Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide

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Known in the field as "The Bottle Bible," Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide has been for nearly 20 years the definitive bottle-collecting guide. As the only full-color bottle book on the market, the guide is loaded with more than 5,000 listings and 700 photographs covering more than 50 bottle categories from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Inside you'll find such bottle categories as: Avon, Barber, Beer, ...

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Overview

Simply the Best!

Known in the field as "The Bottle Bible," Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide has been for nearly 20 years the definitive bottle-collecting guide. As the only full-color bottle book on the market, the guide is loaded with more than 5,000 listings and 700 photographs covering more than 50 bottle categories from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Inside you'll find such bottle categories as: Avon, Barber, Beer, Bitters, Flasks, Jim Beam, Medicine, Perfume, Soda and many, many more. And with key identifying characteristics, detailed descriptions and current real-world values, you have in hand a trusted and reliable resource.

New in the 7th Edition!

  • Black Glass Bottles
  • Hawaiian Bottles
  • Top 10 Bottle Collecting Destinations
  • Central Nevada Museum profile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440232077
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 248,498
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Michael Polak is known as the "Bottle King" for good reason. With more than 30 years in the hobby and with a personal collection of more than 3,000 bottles, Polak is a leading authority on bottle collecting in the United States. He has written more than 10 books on bottle collecting and has contributed numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subject. He is a member of the Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club, San Diego Antique Bottle Club, Las Vegas Bottle Club and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Dedication 3

Acknowledgments 4

About the Cover 6

Foreword 8

Introduction 14

How to Use This Book 16

Bottle Collecting News 17

Top 10 Bottle Collecting Destinations 21

Bottles: History and Origin 24

The Beginning Collector 39

Bottle Facts 43

Determining Bottle Values 57

Bottle Sources 60

Digging for 64

Bottle Handling 82

Bottle Museums: Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah Nevada 86

Old (Pre-1900)

Ale & Gin 94

Barber 99

Beer 106

Bitters 115

Black Glass 128

Blown 139

Cobalt Blue Medicine 146

Cosmetic & Hair Restorer 151

Crocks and Stoneware 157

Figurals 169

Fire Grenades 174

Flasks 181

Food & Pickle 192

Fruit Jars 201

Ginger Beers 209

Hawaiian 217

Hutchinson 237

Ink 243

Medicine 253

Milk 268

Mineral Water 279

Patriotic 290

Pattern-Molded 297

Perfume & Cologne 304

Poison 316

Sarsaparilla 322

Snuff 327

Soda 330

Soda Fountain Syrup Dispensers 339

Target Balls 346

Warner 351

Whiskey 358

New (Post-1900)

Avon 372

Ballantine 381

Barsottini 382

Bischoff 383

Borghini Bottle 386

Ezra Brooks 387

J.W. Dant 396

Garnier 397

Hoffman 402

Japanese 405

Jim Beam 406

Kentucky Gentlemen 429

Lionstone 430

Luxardo Bottle 435

McCormic 440

Miniature 448

Old Blue Ribbon 462

Old Commonwealth 463

Old Fitzgerald 466

Ski-Country 468

Soda: Applied Color Label 474

Violin & Banjo 483

Reference

Trademarks 498

Bottle Clubs 510

Auction Companies 531

Museum & Research Resources 534

Glossary 536

Bibliography 541

Index 548

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