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Ben Costello

This Day in Fleet History – February 4, 1967

February 4, 2020 | 0

The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver and 264 gold coins. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York City.

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February 2, 2020 DATELINE: Venetia, Pa.

February 2, 2020 | 0

Greetings. Ben Costello, Director here. Most of you who regularly visit this website are aware of the fact that not all Fleet Society members are lucky enough to populate the sunny climes of Florida, including yours truly. Here is a picture taken this morning outside of my front door. Facing west, you can see the […]

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Cuba Conference Update

January 23, 2020 | 2

As outlined in a previous post, I attended the Florida United Numismatists Show in Orlando. After the shows completion on January 12, I headed off to Cuba the next morning. I was joined by Fleet Society Directors John de Bry and John Pullin. Also with us was a colleague of mine from Pennsylvania, J. Scott […]

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DATELINE: Sebastian, Florida News From the McClarty Treasure Museum

January 21, 2020 | 0

While I was visiting Florida recently I stopped by the McClarty Treasure Museum in Sebastian for a visit. There I met Corey Kerkela, the new Museum Coordinator and Volunteer Manager. His predecessor, Ed Perry, recently retired after many years of dedicated service. Corey, along with volunteer George R. LaPorte (a Fleet Society member), informed me […]

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida 2020 FUN Show in Pictures

January 20, 2020 | 0

Here are a few pictures that I took at the FUN Show. As you can see, there are not many as I was rather occupied with other duties. I will try to do better next year.          

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Wrap – Up

January 13, 2020 | 0

Greetings. I would like to file the following report from the FUN Show that I attended last week. The 65th Annual Florida United Numismatists Show (FUN) took place in Orlando from January 9 – 12 at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is renowned for being the bellwether event on the numismatic calendar. The […]

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

January 8, 2020 | 0

As a reminder, the Florida United Numismatist Show will start tomorrow, January 9 and continue to Sunday January 12, at the Orange County Convention Center. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building of the Convention Center, on the opposite side on […]

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January 2020 Treasure of the Month

January 1, 2020 | 0

As we begin a new decade our hope is for success and prosperity in the coming years. For centuries gold has been equated with success and prosperity. Gold has also been memorialized in the lexicon by such phrases as “Good as gold”, “Heart of gold”,  “Worth its weight in gold” and so on. Therefore, we […]

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