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Need some advice about digging.

Micheih71

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Dec 27, 2020
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Hi I am new to this, not just the group. I am looking for some instruction and maybe someone who can come along with me and teach me a few things. I have found a dump on my property. There are soooooo many bottles jars etc. I haven't even really dug to deep yet most of what I have found in on top of soil or no more than 6 inches at most. I know there is tons more but I don't know what I am doing. I have found many things from old mason jars, tons of amber bottles, many gallon cider jugs, soda and liquer bottles, spectacles, pens, pocket watches, medicine bottles, etc... Any advice is appreciated.
 

Nickneff

Well-Known Member
Jan 6, 2021
271
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Hi I am new to this, not just the group. I am looking for some instruction and maybe someone who can come along with me and teach me a few things. I have found a dump on my property. There are soooooo many bottles jars etc. I haven't even really dug to deep yet most of what I have found in on top of soil or no more than 6 inches at most. I know there is tons more but I don't know what I am doing. I have found many things from old mason jars, tons of amber bottles, many gallon cider jugs, soda and liquer bottles, spectacles, pens, pocket watches, medicine bottles, etc... Any advice is appreciated.
Yes my name is Nick I've been digging bottles for over 35 years I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have I'm not very computer savvy the best way to reach me would be from phone if you don't mind my number is 502 457 1935
 

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
Aug 22, 2012
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Show Me State (Missouri)
Hi I am new to this, not just the group. I am looking for some instruction and maybe someone who can come along with me and teach me a few things. I have found a dump on my property. There are soooooo many bottles jars etc. I haven't even really dug to deep yet most of what I have found in on top of soil or no more than 6 inches at most. I know there is tons more but I don't know what I am doing. I have found many things from old mason jars, tons of amber bottles, many gallon cider jugs, soda and liquer bottles, spectacles, pens, pocket watches, medicine bottles, etc... Any advice is appreciated.
Just make posts in the forums (with pictures is best) and you will get lots of help. Also, welcome to Antique Bottles. Collect what you like. Like what you collect. Remember that bottles are just stuff. The true treasure is not bottles, but friends. Hope you acquire many. This is a good place to find them.
 

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
Aug 22, 2012
1,003
93
Show Me State (Missouri)
Yes my name is Nick I've been digging bottles for over 35 years I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have I'm not very computer savvy the best way to reach me would be from phone if you don't mind my number is 502 457 1935
Nick, you were savvy enough to make it here! Welcome to Antique Bottles. Collect what you like. Like what you collect. Remember that bottles are just stuff. The true treasure is not bottles, but friends. Hope you acquire many. This is a good place to find them.
 

hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
6,467
113
What State are you in? Post some pics of what you found, that might help. Welcome to the site. LEON.
 

hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
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Maybe some one in New Hampshire can help you out. So far the stuff I see looks to be about 1950's stuff. Some Milks & Sodas can be good finds from those Years. Good Luck. LEON.
 

Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
271
43
New Hampshire
Wow you look like you've been very busy how big is this dump. you live in New Hampshire is that correct. never been there but they tell me it's nice. I bet it's pretty cold up there right now what kind of temperature is up there right now I bet it's super cold Burr
 

Csa

Well-Known Member
Oct 21, 2020
86
33
Nice work!! Your stuff looks a lot like what I’ve been finding in the couple months I’ve been at it here in NJ at my 1900+ dump. Your stuff does look to be 1940s+ mostly, lots of in tact caps, I see some perfume and medicine and tonic bottles etc. the “value” in these bottles to me at least is learning what they are, when they were made and who the glass mfg were. For example, look for bottom marks of a P in a circle in a nice light green shade. These are from Pierce glass company and look great on display. Also olive jars and many food packer jars while zero monetary value, are great to use as stem vases etc. I have given away a bunch of those. Here’s my haul from October, November, happy to compare indiv notes anytime.
Happy hunting.
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three hazel atlas “
stem vases”
 

Fenndango

Active Member
Jan 10, 2021
39
8
I'm in Bellows Falls Vermont. How are you digging bottles right now? I mostly dive for glass. Post any pictures of insulators you find, glass and porcelain! NH is a hot bed for good insulators.
 

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