Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of only about six known, sold for $13,440 at Auction #60 from American Bottle Auctions, an internet and catalog sale that went online July 11 (at americanbottle.com) and ended July 20. Also, a Clasped Hands bottle with a cannon on the reverse (G-XII-42a) soared to $4,928; a Jockey Club western whiskey sixth, circa 1873-1878, graded 9.6, brought $5,152; and a GI-51 George Washington/Zachary Taylor quart flask commanded $5,376. Prices include a 12 percent buyer’s premium.