BRAMPTON ONTARIO ITEMS WANTED!
I'm looking for any of the following; labelled or embossed bottles (dairy, druggist, soda), named stoneware (crocks, ginger beer, primitives), photographs, postcards, cabinet cards, advertising, illustrated billheads, etc. etc.
Some of my best digging adventures plus special guest features submitted to the site. If you have a story to share just contact me.
With the assistance of collectors and novices from across Canada, Ontario Dairies has become the premier gallery for the province of Ontario's dairy history.
Brampton Bottles & Co. is a selection of bottles, stoneware, postcards, advertising etc. from my collection plus contributions from others.
May 24/14 Auction Find - square quart Pocock Modern Dairy Brampton
Four Seasons Bottle Collectors Club, Meetings take place in Toronto on the third Saturday of the month, January-March, May-July, September-November. Start time is 7:00 p.m. at Armour Heights Community Centre 2140 Avenue Road (at Wilson Ave.), North York. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in sharing their enthusiasm for bottle collecting. Come on out and don't forget your bottles. Click on the image to visit the website for further information.
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Welcome to the Early Canadian Bottle Works, my name is Darren Spindler, I am a bottle digger, collector and part-time researcher. I started collecting bottles around 1994 after finding several 1940's to 1960's sodas along the many hiking trails that I often trekked. Since then I have gained experience in locating sites and have found and added to my collection some rare and early Canadian bottles. I have lived in Brampton, Ontario since 1971 and consider it my hometown. It wasn't until I started finding old Brampton bottles that it spiked my interest in the local business history that helped shape a small town into the city of 452,000 plus people today. Although I still have a variety of bottles and stoneware from my digs I have now focused my collection to include any bottles & stoneware, old advertising, postcards, illustrated billheads, photographs etc. from the many businesses that operated in Brampton through the 1800's into the 1900's. I enjoy sharing my finds whether it be a bottle I dug on the weekend, a great find at a auction, or some new information researched at the archives. Historical research often gives you that same thrill as that first glimpse of a bottle buried for over a century and it is a great way to pass the off season. I am always looking to acquire any pieces from Brampton, Ontario. If you have anything you would like to sell, or if you have something you just like to share please feel free to email me through the link below. I would greatly appreciate any additional images or information that you would like to share with other bottle enthusiasts.
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