Dating antique medicine bottles
Bill Lindsey's fantastic bottle identification and information site.
Loaded with detailed descriptions and diagrams, and luscious high res photos, this is a superlative one-stop educational resource and vicarious digger experience.
Finding a one-hundred-year-old Coke bottle might put a few dollars in your pocket should you decide to sell it.
While not all old bottles are valuable, an older bottle is more likely to be worth more than a newer one.
Being able to accurately identify old bottles is a skill that takes practice and experience.
Digger Odell Publications provides some information and plenty of paid guides on various types of bottles.
Items that can increase the value of a bottle are: There are other things to take into consideration when evaluating old bottles.
A bottle that is embossed with the manufacturer's name, location, or other information about where the bottle came from is of more interest to collectors than one that does not. Whatever you call it, people are drawn to pretty things.Many of the value-related topics are found in the links found in the Highlights section titled How Much Are My Antique Bottles Worth? They range in topic from most valuable apothecary bottles to least valuable round-bottom bottles.You can also find plenty of advice for avoiding e Bay scams and how to make money selling bottles.A beautifully shaped bottle will be in more demand than a mundane bottle. A rare bottle may be more valuable than a bottle that is more readily available, but not always.Demand is one of the primary factors in knowing the value of old bottles.