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1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown in the District of Columbia. Very Rare. NOTE - this mark has NOT been verified by the Auction Verification Committee yet. It will be reviewed at the 2019 Auction and the ALVC will compare this mark to the three B139's in the Smithsonian collection. IF AUTHENTIC IT WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION. IF NOT, IT WILL BE PULLED AND PLACED IN NEXT YEAR'S SILENT AUCTION. TBD
1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company. Top of Mark. Cast Iron. 13 inches L/R x 13.218 T/B including tab. Very Heavy. 12 pounds/9 ounces. TBD
1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company. 1837-P. Raised Border. Figure of Old Double-Decker Hand Pump and Firemen's I. Co. Back of Mark. TBD
3Fire HelmetNADerby Fire Department Fire Helmet. The Shield has "Derby 4 FD" on it. Picture #1 is the Front. TBD
3Fire HelmetNADerby Fire Department. Picture of Back Side. Helmet appears to be in good condition. 13 1/4 inches front to back x 7 inches high. TBD
3Fire HelmetNADerby 4 Fire Department. Fire Helmet. Picture of the Inside. Tag on the liner says "Cairns Sanitary Cushion Lining #1575251". There is no Cairns Metal Circular tag inside. TBD
4FMB406-X-1Farmers; Merchants & Manufacturers Insurance Company. Hamilton, Ohio. Tin Fire Mark 6 5/8 x 3 1/16. Very Rare. Newly Discovered Mark. Black Background with Raised Gold Lettering. TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNABROOKLYN Parade Belt. Dark Brown Leather with Light Brown Edging. Red Background on Sections for "Brooklyn" and "3" Front is in good condition. Back has a couple cracks in leather. Picture #1 TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNAFireman's Parade Belt. Showing the Detail for "Brooklyn". Picture #2 TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNABack Side of Parade Belt. 36 inches long - not including the buckle. Picture #3 TBD
10FMW24CNewcastle upon Tyne Fire Office. 1783 -1859. Copper. The Three Towers, Newcastle and Border are Raised. 8 7/8 x 7 13/16. Not in Bulau. Excellent Condition. TBD
11Fireman's BellNABrass Bell. Etched on Front "FIRE WARDEN 10 CHICAGO'. 9 1/2 inches tall. Wood Handle. Base of Bell is 4 3/4 in diameter. Bell inside bell works well. TBD
12FMB69Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1810 to Present. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering in Gold on Black Background. 6 1/2 x 2 1/8. Circa 1840. Very Rare. TBD
13Sign94.4Continental Insurance Company, New York, New York. 1853 - 1977. Tin. Self-Framed. 20 1/Light Green, Blue and Yellow Background. Blue with White Shadow Lettering. Continental Solder bearing Arms takes up most of the sign. Cash Capital Ten Million Dollars at bottom. TBD
17Auto TagN/AAuto Owners Protective Assn. Nebraska. Auto Tag/Emblem. Circular. 4 inches diameter. TBD
18FMB74 Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1810 to present. Tin. Rectangular. 7 3/4 x 3 3/4. TBD
19FMB1629Sagres Cia de Seguros. Lisbon, Portugal. Tin. Oval. Raised Border and Lettering. 9 5/8 x 7. Original Colors. TBD
20FMB603; W9HLondon Assurance Company. London, England. 1720-1965. Copper. Circa 1808 - 1824. 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 tall (estimated since head is curved backward). Area between right arm and shield is painted black and someone made a hole there for displaying. Head is bent back but attached. Also left arm and top of spear is missing. Looks to be original paint or repainted many years ago. TBD
21Fire GrenadeNAHarden's Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher. Turquoise About 3/4 full. On Reverse Side is "Patented No.1. August 8, 1871 -August 14, 1883. Portion of Original Sticker is there but very difficult to read TBD
22Sign398.2United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 including frame. Gold "U.S.F.&G." in Silver Ship's Wheel Company =which is Company Emblem. Silver. Black Background. TBD
23FMB268Franklin Insurance Co. St. Louis. Missouri. 1855 - 1878. Zinc. Odd Shape. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8. Border and Lettering Raised. Some Red and Beighe House Paint Remains on Mark. Rare TBD
29FMB819; W63CAlliance Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. Full Original Colors. 9 3/4 x 8 3/4. TBD
30Fire BucketNAOld Fire Bucket. No Handle. Dark Red, Grey and Beige Paint on outside of bucket. Picture #1 TBD
30Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - inside. Picture #2. Bottom of Bucket has some old damage - probably from dampness on very bottom. So Leather on Outside of Bucket has cracked. Totally Dry now and all leather is there. TBD
