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  1. #21

    Aug 2004
    72 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Write to the following person who handles early American items for the noted Cowans Auction house. If you send her photos she will be able to determine approx value without any obligation...

    Katie Landrigan
    Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
    6270 Este Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH. 45232
    513-871-1670 (Ext46)

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  3. #22
    Dec 2008
    Berks Co. PA
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV & GC1023
    3 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    WOW...CONGRATULATIONS on your great find.
    An unforgettable day for you and your son.

    "If your not living on the edge your taking up too much room."

  4. #23
    Jun 2008
    Minelab Explorer XS Minelab E-trac
    182 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    I think this find is so amazing. It should be up on the banner first slot perminately, or for at least for 10 or 20 years.

  5. #24
    Jul 2008
    Moved from the Peoples Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the hills of southern Kentucky
    CTX-3030 / XTerra 705 / Tejon
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Man o man, you guys (and gals) are the best! You watch the board and see all the wonderful and amazing finds over time, and think "why not us"? Well today will tough to beat. Thank you all for the heartfelt pats on the back

  6. #25
    Dec 2007
    21 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons


    Had to post this link.
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

  7. #26
    Mar 2009
    Prizm III Teknetics T2
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    put those buttons in a safe!

  8. #27
    Charter Member
    Aug 2007
    181 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Congratulations to you and your son
    on such a spectacular and wonderfull
    finds and making the banner.

  9. #28

    Sep 2006
    White's M6 & Prizm III
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (4)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    This from the site Blacksheep posted...

    Demont is one of the foremost collectors and appraisers of rare coins and Americana, and president of the North Star chapter of APIC (American Political Items Collectors) for the states of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, parts of the Dakotas and Iowa. He also owns Historic Americana Investments.

    He has one of the first known American political buttons ever produced. Made in 1766, it is a metal clothing button with a raised profile of William Pitt (the former British prime minister who spoke passionately against taxing Americans without representation) with the words “No Stamp Act” embossed on it.

    “It is very similar to one produced by Paul Revere. It was the spark for the Revolution!” Demont said.”

    Yes, that Revolution, the one that gave us the right of Freedom of Speech that started this whole hobby.

    While Demont is a high-end collector, he insists that this hobby is for everyone. Alan Beam proves Demont’s point.

    I also did a web search and only
    one other item with the No Stamp Act logo on it...it is a tea pot that is now in the SMITHSONIAN.....

    Once again, those buttons are an AWESOME find and as suggested by others...DON'T clean them any further and put and keep them in a safe place, for they could be VERY valuable. Hope you find some more of em when you get back there!!
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

  10. #29

    Jan 2006
    MXT,Excellerator 4.5x7,Ace 250, Bounty Hunter 202
    1 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    This is one of those amazing finds that words simply cannot describe. Sure, you could go out and find a gold coin, or a cache of silver in a jar somewhere; and while being a great find, would not carry too much historical value. What you've found is handheld, tangible, proof of the demonstrations and revolt that ultimately lead to the Revolution. It absolutely is from the same fabric that shaped the country into what we all love today. I'm in total agreeance that the historical value of your buttons is overwhelming. Major kudos to you and your son. I'd build a screen and sift wherever those came from so as to not miss a thing.....
    surf likes this.

  11. #30

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
    1 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    I'm afraid that after turning this post on first, I have no stomach left to look at anybody else's finds. You have ruined my morning coffee/treasurenet fantasy hour....I guess I'll just go out and dig.



  12. #31
    Charter Member
    Oct 2006
    New Zealand
    Minelab Sovereign GT
    50 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Congratulations to you and your son on both the buttons and the Banner.

    And I must say, plehbah speaks words of great wisdom.

    pictures, pictures,

    deeper deeper

    pictures ................


  13. #32

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Great piece of American history and if it ever goes to auction make sure it's at one with relics and early American coins. Most of Cobb's GW collection was apparently purchased by deep pocketed coin collectors. Of course there is a William Pitt Halfpenny which gives a connection.

    Well deserving of the banner.

  14. #33
    Aug 2008
    GARRETT GTAx 550
    1 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Wouldn't you know it ,I stay away from the computer for two days and something like this happens.I don't know what else to say everybody that posted before me has said everything that there is to say,so I will just say one word.

    One other thing Congrats on a well deserved banner and CHA-CHING$$$$$$$$$$$$$


  15. #34

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    An amazing and historical find...truely awesome in every sense of the word!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  16. #35

    Mar 2007
    Whatever get"s the job done

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Wow, I wish it was me, Congradulations.
    I am also au4me,scottf@metaldetector.com

  17. #36

    Sep 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    6 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Now that is sweet. Go out and find the rest of the coat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't want to sound shallow, but does anyone have an idea on the value and the number of them that are known?

    Jon Dickinson.

  18. #37

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    54 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    congrats on finding an awesome part of American history !!!!

  19. #38
    Oct 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    Fisher F75 LTD, F75, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Etrac

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    I am truly ashamed to say that I don't comment on a lot of the magnificent finds that get displayed at the top, but I felt I cannot be a lurker on this one. Congratulations to you and your son on one of the most remarkable finds I'm certain I'll see buttonwise. As Buckleboy stated above, these blow the GW Inaugurals out of the water.

    A second congratulations solely to you, for getting your son into this wonderful hobby. I'm really glad you could both participate in a find of such historical significance.

    Also as stated above, I'd be out there where those were dug with a sifter setup and a fine tooth comb! 3 out of however many and that ain't bad, but thats an opportunity to not pass up!!

    Congratulations again on an extremely remarkable recovery!

    J.R. Sherman
    Purveyor of fine rusted iron, aluminum cans, and pull tabs since 1995!

  20. #39

    Mar 2007
    3 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    WOW Great find!! I think I would be back out there diggin even imaginary beeps..lol..
    If you can remember where the broken one came from go over that hole with a fine tooth detector... maybe you could find the broken bits and complete or mostly complete the third, and possibly find some more of those great buttons.

  21. #40
    Apr 2008
    North Central Massachusetts
    Minelab ETrac
    3 times

    Re: "No Stamp Act 1766" Buttons

    Huge Congrats on the find and the Banner. I'm so close, yet so far. Totally awesome!!
    When in doubt, dig it!


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