Kreeger's Antique Bottle Market

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Welcome to Kreeger's Antique Bottle Marketplace!

This site was created in 1998 by Danielle Kreeger to sell, trade and buy early American utilitarian glassware.  You'll find a list of items for sale and a description of the types of bottles I buy (see to the right).

My focus is on quality hand blown bottles that are priced within reach of most collectors. The catalog auction houses do a fabulous job of handling high-end bottles. eBay takes care of the low end stuff, and the nicer items are usually grossly overpriced.

I started digging and collecting antique bottles in 1969 when I lived on a farm. Over the past 30+ years, I've dug over 700 privies. I buy, trade and sell to support my collecting habit. Today, my main interests are pontiled sodas, mineral waters and beers from Philadelphia (see pics below), although there are other categories that catch my eye too.

Thanks for visiting my site and please check back for updates.


Sellers - If you have embossed hand blown bottles from before 1900, please contact me if you're interested in selling. It can be a few good bottles or a large collection. Simply text group pics to my cell, 610-329-0055.

Please note that I'm NOT interested in any machine made bottles. I get many calls, texts and emails every day from people who have newer bottles that frankly have little to no collector value. I don't mean to be rude, but I can't respond to all messages

Here are the three GOOD attributes of a collectible bottle :

  • Hand blown (seam stops on neck)
  • Embossed business names or product descriptions on sides or shoulders
  • Pontil scarred bottoms

Here are the three BAD attributes, meaning little interest by most collectors:

  • Machine made (seam goes to top of lip)
  • Screw tops
  • No embossed (or labels) with product or business descriptions

There are exceptions of course, and it can be difficult to discern modern reproductions that might be pontil scarred and hand blown. If in doubt, feel free to send me pics.

Pictures of singles or groups can be sent to either my email ( or texted to my phone (610-329-0055). 

Construction Crews: Please contact me if you have finds from work sites to sell. Simply text pix to my phone:610-329-0055. If you have active work sites in the Philly area, let me know if you need expert help finishing pits. The best stuff is at the bottom. I have safely dug >700 privies up to 38 feet deep, and I have the best safety equipment and diggers.

Property Owners: If you have an older house (pre-1890) and would like help finding and excavating the privy, drop me a line.

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