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    Finds from the past 2 weeks include another sharp Barber

    Hi folks,

    Here's a look at my finds from the last few hunts over the past few weeks. Got out and hunted some cellar holes in the woods and also an old golf course from the 1800s/early 1900s with my buddies Daniel and Joe from Green Mountain Diggers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuF...a94AU6g/videos). Also hit an c. 1850 farm house with my friend Pete from across the lake over on the NY side of the valley. A variety of items spanning 150 years or so from these hunts including typical fare from the late 1700s/1800s (musket ball, flat/dandy buttons, buckle, escutcheon piece, '57 wheatie etc.). Did pull a really fat/squat and large shaped ox-knob at one of the cellars. Never dug that type before - if that's indeed what it is. Also snagged a clasp from a ladies Victorian era purse that's quite decorative. Thanks to Mud Dog Mandy for the help on the ID. Best coins were the 1906IH from the farm site, and another sharp Barber Dime from the golf course. Finally, found an embossed bottle in three pieces at one of the cellars. A few small doses of epoxy and buffing in the right places made her whole again. Reads "Rev. N.H. Downs Vegetable Balsamic Elixir" and is from the late 1800s to around the turn of the 20th century. A fairly common type. Thanks for looking and HH!

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    nice finds there my friend!
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    Wow the bottle came out great. Best place for gold coins is at old golf courses. Guys have been using them for ball markers for years and loosing them.
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    Nice looking Barber John. Like that ornate clasp thing too. Cool little bottle.
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    WTG John, a wide variety of finds.
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    Hey John , your making some very nice quality finds !The barber is a looker !Congrats my friend and thanks for sharing .

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    Don't know how I missed this post. Great finds John, especially that Barber. Looks almost new!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTTodd View Post
    Wow the bottle came out great. Best place for gold coins is at old golf courses. Guys have been using them for ball markers for years and loosing them.
    For sure Todd, and thanks for the complement. My friends have found Morgans and over 50 silver coins at this old course. It was the home course of the 1908 US Open champ, I believe at Pebble Beach.

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    Nice looking Barber John. Like that ornate clasp thing too. Cool little bottle.
    Thanks much Jeff.

    Quote Originally Posted by aloldstuff View Post
    WTG John, a wide variety of finds.
    Thanks Al. Yup - most going into the collector's bin.

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Hey John , your making some very nice quality finds !The barber is a looker !Congrats my friend and thanks for sharing .

    Thanks Dan. Yeah, that's one of the nicer silvers I've found so far. The AT-Pro definitely helped in the tall grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Don't know how I missed this post. Great finds John, especially that Barber. Looks almost new!
    Thanks much. Yeah, definitely on the lower end of XF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Don't know how I missed this post. Great finds John, especially that Barber. Looks almost new!
    This is the first I'm seeing of this too.
    I saw it on the banner. Still some quality finds, John!

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    Great finds. The Barber is in beautiful shape!
    Nice bunch of relics as well
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    WTG John! Nice finds! that barber is in great shape.!

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    Nice ornate piece and sweet barber, John. Late to the party (but I hadn't recovered enough to return to work until 3 wks after this post)
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