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09-02-2013, 09:20 PM
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What the heck is this???
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Found this a while ago. Was cleaning out one of my finds boxes, and came across it. I have NO idea. Feels like lead or pewter. Quite heavy. About the size of a penny, but, quite thick...the same as two stacked nickels. It's white, probably from oxidation, similar to an old musket ball. Something broke off the top & bottom. I can only make out the word 'TAUNUS' on one side. Googled that and came up with a foreign car, and a heavy metal music festival. Any ideas?

Joe


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09-02-2013, 09:57 PM
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Lead. I find a bunch of usually small ones like that, but with a number.

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09-02-2013, 10:33 PM
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They are lead & wire seals

They have been used for a very long time!!

Lead Seals

Funny-- how does a lead seal swim!!?? Happy
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09-02-2013, 11:03 PM
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(09-02-2013 10:33 PM)Ron (CA) Wrote:  They are lead & wire seals

They have been used for a very long time!!

Lead Seals

Funny-- how does a lead seal swim!!?? Happy

Wow, good I.D., Ron! That's it for sure. Thanks Yes

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04-01-2014, 12:14 PM
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I couldn't agree more its a I'd tag

seal with a I'd tag

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04-02-2014, 12:52 AM
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Lead Bag Seal

if it's a R&R seal it could be valuable 

there are rare ones that go for a pretty good chunk of change :-)

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04-03-2014, 06:30 AM
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(04-02-2014 12:52 AM)MichiganRelicHunter Wrote:  Lead Bag Seal

if it's a R&R seal it could be valuable 

there are rare ones that go for a pretty good chunk of change :-)

I would hope not, Wayne, as I've been finding these things over the years...and normally chuck them in the garbage can! They sound DAMN good, too.

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04-03-2014, 02:10 PM
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You & me both Joe until I figured out exactly what they actually are and seen some of the prices they bring at auction for the rare/er ones! lol

I don't think you have to worry about that one though - she's pretty beatup and missing some of the lettering/etc. so it wouldn't bring any $$ anyway Undecided

I used to chuck a LOT of things back in the 80s/90s that I thought was just plain old junk

and now I could kick myself cuz I know I threw away some good stuff!

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04-03-2014, 02:30 PM
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Ah the lessons we learn!  I had some odd chunks in my stuff at club meeting Show & Tell and one of the guys pointed out they were gold fillings!  Didn't turn out to be worth much though.  Rolleyes

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04-03-2014, 04:17 PM
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Hi Joe ... Looks like a lead bag seal to me

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