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  1. Thread: What is it

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    Careful, even if it is "only" a ketchup bottle,...

    Careful, even if it is "only" a ketchup bottle, it could still infect you (with the bottle hunting/collecting bug).
  2. Were all these bitters USA products? If so,...

    Were all these bitters USA products? If so, generally distributed and found out West, Midwest or East coast regions; or virtually anywhere?
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    I hope you do not mind this question. In the...

    I hope you do not mind this question. In the 1970's, I dug a number of similar examples of black glass ale, and other, bottles in western Washington State. Also dug a few in SE British Columbia...
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    I just wanted to compliment you on that...

    I just wanted to compliment you on that answer--very insightful!
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    Sarsaparilla bottle found in New Zealand What is...

    Sarsaparilla bottle found in New Zealand
    What is your question about the bottle redhillphil? There's not enough detail in the photo for me to see clearly, but it looks like the mold seams disappear...
  6. Hi BF109, Was that dump farther west than the...

    Hi BF109, Was that dump farther west than the railroad tracks? (I enjoy map research. Combined with today's online satellite imagery, one can sometimes evaluate possible dig sites from the comfort...
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    Sorry about such a late reply; but I am just now...

    Sorry about such a late reply; but I am just now getting ready to resume bottle digging in retirement. Are you still interested in bottle digging?
  8. Hi stephengray, That's a dandy! Given your...

    Hi stephengray,

    That's a dandy! Given your location, I'm guessing you purchased the bottle rather than having dug it--right?
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    Hi P2 Dive, Are you still active in the...

    Hi P2 Dive,

    Are you still active in the antique bottle hunting and collecting hobby? I'm in western Washington state and about to resume the hobby in retirement.

    Please respond either way--I'm...
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    I have to think that P2 Dive simply did not...

    I have to think that P2 Dive simply did not capture the mold seam in his photo--the seam likely being rotated away from the camera's view. As I understand the turned-in-mold process, commonly...
  11. Hey Grizz, I used to dig in WA back in 1970's....

    Hey Grizz,

    I used to dig in WA back in 1970's. I concentrated on logging camps and rural mill sites that were evident on 1910 and earlier maps. Now retired and without work or family commitments,...
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    That's why I like the "Digging and Finding"...

    That's why I like the "Digging and Finding" forum--it's great vicarious adventure! A less than modest income, together with ears and sinuses that didn't want to equalize at even 12' when free...
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    Personally, I would not tumble that frosted...

    Personally, I would not tumble that frosted bottle--the condition authentically reflects its history.

    What method did you use to cut a (broken?) bottle to make the tumbler in the background behind...
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    I've been popping in here from time to time for...

    I've been popping in here from time to time for years. Nice to still see some of the same members posting. coldwater diver, you sure recover some nice stuff! Great variety of types and ages up...
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    A Great Resource -- find many of your questioned answered here.

    Warf rat,

    I'm surprised no one has referred you to this site already; but if you are really eager to learn about identifying antique bottles chronologically, then you will be hard pressed to find...
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    Photo Shoot

    [QUOTE=DouglasFresh1980;709071]This is near where I found it. Had to do a little photo shoots for her.
    http://i64.tinypic.com/25s8mf5.jpgGreat Shot -- I love the Bird's Nest fungi on that snag!
  17. FOUND! A beautiful, embossed case gin comes to light after 132 years!

    FOUND! A beautiful, embossed case gin comes to light after 132 years!

    https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/2359/production/_100294090_bottleandnote-3757.jpg

    Here is a link (...
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    My first though on seeing the picture of the...

    My first though on seeing the picture of the dug-up revolver was that it was likely something on the order of an early Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, etc. Those were typically cheaper pieces...
  19. Thread: Curious find

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    Just to chime in and hopefully help make your...

    Just to chime in and hopefully help make your decision to preserve that interesting piece: Keep it as is!

    Sites I used to dig never produced pontiled bottles (too recent history); so that was the...
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    RE: grandpa strikes again

    Yeah! You too? I get redder every time I think about it--had the same problem repeatedly when I wrote to my friend Otto the reviver, complaining about the shallow level of water I had to float my...
  21. RE: Primitive tool -anchor - weight? any ideas?

    Hey Bram,

    One of the most interesting non-bottle finds I've seen exhibited on this forum, not excluding the privy recovered black dildo!

    I haven't visited the site in a long time; so, I've...
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    RE: should i or shant i?

    Search downstream from Riverfront Park. I was working long hours and six-seven day weeks, building a new business, when I heard that construction on the Expo 74 site exposed an old city dump that was...
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    RE: Digging in the "High Lonesome"...

    Hello Michael,

    I hope that you don't mind my asking this; but, how do you find your initial leads on such old and isolated structures?

    I have old mining books without detailed locations (no...
  24. RE: Yesterdays dig...Ball liquor bottle and a few others...

    The rest? Do you mean to tell me that is not enough for a balanced diet?
  25. RE: PLEASE STAY TUNED...

    Very nice! Congratulations.
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