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Help to ID a Kentucky Bourbon Bottle with a partial label.

RLM Stamps

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Jan 15, 2020
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This is the only known bottle with this
Old Kentucky Bourbon label. It is also the
only known bottle of this shape with a handle
related to A.M. Bininger & Co.


Wow. I think that my jaw is still on the floor! I have worked with rare stamps for some years. Usually when the number of a particular stamp is low the price goes up. I guess it is just simple economics "supply and demand". The link that you shared stated that that bottle was found at the 2017 New England Antique Bottle show and is not for sale. What do you think that means for me. If I was to consider selling it, what would you estimate it's value to be? :cool:
 

Old Wiltshire

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Jan 10, 2017
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With regards to seeking an opinion as to its value I would suggest it would probably
be best to contact a reputable specialist auction house to seek their views.
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The following are two that I have personally bought from and would recommend.


http://www.glswrk-auction.com/index.html?section=contact&r=0.36274325081224656


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My own view is that if it were not for the label the flask would be of minimal value,
with the partial label possibly of more academic interest than great monetary value.


:)
 
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sandchip

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Just being totally realistic here, but I'd would estimate the value between $100.00 and $200.00. Thanks to Old Wilt, we now know it is a Bininger product, which is the only real thing that's going for it among whiskey collectors. The downside is that so much of the label is missing, including most of the name. That coupled with it being unembossed and smooth-based are going to tend to depress the value from escalating too far. Most serious Bininger collectors aren't going to go very high on it when they know there is one out there with a full label. Believe me, because I've waited up to 25 years for THE example of a bottle while passing on opportunities of less desireable examples of the same bottle. Many factors other than rarity factor into what people are willing to pay when it comes to antique bottles. Best of luck if you decide to part with it.
 

RLM Stamps

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Jan 15, 2020
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Thank you all for the information you have shared. I will look further into this with specialist and update this thread
when I have some news. I do have some other old flasks and old bottles. When I come across them I will most likely
ask for your help again.
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Wow, that's fantastic work on the identification! I never expected it to get ID'd with so much of the label missing.
 

saratogadriver

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Sep 10, 2009
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AWESOME ID!






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HI, Your bottle is one of the many types used by A.M Bininger of New York.
An example with a complete label is shown below.

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Jim Bender, the FOHBC historian, published what is probably the current definitive catalogue of Bininger bottles in 2017.
At that time he listed your particular bottle as BPK-53 and described it as followa:

This is the only known bottle with this

Old Kentucky Bourbon label. It is also the
only known bottle of this shape with a handle

related to A.M. Bininger & Co.

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I would recommend visiting Ferdinand Meyer's Peachridge Glass site which is
linked below to see some of the variety of bottles used by Biningers.


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:)
 

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