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    It Comes With The Territory

    I've been hunting this old military base for bottles for a long time. The things I come across are sometimes very interesting. I've found the nose detonator for an artillery projectile and, believe it or not, a live 75mm round. I called the police, who called the bomb squad that later detonated...
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    Very First Bottle Find

    Here is my treasured bottle. It was my first bottle find (1999) and I've been on a hunting and digging frenzy ever since. Not bad for the first "keeper" bottle I ever found. A sought after, pictorial Schaefer blob top.
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    Remembering Our First Bottle Find

    Do you remember finding your very first bottle? Mine was a Schaefer "Barrel" blob top beer I found in the Spring of 1999 purely by accident. That find had me addicted from the moment I found it. Twenty years later I have dug or hunted over 200 keeper bottles and I'm proud to say I have worked...
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    Rubsam and Horrmann Blob

    I found this blob top bottle hunting this morning. Now I have two variants of it. As you can see it was a partially buried surface find.
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    Tooled Crown Top?

    I found this digging the other day and just cleaned it late last night. It's a Jacob Onuschak from Northampton, PA. Strangely, the seam ends about 3/4" from the lip, twist marks on the neck, and tool marks around the neck by the lip. Pardon my ignorance because I've never found one, but do you...
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    Seeking Vintage Red Bank and/or Highlands Bottles

    If anyone has blob top ponies, squats or hutches from the towns of Red Bank or Highlands, NJ, and you're considering selling one, please give me a shout. Thanks.
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    Special Guest Stars Dig

    This Sunday, I have invited the Jersey History Hunters to my site. They are a YouTube team that will be filming and posting the dig/hunt on their YouTube channel. They are New Jersey artifact and bottle collectors and they'll be swinging coils over the area. Check them out.
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    Sharing Bottle Sites

    I'm curious to find out how many of us share the location of their dig sites? Personally, I do not. I made that mistake once and it cost me quite a few treasures I'm sure... they stripped it dry.
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    Hanbury Smith Vichy Water

    Dug this pontiled Vichy Water about a year ago with a lot of broken china. It does have a big crack going down the reverse side but very hard to see unless in direct light. I have only done a light cleaning on the exterior and nothing but a rinse on the interior because I didn't want to...
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    I Love This '59 Pepsi

    My scare '59, 7oz embossed Pepsi is one of my top 3 finds of all time. Information on this bottle is just as hard to find as the bottle itself. I guess it pays to hunt in areas sane people would never attempt to enter.
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    Two Recent Finds (Before and After)

    Here are two 20s soda bottles that I dug recently. They've been sitting in the ground for over 90 years. They do come out dirty and with some light staining. What you see in pic 2 is what I use to clean them. First off, I clean them out with water first to check what's inside, stains, rust, lime...
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    Pardon My Intrusion

    I know there are a lot more diggers, hunters and collectors out there, somewhere in the AB cyber-space. I, personally, would love to hear your stories. Bottle hunting, collecting and digging has to have more people out there who actually love doing what they do. I don't want to sound...
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    In The Dump

    Today was a good day considering I had to get through more bricks, spark plugs, engine valves, transmission gears and broken glass to get my paltry finds, but I'll take it any day. I pulled out about a 2 dozen whole bottles... all utility jars and small perfumes except for the two below. A local...
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    Dig #4

    Pretty good day in the trash pit. Found a Depression Glass candle holder, 1920s or 30s telephone earpiece, crystal stopper, some broken uranium glass and 2 1920s crown tops (local brands).
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    Trash Dump Dig #3

    Spent 3 hours today digging today and I'm shot. Not in the photos was an enormous amount of car parts, metal, cement and bricks. Tough dig, but fun. The pics in order, a 3 gallon crock, broken up chamber pot, 1926 NJ license plates, and a milk glass trumpet... what it held is anyone's guess. The...
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    Trash Dump Dig #2

    Got in an hour with Gunner before the rains came. Went to my teens - 40s dump and came up with a blue painted #3 gallon crock and a blue decorated chamber pot - 1800s stoneware! Both were broken, but I started collecting the pieces because they were larger breaks that can be repaired. Yeehaw...
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    Heinz Bottle

    I discovered a bottle exactly like this one and left it where I found it. Should I have gathered it up?
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    1/2 Pint Milk And A 7oz ?

    I neglected to post these yesterday from my dump finds. I found them in my backpack this morning, I apologize. I found a 7oz ACL dairy that I don't what it contained, milk, cream, cottage cheese, etc. I'd say it is late 50s early 60s. As you see in the photo, it has a small remnant of the ACL...
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    1st Dig Of 2020

    Dug a trash pit today and came up with a few pre-pro crown top beers and a local Art Deco soda. The last photo was a real crier.

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