Picker's Pocket Guide to Bottles: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro

Picker's Pocket Guide to Bottles: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro

by Michael Polak

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Picker's Pocket Guide to Bottles: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro by Michael Polak

Buried Treasures

When a brilliant and rare flask sold at auction for a record $176,670 a few years ago, a secret was unearthed - bottles are true buried treasures. Discover for yourself what veteran bottle hunters have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking bottles. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in this easy-to-follow and indispensable pocket guide.

You'll Uncover:

  • The most popular bottles, including flask, whiskey, poison, and ink
  • The hot spots for picking bottles, from flea markets to thrift stores
  • Where and how to dig for bottles
  • How to price and evaluate bottles
Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440243240
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 784,420
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Polak is known as the "Bottle King" for good reason. With nearly 40 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 11 books on bottle collecting, including Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide , 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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