Dating identifying glass perfume scent bottle decanter
There are twelve important factors that determine the value of any antique bottle.Any one of these factors is frequently not sufficient in and of itself to make a bottle valuable.
Recently milk bottles and painted label soda bottles, both of which were made after the turn of the century, have become collectible because there is a good supply of these items and there is great variety of both types of bottles.For example, a scarce medicine like Tom's Russian Liniment, most often is seen in aqua, is occasionally found in a rich dark olive green which sells for ten times the price of the aqua bottle.Even common bottles in a rare color valiant will be in greater demand and worth more. Basically, if a bottle has this type of appeal it will have value.Embossing adds more to the value when it identifies the product, the manufacturer, a patent or other date, the maker, proprietor, state, city, or other pertinent information.Frequently, a bottle that can be attributed to a certain geographical region and has a product a name and/or the maker's name, will be more valuable than a similar one with only a product name. If the embossing is only on the sides and not visible from the front view the bottle will be less desirable.