Welcome to my website. I have been collecting milk bottles for many years and have decided to build a website for area collectors. I will cover Lebanon County Pa. dairies with information and pictures of bottles and other collectibles . I also will have a bottle collecting section which should be helpful to beginners and veteran collectors. This section will also contain information on bottle types and variations. Click on the FOR SALE link to visit the MILK BOTTLE BARN for filler , bottles and supplies. Below is a list of Lebanon County Dairies. High prices paid for rare Pa milk bottles. If you have any questions about Lebanon or other dairy collectibles You can email me at email@example.com or call 717 813 5803. Comments and suggestions about the site are welcome.
Bottles in my logo left to right are Bomgardner baby face from Palmyra , S K
Wengert from Lebanon , Seyfert's Dairy of Lebanon and C E Grimes baby face from
THE CURRENT MILK BOTTLE MARKET
In this section I will discuss current trends in milk bottle values. I have talked to other advanced collectors also to get their ideas on the state of the current market.
The bottle market has remained down in the last few months. I did notice that prices at auctions are also down like online. I also believe that it is common for one market to be ahead of the other but I believe both markets have fallen and are in line. Sometimes a bottle will go high at an auction but the last few auctions I attended prices were down. A few years ago I saw a guy buy 10 to 15 bottles all of the same dairy for 150.00 plus each. These bottles are now worth around 75.00 online (doing this will lower considerably the price per bottle value of your collection). As an example I needed a bottle for my collection and recently bought that bottle on auction for 150.00 , the last time I saw that same bottle sell it bought 900.00. Dealers are finding out that it is much harder to make a good profit online or at antique malls. As I said before I do not believe that enough new collectors are entering the market to uphold the bottles value even with economic upturn. To put it bluntly young people do not seem interested in milk bottles. Even high end bottles are down with the very rare bottles holding their own. Mid range bottles and common bottle prices are down. On the upside I and many collectors are finding bottles to fill their collection at lower prices. I find the lower market does not bother me as I have much fun collecting and selling bottles. Remember the fun is in the search. UPDATED 12/29/2017
I recently won first place for my display at the All american dairy show in June.
Above is more Lebanon County embossed milk bottles and wengert clocks. Below is part of my pyroglazed milk bottle collection.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Thanks for checking out my milk bottle website. My name is John Eisenhauer. I live near Jonestown Pa with my lovely wife LuAnn. We have 4 children and 3 grandchildren , Julie Caroline , Billy Buckshot ( I thought of his middle name) and Holly Elizabeth. I work at Swiss Premium Dairy for 37 years where I process the milk into finished product. Besides spending time with my grandkids and collecting bottles I enjoy Tae Kwon Do and exercising. I am currently a 3rd degree black belt certified by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. I also enjoy the outdoors very much. I love to hunt and shoot traditional archery. I currently hold the BTR Penna. state record for nontypical whitetail deer with a recurve bow. A special THANKS goes to my wife for supporting and helping me out in everything I do. THANKS for checking out my milk bottle website. Good Luck with your collecting !!!
Click on the for "sale or trade" link in upper left corner to see milk bottle filler and milk bottles for sale.
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Elvis (the cat) and I are always looking to buy good bottles and collections. Just give me a call or email. One good bottle or an entire collection I can often tell you over the phone or come to look at your bottles and give you a value of your bottles. THANKS John (and Elvis).
Below is the "GOT MILK" segment which was one of many OUT and ABOUT'S done by Chuck Rhodes and ABC 27 News , Harrisburg Pa. My wife and I were honored to have Chuck come to our home to for this segment. Chuck has since retired. THANKS to Chuck and 27 News.
Milk bottle capping tips
Pushing cardboard caps in bottles by hand does not do a good job and results in a cap that looks indented and does not stay. By using something that is round like a pill bottle can make a world of difference. The pill bottle or other round flat bottomed item should be slightly smaller than the mouth. Just line the cap up with the mouth and place the capper on top and push down. Your caps will look good and will no longer pop off and spill your beads and your matching cap to a bottle in your collection looks great. Works great for 48 , 52 and 56 mm caps. You might want to practice a few times to get it right. For the 38mm foil dacro caps a special is needed. Selling or collecting your bottles will look professionally caped.