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Author Archives: Grant Hansen

Who’s the Black Sheep?

In November 2013 I detected on some very old ground in England, and found some great stuff. My story, however, has been lost. So I will regroup, and rewrite! In the meantime, please watch (well, listen really) to my first night in my freezing tent. Full story in the works!

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A Productive, Muddy Day

Since temps were above 40 following a few days of heavy rain, I took advantage of the “warm” weather and went back to my spot that keeps producing. While there was plenty of garbage to be found, I did manage to eke out some cool relics and coins.

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Grant’s Last Outing of 2014

With the year nearing a close, I was able to get out one more time in the search of old coins and relics. I found myself on a very old property, and while there were no old coins to be found, I managed some great relics as I took advantage of the above-freezing temperatures.

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One of A Kind Button?

No, I’m sure it’s not a one-of-a-kind button. But I can’t find another example anywhere of a button with this specific back mark. Have you seen it? If so, please let me know!

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A Cold November Day

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I went back to my childhood home to see what else I could find. It was cold and muddy, which I wasn’t expecting, and I hadn’t dressed properly to fend off the elements. My feet, fingers, and body got cold fast, so the hunt was shorter than I had planned. I did … Continue reading »

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A Few Nice Buttons

As we entered mid-November, I was able to get out for a few hours. While signals were few and far between, I did find some nice buttons. In particular, I found my first ball buttons!

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A 1700s Kind of Day

Unless a property stops producing, I’ll keep going back as long as I have permission to do so. So, back I went to one of my favorite spots, built in 1810. While the property is filled with debris from yesterday, there continue to be treasures hidden amongst the clutter. On this day I decided to … Continue reading »

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More Finds at the Early 19th Century Home

It’s not often that detectorists like myself find a property that just keeps on giving. Usually we hit a property once, twice, even three times, and then it simply becomes a struggle for diminishing returns. Well, not this house. Not this property. A few hours in spots I’ve already searched yielded some fantastic goodies!

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Big Round Tease

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Vintage Toy Soldiers

While I was out detecting one wet, rainy day I hit a spot that transported me back into the childhood of a boy from the 1930s. Dig after dig, I started recovering a bunch of different Barclay/Manoil lead toys form around 1935. They’re all in amazing shape, and the only thing that powered them was imagination. … Continue reading »

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