1953 Presidential Inauguration Souven...

1953 Presidential Inauguration Souvenir alcohol

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Long Beach, CA

#1 Apr 6, 2010
We found in the back of my grandmother's cabinet a never-opened bottle of some alcohol from the 1953 Presidential Inauguration. The bottle does not say what kind of spirit it is, but it does say "Old Mr. Boston fine liquors."

We have two questions. First, what kind is it, and second, would it be worth drinking? She passed away, and it we thought such a grand toast to her would be fitting.


Jackson, TN

#2 Dec 10, 2010
That would be a bourbon whiskey, yes, still good if sealed but prob. needs filtering!!!

Austin, TX

#3 Dec 13, 2010
I disagree with Patrick.
Mr. Boston had many different brands..and it could be any of them. Open it and smell it is the only way to be certain.
If, it is whiskey...then there would be no need to filter it, unless the cork broke.
If it is a liqeuer...I would suggest not drinking it.
If the fill level is good...that is a good sign that air has not contaminated the contents.

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Nov 15, 2011
I have an empty bottle from the 1953 Presidential Inauguration of Dwight D Eisenhower It list 1st through 34th Presidents The state born, Date of Birth, Insu on the back of the bottle i was wondering what it would be worth

Pflugerville, TX

#5 Nov 15, 2011
It's worth almost nothing. Sorry.

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 9, 2012
mozilla wrote:
It's worth almost nothing. Sorry.
i think u r very wrong on your comment abot the bottle almost being worth othin...well any thing that deals with any president is worth value..second ..it is the year that a black girl african american was allowed on the white house lawn..and now u have them living in it . this 1953 SOUVENIR IS PRICELESS

Pflugerville, TX

#7 Jan 10, 2012
For an item to be worth some value.

A. It should be rare.
B. There has to be 'demand' for this item.

I don't think that this item qualifies. There are millions of decantors on the market. Most sell for less than $10.
There is absolutely no 'demand' for an item of this type. Maybe, someday....but, not today.

Of course...If you would like to purchase it....then step right up.

Litchfield, NH

#8 Dec 16, 2013
I have this bottle as well, with the presidents listed on the back. The difference in the one that I have is that the 34th president is Adlai Stevenson. Go figure.
elva porter

Moroni, UT

#9 Jun 7, 2015
Souvenir 1953 Presidential Inauguration, MCMLIII OLD MR. BOSTOM...LIQUORS

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