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Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
02-12-2018, 01:13 PM,
#11
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:05 PM)FennMaster Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:00 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 12:55 PM)John Brown Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 07:29 AM)realistrealist Wrote: FF said, IIRC, he'd hope the finder would donate it. Meaning, it's worth less than what he'd give for it.

I don't think he ever said that.

You're correct. I'm inferring from comments. "Mr. Fenn says he wishes that whoever finds the chest, even if that's 2000 years from now, that they will donate it to the Smithsonian for everyone to see."

I expect he expected it to be found within a few years, not 1,000 or 2,000. But who knows. My inkling is portion or estate for bracelet, but I guess we'll see (or won't).

Fenn has said that he hopes the person who finds his treasure is “a redneck from Texas who’s lost his job, with a pickup truck and 12 kids and a wife to support.”

I seriously doubt he expects that person to donate it to the Smithsonian.

Convinced that was a hint though everyone here believes that to be insane.
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02-12-2018, 01:13 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-12-2018, 01:19 PM by Tim Nobody.)
#12
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
I am going to buy an armored truck and take it on tour and charge 20 bucks to see it then later sell it whole at an auction house. You can see it on tour but no touching so not to tarnish the gold. However the top layer will be there but who knows about what is still underneath that but of course the chest will be real. So stay turned for the 2025 + View our chests tour and selling pre tour tickets wholesale for 10 if anyone is interested.
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02-12-2018, 01:14 PM,
#13
Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:13 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:05 PM)FennMaster Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:00 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 12:55 PM)John Brown Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 07:29 AM)realistrealist Wrote: FF said, IIRC, he'd hope the finder would donate it. Meaning, it's worth less than what he'd give for it.

I don't think he ever said that.

You're correct. I'm inferring from comments. "Mr. Fenn says he wishes that whoever finds the chest, even if that's 2000 years from now, that they will donate it to the Smithsonian for everyone to see."

I expect he expected it to be found within a few years, not 1,000 or 2,000. But who knows. My inkling is portion or estate for bracelet, but I guess we'll see (or won't).

Fenn has said that he hopes the person who finds his treasure is “a redneck from Texas who’s lost his job, with a pickup truck and 12 kids and a wife to support.”

I seriously doubt he expects that person to donate it to the Smithsonian.

Convinced that was a hint though everyone here believes that to be insane.


I'll agree with this.


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02-12-2018, 01:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-12-2018, 01:36 PM by realistrealist.)
#14
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:14 PM)crazyfamily Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:13 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:05 PM)FennMaster Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:00 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 12:55 PM)John Brown Wrote: I don't think he ever said that.

You're correct. I'm inferring from comments. "Mr. Fenn says he wishes that whoever finds the chest, even if that's 2000 years from now, that they will donate it to the Smithsonian for everyone to see."

I expect he expected it to be found within a few years, not 1,000 or 2,000. But who knows. My inkling is portion or estate for bracelet, but I guess we'll see (or won't).

Fenn has said that he hopes the person who finds his treasure is “a redneck from Texas who’s lost his job, with a pickup truck and 12 kids and a wife to support.”

I seriously doubt he expects that person to donate it to the Smithsonian.

Convinced that was a hint though everyone here believes that to be insane.


I'll agree with this.


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Sound familiar?

"Once on a time, in a very far-off country, there lived a merchant who had been so fortunate in all his undertakings that he was enormously rich. As he had, however, six sons and six daughters, he found that his money was not too much to let them all have everything they fancied, as they were accustomed to do.

But one day a most unexpected misfortune befell them. Their house caught fire and was speedily burnt to the ground, with all the splendid furniture, the books, pictures, gold, silver, and precious goods it contained; and this was only the beginning of their troubles. Their father, who had till this moment prospered in all ways, suddenly lost every ship he had on the sea, either by dint of pirates, shipwreck, or fire. Then he heard that his clerks in distant countries, whom he trusted entirely, had proved unfaithful; and at last from great wealth he fell into the direst poverty.

All that he had left was a little house in a desolate place at least a hundred leagues from the town in which he had lived, and to this he was forced to retreat with his children, who were in despair at the idea of leading such a different life. Indeed, the daughters at first hoped that their friends, who had been so numerous while they were rich, would insist on their staying in their houses now they no longer possessed one. But they soon found that they were left alone, and that their former friends even attributed their misfortunes to their own extravagance, and showed no intention of offering them any help."

