Tag Archives: Jars

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Penny Candy by Jessica Kosinski This issue is devoted to the general store. When I think of a general store, several images come to mind right away. Near the top of the list are the jars of candy. Back in the days when kids safely roamed the streets alone and simple pleasures had more value, […]

Bloodletting Instruments and Methods

Bloodletting Instruments and Methods

by Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA Antique bloodletting or Phlebotomy instruments have long been a collectible within the medical field that crosses over with collections prized by tattoo artists, civil war enthusiasts, tools, and others interested in the history of this once common practice. Although the goal was to rid the body of unwanted influences on […]

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: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 3-gallon stoneware salt-glazed jar, painted in cobalt around 1825 with a federal eagle and attributed to James Miller (active 1797-1827), sold for $74,750 at a sale of the Americana collection of John and Lil […]