Collecting old bottles and jars can be an interesting and engaging hobby.Antique bottles command a high value, and collectors can make a profit while reselling antique bottles and jars.This page provides some examples of how to use the website (primarily the Bottle Dating pages) to determine the approximate date or date range for various types of bottles made between the early 1800s and the mid-20th century.The bottles used for illustration are a small but diverse assortment designed to give users guidance on how to work a bottle through the dating information to answer the Homepage's primary question #1 - What is the age of the bottle?In general, we provide: • estimation of current market value; • approximate age of object; • use and category of object; • rarity, and; • usually some comment of historical interest If you submit an appraisal online along with digital photos and payment by credit card, in most cases you will hear from us within 3 business days (weekends and holidays excluded).If you mail us the appraisal form, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response.These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.
-It is made of thick, heavy glass for its size, weighing almost 1 lb.
Chart 1 The Basics of Dating Bottles Readers first need to develop the vocabulary necessary to distinguish early and late forms of bottles.
The following charts and pictures on the dating bottles pages listed below should help.
) to the specific dating questions on the Bottle Dating page are included so that a user can reference the necessary portions of that page.
Each of the green question hyperlinks result in a pop-up page showing the particular question on the Dating Page; once read it should be deleted to avoid clutter.