Although ginger beer breweries have all but disappeared, popularity of various ginger beer bottles continues among collectors, reports Mike Polak.
A unique piece of history is among the headlining lots of Crescent City Auction Gallery's June 4-5 auction. The item, a 'lady of the evening' box, featuring the 'essentials' of a prostitute of the 1900s heads into the auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.
It was a truly historic showing of antique bottles during Norman C. Heckler & Company's March Premiere Auction, which saw a Masonic flask top $56K.
Appearing delicate in nature, bottles are far more durable and dynamic in design than one many think. In the new edition of the Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide author Mike "The Bottle King" Polak explains and illustrates this truth.
Perfume bottle collectors from around the globe are preparing to converge on Portland, Ore. April 27-May 1, for the International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA)'s 28th annual convention.
It's funny how reading about an upcoming show or viewing an item coming to auction can trigger memories of early introductions to antiques and collectibles. Such was the case for Antoinette Rahn recently.
In its efforts to help educate the public in the value and identification of perfume bottles, the International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) has implemented a new enhancement to its website called “What is it? What is it worth?”
Not one, but two bottles claimed top lot honors (each selling for $23,100) during the November auction presented by American Bottle Auctions.
It's going to be a parade of bears at Norman C. Heckler & Co.'s Sept. 19 auction, with more than 1,100 toy bears, including 200 antique models up for grabs.
Antique Trader resident bottle expert Mike Polak shares tales from his summer bottle digging and collecting road trip in a recent Bottle Treasures Uncorked column.