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mf150
12-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Just got this beauty in the mail today. It was dug in dowtown san francisco in the 1970s. My jaw dropped when I saw it for the first time.



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/2CCB2DDD67434663BEC432CE40C65C4E.jpg

mf150
12-06-2011, 04:51 PM
bottom



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/FB740287BEFA4031BE4C165056C4E096.jpg

mf150
12-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Next to my Lynde and Putnam


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/EB33A9075F3C459D84716EEBEE9EA165.jpg

mf150
12-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Here is a Chase and Co


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/A099B366ACCD498D888F7F9FEC7AD6A4.jpg

mf150
12-06-2011, 04:59 PM
non-flash shot

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/8F42D2C82E124C6E924F9BE5C0A782E1.jpg

mf150
12-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Babb and Co


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15714/EDC8379AB29B4F9FB60E9CC43D2F01B9.jpg

Jim
12-06-2011, 06:37 PM
Nice sodas, Matt. I like 'em all. ~Jim

mf150
12-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Thanks, Jim.
I have to say I much prefer uncleaned bottles. They have much more character. Too bad I have no places to dig around SF. The neighborhoods are too new, and the old areas of san francsisco are either covered up with cement or a building is on top of them. Wish I could have lived in the 1970s when the developers would let enthusiasts dig prior to putting a building up like the embarcadero 2! I have two or three bottles I bought from a guy who dug this site. The Taylor and co (the first bottle in this thread) was dug in the 70s and was in this man's collection for 30 years.
I'm lucky to have it. It's going to stay original (no cleaning).

coincidentally there is an article in last sunday's chronical...
said archaeologists were finding many artifacts at the site of the new trans-bay terminal here in SF. One of the items found was a Bay City Soda Water cobalt smooth base squat...lol


ORIGINAL: Jim

Nice sodas, Matt. I like 'em all.* ~Jim

bottlekid76
12-06-2011, 07:56 PM
Very nice Matt!

That Taylor is really sharp. Great group of western sodas & mineral waters!

~Tim

Jim
12-06-2011, 08:23 PM
I like it when the history of a bottle's discovery is known. I have one that was found all the way back in the 1950s by a man who was likely to have been the first hard-core bottle collector in my area. To this day, not another example of that bottle has surfaced.

I also prefer the "original" look for early dug bottles. My few local squats are all clean, but that's because two were never in the ground and the other one came out fairly clean from a dump. If I dig one, it will be left as-is. I'll rinse off the crud, but that's it unless it is totally hideous. Then, I would consider a light tumbling. I love my minty ones, but that is their original condition. Every one of my pontiled medicines was dug, and all they look like 150+ year old dug bottles should, in my opinion. ~Jim

baltbottles
12-06-2011, 11:02 PM
ORIGINAL: mf150

Thanks, Jim.
I have to say I much prefer uncleaned bottles. They have much more character. Too bad I have no places to dig around SF. The neighborhoods are too new, and the old areas of san francsisco are either covered up with cement or a building is on top of them. Wish I could have lived in the 1970s when the developers would let enthusiasts dig prior to putting a building up like the embarcadero 2! I have two or three bottles I bought from a guy who dug this site. The Taylor and co (the first bottle in this thread) was dug in the 70s and was in this man's collection for 30 years.
I'm lucky to have it. It's going to stay original (no cleaning).

coincidentally there is an article in last sunday's chronical...
said archaeologists were finding many artifacts at the site of the new trans-bay terminal here in SF. One of the items found was a Bay City Soda Water cobalt smooth base squat...lol


ORIGINAL: Jim

Nice sodas, Matt. I like 'em all. ~Jim







I completely agree about preferring bottles uncleaned they look like 150+ year old dug bottles should look.

Chris

Penn Digger
12-06-2011, 11:31 PM
Nice sodas Matt! Hope you got a great deal.

PD

surfaceone
12-07-2011, 12:21 AM
coincidentally there is an article in last sunday's chronical...
said archaeologists were finding many artifacts at the site of the new trans-bay terminal here in SF. One of the items found was a Bay City Soda Water cobalt smooth base squat...lol


Howdy Matt,

You might wanna go see some of the stuff "in the lobby of 201 Mission St., a high-rise at the south end of the construction site that houses the headquarters for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the agency building the $4.2 billion transit terminal expected to open in 2017. The museum-like exhibition of about 70 small items - and not including the gold - will be available for public viewing during business hours through February, giving the public a chance to glimpse into life in the 1870s." From. (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/02/BAKN1M6HPG.DTL)

There's a brief slideshow of artifacts HERE. (http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/12/02/transbay-terminal-excavation-unearths-19th-century-life-in-sf/) Another is just THERE. (http://www.examiner.com/anthropology-in-san-francisco/transbay-terminal-archaeology-video)

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2011/12/02/ba-Transbay_Arti_0504664790_part7.jpg

mf150
12-08-2011, 01:00 AM
Yeah, that was some of the stuff we saw in the Chronicle article. We are thinking about when we can make it down to the display. Should be neat to see.



