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Auction Description for Morphy's: MORPHY AUCTIONS Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Auction
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MORPHY AUCTIONS Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Auction

by Morphy Auctions


537 lots with images

June 1, 2013

Live Auction

2000 North Reading Road

Denver, PA, 17517 USA

Phone: +1-717-335-3435

Fax: +1-717-336-7115

Email: morphy@morphyauctions.com

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Grocery Shop Shaving Mug.

Lot 1: Grocery Shop Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Egidio Montano" in gold gilt. Mug has a gold diamond marked under base. Includes a complete magenta wrap. This mug appears on page 82 in Robert Powell's shaving mug book.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" t.

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Horse-Drawn Tanker Shaving Mug.

Lot 2: Horse-Drawn Tanker Shaving Mug.

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Description: The side of the tanker reads, "Scofield, Shurmer, and Teagle". The name on the mug reads, "J.F. Hekar" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Koken Barber Supply St. Louis" and "588". Moderate loss of gold to top and bottom rims. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Timber Framer Shaving Mug.

Lot 3: Timber Framer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Edward A. Houmough" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "D&C". Moderate loss of gold to top and bottom. No crack, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Attorney Shaving Mug.

Lot 4: Attorney Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicts a court scene with five people. Has "Alfonzo Manfredi" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Anchor Pottery New Jersey" under base. Also has decorator's initials "PP" in gold. Mug is also dated 1925.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Touring Car Shaving Mug.

Lot 5: Touring Car Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Kid Zip" in gold gilt and is dated, "1923". Heavy gold on bottom. Mug is stamped, "Felda China Germany". Mug has a red-orange wrap.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent).

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Chef Shaving Mug.

Lot 6: Chef Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicts a chef working in a fully equipped kitchen. Has "John N. Wynn" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "D&C". Mug has a light blue wrap and no damage.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Mason Sidewalk Maker Shaving Mug.

Lot 7: Mason Sidewalk Maker Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Angelo Sanese" in gold gilt. Mug has a complete blue wrap and is stamped, "Bavaria".Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3-5/8" T.

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Wine Bottler Shaving Mug.

Lot 8: Wine Bottler Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has " Joseph Campers" in gold gilt. Shows a lot of floral decoration around entire mug.Condition (Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Horse Showman Shaving Mug.

Lot 9: Horse Showman Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Tom P. Miller" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "1735". No damages. Minor loss to gold.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotive Shaving Mug.

Lot 10: Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotive Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "H.W. Howe" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "T&V Limoges France". The entire mug is wrapped in gold. Minor loss to gold on rim and handle, along with few minor scratches. An unusual mug.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Printing Press Shaving Mug.

Lot 11: Printing Press Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "C.W. Hetzel" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "H&C Company". Minor loss of gold.Condition (Near Mint). Size 4" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Plasterer Shaving Mug.

Lot 12: Plasterer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Chas. T. Hughes" in gold gilt. Dated "November 1, 1910". Mug has a blue wrap with some discoloration. No further damages.Condition (Very Good Plus). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Oyster Bar Shaving Mug.

Lot 13: Oyster Bar Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Chars. H. Guenther" in gold gilt. Depicts a waiter serving oysters. Mug is stamped, "D & C" under base. Mug has minor retouching to gold on top rim. Pictured on page 90 of Keith E. Estep's first book, The Shaving Mug & Barber Bottle Book. Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Butcher Shaving Mug.

Lot 14: Butcher Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "H. Buhrer" in gold gilt. Depicting a man working at a meat counter. With a blue wrap. Mug is an American blank mug.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Butcher Shaving Mug.

Lot 15: Butcher Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting a cow and butcher tools. Has "J.R. Ness" in gold gilt. Mug has minor loss to gold, and no cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Billiards Game Shaving Mug.

Lot 16: Billiards Game Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "R.O. DeBeer" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Germany 8320". Some minor restoration done to mug.Condition (Good). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Horse-Drawn

Lot 17: Horse-Drawn "Fine Groceries" Wagon Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "D.R. Baker" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "T&V Limoges France". Minor loss to gold and no cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Clerk Shaving Mug.

