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  1. ✅ SOLVED Rev. War Badge?

    I found this at an old 1700's homesite near Yorktown Virginia this past weekend. I'm hoping it's some sort of Badge from a British Regiment. I did some research and found a picture of unit with a goat on it's badge, but it was different than this one. Of course, I'm really just guessing at what...
  2. Candlestick holder?

    Hello... I posted this pewter piece up in the "Today's Finds" forum and identified it as a bugle mouthpiece. Another forum member called me out on my identification and insists it's a "candlestick holder". So I thought I'd post it up here so others could take a look at it and give their...
  3. Had a good day out with the AT Gold....

    Recent Digs... Got out in an old camp I've hunted over the years and tried out the Garrett AT Gold with the 5x8 loop. That's what HomeGuardDan's been using in his colonial homesites. KILLER! I couldn't believe how much I (and tons of other people) have walked over in the past. The target...
  4. Been finding some Civil War stuff...

    Wanted to do a little catch-up post of some of my latest finds. Here are the results of my last four times out. I've been finding quite a few Civil War bullets, buttons and other odds and ends. Been having a good time but I haven't hit the mother load....yet!
  5. A few chilly finds from today...

    Todays digs... Only ended up with a couple frozen chunks of dirt to thaw out once I got home today. I think tomorrow the ground may be too frozen to get at anything at all. Oh well. I did find an interesting green stone button and weird box-like piece if jewelry(?). It is hollow and I was...
  6. ✅ SOLVED Pipe tamper looking thingies...

    I'm sure these have been posted before, but I can't seem to find them here. I recently found these at a colonial site and don't know what they are. I just posted a picture of my finds on my Facebook page and I've already had several people ask me about them. I don't know what to say! Any ideas?
  7. The rest of the story...

    Here are the rest of my finds from my visit down to see HomeGuardDan and Bill D.(Va) this past weekend. We were able to detect a very old site with stuff scattered over a large field. The ground was soft and sandy and filled with little nuggets of history. Thanks again Bill and Dan!
  8. 🥇 BANNER GOLD!!!

    So.... My buddy HomeGuardDan invited me down to do a little digging with him and his friend Bill D. (VA). It's been a while since we dug together and for some reason he forgot to tell me to leave my lucky horseshoe at home. I had a great hunt! Ended up with three cut silver coins (circa...
  9. Metal pipe bowl looking thingy

    Any ideas on this one? Came from a late 1700's -1870ish homesite in a field? Could be farm junk from later of course. But it's a first for me.Thanks...
  10. Updated Pictures Of My Silver Coin "Cache"

    Some guys have asked me to send them up-close pictures of individual coins from my silver coin "cache" river finds from these past two years. So here is a Youtube link to a video showing the front and back of all 201 silver coins I have found there so far. I do have even better pictures if...
  11. ✅ SOLVED Approx. age of silver button?

    Any clues as to how old this button might be? I found it in the river at a crossing that dates from the 1700's to present. I did find it mixed in with some stuff that dates to the 1830's, but there was some modern there to. I believe it to be silver and stone. Thanks...
  12. Brass and lead filled "handle"?

    Here is a heavy brass item I found a few years ago under an old stone bridge (in the water). The bridge was in use from the 1840's to the 1960's, so this item could be old or not so much. It is very heavy for it's size and appears to be lead filled. There are no obvious threads in the lead...
  13. ✅ SOLVED Spur?

    Okay, stuck in the house "helping" the wife get ready for Christmas so I'm posting up whats-its as long as I can get away with it. I just posted up another video to my Youtube site and there is an interest in getting this identified as well. I'm guessing some sort of "ball" spur as it looks very...
  14. Explody thingy or car starter casing?

    Howdy. I found this doodad this past summer and kinda forgot about it. When I first dug it I thought maybe 20th century artillery shell casing then quickly gave up on that notion. I have since posted up the video of when I found this and there is some interest in actually getting it identified...
  15. ✅ SOLVED Calender thingy...

    I found this thin (I believe aluminum?) thingy along a railroad track. Any ideas? Both sides are identical with the same information.
  16. ✅ SOLVED Chinese coin looking thingy...

    I'm a little embarrassed to post this, but I found it today and don't really know what it is. I posted it on Facebook and one of my very knowledgeable friends asked "me" what it was. I feel as though I should know, but alas, I'm dumbfounded. Front and back with Indian Head for scale. Please...
  17. ✅ SOLVED Navy button id...yeah I went there...

    Okay, first off I know it's nigh impossible to date some of these things. Especially the blazer variety. But, this one seems a little different to me. The anchor seems to be applied (see damaged portion). I know it's not U.S., but could it be foreign? Home site is 1830's to maybe 1880's. Thanks...
  18. ✅ SOLVED Foreign coin id please...

    Hi. I found this colonial era coin in Virginia yesterday at the Relic Rescue hunt and can't quite figure out what it is. It's a first for me. My Google-foo appears to be very weak today. Here's the front and back. Thanks...
  19. Cool skeleton key, couple bullets, thats about it...

    Cool skeleton key, couple bullets, that's about it... Here's a cool skeleton key, couple bullets and that's about it. From today of course...
  20. Found a bunch of railroad links, plus a new video...

    Went to one of my old digging spots where I thought I remembered finding some of those old railroad links. I didn't know what they were back then, but do now... Here is a PILE of them. I've had several people want to buy the first one I found. I guess they are collectible. I also found one of...
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