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Lot 38261

Royal Navy Rum Flagon - Pair 5SRD 2 x 450cl

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Lot Information

Rum

Caribbean

54.5%

Description

A pair of Royal Navy Rum flagons, still in their original wooden crate. The wax seals are embossed with '5SRD'.

The front panel has the following markings:

S/2
Inspected 2/61 FFI
FSO 73778 Antwerp
Lock-Up Storage

The left panel has the following markings:

R.A.S.C Sups (Royal Army Service Corps Supplies)

The right panel has the following markings:

4236
R.A.S.C Sups (Royal Army Service Corps Supplies)

The back panel has the following markings:

S/2

Rum has been associated with the Royal Navy since the British fleet captured the island of Jamaica in 1655. The availability of rum led the Navy to swap the daily ration of French brandy with Caribbean rum, which was issued to each sailor at midday. In the 1740s, Admiral Edward Vernon began the practice of diluting the rum with water to minimize the effect of alcohol on the crew, this mixture became known as ‘grog’.

The daily rum ration, or ‘tot’, was served until 31 July 1970, a day now known as ‘Black Tot Day’. In modern times, a tot of rum is issued to naval crew to celebrate special occasions, such as royal weddings.

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. The box is missing the top panel. The metal straps have been cut, and they now have sharp edges.

One of the flagons weighs approximately 8.37kg, and the other weighs approximately 8.28kg. An empty flagon of the same style weighs approximately 4.1kg.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

Not visible

Approx. shipping weight

36kg
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