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Latest News

Latest NEWS, shows etc in the lockdown...

Light at the end of the tunnel for bottle socialising (the first tunnel at least - we are sure there will be another, having experienced the stupidity of many of the holiday populace here in sunny Cornwall). So no shows yet but some have appeared in US, and antique fairs have been operating but the concentrated nature of most UK bottle shows is less conducive to safety. Some bottle clubs have had meetings, and at time of typing it appears several of the organisers for shows later in the year are still hoping for things to go ahead. Consequently we are simply putting cancel notices on those we definitely hear are cancelled. So people please check yourselves by contacting organisers closer to the time to confirm before making plans or travelling.

All BBR shows are definitely cancelled for the rest of this year as have Alton and Shrewsbury Shows, but we have not yet heard negatively about Attleborough, or Kidlington. BBR are however performing some live auctions and AAAuctions obviously continuing their normal service. Also several overseas auctions obviously continuing on an online basis. Do check for their latest adverts on here in the latest news and the main adverts section. 

The experience we gain in these times with managing and succesfully experimenting with online technology will obviously benefit the hobby in the future.

Latest issue ABC#80 magazine out... 

All UK subscribers should have received their latest issue with 4 extra pages. Overseas have been posted and will take varying lengths of time. Australia and New Zealand have been sent to our Australian agent who will then post them immediately and locally to you. We found this both a safer and more economical method of delivering ABC to our increasing number of "Down Under" readers, and in most cases quicker.

Any UK readers who haven't received their issue yet, please don't hesitate to check with us via telephone or email on the status of their subs first and confirm their issue was posted. There have been a few isolated late deliveries that the post office cannot give any good reason for but of course they blame corona virus. Anyway, check with us and we'll confirm and get it sorted whatever...


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!

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 RECEIVE AN ONLINE ISSUE FREE!....ASK US!

Announcing NEW "BASIC INFO" pages to be added

ABC Magazine will be picking out certain articles from previous issues that fulfill an educational role to new collectors or offer helpful info for mature collectors, and posting them permanently on this website for all to see and perform as an further information database. 
Watch this space for these to start appearing. OR IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE in this format on here, please let us know.

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.

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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