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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:17 am

Yes, old whiskey jugs can get big money regularly. However it is a totally different type of collector involved in these bids usually. Obviously some whiskey collectors will bid for whiskey jugs but there is a huge community out there that only collect jugs and others brewery/distillery memorabilia. It is a very big market but you really need to know you earthenware from your pottery and a lot of the time it is down to the rarity and maker (Potter).

Very interesting area but a vast knowledge base is required.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:13 am

Very interesting indeed. To the extent that anyone has an idea, which of the items listed throughout this thread would you say were a fair price and which ones were crazy?
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:09 am

JRB wrote:This one got some interest as well. I'm still sort of new at this... is the €200+ seen here and throughout this thread the going rate for an old jug??? Or are these prices a little crazy?

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That made £196

This Image made £113.
It was in mint condition compared to the one earlier in the thread.

This beautiful ashtray made £52
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Here's another interesting find,
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It's a page from a salesman sample. It made £52 :shock:
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:24 am

JRB wrote:Very interesting indeed. To the extent that anyone has an idea, which of the items listed throughout this thread would you say were a fair price and which ones were crazy?


I've been following these for a while now but have been surprised at some of the prices. The first item in the thread, The George Roe Jug went for a crazy price. I seen the whiskey for around the same price.

Some of the others were very high I believe. Those Pins and badges were good value. I've ones like them and they took me years to find. I cant see that many exist because they were very small.

Its certainly an interesting area for collectors. I'm sure lots or people here have some great examples. I have some nice stuff I collected over the years. I've nothing as exotic as the ones here apart from the badges.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:46 pm

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This Monastereven distillery Turf token sold for £31. It predates the Lockes, that puts it pre1840's.

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This nice double sided enamel sign got £160. Too much for me but I hope to find one at a more affordable price.

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This Jameson Red Seal whiskey jug got £23. I've one I got a few years ago and this is the only other one I've seen. Lots of Jameson and Crested 10 but never Red Seal.

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This only got £49, cheap compared to some others. The condition wasn't the best. I noticed only one bidder so it may have slipped under the radar of other collectors.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:11 pm

I watched Purcells Auction with disbelief last week. The results were staggering. A few years ago you could have got whiskey memorabilia for a fraction of what they went for here.

Image this Powers Advert sold for €460,

Image this Powers Advert got €380,

Image this Findlater Enamel Sign €280,

Image this Jameson advert got €340,

Image this lovely advert got €320,

Image this Dunvilles tray got €130,

Image This Victorian Kiloh & Co., Of Cork Framed Whiskey Advert got€1550 :shock: :shock:

Image this beautiful Powers mirror got €640

A selection of crocks made good money too,

William Jameson €500

Lockes of Kilbeggan €260, another type got €130, and another €90

O’Donnel’s Old Irish Whisky Cork €190

O’Donnel’s Old Irish Whisky BELFAST €170

Allman & Co. Old Irish Malt Whisky €380

Cruiskeen Lawn - Mitchell’s Old Irish Whisky €170

The Cream of Irish Whiskey “Shamrock” €180

These prices were exceptional and I can't see it continuing. I know there are groups out there buying up lots of pub stuff but they are driving the prices mad. A bubble is building.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Raven » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:52 pm

Those prices are just lunatic. Admittedly some of that
stuff @ Purcell's was rare enough but some of it wasn't and
still made big money --- Irish Whiskey museum somewhere
or an Irish whiskey themed pub opening soon -- just a thought
as it seems to be some couple of people who wanted them bad.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:20 am

Saw these on eBay recently.

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Nice pieces. Healthy prices again. €220 for the first one and €84 for the second, not incl. postage.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JohnM » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:08 am

I have a bottle of the first one. The pub it's bottled for is now the Porterhouse. Says "malt" on the bottle. An interesting one. I must dig it out.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Pudge72 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:14 pm

JRB wrote:Saw these on eBay recently.

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Nice pieces. Healthy prices again. €220 for the first one and €84 for the second, not incl. postage.


Pardon my lack of knowledge and visual reference points...is the first image a wall hanging, a server's tray, or a coaster (based on price, I'm assuming one of the first two)? Thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Pudge72 wrote:Pardon my lack of knowledge and visual reference points...is the first image a wall hanging, a server's tray, or a coaster (based on price, I'm assuming one of the first two)? Thanks for the clarification!


The first was an advert in a wall hung picture frame, I think.

Was they on ebay.ie JRB?
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:59 pm

Here's another couple of badges/button pins that i seen on ebay,

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This one sold on ebay.de for €6.05, a bargain.
I like the way they spelt whiskey without the 'e'.

