I have been fascinated with the past all my life. Although time travel is not possible (at least, as far as I know), we can still experience it through what I call "relics of the fourth dimension." Namely, as the old saying goes, "time marches on." We can't travel in the fourth dimension, except going forward in the present, but we can follow the trail of the fourth dimension. Along the way, people lose or discard items from their being. These relics are unintentional time capsules that give us as glimpse into their lives. Here on The Time Searchers blog, I will show some relics of the past that I have run across in our present. Sometimes when I am out on a relic hunt with the Colonial Relic Hunter, we know that we are not alone. There is more than just relics at these historical sites. Indeed, it could be said that there is a portal to the past, perhaps to another dimension, where that which once was, still is. A place where the real consorts with the shadows; the present fuses with the past, on Time Searchers: Ghost Relics.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A BIG THRILL-A 1770'S US MARKED REVOLUTIONARY WAR CONTINENTAL ARMY SHADE RELIC SHOVEL DUG UP AT THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE


HERE'S A GREAT FIND THAT I MADE TODAY AT THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.  A LOUD CLEAR SIGNAL, DOWN 16 INCHES: A SHOVEL.  I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS  A CIVILIAN COLONIAL ERA SHOVEL.  I WAS SHOCKED WHEN THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER WASHED IT OFF AND A US STAMP WAS REVEALED.  THIS WAS ONE OF OUR NATION'S FIRST  ARMY SHOVELS.  IT HAS A UNIQUE TWO PIECE CONSTRUCTION.  A GREAT FIND FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE THAT WE CALL THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE. -THE TIME SEARCHER.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

JOLLY HALLOWEEN FROM CIRCA 1910-THE GHOST OF HALLOWEEN PAST FROM THE TIME SEARCHERS

HERE'S A POSTCARD FROM AROUND 1910.  HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FUN TIME TO ENJOY THE FALL AND HAVE SOME FRIENDLY SCARES.  I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT CONTINUES IN USA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES.  WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY AND I HAVE NOT HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO POST HERE.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER HAS BEEN BUSY TOO. WE HOPE TO GET OUT FOR SOME FALL RELIC HUNTS AND HOPE THAT EVERYONE GETS OUT THERE TOO TO FIND SOME UNDISCOVERED RELICS OF THE PAST.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Friday, September 29, 2017

HUGH HEFFNER TRIBUTE-A MAN WHO LIVED THE DREAM.

IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK AND I WAS VERY SADDENED TO HEAR THAT ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ROLE MODELS, HUGH HEFFNER PASSED AWAY.  HE WAS A GUY THAT REALIZED THAT LIFE SHOULD BE LIVED ENJOYING THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE.  I LOVE THE DOCUMENTARIES ON HIM. HE TOLD HOW HE FOUND HIMSELF IN A DRAB LIFE IN A MARRIAGE THAT HE DIDN'T ENJOY ANYMORE.  HE REALIZED THAT HE HAD TO LIVE HIS DREAMS.  AND UNLIKE MOST, HE ACTUALLY WENT OUT AND DID LIVE HIS DREAMS.  CALL HIM WHAT YOU MAY AND SOME HAVE OVER THE YEARS, HE WAS COOL GUY WHO BUILT AN EMPIRE FOR HIMSELF.  IN HIS LATER YEARS, PLAYBOY SEEMED TAME AND SUBSCRIBERS DROPPED OFF.  HE LATER SOLD OUT PLAYBOY AND PART OF THE DEAL WAS THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE MANSION.  THE ABOVE LINK IS TO PART ONE OF A SHOW HE PRODUCED IN 1959, PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE.  I LIKE THIS PERIOD THE BEST BECAUSE IT MARKED THE RISE OF THE PLAYBOY EMPIRE WITH THE CLUBS AND CASINOS.  HEFF WOULD DRESS IN THE BEST SUITS AND DRIVE THE BEST CARS.  PLAYBOY WAS NOT JUST SOME STAG MAGAZINE.  IT WAS A LIFESTYLE OF STYLE, ELEGHENCE AND ENJOYING THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE.  HE LIVED THE AMERICAN DREAM.   HEFF, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND YOU STILL INSPIRE US.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

STONEHENGE FRAUD-WHAT THEY NEVER TELL ABOUT STONEHENGE

HERE'S A LINK TO A VIDEO THAT I RAN ACROSS REGARDING THE FAMOUS STONEHENGE SITE.  THERE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE SO-CALLED "RESTORATION" IN THE 20TH CENTURY THAT THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES  NEVER MENTION IN THEIR LITERATURE ON THIS TOURIST ATTRACTION.  WHAT THE VIDEO SHOWS IS THAT STONEHENGE MIGHT NOT HAVE LOOKED LIKE IT LOOKS LIKE NOW.  YOU HAVE TO ALWAYS BE CAREFUL AND NOT ALWAYS TAKE ONE SOURCE AS THE GOSPEL IN RESEARCHING HISTORY. -THE TIME SEARCHER

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

COLONIAL BRITISH COPPER FOUND, ANOTHER MUSKET BALL FOUND-TIME SEARCHERS

HERE'S VIDEO OF OUR FINDING A COLONIAL ERA BRITISH COPPER AND ANOTHER MUSKET BALL IN OUR LAST HUNT.  AS YOU CAN TELL, WE HAD ALOT OF FUN FINDING THESE ITEMS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, September 18, 2017

