A Coca-Cola porcelain sign dug the day before Christmas?!!

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What an amazing early Christmas gift this was for me on the 23rd! It is an early one too, coming out of a dump no newer than 1916 or so. Found more nice bottles too. This year has been a killer one for me, cannot wait to do the completion summary of the best bottles and stuff I have dug this year on New Years!

Here are photos right after it fell out of the ceiling of the hole and while it was still dirty! I will eventually have a YouTube video out with it! It is a bit rough on the one side, mainly because it was bent, but how can I complain?!!!
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Cleaned more, but still needs some Oxalic Acid...
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Some of these bottles and etc. need to be soaked to remove rust, but here are other finds!
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Carter's Ink with some purple ink still inside.
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Sylmar Brand / Los Angeles / Olive Growers Assn / Los Angeles, Cal. w/ Cork and some original 100+ year old olive oil! Yuck!:p
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Why was this not embossed... oh well...
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And I should be out to dig at this spot many more times! This is easily the best year of digging I have had so far...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks for looking!
-PlaneDiggerCam
 

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Congrats, nice Coke sign. that last bottle I assume had a round paper label in that round spot. Leon.
 

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That sign is fantastic! Too bad about the rust but hard to complain for one that's over 100 years old. And really the other half of it is in pretty good shape considering its age. I'd want to be getting back out to that site ASAP, where one enamel sign was thrown out there will often be more nearby!
 

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Incredible sign!!! The tropical moisture out here eats those things up when they're in the ground.
Even the enamel ones? I've seen people pulling those out from underwater still in okay condition. They can be pretty resilient. The last one I found a few years back had almost no rust on it at all (though it was nowhere near as old as this one).
 

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Even the enamel ones? I've seen people pulling those out from underwater still in okay condition. They can be pretty resilient. The last one I found a few years back had almost no rust on it at all (though it was nowhere near as old as this one).
It's not so much the moisture getting to the sign itself but the moisture fueling plant growth which can kill the sign. Plus, everything out here just corrodes faster it seems like.
 

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