Found 87 articles matching category.
  • Jan 4 2016
  • 4 Jan 2016

Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write […]

  • Dec 4 2015
  • 4 Dec 2015

Victorian Trash for Christmas: A Fine Pin Cushion Doll

For almost 40 years, I have been on my hands and knees, digging through trash. It is to the point where more people know me […]

  • Oct 20 2015
  • 20 Oct 2015

When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass

Creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts and […]

  • Oct 6 2015
  • 6 Oct 2015

Dining with Antiques – State Drinking Glasses & Beverages

The states in the union take great pride in their uniqueness and individuality. There are state birds, state colors, state flowers, state trees, state songs, […]

  • Aug 3 2015
  • 3 Aug 2015

EBay has changed the Face of Bottle Collecting (just like every other Collectible)

For those of us who have been collecting enthusiasts for more than 30-plus years, the advent of eBay was a colossal game-changer. In my specialty—collecting […]

  • Jul 17 2015
  • 17 Jul 2015

News on the Wire: Glass Telegraph Insulators Offer Collectible Cash

Something you see for sale at almost any flea market or tag sale are antique telegraph insulators. These are the heavy glass fittings found at […]

  • Jul 6 2015
  • 6 Jul 2015

Read My Lips… There’s Treasure in Your Back Yard!

Almost any time I mention to someone that I dig for antique bottles, the first words out of their mouths is something along the lines […]

  • Apr 7 2015
  • 7 Apr 2015

A Holy Grail of New England Bottles, a ‘Stoddard Flag Flask,’ Found

Yes, that headline is correct, and I’d love to be able to say I was the one who found it. I didn’t, but the next […]

  • Feb 2 2015
  • 2 Feb 2015

That ‘Doggone’ Rug: How Some Typos can be turned into Collectible Gold

There are times when attention to detail seems to have gone to the dogs. At least, that’s the opinion of Bob Gualtieri, the sheriff of […]

  • Jan 22 2015
  • 22 Jan 2015

Digging on Antique Bottle: Start Your Collection with Glass Ink Pots

Many advanced collectors of early American glass bottles will tell you the category they first started collecting was ink bottles. Their diminutive size and alluring […]