Brass vile containing human ashes

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Found a brass vile that I was convinced had cremated human ashes inside or something like that I couldn't get it open until I got home but turns out it's Revlon vintage lipstick from the 1950's........oh well no golden tooth for me today!
 

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Found a brass vile that I was convinced had cremated human ashes inside or something like that I couldn't get it open until I got home but turns out it's Revlon vintage lipstick from the 1950's........oh well no golden tooth for me today!
Nice!!! Congrats!!! Sorry no ashes😳
 

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Which is worse , clean from incineration ashes? Or something someone wiped thier mouth with?

I might leave ashes secured where found. But like you would want to know it's ashes for sure. (I think.)
Not that I'm likely to find a lipstick tube full of gold dust. But reburying it without checking , might up the odds.
L.o.l..
 
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Which is worse , clean from incineration ashes? Or something someone wiped thier mouth with?

I might leave ashes secured where found. But like you would want to know it's ashes for sure. (I think.)
Not that I'm likely to find a lipstick tube full of gold dust. But reburying it without checking , might up the odds.
L.o.l..
If you knew the area I was metal detecting, I bet you would understand why I thought this could possibly be a vile with ashes or teeth with gold fillings lol. Let's just say some scary things happened in this spot back in the 1800s and finding anything directly related to those events would be amazing.
 

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I’ve found two of those lipstick tubes over the past few years and never once thought about human ashes being inside.
Now that you’ve mentioned it I’ll be thinking twice about opening them up when I find them in the future.

Don’t humans result in more ashes than would fit in a lipstick tube?
 

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I’ve found two of those lipstick tubes over the past few years and never once thought about human ashes being inside.
Now that you’ve mentioned it I’ll be thinking twice about opening them up when I find them in the future.

Don’t humans result in more ashes than would fit in a lipstick tube?
It's the ones that rattle that have me intrigued. Always just a blob of red/pink lipstick inside.
( Though a buddy found one newer one that had a gram of hash in it)

Folks bury/spread/keep a little ashes in a locket/container of sorts.
Not out of the box of a little being put in a lipstick tube and being placed somewhere.
Now if the woman used Ruby Red lipstick, always needed to have it applied perfect, was her signature in life. I could see a little bit of ashes being placed in a tube and placed at one of her favourite spots.
 

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I’ve found two of those lipstick tubes over the past few years and never once thought about human ashes being inside.
Now that you’ve mentioned it I’ll be thinking twice about opening them up when I find them in the future.

Don’t humans result in more ashes than would fit in a lipstick tube?
Average adult male produces around 6 pounds of ashes which takes up 200 cubic inches of space.
 

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Dad's ashes are multiple places.

And of course people can get creative sometimes...
The things ashes can be made part of that businesses offer are interesting.
Maybe some ashes are the equivalent of old lockets with hair in them?
 
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I’ve found two of those lipstick tubes over the past few years and never once thought about human ashes being inside.
Now that you’ve mentioned it I’ll be thinking twice about opening them up when I find them in the future.

Don’t humans result in more ashes than would fit in a lipstick tube?
Someone at my place of employment lost a necklace with a very similar shape and size of the lipstick tube I found. It had small amount of ashes inside. It was found inside the facility and returned to the owner.
 

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Found a brass vile that I was convinced had cremated human ashes inside or something like that I couldn't get it open until I got home but turns out it's Revlon vintage lipstick from the 1950's........oh well no golden tooth for me today!
human remains are a little creepy for me, i'd rather have the lipstick tube. cool find
 

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