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    The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Hello All,

    It has been an amazing 24 hours. Sorry to all for the delayed post, but when you see the quantity and quality of relics dug, you will understand why. Shanegalang and I went out on a hunt yesterday. Got up bright and early and hit the cane fields.



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    We decided to make a full grid of an area where we had been and dug a few CW bullets and a colonial shoe buckle earlier in the week. We started into the field all fresh and fueled up. As we made it down the first row, we dug a few bullets, mostly round .54 cal's.



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    Then all of a sudden, from the front of the row, Shane yells "I've got a coin!" When I got there, we realized that he'd just dug his first shield nickel:



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    I caught myself swinging too fast after that rush, and made my pace slow down, and soon I got a signal in the bottom of the row that blew my ears off. Flipping over the plug of hardpack silt, I saw a gilded flat button back. Turned it over and had a heart attack as an 1812 Era Artillery Button stared me in the face!!



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    We made it up another row, digging brass bits, camp lead, and a few bullets, and then I saw right on top of a row the back of a little two-piece button. For some reason, I didn't even think for a second what it might be. My first urge was to take a photo:



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    Turned it over and it was an eagle Artillery cuff button in great condition:



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    Made our way around the next row and Shane dug a nice early tombac button with a great design on its face. We dug a few flat buttons, a thimble, and Shane got a nice trigger guard piece. Then on to the next row, and this row was a honey of a row for me. I must have dug six bullets, two flat buttons, a minieball, and the bootstrap piece of a spur.

    Rounded the next row and scooped up another piece of the spur and dug the other half of Shane's trigger guard, which I gave to him. Here's a photo of one of the bullets I dug:



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    I dug a nice V nickel (1899), and picked up a thimble and a beautiful, early pocketwatch winder with an anchor on it. Shane got a couple of heel plates, a tax token, and another couple bullets and camp lead. We both eyeballed early clay pipes in the stubble. 8) When I got home, I was amazed at the number of targets I had dug, and even more amazed at the quantity of keepers I had:



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    Then the cleaning marathon was on. From 7pm to close to midnight, I cleaned finds, hoping to make a post last night. Shane had dinner and a beer to ease the pain the field had inflicted on us, and started cleaning finds as well. Late last night I finished, and took photos and went to bed.


    Here are the results. First off, some GawGag dug by Shane:



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    Next, his Luxury Tax Token from the 30s (Alabama). Probably a farmer drop:



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    More Photos Below!
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Next, a close-up of Shane's shield nickel. After close inspection, it appears to be an 1866 "with rays." Regardless of the condition, it is identifiable by type AND by date, and it is a terrific find:



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    A nice handfull of bullets I dug, including an Enfield, a dropped minie, and part of a lead pencil:



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    The top of a swagger stick (this photo is for you, RelicDude. ):



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    My GawGag, including camp lead, pack rivets, and other mildly desirable items:



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    Beautiful pottery pieces eyeballed by Shane:



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    The front and back of the watch winder I dug with the Anchor on it. I have always wanted a watch key (and any normal "two-loop" one would've fit the bill), but I am super thrilled to dig a nice, pictorial early one!



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    Three of Shane's better buttons. On the upper left, a three-hole underwear button, to the right a gilded flat, and below is actually a Tombac button with a GREAT design on it!



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    A photo of all of my non-bullet dug finds, after cleaning:



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    And more of Shane's finds:



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    And a little keeper that I am very pleased with. It is a thimble that is stamped with the French inscription "Un Seul Me Suffit" which means "Only One Is Enough." Obviously a quality mark, but such a great find, considering the state it was dug in.



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    Well, I am still sore and tired, and don't know what else to say, so here is a photo of a cool tree.


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    Best Wishes,


    The CaneField Bandits
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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  3. #3
    umrgolf

    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    This is what I suspected would happen I imagine there will be plenty more to come

    btw, the watch key is an amazing find

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Nice goodies i love that 1812 button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    My PM arent working,but I knew that ground was gonna treat you well,and I think its just the tip of the ice burg bud!Those finds are stupendous and I am envious!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    This is what I suspected would happen I imagine there will be plenty more to come

    btw, the watch key is an amazing find
    Thanks, friend! Federal period? Or Earlier?
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!


    I knew when you called me at 10 am yesterday from the field, you weren't calling me to give me a Louisiana weather report or discuss the NFL Playoffs. I knew you had found something VERY GOOD!! You did-that 1812 button and Eagle"A"are outstanding finds. It was inevitable given what you had told me about the layout and area history that you and Shane would hit it. Believe me, the best is yet to come my friend. Get back out there ASAP. HH, Quindy.
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  8. #8

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    That artillery button cleaned up nicely. Great variety of quality finds.
    -Evan

  9. #9

    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Well you have some straight lines to follow, gridding made easy

    Great bunch of stuff, I too like the watch winder
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  10. #10
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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    cool... you got some great digs

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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    My PM arent working,but I knew that ground was gonna treat you well,and I think its just the tip of the ice burg bud!Those finds are stupendous and I am envious!!
    Thanks kuger! I think I have finally figured out how digging down here works. Got a hell of a good hunting partner, and it's time to reap the rewards.
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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  12. #12
    umrgolf

    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    This is what I suspected would happen I imagine there will be plenty more to come

    btw, the watch key is an amazing find
    Thanks, friend! Federal period? Or Earlier?
    I really havent a clue since Ive never seen one but Id say youre close.. my guess would be pre-CW

  13. #13

    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Awesome hunt! I can just imagine your excitement digging that 1812 button!
    Finder of Things!

  14. #14

    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Holy Smokes BB.. You all tore it up! What a sack full of quality relics! Thanks for sharing them with those of us who don't seem to get out much anymore. It certainly is an inspiration.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

  15. #15
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    Re: The CaneField Bandits Knocked it Out of the Park!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Awesome hunt! I can just imagine your excitement digging that 1812 button!
    Absolutely. Not too many of those around in Kentucky where I use to hunt. All that digging up there over a span of four years by severral of us, and only one or two pre-Civil War military buttons ever found.

    Thanks for the reply, my friend.


    -Buckles

    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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