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Review of The Searcher Magazine
The Searcher is a well established magazine aimed at metal detecting fans. The magazine is published monthly and first appeared on British shelves around 20 years ago.
The Searcher is priced at £3.25 and is available from outlets such as WH Smith and by subscription. The magazine's own website gives details of subscription rates and stockists.
Back issues of this magazine pop up regularly on auction sites such as bay, although I must admit that I tend to hoard my past copies, I'm secretly ever hopeful of finding a rarity that I'll need the magazine's help with!
Naturally, this magazine will probably only be of interest to people who enjoy metal detecting and treasure seeking. The magazine covers all aspects of the hobby from getting started with metal detecting, advice on identifying your finds, valuation of objects such as coins and of course relevant trade ads. The magazine includes details regarding metal detectorists clubs and societies and and even a wanted and for sale section, it really is fantastic resource for the hobby.
I particularly enjoy the articles and reports on other peoples finds and treasure seeking outings. My partner and I tend to use our detectors mainly on the beach as we live in a coastal area, consequently most of our finds are fairly modern. The magazine gives us an insight into how metal detectorists in other locations fare in terms of finds and methods of treasure seeking. After all, a sandy beach is a very different prospect to a ploughed field.
In these days of internet access and the use of metal detectors on the Time Team TV show, the hobby of metal detecting has been opened up to many people who may never have considered it before. Auction sites stock reasonably priced second hand machines and websites about metal detecting seem to spring up thick and fast, but in my opinion, a glossy magazine, packed with features, articles and adverts is very hard to beat for sheer reading satisfaction!
If you own a metal detector or even have a passing interest in the hobby, do give The Searcher magazine a try, it is a great magazine and worth every penny!
Thank you for reading.
NB My review may be found on other review sites under the same user name, brittle1906.
I am a keen Metal Detectorist and there is nothing more enjoyable than reading about what others are finding in the fields and beaches of England. Obviously this can be done online on the number of websites that have cropped up. However at one time there was only one way of doing that and that was by buying a monthly Metal Detecting Magazine. In the UK there are two. The Searcher and Treasure Hunting. Both are fantastic magazines and help the hobby a lot.
The review I'm going to do is on The Searcher. I've been buying this magazine for about 20 years now. I think it was established about 1989. It is a glossy magazine and is available on subscription or on the shelves at good book shops such as WHSmith. Over the years the magazine has changed a lot. At the moment the features include (amongst others)
Identification and Valuation: A great feature for the less experienced metal detectorist, identifying their finds and giving a rough valuation.
Readers Letters: Moans and groans but also praise for rally organisers etc.
Club Activity: An update of the club scene involving days out, talks etc
Saleroom Scene: What prices are some coins getting sold for at auction
Classifieds: Have you something metal detecting related to sell. Try giving the classifieds section a go. You will be reaching a wide metal detecting audience.
There are also stories from other Metal Detectorists of their days out and finds. I love reading these. Typical stories include detectorists who had been detecting for 8 hours on a hot days with very little reward and then pops up a gold ring. The stories always include images and it really is mouth watering stuff. It always makes you want to get your metal detector ou and jump into the car.
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I would highly recommend this magazine to anybody who loves the hobby of metal detecting. I know there is also Treasure Hunting but if we don't support both, it maybe that one day we lose one. We don't want this. What would you do whilst sitting in the car, waiting for the rain to go off on your next days detecting day? or sunbathing on the beach on your hols.