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    Ye Olde Relic Hunter's Resource Guide

    Below is a list of various links to help in researching items , they are invaluable to the new hobbyist as well as the experienced detectorist .


    Button links:
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    Common Backmark Makers
    http://pw1.netcom.com/~jimyce/bm.html#A

    Common Backmark Makers II
    http://www.thebuttonmonger.com/content/BUTTON%20BACKMARK%20INFORMATION.pdf

    American Military Buttons
    http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cayenna/index.html

    Jacksonian Buttons
    http://www.bysonbuttons.com/jacks.html

    British Button Makers
    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/button-makers.html

    British Military Buttons
    http://asahelena.wixsite.com/militarybuttons/buttons

    Revolutionary War Buttons reference
    http://www.historicalimagebank.com/g...bum21/album46/

    War of 1812 era buttons and military accoutrements
    http://www.historicalimagebank.com/gallery/v/album02/album33/

    War of 1812 Button Examples
    http://www.metaldetectingworld.com/0...1812/index.htm

    Spanish Military Buttons
    http://www.artifacts.org/Marked_Buttons.htm

    George Washington Inaugural buttons
    http://kirkmitchell.tripod.com/CobbGW/index.html

    George Washington Inaugural Buttons
    listing of Revolutionary War era Military Buttons
    http://georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com/#

    George Washington Inaugural button
    rarity , composition and variety info
    http://kirkmitchell.tripod.com/CobbGW/GWIBM.pdf

    Waterbury buttons info
    http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/...p?idCategory=2

    Rail Road & Transportation Uniform Buttons
    http://www.vintagebuttons.net/uniform2.html

    Colonial Era Cufflink Buttons Info
    http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Sma...%20Buttons.pdf

    Livery Buttons
    https://sites.google.com/site/livery...dentified/home

    Button and Badge makers British & Others
    http://www.oldcopper.org/makers/butt...p#_Toc81471919

    Coins and Tokens links:
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    Coin Grading Help Resource
    http://coinauctionshelp.com/US_Coin_...l#.Uz8w36JuVae

    Coin Facts
    http://www.coinfacts.com/

    Colonial Coins that may have circulated in early America
    http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColC...ontents12.html

    Early Large Cents Reference
    http://www.largecents.net/

    Connecticut Coppers an introduction (in pdf file)
    http://conacoinclub.com/wp-content/u...NA-5-15-13.pdf

    Machin Mill's Counterfeit Coins
    http://www.novanumismatics.com/engra...eit-halfpence/

    British Coin Types throughout history
    http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/pics/halfp.html

    Chinese Cash Coin Dating Information and variety look up
    http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference...hina8.htm#kang

    CoinHelp
    http://coinauctionshelp.com/

    Counterstamped Coins and Tokens (data base list)
    http://www.richhartzog.com/art/cmb.htm

    Richard's Token Database
    http://tokencatalog.com/index.php

    Hardtimes Tokens Information
    http://www.hardtimestokens.com/index.aspx

    Hardtimes Token Pictures and Information
    http://pw1.netcom.com/~jhm/htt/images.htm


    Presidential campaign tokens
    http://prestokens.blogspot.com/

    Civil war tokens
    http://shigitatsu.com/CWT/LIST.htm

    Saloon Tokens by State and info
    http://www.saloontokens.info/page8.php

    Patriotic & Store Card Tokens
    http://cwt.michigano.org/Civil_War_P...Die_List_0.htm

    Spanish Reales info
    http://www.newworldtreasures.com/cointypes.htm

    Spanish Pistareens info
    http://numismatics.org/wikiuploads/CNL/Pistareens.pdf

    1787 Fugio Penny I.D. Guide
    http://www.coins.nd.edu/fugio/Newman1-24/

    Roman Coin Attribute Id help page
    http://www.romancoin.info/

    Counterfeit coins Information
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    Contemporary British Colonial counterfeits
    http://www.copperclem.com/Articles/P...cond%20Ten.pdf

    Capped Bust Half Dollar counterfeits
    http://www.cccbhcc.com/

    Fake Cobs
    http://www.sedwickcoins.com/fake_cobs.htm#list


    Buckle Links Info
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    History about Buckles and Aid in determining Age (up to the Federal Era )
    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ceejays_site/...etitlepage.htm

    Similar buckle information as above
    http://www.walesher1974.org/herumd.p...ocid=301363015

