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    gr
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    Silver Soldier's Dog Tag with provenance, Button spill, and more...

    I managed to get out to the park this morning for a couple of hours. I wasn't planning on hunting, but I was in the area. I hopped out and hit the ground running. I detected a section I hadn't hit before, close to the street... and dug everything. I won't bore you with my pennies, or the bent spoon.

    Refresh to resize my pics...

    Here's the good stuff.

    Sterling Soldier's Dog Tag (Lt. Col. CHL Sharman... What a life he lived! -- Provenance here: Col CHL Sharman CMG, CBE, ISO (1881-1970))

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    Old "Canada Post Office" buttons and solo military button spill



    "88" Shamrock Token



    Little gilted buckle and button






    Chinese coin




    Gold Plated Ring




    Happy hunting!
    Last edited by GioTheGreek; Jul 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM.
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    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
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    Now that is some really cool stuff! I especially like the sterling soldier's ID tag! Good hunt!
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    us
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    Bravo Gio,

    This is such a great find. What a life, indeed, Lieutenant-Colonel Sharman had. He went from a 17 year old Mountie to Command of the 4th Brigade in the Great War. And you found his sterling ID! Amazing. piece of history, sir.

    I realized while reading Sharman's history, thanks for this, Gio, how little I really knew about the history of the war, and the events in the immediate aftermath. I mean I knew about Ypres a little. Sharman was wounded there. I really knew nothing of the Canadian and US contingents sorta fighting with the White Army. Thanks again, I'mo have to do some more reading.

    Birmingham mark on the back; Miller Brothers? Birmingham Makers Marks - M

    You also found a great group of other relics that are so dwarfed by this one. How often do y'all dig Lieutenant-Colonel anything?

    Banner for the sheer history, so well presented, Gio. Well done!


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    That's an easy Banner find!!
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    Finder of Things!

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    us
    Jan 2013
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    Nice finds. I like the old post office buttons, I've never those before. :thumbup:
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    That Silver Soldier's Dog Tag is a Banner for sure...Man you are just tearing it up! Buy a lotto ticket while it last! It really doesn't get much better than sweet finds like that...keep the post coming!
    Adding his Attestation papers with it...
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    gr
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    Thanks, guys! I appreciate the extra information, Patriot. I am going to attempt to hunt down the patriarch of his living family members and return it to him.
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by GioTheGreek View Post
    Thanks, guys! I appreciate the extra information, Patriot. I am going to attempt to hunt down the patriarch of his living family members and return it to him.

    Nice finds, I agree the dog tag is a Banner find!!!

    I especially like that you're going to try and return it to his surviving family members!!!!
    Last edited by AU Seeker; Jul 12, 2013 at 08:02 PM.
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    SEEK AND YEA SHALL FIND and when you do THANK GOD!!!

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    us
    Oct 2010
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    Banner for sure Gio and for doing the right thing! Congrats on a wonderful find!! My vote is in!

    Best, Erik
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    Quote Originally Posted by GioTheGreek View Post
    Thanks, guys! I appreciate the extra information, Patriot. I am going to attempt to hunt down the patriarch of his living family members and return it to him.
    Gio, if you are successful in the further hunt for family; please alert the media. They could prove helpful, should you be stymied in your search, unlikely as that may be. This could be a huge Banner for the detecting community at large.

    I can see your visage on the cover of Modern Shovel magazine now...


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    us
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    man that is nothing short of awesome
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    us
    Oct 2010
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    Surf,

    I always thought the city hallmark for Birmingham was the anchor, no? Beautiful hallmarks on this piece as well!!

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    gr
    Sep 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by surf View Post
    Gio, if you are successful in the further hunt for family; please alert the media. They could prove helpful, should you be stymied in your search, unlikely as that may be. This could be a huge Banner for the detecting community at large.

    I can see your visage on the cover of Modern Shovel magazine now...


    Lol @ visage. I'm not looking for glory, but he has such an amazing service record, if returned... it would look great on the hobby. It may convince a skeptic or two that we're not in this for the money...
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    us
    Oct 2010
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    I'm sure it will make a wonderful article for the paper as well as some of the major treasure hunting magazines. Congrats again and thanks for making us all look a little better in the hobby!
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