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MoCo Maryland has like... No antique bottle collectors, which means there's so little that shows up at yard sales, antique stores, thrifts, etc. When they do show up however, it's like nobody wants them? It's wild, I found these three at a SECOND day sale and priced way undervalue for what they are, I'm beyond excited. The big one in the crate is a Holland Gin (likely imported) with stamping from J. L. Davis Sons NY. It is smooth base and probably 1880's-1910's; can't find anything on the company unfortunately. My heart skipped a beat when I picked up the teal cylinder and saw it had a huge open pontil on it, I couldn't believe it. I'm guessing the mini oval demijohn is French and it's super crude with a crooked neck and wobbly base.

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Any idea what the story is on the box around the gin bottle?

Jim G
I'm unsure if it was domestically produced or manufactured overseas; the base is lined with straw. Definitely far more robust than your typical demijohn crate. I did find a similar one here, but it's for a 5 gallon water bottle and opens on a hinge as opposed to having an open top and being permanently sealed like mine is: https://www.onesourceauctions.com/a...ffelin-co.-5-gallon-demijohn-glass_50E46728DF
 

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Heckuva score! I'd be tickled with any one of those around here, where the odds are virtually zip.
 

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MoCo Maryland has like... No antique bottle collectors, which means there's so little that shows up at yard sales, antique stores, thrifts, etc. When they do show up however, it's like nobody wants them? It's wild, I found these three at a SECOND day sale and priced way undervalue for what they are, I'm beyond excited. The big one in the crate is a Holland Gin (likely imported) with stamping from J. L. Davis Sons NY. It is smooth base and probably 1880's-1910's; can't find anything on the company unfortunately. My heart skipped a beat when I picked up the teal cylinder and saw it had a huge open pontil on it, I couldn't believe it. I'm guessing the mini oval demijohn is French and it's super crude with a crooked neck and wobbly base.

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Wowza! All 3 are zingers. You da man !!!
 

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