Antique Bottles and Patent Medicine

It is not surprising that antique bottle hunting is particularly popular in the southwest of the U.S. The activity of finding long disused garbage mounds, digging up, and cleaning old bottles is much like prospecting and so deeply ingrained in the make up of the populations of New Mexico and Arizona. Hours . . . → Read More: Antique Bottles and Patent Medicine

Antique Paperweights

In the modern age of paperless files, easy printing and, cheap paper it is easy to dismiss paperweights as a useless desk accessory meant only to add a little color to the workspace. However during the “golden age” of paperweights they were extremely practical.

At a time when producing a document meant writing . . . → Read More: Antique Paperweights