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Thread: DONT KNOW IF IT WAS DONE BEFORE - Post your unusual or unexpected beach/water find

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    CASPER

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    DONT KNOW IF IT WAS DONE BEFORE - Post your unusual or unexpected beach/water find

    This was one of mine - was hitting a saltwater beach in Rhode Island
    was finding a few pieces of gold & silver jewelry - coins from the early 1900's on up
    I found a few musketballs and a silver colonial button - and then came up with this -
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    it's a colonial shoe buckle - 1700's
    when I first found it - I thought nothing of it
    and just dropped it in my pouch - did not realize
    what I had till I got home - it was certainly an unexpected find
    research told me that the British were encamped all around this area
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    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
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    Nice! I see it is black do you think it is silver? And are you going to try to clean it?

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    I got some implants in waist deep water?? They say these don't just fall out. Turned them over to the police.

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    CASPER

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    oh shoe buckle is silver - I should have put - silver colonial shoe buckle
    and yes I cleaned it and yes it is about half the size now - but still intact
    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Joe

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    Very strange....on my local beach. I think it came from sand that was brought in to make a small berm.

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...oop-yikes.html

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    Regards, Joe (California)

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    CASPER

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    WAS IT LOADED JOE?
    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Nice all pictures.
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
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    Casper, that shoe buckel's awesome.

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    Move over, Indiana Jones..I found the Holy Grail!


    Must have been a boat party out there , but only found this one cup.

    Sound nearly blew off the headphones, and there it was, a bit of cup top laying in the mud. I thought it was part of a bracelet until I pulled it out.

    I believe it's silver plated..it will enhance my spoon collection
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    duplicate...sorry
    Last edited by lorraine; May 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM. Reason: duplicate

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    Hey Casper did you hit one of them beaches i told you about. Harold

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    Melissa

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    Very interesting thread!

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    I scooped a hypodermic needle just this morning. I don't have pics as I threw it in the trash. There was no way, it was going in my pouch. Carried the needle in my scoop to the trash and ditched it. Ruined my appetite to hunt for the remainder of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine View Post
    Move over, Indiana Jones..I found the Holy Grail!


    Must have been a boat party out there , but only found this one cup.

    Sound nearly blew off the headphones, and there it was, a bit of cup top laying in the mud. I thought it was part of a bracelet until I pulled it out.

    I believe it's silver plated..it will enhance my spoon collection
    King Arthur would be proud. In my book, it's a banner find.
    lorraine likes this.
    Dig-It!

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine
    Move over, Indiana Jones..I found the Holy Grail!

    Must have been a boat party out there , but only found this one cup.

    Sound nearly blew off the headphones, and there it was, a bit of cup top laying in the mud. I thought it was part of a bracelet until I pulled it out.

    I believe it's silver plated..it will enhance my spoon collection
    What a neat find! Beautiful!

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    It wasn't quite the beach, but it was at the nearby playset. I found a token for "Little Denmark Inc", I thought it was neat. Went home and looked it up...it's an adult joint for watching skin flicks... And it was from a whole nother state away. Weird.

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    I found this one day while doing some metal detecting, I'd like to know if anyone has any idea of what it's worth !? To be so old and aged the mother of pear in the middle looks brand new!!
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    This is a German WWI Pocket oil can used to oil gears on machines... This one is missing the other side and the stem.It was trenched art into a lighter as it had a flint and wick comming out of the top portion. I found it on a NJ beach in 2011
    Oil can
    WWII GERMAN OIL FLASK GOTT MIT UNS Military Collectibles-
    Lighter
    WWI GERMAN TRENCH LIGHTER GOTT MIT UNS (GOD WITH US) | eBay
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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Crap NJ
    This is a German WWI Pocket oil can used to oil gears on machines... This one is missing the other side and the stem.It was trenched art into a lighter as it had a flint and wick comming out of the top portion. I found it on a NJ beach in 2011
    Oil can
    WWII GERMAN OIL FLASK GOTT MIT UNS Military Collectibles-
    Lighter
    WWI GERMAN TRENCH LIGHTER GOTT MIT UNS (GOD WITH US) | eBay
    Ha! That's cool!

 

 

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