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I have not seen a Buck Brand bottle from Galveston, nor have I dug any of the San Antonio Buck Brand bottles in Galveston. The 1907 advertising is the only place I seen the Buck Brand stuff advertised in Galveston, and its also the first year I see it advertised in San Antonio. The embossed Buck Brand bottles I have seen always struck me as mid-Teens, not pre-1910, so I'm guessing that maybe the stuff was initially sold in plain unembossed bottles. Something to watch for though!
 

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WOW, That Green Coke Seltzer is absolutley KILLER. Congrats. LEON.
 

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Went back out Sunday in some glorious weather with a friend and my son to a lot that I had not hit for a while but felt there was still some potential on. We probed for a while and found a few promising spots. First hole had a couple blackglass bottles, a broken Sand's Sarsaparilla, and a German Syrup bottle but not much else. Second hole was absolutely packed with 1850's or early 1860's blackglass bottles...mostly broken but some that were whole. That hole also turned up two pontiled soda bottles, a pontiled mustard bottle, and in the shallower parts of the hole, a total of 7 hutch sodas and two local pharmacy bottles. The third hole continued the streak with a total of 3 more hutch sodas and two beer bottles surfacing. Just an awesome day of digging and we all went home with something for our collections.
 

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Nice Finds. Congrats. wish I could get out to dig. Big Snow Storm coming. LEON.
 

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Leon,

Yeah...that is one nice thing about this area-you can dig year round. Gotta brave the summer heat though.
 

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Went out last weekend and dug several holes in a grid around where we dug last trip. One of the holes dove down into a nice early trash pit that had a very early Galveston pharmacy bottle in it (Henry Veers), a Civil War bayonet, and a Mexican Mustang Liniment, and some sort of pontiled bottle that looks a bit like an ink. That same hole had a crown top Oleander City up high as well as a center script straight-sided Coca-Cola bottle. Another of the holes had a bunch of beer bottles in it from Houston and Galveston. Lots of "dollar bottles" too. Overall a great day!
 

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Went out yesterday with all three kids in tow...I did a lot of moving dirt while the three kids did all the bottle pulling. Got into a nice pit with some 1910 beers and hutch sodas to start the day...then my 7 year old was hollering from his hole that he had something showing. Ended up being a super rare Sea Wall Splits bottle ("the Healthiest of Beverages" haha) in great shape. Rounded out the day with some earlier stuff including a nice Ayers, an umbrella ink, and a round bottom Caswell. Lots of buttons or marbles too. We got into a pit at the end of the day that had some real heartbreakers in it including an iron pontiled Lockport green Booth & Sedgewick London Gin...all that came out of that pit was a brass spur, which I really thought was pretty cool! Beautiful weather and a fun day for sure!
 

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