30Fire BucketNAFire Bucket. Picture #3. Reverse Side. 9 1/2 tall. 9 1/2 wide at top (includes rim). 6 3/4 at bottom TBD
31Sign334.2Rochester American Insurance Company. New York, New York. 1928 - 1958. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. Black Background with Gold Lettering. 13 x 19 including Frame. Manufacturer George Rutledge noted on back. TBD
32FMB93Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron, Very Convex. Hollow Back. Drainage Knob in Back. Raised F A and Fire Hydrant. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2. Circa 1870. Repainted. Reviewed by Auction Verification in 2018 and determined to be authentic. TBD
33FMB549; W3HSun Insurance Office Limited. London, England. Copper. Circular. 5 3/4 x 7 (including tabs).20 Wavy Rays. Sun and Rays are Raised. No Color Remains. TBD
36Sign313.2The Phoenix Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1854 - 1966. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 28 7/16 x 22 3/8. Gold Lettering and Company Emblem. RESTITUIMUS in Black with some Red Flames. Black Background. Some Damage on Left Side and Top Side of Sign. TBD
40FMB875??; W88ANorthern Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. 1836 - 1968. 9 3/16 x 6 5/8. Issued, but taken down early and still with virtually all original colors. Tinned Iron TBD
41Sign217 Var. Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company. Boston. 1907 - 1961. Two Sided Circular Sign. Metal. Dark Blue with Cream Lettering. Same writing on both sides. 11 7/16 from top to bottom and 9 1/6 on sides, which includes the metal attachment to hang the sign. Other side has more rust on the cream colored lettering. Interesting sign. TBD
45FMB98??Aetna Insurance Company. Heavy Tin. Rectangular. No Color Remaining on Mark. 6 1/2 x 2 5/8 or 2 9/16 . Circa 1835. Very Rare. TBD
46Fire Parade RibbonN/AAllen No 7 Very Old Parade Ribbon. Encased in a protective case. Very Interesting Piece. TBD
48FMB88VAFire Association of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. Fire Mark. Cast Iron. Circa 1863. 7 1/2 x 11 5/8. Weight 5 lbs. Convexity 1/4 inch. Reviewed by Verification Committee in 2018 and determined to be Authentic. They said it was "Very Good Casting." TBD
56FMB1756Victoria Insurance Company Limited. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Copper. Raised Bird, Lettering, Ribbon and Border. Some of the Original Paint Remains. 9 x 7 3/4. Shield Shape (so measured from the middle on top) TBD
58FMB632; W10KRoyal Exchange Assurance. London, England. Lead. 8 3/4 x 3 7/8. Circa 1835. Raised Royal Exchange with Closed Crown on Top. Very good condition. TBD
60FMB315United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 3/8 x 8 7/8. Some original gold leaf still on Mark. Reviewed by Verification Committee in 2018 and deemed to be Authentic. 3 lbs 8.9 ozs. TBD
61FMB1359Wurttembergische Feuerversicherung Aktiengesellschaft in Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. Iron. Rectangular. Slightly Convex. Dark Blue Background with Orange Lettering. White and Orange Emblem. 7 5/8 x 5 3 1/16. TBD
62Auto TagNAOld Trails Auto Tag/Emblem. Indian Arrowhead Shape. "Insured OLD TRAILS Indianapolis"on Front. Metal. Front is Well Worn TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket that needs TLC. Someone decoupaged it with flowers in the past. The handle is there but needs repair at top/middle. Also where the handles attach to the bucket is missing. TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - picture 2 - Other Side of Bucket TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - Picture #3 - inside TBD
64FMB233Home Insurance Company. New York, New York, New York. Oval. Tin. 5 1/4 x 8. Very Slightly Raised Border. Raised Lettering in Gold. Black Background. TBD
65FMB955Equitable Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1873 - 1890. Copper. 6 1/2 x 8 5/8. Raised Figure of Justice and "Equitable". Border slightly raised. TBD
65FMB955; W110CEquitable Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1873 - 1901. Copper. 8 5/8 x 6 3/8. Raised Figure of Justice with Raised "Equitable". Border slightly raised. No color remains. TBD
66Sign100 Var.Delaware Underwriters. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aluminum with Original 2 1/4 Dark Wood Frame. Slightly Raised Black Lettering and the Thin Border. 16 3/8 x 28 1/8 (including wood frame) TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNAParade Belt. "FINL SECRETARY" on Belt with Burgundy Background Below Lettering and on Edging. Light Brown on Front and Lettering. TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNAClose up of "FINL SECRETARY" Lettering on Front of Belt. TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNABack of Parade Belt. 44 1/2 inches long. Picture #3. TBD
