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  1. #1
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    2011--Limbo Year

    Hello All,


    Because of the sheer volume of quality finds the past few years, I felt like I needed to make a year-end post to put 2011 firmly behind me.

    Imagine for a moment that you left your area where you currently metal detect. You gave up all your contact numbers, all the familiar property owners, and all the research you had done. Also imagine saying goodbye to your best hunting buddies. That was what I experienced after moving away from Kentucky.

    Now, after a year of research, meeting a great new hunting buddy, and getting motivated, the finds are flowing once again.

    Although I will probably look back and think on 2011 as a lost year, spent in limbo and crunched between the hectic schedule and mountains of work, some decent relics were dug. It was important that I put this post together for me to see that fact, and feel a little better about the year.

    While visiting Virginia, I dug into a campfire pit where close to a whole crate of ammunition was burned during the Civil War. The nails from the crate were still in the pit, some firmly imbedded in once-molten lead. Two of the lead pieces are as big as my palm.

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    Only one bullet escaped the fire, and is still recognizable:

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    Normally this photo would be considered GawGag, but since it represents my only silver coin for the year, I am posting it anyway whether you like it or not.

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    Flat buttons, a tombac dandy, and a heel plate:

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    An assortment of .54 cal CW round balls, a pair of minieballs, and the remains of a Bohrman timed fuse:

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    And the best relics I actually dug in Kentucky during Hill Billy and my yearly reunion back in January: A nice, complete spur, 1700s shoe buckle, 1850s German-made pocket dirk with bone handle, and in the center a boot pistol with screw-on barrel marked "HERO mfg."

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    If you would like to see better relics than this, you are welcome to check out my team and my year-end posts from 2010:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,372787.0.html

    From 2009:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,293877.0.html

    Or from 2008:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,211202.0.html


    Now it's Onward and Upward into a Spectacular 2012,


    Buckles
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Well it may have been a gaw gag year for you Buck, but I sense some great finds ahead for you and Shane in the bayou. Your last photo of finds may have been the high light of your year but there's alway 2012. Those are some great finds, I really like the dirk and spur.
    No coins last year?

    HB
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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Quote Originally Posted by HILL BILLY
    Well it may have been a gaw gag year for you Buck, but I sense some great finds ahead for you and Shane in the bayou. Your last photo of finds may have been the high light of your year but there's alway 2012. Those are some great finds, I really like the dirk and spur.
    No coins last year?

    HB
    Thanks for your reply, HB. We would've had some coins if we'd taken a swing through the woods on that dirk/spur day. But no, only the nickel. That, believe it or not, was the only sorry coin I dug the whole year. But now it's time to move forward. One hunt here and two great hunts in KY with you and I am already doing better than 2011.

    Best Wishes,

    BB
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  4. #4
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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    looks like a good run to me!! nice relics!! think of it as the calm before the storm best of hunts in 2012... MR TUFF
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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Still some great relics BB, hope your 2012 is awesome!

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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Goes4ever
    Still some great relics BB, hope your 2012 is awesome!
    Thanks a bunch for your reply G4E. I managed to make the Banner at the bottom of the forum. 8)
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  7. #7

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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Most detectorists would be pleased with what was a disappointment to you in 2011 BB. Now that you have more free time and have learned the "lay of the land" and teamed up with Shane who knows the people and the area, I'm sure you 2012 post will be much larger. HH, Quindy.
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    Re: 2011--Limbo Year

    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X
    Most detectorists would be pleased with what was a disappointment to you in 2011 BB. Now that you have more free time and have learned the "lay of the land" and teamed up with Shane who knows the people and the area, I'm sure you 2012 post will be much larger. HH, Quindy.
    The display case from three weeks of January 2012 already looks better than this post.

    Thank you for the reply, Quindy. I appreciate your optimism and good friendship.


    Best Wishes,


    Buckles
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
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    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill Billy View Post
    Well it may have been a gaw gag year for you Buck, but I sense some great finds ahead for you and Shane
    HB
    Well HB, you certainly hit that nail on the head. Best spring in 20 years of this wonderful hobby. It will be quite a 2012 year-end-post.
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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