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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Did pretty good today

    Woke up bright and early this morning, I really didn't have much choice, my Siberian forest cat was hungry and wouldn't shut up. He's adorable but boy does he eat a lot! After I fed him I checked the computer and the internet was down It was just beginning to get light so I headed out for an extra early start to my tectin day. The park I planned to hunt is gated and wouldn't be open for several more hours so I went to one of the others that isn't gated. I didn't do too bad there but didn't do too good either. but it was a nice little walk. Before I knew it my alarm went off telling me the other park would now be open so I headed over there.

    The other park gets a lot of people when the weather is good and its been absolutely perfect lately. They usually mow on Wednesday but they hadn't gotten around to it yet, thank goodness. I crossed the grass heading for the tot lot and found a few quarters and pennies right on top of the ground then hit the wood chips. Only found a few nickles and pennies there. It was obvious someone had checked it recently, or kids just don't have much change around here.
    My time was now becoming short and I could see them unloading the mower from the trailer so I headed around the opposite way in the general direction of my car finding more change, mostly right on top or just underneath when I got an odd signal and looked down to see a shiny silver pen
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    When I picked it up and put it in my pocket, I noticed it seemed heavy but didn't really notice anything special about it until about 10 feet away when I hit this one.
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    Since I have a small accumulation ( I don't collect things, I accumulate them) of "Fine writing instruments" I recognized this Mont Blanc right away. I could also tell it was the real deal by the cap and markings.
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    This prompted me to take a second look at the other one. At first glance it just looks like a stainless steel pen but it is heavy and on the clip is this little symbol
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    Which looked familiar but didn't quite click until I unscrewed the barrel and saw the name on the ink cartridge
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    Yep Cartier. Well I did a little happy dance because I beat the mower to them and I now had two new pens to add to my accumulation.
    A thorough check of the area failed to produce any more but I didn't really expect any others.

    Now I was out of time and headed back home to clean my finds and of course post them.
    When I was checking my change I noticed one of the dimes felt funny. Looking at it, it appears to me to be some sort of error.
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    If you look at the pictures you can see its slightly off center but the real error seems to be the thickness,
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    The picture on the left shows a regular dime and the thick dime side by side and the one on the right stacked on top of each other that one shows the difference pretty well. Does anyone know if this is considered an error and what an error like this might be called?

    So all in all a few hundred bucks worth of pens certainly makes my day
    Total finds 6 Quarters, 8 Dimes, 6 Nickles, 48 Pennies (Darn 5 short of my record ) 2 "Quality righting instruments" (AKA expensive pens ) 30ish pull tabs and a full trash pouch of other assorted trash.
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    Thank you for looking at my excessively long post and HH everyone
    Cranky
    Last edited by crankyolman22; May 09, 2012 at 08:14 PM.

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2012
    cobra beach magnet,
    20
    1 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    MONT BLANC , NICE FIND

    Quote Originally Posted by crankyolman22 View Post
    Woke up bright and early this morning, I really didn't have much choice, my Siberian forest cat was hungry and wouldn't shut up. He's adorable but boy does he eat a lot! After I fed him I checked the computer and the internet was down It was just beginning to get light so I headed out for an extra early start to my tectin day. The park I planned to hunt is gated and wouldn't be open for several more hours so I went to one of the others that isn't gated. I didn't do too bad there but didn't do too good either. but it was a nice little walk. Before I knew it my alarm went off telling me the other park would now be open so I headed over there.

    The other park gets a lot of people when the weather is good and its been absolutely perfect lately. They usually mow on Wednesday but they hadn't gotten around to it yet, thank goodness. I crossed the grass heading for the tot lot and found a few quarters and pennies right on top of the ground then hit the wood chips. Only found a few nickles and pennies there. It was obvious someone had checked it recently, or kids just don't have much change around here.
    My time was now becoming short and I could see them unloading the mower from the trailer so I headed around the opposite way in the general direction of my car finding more change, mostly right on top or just underneath when I got an odd signal and looked down to see a shiny silver pen
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MD MAY 09, 12 #2.JPG 
Views:	76 
Size:	19.8 KB 
ID:	634118

    When I picked it up and put it in my pocket, I noticed it seemed heavy but didn't really notice anything special about it until about 10 feet away when I hit this one.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MD MAY 09, 12 #5.JPG 
Views:	71 
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ID:	634119
    Since I have a small accumulation ( I don't collect things, I accumulate them) of "Fine writing instruments" I recognized this Mont Blanc right away. I could also tell it was the real deal by the cap and markings.
    Name:  MD MAY 09, 12 #6.JPG
Views: 494
Size:  16.4 KBName:  MD MAY 09, 12 #7.JPG
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    This prompted me to take a second look at the other one. At first glance it just looks like a stainless steel pen but it is heavy and on the clip is this little symbol
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MD MAY 09, 12 #3.JPG 
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ID:	634122
    Which looked familiar but didn't quite click until I unscrewed the barrel and saw the name on the ink cartridge
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MD MAY 09, 12 #4.JPG 
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ID:	634124
    Yep Cartier. Well I did a little happy dance because I beat the mower to them and I now had two new pens to add to my accumulation.
    A thorough check of the area failed to produce any more but I didn't really expect any others.

