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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,139
    216 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Today was the first time that I have picked up the Minelab in weeks. Busy getting firewood ready. etc. Everything is like a jungle around here too.
    I decided to do a scouting mission at a spot that I just got permission to hunt. Very early place for my area. My research tells me that this was one of the earliest settled spots in my town.

    I was going to just hit the easy spots and do a quick cherry pick to see what might be around. My second decent signal was reading as a repeating 40 on my 705. Hoping for maybe a copper I was surprised to see a colonial shoe buckle sitting in the dirt! This is my first shoe buckle and something that has been near the top of my wish list for a while now. She is a little bent but thats OK with me!

    I dont really expect to find too much until spring time. This place has grass and weeds as tall as me. I can feel more good things to come


    VPR

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  3. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
    Minelab E-Trac Sun Ray X-1, Tesoro Vaquero, Cibola, Tejon
    671
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    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Awesome Buckle!!
    Way To Go On Your First!!!!
    I Unfortunately Will Never Find One In Minnesota
    HH!!

  4. #3

    May 2009
    Pennsylvania
    1,357
    67 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Now that is what I am Colonially talking about. It looks like a crude 1770s shoe buckle. I am still waiting for my first complete frame as well. It is good to hear from you again!

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  5. #4
    us
    May 2009
    White's XL Pro 6000
    957
    3 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    I love the shoe buckle frame, VPR! Killer find!

  6. #5

    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Looks like you got another great spot to hunt VPR.

  7. #6
    us
    Nov 2008
    NW NJ
    Whites IDXPro
    1,493
    27 times

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Awesome find !

    TommNJ

  8. #7

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    sweet buckle, VPR.
    what's the holed, pewtery-coin-looking thing in the pics?
    dirty pennies...

  9. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    Toll Free ~ 855~966~3563
    12,716
    72 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    And a darn nice one at that!

    Congratulations

  10. #9
    us
    May 2010
    Danville Va.
    MXT PRO M6 Ace 250
    1,297
    29 times

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Congrats on the buckle!!!!
    "Friends will help you tear it up,,,true friends will help you fix it." Skelly607

    "It starts with the imagination but ends with the pocketbook" Skelly607

  11. #10
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,139
    216 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk PA
    Now that is what I am Colonially talking about. It looks like a crude 1770s shoe buckle. I am still waiting for my first complete frame as well. It is good to hear from you again!

    Kirk

    You may get a kick out of knowing that when I found the buckle, I thought of Kirk PA. I know how you are craving a shoe buckle of your very own
    Dont feel too bad, I still have not been able to find my first King George

    VPR

  12. #11
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
    Whatever Beeps
    6,347
    302 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (6)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne sueno
    sweet buckle, VPR.
    what's the holed, pewtery-coin-looking thing in the pics?
    Great Buckle !!
    what is that pewter cookie?
    I posted one yesterday in whatsit, mine has a purple tint and no hole, very similar.
    I'm gonna try to crack it tomorrow.
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition
    www.pinetreeshillings.com

  13. #12
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,139
    216 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne sueno
    sweet buckle, VPR.
    what's the holed, pewtery-coin-looking thing in the pics?

    It looks like lead, cast into a round shape. Home made whatzit


    VPR
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  14. #13
    us
    Aug 2010
    648
    1 times

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    REAL NICE!!!! really fun to find good luck and keep digging KRAZYHORSES
    BOTTOMLESS HOLE

  15. #14

    Nov 2007
    444
    102 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Very nice shoe buckle...Its always nice seeing those in the hole...You have a nice site there...Cant wait to see what else you pull from there

  16. #15

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!



    They're tough here too! I have found more rare buttons than I have shoe buckles.

    Good to cross off the list, but now you have to move up to an intact one.

  17. #16
    us
    Jun 2006
    New Albany, Pa.
    Fisher, White, Garrett
    421

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Sweet buckle, and great find.
    WTG!
    Dirtdiver

  18. #17
    us
    Nov 2008
    2,207
    8 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    its one of my favorite things to find! looks like a good spot too. willy

  19. #18
    us
    Jan 2005
    somewhere in Asia for now
    T2 SE,Sovereign Elite,two Excal II s and a cibola
    6,434
    493 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Very cool buckle!! It is a nice large one also.
    God and country.

  20. #19

    Jan 2007
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Whites Vision Spectra
    2,275
    2 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    That's a nice first for you VPR. I still have not found one either. I've found the guts of one before. Once those weeds are down you will find more goodies. If you don't cut the weeds yourself then early spring the snow from winter may do the job of weighing them down for you. Good research.
    Chris

  21. #20
    ca
    Apr 2010
    Ontario Canada
    Garrett At Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Samson T-Handle Shovel, Lesche Knife
    4,080
    331 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Finally ! My first shoe buckle !!

    Great looking buckle find man!
    Congrats.
    My passion is hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
    Metal Detectorists finds, are the background noise of antiquity!
    Don't question it . . . just dig it!

 

 
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