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Worlds oldest “Message in a bottle” found!
Posted: 30 August 2012 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It was scooped up from the sea after 98 years, and now officials say a message in a bottle discovered in Scotland has set a world record.

Fisherman Andrew Leaper found the bottle—released in 1914—in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie off Scotland’s northern coast.

Guinness World Records confirmed Thursday the find is the oldest message in a bottle ever recovered, beating a previous record by five years.

It was released in a batch of 1,890 bottles in a government experiment to map the undercurrents of the seas around Scotland.

Inside each bottle, a postcard asks the finder to record details of the discovery and promises a reward of a sixpence. Unfortunately for Leaper, the coin no longer exists.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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daveprime - 30 August 2012 08:15 PM

Unfortunately for Leaper, the coin no longer exists.

Sure they do…. but:

A British 1914 sterling silver Sixpence (KG V), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to £40 GBP. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch up to £2 to £15 GBP.

They are collected and worth more… LOL

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Posted: 02 September 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They are collected and worth more…

I would demand something that was worth six pence in those days. Like a some boxes of cigarettes.

 

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