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sunrunner
05-27-2014, 08:04 AM
iv notices lately a lot of new people coming on the forum,that fined a bottle,and just ask how much its worth.It wood be nice if some of them wood be truly interested in its history or who made it.Just an observation.

Karikeller11
05-27-2014, 08:23 AM
I am sure there are others like me that constantly read the post on here and enjoy learning all we can. I personally don't have the older bottles that would spark any interest here, but I am not giving up!

cowseatmaize
05-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Sure, who isn't interested in value. It's been a question as long as I've been on this site and as long as I've been alive for that matter. I don't see any big push on the question lately but with all the internet stories of bottles being sold for 10's of thousands of dollars I'm sure it will.

I am sure there are others like me that constantly read the post on here and enjoy learning all we can. ..... but I am not giving up! That's the attitude!!!! Something will come with that thinking.

botlguy
05-27-2014, 11:43 AM
I agree with all these posts and while I prefer that folks get as interested in old bottles to the extend I am, tough act to follow, we should maintain our "to each his own" attitude and help as much as we can. Who knows when our input will spark a genuine interest in the rest of what the hobby has to offer. I too sometimes refer to them as "One Post Wonders".

DeepDown
05-27-2014, 02:41 PM
Usually if a person joins a club or a Forum for something. Means they have interest in what they taking effort to join. Means it appealing to them. And with anything you collect. Money has a big part. Takes money to buy new things for collection. Takes money to get gas to go out and find new things or even to store the stuff. Most people who collect things Have buy, sell, trade etc... all ways trying to improve their collection. Well unless you won Lottery or have Maybe Bill Gates as a dad... But I haven't met those people yet. -- And most people like collecting things with Value. Know they can sell now or later down the road. Haven't met anyone who like collecting Bills... If you know of anyone who does. Let me know.. I have plenty of bills they can have..lol I like collecting things.. I have many collections.. I'm all ways having to sell stuff to make room and so I can more things I like.. I like many of things.. Bottle and old glass lately is just one of many thing I collecting at moment..

2find4me
05-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Sunrunner, can you spell anything right? [:D] I sometimes have my gramar porblems to... lol

OsiaBoyce
05-27-2014, 06:46 PM
I've that also..........................those things also. Being 'How much is this worth' and sunrunner just can't spell? Both equally annoying. No...............it's the crappy,junk bottles I've been seeing here for the longest. I guess I just long for the bygone days when we had stuff here on ABN to look at and interesting people to talk with. Not some kid to lazy to look up information, just comes here w/ a $2.00 or less bottle and "What's the value?" Deep, do you collect or accumulate............................meaning do you specialize in a type of glass of pick up just whatever you find?

OsiaBoyce
05-27-2014, 06:46 PM
I've that also..........................those things also. Being 'How much is this worth' and sunrunner just can't spell? Both equally annoying. No...............it's the crappy,junk bottles I've been seeing here for the longest. I guess I just long for the bygone days when we had stuff here on ABN to look at and interesting people to talk with. Not some kid to lazy to look up information, just comes here w/ a $2.00 or less bottle and "What's the value?" Deep, do you collect or accumulate............................meaning do you specialize in a type of glass of pick up just whatever you find?

TJSJHART
05-27-2014, 07:21 PM
I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE WHO ASK ABOUT VALUE ON BOTTLES , ONE TIME POSTERS, ARE BEGINING COLLECTOR OR JUST GOT LUCKY AND FOUND THEM GIVING THEM WHAT WE THINK THE VALUE IS HELPFUL AND JUST PLAIN NICE . I'M I RIGHT ?

joesmarbles
05-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Sunrunner, so many people are trying to get a few extra dollars, they are searching for any avenue that can provide them with what they need. No shame in this! As a picker since the 1970's we all jump from category to category according to what the trend is for today, gold,silver,collectible coins,antiques etc. I have been very lucky in that I bought coins cheap in the sixties and seventies, antiques in the seventies and eighties and marbles in the eighties and nineties. I was very lucky to sell at the top of these markets. To me anyone searching for those few extra dollars they need is wonderful, beats the hell out of the FSA!!!!!!!.....Joe McDonough