    Shoe Buckle & Knee Buckle reference on age
    http://uclan.academia.edu/RuudStelte..._St._Eustatius

    Buckle Types and Dates Info
    PDF file with 124 pages and photos
    http://www.reenactor.ru/ARH/PDF/Whitehead.pdf

    Colonial Buckle Info
    http://www.academia.edu/4481543/Knee..._New_Hampshire

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    American Military references

    Hat , Shoulder and Belt plates
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38738...-h/38738-h.htm

    Civil War bullet identification reference
    http://www.acwbullets.com/

    Civil War bullet and projectile identification guide
    (you type in the bullets characteristics and it finds the closest matches)
    http://www.baymediapro.com/collection/bulletsearch.htm

    Civil war era buckles and plates info
    http://hanoverbrass.com/more.htm

    U.S. Military plates and insignias
    http://www.ssfirearms.com/images/201...20Insignia.pdf

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    Crotal Bell links:
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    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/crotal-bells.html

    http://classicbells.com/info/Info.html

    http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/B/bells.htm
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    Musket , Fowler , Long Rife (parts reference , trigger guards , sideplates ect.
    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Catego...x?catID=14#155

    Shotgun shell Identification
    http://members.shaw.ca/cartridge-corner/shotgun.htm

    Gemstone Identification
    http://www.gemstone.org/gem-by-gem/english/citrine.html

    Hobo Nickel Society
    http://www.hobonickels.org/
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    Latten Spoons , Pewter marks and Spoons


    http://www.pewterbank.com/Spoons_..articles..13.pdf

    Base Metal Spoons
    https://archive.org/stream/oldbasemetalspoo00pric#page/n5/mode/2up

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    Silver Hallmarks
    http://www.925-1000.com/index.html

    Silver Marks & Maker Names
    http://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.com/

    Silversmiths (American) list in Alphabetical order
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....agonenames.htm

    British Silversmiths by city then alphabetical order
    https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/index.htm

    Silver Utensils Flatware and Hallmarks
    http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/index.html

    Silversmith directory
    http://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/...s/SilvSm1.html
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    Silver Thimble marks
    https://sites.google.com/site/thimbl...metal-thimbles

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    Glass & Bottles links :
    http://myinsulators.com/glass-factor...ttlemarks.html

    Old Glass Bottle Identification marks and Information
    http://www.sha.org/bottle/

    Glass bottle marks
    http://www.glassbottlemarks.com/bottlemarks/

    Old Bottle Identification & type reference
    https://sha.org/bottle/index.htm
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    Native American Items

    Trade axes , Tomahawks , Hatchets
    http://www.furtradetomahawks.com/

    North American Arrowhead points
    http://www.projectilepoints.net/Sear...RJtcgX4DfLIq1w


    Projectile points Info
    http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Mar...ilepoints.html

    Stone points ID Help
    http://typology.overstreetid.com/index.php?active=1
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    Railroad items

    Railroad Items and Collectables
    http://www.tagtown.net/tagtown.html

    Railroad Locks
    http://www.1st-net-lock-museum.com/rr1.htm

    http://www.antique-padlocks.com/rr.htm

    Miscellaneous
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    Padlocks of all Kinds
    http://www.antique-padlocks.com/


    Clay Pipes
    http://www.cafg.net/docs/articles/ClayPipes.pdf


    Guide to identify antique spectacles
    http://www.antiquespectacles.com/gui..._to_assist.htm

    Horse Brass , Flashers , Swingers and Terrets information
    http://www.nationalhorsebrasssociety...gers-1506.aspx

    Powder Flask Types
    http://www.arms2armor.com/Flasks/flasks.htm

    Miscellaneous harness buckles , crotals animal needs of the late 1800's era (PDF file)
    https://archive.org/stream/catalogue...e/n17/mode/2up

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    Relic Restorers & Miscellaneous Contacts

    Leonard Short (Does great restoration work on relics of all kinds)
    relicfix@yahoo.com

    Hallowed Ground Restorations

    Roland Frodigh
    rfrodi@cox.net

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    lead bag & bale seals
    http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=31

    http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/baleseals.htm



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    Jewelry links

    Antique Jewelers marks

    http://chicagosilver.com/jmarks1.htm



















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    Re: Ye olde Relic Hunters Resource Guide

    Thank you Dan! thumbsup01
    Oldest silver-- 1838o seated dime (no stars)
    Oldest copper-- 1820 LC

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