Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Quality Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Everything About Finds > What's the Value?

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2017, 01:42 PM
Gumba143 Gumba143 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: WI MN
Posts: 58
Default Any $$ value? Chicago worlds fair

Hi, first post New to digging. Any comments on the value of this pin from the worlds fair, 1893 I believe... thanks, gumba
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 06-14-2017, 07:38 PM
BBsGal's Avatar
BBsGal BBsGal is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern Oklahoma
Posts: 3,467
Default

No idea of value but welcome from Oklahoma, and that's a very cool find!

__________________
CTX-3030, F2, F44, GPP, XP. Since 01/2014. 2892 Clad Coins, 14 Silver Coins, 1 War Nickel, 1 Buff, 56 Wheats, 2 Foreign Coins. Oldest: 1879 Morgan, 1909 Wheat, 2 Sterling Rings, 1 Gold Ring, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 06-17-2017, 08:43 PM
GeneralQuarters GeneralQuarters is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 3,278
Default

Gumba, Welcome from Western Washington! Great find but I wouldn't have a value. I would just keep it and look at it everyday...

__________________
ATP (2019: 11.08 clad) gold (0) silver (2) Oldest : Chinese Ching Dynasty cash coin minted 1736-1795.

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 06-17-2017, 11:11 PM
KingTotsalot's Avatar
KingTotsalot KingTotsalot is offline
Official Tot Lot King
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mabelvale, south of Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 8,414
Default

Welcome to the forum from central Arkansas and even tho KT does not know what it is worth, it's a great looking find! KT would frame it and hang it in a shadow box!

__________________
BH Tracker IV, Tesoro Compadre, ATPro; 2019 CRH totals: 0 40%ers, 0 90%ers, 0 proofs, 0 NIFCs, , 0 87 Kens, 0 foreigns, 0 Au-plated

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 06-17-2017, 11:21 PM
Mntnclmbr's Avatar
Mntnclmbr Mntnclmbr is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: S.E. MICHIGAN
Posts: 2,026
Thumbs up Way cool!!

Anything before 1900 deserves a "way to go"!!

__________________
AT Pro (2015 ytd $123.55) 2014 $217.39)(43 Silver)(Oldest 1876 IH)(1863 CW Token)
"Carnivals of silverfish are waiting to dance upon our bones" David Gray

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 10-28-2017, 09:23 PM
Gumba143 Gumba143 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: WI MN
Posts: 58
Default

months later still little info on this pin, ran it through a tumbler, can see on back, maker of pin looks like in Newark n.j.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 10-29-2017, 10:20 PM
Dsm_mechva's Avatar
Dsm_mechva Dsm_mechva is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mechanicsville, Va.
Posts: 4,783
Default

Originally Posted by Gumba143 View post
months later still little info on this pin, ran it through a tumbler, can see on back, maker of pin looks like in Newark n.j.
Cool find but it's not from the 1893 World's Fair.

1911 American Mining Congress
Manufactured by The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, NJ

This complete one still on its original card sold for $23.00
Attached Images
    

__________________
Deus 11"/9"/HF Elliptical
MI-6, Pro-Pointer AT, Sampson, Ranger, DigMaster

Past Detectors: Vaquero/AT Pro/AT Gold/Quattro/F70/X-Terra 30/Delta 4000/Freedom 3 CDC/T2 LTD2/1265-X/1225-X/1212-X/1210-X/Amphibian/Gold Bug/MX Sport/Makro Racer/F75 LTD2


Last edited by Dsm_mechva; 10-29-2017 at 11:31 PM.
Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #8  
Old 10-30-2017, 07:39 PM
Gumba143 Gumba143 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: WI MN
Posts: 58
Default

THANK YOU!!!! I have been everywhere looking for info on this. how in the heck do you guys do it!! thanks
Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 11-01-2017, 11:19 AM
diggin4clad's Avatar
diggin4clad diggin4clad is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 1,642
Default

Originally Posted by Gumba143 View post
Hi, first post New to digging. Any comments on the value of this pin from the worlds fair, 1893 I believe... thanks, gumba
Go to the Western & Eastern Treasure magazine website and click on "Ask Mark Parker". Submit the photo and he will probably be able to tell you about the pin and its value.

__________________
White's M6 Garrett ATPro White's Digmaster White's TRX pinpointer

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #10  
Old 11-02-2017, 09:40 AM
Chipk's Avatar
Chipk Chipk is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Jacksonville / Yulee Florida
Posts: 2,734
Default

Very cool.

I recently found this curb strip hunting in Jacksonville, Florida. No idea what it is nor the age but I like it.
Attached Images
  

__________________
2 AT Pros, XTerra 705, Tesoro Sand Shark, 2 Garrett Ace 250s, 2 Pro Pointers, 2 scoops, an understanding wife and a sore back!

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 01-01-2018, 01:21 PM
Gumba143 Gumba143 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: WI MN
Posts: 58
Default this is why

this is why I related the find to the Chicago worlds fair, thanks again for the actual history
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote


  #12  
Old 01-02-2018, 11:58 PM
matmit's Avatar
matmit matmit is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Between Milwaukee and Kenosha
Posts: 11,828
Default

Great find and Greater ID!
They also held a world's fair (or exposition) in Chicago in 1933 or 1939 I believe.
I found a silver ring from that once.

__________________
**GRAMMAR POLICE**

AT-MAX, AT-PRO YTD (0)gold (0)silver (0)ster (0)IH (1)wheatie (0) gold coins Oldest 1802 KG III, Silver Dollar Club!

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.