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    Started Marble Collecting

    Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr Just bought this book a couple of days ago, have already learned tons since. Luckily the marbles Ive purchased I haven't gotten screwed on and had a feeling they were similar to bottles. Here's another pontiled German marble I got today. Untitled by...
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    Started Marble Collecting

    So, I just lost my job because of this virus and can no longer afford bottles (as there is absolutely no social safety net in America), who knows if I ever will be able to again. So, right before I lost my job I dug up an antique "German" swirl marble in WV. I now am super stoked over marbles. I...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Seeing as I’ll probably be broke soon because of this effing virus and will lose my job; I’ve gotten into marbles. As they are largely much much cheaper than bottles, but equally as beautiful. Although I think I got screwed on my last eBay purchase. This marble was said to be an antique German...
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    Smallest Bottles You Own

    I’m not really sure, I’ve tried to figure it out. But in Korea in the late 1800s they made this exact style of bottle as well. However the bottle style with yin and yang has been around since about the mid 1650s. And you mean the Qianlong Dynasty during the mid to late 1700s correct?
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    Taking a break here

    This website isn’t bad, but all the bottle pages on Facebook are horrible. It’s all people asking, anyone know anything about this bottle and how much is it worth?!?!?!?!!!?!!!?? While they post a 1980s piece of junk without doing any external research, which is usually super easy. Most people...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Some of the better marbles I found; late 1880s-1910s German Swirls with pontils. They cleaned up beautifully. Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    While people were shoving and pushing each other over toilet paper today I went to an estate sale and got a nice pontiled 1850s Cincy ink and dug up a odd enclave of German swirl marbles this week too.
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Got both of the above bottles in the mail today and then went to the Pittsburgh Bottle Club Meeting and got a semi local hard to find small town PA Hutch. Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr The Hawaii Whiskey in epic attic mint condition The Nailsea Flask is much beefier than I expected...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Totally forgot I had even bid on this, thinking Id never win, but got a notification today my bid won. Another Hawaiian bottle. Might be my last purchase for a long time seeing as everything is going to shit in the past week. My company lost 30% of it stock worth today and with OPEC screwing...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    I was in a high end antique store today in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh and saw a bottle type I had never seen before. Took a photo and researched it via various bottle books I have. Found out it was Nailsea Glass from about 1850. I didn't buy the bottle I saw at the store but looked it up on eBay...
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    War bond milk bottle.

    That is super cool
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Also finally after three weeks got my supremely rare Holtzermanns Stomach Bitters, which to my knowledge is this certain labels only extant example. There are many other labeled examples of the Holtzermann's 4 sided cabin but all the other examples are with a dark shaded barrel. Untitled by...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    A few other bottles I've recently acquired. Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr This one was leaking and some of the 120 some odd year old concoction got on my hand. I almost vommed from the smell. I gotta take the cork out and then filter the...
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    New To My Collection (been a long time)

    Some ginger beers I have, three are from England. One I found in Canton, OH where I work. Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr Untitled by photolitherland, on Flickr And a attic mint May Drug Co bottle from about 1905 I found while taking photos in an abandoned house in the ghetto of...
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    Bunch o bottles many from Hawaii, free!

    The WC Peacock Bottle, Honolulu is awesome.

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