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Old 26 September 2009, 17:17   #1
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A good find (sunken treasure)....

No, sadly not my lost watch which remains in the deep....

But mooring my boat in the camber the other evening, I spotted something floating just on the surface... A perfect condition (no contents sadly) wine bottle dating from 1741 - 1751. Not a mark on it except for a few barnacles.

It must have been pulled up on fishing nets and discarded by a hasty fisherman, an amazing object..

Not this one, but one identical to it:



The sea taketh and the sea giveth (or something like that!).
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Old 26 September 2009, 20:59   #2
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Wow that's really cool! I guess fishermen around here must trawle up all sorts of interesting finds.

Only thing I found yesterday was a junkies needle on the slip could have easily gone into someones foot.
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Old 27 September 2009, 05:30   #3
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No, sadly not my lost watch which remains in the deep....

But mooring my boat in the camber the other evening, I spotted something floating just on the surface... A perfect condition (no contents sadly) wine bottle dating from 1741 - 1751. Not a mark on it except for a few barnacles.

It must have been pulled up on fishing nets and discarded by a hasty fisherman, an amazing object..

Not this one, but one identical to it:



The sea taketh and the sea giveth (or something like that!).


Nice find.
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I was watch the Time team special on the Shipwreck of Colossus, sank around the late 18th century I think.
You never know, this may have been from it and has been dragged up to where you are.

Edit: http://www.channel4.com/history/micr..._colossus.html
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Nice one. Hopefully just your first returns from your Offering to the Sea.

A Port bottle perhaps?
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Old 27 September 2009, 06:25   #6
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Nice one. Hopefully just your first returns from your Offering to the Sea.

A Port bottle perhaps?
Looks likely. As I think todays Port bottle which look similar are made the way they are as a traditional style?
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It's definitely a wine bottle and has now been more tightly dated to 1741-1750 by someone that knows their stuff....

I'm not sure what Port bottles looked like from that period, quite possibly similar.
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No, sadly not my lost watch which remains in the deep....

But mooring my boat in the camber the other evening, I spotted something floating just on the surface... A perfect condition (no contents sadly) wine bottle dating from 1741 - 1751. Not a mark on it except for a few barnacles.

It must have been pulled up on fishing nets and discarded by a hasty fisherman, an amazing object..

Not this one, but one identical to it:



The sea taketh and the sea giveth (or something like that!).
WOW! I RECOGNISE THAT! It's definately 1749, JUNE to be exact!!.. Matt h threw it over,why do I remember?....Last time the HE BOUGHT A DRINK!! Very nice find,better go do the Lottery!!
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Very nice. And floating, eh?

Any idea on an appraisal value?


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Very nice. And floating, eh?

Any idea on an appraisal value?


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It's not worth a huge amount and, to be honest, I wouldn't sell it - it's quite a neat object. Value is 200-300.

It was floating which makes me think nets must have brought it up and then a fisherman tossed it back thinking it was modern. One small splash of water and it would have sunken once more to the murky depths.... Arrrrrrrr! (Sorry, getting a bit piratical there).
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