contact American Digger Magazine if you find any of these
13, 2009 Bert Hebb had an ID tag stolen from his house. It is in a
walnut frame with a picture of a drummer boy. The ID is a Lincoln, War of
1861 with the inscription Charles E. Burkitt, Hagerstown, Maryland, 153rd
December 10, 2009 The following list of
Confederate money has disappeared from my Camera bag at Ft. Donelson, or
from my desk while we were on our Panama Canal Cruise.
Here is a complete list of the missing Confederate Money. Each bill had the
poem "The Lost Cause" stamped or printed on the reverse side
CS-140, type 20, $20.00, serial #7033 written in red
All of the below notes are written in brown
T-71, #572, $1.00, serial #44477
T-69, #558, $5.00, serial #14544
T-69, #558, $5.00, serial # 5997
T-69, #560, $5.00, serial #23837
T-69, #560, $5.00, serial #23839
T-69, #560, $5.00, serial #23842
T-68, #540, $10.00, serial #10770
T-68, #540, $10.00, serial #66936
T-68, #542, $10.00, serial #52197 or 22197
T-68, #543, $10.00, serial #10887
T-68, #546, $10.00, serial #83739
T-67, #521, $20.00, serial #40814
T-66, #495, $50.00, serial #72132
T-66, #498, $50.00, serial #24653
T-66, #498, $50.00, serial #9426
T-66, #501, $50.00, serial #83121
Mounted Confederate stamps, CS-7 (April 16, 1862), light blue 5 cents
Mounted Confederate Stamps, CS-12, (April 12, 1863), 10 cents, blue
HELP RECOVER THESE STOLEN ITEMS
Indian Nations Detectors, Tulsa, OK
Posted June 30, 2008
detectors, accessories and many displays of finds stolen, plus their computer
systems. If you are offered any of these items, please email Bruce & Lorie
A local Tulsa
detector dealer, Indian Nations Detectors, was burglarized this week. Here
is a list of detectors that were stolen:
TYPE OF DETECTOR
Thanks for any
help you can give them.,
Stolen Items Notice...
this email from subscriber and contributor Bob R. who is stationed in
*************. A notice will be in the next issue of American Digger to
help alert folks to be on the look out if someone unknown or suspicious
approaches you with these items for sale.
spread the word by forwarding to anyone you may know who deals in relics and
may be approached to purchase these.
It is a sad
for Bob to loose a lifetime of relics he has collected (most of them dug by
him) while he is serving our country.
American Digger Magazine
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:39 AM
Powhatan Flea Market: Stolen artifacts
A suspect has been arrested in the
theft of artifacts from the Gil and Bob Roach collection. Some of the items
have been recovered. Most are still missing.
that were recovered were bought by a person at a flea market in Powhatan.
That person did not know the items were stolen. It is my understanding,
based on a phone conversation five minutes ago with detective Henshaw, that
all items this gentleman had purchased at the flea market have been returned
to my father.
are three Civil War canteens; a very large cannon ball; a U.S.
spurs; intact Civil War metallic cartridges, a large number of Civil War
buttons (mostly Union, but some Confederate) hundreds of excavated British
and Roman coins; a German WWII belt buckle; Japanese and American WWII
buttons, coins, dog tags and a medal; and misc other Civil War and WWII
like the ones that have been recovered, might have been sold at a flea
market in Powhatan earlier this month. If you saw these items, or if you
know who purchased these, or if you purchased these yourself, please contact
detective Henshaw directly at the Chesterfield County Police. His numbers
are 804-706-2034 and 804-748-1268. His email address is
HenshawS@chesterfield.gov. Obviously, no one will be in legal trouble
for having unknowingly purchased items that were stolen; we're only
interested in getting them back.
Please help me
get the word out.
|Sunday February 3, 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am writing this from overseas. My
elderly father contacted me this morning to notify me that a variety of
artifacts have been stolen from a storage unit he is renting in
Chesterfield County, Virginia. All items were stolen between 0930 on
30 January and 0930 on 31 January. Some of these items I’ve had since I
was around 12 years old.
Definitely missing are:
Several flat display cases of Union and
Confederate buttons. (Dug by me and my father in the early and mid 70s)
One flat display case containing a
beautiful U.S. boxplate and five or six New York buttons (all dug from the
same hole in the mid 70s)
Two or three flat display cases
containing American and Japanese buttons, coins, collar devices, dog tags,
medal. (All dug in the Philippines in the mid 80s)
At least two, and possibly three, Civil
One small Parrott Shell, purchased in
One small Schenkl Shell, purchased in
One very large, very heavy round Union
Naval Ball, with a very nice “USN” fuse. If memory serves, this fuse is
also stamped “1862”. (Dug near Fort Powhatan, Virginia in 1979).
One rare, side-loaded Confederate Read
shell. (Dug in Spotsylvania, Virginia, 2001)
A large number of Roman and old British
(1700s and 1800s) coins (Dug in England between 1991 and 1994).
Possibly also missing (these might be in
Approximately a dozen Civil War and WWII
bayonets. The WWII ones are both dug and non-dug American, German and
Three or four battlefield-pickup WWII
American and Japanese canteens.
Several dozen clay pipe bowls and
hundreds of pieces of broken clay pipe stems
Three or four inert/deactivated WWII
Numerous “bullets in wood,” Civil War
artillery fuses of various types, friction primers, gun tools, and other
miscellaneous Civil War items.
Also stolen were one or two
flat display cases of
Spencer, Burnside and
I ask that you please contact the
Chesterfield County Police immediately if anyone shows this collection, or
attempts to sell this collection, or any part of it, to you.
contact the Chesterfield police
(Detective Henshaw 804-706-2034) if you hear of anything, or if you have
any leads at all concerning this theft. Lastly, I ask that you please,
please help spread the word about my stolen artifacts. I am sending this
from the U.S. Embassy in ***********, so it is difficult for me to contact
all the dealers and collectors stateside who might
by chance come in contact with my
Thanks very much,