Item

Type

Bulau # or Sign #

Photo

Item Description

Est. Value

1.

 FM

314VA

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United Firemen’s Ins. Co.    Cast iron.  Oval 12” x 9 ¼”. Eight spokes.  Silver house paint on mark.

 $150-240

2.

FM

121

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Hartford County Mutual Fire Ins. Co.  Tin. Convexed oval. Different from BU121- black letters on gold background.  1831 – rare.

 $195-650

3.

FM

88VB

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Fire Assoc. of Philadelphia.  Cast iron.  Oval 7 3/8” x 11 ½”.  Raised F.A and fire hydrant.  Slightly convex. 

 $50-265

4.

FM

20

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Philadelphia Contributionship  Wood. Shield shape.  Four lead clasped hands with thumb up.  Modern type mark issued by this org about 1920.

 $75-200

5.

FM

138

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Fire Department Ins. Co.  Cast iron.  Oval.  Wheels have 8 spokes. 11 5/8” x 8”.  Excellent condition. Probably Repainted

 $2100-3250

6.

FM

1376

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National  Versicherung   Germany.  Iron.  Rectangular convexed.  7 7/8” x 5 1/16”. 

 $20-60

7.

FM

117

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Firemen’s Ins. Cast iron.  Circular.  12 ½” x 14 1/8”. Wheels have six spokes.  Loop at top is plain and round.  Gold paint on raised portion of mark.  Probably Repainted

 $250-1050

8.

FM

85

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Fire Assoc. of Philadelphia.  Lead.  Oval 7 5/8” x 11 1/4”.  Raised F.A and fire hydrant.  Hollow back. 

 $1000-2500

9.

FM

153

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Mutual Fire Ins. Co. of Germantown. Cast iron. Oblong. 11 ½” x 8 ½”.

 $125-250

10.

FM

207

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Queen City Ins. Co.  Tin.  Round.  7 ¾” dia.  Gray house paint.

 $700-2000

11.

FM

84

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Fire Assoc. of Philadelphia.  Cast iron.  Oval 8” x 11 7/8. Raised F.A and fire hydrant.   Flat back.  

 $100-255

12.

FM

US-CD-2

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Concordia Milwaukee. Tin.  Rectangular.  6 7/8” x 3 ½”.  Black lettering on Silver

 $75-225

13.

FM

98

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Aetna Ins. Co.  Heavy Tin. Rectangular.  6 1/2 “ x  2 7/8”.

 $200-325

14.

FM

195

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The Eagle Insurance Company.  Cast Iron Oval.  11 ¾”  x 8”.  Brown house paint.

 $800-1500

15.

FM

93

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Fire Assoc. of Philadelphia.  Cast iron.  Oval 7 ½ “ x 10 ¾”. Raised F.A and fire hydrant.   Extremely convex.  Hollow back.  

 $100-250

16.

FM

925

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The London and Lancashire Ins. Co.  Tin.  Rectangular.  7”x 3 ¼”.  Gold on black background. 

 $90-275

17.

FM

442

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Lumbermen’s Ins. Co. Cast iron. Diamond shape.  9” x 9”.  Green house paint.

 $125-300

18.

FM

378

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Enterprise Fire and Marine Ins. Co.  Tin.  Rectangular.  67/8” x 3 ¼”.  Very rare.

 $150-1000

19.

FM

329

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The Reliance of Philadelphia.  Tin. Rectangular.  6 7/8” x 3 ¼”. Black on silver background.

 $200-1000

20.

FM

475-X-1

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State Des Moines.  Tin. Gold on black background.

 $55-1000

21.

FM

286

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Hope Mutual.  Zinc.  Shield Shape.  6” x 6 ¾”.

 $325-650

22.

FM

157

22.jpg (2226621 bytes) City Insurance Company, "the Rowing Machine" Heavy iron casting.  Odd shape.  13” x 9 ½”.  Repainted.

 $1000-2500

   23.

Sign

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Fire Association Philadelphia Tin Sign, 18”x12”.Black Lettering.  Very good condition.

 $35-100

24

FM

1342

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Landschaftliche Brandkasse Hannover, Germany.  Iron. 

