Our Treasure of the Month for March is this bowlful of eight reales recently purchased from the Bruce Ward Estate. These reales are all uncleaned, encrusted and have that ”fresh from the sea” appearance. Some are fused together into two and three coin “clumps”. The plate (or as I call it a bowl) is pewter […]
The final major sale of Fleet gold coins (310 in all) at Bowers & Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.
The Plus Ultra Newsletter is launched.
Marie Louise of Savoy, first wife of Philip V, dies at the age of 26.
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 […]
The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver and 264 gold coins. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York City.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here are a few pictures that I took at the FUN Show. As you can see, there are not many as I was rather occupied with other duties. I will try to do better next year.
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