The Fawcett Collection


Saturday June 5, 2010          beginning at 10AM


Preview Friday June 4 from 4PM until 8PM

and sale day from 8AM


To be held at the Knox Presbyterian church situated at 23 Melville St. in the town of Dundas Ontario.


We have been asked by John and Mary Fawcett of Dundas Ont. to sell their collection of antiques, put together over the past 40 plus years. Their collection will feature an extensive offering of items associated with one of Canada’s earliest icons, the Beaver. Initially a trade staple of the early fur traders and settlers, later to become a significant part of our coat of arms and heraldry throughout the history of our nation. Many of the items are shown in Nigel and Donna Hutchins recent book “The Maple Leaf Forever”. In addition to the collection of beaver related items, we will offer a selection of American and Canadian patterned glass including several pieces of Westward Ho, a Hamilton Glass Co. glass chain, several glass canes, several American and Canadian glass covered comports including some with animal motifs, a small offering of furniture, several coloured coal oil lamps, a cast iron slant shade hanging lamp with beaver font, textiles to include quilts, a small but important collection of sealers and to include Beaver in amber and clear including a clear glass 1 pint Beaver facing left and examples of the Rose, Star, Beehive, Best and Beavers in clear with some amber examples, a small collection of bottles with the beaver motif, iron stone china, a Rockingham glazed tea pot with a beaver finial attributed to a Quebec pottery, decorated stone ware, red ware crocks, etc. Items that fall under the Beaver category will include a Beaver goblet, cast iron beavers including stove doors, wooden butter prints, carved wooden beavers, a quantity of both Furnival and F. T. Thomas Quebec series dishes including some in colour, Beaver tiles, collectible tins, shields and wall plaques, etc.


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A catalogue will be produced for this auction at a cost of $28.00 which will include taxes, shipping and a price key after sale. Please send orders to and make cheques payable to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd., Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0


Terms: cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635