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Some Metal Detecting Tips at the Local 100 Year Old Abandoned Rubbish Dump – Pt 2

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Some Metal Detecting Tips at the Local 100 Year Old Abandoned Rubbish Dump – Pt 2

Big Dig – 100 Year Old Dump – First Bicycle Number Plate – WW2 Pin – Coins etc

Big Dig – 100 Year Old Dump – First Bicycle Number Plate – WW2 Pin – Coins etc

My Post Office in Dumbleyung & My Metal Detecting – Relic & Antique Bottle Display

Now that I am getting familar with YouTube.com I thought that I would make a video about my normal workplace at the Dumbleyung Post Office in Western Australia.   My Business partner Natalie and I bought the Post Office around 12 months ago, done alot of renovations, painting, re-arranging (much to some peoples dislike!)

I also have all of my good antique bottles on display, as well as most of my good metal detecting finds.

Please allow me to give you a tour of my Post Office…

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Old Toys, Badges, Coins and Bullet Holes

A Penny with a bullet hole through it!
A Penny with a bullet hole through it!

Over the last couple of days I have been doing some treasure hunting at yet another old house, just outside of town, but all that remained of this house was just the concrete slab. I believe that this house probably had something to do with the Railway, possibly a Station Masters house, no sure, but it is directly opposite the Railway Line in Dumbleyung.

Man in a Old Toy Tractor
Man in a Old Toy Tractor
I also found a dead Western Ringtail Possum, just outside of town, first one I have seen in my 38 years living here, read my blog about the Western Ringtail Possum

I found a few things of interest to myself as follows:

Dumbleyung Football Club Badge dated 1969
Dumbleyung Football Club Badge dated 1969

Old Shack Finds

Remnants of the Shack
Remnants of the Shack

The last couple of days I have been doing a bit of Metal Detecting around an old shack near my town. As far as I am aware the shack was the home of a family who settled in the region in 1906.

I found plenty of coins there, but no old coins, just alot of 1 and 2 cent coins and a couple of 10 cent pieces, in a place where I believe may have been a childs sand pit, where they would play.

Unfortunately I have not found no old coins, no pennys, no three or six pence coins, so that is a bit disappointing, as I was sure I would find some older coins.

I did however find a couple of interesting little nick nacks.

brass shoe ashtray "made in India"
brass shoe ashtray "made in India"
little badge "Minehead"
little badge "Minehead"

 About Minehead

Sugar serving spoon
Sugar serving spoon
Numerous Shotgun cartridges and bullets
Numerous Shotgun cartridges and bullets
1 and 2 cent coins
1 and 2 cent coins

Off to the next place ….

Metal Detecting Finds Display and Storage Cases and Coin Display Cases

Tool Compartment Organiser - Simple way of storing your Metal Detecting Finds - Coins - Jewellery & Rings
Tool Compartment Organiser - Simple way of storing your Metal Detecting Finds - Coins - Jewellery & Rings

There is nothing better than finding a nice gold, platinum or silver ring, or an old coin, or an old piece of jewelry when your out metal detecting on the beach or out bush, you might spend a few hours detecting, and find something that you would really like to share with your friends.

But where do you store all your small metal detecting finds? In a shoe box? Or maybe an old wooden box or even an old ammunition box, or even an Old Treasure Chest

I like to store all my old coins, rings and jewellery which I find on my hunts in a simple “Craftright” Tool Compartment Organiser, which I bought at Bunnings in Perth, I have 4 of them, I think they cost me around $20 each and does the job for me perfectly.


It is nothing fancy, but does the job of a place to store the old pennys and coins and rings I find, and I do have alot of coins which I have found, a couple thousand or two, both pre-decimal and modern day.

I am one of those people who keeps just about everything I find, even modern day currency, maybe one day all the one dollar and two dollar coins I find will buy me a new top of the range Minelab Gold Metal Detector

 

There are plenty of choices for Coin and Jewellery Storage Boxes at Bunnings or other hardware shops  which you can get for a very cheap price of under $30.

Or if you have a valuable collection, maybe you should invest in a good fireproof safe, I have seen excellent safes where you can get them actually put underneath the floor of your house, hidden under the carpet in a secret location, a great place to store your valuables.

And for the antique and relics you find, the larger items you could always shoe them off to your mates and family by using a nice Glass Display Cabinet similar to the display cabinets you see at antique shops.

Have a look at Bunnings next time your there or any of the many Hardware stores around your local town and find yourself something to store all your Metal Detecting Finds.

