SOLD: Values of antique and vintage bottles

vintage Heinz bottles

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. Read More +

Guide to collecting carnival glass, America’s iridescent glassware

Fenton carnival glass bowl

The term “carnival glass” has evolved through the years as glass collectors have responded to the idea that much of this beautiful glassware was made as giveaway glass at local carnivals and fairs. However, more of it was made and sold through the same channels as pattern glass and Depression glass. Some patterns were indeed giveaways, and others were used as advertising premiums or souvenirs. This article offers a list of major carnival glass makers and popular forms. Read More +

Survey of 20th Century American glass offered live and online this October

A pair of auctions with crossover appeal are planned for Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 by Woody Auction. The first, featuring the antique collection of Eugene Sandler of Florida, will boast outstanding examples of Royal Flemish, Crown Milano, other quality art glass and biscuit jars. It will be held Oct. 1 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo.
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What’s hot in this year’s antique glassware market is a matter of taste

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Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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