Rare double eagle historical flask brings $53,820 in antique bottle auction

antique bottle eagle flask

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 +

Collecting vintage and antique milk bottles

Hartzler Ohio milk bottle

Lewis P. Whiteman gained notoriety for patenting the “glass” milk bottle in 1880. Today, most collectors seek bottles that are embossed or pyroglazed with the names of the dairies on them but it’s the color, picture, name of the dairy, shape and condition of the bottle that also helps determine the value. Learn how affordable it can be to collect vintage milk bottles from the days of home delivery. Read More +

Washington & Clay antique bottle flask soars to $52,650

Antique flask Washington portrait

A rare portrait flask of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works, was sold for $52,650 Feb. 1, 2012 by Norman C. Heckler & Co. The portrait flask was the top lot in a session that grossed around $440,000. “Glass as an antique collecting category has drawn interest from collectors who recognize the historical significance and beauty of antique bottles and glass,” auctioneer Norman Heckler, Jr. said. Read More +

Rare Watts & Co. coffin phone may headline wide-ranging collector auction

1878-Watts-Co-coffin-shape-telephone

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 +