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Description - Bottles and Bottle Collecting by A. A. C. Hedges

As more and more people feel the urge to possess objects of age or beauty, so the prices of antiques soar beyond the pockets of many people. Bottles, however, have remained comparatively inexpensive. In Victorian times our forebears packed everything from tea to hair restorer in glass bottles, and they discarded them with their household refuse. In rubbish dumps all over Britain these bottles are waiting to be dug up - each non-machine-made bottle a collector's item.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852632093
ISBN-10: 0852632096
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - A. A. C. Hedges

The late A. A. C. Hedges served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War as a seaman aboard HMS Newark. He became Borough Library of Fleetwood and from 1946 until his retirement in 1974 was Borough Librarian and Curator at Great Yarmouth. He became interested in bottles and in collecting them at a time when the hobby was new, and this book records his research and enthusiasm.