About Bottle Collecting
Posted by Iain Brunt
on April 30, 2018 on
dusty bottle sits on the table at a garage sale. The bottle is
interesting because it is obviously old and the lovely color is
eye-catching. The question is, what type of bottle is it and how old is
it? Those are the questions bottle collectors ask themselves when they
come across new or unusual bottles.
People who collect bottles are often drawn to the
hobby by the beauty of the bottles, the history behind them, and the
fact that they are small and do not take up as much space as other
collectibles might. Collectible bottles can be found at rummage sales,
at flea markets, or even in the ground.
Glass bottles do not degrade over time, so the bottles
that were buried in landfills or thrown down privy holes with the rest
of the household garbage years ago are still down there. Bottles are
also collectible because there are many kinds of bottles, so a collector
is sure to find a specific type that they want to focus on, like
medicinal bottles, cola bottles, perfume bottles, or ink bottles.
Some bottles are valuable because they are rare, but
others have little or no value. When beginning a bottle collection, it
is important to learn which bottles are considered collectible, where to
find them, how to identify them, and how to determine their worth.
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