Slavie Vzajemna Pojistovaci Banka, Prague, Czechoslovakia. Iron. Slightly Convexed. Dark Blue Background with White Lettering Raised Slightly. 5 x 6 5/8.
Patriotic Assurance, Ireland
Patriotic Assurance Company, Dublin, Ireland. Tin. Circular. 7 inches in diameter. Raised Patriotic in Red Lettering and Border with Raised Gold Sun under Lettering.
Victoria Insurance- Australia
Victoria Insurance Company. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Copper. Shield Shape. 8 7/8 x 8 1/2. Would be 9 x 8 1/2 except bottom tip is bent at tip. Raised Gold Bird and Lettering on Blue Ribbon on Red Background. Looks to be Original Paint. Bend in Mark above and through the "R" . Raised Border.
Sun Insurance, England
Sun Insurance Office. London, England. Copper. Circular. Extremely Raised Face of Sun with 20 Raised Gold Rays. Face is Pushed in over the Years. Dark Blue Background. Front Repainted. Only one Loop on Right Side. The Left one is missing. 5 7/8 x 6 1/2.
Verischert Bei, Switzerland
Versichert Bei Zurich-Kosmos. Enameled Iron. Circular. White Border with White Lettering and Company Crest. 6 1/4 x 6 1/4. Very Good Condition.
Companhia de Seguros Fidelidade. Lisbon, Portugal. Tin. Octaganal. Dark Blue Background. Gold Raised Lettering and Dog. Slightly Raised Border.8 3/4 x 5 7/8.
Stockholms Stads, Sweden
Stockholms Stads Brandforsakrings-Kontor. Stockholm, Sweden. Bronze. Raised Designs in Relief. 6 1/8 x 6 1/2.
United Firemen's Fire Mark
United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. REVIEWED BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE AND DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 1/4 x 9. Raised U F and Old Fire Engine. Wheels have 8 Spokes. No Policy Number Visible at Bottom.
United Firemen's Fire Mark
United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. VERIFICATION COMMITTEE DETERMINED IT AUTHENTIC. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 1/2 x 9. Has Gold Flecks. No Panel. Circa 1875
Aetna Ins. Fire Mark
Aetna Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. Black Background with Gold Lettering and Border. 6 x 2 1/2.
Western Assurance, Canada
Western Assurance Company. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tin. Arrowhead Shape. 10 1/4 x 6 7/8. Repainted.
Feuer Versicherungs German Mark
Feuer Versicherungs Verein. Schneverdingen, Germany. Enameled Iron.
Slightly Convex. Orange Background with Black Lettering and Image. 6 1/2 x 5 1/4
Alleanza Italian Mark
Alleanza Securitas Esperia Societa Anonima Di Assicurazioni. Rome, Italy. Tin. Rectangular. Raised Lettering and Raised Black Shadows. Rest of Background is Tarnished. 10 x 7.
Phoenix Assurance, England
Phoenix Assurance Company. London, England. Tin. Lithographed Design and Lettering. Brightly Colored with Red, Yellow, Blue and White. 7 3/4 x 9 1/8.
IL Duoma, Italian FM
IL Duomo Societa. Anonima di Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni. Milan, Italy. Tin. Rectangular. Raised, Cream Lettering and Border. Silver Castle. Black Background. 9 3/4 x 6 5/8.
Royal Insurance Fire Mark
Royal Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Copper. Lettering, Crown and Border Raised. 12 x 8 5/8 Good Condition.
Guardian Fire Mark, England
Guardian Assurance Company. London, England. Tin. 9 1/4 x 8 1/4. Black Background. Red Border with Gold Figure of Athene with Red and White. All Slightly Raised. Common
Alliance Assurance, England FM
Alliance Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. 9 1/8 x 9 1/4. Metal Backing attached in the same size as the Mark to give it some protection. Raised Edging. Some of the Border on Right Side missing and Bottom Left by Lettering has Crack. But Metal Backing helps a lot since the Copper is so fragile due to age. Good condition for age.
Continental Insurance FM
Continental Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering Raised. 7 x 3 1/4. Some Original Gold still on Mark.
County Fire. England
County Fire Office. London, England. Copper. Rectangular. 6 5/8 x 8 1/2. Figure of Britannia Facing Front. Border, Figure and "County" Raised. Gold on Black Background. Due to Fragile Mark, the Edges are Damaged especially at the bottom of the Mark.
Tiroler Landes, Austria
Tiroler Landes Brandschaden Versicherungs Anstalt., Innsbruck, Austria.
Enameled Iron. Triangular. White Background with Red Lettering, Emblem and Border. 7 1/8 x 9 1/2.
Illinois Farm Bureau Auto Tag
Illinois Agricultural Mutual Insurance Company. Illinois Farm Bureau Auto Tag. 5 x 3 7/8.
Walls Auto Tag
Insured by WALLS. Hammond, Indiana. Insurance Agency. Auto Tag. 4 1/8 x 4 1/2.
Michigan Mutual Auto Tag
Michigan Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. Traverse City, Michigan. Automobile Tag. Green Background with Yellow Lettering. 4 7/8 x 3 1/4. Rare and Hard to Find.
State Auto Ins. Auto Tag
State Automobile Insurance Assn. Auto Tag. Home Office.
Indianapolis, Indiana. 4 1/8 x 4 1/2.
Miller & Mitchell Auto Tag
Miller & Mitchell. Rochester, Indiana. Agency Auto Tag. Grill Mount. Phone Number is 27. Slightly Convex. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
Agrippina Versicherungen Seit 1844. (Agrippina General Insurance Co."
Plastic. Insurance Company Fire Mark 5 inch square. Circa 1960 to 1970.
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. Cast Iron. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. Raised F.A. and Fire Hydrant. Medium Convex Type. Hollow Back. Drainage Knob in Back. Circa1863.
