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Useful books that Reggie has in his library for cataloging/pricing antique bottles. Arranged in order of importance to Reggie's collecting interests. A few of these have been marked "For Sale", but the rest are keepers for now. Some have links to other places where you can order the book.

  1. The Auction Price Report 1997

  2. Kovels' Bottles Price List - 10th Edition (1996).

  3. Ink Bottles and Ink Wells by William E. Covill, Jr., 1st edition 1971, published by William Sullwold. This copy is signed by the author. Is in used condition with a frayed corner but all pages intact. This book is the de-facto standard for ink bottles. This book is also out-of-print and very hard to find a copy - usually sells in the $150-250 range.

  4. Old Inks by Lavina Nelson and Martha Hurley, copyright 1967, reprinted 1971, excellent condition with price guide.

  5. American Bottles and Flasks and Their Ancestry by Helen McKearin and Kenneth M. Wilson, 1st edition, published 1978 by Crown Publishers, New York. The acknowledged bible for flask collectors. This book is out of print and can only be bought used from a collector willing to part with it - usually sells for $100-250.

  6. Sam Greer Medicine Bottles is a 1989 Harmer Rooke Galleries auction price guide (with prices realized) of the 1820 lots of early American medicine bottles (most pontilled) sold from the Samuel J. Greer Collection. All picture in B&W except for color pictures of all colored bottles. It is generally believed that this collection of Dr Greer's covers at least 70% of all known pontilled medicines.
    May be able to buy this book (if copies still remain) from John Brandt Email:

  7. Watt White Collection 1996/97 Auction Catalog with 453 lots of ink bottles from the Watt White Collection. Hard bound book with color pictures.

  8. Digger Odell's Office Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine Price Guide - Volume 4 INKS by John "Digger" Odell. Great pictures of some great inks. Probably the nicest ink guide that you can buy that is still in print.

  9. PEPSI : COLA Bottles Collectors Guide in full color by James C. Ayers. The definitive guide for Pepsi bottles and an excellent example of how a bottle book should be done. Color plate of every bottle and a price guide. Can order from RJM Enterprises.

  10. Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham. The bible for Bitters collectors. See ordering info.

  11. Poison Bottle Workbook - volumes I and II by Rudy Kuhn.

  12. Savannah Sodas - An Illustrated List

  13. A Collector's Guide to PATENT AND PROPRIETARY MEDICINE BOTTLES of the Nineteenth Century by Joseph K. Baldwin, Copyright 1973, first edition, hardbound with original dust jacket, A comprehensive listing of over 4,000 bottles with more than 800 B&W illustrations, also has price guide addendum, excellent condition with tear to dust jacket and a few light water stains but otherwise looks about new. SOLD

  14. The Great Patent Medicine Era; Or Without Benefit of Doctor by Adelaide Hechtlinger, 1970, 248 pages with with some full color and many twotone copies of old patent medicine ads and posters, ex library book with dust jacket.

  15. The Collector's Guide to Old Fruit Jars - RED BOOK No. 8 by Douglas M. Leybourne Jr.

  16. Bill Agee's Cure Books
    1. Collecting The Cures 1969 2nd edition.
    2. Collecting All Cures 1973 1st edition has bottles not listed in the first book.

  17. Western Blob Top Soda And Mineral Water Bottles by Peck & Audie Markota, 1971, good condition.

  18. John DeGrafft's American Sarsaparilla Bottles.

  19. It's a Sarsaparilla by Art and Jewel Umberger, 1968, signed by authors, excellent condition. SOLD.

  20. Donald Tucker's Collector's Guide to the Saratoga Type Mineral Water Bottles.

  21. The Illustrated Guide to The Collectibles of Coca-Cola by Cecil Munsey, Copyright 1972, 1st edition, hard bound with dust jacket, excellent condition.

  22. Bottle Collecting in America by John P. Adams, 1971, very good condition.

  23. Glenn Poch's The Collector's Guide to Bitters Bottles A to Z.

  24. The Official Price Guide Bottles by Jim Megura.

  25. Victorian Tradecards by Dave Cheadle. Trade cards make a great go-with for your bottles.

  26. Advertising Trade Cards New by John M. Kaduck, First Edition 1976, soft cover, very good condition.

  27. Collectors Guide To Advertising Cards by Jim & Cathy McQuary, 1975, soft cover, very good condition.

  28. BOTTLES, FLASKS, and DR. DYOTT 1970 by Helen McKearin, excellent condition with original dust jacket, For Sale $25.

  29. American Glass 15th Edition 1963 by George S. and Helen McKearin, published by Crown Publishers. For Sale
    Has great section on Historical Flasks with figures/tables that allows identifying flasks per McKearin guidelines. Hard to find since it's out of print.
    Worn used book, missing the dust jacket, but not damaged. For Sale $40.

