Years first dig and my first squat

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Got out to my usual spot recently. Dug my first ever squat blob top! Here it is fresh out of the hole.
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I thought it was a broken standard beer at first because it came out neck first and I saw it was short. When I saw the base was on it I freaked out.
Wasn't too deep, maybe 5 feet down? This dumps a mix of all sorts of stuff. I found a 1980s bottle a foot away from a 1890s beer a while back. Here it is all cleaned up.

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R. B. WEBSTER, NEW YORK

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PHILADELPHIA XXX PORTER AND ALE, which seems to be a common embossing for these types of bottles. extremely small and shallow chip on the center of the neck on the front and a micro flake off the top, but overall good condition. I'm guessing late 1870s/early 1880s; what do you guys think in terms of age (or rarity or value)? I'm still a newbie.

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Also got some nice flasks during this dig, Half pint strap sided in yellow, and

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full pint strap sided in amber. Both have an S on the bottom, which I remember seeing mentioned before in relation to strap sided flasks. Anyone know what S stands for?

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Sum total of my flask collection so far. No historical or pictorial (or embossed...) ones yet, but one day soon, hopefully.

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Finally, some bits and pieces: A lea and Perrins Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce, J. A. Gilka liquor shard, a glass syringe sans needle, a consolidated fruit jar company mason jar ceramic lid insert, a millville atmospheric fruit jar lid embossed Whitalls Patent 1861, a piece of a spray perfume bottle, and 3 mystery items:
Queen Mary Bay Rum, ...CLAY WHISKEY, and (?)ANADERAD ceramic piece.

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This piece isn't much of a mystery. I've found a few advertisements for it ranging from the 1890s to the 1900s (25 cents back in the day). but I can't find a pic of a whole example. Anyone got?

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I haven't been able to guess the name of this shard. It looks like a K might preceded the C, but I'm not convinced. Thoughts?

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This piece is really interesting to me for some reason. Is it a manufacturer, a product, a name, or something else?

Thats all for now. Thanks for reading, and stay healthy
 
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TrashPanda

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Man that porter and ale is super sexy looking. Fantastic finds!!! Love the XXX 's
 

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Great finds. The RB Webster bottles are pretty common but I know I’ve seen quite a few variations of them - at least with the embossing. Some of them have “standard” embossing like you’re and others have more bubble letter like embossing. Not sure if one is rarer than the other but regardless I’d be happy to find one digging.

the strap flasks are great too. Nice to get one that isnt your standard amber or clear.

I like to collect the different color SS flasks because it’s a cheap way to put together a nice collection of colored glass.

keep digging and keep sharing.
 

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Forgot to say - the S on the base could indicate it was made in Lyndboro New Hampshire.
 

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Way cool, nice site to dig. Keep us bottleheads posted with your new finds! Thanks for sharing.:)
 

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