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    ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Just finished my second bottle of Eagle Rare 17 from the 2012 bottling. Before I throw the bottle away I have to ask - does anyone care? The shape is not unique but the label is rare.
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    Last edited by BoyScout; 04-05-2013 at 19:46.

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    ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Yes this is a highly collectible label. Soak the bottle in water for a few hours, then carefully peel the label off. Put the label in a safe deposit box and wait.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    "The value of the item is in the collectible container, not its contents."

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Below are lyrics to a traditional American folk song. It sums up my thoughts on bottle values on current releases but I could be wrong. I saw an EMPTY 1792 (current Barton label) bottle for $30 on Ebay. I didn't pay that for a full one! "Moonshiner" by Uncle Tupelo. "When the bottle gets empty, Lord it sure ain't worth a damn."

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    When I was a newbie, I saved either some labels or empty bottles. I quickly realized saving empty bottles made it look like I drink too much.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    When I was a newbie, I saved either some labels or empty bottles. I quickly realized saving empty bottles made it look like I drink too much.
    I did the same thing until the "collection" started encroaching on the wife's area of the shelves.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Ok, nuf said. It was a dumb idea. The bottle goes in the recycling bin.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    That's where my empty bottles go.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Anything can be collected. That doesn't mean anyone else will pay anything for it, though.

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    Re: ER17 2012 empty bottle - collectable?

    Yep,the bottle is not worth anything really unless you have some sentiment towards it.I do recall a thread where in which someone made refrigerator magnets out of the lids after the corks were removed,which was kind of a novel idea I think.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
    Larry Wachowski

 

 

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