Glass Insulators For Sale  

I am selling the following insulators and go-withs below. Most are Hemingray, some are not!


Photos (click to enlarge) Description / Condition Color Current Price
Guide Value
Sale Price
PhotoPhoto CD 1070 HEM [020]

Popular dead-end style spool made by Hemingray in a beautiful orange amber color. Condition is fair, with a thumbnail-size chip on the outer skirt and one patch of flaking above the wire groove. Even has a couple of neat milk swirls inside. Priced on low end of book value.
Orange Amber $50-75 $50
SOLD!
PhotoPhoto CD 113 Hemingray [130]

Hemingray 12 in a beautiful purple with dark purple swirls. All to report for damage: one fingernail flake off the front skirt affecting one drip point, one tiny flake and chipped drip in rear, and one other partially chipped drip point. Priced below book value!
Purple $250-300 $150
PhotoPhoto CD 116 A.U. [010]

Rare early smooth base CD 116. How many have you seen? This one has a couple minor base flakes, one open bubble and associated chip on the front skirt, and a chip with associated bruise in the back.
Aqua $150-175 $125
PhotoPhoto CD 118 NE [010]

A rare CD in remarkable condition! You'll never need to upgrade this one. I can't find a single blemish. Priced below book value!
Carnival $400-500 $350
SOLD!
PhotoPhoto CD 128 Hemingray [030]

Here's a rare experimental piece from the Hemingray Dump: the CD 128 Hemingray E.1. As is typical with dump specimens, this one has some damage (see pictures), but displays practically mint from the front, and it's a great placeholder until you find another one (which might be a while).
Light Lemon $100-125 $50
PhotoPhoto CD 144 NE [010]

Unusual style believed to have been manufactured by Hemingray, known as the "Foree Bain". One fleabite on dome, a couple of minor flakes on the horizontal ridges, and typical base roughness. Overall good condition, priced below book value.
Aqua $125-150 $100
PhotoPhoto CD 162 No Name [020]

No Name Hemingray product with just "No. 19" embossed on the front skirt. These are much harder to find than the regular Hemingray embossed ones. This piece is a beautiful deep cobalt blue with a few milk swirls and bubbles as a bonus. Condition is pretty good. Has a couple of small ping on the wire ridge, and 2 chips to note: 1 pinky nail on the front skirt and 1 on rear inner skirt.
Cobalt Blue $400-500 $300
SOLD!
PhotoPhoto CD 186.2 Hemingray [010]

A very rare style for CD and Hemingray collectors! This particular piece was from the Milholland collection. Condition is very clean and near mint, with only one pinky nail flake on the rear skirt and a couple of tiny scuffs above it. Base is also slightly out of round which gives it some nice character.
Clear $700-800 $650
PhotoPhoto CD 196 H.G.Co. [030]

Another seldom seen embossing: CD 196 H.G.CO. [030] with "PATENT APPLIED FOR" embossed on the rear umbrella. One thumbnail chip on front skirt, one 2" no glass missing bruise behind the rear umbrella embossing. Amazingly all drip points are intact on the umbrella, several with underpoured bubbles. A couple drips with flakes on the bottom, and typical stress cracks in the threads. Priced below book value!
Aqua $300-350 $200
PhotoPhoto CD 220 HEM [082]

CD 220 Hemingray-670 in honey amber. New [082] listing for the 2015 price guide. This has the brass bushing embedded in the threads. Appears to be a dump specimen. In pretty good shape with typical roughess and fisheyes. Only one chip to mention: a small flake on the rear base and associated 1" bruise and 1.5" crack up the skirt. Priced accordingly well below book value.
Honey Amber $350-400 $175
PhotoPhoto CD 230 HEM [100]

Neat solid piece with the new [100] embossing added to the 2015 price guide (with brass bushing in the threads). Original carnival coating as evidenced by the flashing right down the front of the insulator. Quite a striking effect (no pun intended!) So close to mint with only a couple of tiny patches of roughness around the sharp outer edge. Priced at low book value.
Dark Carnival $100-125 $100
PhotoPhoto CD 241 Hemingray [020]

CD 241 Hemingray-23 in Red Amber - 8 chipped drips is all the damage to report. Priced below book value!
Red Amber $125-150 $100
PhotoPhoto CD 242 Hemingray [010]

Looking to fill in this rare CD number without paying $400-500? Here you go. This specimen was split in half near the mold lines at some point and was reglued. Whoever reglued it did an excellent job, and it's pretty hard to see. It also has the typical numerous chipped drip points, a skirt chip in the rear, and a flake on the ear.
Hemingray Blue $400-500 $90
SOLD!
PhotoPhoto CD 280 Hemingray [010]

Here's a very rare embossing for the power or Hemingray collector! CD 280 [010] Hemingray No. 100 High Voltage. Condition is pretty average for these: 4 fisheyes on dome/outer skirt, 15 chipped drips, 3 skirt chips & slices. Inner skirts are perfect.
Aqua $350-400 $150

 

 

If you collect insulators, these are highly recommended products.

1) Oxalic Acid (Wood Bleach) - Great for cleaning most filthy glass insulators. Just soak them in a bucket of this for a few days (or weeks for the really filthy ones) and they'll come out looking brand new. Warning: Do NOT use with carnival, flashed amber, or opalescent glass! Be sure to read this page on proper insulator cleaning!

2) Museum Gel - This stuff is awesome for keeping your insulators on glass shelves and helping to prevent them from moving around or falling off. Sticks well but is easy to remove. Use them between two-piece transposition insulators instead of wooden dowels!

3) Collapsible Hand Truck - These are lifesavers for toting all those boxes of insulators around, especially going back and forth to an insulator show. Whether you buy or sell, you definitely appreciate having one of these.

4) Digital Caliper - If you're interested in documenting insulator sizes, variants and embossings to a highly accurate degree, these eliminate the guesswork that you'd get with a ruler or a measuring tape.


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