A rare and early double eagle historical flask made in Pittsburgh circa 1820-40 sold for $53,820 in an antique bottle auction. he exceptional and beautiful pint flask, in the great GII-1 mold with crisp embossing, had a sheared mouth and pontil scar. It is quite possibly the only known specimen of this bottle in the deep yellow olive color. Read More +
A rare and unusual collection of pig-shaped figural pottery bottles sold for $125,000 at a recent Glass Works Auctions. Of the 333 lots in the auction, 55 were from the collection of Gene Heisey, whose wife preserved the collection for 25 years after his passing. Read More +
The best perfume bottle dealers in the world are coming together to sell at the IPBA Perfume Bottle Show & Sale May 5-6, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Read More +
Rick Weiner and his partner Paul Seidel dug the privy of a 19th century tavern, finding nearly 700 antique whiskey and other bottles. Read More +
DENVER, Pa. – A large percentage of the world’s population has never even seen a dial-face telephone, but that certainly wasn’t the case with the late Bill Daniels. The massive collection of antique and vintage phones that filled his home comprised a chronological archive of Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 invention and contained models ranging from primitive turn of the 20th century curiosities to ultra-cool mid-century designs. Read More +
From its inception in 1998, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire has lived up to its mission to encourage people to buy and sell treasures from the past. Allen Michaan, the fair’s founder and president, recognized a great opportunity for a wide-ranging antiques event when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997. Read More +
WOODSTOCK, Conn. – The lifetime, single-owner bottle and flask collection of Tom McCandless – a dedicated collector whose recent passing left a void in the bottle and glass collecting field – will be sold in three antique bottle auction sessions. Read More +
Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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For almost 50 years, more than a dozen century-old buildings in the farming community of Scotch Grove, Iowa, have guarded a time capsule. Recently, representatives from two auction companies opened the doors of these 16 buildings to find hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and service items still on shelves and floors — some still in their original packaging and store displays. The discoveries will be sold Sept. 15-17, 2011.
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Despite plenty of competitors, Lifetime’s new "Picker Sisters" has found a niche offering a vintage-centric show from a feminine perspective. In an exclusive interview with Antique Trader, star Tanya McQueen talks about the show and how her rural Texas upbringing helps her turn farm scraps into Hollywood ‘junque.’
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