Black & White Spring Cap 1936 x 2 in Branded Wooden Box

Black & White Spring Cap 1936 x 2 in Branded Wooden Box
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Black & White Spring Cap 1936 x 2 in Branded Wooden BoxBlack & White Spring Cap 1936 x 2 in Branded Wooden Box
Highest bid: £0.00This item failed to meet the reserve.
Lot number: 068-2104

A rare opportunity to obtain a real slice of history.

These spring capped bottles hail from 1936 and the warrant states 'by appointment to H.M The King & The Prince of Wales'. Uniquely, the royal warrant is referring to the same man - Edward VIII who was king in waiting and the Prince of Wales at the same time in 1936.

Although the warrant refers to the King. he actually abdicated in December 1936 before his coronation was due to be held in 1937.

Black & White was first produced by the London-based whisky blender founded by James Buchanan. Originally known as House of Commons (it was the official whisky there) its nickname, referring to the black and white labeling, was eventually adopted as the official brand instead.

The brand's motif featuring a black Scottish Terrier and a white West Highland Terrier was conceived by Buchanan himself during the 1890s. After a series of mergers and acquisitions involving Dewar's (1915), Distillers Company and Guinness, the brand is now owned by Diageo.

Bottled: 1936

There is no information as to alcoholic strength or bottle size on either bottle.

Please note the fill level in this lot and condition of this lot.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 68th Auction (November 25 – December 4, 2016)
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