For Keeps: Bottle and Label Collections

For Keeps: Bottle and Label Collections

Regina Yunghans
Aug 18, 2010

So many liquors come in beautiful bottles with even more beautiful labels. It would take a special touch, but collecting and displaying the cream of the crop can look really interesting:

1 Bottle typology from the Society for Historical Archaeology.
2 A backlit cabinet is a great way to display a colorful bottle collection. This particular collection is medicinal (Warner's Safe Cure), but could work equally well for liquor bottles.
3 Labels collected during WWII and now framed for home display.
4 Cognac labels displayed at the Museum of Cognac.

Related: Does Liquor Ever Expire?

(Images: Warner's Safe Cure Blog, Society for Historical Archaeology, Cackleberry Cottage, Cocktail Times)

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