6 7/8”x5 1/8”.  Anniversary Mark.  1950. 200 Years

 $25-50

25

FM

320

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United Fireman’s Insurance.  Cast Iron.   Oval 11”x9”.  Has Crack in Mark.

 $220-750

26

Sign

 #179.9

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The Home Insurance Company, New York Sign.  20”x14”

Enamel Metal. 

 $50-100

27

Ledger

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National Fire Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. Ledger Marker. 

 $65-150

28

FM

538

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Sun Insurance Co., London, England.  Lead  7”x7 1/8”.  Policy #362460.

 $100-250

29

FM

167

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Ohio Farmers.  Lead.  5’x2”.  First Mark of Company

 $250-350

30

FM

832

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Manchester Fire Insurance, Manchester, England.  Tin.  90% Color. 

 $100-200

31

Sign

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London & Lancaster Insurance Co., Ltd, 22 ½”x26 ¼”.  Metal Sign. 

 $45-75

32

FM

69

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Hartford Fire Insurance.  Tin.  6 ½”x2 ¼”

 $100-400

33

FM

616

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Royal Exchange Assurance.  Lead.  Policy #100552.  Mark Broken at Crown. 

 $100-210

34

Sign

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New Hampshire Insurance Co. Reversed Glass Sign.  23 ½”x15 ½”. 

 $175-250

35

FM

816

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Alliance Assurance Company, London.  Copper.  No color.

 $75-250

36

FM

226

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Girard Ins. Co., Philadelphia.  Tin.  6 7/8”x3 3/8”

 $150-1250

37

FM

 US-MG-1. 

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Mercer County Mutual Fire Ins. Co., Brass with History Attached

 $100-165

38

FM

624

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Royal Exchange Assurance, London.  6 1/8”x7 1/8”.  Lead.

 $100-250

39

Ledger

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Black River Insurance Co. of Watertown, N.Y.  Ledger Marker.

 $75-150

40

Sign

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Continental Insurance Company Reversed Glass Sign.  23 ½”x13 ½”.

 $175-250

41

FM

910

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Queen Insurance Company, Liverpool, England.  Copper.  No Color, Some Tear Marks.

 $100-300

42

Sign

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Norwich Union Fire Ins. Society Reversed Glass Sign.  18”x20”

 $75-125

43

FM

669

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Salop Fire Office, Shrewsbury, England.  Lead.  7 1/8”x7 3/8”.

 165-400

44

FM

40

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Mutual Assurance Co.  Cast Iron.  Squatty Tree.  Oval.   8”x8 ¼”

$500-1300

45

FM

797

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Guardian Assurance Company, London.  Tin. 

 $20-100

46

FM

284

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Home Insurance Cincinnati.  Heavy Tin.  6 ¾”x3 1/8”

 145-1000

47

FM

 see details

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Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society (SET OF 4) – IF NOT SOLD AS SET, WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY.  1.  Plastic Reproduction of Original Company Mark 7 ½”x9 ¼”.  2. Bulau 719  Copper (old) 8/12”x10 ¾”  Some Wear.  3.  Modern Reproduction circa 1960’s.  Some paint missing.  4. Bulau 714 Gaudiano (famous artist) circa 1850’s.  Has most of gold and red paint. 
10 ¾” x 13 ¼”. 

 $200-300

48

Ledger

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La Confiance Fire Insurance Company Ledger Marker.

 $85-145

49

Sign

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Seaboard Surety Company.  Original numbered print 21/40.  Painting of the Company Logo by Gloria Judson for 50th birthday of company on 11/27/77.  24”oval with 2 ½” frame, gilted.  Enclosed in glass. 

 $35-75

50

FM

EV80D

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Land-Feuerlozietät der Provinz Sachsen.  German. Iron.

 $35-100

51

For a

 Door

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Lloyds of London “hand pusher”.  Gold Metal.  10”x3 ¾”. “Vessel Insurance Policy, 1st Class Cabin, Insured Fully.  Sleep Well.  Lloyds of London, Agents From Ocean to Ocean, A Safe Voyage Assured”

 $45-65

52

FM

CY-GA-1

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General Insurance Company of Cyprus, Ltd.  Tin. Oval.  9”x11”

 $50-200

53

FM

862

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Protector Fire Insurance Company.  Copper.  9 5/8”x8 7/8”. 

