Other Reasons Milk Bottles are Neat to Collect

People collect many things because they are attracted to them for a variety of reasons: colour, shape and size or elements of the design on them. Milk bottles fall in to several categories in these areas. Clear glass milk bottles were made with many colours of labels. A half dozen or more Alberta dairies used […]

The Most Sought After Alberta Milk Bottles

Collectors have a variety of criteria they use to build their milk bottle collections. Perhaps they choose to build a “complete” collection, seeking all of the bottles that had dairy names on them. Or perhaps they prefer only coloured label bottles, or only quart size bottles or only one-half pint bottles to save space. I […]

Milk Bottles Of Saskatchewan

The gestation period for my latest literary effort was rather long. Some serious research was started in 2002, but other Alberta-related projects kept elbowing their way to the forefront. As those other books came to fruition, a major commitment to complete the Saskatchewan book was made in mid 2007. It has been a challenge to assemble […]

Milk Bottles Of Alberta

Milk delivery in bottles probably began in Alberta about 1906. Prior to that, dairies delivered milk in bulk and then ladled out the requested quantity into the customer’s containers. With the advent of milk bottles, came the creation of a very interesting group of collectibles: glass milk bottles with the dairy names on them. The […]

September Milk Bottle Harvest

September of this year turned out to be a very satisfying month in terms of additions to my milk bottle collection. Prior to the Blue Mountain Show in Calgary, the pickings had been slim at the few auctions we attended and shops we visited. At the Strathcona Antique Mall in July I had picked up […]