Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner
Beachfront Press, Jun 14, 2010 - 34 pages
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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IPrimitives and Early Americana
IIIntroduction to Flea Markets
III The Mining Continues
IV The Crazy
V Extraordinary Discoveries VIClancy
VIII Flea Market Weather
IXTo The Rescue
abandoned dump amber amethyst and clear Andy antique applied top soda aqua pontil Aunt Lou Babcock Lake barn basket beautiful beneath Bette and Aunt Bette’s bisque black dog booth bottle embossed bottle mining bowls button Carnival Glass bottle Cautiously CHAPTER cistern Clancy Clancy’s cobalt blue collector’s colored Crandall crazy jug dealers Dean didn’t digging partner dishes display dog warden doll door stopper dug alongside dump digging Early Americana embossed medicine embroidered linens Entering Flea Markets EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERIES farmhouse fireplace mantle Fitzgerald Brewery Gilhooley Ginger Ale glassware hand hole Hoosick Falls horse weight inside Lake and Hoosick leaf patterned Lincoln Lou and Bette Lou and Liz man’s medicine bottles miners Mining in Melrose mint condition mother old bottles old dump Old-timers piece Porcelain PRIMITIVES AND EARLY pulled rescuers Sadie Sun Jar Tim’s tongs tossed Troy Victorian wares weather woman wooden York fairgrounds