Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Holidays 2013

Well tonight is the end of my 2013 annual holidays and it is back to work in the morning.
It has been a great holiday although going out detecting has not been easy with other family activities taking first place. Still I managed 5 short hunts, 2 in Auckland and 3 in Paihia. All the hunting in Paihia was in dry sand due to the tides being unfavourable. However in the last half hour of the last hunt on our last night there I found a small 9ct ring that shattered in my hand when I picked it up. Gold is gold I suppose and all gold rings count, but this is a bit ridiculous as it is only about 0.08 g.

 The two silvers were from a park hunt before we went north for 6 nights. Below is all finds for the holiday. The group on the left is Paihia beach including my first Lipstick, colour RED - RED. Quite old style, still full and branded "Tony" I think. So if you need a bit of lippy give us a shout. :-)

Quite a change from last January when I had 18 hunts producing 1 gold ring, 1 gold ear ring, 4 silver rings and 2 other pieces of silver  and 10 silver coins. That is the up's and down's of detecting but it's still a great hobby that's for sure.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My 10 Best Finds from 2012

Here in no particular order are the 10 things that gave me the most satisfaction to find during 2012.
Some of the items have a monetary value today of course, however I imagine most if not all would have been really missed by their owners at the time of loss . For example in the first image there is a total of 5 Shillings and Sixpence with the youngest coin at 1929. In 1929 did that amount equal a weeks wage I wonder.

A pocket spill of 5 English silver coins in one hole.

4 gold rings and a gold ear ring all found separately. The oldest ring is 1863.

A Pandora bracelet with 2 gold and 4 silver charms.

A silver ring with stone.

A silver snuff box complete but sadly in need of repair.

US Merchant Marines WW2 cap badge.

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