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Harley Bissel’s Big Book Wish List

BRIEF EXPLANATION – I KNOW WHAT I WANT. THE FIRST PRICE IS WHAT I WILL PAY IN CASH AND THE SECOND PRICE IS WHAT I WILL PAY IN TRADE. I WILL BE LISTING HUNDREDS OF TREASURE BOOKS ON THIS SITE AND WILL ALSO PRICE THEM TWO WAYS AS CASH AND TRADE. NEARLY EVERYONE WHO HAS SEEN MY LISTS OVER THE YEARS HAS WANTED TO TELL ME THAT ONE BOOK OR ANOTHER DOES NOT EXIST. I AM VERY WILLING TO PAY TO SEE THESE MYTHICAL BOOKS AND IN SOME CASES I NOW OWN THEM. FOR SOME OF THESE TITLES I WILL TRADE REAL BOOKS FOR CLEAR XEROX COPIES. MOST OF THE LISTED BOOKS BY KARL VON MUELLER I WOULD DO THAT. MANY OF THE ONES WHERE I OFFERED MORE THAN 5-25 I WOULD ALSO DO THAT. I DO NOT PAY THE LISTED PRICES FOR XEROX COPIES OF ALL THESE BOOKS BUT WILL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE TO PROVIDE THEM. THE LEAST YOU COULD EXPECT IS A CASH REFUND OF YOUR COSTS PLUS A FREE BOOK FROM MY TRADE LISTS. START LOOKING AND CONTACT ME FOR TRADE OR SALE OF YOUR ITEMS. HARLEY BISSELL tozh46923@hotmail.com

LEGEND B = BOOKS M = MAGAZINES T = TABLOIDS U=UNKNOWN TYPE (MAGAZINE OR TABLOID USUALLY)

T – ADVENTURE BULLETIN – KARL VON MUELLER – 5-25 EACH ISSUE HAVE LAST ONE

B – JUAN ARCHULETA – DEAD MAN’S ALLEY @ 5 – 25

T – THE ASSOCIATION – 5-10 HAVE VOLUME 1 – 1,2,3,4; VOLUME 2 – 1,2,3,4′ VOLUME 3 -1,2,3,4 + MID-WINTER 1971 = 13 ISSUES WANT ANY OTHERS INCLUDING ALL CATALOGS AND TECHNICAL BULLETINS OR SHOP BULLETINS.

B – AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS BY FAMOUS TREASURE HUNTERS – ANY I’M MISSING @10-50

B – ED BARTHOLOMEW – THE CART WAR @10-50

B – ED BARTHOLOMEW – CATALOG OF THE FAMOUS H. N. ROSE COLLECTION OF OLD TIME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FRONTIER @10-50

B – ED BARTHOLOMEW – CAVALCADE OF HOUSTON @10-50

B – ED BARTHOLOMEW – THE LOST WAR CHEST @10-50

B – ED BARTHOLOMEW – OTHER TITLES 5-25 B – ROBERT BENTON – SPANISH YESTERDAYS IN THE SOUTHWEST @5-25

B – ROBERT BURCH – SPANISH TRAIL OF GOLD @50-200

B – CANADIAN MINERAL RESOURCES BRANCH – CANADIAN MINERALS YEARBOOK, ANY DATE @5-25

B – CANADIAN MINERAL RESOURCES BRANCH – METAL AND INDUSTRIAL MINES AND PROCESSING PLANTS IN CANADA @5-25

B – CANADIAN MINERAL RESOURCES BRANCH – PRINCIPAL MINERAL AREA OF CANADA @5-25

B – CLINTON CARRIKER – DOWN THE TRAIL TO SANTA FE @5-25

B – A. G. CASTLETON – BURIED TREASURE @5-25

T – CIRCLE OF COMPANIONS – KARL VON MUELLER – 10-50 EACH ISSUE

B – C.M. CLARK – HISTORY OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE @5-25

T – CLUB NEWSLETTERS – ANY TREASURE HUNTING / METAL DETECTING CLUB PAY 2 1/2 – 5 PER ISSUE I WANT

B – HERBERT COMFORT – WHERE ROLLS THE KERN @5-25

B – COMMITTEE OF THE CONGRESS – PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCIENTIFIC TECHNICAL CONGRESS OF RADIONICS AND RASDIESTHESIA @10-50

U – CORONADO’S CHILDREN – THIS IS THE NEWSLETTER OF THE NEW ORLEANS TREASURE HUNTING CLUB NOT THE BOOK BY J. FRANK DOBIE @5-10 PER ISSUE

B – ARMAND DE LA PESO – YOU SPELL MEHICO WITH AN H @5-25

B – A.T. EVANS PROSPECTORS CLUB MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY @5-25

