The Vintage Village

Where Vintage Never Gets Old...

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

 

http://jenniferlynnsfinds.artfire.com

Tags: advice, bottles, glass, needed, vintage

Views: 16

Replies to This Discussion

one more
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.

 

RSS

Members

Sponsored ADs

Sponsor Directory

In addition to our Diamond Club Merchant Directory, we also have a Directory, akin to a Yellow Pages" of even more On-Line Vintage Shops for you to check out as well.

Click Image to see the list

Sellers... Are YOU Listed?

Grab Our Badge!

Help Spread the LOVE!!!

Share Our Site Badge

© 2014   Created by Lora ~ CEO.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service