11 3/8 X 7 1/8. REPAINTED.
Lumbermen's Insurance FM
Lumbermen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Diamond Shape. Border Represents 4 Logs Overlapping at Ends. "L. I. Co." in Center. Circa 1873. 9 1/4 x 9 1/4. Stipling & Zinc Coating.
DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE.
Berlinische Feuer, Germany FM
Berlinische Feuer-Versicherungs-Anstalt. Berlin, Germany. Iron. Convexed. Rectangular. Blue Background with White House and Black and White Lettering. Slightly Convexed. 5 7/8 x 4 1/2.
Aachener FM. German
Aachener und Munchener. Versicherung. Aachen, Germany. Iron. Convexed. Rectangular.
Yellow Background with Black Lettering. 5 7/8 x 4.
E2AT; not in Bulau
L'Union FM, France
L'Union de Paris.
Compagnie D'Assurances Contre L'Incendie. Paris, France. Tin. Rectangular. 10 1/2 x 7 1/8. Looks to be Original Blue Coloring but Mark is Highly Worn and rusty from the Weather. Also major damage to top left when someone took it off the home.
Union Assurance FM, England.
Union Assurance Society. London. English. 1714 - 1907. Tin. 10 x 7 3/8. "Fire" and "Union" and "Clasped Hands" Raised.
Lots of Rust on Outside of Mark. Some small damage on right side where they took it off the building. See notes on back from a past owner.
Concordia Insurance Company. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tin. Silver Background with Black Border and Lettering. 6 7/8 x 3 5/16. Circa 1865. Some minor damage to bottom left when it was taken off the building.
Security Insurance, New York
Insured by Security Insurance Company of New York. New York. 1856 - 1870. Tin. Black Background with Gold Lettering. 6 7/8 x 3 1/4. Several Noticeable Bends including one that goes from Top to Bottom in the Center of Mark, as well as top left corner and bottom right corner. Only one known to exist. Very Rare. Never in Prior FMCA Auction
Phenix Ins. Brooklyn FM
Phenix Insurance Company. Brooklyn, New York. 1853-1910. Tin. Rectangular. Raised Black "Phenix" on Raised Gold Horseshoe. Black background.4 3/8 x 4 7/8. Several Noticeable Bends, Minor Paint Loss in Spots and 5-6 areas of old spongy material with adhesive on the back. Circa 1855. Rare.
Landschaftliche Mark. German
Landschaftliche Brandkasse Hannover Offentliche Feuerversicherungsanstalt. Hannover, Germany. Iron. Slightly Convexed. Red Background with White Lettering, Border and Horse. Anniversary Mark. 1750 1950.
Hartford Fire Mark
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. Hartford, Connecticut. Insurance Company. Chartered 1810. Mark Issued and sent to their Agency force. Back of mark says "An authentic reproduction of the Hartford Fire Mark first issued circa 1840." Tin.
Recent issue but Authentic fire mark. Common. 9 1/8 x 4 3/4
Hartford Fire FM
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. 7 7/8 x 4. Black Background. Gold Lettering. Raised Border and Lettering. Circa 1860.
Aetna of Hartford FM
Aetna Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. Black Background with Gold Lettering and Border. Aetna Curved. Circa 1860. 6 1/2 x 3 3/8
New York Central Ins. FM
New York Central Ins. Co. Union Springs, New York. Tin. Rectangular. Black Background. Gold Lettering. Border and Lettering Raised. 9 7/8 x 3 1/2.
Reliance Marine, England FM
Reliance Marine Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin. Lettering, Border and Anchor Raised and Gold. Black Background. 9 1/4 x 8 1/4. Common.
London Assurance FM, England
London Assurance. London, England. Heavy Tin. Raised Lettering. Gold on Black Background. Seated Figure of Britannia in Gold with White, Red and Black on Red Circular Convexed Center. 11 1/2 x 10
Home Insurance FM
The Home Insurance Company. New York. Tin. Oval. Slightly Raised Gold Border and Lettering. Black Background 8 x 5 1/4
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Raised F.A. and Fire Hydrant. Drainage Knob in Back. Circa 1863. Major Damage at Bottom of Mark plus Small open Hole on left side by Hose.11 x 6 7/8. Auction Verification Committee Determined to be Authentic but Reduced Value due to Damage.
Union und Rhein, German FM
Union und Rhein Versicherungs-AG. (Union and Rhine Insurance Company). Berlin, Germany. 1873 - 1982. 7 7/8 x 5 1/2. Enameled Iron. Convex. Yellow Background with Black Lettering. Circa 1950 to 1970.
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. Raised F.A., Fire Hydrant, Hose and Grass. Short End of Hose ends to the Right of Center of Hydrant. Flat Back. Second Mark issued by Company. Circa 1820. REPAINTED IN RECENT PAST.
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. Cast Iron. Raised FA and Fire Hydrant. Sllightly Convex. Hollow Back. No Drainage Knob. Circa 1863. 11 1/2 X 7 3/8.
Chicago Motor Club Auto Tag
A.A.A. Chicago Motor Club. Auto Tag. Grill Mount. 5 3/4 x 4 1/4.
Standard Protection Auto Tag
Standard Protection Insurance Company. Capital Stock. Company Insurance. 3 5/8 x 4 1/4
Chicago Motor Club Auto Tag
Chicago Motor Club Honor Member. Auto Tag. Heavy Metal. 5 1/4 x 4.
Royal Exchange FM, England
Royal Exchange Assurance, London, England. Lead. Raised Royal Exchange Building with Closed Crown on Top. Circa 1835. 8 7/8 x 4 1/8.
Chief Aux FD Auto Tag
Chief Aux F.D. Belmont. (believed to be Massachusetts)
Large Auto Tag. Very Sturdy and Well Made. 5 5/8 x 9 3/8 including Mounting Bracket. Hand Made and Hand Painted. Perhaps Fire Department Shop Made? Heavy Metal Construction. Circa 1940's.
