Fred Stedtler

Cost For My Service

I work on a Reward Basis...That means you pay me what its worth to you and what you can afford for me come out and find your lost item.

If the item isn't found there will be call out fee of $25.00 to cover my gas expenses depending on where you are located...Call to discuss.

Search Types

Land searches- private yards with written permission,beaches,shallow water searches to 5 feet ( not equipped for scuba recoveries)

Search Locations

Mahwah and the surrounding areas, Northern NJ, Orange and Rockland Counties, NY

Fred Stedtler's Bio

I am married,age 63 years of age.Ihave been self employed for 26 years and still work,but consider myself semi-retired.

I have been metal detecting for 3 years and enjoy finding lost items and generally finding items of historic age.

If you have lost an item,I will use all my skills in a sincere,thorough attempt to recover the item.

I have 2 very good detectors, 1 detector is good for up to 10 feet of water immersion,so I can perform shallow water recoveries. If you need help,please contact me .

I look forward to finding what you thought was lost forever.

Fred Stedtler - Recent Blog Posts

  • Lost wedding ring recovered Montgomery, NY (2017)

    Matt was wearing his Great Grandfather’s wedding ring that he had inherited. The ring was 18 carat white gold with a 1 and a half carat diamond .It was October 2016 and they were in a friends back yard taking pictures after his friend’s wedding. Walking back to the car Matt realized his ring had […]

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  • Man’s lost platinum wedding ring found! Briar Cliff Manor,N.Y. (2016)

    Stu was playing ball with his son in his large backyard in Briar Cliff Manor, N.Y. He removed his platinum wedding ring as it was irritating his finger as he caught the ball. He placed it in his pocket and at the end of the day reached in his pocket and the ring wasn’t there! […]

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  • Man’s lost Platinum wedding band found- Ramsey, New Jersey (2015)

    Ramsey New Jersey was hit with a violent thunderstorm on Sunday,May 31 and Kyle’s crabapple tree lost a major branch.During the cleanup Kyle felt his wedding ring slip off. Hours of searching for the ring without finding  it prompted him to contact me to help in the recovery. I met Kyle at his house on […]

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  • Man’s lost Platinum wedding band found- Ringwood,N.J. (2015)

    Platinum wedding band On April 17, 2015  I received a call from Dan asking if I could help to find his lost Platinum wedding band. He told me the story of the lost ring.He and his wife had visited a natural pond  here in New Jersey.They were enjoying themselves swimming when Dan pushed off of […]

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  • Lost ring-Mahwah,NJ (2015)

    Hello: My name is Fred Stedtler.If you have lost a precious item, ring or other jewelry do not give up hope! I will help locate your lost item! I can use my sophisticated  metal detectors to find your lost item. Why rent detector and try to learn how to use it when I can provide […]

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