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    What's your 'holy grail' ?

    After looking at E's latest Paterson thread, I was wondering what the guy still needed. Then I started wondering about what everyone else still wanted, and what everyone's "holy grail" was.

    Is there some seemingly unattainable glass/pottery holy grail out there waiting for you? Is there a bottle or jug you've only heard rumors of, or only saw in books, and can't seem to find or acquire? What's your holy grail?

    I'll start. Being fairly close to Brantford, this is basically the most local an old soda can get for me, so I'd have to choose this H.F. Whitham, Brantford, C.W. pre-confederation (1867) soda. I've found the broken remains of one before, and that was a sad day. These lack a pontil and are usually some shade of aqua, but I would love to be stunned by finding an iron pontiled variant (probably impossible) in a different colour, a dark forest green or something (unlikely, but possible). There are some earlier stoneware Whithams as well, and that'd be pretty cool too. The old soda factory still stands today, it's been converted into a big house.

    Here's one from online, it's the one on the left. This one's pretty beat up though: http://www.mapleleafauctions.com/auc...rantford_1.jpg

    And here's the broken one I found :
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    So, let's hear about your holy grail!

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    I think a Washington Inaugural Button. However for me, even the little things get me excited.
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    It would have to be a cache of gold and silver coins!!!
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    gold coin or spanish silver
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I think a Washington Inaugural Button. However for me, even the little things get me excited.
    Yep, those GWs seem to be on everyone's list! That's no surprise though, because they are beautiful buttons in every way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    It would have to be a cache of gold and silver coins!!!
    A cache of gold, wow. I'd love to find them in an old crude fruit jar. There's such a cache out there, no doubt!
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    What's your 'holy grail' ?

    For me, the ďholy grailĒ would be finding a pot of gold coins with my detector. If we are talking about bottles, I donít really have a particular bottle Iím seeking but I can think of several I would like to dig. Iíll throw in this one simply because I dug a broken one several years ago and I would like to redeem that event by finding a whole one.
    O. O. Woodman, Billings Syrup, Vicksburg (MS). This bottle had a really nice open pontil and aqua in color Click image for larger version. 

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    It was a pre-civil war bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    For me, the “holy grail” would be finding a pot of gold coins with my detector. If we are talking about bottles, I don’t really have a particular bottle I’m seeking but I can think of several I would like to dig. I’ll throw in this one simply because I dug a broken one several years ago and I would like to redeem that event by finding a whole one.
    O. O. Woodman, Billings Syrup, Vicksburg (MS). This bottle had a really nice open pontil and aqua in color
    Shoot, Bass, that's a stunner! 'Can't say I've heard of that one. I know what you mean about finding a broken one and wanting to get another chance. It's such a tease! I still can't seem to get my first Warner's Safe Cure, even though I've found 3 or 4 busted...
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ID:	1548534I took this picture at the Springfield bottle show last Summer. If I dug this I would probably need a change of underwear.
    "Any material thing you want is merely a symbol; you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment." Mark Twain

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    There was a dandelion bitters company in my town (Stamford). Advertising has been found and Iíve seen the listings of the business in the old newspaper archives. No embossed bottles have ever been found. Likely the company wasnít that big and sold the bitters out of unembossed labeled bottles. But I can still dream of embossed bitters from my hometown...

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    This would be my heart's desire. It was found years ago in a tiny community maybe 25 miles from me. Probably blown at Keene and one can only imagine how it must have found its way down to south Georgia. Only three examples are known to exist, one colorless and another in light amethyst which resides in the Corning Museum of Glass. Sucks when the pockets only go to the first knuckle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenplug View Post
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ID:	1548534I took this picture at the Springfield bottle show last Summer. If I dug this I would probably need a change of underwear.
    Now there's a beauty. Such a nice mix of embossing. I love the leaves (birch or alder?), and that font is so simple and beautiful, so classic. 'Looks like a big bottle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlehunterofcoscob View Post
    There was a dandelion bitters company in my town (Stamford). Advertising has been found and I’ve seen the listings of the business in the old newspaper archives. No embossed bottles have ever been found. Likely the company wasn’t that big and sold the bitters out of unembossed labeled bottles. But I can still dream of embossed bitters from my hometown...
    Yep, it's likely that it was a paper label - but you never know! Go find an embossed one and change bottle digging history forever. Man, you never post vids on YouTube anymore. I know it's winter now, but take us along if you get out in the spring, I really enjoy your videos, you find some killer stuff.

 

 
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