Tuesday, September 18, 2012

9/19/12 Report - Glass Treasure Clues & Talk Like a Pirate Day

Written by the treasureguide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

This is what you have all been waiting for maties.  Today (Sept. 19) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

For real.

Here is the link.



I always remind people to be on the lookout for different types of finds.  Some are valuable in one way, and others are valuable in another way.  Some finds are valuable because of what they tell you. 

Old Whiskey Bottle

One of the first signs of an old site is often glass or ceramics.  Those materials tend to stay close to the surface, even over centuries.  And they are often washed up onto a beach when detecting conditions are not real good.

The above bottle is one find that has both kinds of value.  It could be sold for a few dollars, but it also tells you very clearly that it is fairly old.

Bottom of the Same Whiskey Bottle

You can clearly see the date on the bottom of the bottle, but even when a bottle does not have a date on it, you can often get a good idea about how old it is by looking at it.

One of the first things I do, is hold it up to the sun and look for bubbles in the glass.  On this one, you can easily see a obvious bubble right below the "R" in TROY.

That tells you that it is blown rather than machine made, and probably old.

Also check out the seams on a bottle.  I won't go into that in detail now, but generally speaking, the higher the seams go up on the bottle, the newer it

Older glass bottles tend to be thicker too.  And the thickness of the glass is more inconsistent, varying in thickness from one area to another.

Here is a glass stopper stuck in the neck of an old bottle.  That is the kind of thing that gives mixed feelings.  It is too bad the bottle is broken.  It is obvious that it would have been a very nice old bottle, but at least it tells you that there could be more old things in the area.

I won't go into any more detail on that now, but you can research it if you want.

Remember to keep your eyes open as you detect, looking for any clues.

Glass Stopper in Neck of Old Bottle

Here is one good web site for looking up prices of world coins.  I've given others, but you might want t check this one out.


The seas are running about 2 - 3 feet and going down a bit into the weekend.  The wind will be primarily from the south for the next few days.

Nadine is hanging around, but far out in the Atlantic away from us with one other disturbance.  Neither seems to be headed our way.

Happy hunting, and don't forget to talk like a pirate today.