Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner

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Beachfront Press, Jun 14, 2010 - 34 pages
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Have you ever considered seeking adventure in an abandoned dump? Did you know that old bottles have a story to tell? If so, you will appreciate the eccentric charm of Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner. Discover how one generation's trash may become valuable Americana. Vintage bottles, pontils, brass belt buckles, clay pipes, Indian Heads, bisque dolls, and pill tins are just a few of the treasures unearthed. Join an eclectic group of characters as they traipse hill and dale of Melrose, Babcock Lake and Hoosick Falls, New York, in search of collectibles and memorabilia to trade with fellow miners and sell at flea markets.
 

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Contents

IPrimitives and Early Americana
3
IIIntroduction to Flea Markets
6
III The Mining Continues
10
IV The Crazy
14
V Extraordinary Discoveries VIClancy
17
VIII Flea Market Weather
22
IXTo The Rescue
25
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