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Lot 275

WASHINGTON, DC OLD SUPERIOR RYE WHISKEY BOTTLE

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

WASHINGTON, DC OLD SUPERIOR RYE WHISKEY BOTTLE, dark yellow-olive, tall square form with flat panels and beveled corners, embossed around panels "SUPERIOR OLD RYE / C.W. CAMPBELL / 298 E ST. / WASHINGTON D.C.", applied tapered double collar mouth, smooth base. Circa 1865. 9 1/2" H, 2 5/8" SQ base.
Catalogue Note: We can find no record of the previous existence of this early whiskey square, although we were able to locate advertising placed by C.W. Campbell in an 1864 directory of Washington, DC and Georgetown businesses, viewable on page 40 of this directory, held in the Smithsonian. https://archive.org/details/boydswashingtong1864wash/page/40/mode/2up?view=theater

Condition

Undamaged with just a patch of light scratching at the bottom of the Washington, DC panel.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.