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Galveston Dig

nhpharm

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Went out again on Sunday and got into one heck of a trash pit. It was full of bricks and boulders and was all mixed up age-wise with newer stuff under older stuff but had some real great bottles. Below are some photos of the finds. One of the prizes was a G. Krausse gravitating soda-been searching for this for 8 years and finally dug one. He was a grocer in Galveston in the 1860's and this is one of the early gravitatings that have wooden stoppers. The other big prize was a super H.C.L. Aschoff citrate of magnesia. Aschoff was dead in 1876 so this predates that. Overall just a super day! There were some heartbreakers too but I'm not complaining as the two bottles above were ones I have never dug and are both super rare local bottles!
 

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sandchip

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Heckacious! Glad to see you finally put a Krausse on the shelf, and the embossing on that citrate is the best I've seen on that type bottle. I hope you're staying cool through all the dirt flingin'. It's brutal here in south Georgia right now.
 

nhpharm

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It's hard to stay cool but I've been at it so long digging in the summer that I've gotten sort of used to it. Definitely brutal though and easy to get overwhelmed by the heat. The citrate has great strong embossing...these early citrates often have very light embossing so I was very excited about this.
 

nhpharm

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The hutches were a GG from Galveston, two private mold Charles Marschners, a tombstone slug Marschner, and a Mexican hutch soda. Unfortunately three of the five were cracked, but they were icing on the cake!
 

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TxBottleDigger

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Been a while since I posted a dig here so figured I'd get one up. Went digging last Sunday and ended up digging 5 holes. First was a trash pit-found one local pharmacy bottle. Second through fourth holes were duds...stuff was too new (1930's). Fifth hole was a nice 4' x 4' x 6' privy loaded with glass from 1900-1915 or so. Mostly broken, but I did rustle up 4 more local pharmacy bottles, a couple local hutch sodas, a very hard to find large Galveston brewing bottle (these commonly come in a smaller size but this larger (quart?) size is the first intact one I have dug in 7 years), and a super hard to find Galveston flask...also the first of this variation I have dug in 7 years. A super hole and I'm aching to get back out and do some more digging this coming weekend!
Great job !!! Beautiful bottles.
 

nhpharm

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Been quite some time since I posted; been digging still but not in Galveston. Sunday I went back to Galveston for my first dig there in nearly 4 months. Did a ton of probing in rock hard ground, dug a bunch of fruitless oyster pits, and came home with very little but was rewarded with these two very nice and quite scarce 1880's hutch sodas...love these with the horseshoe.
 

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