Friday, March 7, 2014

3/7/14 Report - Hidden Historic Florida Area, Dog License Tag Collectibles and More On the Ten Million Dollar Gold Coin Cache

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Do you know this place?  It isn't on the Treasure Coast and it isn't known by the many, yet it is in Florida and a nice quiet place to visit.

It is a park, and there is no fee.  Perfect for a day trip or a little outing away from the big city crowds.

There are a number of out-of-the-way places from Florida's past that you can visit.

Here is a link for more about this place.

People collect almost everything it seems, but did you know there are people who are avid collectors of dog tags.  I'm not talking about military dog tags.   Sometimes a good term to use is animal license tags.

You might be surprised how long dog license tags have been used.

Dog License Tag Found While Beach Detecting
Dog licenses and the practice of taxing tags have a long and international history. Dog licenses were documented in Utrecht, Holland, as early as 1446, and there is evidence that dogs were taxed in Germany by 1598. One of the oldest known surviving dog licenses dates from 1775 and is from Rostock, Germany. The oldest known American dog license tag is an 1853 Corporation of Fredericksburg (Virginia) medallion.

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It is a very nice little web site that will get you started.

I can certainly see how dog tags would make nice collectibles.  They come in different shapes, are made of different metals and may present a lot of information such as location and year.

This dog tag is nothing special, just an example of a find.   I haven't found many dog tags while detecting because I mostly detect beaches.

Of course, where you detect will determine what you find.  You will occasionally get a few surprises though.

One of the bigger treasure stories of recent days is the story of the ten million dollar gold coin cache that was uncovered in California.

The following linked article says that many people wrote saying that the cache was theirs.  That will happen when something of value is found.  You always have people who are willing to claim anything of value whether they have any right to it or not.

I've warned you all about that before.  Take steps to make sure that any claimants are the real owners.

The cache find also gave rise to many theories.  One is that the cache was linked to Jesse James, which turns out to be doubtful.

Here is the link to that article.

On the Treasure Coast today the surf is supposed to be a touch higher, up to around five feet.  The wind is from the west though.   The increased surf isn't predicted to last long.  Don't expect any major changes in detecting conditions.

I'll get back to my series on beach dynamics sometime before long.

Don't forget the club hunt this weekend.

Enjoy the wonderful weather.

Happy hunting,