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« on: August 06, 2009, 08:20:35 am »
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Sometimes we think that value is selected just for rings, coins and other relics.

I dug this from the garden of 1950's house last evening. The owner, was in her 80's (or so I was told) and had recenty moved into a nursing home. A friend of mine had bought her house and of course after wetting his lips with a couple of glasses of Brandy, he told me I could have a swing on his small lot. Now I just happened to have the MXT in the car. (just by chance of course.. hee hee)

I found many 1960 and 1970's coins and then out popped this little beauty. It is a Lesney Matchbox No. 29 Bedford from around the early 1960's. The inside was packed with dirt, but after a few hours soaking in hot water followed by a long bath in WD40, it came out looking mighty good. I am that sure that I can get the wheels spinning again.

The little tyke that lost this, must now be in his 50's.

What a story hidden treasures can tell. Tales of new and lost love. (people and toys)

Each one offering us a time capsule of time, hidden from the present, until our detector hits the signal.

I am showing a like new model found on the web.

I took the matchbox find into a collector this morning. He offered me the price of two tanks of gasoline for the car if I sold it to him. Now that is better value than a recent silver ring I found.

I smiled at him, thanked him for his trouble and tucked the gem into my pocket.

Some finds, like life, are to valuable to part with.

Cheers and happy hunting

Mike


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 09:13:59 am »
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Sometimes we think that value is selected just for rings, coins and other relics.

I dug this from the garden of 1950's house last evening. The owner, was in her 80's (or so I was told) and had recenty moved into a nursing home. A friend of mine had bought her house and of course after wetting his lips with a couple of glasses of Brandy, he told me I could have a swing on his small lot. Now I just happened to have the MXT in the car. (just by chance of course.. hee hee)

I found many 1960 and 1970's coins and then out popped this little beauty. It is a Lesney Matchbox No. 29 Bedford from around the early 1960's. The inside was packed with dirt, but after a few hours soaking in hot water followed by a long bath in WD40, it came out looking mighty good. I am that sure that I can get the wheels spinning again.

The little tyke that lost this, must now be in his 50's.

What a story hidden treasures can tell. Tales of new and lost love. (people and toys)

Each one offering us a time capsule of time, hidden from the present, until our detector hits the signal.

I am showing a like new model found on the web.

I took the matchbox find into a collector this morning. He offered me the price of two tanks of gasoline for the car if I sold it to him. Now that is better value than a recent silver ring I found.

I smiled at him, thanked him for his trouble and tucked the gem into my pocket.

Some finds, like life, are to valuable to part with.

Cheers and happy hunting

Mike



Hello Mike . Maybe you can go back and search more surrounding areas of the property and find more match box cars . If there is not a fence then see if you can check the Neighbors houses , that is if there are other properties around ? Also If a property is built in the 50's then finding lost coins from the 30's and 40's is very possible . If I hunt at a house that is built around 1900 , I think coins in the late 1800's must be somewhere nearby . Nice story you posted !!!
HH.............Regards............Eugene

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 10:02:40 am »
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Thank's for sharing a cool find 
I recently found a toy car and tossed it in my change can ,,,Went to open it the next day it was crawling with fire ant's ,,,Lesson learned  Embarrassed

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 10:38:06 am »
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That is really cool.

I love the old toy cars.

If he lost one, maybe

there is more.

Good luck,

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