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1FMB138Fire Department Insurance Company. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1837 - 1855. Cast Iron. Oval. House Paint. 7 3/4x 11 1/2. Raised Figure of Old Double Decker Hand Pump in Center with Company Name Raised Around Edge of Mark. Issued About 1850. Very Rare. 1750-3000
2FMB428 X-1American Central Insurance Company. St. Louis, Missouri. Tin Sheet Iron. Rectangular. 1871 - 1965. Merged with Commercial Union Insurance Co. of New York. 7 x 3 3/8. Rare. 250-750
3FM NAFire Association Silver Fire Mark. President of the Reliance Insurance Company (Saul P. Steinberg) had a few solid sterling silver replicas made of their Fire Association Fire Mark. They were presented in a high quality custom made presentation case. These measure 10 3/8 inches by 6 3/4 inches- He presented these to special friends as well as high ranking officials- These contain 82 ounces of solid sterling silver and today if scrapped for the value of the silver, would bring in excess of $1,300.00- At the present time, Seller is only aware of two and currently owns both. RESERVE is $2000 2000 +
3FM NAFire Association Silver Fire Mark - Back of Mark. These measure 10 3/8 inches by 6 3/4 inches. He presented these to special friends as well as high ranking officials- These contain 82 ounces of solid sterling silver and today if scrapped for the value of the silver, would bring in excess of $1,300.00. MINIMUM RESERVE IS $2000. 2000+
3FM NAActual Letter Dated April 30, 1981 comes with Silver FA. Shows it was a Gift to Friends Prior to Their Trip to London. Rare Piece of History Concerning the Company that went Bankrupt many years ago. RESERVE IS $2000. 2000+
4Sign347.2 VarSecurity Fire Insurance Company. Davenport, Iowa. 1883- 1950. Tin. Self Framed. 22 1/8x28 1/4. Gold Lettering Dark Red Background on Right Side with Red Background on Top Left Side. Very Good Condition. 45-100
5FMW95A; B892 Var.Royal Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Copper. 15 x 12. Ornate Shield with Border, Design and Lettering Raised. ROYAL and Crowns Repainted in Red in the Past. Large and Very Rare Variant. Very Good Condition. Note - only the larger mark is for sale 250-600
6BookNAFootprints of Assurance Book by Alwin Bulau. 1953. Limited Edition First Printing of Book (500 copies). Presented to Ivan Escott and Personally Signed by Alvan Bulau and Harold Smith on June 16,1953. This Printing has Gold on the Outside of Each Page with Plastic Cover. Unused Condition. 75-200
6BookNAFootprints of Assurance Book - Inside Page showing Authors' Signatures. 75-200
7FMB229Home Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. 6 5/8 x 3 1/4. Black Background with Gold Lettering Raised. Border is Barely Raised. Repainted. Issued 1853. First Mark of this Company. 75-200
8FMB820; W64ABerkshire, Gloucestershire and Provincial Life and Fire Assurance Company. Reading, England. 1824-1831. Copper. Superb example showing much original gilding. Very few known to exist. 250-600
9FMB1026Eagle Star & British Dominions Insurance Company. London, England. Tin. Rectangular. 11 3/8x6 5/8. Black Background with Gold Lettering and Eagle 60-110
10Fire HelmetNACFD Foreman Fire Helmet. Made by Cairns, New York. 125-450
10Fire HelmetNACairns Foreman Fire Helmet. Picture of the Back 125-450
10Fire HelmetNACairns Foreman Fire Helmet. Picture of the inside of Helmet, including the Cairns Maker's Label. It does not have a Letter on the Disc so circa pre-1947 125-450
11Sign133.3 Var,Fidelity Phenix Fire Insurance Company. New York, New York. 1919 - 1959. 13 5/8x18 3/4. Reverse Glass with Brass Plate and Wood Frame. Multi-colored Company Emblem. Brass Company Name. Black Background. 40-125
12FMB57Baltimore Equitable Society. Baltimore, Maryland. Cast Iron. Rectangular. Heavy Rolled Border and Raised Clasped Hands. Issued about 1837. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee. ALVC Member thinks it is one of the best condition Baltimore Equitable mark he has seen. Front Side of Mark 700-1250
12FMB57Baltimore Equitable. Back Side of Mark 700-1250
13Fire TrumpetNAFire Trumpet. Circa 1800's. Brass. 18 inches long x 5 1/2 inches diameter. Working Trumpet used by Fire Chief in State of Maine. Non-Presented. Painted Red Inside. 150-500
13Fire TrumpetNAOther Side of Brass Fire Trumpet 150-500
13Fire TrumpetNAInside of 1800's Brass Fire Trumpet. 150-500
14FMB1196 Prvni Ceska Vzajemna Pojistovna. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Iron. Rectangular. Convex. 7 x 5. Damage to Middle of Mark. 30-40
15Fire AxeNAViking Style parade fire axe. Very old and in nice shape. Blade is about 13” and bit on axe is 4.25”. Handle is 26” long. No markings but appears hand forged. Picture is of Axe Left 50-400
15Fire AxeNAFire Axe. Picture is of Axe Right 50-400
15Fire AxeNAComplete Picture of the Fire Axe. 50-400
16Fire BucketNAFire Bucket. Green Paint that has peeled off in many places. No stenciling on the bucket. Handle is missing. 12 1/4 tall x 8 3/4 diameter at top x 5 1/4 at bottom. Note - one side of bucket has an OLD bend in the middle of the bucket. 100-350
16Fire BucketNAGreen Fire Bucket. Picture of the Bucket that has the Damage in the Middle of the Bucket. 100-350
16Fire BucketNAGreen Fire Bucket. Picture of Inside of the Bucket 100-350
17FMNAEnglish Translation is: Insured in the Farmers of Perm District. Founded 1873. Mark in use from 1912 - 1917. Russia. Heavy Tin. Shield in Middle. Oval. 8 1/8 x 6 1/6. 50-70
18SignNAGeneral Insurance Company of America. 23 1/2 x 15 1/2. Glass Sign with Wood Frame. Frame needs to be touched up. Gold Lettering with Blue Background. 15-100
19FMB785; W53bNorth British Insurance Company. London, England. 1809-1862. Early Tinned-Iron Mark that is probably 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. Rare in this Condition. Never been in a FMCA Auction. 200-??
20FMB741; W39BHants, Sussex and Dorset Fire Office. Winchester, England. 1803 - 1864. Copper. Mounted on Wood Board in the Shape of the Mark. 7 1/2 x 6 1/2. Seated Figure Raised in Center Surrounded by Raised Lettering. Rare. 150-400
21FMB293Firemans Insurance Company. Dayton, Ohio. Tin. Rectangular. 7 5/8 x 3 3/4. Border and Lettering Raised. Circa 1861. 150-500
22FMB1264 and ??L'Union Compagnie D'Assurances Contre L'Incendie, Les Accidents et Risques Divers. Paris, France. Two L'Union Marks in this Lot. Small Mark is Bulau 1264. Tin. 7 x 9 1/2. Common Mark. Larger Mark is not in Bulau. Uncommon Mark. Tin. 10 x 13 1/2. Larger Mark is not in Bulau, Addendum or Wright. 80-250
23FMB927; W101ALondon & Lancashire Insurance Company. London, England. Tin. Shield Shape. 9 3/8 x 8 1/2. Lettering, Design and Border Raised. 50-80
24Parade TorchNASmall Hand Parade Torch. Nickel Plated Torch Body. No History Known. 26 inches in Length and 3 inches in Width. 35-300
25FMB973Palatine Insurance Company. London, England. Tin. 9 1/2 x 7. Outer Border, Lettering and Design Raised. Border Gold with Red Stripe. Palatine Insurance Black and Gold. Castle and Trees Cream, Gray and Black. Waterloo & Sons, Limited, London in Very Small Letters in Lower Left Hand Corner of Mark. 65-230
26FMB88VAFire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Raised F A and Fire Hydrant. Slightly Convex. Hollow Back. No Drainage Knob. Issued around 1863. Repainted. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee in 2017. 50-125
27RattleNAWatchman's Rattle. Watchmen would whirl these in response to fires, crimes, to alert police or volunteer firemen and citizenry of danger. New York (then the Dutch colony New Amsterdam) established a rattle watch in 1652. Before whistles, law enforcement used wooden rattles and their distinct noise to signal for help, even into the 19th century. Brass Plate on each side of Rattle with one side etched "No. 409." 50-175
28FMB551Sun Insurance Office. London, England. Copper. Circular. 7 1/4 in Diameter. Raised Sun with 16 Rays, Alternating Straight and Wavy. SUN FIRE OFFICE 1710 Raised around the Border. 75-150
29FMB1402; E1JbAachen-Leipziger Versicherung Aachen. Aachen, Germany. Enameled Iron. 7 3/4x 4 3/4. Light Red Background with White Border and Lettering. 20-40
30Parade BeltNABerland Fireman's Parade Belt. Reddish Brown Leather with BERLAND Raised in Light Brown. Leather is Dry. Break in Leather on Front Side to the Right Side. On Back Side is White Piece Entire Length of Belt to Keep it from Cracking. 50-110
30Parade BeltNAPicture 2 of Berland Fireman's Parade Belt. This Picture shows the White Attachment on the Belt. 50-110
31FMB331New York Central Insurance Company. Union Springs, New York. 1863 - 1880. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering Raised. Black Background with Gold Lettering. 9 3/4x 3 1/2. 175-500
32FMB1001Central Insurance Company. Birmingham England. Tin. Circular. Convex. 7 3/4. No Color Left. Mark has been Bent Long Ago. 50-110
33FMB1649 Unlisted VariantFirst Russian Insurance Society. St. Petersburg, Russia. 1827 - 1921. Heavy Tin. 10 1/2x8 5/8. 50-75
34FMB93Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Extremely Convex. Hollow Back. Drainage Knob in Back. Issued around 1870. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee. 75-175
35Sign279.3Northwestern Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Minneapolis, Minn. 1906-1959. Reverse Glass Sign. 17 1/4x10. Black Background. Gold Lettering with Black Shading. Shield in Center is Gold with Black Letters and Green Background. Original Frame to Sign. 25-75
36FMB714; W29LNorwich Union General Assurance Office. Norwich, England. 1792 - 1821. Brass. 13 5/8 x 10 1/8. Standing Figure of Justice Holding Scales Surrounded by Ornate Design and NORWICH UNION in Panel Below. All Raised. This Mark, Known as the "Gaudiano Plate" was Named for the Designer. Bottom Left Side is Bent Slightly but Attached. Fragile Mark but in Very Good Condition 60-150
37Fire GrenadeNAStar Hand Fire Grenade. Turquoise. Harden Fire Extinguisher. Empty. Very Minor Rough Edges at Top Rim. 50-125
38Fire EmblemNAAmerican LaFrance Maker's Emblem. From a Fire Apparatus. Cast Aluminum. 8 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches high. 25-150
