Complete 1700s buckle and my dandiest Dandy

lenmac65

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I hit a new spot several times this past week. It is an interesting hole in the woods along a former road. The hole is not rock lined, though there are a few broken old red bricks in it. I heard a lot of iron, so I assumed it was a cellar. First time there I dug this nice shoe buckle and a few plain flat buttons. While lacking any designs, the buckle is complete and in pretty good shape. The next couple trips produced more buttons and a couple buckle parts. The flat button with the design is my favorite, and is my largest Dandy button with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. Two buttons are very shiny, which I assume are tombac. Almost all of the buttons had shanks, and are probably 1700s. I have found no coins yet. If they are there, they might be beyond my patience and expertise. Good luck out there, and happy hunting!
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Florida Finder

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I hit a new spot several times this past week. It is an interesting hole in the woods along a former road. The hole is not rock lined, though there are a few broken old red bricks in it. I heard a lot of iron, so I assumed it was a cellar. First time there I dug this nice shoe buckle and a few plain flat buttons. While lacking any designs, the buckle is complete and in pretty good shape. The next couple trips produced more buttons and a couple buckle parts. The flat button with the design is my favorite, and is my largest Dandy button with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. Two buttons are very shiny, which I assume are tombac. Almost all of the buttons had shanks, and are probably 1700s. I have found no coins yet. If they are there, they might be beyond my patience and expertise. Good luck out there, and happy hunting! View attachment 2028366 View attachment 2028367 View attachment 2028368 View attachment 2028369 View attachment 2028370
Killer finds Lenmac! That’s one awesome buckle and I really like that dandy button! Congratulations
 

JeffInMass

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More incredible Mass finds- Congrats Lenmac! To think, I'm contemplating retiring in North Carolina- may have to give that some serious reconsideration- at least until I can no longer swing a detector.
 

Digger RJ

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I hit a new spot several times this past week. It is an interesting hole in the woods along a former road. The hole is not rock lined, though there are a few broken old red bricks in it. I heard a lot of iron, so I assumed it was a cellar. First time there I dug this nice shoe buckle and a few plain flat buttons. While lacking any designs, the buckle is complete and in pretty good shape. The next couple trips produced more buttons and a couple buckle parts. The flat button with the design is my favorite, and is my largest Dandy button with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. Two buttons are very shiny, which I assume are tombac. Almost all of the buttons had shanks, and are probably 1700s. I have found no coins yet. If they are there, they might be beyond my patience and expertise. Good luck out there, and happy hunting! View attachment 2028366 View attachment 2028367 View attachment 2028368 View attachment 2028369 View attachment 2028370
Cool Stuff!!! Congrats!!!
 
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lenmac65

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More incredible Mass finds- Congrats Lenmac! To think, I'm contemplating retiring in North Carolina- may have to give that some serious reconsideration- at least until I can no longer swing a detector.
Thanks Jeff. Summer on the Cape and winter in North Carolina, perhaps? One can dream. Great detecting in both states, I suspect. HH!
 

Mr. Digger

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Congrats on the awesome Mass Colonial finds! Nothing like seeing a complete shoe buckle coming out of the ground. Do the parts still swivel? I have a few that do.
 

BLK HOLE

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Great buckle! Congrats on a new honey hole!
 

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I hit a new spot several times this past week. It is an interesting hole in the woods along a former road. The hole is not rock lined, though there are a few broken old red bricks in it. I heard a lot of iron, so I assumed it was a cellar. First time there I dug this nice shoe buckle and a few plain flat buttons. While lacking any designs, the buckle is complete and in pretty good shape. The next couple trips produced more buttons and a couple buckle parts. The flat button with the design is my favorite, and is my largest Dandy button with a 1 1/2 inch diameter. Two buttons are very shiny, which I assume are tombac. Almost all of the buttons had shanks, and are probably 1700s. I have found no coins yet. If they are there, they might be beyond my patience and expertise. Good luck out there, and happy hunting! View attachment 2028366 View attachment 2028367 View attachment 2028368 View attachment 2028369 View attachment 2028370
super cool finds, love those tombacs and that buckle, wtg
 
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lenmac65

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Congrats on the awesome Mass Colonial finds! Nothing like seeing a complete shoe buckle coming out of the ground. Do the parts still swivel? I have a few that do.
Thanks! I am not sure if the parts swivel, as I am too afraid to try. I rarely find old buckles like this, so I want to make sure it stays intact. Pretty cool that you got your buckles to move. Must be in great shape too. Thanks again.
 

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