DeepDown
05-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Osia - " Deep, do you collect or accumulate............................meaning do you specialize in a type of glass of pick up just whatever you find?" Little bit of both in a sense.... I'll accumulate if it something I know others are collecting or think the odds are good I can sell it or if going help me sell some of my other items I have too much of (best example of coke coolers got many of those. should help with the right era bottles inside - Same with Milk Bins)... But selective.. I can tell a good item from bad item and don't even have to know tons about it. I used to avoid glass. knew nothing about. Hate very fragile items. Until (1 - 2 months ago) walking in woods and found the Mason 1858 Pat jars... Took home and washed and set in front of window. And those looked so cool.. Next day found the purple Mason jar (looks similar to 3l sytle shape) and some 3l's and common ones... Looked them up, Realize people collect those 3L's colored ones. And women buy the common green 1910-20 ones. I like my Pat ones and my old Boyds one for my lighted cabinets. ---- But that got me looking around for more glass... Then found good bottle spots..I collect old 1800's stuff that looks cool when in the lighted cabinet. -- all early 1900 stuff it looks cool and emblossed and think it will sell. I'll keep a few of each... I can all ways get more.. I just stash my piles in the woods. But stuff I kept for myself been 1900 and earlier... Mostly I kept to re-sale been 1930 and earlier and selective on looks and types. only very few later to put with other stuff I sell, make look better and few 3liter & 2 litter soda bottles if look nice or odd local ones... Stuff I pretty sure I can sell. For 2 months of starting... I think I got descent collection going... I got few hundred 1800's washed.. but many have chips... tons more to wash. Been slow on that part.. Hard part is the learning about the dates... been getting the crash course figuring out years and what everything called.. Furture , more specific i'll get... Gotta start somewhere. I think I got a good start.

cowseatmaize
05-27-2014, 11:29 PM
I voted Joe for best answer, it's all to true.The thing that bothers me is the posters that want "mind readers" to determine something. You know, next to no description and no picture. That or a lousy picture your suppose to be able to read what's embossed on it.Do a little typing and focus your camera, will, ya![:'(]

Karikeller11
05-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Sunrunner, can you spell anything right? I sometimes have my gramar porblems to... lol

Thank you for the good laugh!!

Everyone has their reasons, for example, I have never sold a bottle. I am happy to give someone a bottle if they are new and want to learn or share if I have more than one, truth is, I have even shared when I only had one of a particular type, but have never done this for the money. People have asked me if they are valuable and I always say Bottles are not necessarily valuable but what they represent to me is invaluable.
I love how the feel, the thickness of the glass, the workmanship that was put into making them and then think about the time when someone actually used what was in them and never gave a thought to the bottle itself. It fascinates me.

joesmarbles
05-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Thanks Eric, I have been flat broke after a broken marriage and three kids to support, I know what it is like to search for pennies in the street. So I give all the credit in the world to those who are trying their best to make it and not being a porch potatoe living off the backs of hard working people.....Joe

RICKJJ59W
05-28-2014, 06:55 PM
iv notices lately a lot of new people coming on the forum,that fined a bottle,and just ask how much its worth.It wood be nice if some of them wood be truly interested in its history or who made it.Just an observation.


That has been going on for years and years on ABN nothing new

mctaggart67
05-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Asking for values doesn't bother me, except when it's done with a lack of manners. I get a fair number of people emailing me for appraisals. I give them freely, but seldom get a thanks. I guess I'm just optimistic and prefer to share, but, man, it burns me sometimes. Seriously, how difficult is it to say, "Please could somebody tell me the value?" and, "Thanks for taking the time to respond."?

botlguy
05-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Asking for values doesn't bother me, except when it's done with a lack of manners. I get a fair number of people emailing me for appraisals. I give them freely, but seldom get a thanks. I guess I'm just optimistic and prefer to share, but, man, it burns me sometimes. Seriously, how difficult is it to say, "Please could somebody tell me the value?" and, "Thanks for taking the time to respond."?

