Friday, November 30, 2012

Winner of Sand Scoop to be announced at Dec.17th meeting

Just a reminder that we will pick the winner of the sand scoop at our Christmas party on December 17th.
Contact Glen Gunther to enter the drawing. Tickets are just $5.00 ea. The scoop retails for approximately  $150.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coin Found in Potato Field sells for $430,000

A rare colonial 1652 Massachusetts silver coin found by an East Hampton, N.Y., woman in an old potato field almost 23 years ago has been sold for more than $430,000 in Baltimore, Md.
The woman who found the coin, Lillian King, sold it in 1992 for $35,200.
The 1652 New England sixpence had been in a private collection for 21 years and was expected to sell for $100,000.
The coin was commissioned by the Massachusetts Bay Colony and is one of only eight known to exist. Other examples are owned by institutions such as the American Numismatic Society and the British Museum.
Source: Blanchard & Co.
Photo: Krohs Nest- 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Deep Search Club Christmas Party December 17th

Calling all Deep Search club members. Don't forget to join us on Monday December 17th for our annual...

And be sure to bring a little something like a small dish of food or desert to share with the group. 
Please be sure to let Richard Clark know what you are bringing richardfclarkjr@aol.com
Doors open at 6:30 and we start at 7:00

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

American Digger Magazine Sues Spike TV Over American Digger Show



According to The Wrap (http://www.thewrap.com/ , Spike TV and parent company Viacom are being sued in federal court by Greybird Publishing. The company claims Spike and Viacom are using the magazine's trademark without authorization and the use of the name is hurting the magazine's reputation.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grady "Butch" Holcombe and his wife Anita Holcombe, the publishers of "American Digger," claim that they started receiving calls, emails and "unfavorable comments on hobbyist forums from subscribers ... alarmed by the show's highly inflammatory and negative depiction of their hobby and the risks the show posed for the ability of hobbyists to continue their metal detecting activities" 
After the show premiered, Ric Savage, the former pro-wrestler turned "American Digger" reality star, was ousted from his position as a columnist at "American Digger" the magazine.
The publishers are demanding that the defendants be stopped from using "American Digger" and destroy all video and iterms bearing the mark. Greybird is also asking for damages and Viacoms profits.
Source: Huffington Post TV

According to the Hollywood Reporter Viacom who owns Spike TV says that it attained a valid license from Greybird Publishing.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER