Bottle-shaped Coke cans

Every month, the Top 10 list indicates the principal interests of collectors who visit our site. During July 2012, visitors to our site were busy researching and looking for prices of:

  1. Glass
  2. Bottle
  3. Occupied Japan
  4. Doll
  5. Coca-Cola
  6. Clocks
  7. Red Wing
  8. Royal Copley
  9. Bavaria
  10. Jewelry

Glass is No. 1 on the Top 10 list this month—even though it didn't appear on the list at all in the last few months. Why did it climb to the top? Perhaps because inexpensive glass flower vases and beverage tumblers are summer-oriented collectibles. Or maybe because several expensive modern studio glass auctions are coming up and spurring a renewed interest in studio glass.

Aside from Royal Bayreuth, which didn't get enough searches to be in this month's Top 10, all of June's Top 10 remain on July's list. Jewelry fell, though, dropping from No. 3 to No. 10. There seems to be less interest in jewelry during the summer, perhaps because it's simply been too hot to wear extra doodads.

Searches for bottles increased, bouncing from No. 5 to No. 2. Summer is the best time to dig for bottles, and can help collectors identify and price their finds. Coca-Cola seems to always float in the middle of the list. The company is releasing some new special bottles and collectors want price information before scurrying to buy them.

Pictured—two 2008 aluminum Coca-Cola cans shaped like the famous bottle.

Keep searching and stay tuned for August's Top 10!