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Some finds from Peoria, Illinois

Drift

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Dec 7, 2018
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Peoria, IL
Got out from 9-6 today. I am completely exhausted, but had a great day of digging with a friend. My favorite find of the day was a VIM (V for Victory M for Milk) Producer's Dairy bottle from Peoria. I almost bought one I saw for sale once thinking I wouldn't find one myself. Unfortunately, it's already lost a good deal of paint, but it was exciting to pull out. I also found a Nonspi bottle that's new to me --- it's an antiperspirant. And I found a couple marbles, and my friend gave me the one he found. It took some of the sting off him finding an unlisted BIM Peoria drug store bottle! I'm hoping he'll show that one off here, I'm interested if anybody here has seen it since the central Illinois bottles book came out 30 years ago.
 

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Drift

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And here's that Johnson Drug Co. bottle from Peoria that he pulled out. Has anybody here seen it before? It says "A Safe Place To Trade".
 

Drift

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Dec 7, 2018
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Peoria, IL
I got out for a little over five hours today. Two blown Illinois crowntops made my day. I got my oldest Derges bottle, a McMasters and Derges I.B.W. from Peoria, and a Seipps beer from Chicago. Found all the usual stuff. Six spark plugs, more than normal, so I guess I collect those now too! I thought I found my first Sauer's Extracts but it ended up being cracked when I rinsed it out. I know they're common, but I'm always happy to find a first.

Would have taken some in situ pictures but my phone bill's overdue and off so I left it at home. Priorities. ;)
 

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Drift

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Dec 7, 2018
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Peoria, IL
I love finding the miscellaneous stuff...I eyeballed the buckle in the creek yesterday, it was my first find of the day. I also found the 65 cent bottle tag yesterday, does anybody know what it would have been on? A store display or vending machine perhaps? And my buddy found the brass 6 the last time we dug and promptly donated it to me. Thanks, Dalton!

Edit: I don't know my buckles. Can anybody guesstimate an age on it?
 

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Drift

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Dec 7, 2018
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Peoria, IL
Call me crazy but I hiked two miles in rubber boots today just to go back for this ginger ale ACL I forgot yesterday, because it's from Peoria. That bottom lettering is a goner, but hopefully the design and logos stay.

My wildest find today...somebody was cleaning up garbage in the creek. I've done tons of that there myself, it's how I found the dumps and got into bottle digging. Was beginning to think nobody else cared about the wildlife and people getting hurt on glass and jagged metal. Made my day. I got bit up, though. I skipped the pour Listerine on yourself to repel mosquitos trick. It really does work, folks.
 

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RoyalRuby

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Oct 5, 2019
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Buckeye State
This was today's best find, along with a Star Union Products crowntop from Peru, IL with a small lip chip.
Funny how I read about so many finding marbles when dumping, I finally came across one while digging through a spot in my back woods that looks very much like the blue and white one you found back on the 13th (post #26)..... ;)
 

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