The approach to bottle collecting is as diverse as those who collect. Few can resist the earthly colours of wheel-thrown, pottery ginger beer bottles. Their shapes are harmonious, and the product, provide an opportunity to study the advertising art and typography of a past era. Magazines, books, bottle shows and auctions abound to meet the needs of millions of collectors worldwide. This has led to an increased awareness of the history, the uniqueness, and inevitably, the value of these old bottles.