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    Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Today, B|ker (Bill) and I did our good deed with the local community of Morrisville, NC. They were holding a "Morrisville Reunion" today along with a book signing / historical slideshow by Ernest Dollar at the Methodist church hall. Ernest is a real Civil War buff and historian. His new book "Images of America - Morrisville" is all about the history of the town and the Civil War battle that took place here on April 13th, 1865.
    http://www.mindspring.com/~nixnox/history2.html

    Since a lot of my finds are from the 1830's Page House in the middle of this battle area, I offered to show them at the event. Bill and I both brought some of our metal detecting finds, and the folks there loved it, including Ernest himself. Folks couldn't believe there were relics like that still to be found.
    We also brought our flyers and business cards hoping to drum up a few more property leads. We may have four or five that are interested.
    There was food , drinks, tons of desserts and a Bluegrass band also, so it was a lot of fun for all.
    Some things that I walked away with today besides a few possible leads were:

    1) No one knew a "Frank Perkins" who's WWII dog tag I found in Morrisville. I was hoping someone would recognize the name, but no such luck.

    2) Ernest was able to give me even older history on the Page property I MD at that goes back into the 1700's. It was owned by the Jone's family as early as 1744. That may be the very family that lost the late 1700's eight reale Spanish silver coin I found there?
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...html#msg880942

    3) We were approached by the Town Hall director who asked if we would be willing to display the relics once the museum is completed. Of course I said "yes".

    4) The town is restoring an old church so I asked if we could detect there. He said there is an archaeological team involved to document the finds on the property. I offered our help with the search if we could.

    5) We were given permission to MD another area close by, but I'm keeping that spot a secret for now.

    The one picture is of me (the chunky guy) with the author Ernest Dollar, and Mary Jo Page who owns the historical Page House.
    The handsome fella in the red T-shirt is Bill.
    A wonderful day with a great group of folks.
    Thanks for looking,
    MM

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    *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

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

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    *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

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Wow...sounds like a great day MM!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Outstanding Doug!!! I wish I could have been there with you. I bet some of those people are out buying metal detectors right now.
    2014 Notable Finds :

    7 Large Coppers as follows:
    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    1732 King George II halfpenny
    Counterstamped Large Cent (Braided Hair Variety)
    No detail large cent (Most Likely Draped bust)
    1850 Braided Hair Large Cent
    1828 Matron Head Large Ce
    1804 Draped Bust Large Cent
    1869 2 Cent Piece
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    8 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key Date and an ​1864 "L"
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 barber dime 1916
    4 Mercury dimes
    1 Buffalo nickel
    10 cent trade token
    Gold Class Ring (1957) (Returned to Owner)
    Brass horse pommel (circa 1650s-1700s)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button (1812?)
    General service Eagle Cuff Button (Civil War era)
    Navy Eagle Cuff button (Civil War era)
    General service eagle button
    Small size batwing buckle
    1 Crotal bell
    Rings: 3
    1 Religious Medal
    1 Pocket Watch (brass)
    1 Brass locket with star design
    Silver Plated buckle piece

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    Outstanding Doug!!! I wish I could have been there with you. I bet some of those people are out buying metal detectors right now.
    Thanks Ev.
    One older lady was telling her husband , "we should get one of those honey." I said "why don't you take my card instead, and I'll come do it for you."
    -Doug-
    *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

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    totally cool MM.... wtg
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

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    us
    Apr 2007
    Southern CA
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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Fantastic, Doug. I didn't know you were such a celebrity in your home town. I think you will get the golden key to your city in no time. Isn't it fascinating how our hobby can touch the hearts and imaginations for all of the non-detectorists once you place some of your digs in a glass case? Very nice collections you have there.

    I hope some of those leads really pan out for you. You deserve to find a goldmine!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan


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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Doug, you and Bill did an outstanding job on the displays. Your passion for this hobby was shown in your presentation.

    CSZ, Kirk, and I were also approached by a local archaeologist about giving a presentation to the archaeology club. I guess she liked what we were finding when we sent her some emails on our recoveries. I wouldn't mind doing a presentation once my collection increases to a respectable degree.

    Kyle
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Doug, your post, your displays, attitude, public acceptance is all great, you done good!

