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100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby Bustop99 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:49 pm

I have a recovered shipwrecked bottle of Robert Brown 4 crown which is over 100 years old which I won at an auction from my dive club over 20 years ago. I have all the paper work for it and have posted online at http://bustop99.5gbfree.com/index.html Does anyone have an idea if it's worth anything and what can I do with it as I'm not a collector. Thanks
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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:09 pm

I have no idea what it's worth but if you're based in the UK then I would suggest you contact McTears http://www.mctears.co.uk/auctions/brows ... 84d2370214 they may be able to help.

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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby bredman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:50 am

Shipwrecked bottles, it's all a myth....trust me.
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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby Bustop99 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks John will try mctears
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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby Rosser » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:58 am

The bottle looks great, but after 100 years in the drink how could the label have remained so pristine? It looks as though it was printed and pasted last week.
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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby gulp » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:03 pm

Maybe it was sealed in a Ziploc bag in case the ship sank the label would stay on . I thought Ziploc bags have been around back then , What do you think .
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Re: 100+ yr old shipwrecked bottle intact.

Postby John Barleycorn » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:04 pm

Rosser wrote:The bottle looks great, but after 100 years in the drink how could the label have remained so pristine? It looks as though it was printed and pasted last week.

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gulp wrote:Maybe it was sealed in a Ziploc bag in case the ship sank the label would stay on . I thought Ziploc bags have been around back then , What do you think .


If you had opened the link on bustop's post, then all would have be revealed.

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