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Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by DaveNH » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:36 pm

Puffdaddy and I got on leap day 2/29 to do some digging and spent most of the day driving, but hit a quart dump near the end of the day he had found last fall. Armed with detectors we each bagged a dozen or so quarts. Most of the them were Esslinger's Premium Ales and Fitzgerald Pale Ales, but I was able to unearth two tough PA Ale quarts. Only one cleaned up and it was after two acid baths. I think I'm going to need to spray it with some clear coat to make it readable. Never knew Old Reading Ale's were sold in ME. Now I know.
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by idigrust » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:00 pm

Nicely Done !!!!
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Post by galambam » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:32 pm

Wow Dave! That's amazing! That's one if have never been able to land. Good for you.

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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by Conehead » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:07 pm

Good job Dave!
I shall leave no cone unturned!!

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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by Sea Monkey » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:23 pm

Awesome Dave! Congrats.....
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by barfly » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:42 am

Great Can! Probably shouldn't be replying to this as this isn't my specially in the hobby. If memory serves me correctly I believe that four on grade examples of this Quart appeared at the Brimfield Auction years ago. New England is the Ale Capital so it could be that this was the target area to market the cans. On a side note- that can should of been made as a 12 ounce cone but hasn't made an appearance yet. Super Find! :smt023

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Post by galambam » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:12 am

I couldn't agree more with barfly. Some great PA ale cans have been found in New England. Far more than have ever been found in PA herself. The Old Reading Ale 12oz J spout must have been made but none have ever been found, at least not yet. If one ever does show up I'm sure it will be in New England. Probably by Dave.

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Post by Lovegun » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:30 am

But seriously, Dave you are my new dumping hero!
You have been on quite a roll the last few years...
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Post by clevelandcanman11389 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:45 pm

what lovegun said. by some lottery tickets while you are hot

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Post by DaveNH » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:13 pm

Thanks guys. Patience, persistence and the love of the hunt are what drives me. Credit for finding the dump goes to my digging buddy Puffdaddy.
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Post by glenn » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:58 pm

Hey Dave now thats a beautiful thing great job :smt026 :smt026

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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by digger » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:45 am

Really neat can I was curious Dave did u find the Old Readings with the detector or was it a mystery qrt on the surface mixed in with the other qrts lying on top? Probably some Jolly Scott Ales hiding out up there in Maine also.Thanx for the pic

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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by keithker » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:15 pm

Dave.....great find....what is interesting is that it got my curiosity so I did a query for Old reading Ale in my newspapers.com account and there was a listing for Old Reading Ale sold in bottles in West Palm Beach Florida in a 28 June 1940 posting. Sadly to get to the full article they want you to pay another $139.00....here is what you can view....I'm going to see if I can pull up any additional postings......
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by keithker » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:22 pm

So far I found Old Reading Ale in a Poughkeepsie, New York 1941 newspaper.........

and this from the Reading paper....
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by DaveNH » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:47 pm

Dwight, I found it using my detector. Puffdaddy had been to this dump before, but without his detector so we went back and both used our detectors. It was pretty deep in the ground. Keith: Love your newspaper clippings. I suspect the can was a traveler from PA, although Puffdaddy and I have dug the 12 oz. Old Reading Beer J-Spouts at a dump in ME before.
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by Longopener » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:20 pm

I dug an Old Reading beer quart along with Baldy Kruegers ales near Lake Sabago with Marc Tracy a week after 9/11 2001, so they were definitely sold in Maine or at least this is limited evidence of that.
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by hemmings » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:48 am

This is only a couple of year old thread but wanted to bump it- Is the Old Reading Ale J-Spout still MIA? Or is there one sitting on a shelf somewhere next to a Brandt's? /s sorry, couldn't resist...
If you have Schmidt scenic cans: white back, 12oz drafts, and most gold ones in either flat or zip I'd love to talk. Also interested in irtp and older Gluek labels.

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Post by keithker » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:06 pm

@hemmings I went back to look again at newspapers.com since I decided to upgrade my subscription Plenty of references to Old Reading ale but none include any indication of it being in a can...Surprisingly plenty was advertised all over Florida....and I would have enjoyed seeing this in a can as well..
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Post by hemmings » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:54 pm

Ooh nice... not sure what Marc with think if we try to say its the Old Reading Half & Half J Spout that we need to be after now.... haha thanks, Andy
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Re: Look What Turned Up In Maine

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Post by Leon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:55 pm

That last Ad looked more like a 1950's version of the Old Reading cones. LEON.
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