Plain Clear Machine-made Bottle Achieves $5,600 at Auction

It’s clear.
It’s machine-made.
It does not even appear to have any embossing.

Without its label, this bottle would not even fetch a nickel to any sensible collector. However, some found it irresistibly rare and exciting enough to drive the bidding at to $5,600. There were 18 bids and numerous bidders hashing it out until the final moments of the auction.

By way of comparison, the seller had posted quite a few other similar pre-Prohibition whiskey bottles with labels – an attractive grouping – and no other fetched more than about $100. That, in this author’s mind, is a typical sum for such bottles.

Guess this Mammouth Cave Whiskey is a good (and rare) one!

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