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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Cherie » 05 Oct 2017, 20:59

well then good to know- will take in few shops when I go down next- I love that old book press- are you actually going to use it?
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Oct 2017, 21:03

Didn’t buy the bookpress, only the bookpress table. Make a great bedside table I reckon. Steady and sturdy, can expand by lifting the two dropsides.

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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Aussie » 05 Oct 2017, 21:12

Go to FB. Get Nambour-stuff for sale/buy/swap. Look for a Post by Paul Reed. $180.00 for a table...Singer.

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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Oct 2017, 21:15

Nice table!
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Cherie » 05 Oct 2017, 22:08

Aussie wrote:Go to FB. Get Nambour-stuff for sale/buy/swap. Look for a Post by Paul Reed. $180.00 for a table...Singer.

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no machine in it aussie- shame- the one I'm am after has an actual machine that is set into the table - nice table and thanks
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Aussie » 05 Oct 2017, 22:25

If you go to that FB site....and look back over the last month....you will see several with the machine as in original condition.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Cherie » 05 Oct 2017, 23:16

Aussie wrote:If you go to that FB site....and look back over the last month....you will see several with the machine as in original condition.



This is it- so beautiful I used to play with my nans- and actually killed my finger one fday when I got carried away-

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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Oct 2017, 23:20

That from ebay? I had a quicklook there but they were all “free pickup” in Qld etc.

Lions have “sheds” and one week morning and Saturday afternoon they are open, have heaps of secondhand stuff, maybe PtAugusta has such a Lions shed?
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby Cherie » 05 Oct 2017, 23:29

HBS Guy wrote:That from ebay? I had a quicklook there but they were all “free pickup” in Qld etc.

Lions have “sheds” and one week morning and Saturday afternoon they are open, have heaps of secondhand stuff, maybe PtAugusta has such a Lions shed?

yes its from ebay- and I added one or two to my cart aleady-lol I must look further afield because the pick up thing is going to be a nuisance/problem- sewing is a passion of mine- they are gorgeous antiques-
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Re: Fossicking thread

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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Oct 2017, 18:04

Yeah, would say rubbish. Pattern is printed not handpainted, porcelain is not made “thick and solid.”
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Oct 2017, 16:22

Missed out on a 1755 Worcester tea bowl and saucer (Worcester started production in 1751 so very very early!) but got this fence pattern saucer:

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And have a bid in on another early piece.

Got the above item $5 off, pays to look at items that are “buy now” can usually negotiate a nice discount,
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Oct 2017, 16:52

The other item:

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Spent 290 years on the bottom of the sea: a cargo junk from China to Batavia caught fire off the Indonesian coast and sank. Later the cargo was recovered and auctioned through Sotheby’s so have provenance. The shipwreck happened in 1722.

This sort of item inspired European and English potters to make porcelain and Delft (blue and white quality pottery.)

I like history, seeing how changes here caused changes somewhere else etc.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 19:40

This female bust is for sale. 17"/42cm tall. It is pottery—stoneware.

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It is $63 which is fine tho I would argue it down a bit. It is in the US tho and that is a problem: postage is sky high there, $106 in fact.

Would look nice somewhere, the conservatory perhaps.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby davo » 12 Oct 2017, 21:09

Monk I am member of a local buy/swap/sell facebook group the range of goods are amazing.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 21:27

Yes, I have seen some of the pages (Aussie put me on to them) but am currently not on FB.

Think I will have to set up an account again tho I am not fond of FB—it harvests personal details to sell! I had a big page (Friends of the NBN, have a look some time) but they started demanding I send them copies of drivers licences etc so let the account be closed.

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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 21:39

OK! Seller has reduced the postage. I put her off for a few days, then will see if she will reduce her price as well. Let us hope nobody else wants it in the meantime :bgrin
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby davo » 12 Oct 2017, 21:58

I do some metal detecting in my spare time chasing pre decimal coins. As a kid I dug bottles from what I am certain was a dumpsite from a hospital built for convalescing soldiers during WW2 . I dug a bottle with the inscription MORSES INDIAN ROOT PILLS no prizes for guessing what I thought the meaning was :roll
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 22:01

ahaha!

Did you keep the bottles? Some would be $$$ by now.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 22:04

I have some first fleet coins and some slightly later (more or less featureless black disks :roll :bgrin ) but would love some pre–Federation money.

When in Tassie I intend to visit the north and do some fossicking—convict made spruce (ginger beer bottles) also an ex goldfield in the Tamar be worth prospecting inc with a metal detector. For any bit of gold but more for any original implements, an axehead or something.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby davo » 12 Oct 2017, 22:07

Sadly no I used to sell them to an antique shop and promptly spent the cash at local cafe.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 22:12

Seem hard to get, have asked some coin sellers.

Maybe I should get a set of 1960-ish coins: ha’penny, trey, zac, bob & florin, coins of my childhood here.

I used to get 6d busfare and after a while I hit on a cunning plan. Accept the zac, snuck my bike out and cycled to school (couple of Km) you could buy a nice lunch for 6d in the 1950s! Then on Monday I would also get 6d lunch money! What you could buy for a bob back then was amazing! Eventually my damn sister snitched on me and I had to peddle to/from school but no 6d :jump
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby davo » 12 Oct 2017, 22:16

I am a member of a metal detecting forum which also has a few bottle diggers. the best finds seem to come from riverbeds.
If you are chasing gold you will need to outlay a fair amount roughly 2 grand however they hold their value very well.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 22:20

I think I would prefer to find the field and, if possible look for artifacts. But maybe do a little panning for gold.
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Re: Fossicking thread

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Oct 2017, 22:27

Be nice to find some convict made spruce bottles.

I owned, with a business partner, a big old (1880) villa. We ripped up a floor and replaced it, found a couple of huge roofing nails! We also replaced some roofing iron—the old sheets were way thicker than the modern stuff! Should have kept some of it! (look up Trafalgar House Pt Elliot.)
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