Jeff Wichmann, the amazing bottle auctioneer stationed in Sacramento, California changed his American Bottle Auctions web site and image in 2010. Jeff was instramental in getting me started. An all-around great guy, I consider him my good friend.
Jeff’s write-up from his site states that American Bottle Auctions was founded in 1990 by Jeff Wichmann. It began as a part time project and grew over the years. A native Californian, Jeff himself has been collecting antique bottles for nearly 40 years. What first was called Pacific Glass Auctions in 1990, changed to American Bottle Auctions in 2001. American Bottle Auctions specializes in appraisal, brokering, consigning and auctioning of antique bottles and glass. Over the past 19 years, Jeff has personally researched the history, evaluated the condition, and estimated the value of tens of thousands of items. Aside from his auction-related duties, he is often called upon to appraise the value of antique bottles and glass for private individuals and businesses.