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Sunday November 15, 2015

Stories from some of my best digs plus special guest features!
Sunday October 24, 2010 Dig

On this day Brampton and Strathroy diggers teamed up to tackle a hill side dump on a beautiful late October afternoon. Maurice and I made an earlier stop by the Cambridge Bottle Show to check out the available wares and make some new connections before we met up with Barrett & Kyle at Tim's. The ground gave up little on this day but there were a few finds and evidence of treasures deeply entombed within the hill. We would have liked to dig another day to continue the search but time and commitments will leave us wondering. We are trying to schedule another group dig before the snow flies. Thanks again to Kyle & Barrett!

Maurice, Barrett, Kyle & Darren met up for a Sunday afternoon dig. Another stoneware jug about to be released from its long burial. Maurice digging deep to reach the garbage layer. A 1oz Carbolic Acid marked OCP on base was one of my better finds of the day.


Recently Unearthed!
image courtesy
Ace

Recently Unearthed!

This is the fourth Copp Guelph Canada West known to exist, but sadly this one fell victim to heavy equipment. The colour is more teal then the one I dug in the 90's and despite the obvious damage now, the bottle looked to be in good condition. Even in this condition there are many that would like to add this rare specimen to their collection.

If you have a rare Canadian bottle that has recently seen the light of day, send me some images through the link below and I will display them here for all to see.


Over the years I have had chance to dig some really great sites which have produced interesting and rare finds. Although I am not digging as much as I once did (hence the lack of stories on my part), diggers like Barrett Nicpon & Kyle Waters have been generous in posting their stories for all to read. I had chance to meet up with them in the Summer of 2008 for a dump dig. A good part of the dump was flooded due to the record rainfall Ontario received last year, but we did however manage to make a few good finds in the drier sections of the dump. There were signs that there are some great bottles waiting to be discovered and documented. Most of all we had a great time and thanks to Barrett & Kyle for inviting me out to their dig site. If you have a digging story you would like to share just send me an email.

Darren, Barrett & Kyle Barrett holding a fresh dug E.B. Shuttleworth

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