Btw, there was no wife to support in the original statement iirc and 6 kids. He changed it up. There are two versions of the story, one with 6 kids and the other with 12.
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02-12-2018, 01:22 PM,
#15
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:04 PM)RedneckExpress Wrote: @AGK speculates a successful Sothebys auction for the chest "mint in box" with all contents might come in between 5-10M.

I don't think so. 20 troy pounds of gold = around $300,000, so maybe 1/2 a million dollars. Still an amazing and generous treasure hunt from Captain Fenn.
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02-12-2018, 01:24 PM,
#16
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:22 PM)SpruceMoose Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:04 PM)RedneckExpress Wrote: @AGK speculates a successful Sothebys auction for the chest "mint in box" with all contents might come in between 5-10M.

I don't think so. 20 troy pounds of gold = around $300,000, so maybe 1/2 a million dollars. Still an amazing and generous treasure hunt from Captain Fenn.

Intrinsic value - it's all a guess. Some collector will want it.
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02-12-2018, 02:21 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-12-2018, 02:24 PM by FennMaster.)
#17
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
(02-12-2018, 01:15 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:14 PM)crazyfamily Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:13 PM)realistrealist Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:05 PM)FennMaster Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 01:00 PM)realistrealist Wrote: You're correct. I'm inferring from comments. "Mr. Fenn says he wishes that whoever finds the chest, even if that's 2000 years from now, that they will donate it to the Smithsonian for everyone to see."

I expect he expected it to be found within a few years, not 1,000 or 2,000. But who knows. My inkling is portion or estate for bracelet, but I guess we'll see (or won't).

Fenn has said that he hopes the person who finds his treasure is “a redneck from Texas who’s lost his job, with a pickup truck and 12 kids and a wife to support.”

I seriously doubt he expects that person to donate it to the Smithsonian.

Convinced that was a hint though everyone here believes that to be insane.


I'll agree with this.


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Sound familiar?

"Once on a time, in a very far-off country, there lived a merchant who had been so fortunate in all his undertakings that he was enormously rich. As he had, however, six sons and six daughters, he found that his money was not too much to let them all have everything they fancied, as they were accustomed to do.

But one day a most unexpected misfortune befell them. Their house caught fire and was speedily burnt to the ground, with all the splendid furniture, the books, pictures, gold, silver, and precious goods it contained; and this was only the beginning of their troubles. Their father, who had till this moment prospered in all ways, suddenly lost every ship he had on the sea, either by dint of pirates, shipwreck, or fire. Then he heard that his clerks in distant countries, whom he trusted entirely, had proved unfaithful; and at last from great wealth he fell into the direst poverty.

All that he had left was a little house in a desolate place at least a hundred leagues from the town in which he had lived, and to this he was forced to retreat with his children, who were in despair at the idea of leading such a different life. Indeed, the daughters at first hoped that their friends, who had been so numerous while they were rich, would insist on their staying in their houses now they no longer possessed one. But they soon found that they were left alone, and that their former friends even attributed their misfortunes to their own extravagance, and showed no intention of offering them any help."

Btw, there was no wife to support in the original statement iirc and 6 kids. He changed it up. There are two versions of the story, one with 6 kids and the other with 12.

I'll agree with "everyone". Smile
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02-12-2018, 02:24 PM,
#18
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
5-10 million seems really high.I wonder who these big dollar collectors are?
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02-12-2018, 02:30 PM,
#19
Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
Still plenty of people never heard of Forrest Fenn. Really, there are only a few items in the chest, that we know of, that would get the attention of serious collectors. Without an actual provenance, I'd speculate that they wouldn't pay much for them. The value would only be to someone who has gobs of money AND is a Fenn follower. Maybe a casino in Vegas would buy it for the novelty.


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02-12-2018, 02:36 PM,
#20
RE: Problem(s) with selling the treasure . . .
Wink Best of luck in NM

I agree Seeker. The largest estimate I recall was like $5-7M from some outdoors magazine last year? All others in the $2-3M range. I believe the longer it goes on and the more that die from it (sad to say) will increase it's value.
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