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    Rev War Kind of Day

    This year was not looking very promising for me in the detecting department. I leave for Afghanistan in a little over a week, and don't return until Christmas. I have been busy gearing up for that and all that comes with it, but managed to get out last week for just my second hunt of the season, the first being a nothing hunt really.

    I headed for a site that has turned up some excellent finds, and it did not disappoint this time around either.

    10 or so British buttons from various regiments including the 2st, 29th, and 84th. This would normally be enough to be considered a fantastic hunt by anyone's standards...but I was not done there.

    Also turned up a beautiful brass heart likely associated with the 21st Regiment.

    The 2 finds of the day however were this 84th regiment pewter badge. Some of the experts out there believe it could be a cockade button or badge of sorts, but do agree it is the only of it's kind known to exist. A find of a lifetime.

    IS it possible to make 2 finds of a lifetime in a day? Sure is...

    I dug up both halves of this beautiful Kings 8th Regiment neck stock clasp about 10 feet and 4 hours apart. Ironically I found the first half at the beginning of the hunt and was disappointed there were no markings on it...and I muttered to myself I would like to find the other half and have it engraved with a regimental number or name. Again, this is the only known example in existence. Talk about a rare day with some rare finds!!

    I also dug several George III coppers and misc junk.

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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Minelab etrac
    4,823
    126 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Those are really great early finds.

    Good luck over there and be safe.

    HH Jer

  3. #3
    it
    all ways up for a hunt in the pines

    Dec 2007
    bayville nj
    minelab xs
    710
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    best find i seen this year banner for sure ........and stay safe over there .......pine

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2009
    Central New York
    Minelab Ctx 3030
    2,460
    415 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Amazing

  5. #5
    umrgolf

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    This is one of the best posts I've seen this year... Congrats on some amazing finds CD

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pascagoula Ms.
    minelab exp.
    2,130
    33 times

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Fantastic artifacts!!!!!!!!Keep us posted with more of the finds!

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2009
    Northern VA
    Whites Blue Gray & Tesoro Cibola
    2,738
    2 times

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Some very cool relics. WTG Hope everything goes well and you have a safe return home.

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2005
    N Louisiana
    Ace 250
    2,270
    3 times

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Colonial Dude,

    Good finds! But major points are for you to be safe, careful, and know that we are praying for you, and you are in our thoughts daily. I could say 'be careful' forever, but we mean it. Bless you for your service, and please come home to the Ole USA safely. - Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,101
    5 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2000
    This is one of the best posts I've seen this year... Congrats on some amazing finds CD
    absolutely one of the best posts i've seen all year. freakin' unbelieveable!
    i'd give a month of coppers for a tenth of that.
    you've got my banner vote.
    dirty pennies...

  10. #10

    Aug 2007
    Deep Dug Hole, VA
    161

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Colonial Dude,

    What an incredible day!! The Gods of Metal Detecting were definitely smiling upon you!! A nice pre-deployment gift!! Banner finds indeed!! Wow....unreal!!!

    Stay safe! Be strong!
    Sneaky6

  11. #11

    Nov 2007
    452
    105 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    What an incredible find..Glad you found both halfs...

  12. #12

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Only had 1 neck stock clasp (Plain), one with a Regimental provenance must be a dream come true
    All the buttons are great & some in excellent condition

    If this doesn't make the banner its time to pack it all in....

    Whats on the back of the Brass Heart, these are common decor on horse's
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
    Whites DFX, AT Garrett Pro
    1,421
    4 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    absolutely beautiful
    Have detector, Will Travel  
                                           RJW

  14. #14
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,157
    235 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    I would give up my spot on the BANNER for that baby right there! Awsome patina and overall condition What a great hunt !

    Thank You for serving our country so we all can enjoy the little things like Metal Detecting.

    VPR

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    Charter Member
    gb
    Leggo Master of the UK

    Aug 2009
    Ankh-Morpork
    Goldmaxx Power and Canon 7D and Viagra supplier
    2,992
    123 times
    Metal Detecting and Conservation
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Rev War Kind of Day

    Sod the finds just stay safe in the "Stan". Take care from Terry Taliban and come home safe then show us the best you can. My thoughts are with you and your compadres .

    hammered

    Because it's always hammer time

 

 
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