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#26

SinHof
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03 August 2018 11:49 am

Hi Brian,
Here is an image of a cricket buckle found while detecting a week or two back.
Cheers, SinHof.
PS: This is a second attempt to post this picture, not sure what happened to the first.
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#27

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03 August 2018 11:42 pm

Thanks SinHof,
thats a new design combo, haven’t seen that combination before, beauty! thumbsup

#28

SinHof
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04 August 2018 11:55 am

Hi Brian,
Will keep you in mind should another example come to light.
Thanks, SinHof.

#29

Diggertrev
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04 August 2018 10:26 pm

Hi, Brian don't know if this buckle is of any interest to you mate.

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brianincnb wrote:

hi silver,

google for "the australian detectorists recovered cricket buckles book"

I'm yet to reach the required number of posts to put a URL in a post - sorry!

silver wrote:

There's no fool like an old fool lol. yikes
Where do I download from.... hmm
is there a link ? 8)
big_smile

Goldpick, I actually your picture of "Champion with Bat & Ball" as the background on my Desktop, I quite like that buckle smile


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#30

Sandta
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04 August 2018 10:38 pm

Either way , its a beauty thumbsup

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#31

brianincnb
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04 August 2018 11:11 pm

hi Diggertrev,

I'll take it! smile In my books, I'm always interested in any cricket buckle pics, and yours will be added to v3!

Thanks for your contribution,

cheers -b

Diggertrev wrote:

Hi, Brian don't know if this buckle is of any interest to you mate.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 0802_2.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 0813_2.jpg

brianincnb wrote:

hi silver,

google for "the australian detectorists recovered cricket buckles book"

I'm yet to reach the required number of posts to put a URL in a post - sorry!

silver wrote:

There's no fool like an old fool lol. yikes
Where do I download from.... hmm
is there a link ? 8)
big_smile

Goldpick, I actually your picture of "Champion with Bat & Ball" as the background on my Desktop, I quite like that buckle smile

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#32

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05 August 2018 08:18 pm

Brian, I've stickied your your topic for future reference and any additional buckle finds, cheers GP.

Also added the buckle resource link to your first post.


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#33

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09 October 2018 11:13 pm

Hello All,

I'm pleased to announce that v3 of the 'buckle book' is now available.

A big thank-you to all that have contributed with your public posts, emails, sent in updated photos, or told me about a buckle you've seen somewhere on the Internet or your fresh finds straight from the field!. v3 is a result of your efforts.

- v3 has 683 unique cricket buckle pictures and 101 non-cricket buckle
pictures (v2 had 557 and 79 respectively). So ~1 in 5 cricket buckles is a new one!
- Added a section: "Significant Cricket Buckles", which contains cricket
buckles I believe are of some importance.
- 156 unique wording or phrase combinations have been identified on the
cricket buckles
- In the 1860's+, sculling was also a significant Australian sport, see buckle 7.2.19
- I particularly like the pictures of the three 1870's prisoners shown with cricket buckles.
- No longer using Google's URL shorter, as Google has discontinued some
of its functionality. From v3, the link for the current version, now and
always(I just update the underlying file!), will be the following Google
drive link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwENP … 0RHVWJ1N1U

I'm always looking for more contributions!

Enjoy!

Brian

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#34

Mandim
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03 July 2019 02:39 pm

Hi all

I recently found a cricket buckle and was hoping someone had seen one before. I have looked through the book and did not see one the same..... but happy to be corrected.

TIA

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#35

brianincnb
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03 July 2019 06:54 pm

hi Mandim,
nice find! I've seen that buckle plate & centre-piece, but not together in that design combination. So, I'd class it is as a new design. Lion is typical associated with the UK, Can you please post some close ups of front and back? Congrats

#36

Sandta
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03 July 2019 08:32 pm

Gday Brian,
Could you please shed some light on this one
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#37

brianincnb
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03 July 2019 09:22 pm

hi Sandta, thats in very good condition. I would like to walk across that buckle! smile One statistic I didn't think about, and a reviewer of the 2nd release of the buckle book suggest, was tracking location and number seen of each buckle. Your find, from memory, I've seen > ~5 times.. On UK sites, and the rest here in Australia. Its quite a good buckle design, and I would envisage it being a popular wear choice when picking a cricket belt from a trader or store here in Oz in the 1857-1870's. 1857 is the earliest reference in a Trove newspaper of an auction of a ships cargo/wares which also contained cricket belts. All the samples of seen of this cricket buckle do not bear a registry mark on the back of the buckle plate or the buckle plate tongue. Attached is a pic showing what the buckle looked like, undug, worn from use, from a UK collector. Its in gold gilding, but it could of been silver. in v4 draft, I've got buckle centre-pieces, the same, but in gold on one buckle, silver on the other.
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#38

brianincnb
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03 July 2019 09:27 pm

Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees.. just realized, SinHof, as same buckle plate..

Mandim wrote:

Hi all

I recently found a cricket buckle and was hoping someone had seen one before. I have looked through the book and did not see one the same..... but happy to be corrected.

TIA

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _badge.jpg

#39

mineallmine
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23 June 2021 06:06 pm

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#40

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23 June 2021 06:50 pm

I wonder how far back it goes? Beauty.


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#41

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23 June 2021 11:37 pm

Jaros wrote:

I wonder how far back it goes? Beauty.

Has to be mid 19th I reckon..

#42

Detectist
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23 June 2021 11:41 pm

That is a beauty!

Any registry mark on it? Maybe on the back.

#43

mineallmine
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24 June 2021 06:24 am

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Nothing on back

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#44

koala
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28 June 2021 07:02 pm

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Hello every one I found this belt buckle on a old house site of John Bromley the man who discoverd Gold in the upper ovens valley
I believe its 1870,s to 1880,s ?? if any one can shed more light on it would be great its just a nice thought that I have some thing that might of belonged to a great prospector from the past
regards koala

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