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1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington and Georgetown in the District of Columbia. Very Rare. NOTE - this mark has NOT been verified by the Auction Verification Committee yet. It will be reviewed at the 2019 Auction and the ALVC will compare this mark to the three B139's in the Smithsonian collection. IF AUTHENTIC IT WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION. IF NOT, IT WILL BE PULLED AND PLACED IN NEXT YEAR'S SILENT AUCTION. TBD
1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company. Top of Mark. Cast Iron. 13 inches L/R x 13.218 T/B including tab. Very Heavy. 12 pounds/9 ounces. TBD
1FMB139Firemen's Insurance Company. 1837-P. Raised Border. Figure of Old Double-Decker Hand Pump and Firemen's I. Co. Back of Mark. TBD
2FMB733; W36AKent Fire Insurance Company. Maidstone, England. 1802-1901. Lead. Policy #97. Issued 1803. Extremely Rare. Traces of Original Red Paint. There is a Crack Through the Lower Middle and a Small Void Between the Horse's Hind Legs. 2500-3500.
2FMB733; W36AKent Fire Office. Lead. Policy #97. Only 9 Known. 6 are in Museums, making this one of only 3 privately owned. Lot Number on the Back is the Seller's Inventory number. 2500-3500.
3Fire HelmetNADerby Fire Department Fire Helmet. The Shield has "Derby 4 FD" on it. Picture #1 is the Front. TBD
3Fire HelmetNADerby Fire Department. Picture of Back Side. Helmet appears to be in good condition. 13 1/4 inches front to back x 7 inches high. TBD
3Fire HelmetNADerby 4 Fire Department. Fire Helmet. Picture of the Inside. Tag on the liner says "Cairns Sanitary Cushion Lining #1575251". There is no Cairns Metal Circular tag inside. TBD
4FMB406-X-1Farmers; Merchants & Manufacturers Insurance Company. Hamilton, Ohio. Tin Fire Mark 6 5/8 x 3 1/16. Very Rare. Newly Discovered Mark. Black Background with Raised Gold Lettering. TBD
5Fire BadgeNAFire Badge distributed by the Washington D.C. Fire Department to commemorate the Presidential inauguration of 1985. Ronald Reagan was inaugurated to his second term that year TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNABROOKLYN Parade Belt. Dark Brown Leather with Light Brown Edging. Red Background on Sections for "Brooklyn" and "3" Front is in good condition. Back has a couple cracks in leather. Picture #1 TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNAFireman's Parade Belt. Showing the Detail for "Brooklyn". Picture #2 TBD
7Fire Parade BeltNABack Side of Parade Belt. 36 inches long - not including the buckle. Picture #3 TBD
8Fire BadgeNAFire Patrol Badge, # 281, 2.5 wide and 2 1/8 high. Stamped silver metal. TBD
8Fire BadgeNAFire Patrol Badge, # 281, 2.5 wide and 2 1/8 high. Stamped silver metal. TBD
10FMW24CNewcastle upon Tyne Fire Office. 1783 -1859. Copper. The Three Towers, Newcastle and Border are Raised. 8 7/8 x 7 13/16. Not in Bulau. Excellent Condition. TBD
12FMB69Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1810 to Present. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering in Gold on Black Background. 6 1/2 x 2 1/8. Circa 1840. Very Rare. TBD
13Sign94.4Continental Insurance Company, New York, New York. 1853 - 1977. Tin. Self-Framed. 20 1/Light Green, Blue and Yellow Background. Blue with White Shadow Lettering. Continental Solder bearing Arms takes up most of the sign. Cash Capital Ten Million Dollars at bottom. TBD
16FMB684Phoenix Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. Border and Phoenix Figure Raised on a Convex Oval. Panel below has "PHOENIX". Mounted on Wood Plaque. Copper. Spear Missing. Comes with Book "Things Phoenix" and Phenix Insurance Policy covering property in Philadelphia. TBD
17Auto TagN/AAuto Owners Protective Assn. Nebraska. Auto Tag/Emblem. Circular. 4 inches diameter. TBD
