American Glass Gallery


John R. Pastor

John R. Pastor has been a collector, dealer, auctioneer and appraiser of antique bottles, flasks, and related glass for more than 40 years and is a widely recognized authority of antique bottles, historical flasks and related glass. This experience has brought a broad knowledge of the field and the valued trust of his colleagues and customers alike.

Bottle and Glass Auctions Conducted 1996 to present:

American Glass Gallery (Founder/Owner), 2008 to present

  • Absentee auctions of antique bottles, flasks and early blown glass
  • Private direct sales of quality bottles and flasks
  • Direct purchases of quality single items and collections

Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors: Auctions at National & EXPO Shows,

2001 through 2005

  • Coordinated, photographed and prepared printed detailed color catalogs for the annual live benefit auctions
  • Catalogued hundreds of bottles, flasks and blown glass for these National events

Nursing Bottle Auctions, 1996 and 1998

  • More than 500 lots photographed, catalogued and published
  • Record prices realized including publication of those record prices in the Bottle Identification and Price Guide by Michael Polak.

Chairman / Events Coordinator:

Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, Show Chairman, 2005 National Bottle Show, Grand Rapids, MI.

Norman C. Heckler & Co., Columbus Day Weekend, Manager/Event Coordinator, Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, 2006 through 2010.

Kalamazoo Antique Bottle & Glass Show, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Show Chairman, 1984 to present.

  • Michigan’s largest annual antique bottle and glass show
  • Includes displays and appraisals of antique bottles, flasks and related glass.

National Offices Held:

Director at Large, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, 2011 to 2020

Second Vice President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, 2008 to present

Director at Large, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, 2006-2008

President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, 2004-2006

Trade Shows:

Since 1980, John Pastor has actively participated as a dealer at hundreds of antique bottle shows across the country. Currently participates in 20 – 24 antique bottle shows annually throughout the United States


Publisher, Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine, December 2010 to present.

  • The premier publication for the antique bottle and glass community
  • Monthly publication, 48 pages per issue
  • Features outstanding articles each month by some of the most respected authorities in the hobby.

Published Author:

John Pastor has written numerous articles for various bottle and glass publications including Antique Bottle & Glass Collector, Bottles and Extras, and the European bottle and glass journal, “De Oude Flesch”

Memberships and Associations:

  • Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors
  • West Michigan Antique Bottle Club
  • Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club
  • National Bottle Museum
  • Ohio Bottle Club