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02-26-2019, 11:08 PM
Yeah, that's pretty much my thoughts. There was lots of evidence of 60's stuff and not much else, including on the fill wall beside the road.
What I do know is that this road didn't exist in...
02-26-2019, 10:25 PM
I haven't been back to this place in over a month, but here's one bottle I didn't post before.
It appears to be a miniature whiskey bottle with a (crude) tooled top and a rounded base. It's just...
02-26-2019, 10:22 PM
Did you happen to know Wayne J. Wagar? Sadly it appears he passed away not long ago, but he had an impressive collection of Vancouver Island and BC bottles that he dug. I did not know him, but I...
02-26-2019, 08:22 PM
I was out following some leads on Sunday and I located a town dump that dates back to 1922. I poked around a bit and dug a couple feet down, but didn't find much more than 1960's shards. I found some...
02-17-2019, 02:12 AM
Yeah, you're right. The most likely dumping spots near the center of towns are already built over top of. I generally look within a 1-mile radius of the main intersection. I know of two dumps that go...
02-16-2019, 08:59 PM
That's what I was hoping, but I've dated this place to 1947 based on a newspaper article I found.
02-16-2019, 08:56 PM
You're both kind of right. Most of what I find here is junk. I leave 95% of it, and I probably still take more than I should.
Yes, I find loads of ketchup bottles and those round whiskey bottles...
Seems like it would be more difficult to recycle, too.
02-05-2019, 05:15 PM
You have a really nice collection, Spirit Bear.
It's a shame you have to part with it.
A few things I wouldn't mind having, but the cost of international shipping and currency conversion...
01-19-2019, 11:39 PM
It's a Hiram Walker & Sons whiskey bottle from Canada. I'm not sure how long they were made like this, but I'm guessing it's from the 1930's-40's. I dug one like it in a 1940's dump.
01-08-2019, 03:23 AM
Thanks for the info, I did not know they were local. I'm a fan of the design, too.
What areas of BC did you dig in? I live in Abbotsford and I mainly dig within an hour's drive of here (so...
01-04-2019, 12:58 AM
Yes, Geo. O. Hill was a Winnipeg druggist according to my research.
As for how it found its way here, I haven't the faintest clue.
01-03-2019, 01:39 AM
I found my first one the other day! As soon as I realized what it was, I remembered your post.
The bottom says "Porlip Oval Reg'd '37".
I looked up Porlip Oval on Google...
Those are some nice sodas and beers. Hard to believe they were left, though perhaps they're common for that area. As mentioned, any damage, even a small chip will turn off many diggers unless it's a...
12-30-2018, 01:49 PM
Congrats, those are some nice bottles. It's amazing that you basically stumbled onto them like that - you make it seem too easy!
Embossed sodas are extremely rare finds around here. The few I do...
12-28-2018, 01:58 PM
I know how you feel. There's not a lot of money in this hobby, except for certain rare bottles. It's just simply supply and demand, because there are so few people who collect this stuff.
It would help to know where old houses were located and if the back of the properties intersected with the creek. Even if you don't know that, simply find the oldest stand of trees along the creek,...
12-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Seems to me perhaps the market is in a holding pattern right now. There was a boom in antiques 5-10 years ago as baby boomer's parents passed on or went into nursing homes. Now those antiques have...
12-09-2018, 02:05 AM
Oh, that's a nice one. Thanks, Michael. :)
Chlorate Potash Tablets, it appears to say. I imagine these bottle could have held almost anything, though.
I would guess these are on the early end...
12-09-2018, 01:11 AM
Wow, how time flies. I didn't realize it had been over a month since I posted in this thread. I have been back there a few times since I last updated.
I finally found an intact Atlas E-Z Seal...
12-05-2018, 11:51 PM
Wow, there are sure a lot of those pharmacy bottles in that place. Great finds.
11-29-2018, 12:17 AM
Yeah, I used to use Scotch Brite on almost all of my bottles before I realized it could scratch. It took me a while to notice the scratches, because they are not obvious unless you hold the bottle in...
11-25-2018, 08:37 PM
I'd like to see any other examples of this bottle, as I can't find any online. This may be helpful for others who come across this thread, as well. :)
11-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Thanks guys. Yes, after some research it definitely appears to be Whitall Tatum and 1901-1924.
Apparently, before 1901 they used an ampersand (&) between the "W. T." and "Co", so any bottle...
11-25-2018, 05:41 AM
Found this a few months back, never did figure out what it was used for. It reminds me of Chinese medicine bottles, but I think its of western origin.
About 2" high, embossed around the neck....