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    1733 colonial sundial and others

    Got out to my friends property and scored these finds in a swampy low area near the homesite. After a few hours of beating the mud and shallows, I got a screamer of a signal that turned out to be the sundial. I cleaned it to give it some eye appeal and will need to find an expert skilled in restoring a piece like this. Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited by SC Keith; Jun 19, 2018 at 09:49 AM.

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    us
    Apr 2013
    Texas
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    That's pretty special in my book. Congrats.
    SC Keith and A2coins like this.

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    us
    Apr 2007
    Monee, IL
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    Oh, that is so freaking cool! Great save!
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    Classic car lover

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    i say banner that is a great find in my book
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    us
    Mar 2015
    New Bedford, MA
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    That is absolutely amazing. Insane find and banner in my book. Wowza!
    SC Keith likes this.

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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    All I can say is WOW!!!

    That's one of the nicest things I've seen on here in a long time.
    From your photos it appears to have been hand-made, which makes it even more special IMO.
    Have you done any research on the name yet?

    After some more knowledgeable members chime in on yor recovery, you may find yourself on the Banner
    SC Keith likes this.

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    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
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    Wow! Special find!
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  8. #8

    Aug 2017
    SW MO
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    Amazing
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  9. #9

    Apr 2016
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    Very cool! Hard to tell from the pics, is it silver or brass? Amazing detail for such an old piece in a swampy area. Congrats!!
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    us
    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
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    Man that is a sweet find! Once in a lifetime. And you also dug a complete open-work shoe buckle AND a whole spectacle buckle. What a site you must be on.

    I don't want to wear out the banner button but sometimes great finds come in twos (i.e. the CW belt plate that Steve posted today). My vote is in. Way to go representing us South Carolina boys!
    Last edited by DownNDirty; Jun 18, 2018 at 10:27 PM.
    2018 best finds:

    - 1730 one real cob (Mexico City mint)
    - King George II half pennies (2)
    - 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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    us
    Jul 2010
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    OMG Keith, that sundial is amazing and "overshadows" (get it?) your other nice finds. I'm glad you didn't pass it over as large junk since it give me a chance to make a BANNER NOMINATION
    SC Keith likes this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

  12. #12
    us
    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
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    3047 times
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    Oh and I would have that restored in a heartbeat if I had found it.
    SC Keith likes this.
    2018 best finds:

    - 1730 one real cob (Mexico City mint)
    - King George II half pennies (2)
    - 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

  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    6,395
    5126 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by DownNDirty View Post
    Man that is a sweet find! Once in a lifetime. And you also dug a complete open-work shoe buckle AND a whole spectacle buckle. What a site you must be on.

    I don't want to ear out the banner button but sometimes great finds come in twos (i.e. the CW belt plate that Steve posted today). My vote is in. Way to go representing us South Carolina boys!
    Isn't amazing that this sundial has pushed his other great finds into the background? This sundial is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long, long time.
    SC Keith and calabash digger like this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    I must say. That’s one awesome find. Your other finds aren’t bad either. Congrats
    SC Keith likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watercolor View Post
    All I can say is WOW!!!

    That's one of the nicest things I've seen on here in a long time.
    From your photos it appears to have been hand-made, which makes it even more special IMO.
    Have you done any research on the name yet? No research yet but plan to!

    After some more knowledgeable members chime in on yor recovery, you may find yourself on the Banner
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Very cool! Hard to tell from the pics, is it silver or brass? Amazing detail for such an old piece in a swampy area. Congrats!!
    It's brass

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    OMG Keith, that sundial is amazing and "overshadows" (get it?) your other nice finds. I'm glad you didn't pass it over as large junk since it give me a chance to make a BANNER NOMINATION
    Thank you Steve and congratulations on your own stunning find! I will vote you a banner on your plate my friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by DownNDirty View Post
    Man that is a sweet find! Once in a lifetime. And you also dug a complete open-work shoe buckle AND a whole spectacle buckle. What a site you must be on.

    I don't want to ear out the banner button but sometimes great finds come in twos (i.e. the CW belt plate that Steve posted today). My vote is in. Way to go representing us South Carolina boys!
    Glad to represent the home team! Thanks for the nice comment!
    ToddsPoint likes this.

 

 
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