SOLD: Values of antique and vintage bottles

vintage Heinz bottles

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. Read More +

Welcome to the hobby of antique bottle collecting

Michael Polak antique bottles

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 off with a few antique bottles from Tonopah and Goldfield, Nev. Read More +

William J. Kuehne baseball shaving mug could whip up $8,000

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An Aug. 10-11 antique advertising auction features 130 occupational shaving mugs. A special baseball mug was once owned by baseball great William J. Kuehne. The striking mug features an image of a player sliding into home plate alongside the catcher, with a full baseball diamond and players in the distance. Between 1883 and 1892, Kuehne played infield positions for teams in Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati; and he was featured on 11 Old Judge Tobacco cards. Kuehne’s shaving mug is expected to make $6,000-$8,000. Read More +