Tag Archives: Collecting


Fruit Jar

Q: At a farm sale earlier this summer, I bought several older fruit jars. One is especially interesting. It is a “Leader” jar with glass lid and wire bail. It is a quart-size jar and is olive green in color. Even though I have several vintage fruit jars, I have Continue reading →



Q: I have inherited three pieces of Delftware that I understand were made in Holland about 200 years ago. What can you tell me about this type of pottery? –Joan, Norman, Okla. A: Delftware is distinctive because of its soft, red-clay body and tin-enamel glaze. The first pieces originated in Continue reading →


Pop Bottles

Q: My son found some old bottles in a creek bed near our home. Most are soda-pop bottles, including Five-O, Quality, Dur and two early Coca-Colas. What can you tell me about them? — Margretta, Centralia, Ill. A: One of the better references is “Soda Pop Collectibles Price Guide: The Continue reading →