Thursday, November 4, 2010

11/4 Report - Insulators & Stuff

Two Insulators Found on the Treasure Coast.

Here are two of many insulators that were found on the Treasure Coast. The one on the right still has the metal mounting and so could be detected with a metal detector. The other one, like most found insulators, does not have any metal attachments and would probably be a surface find.

I often remind detectorists to keep their eyes open when they detect.

Kovels Komments reported on some insulators that recently brought good prices.

Here's What they said.

"Insulators like the ones found on the top of old telephone poles are often overlooked by those who have not been introduced to them. But insulators, fire grenades, target balls, lightning rod balls and other glass made for industry in past years are now collected. A fall Glass Discoveries & Pole Top Discoveries auction by Ray Klingensmith brought amazing prices--especially amazing for those who are unfamiliar with the hobby. A CD 726 red insulator sold for $24,640 ("CD" stands for "Consolidated Design"). A CD 726 cornflower blue example was $8,400. And a bright aqua CD 736 E.R.W. (Erie Railway) insulator with a threadless bracket brought $10,080."

Those are some pretty nice prices. Of course, most common insulators are not worth anything like that, yet they make a nice collection and are often worth picking up.

I personally like insulators.

I mentioned the other day about the effect of the falling dollar. Here is a link to a story on how that is causing the prices of things like food to increase.

Forecast and Conditions.

Treasure Coast Beach This Morning.

It's still sandy out there, and it is raining this morning.

It seemed like a strange morning to me. First off, it didn't get light until late because of the clouds in the East. And the beach accesses weren't opened until about 8:00 or later in St. Lucie County. I don't know why that was, but there was a helicopter very closely inspecting the beach from the Fort Pierce inlet down towards the St. Lucie inlet. It looked like the Sheriff's office to me. I guess there might have been a drug drop or something.

There is still a lot of sand protecting the front of the beach. At high tide the surf is breaking on the bottom of the beach in many places. That should stir some things up.

The high tides are really nice and high now, and the swells are hitting the beach from the southeast.

I would expect some piles of lighter materials to show up at low tide at some locations.

We're still expecting six foot seas around Sunday.

Tomas hasn't moved much yet and seems to be headed in the same direction.

Oh, before I quit, here is the helicopter that was scanning the beach this morning.

Too bad I don't have one of these.

Happy hunting,