Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1/19/2011 Report - Salvaged Nautical Objects & Half a Million Dollar Gold Coin

Salvaged Nautical Items.

These were some of the items that were for sale at the Nautical Flea Market last week at the Indian River Fairgrounds. Some pretty neat stuff.

You don't have to find a galleon or gold coin to find treasure. These items were selling for around $150 for the lowest priced items and up into the thousands. I think you can see why.

Nautical theme items are very popular now for decor.

Like with anything else, you have to be careful if you are particular about what you want. While these may be authentic salvage items, some items are fabricated. At the flea market the fabricated items were selling for less. The vendors appeared to be honest.

While out checking out an old detector, I found this metal band. Can you tell me what it was used for?

This metal band is about twelve feet long. A three foot section was broken off. I think it was probably used to bundle some kind of large heavy items.

The length of the loop was adjusted by tightening one end into a circle as shown, and then the end right before the tight loop was clamped. I think you can see that in the photo.

I wonder how many detectorists have never detected their own yard? You should do that if you haven't. Besides never knowing what you might find, it can be a good place to test your detector or learn how to use it better.

My old Tesoro Royal Sabre makes a good relic hunting machine. Even though it is as old as the hills it works great on dry land or the dry beach. It is not real good at ground adjusting in the wet sand.

The daily Jupiter Beach pictures web site link is now under my Treasure Links List.

An ancient Anglo-Saxon gold coin found by a metal detector was purchased by a museum for nearly $500,000.

Here is the link to the story.

Forecast and Conditions.

Not much new here. It's a bit rainy this morning. The wind is out of the west/southwest. That is the same as yesterday, and the seas are still relatively calm. At the beach, you might want to detect the wet sand at low tide.

Calm seas are expected for the next few days, and of course that means no significant changes in beach conditions.

Happy hunting.