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Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street
Date/Period: 1814


Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
          Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
          Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street

Measurement: Height: 11"

Material: Leather, polychrome

Condition: Generally, very good, oxidized paint; Original handle needing restoration is present. Expert restorers are available.

Additional Information: The design of the bucket is specified in the Humane Fire Society by-
laws [no mention of address requirement]. This is the first bucket we [and colleagues] have seen of
this vintage with an address. The fact that the by-laws exist is great. They confirm that Nathaniel
Appleton Haven Jr. joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814.
Front of the bucket displays “No./1” over a scrolled banner reading “N. A. Haven Jr” surmounted with
angelic figure flanked by scrolls. Beneath the banner is displayed “H-F-S” above “1796”. The owners
address “45 Pleasant Street” is displayed on the back.

$6,325.00

935-52


Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
          Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
          Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street

Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
          Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
          Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street

Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
          Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
          Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street

Leather Fire Bucket, Humane Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
          Nathaniel A. Haven’s Bucket, he Joined the Humane Fire Society January 6, 1814
          Probably the Only Extant Bucket Displaying Owner’s Address: 45 Pleasant Street



Leather Fire Bucket, Federal Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated
Joseph Haven’s Bucket, he was a founding member of the Federal Fire Society in 1789
Date/Period: Circa 1793


Leather Fire Bucket, Federal Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated Joseph Haven’s Bucket, he was a founding member of the Federal Fire Society in 1789

Measurement: Height: 12.25"; height at handle: 19.25"

Material: Leather, polychrome

Condition: The bucket is in very good condition displaying highly oxidized paint; leather handle
is likely a very old replacement.

Additional Information: Front of the bucket painted “No./1.” Over a reserved with angelic figure above
the inscriptions “Joseph Haven/1793,” “Federal F. S.,” and flickering flames, the back
painted with red, yellow, and black stripes.

Literature: See Federal Fire Society of Portsmouth New Hampshire, published by the same in 1905.
Joseph Haven is listed as one of the founding members of the Federal Fire Society, which was first
organized March 6, 1789. In the “Biographical Notes” section on page 20, Joseph Haven is listed as a
merchant and lived “on Pleasant Street in the three-storied house, corner of Richmond Street, which he
built in 1790. He died July 14, 1829, aged seventy-two years.”

$5,700.00

935-53


Leather Fire Bucket, Federal Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated Joseph Haven’s Bucket, he was a founding member of the Federal Fire Society in 1789

Leather Fire Bucket, Federal Fire Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Paint Decorated Joseph Haven’s Bucket, he was a founding member of the Federal Fire Society in 1789



Extremely Rare Trumpet Shape Fire Horn,
Speaking Trumpet, Presentation
United States, Second-half 19th Century, About 1860,
Often used for parade, carried by the chief leading parade, mouthpiece down, the bell with flowers


Antique Turned Great Chair with Mushroom Cap Handholds, Circa 1750, angle view

Colorless lead glass; blown, frosted, cut and engraved…probably commemorative, honoring distinguished service. We handled one other example and are familiar with that which is in the Corning Glass Museum Collection. [Accession number: 69.4.1] (Height: 20"; diameter: 8")

$13,975

1205-1


Antique Turned Great Chair with Mushroom Cap Handholds, Circa 1750, entire view

Antique Turned Great Chair with Mushroom Cap Handholds, Circa 1750, entire view



Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger
Probably owned by Albert Tufts, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Fire Bucket
Washington Cenotaph
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1800SOLD


Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger
Probably owned by Albert Tufts, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Fire Bucket
Washington Cenotaph
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1800, entire view

Fire buckets such as the depicted having identified historic motifs are scarcely encountered. This example, a leather bucket decorated and identified with "Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger", with owners name below...( rt) Tufts; only the last two letters of the first name are visible due to surface losses. Charlestown is painted along the vertical seam on the back. The central device is a large cenotaph or memorial urn with initial "W". This urn motif was used on a variety of medals, ceramics, prints and textiles circa 1800 in the months following Washington's death. The paint is 90% intact, all decoration and lettering is original; minor touch-up to small area on the reverse. The handle is period but may be a replacement; detached at one "D" ring with the other ring being a replacement...easily repaired by or leather restorer or yours. Our supposition is that the bucket was owned by Albert Tufts who was born 17 August, 1804; son of Hutchinson Jr. and Mary Locke Tufts.

