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    Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Today i stopped at the local college to speak to a professor about a stone pipe my friend found in a box of junk (the story and pics are in the What Is It forum). After I left the college, I headed out to a CW camp I've been hunting lately. On the way , I stopped at a farmer's house to secure permission to hunt his land across the street from the CW camp where there is an old period house overgrown with briars and half collapsed. Permission granted. About 2 or 3 yrs ago , a buddy and me had salvaged a lot of flooring and material from this house. We found perfectly preserved newspapers from 1929 under the linoleum rugs. Anyways, I was metal detecting around the house and finding a few brass shells and within 15 mins , it began to rain. I ducked into the house for shelter and started checking the mantles and digging through the boxes and bags of junk and trash scattered throughout the house. Most of the stuff was dated from the 1950's thru 1980's. I found some rings and jewelry(mostly junk), buttons , vinyl records,2 pairs of eyeglasses marked 1/10 12k GF, a ring marked 10k GF SHANK, a pin or tie tack with the NC state seal marked LGB 10k, I found some tokens, a 1980 french 10 centime coin and an album full of brass social security cards and placard samples...and a bunch of other stuff ...too much to mention. I just love rummaging through old houses looking for treasure.

    Thanx for looking and HH y'all
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

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  3. #3
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Thats some cool stuff. Just to clarify things, we are to assume that you have permission to rummage through the farmers building??
    ramble on

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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Quote Originally Posted by jopher
    Thats some cool stuff. Just to clarify things, we are to assume that you have permission to rummage through the farmers building??
    yes..as a matter of fact , we had permission to tear it completely down ( that is , what's left of it) but my slavaging buddy only wanted the flooring and i took some beadboard. I may at some point salvage the hand hewn old growth heart pine beams.

  5. #5
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Wow! great finds!!

  6. #6
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Thats some cool stuff. Just to clarify things, we are to assume that you have permission to rummage through the farmers building??
    [/quote]

    yes..as a matter of fact , we had permission to tear it completely down ( that is , what's left of it) but my slavaging buddy only wanted the flooring and i took some beadboard. I may at some point salvage the hand hewn old growth heart pine beams.
    [/quote]
    ramble on

  7. #7
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Some cool finds.
    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."
    I treat the outside world as one raw very warm wet chicken that has sitting out too long. wash and sterilize everything me touches. pepperj

  8. #8
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Some of the wood in the old houses is treasure in and of itself.
    If the floors have been taken up, have you put your detector on the ground under the flooring? Might be some
    interesting stuff there. For sure, will be a ton of nails. But............
    Have some fun hunts there......keep us posted.
    Can't find it if you're watching tv at home, your machine isn't on, and the head of your detector is pointed up!!

  9. #9
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    Oct 2009
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Check it out ..I like digging around abandoned places . The Abbey Road LP jacket seems to be cut up, may b an optical illusion Cool rummage finds .
    Where Ever You Go , There You Are
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  10. #10
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Aint the album cover with Paul holding the smoke one of the rare onesd2

  11. #11
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Quote Originally Posted by d2
    Aint the album cover with Paul holding the smoke one of the rare onesd2
    Yeah but not terribly valuable. It was American poster companies that air-brushed the smoke from Pauls hand, much to the dismay of Apple Records. The offending cigarette helped give rise to the 'Paul is dead' rumor. Paul McCartney is left handed, the cig is in his right hand. Other 'tip-offs' included Lennon dressed in white signifying a preacher and the so called actor 'playing Paul' with bare feet. (meaning corpse) Find an original Beatles 'butcher' cover for REAL value!
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  12. #12
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Great finds!

  13. #13
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    Great finds , WTG
    THIS HOBBY ROCKS , LETS GO ....

  14. #14
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    Re: Unusual treasure hunt today ..found gold

    I love to search old houses!
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