Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Case: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Mine

Ever seen a sea mine in a back garden? 

The Thing Detectives are looking for a naval mine. More specifically, before we get complaints, we're looking for a deactivated contact mine, for ornamental use.
A naval mine, near the sea bed, not a flower bed.

Our client dreams of having this prickly conversation piece in his garden - inspired by a spectacular explosion off the coast of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands.

We're looking for any spherical sea mine shells from the early 20th century. All mines considered! Can you help? Maybe with some targeted Googling? Maybe a tweet or two to antiques dealers?

An ex-mine, detonated off the coast of Guernsey (RCAF) 
The mine will take centre stage in a garden already home to a set of shark's jaws, a two tonne anchor (found by us), and the winning entry from the 2009 Guernsey bath tub race.

Remember: any donation the client makes based on information you provide will be passed on to you!

Please send your leads to or tweet directly to @thingdetectives - you may even end up in The Thing Detectives book!

We’ll update this post with is any news.

Happy searching!