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Thread: Fugio, Barber Half, 1600s Buckles, Eagle Button Surprise, Property Owner Shakedown

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  1. #16
    us
    Jun 2015
    ES of Maryland
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    Those are some nice buckles. Ive only found the fragments of the trapezoidal type but do have a few complete spectacle buckles. That would be a tough site to walk away from but I probably would. Ive never asked any landowners if they wanted to see my finds nor have they asked me.
    Favorite finds
    Silver Pomander c. 1700- 17th century buckles- Cut Pine Tree Shilling- Louis XIV 4 Sols- 10 Spanish Cobs- Cut Pistareen-1759 Half Real-colonial silver cufflinks-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink- 1814 Half Real-1827 & 1831 Mexico Republic One Reales-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-40 Seated silvers-5 Trimes-1865 French 50 centimes love token- 6 gold rings


  2. #17
    us
    Mar 2018
    New Jersey
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    Very nice finds. It makes me want to go back to the cellar hole on my dads property. That really stinks about the greedy property owner. My uncle is the same way. He has lived in the same house for 50 years, there are some old houses around him so I asked if I could detect it. He said sure, but if you find anything worth money its mine.
    Is it the thrill of the hunt or the fact that you get to play in the dirt.

  3. #18
    us
    Oct 2010
    Georgia
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    ...and the next time I will give her my hourly rate that I would charge for retrieval and preservation of finds.
    That is an excellent suggestion. So is Trezurehunter's suggesting to the property owner that they buy their own detector. Might do to remind folks what an archaeological firm would charge to do the same thing.

    Oh, and don't forget, if you have to turn over your finds, be sure to hand them all the trash that you've dug as well.

  4. #19
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    Tony

    May 2013
    City of Rensselaer (upstate NY)
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    Outstanding finds congrats ...
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  5. #20
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    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
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    That was some great hunting time spent with some awesome results, Too bad that woman was that greedy.I only had that happen twice in 50 years of detecting. I just shook my head and walked away.

  6. #21
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    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Congrats on some super finds. I have run into one land owner that wanted it all, I only hunted there once.
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  7. #22
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    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    Amazing finds! The Fugio seems to be on about everyone's bucket list.
    100% of finds really sounds ok till you pull them out of the ground.
    50/50 is of gold dug or family heirlooms returned is what I throw out .
    People usually think you will not find anything..
    God and country.

  8. #23

    Aug 2006
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    Really nice finds. Love the early buckles.
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  9. #24

    Jun 2013
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    Good luck with that. I hope she realizes how much work it is to dig for 8 hours and comes to her senses

  10. #25
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    FUGIO!!!! Can you believe they only have a left handed salute? Awesome find Hands down my favorite first penny colonial
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  11. #26
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    I don't do this because I like it. I do this because I love it!

    Apr 2017
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    Really great finds. It would pain me to no end, while cleaning them up, only to have to give them away afterwards. Not only did it take 8 hours to discover, but by the looks of every one of your finds, you spent a considerable number of additional hours caring for them. Personally, I'd move on to other opportunities. GL&HH

  12. #27
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    An old partner and I had a site along those lines - we had a corn field with a little history - we both got colonial on up every time we visited
    always checked in with the owner - he never asked for anything - but over the years other hunters asked permission and many hunters did not
    which po'ed the owner - after yrs he got suspicious - he did not understand why so many would want to hit his fields - we were the only ones that would take time to
    talk to him - back then he was a working doctor and we would only run into him as he was leaving for work when we got there early at sometimes when he got home
    - this is when he would walk out now and then and ask how we were doing - we always had at least 1 copper and many musket balls and buttons and would
    show him - we are more than happy to just dig these oldies - now and then getting a piece of Spanish silver but we got lots of coppers over the yrs. He started
    act funny one day and wondering why would travel so far for what we were finding. He asked right out "are you finding gold nuggets or something" I told him
    that its not so much what we are finding but what we could possibly find. My friend actually had heard of a gold coin coming out of there - but that was like in the 90s
    He said maybe he should not allow any hunting anymore - not cause of us but because of the others - others had said they saw us out there and that they thought it was ok for them
    - this has cost us others sites too. Sometimes farmers will say they did not appreciate telling our "friends" that they could go there - which they were no friends of ours.
    So we asked him if he did not want us up there any more. He said he only wanted us hunting when he was home. So next trip up - to show our appreciation - we decided
    to put together a ryker box with finds from field - we put balls, buttons, some worn coppers, IH's some barbers and newer silver found there over the yrs. This turned
    out to be a mistake - after we hit there for the day - he came out and wondered if we were giving him that - what were we hiding from him. We never mentioned the Spanish silver
    but we never got any that were worth much - I think over 20 yrs of hitting there a few times a yr. there was one coin worth over $100 - we like the spot cause we
    always got 1700s stuff and up. We didn't know what others were getting but we should never have offered the box when he never cared what we were finding.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  13. #28
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Great hunt, thank you for sharing!

    Love the old coppers and buckles!
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  14. #29
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    Aug 2017
    Racine, Wi
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    If she insist on keeping everything then treat her like any contractor would. Send her a bill for services rendered, and when she fails to pay put a mechanic's lien on her house. I'm sure you did not do this for money but she is acting very unreasonable. That is such BS.

  15. #30
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    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
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    That's a great bunch of finds but too bad about the lady dog property owner. Sometimes doing the right thing will bite you in the back side (it's happened to me before) but don't let it discourage you. Most property owners are very appreciative when you give them relics and aren't greedy.
    2018 best finds:

    - 1730 one real cob (Mexico City mint)
    - King George II half pennies (3)
    - Cut 1774 KG III half penny
    - 1787 Connecticut copper
    - 1868 two cent piece
    - 1867 shield nickel
    - 1838 & 1857 Seated Liberty half dimes
    - 1917 Walking Liberty half
    - Victorian mourning ring
    - Engraved silver cuff link and mourning cufflink
    - Partial 18th century short sword guard
    - War of 1812 riflemen button
    - Confederate block "A" and block "R" coat buttons
    - Early NY militia coat button

 

 
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