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    I was wondering Leon - in the Chicago area after...

    I was wondering Leon - in the Chicago area after around 1973 (after I dug at the old Riverview site), it became impossible to get into a construction site and dig for bottles. Companies put fences...
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    Wow!!!! Great find Leon!!! Reminds me of the...

    Wow!!!! Great find Leon!!! Reminds me of the great pre-1900 Chicago dump found under the old Riverview Amusement Park!! Spent 4 years seeing sights like those in your photos, of old bottles...
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    OK Harry, glad this may help. New listings of...

    OK Harry, glad this may help. New listings of old bottle makers come out frequently, the last time I checked for "D & G ." was about 2-3 years ago. Yes, thanks, please let me know if you find out...
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    Hi Harry, So now we know at last there are 2...

    Hi Harry,


    So now we know at last there are 2 complete examples of this bottle in the world! The product it held must have been pretty popular and "nationwide" for the bottle to be found in...
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    Hi Harry, Here is a series of images of my...

    Hi Harry,

    Here is a series of images of my bottle, almost the same as yours, except for the type of pontil and the initials of the bottle maker (I think). Here they are....

    As you can see, the...
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    Hi Harry, I have EXACTLY the same bottle,...

    Hi Harry,

    I have EXACTLY the same bottle, found it in an antique shop in Elgin IL., around 6 years ago for I think $5 or $10. Mine has a crude, open pontil scar on the bottom, instead of a...
  7. Hi OsiaBoyce: As I mentioned in this thread to...

    Hi OsiaBoyce: As I mentioned in this thread to another poster,
    I think we are talking about two different situations that emerge nowadays. On one hand we have your mundane white supremacists,...
  8. Harry - I think we are talking about two...

    Harry - I think we are talking about two different situations that emerge nowadays. On one hand we have your mundane white supremacists, KKK-types, largely uneducated and misinformed, who rally...
  9. To All Who Sympathize with Confederate Statues...

    To All Who Sympathize with Confederate Statues and Symbol:



    I too am a lover of history, I appreciate great deeds of valor and humanity - regardless of which sides he/she may have supported. ...
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    Keep on searching and digging Dtruex, you will...

    Keep on searching and digging Dtruex, you will soon find the mother lode of pre-1900 bottles!! One of those rare instances when a homeowner appreciates his land being "trashed!!"

    I found a huge...
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    Wish I could dig with you in Colorado, but I'm...

    Wish I could dig with you in Colorado, but I'm stuck here in Chicago! I once did some searching at an old site near Estes, found some surface bottles, but stepped on an old nail and had to visit a...
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    Hi Old Wiltshire, Thanks for the link to the...

    Hi Old Wiltshire,

    Thanks for the link to the mysterious world of Peter Woulf. Three-necked bottles are still being made, but it seems given the pontil marks and crudely applied lips, would you...
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    Hi "Old Wiltshire": Thanks for the guidance, I...

    Hi "Old Wiltshire": Thanks for the guidance, I took a look and you're absolutely right - they are Woulff bottles. I'll go from there, already asked the Smithsonian more info about where and up to...
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    I guess they had 3-nippled cows back then...!!

    I guess they had 3-nippled cows back then...!!
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    An Old Chemists Bottle? 1840-1860?

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if you could help identify the 2 bottles I found at an old house sale in Chicago about 30 years ago or so. I think they're chemists bottles, but does anybody know...
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    Bring me along!!!!

    Bring me along!!!!
  17. Great finds!!! Beautiful bottles!!! Makes me...

    Great finds!!! Beautiful bottles!!! Makes me want to start digging!!!!
  18. Great finds Leon, and great techniques in finding...

    Great finds Leon, and great techniques in finding the deposit of bottles! Nice treasure, now to be preserved forever!!
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    Nice bottles!! Part of our dietary, culinary...

    Nice bottles!! Part of our dietary, culinary history and traditions! But I thought the word "Google" was a recent invention, contrived for the search engine......
  20. Looks like a beautiful, inspiring place for a...

    Looks like a beautiful, inspiring place for a writer, long time ago, to pursue his/her craft!! Nice find!!
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    Beautiful designs!! You don't find such craftsmanship today!! Great find, and probably worth money (house remodeler or decorator especially)
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    I've dug up many green Piso Cure bottles in a...

    I've dug up many green Piso Cure bottles in a big, old Chicago dump (Riverview). As a great granddaughter of the founder of the company, do you have any heirlooms from the company or specifically...
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    Beautiful bottle!!! It's great that you're...

    Beautiful bottle!!! It's great that you're preserving family history!!!! I'm all for it and do it myself!!! (Though with other things than bottles) Keep it up, all the best for you! If I ever...
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    For what they're worth, these are my views.........

    For what they're worth, these are my views......

    The future of bottle collecting, or preserving material culture/history in general, can go many ways. Bottle shows, imaginative ways of involving...
  25. Do you have a metal detector? Might help finding...

    Do you have a metal detector? Might help finding a privy or household garbage dump.

    Seems like the "1930s - 1950s" dump is older than that, given the coins you found.

    It'll be an exciting...
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