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Collector's Corner: Shot Glasses By Michele Alice, AuctionBytes

Collector's Corner: Shot Glasses
By Michele Alice

AuctionBytes.com


$1,325 for a shot glass? It's possible, especially if it's pre-Prohibition.

Before the passage of the Constitution's 18th Amendment (the "Volstead Act") which banned in the United States "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" beginning in 1920, hard
liquors like whiskey were much more accessible and popular than today.
Thousands of small and large distilleries dotted the country. There were
barrooms, saloons and dealers everywhere, the only exceptions being
those states like Kansas that became "dry" at various times. A consumer
could even purchase liquor through the mail direct from a distillery!


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