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Erickd  
#1 Posted : Sunday, 17 May 2015 7:52:50 p.m.(UTC)
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Well here we go may as well start my own page, just a pity it's doesn't start off with a plentiful haul.
As no8wire mentioned it was hard going but have to try these places.
3 silvers and some penny's.

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#2 Posted : Sunday, 17 May 2015 9:02:32 p.m.(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Erickd Go to Quoted Post
Well here we go may as well start my own page, just a pity it's doesn't start off with a plentiful haul.
As no8wire mentioned it was hard going but have to try these places.
3 silvers and some penny's.



True dat... but as you and I both know.... the three "P's"...perseverence, persistence and patience ultimately give the result.
Your sov can't be far off now mate!
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#3 Posted : Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:18:04 p.m.(UTC)
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anywhere there is old coins there must be old treasures anybody who came with a halfcrown in there pocket came to spend or gamble take a strimmer good luck
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 1:01:20 a.m.(UTC)
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Went for an hours hunt where I have been once before and found my first token when I first started detecting back last July.
Found 2 Put and Take gaming spinners each at opposite ends of the park..Tick off the bucket list and to find 2 is just bizarre.
Nice old button, not sure what it is, looks like a TBC or different combinations.
2 silvers, penny's and a big old 3 ringer lead bullet, I'm not and expert on bullets, all I know is its old lol.
Will be going back to that park again for sure.



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#5 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 9:08:52 a.m.(UTC)
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Got ya own page Eric, cool. Some neat finds to kick it off.
Finding two spinners like that is differant for sure.

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Erickd  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 9:26:33 a.m.(UTC)
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Yeah thought I would do a page, running out of title ideas lol
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 9:45:04 a.m.(UTC)
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Those spinners are cool I used to play the kids for lollies haha good fun.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:07:36 a.m.(UTC)
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Those spinners are cool I used to play the kids for lollies haha good fun.


Great idea, have them in olive oil at the mo to bring out the detail, so when that's done I can play with it lol, the bigger one unfortunately doesn't have any markings so thinking that one could have had painted markings that have worn off

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:13:43 a.m.(UTC)
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hi erick nice finds there.
Erickd  
#10 Posted : Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:20:52 a.m.(UTC)
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Was out on a hunt tonight with no8wire and scored another bucket list item a 1940 silver merc dime, so all up 5 silvers, a silver cricket wicket pendant, big nz forces button, an old badge that I'm struggling to read, look Latin.
The usual penny's and $3 spendies.


Sorry Snowdrop, forgot to let you know we were going out
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#11 Posted : Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:28:19 a.m.(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Thursday, 21 May 2015 5:17:49 a.m.(UTC)
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splendid finds erickd,

"The Scottish Farm Servants Union was founded in 1913 in Aberdeen by Joseph F. Duncan, who was the President of the local Trades' Council and Secretary of a small Steam Fishing Vessels Enginemen's Union. The SFSU was absorbed into the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1933."
http://www.phm.org.uk/keemu/display.php?irn=15227#

could i ask you to post the cricket brooch in... cheer.
http://www.paydirt.co.nz...-Heritage.aspx#post39243

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#13 Posted : Thursday, 21 May 2015 8:48:41 a.m.(UTC)
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splendid finds erickd,

"The Scottish Farm Servants Union was founded in 1913 in Aberdeen by Joseph F. Duncan, who was the President of the local Trades' Council and Secretary of a small Steam Fishing Vessels Enginemen's Union. The SFSU was absorbed into the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1933."
http://www.phm.org.uk/keemu/display.php?irn=15227#

could i ask you to post the cricket brooch in... cheer.
http://www.paydirt.co.nz...-Heritage.aspx#post39243

good luck everyone,
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Simply awesome Mickey, I appreciate you looking that up.

Cheers

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#14 Posted : Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:20:28 p.m.(UTC)
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Solo hunt tonight for and hour and a half, wasn't really in the mood for it but came away with 3 silver coins, 925 broken silver heart, and a 1848 half penny which is quite cool.
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Erickd  
#15 Posted : Sunday, 24 May 2015 9:01:18 p.m.(UTC)
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Decided to brave the cold and rain and went for a hunt where I found the spinners, but only lasted a half hour because my pinpointer battery died and couldn't be bothered to head to the car and change it while my gloves where all muddy.
But in that half hour I scored another first, a 1903 Indian head penny, I often see the American detectorists on YouTube pulling them up with a degree of excitement.
Follows the weeks theme as I found a 1940 silver merc.
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#16 Posted : Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:32:34 p.m.(UTC)
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Interesting... I lifted an Indian head cent the other week.
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#17 Posted : Monday, 25 May 2015 4:36:09 p.m.(UTC)
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Nice work mate. Next up....a US large cent or a Standing Liberty.
My bucket list find for a US coin is a 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter......that's one BIG bucket list tick I never expect to have....but hey.....dream big, live large!..... After all, I never expected to find a sovereign coin spill either!!
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Erickd  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:54:42 a.m.(UTC)
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Back from a hunt tonight with no8wire and Chrispy at a well hunted park, but its still popping up the goodies.
NZ International Exhibition Token 1882 IS Bartletts, this was the last thing I found heading back to the car.
http://nzcollectorservic...nfo.php?products_id=1331
Also an old Chinese Coin, its about the same size as a half penny, yet to find out how old it is, Im hoping 1700's
Other bits include an 1842 big old penny, 3 silvers, old butterfly brooch, part of a copper thimble, watch winder.






Planning on a day this weekend to go somewhere new...not sure where yet.
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:39:54 a.m.(UTC)
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Im no expert but I think that chinese coin is between 1644 and 1661
http://www.delcampe.net/...HUN-CHIH,language,E.html

If Im wrong then Im hoping someone can shed some light on it, if Im right then Ive skipped the 1700s club and moved straight to the 1600s
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#20 Posted : Friday, 29 May 2015 12:16:38 a.m.(UTC)
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Just back from a night hunt in that big old Christchurch park we all know.
8 silvers, bunch of penny's and old make up container which says on the back Pompeian Bloom, Medium, Made in the USA.
It feels like it has something in it and I'm hoping it's stuffed with gold sovereigns.
Will post if there's any cool inside.

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