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All bottles made before the turn of the century are partly or completely hand blown and formed.

Bottles made after about 1914 were produced in much greater number by machine (ABM for Automatic Bottle Machine).

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Until recently, with relatively few exceptions, bottles made after the turn of the twentieth century have had little value to the collector.

The mold seam on machine made bottles will run all the way over the lip.

It is the combination of these factors that determine value.

Recently milk bottles and painted label soda bottles, both of which were made after the turn of the century, have become collectible because there is a good supply of these items and there is great variety of both types of bottles.

There are twelve important factors that determine the value of any antique bottle.

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