Antique Pewter Charger Plate Spanish Shipwreck Salvage

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This is another piece that would have sold for a little more if we had documentation. Post WWII to present day, maritime diving technology has improved so much that recovering artifacts from long sunken ships is relatively easy. Finding buried treasure was even a way of life for some until in the 1980's International laws were passed making it illegal to collect and sell salvage that might otherwise belong to certain nations. Things that were stolen hundreds of years ago are quickly remembered when someone has a way to get them. I guess that the Spanish wanted their gold doubloons back and threatened to do another Inquisition...


Submitted by Mike on September 9, 2017

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