19 Bottle Group Of Prohibition-Era Kentucky Tavern Whiskey
25 February 2023

In original packaging, 19 individual, one pint, Prohibition Era, 100 proof Kentucky Tavern Whiskey from H.S. Barton, Distiller of Owensboro, KY. from 1917. Bottled in the spring of 1933


9" x 4"


Inherited from powerhouse literary agent H.N. Swanson.

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Answered within 1 day
By Delia
Feb 27, 12:43 UTC
Fair Market Value
$8,000 - $12,000 USD
Suggested Asking Price $600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Nick,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A set of 19 near-antique pints of Prohibition era Kentucky Tavern Whiskey
Distilled by H.S. Barton, Owensboro, Ky, circa 1933
bottled in 1917, made for medicinal purposes
1 pint; bottle 9 inches high, 4 inches wide
CONDITION: appears to be in original condition
PROVENANCE: inherited from H.N. Swanson
$400-600 for a single bottle; $8,000-12,000 for the entire group of 19 bottles *
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Nick shanks Feb 27, 17:00 UTC

No Tax Stamps to the best of my knowledge.

Nick shanks Feb 27, 22:12 UTC

Would it be beneficial to upload pictures of all 19 bottles and boxes? I can easily do so. All liquid in inside, and clear. All original packaging and no seals have been broken.

Delia Feb 28, 15:33 UTC

If you can get all 19 bottles into one (attractive - by which I mean, staged so things show well) photo that would be more than sufficient for this. I'll update the appraised value for all of them once you do.

Nick shanks Feb 28, 18:21 UTC

I added the new pictures.

Delia Feb 28, 18:35 UTC

They're GREAT - you're all set here.

Nick shanks Feb 28, 20:08 UTC

great thanks! am i able to edit the listing to fine tune some minor details?

Delia Feb 28, 22:38 UTC

I dont think you can but if you tell me what needs fixing I’ll make the changes

Nick shanks Mar 01, 01:57 UTC

no worries, all good. thanks!

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