World War Two United States Bayonet-Relic Find

Here's a relic condition United States Military Bayonet from World War Two.  This item was found on one of our relic hunts.  No, we were not on a World War Two site.  We were at a colonial era site. After World War Two, large numbers of veterans brought equipment home.  Also, we had army surplus stores that had some amazing items that sold World War Two surplus in the 1940's into the 1960's.  Alot of hunters used this equipment in the woods of America in their quest for a successful hunt.  Surplus rifles, knives, field equipment was used.  I believe this bayonet was used and lost by a hunter.  This find really wet our appetite to do some World War Two hunting.-The Time Searcher.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BRITISH MUSKET BALL AND COLONIAL BUTTON FOUND

HERE'S A VIDEO FROM OUR LAST RELIC HUNT IN AUGUST, 2017.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER FOUND A DROPPED BRITISH BROWN BESS MUSKET BALL AND I FOUND A COLONIAL BUTTON WITH AN UNUSUAL PATTERN ON IT.  MORE VIDEO TO COME.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TIMESTALKERS (1987)-WILLIAM DEVANE, LAUREN HUTTON-A TIME SEARCHER RECOMMENDED RELIC MOVIE.

HERE'S A LINK TO WHAT I THINK IS AN UNDERRATED MOVIE STARRING AN UNDERRATED ACTOR, WILLIAM DEVANE.  I ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS FILM WORK AND I WILL DO A FEATURE ON HIM IN THE FUTURE.  THIS POST DEALS WITH HIS FILM "TIMESTALKERS".  THIS FILM CAME OUT TWO YEARS AFTER THE FIRST BACK TO THE FUTURE FILM AND NO IT DID NOT DO THE BOX OFFICE OF BACK TO THE FUTURE.  HOWEVER, AS LONG TIME TIME SEARCHER VIEWERS KNOW (YES, THERE ACTUALLY ARE A FEW), WE DON'T REALLY GET INTO THE MAIN STREAM.  WE LIKE THE ODDBALL GEMS THAT ARE OUT THERE.  WHETHER IT IS RELICS, CARS, METAL DETECTORS OR FILMS.  HERE, WILLIAM DEVANE IS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR WHO'S FAMILY IS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT.  DEVANE'S CHARACTER COLLECTS OLD WEST RELICS AND HE IS A RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY ON THEM.  I DON'T WANT TO RUIN THE MOVIE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET.  IT HAS EVERY THING THAT A RELIC HUNTER WOULD WANT IN A FILM.  HISTORY, TIME TRAVEL AND RELICS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, August 28, 2017

EARLY MOTORING-OHIO, 1913 PEOPLE IN AN OVERLAND TOURING CAR


I LOVE THESE EARLY AUTO PHOTOS.  HERE'S ONE OF AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN AT THE WHEEL OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE A OVERLAND TOURING CAR.  WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS PHOTO IS THE 1913 OHIO LICENSE PLATE ON THE FRONT OF THE CAR.  IT IS AMAZING TO THINK THAT THIS GENTLEMAN WAS BORN AND GREW UP IN THE HORSE AND BUGGY ERA AND HE LIVE INTO THE AUTOMOBILE ERA WHERE HE IS DRIVING A BIG OVERLAND TOURING CAR IN THE COMPANY OF THREE LADIES.  NOTE THE RIGHT HAND DRIVE ON THE CAR.  A GREAT LOOK BACK TO THE EARLY AUTO ERA.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Friday, August 25, 2017

HASKO MYSTIC BOARD CIRCA 1940-PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION OF YESTERYEAR

HERE'S A MYSTIC BOARD THAT I JUST RAN ACROSS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.  THIS WAS A SEMI POPULAR PARLOR GAME THAT WAS POPULAR IN THE 1920'S-1940'S.  PARKER BROTHERS BOUGHT THIS COMPANY OUT AND PRODUCED THESE BOARDS UP THROUGH AT LEAST THE 1970'S.  THESE BOARDS WERE AN ALLEGED WAY TO CONTACT THE SPIRITS BEFORE THE ADVENT OF THE SPIRIT BOXES AND THE OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT WE HAVE TO TODAY.  SOME PEOPLE ARE FEARFUL TO USE THESE BOARDS.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER HAS ADVISED ME TO NOT TRY TO USE THIS BOARD AND I THINK I WILL TAKE HIS ADVICE AND STICK WITH THE SPIRIT BOX.-THE THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WHITE'S V3i METAL DETECTOR: WILL IT PERFORM? WE WILL FIND OUT.

