Spring is the start of metal detecting season, and Bel Mar Coin Club’s Vice President is Mr. Bob Taylor, owner and Proprietor of Taylor Metal Detectors and an active Member of the Freestate Treasure Club.
This article will introduce you to the sport and hobby of metal detecting and give you more information on these two organizations to help you with any questions you may have as you consider doing some metal detecting yourself. Or, if you have been doing some metal detecting or treasure hunting, and would like to learn more about the Craft, or get to know others like yourself who enjoy detecting, be sure to connect with the Freestate Treasure Club.
Bob Taylor is a Military Veteran of 20 years, and has spent a good number of years around metal detectors. In years past, anyone in the Maryland or Southern Pennsylvania area interested in metal detecting, or needing parts or supplies would have to travel to Gettysburg, PA to find a Shop.
Bob operates his Shop, Taylor Metal Detectors, at 8 Bramble Lane in Churchville, Harford County, Maryland 21028. He is open for business about 6 hours per day from Spring through Christmas. He primarily works “By Appointment Only”, but you can call the Shop or stop by during business hours if you happen to be in Churchville and need supplies or advice. Bob’s business covers large portions of Maryland / DC / Virginia / Pennsylvania, including Harford County, Cecil County, and the Eastern Shore.
He has built his business by word of mouth referrals and is known throughout the trade as an honest businessman, always willing to share knowledge and advice about metal detecting.
Speaking of The Eastern Shore, throughout history, there have been over 1400 ships that have sunk around the Chesapeake Bay and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Region. Many of those ships had valuables or Coins as part of the cargo, and there are many stories of Treasures Found in our area. There is one area in particular known as “Coin Beach” for the Colonial Era coins that have been found there, especially after a storm surge or a hurricane passes the Mid-Atlantic region!
As mentioned above, Bob Taylor is an active member of The Freestate Treasure Club. Freestate has been in existence for 40+ years now, and is an exciting Club to join if you like Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting!
Here is some additional information about upcoming events, shows, and club meetings for Bel Mar Coin Club, for Taylor Metal Detectors, and for Freestate Treasure Club:
- Bel Mar Coin Club meets regularly on the 3rd Monday evening of each month. The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Monday 4/20/2015 at Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, Maryland. Click on the Auction Sheets Tab for more information and a copy of the Auction Sheet for April.
- Freestate Treasure Club’s next meeting is Thursday April 30th beginning at 7:00 pm. The location will be the Victory Villa Community Center, in the back two rooms.
Middle River Recreation and Parks building, 404 Compass Rd., Essex, MD 21220. For more information, call: 410-887-0258
- NOTE: There will be a mini-treasure-hunt starting at 6:30 pm!
- Bel Mar Coin Club hosts an Annual Coin Show. This year the Coin Show will be Saturday 5/30/2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm also at Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, Maryland.
- This year at the Bel Mar Coin Show there will be 2 Representatives from Freestate Treasure Club to answer any questions you have about Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting.
- Bob Taylor will have several Metal Detectors on display at the Coin Show, too!
- Freestate Treasure Hunting Club will be having an Open Hunt on October 11, 2015. Click Here for more details.