18FMB74 Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1810 to present. Tin. Rectangular. 7 3/4 x 3 3/4. TBD
19FMB1629Sagres Cia de Seguros. Lisbon, Portugal. Tin. Oval. Raised Border and Lettering. 9 5/8 x 7. Original Colors. TBD
20FMB603; W9HLondon Assurance Company. London, England. 1720-1965. Copper. Circa 1808 - 1824. 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 tall (estimated since head is curved backward). Area between right arm and shield is painted black and someone made a hole there for displaying. Head is bent back but attached. Also left arm and top of spear is missing. Looks to be original paint or repainted many years ago. TBD
21Fire GrenadeNAHarden's Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher. Turquoise About 3/4 full. On Reverse Side is "Patented No.1. August 8, 1871 -August 14, 1883. Portion of Original Sticker is there but very difficult to read TBD
22Sign398.2United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 including frame. Gold "U.S.F.&G." in Silver Ship's Wheel Company =which is Company Emblem. Silver. Black Background. TBD
23FMB268Franklin Insurance Co. St. Louis. Missouri. 1855 - 1878. Zinc. Odd Shape. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8. Border and Lettering Raised. Some Red and Beighe House Paint Remains on Mark. Rare TBD
24FMB806; W26AWiltshire & Western Assurance Society/from 1797. Salamander Fire Office. Lead. Policy #121. Issued c 1790-1791. Very Rare. Some Original Colors Remaining. Excellent Condition. 1950-2250
24FMB806; W26AWiltshire & Western Assurance Society. Reverse Side of Mark. Only 2 numbers lower known. Never offered in an FMCA Auction. Number on Back is Seller's Inventory Lot. 1950-2250
25Fireman's HatNAKepi Style Fireman's Hat with Original Rain Cover. Circa 1890-1910. Condition Issues. TBD
25Fireman's HatNAFireman's Hat has a Built-in Ventilator. Mfg. was McGarth & Sons, New Bedford, MA. TBD
25Fireman's Hat25Picture of Fireman's Hat with the Rain Cover on it. TBD
28FMB195Eagle Insurance Company. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1850-1894. Cast Iron. Oval. Raised Border, Eagle and Ribbons. Circa about 1855. Dark brown house paint on front. Beautiful Mark. 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 TBD
29FMB819; W63CAlliance Assurance Company. London, England. Copper. Full Original Colors. 9 3/4 x 8 3/4. TBD
30Fire BucketNAOld Fire Bucket. No Handle. Dark Red, Grey and Beige Paint on outside of bucket. Picture #1 TBD
30Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - inside. Picture #2. Bottom of Bucket has some old damage - probably from dampness on very bottom. So Leather on Outside of Bucket has cracked. Totally Dry now and all leather is there. TBD
30Fire BucketNAFire Bucket. Picture #3. Reverse Side. 9 1/2 tall. 9 1/2 wide at top (includes rim). 6 3/4 at bottom TBD
31Sign334.2Rochester American Insurance Company. New York, New York. 1928 - 1958. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. Black Background with Gold Lettering. 13 x 19 including Frame. Manufacturer George Rutledge noted on back. TBD
32FMB93Fire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron, Very Convex. Hollow Back. Drainage Knob in Back. Raised F A and Fire Hydrant. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2. Circa 1870. Repainted. Reviewed by Auction Verification in 2018 and determined to be authentic. TBD
33FMB549; W3HSun Insurance Office Limited. London, England. Copper. Circular. 5 3/4 x 7 (including tabs).20 Wavy Rays. Sun and Rays are Raised. No Color Remains. TBD
34Fireman's HelmetNAFireman's Helmet. M-S-A is Manufacturer. Model is Topguard. Circa 1950-1960's. Leather Shield on Front that says Fireman 6 AFD. TBD
34Fireman's HelmetNAFireman's Helmet. Picture of Side with American Flag Decal. Helmet is Heavy Plastic, not Leather. TBD
