Place your bid for your favorite bottles. Some bidding (like eBay) is done completely on-line. Because the price of a bottle varies greatly depending upon its condition (e.g. cracks, chips) and color, use caution when bidding on bottles - especially if you don't have a clear picture to review. Some auctions will offer buyer satisfication guarantee, which helps you bid with more confidence. While bargains can often be found, bidding wars can also inflate the normal market value of a bottle.
Here are short-cuts to the auction info on this page:
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Another way to find bottles at eBay is by Searching for one of the following words in the "title" line: bottle, medicine, cure, warner, bitters, flask, ink bottle, inkwell, poison, barber bottle, apothecary, pontil, tradecard, trade card, adcard, jar, coke bottle, coca cola bottle, coca-cola bottle, pepsi bottle, pepsi-cola bottle, fruit jar, or glass. Note you can use "*" as wildcard search character so that "ink*" would find "ink", "inks", and "inkwells".
Guarantee: Bidders at eBay should insist on a "Buyer Satisfaction Guarantee" from the seller BEFORE bidding on items. Having that guarantee will help you bid with confidence.
Reserves: Bidders at eBay dislike it when sellers place a reserve
minimum price on items for auction.
Reserves should not really be necessary at eBay since things will usually
sell for their current market value.
Bidders don't like wasting their precious time placing bids on items with
a reserve price unless they know they have a serious chance of winning
the item. Enough said.
Check out Reggie's About Me page at eBay.
Charles Moore renamed/moved his gallery in August 1997 to:
Excelsior GalleryOne bidder has reported that they finally received the bottle they ordered in Charles Moore Auction #88. Sounds like they are on the long road to recovery.
4223 North Marshall Way, Suite 2
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(602) 945-2300, (602) 945-2328 fax
a subsidiary of MGM Galleries, Ltd.
Read Dec 1998 article in Maine Antique Digest about indictment of Charles Moore.
The Auction Price Report is a great bottle price reference guide for auctions.
See Phil Culhane's remarks about auctions.
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