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Bearcat
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Petrified snails. 27,000,000 ish? years old. Or the old T Shirt that is full of holes and is see through now but too comfortable for sleeping to put in the rag bag.
 

Mauser9

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Must be that K98k mauser rifle dad brought back. Made in 1940. Oh not to forget that Silverstone 6 transistor radio from around 59. 9 volt round battery. Just A-M
 

seasterl

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FL
Dirt in my back yard,… think it’s been around as long as the planet. Next to that, a coin or two from my father, and then probably an old salt-glazed stein from Germany.
 

BearBiologist

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Some old coins=one is a Roman coin with a figure of Constantine on it. An 1816 penny from one of the colonies in the Caribbean. I had a custom Vaquero made and de-constructed an El Paso Saddlery belt and used original Indian Head pennies for conchos.
 

jkingrph

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I have a somewhere a few coins from the US Civil war era, an 1871 Swiss Vetterli military rifle and a few smal mosaic tiles from Pergamos, one of the seven churches of Asia Minor.
 

Colonialgirl

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Well, There is a 1905 Liberty Head Nickel I've owned since selling news papers as a kid on a Navy Base; The other is a Win 94 30-30 Saddle Carbine from 1927 that belonged to my GrandFather. Does being 81 + years old count for anything?
 

Danjet500

Buckeye
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My grandmothers bible from when she was a child, around 1900. All the margins are printed with notes of hers from over the years. She liked to complain she only ever read it through twice! 😄
 

dstegjas

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Columbus, Ohio
If you want to count fossils, I have a few Petoskeys that I have collected and polished over the years. They are fossilized coral that are over 350,000 million years old.

If not, it would be an original Kentucky long rifle. I couldn’t tell you it’s age, but I’m guessing mid 1800’s.
 

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Rick Courtright

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Somewhere I have some Roman coins from the time of Christ.

Still that's pretty modern compared to a fossil Pretty sure I have some fossils around too.
Hi,

Forgot about fossils. I have one from the construction of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles maybe 20 years ago. It's in a piece of what the stonemason, a client working on the project, called "Coliseum stone" and came from the same quarry the Roman Coliseum materials did. He said it was from an ancient sea and was pretty young--maybe 10,000 yrs old.

Otherwise a couple of books dating to the late 1800's and maybe a Morgan dollar sitting in the bottom of the sock drawer are it for me.

Rick C
 

Rockrat75

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Take away the fossils, and some pre-cambrian rocks, then a pewter plate that dates to Paul Revere's time
 

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