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  1. #1
    us
    BEWARE: Treasure Hunter at Large

    Nov 2007
    Tennessee, USA
    E-Trac, F75, Nautilus dmc IIb, Custom Soveriegn, Pro XL, Classic IV, IDX, Compass Gold Scanner Pro
    529
    3 times

    CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Went out about 10am today with brother Kirk. I was hoping my old ankle that I sprang last week would hold out for a good hunt. I hobbled around for about an hour digging a few deepies. First the tent grommet then a chewed 3-ringer, all the while thinking my ankle really hurts. Then I dug the Confederate Block I and Kirk had disapeared and so did my ankle pain? I was busting to rub it in, so I went looking for him and he would have been 500 yards away, Turkey!! LOL
    I took a couple pics of the button with my phone and left the button in the Jeep.
    It is pretty fragile with a few little pieces broken away. ( Folks this is proof we need to get these relics out of the ground or they'll be lost forever.)
    I showed Kirk the pics and thought about doing the chicken dance but I thought with this ankle I better not attempt it. So I opted to just ask him WHO'S YA DADDY !!! LOL We called it quits about 3pm - Kirk had to pick up the kids at the bus stop.
    In conclusion: Today netted some great CW finds. A huge grommet of some sort, I took one picture of it beside the everyday sized grommet to show you how big this thing really is. A tiny little decorative face of a stick pin, what looks like a iron gun tool, an aluminum cylinder ( Looks like a lipstick tube ) about 5/8" in diameter x 1 1/2" long with a thick piece of clear crude glass in one end about 3/4" deep? This thing was about 11" deep while the CW bullets were in the 8"- 9" range. This one has me scratching my head. A couple percussion caps some three ringers and one 2 ringer with an odd base ( I don't know what type it is ), a few round pistol balls and camp lead. It's gonna be hard to top this day. Now I gotta find someone to restore this button. If you guys know of anyone that you can repair it at a reasonable expense let me know.

    Thanks for looking,
    John
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    I've got my priorities straight. When I get back from detecting I'll get right to it Dear.

  2. #2

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
    5,634
    26 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Love those finds!
    I would take an I button in ANY condition
    for my collection.
    Ty

    [size=14pt]BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART PHOTOS:[/size]
    [size=14pt]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ty-McMurray-Photography/190061817702845?ref=hl[/size]

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2007
    West Virginia
    White's MXT
    298
    3 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Killer button! Congrats!

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2008
    Fern Creek Ky
    XLT
    1,368
    28 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    John, you are so right about the need to find these relics before they are all gone. That is one
    sweet button. Think about all the relics that would be lost forever if it weren't for fine people
    like you and the fine people on this forum.

  5. #5
    Trusty

    Dec 2007
    Osceola County, Michigan
    White's MXT
    340
    3 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    The "gun tool" looks like a pair(?) of dividers

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...US209%26sa%3DN
    CPO  USN (ret)     Civilian (ret)

  6. #6

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266-X, F75 X 2
    5,579
    2860 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Great finds John. WTG!!!
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

  7. #7
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    PA-MD
    Garrett Infinium LS,White's MXT's and Surf II Lot's-O-Coil's
    8,855
    579 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    I wouldn't touch it John.....Awesome as it is ......Sweet Day Buddy!!!!

  8. #8

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Nice digs Big John. Congrats on a great button.
    -MM-
    *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

    Dec 2007
    New Bern, NC
    White's XLT
    60
    1 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Great finds! Congrats on the button!

  10. #10
    KirkTN

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Got you 2 Genuine Confederate Buttons now. First a Script I and now the Block. Finds like that are what really make it exciting Bro. Ya Did GOOD! I wish I hadn't been so far away so I could've seen ya when you first brought 'er out. I'd've love to gotten a picture too of the impression in the clod of dirt you mentioned. I bet you forgot all about the ankle for a while. It was a Great Day!

