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Auction: Beautiful CD106 Hemingray No.9 Milky Jade Aqua, Is this Vaseline?


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That is Jade Milk either Blue or Green. The true value depends on which. I have been seriously collecting insulators for 25 years and still have difficulty knowing which is which and rarely find another collector who can tell me. My newest Price Guide tells me that a Light Jade Green Milk = $15-20; Jade Green Milk = $20-30; Jade Blue Milk = $400-500. I know you want it to be BLUE but it's probably GREEN. I honestly can't tell you but it's worth checking out with a SPECIALIST who collects that particular type. I do not find a listing for Vaseline in that style. There is a lot of hype in that auctions description, take that with a grain of salt. I have numerous insulators available with that so called "Vaseline" appearance. They are more desirable than the same color without the translucent quality but it really varies from piece to piece and is not all that rare. Jim


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Dec 2, 2004
Northeastern USA
Colors confuse me. I see Jade and think of Jadite, which it's not. Throw in milky jade and I just lose what's left of my mind and I had so little to spare.


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That photo helps, I believe the consensus would be Jade Green Milk. With the drip damage it would lower the value from "book" some. The thread position makes no difference at all unless it creates an abnormal amount of dome glass, then it adds to the value substantially, usually. It being translucent probably negates the effect. Jim


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Oct 28, 2012
I'd say that yours is the more common light aqua jade (milked up aqua). This milky glass was an occurrence in some Hemingray tolls (CD 109, CD 113, and CD 121, also with the AM. TEL. & TEL. embossing), CD 164 and CD 162 (the latter being rarer to come by), and the CD 145 H.G. CO. beehives with the H on dome (most commonly encountered). I've yet to ever see a blue with jade, I feel it would stand out like a blue milkglass or something, considering it's PG value. As for the threads, it all has to do with the insulator making process. The threaded mandrel was inserted when the insulator was formed into the mold, and the resulting threads and "dome glass" varies to some degree in nearly every insulator. There were many molds for this CD 109, so there are variations in height, skirt flare, embossings, and wire grooves. Having said all this, it's is no doubt a great insulator to come by! They are quite attractive.


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Jun 7, 2009
West Tenn.
, the first photo is the one on eBay, and the second photo showing the three side-by-side is the one I found with the other two also. I have found quite a few insulators going to last 20 years probably about 200 and that's the one and only milk glass of any type , but real thrilled to find one milky ! Now a real true milky blue, or a cobalt blue one , would be awesome would be awesome! thanks again!

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