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Antique Glass Bottles

December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Until the late 19th century, glass bottles were hand-blown, so each one was unique. The bottle’s shape, the glass color, the presence of embossing, are all clues as to its age and provenance. Collectors of the bottles are latter-day seekers after buried treasure — they dig through old wells and midden-heaps, in search of their treasure.

Jim Thomas is a past president of the Berkshire Antique Bottle Association. He has been collecting bottles since he was ten years old, and has dug for them on hilltops, in swamps, and everywhere in between. Join us as he shows us samples from his extensive collection..

Join us at noon on Friday in the Woodbury Room.  Bring in an antique bottle or two of your own for Mr Thomas to evaluate.


December 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Jones Library Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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