1957 H.S. ring
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  1. #1

    Sep 2006
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    1957 H.S. ring

    Got out for a bit this morning before work, hit a farmhouse from the 1800's . Today I did the field behind the house and found this 10 k gold Portland High School class of 1957 ladies ring. It has initials engraved in it and after a bit of research and a quick phone call to Florida I confirmed the owner. She lost it 50 years ago and to make it even sweeter about finding the owner of the ring.....she is also my wifes aunt, needless to say she was thrilled it was found, it is going in the mail to her today....
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    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

  2. #2
    Apr 2007
    Austin, TX
    Whites Eagle Spectrum, Compass X-100, Whites Beach Hunter ID, 2 Whites Spectrum XLT's
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Very Cool! Way to go on the return!
    It's better to be thought a fool, then open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    The definition of average is the best of the worst, and the worst of the best.

  3. #3
    Sep 2006
    Washington and Oregon
    Garret Ace250/Prospecter Bounty hunter(Backup)
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    A very cool ending and a very cool find. I would say the odds of that happening are about like winning the lottery!
    Whatever it is, it is valuable. If nothing else for the lesson learned or simply the experience of having been there.

  4. #4

    Oct 2006
    White's XLT
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  5. #5
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Nice find and good deed!!
    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
    ~Albert Einstein~

  6. #6
    May 2007
    Sunny South Florida
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Awesome find and Super return. Can you imagine getting a phone call after all those years, someone telling you they found your ring. I'm waiting for the scrap guy to call

  7. #7

    Dec 2003
    Porter Township, Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Congrats & Well Done M_D

  8. #8

    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Another happy ending. Great post.
    Congrats on the recovery & return.
    *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

  9. #9
    Jun 2007
    Near Bangor, Maine
    Minelab Safari ProPointer
    149 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Great find and amazing coincidence!
    I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death

  10. #10

    Aug 2007

    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Hi a little off the subject but i went to Maine a few weeks ago panning and dredging for gold in the swift river, camped at coos canyon campground in byron maine zip 04275 had a good time found some flecks + fines, we live in new york zip 12901and prospect VT,NH ,MA, my question is wheres the nuggets? i have a inexpencive detector and need to upgrade, any sugestions, info, directions are always welcome.
    Finding the ring and returning it to the owner was the right thing , your reward was the smile and memories you returned with it.
    have a good day

  11. #11

    Sep 2006
    White's M6 & Prizm III
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Ramcharger.....wish I could help you on where to find the nuggets, but I know absolutely nothing about panning and prospecting...sorry. I always try to return rings if I can find out who owned them, but with this one ending up being family I returned it to made it all the more enjoyable. Spoke to my wifes aunt right after she got the ring in the mail and found out she not only lost it in 1957, but lost it the very first day she got it so she never had it on for more than a day and she was THRILLED to get it back.
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

  12. #12

    Jun 2007
    Denison, Tx
    Tesoro Cibalo
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    What an incredible story - Well Done - I know your wife's aunt is tickled pink - Good Job!!

  13. #13

    Jul 2006
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    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Hey Maine,

    I have been away from Tnet for a long while, but now that I am back I knew I would see a great find from you. I did not expect this one though. That is incredible. Finding that ring is truly humbling. Kinda brings a perspective to life in it's cycles that few will ever experience.

    Congratulations on getting to enjoy that feeling, and bringing happiness to someone alot closer than you thought.


  14. #14

    Re: 1957 H.S. ring

    Cool recovery...



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