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  1. #1
    michigan michael

    Reunited with one of my toys!

    I cant seem to find an old coin other than my 3 wheaties so, please bare with me on my finds....

    I received permission to hunt my childhood house. I was swinging the side walk line when I got the signal. I dug it from 5" deep and flush with the sidewalk line. I could not believe my eyes! I knew exactly what it was. I really could not believe it still had stickers on it and the white paint still covered it completely! (ERTL sure made quality toys!) I found my old space shuttle that I bought with my allowance while following the tragic launch of the space shuttle challenger. This was actually purchased before launch. We were following the teacher's progress (in school) that was going into space. I must of been 10 or 11 years old. This was one of my prized possessions as a child. It really makes me smile to see it again after all these years! I also found my usual clad and a skull ring also but really wanted to post this one. (The ring was a park find the same day)

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  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2008
    MI
    Garrett 2500
    62

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Cool story, thanks for sharing. Don't feel bad about not finding older coins, I've been on a heck of a drought in that department myself. But persistance does eventually pays off.

    HH
    Rich

  3. #3
    us
    May 2007
    great lakes
    whites XLT-E- series
    273

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    I also had that same freekin space shuttle and i also think i remember seeing that same ring somewhere ...wow crazy thanks for the memory

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2008
    Michigan
    Whites MXT, Minelab Equinox 800, Tesoro Tiger Shark
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Nice find and nice story but dude your making me feel old. I remember walking through the halls at college when the Challenger tragedy was on the news.

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2007
    SW Michigan
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Great story and a great find!

    HH
    Listen-- are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
    - Mary Oliver

  6. #6

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Very cool! I have often thought about trying to get permission to hunt my childhood home.
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure"
    Mark Twain

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Excellent recovery on your old space shuttle

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2007
    Port Huron, Mi.
    Freedom Ace Coin Commander and Ace 250
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Wow, That ia amazing that you found that after so long a time, and in such good shape. Congrats
    on finding it. That will be a real treasure for you now.

    I remember where I was at that time, too. I had a dental appointment so I had the morning off.
    I was working down in Sterling Heights and was on my way in to work, on 26 Mile Rd, crossing the
    RR tracks, just west of Gratiot. I was listening about it on my truck radio whan they announced
    that it had just exploded. I was right on the tracks as they announced the explosion. It is funny
    how something like that will stick in your mind like that.

    That was a horrible thing to happen.

    Thanks for posting your find.

    Ray
    Aspire to inspire before you expire

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2008
    michigan
    Minelab E-trac, Whites Prizm iv
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    That is one heckuva cool story bro

  10. #10

    May 2007
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Great story!! Congrats on your reunion!! HH Dan

  11. #11
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    martnessmnstr

    Jul 2008
    SE Michigan
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Cool deal, Yeah I remember that day too, I was in college, just woke up and was rathershocked to see the challenger explode, the kind of thing that you remember where you werewhen you heard about it, like when JFK was shot(before my time.)

    Good luck,
    HH.

    P.S.
    Swing the coil, dig the signals, the older coins will come.

  12. #12
    michigan michael

    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    Thanks everyone!

  13. #13
    NGE
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    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
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    Re: Reunited with one of my toys!

    I remember being at work when the Challenger thingy happened. How I miss having a job .........NGE
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning

 

 

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