Friday, June 1, 2007

Timbitz collects 'stoneware' ginger beer bottles.

Tim is a time traveler. He must be. He has the finest collection of Ontario ginger beer bottles ever assembled in the basement of his house.

Such stoneware is extremely rare; it dates back to the 1850's and heralds a time of homesteaders and hardy pioneers. Some of the hand painted, hand glazed pottery pieces in his collection are in fact, one-of-a-kind.

So how did just one man, still under the age of fifty, get his hands on so many flawless examples of Canadian history? He dug them up.

Tim is a veteran dumpdigger that has been poking around in our ancestor's rubbish piles since he was a boy. He found his first old dump while out squirrel hunting with a pellet gun when he was just twelve years old. Now he's logged over thirty years experience and has thousands of prizes - and his empiric knowledge is truly priceless.

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