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Galveston Dig

nhpharm

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Been kinda slow lately...might be time to find another lot. Went out last week and dug a couple of nice trashy trash pits but they were full of slick wines, Bromos, and junk. I did pull out this super cool pickle bottle though so that made my day.
 

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yacorie

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Been kinda slow lately...might be time to find another lot. Went out last week and dug a couple of nice trashy trash pits but they were full of slick wines, Bromos, and junk. I did pull out this super cool pickle bottle though so that made my day.
can you post a few more pictures of this? Not sure what it is but I’ve been collecting pictorial bottles and I’m definitely adding this to my list.

ok found it online. King George slaying a dragon - and it’s affordable which is even cooler !!!
 
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nhpharm

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Went out yesterday and dug a huge privy...4' x 10' x 6'. Had high hopes but had been heavily dipped and the use layer was just a few inches at the very bottom...found a cracked hutch soda, a pottery master ink bottle, and the prize of the day, this nice marble. There were a bunch of marbles tucked into one corner of the privy but mostly plain pottery, but this is as nice as they get in Galveston...anyways, not a great day but the weather was good and you never know what you might find in these 1880's privies.
 

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nhpharm

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Went out Sunday and dug a huge privy (maps show it supported 2 houses) that measured about 10' x 5' x 7'. The trash layer was about 6" thick down about 6' and the finds were fairly sparse, but the stuff I did find was local, which is what I collect. Found three H. Cortes gravitating stopper bottles (last one of those I dug was in 2013!), a nice Charles Marschner hutch soda, a very rare 1870's Baylor pharmacy bottle, and a nice uncommon Schoolfield pharmacy. Also found a bunch of odds and ends like marbles, doll parts, etc. as well as a few other non-local bottles. Dug for 10 hrs straight and was wore out but drove home with a smile on my face...as did my son, who loves digging with me.
 

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Lacsco

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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!
Do you have a email ?
 

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