My First Brass Heel Plate With Heart! Also, A Little Bit Of Old Gold!
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    My First Brass Heel Plate With Heart! Also, A Little Bit Of Old Gold!

    I finally got my coil over a brass heel plate today. I am super excited to cross this one off the list. I still have 4 big ones on the list(Hillsborough button, gold class ring, gold coin, and silver dollar). I figured I would get one someday, but 5 years later, here it is. Today, I took a long time friend on his first ever MD outing. He found a flat button, 1906 indian, and a complete shoe buckle on his first day....not many folks can say that! The ring at the bottom is gold plated, but it is THICK and OLDDD. It is shaped like rings were shaped in the early to mid 1800s. The gold is peeling off of the bottom, and I would estimate it to be .2 grams of recoverable gold. My finds are pictured below:

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    Freshly dug
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    Dry cleaned to preserve what metal is left
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    shoe buckle fragment and brass parasol slide
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    gold plated bracelet
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    Four great flat buttons <standard gilt, quality gilt, and best plated>
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    Is this a scale, or coin weight? has three marks and otherwise is perfectly symetrical. Weighs five grams.
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    The gold ring....not marked, solder joint facing.
    Last edited by FoundInNC; Jun 23, 2013 at 04:20 AM.
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    Nice finds FoundInNC. Now, take a look at what another TN member found on "Soiled Dove" Heel Plate (Apr 08, 2011). Now, further searching found one for sale on BRASS SOLDIER HEEL PLATE ($45.00).
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    Nice finds -
    a big misconception about those heel plates - a lot of guys think they were off of CW boots - we find heart, spade, and clover ones in New england all the time - these are definetly not CW ones up here - so though some may be found in a CW camp - they are off common foot wear usually
    Ive have found mens size ones - woman size ones and kids size ones in farm fields up here
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    Zodiacdiverdave

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    Some super finds there NC. I am really interested in the possible coin weight, I found one just like it earlier this year and thought it may be a coin wieght as well. What kind of marks can you see one yours?

    Edit: Sorry I just klicked on the pick and now I can see the marks. My wieght has 3 similar marks across one side and by the looks of it, it is the same size 7/16" x 3/4" x 1/8" thick.
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    Last edited by Zodiacdiverdave; Jun 23, 2013 at 06:28 AM.
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    @ ZDDave, the marks appear to be three numeral I's beside one anothee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoundInNC View Post
    @ ZDDave, the marks appear to be three numeral I's beside one anothee?
    I will post a pic of mine in the what is it forum with a link to this post and hopefully some one will ID them.
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    Hi found, nice heel plate there , they are good finds in my book regardless of origins, so far I have found one total ! So they are definitely not easy to find. Third picture down round item with slots, is an umbrella part FYI, just in case ya didn't know Nice digs there brother!

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    Last edited by CoinandRelicMan; Jun 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM.
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