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    New Year

    Well the first few hunts of the new year have been good ! The temps here in Connecticut have been well above average (with the exceptions of the last week or so) and have been out three times already !

    January 1st Donnie and I got out with a couple good friends (twin brothers Rick & Ron) and their wives ( Melissa & Jessica) who also detect Name:  Jan photo.jpg
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Size:  133.5 KB , we had a small site to re visit and a few to get permission by some land owners . The first site was good to most of us I got my first copper of the year (a 1787 Fugio) and its the 21st Fugio in my career of colonial detecting Name:  jan 1st fugio.jpg
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Size:  44.4 KB , my only other finds at this site was an oxknob and a tombac button . Later on we had found a small site behind an existing home that had a very long driveway , I was hesitant on driving up these but Donnie wanted to ask (He's the man with the southern charm ) and he immediately worked his magic . The lady was pretty receptive and we both were blown away by "Bentley"Name:  bentley.jpg
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Size:  147.4 KB their pet pig who greeted us , The homeowner and her husband didn't even know they had an old homesite on their property and were very interested in seeing it and what we might find . Rick and Melissa both had found a very cool old military buttons I found an old iron file and iron shoe buckle plus a handful of buttons . Name:  Jan 1st iron shoe buckle and file .jpg
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Size:  66.1 KB Ricks button was a nice war of 1812 artillery cannon with eagle button while Melissa got a hold of a very early Navy 1795 to 1805 eagle with anchor type (truly the find of the day)

    Jan 5th had us going back to the last site that produced the military buttons and the targets were very scarce I almost got skunked save for a small silver plated button Name:  silver plated button.jpg
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Size:  94.9 KBwith leaves and acorn motifs imprinted on it .

    Jan 11th Donnie got a very unexpected and pleasant invite from Thiltzy (Todd) who hasn't been detecting lately since his bout with Lymes disease . Todd looked great and it was just like old times again in the woods , we hit a couple of pounded cellars one was huge !Name:  2nd shoe buckle cellar site .jpg
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Size:  114.0 KB an unfortunately I was the only one to score a couple of finds after the hour or more we were there , a very smashed up copper and a shoe buckle frame Name:  Jan 2nd shoe buckle and smashed copper.jpg
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Size:  71.2 KB. Todd wanted to hit another one a few miles away that he and Dave did very well at , it was a small site surrounded by mountain laurel (did I ever mention I hate mountain laurel) . Well Dave and Todd did a pretty good job at hammering it and others by the recent dig holes that were filled in but I got my coin over a copper Name:  jan crusty draped bust.jpg
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Size:  44.3 KBwhich turned out to be a 1803 draped bust that was pretty roughName:  Jan draped bust cleaned.jpg
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Size:  94.8 KBand an early 1 piece eagle artillery button that dates from 1821 to 1827but is pretty rough do to the soil conditions Name:  jan eagle artillery button .jpg
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Size:  53.8 KB but does resemble this type and looked like this when newerName:  hayden scovill eagle button .jpg
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Size:  43.2 KB, I also got a dandy button that didn't look like much at first when I started cleaning but certainly surprised me with the gold sparkles and flowers Name:  Jan dandy button .jpg
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Size:  149.5 KB. the shoe buckle cleaned up Name:  Jan buckle cleaned.jpg
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Size:  60.7 KBand the rest of the buttons and finds for that day Name:  jan 12 finds.jpg
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Size:  32.3 KB. Todd did get a very nice old war of 1812 era artillery corps button that was in much better shape than mine , so glad he got one and it was great to see him out again .

    Thanks for reading.

    Dan
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    A couple of nice hunts there Dan. Shoe buckles and Fugios are standard fare for you of course. Nice buttons too. The only thing I hate worse than fighting through mountain laurel is fighting through autumn olive.
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    We have had a great start to the year and you have been on fire! Great finds and great times and I hope the weather breaks soon so we can continue. Also, I would like to mention that while I do have sort of a streak in turning on my Southern Charm to get permissions that it was your kind gesture of presenting Bentley's Mom and Dad a Dunkin Donuts gift card on our second visit to the site that was the even more awesome. Can't wait to get out again.
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    Wow those are some great finds! That Fugio is at the top of my wish list....and you have 21 of them!! Hope it cleans up well for you.
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    That's a great way to start the year, Dan! It's awesome that you guys are able to get out this time of year. That Fugio is a terrific find! Wow, 21 of them, that's incredible!

    I didn't know that Thiltzy had a bout with Lymes disease. That's unfortunate. I hope he is doing better now. I'm glad he is back out doing what he loves.

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    Another Fugio!?!? 21st! Wow! That's an accomplishment!
    Nice finds! The buttons cleaned up quite nicely!
    Those are sweet finds for June, July, August? But to have a display case well started by the third week of January? That's great!
    Congrats Dan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    A couple of nice hunts there Dan. Shoe buckles and Fugios are standard fare for you of course. Nice buttons too. The only thing I hate worse than fighting through mountain laurel is fighting through autumn olive.

    "autumn olive" i'm not familiar with that
    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    We have had a great start to the year and you have been on fire! Great finds and great times and I hope the weather breaks soon so we can continue. Also, I would like to mention that while I do have sort of a streak in turning on my Southern Charm to get permissions that it was your kind gesture of presenting Bentley's Mom and Dad a Dunkin Donuts gift card on our second visit to the site that was the even more awesome. Can't wait to get out again.
    your permission streak of 'yesses" has been nothing short of epic , Thanks my friend


    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Wow those are some great finds! That Fugio is at the top of my wish list....and you have 21 of them!! Hope it cleans up well for you.
    Thanks Bucknut


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That's a great way to start the year, Dan! It's awesome that you guys are able to get out this time of year. That Fugio is a terrific find! Wow, 21 of them, that's incredible!

    I didn't know that Thiltzy had a bout with Lymes disease. That's unfortunate. I hope he is doing better now. I'm glad he is back out doing what he loves.

    Congrats on the early season keepers!
    Thank you Tony , its unfortunate but I've had a lot of friends that swing the coil diagnosed with Lymes . It comes with the territory and you have to protect yourself .



    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Another Fugio!?!? 21st! Wow! That's an accomplishment!
    Nice finds! The buttons cleaned up quite nicely!
    Those are sweet finds for June, July, August? But to have a display case well started by the third week of January? That's great!
    Congrats Dan!
    Tim , I only hope to find an old gold coin , Roman or hammered like you buddy . Thanks
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    Very nice!
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    Starting out the year with a bang! I'll never flirt with those Fugio numbers
    Aren't you in the two fugio in one hunt club? I think we might be the only members.
    It's nice to hear from Todd again. Us Nutmeggers have to watch out for Lyme. I was misdiagnosed for years.
    That dandy is a shocker! I've never seen one with that kind of design! Congrats on a great start!!!

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    Your 21st Fugio Dan...just wow! So impressed by that alone. Glad you guys had a good time and you got the coil over some nice other finds.

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