A unique ready reference information source for ALL bottle collectors

cover 83_01.jpg

The International Magazine for Bottle Collectors & Diggers

Trio of inks

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

Minstead Bottle Show Returns Sunday 5th Sept

Mike Squires and his gang are another crew offering a welcome return to the pre covid days of bottleshows with their fully functioning and very popular Bottle Show situated in the glorious New Forest. If you missed on the very successful Exeter then don't miss out again on what the bottle world has to offer you! ABC will be there with their latest #83. So bring us your stories, bottles and images...

aaa25 halfpage_01.jpg

Latest  ABC#83 now being delivered to overseas subscribers

The latest issue of ABC is now flying away to an increasing number of overseas readers who can't get enough of the UK bottle scene.

Jerrykemp daffys_01.jpg

Typical magazine article style inside...


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!

cover 83_01.jpg

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


Want to see what a complete issue is like?....
FREE link to a COMPLETE older online issue for you to investigate and enjoy. Exactly the same as the printed version

Don't forget AA Auctions 25 opened 25th Aug and CLOSES SAT 4TH Sept

Check out the latest huge offering from Alan Austin extra days, extra lots but the same great service and reliability

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.

sample page ABC 1.png
sample page ABC 2.png
ABC 69 cover.png

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..

Thanks! Message sent.