Bottle, Wine

A bottle containing rhubarb wine. The bottle is dark green with a black plastic lid. The bottle has an adhesive paper label with a tan border and navy blue centre. In slightly cursive tan script is " Famous / Puketaha / Cellars / WIDE RANGE OF / WELL-MATURED WINES ". In a tan rectangle in the centre of the label is " Rhubarb B " in typewritten script. At the base of the label is " MADE AND BOTTLED BY / T.W. COLLINS / FULFORD STREET, NEW PLYMOUTH ".
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Jim Hamm knows exactly how old this bottle of rhubarb wine is - the same as him! The bottle was won by Jim's father Dean Hamm at a 21st party 76 years ago, which he attended while his wife, Ada Hamm (nee Coleman) was giving birth to Jim! The bottle and has never been opened. It's filled with rhubarb wine, and was made on Fulford Street in New Plymouth.
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Thomas Waite Collins was my great-grandfather. He was married to Florence Blunden.

- Stephen Rion Collins posted one year ago.

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