Eagle Ins. FM
Eagle Insurance Company. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1850 - 1894. Cast Iron. Raised Border.
Eagle and Ribbons are in High Relief. Circa 1855. 8 x 11 7/8. 3 lbs 12 oz. Beautiful Mark. Determined to be an Authentic Mark by the Auction Verification Committee.
Citizens Auto Tag
Citizens' Mutual Auto Ins. Co. Howell, Michigan. 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 including metal attachment. Enameled Iron Material.
The Phoenix Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. 6 7/8 x 3 1/4. Black Background with Silver Lettering and Border. Circa 1874.
Royal Insurance, England.
The Royal Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Copper. Tinned Iron. 15 x 12. Ornate Shield with Border, Design and Lettering Raised. Green Background. ROYAL and Crowns Repainted in Red in the Past. Largest of Royal marks. LARGE Rare Variant. Very Good Condition.
North British FM, England.
North British Insurance Company. London, England. 1809-1862. Raised Figure of St. Andrew with Cross. Early Tinned-Iron - one of the best surviving examples. Most were consumed by "tin-worm". Mark is still strong with only light surface rust. Mounted on Chamfered Board. Very Difficult to find in this Condition. 8 x 6 1/4 for just the Mark and 9 1/4 x 7 5/8 with Wood Board. Very Rare Varient. Note the different position of St. Andrews hands. Rare
W53b; B785 Var.
British Fire FM, England.
British Fire Office. London, England. 1799 - 1843. Tinned Coating. Lion with its Tail Down. Excellent Example of the "tail down" Variant. Coated with House Paint. 8 inch in Diameter. Excellent Condition.
Shropshire & North Wales FM, England
Shropshire & North Wales Assurance Co. Provincial Insurance Company that did little business outside of its Shrewsbury Base and surrounding areas. 1836-1890 This is the first and short-lived variant. Stamped in a gauge of brass too thick to readily accept the deep profiles of the die which resulted in stress cracks. Within the first year a lighter gauge sheet brass was substituted, NORTH WALES inverted. 9 3/8 x 9 3/4
INA Fire Mark - Chinese
Insurance Co. of North America. Tin. 6 5 /8 Circular. Raised Gold Eagle on Red Center. Gold Lettering and Border on Black Background. Chinese Characters at Bottom. Modern Mark used in the Far East.
Britannia Fire Ins. FM, England.
Britannia Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1868-1879. Copper. Figure of Britannia with Lion behind. Border and Lettering in Panel are Raised. 12 1/8 x 10. Some damage - hole above the first "N" in panel . Some edging missing on mark mainly below the panel. Front of mark is very dark.
British America Sign
British America Assurance Company. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Incorporated 1833. Sign. In US form 1874 - 1963. Tin. Grey Background with Dark Black and Regular Black Etched Lettering. Lots of White Colored Damage to Front of Mark. No Frame. 18 x 12.
Hand in Hand FM, England
The Hand in Hand Fire Office. London, England. 1696 - 1905. Lead. Circa 1820 - 1830. Policy Number 103029 impressed on the Panel. Clasped Hands with tight Frilled Cuffs. Top of mark is bent but not broken. 8 x 8 with top bent. 8 3/4 estimated if top were in correct position.
Ohio Farmers FM
Ohio Farmers Insurance Company. Leroy, Ohio. Tin. Mark placed in Lucite by Insurance Company. Given to Insurance Agency Personnel . On back says "This is an original fire mark issued about 1920." 7 x 4 including the Lucite protector.
National Fire Ledger Marker
National Fire Insurance Co. Hartford, Connecticut. In Protective Cover so cannot see back side. Some loss of paint covering - back to the tin - especially below the handle at the top.
Phoenix FM, England
Phoenix Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. 8 1/4 x 7 1/2. Raised Figure of Phoenix on Convexed Oval. Spear at Angle. Point is missing. Panel has "Phoenix". Damage to the Panel between "O" and "N". The Mark is Curved in sections - especially on right side of Panel and left/top side of mark
B683 or B684?? or?
Fireman's Helmet. Gray Metal. Brass. French or English. Circa 1800's to early 1900's. Fair Condition.
Fire Helmet. High Eagle. Made by Cairns. Fair Condition. No Shield on Front. Purchased by Seller in Oklahoma. Circa early 1900's.
Chicago Insurance Co. Sign
Chicago Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Chicago, Illinois. Reverse Glass Sign. 1922 - 1931. Black Background with Gold Lettering. Original Frame. Some Damage to Black Glass Background (probably from moisture). 20 1/4 x 14 1/2 including Frame.
Fireman's Hat with Badge
Fireman's Dress or Parade Hat . Very Good Condition. Versailles Fire Dept. No. 1 Badge on Front. VERSAILLES Stenciled on Front. Looks to be American. Perhaps Pennsylvania. Circa early 1900's.
Washington Fire Hat
Washington Conshohocken Dress Fire Hat with Fire Badge on Front. Badge is in good condition. But front of hat is Fair Condition. Circa 1950's.
Reading Insurance, England
Reading Insurance Company. Reading, England. 1822-1841. Copper. Circular. 9 1/4. Border and Two Inside Circular Borders are Raised. Lettering and Detail on Front is also Raised. Due to age and fragile mark, three spots on outside missing - before the "B" and between "R" and "O" on Borough, plus top of mark between "OF" is split down to the second middle circular area. Split between "D and "I" in Reading. Other small gaps in mark if you hold it up. But beautiful detail.
Northwestern National Sign
Northwestern National Insurance Company of Milwaukee. Reverse Glass/Brass Plate/Wood Base. 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 including Wood Frame. Simulated Wood Grain Maroon Background with Indented Brass Lettering. NOTE TO BUYER. REVERSE GLASS IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO SHIP. WE CAN HOLD SIGN FOR YOU.
