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    Pontiled embossed shard......

    ESSENCE OF PEPPER MINT BY THE KINGS PATENT
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    Bottle Of The Century?

    Wow this forum has definitely jumped the shark
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Most of the crude bottle irradiating people seem to be centered around Jacksonville FL these days. I think because there are gamma ray food/hospital waste sterilization plants there.If you do a search of bottles around that area you will notice a large percentage are irradiated ...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    There are very few people who have the skill and equipment to fake colors as well as this seller did.I don't want people to get the idea that is a rampant problem. It isn't , at least for the time being.But people do need to be aware of it and knowing who the sellers are gives you some level of...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Thanks for posting the images. People need to be aware when this type of activity is going on.If you are going to pay hard earned money for an item ask other collectors their opinions.Be skeptical of items that seem unusual.Pass the word to other collectors. The more people are informed the less...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Ebay has been alerted and they said they were monitoring the seller but nothing is likely to come out of that.I think he will just be careful to not irradiate items that he bought on ebay a month previously.
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Here is a link to the same bottle before it was irradiated. You can compare the pontilled base and see its the same bottle. The seller bought it for a much lower price , modified the color, then re-sold it. Plain and simple fraud. The tint is very light amethyst but is enough to indicate its...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Here is a link to the same bottle before it was irradiated. The seller bought it for a much lower price , modified the color, then re-sold it. Plain and simple...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Here is a link to the same bottle before it was irradiated. The seller bought it for a much lower price , modified the color, then re-sold it. Plain and simple...
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    Beware of color modified bottles on ebay

    Beware of this seller. They have been using radiation to modify colors on uncommon bottles. Some inks, medicines , and other bottles. Not your typical purples or burnt amber colors.Here is an example, a fairly common aqua pontil medicine that has been modified to a rare clear with amethyst tint...
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    The well was'nt a well....

    Re: RE: The well was'nt a well.... looks like it was an ice house. Used to cool foods in the hot months. I've seen a few dug in VA.
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    Dr. McMunn's Opium Hoard

    Its odd that the previous hoards never seemed to show up on ebay.I kind of expected them to be released slowly as to not flood the market.Never really saw it happen.There is definitely still a market for them. The druggie collectors cant get enough of them.
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    Weird plastic thingys from a 70's pit?!

    Hard to say what they are, They did use stuff like that in hats and linens. I remember reading that synthetic stuff like this was important in replacing whale bone in womens' corsets. Could be retainers for window blinds or anything really. If its 1870s its probably some type of hard rubber or...
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    Inks

    have any American Standard inks?
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    bottle diggers....ever think of yourself as a looter?

    I wouldn't worry about the UN. We don't even implement the things they come up with that seem like good ideas, We aren't likely to start with bottle digging. The biggest threat I see to diggers is the recent trend towards for-profit archaeology companies. Instead of working off grants and...

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