Sunday, February 24, 2013

2/24/13 Report - Roxy Soda Bottle, Dug Artifacts & Odyssey

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Here is a Roxy Soda Bottle from around the forties (I would guess) found on the Treasure Coast.  Unfortunately it is missing a lot of the paint.  I've been trying to find a picture of a green Roxy bottle from the same era so I can see what the label is supposed to look like.  If you can find a good photo of a similar bottle, please let me know.  The clear Roxy bottles seem more common than the green.

Most of these types of soda bottles aren't worth much of anything, especially in poor condition, but there are people that collect them so some are worth a few dollars, especially to local collectors.

I would guess that there were stores that sold Roxy soda on the Treasure Coast, but it could have been brought here by a tourist or something.

If you remember drinking Roxy, let me know.

With the poor detecting conditions we've been having much of this year, bottle collecting is something you  might try for a change when the beaches are not producing much.

I found this one while on a walk.  No digging.  I've found other bottles in the same area in the past.

It can be surprising what you can find while surface hunting.

If you are interested in soda bottles (they are colorful and nostalgic), or any kind of bottle for that matter, Digger Odell Publications has perhaps the largest collection of information on bottles of all kinds.

Here is one link that gives some information on identifing the age of bottles.

I received a report from one reader of this blog who personally saw a very nice large collection of items that were dug back in the 60s.  Included were glass beads believed to have been made in Portugal in the 14 and 15 hundreds, numerous silver and gold beads, and breastplates showing hunting scenes made of hammered coins.  Of course the area where those items were found are now protected.

Robert K. sent in this TV programming reminder.

Just a reminder that on Sunday 2/24 on the Discover channel will be the first airing of a 3 part series on the "Hunt for Gairsoppa's Treasure", "Curse of Mantola", and  "Odyssey's Victory" with Odyssey Marine. The series will air  back to back to back  starting at 8 PM. Don't forget to set your DVR to record.

We have nice Spring weather now.  I would say winter is over and we'll quickly move into summer.  We could have a late winter or spring storm yet, but it isn't looking likely at this point.

There is just a gentle off-shore breeze with the surf running 1 - 2 feet.  The surf will slowly build to a peak of about 3 - 4 feet Thursday and then start decreasing again.   Don't expect any real improvement in beach detecting conditions.

Just go out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Sometimes when you least expect it, smile, there it is.  You never know when you might get a big surprise.

Happy hunting,