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Looking for advice on a -hard to find 1/4 pint milk bottle

opmustard

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I lived in Novato (Marin County) and Windsor (Sonoma County), CA and it seems like just about anything from NO. of S.F. is worth some money.
Anything from San Rafael with Marin County embossing is usually somewhat rare, however I am not certain about milk bottles.
Jeff Wichmann auction site can probably tell you how much $ its worth. He knows about everything on the West Coast.
opmustard
 

Wildcat wrangler

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I know they use lemon juice to clean cans but never heard of anyone using it for bottles. I love crystals. I have rocks in my head. I am always on high alert for any crystals when I dig or search for any bottles. Not many people know how many types of crystals and rock we have in NJ. An abundance.
ROBBYBOBBY64.


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Wildcat wrangler

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I’m going to build a waterfall in the back yard with the huge ones- like the size of 3 or 4 basketballs put together? Goodbye, garage.... goodbye time. I WAS paying $400 each cluster and bought so many, but then found this crazy spot. Now it’s just ridiculous... rocks everywhere. Probably #4- 5 gallon buckets full of individual crystals that fell off the bigger ones that I have to sort. Goodbye beautiful nails! Goodbye, soft hands.



The picture above, is coming out a cave wall, under stalactites? Everything is just covered in layers and layers of crystals. Would never hurt them or have to... they are all over the ground and growing in the dirt even.


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Wildcat wrangler

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I lived in Novato (Marin County) and Windsor (Sonoma County), CA and it seems like just about anything from NO. of S.F. is worth some money.
Anything from San Rafael with Marin County embossing is usually somewhat rare, however I am not certain about milk bottles.
Jeff Wichmann auction site can probably tell you how much $ its worth. He knows about everything on the West Coast.
opmustard
So true... but their homes are really losing value.... they are moving up here, now! (Redding area).
Still- there’s this?


And this?


And a bunch more? I really don’t know if it’s worth anything, but the way they got all the little dairy’s together in order to sell larger quantities of milk is interesting- like a vintage co-op? It sold it for them! (And now they are moving up here!) Wait-I have a spare 40 acres with running water, in the wilderness past ono.... (where that big fire danced around, last year?) hmmmmm....


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LalaGirl

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I lived in Novato (Marin County) and Windsor (Sonoma County), CA and it seems like just about anything from NO. of S.F. is worth some money.
Anything from San Rafael with Marin County embossing is usually somewhat rare, however I am not certain about milk bottles.
Jeff Wichmann auction site can probably tell you how much $ its worth. He knows about everything on the West Coast.
opmustard
Just saw that you have lived in Sonoma Co, CA. Do you still live in the area?
I am eager to find someone to teach me all about digging - where to look (I have read about that and watched lots of videos, but would love to have someone actually point out things to note when searching for a place, etc) and allow me to help with the digging, etc.
Kind of an apprentice digger! =)
 

opmustard

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Just saw that you have lived in Sonoma Co, CA. Do you still live in the area?
I am eager to find someone to teach me all about digging - where to look (I have read about that and watched lots of videos, but would love to have someone actually point out things to note when searching for a place, etc) and allow me to help with the digging, etc.
Kind of an apprentice digger! =)
No, I retired to Florida. EX-Marine who is very conservative and where I live in Florida there are a lot conservatives plus many ex- Marines live here.
I am originally from Hawai'i and went back and forth from Hawai'i to CA for a long time doing business and visiting friends and family in both places.
Loved living in Sonoma and Napa Counties years ago, but that has all changed now.
Sorry to hear about the people moving up North to where you live.
I know of the Santa Rosa Bottle Club. Some really good people belonged to that club.
Big dig in S.F. back in the 90's. Best bottle, an o/p old sachems in aqua.
I think there are other bottle clubs closer to you these days.
Lou Lambert is one of the best diggers in that area.
opmustard
 

Wildcat wrangler

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No, I retired to Florida. EX-Marine who is very conservative and where I live in Florida there are a lot conservatives plus many ex- Marines live here.
I am originally from Hawai'i and went back and forth from Hawai'i to CA for a long time doing business and visiting friends and family in both places.
Loved living in Sonoma and Napa Counties years ago, but that has all changed now.
Sorry to hear about the people moving up North to where you live.
I know of the Santa Rosa Bottle Club. Some really good people belonged to that club.
Big dig in S.F. back in the 90's. Best bottle, an o/p old sachems in aqua.
I think there are other bottle clubs closer to you these days.
Lou Lambert is one of the best diggers in that area.
opmustard
Yes, there are some really neat bottle diggers who are now bottle collectors, or dead/or buying out the collections of the 2 who died. Neat people I’ve known since the 80’s. I personally know a few ex marines- very conservative to a point, unless your messing with their panthers or bobcats, ect... in Florida? Heck, I know the train wreck, you might know as tiger king! And Carol Haskins.... it’s funny to me and the people around me to watch any of that, because i know these stories and have repeated them, as bizarre as they are. The 2 episodes I’ve seen, I’m like “yah, I was talking to him for a couple hours, that night... he was so lit....”. In the cat community both those people have reputations as whack-O’s! (If you see this, please don’t sue me, like you do everyone, Carol? Tigers fed?) she wants our cats... she is “A.R. Meaning, animal rights, meaning Carol wants to be the only one owning any cat with African Serval blood (Savannah’s). My 1 girl is 75% Serval and the sweetest rockstar of a cat I ever owned or have seen- sappy sweet. I have around 14 others, various % of serval blood in my cattery... so will get real around here if they come for my cats like she would like! They are spoiled rotten, too.




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