Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hallmarked 1911

I went detecting in another park today and pretended it wasn't raining as the urge to hunt was strong. Finding the 1921 English silver Florin was a yahoo moment as I have not found a Florin of any sort for some time. The silver tube thingee in the pic is I think a pencil or brush holder and is hall marked 1911.

That was the best of it now here is the rest. 

$17.90 spendables. 
All good fun as usual.


Saturday, August 30, 2014


A couple of hours after work last night produced these three finds, several pennies and $12.20 in spendable's at one of my regular parks.

The 3p is a date I did not have, 1897 so quite happy with that. The Onward badge is not in very good shape unfortunately. Google says the enamelled NZ was done in several colours but have not been able to identify who had the blue so far. If you know please comment. I suppose the VMCC badge is Newcastle Australia.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August Backfire

It has been a while since I posted and there is a good reason. I have been getting out for a hunt about once a week but with very mediocre results and  not finding anything worthy of posting. It is fair to say that my decision to try some unusual / unlikely spots this month has basically backfired on me. Here are a few pics showing some of the places visited and you will probably agree they are not the most inviting although still worth a shot as these two and others all had 1800"s activity.

Lots a rocks here.

Sandy rocks here.

As expected lots a lead.

The guy on the right treated beach goers to an excellent display of his RC seaplane until he crashed it in to the water doing a vertical barrel roll that went all wrong. Seems as though all hobbies have their not so good days. :-) 

Thanks for looking.