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    110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Well I could not be more happy right now. I have been hunting a site that had an 1800's house on it that burned down. Starting about 8 months ago i found the top to a Silver Makeup case. Not thinking I would find anymore pieces i put it in a shoebox with the rest of my finds and forgot about it. Well about a month ago I found another top to a silver makeup case at the same site in the same area. Well not thinking I would ever find the missing piece to the case I put the other lid up as well. Well yesterday it was raining and the ground was wet. I decided to go out to the site and do some detecting. Well I happened to start detecting in the area where I found the other pieces to this make up case puzzle. WELL I got a good strong silver signal on my Ace 250 and low and behold I dug the other middle piece of the makeup case. Last night I cleaned it up and left it on the counter. Well this morning I remembered that I had the 2 tops stored in my finds box. Went and got them and what do you know they fit exactly. So i took some pictures of the case and the pieces. Turns out this case is made by R. Blackinton & CO. They were in Business from 1862 till 1967. The piece is Hallmarked and turns out that the Hallmark is the Sword through B design used untill 1900. So this makeup case is REALLY old. At least 110 years old. I still can't believe I found it all. This is an awesome find. My personal best I believe. I hope you guys enjoy the pics. zaxfire69

    3 seperate pieces


    The Makeup case assembled



    The Hallmark



    R. Blackinton & Co. (William Erik Voss)

    The company was founded by Walter Ballou and Roswell Blackinton at North Attleboro MA in 1862 and continued as R. Blackinton & Co. until 1967. The original B pierced by a sword trademark was used until 1900. I do not know of any catalogs or inventories that have been reproduced, so there is small chance of dating your pieces except by style. This in itself will be tricky, as the company kept designs in service for many years, even when they had gone out of fashion generally. Their work was of a very high standard, in both sterling and 14 c gold, and included flat & holloware, novelties and jewelry.


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    Relic hunter

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Great recovery and very nice find.

    Nova Treasure

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    "The Detector Stand Man"

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Thanks Nova. I was really surprised when all the pieces fit together. It has taken me 8 months to find all the pieces. I feel good today.

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    Ace250man

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    wtg on that sweet silver find !!!
    ALLEN

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Congratulations!! Those old sites are great!
    Ty

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    seger98

    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Great looking find zax. Congratulations.

  7. #7
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    wtg great finds over the months
    PAUL BEYERS (DUNEBUGGYWYO)

  8. #8
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    Aug 2004
    Florida
    Minelab Excaliber 1000
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Excellent find(s)! Nice that it all comes together.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2008
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Nice Finds WTG

  10. #10

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    That has to be gratifying! That's a pretty piece, now that all the pieces have been found!
    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

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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Thats great !!

    Awesome find !!

    Keep @ it and HH !!
    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
    GEAR: Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
    LOCATION: Undisclosed
    EXPERIENCE: About 9 Years
    E-MAIL: mudswat1979@yahoo.com
    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

  12. #12
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Great recovery on the case, and ID.

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Now that's perseverance that paid off...nice case!

  14. #14
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    SILVER!!!!!

  15. #15
    us
    Aug 2009
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    Re: 110 year old Sterling Silver Makeup case

    Great story, congrats on the silver

 

 
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