Another got £22.77. It was a regular Powers pin.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:38 am

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:
Pudge72 wrote:Pardon my lack of knowledge and visual reference points...is the first image a wall hanging, a server's tray, or a coaster (based on price, I'm assuming one of the first two)? Thanks for the clarification!


The first was an advert in a wall hung picture frame, I think.

Was they on ebay.ie JRB?



I'd agree, it appears to be a relatively old wall hanging.

GWH, yes, they were. Here's the links:

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http://m.ebay.ie/itm/141247123327?nav=SEARCH
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri May 16, 2014 1:50 am

There were some interesting lots in this months Purcells auctions

There was various crocks but they didn't make as much as March auction.

They ranged from €75 to €110. Last time they were double that.

this sign Image got €130.

THis rare DWD mirror Image got €280

There was a couple of Old Jameson square mirror pre 1930's that got €130 and €170.

Ashtrays seem to be gaining value, although there was very few Irish whiskey ones this time. I got a lovely Powers one with 2 Guinness ones for €50, a bit over budget but I got bid out of lots of things I wanted.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Pudge72 » Thu May 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Thanks for the info...I've really been enjoying this thread.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:06 pm

Got this a while back. It's my understanding that it's an advertising display bottle that would have been put in a pub, likely behind the bar. It's glass and over half a meter tall. Too bad it's empty!
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:19 am

That's a great find. I seen come capsules sell for €20 on eBay the other day. I'll try find the link.

I've seen a few different display bottles before but that one is really great. :mrgreen:
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:26 am

I found thes on Adverts.ie
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They were looking for €300 for the 5 jugs but reluctantly accepted €150.

The Paddy and Power's were Arklow. At €150 I'd say it was a good price. I've noticed the Arklow jugs are getting harder to find lately.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby kurtbenoit » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:31 pm

Hey folks, haven't been on here in a while.

I have a few items I'm looking to sell, hopefully face to face, I'm based in Dublin. Sticking it up here as I think it falls into the Memorabilia category.

I have 4 water jugs; 1 Guinness, 1 Carrolls Cigarettes and 2 Tullamore Dew which have little cork/porcelain stoppers on top.

The official Scotch Whiskey Nosing Aroma kit, only used once or twice and still in perfect condition with all original packaging.

And 14 books about whiskey, ranging form the History of Locke's Distillery to Whiskey & Philosophy.

For a full list of the books I have and for any photos you want, drop me a private message here and I'll get back to you. Hoping to shift everything I have for 100 euro, so if you think you'd be interested drop me a message.

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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:14 am

This Jameson jug was on eBay. It didn't sell likely because it was listed at ~€400. I ended up making a deal with the seller for a much better price. I've been trying to do some research on it with some limited success. "Pearson & Co. Whittington Moor Potteries near Chesterfield" has beginnings as early as 1810 I believe. It may have only taken the name Pearson & Co. in the 20s. It survived until 1994. This is what I found but I was hoping someone else might know more since the date range is so large. I was able to find old examples of the company's stamp but not the one on this item.

I haven't found anything on Wrigley Bros. Anyone know of them?

Finally, was curious that it says Bow St. "Distilleries" and not "Distillery". Don't know if that's significant.

If anyone can add any info I would greatly appreciate it!
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:07 pm

I was on Adverts earlier and seen a empty bottle of Jameson Distillery Reserve. It was one of those bottle you could put your name on or someone else for a present.
This one had Mark Zuckerbergs name on it with the
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This was a present for Mark Zuckerberg made in the Jameson Distillery, Dublin.

It was for a tech conference last year but he never arrived. What else was there to do, can't let good whiskey go to waste. It has since been drank by other CEO's

Cracked open by Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe Editor in the Shelbourne Hotel"


I thought this was a joke but sure enough someone bought it for €20. I wonder will this bring out more empty bottles with famous names on them.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:18 pm

The gas thing is it is worthless as anyone can goto the Distillery and get a bottle done with any celebrities name and try and hock it. Fool the person who buys it :? ... Unless you have proof the person owned it these are worthless.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:08 am

IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:The gas thing is it is worthless as anyone can goto the Distillery and get a bottle done with any celebrities name and try and hock it. Fool the person who buys it :? ... Unless you have proof the person owned it these are worthless.


Provenance is key here. Word of mouth isn't worth the................ & fool and their .............. The one thing that will always baffle me is how did the fools get the money in the first place.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:52 pm

I was following a few nice items on ebay recently.

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This Paddy pourer got £28

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An old Cowans Jug got £377.99. I seen one a while back for fraction of that.

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A lovely Jameson Jug got £142.20. I've one at home but it's not in such good condition. They are only about 8cm high.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:36 am

Here's a few gems from Ebay

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A Dunvilles Glass £98


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Power's Whiskey Mirror £114.03


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A old Whiskey Dispenser from Marshall and Marshall's. £81.
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