found large bottle dump. Delaware

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Hello, I am new on the site and just popped in to ask if we have any diggers in Delaware.
I have a very old bottle dump on property at the edge of a swampy marsh that I consider cleaning up.
As many of the bottle just on surface / imbedded are very old my friend suggested I reach out to the local bottle community see if anyone in interested to dig them up and preserve them..

Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested.

Cheers
Dawie
 

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I think we've got a couple members on here from that area. Might be a good idea to post a picture of the bottles to get a sense of the age of the site. That'll be the biggest question for whether anyone wants to make the trip out there. If the bottles are over 100 years old I'm sure you'll get lots of interest.
 

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good idea will collect some photos in the coming days

according to my friend who is in his 80s and lived in the area his entire life he suggests it's very old bottle dump. i had a brief look at some of them that had stamped Delaware.

photos will come in a day or so

it's a very interesting historic area and I look forward to leaning a bit more from this
 

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Hello, I am new on the site and just popped in to ask if we have any diggers in Delaware.
I have a very old bottle dump on property at the edge of a swampy marsh that I consider cleaning up.
As many of the bottle just on surface / imbedded are very old my friend suggested I reach out to the local bottle community see if anyone in interested to dig them up and preserve them..

Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested.

Cheers
Dawie
Thank you Dawie, for your interest in local history and your desire to preserve what may very well be some exciting representations of period glass and other artifacts. I have no doubt you'll find some folks who'll be more than happy to investigate the area.
 
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I'll second what Dan said above; a big part of bottle digging and collecting is an appreciation of the local history that can be associated with these more-or-less unchanged relics of the past. Thanks for offering the ability for someone passionate about it to help document some of that for your local area.

Unfortunately I'm a bit of a ways away, so I can't help with this one, but I would also check the r/BottleDigging subreddit on Reddit; it may be easier to find someone there as it's decently active. I myself frequent it, and had the opportunity to do something similar to what you're describing for a fellow on one of the local islands here. Hoping to plan something out for next spring to take it on.
 

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ok a few photos that may help figure out the possible age of this site
Note i collected only the bottle on surface or sticking out easy to pull up
 

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Hello, I am new on the site and just popped in to ask if we have any diggers in Delaware.
I have a very old bottle dump on property at the edge of a swampy marsh that I consider cleaning up.
As many of the bottle just on surface / imbedded are very old my friend suggested I reach out to the local bottle community see if anyone in interested to dig them up and preserve them..

Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested.

Cheers
Dawie
That sounds like an excellent opportunity, I live about 3 hours North in NW NJ.
 

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a few more photos
 

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To me looks like common 1950's stuff. to new for most bottle diggers. Leon.
 

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Yeah unfortunately with bottles of that era it's only the milks and sodas that most collectors will be interested in, by the 1950s people were throwing away huge numbers of bottles and modern trash collection was still in its infancy outside of cities, so there will be a dump with hundreds of bottles like these behind almost every rural house that was occupied at the time. The best finds in dumps of that era are usually non-bottle items like enamel advertising signs, or the occasional bottle which had already been sitting around for decades before being thrown out.
 

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