A unique ready reference information source for ALL bottle collectors

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The International Magazine for Bottle Collectors & Diggers

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Images courtesy of AAAuctions Ltd

Magazine details and subscriptions. National and international rates and prices. Printed and Online options.

Find the date and location of your nearest bottle show. Club contact information. Facebook bottle groups, and internet forums.

Useful books, websites, and further reading material to help identify and learn more about your bottles.

Latest News



      We can announce we received news today officially that the Exeter Show is hoping to go ahead at the end of this year. Negotiations with the Exeter Racecourse Venue site have been successful and they are (unusually these days) being very flexible and understanding, so that Rod Martin has taken the leap  and will be advertising the exact details very shortly. 


     It is exactly as I forecast, that it was likely if anyone could do it, it would be a smaller show who would be able to react last minute and flexibly and not require massive long term planning etc. Nice that some of these venue people actually see sense as well! I fully understand and have sympathy with other organisers who are struggling against brick wall venue officials and attitudes.

Watch this space for their official advert shortly!....


      Here you go, as promised one advert with all the details. Jump to grab your stall because this show will be inundated! Martyn has just told me that he is confident that the Racecourse has the necessary space and facilities to accomodate any guidelines issued for such events in due course...

YAY! the bottle world is waking up again!

Latest  ABC#82 printed and being picked up

Yes the latest issue #82 with FOUR EXTRA pages has been printed and being picked up in the next couple days, so look forward to it landing on your doorstep or the online version pinging onto your laptop!

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Exclusively on the new ABC one stop bottle information source and AAAuctions Ltd.

ABC is pleased to announce that AAAuctions Ltd has graciously allowed us to link in to their unique "Past Auction" search and pricing tool and database. Simply follow the link, insert a relevant keyword for the type of bottle you are interested in e.g. "Daffy", and all the Daffy's and related bottles that AAAuctions have sold in all their previous auctions will appear, with descriptions, photographs and hammer price achieved! Note the dates and you will be able to see how prices have moved over the years for those bottle types. 
An incredible and valuable FREE tool that many websites try to charge for, and one which will simply continue to build and build, supporting and encouraging bottle collecting worldwide!

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New Standing Order Subscriptions Incentive

Simply set up a Standing Order with your bank for your new/re-subscription (often can do this online) and


Keep checking out the latest updated "Earlyglass" catalog 

NOW on this ABC website! New recently updated catalog but loads more to come!

To go there, click on any of the "Earlyglass"

buttons you see and then use the Search button at the top of page to look for any keyword items eg. "onion" -  then open each item of interest in a new tab to keep it available in the background and compare. Please don't hesitate to ask for further info or images


About Antique Bottle Collector Magazine

ABC magazine is a quarterly full-colour magazine of 40 + pages. Read about new finds, researched histories, show reports, digging news, bottles wanted and for sale. The aim is to encourage all those who have discovered the 'buzz' of hunting and digging out Edwardian, Victorian, and sometimes earlier bottle dumps. Some of which can be valuable, all of which are fascinating, intrinsically beautiful and important local social history artifacts.

Back issues of ABC Magazine are available from £1 each+post. Go to the Resources/Books section to see some of the more recent issues available.

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Image courtesy of AAAuctions Ltd

We are grateful to AAAuctions Ltd for the use in many instances of their excellent photography both in this website and in the printed ABC magazine. 

We'd love to hear from you!

Back issues available:-

most back issues are still available though going fast now. Pricing is very simple....the most recent previous four issues are £5 each plus post, but after that anything previous is JUST £1 each! plus post....contact us to check what is available. Usually best to arrange FREE pickup at a show..

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