I JUST PICKED UP A WHITE'S SPECTRA V3i metal detector.  The Spectra V3i came out in 2009. White's has always put out good detectors and I have not had a V3i before.  I have used all kinds of metal detectors and I still like to check out different ones.  We have used customized single frequency vlf machines for most of our hunts.  This machine uses three frequencies or just one if you want.  I can't wait to test it out in my coin garden.-The Time Searcher.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE-1956 ELVIS PRESLEY JOHNNY CASH SUN RECORDS CONCERT POSTER

YESTERDAY MARKED THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S DEATH.  HERE IS A PHOTO OF A 1956 POSTER OF SHOW THAT ELVIS DID WITH ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PERFORMERS, JOHNNY CASH.  SUN RECORDS HAD BOTH ELVIS AND JOHNNY SIGNED AT THE SAME TIME.  RECORD LABELS WOULD ORGANIZE CONCERT TOURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THESE SAME STARS TRAVEL AND PERFORM AT THE SAME VENUES ON THE SAME NIGHTS.  A GOLDEN TIME IN THE EARLY DAYS OF ROCK N' ROLL.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WORLD WAR TWO US ARMY AIR CORP. TRAINING AIRPLANE PERIOD PHOTOGRAPH

HERE'S ANOTHER GREAT WORLD WAR TWO ERA PHOTO OF A US SOLDIER WITH A TRAINER AIRCRAFT ON A US BASE.  NOTE THE LARGE AIR COOLED RADIAL ENGINE.  OBVIOUSLY THE SOLDIER WAS OFF DUTY WITH HIS COAT UNBUTTONED.  A GREAT PERSONAL PHOTO THAT PROVIDES US WITH A TIME CAPSULE TO THE PAST.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, August 14, 2017

METAL DETECTING: COPPER COLONIAL BUTTON FOUND EARLY FRENCH HOE TIME SEARCHERS

HERE THE TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: MAY, 2017 FINAL PART.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER IS RED HOT AS HE FINDS ANOTHER COLONIAL FRENCH HOE FROM THE EARLY 1700'S AND A UNIQUE COPPER COLONIAL BUTTON WITH AN ORNATE PATTERN.  A GREAT HUNT WITH MORE TO COME.-THE TIME SEARCHER.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

MATT HELM LOUNGE-DEAN MARTIN THE ORIGINAL SWINGER AGENT

HERE'S A DVD SET THAT I JUST PICKED UP THAT FEATURES DEAN MARTIN, BOTH MYSELF AND THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS A COOL GUY.  NO DOUBT IF HE WERE ALIVE TODAY, WE WOULD INVITE HIM TO JOIN THE TIME SEARCHERS.  IN THIS DVD SET, ALL FOUR MATT HELM FILMS THAT DEAN MARTIN STARRED IN WERE FEATURED.  THESE FILMS WERE SPY SPOOF FILMS THAT EMERGED AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS OF THE 1960'S.  THESE FILMS ALONG WITH JAMES COBURN'S FLINT FILMS WERE GREAT, FUN KNOCKOFFS OF THE BOND FILMS.  DEAN MARTIN WAS A COOL GUY THAT I WILL DO A FUTURE FEATURE ON.   HE WAS A PERFECT CHOICE TO PLAY THE COOL, DEBONAIR SECRET AGENT, MATT HELM BECAUSE HE WAS A COOL GUY THAT LOVED WOMEN, LUXURY AND LOVED TO HAVE FUN. THIS DVD SET IS A GREAT ITEM TO PUT IN THE DVD,  MIX A MARTINI AND ENJOY.  THANKS DINO-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Friday, August 11, 2017

1955 BONGO BOARD-HUGH HEFFNER LIVING THE LIFE


HERE'S SOME PHOTOS OF A 1955 BONGO BOARD I FOUND LAST WEEK.  AT THE TOP I HAVE A PICTURE OF HUGH HEFFNER USING HIS IN HIS OFFICE AS SOON AS I SAW THIS I REMEMBERED MY BOYHOOD IDOL, HUGH HEFFNER HAD ONE LIKE IT.  LATER I MIGHT DO A VIDEO IN MY OFFICE TRYING IT OUT.  MAYBE I CAN GET THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER TO GIVE IT A TRY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WORLD WAR ONE-1916 CARL GUSTA FS STADS SWEDISH MAUSER INFANTRY RIFLE-A RELIC FROM NEUTRAL SWEDEN



HERE'S PHOTOS OF A SWEDISH INFANTRY RIFLE I RAN INTO A FEW DAYS AGO.  I LOVE NICE ORIGINAL PIECES.  ALL THE NUMBERS MATCH AND ITS 100 PERCENT ORIGINAL.  THE FIRST WORLD WAR MILITARY EQUIPMENT IS INTERESTING TO COLLECT.  THIS INCLUDES THE EQUIPMENT OF THE NEUTRALS LIKE SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND.  THESE COUNTRIES' EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS WERE INFLUENCED BY GERMANY.   THE MAUSER COMPANY ACTUALLY HAD LICENSEES ALL OVER THE WORLD.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Rough condition Colonial King George II copper Found-Metal Detecting


Here's a couple of photos of King George II copper that I found yesterday at the Lost Colonial Village while relic hunting with the Colonial Relic Hunter. Its in rough shape.  But, it shows that the finds are still out there to find.  New video on this hunt coming soon.-THE TIME SEARCHER

1740's French Hoe found metal detecting-Time Searchers return to the Lost Colonial Village May, 2017 Part Two

Time Searchers May, 2017 Return to the Lost Colonial Village Part Two. Here the Colonial Relic Hunter finds an unusual copper colonial button and a French hoe at an impressive deep depth.-The Time Searcher.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

