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    How to dusty hunt

    I know this has been posted before, but could you guys forward me to the other posts or tell me what to look for when dusty hunting? My friend is gonna be around Peoria, IL for a while and figured he could do some damage at those mom and pops stores. I tried a google search and couldn't come up with anything. thanks.
    Last edited by trumpstylz; 07-27-2011 at 17:32.

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    I have almost never found anything in stores that can be googled because someone has already done that and been that. I drive around the worst sides of towns and find these old stores that no one knows about. It is time consuming but I go out almost every Saturday. Several weeks ago in an area of the state I stopped at 5 non-google stores before I came to the first google store. Works for me.

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    You can save a lot of time if you call ahead and ask how long the store has been in business. Obviously newer stores won't have much for you in the way of dusties. I made the mistake of visiting a town that only went wet in the past 2 years, waste of time!

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    My friend is gonna be around Peoria, IL for a while and figured he could do some damage at those mom and pops stores. I tried a google search and couldn't come up with anything. thanks.

    I rummaged Peoria last year... wasn't a lot there.... I think I pulled out a Gold Vein OWA, walkers delux, and a 1990 EWSB..... a small payoff for 8 hours of hunting....
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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    You probably have seen this--http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2009/09/what-is-dusty-hunting.html

    but if not, it's helpful, especially for the link to the great series of essays on dusty hunting.

    Some obvious tips:

    Look for tax stamps or faux-tax stamps on anything that says Kentucky Straight Bourbon or Rye.

    Look for tax stamps or faux tax stamps on anything that says Bottled in Bond or Bonded.

    Have handy a few DSP numbers that you're looking for (e.g. DSP 14 for OGD and OT, 414 for Old Forester... DSP 16 for Old Fitz [among others])
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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    DSP 16 or BUST lol

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I have almost never found anything in stores that can be googled because someone has already done that and been that. I drive around the worst sides of towns and find these old stores that no one knows about. It is time consuming but I go out almost every Saturday. Several weeks ago in an area of the state I stopped at 5 non-google stores before I came to the first google store. Works for me.
    I somehwat disagree with this because in Google-able stores I have found OFBiB(DSPKY16), Pewter top WTKS, OFPrime, Weller Centennial, VSOF12, OCPR, etc etc etc. Good bottles can be found, but it takes a LOT of searching.

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    I somehwat disagree with this because in Google-able stores I have found OFBiB(DSPKY16), Pewter top WTKS, OFPrime, Weller Centennial, VSOF12, OCPR, etc etc etc. Good bottles can be found, but it takes a LOT of searching.
    Exactly right. I've found dusties in stores that I've been in many times. Sometimes stuff just appears.

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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    Exactly right. I've found dusties in stores that I've been in many times. Sometimes stuff just appears.
    That just means that you did a crap job the first time.
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    Re: How to dusty hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    I somehwat disagree with this because in Google-able stores I have found OFBiB(DSPKY16), Pewter top WTKS, OFPrime, Weller Centennial, VSOF12, OCPR, etc etc etc. Good bottles can be found, but it takes a LOT of searching.
    I'm not saying you can't find anything in Googled stores...I have...just the four stores where I have found large numbers of dusties were not stores that can be Googled. I also stay away from stores near interstate exits because someone has usually stopped at one of them on the way somewhere.

    This may only be the case in SC but the 100 or so stores I've visited usually work out like this. Of the 100, maybe a third are not listed when I Google the area.

    But then my method takes longer. I usually go on rides down small roads in small towns to see what I may find.
    Last edited by Enoch; 07-28-2011 at 10:54.

 

 

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