Wheat Sheaths Antique Westford Connecticut Glass Co Olive Green Flask Bottle 7.5"Dr. Balto Bottle With Embossed Bee Rare Poison Mushroom Top! Half Pint Ball Blue Ball Perfect Mason Fruit Jar With Ball Cap Not Reproduction Antique Westford Connecticut Glass Co Olive Green Flask Bottle 6" Amber ** Crown ** Quart Fruit Jar Dancing Indians Cologne, Aqua, Open Pontil V.n.m. Bold Emb Standing Grizzly Bear W/ Beer Pitcher Sf Ca Golden Gate Western Soda Bottle Circa 1850's Gold Rush ~babb & Co San Francisco ~not Cleaned1/2 Pint 1890's G W Chesley / Sacramento Ca Pumpkinseed Whiskey Flask Western Notasulga Alabama Ala Al Straight Side Sided Coca-cola Coke Script Slug Rare Rare, Rare, Rare!
1880's Warner's Tippecanoe Bitters Medicine Bottle Rochester Ny1850's Historical Pontil American Eagle Whiskey Flask No Res! Clean Honolulu Terr Hawaii Old Lovejoy & Co Fancy Western Whiskey Bottle Rare Western Fifth Whiskey F.
The glossary section strives to educate novices and experts alike in the strange terminology of the bottle digger and collector: If the words Boat Ink, Virol, Pontil, Sick, Bottoming and Blob Top mean little or nothing to you currently then you must explore this section of the site to appreciate what follows in subsequent sections.
By contrast, a jar has a relatively large mouth or opening which may be as wide as the overall container.
Bottles are often made of glass, clay, plastic, aluminium or other impervious materials, and typically used to store liquids such as water, milk, soft drinks, beer, wine, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, ink, and chemicals.
A device applied in the bottling line to seal the mouth of a bottle is termed an external bottle cap, closure, or internal stopper.
Antique 19th and early 20th century bottles have long attracted collectors, due to their beautiful shapes and colors, historical interest, and availability to anyone willing to do some sleuthing and some digging.
The rarest and most prized bottles include mouth-blown (as opposed to machine made) bottles from the 1800s, especially those in interesting shapes (e.g. medicine or poison bottles) or other interesting embossings.
Collectors often seek pontil marks and rare colors, and of course, condition is paramount.
There are in fact dozens of categories of collectible bottles, including milk bottles, soda bottles, beer bottles, flasks, ink bottles, perfume bottles, fruit (Mason) jars and Ball jars, liquor bottles, snuff bottles... Many collectors also focus on specific brands or regions (e.g. Green Glass Mallet Bottle 18th Century Beer Ale Fancy Applied Top Handblown Dr.
the West), or bottles that were used in certain venues (e.g. Large Vintage 1950s Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer Advertising Store Display Bottle Open Pontil Green Colored Hamptons V Tincture Medicine/cure Rare Antique Aqua Bee Hive Fruit Canning Jar Quart Vintage Canning Beehive Incredible Green Western Soda- H. Morse's Celebrated Syrup, Providence Ri, - Open Pontil1800's Unusual Pontil Flask Bottle No Res! Thenard Gold Lion Tonic Bitters Style Bottle Classic Drakes Plantation Bitters Bottle Original 19c Amber Union Bottle Flask W/eagle No Reserve! Pfrommer Civil War Blob Top Soda X1870's Plum Purple! Antique Walking Jack Sprat Fruit Jar Rubber Ring Box Western Grocer Marshalltown Pre Prohibition Lead, South Dakota The Serasio Saloon 2 (two) Gallon Whiskey Jug1/2 Pint 1880's Fleckenstein & Mayer / Portland Oregon Or Whiskey Flask Bottle Nice ** Red Cross / Crown ** 1 Quart Fruit Jar San Jose, Ca Scarce! Blob Theodore Lutge / Beer Bottle Scarce Cobalt Blue Cork Top Carters Cathedral Master Ink Smallest Size Nice!
1850's Historical Pontil Success To The Railroad Flask Bottle No Res! Nice Old Mrs Allen's Worlds Hair Restorer Medicine Bottle1800's Unusual Pontil Stars & Swirls Flask Bottle No Res!
Authentic Pint Size Old Amber Trademark Lightning Putnam Fruit Jar W/ Lid & Bail Authentic Scarce! Ware Patented South Carolina Dispensary Half Pint Rum Bottle Beautiful Open Pontil Hampton's Tincture Baltimore ~ Olive Amber Half Pint Western Coffin Flask Phoenix Bourbon Naber Alfs & Brune S. Greely's Bitters Barrel Bottle Buffum’s Sarsaparilla & Lemon Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Pa Iron Pontil Bottle Rare Circa 1800 Dark Green 6 1/4" Onion Bottle With Ground Pontil- Beautiful Sharp ** Beehive ** 1 Quart Fruit Jar Bruise! Townsend's Sarsaparilla Bottle Albany Unusual Open Pontil Smelling Salt Or Scent Bottle, Longer And Thinner Than Most!
Big Bill Best Bitters Old Figural Man Bottle Cleveland Ohio Authentic! 1850's Historical Pontil Westford Glass Flask Bottle No Res! Rare Pictorial Cobalt Blue Skull Cross Bones Poison- 115+ Years Old Pontil Soda " Williams & Severance Sanfrancisco Cal." Deep Teal Ball Square Mason Sca (purple) Rb # 313-6 - Circa 1925Sun Moon & Star Zinc Cap For Mason Fruit Jar Antique Bbgmco Mason Jar , Fruit Jar , Canning Jar Rare Other Antique Bottle; Fire Extinguisher Fancy Open Pontil Old 11 5/8" Cathedral Pickle Bottle / Jar Applied Lip 1850's Fancy Roped Edges Rohrer's Wild Cherry Tonic Old Medicine Bottle Lancaster Pa Nice Amber E. Rose's Magador Bitters Bottle, Tacoma, Washington Wa Stomach Antique Green Mccormick & Co.