Characteristics of a very common antique bottle is:
- Over 500 examples known
- Held a successful product and was well distributed
All of the examples below were nationally distributed brands that are found in large numbers in the Pacific Northwest. Every town dump is sure to have these bottles in it. Most command a price of $.50 cents to $2 with the exception of the cobalt blue Bromo Seltzers which can catch $5 thanks to their attractive color.
California Fig Syrup
Fletcher’s (or Pitcher’s) Castoria
Heinz (and unembossed Catsups galore)
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire
Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound
Milk of Magnesia
Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil
Three In One Oil
W.B. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin
Hi , I am interested in what you have going on here. I too have been involved with old bottles for sometime. I collect prepro Washington beer bottles and am wondering if you have found anything of interest. Is there any one area you fancy or are you interested in just about everything? Look forward to hearing from you , Jim from Olympia
I don;t normally see these types of collections in any antique stores.