Oct 2/07 Hope to begin new updates soon!!
Now 256 bottles pictured and described.
NEW A page with bottles in 3 dimensions!!!!
Hi, welcome to my page on antique bottles. This site is currently
under construction and hopefully always will be. Why a page for
bottles? Because it fills a need I have to explore early glass.
Bottles collectors seem to embrace the hobby with a passion, a
fact that becomes obvious when you talk to one. Many people look at
my collection and find it cool or neat. A bottle collector has
a different reaction, their eyes glaze over and they hold the
bottle as though it was a living thing. Collectors know what I mean, so
do their friends and spouses, who look at us with a smile of tolerance.
I also wanted a page that would give the beginning collector some general
information on the age and catagories of bottles, and what to look for.
Bottle books, good ones at least, are becoming hard to find. The classics are
becoming very pricey. So hopefully this site will be a starting point for
new collectors. And for those of us already heavy into the hobby, I hope to
give you some info you didn't know, and you can supply me with info I don't
know (and there is a lot I don't know!!) Perhaps specialty collectors,
such as bitters, can contribute a page. In short I would like this site
to be a learning experience for old and new alike. A chance to share
a remarkable hobby with fellow collectors. Thanks is extended to those
who have allowed their pictures to be posted. I would ask that if you want to use the pictures on this site to ask
first and I will ask those who have given me permission. They are not mine to give away, except my own.
It takes time to take photos and we should respect the efforts of others. Thanks.
If you would like to submit pictures and/or info you can email me:
EMAIL and I will post them.
The pages are slowly coming together, and the site is starting to become a team effort.
With the help of those allowing picture use, I hope to make this site a bottle community
effort. You can visit some of those people
that have been kind enough to allow the use of their pics on my links page.
Please sign my guest book and enjoy your stay. Dan
Last update - Dec 7/03
The new postings are outlined in blue so they are
easier to find. All of the links were updated today, many have fallen
by the way side as the years have gone by. So as of this date, all are current.
Thanks for your comments.
Again I would like to thank
all those who have been so helpful in supplying pics and info. The site is being well used by many collectors and
feedback has been positive.
This site is becoming very heavy in graphics so please give it time to download,
especially the flask page. May have to start breaking that page up soon.
A nice early stipple bottle. This 1853 black glass is a
nice example of the art of stippling. More info is given under
the black glass section. Photo compliments of
Phil Culhane. Thanks for sharing.