Collectible Bottles – They’re Everywhere!

Some of the largest and most varied collections in the world are collectible bottles.  Ever since glass was invented people came up with ways to keep all sorts of things in bottles.  Here are just a few of the types of bottles that collectors are seeking all the time.

Beer

Before around 1850 most beer was sold only in barrels to bars and taverns,  After the civil war when stamped glass was introduced it was then possible to identify different brands of beer.  Back then the bottles were sealed with a cork.  In the twentieth century they started putting pressurized caps on the bottles.  Before prohibition most beer bottles were green. After prohibition and even now beer bottles are brown which supposedly keeps out sunlight make the beer stay fresher.  The big thing in collecting beer bottles it to find the old ones from obscure brewers and to look for the ones with different colors, shapes, and sizes.

Milk Bottles

Most people don't remember a time when their milk was delivered right to their front back door every day by the milk man.  And that milk wasn't delivered in cartons with missing kids pictures.  They were delivered in glass bottles with the name of the manufacturer embossed on the bottle.  This makes it easlier for collectors to identify the amazing number of dairies that existed years ago. Depending on where you live, due to the great number of regional dairies, the value of individual bottles could be very high.   You will find milk bottles in different shapes and sizes.  However you will find that almost all milk bottles are clear.

Fruit Jars

For hundreds of years farmers and poor folks struggled to find a way to preserve food for the winter.   Napolean way back in 1809 put out a challenge for someone to find a way to do it so that he could keep food for his troops.   A man named Nicholas Appert came up with a way to hermetically seal jars, which back then were just bottles with wider mouths.  Down thru the years his method was worked on and improved and in 1858 John Mason patented the Mason jar.

These types of jars are collected by thousands of collectors.  Like milk bottles they come in various shapes and sizes, as well as many colors.  In additoin, collectors look for accessories to the bottles like zinc or tin lids.

These bottles I've listed here are just a tiny example of the many types of bottles that are collected.  Folks look for ink bottles, medicine bottles, perfume bottles, flasks, snuff bottles and many more.  Go to some flea markets or antique malls and check out there selections.  They're out there everywhere.

RARE CASA NOLBE SINGLE BARREL BLACK GLASS TEQUILA BOTTLE - SIGNED AND NUMBERED!
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Remy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac Decanter Empty Bottle
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Makers Mark American Pharoah 1litre collectible bottle. Unopened.
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Hennessy Paradis Cognac Crystal Decanter Baccarat, Perfect Condition
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Pappy Van Winkle 8 bottle collection! Empty Bottles, used 
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3 Old Miniature Liquor Bottles Haig Pinch Whiskey Noirot Apricot Brandy Violette
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