The 1715 Fleet Society will have a table at the FUN Show in Orlando, January 5th through the 8th. Our table number is 544. Please visit us if you happen to be at the FUN Show. We will have some educational materials available for distribution. Hope to see you there.
This article reproduced from the Bowers and Ruddy Auction Catalog, The Harold A. Blauvelt, Iberoamerican and 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet Collections, public auction sale February 17-19, 1977
This month’s featured offering is a rare 1715 Fleet coin with political significance. It is the only surviving gold coin struck by the Lima mint in 1701 in the name of Philip V. The reference books say there was no gold coinage in the name of Philip V until 1702, but here is Lima 1701/0 […]
December’s Treasure of the Month is a nice cache of gold and jewelry from the 1715 Fleet. The gold coins, fresh from the sea, still exhibit ocean deposits. The jewelry, although quite old, shows no wear. A handsome gift to find under any Christmas tree.
The following photographs are from the personal collection of the late Lou Ullian, one of the original members of the Real 8 Company. These images depict artifacts, coins and other treasures found by the Real 8 Company in the 1960’s. Regrettably, the photographic quality is somewhat poor. However, this is often the case when dealing […]
These photographs were recently acquired from a private collection. Some of the photographs are being presented publicly for the first time. Due to age and storage several are distressed and had to be digitally enhanced. Each photograph has a hand written narrative on the back. That narrative is set forth under each picture presented below. […]
The modern day hunt for the 1715 Treasure Fleet began in the 1950’s, when a retired Florida contractor wondered why gold and silver kept washing up on a Florida beach near his home. Kip Wagner used to go beach-combing along the Florida coast looking for decorative pieces of driftwood. What he found, instead, was treasure. […]
No history of the 1715 Fleet would be complete without mentioning the Real Eight Company and the men that formed this group. The Real Eight contribution to the discovery and recovery of the valuable historical coins and artifacts that made up the Treasure Fleet cannot be understated. Much of what we have learned about […]