I received the following from Carter Pennington, former president of the Task Force, with a comment of “the portrayal continues”. I have to agree and think we need to respond in some manner.
This is from a Farmer’s Insurance commercial that’s currently running, and I do remember watching it thinking how wrong it was. Now that I see it again I think the company owes the detectorist an apology. What do you think?
BUBBA’S TAKE ON RECENT UK STORMS…
John Howland sent over a report about how the recent UK storms have affected the beaches there, and since I don’t have anything much to offer I am posting it here on the home page. Thanks Bubba…
THE BEACHES ARE RIPE!
For over three weeks severe gales and driving rain have lashed many southern UK beaches ripping their guts out and causing untold misery to coastal home owners.
In parts of the Isle of Wight the near monsoon rains have poured off the cliffs stripping away the top sand layers exposing not only rare fossils, but also the gold and coin bearing layers all well within easy reach of metal detectors. Only the brave or foolhardy are venturing forth into the continuing maelstrom, and only the terminally dim sally forth equipped with non-All Terrain machines. Once all this horrendous weather abates, I’m sure we southern beachcombers are in for a bonanza.
There’s a strong likelihood that gold and silver coins from coastal shipwrecks will roll ashore too; high value Spanish, Portuguese, and 15C English coins are on the cards to put in an appearance. If you tempted to hunt below the High Tide line, make sure you are in possession of your free Crown Estates Foreshore Permit.
Report all gold and silver items, especially coins, to the Receiver of Wreck (the maritime Coroner). Whatever happens next is in the lap of the gods; either you’ll get the full market value if they decide to retain the find(s), or, whatever it is will be returned to you. Other non-precious items can be reported to the PAS for their database.
If you’ve legally found it – you can legally sell it.
Academics will do anything for the working class…but get off their backs.
(Apologies to) Karl Marx
I’ll see y’all in the bar!