Item 13

Price Realized:  $4,000
CD 145  H.G. CO. Dark Sapphire Blue
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Item: 13  Description: CD 145 H.G. CO. (120) Dark Sapphire Blue. The last time this insulator changed hands was in 1999. It was the darkest shade of three offered in a Pole Top auction that fall and sold for nearly $4,000. A similar one had sold in an earlier auction for over $5,000. That was 22-years ago! I can’t stress that this is one of the darkest shades of blue known for a H.G. beehive. The condition is an amazing  Grade A . View 3 shows some nibbles along the basal seam line. Those are from removal of the insulator from the mold and are not considered damage. There’s some slight nibbles or tiny thin flaking on inner skirt that are totally insignificant and likely also resulted from removal of the insulator from the mold. Character? Take note of several nice skirt and dome bubbles. This insulator was in our October auction, but the winning bidder never paid for it nor several other pieces he “bought”. We are offering the piece again, and with a lower starting bid.
Estimate: $4,500 - $5,000  Open: $4,000
Price Realized:  $4,000