Heartbreaking to see such broken beauty and to dream about finding them whole again. What is it about old bottles that draws like a magnet. Sometimes I sit with a Warners Safe Cure bottle in my hand and wonder who was drinking from it and why.
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Thanks Njsrr Fragments and broken rare examples definitely have value. Sandchip that spiral top is insane, Bram if you want to post your NH shard mystery w story please do.,Kenaifrank I hear you on that I always have that feeling. I also when finding beer, soda, whiskey (mostly), wish I could go back in time and drink it and see if it was any good. Mdnishimoto, There is always the next time and eventually our persistence rewards us.
Some sal****er finds here the Chamber Pot I am told is early 1700's. The crocks were all damaged.
One of my favorite shards, still searching for a whole one, Dr Browders Compound Syrup of Indian Turnip. This shard was the first flask I ever found. I found it diving on a snowy day and as I was walking back to the car with all my gear on, my prize in my hand. I did not see the ice patch covered in snow. Down I go , w a millisecond to think rather than break my fall a decision to save this bottle from further injury is made. The body will have to take this one for the team. As I lay there on my back n side in pain n agony I look at my bottle facing up to the sky. Yea it was worth it, now how the hell am I going to get up.
Cordwater diver, thank you very much for sharing those. I know there are quite a few of us who love shards as well. I am a hoarder too and my bottles (and shards) come from the ocean in NYC - Long island area. Most of the shards are in storage but I went down and dug a few to share with you.
The first is a snuff bottle with bold letter F on the bottom. It's missing a small piece but I still keep it on display.