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Plumbata

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Thanks for the comments everybody! And yes, late throws are absolutely awesome and welcome finds here, This dump likely serviced a slew of homes and businesses, some of which date to the 1860s or earlier, so who knows what might pop out. I've got another dump of similar age, but the neighborhoods whose garbage wound up there were pretty new at the time the dump was started, so no late throws of any significance have been found there (or are likely to be). I went digging earlier today and scored some nice bottles, and a KILLER Peoria advertising stoneware rolling pin! My first ever!
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The Half gallon jug came out nice! no markings but cool to find.
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What is this BIM druggist peeking out?
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A 6 ounce Best and Jordan Peoria druggist! No damage and impossible to find outside this one particular dump (for me anyway). In operation from 1921 to 1937.
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Ohh holy hot dayum! what is this?!?
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Oh yeah! A Peoria advertising rolling pin! [8D] Never dug even a broken piece of any stoneware rolling pin before, and this is about as minty as a dug item can get. No chips, fleabites or cracks. I'm told it is rare and worth 200-300. The company is still around, though they don't seem to work with "Coal - Thats All" anymore (more with mining related supplies and service). Not the kind of "last find of the day" I intend to shake a stick at, especially after I'd been soaked by chilly rains for a couple hours! [:)]
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Sooner or later I'll photograph the other good finds. Need to stop digging and focus on cleaning what I already have, hah. HH everyone!
 

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That is a great pin. I have been digging for 25 years and haven't found a piece of one. Great dump, pix, and finds. If you don't mind me asking, did you find a lot of awesome stuff in that earlier dump out of town. If I remember correctly, you found some nice stuff then quit posting. There were hutches and nice earlier meds. Did you get to dig in it for long or did you have competition? I have always admired your writing and pix. I would post some of my digs, but competition here in Texas is pretty fierce. RC
 

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BTW, as many smalls as you have found, that one looks right for sifting. It is definitely time consuming when you do it, but with all the tokens, coins, marbles, etc. that I find, it is well worth it. RC
 

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Thanks for the update Plumbata. Would never have guessed you would find a rolling pin in that condition. Makes one wonder why they tossed it. The BIM druggist is nice! That one will look great after a bath. Just curious, finding any ss cokes in those dumps? Keep us updated after everything is cleaned.
 

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Hey RC, if you are referring to the dump I found in Columbus Ohio, I dug some more decent things but couldn't locate any thick layers in spots where I could dig stealthily. The area that was likely the "epicenter" was extremely visible from a nearby road, so digging would not be the best idea. If you are talking about the TOC dump I was digging and posting alot of in 2013, it is still productive but the digging is pretty tough, so I intend to probe around and open up easier sections of the dump whenever I get bored of this spot. I've never sifted this dump (or any others besides a C. 1910 insane asylum dump) but I agree that it would be a good idea, as I've eyeballed fobs, tokens, and a cent, plus lots of stoppers and marbles and doll pieces and whatnot lately. Surely I've missed some really good stuff. Depending on how the conditions are, I will probably give sifting a try. Regarding the rolling pin, further investigation suggests that it may actually be in the 300-500 dollar range. Can't beat adding nice pieces to the collection by digging them up for free!
 

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Hello Mark, that rolling pin was a genuine surprise. I never ever even considered the idea of digging one (my imagination tends to focus on mini-jugs, heh), so I was blown-away for a bit. SS cokes are present in the dump, from both Peoria and Bloomington, IL, but every last stinking one of them has been broken-in-place or cracked. It's pretty amazing really, as I've come across probably 2 dozen or more of them and none have been keepers. Perhaps they were not annealed properly and the whole run was prone to cracking or breaking easily. I don't need them for the collection, but wouldn't mind having lots of 40-50 dollar easy sellers like them to play with.
 

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Glad to see you out digging again. Great dump and awesome dig photos. Makes me want to grab a shovel and rake and head back to the old dump I used to dig. Hoping to throw some dirt again soon. The rust layers, the bottles one behind another in your dump is giving me the itch real bad. Great post . Buster
 

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Good fun. Nice pics. [:)]
 

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