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

BBR "mini" Summernational & Auction 

Elsecar was once again thronged by a large group of now show-hungry collectors for Alan's "Mini Summernational. A relatively last minute and very brave attempt at providing the bottle world with a show with actual stalls inside and out, to bolster his July scheduled Auction. Inundated with eager collectors and always subject to the whims and demands of the local council, Alan held his normal auction realtime and online on Sunday BUT also on the Saturday incorporated a goodly number of real stallholders in the Milton Hall, together with another good lot of stallholders outside linking to the Heritage Centre and BBR Showroom where there were yet more stalls. (Around 80 in total overall). The Antique Centre also being open. So all those able (and willing) to travel and/or hotel stay experienced a taste and reminder of the good old days of full-on weekend Summernationals, including a certain amount of socialising (within spacing guidelines), Check out the upcoming ABC for a full review of this and news of others...



Latest  ABC#83 now being artworked and articles required....

Yes the latest issue #83 currently being artworked with yet another major insight with pics into the huge Torquay dig, and much more...but do take this opportunity to get yourself into print, if you have a good story or an in depth knowledge, or even just a few notes and a funny story, it all makes up the busy and fascinating mix that is the appeal of ABC, the magazine genuinely written by its own readers. 

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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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