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Old 02-28-2019, 10:42 PM
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A few days back my son Jason had his metal detector out and found some old tin cans. He started digging and unearthed these 3 pharmacy bottles. He lives in the gold rush country of Northern California and is quite proud of these bottles! He also dug up these old marbles with the bottles, and the 4 pictured separately are magnetic, they are clinging together in this picture! Does anyone know the best way he can sell some of them?
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From MY experience, druggist bottles such as yours are of interest to those either into local history or bottle collectors of same. Generally, bottles (and other items) with local companies/cities on them are worth the most in the area they are from (due to the local history angle). Those are the people that would most be interested in your bottles.

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Old 03-01-2019, 05:46 AM
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Even though they may be well over 100 years old, they are very common, I have seen them listed for a buck or two a piece. Every town or village had there own local druggist/bottles.

A bottle show would be your best bet to sell.
Craigslist would be second best, and the easiest.

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Old 03-01-2019, 06:32 AM
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Nice finds there ..I bet it was exciting when he found those bottles !! Tony AZ..

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Old 03-01-2019, 02:43 PM
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Go back and keep digging in that area Who knows what else your son my dig up?
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:45 PM
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Super cool bottles either way!


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Those are all very nice looking pharmacy bottles, and being from a small town in CA, they may actually be of high interest to local collectors and could bring quite a bit. I would see if there's a local bottle club in the area that the bottles came from that you could email for information on these...they could bring quite a bit on eBay. Apparently that was a gold rush town. I don't see any pharmacy bottles from that area on eBay (which could be a good sign, meaning rare), but some other bottles from that town have sold pretty well:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...&LH_Complete=1

Good luck with them, and you and him should go back to that site together and find some more. If there were three, there's probably more!

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Those are great bottles and I think given how other bottles from that town sell, probably worth finding local collectors. If you aren’t interested in eBay, you could go to Facebook. There are lots of bottle collector groups

As for marbles, I don’t know much about them but you could post those on sites that have marbles forums. The antique bottles site has a marbles forum.
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I'll say it again, those marbles are beautiful.

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Old 03-03-2019, 02:59 AM
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The marbles otoh, awesome, congrats for him!

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Unless he needs 3 or 4 bucks desperately keep them and enjoy them.
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