Found 27 articles matching Bottles category.
  • Apr 21 2009
  • 21 Apr 2009

Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask

I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must […]

  • Jan 19 2009
  • 19 Jan 2009

Sell Abroad or Stay Home?

Are foreign markets better for selling antiques than American markets? Collecting has gone global, thanks to the Internet. As a result, antiques and collectibles divide […]

  • Dec 19 2008
  • 19 Dec 2008

Has the Glass Bubble Burst?

While not exactly Indiana Jones pursuing the ark of the covenant, Bill Lindsey—Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectibles bottles—managed to unearth a rare Old Sachems […]

  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Early American “chestnut flasks” – ca. 1770s to 1830s

  • Sep 29 2008
  • 29 Sep 2008

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pontil Scars (But Were Afraid To Ask)?

One of the easier to identify and most consistently accurate indicators that a bottle was manufactured during or prior to the American Civil War (i.e., the 1860s or before) is the pontil scar present on the base.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Dating Bottles with the Side Mold Seam–The Myth

One of the most pervasive and longest running myths in the world of bottle dating is that the side mold seam can be read like a thermometer to determine the age of a bottle.(See image #1, which is an illustration pointing out the major “parts” of a bottle, including the side mold seam. Illustration from my Historic Bottle Website – a purely educational website.)

  • Jan 20 2007
  • 20 Jan 2007

Collecting Antique Barber Bottles

The image of the old time barber shop complete with a swirling barber pole, steaming hot towels and straight edge razor now seems like an […]