39Sign133.8Fidelity Phenix Fire Insurance Company. New York, New York. 1910 - 1959. Porcelain Enameled on Steel. Frame added - not original to sign. 16 5/8x12 5/8 including frame. White Lettering with Blue Background. 50-125
40FMUS-FI-1Farmers Mutual Town Fire Insurance Co. Rusk County, Wisconsin. Michaelson & Hughes Co. General Agents. Name Changed in 1902 to Rusk County Mutual Insurance Company. 5 3/4 x 3 1/4. Brass. First Instance of a Fire Mark Showing Both the Names of an Insurance Company and an Agent. 90-1250
41SignNASun Fire Office London Sign. Iron. 13 1/2x 11. Dark Blue Lettering for Sun and London. Chrome on Thin Tinned Sheet Iron. Red Lettering for Fire and Office and for Border. Blue and Gold Emblem in Middle. Cream Background. Manufacturer is Barclay's Process, London. 40-175
42FMB671;W20BSalop Fire Office. Shrewsbury, England. 1780-1890. Copper. 7 3/4x7 3/8. Damage on bottom right by the "P" where it was damaged when taken off the building. Repainted. 100-250
43FME141YThuringia Versicherungs - AG (Thuringia Insurance Company). Munich, Germany. The Knight in Armor holding a Shield with a "T" representing Protection. circa 1952 - 1966 10-25
44Fire SignNAFire Extinguisher Sign. Double Sided. Red with White Lettering. Baked on Enamel. 20 x 9 inches. No Manufacturer Listed. Couple of Chips on Sign. 50-300
44Fire SignNAFire Extinguisher Sign. Picture of Reverse Side of Sign. 50-300
45FMB296American Insurance Company. Chicago, Illinois. 1859 - 1883. Heavy Tin. 6 3/4 x 3 1/8. Border and Lettering Raised. Issued 1865. Rare. Repainted. 75-275
46FMB794; W57BGuardian Assurance Company. London, England. Copper (Heavy Gauge)Excellent Condition Except for Nibble out of Panel on Left Side. 8 1/2 x 9. 40-125
47FMB549; W3HSun Insurance Office. London, England. Copper. Circular. 6 inch circular. Raised Sun with Twenty Wavy Rays. Repainted. Loops on the Sides (for fastening to the building) are missing - probably done when removed from building. 45-100
48Fire HelmetNAGerman Fire Helmet. From a 19th Century Brigade. Helmet has Schlader Freiwillige Feuerwehr on Front. 50-350
48Fire HelmetNAGerman Fire Helmet. Leather with Brass. Picture of Side with Lions on Each Side. Very Good Condition. 50-350
48Fire HelmetNAGerman Fire Brigade Helmet. Picture of inside 9 1/2 inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches tall. 50-350
49FMB314VAUnited Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 3/4x9 1/4. Raised U.F. Old Model Steam Fire Engine in High Relief. Wheels have 8 Spokes. Bevel Edge. Top of Bevel Edge has Broken off at Area of Third Top Hole. Pieces are Included with Mark. Repainted. Determined to be Authentic by the Auction Verification Committee in 2017. 50-175
50Sign178 VarHome Fire and Marine Insurance Company of California. San Francisco, California. 1900-1966. Tin Mounted on Wood Base. 22 1/4x12 1/8. 40-125
51FMB GB-GA-1Gresham Fire & Accident Insurance Society. London, England. 1910 - 1933. Allied with Legal & General in 1933. Rectangular. Enamel Coated Iron. 8 x 4. White GRESHAM on Green Background. Rare. 50-125
52FME82VLandschaftliche Brandkasse. (Hanover Provincial Fire Office). Hannover, Germany. Enameled Iron. White Border, Lettering and Horse with Red Background. 7 3/8 x 5 1/2. Circa 1961 - 1983. Flat with Beveled Edges. 15-30
53FMB91Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brass. Oval. Raised Fire Hydrant and F.A. 7 1/2 x 11 3/8. Dark Red Old House Paint on Front. Rare. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee. Front Side of Mark 500-2000
53FMB91Fire Association of Philadelphia. 7 1/2 x 11 3/8. Back Side of Mark 500-2000
54FMB1721; ESB10Basler Versicherungs Gesellschaft Gegen Freuerschaden. Basler, Switzerland. Iron. Convexed. 9 1/2x7 3/4. White Background with Black Lettering and Border. Crest is Multi-colored. 45-120
55Auto TagNABulldog Auto Insurance Association of Chicago Auto Grill Emblem. Painted brass showing Bulldog in old convertible. Nice shape. Pretty rare. 1921-27 25-150
56Fire HelmetNAParade Helmet. A. F. Spawn & Co. N.Y. Brass Finial Painted Gold. Hi-Eagle. Multiple Comb. Small Crack Front Brim. 150-2000
56Fire HelmetNAWhite Parade Helmet. 1800's. Side View. 150-2000
56Fire HelmetNAParade Helmet. View of Back 150-2000
56Fire HelmetNAPicture of Inside Helmet 150-2000
56Fire HelmetNAPicture of Brass Finial Painted Gold. Hi Eagle 150-2000
