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    Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Just had to share this, cuz it looks SO out of place. If you haven't checked out the results from the Bonham auction, you really should, because the prices are LUDICROUS and completely out of whack with the industry. Some clowns paid $800+ for a PV23, for example. Anyways, I have vintage bottles of Overholt from '48 and '53 in my house, so I have an inkling as to what older OO bottles look like..and while I know that a lot can change in 30+ years of packaging advancements, this bottle that sold for $1K+ at Bonham's looks like it was put together by high school students with a laser printer. It's just SO simplified, I can't imagine it's the real deal...any way, check it out: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/2098...lts%26r1%3D207

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Ha wow. Yeah, certainly looks like someone slapped that sucker together and got away with it. Such a joke the stuff that goes on there.

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    Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Was it common for any whiskey to actual have the vintage year on the label?

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    I donno fellas, antique screw cap bottles are hard to find.

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Hell. A quick peek around rhe web and it looks like that could be the real deal. Ill be damned. Hopefully someone else will know, but that o e may be the genuine article.

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Also, of big importance - BOTH of my Overholts were cork, not screw top....just another very suspect sign that this is BS.

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    I have seen pictures of genuine pre-prohibition OO. They didn't look like this. The top also looks like modern shrink wrap plastic. Rediculous

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    $800 for a Pappy23, that is just nuts........how did they get it at half off?
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    I would have liked to bid on the McCleen 50. But my $250.00 wouldnt have gone very far.
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: Doesn't this Bonham's auction Old Overholt from 1911 look super fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    looks like it was put together by high school students with a laser printer. It's just SO simplified,
    I'm going with 10-12 year old with a Commodore or Tandy and a dot matrix printer. Man, that thing looks bad!

    At first I thought that the picture was just a place holder, but then I read the description.

 

 

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