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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2009
    new jersey
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    fun day and some modest finds

    I had permission to do a one-shot deal at a revolutionary Inn location where the yard was backdragged for a patio. Unfortunately when I arrived I learned the dozer went down below the old grade, and to top that, the soil was hauled away for fill. (insert crying smily face) There was one signal left in the oldest strata, an unrecognizable large copper (wider than a king George) that was missed. The other relics I found on the sloped perimeter which was cut away: the biggest key hole I ever saw (must have gone to the original 1760's tavern and the hole measures an inch and three quarters!) , a cloth weight; a nice 1864 Longacre variety Indian with a bold "Liberty", and the coolest object, a cast iron vertical bearing that had to have gone to the 1700's mill that once stood on the property. The army men belonged to a class mate who once lived there (and who I haven't seen in 45 years) and I'm going to wrap them up and send them to him with a little dirt attached! In all a pleasant way to spend my birthday!
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    johnnyi

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    river valley/ Fort Smith, Arkansas
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    love the army men
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2009
    NC
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    Happy Birthday johnnyi

    Nice patina on the Indian. Large copper and you call it modest finds The iron bearing is interesting. Just saying many would probably have junked that piece without knowing what it was. Looks like you had a great day

  4. #4

    Jan 2008
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    Happy Birthday! How deep would those finds have been below the present grade?

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    Very nice. Like the army men. Congrats....

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2009
    new jersey
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    "How deep would those finds have been below the present grade?" The only find that was left after skimming was the large copper. The rest were in the walls around the skimmed area at different levels. Army guys were shallow (thanks fellers)
    johnnyi

  7. #7

    May 2009
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    I bet it was still a thrill to unearth a Colonial copper from the inn yard. A copper is a copper and it adds to your collection.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    I could use modest finds such as these....not bad at all
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

  9. #9
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: fun day and some modest finds

    wtg on those cool relics !!
    ALLEN

 

 

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