General Casualty Sign
General Casualty and Surety Company. Detroit, Michigan. Tin Sign. Background is designed to look like two shades of wood. No frame. Gold Company Lettering on the Right Hand Side. Left Side has a World Globe in Green and Red with Gold Lettering with the Company Name. 19 1/4 x 13 3/8. There is Fading of the Background on the Top Right Hand Side. And, Scratches on the Front of the Sign in Various Locations.
Economy Auto Ins. Auto Tag
Economy Auto Ins. Ass'n. Freeport, ILL. Auto Tag/Badge. Lightweight Tin. "Insured Against THEFT". Mustard Color Background with Black, Slightly Raised, Lettering. Nice Oval Shape.4 1/2 x 2 5/8. Rare.
Scottish Fire Helmet
Scottish Fire Helmet. Metro Pattern by Hendry of Glasgow. Glasgow Salvage Corps Front. The Glasgow Salvage Corps was established in 1873 and funded by insurance companies. Its men worked along side Glasgow's firefighters to save insured goods and secure buildings after the fire. The G.S.C. was disbanded in 1984.
Standard Accident Ins. Sign
Standard Accident Insurance Company of Detroit, Michigan. Metal Sign with Oval Middle of Sign Indented. Yellow Background in the Oval with Dark Blue and Red Lettering. Rest of Sign has Dark Blue Background with Gold Border. 24 1/4 x 20 1/4
Not in Sign Book
Millers National Sign
Millers National Insurance Company. Chicago, Illinois. Aluminum with Original Wood Frame. 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 including Frame. Aluminum Background with Etched Black Lettering and Company Emblem. Some minor damage on aluminum at the top right - looks like small dots. Sign needs a good cleaning.
Great American Ins. Sign
Great American Insurance Company. New York, New York. Reverse Glass Sign with Brown Background. Original Wood Frame. Gold "old English" Lettering. 21 1/8 x 15 1/4. Good Condition for age - just some gold flaking off on "Great" and "American" and top left and right of Border. NOTE REVERSE GLASS IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE TO SHIP SO BUYER MIGHT WANT TO HAVE US HOLD ITEM FOR YOU.
Maryland Casualty Sign
Maryland Casualty Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Cardboard with Wood Frame. Round. 27 1/4 diameter. Company Emblem, Multicolored Crest with Maryland State Seal. Gold Lettering. Beige Background. Some Water Damage in the past above "Company."
Philadelphia Contributionship FM
Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wood - Shield Shape. Four Lead Hands Clasped. "1752" in Lead on Bottom of Mark. Issued by Insurance Company in 1935 for Advertising Purposes.10 X 15. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE.
Farmers Fire & Life FM, British
Royal Farmers and General Fire, Life and Hail-Storm Insurance Company. London, England. 1840 - 1888. Copper. Very Good Condition for its Age. Sheaf of Wheat in Green Oval. Gold Wheat, Lettering and Border Raised. 10 3/8 including tabs at bottom x 8 1/8.
Sun London FM
Sun Insurance Office. London, England. Tin. Circular. Middle of Mark has Raised Sun with 16 Rays, Alternating Straight and Wavy. Gold on Red Background. Outside is Sun, London, 1710 Raised Gold Lettering and Number on Maroon Background. Outer Border Raised Gold. Face of Sun has some missing Gold and some other minor scratches on mark - such as the one close to the "L" in London. 7 inch Circular.
Insurance Co of NA - FM
Insurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Oval. Copper. On Back says: Facsimile of Fire Mark issued in 1805 by Insurance Company of North America. Founded 1792. Issued by INA in 1940's to be like B46. Raised Eagle with Rolling Edge. Black Background. 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 Possible Repainting in Recent Past.
Westminster Fire Office. England
Westminster Fire Office. London, England. 1717 - 1906. Tin. Original Paint, with some fading. This is the mark pictured in the Addendum.
Patriotic Assurance Co. Ireland
Patriotic Assurance Company, Limited. Dublin, Ireland. Tin. Rusty, with some edge damage. Rare in any condition.
Liverpool, London, Globe.English.
Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin Original Colors.
Scottish Ins. Corp FM - Scotland
Scottish Insurance Corporation, Limited. Edinburgh, Scotland. Tin. Circular. Raised Borders and Lion with Anchor. Gold on While Background. Raised Lettering. Original Paint with some flaking.
Property Ins. Co. FM - English
Property Insurance Company. London, England. 1898 - 1913. Tin. Circular. Original Colors. Black Lettering of Insurance Co Name on Gold Band. Rose of England, Thistle of Scotland and Shamrock of Ireland in Red, Gold, Green and Mauve Colors with traces of cream, black and gold. Off-White Background and Border is Black and Gold. Original Colors. Excellent Condition.
La Belgique FM - Belgium
La Belgique Societe Anonyme Compagnie D'Assurances. Brussels, Belgium. Tin. Original Colors. Rectangular. Raised Gold Letters and Oval. Red and Gold Crown. Pale Blue Background. Raised Border. Excellent Condition.
U.P.B. FM - Belgium
Union Des Proprietaries Belges. Brussels, Belgium. Tin. Original Colors. Gold Letters on Black Background.
Rectangular. Border and Raised Lettering
N. V. Assurantie FM - Holland
N.V. Assurantie - Maatschappij "De Nederanden" Van 1845. Netherlands. The Hague, Holland. Tin. Rectangular. Border, Lettering, and Crest in Raised Gold on Black Background. Original Colors. Excellent Condition. Smaller than B1458. 8 5/8 x 6 3/4.
Vzajemna, Ljubljani, FM Yugoslavia
Vzajena Zavarovalnica V Ljubljani. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. (Slovenia today). Tin. Original Colors. Gold on Black. Raised Lettering and Border.
