This guy was doing some metal detecting in his garden in Athens, Georgia, and found a very cool item. The miniature car, which appears to be modeled after a 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr, could have belonged to an avid miniature car collector from that era. It certainly appears to be quite old, as it doesn’t resemble the miniature car manufacturing techniques from the last decades.
The condition of the car and the rust also indicate it was probably buried underground for many years. Who knows what the story behind this little car is; whatever it may be, it’s definitely a very cool find.
A Silver Pendant Over 200 Years Old
This is truly an amazing find, not only because it’s pure silver, but because it’s in such good condition we can actually see who it belonged to – back in the 1700s! Over 230 years old, this silver pendant belonged to Miss Anna A. Leonard, who was born on May 5th, 1794.
Perhaps it was a birthday gift given to Miss Leonard or a present from a suitor. The detail is exquisite, though, with everything from the lettering and the designs done with handcrafted dedication. The bird and the laurel branches are beautifully done, making this a very rare treasure.
A Heart-Shaped Jewel From the 19th Century
This beautiful heart-shaped stone, which might actually be glass, was found near a bay in Washington, U.S. After some research, the finder discovered that it probably dated back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, since using fine pieces of colored glass instead of gemstones was quite common back then.
Gemstones were too expensive, and so women would often settle for glass that looked like a ruby or an emerald. As amazing as it would be if this person took the finding to a trained jeweler who confirmed it’s an actual ruby, even if it turned out to be glass, it would still be incredible for the mere fact of being over 200 years old.
A Lost Earring From Many Years Ago
This find is incredible because of the story behind it, not so much for the item itself, which turned out to be a $1 earring from a mall store. This woman lost one of her favorite earrings when she was a little girl, and over 15 years later, her parents gifted her a metal detector.
The first time she tried it out in her garden, she found the earring buried 2 inches underground! It may be a trinket, but this story is enough to get anybody hooked on metal detecting. Imagine the excitement of finding something you thought you’d lost forever; now that’s priceless.
A Bucket Tooth Shaped Like an Ancient Arrow
Don’t worry, we didn’t know what bucket teeth were either until we saw this crazy find. Apparently, this 10-kilo piece of metal that looks like an arrow from medieval times is actually a rusted old bucket tooth, which are the sharp things on the rim of an excavator.
Maybe this guy was disappointed his find didn’t end up belonging to a medieval castle from a thousand years ago, but that is still a pretty cool piece of metal that could be repurposed for several things. The fact that it looks like an almost perfect arrow also makes it quite interesting to look at.