Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Thanet bottles


I have spent the best part of the week selling off 400+ old bottles, the vast majority over 100 years old and local. This one pictured is from Broadstairs and is a rarity. It is embossed BROADSTAIRS D.M.W.S Co which means direct mineral water supply company , so what you may think. But there are no records of such a company existing.
Bottle collecting is really big business and a lot of money changes hands for just one bottle. A bottle embossed XL is a tenner straight away.If you are in possesion of a Cobb Margate beer bottle with a invicta horse embossed on the front you could be talking between £20 to£50. If you have a granville hotel bottle with a rounded bottom and it is a coloured glass you could be talking hundreds, if you have a CODD bottle, that is one with a marble and it is dark green, black, dark blue or amber you could be talking of £500 + (see ebay) a clear one is generally worth between £2 to £5. Chemist bottles are highly collectable especially a coloured poison bottle with a cork top. Local chemist bottles with the name of the chemist embossed in good conditon can fetch between £5 and £10.

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