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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Murderer's Knife, Bucket Lister

    Hey everyone!
    Sorry to have been absent the past few months. We took some vacations around the country.
    Between our trips I did get to do some detecting but there was never enough time to post before heading out again.

    The bucket lister is an 1810-20 Haitian military button. They are rare in NE but oddly are found more in the north west US.

    The silver butter knife belonged to a locally well known murderer (1910s) whose house was torn down and made into a park. I don't think that was the murder weapon, actually I think it was a gun.
    The spoon is also silver and has a beautiful rose on its bowl.
    The dog tags are 1921,22,23
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    Congrats on all the great stuff Drew especially the Murderers knife and the Phoenix button ,

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Gee there are some interesting finds for sure! The silver knife and spoon is my favorite.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $68.58
    Indians: 33
    Wheaties: 198
    Silver: 69
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    Great finds. Hope there is no bad Karma with the knife. WD
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    128 silver - Goal 100 (2021 Finds) 1st Morgan Dollar - Barber Half - 2 Walking Halves - 1923, 1925 SLQ - 7 Washingtons - 13 Barber Dimes - 22 Indians - 11 "V" nickel - 19 Buffalos - 366 Wheats - $355.35 (Clad)
    2021 Milestones: 7000 Clad quarters (10 years) 700 Mercury Dimes (10 years) 6500 Clad Dimes (10 years) 1600 silver coins (10 years)

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    Wonderful variety of old finds, Drew!

    The silver knife and spoon are spectacular. How incredible that you found a murderer's butter knife! What a story!

    The Haitian military button is intriguing as well! I don't recall seeing one before. Very cool!

    I like how you just throw your coppers in a pile like they're unimportant. A Matron Head would be a thrilling find for us here in Illinois.

    Congrats on the terrific finds and thank you for sharing them with us!
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 405 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 129 Barber Dimes, 391 Mercury Dimes, 242 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Thanks, Guys.
    I also have a silver fork, now I need to make some dinner.

    Thanks so much, George!

    Geesh, I hope not WD! I'll go put it back

    I knew I had a military button in the field, Tony. I couldn't find which one for the longest time. The bird reminded me of the Austrian double neck but then I saw another example of mine on another forum. Apparently, they were made in Britain and CT but due to the king's suicide, never delivered. I guess they just sold them to people around the US, trying to unload them. Thanks!
    Last edited by OxShoeDrew; 10-14-2021 at 05:12 PM.
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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    What a great bunch of finds, love the Button. Any idea on the age of the bottle?
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
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    21 Don & Al combined
    Silver 50
    Indian 24, Large cent 2, Two cent 1, Trime 1, Rosie 11, Merc 18, Barber Dime 5, seated dime 1, Buff 5, ,War nik 1, V nik 4,Shield nik 1,Wash Qtr 4, Barber Qtr 3,Kennedy 1, Walker 1, Franklin 1,Barber half 2, com. half 1, Slvr Ring 4
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    WOW! Yeah it would be a slow death with that knife Drew....but it is a very cool find! Nice score on the button!
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Thank you Don and Jeff!
    Does that bottle look like 1930s designs, Don?
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