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  1. #31
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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    You know some Gorilla glue would prolly fix that grave stone right up. Might be a nice thing to do !
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  2. #32
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    Feb 2006
    Castle Shannon, PA
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    I am just in awe, that is an incredible find, well worth preserving as a piece of American history. CONGRATS!!!!

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Fantastic finds, check every nook and cranny of that desk, often they had sectret drawers in them. If its English from that time, its worth a fortune. If its American from that time, you will be retired very soon.

    Take plents of pics of it, dont clean it, check with local colonial period furniture people, let a few dealers see the pics, but dont sell it to the first tom, dick or harry that offers to buy the desk. it deserves thorough research. All the papers you have found with it will be very important in determing "provenence" and will ultimately add heaps to its value.

    How amazing... "We have an old house in our backyard.........."

  4. #34
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    I think I found his grave ! Old Walpole Cemetary , So. Bristol .
    Very Very Cool
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  5. #35

    Apr 2008
    Glren Allen , Virginia
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Unbelievable find! The Smithsonian institute might be interested in this. I would have the document examined by a pro and put in some kind of frame or case that will preserve it and protect it from deterioration. Thats the oldest document I've ever seen! Would love to see more close ups!!

  6. #36
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    Oct 2007
    Tn
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Can I come visit Please...
    Awesome, just Awesome.
    Joe
    Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble ...Job CH. 14

  7. #37
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    Aug 2007
    NJ
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    BANNER for sure... Honestly, I cannot even imagine holding that in my hands.. What a find of lifetime... I got a feeling theres more in that house.. Out of curosity, what condition is the house in now? Is it possible to fix her up and make it liveable, I just love this kinda stuff... soon as ya find out more info, please update us.. I love this and you are so very very lucky to have found that.. what a fantastic awesome find.
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  8. #38
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    Mar 2007
    Massachusetts
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by mickk
    Take plents of pics of it, dont clean it, check with local colonial period furniture people, let a few dealers see the pics, but dont sell it to the first tom, dick or harry that offers to buy the desk. it deserves thorough research. All the papers you have found with it will be very important in determing "provenence" and will ultimately add heaps to its value.
    Moj I very strongly second what mick is saying here....please savor this discovery and wait it out so to speak, what someone offers you tomorrow, another will offer you even more later.

    And of course, Congratulations!

  9. #39
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    Aug 2005
    NH
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!



    What a wondeful find

    MAJOR CONGRATS
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  10. #40
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    Sharing the culture, history and adventure of the American Southwest.

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    Banning, California
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!

    BANNER TIME BANNER TIME !!!!!!

    PLL

  11. #41
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    Jan 2007
    Northern Illinois
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    What a great piece of history you have found.
    Congrats--And a great post

  12. #42

    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Mojjax,
    That has to be one of the best historical finds I've seen here on TN. What a fantastic find!!!
    The story and pictures are icing on the cake.
    UNBELIEVABLE FIND.
    Congrats on a well deserved banner item.
    -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

  13. #43
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    Sep 2005
    Knox, Indiana
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Wow, that is what treasure hunting is all about!

    HH
    -GC

  14. #44

    Nov 2006
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    That's pretty amazing. I seriously think that I would have every piece of that desk gathered and take it to a furniture restoration expert. Just because it is in such a state of disrepair doesn't mean it is not historically/monetarily valuable. Just look at what you found inside it!!!

  15. #45
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    Aug 2006
    WESTERN MASS
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Super cool! I love how the picture is coming together. Can't wait to hear more. Congtratulations on a find of a life time! Keep us up to date,
    A kind word echos for eternity

 

 
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