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    us
    Sep 2005
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    First Chauffeur Badge & Double Silver Day!

    Hey folks,

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I got to take today mostly off, so after doing a few errands, what do you think I wanted to do?

    Damn right I wanted to detect!

    Itís been cold here but in most places the ground is thawing out by midday. My first plan for the day fell through. I wanted to hunt near the University of Washington but with the Apple Cup today, all of the street parking was unavailable if you donít have a permit. I wasnít risking a sizable ticket so I decided to hit up an old friend who said I could hunt the 1940s rental heís living in.

    I was honestly just hoping to find a couple wheats. I usually have poor luck at permissions around here. Iím not sure what it is. My theory is that with all the rain in the Seattle area, people have filled and shifted their yards around a lot for drainage reasons.

    Anyways, the little front yard gave up 4 Wheats which was a pretty good sign!

    I moved the the larger backyard and was quickly discouraged. It had clearly been filled and shifted around for drainage. I was probably 80% done when I popped out the chauffeur badge. I could believe it! Iíve been seeing people find these quite a bit lately and never even knew what they were (even after detecting on and off for 14 years) until several months ago.

    Turns out States used to issue these for identification purposes to professional drivers from about 1900-1950 when paper ďtaxi operatorĒ licenses became much more common.

    So that was pretty awesome. On my last little section of the yard I got the 56-D Rosie. Great! After finding those two items I decided I better cross grid the yard in case I missed anything. On my first line I got a weak high tone around 6 inches, I was flipping the dirt out of the bottom of the hole and saw shiny. Heck yeah! A 48-S Rosie.

    At the end of my cross gridding I got a mid-tone at 4 inches and pulled up the vintage car. Not a single wheat in the backyard (the other 5 are from a different spot this afternoon).

    So all in all, a lot more successful that I wouldíve anticipated!

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    Let me know if you can guess the age of the car! No markings I can find. I seem to remember my dad having some of these and he grew up in the 50s so maybe thatís when they are from?

    Happy hunting folks!!
    -W

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    us
    Unveiler of "Soiled" Secrets...

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    Great haul, Washingtonian! Your little car was made by the Barclay toy company from the early 1950's-early 1970's. They came in sets or individually on bubble cards. Earlier ones had metal wheels, later ones had plastic wheels. Cheers, Sub

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    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

    Confuse-Us Say: "Man wearing steel toed boots should not metal detect."

    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

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    us
    Mar 2014
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    Hey Washingtonian, lovin’ that chauffeur badge...I haven’t seen one of those pop up for awhile. Congrats on a great day... Ddf.

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    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
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    Nice finds. I found a California badge like that last winter here in Az. First one I have ever found. Cool find.
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    Feb 2015
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    Too cool Washingtonian, really nice badge. Local stuff is always my favorite. I'm glad you have one for your collection! I am pretty sure it won't be your last one either! I'm sure you saw this page but here it is if you haven't.
    CALIFORNIA - Badge News

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    us
    Sep 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    Great haul, Washingtonian! Your little car was made by the Barclay toy company from the early 1950's-early 1970's. They came in sets or individually on bubble cards. Earlier ones had metal wheels, later ones had plastic wheels. Cheers, Sub

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    That is perfect sub, you nailed it! Also explains the timeline of why I feel like Iíve seen my dad have these around somewhere. He was born in Ď52 so that timeline matches exactly. Thanks so much!!
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigginfool View Post
    Hey Washingtonian, loviní that chauffeur badge...I havenít seen one of those pop up for awhile. Congrats on a great day... Ddf.
    Thanks so much DDF and another congrats on your big first! I only really heard of chauffeur badges a few months ago. Iíd never pulled one until today and was really pumped when I did! Iíll take a sweet relic like that over a modern silver any day.
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johncoho View Post
    Nice finds. I found a California badge like that last winter here in Az. First one I have ever found. Cool find.
    Thanks John! I was reading that finding a California or NY one is easier than finding one from a smaller state (say Wyoming) because so many fewer were made in small states. Something for us to aspire to I suppose!
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggingthe1 View Post
    Too cool Washingtonian, really nice badge. Local stuff is always my favorite. I'm glad you have one for your collection! I am pretty sure it won't be your last one either! I'm sure you saw this page but here it is if you haven't.
    CALIFORNIA - Badge News
    I had not seen this page! Thank you very much for sending this. I had no idea this was a badge from the last year of issue. That makes it that much cooler! Cheers and happy hunting out there!!
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    us
    Jun 2012
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    Hello washingtonian. Real nice digs...that sounds like one of those "To Remember" hunts.

    Congrats on the chauffeur badge and other items. Good Luck out there. C9
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    Haven't found anything yet?...You just haven't dug enough holes

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambria09 View Post
    Hello washingtonian. Real nice digs...that sounds like one of those "To Remember" hunts.

    Congrats on the chauffeur badge and other items. Good Luck out there. C9
    Thanks so much, it was a surprisingly good hunt. Caught me by surprise!
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    Bryce-IL

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    Very cool, my friend. That badge is sweet!
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    The Badge is really coolmy friend and silver to boot good day

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  14. #14
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfreak View Post
    Very cool, my friend. That badge is sweet!
    Thank you Bryce, super pumped with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    The Badge is really coolmy friend and silver to boot good day
    Thanks Tommy, a surprisingly good day. I didn't anticipate finding several keepers!

 

 
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