1940 Two Shilling.

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Dave The Slave
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Strange title and perhaps you`re thinking, why ?
Well i`ll explain.
Prior to yesterday, had not found anything Silverish while inland detecting dating after 169? which was a French coin, or for a British coin 1569 Threepence. One item i would like to find is milled Silver. Not quite but happy with it.
Nice signal which was only a couple of inches deep, out fell a coin which still had plenty of lustre. Could see it was a Two Shilling and due to the shine was expecting a 1960`s date, turned it over 1940, :D only 50% Silver but happy, also fits nicely into where i was detecting on the perimeter of an old airfield.
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Refrained from giving the coin a rub, just a rinse under the tap when home, plenty of sharp detail.
Have been lucky so far with the weather, yesterday being a dry day surrounded by rainy days. Sun was warm when emerging from the clouds, very pleasant. Second signal of the day, was a lead bag seal, appears to say " DALLADORF,
LONDON " probably the crispest example i have found so far out of 4. If that was to be the best find of the day would have been happy.
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Stuck to last weeks area, hoping to find another US CWS seal as there has been some interest in it and would be nice to have another. Set myself a 40 yd length and went up and down. Found an area where i was picking up very large Shotties, obviously Military as the diameter at widest was 41mm. They have been id`d as 39mm US flare gun cartridges. Have included a 12 bore for comparison, middle row left.
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Dug a length of lead armoured electrical wire ? single strand of thick wire inside.
Usual scrap bits.
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35 items dug in nearly 4 hrs,, very enjoyable dig, especially with the two Shilling.
Good luck everyone, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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Love the "straight out the ground" shots... :thumbsup:
See you had some shotties too.....great signals and always gets the mind thinking...
Looks a busy 4 hours to fella :clapping:
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Love a bit of milled silver and that’s a very nice example :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Nice bit of milled even if its not full silver , still great to find and enough to cheer your day up . Like the lead bag seal .
Great write up and photos . :thumbsup:
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Lovely silver there Dave, well done mate,
One of my farmers told me some old tractors like the Field Master used large blank shotgun type cartridges to help start them, he said it stopped the compression kick back from the starting handle breaking your wrist!
Clint :thumbsup:
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Dave, well done on the milled I know you like them and the date matches the site well.

But you know me I like items to research :Party:
Your bagseal is Ohlendorff, and the bit at the bottom is "Guano Works" and dates from 1858 to 1883, and the guano was imported from Peru.

Type Ohlendorff into the search option here http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php you will find masses of information (there are 31 listed from the company but I have not looked to see if there is an exact match).

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What a great read love the two bob I can relate to the fact it's not old but you love it a great find keep it real cheers ken
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Saffron wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:04 pm Dave, well done on the milled I know you like them and the date matches the site well.

But you know me I like items to research :Party:
Your bagseal is Ohlendorff, and the bit at the bottom is "Guano Works" and dates from 1858 to 1883, and the guano was imported from Peru.

Type Ohlendorff into the search option here http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php you will find masses of information (there are 31 listed from the company but I have not looked to see if there is an exact match).

Evan
Evan,
Thanks for the info and more importantly, the correct name. We all seem to interpret letters differently especially if they are worn, appreciate that. Had no idea on the age, so the age range is a pleasant surprise. As i had used up my 4 photos yesterday, can now show the other side.
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Had a quick look of the 11 examples on the bagseal site, without spotting a match . Will send StuE the photos etc
Once again letters and/or numbers can give us something to research, although you have furthered that with the correct name.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:23 pm Love the "straight out the ground" shots... :thumbsup:
See you had some shotties too.....great signals and always gets the mind thinking...
Looks a busy 4 hours to fella :clapping:
Bruce other side of the straight out of the ground for you.
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Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:48 pm Evan,
Thanks for the info and more importantly, the correct name. We all seem to interpret letters differently especially if they are worn, appreciate that. Had no idea on the age, so the age range is a pleasant surprise. As i had used up my 4 photos yesterday, can now show the other side.
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Had a quick look of the 11 examples on the bagseal site, without spotting a match . Will send StuE the photos etc
Once again letters and/or numbers can give us something to research, although you have furthered that with the correct name.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
Dave,
glad to help.

I was not sure about the start of the name on the bagseal, but was certain about the end being DORFF and the "Guano Works". I remembered having seen a bagseal relating to guano previously (its funny what you remember sometimes!) that had masses of information on Stu's site so just put in the "dorff" bit into the search and seeing the results could then see that the bagseal said Ohlendorff - as always is the case its easy when you know the answer :D

Its a nice little find, helped by being able to narrow it down to a fairly short date range and having such an intereting background - sure beats something like the more common flour or hemp/flax seals.

Evan
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