Lately I haven’t been able to detect at the old homesteads that I usually hunt. A combination of the humidity and the brush being grown up has forced me to limit my hunts to parks and easily detected spots that have the grass mown.
I appreciate having “somewhere” to detect, but the types of finds at my local parks are minimal at best.
I did brave the ticks and brush for a couple of hours one day, and that is where I found this Ladies Sash buckle with my Fisher F5 metal detector. Think it might also be called a Butterfly buckle as the opposite side would complete it in the shape of a butterfly. This example is only half of the buckle, but still a neat find either way and I was happy to see it come out of the ground! It has been tumbled since it holds no real value, and it ended up looking great in my opinion.
On another hunt, while using my AT Pro metal detector at an old homestead that had a small area where the brush wasn’t too bad I was able to find this neat Washington State Sales Tax Token. At first I thought it was a washer, and it appears to have been used as a washer, but it is a 1930’s sales tax token.
At the same homestead I also found this 1952 Jefferson Nickel. It’s not an old coin, but it was a neat find so I figured I would also share it. Most wouldn’t bother blogging about a ’52 nickel, but it’s older than me, and was the only coin I found at that homestead that day. It might indicate that silver could be found there, we’ll see.
This find is a REM UMC .45 Colt shell. I found this at a park where an old house used to stand. It was also tumbled to reveal the text. According to research it appears that this shell is from 1911-1960. Given that the homestead was there in the early 1900s, I’m leaning towards the 1911 date range. Either way, it was a neat little find.
Using my Teknetics Eurotek Pro, I found this Namco Entertainment token at a park near the swing sets. It was a cool find because I remember these tokens from when I was a kid back in the PacMan – Donkey Kong video game era. It brought back fond memories of days spent in the arcades. I am not certain that this token is from the 80’s, but the design looks exactly like I remember from back then!
Lastly, here are some of my recent finds. Nothing major to share, but it is what it is. I can’t wait to get back into the woods and have some great spots mapped out for this fall. Hopefully soon I’ll have something worthwhile to share with you.
Until then, THANK YOU for reading my blog!