Tag Archives: Bottles

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,427 (48 bids, 16 bidders): Authentic Antique 18th C Early American Gentleman’s Tricorne Felt Hat. The 18th century Tricorne hat in this auction is constructed from a heavy grey felt. It measures 5”tall by 14 1/2” by 14 1/2” long on the sides by 11 1/2” across the back. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A stock certificate for the American Mining Company in Michigan, issued in 1902 to R.H. Rickard for 29 shares, sold for $5,250 at a Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction held Oct. 18-22 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, a flint glass Old […]

Colorful Chemistry

Colorful Chemistry

Exploring Antique Technologies By Kary Pardy Glass is blown, pressed, molded, and patterned, but sometimes the most stunning features come from within. Spanning almost all colors of the rainbow, the spectrum of colored glass has always dazzled collectors as much as the forms themselves. Glassmakers keep their specific color formulas a closely guarded secret, however, […]

Antiques Peek: July 2018

Antiques Peek: July 2018

A Tonic a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Jessica Kosinski Pharmaceutical bottles, also known as apothecary bottles, have been popular collectibles since their earliest uses. They come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, making them pleasing to the eye and perfect for display. They also have practical uses, which can be appealing […]

Presidential Glass

Presidential Glass

Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully arranged …” These items distributed to the American […]

Great Collections: July 2018

Great Collections: July 2018

The National Bottle Museum Inside an unassuming, historic 1901 three-story brick commercial building in downtown Ballston Spa, NY, you will find The National Bottle Museum, and its Director and Collections Manager Gary Moeller, on a mission to preserve the history of bottle making and the story of a time when glass was made by hand […]

Diggin' Old Bottles

Diggin' Old Bottles

By Maxine Cart-Lome Collectors will tell you it’s the thrill of the hunt for what they love that drives their passion for collecting. That’s certainly true among bottle collectors, who have many places to look and dig through to find their treasures outside of antique shops, eBay, auction houses, flea markets, and bottle dealers. Whether […]

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

An interview with Mark Vuono by Bob Strickhart In the world of bottle collecting, as is true in other areas, you will find both “general collectors” and those we can refer to as “specialty collectors.” Some of those specialty areas include historical flasks, fruit jars, bitters, sodas, milk bottles, pontilled medicines, Christmas lights, target balls, […]

Publisher’s Corner: July 2018

Publisher’s Corner: July 2018

Time in a Bottle By Maxine Carter-Lome Antique glass bottles (essentially those made before World War I) are interesting historical artifacts – hand-made, mouth-blown works of art crafted in beautiful shapes and vivid colors not typically seen today. For these reasons and others, they are appreciated by historians, serious collectors, and enthusiasts who can’t resist […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and beautiful Brown’s Celebrated Indian Queen figural bitters bottle patented in 1868 sold for $14,375 in Auction #64, an internet and catalog auction held Oct. 13-22 by American Bottle Auctions of Sacramento, Calif. Also, a Lafayette DeWitt Clinton half-pint lime green flask […]