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Old 07-14-2011, 10:32 PM
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I was hunting a few days back and found this in a field. Its lead , a little smaller than a dime, and has initials on it . I think I have an idea to what it is. I have seen other threads where people have mentioned a bailing seal. Not sure though , kind of interesting.If this a seal does anybody know how old it is or what intials stand for.Thanks HH
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:46 PM
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Really neat!! Can't help with ID though. HH

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Old 07-15-2011, 04:39 AM
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Its a seal alright but youll have to do some research as to the company.Doesnt mean anything to me over here.Doesnt look old but thats by my terms.I love finding them esp.the Dutch and Russian ones.

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Nice find. I've found about 10 so far. It is a lead bale seal.
No way to really date them because there are thousands of them.
Here's a good site with some history on them anyway:
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.../baleseals.htm

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Looks like yours may be a weight.
Found this (pretty sure that's what you have):

Winfield [b, c]
R.W.Winfield
Founded in 1829, at Cambridge Street, Birmingham. They specialised in decorative brass objects, particularly brass bedsteads. Weights known to bear their name are rare coin-weights dated 1842 [W2280a, b; W2281b], and brass (cased) bell-weights bearing the 'R W W & Co' legend. The cased weights are iron (rather than the usual lead) cased with brass, a process patented c.1865.


From here: http://home.clara.net/brianp/namesqz.html

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its a bailing seal for a pre 1880s non powered hay bailer for a comapny based out of virginia company name is RW Whitehurst Co.

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No, no, no...it's a lead baby teether made by the Roland Whatistabble & Winnersnitchel Co.

....sorry I could not resist

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Looks like yours may be a weight.
Found this (pretty sure that's what you have):

Winfield [b, c]
R.W.Winfield
Founded in 1829, at Cambridge Street, Birmingham. They specialised in decorative brass objects, particularly brass bedsteads. Weights known to bear their name are rare coin-weights dated 1842 [W2280a, b; W2281b], and brass (cased) bell-weights bearing the 'R W W & Co' legend. The cased weights are iron (rather than the usual lead) cased with brass, a process patented c.1865.


From here: http://home.clara.net/brianp/namesqz.html
Its a LEAD SEAL!!!

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Wow! You guys are good. Thanks for the research and info everbody . Very appreciated. This field might be worth further investigation.
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Its a LEAD SEAL!!!
It was just an idea. So I was right the first time. You don't have to yell at me

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Sorry,I guess that didnt sound good.Patience is low at the minute.Weve all been wrong.This is one of my best areas so its just obvious to me what it was.Ill do my Chicago impression now.Time for more meds.

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Nice find -- pound that field, hopefully some 1800s silver there for you as well.

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hey tim if u would like i can pm you the info on that seal i have pics an documenttation for it

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then you got a whole nother animal.I do a lot of mding near old rr sites so have got a few baggage seals.Just figured out after looking at old map the other day last one was philly/readding rr

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Sorry,I guess that didnt sound good.Patience is low at the minute.Weve all been wrong.This is one of my best areas so its just obvious to me what it was.Ill do my Chicago impression now.Time for more meds.
No worries, I can take it, that's why I gave you the wink

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No worries, I can take it, that's why I gave you the wink
No excuses but Im still on lots of tablets after coming out of hospital.Ive been on here long enough for you to know Im not like that;I hope.

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