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    My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Well Folks, I didn't get out to detect this year as much as I normally do, but I was able to recover some nice relics and enjoyed one special event in the spring.
    I was able to recover one banner find this year, and I want to thank all of you that voted it up there.
    That piece was my Anson Millís belt plate from the American Indian War era (Circa 1881-1894). I had just started detecting this new spot when I dug it. I have not seen another one posted yet, so I'm pretty happy to have dug it.
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/topic,389652.html

    I later made a display for it which I think turned out pretty nice.

    Also this year I dug my second and third Walker Half dollars. One was a 1918, and the other a 1944. It's a great feeling to see large silver staring back at you.

    Another recent recovery I just made in Nov. in which I was happy to dig was an "Electrician" badge from the Wake Forest Fire Dept. (WFFD). This badge will soon find a new home in the local museum with some other displays I have donated in previous years.

    By far the biggest highlight of my year though was hosting the "The Relic Buddies 1st Annual Relic Roundup and Funfest" here in NC. A lot of my Buds on Tnet have always stayed in touch by e-mail, but we had never actually met. All that changed in March when we got together to detect for a few days, and enjoyed some great food (and adult beverages), joking, and getting to know each other. Those that attended (pictured) were:Rob, Dickie, Floyd, Nana, Charlie, Ty, Mike, Bubba, and Andy. Also invited, but unable to attend the event were the world famous Tenn duo, Quindy and Dman (Doug). We had a great time and are like family now.

    In closing, I have up to this point always detected with my Mighty Tesoro Silver uMax, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has been an outstanding machine.
    I just recently purchased a new Tesoro Vaquero after my Buds busted on me to "step into the 21st century, and retire the Silver uMax to the Smithsonian".
    I'm sure once I learn to use the new Vaquero, it will be a stellar year in 2012.

    Thanks for looking & thanks for all of your support over the years,
    MM
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Nov 2008
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Fantastic Doug! I must say that is one gnarly lookin group of people in that last photo Just kidding buddy, we sure had a time at the Relic Buddies event. The displays you have made and "given" away are nothing short of amazing. If there were a vote for a spokesperson of the detecting hobby you would have my vote.

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    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266-X, F75 X 2
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Now, what's not to like there? You had another great year. You were whining about not finding much just before you dug that buckle. That's an impressive historical recovery. Maybe you should whine more often. You are absolutely the best at creating innovative displays. Hey, I bet 2012 is the year Dman and I get to hunt with you, Q.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

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    us
    Oct 2009
    North Carolina
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Now, that is one sweet belt plate! Congrats on all of your 'Dug Digs.' Hopefully this year I'll be able to come to the Roundup and Funfest; I'll see if I can rent a back-hoe! Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland Detectors
    Fantastic Doug! I must say that is one gnarly lookin group of people in that last photo Just kidding buddy, we sure had a time at the Relic Buddies event. The displays you have made and "given" away are nothing short of amazing. If there were a vote for a spokesperson of the detecting hobby you would have my vote.
    Thanks Mike. Very much appreciated.
    Too bad Quindy and Dman weren't in the photos to make us all look a h-ll of a lot better.
    -Dug-

    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X
    Now, what's not to like there? You had another great year. You were whining about not finding much just before you dug that buckle. That's an impressive historical recovery. Maybe you should whine more often. You are absolutely the best at creating innovative displays. Hey, I bet 2012 is the year Dman and I get to hunt with you, Q.
    Thanks Q. Maybe whining is the key?
    Thanks for all of you help over the years on the CW relics and help with articles.
    Hoping to detect with the Tenn Trio in 2012. I'll carry Dman in a backpack if I have too.
    -Dug-
    (The guy NOT behind the flour tortilla mask)

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie
    Now, that is one sweet belt plate! Congrats on all of your 'Dug Digs.' Hopefully this year I'll be able to come to the Roundup and Funfest; I'll see if I can rent a back-hoe! Breezie
    Thanks Breezie. You are certainly welcome, just don't say "hoe" around Bubba, he may get excited.
    -Dug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    You had a great 2011 and I am looking forward to seeing what you dig up in 2012.
    Dman

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    um
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Doug you did real well this year. You should be proud of those finds. I'm sure you will do just as good with your new detector next year.
    I enjoyed hunting with you down there and here this year. Come back any time you like. I might even let you sit in my Nova again. haha. I hope you have a nice Christmas and New Years!

