A VERY LATE throw!

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Back from my little hiatus!
Yesterday while digging in the 1920s dump, I came across this spectacular find!
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A CIRCA 1860 “For Pikes Peak” historical flask!
The bottle has some minor damage on the lip and a bits on the base but it faces up exceptionally well!
No Ceredo variety.
It was sitting next to some ABM blank sodas so I’m guessing this bottle was tossed away with normal trash.
Glad to be back with this stellar find!
 

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Am I seeing a TON of high point wear? I bet someone carried that in a pocket for decades.

Jim G
Tons of high point wear. You are probably spot on with that it was carried for decades. It was probably tossed when the individual died in the teens or 20s. Sad. Could have been a family heirloom for the owners family, but they didn’t care. It’s now going to be my family heirloom
 

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That's very cool! I've been digging for 35+ years and have never found a historical flask. My dad dug a beautiful 1820's sunburst flask when I was a kid in an 1890's dump...late throw similar to this.
 
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Back from my little hiatus!
Yesterday while digging in the 1920s dump, I came across this spectacular find!
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A CIRCA 1860 “For Pikes Peak” historical flask!
The bottle has some minor damage on the lip and a bits on the base but it faces up exceptionally well!
No Ceredo variety.
It was sitting next to some ABM blank sodas so I’m guessing this bottle was tossed away with normal trash.
Glad to be back with this stellar find!
I wonder how long that had been in the family. Must be 60 or 70 years or more.
 

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Tons of high point wear. You are probably spot on with that it was carried for decades. It was probably tossed when the individual died in the teens or 20s. Sad. Could have been a family heirloom for the owners family, but they didn’t care. It’s now going to be my family heirloom
That's exactly what I was thinking. Wonder if it was some old civil war vet. Love to know the stories that flask could tell.

Jim G
 

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