The following photos show some of my favorite glass insulators. Some may not be worth
much and may in fact be very common pieces but I have included them because I like the
glass or maybe they remind me of the hunt that I was on the day that I found them.
Some things are worth more than the value stated in a price guide. Most of the glass
that I find would not be worth messing with if you went by the book. Some have damage but
even the damage can add to a piece sometimes. I would incourage collectors to look past
the dollar signs and you may enjoy collecting more.
1871 single skirt No-Name.
Yellow Green Wide_groove Signal.
signal with iron wire and thick train dirt.
double-skirted toll, dark amber.
Beehive with the B blot out.
H.G. Co. Smooth base signal.
green Brookfield Signal.
Ins. Co. early signal with amber.
Co. baby signal or double skirted pony as they were once called. Spun two on my first
||Brookfield Wide Groove Signal with
Huge Skirt Bubble.
signal with a shower of bubbles coming off of the pin hole.
|Brookfield New York beehive mold varient (right). Note the curved dome and
skirt.(left is a standard version)
||Small Crown Brookfield, The insulator
that left the experts trying to explain. High atop its new home on a Virginia mountain.
||Nice Brookfield with nail.
|Hawley Beehive in the N.E.G.M. Co. mold style.