 $100-300

54

FM

720

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Norwich Union Fire Insurance.  England.  Tin.  10 5/8”x8 5/8”

 $25-80

55

Helmet

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Small Firefighter’s Helmet with Brass on Top.  Lion Heads on Sides where leather straps attach to helmet. Very Good condition. 

 $100-350

56

FM

804

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National Assurance Company of Ireland.  Tin.  National Dublin. 

 $50-300

57

FM

607

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London Assurance Company.  England.  Tin. 

 $35-80

58

FM

1699

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Stockholms Stads.  Sweden.  Lead.  Entire mark gold.

 $35-150

59

FM

778

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Atlas Assurance Company, England.  Copper. 

 $65-250

60

FM

BU1716

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Baloise Fire Insurance.  Tin.

Swiss mark, Baloise Fire

$35-200

61

FM

EV44K

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Feuersozietät der Provinz. Brandenburg.  Germany.  Iron.  7 7/8”x6 ½”

 $35-200

62

FM

989

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National Union Society.  England.  Tin.  12”x8”. 

 $35-100

63

Sign

398.2

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USF&G Reversed Glass Sign.  22”x 13 ½”

 $100-200

64

FM

21

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Philadelphia Contributionship.  Wood, shield shape.  Issued in 1935 by company.

 $75-200

65

FM

947

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Liverpool & London & Globe.  Tin. 

 $100-135

66

FM

??

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Wiener Allianz.  Austian.  9 ½”x6 ¼”.  Iron.

 $25-75

67

FM

1013

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Legal Insurance Company.  Tin.  Shield Shape.  9 3/8”x7 1/8”

 $65-200

68

Sign

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Feuer Gefahr.  Helft Brande verhuten.  Translated to "Fire danger through open fire, smoking, matches. Help to Prevent Fires"
Staatlichje Feue
11 ½”x3 3/8”

 $20-35

69

FM

761

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County Fire Insurance Co.  No color, copper. 

 $90-300

70

FM

Wright 10F

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Royal Exchange
Copper.  No color.

 $100-225

71

Sign

357.17

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Springfield Fire & Marine.  Covered wagon headed west 23”x15 ¼”

 $20-40

72

FM

967

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Reliance Marine Insurance Co., Tin.  9 1’4”x 8 ¼”

 $30-125

73

FM

1155-X-1

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British Traders Insurance Company, Fundada 1865.  Fogo.  Used in Portugese Macao.

 $30-100

74

FM

EV24N

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Colonia Insurance.  Kolnische Versicherungs.  Germany.  4 5/8”x6 ¼”.  Plastic  (used after WWII when Germany went to cheap materials such as plastic).

 $10-50

75

FM

EV53Ab

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Feuer Versicherungs Verein.  Schneverdingen.  Germany

 $20-60

76

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Four Copper Printers Plates used to illustrate book, framed.  PLUS Book, Fire Insurance House Marks of the United States, by Gillespie & Walsh, printed 1915.

 $85-175

77

FM

556

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Sun Insurance.  Tin.  7” diameter.

 $85-175

78

FM

896

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Royal Insurance Company.  Copper.  12 1/8”x9 ¼”

 $100-175

79

FM

619

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Royal Exchange Insurance.  Heavy Lead.  No color.  Minor repair to crown. 

$100-225

80

Sign

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Aetna Auto Policy – Peace of Mind.  Wall Hanging.  Framed Advertisement.  22 x 19”

 $10-30

81

FM

1338

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Westfalische Provinzial Feuer-Societat.  Germany.  Iron  9 ½”x6 ¼”

 $45-150

82

FM

682

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Phoenix Assurance Company.  Copper.  9 5/8”x8 ¾”

 $60-190

83

Sign

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 Aetna Home Office in Hartford.  Faux Oil Painting.  Wood frame with linen mat.  Full color faux oil.  25”x19”

 $10-25

84

Sign

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 Insurance Cartoon Representations.  Wall hanging.  Large blue lettering “INSURANCE” with cartoon figures intertwined.  32 ½”x15”

 $10-25

85

Sign

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 Wall Hanging Poster.  “It’s Not What Happens To You – It’s What You Do About It”  Original.  Authentic signature by W. Mitchell, 5-22-90.  24 ½”x16”

$10-20

86

Helmet

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Fireman’s Helmet.  Atlanta Fire Department. Leather.  Inside of hat says “Cairns & Brother, manufacturer of Firemens Equipment & Supplies, New York.

