3 years ago #1
TheManFenton
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Hey,

Recently got given this bottle which used to belong to my great Uncle.

Was just wondering how old it is? And maybe the monetary value.

Cheers,

David

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3 years ago #2
TheManFenton
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I can upload more pictures if it will help with the identification process.

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3 years ago #3
bob1
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I dont get involved in these questions much as I am just a home winemaker but the thing that sticks out most to me is the top on this bottle. The ones selling today have black tops. But still I dont think there is anything to special about this bottle as it is still produced today selling from $30.00 - $70.00.

PM james on this site he may know how long ago they changed the tops.

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3 years ago #4
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This bottle really interested me so I looked a little I found that bottle but it has 70 proof on label at action for 203 pounds

http://whiskyauctionhistory.com/cgi-bin/auction/ history.pl?&path=i/im0801/&pic=8010960&item=VB091& auction=2008-01&bid=203

I have also seen some not selling at all

I did find this and looking at the bottom of the bottle puts when the bottle could have been produced, They had merged already

, John Walker &
Sons had merged with the Distillers Co. Ltd.,
to extend distribution throughout the world.
The arrangement, begun in 1925, lasted until
the late 1980s



And I found this site which would date the bottle to the 1970's That is when that top was used. The bottle is no longer produced because they were acquired by the company that owns them today. So it may increase in value with more age but they were mass produced all over the world. But I see a lot of sites which looks like an average of 100 pounds

http://www.johnniewalkerbottles.com/2010/01/black- 1970s.html

The other thing is I think this bottle was sold in Scotland, Since they were world wide at this time the other distributors had there logos where you see bottled in Scotland on that one .
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3 years ago #5
TheManFenton
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Yo,

Cheers for the quick response Bob.

Well I was planning on drinking it but one of my good friend's cousins wants to buy it.

What do you think would be a fair price in Australian dollars? (My great uncle must've brought it back from Scotland)

Cheers,


David

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3 years ago #6
bob1
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James tells me that all these things are worth a $100.00 us But looks like that bottle is averaging about $150.00 US. I am not collector but just doing a little research on that bottle that is what I found.

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2 years ago #7
winnie
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oh. yes i got one from my grandfather .how old it is now? thanks

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2 years ago #8
bigbird
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Hi
I have a similar bottle too which i have it since the 70s or 80s (cant quite recall) and am quite surprise by it's worth mentioned here. I have check wiki and it mentioned the "Extra Special" is produce between 1906-08. Not sure if its true.

Good to know more on this though.

Cheers

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