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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:40 PM
amazing find (score)/> thanks for sharing with us :yourock/>
I wonder if Frank knows anything about Sam Baxter ?
Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:42 PM
Wonderful bottles Mike.
I have seen and held an ORIGINAL 1904 Gold Medal bottle when i was in Tennesse in October 2008, very nice bottle.
Does the bar back bottle have a plastic seal over the top, from the main pic it looks as though it has???
Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:43 PM
these are real gems, thanks Mike for letting us see them.
Personally I would see if JD would want to put them on display with a card saying on loan from the ......... family or do they already have these on show?
Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:39 PM
No. These are not on show, but in a private collection.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:50 PM
Frank was here when I took the pictures. He said there was a Baxter family in Lynchburg, but did not know of Sam Baxter.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:15 AM
Goose's real name is Randy Baxter so could it be a relative of his ?
Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:17 AM
Never seen some of those myself. Very Impressed!!!!
Was the Lem Motlow a "Double-Lip"?
Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:19 PM
Goose is not a black man. His family could have owned slaves, that when freed, could have taken the family name. That is fairly common around here.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:27 PM
Alright just my opion, I agree with Donna on the time line! Lem needed to make fast money after prohibition, he did bring out his 1 year old whiskey but Lem was a man of marketing, so I believe he produced this whiskey that was less than a year old, sold it cheap and put the wording on the back to get the poor and colored people to buy it ( and if someone bought it and did not care for it he had a fall guy ) and if you look at the label Jack Daniels prop, is very small on the front and the label does not look anything like a Lem or a Jack bottle previous to prohibition. So a quick review I think he sold this prior to the 1 year old whiskey to make money to get the business going and then came the Lem 1 year old whiskey:whistle
This is my opion only, but that is whats great about the unknown, we will never know ;D/>
Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:26 AM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:34 AM
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absolutely amazing bottles!!
did your friend say where they picked them up? were they from a private collector?
have to shop at his local shop too!!
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