Top 10 most expensive empty bottles

30th June, 2014 by Neal Baker

Prepare to rustle through your recycling bin, as we reveal what the most expensive empty bottles are currently looking to fetch online.

One man's rubbish...

If it hasn’t gone in the bin, it’s had a cheap candle deface its label with wax or incense sticks arranged in it’s neck never to see a flame.

For most of us, these have been the only conceivable fates for empty bottles and cans after they have been emptied of their more precious cargo — until now.

Take a look at these eye-watering empties and see just how much one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure…

All images courtesy of eBay

24 Responses to “Top 10 most expensive empty bottles”

  1. I’d dare argue that some of these bottles gets refilled and sold again – fakers have, sadly, also entered this market long ago

  2. I will keep an eye out for these treasures!

  3. I have a gallon bottle of Courvoisier (empty of course!) but it is shaped totally differently – like an old gallon jug, but without the handle. I tried to find out when it was made, or any other etcetera about it, but was unable to do so. Any thoughts – anyone? Incidentally, I payed $125 for it when it was full about ten years ago. It was completely dust covered at that time.

  4. pierre Nortje says:

    I have a green wine botle still seald with wine ,it is long and shaped like a woman and was botled in italia it is pricipe wine is it worth any thing

  5. Mario says:

    I wonder if you can help me I have an empty 9 litre champagne Pierre jouet was la Belle Époque cuvée , with a luxurious illuminated case , what sort of value would these item have?

  6. Jackie says:

    Hi if you are interested in selling it, I would pay you £50 for it, it would be a brilliant present for my daughter who collects coins.

  7. Dorji says:

    I have bottle that continually give bubbles like when we open beer and when i kept with cool water filled n marked the water level n kept in the sun after two to three hrs i found water level in the bottle rise by three to four mm and when i kept same in dark place i found water level dropped by same level from were i fell up …any comment to this

  8. ron says:

    I have a cross legged Indian bottle blue from early 1800s, any idea what its worth.

  9. Kim says:

    I would like to know how much does Porifidio with green cactus inside empty bottle 750 ml worth? I know they are collectors items but i havent found much information about the value.

  10. Gary says:

    Any feedback appreciated. I have a few very unique bottles of wine, unopened, and.I’d like to take pics and see if anyone is interested in buying. Is there a platform of some sort that would be best. One bottle is a bottle of Moet White Star Moet & Chandon from France. Thanks,


  11. Wade .w says:

    I have a 1979 brut champagne gossip bottle 15 L gold plated with gold top Lid. Lable reads on it 1886 to 1986 Centennial of the Statue of Liberty. apparently these are hard to find and worth something??

  12. collins machanga says:

    this champagne bottles a more worth and hard to cruck and its someone treasure

  13. Steve says:

    I have an empty, but refoiled, balthazar size btl from Bollinger Special Cuvee. Is there an intetest for these bottles?

  14. pam says:

    I have coke and pepsi vintage bottles

  15. jay says:

    i have 20 plus empty ciroc bottles if anyone want’s them they arw 70 cl and 1 L bottles. email me

  16. LARRY J REESE says:

    I have a 3 liter bottle that is shaped to look like an old rifle that is 3 foot approximately eight and a half inches long from the Toscano product of Italy red table 1987 I’m wondering a value. It is in excellent condition complete with the original cork labels are in perfect condition also. Bottom label is imported from Italy by Stuart Hill Incorporated from Edison New Jersey.

  17. Terri says:

    How much would a bottle of L’Or de Jean Martell (empty) fetch? Any takers?

  18. Lisa Cuellar says:

    I have more than 80 empty patron silver bottles all sizes one collectors limited edition bottle…..

  19. Mary Schoenhofer says:

    I have a 1947 brolio Green Glass bottle. Bottled in Florence Italy red Chianti wine. Cork is still intact unfortunately the wine has evaporated out there is just residue sitting in the bottom. Any idea what this is worth ? It has a round bottom and is only about 6 inches tall labels are all in good condition.

  20. Helen Ann Drew says:

    Hi I have an empty bottle and box of Armand de Brignac .
    Gold Ace Of Spades Bottle 750ml
    Black Box
    I am wondering what I could sell it for.

  21. Donna says:

    I have empty dark green “Extra Sec” champagne/wine/liquor bottle Pierre Ruenart (Ruinart) Reims, Paris the Ruenart has 2 dots above letter e. It appears 120 yrs old according the label still intact with handwriting on label 1897 to be drank with Will Jensen & L B Wilson 1907

  22. Dynella Turner says:

    I have a box and bottle in mint condition its called armand de brignac it also has the book. Cold nottle limited edition brut750ml what do you think this is worth

  23. Kim says:

    I have a 1970 very tall bottle of Chianti with the wine still in it and a hanging straw cork to put on it after it would be opened. the wine has long since expired, but wondering if this is a collectible bottle, it is really cool.

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