Item 370

Price Realized:  $1,550
CD 259  Cable Insulator Pattents App’d For
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Item: 370  Description: CD 259 Cable Insulator / Patents App’d For (010) Aqua with Amber Swirls. This base embossed insulator apparently was the first of its type, made before the June 17, 1890 patent was granted. There’s no embossing on the outer skirt at all. A few years ago I formed an extensive collection of CD 258, 259 & 260 helmets… and this was one of just two embossing styles I was unable to obtain. It’s that scarce! (The other one I never obtained was Item 371.) View 3 and View 4 show the base embossing. I’m upgrading this to a B-Plus although it shows evidence of having been buried and a little light tumbling would enhance its overall appearance.
Estimate: $800 - $1,000  Open: $650
Price Realized:  $1,550