Tuesday, July 3, 2012

7/3/2012 Report - Happy Fourth

Clay Pipes
Written by the Treasureguide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

Which of the two clay pipes shown at the right would you say is the oldest?

These are two pipes that sold in the recently concluded Sedwick Coins Internet-only Auction.  They provide a good illustration.

If you remember, not too long ago I talked about how to get an idea of the age of a clay pipe.  Here are two things to remember about that.

In more recent times the bowl became more upright.  So you can tell that the pipe in the upper picture is the oldest of the two.

And in more recent times the bowls got larger and more bowl-like.  That also says that the upper pipe is the oldest of the two.

The top pipe is earlier than 1610, while the bottom one more recent than 1730.

Since it is almost the Fourth of July, I thought it would be a good idea to post a link to the Declaration of Independence.

If you haven't read it lately, here is the link.


Good reminder of how this county started and what it is all about.

You might also enjoy reading about the naval operations of the Revolutionary War.

Here is that link.


If you have anything you want to sell,  Sedwick cions will be accepting consignments for their  TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #12 (October, 2012).

And if you like all kinds of coins, don't forget that the FUN (Florida United Numismatists) show will be July 12 -14 at the Orlando Convention Center.

When the steps at the Greenwich naval college was being repaired, a trove of 19th Century articles were found.

Here is the link.

And here is a great link showing a variety of Spanish Colonial artifacts.


Did you notice the photo showing the lead pencils?  I've shown one of those which was found on a Treasure coast beach.

We have a couple more days of one-foot seas.  No change in conditions.

Happy Fourth,