Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide is the only full-color bottle price guide on the market. It's loaded with information: from listings and current market values, to more than 700 color photographs that capture the beauty and allure of the hobby. The extensive content is important because collectors can use it in the field while searching for bottles, at shows, while antiquing or at home while searching for finds on the Internet. Interest in bottle collecting continues to grow, and new bottle clubs continue to form throughout the United States and Europe. Because bottles are non-organic and don't decay, they can survive for centuries and can be found in ghost towns, in rivers and lakes, in old outhouses, in abandoned homes, shacks, and mines. They are one of the most common collectibles and are found in almost all antique shops and flea markets. Covering more than 50 bottle categories from the 19th and 20th centuries, the book offers a wealth of information for the new and advanced collector (See outline). Readers will discover tips for finding, identifying, researching buying, selling, displaying and caring for their bottles.
Collectors get the detailed descriptions, trademarks, and color photos they need to make a positive identification of their bottles. Also, bottle collectors will have accurate, up-to-date prices and a state-of-the-market report, as well as collecting tips on reproductions, rarity, and factors that determine value compiled by one of the leading bottle collecting authors in the country.