Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:18 PM
We apologize to everyone. When we made this post yesterday, something came up and we had to leave quickly and did not get to answer your questions. We have just now got back on the forum. Thanks for all the nice comments and we believe the questions have been answered correctly. We have a few more pictures to post and will try to do this later today. We took some better closeup pictures of the 2 sealed bottles, but they did not turn out too well. When we get to go back, we will take a better camera and try to take some better pictures. These bottles we saw were setting around on tables, shelves, cabinets, window sills, and on the floor. Where we set trinkets, figurines, and dishes on our tables, they set JD bottles and jugs. Most of them were covered with thick dust and soot from a fireplace. They probably had not been touched or dusted in years. It was unbelievable! They did have the 1895 sealed bottle and box in a large plastic bag to protect it. The picture of the 2 jugs were the only jugs we saw. They said they did not even know how many jugs they had in the back. They think they had one of every jug made by Jack Daniel. When we were invited, we knew they had some JD items, but had no idea how much. We took the camera just in case. When we asked if we could take some pictures, they asked why? We told them we wanted to share the pictures with some friends who collected JD and would enjoy seeing them. They reluctantly said OK. We really enjoy finding these collections and sharing pictures of them with members of the forum. We wish some of these items would be for sale, but in this case, this collection has been passed down through the family for years, and will probably never be for sale. Believe me, we have tried to purchase some of these bottles and jugs! We hope everyone enjoys these pictures and we will try to answer any questions if you have any.