Oct 19, 2012, 05:47 AM
That is incredible! Those two finds are amazing, congrats!
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Oct 19, 2012, 10:46 AM
Great day for a relic hunter! Fantastic finds!
Oct 19, 2012, 11:01 AM
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That's an amazing relic hunting day in anyone's book - congratulations! I vote banner.
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Oct 19, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Oct 20, 2012, 08:50 AM
Absolutely rare and special...both of them. Congratulations. First, the inauguaral button is a high item on my list and for many others- a rare piece of colonial America. As for the militia plate--one of the most attractive and sought after, despite its limited and underestimated value. Both items are repairable. I have dug an 1850's eagle buckle, possibly a sword belt plate. The trouble with my plate is the fact that it was damaged excessively in 1856 when the fort supply house caught on fire. I found it along with melted pieces of brass (once buttons). My plate is beyond restoration (my own opinion). However, both of your items are very restorable. Contact McDaniels. He can bring life into them.
Oct 20, 2012, 12:04 PM
Incredible hunt!! congrats on 2 amazing finds!
Oct 20, 2012, 02:14 PM
Got my vote what a score !
Oct 20, 2012, 02:50 PM
Both of those relics are banner worthy. Awesome finds!!
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