68FMB229Home Insurance Company. New York, New York. Heavy Tin. 6 1/4 x 3. Border is Barely Raised. Lettering Slightly Raised. First Mark of this Company. Circa 1853. TBD
69FMBEG-HA-1Mier Insurance Company Societe Anonime Arabe. Cairo,Egypt. Heavy Brass. Mosque Within an Oval Frame. Circa 1934. 11 1/2 x 6 1/4 TBD
70FMB758? W43CCaledonian Insurance Company. 7 3/4 x 7. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1805 - 1957. Tin. Dark Brown Background with Raised Lettering and Thistle and Border. Gold Leaves with Some gold still on the Thistle. TBD
73FMB106Aetna Insurance Company Fire Mark. Rectangular. Tin. Border and "Insured Aetna Hartford" Raised. Front of Mark is Pot-Marked from the Weather. 7 1/4 x 3 7/8. Circe 1862. TBD
77Helmet ShieldNAFireman's Helmet Shield. "CHAPLAIN" and "JTFD" with Cross in middle. Fire Department is Unknown at this time - but believed to be from a large Department since Chaplains are only assigned to large Fire Departments. 6 x 4 1/2. TBD
79FMB684; W23JPhoenix Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. Copper. The Spear Tip on the Top is missing (unfortunately very common with this mark). 8 x 7 1/8. TBD
80Auto TagNAAuto Tag/Emblem. Selected Auto Risk. Raughley Insurance Service. 4 1/2 x 4 TBD
81FMPlatania FA1Fondo Assicurativo tra Agricoltori Societa per Azoni Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni. Rome, Italy. F.A.T.A Fire Mark. Green Background with Raised Cream Lettering. Design in Middle of Mark is Not Raised. Tin. 7 x 9 7/8. TBD
82FMB224 ??Continental Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. Rectangular. 3 1/8 x 6 13/16. Raised Border and Lettering. Some Original Gold on Lettering. TBD
83Fire PrintNAEarly American Fire Fighting Gear Framed Print. Copy of a Painting by Allen Saalburg. From the Collection of the Society's Mercer Museum.Courtesy of the Bucks County Historical Society. 24 1/8 x 21 1/8 Very Heavy Wood Frame that is 2 inches high. Noted at the Bottom is that the Picture includes: Speaking Trumped, Fire Mark, Fire Axe Head, Location Marker, Appreciation Certificate, Firemen & Parade Belt. Frame needs to be cleaned up but in good condition. TBD
85FMB545; W3CSun Insurance Office, Limited. London, England. Lead. Sun with 16 Rays, alternating straight and wavy. Policy number 656992 on panel below. Circa 1799-1806 per Wright Book. 5/8 x 6 1/2. Very Good Condition for its Age. TBD
88FMCY-GA-1General Insurance Coy of Cyprus, Ltd. Aluminum. Oval. 11 x 8 7/8. Raised Border, Lettering and Figures. Gold with Blue and Red Background. TBD
89FMB747Imperial Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1803 - 1902. Copper. 8 3/8 x 7 7/8. Copper. Original Colors. Not Issued. Not in Wright. TBD
90Sign85.7Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited of London. In US from 1871-1963. Porcelain Enameled on Steel. 17 1/2 x 11 7/8. White Lettering on Dark Blue Background. No Frame. Some of the Enamel has come off the Edges of Sign. TBD
91FMB88VBFire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 3/8 x 7 1/4. Front of Mark has been totally repainted recently. Slightly Convex. Raised F A, Fire Hydrant and Grass. Circa 1863. Reviewed by Auction Verification Committee and Determined to be Authentic. TBD
92Fire KegNAHazelton High Pressure Chemical Fire Keg. Amber. 11 inches tall. Never Opened - about 1/2 of liquid is still in Keg. TBD
93FMB47VAInsurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heavy Cast Iron. Oval. Back of Mark says "Facsimile of Ins. Co. of N.A. Fire Mark in 1830. 10 11/12 x 8 1/8. TBD
95FME123dSchlesische Feuerversicherungs Gesellschaft. Breslau, Germany. Tin. 10 x 7. Restored with Wrong Colors - should be Gold on Black Background. Instead it is Black Lettering and Emblem, Yellow Background. TBD
96Sign348.1aSecurity Insurance Co. of New Haven. New Haven, Connecticut. 1873 - 1965. Reverse Glass with Original Frame. 13 x 19 inches. Gold Lettering. Maroon Background. Small Crack in Glass at Top Right of Sign. TBD
100Auto TagNAFarm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co., Inc. KANSAS. Auto Tag/Emblem. Bend in Metal from left to right over the Kansas Lettering. TBD
104Sign386.2The Travelers. Hartford Connecticut. 1906 - Present. Brass with Wood Frame. Etched Black Lettering and Company Emblem of the Hartford Tower. Brass Background. 15 1/2 x 25 3/8. Manufacturer - George Rutledge. Sign issued 1923 - 1956. Some minor scratches and wear on brass and wood frame. TBD
