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Anyone else collect this kind of stuff?

RelicRaker

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Mar 13, 2017
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Cool finds! I take home lots of dug items that aren't bottles—such as pipe bowls, bone toothbrushes, glass stoppers, ceramic bail stoppers, ceramic marbles, insulators, and of course dolls and doll parts.
 

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Catcat16

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Feb 26, 2020
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Well it looks like you got some answers.
Don't feel bad about bringing home all of that.. we all do it. lol
It sure looks like you have a fun place to hunt.
Just to throw in my ID on one of your finds...
In the last picture with the Train spring unit... on the wall in the background.
The rusty thing is a Sicklebar mower tooth guard.
Oh thanks! I had no clue what that was haha. And I won’t until I google what you’ve just told me! So I’ll do that now thanks!
 

jarhead67

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Sep 29, 2012
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Missouri
When I got into digging as a kid, we would go to the Ogden dump north of Salt Lake. The dump was so thik with material, we would literally dig into the pit walls and just let it fall into the buckets and then bring back in the truck to go through. I was after bottles, but we would find pottery, dishware, glassware, etc for our collections. Just like your finds, we would also find marbles, small pieces or parts of something unknown, coins if we were lucky, doll pieces, etc. Mostly Victorian era things. Our digging partners were an older couple, she collected the doll parts. The rest of it all, once cleaned and gone through, was taken to the indoor swap meet on the weekend and people would litterally CROWD the tables, looking through it to find something they needed, or could use in a craft, as a decoration, etc. We did this every week. Sold half of what we brought, learned what half the other half was, and kept the rest or threw out the absolute junk. Being curious and learning was the best part. Have fun with it!
 

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