Conversely, a flask found in the dark cobalt color could fetch thousands of dollars.
In addition to the rarity of the color in a glass bottle, the condition matters in the valuing of the bottle.
Collectors seek out the most prized bottle design – the mouth-blown bottles which were created by humans and not machines.
These bottles are both very much desired and also a rare find. While rare marks, typography, and bottle design count towards value, it is the condition of the bottles which matters significantly.
Due to the enormous amount of bottle types and designs available, it is impossible to cover every single aspect of the history of bottles.
Notably, it is the most sought-after collectibles which are the focus of many collectors.
Bottle collecting has long been a hobby and even a passion for serious collectors.
Many of the most desired bottles have historical significance and all tell a tale of years gone by.
There are bottle experts available both online and off to help amateur collectors confirm a date or design.
Bottle collecting organizations like The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and general collecting websites like Collector’s Weekly which provide up-to-date and historically accurate information for serious and amateur bottle collectors.
These colors were used for nearly everything except poisons.