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  • And now for the finds that get my blood pumping.

    I am talking about the ones that have a little bit of mystery or a whole lot of history behind them.
    Organized cross country racing has been around long before you and I.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=cross...McHe8AfLjaboAw
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    And without a makers mark of any sort this will remain a mystery as to its age.
    None the less, it is cool. Click image for larger version

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ID:	277021 The age of this one will also likely remain a mystery.
    I know that at one time it was a pin. Click image for larger version

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ID:	277022 And after cleaning this up. I now know that it was likely issued to a civilian dockyard worker. Click image for larger version

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    Was this civilian part of the war effort?
    Were they male of female?
    Was it WWI or possibly WWII? Click image for larger version

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    There are those unexpected moments when you find something that you are ready to toss into the junk side of the pouch.
    Most of us find modern pins.
    And the moment that you see this you are ready to toss it. Click image for larger version

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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    This one though is definitely not getting tossed.
    There is some cool history behind Bletchley Park. Click image for larger version

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/places/bletchley_park
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bletchley_Park Click image for larger version

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ID:	277030 When I first pulled this one out of the dirt I was honestly confused.
    I was truly unsure if it was military or not.
    I figured that it was missing part of it.
    So the first thing that I did was to text these pictures to Micheal and ask if C F A meant anything to him.
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    His immediate answer was Canadian Forces Artillery.
    And that it was whole other than the one missing lug.
    And by golly he was right.
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    I don't know if I did right by straightening it.
    If it was a shoulder flash then it naturally had a slight curve.
    If it were a collar tab the it would have been straight.
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      This find I saved to the last for this post.
      It is not only the oldest thing found.
      Click image for larger version

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      But it was found 15 minutes before I just had to take this snapshot.
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      1894 Victoria City dog tax tag.
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      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #4
        Lol so they had to pay a dog tax ???? That’s some cool finds for sure Bruce
        As for me and my house , we will serve the lord

        Everett Williams ,
        NW Arkansas

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        • #5
          Everyone else has to pay a tax, why not the dogs.... Ya got some neat stuff on this walkabout Bruce. Thanks for sharing your time. We appreciate ya!!

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          • 2ndoldman
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            I guess that it is true Chuck. Not even our best friends can escape death and taxes.

        • #6
          Always a satisfying journey with you, Bruce.
          Child of the tides

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Thank you Deb.

        • #7
          Awesome finds the Bletchley park WW2 pin is my favorite. Cool history lesson on cross country running!

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Thank you. That pin was an unexpected surprise win for me. It will be proudly displayed with the rest of my militaria.

        • #8
          Great thread Bruce. I like the 1894.

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Thank you David.

        • #9
          Originally posted by G10+ View Post
          Lol so they had to pay a dog tax ???? That’s some cool finds for sure Bruce
          They didn't start actually calling it a tax up here until about 1900. Click image for larger version

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          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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