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Michael Polak antique bottles

Welcome to the hobby of antique bottle collecting

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...

Golden Age of English Glass

Golden Age of English Glass reflects artform’s history

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...