Jim Hagenbuch and company started absentee auctions back in the 1980s (as far as I remember they were the first to hold bottle-only absentee auctions) and probably have held around 100 auctions since then. As far as antique bottle auctioneers go, they probably have sold the largest number of bottles over time – it seems at least once per year they will offer one major auction with 700-800 lots, not to mention the other 3-4 auctions with several hundred lots each. In addition to bottles, they often have barber bottles and shaving mugs, barbershop memorabilia, stoneware and early glass.
Visit their web site at glswrk-auction.com
Printed catalogs are available for about $20.
You can also bid online. Look for direct links to bidding in the right column section called “Direct Links – Live Auctions”
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