Please permit me to introduce Fleet Society member (#86) James Mesher of Snohomish, Washington. Jim sent me his story of how he first became interested in the 1715 Fleet. Not surprisingly, his story begins with a chance encounter with an article from January 1965 which he saw in National Geographic. But rather than spoil his […]
February 17th – 19th 1977. The final major sale of 1715 Fleet gold (328 gold coins in all), takes place at the Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.
February 15th, 1983. The first edition of the Plus Ultra Newsletter is circulated.
February 14th, 1714. Marie Louse of Savoy, Philip V’s first wife, dies of TB at age 26.
February 4th, 1967. The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver coins and 264 gold coins at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York City.
Our Treasure of the Month for February is a bit deceptive. The featured item is a coin together with a Certificate of Authenticity. Naturally one would assume that there is something special about the coin that merits including it as our Treasure of the Month. However, it is not the coin that is special. It […]
Another side trip that I took after the FUN Show was to Cocoa Beach to see a rather recent addition to that popular vacation community….a Dinosaur Museum. To be accurate, it is the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, which is located on the 2ND and 3RD floors of the Dinosaur Store, 250 West State […]
Following the FUN Show, I was fortunate enough to have some extra time to spend in Florida before returning to the “sunny” climes of Southwestern Pennsylvania. I spent several days in Vero Beach visiting friends and working on the Fleet Society website. On Wednesday, January 16, I had the chance to meet up with Society […]
Greetings. I just finished spending several days at the Florida United Numismatists coin show in Orlando Florida. I left for the show on Sunday, January 6 and spent a day in St. Augustine, which is one of my favorite cities. I took a few pictures of the Christmas lights in St. Augustine which is always […]
Greetings. The 1715 Fleet Society, as usual, will have a table at the Annual FUN Convention at the Orange County Convention Center (West Building Halls WA1 and WA2) on January 10th – 13th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. We will be located in the Foreign/Ancient Section, Table #1055. For those who are planning to attend, we […]
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.
The 1715 Fleet Society is planning its 3rd International Conference for 2020, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to hold the event in Cuba, the embarkation point of the 1715 Fleet on July 24, 1715. It is our intention to hold a 4-day program in Cuba, including an evening reception, main conference […]
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