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EXPO 2012: Seminars, sales boost Reno antique bottle show

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...

Hartzler Ohio milk bottle

Collecting vintage and antique milk bottles

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...

1878-Watts-Co-coffin-shape-telephone

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

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...