Baltimore Bottle Digger

The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club's newsletter, the Baltimore Bottle Digger is available to club members [see Membership] and is published throughout the year except July and August. It contains club news, articles on all aspects of the hobby, photos, a monthly listing of local bottle prices as sold on eBayŽ, a Bulletin Board where announcements including Sales-Wants are posted, Q & A's (Bottle Brain) and other special features.

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Article of The Month

  Club's Website Wins Top Honors (September 2013)

  So Many Questions (September 2013 - Mike Cianciosi)

  The Grand Slam of Bottles? (December 2008 - Greg Franklin)

  Five Thrills of Discovery from One Bottle (June 2008 - Paul Fite)

  Ten Tips For Safe Bottle Hunting (January 2008 - Jamie Murdock)

  First Time Luck? (March 2007- Nic Queen)

  A City's Fame: Hunter Baltimore Rye (November 2006 - Jack Sullivan)

  Baltimore Baseball and Beer (May 2006 - David Hagberg)

  Antique Bottle Mania (December 2005 - Sandy Friedman/The Jewish Times)

  Baltimore Whiskey -- Supersized (October 2005 - Jack Sullivan)

  Not Everything is What it Seems (March 2005 - Jim Hagenbuch)

  J. F. Wiessner & Sons Brewing Co (February 2005 - David Hagberg)

  Back To Baltimore's Deep Brickliners (October 2004 - Andy Goldfrank)

  Murano - Island of Glass (September 2004 - Bob Muth)

  Digging in the Wake of Bulldozers (May 2004 - Andy Goldfrank)

  The Rookie Dig (March 2004 - Andy Goldfrank)
1st Place FOHBC Best Original Story 2004

  Father Michael A. Dausch / New Baltimore Bottle (Feb 2004 - William A. "Doc" Andersen)

  The Base of a Jar: What it Can Tell Us (February 2004 - Barry L. Bernas)

  It's Beyond Me (January 2004 - Stan Hallett)

  A Capstan Dig! (December 2003 - Barry L. Bernas)

  Origin of a Baltimore Brewery (November 2003 - David Hagberg)

  Two Short Bios (October 2003 - William A. "Doc" Andersen)

  Salt-Glazed Stoneware in the Eastern U.S. (March 2003 - Mark Zipp)
Hon. Mention, FOHBC Best Research Article 2003

  War Drums Along the Potomac? (February 2003 - Steve Charing)

  Hunting Season (February 2003 - Jamie Murdock)

  Christmas Isn't Just For Kids (June 2002 - Andy Goldfrank)

  Our First Bottle Show (February 2002 - Nick Benedict)

  Baltimore's Development Key to Privy Digging (November 2001 - Andy Goldfrank)

  The Frustrations (and Joys) of Baltimore Privy Digging (October 2001 - Andy Goldfrank)

  Why Antique Bottles (March 2001 - William A. "Doc" Andersen)

  Barber Bottles (January 2001 - Steve Charing)

  Love, War, Bridges, Bottles--1970 Had it All (September 2000 - Steve Charing)

NOTE: These articles are only a small sample of what is contained in each issue of the Baltimore Bottle Digger. For the very small annual membership fee you can receive the full issue in your mail box packed with great bottle collecting information. Join us today!

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