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Old Line Paul

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Old Line Paul last won the day on September 23 2021

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    Coin shooting. Gun Shooting (trap & NRA High Power). Collecting US and Russian militaria. Cooking. Losing money at poker and horse racing.
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  1. I’m sure this isn’t related, but I’ve started getting Kennedys in my change for the first time in decades. Four in the past few months.
  2. My ritual is to put every find straight into my pouch without examination. Only when I get home do I clean everything off and see what I found. That way, for a few hours at least, I can fantasize about treasure. It’s like they say about lottery tickets: “You haven’t really lost until you check your numbers.”
  3. That dog-like figurine looks amazingly like one I made out of clay in grade school! I had long forgotten about it, but when cleaning out my late father’s stuff, I found he had saved it for over half a century.
  4. Thanks! As the saying goes, “When you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras.”
  5. I dug this near an elementary school bike rack. It’s copper, with slight traces of silver-colored plating. The name “LEAH” is bracketed with shooting stars. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the outside is a clear, convex acrylic band. At first, I assumed it was a child’s ring. But the interior diameter is only 11/16” and the acrylic band is somewhat rubbery. If it’s a personalized ring, good thing the wearer’s name is only 4 letters. JACQUELINE would have been a tight fit! It seems both too cheap and too over-engineered to be jewelry. So I’m wondering if it might be a part of something. I tried searching internet for companies named LEAH with a shooting star logo but no luck.
  6. Wow! The tots in the Left Coast are a lot richer than they are around here!
  7. A few weeks ago, I found a 1926 Lincoln cent. Given the age difference between the UK and the US, I think my find is older. Just saying 😁
  8. As long as you don’t find any gold teeth…
  9. …over something copper? Now that Spring has arrived, the park fields I hunt are coming alive. My last few excursions, I’ve noticed that when I get a signal under a particularly luxurious weed or tuft of grass, there’s usually a penny or old clad coin tangled up in the roots. I see they sell copper fertilizers. So it makes sense. Now if there was only a weed that needed trace amounts of silver or gold to thrive, I’d be on to something!
  10. Is/was the beach known as a hangout for bodybuilders? In the 70’s, there was a stretch of Virginia Beach where the bodybuilders would go to work out and show off.
  11. My sister’s friend lost a valuable antique ring in a tot lot many years ago. She figured she lost it pulling her glove on and off while fishing tissues, snacks, etc. for the kids out of her bag. Never found it.
  12. The places I detect are all relatively young. A beaver-tale pop top counts as a relic around here!
  13. Gotta wonder how someone could lose something so big without noticing!!!
  14. Could kids have been playing pirate in your yard during the 70’s?
  15. $1.32? Rich tots in your neck of the woods! I’m lucky to find a couple of coins and a Hot Wheels. The only productive tot-lot I’ve found so far is a rather secluded one near a high school. I could tell by the trash that older kids hung out there, eating lunch and vaping. Still, I like detecting tot-lots in the summer. Digging wood chips is much more pleasant than chipping through rock-hard dirt in the August heat. And maybe I’ll find a Mommy’s lost ring some day.
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