V-2), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, yellowish ‘old’ amber quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

A tiny ‘rainbow’ type ding is opposite of the embossing just above the base.

This is the rare misspelled ‘Alburgh’ variant and the tiny mentioned flaw is non-offensive! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
2 $ 425
 

22. Wooden Shipping Create, ‘Alburgh Springs Company, Mineral Water, Alburgh Springs, Vermont’ (on two side panels), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, wood construction with metal strap corner supports, 8 1/2” high, 23” in length by 15” wide, open end handles.

Excellent overall condition. A center base board is missing, or was never there.

Made for shipping the pint size Alburgh Spring Water bottles. A wonderful ‘go-with’ that would fit nicely in a bottle den! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
4 $ 275
 

23. “MISSISQUOI / A / SPRINGS” - (Indian woman with papoose), (Tucker, V-17-A), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium yellowish lime green quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

A few faint spots of ‘ghost’ appearing internal stain.

A fine example, full of tiny air bubbles and light density of color! Here’s a nice one! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
17 $ 1,100
 

24. “SHELDON / A / SPRING / SHELDON. VT”, (Tucker, V-19), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, deep emerald green magnum quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect like new condition!

Unlisted magnum size! A very rare color for this mould and one we can find no auction record for! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
6 $ 2,100
 

25. “WELDEN SPRING. / ST. ALBANS. VT, - ALTERATIVE. / CHALYBEATE.”, (Tucker, V-22-A), Vermont, ca. 1865 - 1875, emerald green quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition.

Numerous trapped air bubbles, a surface one intermingles with some of the embossing.

A rare and desirable Vermont spring water bottle! Don Fritschel Collection.

 
1 $ 1,800
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