SOLD

232-88


Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger
Probably owned by Albert Tufts, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Fire Bucket
Washington Cenotaph
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1800, back view
Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger
Probably owned by Albert Tufts, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Fire Bucket
Washington Cenotaph
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1800, scale view
Franklin Fire Society-Charlestown-Protection in Danger
Probably owned by Albert Tufts, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Fire Bucket
Washington Cenotaph
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1800, detail view



19th Century Presentation
Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed

EAGLE HOSE COMPANY No. 1 - LAWRENCE MASS.
PRESENTED TO FOREMAN CW FORSTER
BY THE EAGLE HOSE CO. – NO. 1
MAY 3RD. 1871


19th Century Presentation Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed, entire view

Featured is a 3.25-inch oval lozenge with relief bust of George Washington; the bell
features three raised busts of helmeted Roman soldiers. Allover engraving; cast and
applied ornamentation and belting. Overall condition is excellent, some silver thinning
on high spots…limited to busts. (Length: 23.75")


19th Century Presentation Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed, detail view 1

19th Century Presentation Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed, detail view 2

19th Century Presentation Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed, detail view 3

19th Century Presentation Fire Department Speaking Trumpet
Anonymous maker, Circa 1870
Heavy silver-plated copper, interior gold washed, detail view 4

$4,250.00

232-382




Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875


Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875, entire view

Very fine, outstanding condition; mounted within a period carved walnut frame with gilt liner. (Frame: 21.5 by 27.25"; view: 17.75 by 23.5")

$3,975

232-250


Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875, scale view
Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875, text detail 1
Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875, text detail 2
Fire Pumper, Lithograph, Brooklyn 10, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Great Color
Manchester, New Hampshire
Litho by Charles Crosby, Boston
Circa 1865 to 1875, text detail 3



Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service
Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey
For Samuel A. Baldwin
By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York
Date/Period: Nineteenth Century, (Third quarter)


Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin  By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Frame: 29.5 by 36"; view: 23 by 29.5"

Material: Ink on paper

Condition: Generally good, minor toning/foxing, should be correctly mounted.

Additional Information: An outstanding work of fancy penmanship memorializing the
presentation of a watch and chain by the department to Samuel A. Baldwin in
recognition of his 25 years of service.

We found Baldwin listed within the 1883 Comptroller’s Report for the city of Newark,
New Jersey. We found Baldwin listed within the 1883 Comptroller’s Report for the city of
Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey State Fireman’s Association reported June 7,
1879 that Samuel Baldwin, Esq. was Treasurer of the Newark Fire Department.

$2,250.00

505-150


Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, frame detail

Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, detail view 1

Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin  By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, detail view 2

Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin  By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, scale view

Antique Calligraphy, Fire Department Recognition, 25 Years of Service Newark City Fire Department, New Jersey For Samuel A. Baldwin  By G.W. Carpenter, Penman, New York, back view



American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1
Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint
Date/Period: 1800-1830


American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1 Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint, entire view

Measurement: Height: 14"; height at handle: 19.5"; diameter: 8"

Material: Stitched leather, iron rings, polychrome

Condition: Areas of flaking and loss to paint; handle is intact, one tab glued

Additional Information: Bucket retains original handle and polychrome
decoration…NO open seams.

$1,975.00

843-430


American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1 Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint, entire view 2

American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1 Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint, detail view 1

American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1 Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint, detail view 2

American Paint Decorated Leather Fire Bucket, L. HASKELL / NO 1 Original Bittersweet, Yellow and, Oyster-White Against Green Paint, bottom view



Antique Alarm Rattles, Fire, Police, Battle, Muffin Bell
19th Century COLLECTION, LOT


Antique Alarm Rattles, Fire, Police, Battle, Muffin Bell 19th Century COLLECTION, LOT, entire view

Additional Information: Early forms of emergency communication… although seeing civilian use as alarms for
fire, night watchmen etc. they saw use in Civil War camps, alerting soldiers; also as
battle rattles abord ship to call pike-men to repel borders and to call back boarding
parties. All ratchets and cogs intact. Muffin Bell, circa 1840, often used to sound fire
alarm, sometimes by merchants wanting to attract customers.

Top left: An early example displaying great surface, fine condition (8.5" x 6.5" x 2)
Middle: A clean example in working condition, nicely turned handle (8.25" x 5.75" x 1.5")
Top Right: Scarcely encountered, brass fitted for weight (7 x 4.5 x 1.75")
Bottom right: Muffin bell, turned handle (11.5 x 6 x 4.5")

$850.00 the lot

1193-15




Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature
Date/Period: Circa 1900


Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature, entire view

Measurement: 24” by 30.25”.

