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    Fanta flat top cans - Orange and Grape

    I found these the other day , pretty glad at the time that I had found them as I had never found any early flat top Fanta cans from 60's before and these 2 still have a lot of colour and 2 different flavours orange and grape these cans say " riddle on inside bottom of can " on top and product...
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    steel Sprite can from the 60's

    found is sprite can the other day ( also found a couple others but this one had most colour on 1 side ) , don't recall finding this version/design before . at least not one with colour . it was used sometime in the mid to late 60's , this can is the pull top version " sprite " is an odd...
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    Diamond beer can by Formosa Springs Brewery

    found this in the woods yesterday , was 4 or 5 others nearby but none is especially good condition , this one has the most colour left so I attempted to clean it a bit not that familiar with steel beer cans but have heard of the Formosa springs brewery before , it closed a couple years ago but...
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    David Bowie painting found at thrift store for $5

    Valuable David Bowie painting bought for $5 in South River donated goods shop 'The consignor of the painting was astonished upon viewing a label which read 'David Bowie' and realizing it was the signature of the artist inscribed on the reverse' about 18 hours ago By...
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    Fanta - Root Beer steel cans

    I found this Fanta Root Beer can a couple of weeks ago , it was in the woods off a small roadway . it still has a lot of its original colour , think this can is from the 70's era . most of the Fanta cans I find are for orange or grape not many root beer , also found cream soda and ginger ale ...
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    Clear glass polygon 12 sided jar

    found this in a small dump which appeared to be from 20's or 30's . its obviously a 12 sided /polygon glass jar . guess i just wondered if anyone knew what it was originally used for ? if there was a specific product or company which used this specific jar . its not one I can recall finding...
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    clear Coca Cola straight side found in woods

    on the weekend I finally found one of those clear coca cola company Canada straight sides from the 1900's , had found a couple swimming before but all were broken/damaged bottles . I was exploring a small hillside near a busy park , had never been thru it before as no one ever goes in it but...
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    large amount of old newspapers discovered in old house

    Collection of old wartime newspapers looking for a new home Discovered in the pile, a story about heroic North Bay nuns who saved 24 nurses from a fire at St. Joseph's General Hospital With newspapers screaming headlines like "BERLIN SPREADS DEFEAT ALARM" and "ROMMEL'S ARMY BUSTED," history...
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    older metal mininature teapot found in woods

    found this on the weekend in the woods at a spot I had been checking out for bottles . there used to be a small hotel nearby that operated from 1880's till it burnt down in the 1930's so perhaps it came from there I don't collect tea pots so I don't know much about this item , its very small I...
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    H.L Atkins - Truro Nova Scotia druggist bottle

    this is the bottle I found on facebook marketplace from the lady in North Bay Ontario and strangely afterwords my account is now disabled . so may be my first and last purchase off that site . also the first embosed druggist bottle I've found in over a year , with no bottle shows and covid just...
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    my account on facebook marketplace is now disabled

    I'm left totally confused by this one , I went to check facebook marketplace to see if anything new had been posted and my account is now disabled and I cannot log in or view the site . it appears to have been disabled on Monday which is odd cause on Monday I bought a bottle from a lady up...
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    steel Mountain Dew can from 70's

    found this yesterday near that local river I was exploring , it was under some trees along an embankment area . still has a fair bit of original colour left for being outdoors so long . looking thru the mountain dew cans I have , none say " yahoo " on the top row like this one does . the OZ...
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    Seven Up swim bottle no city on back

    I recently bought this from a local antique vendor who had some bottles for sale , what intrigued me about it was the fact it had no city on back and was in good condition/colour assumed its Canadian but not 100 % sure where it was used . says " trade mark Reg'd " on front and " Seven up...
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    Taylor Bond Fever Thermometer in box

    just bought a bottle off facebook marketplace from a lady and this item came with it , don't really have any use for it and not entirely sure what it was for . assuming its some sort of thermometer used for medical reasons . it has the original box and certificate of accuracy inside . made by...
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    local Pyrofax gas sign found in woods

    not sure what it is with Friday nights here but every now and then I make odd finds during them . yesterday being a good example , was in town and bored as there's nothing to do here cause of covid restrictions . so I decided to poke around a wooded area near a major road and look for cans and...
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    Java - The Java Company Toronto paper label bottle

    noticed this bottle for sale on a buy and sell site , not necessary interested in buying it myself but left wondering who it was from ? I checked all my bottle books and Toronto bottle book and no reference to " The Java Company Toronto " as all I have on it is the paper label , we know...
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    found a New York 53 commerical license plate

    I'm in central Ontario , not sure if its common to find NY plates here or not , know a lot of americans came to this area during the summer in years past . but this is a commercial plate so not sure what type of vehicle it would of been for it was in one of the nearby dumps I was poking around...
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    Metal Magnet is now stuck on the bottom of lake

    on Saturday I went back to the same docks where I found that odd metal tool thing and though it be a good time to check that area out some more . but things went terribly wrong almost as soon as I started , it got stuck on something near the dock/boat slip . I tried to get it out and pull...
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    older metal tool ? found off a dock

    found this off a dock using a metal magnet , the dock has been there since 1870's . its been a busy location for some time so I had a hard time determining what this item was or when its from . it appeared to have been down there for a long time , as its very dirty and dark black coloured ...
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    Honeydew Orange Drink - matchbook

    found this on the weekend when rummaging thru an old shed at an abandoned property I had been at . really wasn't finding much of anything but somehow I came across this matchbook . honestly not sure if its worth anything but I though it was neat and had some good info had found a honeydew can...

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