Antique bottle collecting is the activity of collecting bottles from the 19th century or the early 20th century. The collectors of antique bottles admire the bottles they collect for the historical context from which they emerged and for their distinctive styles and colors.
The antique bottles that attract the most attention from collectors include those that have embossed warnings or other text. Bottles made without the aid of a machine, but by means of mouth-blowing, are also prized collector items. Antique bottle collectors may choose to focus on collecting particular types of bottles, particular brands, or simply bottles from a certain region and historical period.