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It's all under the category of pleasure that I call the pleasure of FINDING. It doesn't really matter what the dollar value of the find is, even if it's 0$. The value to you is that you found it.

The pleasure of finding also extends to your opportunity to buy, as in online buying, or antique shop buying, or yard sale buying, etc. If the item fits in a collection category of yours, then it's a find!

Most people don't experience the pleasure of finding, but those of us here certainly do!
 

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It's all under the category of pleasure that I call the pleasure of FINDING. It doesn't really matter what the dollar value of the find is, even if it's 0$. The value to you is that you found it.

The pleasure of finding also extends to your opportunity to buy, as in online buying, or antique shop buying, or yard sale buying, etc. If the item fits in a collection category of yours, then it's a find!

Most people don't experience the pleasure of finding, but those of us here certainly do!
I draw the line at buying.
Honestly, the hike, work and discovery are why I'm in the game!
 

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It's all under the category of pleasure that I call the pleasure of FINDING. It doesn't really matter what the dollar value of the find is, even if it's 0$. The value to you is that you found it.

The pleasure of finding also extends to your opportunity to buy, as in online buying, or antique shop buying, or yard sale buying, etc. If the item fits in a collection category of yours, then it's a find!

Most people don't experience the pleasure of finding, but those of us here certainly do!
Well said
 
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I'm a garage sale antique store hunter/buyer kinda girl. How do y'all know where to "hunt, dig and find?" Sounds like fun!
 

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I'm a garage sale antique store hunter/buyer kinda girl. How do y'all know where to "hunt, dig and find?" Sounds like fun!
Personally I like to look at old maps.
Lots of research, hiking and digging.
There's more to it, but that's the gist of it.
Agreed. Pretty much all my hunts follow that order. First look at Google maps, then look at archival maps of the same area and juxtapose the two. Drive to the selected location. Make sure to be wearing the proper clothes and boots and carry proper equipment for the type of dig. Bring food and as much water as you can carry (especially in summer).

If you find a big score, you will likely want to take it but may be miles from your car/civilization so be prepared for this. Sometimes it takes multiple visits to clear items you dug previously.

Glass and stoneware is heavy and fragile. You need to carry it properly or risk breaking it. Wrap the artifacts individually. I use plastic bags and other trash I find along the way to wrap them in, but have also used grass and native foliage, anything that puts a barrier between the finds from rubbing or hitting eachother while in your bag.
 
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One other thing I've learned as far as finding bottles/jars...
Whether it's behind old homesites, or just a historically trafficked area, hillsides with creeks at the bottom!

Just look for old trash and glass.
 

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I use a combination of modern satellite imagery, old aerials, and old maps. Recently I discovered liDAR maps which have proven to be extremely useful when it comes to locating stonewalls and cellar holes.
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Since you're a "buyer", don't forget the flea markets. If you're not in a Southern state better get there before the outdoor ones start closing. Don't be afraid to bring your internet connected device to look them up before you buy. Have fun and good hunting! :)
 
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