  11. #11
    Treasures4Me2Find

    Nov 2005
    Murphy, N.C.
    1,145
    2 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Congrats on your great looking finds. kas

  12. #12
    us
    BEWARE: Treasure Hunter at Large

    Nov 2007
    Tennessee, USA
    E-Trac, F75, Nautilus dmc IIb, Custom Soveriegn, Pro XL, Classic IV, IDX, Compass Gold Scanner Pro
    529
    3 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tymcmurray
    Love those finds!
    I would take an I button in ANY condition
    for my collection.
    Thanks Ty, I wish it was in great condition but hey, I guess you could say it's got character.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher
    Killer button! Congrats!
    Thanks Fisher, I was using a Fisher F75 when I dug it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deno
    John, you are so right about the need to find these relics before they are all gone. That is one
    sweet button. Think about all the relics that would be lost forever if it weren't for fine people
    like you and the fine people on this forum.
    So true there is nothing more heart wrenching than to dig a great relic and have it disentegrate in you hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by trusty
    The "gun tool" looks like a pair(?) of dividers

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...US209%26sa%3DN
    By George I believe you may be right. What were these dividers used for? Kinda looks like a tool used for mapping

    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X
    Great finds John. WTG!!!
    Thanks Quindy, I wish you and Doug could have been there. I was fit to be tied. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by civilman1
    I wouldn't touch it John.....Awesome as it is ......Sweet Day Buddy!!!!
    I wouldn't normally but it's just so fragile I'm afraid if I don't do something to try and preserve it the thing might go on and fall apart.
    I've seen your finds this does not compare my friend.
    Thanks,
    John

    Quote Originally Posted by ModernMiner
    Nice digs Big John. Congrats on a great button.
    -MM-
    I'll trade you for your recent Reb Button

    Quote Originally Posted by wobax
    Great finds! Congrats on the button!
    Thank you sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by rtde3
    Heck, I'll do the chicken dance for ya!! Sweet finds Bud!
    I would pay good money to see that

    Quote Originally Posted by KirkTN
    Got you 2 Genuine Confederate Buttons now. First a Script I and now the Block. Finds like that are what really make it exciting Bro. Ya Did GOOD! I wish I hadn't been so far away so I could've seen ya when you first brought 'er out. I'd've love to gotten a picture too of the impression in the clod of dirt you mentioned. I bet you forgot all about the ankle for a while. It was a Great Day!
    Thanks brother, your days coming trust me. You can squeeze out more finds consistently than anyone I have been around. I think you and that old XL-Pro
    must talk the same language. Tell him "button" - hunt em up now. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by treasures4me2find
    Congrats on your great looking finds. kas
    Thanks Kas
    I've got my priorities straight. When I get back from detecting I'll get right to it Dear.

  13. #13

    Aug 2007
    So Illinois
    DFX, Prism5, Minelab SE
    1,208
    5 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Nice digs, congrats.
    JDD

  14. #14
    KirkTN

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Hey Bro, Andie is right. Here' a little info from www.relicman.com

    E M Lewis, Richmond Va

    E M Lewis started out as a stencil maker in Richmond Va, then sold buttons during the war. It is not clear if Lewis actually made the buttons or subcontracted them. In any case, collectors prize the buttons bearing this southern name.

  15. #15
    us
    BEWARE: Treasure Hunter at Large

    Nov 2007
    Tennessee, USA
    E-Trac, F75, Nautilus dmc IIb, Custom Soveriegn, Pro XL, Classic IV, IDX, Compass Gold Scanner Pro
    529
    3 times

    Re: CONFEDERATE BLOCK I BUTTON TODAY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andie Rigney
    My phones dead,I just tried to call back.Hey listen,that bullet may be ur best find instead of the button.I know I was on internet this weekend looking at some dealers website and I know I seen that same bullet priced at like $300,and it was called some kind of rare Gardner variant.Correct me if I'm wrong but pretty sure.I'm racking my brain rite now trying to figure out who's site I was lookin at!!!
    Your messing with me right? Please tell me your serious.
    I'll see if I can find out what it is. I know it's not in my bullet book.
    I've got my priorities straight. When I get back from detecting I'll get right to it Dear.

 

 
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