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Old 06-18-2022, 09:20 PM
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Default Should I clean it, and if so, how?

Found this today in Minnesota. It is a cartridge box plate and maybe my best find ever. Thoughts on cleaning would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:33 PM
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Awesome find. I wouldn't do anything to it. Looks great!

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Old 06-19-2022, 12:16 AM
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It looks great as is. Great find!

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Old 06-19-2022, 12:17 AM
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Nope, don't touch it anymore. It's beautiful! Also those metals probably won't "clean up" any further.

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Old 06-19-2022, 09:16 AM
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Great find, congrats

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Old 06-21-2022, 11:32 AM
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An amazing find for Minnesota, my neighbor to the North. Whereabouts in Minnesota did you find it? I'm with the others, "as is" is perfect.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:37 AM
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just seal it up with some renaissance wax or something and you are good to go
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:53 AM
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Awesome find!!!! I would leave it just the way it is.


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Old 06-25-2022, 11:48 AM
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Great find! I always think they look better with the aged patina.


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Old 06-25-2022, 12:00 PM
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That's an awesome find! I think where I'm at in Florida the chances of finding something like that are slim to none.
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Old 06-25-2022, 03:30 PM
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I would definitely leave it as it is. It's beautiful. What a great find!

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Old 06-26-2022, 03:40 AM
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Sweet find, Congrats! I'd leave it be and save its well-earned character.
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Old 06-26-2022, 10:13 AM
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Very nice, I believe I'd leave it as is.
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:13 AM
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Wow that is a dream find for anyone. Huge congratulations to you on that one. I agree a little coat of renaissance wax just to seal it and protect it and right into a display
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