American Bottle Auctions

Sarsapariphere Western bitters bottle

Lacour’s Western bitters bottle may cap off $50K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two major fine bottle collections – the Vince Madruga collection of Western bitters bottle and medicine examples, and the John O’Neill collection of mostly early San Francisco bottles, whiskeys and sodas – will headline American Bottle Auctions’ Auction #63, a two-part online and catalog auction scheduled for Feb. 10-18 for Part...

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...

antique bottle display

EXPO 2012: Seminars, sales boost Reno antique bottle show

EXPO 2012, the three-day antique bottle show and convention kicked off July 27, 2012 in Reno, Nev. with a crowd of 600 dealers and 160 “early bird” attendees. Between 300 to 400 collectors attended the convention. Within minutes of the door opening there was a flurry of activity as deals quickly went down between...