Thursday, June 19, 2014

6/19/14 Report - Chosen Ring, Mucking, John Morgan Podcasts, Ring Returned, Most Valuable Treasures & More Marine Preserves

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Chosen Ring Found  Yesterday While Mucking

These "Chosen" rings seem to be popular.  I saw one listed on eBay for about $250.

I don't really know if they go with a TV show or what.  Anybody have any background on what "Chosen" means on these rings.

Trash can protect treasure.  I often work trashy areas.  Of course, like everything, there are tricks to mucking.

I've been trying to think of how to explain it.  Basically you use the trash to develop a 3-D model of the layers of sand and distribution of objects in it, then head towards the sweet spot as the evidence points you in the right direction.

I'll try to figure out how to briefly explain that.

It seems there has been a rash of returned rings in the media lately.  Here is one that took longer than most others.  This one was lost sixty years before being returned.  It is the older style of class ring from the 20s and 30s.

Here is that video.

Yesterday I showed a picture sent in by John Morgan.  Check out his podcasts,

Here is a brief video of the most valuable stamp in the world along with some of the other most valuable treasures.

Old and antique jewelry brings good prices these days.  One London dealer said, "It's easier to sell something for 500,000 British pounds (over 800,000 US) that for 5,000."  

The economy has hurt the middle class, but the rich are seeking out fine unique pieces.  In the US things often sell for less than in London.  Kovels Komments suggests investing in fine antique jewelry as they expect prices to increase.

Here is that link.

John Kerry wants to set aside at least 10% of the oceans as marine protection reserves.  I'd bet he actually wants to set aside 100% of the ocean and everything else too, and charge access to it all, except for ketchup companies like Heinz, which is where he gets his money.

More marine preserves probably means more shipwrecks being off-limits.  Some of you guys that didn't care about the St. Lucie parks might care about this.

Ont the Treasure Coast it looks like more of the same for several days.  Little surf and lots of sand.

Happy hunting,