Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado
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    Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    My brother and I were playin around in a very small mining tent camp in Colorado ,dug into a small depression ,some nice bottles were poppin,but then a first for us !!! .This little open pontiled ink popped up and said HI It caught me off gaurd with the wide lip , flipped it over and there was the pontil . I know this might not be to exciting for the diggers back east,, but for us ,it is a rare,rare,rare find !! In 30 years of diggin we have never found a whole open pontil in our area of Colorado, In the 1990s I found a iron pontiled decanter,and now this little ink I'm sure it predates where it was found by at least 30 years. All smiles. HH,HD
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  2. #2
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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    It's amazing that the lip is undamaged - sweet!!!

    How about showing us pictures of the other bottles?

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    now that's a sweet find !!!
    "The older the book, the more we learn."

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    That is a very nice bottle!

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    Holy cow that lip is crazy! Cool find jgas
    JGAS

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    Love it!!! Great Fine.
    Saving History! Artifacts or Fossils it's all Good!

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    what hath god wrought

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    That seems unusual for an ink. I think this could be something else. But it probably is an ink. I can't remember ever seeing one like it.
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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by sodetraveler
    It's amazing that the lip is undamaged - sweet!!!

    How about showing us pictures of the other bottles?
    Will be posting pic's from all our summer outtings here in Colorado soon,the ground is about to be frozen

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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    Thanks everyone for the replies !!!!! It was a rush for us to find this,I'm always looking at Jgas's Flask's with green eyes,I have heard of a couple of Pikes Peak flask's being found out in eastern Colo a long time ago. I found a piece of a historical flask in New Mexico once ,buuuuuut

  10. #10
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    Feb 2009
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    Re: Big SURPRISE open pontil ink found at old mining camp in Colorado

    Covill figures this ink bottle in his book. It's figure #359. Covill provides dimensions of 1-9/16" D x 2-1/16" H.

    Good find!
    Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
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