This past month's many finds from the "Roaring '20s Dump", including Silver and Gold!

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David Fertig

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Glad to see you are still on here posting Plum. I just decided to check in. As always - nice pics and write up. And some decent finds.
 

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Wow, some really cool finds as per usual with you. You must have those special xray glasses to spot all those surface finds. Love the rolling pin, doesn't get much better than that. I have found that thirties dumps seem to provide the most oddball assortment of stuff, worth digging for the wierd finds and late throws, they say 30's dumps in New Jersey are a good place to find tossed out civil war veteran's stuff!
 

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just for the hell of digging , you have a dream dump!
 

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Thanks for the comments and "good vibes" everyone!
cobaltbot said:
I have found that thirties dumps seem to provide the most oddball assortment of stuff, worth digging for the wierd finds and late throws, they say 30's dumps in New Jersey are a good place to find tossed out civil war veteran's stuff!
Very interesting to keep in mind. I remember that Staunton Dan had found part of a Confederate buckle in his dump, and I actually found a rusty item here that looks an awful lot like what's left of a saber of some sort, so strange and awesome late throws are always an exciting possibility. Anyway, I got some more pics of the stuff to share: Big BIM Chas. H. Phillips medicine bottle. Likely somewhat of a late throw.
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Nice late BIM "McMaster & Derges I.B.W. Peoria, ILL" soda with 7 fl. oz. embossed below the slug plate. I think that makes it a post-1914 bottle? I've got gobs of the earlier ones lacking the "7 fl. oz." ounce bit but this is the first one in good shape that I've dug. Not dramatic but an addition nonetheless.
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ABM "McMaster I.B.W. 7 FL. OZ. Peoria, ILL" from the mid 20s, after Derges left the partnership, in rather minty shape. Most come out cracked and/or sick.
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This is the nice late-throw hutch I got. Dad was present for the dig and was very pleased to see a hutch (technically tooled to accept a baltimore loop stopper, but used as a hutchinson) come out of a 20s dump. Note the nifty "This bottle Is Loaned But Never Sold. Return It!" embossing. A nice one for the collection.
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A big cache of BIM "Liquid Opodeldoc" bottles, which made for a very interesting "late throw" to dig through. Never dug one before this, and now I'd be fine with never digging one ever again![:D]
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Thanks for looking!
 

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Here is the stoneware from this dump all cleaned-up. Got a Western Stoneware gallon jug, unmarked half gallon jug, cracked crock, Weir canning jar, and a lovely gallon brown jug with pretty amazing glaze (dis)coloration radiating in an earthy-toned rainbow from what must have been a super hot spot in the kiln. It is very visually appealing, much more-so than ordinary brown jugs, and will be part of the collection. The rest of the stuff will be finding other owners.
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Just look at this jug, it's a real pretty one in my opinion:
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More digs have been had here, and although I don't have many dig pics or access to a number of things (in the process of moving to Wyoming) I figured I'd share what I can: Dad in the trenches:
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1/2 gallon jug!
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Nice small Western Stoneware Weir canning crock:
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early '20s BIM Durkin druggists. 2, 4, and 6 ouncers. Got a few of the 2 ouncers. Pretty HTF:
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Got about a dozen more of these Best and Jordan druggists. This lineup consists of 1, 2, 3, 4, and a 6 ouncer. Fun pieces to dig.
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Got a 1/2 ounce, post-1914 Block and Kuhl department store (presumably perfume) bottle:
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Rare and unlisted local Galesburg milk made by thatcher from 1921. This one got the oletimers talking. If you are wondering what "X.L.C.R." is all about, just say the letters aloud (perhaps with a sword in hand). [:D]
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Chipped up lip sadly.
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I never knew this 1/3rd quart existed, as it isn't listed, but the milk guru says that he's heard of it before. Still gotta be quite rare. I now have the full set of 4 of this style from Roszell's dairy. It's a 1927. Very happy to add it.
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I also found more silver! Got another 40.2 gram sterling spoon, and then finally found a fancy cut-glass container with a sterling cap (been expecting to find something like this for a while now):
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Ya can see the sterling mark:
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Also, regarding the move to Wyoming, I'm sad to be away from Peoria for a good while, but when checking out the area in December, on the 2nd day there I found an old dump (sparse, but these western/territorial deposits aren't like the rich deposits found further east, and this seems to be '80s-'90s, real old for the area). Pretty funny that I was able to sniff something out so quick, hah. Oughta be fun to dig and sift come the thaw. Hopefully I'll get a territorial druggist or two.
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Lotsa shoes and bones:
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Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
 

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