A few years ago my husband convinced me to by a small farm just west of the Chicagoland suburbs. Who doesn’t have the dream of flipping and decorating a charming farmhouse/cottage by unveiling its character and personality from days gone by? 474 more words
Stoneware is prized by collectors for the graphics and the merchant stores noted on the front of them.
In good condition, because of the rare merchant name, the Duffy & Campbell crock would likely be worth about $500 and perhaps more.
Other highly desirable Ottawa bottles are the E. (Edmund) Miles Hair Bottle valued in the $400 to $500 range. Mr. Miles ran a high-end barbershop on Sparks Street in the late 19th century.
The Proderick Soda Bottle is from the Proderick confectionary. It is the oldest glass bottle known from Ottawa and dates to the 1850’s and is worth $2,500 to $3,500.Photo courtesy of Scott Wallace of Maple Leaf Auctions
John A. McLaren distilled whiskey in Perth, 50 miles west of Ottawa in the 1880’s and his products became very popular in hotels in that town and neighbouring communities. The amber colour of this bottle makes it a rare find and valued at $300.
My last column about the stunning auction price of an amber fruit jar that brought $14,500 at a Canadian Internet auction likely caused some KT readers to take a second look at the old bottles stashed in their basements, attics and garages. 1,268 more words