Lot 18: Clerk Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "H. Barton" in gold gilt. Dated 1930. Heavy gold with very little loss. Mug is stamped, "Felda China Germany" under base. No cracks chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Lumber Yard Shaving Mug.

Lot 19: Lumber Yard Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "O.F. Townsend" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Elite / France". Moderate loss of gold. Mug has one minor hairline on inside of mug.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Horse-Drawn Produce Cart Shaving Mug.

Lot 20: Horse-Drawn Produce Cart Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting a man delivering produce. Has "Godfrey Meyer" in gold gilt. Mug has a purple wrap and minor loss to gold.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Duck Hunting Shaving Mug.

Lot 21: Duck Hunting Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "James C. Platt" in gold gilt. Mug is incised on the bottom and says, "Germany P/6241". This mug has a black wrap, with extremely heavy gold on top and bottom. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Telegrapher Shaving Mug.

Lot 22: Telegrapher Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "A.G. Brubaker" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "D&C". No cracks, chips or repairs, with minor loss to gold on top and bottom rims.Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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Boiler Maker Shaving Mug.

Lot 23: Boiler Maker Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicts maker riveting on a boiler. Has "Jos. T. Dempsey" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "KPM Germany" under base. Minor loss to gold.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Horse-Drawn Trolley Shaving Mug.

Lot 24: Horse-Drawn Trolley Shaving Mug.

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Description: The trolley car reads, "Fifth Avenue & Cemetery 12 Citizens Passenger Railway." Has "Eugene Reichenbach" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "T&V Limoges France". Minor loss of gold.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent).

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Furnace Operator Shaving Mug.

Lot 25: Furnace Operator Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "R. Henderson" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "D&C/France". No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Early Lincoln Automobile Shaving Mug.

Lot 26: Early Lincoln Automobile Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Edw. A. Karney" and "Lincoln" in gold gilt. This mug shows a nice rendition of an early Lincoln. Mug is stamped, "Anchor Pottery Trenton, NJ Semi-Porcelain" and in gold, "G.B.S. Co." Mug has moderate crazing. No other cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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Railroad Shaving Mug.

Lot 27: Railroad Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Rade Jauorina" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Koken Barber Supply Co. St. Louis MI." Minor loss of gold. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Boxing Shaving Mug.

Lot 28: Boxing Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting boxers in ring. Has "Jack Keenan" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "Carr China Company Grafton West Virginia B50". No damages. Includes a newspaper clipping with history on Mr. Keenan, published July 2nd, 1884.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Bowling Shaving Mug.

Lot 29: Bowling Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "A.W. Kinzer" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "T&V Limoges France" and "Lang & Co. Baltimore, MD." No cracks chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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Loom Operator Shaving Mug & Barber Bottle.

Lot 30: Loom Operator Shaving Mug & Barber Bottle.

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Description: Has "Robert Chadwick" in gold gilt. Minor loss to gold and no further damages. Also included is a matching personalized barber bottle depicting a handpainted nature scene. Made by Whitehall Tatum Company.Condition (Near Mint). Size Largest: 10 - 1/2" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Scroll Sawer Shaving Mug.

Lot 31: Scroll Sawer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "N. Gentzlinger" in gold gilt. Mug is surrounded by handpainted flowers. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Stone Cutter Shaving Mug.

Lot 32: Stone Cutter Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "J.H. Shissler" in gold gilt. The stone depicted is dated "1885". Very minor loss of gold to top and bottom rims. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Manhattan Bridge Shaving Mug.

Lot 33: Manhattan Bridge Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "W.R. Finnegan" in gold gilt. Mug has a pink wrap. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Saw Mill Operator Shaving Mug.

Lot 34: Saw Mill Operator Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Amos Buzzard" in gold gilt. No damages.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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House Painter Shaving Mug.

