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Nice Finds, Congrats. Curious what the name is on the Seltzer? LEON.
 

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Marschner & Fischer. It was interesting to see the Fischer name on there...there are no embossed bottles from this short-lived partnership, though there are plenty of bottles from Marschner and a few bottles from Fischer's later endeavor "Love Star Bottling Works" in Galveston and his bottling works in Alvin, Texas.
 

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Went out for a dig a couple weeks ago with my sons and moved a lot of dirt. There were some heartbreakers but not a lot of whole stuff. Highlights of the trip were this Royal Windsor Hair Restorer (dug by my older son) and this nice FFF Lone Star hutch soda (dug by my younger son). I got pretty well skunked myself.
 

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Also made it out yesterday. It was hot but the cloud cover saved me from the worst of the heat. Only dug one hole, but from that one hole I accessed three small trash pits and a large oyster pit. The first trash pit had very little in it except a badly damaged Dr. McGork’s Drug Store bottle. The second pit had three Preston’s Hed-Ake bottles in it as well as a nice early fruit jar and a few other odds and ends. The third trash pit had one more Preston bottle in it. The final large oyster pit was absolutely loaded with oysters and broken bottles; unfortunately very little was whole but I did find a damaged Preston pharmacy bottle and a Herman Meinhard bottle, which I believe contained Orinoco Bitters. In the mixed layer above the trash pits, I found a damaged Oleander City hutch, a damaged WOG hutch, a nice Marschner crown top, a nice early Dr. Pepper bottle (one of the thieves ones), and a big Parker druggist bottle that does have some damage but displays well. The hole was super wet and I was worn out but pretty happy with the result!
 

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Made it out Saturday for a dig with one of my sons. Ended up opening up a large hole in a mixed up area of the lot and found some interesting odds and ends, including a gutta percha pipe, a plaque for a company that made architectural sheet metal stuff, a couple scarce Galveston pharmacy bottles, a couple hutch sodas. a Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic, some Galveston and Houston beer bottles, a figural gun bottle, and a Stonyford Whiskey back bar with lots of loss to the enameling. I haven't been able to track down where the Stonyford is from...it was a very hot dig but we still managed to move a lot of dirt and find some goodies!
 

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Went out Sunday with the boys and opened up a huge hole. It was pretty sparse except for one little pocket with 5 early Galveston hutch sodas in it. Right before we packed it up and filled in the hole, I pulled out this interesting Verbena sealed wine bottle; can't find anything out about it but it looks late 1870's or early 1880's with the sheared lip top and applied string lip.
 

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