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Fake Bottle warning (Found while browsing)
« on: September 22, 2007, 01:01:06 PM »
From:
Glenn Poch's Bottle Collecting Newsletter 2
March 1, 1995
http://www.antiquebottles.com/poch/2.html

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COLLECTORS BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING BOTTLES:

Dutch Onion Bottles (olive-green) short squat wine bottles, usually made
between 1650-1750 with pontil.  These are now being reproduced, they look
new, any bottle in pristine condition beware of, I hear they are pretty
good reproductions.

Fruit Jars: plain jars are being color "inhanced" by Gamma Ray's -
turning ordinary ball jars in aqua $2 to blue jars $200+, this is being
done by a person who labels them color enhanced but these labels are
usually removed.  The colors all vary -as they don't know what color
the jars will turn out when finsihed.  These are extremely difficult to
tell since they were orginal old jars, best advice: if the color just
dosn't look right and the price is too cheap beware.
Frank A.
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