City Cincinnati FM
City Insurance Company. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1845 - 1849. Heavy Iron Casting. Odd Shape. Scroll Border. 13 x 9 1/2
Ohio Farmers FM
Ohio Farmers Insurance Company. Le Roy, Ohio. (now Westfield Insurance). Tin. Rectangular. "Ohio" Arched over Horizontal "Farmers". 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 Circa around 1865. Rare.
Ohio Farmers FM
Ohio Farmers Insurance Company, Le Roy, Ohio. (Now Westfield Ins.). Tin. Rectangular. Lettering in Gold Stenciling on Black Background. 6 1/2 x 3 1/2. Variant of Modern Type issued about 1920 as an Advertising Mark.
Red, Leather Fire Helmet. Front Says JR. CAPT. HFD, Has Cover Shield. Heavy. Made by Cairns. From Houston, Texas.
Fire Helmet Cairns and Brother
Cairns and Brother Aluminum Senator Helmet. Good Condition. Circa 1947 - 1948.
Assure Aix-la-Chapelle FM
Assure Aix-la-Chapele. German Fire Mark that was used in French Speaking Countries. Circa 1900 - 1914.
Washington Mutual FM
Washington Mutual Insurance Company. Boston, Massachusetts. 1844 - 1844. Brass. 4 x 8 3/8. Minor Damage in the Corners and Small Pinhole in the Letter "H".
Rare. Never in a Prior FMCA Auction.
Central States Ins. Sign
The Central States Fire Insurance Company. Wichita, Kansas. 1916 - 1955. Brass. 9 x 24. Black Background with Etched Brass Lettering, Brass Figure of Liberty and Gold Border. Spotting Damage on Top of Sign. Damage to Letter "C" in Wichita and Bottom Right Edge. Scratch Marks to the right of Liberty and Between Fire and Wichita.
General Insurance Co of Cyprus
The General Insurance Coy of Cyprus. Aluminum. Gold Lettering, Border and Center Emblem. Black Background in Center, Red Wide Border. 11 1/8 x 9.
Planet Assurance - British FM
The Planet Assurance Company, Limited. Londres. 7 inch circular. Tin. Gold Border with Gold Lettering and Gold Planet. Red Background Inside the Circle, Reddish Brown Background around Outside Circle.
Peerless Insurance Pewter Plate
Peerless Insurance Company 1901 Plate Limited Edition. 100 Plates Ordered by President for Employee Retirements. Circa is 1928 to early 1930's. Front of Plate is the Home Office of Peerless Insurance Company. Vehicle is 1928 or 1929. Never in FMCA Auction.
Home Insurance Rev. Glass Sign
The Home Insurance Company, New York. Reverse Glass. Original Wood Frame. Gold Lettering with Black Background. GLASS IS NOT BROKEN ON FRONT BUT TAPE ON INSIDE OF SIGN. (be aware - probably glass breakage - can see two probable breaks) 17 1/8 x 23 Including Frame.
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. Raised "F" "A" and Fire Hydrant with Gushing form Hose. Flat Black. First Mark Issued by this company. Circa 1817. Repainted. 11 1/2 x 7 7/8. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. Per ALVC, 3/3.3 7.204 x 11.426. Conv. 7/8"
Helvetia Sweizerische Feuerversicherungs Gesellschaft. St. Gallen, Switzerland. Enameled Iron. Convex. Black Background with White Lettering. Symbol in Middle is White with Red Crest. 5 3/8 x 8 1/4. No Raised Border.
Milwaukee Mechanic's Ins. Sign
Milwaukee Mechanics' Insurance Company. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1885 - 1951. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 23 5/8 x 31 1/4 including frame. Milwaukee Mechanics' Lettering is Silver Shading into Gold. It is Old English Style. Insurance Company Lettering is Silver - Milwaukee, Wis is Gold. Left Side Bottom has 1852 in Blue Oval with Black Border. Brown Background for Sign. TOP LEFT HAS MISSING GLASS. Beautiful Sign except for top left.
Patriotic Ins. Co. of Ireland
Patriotic Insurance Company of Ireland. Tin. Original Colors. Circular with Gold Letters Raised on Black Outer Band and Gold. Oriental Script on Black Center, Surrounded by a Middle Green Band. Outer Border is Gold. For Use in the Far East.
Not in Bulau; Addis #73 H-TI
Philadelphia Contributionship FM
Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wood with shield shape in lead. Four clasped hands, thumbs up. Board has beveled edges. 14 3/4 x 10 1/2/ Bottom hand has come loose from rest of lead hands. Loose Board and Vertical Wood is Loose on Left Side and Middle. . No Policy Number. Reviewed by Auction Verification Committee and Determined to be Authentic. Exact Bulau Number cannot be determined since there is no policy number showing.
Unknown since no policy number
Aetna Ledger Marker
Aetna - 2 sided Ledger Marker. One Side says "Net AETNA Assets '67. $2,273,269.81." Reverse Side Says "Insure Fire & Inland in AETNA, Hartford, Conn. 1819." Dark Brown Background with Gold Lettering. Both sides have Damage at the top -down to metal. A little more damage to Side that says "Insure Fire & Inland." 12 1/2 x 3.
Fire Association FM
Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. DETERMINED TO BE AUTHENTIC BY BY VERIFICATION COMMITTEE. 11 1/2 X 7 1/2. Raised F.A. and Fire Hydrant. Hollow Back. No Policy Number Remains.
Employers Liability - London. Sign
The Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation. Limited. London, England. In U.S 1886 - 1969. Tin Sign. Self-Framed. White Flag with Emblem. Gold Lettering. Black Background. Simulated Natural Dark Wood Grain Self-Frame. Minor Scratches on Frame. 22 1/2 x 28 3/8
Citizens Ins Sign - St. Louis, MO
Citizens Insurance Company of Missouri. St. Louis, Missouri. 1837 - 1929. Tin Sign. No Frame. Gray Background with Raised Company Lettering. Damage on Bottom Right and Section around "C" of Citizens to "ANCE" of Insurance. Other damage to sign, especially top right and bottom left. 19 3/4 x 13 5/8.
