Finally, a few items worth posting!

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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 These were superseded after 1825 by a series of tokens with a sloop on one side and various designs (e.g., plow, keg, crossed shovels over an anvil) on the other.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.
I hear you bud, I understand these early dolls had glass eyes. I did go back with a leaf rake and found more porcelain doll fragments but no eyes. The big mystery for me is, why were the doll heads placed here so many years ago? :dontknow:
There are at least three doll heads here, so maybe it was a prank a little brother played on his sister?
 

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I agree, the doll heads are cool but a little creepy.
Interesting, because back in the early 1920s or 30s when these dolls were made, they were likely very much loved. I blame the 'creep factor' on Hollywood for making movies like Chucky. :laughing7:
 
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Good hunt... but your pics have always looked better in the RCT .. :P
I hear you ARC, I do miss saying 'Good Morning' everyday all of the good folks in your thread. But everything and everyone changes... especially one person in particular. :tongue3:
 

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Nice hunt, Anti. Those porcelain dolls always gave me the creeps. Never had any and don't particularly care if I ever do. You always find cool stuff. Or maybe it appears that way because you only post when you do find cool stuff? :dontknow:
:tongue3::icon_scratch:

Pretty neat looking site.

I hope all is well with your family.
 

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The doll head is a little creepy... that's why she now resides in a dark corner of the basement. :laughing7:
Sounds like your making it creeper for the next person to find it!
 
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Nice hunt, Anti. Those porcelain dolls always gave me the creeps. Never had any and don't particularly care if I ever do. You always find cool stuff. Or maybe it appears that way because you only post when you do find cool stuff? :dontknow:
:tongue3::icon_scratch:

Pretty neat looking site.

I hope all is well with your family.
Good morning and thanks for your post WD. :wave:
It's definitely been a slower start for me this year. This is mainly due to travel/work demands with the new job and from losing a permission last fall that gave me access to 10+ sites in my area. I'm hoping to get some new site permissins soon.

Hope you're getting in some quality fishing time and that your family is all doing well. :thumbsup:
Dave
 
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Sounds like your making it creeper for the next person to find it!
I hear you Cru, in all honesty I'm torn between whether I should glue the pieces back together or give them a long overdue burial in our backyard. :laughing7:
 

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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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Nice array of stuff, the token is phenomenal!
 
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Very nice finds...but that doll head gives me the willies....
Thanks for your post Sir, I hear you there. :laughing7:
Due to the fact that they're not complete, I honestly don't know what to do with them now.
 
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Nice array of stuff, the token is phenomenal!
Thanks for your post SW, it cleaned up pretty well too. :icon_thumright:
The only problem is the quality of the metal used in these early Canadian tokens was very poor.
Best of luck to you in Colorado!
Dave
 

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