[HONORABLE MENTION] Cotton Field Find Turns Into Jewelry Return
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Like Tree32Likes
  • 20 Post By garren
  • 1 Post By dirtlooter
  • 1 Post By BigWaveDave
  • 1 Post By beez0404
  • 1 Post By RiverRat
  • 1 Post By Digg Mo
  • 1 Post By ATpro5
  • 1 Post By mcogan / L.I. Mongo Mike
  • 1 Post By garren
  • 1 Post By CASPER-2
  • 1 Post By ScubaDetector
  • 1 Post By austin
  • 1 Post By Old Dude

Thread: Cotton Field Find Turns Into Jewelry Return

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Cotton Field Find Turns Into Jewelry Return

    I got permission to hunt a cotton field next to a friends farm where an old house had once been. Didn't find much on this trip but the cotton is already pretty high so we only hunted in the wide rows. We'll go back after they harvest. I did, however, turn up an ID bracelet with a mans name engraved on it. For those that know me then you know how much I love finding items with names on them. I always seem to get lucky and find things with uncommon names which makes research easier. This one was no different. A quick internet search turned up an obituary that told of his time in the military and how he farmed the area where the bracelet was found. My friends recognized the last name but didn't know how to contact any of the family. I turned to Facebook with a list of survivors from the obituary and found a daughter. I'll post a redacted screenshot from our conversation and a pic she had of her father on his tractor in 1958. This is probably the fastest research and return I've done. Bracelet is packed and goes out in tomorrows mail. I love putting a face to the finds!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	cotton field finds.jpg 
Views:	298 
Size:	160.7 KB 
ID:	1042954 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	bracelet.jpg 
Views:	420 
Size:	214.0 KB 
ID:	1042955 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hilmer Schaefer 1958.jpg 
Views:	281 
Size:	74.4 KB 
ID:	1042956 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mae Dell Schaefer Thank You Card.jpg 
Views:	171 
Size:	163.7 KB 
ID:	1045608
    Last edited by garren; Aug 30, 2014 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Added scan of thank you card.

  2. #2
    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox with stock and 6" coils
    8,752
    12996 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    awesome on all accounts! thanks for sharing
    garren likes this.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  3. #3
    us
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max
    8,678
    14259 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Great job by you!!!
    garren likes this.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
    XP Deus
    2,885
    2001 times
    Metal Detecting
    Excellent job! Hope it brings them happiness to receive it in the mail.
    garren likes this.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2012
    Clearlake, N. California
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Garrett Pro Pointer,Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    61
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    good for you for spending the time to find owner and then find his family and then ship to them as a remembrance...Beyond the call...
    garren likes this.

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2010
    California
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    3,139
    946 times
    Congrats!

    Wonderful to dig two fine silvers the same day! You'll never forget the thrill of pulling up that Peace Dollar. In 3 years, I've only found 2 silver coins: Merc & Peace Dollar! lol My Peace Dollar was a surface find in an abandoned city field -- it was fully on top of the ground but due to being covered in dust, the silver dollar looked like an old cardboard poker chip, so I nearly didn't lean over to pick it up, Peace Dollars were made only for eight years. Treasure is where we find it and often when least expected! Have Fun! Andi

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2006
    Texas
    Equinox 800, Garrett AT Pro,Tesoro Sidewinder,Tesoro Conquistador, Tesoro Tigershark, Troy Shadow X2, Minelab Excalibur 1000,
    99
    81 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Way to go Garren. Awesome on returning the ID bracelet. Should be an Honorable Mention for sure!!!
    garren likes this.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2013
    SW Virginia
    Whites Coinmaster,At Pro,Minelab Etrac
    583
    190 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Theres nothing better than being able to connect a person to a site. That is awesome.
    garren likes this.

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2011
    Long Island, NY
    CTX 3030 Excal II Coinmaster Pro
    325
    321 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Nice!
    garren likes this.

  10. #10

  11. #11
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,257
    15579 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	good-deeds-logo-colour1.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	652.4 KB 
ID:	1045610
    garren likes this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2016
    Port Huron MI
    2 Fisher CZ-21's 8 and 10" coils Tesoro Tiger Shark 8 and 10" coils (Interchangeable) Minelab E-Trac with Sun Ray Probe
    3,665
    8270 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    That is AWESOME. Thanks for being part of the return group of detectorists. Very nice story and pictures.
    garren likes this.
    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

    ****Always be yourself. The people that matter don't mind, and the people that mind just don't matter. ****

  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Garrett 250
    5,361
    3495 times
    Research/Limited field work
    Good job. fellow Texan...
    garren likes this.

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2013
    Luzerne County, Pa
    Fisher F75, Garrett ATPro, Garrett GTAx 500
    8,647
    9349 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    I know this thread is a couple years old, but the good deed lives on in the family's memory so our praises should continue as well. We all profit by your example and should be grateful too.
    garren likes this.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: Apr 03, 2016, 07:25 AM
  2. Return to The Field of My First Find
    By Trooper733 in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Sep 28, 2015, 09:10 PM
  3. Cotton Field Pics
    By rock in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Nov 05, 2012, 06:54 AM
  4. Replies: 29
    Last Post: Mar 07, 2012, 10:35 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0