Metal detecting in Curacao

crashbandicoot

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Hello everyone! My Wife and I are headed to Curacao on Sunday.
Hoping to find a few trinkets while I sample some fine Rum as well!
I’ll post some pictures when I return.
Have a great one!
Ben Smith
I,ve been to Curacao,courtesy of the U.S.Marines. I can,t recall the name of the port we visited,50 years ago.Nice place and great rum,beer too. The port we visited had a oil refinery,I recall that.Pretty scenery. Since you,re going with your wife I won,t regale you with stories about the place in the hills!:laughing7: Have fun!
 
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Ben Smith

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I,ve been to Curacao,courtesy of the U.S.Marines. I can,t recall the name of the port we visited,50 years ago.Nice place and great rum,beer too. The port we visited had a oil refinery,I recall that.Pretty scenery. Since you,re going with your wife I won,t regale you with stories about the place in the hills!:laughing7: Have fun!
I’ve been to Olongapo city, in the Philippines, so I can relate! (20 year Navy Retiree here) thank you for the feedback and have a good one!
Ben Smith
 
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Ben Smith

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Been there too,Ben. Thanks for giving that 20 to the country!
Hello again everyone! We just got back from our trip to Curacao.
I did find several Antillean Guilder coins, a few pieces of copper tubing, and a rather odd silver ring.
I will post pictures after work today.
The Silver ring I found, had several “Nazi” markings on it, a Swastika.
among other things, but most curiously, the name “H.Himmler”
As in Hitlers top man. Wether this is Legit or some Neo Nazi thing I dont know , I’ll let you guy’s decide.
Have a great day!
Ben Smith
 
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Ben Smith

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Hello again everyone! We just got back from our trip to Curacao.
I did find several Antillean Guilder coins, a few pieces of copper tubing, and a rather odd silver ring.
I will post pictures after work today.
The Silver ring I found, had several “Nazi” markings on it, a Swastika.
among other things, but most curiously, the name “H.Himmler”
As in Hitlers top man. Wether this is Legit or some Neo Nazi thing I dont know , I’ll let you guy’s decide.
Have a great day!
Ben Smith
 

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Ben Smith

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Here they are, let me know what you think …..sorry these are late, I bought a pre-packaged Chicken salad sandwich at Miami International airport, while waiting for our connecting flight, long story short,
I ended up with Salmonella poisoning, and spent the last five days in the Hospital.
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Im heading there in July. I was think of bringing my detector with me. I don't have much experience with it but thought it would be fun to play with. I've got a Garrett AT Max. Not the best toy but it works. Can you point me in a good direction to go try? I was thinking of renting a ATV and go explore the east side. Ive never been there before and need something to do while the wife and kids sunbathe. I cant sit still long enough to soak up the rays.

 

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Himmler gave out those type of rings to his SS buddies. Usually around Christmas time. Have no idea if yours is authentic. If it is would be worth big bucks. Anything related to the SS commands high prices. I would definitely get an expert appraisal.
 

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I am by no means an expert but it looks like a replica. I would still take it to someone to check though, if its real its worth big money.
 
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Ben Smith

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I am by no means an expert but it looks like a replica. I would still take it to someone to check though, if its real its worth big money.
Hello! And thank you for the info!
I don’t know who or where I would take it to to have it appraised……
Ben Smith
 
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Hello! And thank you for the info!
I don’t know who or where I would take it to to have it appraised……
Ben Smith
I found this article/website pretty much describes the ring, it’s most likely a replica, but Iv’e sent some pictures for some experts to “scrutinize”
Probably worth melt value, but who knows…….
Have a great Memorial Day!
Ben Smith
 
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Ben Smith

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I found this article/website pretty much describes the ring, it’s most likely a replica, but Iv’e sent some pictures for some experts to “scrutinize”
Probably worth melt value, but who knows…….
Have a great Memorial Day!
Ben Smith
Mr.Boyle just emailed me back, the ring is a replica. So, I’ll probably sell it for melt value (if in fact is is Silver)
Ben Smith
 

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