G.N.W. TEL. CO. CD 145s - small 'o' and steely grey aqua colour Sale

By Barrett Nicpon; posted January 8, 2022

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A great-looking pair of Canadian CD 145s made for the Great North Western Telegraph Company.

At left is a "thin print" embossing style (the same mold as all the purple shades) in an odd "tweener" steely grey-aqua colour. This one has a bit more grey than the typical aqua shades, and more green than the typical steel blue shades. It's an oddity. It has some nice bubbles throughout and clear, clean glass. Damage consists of a 1/4" faint fisheye bruise on the crown and some scuffs around the wire groove in the front.

At right is a "small o" example, with a small o in "Co.". This is the version with "T.P." blotted out behind the "N.W." embossing. Part of the lower horizontal bar in the "P" in still visible behind the "W" in the embossing, and the "N" was clearly engraved over top of the period that followed the "T". It's a mess. This example is light aqua and has some nice fine bubbles and surface straw marks. It's NM with some light scuffs on the rear crown and front skirt, and a 3/8" open bubble on the rear base edge.

I'm now asking $24 USD plus shipping for the pair. 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.

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