115FMB1195-V-A2Prvni Ceska Vzajemna Pojistovna. (zal.r. 1827). Prague, Czechoslovakia. Iron. Convexed. Red Border, White Border with Blue Background. White Lettering with Red and White Emblem. 4 15/16 x 6 7/8. TBD
116Auto TagNAHarleysville Mutual Casualty Company. Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Auto Tag/Emblem. 3 1/4 wide by 3 tall. TBD
117FMB442Lumbermen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Repainted recently. Diamond Shape. Reviewed by Auction Verification Committee in 2018 and determined to be Authentic. 9 x 9. TBD
122FMB719; W29P Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Norwich, England. Copper.10 1/2 x 8 3/8. Seated Figure of Justice Holding Scales. Lettering, Design and Border are Raised. TBD
123FME107ePommersche Feuersoz (Pomeranian Fire Society). Stettin. 1719 - 1945. 7 3/4 x 6 1/8 Enamel Coated Iron. Damage to Fire Mark on Front probably done when the mark was ripped off the building. Enamel Coating is made of glass which will not bend - unfortunately done in a hurry or used the wrong tools and technique. TBD
124Sign50.2Camden Fire Insurance Association. Camden, New Jersey. 1841-Present. Aluminum with Wood Frame. Etched Black and Red Emblem. Etched Black Lettering. 22 3/8 x 16 1/2. Minor Scratches on Left Side. TBD
130FMB983State Assurance Company Limited. Liverpool, England. Tin. Shield Shape. 8 1/2 x 8.Black Edging with Red Border. Raised Gold Lettering. TBD
131FMB216Milwaukee Mechanics Mutual Insurance Company. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1852 - 1887. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering Black on Silver Background. 6 3/4 x 3 1/8. Slight Bend in "E" of "Mechanics". TBD
133FMB989National Union Society. Bedford, England. 1894-1907. Rectangular. Red Background with Yellow Raised Lettering and Center Design. Some damage to red area at the bottom left of the center design. TBD
135Sign249 Var. National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford. Hartford, Connecticut. Sign. Brass. 10 3/8 x 19. No Frame. Brass Border and Emblem on Left Side. Lettering is Brass with Red Lines. TBD
136FMB1670Aurora Compania Anonima de Seguros. Bilbao, Spain. Tin. Dark Blue Background with Gold Border on Rim and in the Middle is Raised. White/Cream Lettering is also Raised. 6 1/2 x 9 5/8. TBD
137FMB864; W45DCounty Fire Office, London, England. 1807 - 1906, Copper. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. Figure of Britannia Facing Front, Lettering is Raised. Damage to Edges, especially top right. TBD
138FMB71-V-AHartford Fire Ins Co. Chartered 1810. Fire Mark issued in 2010 by Hartford and given to their insurance agents. On Back says "An authentic reproduction of the Hartford fire mark first issued circa 1840". Black Background with Raised Gold Lettering TBD
139Auto TagNAInsure with the IMPERIAL Life Insurance Co. Auto Tag/Emblem. Heavy Aluminum with Red Company Lettering and Yellow Background. 7 inches long x 6 inches wide. TBD
140FMB947Liverpool & London & Globe Fire Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin. 7 1/4 x 9 5/8. Raised Globe and Lettering in Gold. Black and Red Background. TBD
142SignNAGoschenhoppen Mutual Insurance Company. Large Two-sided Sign. Given to Agencies that Represented the Insurance Company. They would then put it outside of their office. Heavy. 21 7/8 inches high x 29 3/4 inches wide. Metal. TBD
142SignNAAgency of Goschenhoppen Mutual Insurance Company. Incorporated 1843. Other Side of Sign. Because the word "Fire" is missing on the sign, it dates 1953, when the word "Fire" was deleted from its name, to 1993, when it merged with the Home Mutual Insurance Company of Pennsylvania and changed its name to Goschenhoppen-Home Mutual Insurance Company TBD
144FMB847Patriotic Assurance Company, Limited. Dublin, Ireland. Tin. Circular. 6 7/8. Gold Sun, Gold Border and Red Lettering is Raised. Background is Dark Red/Burgundy. Some paint missing on background. TBD
145FMB1522 VALa Fondiara, Compagnia Italiana di Assicurazioni Contgro L'incendio. Florence, Italy. Tin. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. TBD
147FMB779; W50AAtlas Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. 1808 - 1959. Copper. Raised Figure of Atlas Holding a Globe. The Globe and Face of Atlas has been Squashed in the past. No Color remains. Fire Mark is 10 1/2 x 6 3/8. Slightly raised border. TBD
148Sign229.1Merchants Insurance Company. Providence, Rhode Island. 1851 - 1910; Reorganized 1924 - 1939. Aluminum. No Frame but Sign Book indicates that it originally came with Frame. 23 7/8 x 15 7/8 as shown. TBD