    Now I was out of time and headed back home to clean my finds and of course post them.
    When I was checking my change I noticed one of the dimes felt funny. Looking at it, it appears to me to be some sort of error.
    Name:  MD MAY 09, 12 #11.JPG
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    If you look at the pictures you can see its slightly off center but the real error seems to be the thickness,
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The picture on the left shows a regular dime and the thick dime side by side and the one on the right stacked on top of each other that one shows the difference pretty well. Does anyone know if this is considered an error and what an error like this might be called?

    So all in all a few hundred bucks worth of pens certainly makes my day
    Total finds 6 Quarters, 8 Dimes, 6 Nickles, 48 Pennies (Darn 5 short of my record ) 2 "Quality righting instruments" (AKA expensive pens ) 30ish pull tabs and a full trash pouch of other assorted trash.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you for looking at my excessively long post and HH everyone
    Cranky
    HAD ONE FOR ABOUT YR NOW,, THAT STYLE IS PRETTY OLD, STILL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME FOR 30-50 YRS NOWS,, COULD GET ABOUT 150 ON EBAY IF IT STILL WORKS OK

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by MR_MASSEUSE View Post
    HAD ONE FOR ABOUT YR NOW,, THAT STYLE IS PRETTY OLD, STILL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME FOR 30-50 YRS NOWS,, COULD GET ABOUT 150 ON EBAY IF IT STILL WORKS OK
    Thanks, MR_MASSEUSE, This is my first Cartier but is my 3rd Mont Blanc. I already had a black and gold Ballpoint Meisterstuck and a black and platinum Starwalker. I've had the Starwalker the longest and use it most of the time. I do prefer the ballpoints to the rollerball but just cant bring myself to sell any but the cash would be a nice addition to my AT Pro fund For some reason I have trouble selling good pens. except Parker 51s I just make too much on those when I get one

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2010
    California
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    2,443
    593 times
    What a thrill to find those beautiful pens in great condition! So glad you beat the mower. When I worked in an art shop, we sold Mont Blanc pens and I always wanted one. Guess I'll dig it up one day! HH Andi

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by g-olden years View Post
    What a thrill to find those beautiful pens in great condition! So glad you beat the mower. When I worked in an art shop, we sold Mont Blanc pens and I always wanted one. Guess I'll dig it up one day! HH Andi
    Thanks, it really is a thrill. I guess people who aren't into pens wouldn't understand. I don't think I have ever seen anyone post one before but I may have missed it I found a fake Starwalker once but since I had a real one it was easy to tell the difference. I guess it just goes to show that if it can be lost it will be. I'm so glad I got to them before the mower. It would have been quite upsetting to get to them after.

  6. #6
    jp
    Apr 2012
    Okinawa, Japan
    Garrett Ace 250
    27
    4 times
    Metal Detecting
    nice finds!
    --- CARTER ---

    "What is it about treasure that makes history so fascinating?"

  7. #7
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by CARTER View Post
    nice finds!
    Thanks

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2011
    Ohio
    Garret Ace 250, Garret AT Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
    1,437
    185 times
    Relic Hunting
    Cool finds!!!

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2012
    Tallahassee Fl
    Still researching my first detector
    36
    2 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Metal Detecting
    Sweet pens.... Dime does look like an error too. Take it to a shop, they'll value it for you.

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by JmCraz8 View Post
    Cool finds!!!
    Thanks

  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by GhostCoast View Post
    Sweet pens.... Dime does look like an error too. Take it to a shop, they'll value it for you.
    Thanks I'm still excited about them.
    To tell the truth I hadn't even thought about taking the dime to a shop but now that you mention it it makes perfect sense. Thanks.

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2010
    NC
    garrett ace 250 /tesoro silver sabre umax/ garrett pro-pointer
    63
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I agree-take the dime to a coin shop or google it and see if theres anymore errors like it out there. Nice pens too

  13. #13
    us
    May 2012
    Reston, va
    Teknetics Gamma 6000
    38
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cool finds

    Sent from my iPad using TreasureNet

  14. #14
    us
    Dobie

    May 2012
    Canton, Michigan
    Garrett Ace 350
    6
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice unusual finds. Congrats!
    What time is it anyway?

  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Wa
    Fisher F2, pro pointer, F-point
    199
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by cdobis View Post
    Nice unusual finds. Congrats!
    Quote Originally Posted by cooknavy View Post
    Cool finds

    Sent from my iPad using TreasureNet
    Quote Originally Posted by JmCraz8 View Post
    Cool finds!!!
    Thanks everyone. I love finding unusual stuff. Mostly I just find pennies and pull tabs

 

 
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