I live in the Gold Fields region of Victoria, Australia and I'm a life long bottle fanatic. The Gold Fields history is incredibly rich and of course this makes a great place regarding old bottles from that era.
I collect Gold Fields era (1850's) stuff. I also like from 1870's -1880's. Interestingly, a lot of American bottles arrived in the 1870's when guys from the States came over to work on the railroads. Several bitters, whiskeys and medicines are found here. Later years, the early 1900's, make up a portion of my collection as well.