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Product Details

  • Series: Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide
  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ; Seventh Edition edition (September 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440232075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440232077
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author Michael Polak is known as the "Bottle King" for good reason. With more than 30 years in the hobby and with a personal collection of more than 3,000 bottles, Polak is a leading authority on bottle collecting in the United States. He has written more than 10 books on bottle collecting and has contributed numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subject. He is a member of the Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club, San Diego Antique Bottle Club, Las Vegas Bottle Club and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.


More About the Author

Michael Polak is known as the "Bottle King" for good reason. With nearly
40 years in the hobby and a personal antique bottle collection of more
than 3,000 bottles, Polak is a leading authority on bottle collecting in the
United States.

He has written more than 10 books on bottle collecting and has contributed
numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subject. He is a member of the
Los Angeles,San Diego,and the Las Vegas Bottle Clubs, International Perfume Bottle Assoc.(IPBA),and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

In addition to writing a regular column on bottles for Antique Trader magazine,Polak has also been published in Writers Digest, Scouting Magazine and Nevada Magazine, and other antique publications. He is a public speaker on the subject of antique bottles and the former Public Relations Director for the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

On March 2,2013,Mike participated in a Digging Trip on the Big Island of Hawaii in Honokaa, Hawaii.To view a video of the diging trip, go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUa-MFDuw-U

During the Memorial Day weekend (5/24-5/27/2013), Mike witnessed the excavation of Wyatt Earp's "Northern Saloon" site in Tonopah Nevada. This dig covered a five week period and resulted in finding 618 Bottles and numerous Coins, Tokens, Poker Chips. For the entire story, go to www.AntiqueTrader.com and search for the article "Dig unearths bottle treasures at Wyatt Earp's Northern Saloon in Tonopah, Nev." dated July 24, 2013.

On June 21, 2014, Mike returned to the Wyatt Earp "Northern Saloon" site in Tonopah Nevada for 2 days of digging and metal detecting. During the digging, he found 5 "Vienna Bakery - Tonopah, Nev." tokens, Circa 1905-1907.

During the August 1-3,2014 Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC)National Antique Bottle Show held in Lexington, Kentucky, Mike received the following award that reads as follows: Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors - Commends- Mike Polak - Author- First Place- 2014 BEST TRUE STORY - "Wyatt Earp's Northern Saloon and Tonopah, Nevada" - Published in the "Bottles & Extra". This is the official magazine of the FOHBC. The article was published in the November/December 2013 Issue.

Customer Reviews

This book has lots of great pictures.
Beachlvr
The book is beautifully designed, features hundreds of color images and includes a lot of great information in addition to values.
An Indy Fan
I have several bottles I wanted to look up,and this book is exactly what I needed.
Churchmouse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SS on July 3, 2013
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Wound up with a collection of antique bottles from a relative, and this book is helping us determine which ones are more valuable, and the kind of values to anticipate. Great pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Staley on April 5, 2014
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I'm new at the art of collecting bottles and wanted information. This book was easy to read and understand. Lots of photos and most inportant to me was plenty of history. I would recomend this book to any newbie in the market for bottles to collect!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KKnapstein on September 28, 2012
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Michael Polak has done a wonderful job on the 7th edition of the "Bottles Identification & Price Guide." It's packed with information for beginning collectors, advanced collectors and everyone in between. Full color, clear images are key to bottle identification, and this book is filled with 700 of them, in addition to more than 5,000 listings with values. Bottle categories include Avon, Barber, Beer, Bitters, Flasks, Jim Beam, Medicine, Perfume, Soda and many more. Indices include bottle clubs, auction houses, museum and research sources, a glossary and detailed bibliography. The "Bottles Identification & Price Guide" is a priceless addition to the Antique Trader family of collector interest titles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By An Indy Fan on August 28, 2012
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I just received my copy of author Michael Polak's Antique Trader Bottles book and it is awesome. Polak is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful authorities on bottle collecting in the country. That fact shines through the entire book, especially the first 100 pages or so in which he shares bottle history and origin, detailed advice on how to dig for bottles, determining bottle value, advice for the beginner collector and much more. For sheer fun -- and amazement -- check out the chapter on Blake and Brent Cousins, Bottle Hunters of Hawaii. Their You Tube videos are incredible and well worth looking up. The book is beautifully designed, features hundreds of color images and includes a lot of great information in addition to values. I do wish there was a little more information on Avon bottles but that is a small quibble with an otherwise solid job. Whether you are only now getting interested in bottle collecting or have been involved in the hobby a long time, I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on September 12, 2012
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Bottle expert Mike Polak's latest masterpiece is the new Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide. Filled with hundreds of new, colorful pictures and updated listings and prices, this book is a must-have if you're a bottle collector or aficionado. Even if you have only a few old bottles that you've always wondered about--what kind of bottles they are, where they came from, how old they are, and what they're worth--you'll want this book. There are great sections on how bottles are made, digging for bottles in old outhouse sites (yes, outhouses!), and the latest bottle news, plus a special section on Hawaiian bottles. You can't miss with this book.
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By Churchmouse on June 9, 2014
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I have several bottles I wanted to look up,and this book is exactly what I needed. Lots of good information.
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By Beachlvr on February 25, 2014
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I really got this book to help identify pieces of glass that I was finding on the beach. This book has lots of great pictures.
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I thought this would have a better guide to western whisky bottles--but I was disappointed. It does give a general overview of the various types of bottles --but not what I wanted.
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