57FMB871Nottingham and Derbyshire Fire and Life Insurance Company. Nottingham, England. 1835 - 1869. Zinc. 8 1/4 x 8 3/4. Bottom of Garter is Missing - long time ago. Raised Crest on Pebbled Background Surrounded by Garter with Raised Lettering. 40-100
58FMB475-X-1State Insurance Company of Des Moines. Des Moines, Iowa. 1897 - 1913. Tin. Rectangular. 6 1/2 x 2 3/8. Gold Lettering and Border. Black Background. 250-975
59FME64PGothaer Feuer Versicherungbank auf Gegenseitigkeit. (Gotha Mutual Fire Insurance Bank). Koln, Germany. Enameled Iron. Convex. Orange Background with White Lettering. Circa 1952 - 1966. 7 3/4 x 4. 10-25
60Parade BeltNAProtection Hose Fireman's Parade Belt. Red/Brown Leather with Light Brown Lettering and Stitching. Dry Leather. No Rips or Tears. 70-250
60Parade BeltNAPicture 2 of Protection Hose Parade Belt. 70-250
61Sign398.3United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 17 3/8x9 1/4. Indented Brass and Gold Lettering. Dark Maroon Simulated Wood Grain Background. Excellent Condition. 50-150
62FMB442Lumberman's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Diamond Shape. 9 1/4x9 1/4. Border Represents Four Logs Overlapping at Ends. L I Co. in Center. Issued about 1873. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee in 2017. 50-150
63FMB93VAFire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron Rarest of the Cast Iron FA's. Has a DOUBLE Drain knob. Issued about 1870. See next picture for Back of Mark. 300-1200
63FMB93VAFire Association of Philadelphia. Cast Iron FA with DOUBLE Drain Knob. Picture of Back of Mark. 300-1200
64Auto TagNAStandard Protection. Capital Stock Company Insurance. Auto Tag. 10-30
65FMB121-V-AHartford County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. . Convexed Oval. 9 3/4 x 4 3/4. Gold Lettering on Black Background. Sheet brass. Refer to Peter Faber's article on the mark in the 2012-1 issue of The Signevierist. This mark was issued as part of a plaque by the Covenant Mutual Insurance Company on or after 1970. 50-175
66FMB314United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. Repainted in Recent Past. 11 15/16 x 9 1/4. Wheels have 8 Spokes. Raised U F. Old Steam Engine in High Relief. Beveled Edge. No Policy Number Visible. Determined to be Authentic by the Auction Verification Committee - just repainted and not in original colors. 50-175
67Fire BadgeNAWestview Volunteer Fire Company. Fire Badge. 1.75 inches. Made by Heeren Bros. of Pittsburg (as on badge). Dates 1890-1911. Badge #1. 20-150
68Parade Fire AxeNAFire Parade Axe #2. Hand Painted on Both Sides. Star Painted on Axe. 28 inches long x 9 inches wide. 100-250
68Parade Fire AxeNAFire Parade Axe. Reverse Side. 100-250
70FMB AU-OA-1Oberofterreichifchen Landes Brandschaden. Linz, Austria. Enameled Iron. Convex. Rectangular. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. Cream Background with Black Lettering. Shield at Top in Red, Black and Cream. Circa 1920. Mounted on a Nice Wood Board. 25-35
71Fire SignNADetroit Fire Alarm Box Reward Sign. Curved. Would have been attached to Pole Holding Fire Alarm Box. Baked on Enamel. Some Nicks and Paint Chips. Some Fading of Red Lettering Due to Outside Elements. Shows $25 Reward. 7 inches Wide x 10 inches high. 35-250
71Fire Alarm SignNABack of Fire Alarm Box Reward Sign from Detroit. 35-250
72FMB584; W5DWestminster Fire Office. London, England. Copper. 1717 - 1906. 9 1/4 x 6. Raised Lettering and Portcullis with Prince of Wales' Feathers. Had been Gold. Damage on Bottom Right Edge is Old Damage. 60-120
73Fire BadgeNAU.S. Air Force Fire Protection Badge. Large 2.5”+. See no maker’s mark. 20-150
74Auto TagNACappers National Protective Service Association. Auto Tag. 3 x 3. Metal. Black and Red Background with White, Red and Black Lettering. This Car Protected - Thieves Beware. 15-30
75FME25JConcordia Feuer Versicherungs-Gesellschaft. (Concordia Mutual Fire Insurance Company). Hannover, Germany. Enameled Iron. Rectangular. 5 1/2 x 7 7/8. Slightly Convex. Dark Blue Background with White Border. Raised, White Lettering and Shield of Hoya. Circa 1935 - 1945 for this Mark. 25-50
76FMB457Columbia Fire Insurance Company. Dayton, Ohio. Tin. 7 x 3 1/4. Repainted. 150-250
77FMB258Phoenix Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Phoenix Hartford. (there is no "of" between Phoenix and Hartford). Tin Fire Mark. Rectangular. 8 1/4 x 4 1/4. Border and Lettering are Raised. No Color Left on this Mark. Issued about 1865. Rare. 75-275
