American Bottle Auctions

We are excited to be presenting part 1 of the Mel Hammer collection of antique bottles starting today, December 10th and ending on December 19th. We’ve sent out the catalogs and you should have one by now, the auction can be accessed by clicking on the link below. You might refresh your page to make sure you have the most up to date version. As we like to say, we have something for every collector and it’s never been truer in presenting this spectacular collection. Mel was a consummate collector of early Gold Rush type bottles which included schnapps, sarsaparilla, and gin. The diversity of his collection is more than we had ever thought possible, a myriad of colors and variants exceeds even the most ardent early “squares,” collection. But it doesn’t stop with squares, in addition Mel put together a first-class collection of western bitters, some western whiskeys and a generous selection of inkwells in both umbrella and teakettle styles with even more to go.

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American Glass Gallery

Auction #30 open for bidding!

Welcome to American Glass Gallery’s Auction #30. This sale includes 280 Lots of quality items including Historical Flasks, Spirits and Whiskeys, a select grouping of Giant Case Bottles, Rare and Exceptional Bitters, Choice colored and aqua Pontiled Medicines, Sodas, Mineral Waters, Inkwells, and Much More!

In addition, this sale will also include the Doug Allinger collection of Midwest Blown and Pattern Molded Bottles; a wonderful grouping of scarce and rare Pickle Jars, a diverse selection of early Blown Glass including ancient Roman glass, and numerous other items of interest. Link to the Auction

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Coming to auction after Doug Alliger’s passing

Our condolences to the family & friends of Doug Alliger (link to obituary)on his passing on Feb 1, 2021. Doug was a former member of the OBC and avid collector in many areas. His wife wanted you to know that The American Glass gallery has been assigned his whole collection for action in November.  Doug had a collection which include two 27 swirl Zanesville , hand blown bottles like the one in the New York Museum of Art, an apple demi john  early 1900  plus earlier hand blown demi johns , three miniature 3inch high and one inch wide  hand blown bottles very small and unique and one prized purchase from John was  a rare amber round  milk bowl maybe 5 inches high and 4 inches wide. The collection also included colorful documented witch balls. A link will follow when available.

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Great Ohio Bitters

American Life Bitters

On display is one of the great figural cabin bitters that has a curved roof rather than an angular roof like most cabin bitters. The American Life Bitters is pretty tough to obtain in either the Tiffin, Ohio, or Omaha, Nebraska variants. Our Tiffin, Ohio museum example is one of a few examples. Link to the history at FOHBC Virtual Museum.

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Washington Spring Mineral Water Bottle

The Washington Spring bottle from Ballston Spa, N.Y., with the pictorial George Washington embossing, is an exciting and historically significant bottle cherished by collectors as Washington actually visited the region and the springs. See in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Spring & Mineral Water Gallery. The bottle is an image donation from Ohio Bottle Club member Dave Merker. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the historical notes.

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