  30. American Glass From the pages of ANTIQUES (the magazine), For Sale
    Two Volumes in One, Volume 1: Blown and Molded, Volume 2: Pressed and Cut, copyright 1974 by The Pyne Press. Out of print.
    For Sale $30.

  31. Warner's Reference Guide For Sale by Ed Ojea and Jack Stecher, with 1999-2000 pricing, 1st edition. Signed by Stecher. For Sale $20.

  32. Warner's Reference Guide by Ed Ojea and Jack Stecher, with 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 pricing, 1st edition. Signed by Stecher, Ayers, Kyle, and Ojea.

  33. H.H. WARNER / HIS COMPANY & HIS BOTTLES by Michael W. Seeliger. Paperback booklet with 36 pages that include sketches of each Warner's bottle and great descriptions and history. Out of print.

  34. Flasche Bottle und Bouteille by Rainer Kosler, 1998 with English translation guide. Can order your own copy from the book page

  35. Digger Odell's Office Antique Bottle and Glass Collector Magazine Price Guide - Volume 3 FLASKS by John "Digger" Odell. Good for seeing actual photos of flasks, but McKearin Flask book is better for identification and Auction Price Report is better for pricing.

  36. Poison Bottles Collectors Guide, Vol 1 by Roger Durflinger. This book is out of print.

  37. Baltimore Bottle Book 1st edition copyright 1998. Available thru the Baltimore Bottle Club.

  38. SC Dispensary Bottle Price List by Matt Bramblett

  39. Old Owl Drug Bottles & Others by Al & Margaret Jensen.
    Have the 1967 1st edition and 1968 revision.


  41. Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces - 19th Century Food in Glass by Betty Zumwalt. Copyright 1980. First Edition. New condition - hard cover with plastic-line dust jacket.

  42. The Golden Age of Quackery by Stewart H. Holbrook Copyright 1959, First Edition. 302 pages. Plastic-lined dust jacket. Excellent condition.

  43. White House - The Collection of Charles Perry

  44. A Treasury of American Bottles by William C. Ketchum, Jr, copyright 1975, 222 pages with lots of color and B&W photos, hard cover with dust jacket, excellent condition.

  45. Collecting Bottles for Fun and Profit by William C. Ketchum, Jr., copyright 1985, soft cover, 96 pages, many color pictures of great and interesting bottles. excellent condition.

  46. One For A Man, Two For A Horse by Gerald Carson, 1961, hard cover with original dust jacket, excellent condition.

  47. The Mad Old Ads by Dick Sutphen, 1st edition copyright 1966. Mylar protected dust jacket, excellent condition.

  48. Bottle Rush U.S.A. by Lynn Blumenstein, copyright 1966 with 1971 price list. Very good condition.

  49. The Past in Glass by Pat & Bob Ferraro, 1964, signed by authors, good condition.

  50. A Bottle Collector's Book by Pat & Bob Ferraro, 1966, very good condition.

  51. 1200 Bottles Priced - A Price Guide, Catalogue, and Classification System by John C. Tibbitts, first printing 1964, signed by author, very good condition.

  52. Dictionary of Soda & Mineral Water Bottles by John C. Fountain & Donald Colcleaser, 1968 1st edition, excellent condition.

  53. Dictionary of Spirits and Whiskey Bottles by John C. Fountain & Donald Colcleaser, 1971 edition, very good condition.

  54. Dictionary of Spirits and Whiskey Bottles by John C. Fountain & Donald Colcleaser, 1970 edition, good condition with some separation of front cover. For Sale $15.

  55. Redigging the West "for old time bottles" by Lynn Blumenstein, revised edition 1965, also includes 1971 revised price list.

  56. Old Time Bottles by Lynn Blumenstein, Dec 1963 first printing, very good condition.

  57. Old Bottles and Ghost Towns by Adele Reed, 1974 printing, very good condition.

  58. The Bottles, Breweriana, and Advertising Jugs of Minnesota 1850-1920 by Ron Feldhaus. Brand new condition.

  59. A Guide For Insulator Collectors with Prices Volumes I and II, by John C. Tibbitts, Volume I 6th printing 1970, Volume II 4th printing 1970, both in excellent condition.

  60. Bottle Pricing Guide - 3rd Edition (1996) by Hugh Cleveland. For Sale
    For Sale $5.

  61. Bottles Identification and Price Guide 1st edition 1994 by Michael Polak from the Confident Collector Series.

  62. Colored Glass New by Derek C. Davis & Keith Middlemas, 1968, hard cover with original dust jacket, excellent condition.

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