I went digging this past week, and it was frigid, but eventful. I did manage to find a couple treasures that are worth noting. In my last post, I mentioned a little bit about a particular bottle that I have been finding in recent digs at "The Sweet Spot". The bottle that I am referring to is a heavy, aqua, BIM (blown in cup-mold) soda/beer bottle. It is unique. The bottle is almost always lopsided, filled with air bubbles, stretch marks, and pot stones. The glass is unevenly distributed throughout, making each one different from the next. There are no markings except for a set of initials and a date on the bottom. The initials are "D.B.", and the date is always a "92" or a "93" (1892-1893). The best part about these bottles is that they are always in perfect condition. The heaviness and thickness of the glass keeps them preserved and they always clean up really well.
Before my most recent dig, I had found 4 of them, and they were all found during different digs. I've really been hoping that I would find at least 2 more for a complete 6-pack, but digs within the past month found me in a D.B. dry spell, and I was beginning to think that I had found my fair share of them. However, my most recent dig produced 7 more, and they were all together in one pocket of earth! Needless to say, I have more than enough D.B.s, so I will be able to sell a couple in our online store once I can determine what they are worth. Keep your eye out for them!
|"D.B." Bottles c1892-1893|
|"SLOAN'S LINIMENT" Medicinal c1890s.|
"CELEBRATED H.H.H. MEDICINE D.D.T. 1868" Horse Medicinal c1880s-1890s.
Notice the unique and rare color of the HHH bottle- yellow/grey.