Turkey Bottle


I was going to continue with “shoe week” but then I remembered that today was Thanksgiving so I figured I ought to do something holiday-related…

Happy Thanksgiving.

I found his vintage turkey bottle on GoAntiques’ website. I’m guessing most turkey-shaped figural bottles are shaped to look like live turkeys rather than roasted ones. I think this one must be unusual. I’ll go even further out on a limb and suppose that this rare bottle may have once contained something like Wild Turkey bourbon. I looks rather flask-like to me. (See also: Pig Bottles)

According to their description, this bottle is circa 1940s. In the photo above it’s marked as costing $275, but it appears to have actually sold for a hundred dollars less.

The buyer was probably thankful — the seller, perhaps, less so.

Randy Ludacer
Beach Packaging Design


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