Palmolive 1920 Coupon Token

Palmolive-Peet Co Buy one Get one Free Antique Token – Chicago P-009

These 1920s bronze tokens were loyalty advertising tools that were given out with pocket change for future purchases. There are many varieties often specific to the region of the promotion. I've seen them from many ...
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Provenance, Prioritization and Compromise – Metal Detecting and Archaeology Coming To Terms?

I received a series of questions on my last post from a reader named Byron.  As I started my response, I realized that I've heard a similar question at least a dozen times recently, so ...
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Phoenix Hotel – Henry Straus Cigar Bar Tavern – Lexington, KY

These are two Phoenix Hotel (1820s - 1977) Henry Straus Cigar Stand tokens (1920-1930s?) from Lexington. I found both, but one was in Bourbon Co. and one was in Lexington. What are the odds? In ...
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Don’t Let Metal Detecting Rallies Impact Detectorist / Archaeologist Cooperation

This is a response to the thoughtful protest post by Craig Swain about DIV (Digging in Virginia) metal detecting rally at “Ransack a Historic Site”  - I'm focusing more on the rallies in general than illegally hunting ...
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Using Minelab E-Trac with Pro-Swing Harness – A $4.00 Hack for More Comfort

I've been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it's 15 x 17 inches, y'all!) in some of my civil war camp searches over the past few weeks in a successful attempt to sniff out fragments ...
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Reader Question: Could you Put Metal Detectors into Footwear?

You can incorporate detectors into anything into which you can isolate a transmitting and receiving coil connected to circuitry/software to manage the electromagnetic signals and look for variations to alert on.    You would need ...
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Sampling object in detecting sphere

Thought Experiment: Could a metal detector detect bullets in the air?

This is a real question someone asked me: Could a metal detector detect bullets flying by? This depends on the processing speed of the machine and the tuning. Nothing off the shelf would do this, ...
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A Dedicated Detectorist Works w/Archaeologists to Preserve Blair Mountain

On August 25, 1921 the biggest labor insurgency and largest civil uprising since the civil war began as more than 10,000 union coal miners took up arms (often small squirrel rifles!) in a battle at Blair ...
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An Often Indefensible Assertion: “We’re Saving History.”

When I hear detectorists talking about "Saving History" these days I can't help but form the follow up questions in my head. Saving for whom? Saving from what? What do you think history is? Who ...
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The Quick Belt System: A Good System for Metal Detecting?

EDIT - 11/14/15 - The best configuration is the 14 pocket bag, a belt module and a cobra tactical belt (not his) - it has large and small pocket plus a loop that works perfectly for ...
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