78FMSP-CB-1Asegurado en Cervantes, S. A. Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1970. Aluminum. 15-40
79FMW89AShropshire & North Wales. Est. 1836. A small Provincial Insurance Company that did little business outside of its base of Shrewsbury and surrounding areas. This example is of the first and very 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 - as seen in all known surviving marks. Within the first year a lighter gauge sheet brass was substituted and the words & NORTH WALES inverted so that details were more readily legible from Street level. (see Wright 89A and Bulau 881 for examples. This example is one of the best seen with few stress cracks (supported at rear). Scarce mark. 70-125
80FMB97Aetna Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Heavy Tin. Rectangular. 4 1/2 x 9 12. Raised Border and Lettering. Gold Lettering and Black Background. Issued about 1835. Probably Repainted in Past 150-350
81Ledger MarkerNAGuardian Assurance Company of London. Ledger Marker. United States Branch Office. New York. One Side Only has Writing. 60-125
82SignNATiroler Landes Brandversidierung. Innsbruck, Austria. Brass Sign with Self Brass Frame. Raised Lettering and Shield. Wood Backing. Very Good Condition. Written on Back is the following: Genuine Fire Mark from Austria. From Signaverist Collection of Home Insurance Co. NY. Presented to Harry F. Albershardt by Alwin E. Bulau, Jr. about 1940. 40-150
83FMB83Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Oval. 11 1/4x 7 3/4. Raised F A and Fire Hydrant with Water Gushing from Hose. Flat Back. First Mark Issued by Company. Circa 1817. Verified as authentic by Auction Committee in 2017. 150-250
84Fire BadgeNARockford Fire Department Badge. 2 inches. Very Good Condition. 20-60
85FMB-EG-HA-1Mier Insurance Company Societe Anonime Arabe. Cairo, Egypt. Brass. 9 13/16 x 5 7/8. Mosque Within an Oval Frame. Circa 1934. 60-125
86Sign243 Var. Minneapolis Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1911 - 1960. Brass. 27 1/2 x 12 3/4 including Wood Frame. Black Background with Slightly Raised Brass Lettering. Some of Black Background has Worn Off. 25-100
87FMB227Williamsburgh City Fire Insurance Company. Brooklyn, New York. Tin. 1853 - 1916. Rectangular. Gold Lettering on Black Background. 6 3/4 x 3 3/4. 150-300
88FMB1489Societa Reale Mutua di Assicurazionr Incendi. Turin, Italy. Rectangular. Heavy Tin. 10 3/4 x 8 5/8. Gold, Red, White and Black Crest Raised in Center. Lettering in Gold on Black Background. Raised Border. 30-60
89FMB160Home Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Saint Louis, Missouri. 1845-1880. Zinc. Oblong. 6 1/2 x 4 3/4. Border, Clasped Hands and Lettering Raised. 200-450
90FMB864; W83EDistrict Fire Office. Birmingham, England. 1834 - 1864. Copper. Circular. 7 3/8 in diameter. Border, Arms of the City of Birmingham in Center Circle Raised. DISTRICT and Two Crossed Axes are Raised. 25-80
91FMB47VAInsurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Very Heavy. Back of Mark says "Facsimile of Ins. Co. of N.A. Fire Mark Issued in 1830." 11 x 8 1/4. 25-60
92FMB726 Variant.; W30F VariantBritish Fire Office. London, England. 1799 - 1843. Tinned Copper. Lion with its Tail Down. Excellent Example of the "tail down" Variant. Coated with House Paint. Seller says it is Tinned Copper which makes it rarer than the regular copper mark for this company. Another knowledgeable person on UK Marks says it might not be increase the value if "tinned." 150-375
93Fire BucketNABrown Fire Bucket. Leather. Made in England is Engraved in the Leather at the Bottom of the Bucket. Front of Bucket has a Gold Stencil that might not be original to Bucket. 75-375
93Fire BucketNABack of Leather English Fire Bucket. 12 inches tall x 9 1/4 diameter on top x 6 1/4 diameter at bottom. 75-375
93Fire BucketNABrown Leather English Fire Bucket. Top and Inside of Bucket. Leather Handle. Metal Rim Covered in Leather. Metal has come loose in one area by handle. Also leather covering the metal is missing in some areas. 75-375
94Sign391 Var.Union Fire Insurance Company of Paris France. United States Branch Providence, RI. Tin with Original Wood Frame. Frame is 2 1/2 inches on each side. Total Sign is 44 6/16 x 18 3/4. Insurance Company only Operated in US from 1910 - 1931 so the Sign dates to this period. 25-80