GERMAN BINOCULARS 1944 US GI'S WAR BOOTY

HERE'S A PHOTO OF A PAIR OF WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN BINOCULARS CAPTURED BY AN AMERICAN GI IN 1944.  I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AT THE AMOUNT OF WAR BOOTY THAT THE US GI SOLDIERS BROUGHT BACK TO THE STATES.  THIS TYPE OF BINOCULARS WERE COMMONLY USED BY GERMAN INFANTRY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1770'S COLONIAL ERA LIGHTING ROD SET

HERE'S A FIND THAT I MADE OVER THE LAST WEEKEND.  NOT ONE BUT TWO COLONIAL ERA LIGHTING RODS.  PEOPLE FROM THAT ERA WERE FASCINATED WITH ELECTRICITY.  ESPECIALLY, I WOULD IMAGINE AFTER BEN FRANKLIN'S WRITINGS ON HIS ELECTRICITY EXPERIMENTS.  THE RODS WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A SOLID SUPPORT LIKE A FENCE POST OR SOLID STONE WALL AND IT WOULD ATTRACT LIGHTING BOLTS.  I AM SURE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN QUITE A SHOW.  I JUST WOULDN'T WANT TO BE STANDING NEARBY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dial from 1930' Clock face gasoline (petrol) pump

Here's a dial face from a 1930's gasoline pump that I found over the last weekend.  This type of dial face was used on gasoline pumps for a time in the 1930's before the conventional square faces you see on alot of 1940's gasoline pumps.  I love these old auto related items when I find them.-The
Time Searcher.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

COLONIAL BUTTONS FOUND ON GROUND WITHOUT METAL DETECTOR: RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.

                                 
HERE'S PART ONE OF THE TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE, MAY 11, 2017.  THERE WERE HEAVY RAINS FOR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE OUR TRIP.  I FOUND TWO COLONIAL  BUTTONS ON THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND WITHOUT A METAL DETECTOR.  A GREAT SITE THAT HAS NEVER LET US DOWN.-THE TIME SEARCHER.                      

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A LATE FATHER'S DAY TRIBUTE TO A RELIC HUNTING PIONEER: THE ORIGINAL TIME SEARCHER BEFORE THERE WAS A TIME SEARCHER



 HERE'S A PHOTO OF MY DAD FROM APRIL, 1956.  HE'S BEEN GONE FOR OVER TWO YEARS NOW.  THERE ISN'T A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT HIM.  HE WAS A RELIC HUNTER EVEN WHEN HE WAS A SMALL KID GROWING UP IN THE 1930'S.  A GREAT CAR COLLECTOR WHO WAS A EARLY MEMBER OF THE AUBURN, CORD, DUESENBERG CLUB.  HE COLLECTED ANTIQUES AND ESPECIALLY AUTO RELATED ITEMS. GROWING UP, I TRAVELED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES WITH HIM LOOKING AT CARS AND OTHER ANTIQUITIES.  HE TAUGHT ME THE VALUE OF HARD WORK, RESPECT FOR OUR HISTORY AND THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM.  IT WAS MY GREAT PLEASURE AND HONOR TO WORK WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS.  AS THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER KNOWS, HIS STORIES OF THE  PAST ENTERTAINED AND INTRIGUED US.  AFTER OUR RELIC HUNTS, I WOULD ALWAYS GO BACK TO OUR OFFICES AND SHOW HIM OUR FINDS.  HIS INSIGHT AND COMMENTS ARE SOMETHING I MISS AFTER A TIME SEARCHERS RELIC HUNT.   HE WAS A TOUGH TASKMASTER, WHO BOUGHT THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE.  THE PRICELESS MEMORIES OF HIS COLLECTING ADVENTURES, THE PEOPLE AND PLACES WE WENT WILL ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE. HE GAVE ME A GREAT APPRECIATION OF HISTORY, ART, STYLE, AND DESIGN.  HE WORKED LONG HOURS AND I WISH THAT I HAD BEEN ABLE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIM.  BUT, HE WAS WHAT A DAD SHOULD BE:  STRICT BUT FAIR AND SOMEONE WHO WAS LOYAL TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WAS FAIR TO EVERYONE.  I WILL ALWAYS MISS HIM.  THANKS DAD.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROGER MOORE-A TIME SEARCHERS TRIBUTE TO A COOL, CLASSY GUY, WE WILL MISS YOU!

I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY AND HAVE NOT POSTED HERE ON THE BLOG FOR AWHILE.  I WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT ONE OF THE COOLEST, CLASSY GUYS IN MOVIES AND TV HAD PASSED AWAY.  ROGER MOORE WAS A GUY WHO GOT TO PLAY SOME GREAT PARTS:  SIMON TEMPLER-THE SAINT, JAMES BOND, AND SOME OTHER ROLES ON TV AND IN MOVIES.  YES, I KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK SEAN CONNERY WAS THE BEST BOND AND I AGREE.  BUT AFTER SEAN CONNERY LEFT THE PART.  I THOUGHT THAT ROGER MOORE WAS A GREAT CHOICE TO FOLLOW HIM IN THE PART.  HE GAVE IT A DIFFERENT TAKE AS A POSH, CLASSY, FUNNY GUY WHILE CONNERY GAVE IT A MORE HARD EDGE PERFORMANCE.  MOORE WAS GREAT AS SIMON TEMPLER, PLAYING THE SUAVE CONMAN WITH A HEART.
IT'S TOO BAD WE DON'T SEE ANY ACTORS TODAY THAT WERE AS GREAT AS GUYS LIKE MOORE, CONNERY AND MCGOOHAN, WHO EMERGED IN THE 1960'S   ABOVE IS A LINK TO A DOCUMENTARY ON ROGER MOORE.  DEFINITELY A GUY WE WILL MISS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, May 1, 2017

TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER, 2016 PART FOUR COLONIAL BUTTONS, RELIC ROUND UP

HERE'S PART FOUR OF OUR TRIP TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE IN NOVEMBER, 2016.  HERE WE FIND COLONIAL BUTTONS AND THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER GIVES US A ROUND UP OF THE RELIC FINDS FOR THIS TRIP. -THE TIME SEARCHER.

Friday, April 21, 2017

THE BIG GUN ARRIVED TODAY-MY BIG 15 INCH---ER AH---SEARCH COIL

I WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT THE BIG SEARCH COIL I ORDERED HAD ARRIVED TODAY.  THE TIME SEARCHERS ARE SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE NEXT WEEK AND THIS COIL ARRIVED JUST IN TIME FOR THIS OUTING.  AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOTED.  WE ARE A LOW BUDGET SHOW AND WE USE OLD EQUIPMENT THAT WE HAVE USED FOR YEARS.  I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD TRY OUT SOME AFTERMARKET COILS AND FOUND A SOURCE THAT COULD PROVIDE ME SOME BIGGER COILS FOR OUR OLD TROY MACHINES THAT WENT OUT OF PRODUCTION OVER TEN YEARS AGO.  I TOOK A SMALLER ONE OUT WITH US LAST MONTH AND I DID GREAT.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

FRANCE-THE TIME SEARCHERS TAKE-THE FRENCHIES SHOULD VOTE FOR LE PEN SO FRANCE MAY LIVE

 YES, I KNOW THAT WE SHOULD NOT TALK POLITICS.  HOWEVER, AS HISTORIANS WE LOVE THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT WE HAVE STUDIED ALL OUR LIVES.  YES, THE FRENCH CAN BE RUDE.  YES, ALL THOSE POLITICIANS  OVER THERE ARE SOCIALISTS. WHICH WE HATE.  BUT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LESSER OF THE EVILS OUT THERE.  LE PEN WANTS TO DEFEND HER HERITAGE AND CULTURE AS OPPOSED TO THE UNELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WHO WANT AND ARE GIVING THEIR COUNTRIES AWAY.  SO, LE PEN GETS THE TIME SEARCHERS ENDORSEMENT FOR THE UPCOMING FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  VIVA LA FRANCE.  ALSO, I MISS THE RIVERA AND HOPE THAT IT IS STILL THERE WHEN I DO GET A CHANCE TO GO BACK.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A TIME SEARCHER TRIBUTE TO A INSULT COMEDY LEGEND-DON RICKLES "CRAP GAME" KELLY'S HEROES


I WAS GOING TO DO A TRIBUTE TO THE 1970 CLASSIC FILM "KELLY'S HEROES" AT SOME POINT.  BUT, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT OUR OLD FRIEND, DON RICKLES HAD PASSED AWAY.  WE LOVED HIS COMEDY AND THE KELLY'S HEROES FILM IS ONE OF OUR OLD FAVORITES.  I HAVE EVEN JOKED ON OUR SHOW THAT I AM THE "CRAP GAME" OF OUR OUTFIT, THE TIME SEARCHERS.  DON RICKLES WAS IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF.  HE COULD INSULT PEOPLE AND THEY WOULD LAUGH WITH HIM INSTEAD OF BEING INSULTED.  IN KELLY'S HEROES HE PLAYED THE SUPPLY SARGENT CALLED "CRAP GAME", HIS CHARACTER PROVIDED THE INTELLIGENCE AND EQUIPMENT FOR KELLY (CLINT EAST WOOD) AND THEIR INFANTRY SQUAD SARGENT (TELLY SAVALAS) WITH THE SUPPLIES FOR THEM TO GO AFTER THE NAZI GOLD.  CRAP GAME EVEN ARRANGED ARMOR SUPPORT FROM ODDBALL (DONALD SUTHERLAND).  A GREAT COMEDY WAR FILM THAT FIRED MY IMAGINATION AS A KID.  I PUT TWO OTHER CLIPS DOWN BELOW TO SHOW HOW DON PLAYED HIS CHARACTER, (YES, I AGREE WITH THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER THAT MY BACK OFFICE LOOKS LIKE CRAP GAME'S OFFICE IN THE SUPPLY DEPOT.) WE WILL MISS YOU DON RICKLES-THE TIME SEARCHER


HERE'S DON RICKLES CLASSIC ART OF DEAL CLIP:  MAYBE HE'S A REPUBLICAN.



