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Kens Cancer Benefit…Sponsored by The Detecting Lifestyle Radio Show


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How to make a donation and get tickets for the Benefit Drawing:
Prizes keep getting added!!
To Purchase Tickets for the Ken MacIntyre Benefit Fund Raiser:
Each $5 donation gets you a ticket
You can snail mail a check or money order made out to Lisa MacIntyre to:
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P O Box 126
Acworth, GA 30101
**Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive your stubs via return mail**
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Everyone is very excited about the EIGHT (8) detectors that will be given away in the Benefit Drawing Oct 21st. But there are also many other great prizes. For example:

$250 Gift Card from Detectors.com (Detectors Electronics)
2 Treasure Wise Carry bags (Outdoor Outfitters)

Dick Stout’s books:
Where to Find Treasure
In Search of Treasure
The New Metal Detecting: The Hobby
Coin Hunting….in depth!

Over $200 in books from K.B. Slocum:
~Galleon Alley, The 1773 Spanish Treasure Fleet. By Weller paperback $19.98
~I Rode with Stonewall, by Douglas….hardback $52.95
~Shipwrecks & Treasures by Cahill….paperback $8.95
~Treasure on the Chesapeake Bay by Tevillian and Carter….paperback $9.95
~Santa Fe, the Autobiography of a Southwestern Town, by LaFarge..pabk $37.00
~The Buried Treasures of Maine, by Stevens….paperback $10.00
~The Outer Banks of North Carolina, by Stick….paperback $14.95
~Civil War on the Western Border, by Monaghan….paperback $10.95
~ Sherman’s March Through the Carolina’s, by Barrett hdback $30.00
~Shallow Water Treasure Hunting, by Granville…..paperback $9.95

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First edition Lord of Rings trilogy sells for £24,000……


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All three title pages of the books had been signed by the author, JRR Tolkien. They had attracted huge interest at the auction in South Cerney.

The auction also included one of the earliest manuscripts of The Hobbit, which was sold for £3,200.

The set of books was estimated to sell for between £10,000 and £15,000.

Chris Awbery, from Dominic Winter Auctioneers, said the books were from Rayner Unwin of the publishing firm, Allen and Unwin.

He said: “Tolkien fans may not immediately recognise the name, but if they look at the spines of their books they’ll find they are the publishers of the books, from The Hobbit onwards.

“Rayner Unwin was as a 10-year old, given the manuscript of The Hobbit by his father, Sir Stanley Unwin, saying ‘what do you reckon to this?’

“He read it and gave a reader’s report and said it was very good and should appeal to seven to nine-year-olds. He [Sir Stanley] published it, and the rest is history.”

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eBay antique dealer faked signatures of public figures……


An antiques dealer accused of selling books signed with fake signatures of famous figures on eBay has been found guilty of some of the charges he faced.

Allan Formhals, 66, of Milford on Sea in Hampshire, was found guilty of eight counts of fraud and two of possessing articles for the use in fraud.

He was cleared of two counts of fraud and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on three further counts.

The charges related to signatures from the likes of Churchill and Picasso.

The three charges the jury failed to reach a decision on at Southampton Crown Court will lie on file, the judge said.

Mr Formhals was too ill to appear at court on Thursday.

A previous hearing in Southampton heard Formhals had found books at car boot sales and a recycling centre and added the fake signatures.
Expert’s opinion
The court was told he lied to collectors, from as far afield as Texas in the US, about the provenance of the items.

Collector Kim Taylor-Smith bought 68 signed books and documents bearing Winston Churchill’s fake signature for about £10,000, prosecutor Simon Edwards said.

Formhals told him the books came from the estate of the late Neville Duke, a famous World War II fighter pilot who lived in Milford on Sea.

However, in November 2010, Mr Taylor-Smith had some of his items examined by an expert in Churchill books and was told they were forgeries.

“A number of items were left with him overnight. He called Mr Taylor-Smith the next day with the ghastly news that each and every Churchill signature was a fake,” Mr Edwards said.

Police also found the forged signatures of JRR Tolkien, Oliver Cromwell, Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette at Formhal’s home, the court was told.

Mr Edwards said that when interviewed Formhals told officers he got the books from Wimborne and Matchams car boot sales in Dorset, and denied being responsible for the signatures.

“He said he was not an expert on books and advertised them as signed, as opposed to signed by,” he said.

“He believed them to be genuine but he did not advertise them for sale as such or guarantee them as such.”

Mr Formhals denied all charges against him, which related activity between 2009 and 2011.

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