Finally, a few items worth posting!

ANTIQUARIAN

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After 4 previous hunts, I finally found a few things yesterday worth showing everyone. :thumbsup: This site just came available to me on May 1, so I detected it yesterday for about 4hrs before the rain moved in. A few interesting items popped up; the first find was 1816 Wellington Halfpenny. This coin is very thin and the details area not clear, obviously a copy made sometime in the 1820s or 30s. The porcelain doll heads and the bronze ‘Ministry of Housing Ontario’ plate were eyeball finds I found discarded under the back porch. I also found a couple of one-piece tombac buttons, a 1940 George Penny and few modern pennies. Something I found interesting about this site, was that the original horse stable was still being used, but as a garage for a car. The stable still had the feed trough and a spot where the horse would’ve been tied up. :o

I’m going to head back here again next weekend before the grass gets too tall to get the coil close to the ground.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Dave

Wellington Half Penny Token ‘Montreal’ 1816
Lower Canada (what is now Quebec) had the greatest number and variety of tokens in circulation. The Wellington tokens, a series of halfpenny and penny tokens with a bust of the Duke of Wellington, appeared in about 1814. They were popular, and many varieties were issued locally after 1825. In 1825, a halfpenny of Irish design was imported; its popularity resulted in its being imitated in brass, copies of which are very plentiful. In 1832, an anonymous halfpenny of English design appeared and was extensively imitated in brass. Counterfeits of worn-out English and Irish George III coppers also circulated in large numbers. These counterfeits were called “blacksmith tokens” as they were popularly believed to have been struck by a Montreal blacksmith to pay for his drink. This period ended in 1835, when the banks refused to accept such nondescript copper, except by weight. Upper Canada (what is now Ontario) first used local tokens after 1812, when a series of lightweight halfpennies was issued in memory of Sir Isaac Brock. These were superseded after 1825 by a series of tokens with a sloop on one side and various designs (e.g., plow, keg, crossed shovels over an anvil) on the other. In 1822, Lesslie & Sons issued a copper Two Penny token. The firm also issued halfpennies from 1824 to 1830.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Ontario)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the ministry of the Government of Ontario that is responsible for municipal affairs and housing in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Department of Municipal Affairs was established in 1934 by the Department of Municipal Affairs Act, which was passed in 1935. It inherited the municipal administrative and regulatory functions which had briefly been the responsibility of the Ontario Municipal Board. Initially, it was responsible for supervising the affairs of the municipalities whose real property tax-revenue base had collapsed during the Depression. After The Second World War, it became more involved in the provision of administrative and financial advice and support to municipalities. In April 1972, the department was dissolved, with most of its functions being transferred to the newly created Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Inter-governmental Affairs, but with the assessment function being given to the Ministry of Revenue. In 1973, the Ministry of Housing was established by The Ministry of Housing Act, inheriting the Plans Administration Branch from the Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as the Ontario Housing Corporation from the Ministry of Revenue.
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ANTIQUARIAN

ANTIQUARIAN

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Nice finds!! Thanks for sharing! That place looks like it will be fun to dig!
Thanks for your post my friend. 👍 It's a nice change to hit a site where the building is still standing, the only frustrating part is the amount of modern trash we need to dig to make a good find. I much prefer detecting sites in the middle of farm fields where at least the trash is 'old trash'. :laughing7:
Hope things are going well for you in IL.
Dave
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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That looks like a great place. Love that old brick house! Hope it gives some more!
Thanks for your post OD. :wave:
What I can't get over is how large the house is from the outside and how impressive it must've been when it was built. This house must've cost a lot to build in the late-1800s, that's is why I feel there just has to be something special to be found here. :icon_scratch:
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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those doll heads are creepy
They certainly are. 😅 I'm just hoping when I head back tomorrow that I'm able to find the missing pieces and can glue them back together. Then I'll have to decide if I bring them upstairs into the light or if I leave them in my workshop. 😳
 
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Excellent finds Dave. The usual clean up of them too. Glad you were able to get onto a good site.

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Thanks for your post and for your text D. :hello:
Yesterday, I stopped to hunt an old site in Millhaven, west of Kingston that I detected years ago and found a few 18thc rose-head nails.
Take care of yourself and hopefully you're feeling better soon. :thumbsup:
Dave
 

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Thanks CM, I'll head back again tomorrow morning to see what pops up. :thumbsup:
Any interesting Coinstar finds these days?
Dave
Thanks CM, I'll head back again tomorrow morning to see what pops up. :thumbsup:
Any interesting Coinstar finds these days?
Dave
Not much as of late....but I'm hopeful each time I approach one. :)
 

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I figured it was a surveyors plate, but in my defence I found it in the brush next to the house. I'll often find these set into a small concrete pad buried in the ground at sites. :dontknow:
Thanks for the info Kray. :icon_thumright:
Sounds like it had already been "found" and moved. You're just cleaning up. More good stuff there. Good luck.
 

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Great looking site and some awesome finds- GL on your next visit.
 

