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Cuba Conference Update – February 9, 2020

For all of you going, or thinking of going to our conference next month in Cuba, please access the link below for some information about traveling to Cuba. For information about the conference, please contact ASC International USA at 813-319-7095. Many thanks to Fleet Society member Allen Balogh (Member #37) for providing this information to

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February 2, 2020 DATELINE: Venetia, Pa.

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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1715 Fleet Society - Gold Pick

February 2020 Treasure of the Month

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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Cuba Conference Update

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

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 FUN Show Wrap – Up

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

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

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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Happy New Year 2020!

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I would like to wish everyone a Happy (and prosperous) New Year. As we embark on a new decade, it seems like a good time to review some of the highlights of the Fleet Society’s progress over the last decade.   January

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

As a follow up to our September 15 post (and as a reminder) the Florida United Numismatist (F.U.N.) Show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from January 9 – 12, 2020. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building

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December 2019 Treasure of the Month

For December’s Treasure of the Month we are going to revisit one of the most recognized and revered artifacts ever associated with the 1715 Fleet: the Dragon Whistle.  Previously featured as our Treasure of the Month for July 2013, the Dragon Whistle and chain was found on the beach near the Cabin Wreck site in

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