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. Read More +
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. Read More +
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?” Read More +
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 off with a few antique bottles from Tonopah and Goldfield, Nev. 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 +
The big bats in the flask collectors league were hot during a July 25, 2011 Internet and phone auction of nearly 400 early flasks, bottles and stoneware. Among the most sought-after items in the auction were three 1840-1850 flasks from the Louisville, Ky., glass works. Lot 59, a marked "Louisville Glass Works" scroll flask in a brilliant olive-yellow color was the highlight of the sale. Estimated at $6,000 to 8,000, it hammering at $31,050.
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