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: Very good, lined and re-stretched

Additional Information: The dramatic scene depicting a fireman entering window while
another holds a young child and rescues mother from the smoke-filled room.

$850.00

339-25


Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature, scale view

Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature, detail view

Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature, signature view

Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child, European, Iledgeable Signature, back view



Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy
1878


Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy 1878, entire view

Additional Information: Considered an early policy, nice graphics featuring the “FA” fireplug and hose.
Great companion piece with “FA” fire mark. This hung in the offices of the Fire
Association of Philadelphia, a.k.a. Reliance Insurance Company.
(Frame: 24" x 21.25"; view: 16.25" x 13.5")

$375.00

1193-9


Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy 1878, entire view sans frame

Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy 1878, detail view



Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820
Historic surface, 19th century red, traces of later overpaint, 8" x 12" (Balou-84)


Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820 Historic surface, 19th century red, traces of later overpaint, 8'' x 12'' (Balou-84), entire view

Additional Information: Raised “F.A.,” centering fire hydrant; hose ending at center of hydrant; flat back.

$295.00

1193-45




Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark,
Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1863
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8" x 12" (Bulau-88)


Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1863 
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8'' x 12'' (Bulau-88), entire view

Additional Information: Raised “F.A.,” centering fire hydrant; hose ending at center of hydrant; slightly convex,
hollow back and no drainage knob.

$295.00

1193-43




Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark,
Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8" x 12" (Balou-88)


Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820 
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8'' x 12'' (Balou-88), entire view

Additional Information: Raised “F.A.,” centering fire hydrant; hose ending at center of hydrant; flat back.

$295.00

1193-46




Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark,
Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8" x 12" (Balou-84)


Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820 
Historic surface, 19th century red, 8'' x 12'' (Balou-84), entire view

Additional Information: Raised “F.A.,” centering fire hydrant; hose ending at center of hydrant; flat back.

$295.00

1193-41




Parade Belts


Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Mark 
Issued about 1835, Bulau 632, entire view

Fairmont Fire Co “2”

Additional Information: (Length: 45.75")
Black with red sawtooth border, leather fastener with numeral “2”

$290.00

1193-31

Humane 1 – 1852

Additional Information: (Length: 40")
Black with white sawtooth border, fastener dated “1852”

$260.00

1193-28




Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Mark
Issued about 1835, Bulau 632


Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Mark 
Issued about 1835, Bulau 632, entire view

Additional Information: Lead fire mark mounted on wood panel, depicting the Royal Exchange Building, issued
by the Royal Exchange Assurance of Houses and Goods from Loss by Fire. Founded
by royal charter in 1720 and itself ravaged by fire and destroyed in 1838.
(Mount 12.25" x 8"; mark: 8.5" x 4.25")

$160.00

1193-39




Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Mark
Issued about 1835, Bulau 632


Royal Exchange Assurance Fire Mark 
Issued about 1835, Bulau 632, entire view

Additional Information: Lead fire mark, depicting the Royal Exchange Building, issued by the Royal Exchange
Assurance of Houses and Goods from Loss by Fire. Founded by royal charter in 1720
and itself ravaged by fire and destroyed in 1838. (Length: 8.5"; width: 4.25")

$175.00

1193-40




19th Century Cast Iron Fire Assurance Marks
From the Reliance Insurance Collection
FA – Fire Association of Philadelphia, Founded 1817


19th Century Cast Iron Fire Assurance Marks 
From the Reliance Insurance Collection FA – Fire Association of Philadelphia, Founded 1817, entire view

Additional Information: Reliance was the nation's first successful association of volunteer fire departments,
which beforehand had been independent of one another and often engaged in
inefficient competition, which at times extended to the destruction of rivals' equipment
and the assault of rival firefighters. In addition to underwriting fire insurance, the
association served as mediator between its member engine and hose companies to
resolve the problems of the past. A lasting symbol of the company adopted at the
inception were these fire marks featuring a fireplug with coiling hose and the initials
F.A.

• (Balau numbers for “Footprints of Assurance by Alwin Bulow

Raised “F.A” and fire hydrant, slightly convex, hollow back, no drainage knob, issued in
1863. (11.5" x 7.25")
Balau 88

$170.00

1193-44




Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820
Historic surface, gorgeous original green paint, 8" x 12", (Balou-84)


Antique Cast Iron Oval Fire Mark, Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820, entire view

Raised “F.A.,” centering fire hydrant; hose ending at center of hydrant; flat back.

$295.00

1193-323





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