Metal detectors find a myriad of things ranging from mundane metal remnants to more interesting World War II guns. However, some of the more profitable finds include celebrity artifacts.
Celebrity artifacts are a big business especially in online auctioning sites such as old clothes, autographs and other personal belongings. Here are some of the most expensive celebrity auction items of 2013. Here are some celebrity artifacts that could have been detected and found by a metal detector.
- Gun replicas from various movies
Guns are some of the most commonly found artifacts in metal detecting. Since there are a lot of movies that use guns, a lot of replicas have similarly been made. As this is the case, a metal detector can easily find these replica guns to add to a celebrity artifact collection. Here are some of the replica guns that can be detected by metal detectors.
- The Untouchables: Kevin Costner’s 1987 Original Prop .38 Snubnose Gun
Popularized by the movie The Untouchables, these snubnosed revolvers were typical of undercover police officers.
- Casino: Robert De Niro’s Vintage 1911 .45 Pistol
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Casino featured actors Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. In this movie, they used this prop .45 pistol.
As weapons such as knives are mostly made of metals, these are some of the more common finds as well by various metal detector enthusiasts. Here are some weapons that could have been found by metal detectors.
- Hunting knife sword (Tony Spilotro)
Tony Spilotro was one of the feared American mobsters during the 70s and the 80s. This hunting knife features a large blade with brass knuckles for a grip.
Here are some popular props from various Hollywood movies that could have been found at the beach. These products range from classics such as props from Bruce Lee’s movies to more recent props.
- Victorian Style Wine Goblet
This wine goblet has been used in the production of the movie Interview with the Vampire featuring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas. With a star-studded cast, this is indeed a great find.
- Vintage Deco Style Tea/Coffee Service
One of the most prominent props in the movie The Godfather was the Corleone Family Silver Service.
- Prop Cathedral Radio
Another prop easily detected by metal detectors from the movie The Godfather is this classic cathedral radio seen in the Corleone home.
- Metal Vase
Bruce lee is one of the best actors of his generation and he has paved the way for Asian actors specializing in martial arts. This metal vase was used in his movie Enter the Dragon and is truly, especially if found by metal detectors, being completely made of full metal.
- Presidential Silver Pewter Cups
Presidents are as well treated like celebrities and this artifact from President Reagans collection is an interesting find and are quite rare, having been produced limitedly.
- Maltese Falcon Replica Prop
Humphrey Bogart was one of the most popular actors of his era and one of his defining films was the Maltese Falcon. Made of full metal and in full size, this prop can be easily detected by metal detectors.
- Original Vintage Prop Silver Serving Tray
Featured prominently in the movie Titanic, this silver serving tray, made of full metal, will be easily detected by metal detectors as well.