The Missouri Valley Insulator Club will mark the 11th anniversary of its insulator and bottle show March 9.
While everyone wants to know some history and information about their bottles, all of the messages usually end with the same question: “What’s my bottle worth?”
A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle, made during the time of the Civil War and in an exceedingly rare light green color, soared to $45,360 in an Internet and catalog auction hosted earlier this fall, by American Bottle Auctions.
A multimillion-dollar three-day dual auction extravaganza is planned Nov. 28-30, 2012, in Fairfield, Maine. The back-to-back cataloged auctions are filled with two full days of fine glass and lamps followed by toys, dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, music machines, salesman samples and more.
Collectors spend their free time digging through old dumps and foraging through ghost towns, digging out old outhouses, exploring abandoned mine shafts, and searching their favorite bottle or antique shows, swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales. This list of bottles and values will tell you what people are seeking in today's market.
Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of "The Bottle Bible" Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks...
Did you know that although ancient Romans made receptacles of glass in Britain and a few crude glass drinking vessels have survived from Saxon times, or roughly 927 A.D.? A new book, 'The Golden Age of English Glass,' shows how England's glass makers evolved over 700 years to become a dominant force in the...
Adolf Grenke's 4,000-piece breweriana and beer can collection will be sold Sept. 21-22, 2012. It includes 400 beer taps and 500 antique and vintage beer cans. Grenke spent 40 years amassing the quality collection and a few key examples are expected to sell for more than $50,000 each, said Dan Morphy, of Morphy Auctions.
The history, culture and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands are intertwined with the history of the many varieties of bottles found there. The importing of bottles to Hawaii dates back to 1851.
Blake and Brent Cousins, known as the “Bottle Hunters of Hawaii,” have found 3,000 antique bottles and a following on YouTube. Not a bad total considering they’ve only been collecting for two years. Raised on a sugar plantation dating back to the 1800s, the brothers do the majority of their digging on the Hamakua...