Thrift stores around here are wild

Welcome to our Antique Bottle community

Be a part of something great, join today!

Skoda

Active Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2016
Messages
31
Reaction score
65
Points
18
I was out thrifting just now and I found this just sitting among some junk that they put out today. I live in Silver Spring MD and the developed MoCo area as a whole is relatively new, so antique bottles do not show up in thrifts very often here- I thought this was a replica fantasy bottle at first glance! This is a quart size The Magic Fruit Jar- lid isn't intact unfortunately but it's in pretty good shape, just a small chip on the ground lip rim. The stuff that filters into these thrifts are generally way better than what I'd find in NH; some truly crazy antiques and this is one of the best I've found so far.
photo_2022-01-22_16-51-19.jpg
photo_2022-01-22_16-51-19 (2).jpg
 

CanadianBottles

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 24, 2014
Messages
3,856
Reaction score
1,492
Points
113
Wow that's pretty good for a buck! I've had some good finds at Value Village (the Canadian equivalent of Savers) lately as well. For some reason I find that the finds have gotten a lot better since the pandemic started. More people cleaning out their houses I guess?
 

HouTxSoda

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
88
Reaction score
40
Points
18
Its surprising a blue mason would be $ .99 and a clear one would be $ 1.49.
 

Skoda

Active Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2016
Messages
31
Reaction score
65
Points
18
Its surprising a blue mason would be $ .99 and a clear one would be $ 1.49.
I think they priced those higher because you can still buy the lids for those and use them for canning, while the ancient looking bottle with the weird top isn't going to accept any modern closure and is therefor just a decoration piece. That's my best guess anyways!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Len

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
80,517
Messages
725,378
Members
21,277
Latest member
Smootian
Top