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DATELINE: West Palm Beach, Florida. New Ernie Richards Publication!

March 5, 2019 | 0

Greetings 1715 Fleet aficionados.  Last October, Fleet Society Director Ernie Richards published five new booklets which seek to identify and explain many of the artifacts (some common) that have been recovered over the years from various 1715 Fleet wreck sites. Just in case these booklets escaped your attention, we thought we would publish this post […]

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March 2019 Treasure of the Month

February 28, 2019 | 0

Our featured treasure for March is part of a group of artifacts that we have featured before. Known as “wedges” these silver items were often smuggled on board the larger, heavily-armed guard galleons as contraband. The pie shaped wedges were arranged in such a way that they could fit tightly in the bottom of a […]

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This Day in Fleet History

February 26, 2019 | 0

February 26th, 1972 Kip Wagner, founder of the Real Eight Company and largely responsible for the modern day recovery of the treasures of the 1715 Fleet, dies at the age of 66.

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

February 19, 2019 | 2

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 | 2

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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