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    Dandy? Unidentified Item, button...1683 Property--Massachusetts

    Good day, everyone!

    I've attached photos of yesterday's findings. Perhaps a dandy flat button with a neat starburst design. Another button. A large piece of pewter. And a piece of something...brass? Around 1.5" long. I also posted this last item on the "What Is It" forum so we can hopefully learn more. Note the hole that was forged through it. Thanks for your thoughts! Happy digging, all. ~Lisa & John
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    Even though everyone on TNet calls them "dandy" buttons, they are actually macaroni buttons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroni_(fashion)

    "Dandy" is a totally different thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy

    I just threw that out there to confuse everyone with some truth.

    Your fragment is probably from a shoe buckle.

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    Thanks for the info! Not sure how to tell the difference between dandies and macaronies, so perhaps we'll just call them fancy flat buttons. :-). -Lisa & John

    QUOTE=DetectingGodlikeOnOlympus;5117339]Even though everyone on TNet calls them "dandy" buttons, they are actually macaroni buttons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroni_(fashion)

    "Dandy" is a totally different thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy

    I just threw that out there to confuse everyone with some truth.

    Your fragment is probably from a shoe buckle.[/QUOTE]

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    Out of my league not as much history here compared to where you are there I would probably dig most signals I'm a lot more picky Great finds Thanks for sharing them
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    Looks a lot like a NC sunburst button
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    Thanks, Tommy. We're finding the tractor very handy. Seems when we remove two inches of soil, A whole new set of signals show up. Slow work but good work. Take care. -Lisa & John
    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Out of my league not as much history here compared to where you are there I would probably dig most signals I'm a lot more picky Great finds Thanks for sharing them

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    Interesting! I'll have to google that. Thanks for commenting! -L&J
    Quote Originally Posted by mspence View Post
    Looks a lot like a NC sunburst button

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    a TRACTOR??_____________d>mn, I gotta get me of o' them. clear 6" of overburden, sift that & swing the plot_____repeat until ya' hit water or oil. more nice loot!!
    Quote Originally Posted by btjbtj View Post
    Thanks, Tommy. We're finding the tractor very handy. Seems when we remove two inches of soil, A whole new set of signals show up. Slow work but good work. Take care. -Lisa & John
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    Quote Originally Posted by btjbtj View Post
    Thanks, Tommy. We're finding the tractor very handy. Seems when we remove two inches of soil, A whole new set of signals show up. Slow work but good work. Take care. -Lisa & John
    I cringe when I think of this situation. A tractor? Removing soil after barely starting? Sheez man, it's your property so do what you want but I promise you're destroying more than you're finding. Good luck to you because I can't read your posts anymore.


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    Nice finds. More good things to come. Good luck

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    Talk to us, Scrappy. We're only doing this in the area near the vernal stream where we had to clear a bunch of thorny brambles. We dug all signals, then took the soil down two inches, and lo and behold--more signals. Not planning on plowing the whole four acres, lol! L&D

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    I cringe when I think of this situation. A tractor? Removing soil after barely starting? Sheez man, it's your property so do what you want but I promise you're destroying more than you're finding. Good luck to you because I can't read your posts anymore.

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    Hehehe, Port...not sure we'll go THAT far! ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by port ewen ace View Post
    a TRACTOR??_____________d>mn, I gotta get me of o' them. clear 6" of overburden, sift that & swing the plot_____repeat until ya' hit water or oil. more nice loot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by btjbtj View Post
    Talk to us, Scrappy. We're only doing this in the area near the vernal stream where we had to clear a bunch of thorny brambles. We dug all signals, then took the soil down two inches, and lo and behold--more signals. Not planning on plowing the whole four acres, lol! L&D

    Don't listen to that macaroni, go for it!
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    Thanks Relic! We hope so! -L&D
    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    Nice finds. More good things to come. Good luck

    HH RN
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    Thanks, Iron. Sometimes it's hard to know who to listen to in here! ;-) We certainly respect many opinions here, including yours and Scrappy's. Speaking of macaroni--time to start dinner! -L

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Don't listen to that macaroni, go for it!

 

 
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