The Tom Cossitt Estate Collection


Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28          Beginning at 10 AM each day


Preview each sale day from 8 AM


To be held at the Brockville Memorial Centre just off  Parkdale Avenue a short distance north of the 401 interchange at Hwy. 42 in Brockville Ont. (50 miles east of Kingston)


I have been asked by the executors in the estate of Tom Cossitt late of Brockville Ont. to sell the contents of his residence by unreserved auction. Mr. Cossitt was a lifetime resident of Brockville and member of the federal parliament in Ottawa representing Brockville for many years. As evidenced by his extensive glass collection, he was an avid collector of Canadian and American patterned glass along with antique and collectible furnishings from the area.


The main feature of the sale is his glass collection which spans both borders and covers patterns from mid 19th century flint glass to early 20th century patterned glass and a small amount from the depression era. Most Canadian patterns are represented with goblets and a variety of other forms, as are some of the better known American patterns.

There are over four hundred goblets in addition to wines, table wares to include covered butter dishes, creamers and sugars, spooners, bread plates, comports, celery vases, syrups, cake stands etc.


Some of better known and desirable goblets include Beaver, Rayed Heart, Beaded Oval and Fan #2, N.S. Raspberry, Raspberry and Shield, Star flower, Crown, Diamond Ray, Diamond, Gothic, Grape and Vine, Centennial, Acadia, Tandem, etc., plus many more Canadian and American examples to include Chandelier, Maple Leaf, Shell and Tassel, Cape Cod, Deer and Pine Tree, Buttons and Bows, Westward Ho, Bleeding Heart, Log Cabin, Woodrow, Daisy and X band, Stippled Swirl and Star, St. Johns, thousand eye, to name a few.


In addition to the glass, there is a small collection of bottles to include medicine, milk, wine and beer, Brockville memorabilia, a selection of Victorian and Edwardian formal furnishings, refinished pine cupboards including three glazed corner cupboards and a glazed flat to the wall, a pine harvest table, several refinished arrow back side chairs, wicker furniture in original varnish, a number of desks, two Victorian sofas tastefully upholstered and featuring down filled cushions, other Victorian sofas, Victorian ladies and gentleman’s chairs upholstered in velvet, Victorian upholstered walnut rockers, Victorian ottomans, a late Victorian walnut high back bed with burl trim and a marble top dresser to match, a second Victorian walnut high back bed, butternut and birds eye maple dresser, a mid 19th century walnut chest of drawers on turned foot, a late Victorian slant top desk in walnut with a birds eye maple interior c.1870, a mid Victorian walnut secretary desk with glazed top, an oak trestle table with 8 straight back oak dining chairs with leather upholstered seat and backs, refinished arrow back rocker and a refinished arrow back armchair,  several bridge lamps in both wood and metal, Bartlett prints, hunting scenes from the 1850’s, several children’s books such as Chum, Boy’s Own and Girl’s Own in outstanding original condition and one of the finest metal toy fire engines I have ever had the privilege to sell, signed Toledo Bull Dog on the decal on the side, it is in great original condition and still retaining the ladders, water tanks, hose and reel; a small collection of miniature 20th century pottery jugs, Brockville merchant crocks, a small but select collection of St. Lawrence River duck decoys (most in original paint), a quantity of Coal Port china, white with cobalt blue and gold border, over 60 pieces of Quimper table wares, a large set of Minton Bird of Paradise china including serving pieces, a set of sterling silver flatware exceeding 120 pieces, other sterling pieces and a quantity of quality silver plate, clear coal oil lamps, two hanging parlour lamps with painted shades and fonts complete with prisms, an eight day Seth Thomas weight clock made for J. Southward Leeds CW, a small number of blue milk glass salt and peppers, a crank wall telephone, spinning wheel, a miniature Empire chest of drawers in ash and walnut with porcelain pulls, vol. one of a two volume set of Bartlett’s Canadian Scenery featuring most of the desirable prints including both Toronto prints, plus other collectible hard cover books, a Victorian cameo back sofa with buttoned back, a mid 19th century mahogany spool leg gate leg drop leaf table, a brochure from the 1948 Liberal convention signed by W. L. M. King, plus many more items of interest too numerous to list.


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Terms : Cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard or Interac.

             A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

1(613) 386-3635