Rare Antique Bottles - Glass Discoveries Auction Catalogs Are Collectible Info Resources

Whenever Glass Discoveries runs an antique bottles and insulators auction, you will want to get over to the glassdiscoveries.com website and view the online catalog.

You will see some beautiful color and rare bottles and insulators -- all presented with huge excellent photos and good descriptions. You can view all the items online now, and only need to register to bid.

Even though the auction is viewable online, with wonderful pix of each item, there is just something about sitting down with an old-fashioned printed catalog, and getting lost in there... dreaming, wishing...

I received my hard-copy color catalog the other day, and besides the wonderful rare bottles it contains a wealth of information. It is obviously a labor of love by Ray and Meri Lynn Klingensmith -- my words can't do it justice.

They have basically written a collector's reference book, illustrated with vintage photos, patent applications, and huge color photos of the rarities they have up for auction right now.

You owe it to yourself to order the new catalog - it will become a collectors item itself, and is already a valuable information resource. There is more information and photos in the printed catalog than there is online. Online you will see a great view of each of the lots, but you won't get the added history, and ephemera illustrations that make the printed catalogs such gems.

Over the years, a collection of these catalogs will provide hours of enjoyment, and be an amazing info and photo archive for the bottle collecting hobby.

Below are a few of pix from one of their previous auction catalogs (#60), which will give you an idea of what I am talking about. I chose some fruit jar pics, which while not terribly exciting color-wise, let you see that there is some interesting historical ephemera/info presented to go along with them. Please believe me that there are many more colorful pages -- you should see the cobalt blue poisons! These catalogs are works of art. You will not be disappointed.

Click the pix to enlarge --

I don't think I've shown you how much info is in the Glass Discoveries Auction catalogs -- so here are a few more pix.

Here's a Jenny Lind flask with a wonderful picture of illustration of the famous singer:

Here's a Flora Temple bottle, with another neat illustration and history:

Here's a gorgeous Indian Bitters bottle, with:

And here's a Cadiz fruit jar, with info about the Cadiz Glass Company:

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