It was a truly historic showing of antique bottles during Norman C. Heckler & Company's March Premiere Auction, which saw a Masonic flask top $56K.
Appearing delicate in nature, bottles are far more durable and dynamic in design than one many think. In the new edition of the Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide author Mike "The Bottle King" Polak explains and illustrates this truth.
Not one, but two bottles claimed top lot honors (each selling for $23,100) during the November auction presented by American Bottle Auctions.
It's going to be a parade of bears at Norman C. Heckler & Co.'s Sept. 19 auction, with more than 1,100 toy bears, including 200 antique models up for grabs.
American Bottle Auctions’ next sale, July 11-20, boasts a diverse selection of bottles along with several antique and vintage advertising lots.
Heckler Auction is bringing a selection of 96 pieces of glass to auction beginning March 17, with potential top lots in the form of an early 19th century Sunburst snuff jar.
The 'Bottle King' Mike Polak, author of the premiere book about bottles, has relaunched his online site, which now features an interactive blog.
The only known example of a Henry Sadler label under glass flask, featuring the image of woman closely resembling Annie Oakley, is headlining American Bottle Auctions' first sale of 2014, set for Jan. 10-19.
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.
A half paint figural flask is one of the many stunning bottles set to cross the block Nov. 4 through Norman C. Heckler & Co.