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Hello, All I can say is WOW.We drove from our home near St.louis to Harvey,Illinios to look at some bottles this guy had for sale.He told me he had 1000+ bottles that were dug in the 60'S and 70's by his father.These bottles were not picked through and stored in a shed with a dirt floor.When we arrived my wife Sarah and I were overwelmed.The boxes and baskets they were in had rotted there was bottles from the 1870's-1930's all over the place.These all came from the pullman train dump in Chicago.We bought them all and here is a pic. I'll try to add more later.

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Here's what it looked like before we started...

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Here's the truck after we barely made a dent in the shed...

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And here's what we had to leave behind...

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Hey Cap,I'm going to have a lot of stuff for sale or trade.I bought these thinking I could trade for some.I got about 100 soda's and some beers most are medicines and food,but oh what fun.Thanks Clinton
 

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Keep me in mind if you got any from WV you want to sale or trade. Im sure ya do, I mean 8' bed by about 56'' an 2.5' deep whats that about 2000 bottles in the truck alone: =)
 

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Hey everyone ,I did a little math and total estimate is 6000+ alot are pickle and smooth drug bottles.Oh my what did I leave there,it was hot ,bugs were biting and cob webs where in my face if I could only go back and do it all again tomorrow.
 

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When you go through them let me know what types you have, I see a lot of clear glass, or is that dust? Rick
 

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