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Ack! I came home last night with a few bottles.  OLD bottles, but probably none older than the 30s or 40s.  A couple are from the 70s.

 

Anyone have any good resources for identifying bottles?  Most of the ones I brought home have NO markings, save maybe a number ("5", etc.)

 

Thanks in advance.

Jen M., JenniferLynn's Finds

 

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http://antique-bottles.net/
:)
Barbara
Thanks, Barbara!

I have an offline sale coming up Labor Day weekend, and it would be nice to be able to take the bottles. They are SO pretty, but I don't have a way to display them in my home.

Jen M.
You are both welcome! I love bottles, but they have to be colorful for me :) I don't like the clear ones sort of boring lol since I am eclectic :) :0)
Oh, I agree; however, some good embossing and interesting print can redeem even clear ones.

My favorite one that I brought home is the Paul Revere. It's pretty ubiquitous, but it's a cool bottle. I'd keep it if I had any room.

Jen

Vintage Rose Collectibles said:
You are both welcome! I love bottles, but they have to be colorful for me :) I don't like the clear ones sort of boring lol since I am eclectic :) :0)
I never thought of it that way. :)

JenniferLynn's Finds said:
Oh, I agree; however, some good embossing and interesting print can redeem even clear ones.

My favorite one that I brought home is the Paul Revere. It's pretty ubiquitous, but it's a cool bottle. I'd keep it if I had any room.

Jen

Vintage Rose Collectibles said:
You are both welcome! I love bottles, but they have to be colorful for me :) I don't like the clear ones sort of boring lol since I am eclectic :) :0)
I've found this site to be helpful - not for any bottles I have, even though that's the orientation of this site, but some of the marks are found on other glassware, and I've been able to ID a couple of things from their list.

http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html

Oh, and I forgot about this one:

http://www.fohbc.com/index.html

Their "references" page (down toward the bottom on the left) has a lot of interesting info.
There is a good site at http://www.sha.org/bottle/ that may give some ideas. Even if your bottles aren't there, the information is interesting.
I know nada about bottles but I have a new very good friend that does. He's been collecting for decades. If you get stuck with any of them let me know and maybe I can email him a pic for you :)

My DH has been buying and selling bottles for about 40 years.  He specializes in pre-1900 New England glass houses.  But if you post pictures, I might be able to give you some idea.

 

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