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Where to buy bottles

There are many places to buy antique bottles and jars, from online auctions to dusty antiques stores. Antique stores can be pricey, but you can closely examine the bottle prior to your purchase. Online actions, such as E-Bay can be a fantastic source of bottles at bargain prices. But let the buyer beware, your purchase will be based on pictures and the seller's description.

There are A LOT of reproductions on the market today, and it is not uncommon to see 'repros' offered as the genuine article. Do your research and know your bottles! If you are unsure, ask the seller for more info or pictures, or someone with more experience.

Check out our bottle FAQ section for information on bottle identification, determine values and common 'repros'.

 

Club Members Classified Ads
On-Line Internet Bottle Auctions
Recommended Antique Stores

Club Member Classified Ads
Below is a list of items for sale, trade or wanted to buy. To have your item listed here, contact our webmaster. Please sure to include your contact information, item description, price and a picture with your request.

John W. Steel's Niagara Stars Bitters - $ 400.00 (OBO)
This bottle was dug from the 23rd Street bottle dump. Mint condition. Contact: Joe Member (555) 555-5555

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Click for larger image Townsend's Sarsaparilla - $ 600.00 (Firm)
This beautiful aqua Sarsaparilla bottles was found in a thrift store in downtown LA. On sale for $10.00!!! Mint condition. Contact: Joe Member (555) 555-5555
On-Line Internet Auctions
There are many bottles for sale on the internet. One of the best and most reputable sources for antique bottles is E-Bay Auctions. Try some of the links below.

Search Ebay for: Antique Bottles, Bitters Bottles, Blob Tops, Codd Bottles, Historical Flasks, Hutchinson Bottles, Ink Bottles, Milk Bottles, Old Bottles, Old Whiskey Bottles, Poison Bottles, Pontil, Soda Bottles, Vintage Bottles, Antique Jars, Ball Jars, Fruit Jars, Globe Jars, Hero Jars, Lightning Jars, Mason Jars, Old Jars, Vintage Jars

Formally Pacific Glass Auctions is one of the finest on-line auctions. Bottles offered on this site are authenticated and are of exceptional quality. Prices are not for the faint of heart! See what's available click here
Norman C. Heckler is a premier auction site for period glass and bottles. Browse their on-line catalog of past and present auctions. You'll find plenty to add to your wish list. Click here
 
Know a great little antique store that offers fair prices and a member discount? If so, please contact our webmaster with the info. Only store recommended by members will be listed here, thanks.

 

 

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