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When a brilliant and rare flask sold at auction for a record $176,670 a few years ago, a secret was unearthed - bottles are true buried treasures. Discover for yourself what veteran bottle hunters have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking bottles. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in this easy-to-follow and indispensable pocket guide.
- The most popular bottles, including flask, whiskey, poison, and ink
- The hot spots for picking bottles, from flea markets to thrift stores
- Where and how to dig for bottles
- How to price and evaluate bottles
About the Author
Michael Polak is known as the "Bottle King" for good reason. With nearly 40 years in the hobby and with a personal collection of more than 3,000 bottles, Polak is a leading authority on bottle collecting in the United States.He has written more than 11 books on bottle collecting, including Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide, and has contributed numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subject. He is a member of the Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club, San Diego Antique Bottle Club, Las Vegas Bottle Club, and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.