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    New to Bottle Collecting and found some today! Need advise....

    Good evening......new to bottle collecting and picked up my first three at an estate sale today. Anything you can tell me about them would be great. I’ve been hesitant to purchase due to the number of fakes floating around. Thanks in advance!

    The first says old sachim bitters and wigwam tonic

    The second says 1872 Doyle hop bitters.

    The third says 1860 plantation x bitters.
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    In my opinion three excellent bottles to start a collection with!!
    For more information on each I would strongly recommend checking out the following links.


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    https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2012...-wigwam-tonic/


    https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2014...rochester-n-y/


    https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2012...ation-bitters/

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    Is this the same bottle that I have?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Ame...ty!89129!US!-1

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    It is the same type of bottle but take that price with a very large pinch of salt, way overpriced for one of the commoner varieties.
    In my view many of the bottle put up by that particular vendor are well over the top pricewise.
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    Below are links to three reputable auction houses, view their back catalogues for a realistic view of the prices being paid.
    You must also remember they are generally putting out top end bottles and commoner types or variations can be bought much more cheaply.
    If you can, get along to some shows to get a really good overview of prices and join a club if there is one local to you.
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    Generally speaking the value of antique bottles, as is the case in many other fields of collecting, will be
    determined by rarity tempered with variation of type, colour, condition and desirability.
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    Not all rare bottles have 'eye appeal' so may be cheaper than a more common bottle that has that eye appeal desirability.


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    https://americanglassgallery.com/auctions/past-auction


    http://www.glswrk-auction.com/


    https://www.hecklerauction.com/auctions/past/

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    Sounds great, thank you! Do you think the ones I purchased are real?

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    Also, they had other glass but they werenít labeled, what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffsteph803 View Post
    Sounds great, thank you! Do you think the ones I purchased are real?

    Yes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffsteph803 View Post
    Also, they had other glass but they werenít labeled, what do you think?

    It looks interesting but you would need to provide clear images of the lip and base.
    It would also probably need someone with much more expertise in early American glass than I have to give an opinion.


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    Those are some beautiful bottles you've got there! A far better start to a collection than most get. The fourth bottle looks interesting, it doesn't look like anything I see turning up often but just based off what you found together with it it's certainly got good potential to be something special. I think it's some sort of decanter, rather than something that a product would have been sold in.

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    What do you believe the value of the three bottles I bought are?



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