Amen to that Brother!

antlerman23
06-03-2014, 01:21 AM
I rarely ask for a value, because it doesn't really matter to me personally. I have asked the question before, but only to gauge if a trade I am making is a good deal, or if I have a good bottle and want to know how good it really is. that's another thing. There is a rare local squat that I really want that is worth right around $150, $200. I could have $300, and not be able to get the bottle, just because people would rather trade than sell. and I love that. A bottle for a bottle, not for gas money or new sunglasses or whatever. But to the people who want to know value, that is perfectly fine. It is a valid question, and one that is pretty important in this day and age. but please, for the love of god, be nice when we tell you what your screw top 1940s ketchup bottle is worth.

RED Matthews
06-07-2014, 03:37 PM
OK - I have collected glass products for 77 years now. The first ones were telephone insulators.The the first bottle was a milk. Since then I have somewhere in the neighbor hood of 1500 examples of old glass items. I have worked in the glass making industry as a development and applications engineer and mold metal sales man for a total of about 40 years. I also traveled to over half the worlds glass industry locations to sell special metals that would improve glass production quality and at reduced cost because of durable life performance. It has been a great life for me! Now at the age of 85 - I guess I should slow down on glass - my better half is tired of it. I guess I can't though. RED M.

Robby Raccoon
06-17-2014, 09:59 AM
People have asked me if they are valuable and I always say Bottles are not necessarily valuable but what they represent to me is invaluable.


That's what I say! *Highpaw*

RED Matthews
06-21-2014, 04:42 PM
So for what itmis worth! I haven't bought or sought historical flasks or any glass that was beyond a hundred bucks. I have collected glass to study and learn how to identify how it was made. It is the mechanics of how the mader accomplished his goals - that I want to know and so I can respect their work. RED Matthews

RED Matthews
07-14-2014, 04:33 PM
Yesterday I found three pieces of glass bar stock sticks, about three inches segments and a half inch in diameter. I forgot that I had them - and I have no idea of what they were used for - and I don't remember where they came from, but I think they were sent to me by a guy named 'Ben' from Connecticut. I haven't any idea of their purpose or who made them.I also was thinking last night about watching electric light bulbs being made on a machine where the glass was lifted by vacuum up into the molds. Also last night I was looking at a six foot glass cane I have on the wall here in NY, and thinking about how it could migrate to Florida this fall. Each and every glass item tickles my thought system. RED M.

sunrunner
07-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Spirit Bear you win! And for my spelling difficulties? I have a neurological impairment which makes it difficult to recognize letters.sorry.

sunrunner
07-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Spirit Bear you win! And as for my poor spelling.I have a neurological impairment which makes it difficult to recognize misspelled words.sorry.

sandchip
07-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Spirit Bear you win! And as for my poor spelling.I have a neurological impairment which makes it difficult to recognize misspelled words.sorry.


Point well taken, Sun. Your apology is not necessary, however, we may need your forgiveness.

sunrunner
07-19-2014, 09:49 PM
its ok.

RED Matthews
07-25-2014, 01:05 PM
I have had the advantage of finding an early book on glass collecting by DR. Larry Freeman. And it brought to mind a list of glass items that I have kept for in my blog homepage. There are always new ones to add: Glass bell covers for spring garden plant protection; Early glass light bulbs; Glass fish net floats and line bobbers; Glass minnow traps, fly traps, mouse traps, and furniture or piano caster cups. - there are lots of them. RED M.

RED Matthews
08-02-2014, 02:21 PM
I seriously want to buy each of the two books covering antique bottles that Dr. Larry Freeman wrote about Antique Bottles. i would at least like to borrow them for a couple years because of a bottler mystery solution I am working on. At 85 now, I will have a hard time,lasting more tan the two years, I haven't been able to find them from book seller companies, yet. RED Matthews.