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Pole Top Discoveries' "Early August" Auction (Closed #271816)

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#551 - CD 125 - WU 5. - 1871 - Vivid mustard-olive.

  Lot # 551
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#551      CD 125      PATENT DEC. 19. 1871.     W.U. 5.      Vivid mustard-olive.   

Fabulous color!  A stunning yellow mustard-olive color that is unique to these insulators.  Early threaded telegraph styles are seldom found in such exotic coloration. 

Most or all of the known W.U. 5’s in this color were discovered in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and the extreme north-eastern portion of Wyoming.  The few known dazzlers were found on rural telephone lines in those two bordering states.  The reason for an older style telegraph insulator being found on later, circa 1900-1910 telephone lines remains a mystery. 

Consider the rarity of this item, then compare the recent prices of similar colored CD 102 Diamond ponies!  You get a whole lot more glass for the money in a CD 125!

Entire dome, wire ridges and skirt remain in excellent condition.  Flat (slightly longer than half thumbnail) base chip can be seen to the left in the second photo, below the two bubbles.