« Back to Finds Posted November 1st, 2012 by Bob

  • rareswordreturned.jpg
  • rareswordreturned2.jpg
Item Found: Relic

Location: New York

Metal Detector Used: Spectra VX3


More about the Spectra VX3
Spectra VX3
$1,199.95
Combines the premier performance and features of the Spectra V3i with the turn-on-and-go simplicity of a Coinmaster detector.

Find Out More
November 1st, 2012

Dear White's Electronics,

I recovered a sword belt plate this spring from the Schoharie valley in upstate New York after the floods with my White’s VX3. The plate was rare from the Holland society which was founded in NYC dedicated to collect information respecting the settlement & history of the descendants of New Netherlands.

Since the society was dedicated to history I thought it would be great to return an original sword belt plate to the group. After a great amount of research I located Peter Ten Eyck a trustee of the society and great grandson of General Gansevoort from the American Revolution. He was elated with having the plate returned & it would be prominently displayed in their museum. I could have sold this plate but doing the right thing has its own rewards.

Bob (NY)

« Back to Finds

More Stories

April 30th, 2016
Last weekend I took my White's Dual Field metal detector to my local beach. The conditions were somewhat favorable - good high and low tides, strong on shore wind, and…
April 27th, 2016
Hello ,I have been a dedicated user of White's detectors for many years now and I have made a lot of terrific finds, two of which were very special and…
April 27th, 2016
I hunt history, plain and simple. Sometimes it isn't where you think it should be, sometimes...it is just under your favorite playground or park. So as it was with me.....…
April 27th, 2016
Hello, This past weekend I decided to go metal detecting at the volleyball court next to the beach here in North Carolina (very cold). I started finding a lot of…
1 matching finds