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...located in the beautiful High Desert of Eastern Oregon


Pint "scroll" flasks in rare colors - American, ca. 1845-1860

Northeastern Nevada High Desert Scene (near Montell0) - September 2009

A few pictures of the bottles from the collection.


From left to right above
San Francisco Glass Works
quart wax seal fruit jar (1870-1880), Web's A No. 1 Tonic with label & contents (1900-1910), and quart Washington - Taylor flask (GI-37) in stunning emerald green (1860-1870).


Lindsey's Blood Searcher variations - 5 distinct proprietary molds spanning 50 years.
(Listed age ranges are approximate.)




My eBay page - This takes you to my eBay based webpage.
American Bottle Auctions - The West's only bottle auction house.
Historic Glasshouse Website - Great bottle information and bottles for sale site.
Jeff & Holly's Bottle Page - Website of one of the best antique bottle e-Sellers.
Antique-Bottles.net - THE website for antique bottle inter-collector communications.
Antique Bottles of Baltimore - Name describes it all.  Nice site.
Cape May County Bottle Collectors (NJ) - Ed & Mark Runyon's site about that county's bottles (and more).
Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors Home Page
BottleAuction.com - A great source of quality bottles from a quality place.
www.bottlemysteries.com - A new website by Red Matthews on bottles.

Old Sachem Bitters and Wigwam Tonic barrels in an array of colors.

For general questions about bottle manufacturing, age, type, and a wealth of other historic bottle related information consider visiting the...

Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website

This is a comprehensive website devoted to the identification of American made bottles produced between 1800 and 1950s.  This new web based resource was created by the author of this High Desert Antique Bottle & Medicinal Tonic Website in a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (my ex- employer; I'm now retired) and the Society for Historical Archaeology.  It is intended to be a tool for bottle collectors, archaeologists, and the general public in identifying the type and approximate age of just about any bottle made in the U.S. or Canada during the period listed. 

Even in its not quite (but very close) complete form the site contains a wealth of information that can help answer many of the bottle questions a viewer of may have.

Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website


Crater Lake National Park - first snowfall in late October 2005 (Photo by website author)


Hildebrandt, Posner & Co.
Pint flask & cylinder "fifth"
San Francisco, CA. - 1880s
Lindsey's Blood Searcher
Light blue-green with red iron pontil
Hollidaysburg, PA. - 1850-1860


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