Miscellaneous Finds

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                 I'm not sure but I think this was a cigarette case. What ever it is, it has some really nice engraving.          

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                 I found this once silver plated cross in September of 1999 on the beaches in Nags Head, NC.                                                                           cross.jpg (34862 bytes)

I dug this gold plated mans wedding ring in a field at the site of a Union Cavalry camp. I don't think it's from the Civil War but it's still a nice find. When I first saw it, I just saw the edge and thought I'd found a gold coin.                                                                             

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         Here's a twisted wire ring I found not far from the gold ring above. I really like those personal items.  

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                 A Slaymaker US Army padlock produced in the early 1900's. Shown before and after electrolysis.

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       I didn't know what this was for quite some time. I finally found out that it is a leg band for a racing pigeon.

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                                       Part of a music stand. Found at a Girls School that dates to 1789.

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    A lead Hem or Dress weight. Sewn into the hem of a woman's dress. These are commonly found at old house sites.

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                 The front and back of the wreath portion of a two piece sash buckle. Probably from the early 1800's

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         A pretty big hunk of folded lead. It was folded twice and an iron nail was driven through it and bent over.

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                                        A wood handled pocket knife and pen knife with a cast handle.

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                                                       A few utensils. Some were silver plated.

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                                       Colonial Buckles found at a Civil War site in Fauquier County, Va.

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      Half of a Colonial shoe buckle and a brass skeleton key. Found at the same site as the above buckles.

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