36Sign313.2The Phoenix Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. 1854 - 1966. Reverse Glass with Wood Frame. 28 7/16 x 22 3/8. Gold Lettering and Company Emblem. RESTITUIMUS in Black with some Red Flames. Black Background. Some Damage on Left Side and Top Side of Sign. TBD
40FMB875??; W88ANorthern Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. 1836 - 1968. 9 3/16 x 6 5/8. Issued, but taken down early and still with virtually all original colors. Tinned Iron TBD
41Sign217 Var. Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company. Boston. 1907 - 1961. Two Sided Circular Sign. Metal. Dark Blue with Cream Lettering. Same writing on both sides. 11 7/16 from top to bottom and 9 1/6 on sides, which includes the metal attachment to hang the sign. Other side has more rust on the cream colored lettering. Interesting sign. TBD
42FMB117Firemen's Insurance Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Cast Iron. Circa 1835. Width is 12 7/8 x Height 14 1/2 including Hanging Hook. TBD
42FMB117Firemen's Insurance Company. Baltimore, Maryland. Cast Iron. BACK SIDE of Mark. TBD
43FMB730Va??r ;W37BSuffolk Fire Office. Bury and Ipswich, England. 1802-1849. Lead. 7 Pointed Star. Issued 1802- c 1810. Extremely Rare. Excellent Condition. 2000-3400
43FMB730; W37BSuffolk Fire Office. Lead. 7 Pointed Star. Reverse Side of Mark. Only 5 Privately Owned and 4 in Museums. Never offered in FMCA Auction. Highly Sought after mark in the UK. Number on Reverse Side is Seller's Inventory Lot. NOTE from Auction Verification Committee - in BULAU BOOK IT IS LISTED AS A COPPER MARK BUT THAT IS INCORRECT - IT WAS ONLY ISSUED IN LEAD. 2000-3400
44Auto TagNAState Farm Auto Tag. New, old stock State Farm tag topper. Painted steel with bag and original mounting bolt. From 1940's. TBD
45FMB98Aetna Insurance Company. Heavy Tin. Rectangular. No Color Remaining on Mark. 6 1/2 x 2 5/8 or 2 9/16 . Circa 1835. Very Rare. TBD
46Fire Parade RibbonNAAllen No 7 Very Old Parade Ribbon. Encased in a protective case. Very Interesting Piece. TBD
47FMB618 Royal Exchange Assurance, London, England. Heavy Lead. Policy Number 139450. 9 1/2 x 6 7/8. Based on Policy Number it is Circa mid 1790's. Very Convexed Oval. Right Side of Crown is Missing. Still a beautiful detailed mark. TBD
48FMB88VAFire Association of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. Fire Mark. Cast Iron. Circa 1863. 7 1/2 x 11 5/8. Weight 5 lbs. Convexity 1/4 inch. Reviewed by Verification Committee in 2018 and determined to be Authentic. They said it was "Very Good Casting." TBD
49FMB1013Legal Insurance Company. London, England. Tin. Shield Shape. Border, Emblem and Lettering all Raised. TBD
51FMB210St. Louis Fire and Marine Insurance Company. St. Louis, Missouri. Zinc. Odd Shape. Raised Border and Lettering. 1851 - 1901. 7 x 3 7/8. TBD
52FMB653; W14AManchester Fire Office. Manchester, England. 1771-1788. Heavy Lead. Policy #217. Issued c1772. Very Rare. Excellent Condition. Second Oldest Known. Never Offered in an FMCA Auction. 2000-3000
52FMB653; W14AManchester Fire Office. Heavy Lead. Policy #217. Back Side of Mark. Number on back is the Seller's Lot number. 2000-3000
53FMB1150 X1Western Assurance Company. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Arrowhead Shape. Tin. Border and Lettering Raised. Repainted in Gold a long time ago. Taken from home in Palestine pre-WW II. Very top edge of Mark is missing. Also rust has caused holes in mark - above "D" and to left of "W" in Western. 10 x 6 3/4. TBD
54FMB193Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. Gold Lettering on Black Background, 6 27/32 x 3 9/32. TBD
56FMB1756Victoria Insurance Company Limited. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Copper. Raised Bird, Lettering, Ribbon and Border. Some of the Original Paint Remains. 9 x 7 3/4. Shield Shape (so measured from the middle on top) TBD
