Sunday, July 12, 2015

Abel is selling some historic Toronto bottles on eBay

Above is a link to Abel's antique bottle sale on eBay which may only be active for a few days longer (has it already ended?), at which point I will delete it and just keep the pictures here.  I do this as a service to all bottle collectors and the Canadian bottle collecting community in particular. I'm also helping Abel who has been very helpful to me.

I think the sales have already ended but its worth getting a second look at these gorgeous bottles,

G.S. (George Stephen) Ross Toronto C.W. (Canada West) Soda Water Torpedo Bottle
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G.S. (George Stephen) Ross Toronto C.W. (Canada West) Soda Water Torpedo Bottle 

US $2,500.00
( 201380328119 )
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James Walsh & Co. 124 Berkeley St. Toronto Ca Hamilton Torpedo Soda Water Bottle
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James Walsh & Co. 124 Berkeley St. Toronto Ca Hamilton Torpedo Soda Water Bottle
US $750.00
1 bids
US $1,000.00
Buy It Now

This Auction Sale is For One Rare (James) Walsh & Co. 124 Berkeley St. Toronto Ontario Canada Torpedo Soda Water 1859-1876 Bottle Only! This Great Torpedo Bottle is From The Collection of The Late Dr. R. Dean Axelson. A Museum Quality (James) Walsh & Co. 124 Berkeley St. Toronto Torpedo Soda Water Bottle is Listed For $1,000.00 in His 2007 Price Guide. This Bottle is in Mint Condition With no Cracks, no Chips, no Case-ware, no Scratches or Restorations.

1 comment:

Glen C. Phillips said...

Ah yes, the great divide between archaeologists and collectors. This time from the past, but little has changed in the last couple of decades. Few archaeologists in Ontario lower themselves to deal with historical (European settlement period) sites, instead preferring the lofty world of pre-historical (First Nations) sites -- makes for better conference papers and puts more "piled higher and deeper" behind their PhDs. And those who bother with historical site rarely work up a sweat to show up at construction sites to retrieve artifacts on the spot. It's easier to point a finger at the collecting community, members of whom they castigate as ignorant, mercenary and history thieves. It's ironic, because those selfsame archaeologists will tell you that they are in the discovery business. Yet, they cut themselves out of so much discovery by dismissing the knowledge in the bottle collecting community. Really, it's a discourse of professional power. After all, if archaeologists concede that they have something to learn from bottle collectors, then that would be an indirect admission that they don't know everything. Their supposed omniscience has been one of the most important elements they have used to lobby for, gain and maintain legally-sanctioned exclusivity to sink shovels into the ground (see various relevant provincial statutes, such as the Ontario Heritage Act).