Ice Green Hemi No.8

By Brent Burger; posted January 5, 2010

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A sweet example of this scarce early Hemingray pony. Dating from about 1886, this is likely the first insulator to be marked "Hemingray" rather than "H.G.CO." There are two variants of the No.8, this is the larger one with the blot-outs. A fragile and often heavily damaged style, this specimen is in unusually nice condition, with two clean base flakes on back that are about 1/2" total, and another really small one that I only mention for accuracy .... and I see a light fisheye ping on the dome. Otherwise, very bright and clean glass for one of these. Color is an off-clear, icy sort of green tint. Let's call it "Mediterranean Thistle". If you have been looking for a nice one of these, this one would be hard to beat. Found by yours truly in 1979 in the hills south of The Dalles, Oregon. $55 + actual postage.