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    Last signal of the year .... a silver plated star stud to a TEXAS 2 piece belt rig!!!

    Last signal of the year ....... a silver plated star stud to a Texas 2 piece belt rig!!
    January 02, 2018 12:56PM

    The last day of 2017 was super cold but I had been finding unprecedented finds at my new site so I bundled up and headed out. The day was a repeat of all the others at this site. Good signals seemed to be everywhere. Just as it started to get dark I placed my coil under a small holly tree and I got a sweet signal. Moments later I was looking at a 5 pointed star!!! I had no idea what I had, as I had never seen and other one, but I knew I had something special. It was time to go home.......... once home, after a few posts and calls a good friend sent me a picture of a cover of a past North South Trader showing the star stud device on a South Carolina 2 piece belt rig. Apparently the star stud device was used on only high ranking Confederate officers 2 piece belt rigs from several states (here a South Carolina). The design of the one pictured on the cover of NST is a little different from the one I found. I'm being told the one I found more closely resembles a known star device on a Texas 2 piece belt and the fact mine is silver plated points in that direction as well. Another star stud was found by well known digger Meigs Brainard and Lewis Leigh told him this came from a Texas 2 piece belt rig as well. Apparently less than 10 have been dug. The other pictures show all the other finds I made during the Christmas holidays. This site has been one for the books! A total of 4 Ordinance buttons, a coat Eagle R, a staff Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Early one- piece coat Navy, a 12 pound solid shot, hundreds of musket balls and bullets, many rare bullets including 6 CS Austrian 69's, 2 French Revolutionary War buttons, a Revolutionary War silver cufflink set, a gorgeous openended one-piece silver plated Colonial overcoat button, top brass drag to a Confederate Scabbard, 1826 Large Cent, and many more relics! 2017 has been a wonderful year of discovering relics for me! Got out for a short time on the first day of 2018, even though it was a chilly 22, and got another 32 bullets including a nest of Colt Dragoon 44's and a handful of Sharps. Hoping there are a few more surprises for me at this site! Hoping everyone has a great New Year! HH Devonrex
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    Wow!!! Just freaking wow!
    That's a site that would keep me up nights. What a great bunch of relics. I'd hunt that spot day and night. Congratulations!
    Is that a nipple protector I see in the last picture?
    Also looks like some carved lead there
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    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    Wow!!! Just freaking wow!
    That's a site that would keep me up nights. What a great bunch of relics. I'd hunt that spot day and night. Congratulations!
    Is that a nipple protector I see in the last picture?
    I've dug 5 nipple protectors at this site so far Relic Nut. It is one of those sites you dream about! HH Devonrex
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    Very nice finds. What a honey hole you have there. Congrats.

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    Congrats sir. I've enjoyed reading your posts and seeing all of the great stuff that you find.

    Best of luck in 2018.

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    What a great mix of relics! I would be camping out on that site. Love the Austrian .69ís! I dug three of those dropped in one spot in West Virginia years ago.
    Last edited by Goldiver; Jan 02, 2018 at 05:19 PM.
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    Very cool hunt, a real great way of ending the year off. You're certainly on a producing site. Congrats
    The star is an interesting recovery and I always wondered if similar star looking finds were related to Texas or military?
    Here's the I recovered from this past fall and it one of those different finds that I've never dug before.

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    You are tearing the bone out!!! Great finds...d2
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    Awesome site you got there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Congrats sir. I've enjoyed reading your posts and seeing all of the great stuff that you find.

    Best of luck in 2018.
    Thank you Carolina Tom! I'm gonna try to keep the finds going in 2018 as well. This site truly is one of those sites you dream about! HH Devonrex
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2 View Post
    You are tearing the bone out!!! Great finds...d2
    Hoping there a a few more bones d2 at this site to tear out! Now I just have to wait for this cold spell to end and all the snow we have had to melt! Honestly, I'm considering not posting any of my finds any more in 2018 ..... just doesn't seem to be to much interest.... but I will see what others say. Thanks for the nice accolade. HH Devonrex
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Very cool hunt, a real great way of ending the year off. You're certainly on a producing site. Congrats
    The star is an interesting recovery and I always wondered if similar star looking finds were related to Texas or military?
    Here's the I recovered from this past fall and it one of those different finds that I've never dug before.

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    Pepperj the silver plated relic I found is a stud. It resembles a horse brad but the back circular end is about half the circumference of the front. The item you are showing here looks like a button or a rosette. I would need to see the back to be able to identify it accurately. Thanks for the nice response! HH Devonrex
    Last edited by Devonrex; Jan 05, 2018 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldiver View Post
    What a great mix of relics! I would be camping out on that site. Love the Austrian .69’s! I dug three of those dropped in one spot in West Virginia years ago.
    Goldiver....these are the first CS Austrian 69's I have dug in 35 years of relic hunting! That is how rare these bullets are in my neck of the woods! Good luck in 2018! HH Devonrex

 

 
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