Lot 148

Price Realized:  $220
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CD 263 COLUMBIA, Dark Blue Aqua; Great example of the trade name "Columbia" for the "tie eyes"
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Lot 148: CD 263 COLUMBIA [040]  Color: Dark Blue Aqua  Description: This insulator is embossed with the trade name "Columbia" as well as the date of Samuel Oakman's May 12, 1891 patent for "tie eyes," the feature that makes the Columbia style so unique! For the Hemingray-embossed variant, see lot 149. 1/4" open bubble on the base with a little skirt flaking, otherwise easily very near mint. The threading on the inside of the skirt adds a bit of a different touch!
Estimate: $150 - $175  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $220

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