57Sign271.1Newark Fire Insurance Company. Newark, New Jersey. 1877 - 1950. Reverse Glass. Wood Frame. 17 x 29 including Frame that is 1 3/4. Wonder if the Frame was replaced in past since it is in very good shape except for a few minor scratches on the wood and that would explain the difference in measurements from the Signs of Insurance book. Very nice Frame and matting. Black Background with Gold Lettering and Gold Emblem at bottom Left. On Left Side under Glass, there is a Faint Line that goes down from "N" to Company Emblem. TBD
58FMB632; W10KRoyal Exchange Assurance. London, England. Lead. 8 3/4 x 3 7/8. Circa 1835. Raised Royal Exchange with Closed Crown on Top. Very good condition. TBD
59FMB644-X-2; W12A(i)New Bristol Fire Office. Bristol, England. 1769-1839. Lead. Policy #1516 Impressed on the Panel. Issued 1769 - c 1790. Very Rare. Excellent Condition. 1500-2000
59FMB644-X-2; W12A(i)New Bristol Fire Office. Lead. Back Side of Mark. Never Offered in a FMCA Auction. Number on Back is Seller's Inventory Lot. 1500-2000
60FMB315United Firemen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 3/8 x 8 7/8. Some original gold leaf still on Mark. Reviewed by Verification Committee in 2018 and deemed to be Authentic. 3 lbs 8.9 ozs. TBD
61FMB1359Wurttembergische Feuerversicherung Aktiengesellschaft in Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. Iron. Rectangular. Slightly Convex. Dark Blue Background with Orange Lettering. White and Orange Emblem. 7 5/8 x 5 3 1/16. TBD
62Auto TagNAOld Trails Auto Tag/Emblem. Indian Arrowhead Shape. "Insured OLD TRAILS Indianapolis"on Front. Metal. Front is Well Worn TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket that needs TLC. Someone decoupaged it with flowers in the past. The handle is there but needs repair at top/middle. Also where the handles attach to the bucket is missing. TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - picture 2 - Other Side of Bucket TBD
63Fire BucketNAFire Bucket - Picture #3 - inside TBD
64FMB233Home Insurance Company. New York, New York, New York. Oval. Tin. 5 1/4 x 8. Very Slightly Raised Border. Raised Lettering in Gold. Black Background. TBD
65FMB955; W110CEquitable Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1873 - 1901. Copper. 8 5/8 x 6 3/8. Raised Figure of Justice with Raised "Equitable". Border slightly raised. No color remains. TBD
66Sign100 Var.Delaware Underwriters. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aluminum with Original 2 1/4 Dark Wood Frame. Slightly Raised Black Lettering and the Thin Border. 16 3/8 x 28 1/8 (including wood frame) TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNAParade Belt. "FINL SECRETARY" on Belt with Burgundy Background Below Lettering and on Edging. Light Brown on Front and Lettering. TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNAClose up of "FINL SECRETARY" Lettering on Front of Belt. TBD
67Fire Parade BeltNABack of Parade Belt. 44 1/2 inches long. Picture #3. TBD
68FMB229Home Insurance Company. New York, New York. Heavy Tin. 6 1/4 x 3. Border is Barely Raised. Lettering Slightly Raised. First Mark of this Company. Circa 1853. TBD
69FMEG-HA-1Mier Insurance Company Societe Anonime Arabe. Cairo,Egypt. Heavy Brass. Mosque Within an Oval Frame. Circa 1934. 11 1/2 x 6 1/4 TBD
70FMB758; W43CCaledonian Insurance Company. 7 3/4 x 7. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1805 - 1957. Tin. Dark Brown Background with Raised Lettering and Thistle and Border. Gold Leaves with Some gold still on the Thistle. TBD
71Sign372 Var. Sun Insurance Office. London England. In US 1882 - present. Tin with 1 1/4 inch Wood Frame. Black Background with Gold and Silver Sun Emblem and Lettering. 28 3/4 x 13 1/2. Mfg was Ech-Kraft. Shonk Works-Amer Can Co. Maywood, ILL. Original Gold has worn off on much of the Lettering. Three dents on top of Sign - and wood frame has split on top to the right of Sun Emblem. TBD
