A Unique Opportunity


Two Great Waterloo County Collections In One Auction


Friday & Saturday Sept. 19 and 20, 2008


Beginning at 10AM each day


Preview each sale day from 8 AM


To be held at the First United Church at 16 William St, West on the corner of King St. and William St. West in the city of Waterloo Ont.


Fred and Dora May Blayney of Waterloo have decided to reduce the size of their collections and as a result we will be offering by public auction another portion of their extensive collection put together over the past 50 plus years. In addition we have been asked by TD Canada Trust (Private Client Group) acting as executors in the estates of Michael Bird and Susan Hyde, late of the City of Waterloo to sell their collection by public auction.


Some of the highlights from the Blayney collection will include a mahogany grandfather clock by James Orkney of Quebec C1800 plus a small selection of other rare clocks including a skeleton clock, three weight clocks, wall clocks etc., a small collection of silhouettes including some with historical significance, miniature Staffordshire figurines consisting of both singles and pairs, ink wells, etc., early hand coloured maps, 18th and 19th century prints to include four botanical engravings by Weinman dating from the mid 18th century, coloured oil lamps to include a cranberry overlay composition lamp, green bulls eyes, etc., a selection of furniture  featuring three figured maple chests of drawers, a regency period sofa, refinished pine open hutch, blanket chests, one and two drawer stands, china to include ironstone, flow blue, lustre, Port Neuf pottery, early children’s plates, a rare pair of sponge decorated cats attributed to Galle¢,C1870, fine porcelain to include Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, etc., early 19th century reverse paintings on glass including a rare farmyard scene, a rare framed cut-out in paper found at Jordan Ont. (see Michael Bird “Canadian Folk Art, Old Ways in a New Land” page 24 and J. Russell Harper’s “A People’s Art” plate #119), a collection of Victorian glass whimsies in various colours, a small quantity of early American patterned flint and non flint glass to include lacy sandwich open salts, covered sugars, cup plates, butter dishes, celery vase, cake stands, etc., Canadian historical blue transfer ware, paintings, textiles, royalty collectibles dating from the early 19th century including Victoria and Albert’s wedding, a young Queen Victoria, a child’s tea set in ironstone with two royal children being pulled in a cart in front of Windsor Castle (the set once belonged to the Duchesse Frederica of Denmark), early 19th century royalty plates featuring Princess Charolette, Queen Caroline, King Geo. III, King Geo. IV, etc.


Highlights from the Bird/Hyde collection will include an outstanding and rare painted three drawer dower chest from Bucks County Pennsylvania with heart and tulip painted decoration 1780-1810, an early bake table with turned legs and in original blue paint, blanket chests, an empire chest of drawers in it’s original painted surface with painted floral decoration, C1860, several interesting painted side chairs in various styles, stools, a Waterloo County blind door storage cupboard in old paint with a great cut out base, C.1840, several examples of red ware, stained glass windows, a collection of wooden butter prints and stamps to include two lollypop prints, document boxes, paintings including a portrait of a gentleman in military dress found near Quebec city, painted covered boxes, folk art, a collection of rare tin cookie cutters featuring animals, birds, buildings, men, women, etc., a small but exquisite collection of fireplace cooking utensils including a signed and dated two tine meat fork dated 1801, spatula with heart cutout, (most of the pieces having some form of decoration on the iron or steel and dating from the late 18th/early 19th C), textiles including quilts, hand towels, etc., transfer ware china, a quantity of St. Johns type goblets, plus other assorted antique and collectible table wares.

Click on the galleries below for a collection of over 500 pictures !


Gallery 1 - China and Pottery

Gallery 2 - Cookie Cutters

Gallery 3 - Furniture

Gallery 4 - Glass

Gallery 5 - Misc.

Gallery 6 - Paintings , Prints and Maps

Gallery 7 - Wooden Ware




A full colour catalogue will be produced for the sale at a cost of $35.00, which will include a price key and shipping. Send catalogue orders to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd. Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0 (with cheques made payable to Gerda Potter).


Terms: Cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

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


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight

Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635