Phone - 440-548-5408

Not yet Registered in our new auction system? Click "Register" near top of auction homepage.

Registered in new system but forgot password?  Click "Sign In" and then "Forgot Password."

Bid increments change at the following levels:

$5 from $5 up to $50.....  $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, etc.                     $10 from $50 up to $250....... $50, $60, $70, $80, etc.

$25 from $250 up to $750..... $250, $275, $300, $325, etc.                    $50 from $750 up to $1,500.... $750, $800, $850, $900 etc.

$100 from $1500 up to $3,000... $1500, $1600, $1700, $1800 etc.        $250 from $3000 up to $6,000.... $3000, $3250, $3500,  etc.

$500 from $6000 up to $12,000....  $6000, $6500, $7000,  etc.              Over $12,000....$1000 increments


Pole Top Discoveries' Auction #2203 Closed in June.

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the sale.

Prices realized below do not include the Buyer Premium.



× Bidding has ended on this item.
12.00%  Buyer's Premium
This Auction Uses Proxy Bidding.

#1827        740      E. DUPONT       Green with impurities.

  Lot # 1827
Listing Image
  • Lot # 1827
  • System ID # 480154
  • End Date
  • Start Date

#1827        740      E. DUPONT      ST. JEAN.        Green with impurities.      

Base embossed.

Sizable area of the skirt has milky-opaque impurities inside the glass, as well as a streamer through the dome, adding desirable character.

The "E Dupont" marking on the base references Eusebe Dupont, who was involved with a glass factory in St Jean (St Johns) Canada East, circa 1860 to possibly the middle 1860's.

Half pinkie nail, shallow flake removes just the top portion of the "D."  Another barely gets into the top portion of the "E."   Remainder of insulator is excellent!  Very nice condition for this damage prone style!

Plunkett Family Collection.  The Plunkett family often visited the Banks brothers (Norm, Gord, Howard and Wally) in Ontario, Canada to hunt insulators in the 1970's and 1980's.  The Banks brothers started hunting insulators in the 1950's or early 1960's, and were a lot of fun to be with. What a joy it was to search for glass on old railway lines with these elderly gentlemen, as they were all "characters."  This Dupont insulator was purchased by the Plunketts from Howard Banks, who found it in "southwestern" Ontario, Canada.