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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    still surprised the pin did not receive Banner - it is a rare find, 10Xs more than the bullet. I see bullets with the powder/skin dug about once or twice a year, which is rare. I have only see one of those dug pins ever - until now.
    The pin did receive Banner. It's up there with this post. If this post made banner first, then I'm sure the mods were reluctant to put a second banner up just because the OP decided to list items separately.

    Yes, the pin is the find of a lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parsonwalker View Post
    A great question Bosn! My dad found one in the 1960s. He did NOTHING to it. It was already torn, where mine is intact. It is SUPER-fragile, but it has survived 50 years in the "air." I considered a leather preservative, since it's pigskin, I believe. But wasn't sure what preservative might do to it . . . plus afraid I'd break it rubbing the neatsfoot oil (or whatever) in. I opted to dip the casing only (Not the lead) in polyurethane. Both are pictured below. Untreated one is lighter in color. I'll let you know how it holds up in 15 or 20 years!

    Attachment 986157Attachment 986158
    My mentor has dug a precious few of those in Virginia since the late 60s when he started digging. He coated them with epoxy and they have held up fine for three decades. I think you're on the right track.
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    Great Find. Donate to a museum.


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    Then a couple of feet away, I pull out a Maryland Cross Kepi pin! Digging buddy told me these were pretty rare. I can't find a dug one on the web. Anybody know just HOW rare? And were these worn by Union Maryland, or Confederate Maryland or both? Solder points for two attachment pins are present on the back.

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    10 or 12 bullets and a couple more bullets-in-wood rounded out the day.

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    Just a suggestion, but find or have built a small airtight box of some kind for it, with perhaps a lexan pane so you can see in it, and fill the box with nitrogen gas. It's inert, and will prevent or at least limit any further deterioration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirage83 View Post
    Just a suggestion, but find or have built a small airtight box of some kind for it, with perhaps a lexan pane so you can see in it, and fill the box with nitrogen gas. It's inert, and will prevent or at least limit any further deterioration.
    Holy cow!

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    Hey, given how likely it is that you (or anyone else for that matter) will ever find another example like yours, you gotta take care of it. Exposure to oxygen and all the pollens and bacteria it can carry around are the biggest threats to your find, and with a nitrogen enclosure you wouldn't have to use epoxy or anything else to coat it with to protect it.

    If you'd like I'd be more than happy to take care of it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirage83 View Post
    Hey, given how likely it is that you (or anyone else for that matter) will ever find another example like yours, you gotta take care of it. Exposure to oxygen and all the pollens and bacteria it can carry around are the biggest threats to your find, and with a nitrogen enclosure you wouldn't have to use epoxy or anything else to coat it with to protect it.

    If you'd like I'd be more than happy to take care of it for you.
    Mirage - thank you for your generous offer. You are TOO KIND!!

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    Confederate Maryland Cross pin is an awesome find. Any museum would love to have that.
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