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DIGGING FOR TREASURE: A Guide to Finding Valuable Victorian Rubbish Dumps [Kindle Edition]

Ron Dale

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Book Description

To readers not acquainted with the phenomenon of digging up antique bottles and pot-lids from old rubbish dumps, this book may seem unusual, but these “advertiques” are avidly collected in the U.K., Australasia and the U.S.A.  The rarer finds dug out of old rubbish dumps can now realise several thousands of pounds and it is understandably important to collectors to be able to continue digging. The author points the way for future generations of collector-diggers so that the treasure underground is not lost forever. For anyone interested in digging up their own antiques, this book is a must.

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About the Author

Ron Dale was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, but escaped in the 1960s to move south. He has had a very varied and interesting career, but writing has always been his second string. Now in his eightieth year, his mind is still active, but he claims "his legs have retired" This book covers just several of those interesting years, digging in Victorian refuse for a living. Ron's name is known to dealers and collectors of advertising pot-lids in all English-speaking countries as the author of "The Price Guide to Black & White Pot-lids" the standard reference work for 35 years.

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  • File Size: 738 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris (September 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CQT5BS
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,929,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in 1932 and in spite of untrustworthy rumours I am still hanging on. I am still writing, mainly items of a historical nature and the history of my local village for the local history society. I am pleased to see my 1977 book has endured the years better than I have, as 14 years full-time dump-digging have taken their toll and my digging days are now over. However, I am still keenly interested in bottles and potlids and hope to bring out a short book soon on Dump-Digging (How to Find Valuable Sites, How to dig safely, dump-digging memoirs etc.)and am looking for a publisher. In spite of the fact that the 1970s and 80s were the times when dumps were easily available, I am convinced that there are still many unfound dumps for the new generation to discover. I spend a certain amount of my time now locating dumps of large country houses, but unfortunately I have to let others do the digging.


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