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First Yard Permissions = A silver and a bucket lister

Silverhorse65

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Three new firsts for me in the last week. 1) I connected with a guy in my neck of the woods who has been detecting for 40 years. I've not yet hunted with another person. 2) We've done 4 yard permissions in our first two hunts, first time for me getting yard permissions. 3) I got one good silver the first day and a bucket lister the second day

That's silver #11 for me on the year and my first ever 3 Merry Widows tin. If you don't know the story behind 3 Merry Widows, google it, its quite interesting. We also pulled 6 wheats between the two of us in these first two hunts. Any time your pulling wheats, you know there's the potential to find other older stuff.
 

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markinswpa

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Congrats on the shiny and the yard permissions. Seems private yards are the only untouched hunting ground theses days. Hunting with a buddy with that many years experience should help with any learning curves you may have. The tin is a very cool find and is on my list for sure. Good luck, Mark
 

Silverhorse65

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Congrats on the shiny and the yard permissions. Seems private yards are the only untouched hunting ground theses days. Hunting with a buddy with that many years experience should help with any learning curves you may have. The tin is a very cool find and is on my list for sure. Good luck, Mark

I purposely held off on yards last year due to the pandemic. Plus, I believe hunting ground that had been pounded forced me to slow down, focus, and have patience. The tin was completely taco'd so you couldn't see the writing. I almost slipped it in "garbage" pocket, but then thought better of it and decided to pry it open. It actually cleaned up quite nicely and will be a conversation piece, if not a nice display piece.
 

Dan B.

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Well it sounds like you had a good time. Nice job on the silver, and the tin it's still on my bucket list. Just imagine a dollar back in that day was a lot of money! Here's a list of average hourly wages that I pulled off line. Poor guy had to work almost half a day.
 

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Chuck B

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Congrats on the bucket lister and the silver! I found one of those tins in a coworkers backyard a couple years back. At the time I had no idea what it was, he googled it after I left and told me to do the same... I did and then I asked him what the heck goes on at his house lol.
 

Silverhorse65

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Well it sounds like you had a good time. Nice job on the silver, and the tin it's still on my bucket list. Just imagine a dollar back in that day was a lot of money! Here's a list of average hourly wages that I pulled off line. Poor guy had to work almost half a day.

According to an online calculator I used Dan, $1 in 1920 is equivalent to $13.46 in 1921. Doing a quick google search, one can buy 3 TrojanEnz condoms online from CVS for $6.99. So, yippy, the cost of being happy has actually been cut in half over the last Century!!!
 

Silverhorse65

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Congrats on the bucket lister and the silver! I found one of those tins in a coworkers backyard a couple years back. At the time I had no idea what it was, he googled it after I left and told me to do the same... I did and then I asked him what the heck goes on at his house lol.

It would sure be interesting to hear the stories if these little tins could talk! Salacious!
 
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