Category Archives: Diving

My bottle from the Empress of Ireland

My bottle from the Empress of Ireland 08 April 2015 Recently I received a couple of e-mails from Francine Saint-Laurent in Montréal (Québec) with questions about a bottle she had in her possession. The e-mails also referenced the Empress of Ireland which … Continue reading

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Bottles under the pier in Fredeiksted, St. Croix

Bottles under the pier in Fredeiksted, St. Croix by Vince Staley 13 February 2014 This U.S. NAVY PEPPER bottle above, and a MUSTARD were found under the pier (see above) in Fredeiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. For several years … Continue reading

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Key West Revisited – Another Quest to Dive For Bottles | Layers

Key West Revisited – Another Quest to Dive For Bottles | Bottles and Extras Cover Layers 06 December 2013 I thought I would give those interested, a peak at the January | February 2014 issue of Bottles and Extras. The issue has exciting … Continue reading

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Houston paths and long forgotten scenes – Part III

I can only imagine what must be beneath the soil, along the banks, beneath the criss-crossing Interstate Highway overpasses, under the office towers and parking lots and beneath the bayou when I take my frequent runs or when I walk … Continue reading

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Moxie Bitters – So What is Moxie?

Moxie Bitters – So What is Moxie? I was pleasantly surprised to see an extremely rare, Moxie Bitters within the Moxie Bottles display by Dave Waris at the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire this past weekend. … Continue reading

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Incredible and Rare Western Flask – “Fleckenstein & Mayer, (monogram), Portland, O.”

Incredible and Rare Western Flask “Fleckenstein & Mayer, (monogram), Portland, O.” 30 March 2013 (R•010915) Stopping my eyes suddenly on eBay was a listing reading “Incredible and Rare Western Flask”. Well that’s a teaser enough. Then I see pictures (all … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters

Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters 28 November 2012 (R•090615) D R A K E ‘ S    P L A N T A T I O N B I T T E R S There is no bitters … Continue reading

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Bottles on the Steamship SS Republic

S T E A M S H I P   S S   R E P U B L I C I wanted to circle back after honing up on the Steamboat Arabia (Read: Looking for Bottles Carried on the Steamboat … Continue reading

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Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River

Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River 01 October 2012 This mysterious email and pictures (almost like they were taken underwater, appeared in my inbox this weekend. Here is the brief email: “The bottle is like the one on … Continue reading

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“I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

This is the cover art for the single “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by the artist Marvin Gaye. Oh I heard it through the grapevine, Oh and I’m just about to lose my mind. Honey, honey yeah. I wanted … Continue reading

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