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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:57 pm

I was looking at an auction in Cavan on Tuesday and there was two very interesting lots.

A Dunvilles matchstriker
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This made €50

And this John Power Box containing probably 40 empty Baby Powers
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This made €280.

I was suprised with both prices. I would have expected half that.

Anyone looking for a Dunvilles striker, cheap ;)
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:09 pm

There's an empty bottle of Dunvilles on adverts.ie for €800. It claims to be 1908-1914 but would need more examination to be sure. The mad thing is that someone has offered €75 for it. I wonder what I could dig out that I could cash in on.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:27 am

Saw this on eBay. An old coin op Jameson dispenser. Very interesting IMO.

http://m.ebay.ie/itm/201226757352?nav=SEARCH

I wanted to bid but it wasn't near my price range unfortunately.

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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:33 pm

JRB wrote:Saw this on eBay. An old coin op Jameson dispenser. Very interesting IMO.

http://m.ebay.ie/itm/201226757352?nav=SEARCH

I wanted to bid but it wasn't near my price range unfortunately.

Hope the link works, I'm using my phone to post.


I love it and I want one for christmas :D :lol:
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:51 pm

Well you're in luck IWC, it's been relisted. But more expensive this time! Not sure if the prior sale fell through or perhaps they have a few of them.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:39 pm

JRB wrote:Well you're in luck IWC, it's been relisted. But more expensive this time! Not sure if the prior sale fell through or perhaps they have a few of them.


Well Like yourself not at that price ... :lol:

Very cheeky on the relisted price and a bit suspicious if you ask me.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:26 am

There's some lovely Irish Whiskey labels on eBay at the moment. I'll post photos and results as soon as I can figure out how to use an iMac. Here'sone.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:39 am

This beautiful DWD mirror got an amazing 240euro+commission at Purcells in Birr last month. Image

I have one myself although its not in as good condition as this but I'm happy all the same. There about 7" x 12"

Here's another that sold on adverts last year for 75euro :shock: , I was the lucky buyer. bd) bd)
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It's a good size too about 20" x 28"
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:09 am

Picked this up recently. It's metal and about 45x60cm. No real great idea on age but it has plenty of rust. It does say by royal appointment- not the more typical "by appointment to...". The seal doesn't have as much detail as the old labels. I'm thinking the slot in front was a place for coupons, flyers, or a calendar. One more interesting tidbit - It was shipped from India - not sure how it made its way there.

If anyone has any insight feel free to share. Thanks!
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Raven » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:46 pm

JRB wrote:Picked this up recently. It's metal and about 45x60cm. No real great idea on age but it has plenty of rust. It does say by royal appointment- not the more typical "by appointment to...". The seal doesn't have as much detail as the old labels. I'm thinking the slot in front was a place for coupons, flyers, or a calendar. One more interesting tidbit - It was shipped from India - not sure how it made its way there.


The Empire is quite simply the answer ! The old maps in Midleton
that showed areas of distribution quite literally (pre 1922) showed
the whole Empire as being the market. Very interesting item.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:28 am

Found this bottle. It's an advertising piece... about 60cm tall. In pretty good shape considering it's gotta be about 80 years old I would think. I have a similar John Jameson one, too.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:21 am

I've seen a few pieces like this come up lately. Anyone know what era they're from or where they were made? Can't see any distinctive markings from the pics (just grabbed the pics of these two from eBay).
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Raven » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:15 pm

JRB wrote:I've seen a few pieces like this come up lately. Anyone know what era they're from or where they were made? Can't see any distinctive markings from the pics (just grabbed the pics of these two from eBay).


Personally I would not be happy with either particularly the 2 nd. One. Never came across Irish Whiskey from
A bonder etc. Coming in a similar type vessel. The top one is a jug of a type used up till the 1980's to bottle 'potcheen'
Which was done by Woodford Bourne here in Cork. I've a feeling that they could be the product of the Irish pub phenomenon
of the 1990's onward. In the end there was'nt enough bric a brac to go around to ship out to the various places where pubs we're opening and as a result they had to improvise and make up new stuff. Definitely have seen other stuff that arose in this way. As some pubs close up or get themed into the next new big craze then the old accessories end up on e-bay etc.

If you cannot physically handle/examine the item then the dictum of 'caveat emptor' definitely applies .
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:59 pm

I'm inclined to agree with you too Raven. It looks like a mix of Jameson & Corrys. It looks a Woodford & Bourne Poitin and there's a similar Poitin bottle to the second one as well.

We could be completely wrong of course too.
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby JRB » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:15 am

Thanks gents, always appreciate the insight! I was interested in the first one but it sold for like €1,000 which was way beyond any thoughts I had. The second one was even like €200. Crazy stuff!
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Re: Whiskey Memorabilia

Postby Raven » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:05 am

Meant to mention as well how careful the wording is
as was shown to me before ---- it does not say Jameson
Irish whiskey but Jameson's Irish whiskey on both !!
Legally very different I believe. Crazy crazy money as
personally I would not touch either with a barge pole.
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