“THE BOTTLE BIBLE”
8th Edition, Bottles: Identification and Price Guide
ALL COLOR – 1500 STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS
Welcome to the fun hobby of Antique Bottle Collecting. Referred to as “The Bottle Bible”, Michael Polak’s 8th Edition, Bottles: Identification and Price Guide, published by Krause Publications/Antique Trader March 2016, has been completely revised and updated presenting 551 pages of a comprehensive, informative, and detailed Pricing and Reference guide for all Bottle collectors.
The 8th Edition continues to provide the collector with the essentials of the hobby such as “Bottles: History and Origin”, “Bottle Facts”, “Bottle Sources”, “Bottle Handling”, “Tips for the Beginning Collector”, and an extensive chapter of “Digging for Bottles”. There are 39 detailed chapters of every type of bottle including Soda, Milk, Cobalt Blue Medicine Bottles, Bitters, Medicines, Fruit Jars, Flasks, Whiskey, Miniatures, Applied Painted Label Sodas, Violin and Banjo Bottles, Jim Beam, Avon, and much more.
In order to continue making the “Bottle Bible” the most informative Bottle Pricing and Reference Guide available, besides a broad range of detailed pricing information, a special new feature has been added to the 8th Edition. There is now a full color photograph, when available, to compliment each priced line item to better assist the collector with the identification and understanding of each specific bottle.
Four New Chapters:
Ceramic Pot Lids
Revised and Updated Sections
Updated Detailed Pricing and additional Photographs for both Old and New Bottle Sections
Bottle Clubs Sections
Bibliography, Glossary of Terms, Auction Companies
Museum and Research Resources