View Full Version : 60's bottle dump

04-11-2013, 04:49 PM
i found a huge dump from the 1960's with tons of bottles, are any of them worth collecting? what should i be looking for

04-11-2013, 04:58 PM
Clean ACL's
Mt.Dew Hill Billies are the most collectable (my bias of course but)

04-11-2013, 08:38 PM
zecritr is right, acl's are a good bet. You might find some milks though........ marbles are a possibility, too. Late throws might get you some canning jars or candy containers. Older liscense plates could be in there. Maybe there's something older in a deeper spot. Anyway, good luck! Post some pics.

Bottles r LEET
04-11-2013, 09:17 PM
NDNR Sodas

Other stuff:
License plates
Car/Truck parts
Other neat/unusual items

04-12-2013, 08:28 AM
heres a similer tie in,

again some bottles from the 60's are pretty expensive while most are worth a buck or two.
as stated

04-12-2013, 11:24 AM
there are many large liquor bottles there, are those worth grabbing?

04-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Not usually but some are worth a few bucks. Pre prohibition bottles are more desireable generally. If you don't know the approximate values of the bottles you're finding then I would suggest that you bring them home, look them up on E bay, Google, or post pics here for some honest opinions. Bottle books with values are available too but many of them are not exactly what you would call accurate because of many variations such as market demand, condition, economics, the authors expertise, etc. However some books are quite well written and are excellent references but pricing is always prone to fluctuations. Think in terms of a value range rather than a fixed value.

Now let's see some pics and we can chime in. By the way, where are you located? Quite a few diggers from Maine here.

04-12-2013, 02:07 PM
hi, by rights 60s bottles are still a littel to recent,for most collector, of antique bottles,thats not to say,that a good bottle no mater what age isnt worth collecting. Dickel horn wiskys J D commemorative,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ect. you may find toys in that stuff,thu i find 50s and 60s dummp to reacked up to find anything in one pice,hay,good luck.

04-12-2013, 03:51 PM
heres, the best bottle i found so far

04-12-2013, 05:35 PM
here are the green sodas and a rolling rock

04-12-2013, 05:37 PM
here are the clear sodas

04-12-2013, 05:38 PM
here are the oj's and milks

04-12-2013, 05:40 PM
here are the liquors

Bottles r LEET
04-12-2013, 08:19 PM
A lot of them look to be from the 70s.

04-13-2013, 01:19 AM
This is what runs through my head when I see "new bottles" posted

Why would anybody dig a 1970s dump? come on now. Even if you are not a bottle digger,you know,or should know 1970 is not a very good year for
"Old bottles" [8|]

Before people post their 1950s 60s 70s 80s dumps on here they should look on the web for "old bottles" Google it, and see what comes up. It is not going to be 1970s bottles. There might be a few newer ones in the mix but thats it.

But if digging new bottles is your thing. Then more power to ya. [;)]
Just my 5 cents

04-13-2013, 10:27 AM
Why would anybody dig a 1970s dump? come on now. Even if you are not a bottle digger,you know,or should know 1970 is not a very good year for
"Old bottles"

I agree with you Rick. Especially here in Maine, where there are lots of places to find 1890s era dumps-they are just about everywhere. If you want even older stuff, just go under buildings or into the privies. It's that easy in New England. I've dug here for over 30 years or so and have never spent any time in a dump older than 1920.

04-13-2013, 10:28 AM
there likely isn't going to be alot good in it , i found a large dump from similar time period last fall and ddin't find much good . found dozens of those NDNR fresca bottles as well . my guess is there isn't going to be alot of value there unless it has an older section

04-13-2013, 01:21 PM
i did not dig any of these, they were just lying on the ground they were easy pickin, i plan on holding on to them for at least 35 or 40 years then i might sell them. i live right on the coast and most of the stuff from the 1800's was dumped overboard so its hard to find. i looked the stuff i posted up on ebay most of them go for 5 to 25 dollars, but i don't hunt bottles for money i do it for a fun hobby, when im an old man thats when i plan on selling them,

04-13-2013, 02:30 PM
Where abouts in miane do you live? I'll show you how to find victorian era dumps if you're nearby and interested.

04-13-2013, 03:16 PM
i'm in lincoln county, if you could show me some old dumps that would be awesome

04-13-2013, 09:51 PM
So am I, I'm in Waldoboro.........I will pm you.

04-14-2013, 12:37 PM
i'm very close by, i heard there was a big old dump right on the medomak somewhere, i would like to check it out, i'm up for digging anytime, i could meet you at moodys or wherever

04-14-2013, 02:15 PM
If you have set up your forum account so that you can receive private messages, I'll send you my cel # and we will get together. There's a big site very close to Moodys we can dig.

I'll send you a message on your account here at the forum today.