post the OLDest thing that you own

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  1. SW33THAND5

    SW33THAND5 Member

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    It could be sentimental, antique, a nick-nack, whatever...

    Me? I have a couple of bedside tables that my mother gave me from the 20s.

    What you got (pics encouraged) ???
     
  2. loudboy

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    A meteorite.

    A piece of fossilized dinosaur poop.

    Many other rocks, fossils and minerals.
     
  3. Campfired

    Campfired Gold Supporting Member

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    Photographs of my great-grandparents farm in Quebec. Actually, no. A prehistoric sedimentary rock dating to Cambrian times that came from Quebec and made its way to to the center headpiece of my grandfather's handmade outdoor fireplace grill. We gave the rock to my Dad as a Xmas gift one year, and that set Dad to writing his life's memoirs as a young boy while visiting his Grandpa's farm in Quebec.

    Here's the rock!

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  4. Bluesful

    Bluesful Supporting Member

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    My '65 BF Princeton Reverb.
     
  5. pfflam

    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    I have several pieces of furniture given to my mother's side from the family from Napoleon the 3rd

    But - attached to my computer is an old Roman coin and a fossil that is indeed very old.
     
  6. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    Little buckles, pins, a thimble and other oddities from the Middle Ages
    An pre historic insect encased in Baltic amber
    Indian arrowheads
    Civil War relics and items, Confederate money, etc.
    WWI German bayonet dug from the trenches in Belgium
     
  7. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    A cherry table from the late 1700s.
    MD
     
  8. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a Roman Denarius from the year ~0-200

    It will be hard to beat a simple rock, though.
     
  9. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    '37 Harley VL.
     
  10. HeyMrTeleMan

    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    A piece of meteorite (widmanstatten pattern, btw)

    A real Megalodon tooth.

    Wicked and cool...

    HMTM
     
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    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    We've got bunches of fossils around here for the grandkids to look at.
    Trilobite or nautilus shells are probably the oldest.

    Short of that, there's an 1888 silver dollar laying around.
     
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    TwoTubMan Member

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    1868 Trenton New Jersey trolley token. Got it as change for a 6-pack in Galveston TX in 1974. It's copper and slightly smaller than a penny.
     
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    A rock. It's pretty close to 3.4 billion years old. Got another one for sale, yo.
     
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    rgsss14 Gold Supporting Member

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    I wear a tiger's claw on a chain that used to belong to my grandfather. I'm pretty sure it's a sabre-toothed tiger's claw. It's pretty big, and rather sharp, looks old.
     
  15. Jonny Hotnuts

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    I have many old things.....

    These may be the oldest, but its hard to date much of it:

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    These are early Qing Dynasty (~1680). These were at one time in the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) in China.


    ~JH
     
  16. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    I swear they had a pair of those at Hung Far Low's on 82nd, bitd.

    ;)
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    my rock, mineral, gem collection is pretty old. I'm sure of exact ages, I know it's in the millions of years old. ;)
     
  18. MrAstro

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    I have a fossilised nautilus shell somewhere...
     
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    My mother in law.

    I figure since I pay for everything, I kinda own her.

    Anyone interested in a relic'd mother in law??? Dirt cheap (or trade for a few pedals)
     
  20. GasMask

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    I'm assuming manmade objects!

    - Several ancient arrowheads, speartips, and ax-head from the Arabian Peninsula.

    - An almost perfect small arrowhead (bird-point) I found in Texas.

    - a 250+ year old Chinese ivory carving.


    (need to take some pics....)





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