SOUVENIR AND ADVERTISING
 
 
Souvenir weight of Niagara Falls, "General View of Niagara Falls" with early Maid of the Mist.  Iridescence on waterfalls, base indicates 'Made in Germany'.  Diameter 3 1/4".

Souvenir weight of Niagara Falls, "General View of Niagara Falls, with early Maid of the Mist.  Iridescence on waterfalls.  Original paper base with price 60 cents.  Scalloped edge.  Diameter 3 1/4".

Prospect Point.




Souvenir weight of Toronto Old City Hall, "City Hall Toronto", architect E.J. Lennox, construction completed 1899.  Leather backed base.

Souvenir weight of Toronto Old City Hall, "City Hall Toronto", same photo as above, colourized version.  Leather backed base.

Souvenir weight of Toronto Old City Hall, "Toronto".







Royal York hotel.
Souvenir weight, "SS Corona", Niagara Navigation Company cruise ship, launched in Toronto Bay May 23rd,1896.  Original cardboard box.
Souvenir weight, "College Street Baptist Church, 1889", Toronto and "Stuart S. Bates, D.D., 1885-1903".

Advertising weight, "Hobbs M.F.G. Co.  Glass of Every Description.  Art Stained Glass, Bevelled Plates, Mirrors, Etc."   London, Ontario.



Advertising weight, "Nasmith's Business Mens Lunch Counters, 68 Jarvis; 51 King, E; 51 King, W; 152 Yonge, Toronto".  Pressed & stained pink commercial weight made at the Toronto Glass Company, Toronto, Ontario, c. 1894-1900  (Ref.  Stevens G.,  Glass in Canada - The First One Hundred Years (1982) p. 34).  Diameter 3".

Advertising weight, "Nasmith's Business Mens Lunch Counters, 68 Jarvis; 51 King, E; 51 King, W; 152 Yonge, Toronto".  Pressed & stained blue commercial weight made at the Toronto Glass Company, Toronto, Ontario, c. 1894-1900 (Ref. Stevens G., Glass in Canada - The First One Hundred Years (1982) p. 34).  Diameter 3".

Advertising weight, "Herman Limited, Toronto, Canada".  Blue lettering on white plaque-type petals, with placed bubbles at ends of petals, one central bubble, and multi-coloured frit below.





















Advertising weight.  "When Making a will remember Queen Mary Hospital for Consumptive Children.  Write for information to G.A. Reid, Secy.-Treas., 223 College St., Toronto".  Original backing.  Diameter 3 1/8".
Photo to be added later.
The Muskoka Free Hospital for Consumptives.

Souvenir/advertising weight.  "McMaster Hall - Toronto, Can."  Photo type with original leather backing. 

McMaster Hall on Bloor St. in Toronto was the original site of McMaster University now located in Hamilton, Ontario.  This building now houses the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Souvenir weight, white letters "Toronto - Canada" in large centre surrounded by seven Murano-like canes.  Possibly made in Murano (?).

Advertising weight, milk glass with black lettering.  "The Wellington Lime Co. Ltd., Toronto, Can., Telephone Main 2082, Head Office, Room 15, 34 Yonge Street, D.D. Christie, President, W.I. Scott, Sec'y-Treas."

Advertising weight.  "Compliments of Wilson, Lytle, Badgerow, Co. Limited, Toronto, Ontario.  Manufacturers of White Wine, Golden Syrup, English Malt & Cider Vinegars.  The Largest Vinegar Works in America".

Advertising weight.  "Boiler Repair and Grate Bar Co., 69 Adelaide St. E., Toronto.   Phone Main 1608.  20th Century Shaking & Dumping Grate Bar". 
Souvenir weight, milk glass, "Mines and Mining Building, Worlds Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1898".







Souvenir weight.  "Administration Building, Midwinter Fair, San Francisco, Cal."  (1894).

The First California Midwinter International Exposition was held in Golden Gate Park in 1894.  It was based on the Chicago Columbia Exposition of 1893.  The Administration Building was one of five main exposition buildings on the site.

Souvenir weight.  "Electrical Bldg. - World's Fair 1893". 

The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago's Jackson Park in 1893.  Forty-six nations participated, more than 200 buildings (Libbey Glass had a Pavilion).  One exhibit in the Electricity Building featured a 70-foot high tower of light bulbs.
New England Glass Company, (or Providence Inkstand Company) Plymouth Rock 1620 paperweight, circa 1876 Centennial. Large size.

New England Glass Company, (or Providence Inkstand Company) Plymouth Rock 1620 paperweight, circa 1876 Centennial. Small size.

Gillender Souvenir, PCA Inc. - 50 Years.  Modern reproduction of sitting lion produced for the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition. 
Combination advertising weight and pen holder, milk glass with red and black lettering in French, J.B. Gratton Limited, General Contractor, Montreal.

Advertising weight, "E. Chanteloup, Vault Lights, Montreal".  Amber flash, six side facets, one top facet, slightly concave base.   Diameter 3", height 1 5/8".

Advertising weight.  "La France Textiles Limited, Woodstock, Ont.  La France Covers Sell Furniture.  Branches with Stocks at Toronto, Ont., Kitchener, Ont., Montreal, P.Q., Winnipeg, Man., Vancouver, B.C."   This red/white coloured weight has a moveable slide on the underside to operate a perpetual calendar on the face.  Label on the underside "Made in England by:  Wedekind & Co., 50, Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey".  Original backing.

Souvenir weight, "Spasskaya Tower, Moscow".  Three sided weight of clear glass, engraved on one corner to reflect image throughout.  Base of clear amber glass.  Height 8 1/2 ", Base 4" x 4" x 4".

Advertising weight, red and black lettering on milk glass, "Mark Fisher, Sons & Co., Fine Woollens, Tailors' Trimmings, Mark Fisher Building, Montreal".

Advertising weight, black lettering on milk glass, "Shackamaxon Worsted Co.". 
Signed "Made by J.N. Abrams Mystic Conn."

Change tray.  Reverse painted with some iridescence.  Picture depicts a farm homestead.

Plaque weight.  Black lettering on white over coloured frit.  "N.A.W.C.C. Inc., Tempus Vitam Regit, May 1957, Great Lakes Chapter".   Possibly American (? Degenhart).

Gillender? turtle. See American Antique Category for more details.

Gillender turtle. See American Antique Category for more details.

Canadian Centennial Souvenir 1867-1967, "J and G" initials, enclosed in circles, on outer left and right. Made by John Gentile.

Souvenir weight.  "Andenken an Sorau N.L. Markt". 
Missing photo.
Martyrs' Shrine - Midland, Ontario