|THE MANY FACES
OF TREASURE HUNTING!
Hunting Stories & Tips!
Michigan's Oldest, Multi-Line,
Treasure Hunting Outfitter!
THE COLOR OF GOLD IS: CHANGING!Changing to the color of---- toy lead soldiers, diecast toy cars, aluminum and brass tokens, plated toy rings, antique bottles even common painted steel bottle caps are sought after by some collectors!
I recall from my early days of metal detecting just how it felt seeing that unmistakable round 'coin shape' in the ground. I would lift the freshly detected object from its earthen grave and brush the loose dirt away --- how disappointing to find nothing more than a stupid token---- DARN!
How things have changed! Today the "average token" out values the "average coin," not to mention the token is far more interesting! Oh, and how about those toy rings! Remember how you handled those gold ring finds so gently yet 'tossed' plated toy rings into that box of interesting ' junk'? Perhaps you can recall giving a "Mickey Mouse" ring, to the child who followed you all over the beach, just because he or she was so cute?
Do you realize the biggest, best diamond, ruby or sapphire ring that you find mounted in a huge slab of gold won't even come close to the value of a $100,000 toy 'Super Man Club of America' toy ring!
We need to learn all about the new and many faces of treasure hunting!
SOME 'QUICK-READ' TREASURE HUNTING ADVENTURES!
FIRST ONE IS
NEW AND IMPORTANT!
More to come. . . bookmark and check back!
TREASURE HUNTING STIRS AN INTEREST IN HISTORY
and relic hunting with a metal detector, or digging a privy for antique
bottles, it is natural to start asking questions. The most common one
"What is this?"
"What was this product?" . . . . .
"What were these used for?" . . .
If your first and main question is 'What's it worth?' you are missing the real thrill that is hidden in treasure hunting. There is a treasure that can be found in the treasure itself if you look deep enough. >
> Take for instance this beautiful 1803 large cent. After you detect it, do you run off to find the value in your coin book , and then, are you looking for a buyer? If so you are missing the real joy! Take some time out! Think about your new found connection with the past. You are the first person to handle this coin in perhaps 150 years or more! Who was the last person to hold that coin? Look around you ----- how much has the landscape changed since this coin was lost? Just think, the last time this penny saw light of day Thomas Jefferson may have been the President! The terrible Civil War still lay in our country's future.
about the early settler family, what did the loss of this coin
mean to them ?
us understand the value of the penny in the
19th century let's think about the little book pictured above.
The Memoir of Susan B. Marble was part of a 100-volume library of books printed by the American Sunday School Union in the 1820's. They were proudly promoted as the "CHEAPEST SUNDAY-SCHOOL LIBRARY EVER PUBLISHED!" The one hundred books sold for $10.00.
The publishing of this book was no simple task. The printing
used was much like the one used by Ben Franklin in the mid-1700's. Each
printing plate was loaded and inked by hand. After the pages were
the book was bound together by hand stitching.
This little book was the treasured possession of a young boy or girl.
is the touching, true story of young Susan Marble. Susan was a new
to Christ', who wanted so badly to be baptized. Twice a date was set
her baptism in the winter of 1820-21. Each time the special event she
for was postponed because of the terrible Connecticut winter storms.
on the day that she was to be baptized, Sunday, the 4th day of
1821, in her 14th year and before baptism, her Lord called her to his
This little book was purchased for ten of those big pennies and was dearly treasured. At some time the little book's cover was torn ---- it was promptly mended. Scotch tape was not invented yet so the owner carefully stitched the tear with a needle and thread.<> >
Here are the Susan Marble memoirs just as they were first written in the 1820's.
It is a
little book of only 23 small pages. I reprinted it exactly as it was
with the beautiful early 1800's English and spelling. It was a lot of
for a one-finger typist. I hope you enjoy it. Susan's testimony is
making a difference in lives 177 years later. I feel that it was no
the little booklet fell into my hands; I pray that it will touch your
Susan discovered the
treasure ever! Greater than chests of gold!
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
CHURCH OF OTSEGO MICHIGAN! PROCLAIMING THE TREASURE THAT IS
GOD'S WORD SINCE 1835 ----
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OTSEGO -- HISTORY! THE FIRST YEARS!