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"Edward Hanlan Champion of the World, Nov. 15th 1880, Beat Trickett of N.S.W."

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Posted 7 years ago


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This tankard or mug is not Slag Glass, I think it is milk glass. I have been unable locate another piece like it. It has a symbol inside. I have tried to decode the symbol. Did I do it correctly? I contacted the Canadian Hall of Fame in Toronto to learn more about my piece they have a Slag Glass tankard or mug on display. I have seen many Slag Glass tankards/mugs but not one like mine. My mug has no chips or cracks and has been in the family for as long as I can remember. Probably someone was at the big event. I am looking for the following information:

A picture of another tankard or mug like mine online or in a book someplace so I can view it myself (it has to match mine not sort of but exactly)
How many in a batch?
What company produced them and where? (my guess in England but what company)
Are these tankards or mugs more scarce than slag glass if so why?
What is the approximate value?
I probably have more questions but that is what comes to mind right now.

The Boy in Blue, movie (1986) starring Nicolas Cage whom portrayed the backwoods Canadian bootlegger Ned Hanlan into a world-class rower.
Ned Hanlan did come to the States and I believe he taught at Columbia University, he married, and had six children. I wonder how much of his legacy lives on today? I personally am a fan in need of information regarding my antique.
Thank you, bellapicker

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  1. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
    I love this it's a piece of Australian History if ever want to part with it let me know . The mark is a british Registration .
    here is the story of the race etc

    One thing I had read years ago said that Trickett in his first loss to Hanlan had been beaten up the night before and only could use one hand .
  2. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
    Pix etc
  3. bellapicker bellapicker, 7 years ago
    Thank you ozmarty but the pic you sent me was slag glass. I have seen 100s of these. I want to see one like mine. I love the interesting tid bit of Trickett info the night before the big race. Never heard that one before. How do you know it is an Australian mark not English? I have to find out the value first.
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
    Hi Bellapicker it is a British mark not Australian .
    Your mug appears to be milk glass not slag glass . Slag glass has streaks of colour in it caused by the "impure "glass and /or slag in the mixture.
    Research on the web. for terms

    Milk glass :- :- html
    Slag glass :-
  5. bellapicker bellapicker, 7 years ago
    Ozmarty I have to find one like mine if at all possible. You can make me an offer.
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
    Hi Bellapicker , We are not allowed to trade over this site my email is :- . Regards marty
  7. bellapicker bellapicker, 7 years ago
    Thank you Ozmarty I will be in touch.
  8. GraceTraffordAntiques GraceTraffordAntiques, 6 years ago
    Hi Bellapicker! I just discovered your post via a google search for Canada's famous Ned. I have a few different items relating to his superstardom during the turn of the last century but your milk glass tankard has eluded me – in fact I did have the opportunity to purchase one a couple years ago but it was literally snapped up from right under my nose (just thinking about it still turns my stomach). From what I’ve been able to learn there are three versions of the tankard – two in clear glass and one in milk glass. All three have the same image of Hanlan but the variations come with the manufacturers mark – made for both the British and Canadian markets. Do you still have your tankard??? And if I figure out how to post images I’ll include my example. Cheers
  9. rowing rowing, 3 years ago
    Greetings: Last year, I found a Ned Hanlan tankard, clear press moulded glass, manufactured by Greener and Company from Sunderland, England, United Kingdom, with the exact image portrayed on your milk glass tankard. I suspect that Greener and Company also made your milk glass tankard as well as my clear etched, and frosted glass tankard. This was to celebrate Hanlan's world championship victory against Edward Trickett, the Australian, on the Thames River, November 15, 1880. Your milk glass tankard should be English. There are not too many of these tankards in the world, I would think. Your milk glass tankard I had never seen. I am a collector of Hanlan memorabilia. Thank you for sharing the photograph. Best wishes! Richard MacFarlane, Hanlan Boat Club

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