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  1. Thread: Galveston Dig

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    Made it out again Sunday and dug a lot of holes...

    Made it out again Sunday and dug a lot of holes in the blazing sunshine and heat. Unfortunately a lot of them were oyster pits or super old pits with broken stuff in them. Nonetheless, brought home...
  2. Love the script jugs! I collect New Hampshire...

    Love the script jugs! I collect New Hampshire jugs but there were only 3 or so merchants in New Hampshire that used them.
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    Those are cool! There are several different...

    Those are cool! There are several different versions as this medicine was sold for a long time...I've dug probably 6-8 different versions over the years including some super early ones.
  4. Thread: Bottles

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    They look to be 1970's era.

    They look to be 1970's era.
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    The two you posted are 1880's era or newer.

    The two you posted are 1880's era or newer.
  6. Thread: Galveston Dig

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    Yeah...I get to my dig site just before daylight...

    Yeah...I get to my dig site just before daylight and dig until about midday. Usually go through nearly two gallons of water.
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    Looks like blacking or shoe polish to me. ...

    Looks like blacking or shoe polish to me. 1920's, maybe 1910's.
  8. Thread: Galveston Dig

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    Realized I hadn't posted for a while. Went out...

    Realized I hadn't posted for a while. Went out this past Sunday (and boy was it hot) but had some luck. Found two hard to find Galveston hutch sodas, a hard to find quart beer bottle from...
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    That's a purty one! I'd say it is about 5 years...

    That's a purty one! I'd say it is about 5 years or so newer than that (1885ish) based on the tooled lip.
  10. Yep...stone walls, ravines and depressions, etc. ...

    Yep...stone walls, ravines and depressions, etc. Just avoid messing with those asbestos shingles!
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    I think it is old...likely from a dresser set or...

    I think it is old...likely from a dresser set or something like that and probably Victorian. Would have had a ground stopper. They are pretty but there doesn't seem to be much market for them.
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    That's awesome! Great bottle...pretty sure those...

    That's awesome! Great bottle...pretty sure those are quite rare and your's looks cruder than the couple I've seen.
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    I sell them for $1 each at the bottle shows...and...

    I sell them for $1 each at the bottle shows...and definitely don't manage to sell them all. Depending on my mood a lot of them just go back in the hole.
  14. That's awesome! And a 12-ounce to boot! ...

    That's awesome! And a 12-ounce to boot! Congratulations!
  15. I'm with Sandchip. I've seen these exact crude...

    I'm with Sandchip. I've seen these exact crude stoppered jars several times and they are quite a bit different than the ones Harry has posted (which are old). I'm not convinced the jar that was...
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    I am pretty much 100% certain that these were not...

    I am pretty much 100% certain that these were not made in the US. I dig them by the dozens in trash pits in Galveston, Texas and some of them still have the pigment attached from the labels, and...
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    In my experience, these post-date the Civil war...

    In my experience, these post-date the Civil war by about 5-10 years. I usually find them in 1870's-1910's context, and they don't seem to have changed much in those 40 years except the later ones...
  18. That is super awesome! I collect nautical...

    That is super awesome! I collect nautical stuff...have a bronze engraved capstan cover from a Confederate blockade runner and a ships bell from a Union steamship. No doubt those spoons are from...
  19. Love the name-very cool bottle!

    Love the name-very cool bottle!
  20. Great bottle!

    Great bottle!
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    I wouldn't coat them. I am a pretty avid...

    I wouldn't coat them. I am a pretty avid collector of crates and I hate to see a clear coat on them. Just blow them off and wipe them down (in that order).
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    I've dug these dip mold bottles in the style of...

    I've dug these dip mold bottles in the style of the middle bottle in Galveston, Texas in late 1840's privies. The other two lips look like they could possibly be a bit earlier, but I would be...
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    The bottles are 1840's-1860's era...maybe...

    The bottles are 1840's-1860's era...maybe slightly earlier but definitely not 1789 era. However, the rum could be that old and just rebottled.
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    Love these! Thanks for sharing!

    Love these! Thanks for sharing!
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    Love these early milks. Galveston had a number...

    Love these early milks. Galveston had a number of super early milk bottles (including the first glass milk bottle from Texas)...it's always a great day when I dig one and I've never dug a duplicate.
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