73FMB106Aetna Insurance Company Fire Mark. Rectangular. Tin. Border and "Insured Aetna Hartford" Raised. Front of Mark is Pot-Marked from the Weather. 7 1/4 x 3 7/8. Circe 1862. TBD
74SignNACity of New York Insurance Company. Reverse Glass Sign. 15 by 21. Very Nice Condition TBD
75FMB797Guardian Assurance Company. London, England. Tin. Black Background with Raised Lettering and Figure of Athene. TBD
76FMB257Phoenix Insurance Company. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering Raised Slightly. Circa about 1860. Repainted Recently. Damage to bottom right where mark was removed from building. Mounted on wood plaque with info on bottom. 3 1/8 x 6 3/4. TBD
77Helmet ShieldNAFireman's Helmet Shield. "CHAPLAIN" and "JTFD" with Cross in middle. Fire Department is Unknown at this time - but believed to be from a large Department since Chaplains are only assigned to large Fire Departments. 6 x 4 1/2. TBD
78FMB585-V-A; W6A(ii)Bristol Crown Fire Office. Lead. Painted Policy No. 16517. Issued 1811. Extremely Rare. Only 9 Examples Known. Has Retained Most of its Original Colors, which is in the Best Condition of those known. 2000-2500
78FMB585-V-A; W6A(ii)Bristol Fire Fire Office. Reverse Side. Never Offered Before in an FMCA Auction. Extremely Rare. Painted Policy No. 16517. 2000-2500
79FMB684; W23JPhoenix Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. Copper. The Spear Tip on the Top is missing (unfortunately very common with this mark). 8 x 7 1/8. Mark has been removed from red backing - so only the Fire Mark in this Auction Lot. TBD
80Auto TagNAAuto Tag/Emblem. Selected Auto Risk. Raughley Insurance Service. 4 1/2 x 4 TBD
81FMPlatania FA1Fondo Assicurativo tra Agricoltori Societa per Azoni Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni. Rome, Italy. F.A.T.A Fire Mark. Green Background with Raised Cream Lettering. Design in Middle of Mark is Not Raised. Tin. 7 x 9 7/8. TBD
82FMB224 Continental Insurance Company. New York, New York. Tin. Rectangular. 3 1/8 x 6 13/16. Raised Border and Lettering. Some Original Gold on Lettering. TBD
83Fire PrintNAEarly American Fire Fighting Gear Framed Print. Copy of a Painting by Allen Saalburg. From the Collection of the Society's Mercer Museum.Courtesy of the Bucks County Historical Society. 24 1/8 x 21 1/8 Very Heavy Wood Frame that is 2 inches high. Noted at the Bottom is that the Picture includes: Speaking Trumped, Fire Mark, Fire Axe Head, Location Marker, Appreciation Certificate, Firemen & Parade Belt. Frame needs to be cleaned up but in good condition. TBD
84FMB228Farmers Fire Insurance Company. York, Pennsylvania. Tin. Rectangular. 6 7/8 x 3 7/32. TBD
85FMB545; W3CSun Insurance Office, Limited. London, England. Lead. Sun with 16 Rays, alternating straight and wavy. Policy number 656992 on panel below. Circa 1799-1806 per Wright Book. 5/8 x 6 1/2. Very Good Condition for its Age. TBD
86Sign409.2A Var,Westchester Fire Insurance Company. New York, New York. Brass on Original Wood Frame. Gold Lettering and Border with 12 3/4 x 18 3/4 Black Background. Scratches on Right Side Middle. TBD
87FMB607London Assurance. London, England. Tin. Black Background with Raised Lettering and raised Figure of Britannia Seated. Convexed. TBD
88FMCY-GA-1General Insurance Coy of Cyprus, Ltd. Aluminum. Oval. 11 x 8 7/8. Raised Border, Lettering and Figures. Gold with Blue and Red Background. TBD
89FMB747Imperial Fire Insurance Company. London, England. 1803 - 1902. Copper. 8 3/8 x 7 7/8. Copper. Original Colors. Not Issued. Not in Wright. TBD
90Sign85.7Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited of London. In US from 1871-1963. Porcelain Enameled on Steel. 17 1/2 x 11 7/8. White Lettering on Dark Blue Background. No Frame. Some of the Enamel has come off the Edges of Sign. TBD
