It’s amazing what you find when it comes to Metal Detecting out bush. So far in the last couple of months I have found 3 old vintage Western Australian Numberplates with my E-Trac Metal Detecting while coinshooting
The number plates below are pretty old, especially the two Wagin Numberplates….. nice addition to my Metal Detecting Finds Catalogue!
Finally after Detecting at a old Ghost Town in Western Australia, I have found my first Gold piece of Jewellery at an old townsite, near were I live in Dumbleyung Western Australia.
George Rodd in 1919, G. & E. Rodd made such popular items as watch alberts, bracelets, rings, cuff links, tie pins, brooches, lockets, crosses and from the early 1930s also presentation medals and enamelled badges. Their flatware included sets of tea and coffee spoons, souvenir and trophy spoons. By the late 1930s, G. & E. Rodd was the leading firm of manufacturing jewellers in Australia. In 1948 they became a public company, Rodd (Australia) Ltd. The firm’s successors continued the business until 1985. (See: K. Cavill, ‘The jewellery and silverware of G & E. Rodd, and its successors’, Australiana, 1987 (1), pp15-18; also K. Cavill, G. Cocks, J.Grace, ‘Australian jewellers, gold and silversmiths, makers and marks’, 1992, pp 78-79, 199-201.)
I spent around 2 hours hunting around, found a few more old pennys, and belt buckles, and a old Vintage Motorbike Number plate, unfortunately it was damaged.
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I found this the other day Metal Detecting in the Australian Bush, near Dumbleyung, 250km’s South East of Perth.
It is in excellent condition and definately very old.
Having done some research on the internet, Google Results return only 3 pages about Coolacore so it must be a rare brand.
I really like this on metal stamped badge. I think it is made out of some kind of tin.