June 17 – 19, 1973. The fourth major Real Eight auction offered 609 Lots of silver and gold coins plus 58 Lots of artifacts at Sotheby’s Parke Bernet sale in New York City.
The crew of the salvage vessel “Half Reale” find an ornate solid gold jewelry box containing a seven emerald gold cross, a large woven chain and two gold-and-emerald rings. (Cabin Wreck, south of Sebastian Inlet).
This month’s featured treasure was designed to hold a treasure but with time it became a treasure itself. This box (or what remains of it) is only one of two genuine “Treasure Chests” found on the 1715 Fleet. It is made of pine (or possibly South American Cypress) and held together by copper nails. This […]
While working the Douglass Beach wreck site Near Fort Pierce, Florida, Mel Fisher finds 1,033 gold coins scattered on the ocean floor. He describes the scene as a “carpet of gold”.
Articles of Incorporation filed by Real Eight Company.
For this May, we take you back to July of 2010, when Greg Bounds and his crew, working the Corrigan’s site, made a discovery of historical and numismatic importance. They discovered a swivel gun from one of Echevers’ prize ships. But not a typical swivel gun, for on examination it proved to be packed not with cannon shot […]
Part of our mission as the Fleet Society is to educate the public about the loss, rediscovery and recovery of the 1715 Fleet. Also, the story of the survivors is an integral component of the 1715 Fleet saga. Last night, I presented a program to the members of the George Washington Numismatic Association, here in […]
Recently I received these vintage photographs from the personal collection of Fleet Society member John de Bry. These photos capture a truly memorable event from 1988. It was in July of that year that HRD (Historical Research and Development), a group lead by Mo Molinar and John de Bry, made a historic discovery of 110 […]