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#1 Cuno

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:39 AM

I recently acquired an empty pint Lem Motlow bottle, its dated 1967. I just noticed that on the front label it doesn't have 90 proof on it anywhere. All the pics i can find of old Motlow bottles have 90proof. It has no rear label as well. Any advise appreciated..thanks

#2 OlliP

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:33 AM

Have you got some pics? I have a Lem pint myself, would be interesting to compare...

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:22 PM

The older Lem's had the proof on the rear label. The one one the left is 1949 and the middle is 1957. The one on the right is a fake seal. I am unsure of the age but it is much newer than the other two and the proof is on the front.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

The older Lem's had the proof on the rear label. The one one the left is 1949 and the middle is 1957. The one on the right is a fake seal. I am unsure of the age but it is much newer than the other two and the proof is on the front.


Beautiful bottles there mate.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

Thanks David. They would be much prettier if they were full though? :)/>

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

Thanks David. They would be much prettier if they were full though? :)/>


Don't agree with you. The old, empty bottles have character! Who knows......maybe Mr Lem or Jess Motlow drank the whiskey in these old bottles. If they are full and sealed, you know they didn't.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

Good point Mike. I like the way you think. ;)/> :)/>

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

Don't agree with you. The old, empty bottles have character! Who knows......maybe Mr Lem or Jess Motlow drank the whiskey in these old bottles. If they are full and sealed, you know they didn't.


that's certainly one way of looking at it :D/>

some of these old bottles really do have character regardless of them being empty :-//>

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

Don't agree with you. The old, empty bottles have character! Who knows......maybe Mr Lem or Jess Motlow drank the whiskey in these old bottles. If they are full and sealed, you know they didn't.


empty bottles are very cool. :K)/>

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:41 PM

Great, thanks for the pic...cleared things up. Mine the same as the middle pic, just no rear label. appreciate the help, awesome bottles BTW!!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:54 PM

Pic at last....

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:25 PM

These are really awsum bottles. I have never really taken notice before. Are they expensive to collect? :B/> :-//>

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:42 PM

I paid $80 for my old pint empty!!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

I paid $80 for my old pint empty!!


And it's worth every cent!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:52 PM

yep

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

They are expensive but I really like them. That is a great looking 1967 pint you got. Well done. :)/>

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:13 AM

I paid $80 for my old pint empty!!


A nice purchase and bottle!

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:13 AM

Thanks all, for the advice/info, much appreciatted

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

Gotta love the Lem's

Private stock a special :o/>

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

Here is a listing on ebay that is a good test of your Lem knowledge. :-//> :)/>

http://www.ebay.com/...1#ht_500wt_1202

The seller did put in a disclaimer. See below:

One quart green top bottle Lem Motlow, bottle in nice shape labels in great shape. Maybe a little too good. I got the bottle in a lot buy and do not know its origin but in my opinion the labels look a little too good and I dont know about the paper so I am going to sell this one as a replica and let the buyer decide. Either way it is a really nice bottle ORIGINAL OLD BOTTLE and would be a great display piece.

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