Sunday, May 17, 2015

Naval Stuff

It was another ideal beach hunting day again today but alas not a day for finding much in the sand. I visited two large beaches before and after the low tide and walked up n down as you do without much more than a few dollars to show for it. The second beach had a park adjacent so I spent another hour there and was lucky enough to pull 5 military buttons. Two NZ Forces that are quite stuffed and three Australian which are fortunately brass plated so have survived much better.


Here is a closer look.


The copper butterfly is from the beach. 

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

3 ring day at the beach

It was an ideal day for beach hunting today. With low tide at 12.50, hardly any wind and so therefore small waves I was able to have a go in the water as well as on the sand. I don't have a scoop so just wading in the shallows and moving shovel fulls of sand till I found it worked ok for me. Here are the results of my efforts.


A brass bracelet that was silver plated when new, one silver ring, a 10k ring with black stone and a 14k ring with a raised blue stone on a gold flower. The small religious pendant is brass. Just above that is a small button that may be quite old. It has Dent's Spring Button stamped on the front but Google has not provided any more info about the maker yet. Here are the two gold rings.



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