Picker’s Token

Found in Glen Burnie last weekend. Still trying to get some information on the R.L.P. I will be meeting with a 90 year old resident of Anne Arundel County. For now I will say if this beautiful lady can’t provide any information on the check i may be SOL. She was land owner of 200 plus acres and has saved picker checks for years. Can’t wait to meet her. 

Will get to everyone once I have some information. 


Leakin Park Giving Up Its Secrets

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Some of my finds from Leakin Park, sweetest of all is the 22grams of gold found today, plus some civil war finds. Have plenty more to post but a good cleaning is desperately needed before I can post.  The Mercury dime was found an earlier hunt but certainly worth posting again, nothing like a screaming clean Mercury dime

Hammond House!! Anne Arundel County

It’s a special privilege to search a site such as the Hammond House located in Anne Arundel County.  This property is rich with AA County history.  I was honored when asked to join this recovery effort, which proved to be a lot of fun and very productive for the Hammond House. We (Maryland Artifact Recovery Society)  recovered many items that will certainly be displayed for tours that occur daily.  Picker tokens were recovered along with Indian head pennies and so much more.  Take a look at the of the pictures that were taken.

Bring your history to life, let a Detectorist search your property.  Most will search your property for free, of course they will want to take pictures of their finds for their website, like MDFINDS.COM.  Your history could be in your hands tomorrow.

Barney Dolt (pictured on one knee) found their time capsule that will be opened Flag Day in June (6-14-2015).  Treat yourself, take a tour, you will love it.


Call to inquire 410-761-8801

Tim Lindsay


What’s in your backyard!?!?!?!?



New Found Hot Spot In Pasadena Maryland!!


Against a shoreline in Pasadena I found the above two items and some other finds. The first two pictures are of a brass (what I think) is an old inkwell. From everything I have found in research this site was a very old military housing area. I’m interested in any comments you may have on the ink-well or your opinion as to what you may think it could be. I’m 100% sure to be honest. 

Anyway, as I was leaving this area yesterday I was stopped by a gentlemen with interest in my findings. After talking for a while he  started talking about an old bar that was in the water in 60’s to serve people on the water or walk ins. Needless to say, I will be returning very soon. 

Stay tuned!!

Winter Months pulling you down?


Next time I see a path like this will be somewhere in the neighborhood of ninety days.  It cant come soon enough for me, endless days filled with thoughts of work doesn’t cut it.  Especially with very selfish people!

Ok, On my next post, I will return to a 100% metal detecting discussion.


Need Help On This One!!



I found this coin in a park early this morning, that where the info stops.  What I do know it’s not a U.S. coin after that everything else is out the window.  The coin was about 10″ deep.

Take a look at the pics and let me know if you have any information/help to offer.  Any suggestions on a process to clean this coin would also be very helpful…..

The Baltimore Brick CO.

While walking a popular shoreline in Baltimore Maryland located near Frances Scott Key Bridge, I walked upon a sad site. First thought, very interesting find and something for the shelf at home but after digging into the internet, I thought how sad for a company rich in Baltimore history & New York to have their stamped company stone laying on a shoreline surrounded by everyday trash and not the cleanest bay water. I intend on cleaning this brick up and trying to locate an heir to the family to see if there is any interest in the brick.

This find is hours old so the information I have is very limited but take a look. I’m hoping this will reach the eyes on someone that may have more information and a possible connection. If not, the brick will rest on a shelf in my office at home.




Baltimore is the great center of the brick-making industry in Maryland, and in and around the city there are many common-brick plants using the deposits of Arundel and Columbia clays.

As the growth of the city has progressed, the yards in many instances have been moved further out. In the last fifty years there has been comparatively little change in the common-brick industry around Baltimore, but in July, 1899, a company, known as the Baltimore Brick Company, was organized, which bought up most of the yards in Baltimore and its vicinity.


The Baltimore Brick Co. was long a familiar sight with its beehive-shaped kilns along East Monument Street. From the late 1890s until 1968, the ovens registered a torrid 1,980 degrees seven days a week. At one time, the firm had dozens of mules to haul the finished product to construction sites.

Today, the same firm, though owned by the Australian giant Boral Bricks, still fires its wares impressed with the Homewood name in Rocky Ridge, outside Thurmont in Frederick County.

The Homewood name has been going on the brick for the last 75 years. It takes its name from Homewood House, the residence of the son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. The house is preserved on the Johns Hopkins campus, in the 3400 block of N. Charles St.


That’s it for now.  Pretty interesting find for not swinging a metal detector on this beautiful Saturday afternoon.