Vintage Ballantine beer tap handles

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2015-06-26 10:31:06

Vintage Ballantine beer tap handles are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s, according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.

Ballantine Brewery

Ballantine was founded in Newark, New Jersey, US in 1840 by Scottish emigrant Peter Ballantine.

Best known for its lager and ale, the brewery also produced a range of speciality beers. It was the sixth largest brewery in the US in 1879.

It was originally named Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company, becoming P Ballantine and Sons in 1857.

The name remained until the brewery closed in 1972, at which point the Falstaff Brewing Corporation purchased its range of beverages.

Ballantine Ale has been owned by the Pabst Brewing Company since 2005. Miller Brewing Company produces the beverage.

Vintage Ballantine beer tap handles

Vintage Ballantine beer tap handles were produced in a variety of styles during the middle decades of the 20th century for a variety of different beverages made by the brewery.

How much are vintage Ballantine beer tap handles worth?

Pre 1973 tape handles stating “Ballantine Beer” and bearing the company’s triple-ring logo can sell for between $5 and $10 at internet auctions.

Rare, three-sided varieties featuring the same logo can achieve around $20.

Handles for the Ballantine’s XXX offering achieve are worth around $10.

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