Monday, April 3, 2017

1936 DODGE AUTOMOBILE INSTRUMENT PANEL-OLD TIME GARAGE FIND

LIKE I SAID. I THINK THIS YEAR WILL BE A GREAT ONE FOR RELIC FINDS.  HERE'S A 1936 DODGE AUTOMOBILE INSTRUMENT PANEL THAT I FOUND YESTERDAY IN AN OLD TIME AUTOMOBILE REPAIR FACILITY THAT WENT OUT OF BUSINESS DECADES AGO.  I HAVE NOT CLEANED IT UP YET.  IT STATES "FLOATING POWER" ON THE BIG SPEEDOMETER IN THE MIDDLE.  THIS WAS A DODGE PROMOTIONAL SLOGAN THAT STARTED IN 1932 AND RAN TO 1939.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Friday, March 24, 2017

WANNA BE BRANDO-1950'S HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE AND RIDER IN FULL HARLEY OUTFIT

HERE'S A PHOTO THAT I RAN ACROSS, ITS SHOWS A VINTAGE HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYLE WITH A RIDER IN HIS FULL MOTORCYCLE OUTFIT.  THIS IS A CLASSIC 1950'S LOOK, THE FACTORY HARLEY DAVIDSON NEWSBOY CAP.  THE ENGINEER'S BOOTS, BLUE JEANS. ANOTHER GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1770'S COLONIAL BRITISH CAMP AXE HEAD: THE SECOND ONE FOUND AT THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE


YESTERDAY, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER AND MYSELF RETURNED TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR OF 2017.  IF THIS TRIP IS A PREDICTOR OF RELIC FINDS FOR THIS YEAR, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT ONE.  I FOUND MY SECOND AX HEAD AT THE SITE ALONG WITH SEVEN BUTTONS.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER ADDED TO HIS SCORE BY FINDING SOME GREAT BUTTONS INCLUDING A LARGE COLONIAL COAT BUTTON.  GOING TO THIS SITE IS LIKE ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE. WE DID A SPIRIT BOX SESSION IN WHICH WE HEARD FROM THE GHOSTS THAT OCCUPY THIS LOST VILLAGE. YES, I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY.  BUT, WE HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED IT AND OUR VIDEO FOOTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCES WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Friday, March 17, 2017

A RARE FIND: A RETRO AND VINTAGE LIFESTYLE BABE: LILLY JARLSSON


I WAS RANDOMLY LOOKING AT VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE AND STUMBLED UPON LILLY JARLSSON'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL.  SHE IS A GERMAN WOMAN WHO DOES VIDEOS ON RETRO STYLE AND LIVING AND ITEMS FROM THE PAST THAT SHE USES IN HER DAILY LIFE.  I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED ( O.K. COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER, I ADMIT IT, I WAS ENCHANTED) WITH HER.  MOST OF HER VIDEOS CONCERN WOMEN'S FASHION, BUT THERE ARE SOME OTHERS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE THINGS OF THE PAST.  WHAT MAKES HER VIDEOS SO ENJOYABLE IS HER ENTHUSIASM AND (YES, I AM VERY SHALLOW) HER GOOD LOOKS.  IT IS RARE TO FIND AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN INTERESTED IN THE ANTIQUES FIELD.  SO,  LILLY IS A RARE FIND INDEED.  I LINKED HER VIDEO ENTITLED "WHY & HOW DOES SOMEONE START A RETRO LIFESTYLE.  I AM AMAZED HOW WELL SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH WITHOUT AN ACCENT.  AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS AN AMERICAN.  THEN I SAW THAT SHE IS FROM GERMANY AND LIVES THERE.  SHE HAS INTERESTING VIDEOS AND I THINK SHE WILL GO FAR.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER, 2016 PART THREE "THE FALLEN TREES" COLONIAL RELICS




HERE'S PART THREE OF OUR NOVEMBER, 2016 TRIP BACK TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.  WE FOUND ALOT OF FALLEN TREES FROM A LOGGING OPERATION ON THE PROPERTY.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER USED AN OLD TRICK OF HIS TO DETECT THE DIRT BETWEEN THE ROOTS OF THESE TREES AND WE MADE SOME GREAT COLONIAL BUTTON FINDS.  I CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK THERE FOR MORE OF THE SAME.-THE TIME SEARCHER                                                                                                      
                                            



Friday, March 3, 2017

PAID CIVIL WAR RELIC HUNTS-DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY-THE LESSON OF THE $1,100.00 MINNIE BALL


