In the latest installment of his Bottle Treasures Uncorked column, Mike Polak sheds some light on stoneware and crocks, which are commonly seen at shows, but rarely a topic of discussion, he says.
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.
Everyone can readily identify with popular bottles such as whiskeys, bitters, beers, medicines, poisons and fruit jars, but figurals seem to get lost in the crowd.
What better place for a treasure hunt than the Hawaiian Islands? Here bottle expert Mike Polak talks bottle digging, and taking in the Hawaii Collector's Expo.
Quite often I’m asked, “What’s new in the world of bottle collecting?” In one word, everything!