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Collectors Eager to Buy Vintage Liquor Bottles and Decanters
Older bottles and limited edition decanters are in high demand
By: Retro Marketing
Traditionally, distilled beverages were offered in whatever container was available, be it a jug, a jar, or a barrel. In the nineteenth century, the industry started moving towards mass-produced glass bottles, and by the end of Prohibition, these bottles were offered in a number of standardized sizes. By the 1970s, liquor distillers began offering their products in bottles sized in metric units, relegating such older English sizes such as the one-fifth of a gallon to the footnotes of history. In the middle part of the last century, distillers began occasionally offering their products in limited-edition decanter (http://www.liquorbottless.net)s, usually made from ceramic. These decanters might have been shaped like any one of a number of things – a person, a vehicle, or even a spacecraft. They were often issued to commemorate some worldwide historic event, such as man's landing on the moon, or perhaps some event in the history of the distillery itself.
Collectors find these decanters interesting, as many of them represent artifacts of their era. They look great on display, either on a bar or on a shelf, and many of them could legitimately qualify as fine works of art. As they were limited editions when new, most of them are quite rare now, as consumers usually threw them away after consuming the contents. Nice examples of these older decanters can often sell for several hundred dollars on the collector's market. Also of interest to collectors are older bottles, particularly those from the nineteenth century, when many long-defunct distillers were still in business.
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