    Floyd

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Awww...every time I see that pic, makes me miss you all even more. That was a fun time, wasn't it! Now that I have my handy dandy GPS you sent me, maybe I can find my way back some day.
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    Excellent hunting for a 'Southern by the grace of Bubba' good 'ole boy. Why, if it t'werent for Bubba trainin' you, we'd be dealing with a full fledged wild Yankee. Thank ya Bubba.
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    All kidding aside, you're an all around great friend. Thanks for putting up with me and photoshop.
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    Excellent hunting this year! Look forward to seeing what you dig up in 2012.

    Nana
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    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, Equinox 600, and Tesorso compadre
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Great year you had, congrats on the banner find, love your display u made!

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    May 2005
    Maine
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    That belt plate is spectacular. I love what you did with it.

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dman
    You had a great 2011 and I am looking forward to seeing what you dig up in 2012.
    Dman
    Heck with ME Dman, I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU dig in 2012. I'm not going to jinx you either.
    May your 2012 season be your best ever. No I'm not talking about golf either.
    -Dug #2 -

    Quote Originally Posted by mainer
    That belt plate is spectacular. I love what you did with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goes4ever
    Great year you had, congrats on the banner find, love your display u made!
    Thanks Guys. That US buckle display came out pretty nice. Now if I could just talk the wife into letting me hang it on the wall.
    Have a happy holiday & good luck in the new year.
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by Nana40
    Awww...every time I see that pic, makes me miss you all even more. That was a fun time, wasn't it! Now that I have my handy dandy GPS you sent me, maybe I can find my way back some day.
    Excellent hunting for a 'Southern by the grace of Bubba' good 'ole boy. Why, if it t'werent for Bubba trainin' you, we'd be dealing with a full fledged wild Yankee. Thank ya Bubba.
    All kidding aside, you're an all around great friend. Thanks for putting up with me and photoshop.
    Excellent hunting this year! Look forward to seeing what you dig up in 2012.

    Nana
    Thanks Nana. It was great hanging out with you and Charlie too. That crock gag with Floyd will go down in history.
    I hope we can all get together again in 2012. Great time!
    -Dug the converted Yankee-

    Quote Originally Posted by RTDE3
    Another fine year from you M.M.!
    The things you found with the Mighty Silver Max is impressive!
    You need to make one of your world famous displays out of that detector. Just so future generations will be able to see the machine that brought us all those historical finds. Including the lock that saved the south! http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,414048.0.html
    The "Relic Buddies Roundup and Funfest" was a blast with lots of good memories that will live forever!
    I can't wait for the next one! Hey does me & Floyd's favorite cashier still work at the Harris Tweeter? I'm glad you had the chance to come up and hang out with me, Floyd, Dickie & Ty for a few days. It was fun having you!
    Anyway, congrats on your banner belt plate & all your other great finds this year! And all the magazines you were in this year with your finds & articles! As a matter of fact I see your picture with one of your displays is still on the W&E banner at the bottom of this page. Good work once again with those displays buddy. You really do a good job with those & it shines a good light on our hobby when you give something back like that!

    Best Of Luck for 2012 & I look forward to hunting with you again sometime soon!

    P.S. I hope santa brings you a rubber ducky swim ring with arm floatees for Christmas because your going water detecting with us next year like it or not!!
    LMAO!!!
    Thanks Rob. You've been a great friend. I had almost forgot about "The lock that saved the South". Hilarious post.
    As far as your friend at Harris Teeter, guess what? She is no longer there. Gee, with her great attitude I wonder why?

    It was great to hang out with you guys this year. Thanks for the invite up to MD, the great food, and the ride in your beautiful Chevelle. Oh yeah, and for kicking my rump at pool, darts, and pinball. You Sir, are the arcade Master!

    We'll get together again in 2012, whether it's in water or land.
    -Dug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    sweet finds for the year!!!!! MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1784 half real, 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,63-69,73-75,81-85-09 Cent.

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tuff
    sweet finds for the year!!!!! MR TUFF
    Thanks MT.
    I've really enjoyed your post this year too.
    Congrats,
    MM
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Yes you had a stellar year ! Now that I live in NC ,I follow your post closly and they give me hope that there are plenty of good finds here in NC. Hope to meet ya in the future.
    God and country.

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    Re: My 2011 Detecting Highlights - "Thanks" for the banner!

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    Yes you had a stellar year ! Now that I live in NC ,I follow your post closly and they give me hope that there are plenty of good finds here in NC. Hope to meet ya in the future.
    Thanks Birdman,
    NC is full of great detecting spots. We are very lucky here.
    Welcome back,
    Doug
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

 

 
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