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Thanks for your post my friend. 👍 It's a nice change to hit a site where the building is still standing, the only frustrating part is the amount of modern trash we need to dig to make a good find. I much prefer detecting sites in the middle of farm fields where at least the trash is 'old trash'. :laughing7:
Hope things are going well for you in IL.
Dave
It’s really a double edged sword though isn’t it? At least with the still standing building some of that metal refuse is still contained within the building as opposed to be spread out far and wide. Was back at the tough site today and it gets a bit frustrating.
 
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As always Dave, I find your posts to be exceptional.. You put the time in to research, make the finds, and then research them.. Thank you my friend for a wonderful post

Micheal
 

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Interesting finds nice ! Thanks for sharing
 

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After 4 previous hunts, I finally found a few things yesterday worth showing everyone. :thumbsup: This site just came available to me on May 1, so I detected it yesterday for about 4hrs before the rain moved in. A few interesting items popped up; the first find was 1816 Wellington Halfpenny. This coin is very thin and the details area not clear, obviously a copy made sometime in the 1820s or 30s. The porcelain doll heads and the bronze ‘Ministry of Housing Ontario’ plate were eyeball finds I found discarded under the back porch. I also found a couple of one-piece tombac buttons, a 1940 George Penny and few modern pennies. Something I found interesting about this site, was that the original horse stable was still being used, but as a garage for a car. The stable still had the feed trough and a spot where the horse would’ve been tied up. :o

I’m going to head back here again next weekend before the grass gets too tall to get the coil close to the ground.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Dave

Wellington Half Penny Token ‘Montreal’ 1816
Lower Canada (what is now Quebec) had the greatest number and variety of tokens in circulation. The Wellington tokens, a series of halfpenny and penny tokens with a bust of the Duke of Wellington, appeared in about 1814. They were popular, and many varieties were issued locally after 1825. In 1825, a halfpenny of Irish design was imported; its popularity resulted in its being imitated in brass, copies of which are very plentiful. In 1832, an anonymous halfpenny of English design appeared and was extensively imitated in brass. Counterfeits of worn-out English and Irish George III coppers also circulated in large numbers. These counterfeits were called “blacksmith tokens” as they were popularly believed to have been struck by a Montreal blacksmith to pay for his drink. This period ended in 1835, when the banks refused to accept such nondescript copper, except by weight. Upper Canada (what is now Ontario) first used local tokens after 1812, when a series of lightweight halfpennies was issued in memory of Sir Isaac Brock. These were superseded after 1825 by a series of tokens with a sloop on one side and various designs (e.g., plow, keg, crossed shovels over an anvil) on the other. In 1822, Lesslie & Sons issued a copper Two Penny token. The firm also issued halfpennies from 1824 to 1830.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Ontario)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the ministry of the Government of Ontario that is responsible for municipal affairs and housing in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Department of Municipal Affairs was established in 1934 by the Department of Municipal Affairs Act, which was passed in 1935. It inherited the municipal administrative and regulatory functions which had briefly been the responsibility of the Ontario Municipal Board. Initially, it was responsible for supervising the affairs of the municipalities whose real property tax-revenue base had collapsed during the Depression. After The Second World War, it became more involved in the provision of administrative and financial advice and support to municipalities. In April 1972, the department was dissolved, with most of its functions being transferred to the newly created Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Inter-governmental Affairs, but with the assessment function being given to the Ministry of Revenue. In 1973, the Ministry of Housing was established by The Ministry of Housing Act, inheriting the Plans Administration Branch from the Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as the Ontario Housing Corporation from the Ministry of Revenue.
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Dolls remind me of ones my sisters had with eyes that move as the doll is tilted. Keep an eye out for an eye out when you go back.
 

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Good hunt... but your pics have always looked better in the RCT .. :P
 
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Like the token, not so keen on the dolls heads, back away slowly....
The doll head is a little creepy... that's why she now resides in a dark corner of the basement. :laughing7:
Not much as of late....but I'm hopeful each time I approach one. :)
If you don't at least look, you'll never know what you might have missed. :thumbsup:
 
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Sounds like it had already been "found" and moved. You're just cleaning up. More good stuff there. Good luck.
I agree, I also look at it as part of the communities history, as this house will likely be demolished soon. :sadsmiley:
 
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It’s really a double edged sword though isn’t it? At least with the still standing building some of that metal refuse is still contained within the building as opposed to be spread out far and wide. Was back at the tough site today and it gets a bit frustrating.
I hear you D, sites such as this one that are still standing and that have been continuously occupied for the past 140 years I find are the most frustrating as well. :laughing7: You know this location, as we were discussing it last year.
Hope you're getting out this year,
Dave
 
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XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
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As always Dave, I find your posts to be exceptional.. You put the time in to research, make the finds, and then research them.. Thank you my friend for a wonderful post

Micheal
As always, I'm grateful for your post and support Micheal. :thumbsup:
It would be great if we could get together someday for a hunt in BC.
Dave
 

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