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The front label says it was made in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Bond Distillery No. 2 !st Dist of Penna. Produced my A Overholt & Company, Distillery No. 3, 23rd Dist. of Pa.The label says it's 13 summers old, superior quality for medicinal use only.
The back label says Rx Spiritus Frumenti, 100 proof. Distilled by A. Overholt& Co. Disteller no. 3 23rd Dist of PA.
This bottle has been filled and stamp;edd under provisions of the Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1897. entitles An Act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in Bond" and the provisions of the act of February 17, 1922. Any person who shall reuse this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits, without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall reuse the stamp affixed to this bottle, will be liable for each such offence to a fine of not less that One Hundred Dollars. or more than One Thousand Dollars, and to imprisonment for not more than two years.
BOTTLED IN BOND BY
DOUGHERTY DISTILLERY WAREHOUSE CO.INC.
(illegible) PERMIT NO PA (illegible)
MADE PRIOR TO JAN (illegible) 1920
FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY
SALE OR USE FOR OTHER PURPOSES WILL
CAUSE HEAVY PENALTIES TO BE INFLICTED.
THE METAL SEAL MAS PRINTED UPON IT:
U.S. PAT-CAN. PAT- MEX PAT 1926
MADE IN USA
From what you have said, the whiskey must have been bottled after 1926 (the date of the patent on the seal), so I guess it was distilled in 1920 and bottled in or around 1933 during prohibition - hence the stuff about medicinal.
You can describe the whiskey as 1920 whiskey, bottled at 13 years old. I don't know about values, but I would have thought it was very collectible.
The illegible bit on the label will say produced prior to Jan 16 1920 - which is when prohibition came into force. Therefore it is not an actual production date. The bottling could have taken place any time from 1926 - 1933 but probably 1933. The claim to be 13 summers old would be trying to re-emphasize that it predates prohibition, rather than indicating quality. Who knows whether the claim is true or not! Perhaps you have a bottle of bootleg!
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