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  1. #16
    us
    Sep 2011
    southern, Maine
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    I'm hoping it has some friends out in the hills!
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Sweet Button recovery, congrats!
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  3. #18
    You got it for sale on eBay already?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/223987388330?ul_noapp=true
    “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.”

  4. #19
    Congrats on an excellent find. I agree with the rest, just put a coat of the wax on it, and it will display very nicely.
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  5. #20
    us
    Sep 2011
    southern, Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    You got it for sale on eBay already?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/223987388330?ul_noapp=true
    I've got baby number 2 due in 8 weeks. And with covid going on. $$ is more helpful. Plus I'd like it to go in a collection.
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  6. #21
    us
    Feb 2015
    Middle Tennessee
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    Nothing more than a toothpick on that one. And I would even stay away from water. Just slowly scrub the crud off with a toothpick and try to get it as clean as possible. Any oil will make it darker so just be aware that it will turn it dark. Nice find and congrats!!!
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  7. #22
    us
    Apr 2020
    Northwest
    Tesoro compadre, which can find needles, but looking for something with a bigger coil/detects deeper, waterproof salt/fresh user friendly.
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    That looks like it will clean up nicely...I'm sure someone here has already given you good advice...I'm no expert...Andres pencils and wax?
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  8. #23
    us
    Sep 2011
    southern, Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinstar magnet View Post
    That looks like it will clean up nicely...I'm sure someone here has already given you good advice...I'm no expert...Andres pencils and wax?
    I had it in a small plastic container but the crud just kept flaking off. I had to pull my listing because it looks far different from the photos I uploaded. I will try and find a good tool to gently get the surface dirt crud off.
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  9. #24
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    Sep 2011
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    Here is the current state after some of the crud came off in the container I had it in with some tissue paper.
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  10. #25
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    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
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    Hey that's an amazing find and I can also fully appreciate how much the funds could help your family out.
    I probably sell 75% of my finds, I keep the best and sell the rest!

    This is an interesting page... https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/se...d-Conservators

    Maybe consider getting it stabilized, then sell it on eBay.

    Dave
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  11. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by AGBlex View Post
    Here is the current state after some of the crud came off in the container I had it in with some tissue paper.
    Maybe a good local jeweler could help you with it. I take a fair amount of things to a jeweler friend who works magic on them.
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  12. #27
    us
    Sep 2011
    southern, Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    Hey that's an amazing find and I can also fully appreciate how much the funds could help your family out.
    I probably sell 75% of my finds, I keep the best and sell the rest!

    This is an interesting page... https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/se...d-Conservators

    Maybe consider getting it stabilized, then sell it on eBay.

    Dave
    That site is super informative thank you! I actually know a few of the folks that do painting, frame work on there. I just want to make sure whoever does it is familiar with them. One site I found said there were only 3 examples known of this style
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  13. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by AGBlex View Post
    Here is the current state after some of the crud came off in the container I had it in with some tissue paper.

    You need to delete all your ebay pictures and just use that one and a shot of the back. You will lose hundreds not doing that.
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  14. #29
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    us
    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Nice find!! Congratulations on kiddo number 2, they’re priceless!!
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  15. #30
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    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGBlex View Post

    That site is super informative thank you! I actually know a few of the folks that do painting, frame work on there. I just want to make sure whoever does it is familiar with them. One site I found said there were only 3 examples known of this style
    I think the fact that there are "only three examples known to exist of this style" would explain why the price was almost up to $6K before you ended the auction.
    Just goes to show you this piece is a serious collectible. In my opinion, making an investment to get it stabilized and more presentable will pay off in the end.

    Or you can sell it 'as is' and leave the decision and cost of restoration up to the new owner.
    I tend to stabilize and lightly restore my finds, although I know some detectorists frown on me doing this.

    Best of luck in whatever you choose to do,
    Dave
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

 

 
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