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.
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...
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.