Does anybody have any idea what this bottle was used for and how much it's worth? Has and octagonal shape and what looks like an "S" and 2 lions in the design on front. Thanks for any help!
All I can tell you is that it was made in 1962.
I would say potentially 1962. Although this date seems reasonable, I am not aware of documented evidence for all machine made base markings....with a few exceptions.
Likely this is a Schenley brand decanter. If you search this forum on the word Schenley, you will see similar examples. I have associated D-9 with Schenley and a few other brands based on labeled examples.
Try searching eBay for "Schenley decanter" - you might find a match..
Thank you @lstassen and Chris!
Here is a link to an eBay auction of the exact decanter, with labels and matching stopper.
Hey @chris, fair enough. Sha.com mentions that federal law bottles were required to show the last 2 digits of the year at some point after the factory number.