Antique Bottle Appraisal Stories
Digger Odell Publications ©2010
What's my bottle worth? This is perhaps the most common question I get from people about bottles handed down through the family or ones they come across by digging for bottles buying a bottle at an antique shop, yard sale, auction or thrift shop, While the value is important, the real value is often the history behind the object. Every bottle has a context and a history. Outside of that context they simply bottles. Despite our wanting to know, the history of many bottles still remains a mystery. Here are a few of the stories behind the hundreds of bottle appraisals I have done in the last dozen years.