1880's all day long. All I have around me is rocky soil. One dump i was at is covered over with big stone. Must is crushed but they are there and better than most 1930 finds i can think of.
I’m gonna go for 1800s as well! Never ever found anything that old yet, but I very much want to! Most everything I’ve found so far in my short time hunting has been 30s-80s, in easy surface pickings, so yea bring on the challenge! I think I’m ready
It'd depend on the size of the dump for me. I've dug plenty of small 19th century farm dumps which are full of rocks, broken glass, and absolutely nothing else. I'd take a large 1930s dump over one of those. Especially one full of sodas, milks, and enamel signs. But otherwise I'd take the rock dump, since I'm not interested in 90% of what you can find in a 30s dump.