My staycation free dive finds

LeanneG

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It's been forever since I have last posted anything, that's what having kids will do to you. A few weeks ago I took a little over a week off to free dive a bunch of spots that have been building up in my head as potentially good spots to check out. While I didn't find any pontils I was hoping for, I was blessed with a lot of TOC dumps. The best part was the amount of stoneware I was able to pull up that was next to perfect with no cracks and very minor chips if any. In all, I hit twelve different places and managed to pull things from seven. I even managed to pull up a few applied tops from the late sixties to the early eighties. I snagged two crocks with no cracks and a three-quart bean pot that was perfect as well. The yellow ware bowl has two tight hairlines but otherwise still good. The early ABM coke from Auburn Maine was a real bummer for it had a bruise to the base however I still took it home because I had never seen one like that from Maine before.
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RCO

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I've been finding a lot of bottles swimming this summer but nothing that old

i haven't really seen that coke before either , it does seem interesting , likely for flavoured soda as there seems to be a lot of those around .
 

EXCHF5200

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It's been forever since I have last posted anything, that's what having kids will do to you. A few weeks ago I took a little over a week off to free dive a bunch of spots that have been building up in my head as potentially good spots to check out. While I didn't find any pontils I was hoping for, I was blessed with a lot of TOC dumps. The best part was the amount of stoneware I was able to pull up that was next to perfect with no cracks and very minor chips if any. In all, I hit twelve different places and managed to pull things from seven. I even managed to pull up a few applied tops from the late sixties to the early eighties. I snagged two crocks with no cracks and a three-quart bean pot that was perfect as well. The yellow ware bowl has two tight hairlines but otherwise still good. The early ABM coke from Auburn Maine was a real bummer for it had a bruise to the base however I still took it home because I had never seen one like that from Maine before.
Great finds.
 

RNorwood

Active Member
It's been forever since I have last posted anything, that's what having kids will do to you. A few weeks ago I took a little over a week off to free dive a bunch of spots that have been building up in my head as potentially good spots to check out. While I didn't find any pontils I was hoping for, I was blessed with a lot of TOC dumps. The best part was the amount of stoneware I was able to pull up that was next to perfect with no cracks and very minor chips if any. In all, I hit twelve different places and managed to pull things from seven. I even managed to pull up a few applied tops from the late sixties to the early eighties. I snagged two crocks with no cracks and a three-quart bean pot that was perfect as well. The yellow ware bowl has two tight hairlines but otherwise still good. The early ABM coke from Auburn Maine was a real bummer for it had a bruise to the base however I still took it home because I had never seen one like that from Maine before.


Wow, great finds in a short time! Congratulations.
 

CanadianBottles

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Yeah the Coke is really interesting. I think it has to be a flavour bottle, might be the only one out there with the script logo on it. I'm sure that'll make it more collectible than the typical flavour bottles.
 

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