 $200-450

87

FM

797

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Guardian Assurance Company.  Tin.  9 ¼”x8 ¼”

 $50-150

88

 FM

762

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County Fire Office.  Copper.  9 5/8”x6 5/8”

 $50-250

89 Fire Box

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Gamewell Fire Alarm Station Box, patented 1924.  Red, 5 ½”deep, 10” wide and 12” high.  VG Condition.  Insides are intact.  It works. $100-$250

90

FM

757

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Caledonian Insurance Co, Scotland.  Copper.  7”x7 5/8”

Repainted. Damage to left side.

 $45-200

91

FM

153

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Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Germantown.  Cast Iron. 

 $90-250

92

Fire

Bucket

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2006-Auction-Photos-SET2/92a.JPG
 

Fireman’s Leather Water Bucket.  Green Leather with Yellow Lettering.  United Fire Society.  No. 4.  G.D. Hall, 1807.  --- No. 1 on back.  Very good condition. 

Replaced Handle

 $250-500

93

FM

888

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Royal Farmers Insurance Co., Copper. 

 $80-190

94

FM

684

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Phoenix Assurance Company., Copper.  Tip of Spear Missing.

 $66-150

95

FM

314

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United Fireman’s Insurance, Cast Iron.  8 spokes. 

 $75-275

96

FM

739

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Globe Insurance Company.  England.  Tin.  7 5/8”x7”

 $140-300

97

FM

166

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Associated Fireman’s Insurance Co. Cast Iron. 

 $500-1500

98

FM

670

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Salop Fire Office, England.  Lead. 

 $250-500

99

FM

38

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Mutual Insurance Company.  Cast Iron. 

 $360-1250

100

FM

552

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Sun Insurance Office.  England.  Zinc.  6” diameter

$90-225

101

FM

57

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Baltimore Equitable.  Cast Iron. 

$200-1250 

102

FM

51

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I. N. A. Eagle.  Copper.  Issued in 1920 by company as advertisement

 $75-250

103

FM

891

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Royal Insurance Company, Copper. 

 $50-150

104

FM

549

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Sun Insurance Office.  Copper.  6 7/8”x5 5/8”

 $80-250

105

FM

93

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Fire Association of Philadelphia.  Cast Iron.  7 ½”x10 ¾”Hollow back with drainage knob.  Pristine condition except for small chip on left side.

 $100-300

106

FM

931

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North British & Mercantile Insurance.  90% color.  Tin. 7 ½”x9 3/8”

 $75-900

107

FM

166

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Associated Firemen’s Insurance.  Cast Iron. 

 $500-1500

108

FM

626

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Royal Exchange Assurance.  London.  Lead. 

 $100-225

109

FM

85

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Fire Association of Philadelphia.  Lead.  11”x7 ½”

 $1000-2200

110

FM

210

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St. Louis Mutual.  Zinc.  Small crack on left side of mark. - repainted

 $250-400

111

FM

243

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Phenix Insurance Company.  Brass Horseshoe.  Very good condition.

 $225-500

112

FM

186

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Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Co.  Tin. 6 ½”x3 ¼”

 $200-1000

113

FM

312

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United Firemen’s Insurance.  Cast Iron. 

 $325-750

114

FM

532

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Sun Insurance Company.  16 rays.  6 7/16”x6 3/4'” with 6 policy number beginning with 1.

 $100-350

115

Extinguisher

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Old Fireen Fire Extinguisher. 

 $20-30

116

Extinguisher

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Old Phister  No ¼ Fire Extinguisher with Handle, Nozzle and Gauge

 $20-30

117 FM Sim to.1522 117.jpg (61207 bytes) La Fondiaria.  Italian.  Aluminum.  Silver letters on blue background.  8 ½”x5 ½” $25-75
118 FM 91 118.jpg (221997 bytes) Fire Association of Philadelphia. Brass.  Small tear at top of mark. $875-2000
119 Fire Rattle

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Fireman’s Rattle.  County Fire Office.  Good Condition. $65-150