https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/seriousdetectinglogo.gif 0 0 Ewout Kozel https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/seriousdetectinglogo.gif Ewout Kozel2015-11-16 19:34:152017-06-16 09:29:34Minelab Success Stories: 120 Year Old Baby Fork Find
On October the 13th 2015 I was on a trip to Perrysburg Ohio and wanted a place to hunt. I could not decide on where to go so I decided to pick the biggest house on the street I ended up on. The lady was happy for me to hunt it and was excited about what I might find. I ended up hunting 2 days there and found a ton of great stuff. The house was built in 1873. On the end of the first day I got my most exiting find right at the time I was ready to call it a day. Behind the old carriage house I was getting a bunch of old trash and got a booming signal that I figured was going to be a can. Well only about 3 inches deep I saw the end of a fork. This fork is no regular fork it is in fact a Stieff Silver baby fork. It is the 1895 The Rose pattern and has a monogram on it that is from the 2nd owners of the house. The original owners died in 1893 and the house was sold. The second owners where not documented well so I have yet to track down their lineage. This is my first complete silver utensil and is heavy for its size. The history of the house is amazing and the fork adds a piece that was not well known. Last pic is the total of my finds including 20 silver coins 2 Indian Head cents 6 Buffalo nickels and more relics.
Matt – Georgia, USA
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