Antique Trader resident bottle expert Mike Polak shares tales from his summer bottle digging and collecting road trip in a recent Bottle Treasures Uncorked column.
The 'Bottle King' Mike Polak, author of the premiere book about bottles, has relaunched his online site, which now features an interactive blog.
American Bottle Auctions' June 21-30 auction was ripe with record-setting sales. New bottle records were set in scroll flasks, soda bottles, and bitter bottles of blue-green color - which was claimed by a1860 St. Drake's Plantation X bitters bottle - which sold for...
Check out the upcoming auctions, shows, events and offerings in the world of antiques courtesy of the Weekly Auction & Show Ads in Antique Trader.
The Missouri Valley Insulator Club will mark the 11th anniversary of its insulator and bottle show March 9.
Reno-based Holabird Western Americana Collections is open for business, and all its lots are priced at under than $500.
A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle, made during the time of the Civil War and in an exceedingly rare light green color, soared to $45,360 in an Internet and catalog auction hosted earlier this fall, by American Bottle Auctions.
Collectors spend their free time digging through old dumps and foraging through ghost towns, digging out old outhouses, exploring abandoned mine shafts, and searching their favorite bottle or antique shows, swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales. This list of bottles and values will tell you what people are seeking in today's market.
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...
Did you know that although ancient Romans made receptacles of glass in Britain and a few crude glass drinking vessels have survived from Saxon times, or roughly 927 A.D.? A new book, 'The Golden Age of English Glass,' shows how England's glass makers evolved over 700 years to become a dominant force in the...