HERE'S A PHOTO OF A CIVIL WAR MINNIE BALL THAT I KEEP IN THE CENTER DRAWER OF MY DESK TO REMIND ME NOT TO FALL FOR SOME PEOPLE'S HYPE
ON RELIC HUNTS OR ANYTHING ELSE.
A FEW YEARS AGO, IT WAS ALL OVER THE INTERNET ABOUT THE GREAT FINDS THAT PEOPLE WERE MAKING AT THESE PAID CIVIL WAR RELIC HUNTS.  THE CONCEPT IS VERY SIMPLE. A COMPANY GOES OUT AND MAKES A DEAL TO PAY THE LANDOWNER SOME MONEY TO HUNT HIS PROPERTY WHERE A CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT WAS OR A BATTLE SITE IF YOU ARE LUCKY.  THEN THE PROMOTER GOES OUT ON THE INTERNET AND BALLYHOOS ALL THE GREAT FINDS MADE AT HIS HUNT SITES.  YOU ARE TOLD THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE WERE PERMITTED TO HUNT THIS SITE OVER THE YEARS AND IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS HUNT GROUP.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS RARE TO FIND A FAMOUS, LARGE CIVIL WAR SITE THAT IS NOT UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL OR IF IT IS ON PRIVATE LAND HAS NOT BEEN HUNTED TO DEATH.   THERE ARE TWO COMPANIES THAT DO THESE HUNTS AND I WENT TO ONE BASED IN VIRGINIA.  IT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, THE RELIC HUNTING WAS ELBOW TO ELBOW IN SOME FIELDS AND OTHER RELIC HUNTERS TOLD ME THAT MANY PEOPLE HAD HUNTED THE SITE IN THE PAST.  ON THE ONE HUNT, I ONLY FOUND ONE MINIE BALL COMPARED TO MY $1,100.00 IN COSTS TO ATTEND THE HUNT INCLUDING THEIR $275.00 HUNT FEE.  THERE WERE AT 300 PEOPLE AT THIS HUNT.  THEY MADE A KILLING AND FRANKLY DIDN'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT THE ATTENDEES.  A HARD LEARNED LESSON  TO PLAN YOUR OWN HUNTS.  WOULD I ATTEND ANOTHER PAID HUNT?  I MIGHT TRY ONE IN EUROPE IF THE COMPANY HAD GOOD REVIEWS.  AS FOR THE US, THE TIME SEARCHERS WILL MAKE OUR OWN PLANS FOR OUT OF STATES HUNTS LIKE WE DID BEFORE THESE CON ARTISTS STARTED THEIR SCAMS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Thursday, March 2, 2017

TIME SEARCHERS MEET A FRENCH HOE-RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER , 2016 PART TWO

                                     
HERE'S PART TWO OF OUR NOVEMBER, 2016 TRIP BACK TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.  THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER FINDS A EARLY 1700'S FRENCH HOE FARM IMPLEMENT. A GREAT TRIP AND ANOTHER FIND THAT ADDS TO THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.-THE TIME SEARCHER  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HAND MADE CIVIL WAR ERA TRENCH FIGHTING KNIFE


HERE'S A COUPLE OF PHOTOS OF A CIVIL WAR ERA TRENCH, FIGHTING KNIFE THAT I BOUGHT A FEW YEARS AGO WITH SOME OTHER CIVIL WAR ITEMS.  THIS IS A HANDMADE ITEM.  ITS CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS USED ARE DEFINITELY PERIOD.  THE BLADE IS HAND FORGED AND ITS INTERESTING TO SEE HOW PEOPLE IMPROVISE TO MEET THEIR NEEDS.  AS I TOLD THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER A FEW DAYS AGO.  I HAVE A FEELING THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE TO FIND SOME RELICS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Friday, February 17, 2017

THE NINTH GATE-JOHNNY DEPP-A GLIMPSE INTO THE BIG TIME WORLD OF ANTIQUES COLLECTING

HERE'S A LINK TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS.  I THINK THIS ONE IS ANOTHER UNDERRATED CLASSIC.  IT IS A COMBINATION OF THE OLD FILM NOIR AND MODERN FILMS.  JOHNNY DEPP DID A GREAT JOB PLAYING ANTIQUE BOOK DEALER, DEAN CORSO.  THIS FILM REMINDS ME OF THE TIMES WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE DEALING IN ANTIQUES AND WORKING WITH DIFFERENT COLLECTORS, DEALERS AND AUCTION HOUSES.  IN THE HIGH END  ANTIQUE AND ART MARKET, THESE COLLECTORS ARE A BREED APART AND HAVE THE MONEY TO GET WHAT THEY WANT IF THEY WANT IT BADLY ENOUGH.  GUYS LIKE THE CHARACTER BORIS BALKEN WILL TRY TO USE YOUR CONTACTS AND INFLUENCE TO GET TO  A CERTAIN PIECE.  ALL THE BIG AUCTION HOUSES  AND DEALERS KEEP TRACK OF WHO OWNS CERTAIN PIECES.  SO, THE FILM IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY ON THAT COUNT.  ALSO AS BROUGHT OUT IN THE WIKELEAKS EMAILS, SOME OF THESE RICH PEOPLE ARE IN TO DEVIL WORSHIP AND EVEN IN MY LIMITED EXPERIENCES, I FOUND THE MORE GRUESOME THE HISTORY OF THE PIECE, THE MORE MONEY THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD PAY FOR IT.  I THOUGHT THIS ODDBALL FILM WAS ONE OF JOHNNY'S BEST AND HE DID A GREAT JOB IN IT.  HIS CHARACTER GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE HUNT FOR THE SECRET OF THE NINTH GATE BOOK AND THE MORE YOU STUDY AND PURSUE SOME HISTORIC ITEMS, THIS IS EASY TO LET HAPPEN. -THE TIME SEARCHER.

