As usual, the Fleet Society will be making an appearance at the 2018 FUN Show in Tampa, Florida. The Show runs from Thursday, January 4 – Sunday, January7, 2018. This year our table (#1608) will be on the bourse floor in the Foreign and Ancient section. Previously we were given a free table in the club area. […]
Word has been received that original Real Eight member and former Company President John Jones passed away November 26, 2017 at Canaveral Hospital, Cape Canaveral, Florida. His daughter Vicki Noland reported that her father had been ill for some time. John became a Real Eight member in 1964. A complete testimonial will be provided as soon as […]
As a follow up to our previous posting in October 2017 titled Historical Images from the 1715 Fleet, we presented a number of images that we recently recovered from a large collection of documents and related material that was purchased by the Society a number of months ago. There we featured artifacts that were recovered […]
Hans Schulman’s last Real Eight Company auction of Fleet coins offered 253 lots (102 of which were gold coins) in New York City between December 2-4, 1974.
Tradition has it that gold is a gift commonly found under the tree on Christmas morning (think engagement ring). Therefore, we thought it appropriate to feature gold as our Treasure of the Month for December. Our gold, however, is not in the shape of a ring. Rather, it is a nugget from the 1715 Fleet. […]
The story of Dr. Will W. Orr and his friendship with Kip Wagner is the central theme of the Orr Collection. Assembled between 1966-1972, this Collection and the story behind it is brought together in a wonderful narrative written by Wilson W. Orr, son of Will W. Orr. Dr. Orr was President of Westminster College […]
The “motherload” sale of Fleet gold, 878 gold coins, by Hans Schulman in New York City between November 27 – 29, 1972.
Real Eight Company dissolved.