DiggingBottles.com - Collecting Victorian Bottles

Welcome to DiggingBottles.com!


This site has been created to share the many interests in Victorian Bottle Collecting.

Bottle collecting is a hobby for all ages. Collecting something that was probably hand made over 100 years ago makes it a very fascinating hobby.

My first introduction to bottle collecting was some 25 years back when my school art teacher, Pete Walton, brought some old coloured bottles to school to draw and paint. I remember asking many questions about them; where they originally came from, how he had come by them, what they were worth and so on.

Pete could see how interested I was and so invited me to his house to see his collection: he had many bottles, ginger beers, pot lids and his favourite items clay figural pipes.

Pete had managed to dig most of his collection from one of the major London Victorian tips located at Woolmer Green. As I had shown so much interest in his collection, he invited me along on his next dig. And hence I was hooked!

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