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Old 05-12-2020, 06:47 PM
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Default Detecting Curb strips got me a permission

Wasn't finding much of anything today other than 2 wheat pennies. I believe this street has been done to death. Well an owner came out to get his garbage cans and I just said hello and he replied back. Anyway I asked when his house had been built and he told me 1920, so 100 yrs. ago. I told him he probably had some real nice things in his yard and he should have it detected. So he offers it up to me. Holy Moly really???? This property has a huge house on it and it sits on a double lot which I believe was originally that way. So I'm thinking that this place could hold a plethora of stuff. Only downfall is it was a apartment house before they got it. But lets hope there are lots of goodies waiting for me, I'm so overdue for a good permission.
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:50 PM
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Wasn't finding much of anything today other than 2 wheat pennies. I believe this street has been done to death. Well an owner came out to get his garbage cans and I just said hello and he replied back. Anyway I asked when his house had been built and he told me 1920, so 100 yrs. ago. I told him he probably had some real nice things in his yard and he should have it detected. So he offers it up to me. Holy Moly really???? This property has a huge house on it and it sits on a double lot which I believe was originally that way. So I'm thinking that this place could hold a plethora of stuff. Only downfall is it was a apartment house before they got it. But lets hope there are lots of goodies waiting for me, I'm so overdue for a good permission.
Good luck. The modern trash might try your patience, however! Hopefully kids lived there in the 1940s-50s!

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Old 05-12-2020, 09:52 PM
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I have received many a yard permission utilizing that exact scenario. Once people realize that you are just a hobbyist and you can convince them you will be respectful, its easy peasy. While detecting your new permission, ask about other old houses in the neighborhood, get a name and be a name dropper. Good luck!!

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Old 05-12-2020, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MTtrashdigger View post
I have received many a yard permission utilizing that exact scenario. Once people realize that you are just a hobbyist and you can convince them you will be respectful, its easy peasy. While detecting your new permission, ask about other old houses in the neighborhood, get a name and be a name dropper. Good luck!!
Yep! I "name drop" a lot when out detecting curb strips and seeking permissions. Nothing like letting a new possible permission know that you have detected Mary's, Bill's, and Tom's house and others in the neighborhood. Helps "grease the skids" for sure with many people.
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Yep! I "name drop" a lot when out detecting curb strips and seeking permissions. Nothing like letting a new possible permission know that you have detected Mary's, Bill's, and Tom's house and others in the neighborhood. Helps "grease the skids" for sure with many people.
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I have received many a yard permission utilizing that exact scenario. ....
^ ^ these ^ ^

Yes, sometimes just to "be seen" by a curious on-looker will lead to permissions. EVEN IF THAT MEANS detecting lame spots . I have sometimes purposefully done a lame looking yard in an old neighborhood (once that looks like an easy permission, because I see someone out front working their yard). And then purposefully give them a few wheaties and strike up conversation. Then I get their name.

Then .... armed with the name, THEN show up at the yard I REALLY wanted to work on the block. And say something like "I was just at your neighbor so & so's house down the street with this detector. And they said your house was the oldest on the block, etc..." Having a "name to drop" helps break the ice.
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:13 AM
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Good advice on the name dropping. Congrats on that permission - hope to see you posting on the "Mindblowing Finds" forum soon!

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Old 05-13-2020, 01:14 PM
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Congrats on the permission. Good luck!

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Old 05-13-2020, 07:48 PM
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Thank you all, I'm heading there tomorrow and I have a good feeling about this place. This lot is so big that I'm thinking that this may have been the "place" for the kids to hang out and play ball and such. Also maybe a lot of family picnics. We'll see and I'll keep you posted...
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ToySoldier View post
Good luck. The modern trash might try your patience, however! Hopefully kids lived there in the 1940s-50s!
It will try and get to me, but I'm going to keep calm and keep my eye on the prize waiting under the soil
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:37 PM
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Congrats on the permission! Wish it was that easy for me!

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