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BYGONES -the best magazine for all collectors of old bottles, potlids and old advertising

Formerly Bottles & Bygones

Great News for collectors of antique bottles, potlids and old advertising. Britain's most informative magazine has recently undergone a major facelift and has got bigger and better. In comes two pages of full colour for the first time ever. The magazine has also expanded from 28 to 32 pages. Inside the magazine are several new features - Insider, the Patent Diaries and Granny's Kitchen.All this and a new title -BYGONES. After six years of BOTTLES & BYGONES we felt it was time for a few changes.As the year progresses there will hopefully be more. Bygones is a quality publication in A4 format. It is printed on quality art paper and has a full colour front and rear cover

This national and international publication, has been granted ISSN 1355 - 7211 by the British Library. Currently the majority of subscribers are based in the British Isles. Other readers come from the U.S.A and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany , Holland, Mexico, Japan and Korea. All subscribers are offered FREE advertising. The magazine may be purchased from most British Bottle Shows, but most people receive it via a subscription, which includes all postal charges.

Look at some of the great features in the current magazine published on the 1st July 1998;

Patently Poisonous A look at two triangular shaped and very rare patent poison bottles - The Wilsons Patent Poison is one.

The Story of Schweppes Part 1 of a fascinating series on the company founded by Jacob Schweppe - the grandfather of all soft drinks !

Pipe Dreams Part 1 of a regular series on clay pipe designs by clay pipe expert Pete Hammond

The Patent Diaries 11 more patent bottles from 1898 are detailed - including Coghlans "Cunning" patent revolving stopper patent! Crazy Man ! !!

B&B Auction Sale #4This is a free catalogue for an absentee auction or rare and collectable coloured codds and minerals, dumpy seltzers, ginger beers, inks, figurals and inhalers You too can put in a bid for a rare item or two as this auction is also hosted on another page on this site.

Bygone Advertising is another regular feature which shows some of the fabulous pieces of old advertising that were first registered 100 years ago.View some beautiful old labels

Taylors Pollard Street Brewery is our local feature and takes a brief look at a Bygone Brewery - and the range of wonderful collectable artefacts left for a new generation !!

Another new feature - Granny's Kitchen - puts the spotlight on transfered jam pots - a rare UK category. We also provide a guide to all those that are currently known

Back to the Future We ask - "Where will you be digging in the 21st Century?" - and provide a guide to the collectables from dumps from 1920 to 1960

Back to Bilton Again ! Our main digging story comes from regualr correspondent Simon Haigh, who shares with us again another story of discovery !

Also in the latest issue - Communications , Digger's Notebook, Discoveries, News Focus, Show Diary, plus the advertising section. Insider is a new replacement for our editorial column. 32 pages absolutely packed out with good reading !

Magazine subscription details follow

The magazine is available direct from the editor at 30, Brabant Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire. SK8 7AU.All cheques in sterling should be made out to Bottles & Bygones. Cheques in other currencies should be made out to M.Sheridan.We will accept cash in the form of US dollars

E-mail for more information ? mike@bygones.demon.co.uk