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I had another afternoon on the pasture and managed to winkle out a few more targets though the iron was quite sparky. Yet another four toy train wheels from two different fields and a lead pump clack.Not many keepers were showing so I tried my old favourite the "silver field", though targets are very few there now, and found a 1 dram apothecary weight. It was nearly time to go and the usual silver item had still not shown. But I just had a good feeling about a certain very small area of the field so wandered over to give it a try. First out popped a nice WWI Royal Artilllery ubique badge then a silver watch case back. It had a thick layer of dark oxidisation on the inside and I could see no hallmarks until I cleaned it off. It turned out to be imported 925 silver assayed in London in 1918 and sponsored by George Stockwell & Co. 84 targets dug but the last comers made all the difference!
Good things come to those who wait.