2013 Best Finds Year in Review

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[h1] [/h1] This thread is for everyone to post your best finds for the past year. I had a particularly good one with all firsts for me. The only one I did not find was the Steven Jewetts I bought that at the National Show in July. My 1st CA Richards in Green, a Vertical Greelys, an iron pontil Udolpho Wolfes, a Chinese rice wine ceramic jug, a New Granite Glass Flag flask(common, figured I would throw it in) a I Brownell soda, and last a GW Merchant. (Hey I cant seem to figure out how to post more pictures after the first post, I was hoping someone can enlighten me). Happy New Year and if any one would like to post their 2013 best please do. Kevin
 

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I initially put this in the Milk bottle area( sorry Milk collectors). Time to shovel snow and get to work.
 

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Gorgeous picture and great finds Kevin. I also had a great year. Here is one thing that made me happy. Good luck in 2014.
 

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Yeah...if only they were common (on the New Granite Glass flag flask). If they were common then I could actually afford one that wasn't cracked. What is the story behind that one?
 

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I just started digging this year as I scouted out about 5 dumps and I know of at least 5 more around my town and in the country around my town. I did manage to find some sodas and some meds. I did find an unlisted milk bottle from my hometown I mean how much better can it get!?!?! This new year I am hoping to dig some privies and really hit the dumps![attachment=Milk2.jpg]
 

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coldwater diver said:
[h1] [/h1] This thread is for everyone to post your best finds for the past year. I had a particularly good one with all firsts for me. The only one I did not find was the Steven Jewetts I bought that at the National Show in July. My 1st CA Richards in Green, a Vertical Greelys, an iron pontil Udolpho Wolfes, a Chinese rice wine ceramic jug, a New Granite Glass Flag flask(common, figured I would throw it in) a I Brownell soda, and last a GW Merchant. (Hey I cant seem to figure out how to post more pictures after the first post, I was hoping someone can enlighten me). Happy New Year and if any one would like to post their 2013 best please do. Kevin
Geez, your killing it, those are some great finds!! Wonder what 2014 will bring??
 

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I got my first pontil. Dr Hooflands German bitters . There is a picture in the best of the best photos if anybody cares to look!
 

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Answer, I hope, to your picture posting problem is that you need to click on the "(Open Full Version)" which should open the upload link. Fortunately, if you are like me and go blablabla and forget to click it on, it will save your blablabla and still allow you to post another pic after the fact. HTH. BTW, GREAT finds for the year! I had some really nice favorites that weren't especially rare as last years top finds, but since I stuck close to home I figure the local stuff was pretty special. I esp. like the sodas I dug in the last month of December, putting icing on the icing on my cake! I really was expecting my season was over around the first week of December, but my dogged persistence paid off. Here is a group shot of my sodas with the rarest from left to right. First one currently unique, ditto for the next one, third one reportedly has a twin somewhere dug 30+ years ago & only known other one, and last two duplicates are not rare but uncommon and were my first. I also dug a third one on the very last day of the year along with a Cocoaine and a Hooflands Bitters, which rank in the top ten for my favorite non-local bottles dug this year. I just discovered we can add up to 3 pictures per post, so I just added a favorite pontiled E Easterly from St. Louis in almost a light teal color, and my Hoofland's Bitters I just dug 3 days ago. Also a favorite non-bottle was my US civil war buckle dug last January, from my first dig of 2013 and a pre civil war period potlid jar & lid for Purified Charcoal Toothpaste by E Roussel from X Bazin in minty condition, & likely my biggest $ item. Jack
 

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goodman1966 said:
I got my first pontil. Dr Hooflands German bitters . There is a picture in the best of the best photos if anybody cares to look!
That's funny! I was just posting a pic of MINE while you were finishing the post of YOURS! Mine came from a pontil era hole but missed the rod by a minute or two, but just as crude as any pontiled I have seen. For a first pontiled bottle, that is remarkable, to say the least! Only took me 50 years to dig my first Hoofland's! HA! Jack
 

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My best find of 2013

Deep for a Tucson Privy; 13 feet and this one pops out. Only one known:J.M. Wilkins Grocer Tucson A.T.
 

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