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    Finds from my new house!

    My family is in the process of moving to our new house. We have been living here for two months almost, but still don't even have all of our furniture in. My house is from around the mid 1740's, and is believed to be the oldest house still standing in the town. I guessed before I moved in that I wouldn't be the first one metal detecting there. In the grass, front yard, side yard, and backyard, the only old things I found were a Victorian brooch a very cool tool tag with the name of the local blacksmith from the 1870's, the silverware in the photo, and a little lead bar. In the woods right behind the house, I found an 1864 Indian Head cent in very good condition, and all of the buttons and the musket ball in the photo. In the loft of the barn I found an old wooden kerosene lamp holder, a 1960's industrial ventilation fan, a 1970's/1980's Puch 210 Austro-Daimler Bicycle, tons of old lead painted doors and windows, and a Victorian steamer trunk. There is a photo of the house from around 2000 in the library, and in the front yard is a man either holding a weed whacker, or a metal detector (it would be funny if it was actually a metal detector). It is amazing to think that the stuff that I find at my house was once owned by the people who once lived in my house. It is also cool to live in a house the same age as most of my earliest colonial sites.

    Sorry that my post isn't exactly following the rules of Today's Finds, considering that the finds in the photo were found over the course of 5 or 6 brief hunts. I also found a Red Ryder BB Gun and 1700's Sickle, neither are in the photo.

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    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779 ½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    sweet wished i lived there
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    That is cool! Congratulations
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    You'll shoot your eye out! Lol...couldn't resist. Looks like you'll be spending plenty time in your own yard, I know I sure would! Great finds, I'm sure we'll be seeing more soon, Ddf.
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    That's pretty exciting I would love that...I hate to break it to you but your house may be haunted. The specter will be back in the throws of the night to retrieve his sickle. I received a message from the other side. They don't like that you are taking the wall down and wish you would stop...BOOOOOOO Keep us posted on any more cool stuff I'm surprised the house is still standing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    That's pretty exciting I would love that...I hate to break it to you but your house may be haunted. The specter will be back in the throws of the night to retrieve his sickle. I received a message from the other side. They don't like that you are taking the wall down and wish you would stop...BOOOOOOO Keep us posted on any more cool stuff I'm surprised the house is still standing lol
    Lol! I believe in ghosts and stuff, my old house was much newer, from the 1870's or 1880's (new compared to the house I now live in lol). Most of the house was fine, but once in a great while this horribly negative spirit would come, and even showed itself to the kids. Everyone saw a little girl at my old house, we later found out that a 10 year old girl and boy died there in the 1880's. My new house isnt as bad as my old one, although during the inspection I saw a little kid in the window, thought it was the old owner's 3 year old daughter until I realized that she was out with her dad. Other than that I haven't noticed much else, though one person in my family was freaked out saying that they saw a man sitting under the barn, who faded into thin air. I don't feel anything negative though, unlike my old house. I would freak out if I saw a ghost asking for his sickle back lol, or his buttons. I am not sure how I would return them though lol. I can never believe how long some of these wood houses last, the house is in better condition than a lot of modern houses according to the inspector. The basement has no mortar in the stones, and a dirt floor. I open a trapdoor in my dining room and walk into what feels like a colonial cellar hole. We had a huge chain of downpours and it never flooded once. I traced back everyone who ever lived in the house since it was built, cool to think that a lieut in the French and Indian War and head of the town's militia built my house.
    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779 ½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by coinman123 View Post
    Lol! I believe in ghosts and stuff, my old house was much newer, from the 1870's or 1880's (new compared to the house I now live in lol). Most of the house was fine, but once in a great while this horribly negative spirit would come, and even showed itself to the kids. Everyone saw a little girl at my old house, we later found out that a 10 year old girl and boy died there in the 1880's. My new house isnt as bad as my old one, although during the inspection I saw a little kid in the window, thought it was the old owner's 3 year old daughter until I realized that she was out with her dad. Other than that I haven't noticed much else, though one person in my family was freaked out saying that they saw a man sitting under the barn, who faded into thin air. I don't feel anything negative though, unlike my old house. I would freak out if I saw a ghost asking for his sickle back lol, or his buttons. I am not sure how I would return them though lol. I can never believe how long some of these wood houses last, the house is in better condition than a lot of modern houses according to the inspector. The basement has no mortar in the stones, and a dirt floor. I open a trapdoor in my dining room and walk into what feels like a colonial cellar hole. We had a huge chain of downpours and it never flooded once. I traced back everyone who ever lived in the house since it was built, cool to think that a lieut in the French and Indian War and head of the town's militia built my house.
    I know how I would return the sickle. I also believe in ghosts. There is a program I love listening to that is still on the air right now its called coast to coast am Art Bell hosted it for a long time and you can listen to his shows any time on there website or late night radio. This is easy to get hooked on check it out I bet you would love it coast to coast am!!!!!!!
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    Very cool story and sweet IHP!!!!
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