91FMB88VBFire Association of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Oval. 11 3/8 x 7 1/4. Front of Mark has been totally repainted recently. Slightly Convex. Raised F A, Fire Hydrant and Grass. Circa 1863. Reviewed by Auction Verification Committee and Determined to be Authentic. TBD
92Fire KegNAHazelton High Pressure Chemical Fire Keg. Amber. 11 inches tall. Never Opened - about 1/2 of liquid is still in Keg. TBD
93FMB47VAInsurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heavy Cast Iron. Oval. Back of Mark says "Facsimile of Ins. Co. of N.A. Fire Mark in 1830. 10 11/12 x 8 1/8. TBD
94FMB658; W16A(ii)Bath Sun Fire Office. Bath, England. 1776 - 1838. Lead. Policy #2462, Impressed on Panel. Issued C 1790. Very Rare. No Colors. Excellent Condition. 1950-2250
94FMB658; W16A(ii)Bath Sun Fire Office. Lead. Very Rare. Never Offered in an FMCA Auction. Number on Back is the Seller's Inventory Number. 1950-2250
95FME123DSchlesische Feuerversicherungs Gesellschaft. Breslau, Germany. Tin. 10 x 7. Restored with Wrong Colors - should be Gold on Black Background. Instead it is Black Lettering and Emblem, Yellow Background. TBD
96Sign348.1aSecurity Insurance Co. of New Haven. New Haven, Connecticut. 1873 - 1965. Reverse Glass with Original Frame. 13 x 19 inches. Gold Lettering. Maroon Background. Small Crack in Glass at Top Right of Sign. TBD
97Ledger MarkerNAAndes Ledger Marker. Front says "Insure with the Andes." Reverse side says "$1,000,000 ANDES Cincinnati. Gold Lettering with Black Background. TBD
100Auto TagNAFarm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co., Inc. KANSAS. Auto Tag/Emblem. Bend in Metal from left to right over the Kansas Lettering. TBD
101FMB649; W13A(ii)Hibernian Fire Ins. Co. Dublin, Ireland. 1771-1839. Lead. Policy #6091. Issued c1780-1790. Rare. None offered in FMCA Auction in recent times.. Excellent Condition. 850-1050
101FMB649; W13A(ii)Hibernian Fire Ins. Co. Lead. Back Side of Mark. Number on back only refers to seller's inventory number. 850-1050
102FMB1724Basler Versicherungs Gesellschaft Gegen Feuerschaden. Basil, Switzerland. Tin. Rectangular. Raised Grey Lettering and Border. Dark Blue Background. 7 1/8 x 10 1/8. On Mounted Wood Board. Some minor damage to bottom of letter "B" TBD
103Fire BadgeNABadge from the Cincinnati Fire Department in Ohio. Number 444. Copper Center. Makers Mark of Greg G. Wright of Cincinnati. Front. TBD
103Fire BadgeNACincinnati Fire Department Badge. Cincinnati, Ohio. Number 444. Copper Center. Makers Mark of Greg G. Wright of Cincinnati. Back Side. TBD
104Sign386.2The Travelers. Hartford Connecticut. 1906 - Present. Brass with Wood Frame. Etched Black Lettering and Company Emblem of the Hartford Tower. Brass Background. 15 1/2 x 25 3/8. Manufacturer - George Rutledge. Sign issued 1923 - 1956. Some minor scratches and wear on brass and wood frame. TBD
106PinsN/A10 British Insurance Company Pins. All about same size - about 1 5/8 x 1 5/8. The Insurance Company Pins are (starting at top left): Herts Fire Brigade, Essex County Fire Brigade, Surrey Fire Brigade, Westham Fire Brigade, London Fire Brigade, London Fire Brigade (there are 2 different ones), Croydon Fire Brigade, Eastham Fire Brigade, Invicta, and Middlesex. TBD
110Sign339.11 Var.Royal Insurance Company Limited. Liverpool., England. In US 1851 - 1975. Plaster/Self-Framed. Appearance of Deeply Carved Wood. Red Shield with Gold Lettering. Some nicks on frame and on sign - such as lion's nose and mouth. 22 3/4 x 19 1/4. TBD
111FMB590;W7CFriendly Society of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1720 - 1847. Lead. Policy #4578. Issued c 1785. Excellent Condition. A Very Small Piece Missing Above Upper Left Nail Hole. Most of Original Colors Remain. Mark is Much Older than the one with Policy #12459 which Sold for $1500 in the 2016 FMCA Auction. 800-1500
