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This picture is from a recent property owner.
We have searched the property a few times and these are the items that we have recovered so far for the homeowners to preserve and display.
Items such as coins, buttons, buckles, etc. This is a colonial era property.
The items in this picture range and date from the mid 1700s until the mid 1900s.
Recovered in Bucks county.
Items recovered in Bucks County.
Recovered in Upper Bucks.
Recent dog tag recovery all cleaned up.
Recovered in Upper Bucks.
Recovered in Upper Bucks
Recovered in Upper Bucks.
I wanted to post this link to the other site so you guys can see the items recovered from this one particular property.
The property was not in Upper bucks county, but it was just over the Bucks County line.
This house is notable due to the fact that a Revolutionary War General had died in the house due to his wounds from the Battle of Germantown.
Bill and I searched this property for upwards of three years and never stopped finding relics! That's what happens when you have a site that saw a lot of activity, yet has had little or no work done to the grounds surrounding the house.
Here is a link, you can read up on it.
Relics recovered in Upper Bucks.
I went back to a previous site, opened up the grid a little bit and found some more Keepers for the homeowners.
Seven wheat pennies ranging in date 1930s/40s
Crusty Buffalo nickel cannot get a date
Canadian penny 1940s
1962 silver Roosevelt dime
State of Pennsylvania brass watch fob produced somewhere around the 1940s/50s, give or take
Pewter utensil handle from the mid 1800s
Strap buckle from the late 1800s early 1900s
Mid-1700s red Ware pottery shard
I have a picture of what the watch fob looked like before the Pennsylvania soil got a hold of it. Apparently, these four leaf clover watch fobs were made for different states.
When I was doing the research for the one that I recovered, I also saw one for the state of Massachusetts and state of Maine that look identical.
Relics recovered in Upper Bucks.
The property is a home that was built in the later 1700s and had multiple additions throughout the 1800s.
As with most older homes there was work done around the property, but I was able to find some patches of original ground out in front of the house.
These were the items that I recovered at the second home directly in the front yard. These items were found in a 20x20 plot. I will be going back to the home in the future as it does seem very promising.
The items that I recovered from the homeowners today are as follows...
Silver plate salt / pepper shaker, later 1800s to early 1900s.
8 Wheat pennies ranging in date from the 1930s to the early 1950s.
Canadian penny from the 1940s.
I was able to come across an Indian Head penny, but the front of it's pretty crusty so I couldn't get a date.
I recovered a buffalo nickel that was very crusty as well, again I could not produce a date.
Crotal Bell mid to late 1800s.
House Key dating 1930's/1940's.
Pocket knife made roughly early 1900's.
1970'S Match Box car.
These relics were recovered in Upper Bucks.
There has already been excavation done on the property, I'm just trying to get as many relics out of the ground before they get taken out or covered up forever.
I have searched this property quite a few times because of the excavation. I don't normally go out during the week to do this, but this is a special situation.
This property had its original house built somewhere around the mid-1700's. The house caught fire and burned to the ground around the end of the 1700s and then a new home was built just after 1800.
The area that is kicking out 95% of the relics found on this property is a 15x20 area that used to be the area where the summer kitchen was located.
We also know that there was a kiln on the property. There are thousands and thousands of pieces of pottery scattered all over this property due to the excavation. I have never seen this amount of pottery before ever!
The homeowner and I believe that there were different types of colonial era red ware Pottery being produced on this property at one point.
In the picks below are a few examples of the pottery pieces being recovered.
So, today I went back and searched the area that I have recently been searching which has turned out a lot of really nice colonial era items, including a 1794 Liberty Cap half cent.
Today I recovered some more Keepers for the homeowner. Today I recovered...
Small pewter spoon Bowl, possibly a child's utensil, from the mid to late 1700s
End to a colonial era knife, also possibly a child's utensil, from the mid late 1700's
Colonial era ball button ranging in date from the mid to late 1700s
Lead bag seal produced somewhere around the mid to late 1800s
Half of a decorative woman's sash Buckle from the mid to late 1800s
Silver plate Serving Spoon produced somewhere between 1900 / 1920
Colonial Era shoe buckle piece, mid to late 1700's.
Hello fellow history lovers and Bucks County residents! I wanted to give everyone a heads up that this page is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Historical Recovery Services page.
I am a founder of Pennsylvania Historical Recovery Services, I decided to start this page for Bucks County Recoveries only.
I wanted to mention if people are interested in having relics like this in their house to display and Preserve I can be contacted. My friend and I go out to home sites and search for relics, obviously.
