Dating collectable glass
Living in California or Florida may allow you the opportunity to bring your item to Disney collector conventions, which can educate you further in regards to your item's date and origin.
When you receive a Disney collectible, always keep its original box and paperwork to reduce mystery for others in the future.
It is not very difficult to find out how old your Disney collectible is, and following these simple steps can make the job even easier. Disneyana items are marked by year, and the following item markings help you determine its age. Disney or some derivative • 1930s: Walt Disney Enterprises (WDE) • 1940s-1970s: Walt Disney Productions • 1980s-present day: Disney or Walt Disney Company Search for your Disney collectible online.
If you do not know its exact name, try generalizations such as "Donald statuette." Try a website such as to find a wide range of collectibles.
It also includes "Bottle Dating Worksheets" (pages 51 to 55) by Rebecca Allen and this author to assist in the systematic dating of an historic bottle based on the information in that dating key as well as other information on the website.
In part, this book fulfills this authors long time desire to have a hard copy "field guide" version of this website for use by archaeologists (and others) by having at least the dating portions available in printed form to take to the field.
Use that page to get a feel for the structure of this website and to access any of the other web pages.
This huge (555 pages), recently released work is one of the best "bottle books" there is for helping with the complicated subject of bottle identification.
This book includes - for the first time in print - a summary of this websites () bottle dating key as a chapter entitled "Summary Guide to Dating Bottles" by this author (pages 33 to 49).
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.
Please note that the main "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" page - and many of the subordinate pages - are very large with hundreds of imbedded images; it may take 20 to 30 seconds or more to load even with moderate to high speed internet connections.
▪ Field archaeologists trying to identify and date bottles or bottle fragments which are found during cultural surveys and excavations in the United States; ▪ Educators dealing with the subject of historical archaeology; and ▪ Collectors and the general public trying to date a bottle, determine what it was used likely for, and/or begin their search for information dealing with the fascinating world of historic bottles.