Bottle-Digging and Collecting

the Magic of…

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 “Old bottles are beautiful. The glass is flecked with air bubbles and tears; the stoneware burned to a fine gritty texture never seen on modern pottery… And were are these bottles to be found? The fact is that they are all around us – in rivers, in ponds and in long-forgotten rubbish dumps…. Millions of 19th-century bottles were exported from Britain as food and drink containers and as ships´ballast… Dig any 19th-century dump in North America or Australia – and you will find British bottles of that period….” Edward Fletcher, Bottle Collecting, 1972

Terry Matz

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the Canadian is every year “The Torpedo Bottle King” of the Toronto Bottle Show. Specializes in all manner items relating to torpedo bottles including molds and pressure guages. He has a lot of coloured glass on his table, pontiled glass and early stoneware and other Canada West trade merchandise. His reference-site for eggbottles is a must seen: http://www.torpedobottle.com

Mike Sheridan

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this is the UK’s and Europe’s oldest and longest established old bottle, potlid and advertising site. Online since March 1997. Have a look at some amazing old bottle related labels and advertising ephemera.Find out more about the great hobby of bottle digging. Find a UK Bottle Club near to where you live ! Use our FAQ link to see if you really do have an old bottl. Searching for information about a particular bottle or company ? Do you want some help and advice with ages and dates of your items. Do you need to know the value ? Do you want to find out about bottle clubs and shows in your area? If so please navigate on through our links page and try one of the quality links:  http://mikesheridan.tripod.com/index.htm

Bottles Heaven

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Antique Bottle Collector’s Haven – welcome to the leading educational Internet site for finding, buying, selling and learning about Antique Bottles! If you want to learn more about a particular category of bottle, or simply find out “how much is my old bottle worth?”, then you’ve come to the right place: http://www.antiquebottles.com/

Dooly Bottleking

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finally after thousands of hours and many broken ones he got one of these north east classic bottles: bottle-digger Dooly Bottleking and the 30 year mission to hand dig a local blue: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyQpZP8sqk

Must seen: Digger Kilroy

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hardcore british bottle digging – a tough site, taken on by diggerkilroy, an 1880s Victorian rubbish dump on the outskirts of a large industrial town is the venue. “Most enjoyable bottle digging vids on Youtube, thanks and keep them coming!”DrummondsPoint “Main reason for broken codd bottles is because the kids of the day would smash the bottle to get to the marble,there were no health and safety in those days so kids would be waitng for a cart to turn up at the dump and break our hearts years later..” tony74jsy VIDEOS:

https://www.youtube.com/user/diggerkilroy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Pf9SZ5UiA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJzdlB3j_d0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcdyZFmQXz8

Australian Diggers

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is a website designed for services associated with metal detecting BUT it also has an easy to use and ever expanding price guide database of antique bottles from Australia and around the world.We are collectors just about anything but primary bottles and coins. To support other collectors we have added an auction results guide to help other collectors assess the value of there bottle or coin they just found: http://www.australiandiggers.com.au/ 

a digging action…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yATVVecuQM

Boston Backhoe Bottle Dump Dig. Bill Ladd, Tylor & John, head North of Boston to meet a landowner with a bottled dump on private property, & a backhoe. Yeaaah! In a just few hours, several hundred bottles from the turn of the century & a jug come to light. Thanks for watching!

…two as a contrast

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Digger Kilroy burrows into the earth for Victorian bottles. Alan Klein makes bottles in his spare time. Glass, surfaces, topology, history – all have the potential to melt together in this short documentary.Ian Digger Kilroy: Heres a vid made by luke moody,i did with him a while back to help spread the word, it was entered into a number of film festivals with a bit of success, im sure there is scope to do something much more commercial if the right site came up. Bottle Digging and Bottle Blowing – Ian Digger Kilroy resume the pure quality aspects of consistency with a secret of the snails. must seen between! spiritschweppes.com

Renovation

Paul Flynn

Paul in GB is Digger, expert, cleaner, renovator: with very best recommendations !

Digging NeighborhoodFather and Son They are putting in a a few more houses in my neighborhood where an old home site was. They scraped the dirt to put the new road in, and I noticed that there was some glass and junk on the surface. Jake and I started digging and this is what we found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVU-uHCsBAI&feature=youtu.be

Wow – heavy  load 🙂

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Funny action with Teesside Digger!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1401294416785460&set=pcb.1401294483452120&type=1&theater

The Schweppes Bottle in the World Collection:

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/233837880159091/?fref=ts

Support in private partnership

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As a private author I will do my best to answer your questions ref. the “story of Schweppes since 1783”. Please contact hjk@hjktext.de

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    • Hi Kathy,

      the prename “Schweppe” has its mediaval roots in Westfalia/Germany and is common in thisb region. Westfalia is a horse breeding country, Schweppe means “little whip”. Cheers from Germany, Hans-Jürgen

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