John Pullin is a director of the 1715 Fleet Society and a 1970 graduate of Seton Hall University with a BA in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from that university in 1974. Mr. Pullin spent his entire career in the manufacturing, marketing and sales of consumer furniture products. He has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. Mr. Pullin is a highly regarded Numismatist who has, over the years, assembled several world-class collections of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Spanish coins. One of his featured collections consists of gold and silver coins of the highest quality from the 1715 Fleet. Many of these coins are great rarities. His numismatic knowledge of 1715 Fleet coins is superior, which is one reason why he was invited to join the Board of Directors.
John was a featured speaker at the Second International Conference on the 1715 Fleet in St. Augustine, Florida in March 2017. His topic was “A Prominent Casualty of the 1715 Fleet, the Marquis of Penuela”. This was a fascinating presentation about a Santa Fe, New Mexico connection to the 1715 Fleet.
In addition to his interest in the 1715 Fleet, John is a student of Southwestern Native American archaeology. He often expands his knowledge of Native American art and architecture by engaging in long hikes throughout the Southwest which is one reason why he relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is a center of Native American art. John has been supportive of the Fleet Society and its efforts both personally and financially. We are honored to have him on our Board.
John’s focus as a Director will be Numismatic Content and Comment.