1800's Dutch Case Gin Bottle

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I recently purchased this dark olive green bottle at a local antique store. I found it's a Case Gin Bottle from Holland made in the late 1800's. But the odd thing is: there's a Triangle embossed where the 'S' should be. It should be "W. Haskamp & C". Also, it's in amazing condition.

My question is this: is this a mistake, or on purpose?
Does it increase the value?

Much Thanks,
Greg Stanley
Bakersfield CA
 

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I recently purchased this dark olive green bottle at a local antique store. I found it's a Case Gin Bottle from Holland made in the late 1800's. But the odd thing is: there's a Triangle embossed where the 'S' should be. It should be "W. Haskamp & C". Also, it's in amazing condition.

My question is this: is this a mistake, or on purpose?
Does it increase the value?

Much Thanks,
Greg Stanley
Bakersfield CA
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Very nice purchase indeed.
Was it a value extra tacked onto the sale price or something that you discovered after your purchase?
Thanks for the post up-it's a real beauty and a ?? on the question also. (I'll keep looking at some sites)

I always had a soft spot for the case gins, dug a few back in the days of digging.
This one came from a ghost town that we dug at for years-it was floating in one of the waterways/ditches still.
Either it popped up from the bottom of the ditch or it had survived the 8 decades of just being there.
It was a "Oh Ya"! moment and a memory that has lasted 50 yrs.
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Very nice purchase indeed.
Was it a value extra tacked onto the sale price or something that you discovered after your purchase?
Thanks for the post up-it's a real beauty and a ?? on the question also. (I'll keep looking at some sites)

I always had a soft spot for the case gins, dug a few back in the days of digging.
This one came from a ghost town that we dug at for years-it was floating in one of the waterways/ditches still.
Either it popped up from the bottom of the ditch or it had survived the 8 decades of just being there.
It was a "Oh Ya"! moment and a memory that has lasted 50 yrs. View attachment 1995486
NICE FINE; cleaned up nicely.

I noticed it there and thought it was odd. One of the reasons I bought it. The seller thought it was an "N" and they also thought it was a "Bitters" bottle. Took me some time to determine it was an "S".

I have a few other "Gin" bottles, one early 1800's with a pontil mark.

Again Thanks,
 

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