Union Assurance Sign- England
Union Assurance Society, Limited. London, England. In U.S. 1881 - 1961. Reverse Glass/Original Wood Frame. Gold "UNION" in Arc with Gold and Black Company Emblem. Gold Company Lettering at Bottom. Black Background. Manufacturer: Rutledge. 19 x 13 1/8. Some minor damage on reverse side of glass - maybe moisture got in. Looks like glass needs to be cleaned on other side. On "N" of Union and on "ASSURA" of Assurance.
Baltimore Equitable FM
Baltimore Equitable Society. Baltimore, Maryland. Rectangular. Heavy Cast Iron. Clasped Hands and "1794" in Raised Gold on Black Background. Circa 1927. Some Gold Flecking on Hands but otherwise in very good condition. Determined to be Authentic by Verification Committee since Back of Mark has "3762" See Picture below of Back.
Undercliffe Volunteer Fire Badge
Fire Badge. Undercliffe Volunteer Fire Company. Shaler Township. #74-C Clasp. 1.75# Tall.
Red Bank Fire Department. Fire Badge. #16. C Clasp. 1.75" Tall.
Good Intent Fire Badge
Good Intent Fire Company. No. 3. Fire Badge. Mount Holly, New Jersey. Lockup Clasp. 1.75 " Tall.
The Northern Assurance Company Limited. London, England. Copper. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4.
Leather Fire Belt
Glen Lyon Fire Co. Leather Parade Belt. Missing Buckle. Some Damage to Leather.
Amber Fire Extinguisher Bottle
Amber Fire Grenade.
Bottle with Original Hanging Bracket. Most of the paper labels on front and back. 11 inches tall. Empty.
Western Assurance Ledger
Western Assurance Company. Toronto, Canada. Ledger Marker.
American Central Sign - St Louis
American Central Insurance Company. St. Louis, Missouri. 1870 - 1965.
Sign. Incorporated 1853 in Arc. Brass Background with Etched Brass Lettering. Black Background in Oval Middle where Lettering is. Original Wood Frame. Good condition except for left side of Wood Frame where there are scratches. Also some scratches - mostly on left side where black background has scratched off and down to brass. Domed Screws in Corners.
31 inches x 19 inches Including Frame.
Aachen and Munich Sign
Aachen and Munich Fire Insurance Company. Aix-La-Chapelle, Germany. In U.S. 1895 - 1917. Beautiful Reverse Glass Sign with Original Wood Frame. Width 39 5/8 including Frame x Height 13 5/8 including Frame.. Silver "Established 1825" Underlined. Gold with Mother-of-Pearl "AAchen and Munich" on a Diagonal. Silver "Fire Insurance Company." in Wave. "of Aix-La-Chapelle" Lower Left Side. "Germany" in Lower Right Side. Black Background. Some of Black Background has come off back of Glass Frame. Stunning Sign.
Aetna Double Sided Sign
Aetna Insurance Company. Double Sided Sign. Flange. Enameled Steel with Same Thing on both sides. Third Picture Shows the Steel Perpendicular Section where the Sign is Attached so Both Sides will show. This Section is Worn Down to Steel and Needs to be Touched up on Both Sides. The Actual Sign is in Good Condition. Dark Blue Background with Yellow Lettering. "AETNA" in Big Curved Yellow Letters with Orange Background. Very Interesting Sign. 19 7/8 x 15 1/8. Heavy
Not in Sign Book
Astir Fire Mark - Greek
Astir Anonymos Asphalistiki Heteria Pyros, Zoes Ke Aty. Athens, Greece. Tin. 6 3/4x9 3/4 Raised Border, Lettering and Circle in Blue, Yellow Star and Background. Original Colors. Circa 1931 or later.
Old Fire Bucket
Leather Fire Bucket. Handle has come loose on one side. The Bucket is Odd Shaped from the years of use. But now holes or cracks in the leather - except where handle came loose. 11 3/8 high x 7 3/8 wide at top and 5 1/4 wide at bottom.
Farmers Fire Ins. Fire Mark
Farmers Fire Insurance Company. York, Pennsylvania. Tin. Rectangular. Gold Background with Black Border and Black Lettering. "Farmers" is Curved. 6 7/8 x 3 1/4.
Filipinas Fire Mark. Philippines
Filipinas Compania de Seguros. Manila, Philippine Islands. Enamel Coated Brass. Circular. 5 1/4 diameter. Slightly Convex. Portrait of Woman laid on top of mark.
Pojistila Vseobecna FM - Czech
Pojistila Vseobecna Pojistovna Akcova Spolecnost. Brne, Czechoslovakia.. Enameled Iron. Convexed. Rectangular. Red Background with White Lettering Slightly Raised. 7 1/8 x 4
3/4. Damage to mark - especially at top right corner. Circa 1920 and Later.
Bauerliche FM - German
Bauerliche Brandversicherung Verein Auf Gegenseitigkeit. (Rural Mutual Fire Insurance Association). Munich, Germany. Enameled Iron. Slightly Convexed. Green Border with Yellow Background. Black Lettering. 6 x 8 inches.
Circa 1948 - 1969.
Original Red Paint Watchman Rattle. Damage to Reed.
Old High Eagle Helmet Front
Old High Eagle Helmet Front. Circa 1800's or maybe earlier. "Foremen" at Top. "MWK" at Bottom. Difficult to see on the pictures. Fireman with a Bugle Painted in the Middle. Original Hand Painted. Has Paint Cracking and Some Leather Damage.
