1715 Fleet Society Archive

Meredith Hoppe

This Day in Fleet History – May 12, 1962

May 12, 2020 | 0

The first auction of Real Eight treasure coins is presented by Henry Christensen in Hoboken, New Jersey. Lot #282, a full date 1712 Mexico eight reales, has the distinction of being the first Mexican Real Eight coin ever auctioned.

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This Day in Fleet History – April 30th, 1965

April 30, 2020 | 0

Opening reception for the Real Eight Company’s first museum at the First National Bank in Satellite Beach, Florida

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This Day in Fleet History – April 11th, 1713

April 11, 2020 | 0

The Treaty of Ultrecht formally concludes hostilities between Spain and Britain, thus permitting the treasure fleets to sail again.

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This Day in Fleet History – February 14th, 1714

February 14, 2020 | 0

Marie Louise of Savoy, first wife of Philip V, dies at the age of 26.

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1715 Fleet Society - Gold Pick

February 2020 Treasure of the Month

January 30, 2020 | 1

Our Treasure of the Month for February is this gold chain and toothpick from the State of Florida Collection. Officially identified as 72A 018 000042 0001, this item was found at the Rio Mar Wreck site just south of Vero Beach, Florida. This toothpick, or “grooming implement” is one of many that have been found […]

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DATELINE: Chicago, Illinois
Fleet Society to Initiate New Clothing Line

January 23, 2020 | 0

For those of you who visited our table at the FUN Show two weeks ago you may have noticed some newly designed Fleet Society clothing. We took this opportunity to introduce a new clothing line that we were considering. We concluded that the FUN Show might be a good venue to show off some of […]

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December 24, 2019 DATELINE: North Pole

December 24, 2019 | 0

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 26, 2019 | 0

February 26th, 1972 Kip Wagner, founder of the Real Eight Company and largely responsible for the modern day recovery of the treasures of the 1715 Fleet, dies at the age of 66.

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