111FMB590;W7CFriendly Society of Edinburgh. Back Side. This Mark is much older than the one with Policy #12459 in the 2016 FMCA Auction, Number on back is the Seller's Inventory Lot. 800-1500
112FMB896; W95ERoyal Insurance Company, Limited. London, England. Copper. Red Shield with Border Raised. Gold ROYAL Lettering Raised. Very Top of Crown is Bent Forward but still one continuous piece. TBD
113Fireman's HelmetNAFireman's Helmet. Jockey Style. Foreign. Probably German or Prussian. Mfg. J.G. Lieb. Biberachadriss. TBD
113Fireman's HelmetNAFireman's Helmet. Foreign. Brass Crown and Trim around the Front Rim. No Shield Bade. Hole on Left Shield. Circa 1900-1915. 90-125
114Sign37.1cBoston Insurance Company. Boston, Massachusetts. 1898 - 1966. Black Background with Gold Lettering for Company Name and Silver Lettering for "Incorporated 1873" and "Capital $3,000,000. 22 1/8 x 16 1/8 including frame which is 1 1/8. Some Spotting on Inside of Glass on Right Side. Manufactured by Thos. Jones Decorative Glass Co. Brooklyn, N.Y. TBD
115FMB1195-V-A2Prvni Ceska Vzajemna Pojistovna. (zal.r. 1827). Prague, Czechoslovakia. Iron. Convexed. Red Border, White Border with Blue Background. White Lettering with Red and White Emblem. 4 15/16 x 6 7/8. TBD
116Auto TagNAHarleysville Mutual Casualty Company. Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Auto Tag/Emblem. 3 1/4 wide by 3 tall. TBD
117FMB442Lumbermen's Insurance Company. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cast Iron. Repainted recently. Diamond Shape. Reviewed by Auction Verification Committee in 2018 and determined to be Authentic. 9 x 9. TBD
118FMW12b(L)New Bristol Fire Office. Bristol, England. Lead. Painted Policy #6243. Issued c 1790. Extremely Rare. Excellent Condition, with Clearly Legible Policy Number. 1200-1500
118FMW12b(L)New Bristol Fire Office. Lead. Reverse Side. Total of 8 Known, only 3 have legible policy numbers including this one. Never Offered in a FMCA Auction. Seller's Inventory Lot Number is on Back of Mark. 1200-1500
121FMB US BC1Bucks County Contributionship, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. This mark was issued in 1973 by the insurance company. Cast Iron. 7 5/8 x 10 3/4. TBD
122FMB719; W29P Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Norwich, England. Copper.10 1/2 x 8 3/8. Seated Figure of Justice Holding Scales. Lettering, Design and Border are Raised. TBD
123FME107ePommersche Feuersoz (Pomeranian Fire Society). Stettin. 1719 - 1945. 7 3/4 x 6 1/8 Enamel Coated Iron. Damage to Fire Mark on Front probably done when the mark was ripped off the building. Enamel Coating is made of glass which will not bend - unfortunately done in a hurry or used the wrong tools and technique. TBD
124Sign50.2Camden Fire Insurance Association. Camden, New Jersey. 1841-Present. Aluminum with Wood Frame. Etched Black and Red Emblem. Etched Black Lettering. 22 3/8 x 16 1/2. Minor Scratches on Left Side. TBD
125Ledger MarkerNALedger Marker of the Guardian Assurance Company of London. 12 long and 3 wide. Nicely illustrated with Britannia TBD
126FMB1699VAStockholms Stads Brandforsakringskontor. Stockholm, Sweden. Aluminum or Tin. Bronze Mark. Design in Relief. 6 high x 6 1/2 wide. Mounted on thin wood plaque. TBD
127FMB103Aetna of Hartford. Hartford, Connecticut. Tin. Rectangular. 6 7/8 x 3 1/4. Issued about 1860. Original colors. Mounted on Wood Board. TBD
130FMB983State Assurance Company Limited. Liverpool, England. Tin. Shield Shape. 8 1/2 x 8.Black Edging with Red Border. Raised Gold Lettering. TBD
131FMB216Milwaukee Mechanics Mutual Insurance Company. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1852 - 1887. Tin. Rectangular. Border and Lettering Black on Silver Background. 6 3/4 x 3 1/8. Slight Bend in "E" of "Mechanics". TBD
