1715 Fleet Society

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February 19, 2019 DATELINE: Snohomish, Washington Personal Story by James Mesher

February 19, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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This Day in Fleet History

February 17, 2019 | 0

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.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 15, 2019 | 0

February 15th, 1983. The first edition of the Plus Ultra Newsletter is circulated.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 15, 2019 | 0

February 14th, 1714. Marie Louse of Savoy, Philip V’s first wife, dies of TB at age 26.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 4, 2019 | 0

February 4th, 1967. The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver coins and 264 gold coins at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York City.

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February 2019 Treasure of the Month

January 31, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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DATELINE: Cocoa Beach, Florida – Dinosaurs Invade Cocoa Beach!

January 17, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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DATELINE: Sebastian, Florida – Post FUN Show Wrap-Up

January 17, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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January 13, 2019,  DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Wrap Up

January 13, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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FUN Convention

64th Annual FUN Convention, January 10th-13th, 2019 in Orlando, FL – Second Notice

December 25, 2018 | 0

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 […]

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December 23, 2018 DATELINE: North Pole

December 23, 2018 | 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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1715 Fleet Society Conference - Cuba Map

1715 Fleet Society Conference Update

December 14, 2018 | 1

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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