This site was created in 1998 and is maintained by Danielle Kreeger for the purpose of selling, trading and buying early American utilitarian glassware. You'll find a list of items for sale, a link to any current auctions I have on Ebay (privygal), and a description of the types of bottles I buy.
Thanks for visiting my site and please check back for updates. Also, send any pertinent links.
Sellers - Please contact me if you have bottles to sell, whether just a few or a large collection. I'm only interested in pre-1880 bottles. I do NOT buy:
- any screw top bottles (except rare early jars)
- any modern sodas like Pepsi, Coke, etc.
- most unembossed bottles
I get many inquiries every day, most looking to sell machine made modern bottles like these. But I get so many that I can't return everyone's call, text or email if the bottles are newer like these. Sorry, I don't mean to be a "bottle snob," and many of these bottles are collectible. It's just not my thing.
So if you have hand blown embossed bottles (mold seam stops on neck), feel free to send pictures of singles or groups, either to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text to my phone (610-329-0055).
Construction Crews: Please contact me if you have finds from work sites to sell. Simply text pix to my phone:
Also, if you have active work sites in the Philly area, let me know if you need expert help finishing pits. I have safely dug 500 privies up to 38 feet deep and have the equipment.
Property Owners: If you have an older house (pre-1890) and would like help finding and excavating the privy, drop me a line. I can either advise or coordinate a dig. Although many privies were routinely dipped clean, you never know what you'll find. Yards are always left cleaner than before.