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iggyworf
04-04-2013, 09:20 PM
I am still a newbie that needs to learn more. Here is a lot of 15 Wheaton bottles I located for sale. What should I look for and ask the seller about. I've looked thru the post on the museum and the pics are great. Any info will be appreciated. They are asking 50$

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/18894/AE8A78FFF60949B9AC4242325B6B60F9.jpg

zecritr
04-04-2013, 09:26 PM
one thing is to make sure they say wheaton on the bottom,theres the made in Taiwan ones out there and it's easy to mistake them. Just as cool but

price wise,well will let others say on that one :)

epackage
04-04-2013, 09:28 PM
The only two that are collectible at this time are the two coffin shaped poisons, offer them $5 each and you'll do well with them on Ebay. The rest are for little old ladies who think they look cute in a window or curio cabinet....

botlguy
04-04-2013, 09:29 PM
ORIGINAL: iggyworf
I am still a newbie that needs to learn more. Here is a lot of 15 Wheaton bottles I located for sale. What should I look for and ask the seller about. I've looked thru the post on the museum and the pics are great. Any info will be appreciated. They are asking 50$

That is $49.00 too much in my opinion. They were made as trinkets and not real bottles. They do resemble some old, larger bottles in shape but for me this kind of nonsense detracts from the real deal even though they could never be mistaken by anyone who knows anything about real bottles. If you like them they can be purchased one at a time for much less.

zecritr
04-04-2013, 09:33 PM
Nice set not worth that much for sure,as a re-sell you might get 30.00 out of them,
they do sell and are cute but like Epackage said better to get them one or two at a time for much much cheaper than that :)

epackage
04-04-2013, 09:42 PM
ORIGINAL: botlguy

That is $49.00 too much in my opinion. They were made as trinkets and not real bottles. They do resemble some old, larger bottles in shape but for me this kind of nonsense detracts from the real deal even though they could never be mistaken by anyone who knows anything about real bottles. If you like them they can be purchased one at a time for much less.

The poisons are bringing great money on Ebay Jim for what they are..... check this link

http://www.ebay.com/dsc/Bottles-Insulators-/29797/i.html?_sadis=200&_ipg=200&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&LH_TitleDesc=1&_sticky=1&_from=R40&_ftrt=901&_sc=1&_ftrv=1&_adv=1&LH_Sold=1&_trkparms=65%253A3%257C66%253A4%257C39%253A1&_dmd=1&LH_Complete=1&_nkw=wheaton+poison&_sop=3

botlguy
04-04-2013, 09:46 PM
After thinking about it, the asking price is just over $3.00 each which probably isn't too bad but I still wouldn't give a buck for the whole bunch even if I could make money on them. I just don't like that stuff that is made strictly for a collector. Anything that is made just for that purpose leaves me COLD. I realize others like them and that is fine. I guess I should shut up and keep my opinion to myself. Well, maybe, next time.[8D]

iggyworf
04-04-2013, 09:53 PM
Thanx everybody. I value the experts opinions. I will be in their area this weekend I might just go and check them out anyway just so I can look at them. I mostly collect Pepsi And Dew bottles of all yrs. Thanx again.
Peace!

botlguy
04-04-2013, 09:55 PM
O.K., O.K., O.K., Color me STUPID ! [:o][&:][:@] What do I know? [:D] Obviously not much. I still don't like them but might be tempted to compromise my priciples for that much money. Naw, I'm not that greedy. Then again,,,,,,,,,,

iggyworf
04-04-2013, 09:59 PM
They just emailed me back and stated they think they are from the late 1800s to early 1900s. I will ask if they can send me pics of the bottoms of some of them.

epackage
04-04-2013, 10:16 PM
ORIGINAL: iggyworf

late 1800s to early 1900s.
They are NOT

iggyworf
04-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Thanx epackage, botlguy & zecritr for stearing me in the right direction. They live about an hour away from me and although I'm not a seller yet. I still don't want to get repro's or fakes. By the way my girlfriend is a coke collector and has over 200 coke bottles. Only about 6 early ones though.

coreya
04-04-2013, 10:31 PM
If those are the small 1-2" ones they are on a good day .50 each. If they are the full size they could go from $1.00 to $5.00 each and then upwards of 20 or so for the poisons. Personaly I would not give more than 2 bucks each for the full size ones and .25 each on the small ones. They are more from 1960's-1970's or so.

zecritr
04-04-2013, 10:42 PM
lol so are so NOT,they are miniature copies of bottles from those long ago days :)

iggyworf
04-04-2013, 10:53 PM
Yes they emailed me back again and stated they are all 3 inches tall. I think I will passssssssssss!