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Dan Gross

Dan Gross

My main collection is West Bend, Slinger, and Hartford pre 1910 bottles. I also collect hutchinson sodas, Pre-Hutches, and quart hutchinson bottles from Wisconsin. I would love to find a paper labeled hutch from Wis. or perhaps a pre hutch or West Bend brewing co bottle from West Bend. The West bend Brewing botlles with a horse shoe on the front of it would be nice also. And, just like most collectors, I have a large collection of pretty window bottles.

I am a digger of privies and a hunter of treasure.

I enjoy digging privies (old out houses) and have had a lot of luck finding nice things over the years both in and around old privies. In addition to bottles I'm also into metal detecting, both land and water. You never know what will pop out of the ground when your detecting! In fact that's how I started collecting bottles as one day I got a signal and when I dug it up it turned out to be a hutch bottle with the metal stopper still in it. Things sorta took off from there.

In my spare time I also enjoy metal detecting but, my biggest passion 'at the moment' is prospecting for gold at my claims near Chicken Alaska. I have had many great adventures while there plus, I get to find gold!   Currently I'm looking for a possible partner to help run the new dredge. Interested? contact me for details.

There's so much treasure and so little time! 

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