Thursday, June 21, 2012

7/21/12 Report - Internet-Only Treasure Auction

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This nice Bogata Charles II 2-escudo from the 1715 Fleet is one of the cobs for sale in the current Sedwick Coins internet-only action. 

As I write this, the current bid is only $950, but there is plenty of time remaining in the auction.

Here is the link if you want to see more treasure cobs, coins and artifacts from the auction catalog.

Here is additional information about the auction that I received in an email from Sedwick Coins.

Just 8 days remain before our second INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION closes, starting at 6 pm EDT on June 28. Each lot will close in sequence every 20 seconds, so you will have time to adjust your bids on later lots as you observe what you have won and lost. Bidding has already begun, so if you have not done so already, please register and bid TODAY!

Registration and bidding on iCollector is easy click here. Simply register to bid (or set up a new account on iCollector in seconds), browse the lots, and bid on them or bookmark them to watch. Bid your maximum so you won’t lose the item you really want. The iCollector platform will treat your bid as a “secret maximum” and only show the current high bid, which is reduced to one increment above the next highest bid. Your maximum can only be seen by YOU. If you are outbid, iCollector will notify you instantly. Since this auction is INTERNET-ONLY, there is no live bidding at the end (also there is no printed catalog), and if you wait till the last second to enter your top bids, you might lose the lots for less than you are willing to pay! Terms and conditions are the same as for any of our other auctions. Since everything in our Internet-Only auctions starts at LOW levels, we expect high participation, and there is NO post-auction sale.This auction of 676 lots features a mix of shipwreck coins, cobs and general world coins (as well as hundreds of tokens) at levels that everybody can afford, many starting at just $1. There is plenty here for the budget-conscious buyer.

Also remember that until August 15 we are accepting consignments for our TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #12 (October, 2012).

I received a new question from one detectorist planning on visiting the Treasure Coast.  Are dogs allowed on Treasure Coast beaches?  As far as I know, dogs are generally allowed on Treasure Coast beaches if they are on a leash.  Indian River and St. Lucie County seem to permit dogs on the beaches.   Walton Rocks is a dog park, where dogs can run free.   If you know of beaches on the Treasure Coast where dogs or not allowed, please let me know.

In the past month Odyssey Marine stock has gone from $2.75 to up around $3.75 per share.  Very nice gain.  Maybe a good time to start thinking about taking profits.

Here is an article about an archaeological dig at a War of 1812 fort.

Treasure Coast Treasure Beach Detecting Conditions and Forecast.

The wind has shifted and is now coming more from the southeast.   Low tide will be around 3:30 or 4:00 today.  The seas will begin to decrease today and will lessen into the weekend.

This weekend might be a good time to see what the rougher seas did to the beach fronts. 

I'd still rate conditions for finding beach cobs as poor.  You might be able to find some other things, such as artifacts, though. 

The rougher seas may have caused people to lose more things in the surf.

Happy Hunting,