I have been collecting since I was ten years old. I got my first metal detector when I was 10. It all started with digging for old American West bottles, so I fell iI have been collecting since I was ten years old. I got my first metal detector when I was 10. It all started with digging for old American West bottles, so I fell in love with glass as well. Then growing up on the streets as a tee=nager it was all about survival and would hit the junk shops at first lookig in the fifty cent jewelry box for gold. Amazingly, this never seemed to fail me; I always found gold. I have dredged for gold in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for Gold for over thirty years.
I collect just about everything and spend all of my extras time hunting for stuff. I became disabled after logging for thirty years (climbing trees over houses). I have no social security so unfortunately I have to sell a lot of stuff but not everything. Some of the artifacts I have are so precious and rare; does anyone really own them? Or are we not temporary guardians of these things which will outlast us and bring joy to generations to come. (Read more)