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The purpose of our the SHRRA is to research, find and preserve artifacts of our American Heritage. The meeting is the first Monday of every month at the Italian Pie Restaurant in Slidell, La. The Italian Pie is located at 1319 Gause Blvd., Slidell, La. (985) 661-0240. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM.

Rare Louisiana Pelican Found On Club Hunt
August 10, 2011 10:47PM
It is always heart stopping to find a Louisiana Pelican but to find this one was "strokesville" !!

I dug this Saturday in south Louisiana on a club hunt and realized almost immediately from the design and lack of a rope border it was a Louisiana Local. I could see a faint back-mark but could not read it. I thought at first it was probably a Casimere Rouyer which is pretty rare but when I got home and did a preliminary cleaning it turned out to be a Charles Bellenot made button. I still have a bit of cleaning to do but Bellenot is quite clear. Charles Bellenot was a die maker with a shop at the corner of Exchange Place and Bienville St. in New Orleans. He was in business from 1851 to 1862 and made Louisiana buttons and bugle and pelican hatpins. This button is very rare and I could not believe I had dug one! Some days are better than others!!.

Now to find a hatpin!!

Super Nice Find!..Congrats! (n/t)
August 17, 2011 10:58PM
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Very nice indeed! metal detecting smiley (n/t)
August 17, 2011 11:55AM
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Very, Very nice Relic, Congratulations! (n/t)
August 16, 2011 11:38AM
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August 14, 2011 11:05AM
Looks even better cleaned up.
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