May 09, 2012, 04:31 PM
May 09, 2012, 04:43 PM
Congrates, KILLER finds!
May 09, 2012, 05:51 PM
Thanks everybody I would have never thought I would EVER find 1 GW button let alone 2. And the rarity on this style and size is just icing on the cake! R4 Rarity with 12-25 known? Probably more like 30-40 known but still 2/40 is not bad at all. And the condition is just a dream. Thanks again for the kind words, this just shows that they are still out there to find.
May 09, 2012, 06:09 PM
Unbelievable hunt Jim that you will think about for the rest of your life. Congrats on the well deserved Banner. HH, Quindy.
Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.
May 10, 2012, 09:02 AM
Amazing!!!!!!! Congrats on Banner
May 10, 2012, 07:59 PM
I would vote banner but it is already on there and it deserves its place up there!!!
Finds of a lifetime and display those gorgeous buttons proudly!!!
May 10, 2012, 08:13 PM
Now that is stuff of legends!! Well done!! (Yup! That's two beers for this one)
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May 11, 2012, 11:59 AM
By the by, here's my two remaining GW vest buttons. Light angle makes them look two different colors in photo but the one on the left is true tone.
May 11, 2012, 12:15 PM
By the by, this is a photo of the still silvered GW button I dug a few years back -- and now being heavily bid upon by a couple buyers. It's not the most complex GW button (by far) but rarity and condition play into the collector value. I believe many GW buttons -- seemingly raw brass -- were once lightly silver plated. Why "lightly?" It was a simple time factor back then. These buttons were rushed out for the inauguration ceremonies. Back in the day, heavy plating took tons of time. The number of buttons ordered for the ceremony was huge. A silver dip was the best the many button producers could do. Also, these were not looked upon as timeless mementos but more like campaign buttons of today, thus many were thrown away when the silvering wore off.
May 11, 2012, 08:03 PM
Detect everyday like it's your last day!
A big congratulations on your GW Cuff Button finds Jim!
As somebody already mentioned, I bet there's more where that came from!
My passion is for hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
Detectorists finds, are the background noise of antiquity!
Don't question it ... just dig it!
May 12, 2012, 09:59 AM
Man! What I'd give.....But I doubt that one of those will ever be found in Whitfield county Ga. Cool finds HH
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May 12, 2012, 11:33 AM
King of the rings
WOW !! Great finds , super pictures !
Always looking for that next ring !!
May 13, 2012, 10:24 PM
DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!
Congratulations Jim on a Grand Slam Find! In great shape too!
May 14, 2012, 10:09 PM
Wow, what an outstanding hunt the three of you had, great photos and you will all remember this day for along time to come as they don't get any better than this.
May 19, 2012, 08:01 AM
Congratulations on a once in a lifetime find!
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