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Old 11-13-2017, 05:48 PM
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Default Class of 1928 and two quarters

Today I was back at the large grassy field where a week, or so. ago I found my first seated dime.

(http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=253633)

This time, three new firsts: a 1936 "Washington" quarter, a 1929 "Standing Liberty" quarter, and a women's sterling silver (marked) Class of 1928 ring.

No idea of the school identified by the "GSS" monogram. No initials inside. Highly unlikely this ring could be returned to the original owner... If she was 18 in her year of graduation, 1928, she was born in 1910 and would be 107 today!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:51 PM
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Awesome finds Doc! Always got that coil over the good stuff!

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:04 PM
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Nice! Great finds

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:17 PM
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Super Awesome Finds! That ring is something really special. Big Congrats!

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Congrats on the Stander, early GW and vintage sterling ring...a trio of fine digs!

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Old 11-13-2017, 07:01 PM
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Congrats on all the silvers!

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Congrats on the Silver! I really like that SLQ.

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Congrats! Great finds!

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Awesome finds, DocWhy! The coins are great - old quarters have completely eluded me so far.

The ring is really nice, just fantastic shape! I wonder about the "GSS" monogram - rather than a school, they may well be the wearer's initials. Either way, great find!!

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Nice finds, congrats!

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You may be able to find information on the ring by looking at towns in the area that start with S and see if they had a girls school in the 20's - places like Searsport, Searsmont, Swanville, Somerville, Skowhegan, Sedgwick...

I think it definitely comes from an all girls school.

Cool piece of history that ring is.

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Originally Posted by BottleCapKing View post
You may be able to find information on the ring by looking at towns in the area that start with S and see if they had a girls school in the 20's - places like Searsport, Searsmont, Swanville, Somerville, Skowhegan, Sedgwick...
That's my next 'challenge'... One immediate thought was in the nearby town of Blue Hill Maine on the mainland, there's a private school known as: "George Stevens Academy". It is quite possible that back in the 20's it was otherwise known as "George Stevens School"... The school has been in business since at least the mid-1800's... I'll shortly be contacting the school to see if they have any historic documents that confirm this...

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:05 PM
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Congrats on all the great finds you brought back to life!

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Pretty cool ring!

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:52 AM
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That SLQ with a good readable date is a fantastic find but the class ring takes the cake, Congrats on a great hunt!

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