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    us
    Jan 2014
    Northern Virginia
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    First cache

    Found at a house built in 1840. I dug this up and heard it rattling around. My imagination set in and I thought there must of been a couple quarters inside or maybe even a ring?? I tried to open it but dirt and corrosion said no. Brought it home. Couldn't get to it for a couple days and then finally it was time to open it. I took a dental pick and scored the seam where the 2 pieces close and then ran it under some water for a minute. It popped right open and then I saw what was inside. 2 stamps and 3 wheat pennies. The pennies are badly corroded but one of them is legible with a 1920 date. I think the other 2 are also from the early 20's. The stamps are George Washington 2 cents stamps. They were made 1922 - 1925!!!! So this make up compact was lost some time around then.


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    Eat. Dig. Sleep. Repeat.

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    Mar 2003
    Eastern NY
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    Man, that thing must have been sealed up really tightly to preserve stamps in the wet ground all those years! Who says you can't dig up stamps with a metal detector?

  3. #3
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    Very cool find. I have found several of those rouge tins, and each time I imagine that they have silver coins inside, but alas, so far only dirt and the remnants of old makeup. Now I will have to keep looking because YOU actually found something good in one of them. Congrats. GL&HH.

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
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    That's a very neat find. I love how the stamps and coins all are about the same date range.

  5. #5
    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
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    the imagination runs wild, sometimes it is with awesome results, sometimes it is a total let down. this was one of the cool ones
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Mar 2012
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    If that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will. Love to find something like that.

  7. #7
    us
    Anthony

    May 2013
    City of Rensselaer (upstate NY)
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    Very cool congrats..

  8. #8

    Feb 2013
    Longview, Texas
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    Nice, I don't know how many rouge tins I have dug and opened up and never found squat, glad to see something in one,congrats

  9. #9
    ca
    Apr 2013
    Canada
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    Man that's awesome! A real step back in time. Congrats!!!

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
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    That's pretty cool stuff right there. Nice job

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    Jan 2013
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    Great find, think I need to go back and check some of compacts. Lol. Congrats.

  13. #13
    de
    Dec 2013
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    Cool find! Gz!

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2012
    New Orleans
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    Man, that is a really cool find, must be someone's stamp and coin collection as the stamps are used.
    Ad Majorum Dei Gloriam

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Great find! The stamps are cool find.

 

 
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