95FMB231Home Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. Oval. 8 x 5 3/8. Raised Lettering and Border. No Paint Remains. Issued about 1861. Rare. 65-275
96FME77ABrandnotversicherung des Hannoverschen Landbundes. (Emergency Fire Insurance for the Hanoverian Farmer's Union). Hannover, Germany. 1922 - 1945. Enameled Iron. Convex. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. Green Background with Yellow Lettering and Emblem Slightly Raised. The Three Wheat Ears is the Emblem of the Hanover Farmer's Union. 25-200
97Sign352Sioux Fire Insurance Company. Sioux City, Iowa. 1909 - 1913. 24 x 18. Gold Lettering with Black Outline. Multicolored Company Emblem - Head of American Indian Chief. Natural Wood Grain Background. No Frame. 25-130
98FME2AYAachener und Munchener Versicherung. (Aachen and Munich Fire Insurance Company.) Circa 1958- 1965. Enameled Iron. 5 7/8 x 4. 20-35
99Fire HelmetNAFire Helmet. Scottish Made Metro Pattern by Hendry of Glasgow. Glasgow Salvage Corps Front. Very Good Condition. 90-250
100FMB712; W29JNorwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Norwich, England. Heavy Tin. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 (not including wood backing not original to mark). Seated Figure of Justice Facing Left Holding Scales. Example of the Rare Facing Left Justice. The Majority of this Mark are Badly Corroded. This One is Not. Good Condition with Some Corroding. 50-150
101FMB1350; E18QBerlinifche Feuer Verficherungs Anstalt. (Berlin Fire Insurance Company)9 3/8 x6 1/8. Berlin, Germany. Iron. Convexed. 25-45
102FMB233Home Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. Oval. 8 1/8 x 5 1/4. Slightly Raised Border. Black Background with Raised Gold Lettering. Issued 1863 to 1868. 50-175
103Parade BeltNAColumbian Fireman's Parade Belt. Red Leather with White Lettering. Leather is Dry. 60-125
103Parade BeltNAPicture 2 of Columbian Parade Belt - showing detail of COLUMBIAN Lettering. 60-125
104Sign12.2American Alliance Insurance Company. New York, New York. 1918-1953. Tin with Wood Frame. 10 3/4x26 1/Very good condition. 25-80
105FMB1625 VARArgus Companhia de Seguros. Porto, Portugal. Tin. Square. 5 7/8x5 7/8. Black Background. Triangle with ARGUS in Center with Companhia De Seguros Porto 1907 in Gold with Red and Gold Background. Contemporary Mark issued after 1953 and before 1976. 10-25
106FMB224Continental Insurance Company. Tin. Rectangular. 6 7/8 x 3 1/4 Very Good Condition. Looks like it was never mounted on the outside of building. 75-175
107FME9KAllianz Versicherungs - AG (Alliance Insurance Company). Berlin and Munich, Germany. Enameled Iron. Slightly Convex. Circa 1920 - 1923. Dark Green Background with Allianz and Berlin in White and Raised. In Middle in Black is the Emblem and Versicherungs-Aktien-Gesellschaft (very faded on this mark).5 3/4 x 8 5/8. 30-50
108FMB724/5; W30F Var.Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Norwich, England. Tin. Lettering with Sunburst Behind. Below the Badge is a Panel with Raised Border and Raised Clasped Hands. Rare and Early Variant. In better condition than those illustrated in both Wright and Bulau. Tinned Iron Mounted on a Chamfered Oak Board. Excellent Condition. 75-150
109FMB228Farmers Fire Insurance Company. York, Pennsylvania Tin. Rectangular. 6 13/16 x 3 3/8. Gold Background with Black Lettering and Black Borders. 50-200
110FMB779Atlas Insurance Company. London, England. Copper. Rectangular. 10 5/8 x 6 5/8. Raised Figure of Atlas with very Convexed Globe. No Border. Tear in Left Side of Globe. Minor Bend in Bottom of Mark Around the Knees of Atlas. 20-30
111FMB1396; E109CPreuss Feuer Versicherung Aktien. Prussian Fire Insurance Company. Berlin, Germany. 1874 - 1914. Rectangular. Raised Border, Crest and Lettering. 9 x 7 1/8. Heavily Repainted. 30-40
112Sign387.2aTwin City Fire Insurance Company. Minneapolis, Minn. 1910-1987. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 19x11 with Frame Gold Lettering with White Shading. Brown Simulated Wood Grain Background. Frame needs to be touched up. 35-75
113FMB534Sun Insurance Office. London, England. Lead. 7 x 7. Pulled from 2017 Silent Auction - Determined to be Authentic Fire Mark so in 2018 Live Auction. Raised Sun with Sixteen Rays, Alternating between Wavy and Straight. Panel Below has Policy #355304. 150-250
