View Full Version : new privy digging book

06-12-2006, 08:58 AM

I'm new to the forum and wanted to share with you a book just published in June 2006 called, "Dig It! Privy Artifacts A-Z" by two authors (my friends) who extensively interviewed a local privy digger and photographed more than 500 of his finds. The book is full color, hardback with dust jacket and was independently published. I was the graphic designer on the book and am coordinating internet sales.

The book is not a catalog, but more of a coffee table book which documents the different types of finds and history that can be found when privy digging, and is written in an A-Z alphabet format.

The book can be purchased from my web site, http://www.westbranchstudio.com/digit.htm.

I also have a separate interest in bottles since receiving about 3 boxes filled with bottles from my late father - he evidently dug these in California as well as Hawaii while he was stationed there in the Navy. I plan to learn about each of these - they are just gorgeous! This site seems like a wealth of information.

Thanks much!

06-13-2006, 06:44 PM
Hi Lisa and Welcome to Antique-Bottles.Net -
I'm glad you made it over here and got into the forum finally. I wish you the best with your book. One note...Offering 'Media Mail' or book rate may help increase sales, as far as shipping costs for the buyer. Just a thought.

When you find time, please post any of the bottles you have for answers or just to show them off. Hope you have some good stuff in those boxes.

06-14-2006, 10:02 AM
Thanks Meech! I'll check out the media mail/book rates. My schedule is finally getting under control this summer so I'll definitely be doing research on my dad's bottles. Which forum do you suggest I start in as far as being a newbie and posting some pictures?