The homeowners call us to come out, we do not solicit our services, nor do we door knock. It is a free service and everything that we recover is immediately turned over to the homeowner.
So, the items that you are seeing in these pictures stay with the home and the homeowner for preservation and display.
If you are interested in a free service such as ours, please feel free to send me a text at 267-272-2500, or you can contact me by email at [email protected].
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This isn't the first time I've been to this property. It's a colonial era property in Upper Bucks.
I decided to search one of the fields surrounding the house and came up with a couple relics for the homeowner to display and preserve.
1801 Braped Bust half cent
Late 1700s / early 1800s Sash Buckle
Later 1800s / early 1900s Strap Buckle
Silver religious ring 1930s/50s
Musket ball 1700/1800s
Last week I headed back out to a colonial era site that I had previously searched in Upper Bucks.
This colonial era site is very interesting because the original house that was built in the 1700s burned to the ground and then another home was built in its place around the early 1800s.
Today I searched a small path off the back of the house that led into the woods and I also searched the area where the summer kitchen and possible kiln was located.
We believe that there was a kiln on site in the 1700s producing red wear pottery. There are thousands and thousands of small and large pieces of red wear pottery scattered all over the surface of the ground on this property.
Certain areas of the property are currently under construction and the excavation has revealed the most redware Pottery I have ever seen in my life.
Along the back path today leading out into the woods I recovered a...
1905 silver Barber dime
Pistol ball and musket ball from the 1700's/1800s
Flat button from the mid to later 1700s.
After I was finished on the back path I worked my way back up to the house and into the area where I was Finding colonial era items on previous visits.
I wasn't really finding much in the area so the homeowner brought out the backhoe, lol!
We graded off some more of the topsoil and recovered some deeply hidden colonial era artifacts. This is the area where the summer kitchen was located. Once we pulled away some more of the topsoil I recovered a...
1794 Liberty Cap half cent
Pair of colonial era pewter spoons dating mid to later 1700s. Shell and sunburst patterns at base of spoon bowls.
Pair of flat buttons from the mid to later 1700's.
1919 Wheat Penny
I was able to make it out to a new site in Central Bucks around lunch time today. Mid-1700s colonial era site.
I decided to start working around the back of the house today. I did my usual, I picked out a 10x10 plot and started to do a grid search.
These were the items recovered in that 10x10 area today...
Mid to later 1800s pocket watch top with fancy design.
Modern silver ring.
Brass shutter stopper from the mid to later 1700s.
Oil lamp top from the mid to later 1800s, possibly very early 1900s.
Harmonica Reed piece mid 1800s to later 1800s.
Assorted Hand Forged iron, 1700s/1800s.
1700's square nail.
Civil War Jefferson Davis Hardee Hat pin recovered in Upper Bucks County last week.
In the picture below you will see where this pin was located on the hat.
This pin was manufactured for the Union, but both sides wore the Hardee hat. It was associated with both the Union and Confederate Army's.
This Victorian era gold-plated locket, along with other random relics, was recovered in Central Bucks County the other day.
Today I was able to get out to a new property. I wasn't expecting to go out today, but I was able to get a hold of a customer that has been looking forward to us coming out.
The property dates back to the 1760s. I worked in a small 20 x 20 patch, just like I always do. This property has a few Acres so there will most likely be multiple visits.
I found some pretty cool stuff for the homeowners to preserve and display.
I found a coin that I had never recovered. Today I recovered a 1945 silver 10 centavos from the Philippines. This is a coin that was minted during our occupation of the Philippines during World War II. I have posted a link to more information about this coin.
1945 Silver Ten Centavos
Horse stirrup (Mid 1800's)
Flat Button (Later 1700's)
Tootsies Toy Car (1940's)
Some relics recently recovered in the upper Bucks County area...
These relics were located at a colonial-era residence near Kintnersville, Upper Bucks County, back in 2013.
Indian Head Pennies (1881, 91, 94, 1903, 05)
Sleigh/Crotal Bells...: Reads "Pat. Oct. 24, 1876 - May 24, 1876
Silver Ring...: .925 stamped.
1/2 KG II Copper (Mid 1700's)
Old Barrel/Keg Tap (Mid to late 1700's)
Brass Horseshoe Pin
Flat& Two Piece Buttons...: Flat button reads "GILT" with an eagle & wreath pattern. (Early to mid 1800's)
I found an older Victorian era ring as well. Gave it to the house owner. She liked it....
1934 Bucks County Dog tax tag. Recovered in the Quakertown area...
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