Westchester Ins. Co. Sign
Westchester Fire Insurance Company. New York, New York. Wood. Gold Lettering with Red Outline "Organized 1837 in Gold at top. "Westchester" in Arc . Natural Rough Wood Grain Background. No Frame. 17 7/8 x x 25 7/8. .
Netherlands Ins. Co. Sign
The Netherlands Insurance Company. The Hague, Holland. In U.S. 1921 - 1979. Aluminum. Etched Black in Old English Lettering and in an Arc "The Netherlands".
"Insurance" and "Company" on both sides of Emblem. Inside the Emblem is the Coat of Arms of Animals Clanking the Crest. "Established 1845". Bottom of Sign on Black Background has "of the Hague, Holland. United States Branch Chicago. 9 7/8 x 23 7/8. No Frame. Damage to Mark in Several Places.
San Francisco Meter Cover
San Francisco, California Water Department Meter Box Cover. Cast Iron. Oval. 9 7/8 x 6 3.8. Black. Raised Lettering. San Francisco Water Dept. . Golden Gate Meter Box. Golden Gate Bridge Engraved. Water Ford Meter Box Co. Reverse Side has engraved Pat No. 2619837, Pat. No. 2885797. Bottom of Back "FYL" Heavy and Interesting.
Allied Mutual Auto Tag
Allied Mutual Casualty Company, Des Moines, Iowa. 4 x 3. Auto Tag/Badge.
Cie Du Soleil FM - France
Compagnie Du Soleil, Societe Anonyme d'Assurance Contre L'Incendie, Paris, France.(Sun Fire, Lightning and Explosions Insurance Company.) Copper. Rectangular. Black Background with Gold Design, Lettering and Border Raised. 7 3/8 x 5 3/4.
Assicurazioni Generali Venezia.
Assicurazioni Generali Venezia. Trieste, Italy. Tin. Rectangular. Red Background. Raised Border, Raised Gold Lettering. Raised Wing Lion with Tail Down in Gold with Black Coloring. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8.
Fireman with Child FF Sign
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. San Francisco, California. 1863 - 1966. Cardboard with Wood Frame. Gold Lettering in Oval Border, Multi-colored Company Emblem Gold Lettering across Bottom. Gray Background. Manufacturer: Waldo Bemis - signed Lower Left. 27 x 20 5/8 inches (1 1/2 inch Frame). SELLER PURCHASED FROM MORT WERNER COLLECTION YEARS AGO.
Fire and Police Badge
Aluminum Fire and Police Badge with Leather Buckle Attached. Dark Blue Background with White Background in Middle. "Fire" "Police" in Red Lettering in Middle with "A" in a Circle in Blue. Some Wear on Front.
Midway N.C. Vol. Fire Dept Hat
Dark Blue Fire Hat. Midway Volunteer Fire Dept. 2nd Lieut. Gold Badge Attached. Inside says "Fashioned by Sentry." Size 7. Union Made. Top of Cloth Hat has some small holes in the Hat.
Leather Fire Bucket. Circa Unknown. Identity Unknown. "Patch & Farley" in Gold Lettering on Front. 12 7/8 high x 7 1/4 wide at top x 5 1/2 wide at bottom.
2 German FM - Wurttem
Wuerttembergische. Two Marks in this Lot. Both are Enameled Iron with White Emblem & Orange Script. Each is 14 x 19.9 cm. Mark on Left (B1359) is Damaged & Mark on Right (B1360) has a Minor Chip.
Allianz German FM
Alliance u. Stuttgarter Verein. Enameled Iron. White on Blue. 16 x 23.8 cm. Very Good Condition. Circa 1927 - 1945.
Concordia German FM
Concordia Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Hoya, Hannover, . Germany. Original Convex Tinned Sheet Iron. White on Blue. Circa 1952 - 1959. Exellent Condition. 19.9 11.8 cm.
Neue Frankfurter German
Neue Frankfurter. (Frankfurt Insurance Company.). Frankfurt, Germany. Enameled Iron. White on Blue. 24.1 x 15.9 cm. 4 Corners Damaged. Similar to 55B except white border is 8 mm wide and the lettering differs in small details. Circa 1929 - 1935.
Brandkasse Hannover German
Landschaftliche Brandkasse. Hannover, Germany. Hanover Provincial Fire Office. Circa 1958 - 1961
Magdeburger German FM
Magdeburger Feuerversicherungs-Gesellschaft. Magdeburg, Germany. Iron. Slightly Convexed. Enameled Iron. White Eagle and the Coat of Arms of the City of Magdeburg and Script on Red Background Surrounded by a White Border. 18 x 12 cm. Circa 1933 - 1945.
Mecklenburgische German FM
Mecklenburgische Versicherungsgesellschaft Mecklenburgian Mutual Insurance Company. Enameled Iron. Yellow House with Red and Blue Script. This Fire Mark was a Special Issue in 1990 to Commemorate German Unity. 21 x 15 cm. An Unusual Piece of German History.
Hessische German FM
Hessische Brandversicherungs-Anstalt. (Hessian Fire Insurance Institute). Enameled Iron. Red & White Lion on Blue on White Background with Black Lettering and Border. 14.1x22.1 cm. Quantity of 2000 Produced in 1987 for the Institute as a Reproduction of E73A. Thicker Material and more Convex. Colors are also Darker.
B1346 Var, E73B
Nord-Deutsche German FM
Nord Deutsche Versicherungs-Gesellschaft. Hamburg, Germany. 1857-1969. Enameled Iron. White on Red. 18 x 12 cm. Slightly Raised. Circa 1930 - 1945.
Schlesische Provinzial 2 FM
Schlesische Provinzial -Feuersozietat. Silesian Provincial Fire Society. Breslau. 1742 - 1945. 2 Fire Marks in this Lot. Both are Damaged. Rare Marks because they were only used in the Provence of Upper Silesia (which since end of WWII belongs to Poland. After the switch to control by Poland, the Poles removed ALL German signs throughout the Country. (Lot has 2 Marks)
Thuringia. German FM
Thuringia Versicherungs-AG. (Thuringia Insurance Company). Enameled Iron. White Lettering with Emblem "sich sichern" (be secure) in Box. On Blue Background Surrounded by White Border. Mark was first introduced in 1978. 18 x 12 cm. Only a Small Quantity of these Marks were Produced. Circa 1978.
