Nifty find from the Salvation Army thrift store

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Plumbata

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While walking the aisles at the local thrift store, an item lurking among modern vases "jumped-out" at me, and once i got closer to inspect it was pleasantly surprised to find the oldest item I've ever seen at the shop!
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"Sheehan '96"
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The paint washed off quite easily and revealed lots of nice whittling. With tax it was 1.07, pretty decent in my opinion, as i haven't had one of these berry bottles before. Maybe next time it'll be a painted Bryant's Cone! One can always hope, heh. Happy hunting everyone!
 

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Great find! I believe it held ground cinnamon. Nice pre civil war piece......Guess I need to go shopping at SA! Jack
 

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Is it just my computer, or is the only picture working the one that shows the open pontil bottom? Absolutely great score by the way...something we all dream of finding. I always check the glass wares section of thrift stores in hopes of a score like this.
 

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Nice find Plumbata!! I do the same thing at SA , and Goodwills. Always looking . Please post the cleaned bottle. Buster
 
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I am cracking up as I just said to myself...."You watch it is probably pontiled...and it was!" AWESOME!! I too have scored some good ones in unlikely places....but many miles between!!
 

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Wow, I've sure never found anything near that old at a thrift store! Oldest thing I've seen in years was an unembossed tooled lip med with a hole in the corner. That paint looks really recent, I wonder who has pontilled bottles lying around to do crafts with?
 

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