Well, my first attempt at metal detecting in water was a success although I did not find the old coins I was hoping to find. I hunted the shoreline of where I found that great 1917 Silver Mercury Dime last Fall. I had been wanting to get this hunt under my belt and I did that yesterday. Despite finding and removing a bunch of trash including a crack pipe, it was uneventful yet a load of fun. I met some great people enjoying Little Elk Lake and that was reward enough.
Well it got hot and since I am recovering from a hell of a Summer Funk cold/flu/scourge I was beat and called it a day about 11am after hunting since 8:30am. Heading home, I saw a garage sale sign so with $60 in my pocket I thought I would try to find the relic and treasure there for the day. I did! I was late to the party, but there was some great deals!
I picked up this great spear fishing decoy made by Pearl Bethel from Park Rapids, MN. He was one of the greats in making these decoys and if you follow this link you can learn more about Pearl and collecting Fishing Decoys as well! Here is a great online catalog of spear fishing decoys.
I also picked up three antique fish spears all of different era’s and design.
I picked up the Pearl Bethel Spear fishing decoy for $5, and each spear was marked $5. So for my Grizzly $20, I am looking at a really nice ROI!
All these items are for sale as I have already shopped them around at www.fishdecoy.com and I will be sending an email to www.Fishdecoys.com as well. But if you would like a shot at purchasing any of these items please email me at editor@TemerityMagazine.com
All sales will go through my paypal GrizzlyGroundswell@yahoo.com account and the highest offer with cash in my paypal account wins these great items.
If in the next few days a sale is not reached they will go up on ebay.com, craigslist.org and my new sales site www.buffalonickelclassified.com.
You know some pick finds are harder to sell than others. Here are three really authentic Minnesotan spear fishing spears that each has its own charm and I would love to hear the stories they have to tell.
Then, I could not believe my luck to find a very rare Pearl Bethel spear fishing decoy! Hard to sell, but that is the business I am in. I want these to go to a true collector that will cherish and display these items like the works of art they are.