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    Old valves, clasps, coins & a Spife!

    I’ve dug a couple of old gas valves on my last couple of hunts.

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    A couple suspender clips.

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    A 1917 Buffalo popped out of a well pounded cellar hole and also a crusty fatty IHP.
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    (The IHP rang up as a 15 which surprised me until I figured it must be a fatty.)

    Here’s the handful.

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    So we all know what a spork is, well I dug my first spife. It actually cuts pretty well with the serrated edge.

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    Good luck out there!
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    What a neat variety of goodies! You had a nice hunt!
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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    Rick

    Jan 2011
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    Great finds, cool spice!
    You can't get where you want to be if you stay where you're at!

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Such a beautiful array of find. Damn pa you detect a lot like me. Great job

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    Kona Koma

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    What a great hunt. Good job.

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    Aug 2007
    Western New York
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    Nice finds! Spife? lol Congrats!
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    Those are some nice relic and coin finds Pa Nc. I like those valves.

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    Brendan75

    Aug 2017
    Pretoria
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    Hi wow nice hunt with nice finds. Congrats I have seen a spork before but this the first spife i have ever seen. Very nice find

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    Nice additions to your tableware and gas valve collections Thad
    Spanish Silver Totals
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    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
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    Spife=first for me. Thanks for posting and Good Luck!

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    Nice variety of finds. Congrats

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    Very nice hunt, congrats! Love the look of the IH and Buff!

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    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

    Jan 2009
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    Nice Fruit Spoon! (Spife)

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    Patriot

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    Nice handful Pa-dirt...always some interesting finds. Congrats!!

    I was thinking maybe a spoon for a tough bowl of soup..
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    "oh.... thot ya wuz whipper-snippering"

 

 
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