The aim of Coddswallop.com is to promote this exciting and absorbing hobby and it is hoped that this site will not only assist those that have already embarked on this fascinating journey, but will inspire others to join them too. These old 'throwaways' were at one time cast aside and totally forgotten about. Here at Coddswallop we want to redress that situation, so we feel it's our duty to share our passion about these incredible artefacts with you and for future generations too. Whether you're a seasoned collector, someone new to digging, or maybe a person who has a few old signs in their shed and want to know how much they're worth? Or perhaps you need to purchase a few antique bottles for a wedding, or you'd like to know when the next specialist bottle show is? Our experience in the field of old bottles, pot lids and advertising antiques spans nearly 45 years so we are confident you'll find this site both enjoyable and invaluable.


AA Auctions Ltd 

We have now had 26 auctions (May 2015 to Nov '21) which have all been massive successes.

In fact we have been inundated with consigned items for forthcoming auctions and we are undoubtedly going from strength to strength

To be part of this exciting global online auction and to be kept up to date with progress  you first need to resister

All you need do is REGISTER HERE and we'll send you out a bidding number and that way you will be kept up to date re exciting new lots, the exact date of when the auction will be going live and all forthcoming auctions and all the information you'll need

Auction #25 had over 500 quality lots and was the yet another to exceed a £110k total!

There is without doubt a large selection of top quality items. Most without reserve

With high quality photos, detailed and accurate descriptions, just 15% buyer's premium (no VAT),  and shipping at pure cost (no extras for packing/handling etc), it's well worth Registering !

STOP PRESS: for the rest of 2021 we have continued the reduced promotional sellers comm to 5% for consigned items with no (or very low) reserves. 

As you may have seen, world record prices have been achieved in many categories! 

All consignments handled professionally and in the strictest of confidence and complete anonymity is always adhered to

References from many delighted consignors can be provided

Any queries, just e-mail:   sales@AAAuctionsLtd.com

Many thanks!


1) ITEMS FOR SALE - Due to auction commitments there will no longer be any online sales, apologies


Photo Images

We have strived to ensure that there are many stunning images in full colour for you to enjoy on this site (please see 'photo gallery' ) - Most have been kindly provided by collector friends who have very kindly allowed me to use them and who are credited as such towards the end. Some of these photo's have been taken by ourselves over the years, some by 'Sharkfin Media', based in Cornwall and the odd one or two taken from various galleries on the public domain

Coddswallop Headings

You'll find fascinating Digging Stories on this website (including some great photo's) and all sorts of invaluable Information for Beginners new to this exciting and absorbing hobby. As well as an annual calendar of UK Bottle Shows, a great assortment of Items For Sale (Mineral Waters, Codds, Poisons, Pharmacy Items, Ginger Beers, Stouts, Inks, Figurals, Early Glass, early Stoneware, Cream Pots, Cures, Medicines, Pot Lids, Ointment Pots, Antique Advertising, Bottle Books and many other items!). There is also a free evaluation service 'How Much is My Bottle Worth?', where you can send in written details (inc photo/s if possible) of a single antique bottle, pot lid, enamel sign or advertising antique for identification/ valuation purposes (and even if we don't have the answer to hand, we will know a specialist expert who should). We also purchase Old Bottles and pay good prices for anything from single quality items to part/ whole collections and can travel anywhere in the UK to pick up (we offer a very professional, friendly, discreet and honest service) - You'll also find fabulous professional photographs in our Photo Gallery (as mentioned above) and finally you can contact us with any comments or questions you may have (including how we can improve this site, how you are enjoying it,possible technical issues etc) on the Contact page - Finally, Coddswallop has been conceived with not just die-hard collectors and diggers in mind, and not just bottle dealers and specialists but for anyone with even with a passing interest in old bottles, pot lids and advertising - We hope you enjoy this site as much as we have putting it all together! Finally a massive thankyou to Brian Thatcher, John Ault and Roger Pellow who have very kindly allowed me to use many of their images
Alan Austin (Coddswallop.com) Jan '15