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 (email@example.com) 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.