Gifted an amazing collection

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Gonna try to make it short but I had to share this…My wife’s grandparents recently passed and the family began the process of sorting through decades and decades of many types of collections they had. The one they were most known for was Mammy’s bottles collection. Mammy and Pappy have been digging and collecting since the 60s, winning many bottle shows along the way. I became interested after finding a few bottles while metal detecting. No one in the family wanted the bottle collection so it was given to me. I’m still going through them, cleaning and starting a display bit I wanted to share some with you.
 

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Wow, and I love those shelves they're displayed on
 

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Gonna try to make it short but I had to share this…My wife’s grandparents recently passed and the family began the process of sorting through decades and decades of many types of collections they had. The one they were most known for was Mammy’s bottles collection. Mammy and Pappy have been digging and collecting since the 60s, winning many bottle shows along the way. I became interested after finding a few bottles while metal detecting. No one in the family wanted the bottle collection so it was given to me. I’m still going through them, cleaning and starting a display bit I wanted to share some with you.
Wow, and I love those shelves they're displayed on
Thank You!!
 

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Nice LA hutches and stoneware! The John Ryan is awesome too!
 

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Sorry for your and your wife's loss. The collection has some great bottles. This is just part of them? I love the crock and jugs.
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Sorry for your and your wife's loss. The collection has some great bottles. This is just part of them? I love the crock and jugs.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
Appreciate that. Yes this is just what I’ve dusted off and put out, bunch more to go through. Huge variety of embossed and cool black glass whiskey slicks. Kinda overwhelming to be honest because I’m new to the hobby and I’m not sure about what I have…rarity and value.
 

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Gonna try to make it short but I had to share this…My wife’s grandparents recently passed and the family began the process of sorting through decades and decades of many types of collections they had. The one they were most known for was Mammy’s bottles collection. Mammy and Pappy have been digging and collecting since the 60s, winning many bottle shows along the way. I became interested after finding a few bottles while metal detecting. No one in the family wanted the bottle collection so it was given to me. I’m still going through them, cleaning and starting a display bit I wanted to share
Are any local to you?
Gonna try to make it short but I had to share this…My wife’s grandparents recently passed and the family began the process of sorting through decades and decades of many types of collections they had. The one they were most known for was Mammy’s bottles collection. Mammy and Pappy have been digging and collecting since the 60s, winning many bottle shows along the way. I became interested after finding a few bottles while metal detecting. No one in the family wanted the bottle collection so it was given to me. I’m still going through them, cleaning and starting a display bit I wanted to share some with you.
Mammy and Pappy sound like they must have been pretty cool people. I hope the collection stays in the family. Who knows maybe even inspire another digger in the family.
In fact I feel like I need to get out and do a hike and a dig. Get back to my roots so to speak. I remember when even coming home empty handed wasn’t a bad day. No matter what level of collector you are the feeling of digging up even a “JUNK” bottle yourself is way better then a score off some poor sap on eBay. I don’t remember anything about how I got my best bottles I remember every detail of the ones I dug myself.
 

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Are any local to you?

Mammy and Pappy sound like they must have been pretty cool people. I hope the collection stays in the family. Who knows maybe even inspire another digger in the family.
In fact I feel like I need to get out and do a hike and a dig. Get back to my roots so to speak. I remember when even coming home empty handed wasn’t a bad day. No matter what level of collector you are the feeling of digging up even a “JUNK” bottle yourself is way better then a score off some poor sap on eBay. I don’t remember anything about how I got my best bottles I remember every detail of the ones I dug myself.
Yes we are in south Louisiana, so the NOLA bottles are my favorite, they were in a bottle club there. The collection will definitely stay in the family, one of her wishes. Thanks for the kind words!!
 

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