Sweet nickel-tones in the woods
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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    After not hunting for almost a week, I finally got out Monday morning with
    Kimsdad for a hunt in the woods. The original game plan was to sweep one of the
    older trails but on our hike to this trail, we took a shortcut through an area of the
    woods that we had hunted a year-or-two ago during an early spring thaw.

    Without hunting, it would normally take about 5-minutes to get to where we wanted
    to go but, how can you NOT hunt when you start getting good nickel tones right
    off the bat plus, you start eye-balling broken glass and scattered rocks that would
    have been perfect to ring a camp fire.

    My first target was a mellow-sounding low-tone near some of these scattered rocks.
    At first, I thought it might be a small piece of foil but it was fairly deep and sounded
    the same at all angles. When I dug it up, I was really pleased when I saw the glint
    of gold. It was a gold pin a little smaller than a dime and had three initials. . . HBS.
    It had been elegantly carved, then engraved on a piece of solid 12K or 14K gold.

    As I hunted the surrounding area, I found two Buffalo's (a "no-date" and a 1917)
    and the remaining parts of two CrackerJack prizes. My final targets of note included
    a gold-tone "Yardley of London" cologne cap and a 7.65mm round.

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. #2
    Apr 2006
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    That pin is awesome.....

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  3. #3
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    WTG Mark, That gold pin is AWESOME!!

  4. #4

    Jun 2008
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Fantastic gold pin!

    Seems like you are a cracker jack toy magnet!

    Congratulations on a nice hunt.

  5. #5
    p2c is offline

    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Nice finds Mark
    The Gold pin is awesome and it is good to see more cracker jack toys coming up.

  6. #6
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    You MASTERING love tons -- Big !!!! Congr. on Super looks pin !!!!!!!!!

  7. #7
    Jul 2003
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Sure would like to see where that monogram pin came from! It's a real beauty!

    And them Car Jacker toys? Geez, I've only found the cylinder from the CJ pistol so far this year.

  8. #8
    Mar 2008
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Great digs mark! Congrats.
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

  9. #9
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Great gold, Mark!!!

    You sure were excited to dig it!

    I had to laugh when I saw the picture of your cow. I remember asking out there if yours was complete and thinking you said it was missing its face. I said that the one I found was missing the legs, but it still had a face. Then I saw your post and thought "What's he talking about, it has a face?" It took me a minute to realize you said yours was missing the base!

    Nothing like detecting with the deaf, eh?

    All cool stuff, and that bullet sure looked like an arrow tip - I guess I owe you a dollar.
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  10. #10
    No sidewalks? No problem!

    Feb 2007
    South Elgin IL
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    Re: Sweet nickel-tones in the woods

    Congratz on the great relics!

    Times have changed...
    most people in the woods nowadays don't wear cool gold pins, and cologne, and eat Cracker Jacks while firing their weapons and saying "If I had a nickel for every time I missed..."
    When I'm not cutting up turf, I'm cutting styrofoam at http://www.designcutters.com



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