Owls on Bottles!

Did Grandma have some old glass baubles or bottles that you thought were ornate, but useless? They could be pretty valuable. Check them. Check them now. I’m here to help you on your road to compulsive hoarding.

Apparently I’m doing a week of collections (what with yesterday’s super-ring post). I was looking for more owl/bottle combinations as I’m a collector of both. Of course there are several types of wines with lovely owl icons (which I hope to try someday, but most of them I have to special order). Then I found the Owl Drug bottles. Owl Drug is still around in Texas and you can find more modern bottles, collectible through their site. Yet, there are older ones out. Beautiful ones.

(Via this article about collecting poison bottles.)

(This one is being sold for $175 on Antique Bottle Trader.)

Since these come from a drug store, a lot of them are commonly found on “Poison Bottle” sites. I have a new goal in life for my bottle hobby. If I ever acquire the funds to purchase these you will see items like this in my house:

(All of these found on Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine.)

This page has more pics of the Owl bottles, but the images were huge: Mysteries of the Universe – The Owl Drug Company Bottles.


About Strix Varia

Seeking the strange creatures of the Internet while staving off the boredom of being unemployed and far from old friends. Follow the blog if you need something with which to pass the time away.

Posted on March 14, 2011, in bottles, hobby, household affects and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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