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    You have the potential there for a excellent find,as in Spanish silver,shilling,chain cent,gw you get the picture If that was MY house,the yard would look like the movie holes Check the dirt cellar and run a pinpointer around the stone foundation,they used to hide coins in between them sometimes. Good luck
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    As for the ghost stories, I lived in the what was the oldest house in weare back in the 70s. It was built by Thomas worthley in 1751. To this day, I can remember the place being haunted. I could write a book about everything that happened there. But here's 2 examples. The windows were all the old blown glass type. We would sit in the dining room and you would see someone in colonial dress walk by the the windows toward the door,no one was ever there. That must have happened to my mother and I at least 50 times. Another prominent thing was to get woken up in the middle of the night to he sound of chopping wood right outside,that happened quite a bit too. So yeah,I believe in ghosts. Don't tick them off. If on your property,you find what you might think is a grave,keep on walking
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    Good job on the finds..
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    How exciting for you and thanks for sharing! I love the buttons..and your photos are great. I keep walking our property (inhabited in the 1850s) but no standing structure. We built and I wasn't into detecting until a few years later...I wonder what is buried under our house. Anyway...whenever I feel like detecting...and not traveling..I just go play in the yard and I keep finding an occasional new goodie besides nails. buckles, pennies, buttons....more nails
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    I know a little bit about moving into an old house. My house was built in 1900 and I moved in July 18th.
    Although I am not unpacked,, I have found time to swing the coil.
    Congrats on your recoveries. Those buttons and the IHP are in great shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creade View Post
    As for the ghost stories, I lived in the what was the oldest house in weare back in the 70s. It was built by Thomas worthley in 1751. To this day, I can remember the place being haunted. I could write a book about everything that happened there. But here's 2 examples. The windows were all the old blown glass type. We would sit in the dining room and you would see someone in colonial dress walk by the the windows toward the door,no one was ever there. That must have happened to my mother and I at least 50 times. Another prominent thing was to get woken up in the middle of the night to he sound of chopping wood right outside,that happened quite a bit too. So yeah,I believe in ghosts. Don't tick them off. If on your property,you find what you might think is a grave,keep on walking
    It must have been interesting and a little scary to live in a place that haunted! The previous owners said that they once saw a man with a top hat sitting in their leather chair, in the oldest part of the house. I wonder how long it will be until I experience something like that. At my old house I would have someone like that happen once every few months. I will just let who ever is already here be, and leave them alone for the most part. If I find a grave on my property I would probably have nightmares .
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    2014-2017 Finds
    1700s Sundial
    165? french liard
    1696 1774 1730s 17?? copper
    1723 irish ½ penny
    1730 KG coin toy
    2x AU 1803 LC
    1722 1/2 Penny
    1779 ½ Real, ? 1 Real
    NJ Copper 1786
    1805,1838 LC
    26 Coppers 17 colonial
    175 1720-1850 buttons
    40 Musket Balls
    1906 1912 1934 dog Lics
    16 1700s Buckles 1 silver
    2 1700s spigot
    3 Thimbles 1 silver
    Cleaning Finds:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ge...ns-relics.html

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    Great finds Coinman! I love old homes! Unfortunately, you don't see too many that old still standing here in Texas. I wouldn't mind having a ghost around as long as it's a friendly one. Have you checked to see if anything is buried in the basement? If possible, can you post a picture of your home?
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