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    2009 Relics

    Decided to break up my finds for 2009 as Relic, Buttons and Coins, this will be the Relics post.

    Found a nearly completer decortative trigger guard, at the same site also found a ramrod guide.
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    The partially broken Partridge whistle was an unexpected find.
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    While searching one of the oldest sites I have found, I got this nice pewter Dermitasse Spoon (Sugar Spoon?) which is probably mid 1700s.
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    At the same site I found the spoon these shoe buckles were found.
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    Early in 2009 I got another nice Bell.
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    A decent spoon, unusual butter knife and a neat still workable suspender clip.
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    A group shot of some of the Misc finds.
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    It was a good year for old buckles for me.
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    Another piece of decorative 1700s shoe buckle and a decortive small plate.
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    One highlight find I made earlier in the year that I forgot about was this old homemade silver wedding band that was most likely made from a silver coin ( I hope) and is my second such find, the first one was found deep in a hole with a 1783 Half Real......
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    Here is a closeup of one of my complete shoe buckles, this one still works.
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    Overall for Relics in 2009, not a bad year, I like the varied artifacts that I found. There were many more items like a lot of thimbles, harmonica parts, numerous musket balls, etc, but tried to pick out my top 11..

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: 2009 Relics



    The complete buckle and trigger guard remain on my want list. When they turn up I hope they have that color.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    that last shoe buckle is amazing!

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    May 2005
    Maine
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Hey Don, In the 7th pic from the top, what is the thing to the right of your partridge whistle? Looks like some kind of a key? I found one a few years ago just like that and dont think I figured out what it went to. Nice collection of finds and best of luck in 2010.


    Mainer

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    Re: 2009 Relics

    It is a 19th century, in my case I believe first quarter of 19th century Barrel Tap Key.

    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showcat.php?cat=125


    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 2009 Relics

    That it is Don. Mine is exactly like yours. Thanks for the help. Best of luck in 2010.

    Mainer

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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Well Mainer, thanks to your question on the key, I solved one of my old finds for what it is. On that same UK website was a very similar relic that I immediately recognized as something I had found years ago. I went to my one display box and pulled it out and sure enough, close enough for same ID for me!
    A Barrel Tap Handle!

    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/sho...=20092&cat=125

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 2009 Relics

    Glad I could be of assistance. Now if we only had a barrel to tap. Thanks again for the help.

    Mainer

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    awesome buckles Don!
    Debby

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    I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!

    Feb 2009
    Morehead City / Newport NC
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Don,
    Very Nice finds you have there in both of your post. You find some neat stuff and in such good shape to boot. I like the buckles,hell no need to list them all I like it all and your time you put in your post and methods of cleaning too. A true help to the hobby Hope to see more of your things in the future.But know it won't be this weekened cause I see where are flooding rains are going to be you all Blizzard! Gotta love old mother nature! It's been the wetest winter here I can remember in a long time.
    Take Care,
    Pete
    Them Colonials​Can't Hide Nowhere Now!

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    May 2009
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Don,

    If 2009 is any guide to what 2010 will bring you, you are in for a Colonial treat. Those shoe and knee buckles are excellent digs. I just wish we dug more whole ones, but that is the downfall of field hunting.

    Go make 2010 a Colonial success!

    Keep the passion high!

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

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    us
    Jan 2009
    Illinois
    Radio Shack Discovery 3000
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Very awsome relics.
    HH in 2010

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    Apr 2007
    Mine lab se pro/ Teknetics 7500 / teknetics 8000 / fisher m-scope (aquanut) 1280x/2ea compass relic magnum 6 /compass yukon 77b (professional) /compass yukon 71b
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    Re: 2009 Relics

    Very nice!!

 

 

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