Bottles and Bottle Collecting, Paperback

Bottles and Bottle Collecting Paperback

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While the prices of most antiques have soared in recent decades, rising well beyond the price-range of the average person, bottles have remained comparatively inexpensive.

In Victorian times, our forebears packed everything from tea to hair-restorer in glass bottles that were discarded with general household refuse - with the result that, in rubbish dumps all over Britain, these bottles are waiting to be dug up, each non-machine-made bottle a collector's item that affords the collector a rare opportunity to unearth and restore their own collection.

This book describes the development of bottles of all sorts and illustrates over two hundred examples.

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