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Tis a magic journey, congrats RR on hitting the 50 which my better half tells me is coincidently the golden anniversary. I`ve a bit to go, hitting 40 MD years next year, still have to bend down a wee bit to drag the right hand on the ground.

Just love those adds and the memories they bring.

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13 hours ago, Norvic said:

Just love those adds and the memories they bring.

Agree, Norvic.  I also prefer the drawings/sketches/paintings as opposed to photos.  They really got the imagination humming.  Today's magazine illustrations (ads, articles, covers) are almost exclusively photos.

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On 5/28/2018 at 12:52 PM, Tortuga said:

Funny the detectors changed but they still sell people on those same hopes and dreams of finding buried treasure, lost riches etc.

Agree, dreams of bottle caps, pull tabs, and random bullets. 

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Wow! Did that bring back some memories! I used to grab my Dad's magazines in the late 60's and read them cover-to-cover! Thank you for sharing RR!!

Here are two Videos I put together a couple years ago, along the same line - Hope you enjoy!

 

 

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I saw the explorer 2 and the metalalert in a shop in London belonging to the Tesoro dealer nothing has moved for 20 years .......he was selling the lease on his shop to move closer to his wife and told me all about the days where he used to sale 15 silver sabre a day.......the basement was full of new parts for tesoro and that day i bought him the ONLY  compadre with changeable coil available at the time the uk....i also bought from him coils for tesoros a brand new INCA and a 1235X.............he had detectors made of wood and some Compass PCBs 77bs if i remenber correctly the shop was like a shop in the 80s i loved going there......btw i am only 44 😅😅😅 and i just bought a VGC 1266XB with case 3 months ago was dreaming of it in my teens now it s miiiiiiiiiiiiiiine

 

 

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Incredible watch Terry, thanks.  It's great seeing the history.

 

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