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My First Ever Silver Coin Spill Turned Into Cointopia - Now With Day 35

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On 8/20/2019 at 11:39 PM, phrunt said:

Another 1934 Shilling, 4 silvers in one hole, incredible!   Someone had a bad day.

Clearly it wasn't you!! 

To add to what others have said, sometimes you find an old place that was never searched, but it just doesn't have that many lost coins.  Sometimes they are there but hidden (masked) by trash.  Other times they are so deep or the ground is so mineralized though not especially deep, your detector can't pick them out.  You've found one of those rare situatations where all the vectors are pointing in the same direction.  I wish you continued success, and look forward to hearing how the Detech Ultimate performs. 😁

BTW, does this mean you won't be accompanying KiwiJW to skunkland (err, the gold hunting grounds) anymore?

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5 hours ago, phrunt said:

I found a Mickey Mouse pendant, not broken, still perfectly intact, must be made of decent metals as it didn't rust away.. I thought nothing of it at the time but then I thought he looked a bit weird.... the reason, it's VERY old

I think you're right about it being old.  The look on Mickey's face is the kind only found on the early images, from what I know (which isn't that much...).  Old Disney items (particularly Mickey Mouse) tend to be very collectible.  I'd put your daughter to work doing online research, but then you run the risk that she wants to keep it.  😁

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Nice work once again...maybe you can look up the history of that particular park...might have been used for events and such back in the day. Do you have a rock tumbler? I use one to clean all my non collector coins that are not valuable  works really fast. I was going to say that the pendent may be silver... it's not stamped? So great to find fun so close to home...you have went back in time 40 years ago it seems. 

strick

 

 

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1 hour ago, GB_Amateur said:

I think you're right about it being old.  The look on Mickey's face is the kind only found on the early images, from what I know (which isn't that much...).  Old Disney items (particularly Mickey Mouse) tend to be very collectible.  I'd put your daughter to work doing online research, but then you run the risk that she wants to keep it.  😁

I've just put in a solid hour of image and site searching and can't find a single one. Treat it with kid gloves like it could buy you another detector until your sure it won't. It seems to be pretty rare. Are there any markings on the back?

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This might help with the Mickey Mouse pin:  https://www.amazon.com/Official-Price-Disney-Collectibles-Second/dp/0375722629/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=Disney+Collectibles&qid=1566491779&s=books&sr=1-15

I'm going to request one by inter-library loan this afternoon.  It will probably take a week to get (and that assumes it isn't already checked out...).  Researching finds (even someone elses) is part of the fun of detecting.

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It looks like the Mickey brooch is Sterling silver, and made by renowned silversmith Charles Horner, which all adds to it's collectible nature.
A quick google throws up this lot:
brooch

ebaylisting

It doesn't appear to be that valuable, though. About 120 US dollars for a perfect example, maybe 40 dollars for yours?

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3 hours ago, strick said:

Nice work once again...maybe you can look up the history of that particular park...might have been used for events and such back in the day. Do you have a rock tumbler? I use one to clean all my non collector coins that are not valuable  works really fast. I was going to say that the pendent may be silver... it's not stamped? So great to find fun so close to home...you have went back in time 40 years ago it seems. 

strick

 

 

Strick said it ... go back in time on that park.  Get pictures if you can and see where the consession stands were and/or the configuration of carnivals and it may give you more ideas rather than random hunting.  You know how to research better than most of us.

Mitchel

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You guys are great at finding information out on finds, outstanding.  I wake up and now know what it is :laugh:  I thought it had to be a good metal as no sign of any deterioration to it.   Well done PimentoUK, you got an exact match

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/vintage-1930s-signed-Charles-Horner-Mickey-Mouse-black-enamel-silver-brooch-/312353016120

I'll give it to my daughter. :rolleyes:

Breakfast then Day 3 starts!  I'm also only doing the field itself at the moment, the sidelines probably have even more finds, it's where most people would be standing watching the games.  A quick walk over the sideline area showed more junk than on the field itself though.

I will have to look up the silver composition of old NZ coins too.. I would say the same as OZ as no doubt they minted them there or in the UK.

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2 hours ago, PimentoUK said:

It looks like the Mickey brooch is Sterling silver, and made by renowned silversmith Charles Horner, which all adds to it's collectible nature.

Great job of sleucing, PimentoUK!  Saved me a trip to the library.  Looks like Charles Horner died in 1896 but his business continued.  See here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Horner_(jeweller)

After his death in 1896, his two sons, James Dobson Horner and Charles Henry Horner, continued the business, in partnership with Charles William Leach.[note 1] They expanded in 1905 with the opening of a new factory at Mile Cross, Halifax. The Charles Horner factory produced a range of products during the 20th century, together with other items like silverware, tableware and clocks.

Thimbles continued to be produced until 1947 and the company went into voluntary liquidation in 1984.

Also good call on the value.  Recent prices realized on Ebay include one for $42 and one for $48.50.

 

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Here is an interesting story about the badges, They also had copper ones made by someone unknown that were handed out or sold to movie goers for early Disney movies in Australia and germany.

https://collection.maas.museum/object/467150

Anyway, another 20 or so minutes and I'll be digging again.... let Day 3 begin :laugh: just need to finish my coffee, or is it cawfee... trying to brush up on my American.

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