Lot 35: House Painter Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting a painter on a swinging scaffold. Has "Peter Helmes" in gold gilt. Mug has a pink wrap and only minor loss to gold. No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Livery Stable Shaving Mug.

Lot 36: Livery Stable Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting man on horseback. Has "John Montgomery" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "DeVry Barber Supply Co. Evansville Ind." No damages. This mug is listed in Robert Powell's book on page 108.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Fish Dealer Shaving Mug.

Lot 37: Fish Dealer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "A. Citarella" in gold gilt. Mug is also dated, "1926" and has heavy gold on both top and bottom rims. Very little loss. Mug is stamped, "Felda China Germany". No damages.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Carriage Painter Shaving Mug.

Lot 38: Carriage Painter Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "S.L. Livengood" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "J.P./L. France". Mug has some excellent restoration done to bottom rim. No other cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Good). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

Condition Report: (Good).

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Ships Chandler Shaving Mug.

Lot 39: Ships Chandler Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting a pedal wheel steamer on side of horse-drawn wagon, along with "J. Maxwell Jr." Minor gold loss. No further damages. Similar to one pictured on page 119 of Keith E. Estep's first book, The Shaving Mug & Barber Bottle Book. Condition (Excellent Plus). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

Condition Report: (Excellent Plus).

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Brick Layer Shaving Mug.

Lot 40: Brick Layer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "John Steinmetz" in gold gilt. Depicting five men working on a wall. Mug is stamped, "Bavaria".Condition (Very Good). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

Condition Report: (Very Good).

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Blacksmith & Farrier Shaving Mug.

Lot 41: Blacksmith & Farrier Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "T.G. Schneider" in gold gilt. Mug has one small minor scratch on the horse detail. Otherwise no damage.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Farrier Shaving Mug.

Lot 42: Farrier Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicts a farrier shoeing a horse. Has "J.C. Rockefeller" in gold gilt. Minor loss of gold to bottom rim.Condition (Excellent). Size 4" T.

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Stationary Machine Shaving Mug.

Lot 43: Stationary Machine Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "John Powell" in gold gilt. Mug has major loss to gold and has been restored and repainted. Any damage has been repaired.Condition (Good). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Cowboy On Horse Shaving Mug.

Lot 44: Cowboy On Horse Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "Edwin H. Moore" in gold gilt. Mug has some major restoration work done.Condition (Good - Very Good). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Furniture Upholsterer Shaving Mug.

Lot 45: Furniture Upholsterer Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "B. Thomas" in gold gilt. This mug is an American blank. With the decorator's mark, "Ph. Eisemann," under base. Mug has minor chipping, staining and crazing.Condition (Very Good). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Candy Maker Shaving Mug.

Lot 46: Candy Maker Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "G. Stallone" in gold gilt. With "Germany" stamped on edge of mug. Has a green wrap and heavy gold. Pictured on page 43 of Robert Blake Powell's book, Occupational & Fraternal Shaving Mugs of the United States. Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Caboose Shaving Mug.

Lot 47: Caboose Shaving Mug.

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Description: Caboose reads, "B. of R.T. 56" Which stands for "Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman". Mug has "C.N. Curtis" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "WG & Co. Limoges France". No damage. Gold on mug is near perfect.Condition (Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Caboose & Railroad Conductors Shaving Mug.

Lot 48: Caboose & Railroad Conductors Shaving Mug.

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Description: Has "A.W. Scarborough" in gold gilt. No loss of gold.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8" T.

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Dry Goods Store Shaving Mug.

Lot 49: Dry Goods Store Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting the clerk waiting on a customer. Has "W.C. Conley" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "J.P./L. France". No cracks, chips or repairs.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 5/8' T.

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Habadasher & Men's Clothing Store Shaving Mug.

Lot 50: Habadasher & Men's Clothing Store Shaving Mug.

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Description: Depicting clerk waiting on a customer. Has "Ed. Lewis" in gold gilt. Mug is stamped, "A. Kern Barber Supply Co." Significant loss to gold on top and bottom rims. No further damages.Condition (Excellent). Size 4" T.

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