Tool Compartment Organiser - Simple way of storing your Metal Detecting Finds - Coins - Jewellery & Rings
Tool Compartment Organiser - Simple way of storing your Metal Detecting Finds - Coins - Jewellery & Rings

2008 Favourite Metal Detecting Finds

Victorian Broach - Minus stones
Victorian Broach - Minus stones

2008 has been a pretty good year for me Metal Detecting.

I have definately paid for both of my metal detectors with some of the Metal Detecting finds I have made this year.

I have found quite a few rings, both Gold and Silver, all of which I have found Beach Metal Detecting in Perth Western Australia.

The best ring would have to be a beautiful nine diamond gold ring which I found at a Perth Beach… I found this out of pure luck, a lady had lost her Medi Alert Bracelet and she asked me to search for it for her, on the way to the location, I was wading in some water, with my Excallibur as I waited for her down the beach and bammo! I found the best ring so far!

I also had some fantastic luck on one day finding myself over $250 in coins in a 20 square metre area on a beach also, all of these coins were washed in that area by the tide, and the coins varied in years, and were not placed there by one person, they would have belonged to hundreds of people. It’s amazing how the tide washes and drops coins and rings in certain areas of a beach.

I have also had some great finds metal detecting at the local old ghost town, no buildings exsist there anymore, but I found the remains of an old road, bricks, burnt patches of soil, brken pieces of bottles and so forth.

I found around 80 old Australian Pre-Decimal coins, a nice gold Heart shaped locket, plenty of other interesting relics, even some nice old vintage number plates.

Its been a great year, my next tool of the trade I am saving for is a Quad Bike, which will enable me to access potential metal detecting areas more easier.

The photos you can see here on this post are some of my favourite 2008 finds!

I am really looking forward to 2009, I am going to have much more time on my hands to get out and metal detect other areas.

Over $250 Cash and Jewellery - One Days Finds
Over $250 Cash and Jewellery - One Days Finds
9 Diamond Mens Gold Ring
9 Diamond Mens Gold Ring
Art Deco Style Gold Pendant
Art Deco Style Gold Pendant

Here are some of my other favourite metal detecting finds for 2008

Bottle Dump Reveals Treasures!

Click on the image to see what they are!
Click on the image to see what they are!

Well not exactly Treasure, but the other day I found this old bottle dump and I decided to dig around with my shovel to find some old bottles.

Much to my delight the first shovel load of soil revealed a nice Australian Penny, then a few more shovel loads later, another Penny as well as a few old bottles.

It was getting late in the day, around 6pm, but luckily it is daylight saving here, and still had another couple hours of daylight left, so I decided to go back home around 10kms away to get my Shermator Sifter

Anyhow, I came back excited, hoping to find more and I did find more, quite a bit of stuff actually, not just coins, but a nice toy horse, a Australian CWA Badge ( Country Womens Association ), some old roofing nails, an old aluminum clothes peg, 27 old australian coins, pennys, a shilling, two three pence coins, a six pence coin, as well as some 1 and 2 cent coins, a couple sets of earrings,  some old marbles, three necklace charms, an old fish fork and some nice old belt buckles.

It took me around 6 hours over two days to get this little haul, not really worth much in value, but just the fact of finding the stuff without using my metal detector is great fun and every few shovel loads always revealed a nice little surprise.

My favourite would be the toy horse.

Anyhow, finding all this stuff in one little dump gives me some encouragement to use the Shermantor more when come across old bottle dumps!

You can see all my Metal Detecting Finds Photos or see each individual photo of exactly what I found at the Old Bottle Dump

Todays Best Finds

Hi Guys,

 I went out to my secret hunting spot today, an old where an old town used to be from 1907 to around 1955.

 I found some interesting things, here is my best finds today.

 

1943 Australian CRC Adopt a Digger Badge - Made in Perth Western Australia
1943 Australian CRC Adopt a Digger Badge - Made in Perth Western Australia

 (A Digger is a nickname for an Australian Soldier)

This Badge must be very rare because I cannot find one on the internet. I found it today at my favourite treasure hunting spot near Dumbleyung Western Australia

1955 Silver Australian Three Pence
1955 Silver Australian Three Pence

1922 Australian Penny

1922 Australian Penny
1922 Australian Penny

 1928 Australian Half Penny

 1928 Australian Half Penny
1928 Australian Half Penny

Got heaps of other stuff, brass belt buckles, bits of copper, etc will upload some pics soon!

By the way, check out my new Metal Detecting Gallery you can see all my pics there! Feel free to uploads your metal detecting photos also!