Twenty years have passed since the beginning of the new millennium. They have been an exceptional twenty years. We entered the 21st century with the fear that our entire computer infrastructure would collapse (known as Y2k). As a result there was propagated the belief that computers would fail. In the months and years leading up to […]
When it comes to finding Spanish treasure, Fleet Society member Jonah Martinez (member #66) of Port St. Lucie, Florida is no stranger. In 2015, he was part of a crew that found one of the largest caches of Spanish gold coins ever found. So, it was no surprise to hear that once again Jonah’s talent […]
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 […]
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