Love that Sterling…

My free time has been pretty limited this past month, so I don’t have any great hunt stories to tell at the moment, but I did manage to get out a few times to unearth a few keepers.

On my first outing, I found a sterling silver spoon.  I haven’t had time to investigate its age or hallmarks, but as far as I’m concerned that’s not too important, because any sterling spoon, (or knife or fork) wins as one of the better finds of the season.

My next outing produced a sterling pen.  Once again, I’m not sure of its age, but who cares–its silver!


I was also lucky enough to find an 1864 Two Cent piece, which is not a very common coin, but I was psyched because its the second one I’ve found this year, but still, only my third since starting this hobby.

 I dug this cool button with the Harp on it,


a decorative piece of something?
Then there were the toy Jeeps. Two different sites, two different days, and Jeeps at both places?  I find a lot of toy cars, but I don’t recall ever finding Jeep’s in the past, so I think its kind of weird that I found two in a row like that….

The decorative item below is possibly an old locket type picture frame??  It’s too large to wear as jewelry, and too thin to hold anything other than a photo, so I’m going with picture frame, please let me know if I’m wrong or you have a better guess.

The Grand Finale was this small decorative buckle.

and the leftovers are this collection of a few flat buttons, a Chuck E Cheese token, broken ladle, key, a bunch of clad, and your guess is as good as mine on the rest.

That’s all for now–Happy Hunting!

11 thoughts on “Love that Sterling…

  1. Well those few times were a few more times than I….. I’m in a rut and in some pain. Don’t get old Diva, or at least lead a more gentle life. Those early morning hours and home remedies eventually take their toll.

    Love the two center…..

    1. Sorry to hear that Dick, my father suffers from the same issue as you, and I know how debilitating the pain can be. Keep your chin up, and try to get out on the good days.
      I’m pretty happy about the 2 center, they don’t come up very often, but when they do, they are usually in decent condition.

  2. Hi Allyson! Just stumbled onto your blog and I love it! Loved looking at your finds and your writing is very entertaining-cant wait to go back and read some of your older posts! 🙂 I am a new “detectorista” and I’ve only been detecting for about 3 months now. I’m a 61-year old female in northern Alabama, and I’m always trying to learn more about detecting ….(like how to not dig a hole the size of Nebraska…) hahah Hope I will gain some pointers from your blog!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie–some of the older posts can be quite amusing as the tales of me and my metal detector unfold 🙂
      So glad to have another Detectorista in the hobby, and don’t worry you’ll get the hang of digging those holes. Try a Sampson T-handle shovel if you get the chance. Happy Hunting!

  3. Hi Diva:
    Nice silver finds. The spoon was made in Birmingham (England) as indicated by the Assay Office’s mark: – an anchor. The date letter is too fuzzy in the photo, but if you can let me have a clearer photo I can date it for you. As it’s marked ‘Sterling’ I reckon that was stamped on it when it arrived in the States so it’s an import.


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