    You really put together a super display for the folks and your post on it is outstanding, I wish you luck in the future sites, and I know the feeling when you have possible names to go with the artifacts, that is one aspect of our hobby that only a few of us enjoy.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Very nice job MM..I love the way you have them displayed,I bet everyone there did aswell.. I hope you find a ton of stuff this year.Relicdude

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    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    outstanding, just great and you get 4, no make that 5 attaboys and 90 hearty slaps on the back for doing such a good job. Seriously, what we as detectorists really do is..........................find history. You've found it and shown it to a lot of other people, congratulations.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

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    Dec 2007
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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn_SE
    Fantastic, Doug. I didn't know you were such a celebrity in your home town. I think you will get the golden key to your city in no time. Isn't it fascinating how our hobby can touch the hearts and imaginations for all of the non-detectorists once you place some of your digs in a glass case? Very nice collections you have there.

    I hope some of those leads really pan out for you. You deserve to find a goldmine!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

    did you see his display's he already has a gold mime
    save some of the finds ofr the rest of us gosh! you finds hog
    heheh lol
    whats meant to be will be nothing else

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    us
    Apr 2006
    Raleigh, NC
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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Jeez doug i thought i was going to be able to add a dozen photos but it seems you got great pics`s of your table and the crowd.

    I had a great time and would do it again anytime.

    I`ll never forget when we first walked into the building and your eyes lit up at all the free cake

    I`ve at least got 2 pics to add, the date on the church we were at at the old church across the street we`ll soon be swinging at.( HOPEFULLY)


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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn_SE
    Fantastic, Doug. I didn't know you were such a celebrity in your home town. I think you will get the golden key to your city in no time. Isn't it fascinating how our hobby can touch the hearts and imaginations for all of the non-detectorists once you place some of your digs in a glass case? Very nice collections you have there.
    I hope some of those leads really pan out for you. You deserve to find a goldmine!!
    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan
    Thanks Big Dan.
    I'm NOT a celebrity in my town, that's why I had to go to the next town over.
    One of these days I'll have a free Saturday to do some detecting again. Today was a real treat for me though.
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonial Zoyboy
    Doug, you and Bill did an outstanding job on the displays. Your passion for this hobby was shown in your presentation.

    CSZ, Kirk, and I were also approached by a local archaeologist about giving a presentation to the archaeology club. I guess she liked what we were finding when we sent her some emails on our recoveries. I wouldn't mind doing a presentation once my collection increases to a respectable degree.
    Kyle
    Thanks Kyle.
    It was a real pleasure for me today to see others enjoying what we as MDer's dig up. Some folks are pretty old fashioned and don't want you on their property, so I'm hoping that seeing the relics will open their eyes up.
    If you guys get a chance to do a presentation, go for it! From what I've seen of your digs since I've been on TN, you have more than enough to show.
    I wish I had the oldiest you three have found.
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    Doug, your post, your displays, attitude, public acceptance is all great, you done good!
    You really put together a super display for the folks and your post on it is outstanding, I wish you luck in the future sites, and I know the feeling when you have possible names to go with the artifacts, that is one aspect of our hobby that only a few of us enjoy.
    Don
    Thank you Don. I really enjoyed showing the relics today and hopefully giving us MDer's a good name.
    You are so right about putting the name with the artifact. I struck out on the Frank Perkins dog tag, but am super happy to find out the possible owner/family of the Spanish silver piece. It was neat to see the map showing the owners back into that time period. Every time I look at that find I think of you. I thank you so much for helping me ID that. Being a 1700's counterfeit really adds to the history of it even more.
    This conterfeit 8 reale, and the CW Eagle sword belt plate are my favorite finds so far.
    Now if I could just find some 1800's coins.
    -Doug-

    *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

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    Re: Promoted our hobby today & walked away with more than I brought.

    Quote Originally Posted by B|lker
    Jeez doug i thought i was going to be able to add a dozen photos but it seems you got great pics`s of your table and the crowd.
    I had a great time and would do it again anytime.
    I`ll never forget when we first walked into the building and your eyes lit up at all the free cake
    I`ve at least got 2 pics to add, the date on the church we were at at the old church across the street we`ll soon be swinging at.( HOPEFULLY)
    O.K., I admit it. I have a sweet tooth. As you can see, that's how I keep my girlish figure. Were there some desserts there or what?!!!
    Folks, there must have been four huge 8' tables full of FREE desserts there. I did donate $ to the church too though to cover what I ate.

    Thanks for adding those great pictures. That old church is so cool.
    I had a great time too. Thanks for your help today.
    -Doug-
    P.S. I still think that lady was hitting on you. Did see leave her # with you with those tickets she gave you? You DOG!



    *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

 

 
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