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  1. #1
    Nov 2014
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    Yet another Luckenbooth Trade Silver....I think?

    Thanks again to VMI Digger for posting his spectacular Luckenbooth Brooch Trade Silver. Be sure to check out his post...I don't want to steal his thunder! When I saw that post I realized instantly that I had found something VERY similar last year and had not even given it a second thought. I knew it was silver but had no idea of the possible age and importance of the find. I dug it in a farm field that had also produced other Colonial era relics such as my first complete 1600's spectacle buckle and a Draped Bust LC. Looking more closely at the piece now I can see it is rather crudely made and does seem old. The pin is missing, and I've never cleaned it as you can see from this pics...the dirt is still in the crevices. Any insights from the experts on exactly what I have here will be welcomed. Thanks, GL and HH!
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    Last edited by Mr. Digger; Jan 23, 2017 at 07:01 PM.

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    Congrats on a very nice find
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  3. #3
    Jul 2010
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    Yes! Definitely another Lukenbooth. Great find.
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    Congratulations on the great find!

  6. #6
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    Man,those things are seemingly just flying out of the ground these days!
    Nice find
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  7. #7
    Upper Fort Garry

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    Well that one is different! Never seen a "trade" brooch with that type of backing before. All the ones I have found or seen have a slot where the tongue wraps around.
    I don't think it's a modern pin lever but an older version that locks into the holes.
    Don't worry about stealing thunder........
    It's cool that these brooches are popping up lately for COLONIAL hunters but some of us fur trade guys might have more than one thinks.
    Awesome find!
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  8. #8
    This is getting a bit crazy, what's that now 6!

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  9. #9

    Nov 2012
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    Amazingly I would never have given a such silver heart pin very much thought - They look like the little pieces of jewelry you'd find in the wood chips at a tot lot. I am learning something new each day at TNet! Glad you found yourself a Lukenbooth Trade Silver too Mr. Digger!
    Last edited by Wildcat1750; Jan 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM.

    8 Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
    9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ - Luke 15:8-9

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    Oct 2013
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    Indeed a very nice Luckenbooth brooch. If you want to clean the nooks and crannies on the front use lemon juice on a soft toothbrush. Just don't get too crazy with it or it will get shiny which you don't want. I gave mine a brief lemon juice bath as mine was quite dark. Killer piece
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  11. #11
    Oct 2013
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    Got one last year too in the fall, didn't know what it was until now. Thanks!
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  12. #12

    Jan 2013
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    Very nice and interesting find!
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  13. #13
    Apr 2013
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    I believe the tube hinge on yours most likely dates to the mid to late 1800's. I have a few love tokens from that period with the same hinge style. I'm no expert, but yours might just be a Victorian era heart pin or brooch.

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  14. #14
    Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    This is getting a bit crazy, what's that now 6!

    Not including the two I found, that went with the 2lbs of silver jewelry to the scrap dealer. I had no idea what I had

  15. #15
    Jun 2015
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    Looks like these are not so rare or perhaps many of them are not as early as we would hope for
    1586 Elizabeth I Sixpence-1652 Pine Tree Shilling-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1


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