A brilliant yellow corn figural bitters bottle and 19th century master ink bottle are among the lots expected to vie for top lot during Heckler's May 13-22 Opportunity Auction.
It will be a double dose of bottle expertise May 25 in Tonopah, Nev. when noted bottle authorities Mike Polak and Fred Holabird team up to talk bottles.
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.
The highlight of Glass Works' online bottle auction was a common bitters bottle in a rare color, 'St. Drake's Plantation Bitters', that sold for $46,000.
While everyone wants to know some history and information about their bottles, all of the messages usually end with the same question: “What’s my bottle worth?”
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...
The history, culture and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands are intertwined with the history of the many varieties of bottles found there. The importing of bottles to Hawaii dates back to 1851.
Blake and Brent Cousins, known as the “Bottle Hunters of Hawaii,” have found 3,000 antique bottles and a following on YouTube. Not a bad total considering they’ve only been collecting for two years. Raised on a sugar plantation dating back to the 1800s, the brothers do the majority of their digging on the Hamakua...
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...
A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle is expected to sell for as much as $75,000 in an online-only auction of antique and vintage bottles, closing Aug. 19, 2012. The 185 lots of antique glass bottles include whiskeys, sodas, mineral waters, Eastern and Western bitters, historical flasks and a group of target balls.