Silvers on Crazy Ians property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc
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    Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    It was a busy week. We had only 1 day off, and home chores kept piling up. So we were not planning any detecting trips over a weekend. However, Kylie (Crazy Ian’s great niece) brought us some bad news - her parents who were badly hit by superannuation funds crisis put his farm on sale. Then we had no choice but leave a horrible mess at home behind and meet Kylie on Crazy Ian’s property. At least the day wasn’t hot. The girl soon departed to do some shopping but not before she gave us a very lively performance impersonating her ‘favourite’ uncle. Kylie said that Ian’s most striking features were his grubby (literally) hands with long dirty talons and a shaggy beard that was always somewhat askew to the left. This colourful personality was digging his targets out of sand on the beach by a swift ostrich-like movement of his foot. He was also in a habit of picking fights with his fellow detectorists who had misfortune to turn up at the same location with him. In short, Uncle Ian and his bonnie lass Lucy Garrett were a source of constant embarrassment (as well as amusement) to his family. Though the performance was really good, we were glad when Kylie finally left. After all, we had some job to do. This time we also started beeping at the same spot as the last time trying to cross it as quickly as possible and get to the pond’s bank. But it wasn’t meant to be. We were at once stopped by a clear sweet signal of a bigger sterling coin close to the surface. ‘How could we possibly miss a good signal?’ asked my brother. I had not much time to shrug my shoulders because I was getting another big silver signal. When we saw in the hole a large silver disc, we congratulated ourselves on a half crown. As it has turned out, we did it a bit too early. Although unmistakably of sterling silver, the disc was too thin for a coin and had a pattern all over it. We rinsed the thingy in the pond and it was a brooch hallmarked 1915 Birmingham made by J Aitkin & Son. Its pin is missing and it will need some good panel-beating. However, silver is silver. Several steps aside, and we got our second shilling – Teddy’s 1910. Re-checking the hole we extracted 6 pence of 1891. It’s so worn out that Vicky looks almost bald and her crown sticks out like some sort of a horn. I called the coin ‘Horny Vicky’. Nearby we dug out 2 x 3 pence coins of 1910 and 1928. I pride myself on 2 challenging targets that were hardly audible – another 3 pence of 1910 and 3 pence of 1926. A cricket belt buckle was a very welcome addition to our haul. Of modern things we found only a 9 ct gold ring. We showed it to Kylie and asked her if it belonged to Crazy Ian. She was not sure but said that he used to have something like that when he was still married. We wanted to give the ring to her but the girl vigorously shook her head. She is somewhat superstitious and does not want to deal with any things that could be her great uncle’s. We bought her a bottle of bubbly and we hope for another opportunity to detect if the property is still available.


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  2. #2
    au
    Jan 2010
    Perth, WA
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    Ahhh... good ol' uncie Ian... my role model
    Feel like a pack of wolves has chased moi for 50 miles... at least... and still no treasure!

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    keep it coming!

    HH
    -GC

  4. #4
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    sweet assortment of old silvers !!!
    ALLEN

  5. #5
    nz
    Jan 2010
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    keep it coming!
    HH-GC
    sweet assortment of old silvers !!!
    Thank you, guys

    Ahhh... good ol' uncie Ian... my role model


    The family was harsh on the poor uncle. He isn't that extraordinary. Geo and myself saw a couple of detecting hobo's on the beach the other day. Both could be Crazy Ian.
    BTW, Geo approved the purchase. Told it would be my birthday present. I cann't wait to try it out. Please tell Kylie that we want to have another go the next week. See ya on the site, bro.


  6. #6

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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    Lots of great finds, congrats!!!
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
    http://youtube.com/user/TreasureFiend

  7. #7
    us
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    very lovely indeed

  8. #8
    au
    Sep 2004
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    Nice buckle and your getting real close to the big copper and silver rares, Hope get one soon HH


    tinpan

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    Psalms 23

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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    Nice fines!!
    >IN GOD WE TRUST<

  10. #10
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    RickIowa2009

    Mar 2009
    Cedar Rapids Iowa
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    Re: Silvers on Crazy Ian's property (part 2) - More silvers, jewellery etc

    Cool finds

 

 

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