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$$ MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF OLD BOTTLES STILL LIE BURIED $$

You probably don't realize the tremendous amount of treasure in the form of glass that still lies buried right under your nose. I have easily dug over twenty thousand dollars worth of antique bottles in the past ten years. I believe I can do that every ten years for the rest of my life. Now when I go out treasure hunting I can expect to find on average about $100 worth of glass. Sure, sometimes I get skunked. But the first time I went digging in a large Midwestern city, we found a bottle that brought $4200 at auction.

AMERICA'S LAST GREAT TREASURE HUNT

Back in the 1960s and 1970s many people found antique bottles in dumps, behind old farmhouses or in town dumps. Just like most of the parks, schools, and beaches have been hunted, most of the dumps have been dug and the days of easy digging are gone. Or are they? Easily as many bottles as have been found and probably many times more, still lie buried. Where are most of these bottles? They are in the privies (or outhouses) of the 19th century buried in backyards and places you might never think to look.

ALMOST UNLIMITED POTENTIAL

The span of time for collectible bottles runs from about 1820-1890. The Census of 1890 shows every state with a population of over 200,000 people (except for Idaho and Nevada). The total population of the United States in that years was nearly 62 million. Now say that every ten persons were sharing an outhouse facility there would have been over 6 million privies in use in that year. Given the average life time of an outhouse to be twenty years I figure conservatively that there are over twenty million potential digging sites available. Don't think so? Next time you drive around count the number of old houses, businesses or other sites where privies might have been located. Check any old map. Every one of those lots has digging potential.

SOUND CRAZY?

By this time you might have written me off as some kind of idiot. Well, that's just the reason that so little of this golden opportunity has been touched. There are as of yet only a few of us around the country who are getting in on this deal. Bottles are not the only artifacts we find. We regularly dig stoneware crocks and jugs, pipes, coins, marbles, doll parts, china, civil war projectile shells, Indian points, pot lids, locks, and more. One time we went digging we found a man's gold watch with a 12" chain. The scrap value was over $1200. Imagine grandpa's surprise when he dropped his pants and his watch. Imagine still his dilemma about what to do.

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

I purchased two detectors over the years and even managed to pay for one with my finds. I hunted parks, schools yards, beaches and old house foundations and yards. I made some pretty good finds, but usually when I got home after a day of treasure hunting and would empty my pockets I'd have a handful of pennies, nickels and a few silver coins or an item of jewelry if I was lucky. Not much to show for a days' work, even if it was fun. About fifteen years ago I hung up my metal detector in favor of a more profitable kind of treasure hunting.

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I have published a small volume on this not well known treasure hunting technique. I will show all of the secrets and give you all of the information you need to get started on this fun and profitable treasure hunt. Maybe the next time you go out, you'll come home with more than a pocketful of pennies.

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