Dating hand blown bottles
For example, a scarce medicine like Tom's Russian Liniment, most often is seen in aqua, is occasionally found in a rich dark olive green which sells for ten times the price of the aqua bottle.Even common bottles in a rare color valiant will be in greater demand and worth more. Basically, if a bottle has this type of appeal it will have value.He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles. This dating engine will estimate the age of your glass bottle based on its various attributes.It is the combination of these factors that determine value.Recently milk bottles and painted label soda bottles, both of which were made after the turn of the century, have become collectible because there is a good supply of these items and there is great variety of both types of bottles.
Bill Lindsey discusses antique bottles, including mouth blown bottles, bitters, figurals, inks, medicines, flasks, and many other varieties.The mold seam on older bottles, pre-1900 (non- machine made), stops before running over the top of the lip.However, just because a bottle is very old, that alone does not make it valuable.Like age, rarity alone is not sufficient to make a bottle valuable but it is a major factor especially when a bottle has several other important value factors.There are thousands of very rare bottles that are not worth more than a few dollars. Rarity is very difficult for the novice collector to determine.