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  1. #1
    Apr 2019
    Nova Scotia
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    War of 1812 button and a Visctorian Fishcale

    I went out today to an impressive old homestead well back into the woods that I have only briefly checked in the past. It is a big area and the hunting is difficult as most of the fields have grown up with softwoods which makes digging difficult due to all the roots. After a plain flat button or two and far too much spring steel, I came across a nice 60th Regiment of Foot Button from the War of 1812. This makes sense as the 7th Battalion arrived in Halifax in April 1814 and saw action in Penobscot, Maine where they captured and held Fort Castine. After the war, the battalion remained in Halifax until they were disbanded in 1817. My sons sharp eye can read Hemmings Row, London on the back. There is more lettering on the back but we can't quite read it yet. It looks better in hand than in the photos.

    On my return walk along an old road which I have walked many times I found a nice 1883 5 cent piece, with is a fairly scarce year.

    Although the pickings were thin, I am very pleased with my fathers Day hunt and the dog enjoyed herself.

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  2. #2

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  3. #3

    Sep 2006
    lower sackville,nova scotia
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    Nice scoffs. Still lots of those type buttons around if you know where to look. Early spring and late fall the best for doing those areas....not to mention ticks. Trust you did a short arm inspection after getting home. Good luck on the next hunt!
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  4. #4
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    Apr 2010
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    Great finds from yesterday Doug!
    Thanks for the background info on your button too, I appreciate the historical context.

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  5. #5
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    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Very nice!!
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  6. #6
    Apr 2019
    Nova Scotia
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    I found a bit more info on the 7th Battilion of the 60th foot. Apparently it was made up of Prisioners of war who had been Napoleon's German troops. Upon disbanding they were given grants of land in Canada. I wonder if this property was one of those grants.

  7. #7
    Mar 2019
    Lowcountry SC
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    Nice button! And, very interesting history.

  8. #8
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  9. #9
    War of 1812 buttons are always a good find. Congratulations!
    Da Deus Fortunae

  10. #10
    Jul 2017
    Northwest Arkansas
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    That's an excellent 5 cent piece find - congrats on your great finds! Well done mate!

  11. #11

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    Outstanding finds Doug.

  12. #12
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    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
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    Awesome recoveries, both are nice, congratulations & HH
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  13. #13
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    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
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    Very nice! Congrats!
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