Dating milk glass
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Mini skirts were still popular and the flower power influence was everywhere.
60s trends first adopted by the beautiful people filtered into mainstream wear. For men, the kipper tie was soon standard wear with a suit.
Shape is one of the first indicators to look for when dating an antique bottle.
According to antiquemilkbottles.com, the shape indicates when your bottle was manufactured.
The popularity of the mini skirt was challenged in the early 70s and a group of (male) truckers even organised a campaign to bring it back in 1970.
However, the mini remained popular in the early years of the 70s, but women now could chose between, mini, midi, (mid-calf length) or maxi (full length) skirts.
Although few appraisers specialize in milk bottles, many are qualified to assess value.
There are a few ways to know you have a reproduction.
Because they were so common only a few decades ago, milk bottles are still very easy to find in antique stores, at flea markets, and even at garage sales.
Although some older bottles may have no label at all, most do have some type of identifier.
Look for the following styles: The label will tell you which dairy used your bottle, which can sometimes have an impact on the value.
As with any collectible item, there are reproduction milk bottles on the market.