ORIGINAL: surfaceone


coincidentally there is an article in last sunday's chronical...
said archaeologists were finding many artifacts at the site of the new trans-bay terminal here in SF. One of the items found was a Bay City Soda Water cobalt smooth base squat...lol


Howdy Matt,

You might wanna go see some of the stuff "in the lobby of 201 Mission St., a high-rise at the south end of the construction site that houses the headquarters for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the agency building the $4.2 billion transit terminal expected to open in 2017. The museum-like exhibition of about 70 small items - and not including the gold - will be available for public viewing during business hours through February, giving the public a chance to glimpse into life in the 1870s." From. (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/02/BAKN1M6HPG.DTL)

There's a brief slideshow of artifacts HERE. (http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/12/02/transbay-terminal-excavation-unearths-19th-century-life-in-sf/) Another is just THERE. (http://www.examiner.com/anthropology-in-san-francisco/transbay-terminal-archaeology-video)

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2011/12/02/ba-Transbay_Arti_0504664790_part7.jpg

mf150
12-08-2011, 01:02 AM
I think we are going to go down to see the display. Should be interesting.

CALDIGR2
12-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Gold Rush vintage sodas are great, aren't they? I have been fortunate to dig many dozens of them in both Sacramento and S.F. I let a few rare ones go at the show last weekend.

mf150
12-10-2011, 01:38 AM
ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2

Gold Rush vintage sodas are great, aren't they? I have been fortunate to dig many dozens of them in both Sacramento and S.F. I let a few rare ones go at the show last weekend.


Haven't been able to make it to a show, yet. Would love to go. Would love to be able to dig, too! Are you still digging, or is it harder now days. I recently saw a Hogan and Thompson in great condition go for $1400! Very good condition. DROOL.

CALDIGR2
12-10-2011, 02:21 AM
ORIGINAL: mf150


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2

Gold Rush vintage sodas are great, aren't they? I have been fortunate to dig many dozens of them in both Sacramento and S.F. I let a few rare ones go at the show last weekend.


Haven't been able to make it to a show, yet. Would love to go. Would love to be able to dig, too! Are you still digging, or is it harder now days. I recently saw a Hogan and Thompson in great condition go for $1400! Very good condition. DROOL.




Yes, I dig at least one hole a week. Finding a place to dig takes due diligence. The H&T in question has a replaced top.

mf150
12-13-2011, 04:03 AM
The H&T I saw sell had light wear and it was in great shape. maybe you're thinking of another bottle?


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2



ORIGINAL: mf150


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2

Gold Rush vintage sodas are great, aren't they? I have been fortunate to dig many dozens of them in both Sacramento and S.F. I let a few rare ones go at the show last weekend.


Haven't been able to make it to a show, yet. Would love to go. Would love to be able to dig, too! Are you still digging, or is it harder now days. I recently saw a Hogan and Thompson in great condition go for $1400! Very good condition. DROOL.




Yes, I dig at least one hole a week. Finding a place to dig takes due diligence. The H&T in question has a replaced top.

mf150
12-13-2011, 04:03 AM
The H&T I saw sell had light wear and it was in great shape. maybe you're thinking of another bottle?


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2



ORIGINAL: mf150


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2

Gold Rush vintage sodas are great, aren't they? I have been fortunate to dig many dozens of them in both Sacramento and S.F. I let a few rare ones go at the show last weekend.


Haven't been able to make it to a show, yet. Would love to go. Would love to be able to dig, too! Are you still digging, or is it harder now days. I recently saw a Hogan and Thompson in great condition go for $1400! Very good condition. DROOL.




Yes, I dig at least one hole a week. Finding a place to dig takes due diligence. The H&T in question has a replaced top.

CALDIGR2
12-13-2011, 06:00 PM
I have seen Hogans bring over $3000, but have also seen them garner $1200 at the low end for a deep blue example.

mf150
12-13-2011, 09:08 PM
The bottle I saw sell for $1400 was dug by a gentleman and was a part of his personal collection for 30+ years. Starting bid was $899.
A lot of these bottles are beat up. This one was a solid example. Light groundwear. No Chips, dings, bruises, or cracks. Not cleaned. Rich cobalt. Was a heck of a steal. Once in a lifetime. I should have bid on it.


ORIGINAL: CALDIGR2
I have seen Hogans bring over $3000, but have also seen them garner $1200 at the low end for a deep blue example.