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To clean or not to clean, that is the question.

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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It depends on the buyer. Some collectors like them pristine looking while others like the natural look. Personally speaking, I prefer them in a natural state, of course I hand clean them the best I can and that's it. Historical objects are never found with the just out of the factory look. Just my taste.
 

JarDoctor

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Sep 16, 2004
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90+% want clean bottles even in cheaper ones. The original state was not stained or etched. And, cleaned bottles/any antique glass brings a higher price. Very few want to display dirty, stained bottles.
 

APOTHEHUTCH

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In my opinion tumbling destroys the bottle. It removes glass & turns the bottle into something it never was...Some people choose art over history & would rather have that shiny bottle in the window. Some people don't care about stain & want the bottle to have all the glass it was born with.
 

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