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Purchasing Bottles

There are many ways of purchasing old antique bottles. There are antique shops, antique malls, flea markets, estates sales and local auctions in your area. Don’t rule out garage and yard sales. A land owner may have been digging in is yard and dug up one or more bottles and it ends up in his sale.

Most antique bottle clubs put on an annual bottle, jar and glass related show for the public and fellow collectors to attend. This brings out many bottle, jars and glass related dealers that always have a nice varity of merchandise for sale or trade. It is good way to sell also. Professional bottle and glass auction houses offer ways of bidding on quality items though their catalogs or their online auction websites. Please note that there is a buyer premium added to the final sale price plus the shipping charge. In most cases, this is where the best of the best bottles are obtained.

Many bottle and glass dealers have websites online that you can purchase items from. Lets not forget about eBay online auctions. There are thousands of auctions or buy it now items daily. Make sure you ask a lot of questions about the items your interested in. In most cases, bottle collectors and dealers are very honest, but in that rare occasion, there might be a bad apple in the bushel.