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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What did I find? I picked this metal slug out of an 1799 home above the mantle of the home’s hearth. It weighs 7.5oz and is about a quarter inch thick. It is non-magnetic and would not survive a drop with out breaking. #found #mysteryitem #whatisthisthing #newengland #ancient #estatesalefind #urbanarcheology #metal


What did I find? I picked this metal slug out of an 1799 home above the mantle of the home’s hearth. It weighs 7.5oz and is about a quarter inch thick. It is non-magnetic and would not survive a drop with out breaking. #mysteryitem #whatisthisthing #newengland #ancient #estatesalefind #urbanarcheology #metal

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

I went scrounging on Friday, anxious to find a “dig”. However, in these days in between holidays sales grow thin. The challenge presented, I must double my efforts to find where history is hiding. This gem was found in Amawalk NY and though the house was new the owners were paring down the family history some. The only piece of paper was this odd first day cover “over print” celebrating the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese. Interesting note as each of the 5 post offices were returned to regular service the US printing and engraving office released these to signify their opening. This one Cebu was liberated july 21st, 1945. #found #history #philippines #wwii #philately #firstdaycover #ephemera #estatesale #amawalkny #urbanarcheology


I went scrounging on Friday, anxious to find a “dig”. However, in these days in between holidays sales grow thin. The challenge presented, I must double my efforts to find where history is hiding. This gem was found in Amawalk NY and though the house was new the owners were paring down the family history some. The only piece of paper was this odd first day cover “over print” celebrating the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese. Interesting note as each of the 5 post offices were returned to regular service the US printing and engraving office released these to signify their opening. This one Cebu was liberated july 21st, 1945. #history #philippines #wwii #philately #firstdaycover #ephemera #estatesale #amawalkny #urbanarcheology

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Friday, December 7, 2018

For the sharpest salad you’ve ever had -Radio Strop Dressing - Found in one of those wonderful hiding places for small treasures- A 1904 singer sewing machine. I missed the physics class where they teach you that a piece of leather will sharpen a steel blade. Witchcraft!? Is what I now say when I can’t explain something. Now I find a companion product that will treat leather so that it will remain stronger than steel!? Witchcraft!? Love the brand “Radio,” like someone was looking around the room for a name in the 40s and said “Radio!” Go with it! #found #oldproducts #1940s #urbanarcheology #vintageshave


For the sharpest salad you’ve ever had -Radio Strop Dressing - Found in one of those wonderful hiding places for small treasures- A 1904 singer sewing machine. I missed the physics class where they teach you that a piece of leather will sharpen a steel blade. Witchcraft!? Is what I now say when I can’t explain something. Now I find a companion product that will treat leather so that it will remain stronger than steel!? Witchcraft!? Love the brand “Radio,” like someone was looking around the room for a name in the 40s and said “Radio!” Go with it! #oldproducts #1940s #urbanarcheology #vintageshave

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is it worth una peseta to look for old coins? Sure it is! Fun fact: Spanish coins from 1868 to 1982 have 2 dates - one showing authorization- the larger,and the actual date of issue is hidden in the 2 stars on the obverse. Cool. #found #coins #coincollecting #spain #money #1954 #estatesale #urbanarcheology


Is it worth una peseta to look for old coins? Sure it is! Fun fact: Spanish coins from 1868 to 1982 have 2 dates - one showing authorization- the larger,and the actual date of issue is hidden in the 2 stars on the obverse. Cool. #coins #coincollecting #spain #money #1954 #estatesale #urbanarcheology

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