Scratch n' dent Canadians - Yellow Straw unembossed and H.B.R. CD 145s Sale

By Barrett Nicpon; posted January 8, 2022

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At left is an H.B.R. CD 145 with (maybe?) a G.T.P. TEL. CO. blotout behind the embossing. The blotout is not clear but is plainly evident. This one has some original iron wire rust in the wire groove as shown. This mold has a large mold repair or imperfection on the right side of the crown that can be found on several Canadian CD 145s, suggesting this mold was re-used several times. Very clear, clean glass. It has a tiny 1/4" wide by 3/8" tall sliver off the front upper wire ridge, and a 3/4" flat base flake on the rear base. $10 plus shipping for this one.

At right is a yellow straw unembossed Canadian CD 145. This colour is quite distinct from the plain straw or peach examples which are much more common. Is is very bright and vibrant, especially when displayed in natural light. Most examples of this colour I have had over the years were recovered from one section of abandoned CPR line in the early 2000s. As usual, my photo does not adequately show the brilliance of this colour. This example has a 3/8" by 5/8" bruise/fisheye on the skirt on one side but otherwise looks good. $35 plus shipping for this example.

I'm now asking $30 USD plus shipping for the pair of CD 145s. I'm always happy to trade for early Canadian glass or Canadian-made porcelain insulators. I accept PayPal, or personal cheque from any member of ICON or any collector with whom I have dealt before. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more photos, and look through my other items or unsold sales stock to combine shipping on items.