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Brewster113

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May 9, 2019
82
18
Branchton, ont. Canada
Your 100% correct Marty, there are not many young people interested in old stuff, they all want to buy from Ikea, use it and throw it away. I have a lot of stuff mostly old being I have collected for almost 50 years. The good stuff is never hard to sell, so my advice to any aspiring collector is to collect the best.
All of the mediocre stuff should just be left in the ground for the future.
Bruce
 

FreeRangeAsparagus

Well-Known Member
Aug 10, 2019
77
18
Massachusetts, USA
Your 100% correct Marty, there are not many young people interested in old stuff, they all want to buy from Ikea, use it and throw it away. I have a lot of stuff mostly old being I have collected for almost 50 years. The good stuff is never hard to sell, so my advice to any aspiring collector is to collect the best.
All of the mediocre stuff should just be left in the ground for the future.
Bruce
I am in my early twenties, I do most of the collecting but my friends and I love old bottles. There is a rise in younger folks collecting I think, thanks to some popular YouTube creators showing off the hobby. There will always be explorers and people who love digging up history, even if it takes a dip once in a while.
 

Dogo

DOGO
Apr 8, 2020
100
28
Central NJ
The Wheaton company has been around for well over a hundred years. T C Wheaton made bottles of all types, but seems to have specialized in medicines. Those bases are marked TCW
 

planeguy2

Well-Known Member
Apr 29, 2020
132
43
Here are my 2 Wheatons.
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Also,on a side note I doubt collecting will fade away. I am a younger person and a lot of my peers are collecting and are interested in history.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2020
1,492
113
New Jersey
Here is the only reproduction have. It is a clevenger flask. I bought it when I first started collecting. I did not know what Clevenger meant. Total green horn! I planned on giving it away but never did. I hate reproductions.
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chisler

Member
Feb 8, 2008
19
3
so, planeguy2, the blue one is a re imagination of the "Brookfield Baby Face" cream top milk bottle, a very popular and sought after vintage/antique milk bottle from the early days of milk bottles and it was a popular collectible of the 1960-70's bottle hobby then monstrous quantities of reproductions from various glass houses all over the world flooded the market like the one you have shown. The red one is a Wheaton..... a very prolific glass house that manufactured and might even still classic bottles for Avon and Bradleys and Alexanders and sooooo many other retailers both in catalogue and department stores in the 1960's through the 1990's and later. My Grandmother and mum, and aunties all had them and you will find dozens to hundreds if you spend a day in summer trolling the yard and garage sale circuits in any town
 

Dogo

DOGO
Apr 8, 2020
100
28
Central NJ
Is there a CB mark on the bottom? Those Clevengers can be collectibles on their own merits.
The unmarked (with CB) are the ones actually blown by the Clevenger brothers. The marked ones were blown after Travis bought the glassworks.
 

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