114FMB911Queen Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. 1857-1891. 11 1/2 8. Tin. Bust of Queen Victoria and Lettering Raised on Slightly Convexed Shield in Center of Octagonal with Shield on Top. Raised Border. Possibly Repainted. 150-250
115Auto TagNABonanca Companhia Auto Tag. Lisbon, Portugal. 2 7/8 diameter. Black Background with Ornate Silver Edge and Silver Anchor. Bon Anca in Red Lettering. 10-35
116FMB1195-V-A2Prvni Ceska Vzajemna Pojistovna. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Iron, Enameled Coated. Slightly Convex. Red Border, Blue Background with Cream Lettering. Red and Cream Shield. 7x5 1/8. 40-60
117Sign141.1Frankford Mutual Fire Insurance Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1842-1962. Tin. 16 1/2x23 1/4 including Frame. Note - believe the frame is NOT original - looks to be added in the past. Also, The Frankford Mutual Fire Insurance Company has been repainted (not a good job) in the wrong colors. No color on the remainder of the lettering. Very interesting sign but needs TLC. 20-50
118FMB313United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. Raised U. F. Model Steam Fire Engine in High Relief. Wheels have Eight Spokes. Bevel Edge. 11 7/8 x 9 1/4.Front Side of Mark. 50-450
118FMB313United Firemen's. Back Side of Mark 11 7/8 x 9 1/4. Determined to be Authentic by Auction Verification Committee 50-450
119FMNot in AddendumSaint Paul Fire & Marine Insurance. Saint Paul, Minnesota. Not Listed in Bulau. Lightweight Tin. Rectangular. 6 3/4 x 3. Dark Blue Background with Gold Raised Border and Lettering. Circa Mid-20th Century. Background is repainted. Lettering and Border was Probably repainted too - but can't tell for sure. 30-90
120Auto TagNAState Automobile Insurance Assn. Grill Emblem/Auto Tag. Painted Steel 3” emblem. Des Moines 20-50
121FMB1503Assicurazioni Generali Societa Aonima. Trieste, Italy. Tin. Rectangular. 11 x 7 1/4. Raised Gold Lettering and Border. Black Background. Back of Mark says Pre-World War II. Repainted. 40-80
122Ledger MarkerNAAmazon Insurance Company Ledger Marker. One Side says Insure With the Amazon. Other Side says $500,000 AMAZON Cincinnati. 75-240
123FMB847-X-1Patriotic Assurance Company. Dublin, Ireland. Tin. Circular. 7 inches in Diameter. Light Green Background. Sun in the Center is Raised and in Yellow. Red Lettering Raised for Company Name. In Small Green Lettering are the Words "Guaranteed by SUN of London, Founded 1710." 20-100
124FMB684; W23JPhoenix Assurance Company. London, England. 8 1/4 x7. Copper. Border and Figure of Phoenix Raised on Convexed Oval with Panel Below with PHOENIX on the Panel. Spear at the Angle Point is Missing. Repainted. 50-100
125FMB855; W77BYorkshire Insurance Company. York, England. Copper. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4. Borders, Gold Minster on Oval Panel with "Yorkshire" above and "1824" on Panel Below All Raised. Appears to be Original Colors with Some Gold Remaining. 75-230
126Sign346Sea Insurance Company, Limited. Aluminum. 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 with Frame. Etched Black Old English Lettering. 25-80
127Fire HelmetNAFire Helmet. Red Leather from Newark, NJ. Cairns. Auxiliary #1 Original Shield. 130-800
127Fire HelmetNARed Fire Helmet from Newark NJ. Cairns. Back Side Picture 130-800
127Fire HelmetNAFire Helmet - Auxiliary #1. Inside Picture 130-800
127Fire HelmetNACairns Red Fire Helmet. Inside Picture showing closeup of Cairns Tag. 130-800
128FMB1207Hasicska Vzajemna Pojistovna V Brne. Brne, Czechoslovakia. Iron. Convexed. 7 x 5. Red Background with White Lettering and Border. Center is Red, White and Blue. 20-50
129FMB761; W45BCounty Fire Office. London, England. 1807-1906. Copper. 6 5/8x 8 5/8. Border, Figure of Britannia Facing Front and COUNTY on Panel are all Raised. No Color. Some Damage to Edges and Top Right Side. 50-200
130FMB891; W95DRoyal Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Copper. 12 x 10. Ornate Shield with Border , Design and Lettering Raised. Very Top has Separated but included with Mark. 25-100
131FM N/ASun Insurance Office, London, England. A modern cast iron promotional fire mark issued by the Sun in 1985 to their fire policy holders who wished to have one for their property. Raised Sun with 16 Rays in Gold. Blue Background. Panel at Bottom has 1710 in Black with Gold Background. Back of Mark says "Salop Iron." 6 5/8 x 6 3/4. 25-80
