Several decades of relics, my oldest Lincoln, and a cool presidential token!

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I managed to get back to the site of the late 1800's inn this weekend. It was obvious that the coinhunters who also know about the site have been very busy, as there were precious few high tones left. Oh well, that will teach me to have a day job...

I did manage to find a host of relics, spanning a time frame from the late 1800's through the 1940's. Below is a pic of all of the keepers, with some of the individual finds described with photos following them.

All of the keepers:
All Finds.jpg

The spoons were all plated at some time, and the makers marks were (in descending order in the picture): "Others", "Rogers Nickel Silver", and "1877 Niagra Falls Silver Co.". The shotgun shells ranged from the 1870's through the 1920's, based on the headstamps.

Here is my first accordion reed (no date range known):
Accordion Reed.jpg

Here is a live 1918 Peter's Cartridge Company .45 round:
1918 Peter's Cartridge Co 45 round.jpg

A UMC Co. .45 Colt shell (late 1800's):
UMC .45 Colt shell.jpg

A garter or stocking clip, and a suspender clip marked "Nu-Way Patented":
Garter or Stocking Clip.jpg nu-way suspender clip.jpg

A Mary Dunhill (circa 1941) lipstick tube, with personalized owner's initials of "MV". The patent for attaching the initials on the exterior of Mary Dunhill cosmetics was approved in 1941, and I've attached an advertisement for it I found online below, along with pics of the tube as found and cleaned via electrolysis and a baking-soda/toothbrush scrubbing:
Mary Dunhill Lipstick Tube Pre-cleaning.jpg
Mary Dunhill Lipstick Tube Post Cleaning.jpg
1941-personalized-lipstick advertisement.jpg

A Silver Slipper Supper Club membership pin (with the soldered pin missing). From online info that I found, this was a social or nightclub of some kind in the mid-1920's in San Antonio, Texas:
Silver Slipper Supper Club Pin Obverse.jpg Silver Slipper Supper Club Pin Reverse.jpg

My only coin find was also the oldest Lincoln wheat cent I have found, to date. It's a 1918 in fairly rough shape:
1918 Penny Obverse.jpg 1918 Penny Reverse.jpg

My best find this go round, though, was a Martin Van Buren presidential token manufactured by the Scovil metals company sometime around the turn of the century. When I found it, I assumed it was a Shell Oil promotional token from the late 1960's, and I didn't think much of it. Once I got it home and researched it, I discovered it's actually somewhat rare, with a rating of 93 out of 100 on one of the online token databases. (Apparently there are two versions of this token, with the type I found being more difficult to find. There are two tokens like this currently on eBay, with asking prices of $120 and $129!):
Van Buren Token Obverse.jpg Van Buren Token Reverse.jpg

As always, thanks for taking the time to browse this post, and may your next hunt bring you joy!
Merry Christmas!
 
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Great job, congratulations! :occasion14:
 

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Great job many people have machines and don't know how to use them as well as others Well done.. Happy Holidays Tommy
 

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quite the assortment of great finds
 
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Great job many people have machines and don't know how to use them as well as others Well done.. Happy Holidays Tommy

Thanks, Tommy! I've learned a lot from the folks here at T-net!
 
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quite the assortment of great finds

Thank you very much! Everyone loves coins, but I love the relics just as much. They seem more personal to me than coins - not worth as much (usually), but still neat!
 

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Very cool finds! I like that Van Buren President token, very nice. Congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Great finds and presentation. :icon_thumright:
 

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Great post, and great finds.... I love the supper club pin
 

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Very nice finds & details as well, Congrats!!!
 
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Very cool finds! I like that Van Buren President token, very nice. Congrats! :icon_thumleft:

Thank you! I was pretty happy once I found out what it was!
 
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Great post, and great finds.... I love the supper club pin

Thanks a lot, it was one of my favorites among the finds for the day! I sure wish I knew how it traveled from Texas to Florida!
 

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