As a follow up to our July 16th post, the Fleet Society is proud to announce that it has purchased additional historical documents relating to the early days of 1715 Fleet salvaging efforts. This group of material consists primarily of records, photographs, and letters originating from the early days of the Real Eight Company. There […]
Recently a rather important anniversary slipped by the 1715 Fleet community (including me ) unnoticed. It was 50 years ago on February 4, 1967 that the famous “Treasure of the Spanish Main” auction took place at the Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York. The sale consisted of 331 lots of major treasures recovered by the Real […]
The modern day hunt for the 1715 Treasure Fleet began in the 1950’s, when a retired Florida contractor wondered why gold and silver kept washing up on a Florida beach near his home. Kip Wagner used to go beach-combing along the Florida coast looking for decorative pieces of driftwood. What he found, instead, was treasure. […]
Prepared by Scott N. Nierling The following is an appraisal of Historical Artifacts and coins recovered from the area of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet wreck sites by Real Eight , Co., and later purchased by the present owner. This appraisal was prepared for income tax purposes by Scott N. Nierling, P.O. Box 177 Roseland, […]
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