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    Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    I ALWAYS wonder who owned that item before it was lost to the dark "underworld" . What did they do with it ? Where did they acquire it from ? What were they doing when they lost it ? & finally did they ever know it was missing after they lost it ?

    I think of a old fashioned scene ,lets just say that I have found a token from the Roaring 20's ..I wonder how did they get the token ? Was it a store promotion ?
    Am i silly or does anyone else do this too ?? LOL !
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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    SR,

    everytime. Try figuring out what an area was like;
    who lost the item or why is it there; ask myself
    all types of questions.

    have a good un.......
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    SR,

    everytime. Try figuring out what an area was like;
    who lost the item or why is it there; ask myself
    all types of questions.

    have a good un.......
    Yeah i try to figure what the place looked like too when it was hustling & bustling in its hayday or what building may have been there before.
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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Just this past winter I was digging up a blacksmith building at an old lumber camp. There were hundreds of broken grab hooks neatly laid out in rows. I could just see the smithy doing this day after day. I felt guilty disturbing them after all those years. And I didn't find any good metal in the whole bunch.

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul is Dead
    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire Reddie
    I ALWAYS wonder who owned that item before it was lost to the dark "underworld" . What did they do with it ? Where did they acquire it from ? What were they doing when they lost it ? & finally did they ever know it was missing after they lost it ?

    I think of a old fashioned scene ,lets just say that I have found a token from the Roaring 20's ..I wonder how did they get the token ? Was it a store promotion ?
    Am i silly or does anyone else do this too ?? LOL !

    I just want to know who is your pharmacist is... Not a request, just want to talk to him. And how many hours are you allowed on the computer? I only get two from the hospital.
    My "hospital" allows as much time as i want .I told them if i didn't get it i would go bipolar on their butts Not Bipolar Disorder Type I but type II !!
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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Now at last a good post (thread)!

    I really enjoy these kinds of discussions. I'm a big romantic when it comes to old stuff and who owned it and what it was used for, etc.

    Some items are easy to figure (condom boxes, drug pipes, CW sword found on battle field at night while hunting dressed in black, etc.). But then there are the coins, jewelry, relics, all sorts of mysterious things nobody can ID.

    I know of a guy who found a cocked, loaded, and heavily corroded German Luger in a cave.

    Another friend hunts Copper Culture relics some 6,000 years old. He digs those items right where some person thousands of years ago laid them down. That's too cool.

    I dig mostly 19th century lumberjack relics. I study an area, get the old photos of the actual lumberjacks, and then find their old camps. I have a blast comparing my finds to the axes, saws, etc., in the original photos.

    Touching the past is great fun mainly because deep inside we all know something is definitely wrong with the present.

    HH

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan Badger

    Touching the past is great fun mainly because deep inside we all know something is definitely wrong with the present.

    You are exactly right Badger .I agree 100 percent that there is something wrong with todays worlds. VERY WRONG

    Anyway, i am the same way,its fun to imagine a items history.
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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Metal detecting is my door to the past.

    Burdie

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    I once had permission to hunt the site of the old Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, PA. One of the buildings there had a plate on the wall which read something like "this building was President George Washington's headquarters during the yellow fever epidemic of 1792." In the front yard of that building, I dug a couple of colonial coppers, I think a Wood's Hibernia token and a Britannia piece. Guess what I was wondering?

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    i dont always wonder about objects, but i do often wonder about the older ones. buttons and coins from the 1700s. if they could only talk the stories they might tell!
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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    I ask myself questions all the time...how did this get here, wonder what it was used for...

    I will alway remember the day I was out in the field next to the river when I found 3 "perfect" scrapers/knives. I sat down in the dirt, joyful tears welling in my eyes as I looked around thinking about what that area looked like years and years ago when the Indians were here. As if some Indian Spirit was watching over me...a hawk come circling around the field...it was awesome.

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Mornin' folks....one of the thrills I receive from detecting is trying to figure out the piece and what it meant to the person that lost it. I love finding whatzit's, the challenge and conversation you can get from a piece that you have no idea what it is or what it was for...

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    Re: Do you ever wonder who owned that item before it was lost ?

    Quote Originally Posted by skierbob
    I once had permission to hunt the site of the old Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, PA. One of the buildings there had a plate on the wall which read something like "this building was President George Washington's headquarters during the yellow fever epidemic of 1792." In the front yard of that building, I dug a couple of colonial coppers, I think a Wood's Hibernia token and a Britannia piece. Guess what I was wondering?
    Yep, most likely George dropped them there.

    These things do extremely well on ebay. I once saw a guy claim he dug a "haunted coin" at the site of the old Salem Witch Trials and he got nearly $100 for it on ebay. The coin itself was dated about 1692 and had a book value of about $5.

    I suspect you won't be selling your coppers though. If I ever dug anything like that from one of those sites I'd never sell.
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    I saw a show recently where these people had paranormal powers. One lady could hold an object and get images of people that had owned it. They tested her with objects that producers had, and she had amazing results that the producers confirmed. She wasn't able to give names or anything, but her descriptions of the owners and their characteristics really shook up some of the producers. I'd love to find someone who could do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kid iowa
    I saw a show recently where these people had paranormal powers. One lady could hold an object and get images of people that had owned it. They tested her with objects that producers had, and she had amazing results that the producers confirmed. She wasn't able to give names or anything, but her descriptions of the owners and their characteristics really shook up some of the producers. I'd love to find someone who could do that.
    I actually new someone who could do the same thing.I was there when she held an object beloning to a friends runaway daughter and she saw exactly where she was and the cops actually went and found her there,800 miles away. VERY SPOOKY

 

 
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