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Topic: Big Silver Bucket Lister!

New Post by brianincnb on Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:53 am

I understand thats a rare find, like a round Australian 50c piece , congrats

Topic: Found a load Silver and Copper coins......

New Post by brianincnb on Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:51 am

A hoard, every detectorists dream :)

Topic: First pocket watch, Hat badge, breweries badge and more

New Post by Antiquarian on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 am

Digs wrote:
Antiquarian wrote:
Great post Digs, I just loved the pics of the old homestead then and now! :cheers:
It was such a beautiful looking place back in the early 1900s when that photo was taken, not near as elegant today.
Love the amount of research that you've done with regards to the "Bay of Fundy buried treasure rumors" and to "where the old dock used to be located". :clap:

The amazing finds you made last week speak for themselves! :wow:
Dave


Much appreciated Dave. The house is not nearly as impressive as it was in it's hay day, but even without seeing the old picture, it still has that look about it that hints to an important past.
As far as research goes, most of it has already been done for me, I just have to dig for it a bit on google... or drive around looking for big trees and old places... lol. I don't think I can claim credit here.

"Oh man look at the size of that maple tree! This place has got to be 200 years old! I'm knocking on the door."

The old original photo of the house is going to be your key to making good finds there, it's likely whoever detected this site before you had never seen this picture. :thinking:
I'd start by locating where those big barns were on either side of the house. Maybe do a Google Maps overview of the location and look for the most direct paths from the house to these out-buildings. This was obviously a very busy site in the day, as is evidence by the quality of your finds there so far.
My motto for the past few years has been... "So many sites to detect, but only so much time". :lmfao:

But if I were you, I'd take the time to detect this site thoroughly.
Dave

Topic: Found a load Silver and Copper coins......

New Post by Antiquarian on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:17 am

That's a great story, thanks for sharing it with us Sven. :tu:

Dave

Topic: Buttons, coins and a buckle...

New Post by Antiquarian on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 am

The domed button is an interesting find, being a one-piece makes it an early 19thc design. :clap:
Congrats on your half silver '68 quarter too!

Dave

Topic: Huntin to the moon

New Post by Antiquarian on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:10 am

Nice finds! :clap:
Dave

Topic: First MMK Finds Plus Mystery Top

New Post by Antiquarian on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:06 am

Nice to see you getting out detecting Phil. :clap:
The first thought that came to my mind was that your 'mystery piece' is part of a match holder.
Due to the size of it though, possibly a cigarette holder box. :thinking:

Thanks for posting,
Dave