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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Colonial-Era Chinese Coins and Other Cool Relics

I’m lucky to live in a town that is rich in history, although most of the residents probably don’t know it. Its first European-bred settlers were the Dutch way back in the 1600s, and before that the area has Native American roots. While most of the homes standing were built in the 1900s, you can … Continue reading »

Categories: Coins, Grant Hansen, Identified, Toys | 2 Comments

Back to the Castle

The winter months in the Northeast aren’t usually favorable to us metal detectorists. Frigid temperatures, and worse, frozen grounds really limit our ability to pursue our passion. This year, however, has been kind to us. Yes, it’s been cold, and yes the ground has been hard, but not quite frozen enough to withstand my mighty … Continue reading »

Categories: Grant Hansen | 2 Comments

Silver Ring Sunday

On a recent Sunday morning, as many folks were engaged in last-minute grocery shopping and other preparations for the Super Bowl, my thoughts were focused on getting in a few hours of metal detecting on an otherwise busy winter day. After all, what better way to pre-pay for the double-whammy of overindulgence and inactivity inherent … Continue reading »

Categories: James Orefice, Jewelry | Leave a comment