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Your Best Heartbreaker

Clam

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Nov 8, 2008
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I will have to get some pictures together but we dug a pit last week that had a broken apple green Columbia Eagle flask in half pint and a broken Roseberry eagle soda and a blue green half pint wheeling Va GI-115 and a half pint corn for the world in aqua, a broken Hanke & Maack torpedo and another broken DC torpedo so it was real cryer of a hole......
 

Longhunter

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Feb 16, 2009
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Meridian, Mississippi
ORIGINAL: Poison_Us

Our best heartbreaker? It was the day we sold this...




Still feel ill when I think about it. Was our pride and joy of our collection.
OHHHHHHH...... It would surely be painful to let one of those go!!!!

BUT at least you know it was a good investment to buy it in the first place.

[:(]
 

chipper

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Nov 1, 2008
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Central PA
ORIGINAL: CazDigger

I have dug a lot of rare and valuable bottles in privies over the years—(if they were WHOLE, that is). This area is the land of broken dreams, shallow privies that were usually dipped and LOTS of rocks make for a bad combination. By far the best/worst one was found in the bottom of a small wood liner that had no bottles or shards other than the bottle in question and a pontiled umbrella with the top knocked off. It was a 13†sapphire blue, iron pontiled WYNKOOPS SARSAPARILLA FOR THE BLOOD ½ GALLON. It was in about 15 pieces and I glued back together about 85% of it. After that one, we tore up the whole town hoping to find another one that might be whole, but no luck. Other great ones include Saratoga type CHITTENANGO WHITE SULPHUR WATER in quart and unlisted pint size, Cobalt 7†HARRISONS COLUMBIAN INK, teal OLD DR. TOWNSENDS MAGIC STOMACH BITTERS, emerald green iron pontiled WILCOX COMPOUND EXTRACT OF SARSAPARILLA and lots of other great bottles that would be the centerpiece of any collection. Instead they are just pieces.[/i] This is a great thread. It has got me fired up, looking at my boxes of shards and planning for spring!!!!

This picture makes me want to cry and grab a shovel all at the same time. This bottle would have been absolutely incredible if whole and would probably bring somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 in a good auction. This has to be the cruelest of all the hearbreakers I've ever seen. This bottle at 85% and glued back together is still worth more than many great bottles out there.
 

Conch times

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Apr 24, 2012
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Key West
Ink wells are my favorite so that blue octagon is incredible and I would have no problem displaying it as is! Unless of course you think there is potential for it to get worse. BTW can I see the older brother? PLEASE!
 

Wheelah23

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Aug 9, 2010
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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
ORIGINAL: Conch times

Ink wells are my favorite so that blue octagon is incredible and I would have no problem displaying it as is! Unless of course you think there is potential for it to get worse. BTW can I see the older brother? PLEASE!
I would absolutely love to get this bottle restored, if I could find someone who does it! Anybody know someone?

Here's the "healthy" brother. No longer in my possession...

 

Conch times

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Apr 24, 2012
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Key West
Beautiful bottle, sorry you don't have it anymore but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I have a blue octagon myself but it's a newer flat bottom and it's in dug condition. Thanks for sharing!
 

chipper

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Nov 1, 2008
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Central PA
ORIGINAL: CazDigger

Hadda go and and bring this one back again huh??? Nightmares , pain etc. lol

Sorry. But seriously, if I could have any bottle out there but for some strange reason could only ever own one bottle THAT would be it. In my eyes that is the undisputed king (and queen for that matter) of the pontiled med catagory. I dream about finding one of those (yard sale, flea market, hole in the ground--I don't care where) all the time and the color on that one is the stuff of dreams. Those shards laying there are gorgeous. Even as is it is probably quite valuable. May I ask your opinion of value? Surely you've had offers.
 

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