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Bottles from my latest dig.

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I dug this codd this morning, i've dug around 30 off this dump with Britannia embossed on the bottle but i thought this a little different so got a few out of the shed and gave a quick clean for comparison, they're all different but the small codd i dug this morning stands out.
the Small codd is the only one where Britannia has her boobs out
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i've tried to give a side view to show how heavily embossed this bottle is
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Very nice too ::g

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That’s a little beauty. Quite different, even the colour. Well found.

Wait till Paul sees it ::g

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You keep them in the shed :( Shame on you B-)
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Very nice clean undamaged examples ::g Never seen a 1/2 cod but I do like it - Well done you ::g
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They are lovely examples, do you have a tip on cleaning, yours look so good!
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they are beautiful .. fantastic clean up job .
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cantona1 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:04 pm
You keep them in the shed :( Shame on you B-)
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I put them in the shed when i come back from the dump, they've not complained about it.

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sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Very nice clean undamaged examples ::g Never seen a 1/2 cod but I do like it - Well done you ::g
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The glass is coming out of the dump in perfect condition, there's a few with rust spots, but they'll come off.

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geoff wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:08 pm
They are lovely examples, do you have a tip on cleaning, yours look so good!
Nothing more than 5 minutes with a bottle brush and washing up liquid on these, i do have ways of cleaning bottles that are sick (the surface of the glass corroded) by tumbling but that can take a few days.

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oldartefact wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:39 pm
they are beautiful .. fantastic clean up job .
Most of the bottles are coming out of the dump sparkling there's a few with a bit of sickness, i'v found a ink bottle what's known as a ribbed 2 pen rest ink, i thought it was sick and full of rust, they're very common it wasn't until closer examination i realized it wasn't rust but the colour of the bottle a honey amber, i've never seen one before and have it soaking at the moment, i'll put a pic up when it's cleaned.

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They look great together. ::g
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I need to find a bottle dump now.

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Thank you Dondo, you are a gent. ::g
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Great finds Dondo , that little 6 oz aqua Codd is a real gent . Nice condition bottles , keep em coming ::g
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Just a few of the inks i've had, the amber one is very rare, well it's the first i've dug in 40 years, this is the dump to a very wealthy town and hasn't been scavenged at all.
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Another find from this week, i don't normally bring home broken crockery but i like advertising ware, i've just googled Phillips's tea and the only thing i could find was an enamel sign of theirs, i've just put it to soak when it's clean ill post a better photo, i think this might be worth a repair.
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love the imperfections in old bottles. Especially noticeable when lit from behind

Nice collection.

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I love those four inks...beautiful colours and such a nice display together. ::g

Loads of bottle dumps around me (Got one in the garden actually) and I have had a poke around in some...but it is rather hard work and a bit beyond me to be honest. Tempting, and I have found a few nice bits, but I couldn't set about a dump properly...I'd die!!
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littleboot wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:53 pm
I love those four inks...beautiful colours and such a nice display together. ::g

Loads of bottle dumps around me (Got one in the garden actually) and I have had a poke around in some...but it is rather hard work and a bit beyond me to be honest. Tempting, and I have found a few nice bits, but I couldn't set about a dump properly...I'd die!!
It's hard work and the more ash you move the more you're going to find, digging holes is a knack i've seen young fit lads give up after 3 or 4 foot when old coggers like me pace ourselves and dig all day, this dump is easy going, your straight into soft ash from the first shovelful.

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I like bottles. I`ve never considered going digging for any though. The main reason being, My Mrs is a very minimalistic person ,and when it comes to "ornaments" they are very few and far between in this house . If I started having bottles dotted here and there around the House I`d probably find them in the Bin pretty soon after putting them on display. She sees stuff like that as dust gatherers and thinks people who display ornaments as "Horders" 8-|
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Bors wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:25 pm
I like bottles. I`ve never considered going digging for any though. The main reason being, My Mrs is a very minimalistic person ,and when it comes to "ornaments" they are very few and far between in this house . If I started having bottles dotted here and there around the House I`d probably find them in the Bin pretty soon after putting them on display. She sees stuff like that as dust gatherers and thinks people who display ornaments as "Horders" 8-|
This is a problem, i used to collect stone ginger beer bottles i had over 90 just from Birmingham and that was my aim to have every ginger beer company bottle from Birmingham but no matter how you look at it rows of bottles all the same shape and similar colour aren't attractive so they had to go, a few bottles of different shapes, sizes and colour with the light coming in from the window can win people around, i keep a select few rare bottles, the rest are sold, given away or swapped.

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She even moans If I cook on the Cooker .After all its just an Ornament to her & not to be used, in case I make a mess . I think she`s got OCD in tidyness. :D
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Bors wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:51 pm
She even moans If I cook on the Cooker .After all its just an Ornament to her & not to be used, in case I make a mess . I think she`s got OCD in tidyness. :D

She’s not the only one rl; ::g
As far as the cooker is concerned it’s an integral part of the kitchen and more or less the first thing you see. Mine has a nice, shiny, black ceramic hob and that’s how I like to look.......all the time :D
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dondo wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am
Just a few of the inks i've had, the amber one is very rare, well it's the first i've dug in 40 years, this is the dump to a very wealthy town and hasn't been scavenged at all.

They really are ornaments more than utility. Beautiful in fact. Like Littleboot I’m sorry to say I have at least one dump on my main permission but haven’t attempted to explore it.
My excuse is, I’m too dammed old. :D :((

Shame I never found out about these 30 years ago.

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I’ve just watched the rescue peeps pulling a man out of a 4ft hole, digging for bottles, when the side collapsed and trapped him. They’d dug down then into the side. Luckily he had a mate with him and he raised the alarm when he couldn’t dig dig his mate out.
It was on 999 rescue program.

I’ve heard of it happening butt blimey I’m glad it wasn’t me. :-O
I hope you never dig alone ::g

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There has been people killed many years ago we dug a body on a dump in Birmingham, but think it was the result of a murder, you'll not believe some of the holes we've had 30ft deep trenched in with 2 wheelbarrows passing each other, 1 well known digger dug a tunnel through the bottom of a dump with lighting in there and barrows. you tend to learn how holes caves in.

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Beautiful bottles. Love the amber one especially l;.
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Ladybird66 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm

However, I do a lot of cooking. This week alone I’ve made 3 apple and blackberry crumbles, 2 steak & kidney pies and 12 double chocolate muffins...plus chips and veg and custard etc.


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Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:45 pm
Ladybird66 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm

However, I do a lot of cooking. This week alone I’ve made 3 apple and blackberry crumbles, 2 steak & kidney pies and 12 double chocolate muffins...plus chips and veg and custard etc.


If you’d bought a brand new car wouldn’t you take a pride in it ? I bet you would. ::g
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