132FMB175Ohio Farmers Insurance Company, LeRoy, Ohio (Now Westfield Insurance). Insurance Company found supply of B175, protected the Mark in Lucite and presented to Agency Force. On Back says "This is an original Fire mark issued about 1920." 7-15
133FMB753; W42CBirmingham Fire Office. Birmingham, England. 1804 - 1867. Copper. 10 1/4 x 11. Raised Border and Design of Fireman Standing by Early Hand Pumper with BIRMINGHAM Below. Fireman Face is Facing Left. Damage to Mark between R and M. Also, area of Right Spoke and area below the Spokes have worn away and you can see light if raised to light. 100-200
134Sign274.6North British & Mercantile Insurance Company. Reverse Glass Sign. Gold Lettering with Gold and Red and Black Company Emblem. Maroon Background Original Gold Frame. Damage to Right of Established at Top. Looks Like Year was Deleted by Marking over it with Gold Paint. 13 1/4 x 19 6 16. 30-70
135FMB762; W45FCounty Fire Office. London, England. 1807 - 1906. Copper. Rectangular. 9 1/2sx 6 5/8. Border, Figure of Britannia Facing Left, County in Panel Below All Raised. Britannia is Gold on Red Background. COUNTY is Gold on Black. Repainted. 40-60
136Auto TagNAState Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. Auto Tag. Bloomington, ILL. Also has original package and vehicle attachments. 5-30
137Sign104.2Dubuque Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Dubuque, Iowa. 1883 - 1963. Sign. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 15 5/8 x 7 7/8. Gold Background with Gold Lettering of Insurance Company Name. Black and Gold Border. Wood Frame. 50-100
138Auto TagNAGrange Mutual Casualty Company. Columbus, Ohio. 25-40
139FMB53Insurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tin. Circular. 6 3/4 Diameter. Raised Gold Eagle in Center on Red Background. Company Name in English and Chinese. 20-150
140Ledger MarkerNANational Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Ledger Marker. No Printing on Back. 85-125
141FMB947Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4. Raised Globe and Lettering in Gold. Black Background except Red Around the Globe. Common Mark. 20-45
142FMB71-V-AHartford Fire Ins. CO. Chartered 1810. Heavy Tin. 8 x 4. Mark issued by Hartford Ins. Co. and Given to their Agents in 2010 to Celebrate their 200th Anniversary. Back of Mark says... An authentic reproduction of the Hartford fire mark first issued circa 1840. 25-35
143FMB608London Assurance. London, England. Heavy Tin. 11 1/4x 9 7/8. Raised Gold Lettering on Black Background. Seated Figure of Britannia, Raised, in Gold, White, Red and Black Background. On Back is the History of the Ownership of the Mark for the last 2 owners. 15-40
144FMB749; W40GImperial Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1802 - 1902. Tin. 8x8 1/16. Repainted 50-180
145FMB797Guardian Assurance Company. London, England. Tin 9 1/4x8 1/4. Red Border, Erect Figure of Athena in Gold, Silver and Red. Lettering in Gold. Raised Figure and Lettering. Modern and Common Mark. 20-40
146SignNAColumbia Insurance Company of New Jersey. Tin Sign with Original Wood Frame. 28 inches wide x 17 inches high. The New Jersey Company was organized in 1901. In 1939 the Columbia Insurance Company of New York was organized to facilitate the merger of the Columbia Insurance Company of New Jersey into it. The NY Columbia had no assets and absorbed all the assets of the NJ Columbia. Dates of the sign are 1901-1939 30-90
147FMB989National Union Society. Bedford, England. Tin. Rectangular. Border, Center Design and Lettering Raised. Lettering and Design in Yellow. Background and Border in Red. 25-70
148Sign38 Var.British America Assurance Company. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In US 1874 - 1963. Brass. No Frame. Etched Black Lettering. Black Lettering is Mostly Gone. Brass is Stained in Many Places. 10-35
149FMB875 or 876; W88ANorthern Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. Damage to Mark - especially on Edges. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4. 25-60
150Sign194Invincible Policies, Ltd. London, England. Sign. Tin. 20 x 9 3/8. Multi-Colored Scene of Automobile. Lettering in Yellow, Orange, Green. Top Two-thirds of Background is Green, Bottom One-third of Background is Black. Very Colorful. London Sign with address of 7 Whittington Avenue London EC3. Telephone Mansion House 2961. Wonder how sign made it to the States? 30-150

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