Beacon Fire -British FM
Beacon Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1821 - 1827. Copper, 8” x 9 3/8” Scene of Burning Building, Borders Raised. Excellent condition, Traces of Original Gold.
St Patrick Ireland FM
St.Patrick (Dublin) Life, Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Dublin, Ireland. 1824-1829. Copper, 7 3/4” x 9 3/4”, One Mounting Tab Missing, a Rare Mark. Never Been in the FMCA Auction
Italian Excess Insurance Company, Milan, Italy. Tin. Raised Gold Lettering and Border in Gold on Red Background. 9 3/4” x 6”, excellent condition, mostly original colors. Note: This is a subsidiary of the Excess Insurance Co. of London.
Athenium Fire Office FM
Athenaeum Fire Office, Addendum 908-X 1. PORCELAIN. 8 1/8” x 11 1/2”, issued 1852 – c.1854, very rare, excellent condition. None have ever before been offered at an FMCA Auction. SHIPPING WILL BE DONE BY SELLER IN UK DIRECTLY TO BUYER. ADDIS HAS BEEN SHIPPING RARE MARKS FOR YEARS AND CAN DO IT SAFELY.
Norwich Union Fire Mark
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society.
Raised Figure of Justice Standing Holding Steelyard Scale. Borders Raised. Copper. 7 1/8” x 10 1/8”, excellent condition, traces of original gold.
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Scottish Union Tin FM
Scottish Union Insurance Company. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1824-1878. Tinned Sheet Iron, Heavy Tin. Rampant Lion on Very Slightly Convexed Circle. "Scottish" in Band Above. "Union" in Panel Below and Borders all raised. 7 1/2” x 8 5/8”, Very good condition. not often offered at any auctions.
Provinzial Feuer German FM
Provinzial Feuer-Versicherungs-Anstalt. Dusseldorf, Germany.
Enameled Iron. Black Eagle over over White Emblem of the Rhine River in White & Blue Flowing across a Green Field and Black Lettering & Green Outer Border. All on a White Background. 16x24 cm. Minor Chips. 1 on Edge and 2 corners. Circa 1927 - 1945.
Scottish Union Copper FM
Scottish Union Insurance Company. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1824-1878. Red Rampant Lion, Raised on Gold Center -Surrounded by Raised Gold "Scottish Union - 1824 on Red Background.
Copper, 9” x 11 7/8”, excellent condition, original condition.
Royal Irish FM
Royal Irish Assurance Company. Dublin, Ireland. 1823 - 1827. Border, Heraldic Design and "1823-Royal Irish" Raised. Copper Mark. Extremely Rare. 9 x 8. Never Offered at a FMCA Auction.
Palatine Ins - British FM
Palatine Insurance Company. London, England. "Palatine" raised on center oval with "Insurance Company Limited" raised on surrounding garter. , copper, 7 1/2” x 6”, excellent condition, original colors.
Salamander Fire FM
Salamander Fire Office Society. London England. 1822 - 1835. Copper. Design of Salamander Enveloped in Flames and Beaded Border Raised on Oval. "Secure in Flames" Raised on Ribbon Above. "Salamander" raised on Band Below. 8 x 7 1/2. ,Traces of original gold. Damage to Each Side of Mark, probably when removed from building.
Kent Fire Office
Kent Fire Insurance Company. Maidstone, England. 1802-1901.
Lead, 6 1/2” x 8 1/2”, Rampant Horse in High Relief on Octagonal Section of Mark. Raised "Invicta on Panel Below.
Excellent condition, traces of original red background & white horse.
Provinzial German FM
Provinzial Versicherungsanstalten. Enameled Iron. Black "PROVINZIAL" above Badge with Black Eagle over Green Field with White Rhine River Flowing Across. Below a Circular Black Band with Rest of Name in White. All on a White Background. 12.6 x 15.6 cm. Upper Right Corner Painted Over.
Feuer Berlin German Mark
Feuersozietaet Berlin. Flat Enameled Iron. Red and Black on Cream. Beveled Edges. 16.5 x 25.1 cm. Excellent Condition. Circa 1967 - 1974.
VGH Insurance - German Mark
German Mark with Script "Dieser Betrieb ist Brandschutzberaten = This Farm has been Counseled in Fire Prevention" .Placed on the Farm Buildings by VGH Insurance Group of Hannover's Fire Protection Inspectors upon completion of fire safety inspection of the Agricultural Premises. Served the same function as a Fire Mark- Enameled Iron. White Script. Red & White Logo on Blue Background. Surrounded by Red Border. 18x 18cm.
Nassauische German FM
Nassauische Brand-Verischerungs-Anstalt. Enameled Iron. Fire Insurance Institute of Nassau. Gold Lion in Blue Crest on White Background with Blue Company Name. 15.9 x 23.9 cm. Circa 1950 - 1970.
B1349 Var; E97B
Gothaer Feuer German FM
Gothaer Feuer Versicherungsbank auf Gegenseitickeit.
Enameled Iron. Slightly Convexed. White on Red. 18.5 x 13.2 cm. Damaged Lower Right Corner. Circa 1930 - 1945.
Landschaefliche Brandkasse Hannover. Hanover Provincial Fire Office. Enameled Iron. Flat with Beveled Edges.
White on Red. 18.9 x 13.9. Circa 1961 - 1983
Raiffeisendienst. Enameled Iron. Brown Emblem, Script & Border on White. Flat with Beveled Edges. 15 x 10 cm. Circa 1963 - 1965.