No highjacking involved...These threads are open to all ;-)
To answer your question about the value of your bottle, I'd have to first point
out that the value of a bottle is determined by several very important factors:
1) Known age of the bottle.
2) Condition & Fill-level of the contents.
3) Condition of the exterior labels & seal.
Unfortunately, in order to accurately determine any of these factors, the
outside paper wrapper would have to be carefully removed: Without knowing
the condition & exact age, this would be of much less value to a collector.
To give you an idea of value (un-revealed) try this link; here the exact same
sealed paper-wrapped bottle was sold for $60-USD:
***I remember this one well, as I was the only other bidder @ $50-USD.
From what I can tell you about this bottle, is that it is not the "US Prohibition"
version that most people might expect it to be...The Carriage scene indicates
this to be a Distillers Corporation Limited (Montreal, Canada) product, and is
most probably from the Mid-Late 1930's, and definitely prior to 1944.
If you can have it weighed, you could determine the fill-level of the contents:
But that would be about your only clue of condition, and a rough one at that!
Walter C Hurst