Friday, February 10, 2017

BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH A YOUNG BILL CLINTON LOOKALIKE-A MALT SHOP CIRCA 1952-54 PHOTO

HERE'S A PHOTO THAT I JUST CAME ACROSS IN SOME ITEMS THAT I JUST ADDED TO THE ARCHIVE.  IT SHOWS A GUY THAT BEARS A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO A YOUNG BILL CLINTON.  I DON'T KNOW IF THIS WAS HIS  DAD OR NOT.  THIS PHOTO LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN AROUND 1952-1954.  NOTE THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO POPSICLE AD.  I LOVE THE COUNTER DESIGN AND ADVERTISING DISPLAYS.  I HAVE MORE PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE OTHER PARTS OF THE MALT SHOP.  THE ONLY PERSON MISSING IS MARTY MCFLY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER, 2016 PART ONE, COLONIAL BUTTONS: THE FRENCH BUTTON.



HERE'S A VIDEO OF OUR TRIP IN NOVEMBER, 2016 TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE. ON THIS TRIP, WE FOUND FRENCH ITEMS THAT SHOW THE FRENCH WERE THE FIRST EUROPEAN COLONISTS IN THIS AREA.  I FOUND A FANCY FRENCH CUFF BUTTON. -THE TIME SEARCHER

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BEFORE EMAIL FACEBOOK TWITTER POSTAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE CIRCA 1910-TIME SEARCHERS LOOK BACK


HERE'S A PHOTO FROM THE TIME SEARCHERS ARCHIVE.  THIS IS ONE THAT I FOUND IN A PILE OF FORGOTTEN PAPERS.  IT SHOWS COMMUNICATION OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO FROM A SIMPLER TIME.  BEFORE THE INTERNET EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA, THIS WAS THE CLOSEST YOU GOT TO COMMUNICATION FASTER THAN REGULAR SNAIL MAIL.  A TELEGRAPH MESSAGE WOULD BE RECEIVED BY A LOCAL STATION.  IT WOULD BE DELIVERED BY A MESSSAGER.  LOOK AT THE GREAT BICYCLES AND UNIFORMS THAT THIS GUYS HAD.  AWESOME,  I GLAD THAT WE CAN LOOK AT TIME CAPSULES LIKE THIS AND GET A GLIMPSE AT LIFE FROM THAT TIME.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER GIVES US A LECTURE ON COLONIAL TRADE AXES, CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION


HERE, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER GIVES US A LECTURE ON COLONIAL TRADE AXES.  WHEN DID COLONISTS COME TO AMERICA. ALSO, IS AN INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND EVIDENCE OF IT IN HISTORY. THANKS COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PATRICK MCGOOHAN-JAMES BOND ON TV YEARS BEFORE THE MOVIE JAMES BOND


I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. IT'S BEEN EIGHT YEARS SINCE I LEARNED THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS, PATRICK MCGOOHAN PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 13, 2009. TODAY, HE IS VIRTUALLY FORGOTTEN.  MCGOOHAN WAS A SMOOTH, LOW KEY KIND OF GUY WHO AT THE SAME TIME HAD HIS ECCENTRIC QUALITIES.  HE STARRED IN THE DANGERMAN TV SERIES IN THE UK FROM 1959-1961 AND ITS REBOOT FROM 1964-1966.  THE SHOW WAS KNOWN AS "SECRET AGENT" IN THE UNITED STATES.  HIS ACTING STYLE WAS GENUINE AND HE MOLDED HIS CHARACTER "JOHN DRAKE" TO HIS OWN VALUES.  HE INSISTED THAT HIS CHARACTER NOT ENGAGE IN UNNECESSARY VIOLENCE AND NOT BE A WOMANIZER (THAT'S ONE POINT THAT I WOULD DISAGREE WITH HIM ON.) BUT, HE WAS SO GOOD AT THIS PART, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE PRODUCERS OF THE BOND FILMS BASED THEIR VERSION OF JAMES BOND ON PATRICK MCGOOHAN'S JOHN DRAKE PORTRAYAL ON DANGERMAN.  IN FACT, SOME BOOKS SAY THAT HE WAS INTERVIEWED FOR THE JAMES BOND PART.  BUT, THEY COULD NOT AGREE ON TERMS.
MCGOOHAN WROTE AND DIRECTED THE PRISONER SERIES IN THE UK.  AFTER THE PRISONER SERIES, HE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AND DID SOME FILMS AND AND GUEST STARRED ON THE OLD COLUMBO SERIES.  BUT, TO ME, DANGERMAN WAS HIS BEST WORK.  I FOUND HIM TO BE A CREATIVE GUY THAT LET ALCOHOL TO GET THE BEST OF HIM.  I WISH THAT HE HAD DONE MORE WORK.  BUT, I VALUE THE SHOWS THAT HE DID AND I THINK THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER THAN HE WAS.  BUT, HE WAS HIS OWN MAN AND PLAYED BY HIS OWN RULES.  HERE'S SOME LINKS TO SOME VIDEOS THAT SUMMARIZE SOME OF HIS GREAT WORK ON DANGERMAN.-THE TIME SEARCHER.


DANGERMAN-1959-1961
                                       


DANGERMAN-1964-1966

                                   

                                   




HERE'S AMAZON LINK FOR THE DVD SET OF THE COMPLETE SERIES.

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Agent-Aka-Danger-Man/dp/B003JQZY8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1484697288&sr=8-3&keywords=DANGERMAN+COMPLETE+SERIES