132Sign301.6Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company. Philadelphia. Aluminum with Wood Frame. Etched Dark Blue with Company Emblem. Red "Fire Insurance and All Kindred Lines" across bottom border. Front of Sign has some damage - might have been outside in the past. Bottom Right Side of Wood Frame is Loose and Small Part of Right Corner is Missing. TBD
133FMB989National Union Society. Bedford, England. 1894-1907. Rectangular. Red Background with Yellow Raised Lettering and Center Design. Some damage to red area at the bottom left of the center design. TBD
134FME82VLandschaftliche Brandkasse Hannover Offentliche Feuerversicherungsanstalt. Hannover, Germany. Iron. Flat with Beveled Edges. Red Background with White Lettering, Border and Horse. 7 3/16 x 5 3/8. Circa 1961 - 1983. TBD
135Sign249 Var. National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford. Hartford, Connecticut. Sign. Brass. 10 3/8 x 19. No Frame. Brass Border and Emblem on Left Side. Lettering is Brass with Red Lines. TBD
136FMB1670Aurora Compania Anonima de Seguros. Bilbao, Spain. Tin. Dark Blue Background with Gold Border on Rim and in the Middle is Raised. White/Cream Lettering is also Raised. 6 1/2 x 9 5/8. TBD
137FMB864; W45DCounty Fire Office, London, England. 1807 - 1906, Copper. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. Figure of Britannia Facing Front, Lettering is Raised. Damage to Edges, especially top right. TBD
138FMB71-V-AHartford Fire Ins Co. Chartered 1810. Fire Mark issued in 2010 by Hartford and given to their insurance agents. On Back says "An authentic reproduction of the Hartford fire mark first issued circa 1840". Black Background with Raised Gold Lettering TBD
139Auto TagNAInsure with the IMPERIAL Life Insurance Co. Auto Tag/Emblem. Heavy Aluminum with Red Company Lettering and Yellow Background. 7 inches long x 6 inches wide. TBD
140FMB947Liverpool & London & Globe Fire Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin. 7 1/4 x 9 5/8. Raised Globe and Lettering in Gold. Black and Red Background. TBD
141FME64SGothaer Feuer Versicherungsbank auf Gegenseitigkeit. Gotha, Germany. Aluminum. Blue with Raised Silver Lettering and Emblem. Issued for use in Bavaria around 1955 - 1980. TBD
142SignNAGoschenhoppen Mutual Insurance Company. Large Two-sided Sign. Given to Agencies that Represented the Insurance Company. They would then put it outside of their office. Heavy. 21 7/8 inches high x 29 3/4 inches wide. Metal. TBD
142SignNAAgency of Goschenhoppen Mutual Insurance Company. Incorporated 1843. Other Side of Sign. Because the word "Fire" is missing on the sign, it dates 1953, when the word "Fire" was deleted from its name, to 1993, when it merged with the Home Mutual Insurance Company of Pennsylvania and changed its name to Goschenhoppen-Home Mutual Insurance Company TBD
143FMB967Reliance Marine Insurance Company. Liverpool, England. Tin. Border, design and Lettering Raised. TBD
144FMB847Patriotic Assurance Company, Limited. Dublin, Ireland. Tin. Circular. 6 7/8. Gold Sun, Gold Border and Red Lettering is Raised. Background is Dark Red/Burgundy. Some paint missing on background. TBD
145FMB1522 VALa Fondiara, Compagnia Italiana di Assicurazioni Contgro L'incendio. Florence, Italy. Tin. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. TBD
147FMB779; W50AAtlas Assurance Company, Limited. London, England. 1808 - 1959. Copper. Raised Figure of Atlas Holding a Globe. The Globe and Face of Atlas has been Squashed in the past. No Color remains. Fire Mark is 10 1/2 x 6 3/8. Slightly raised border. TBD
148Sign229.1Merchants Insurance Company. Providence, Rhode Island. 1851 - 1910; Reorganized 1924 - 1939. Aluminum. No Frame but Sign Book indicates that it originally came with Frame. 23 7/8 x 15 7/8 as shown. TBD