First post in a while- Complete shoe buckles, colonial relics.

Ridirtdigger

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Oct 28, 2014
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It has been a while since I last posted on here. I had a pretty rough July detecting wise. Most of the sites I went to were absolutely pounded, the bugs were vicious and the temperatures have been brutal. Still I did score a nice early US Naval Cuff Button but other than that I did not get much, UNTIL the last day of July. Last October, myself and Jarrod (my hunting buddy) spent at least 3 hours searching through a huge patch of woods near his relatives house to find a few colonial cellar holes I thought were out there. That day ended in a total disaster as we did not find a single site and later discovered we had walked right past another one. In March of this year we went back into those woods and once again did not find a single site other than one marked on the 1868 map and that site was hit pretty hard. So finally with some better research I told Jarrod about a month ago that I was pretty sure I had located it. Sunday we finally got a chance to give it a go. It was a long hike in but our research was spot on and we :love10::love10:found a very small cellar hole. It was located in a valley with a towering cliff right close by to it. Must have been really cool looking back in the day. Almost right away I get a screaming signal, almost giving an overload signal. I was thinking it was gonna be surface junk but instead I shout out "complete shoe buckle". This thing is a beauty with a really cool designed frame and fully functioning tongue and chape. All of the pins move, it is 100% brass. This is my best shoe buckle I have found (out of three). A little while later after picking up a couple of buttons I get another high tone close to the cellar hole and I call Jarrod over thinking I have my first copper of the month. It wasn't a copper but it was another complete shoe buckle. This one has all the pieces but the tongue and chape were no longer connected to the frame as the pins must have snapped long ago. This buckle is interesting as it looks like it was subject to a repair job at some point. After that I picked up some more buttons and half to another designed shoe buckle frame. Jarrod ended the day with three buttons. We couldn't stay long he had to go to a family gathering but it was a great fun hunt and I hope the month of August is a much better month. IMG_7113.JPG IMG_7129.JPG IMG_7128.JPG IMG_7127.JPG IMG_7124.JPG IMG_7119.JPG IMG_7115.JPG IMG_7120.JPG IMG_7114.JPG IMG_7130.JPG
 
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J.Cache

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Those be some sweet buckles, nice job and good luck in August
 
Oct 5, 2014
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Beautiful buckle finds! :occasion14:
 

CASPER-2

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Scrappy

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Great buckles!! With big high tones like that, I'm willing to bet there's much more there.
 

CMDiamonddawg

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Great digs on the completely intact, undamaged , shoe buckles . On me list . I recollect a farmer friend who has a dozen of them pretty birds , it's a peacock , he can be heard with a deafening sound ....usually at dawn and dusk . 8-)












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