Is Your Sarsaparilla Bottle Worth $1 or $1,000?
The first “inexact” thing about sarsparilla is its spelling and pronunciation. I learned to spell it by pronouncing it in three distinct sections, as in […]
Ted’s Root Beer Soda Bottle Found while Scuba Diving Could Spark Collection
Last week here in Maine the weather was fine and I had a day off, so it was time venture out and enjoy my hobby. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘Stay Extraordinary’ Coke Bottles may be Unique, but are they Collectible?
When Coca-Cola of Israel announced it was packaging more than two million bottles of Diet Coke, each in a differently patterned shrink-wrap coating, I thought […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Silver-Plated Furness Bermuda Shaker
QUESTION: I have a silver-plated salt or pepper shaker from the Furness Bermuda line. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inch high. The bottom is marked […]