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  1. #1
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

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    Encouraging New Detectorists


    I stopped by Radioworld in North Toronto last week, as I needed a new coil cover for my Garrett AT Pro detector. At Radioworld they have an area in the store that's devoted just to metal detecting and I noticed in the glass showcase a small display of relics. So I asked Leo Sweers the Retail Sales Manager there what they were all about. Leo told me, "that periodically detectorists will donate a find to the display case". Well when I got home, I started to think about how a display at this location with a wider range of relics that were nicely displayed might encourage youngsters to get interested in our hobby. So I emailed Leo back, letting him know my thoughts about donating some relics to Radioworld and what I wanted to do. I then asked him if I could come by and set up a display in the showcase and he said that would be great!

    So, today I headed back to Toronto and set up the display... I truly hope this inspires others to take on this amazing hobby!
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2007
    Colonie, NY , That's around Albany
    T2+ , Equinox 600
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    Relic Hunting
    I like to see the positives in our hobby, good for you.
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    I will never, EVER, broadcast about all the gold I have found.

  3. #3
    us
    Detector Collector

    May 2015
    Madison, MS
    Fisher F75SE, F44, F2 and CZ-20. Minelab E-TRAC and Go-Find 60. Tesoro Tejon. BH Quick Silver.
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    I mainly coin shoot, but I also enjoy relic hunting and shallow ocean hunting.
    Awesome job ANTIQUARIAN! I think that's a wonderful idea and it was great of you to give from your private collection! HH
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    2016
    Clad - 2 dollars, 274 quarters, 282 dimes, 115 nickels, 787 pennies, 1 foreign
    Older - 1 Barber Half, 1 Walker, 1 Franklin, 1 Seated Qtr, 1 Barber Qtr, 5 Washington, 4 Barber Dimes, 12 Mercs, 13 Rosies
    1 CB Half Dime, 1 Shield, 3 Vs, 8 Buffalos, 4 War Nickels, 10 IHPs, 137 Wheats, 1803 Half Real
    Relics - 1 3-Ringer, 1 Round Ball, Silver fork, 3 pocket knives, Gem Micromatic razor, small compact, Silver bib clip, Silver brush, skeleton key
    Jewelry - 2 Gold rings, 2 Silver rings, Silver bracelet, Silver earring, 3 Silver charms, lady's watch


    Fisher F75SE, F44, F2 and CZ-20. Minelab E-TRAC and Go-Find 60. Tesoro Tejon. BH Quick Silver.

    Captain Caveman

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2013
    Luzerne County, Pa
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    Dave, that is wonderful! You gave up some good finds too. Looks like the store carries some higher end detectors.
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  5. #5
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
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    That is really a nice gesture Antiquarian. Always nice to see people giving back to the hobby that has given them so much.

    I don't see a Martingale in the display box though. That's kind of your calling card, huh?
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  6. #6
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    I thought when you told me that you put together some finds for the showcase I never dreamed that you filled it up! Well done buddy you really are top notch when it comes to promoting this hobby and sharing of your finds. If it can inspire one young person to get the passion well it's all worth while.
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  7. #7
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    us
    Feb 2015
    Oklahoma
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    Good idea, can you buy stuff out of it....lol, just kidding.
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    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
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    Awesome! That is a terrific thing to encourage newbies!
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  9. #9
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    coppersmith

    Oct 2013
    brunswick md
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    ANTIQUE NICE LAYOUT AND RELICS TOO , AND ALSO NEAT THING TO DO . LOOKS LIKE A VERY PRODUCTIVE PLACE.
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  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2015
    western MA
    XP Deus, Garrett pinpointer
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    Beautiful display, there's no doubt it will encourage people to take up the sport. What a great idea.
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  11. #11
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada (Southern Ontario)
    XP Deus 5.2 Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel 'Garrett Carrot' AT - Pointer
    7,465
    6507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I want to thank all the members who took the time to post and for offering your support to this amazing hobby!

    I feel that far too many detectorists go out and buy a detector thinking that they're going to walk down to their local parks and start finding gold & silver jewelry right away. Some do, but most do not and they become discouraged and give up after a few weeks or months of trying. All of us who detect on a regular basis (1 - 3 times a week) know that it takes time to learn your detectors language and even longer to learn what sounds good and what doesn't. But in the beginning you have to dig every signal, otherwise you're never going to learn what's a good signal and what's trash.

    My point is... there's so much more to be found out there than just jewelry and coins!
    Thanks again to everyone for your support here on TreasureNet!
    Dave
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

  12. #12
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    Butch

    Aug 2015
    Upstate NY and Floridas East Coast
    Minelab CTX 3030 Bounty Hunter Garrett Carrot
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I just joined the Treasurenet, and I love reading posts like yours. People helping people, excellent.
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    I searched for a long time, now I have found!

  13. #13
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    Just Some YouTube Dude

    Feb 2015
    Central California
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    I love this thread man. What you have done here is a great service to the hobby. There is so much out there besides coins and jewelry like you stated that there really should be no fear that all the treasure will be dug up. Although I guess that depends on what a person defines as treasure.

    Billions of coins...millions of jewels...tons of relics from our past in places obvious and discreet. There is plenty to go around for everybody.

    Awesome display...thanks for the pics of it. Wish I could see it in person someday.
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  14. #14
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada (Southern Ontario)
    XP Deus 5.2 Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel 'Garrett Carrot' AT - Pointer
    7,465
    6507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by toolmanbutch View Post

    I just joined the Treasurenet, and I love reading posts like yours. People helping people, excellent.
    Thank you very much for the kind words Butch, welcome to Tnet!
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by TheHunterGT View Post

    I love this thread man. What you have done here is a great service to the hobby. There is so much out there besides coins and jewelry like you stated that there really should be no fear that all the treasure will be dug up. Although I guess that depends on what a person defines as treasure.

    Billions of coins...millions of jewels...tons of relics from our past in places obvious and discreet. There is plenty to go around for everybody.

    Awesome display...thanks for the pics of it. Wish I could see it in person someday.
    Thanks for taking the time to post and for your feedback THGT!

    You are so right when you say, "Although I guess that depends on what a person defines as treasure".
    Personally, I consider 'treasure' to be anything that somebody lost or dis-guarded sometime back in history.
    All the items that I donated were either made or used by the people who came before us and now they're part of everyone's past!

    Thanks again and best of luck to you in Colorado!
    Dave

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