T – EXANIMO SHOP BULLETINS @5-10 (POSSIBLY ONE PAGE DOUBLE SIDED)

B – BOB GORDON – THE HUNDRED CACHES OF PARIS @20-100

B – JORGE GRIGGS – MINES OF CHIHUAHUA @5-25

B – LEONARDO J. HALLIBURTON – ARIZONA’S CAVE OF GOLD @5-25

B – DAN ICARIO – A NUMBER OF SMUGGLERS TRAILS FROM MEXICO @5-25

T – IN THE STEPS OF THE TREASURE HUNTER – GENE BALLINGER – 5-10 WANT THESE VOLUME 1 – 6; VOLUME 2 – 2 (APRIL NOT 2-2 MAY); ANY BETWEEN VOLUME 5-4 JAN 1982 AND VOLUME 6-5 AUGUST 1982.

T – THE INSTITUTE – GENE BALLINGER ISSUES ONLY NEED MANY SEND LIST 5-10 EACH ONE I WANT

B – W. C. JAMESON – VERY PROLIFIC – HAVE MANY – WANT MORE QUOTE 5-25

B – RAMON S. JONES – INDIAN SIGNS AND SYMBOLISM IN THE SOUTHWEST AND MEXICO @5-25

B – TOM KELLY – THE IRISH SPARROW @5-25

B – TOUSSAINT KENSLER AS TOLD TO PHINEAS A. SCOTT – RING OF GOLD @5-25

B – TOM KITCHEN – MEXICAN TREASURES @5-25

B – PHILIP KNOWLAND – THE BLEEDING BANKRUPT SOUTH @5-25 B – ANDREW LONG – AARON’S EXPRESS @20-100 (EITHER EDITION)

B – GLENN LOUDRE – THE ARMCHAIR WISHBOOK – 5 – 25

B – CHARLES DEAN MILLER – ANY TITLE RELATED TO TREASURE HUNTING OR MINING @50-200 ASK FOR QUOTE OTHER TOPICS

T – NATIONAL PROSPECTORS GAZETTE – KARL VON MUELLER – ANY ISSUE BEFORE VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1 @10-50 OR NAME YOUR $

B – CHARLES G. OSBOURNE – MAGNETIC PHENOMENA @20-100

T – P.A.T.H. GUILD TECHNICAL BULLETINS AFTER NUMBER 10 @5-10 (ALL SEEN SO FAR ARE ONE PAGE ONE SIDE PER ISSUE)

B – LESLIE PATTON – HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GOLD BUYER @5-25

B – EMMA PETERSON – BOYS GONE WRONG @5-25

B – SARAH RASBAUGH – AZTEC CAVE OF GOLD IN THE BORREGO DESERT @5-25

B – SARAH RASBAUGH AND MEREDITH CORNING – AZTEC GOLD OF RED ROCK CANYON @5-25

B – JESSE ED RASCOE – MOST TITLES @5-25

B – EMMERSON RECORD – THE MAGIC GIFT @5-25

T – RESEARCH AND RECOVERY – A. M. VAN FOSSEN – 5-10 ANY I NEED SEND LIST B – THOMAS A. RICKARD – THE BUNKER HILL ENTERPRISE @5-10

B – RIVERS OF AMERICA SERIES – WANT MANY ASK 5-10

B – CARL SCHLEICHER – THE DOWSER’S APPLICATIONS HANDBOOK @5-10

B – HOWARD SHELTON – DEEP SIX AND OTHER BOOKS @20-100

M – SOUTHERN TREASURE NEWS – ERNIE “CAROLINA” CURLEE – I HAVE THESE WANT ALL OTHERS 2 I/2 – 5 VOL 2-2/ VOL 3-2/ VOL3 -3/ VOL 3-4/ VOL 3-5/ VOL 3-6/ VOL 4-4/ VOL 5-1/ VOL 5-2/ VOL 5-3/ VOL 5-4/ VOL 6-1/ VOL6-2

B – DUKE STEWART – ANY TITLE RELATED TO DOWSING OR TREASURE HUNTING @50-200 ASK FOR QUOTE OTHER TOPICS

T – T.H.A. TREASURE HUNTERS NEWS – GENE BALLINGER – 5-10 HAVE VOLUME 1 – 1,2,3 1986 CATALOG WANT OTHERS

T – TREASURE HUNTERS NEWS – PRE 1955 10-50 EACH ISSUE

T – TREASURE HUNTING UNLIMITED – 5-10 FOR ANYTHING NOT LISTED HERE VOLUME 1 – 1,2,3,4 CATALOG #2; VOLUME 2 – 1,2,3,4 CATALOG #3; VOLUME 3- 1.

B – KARL VON MUELLER – ANY TITLE NOT LISTED IN JOURNALS OF ELDORADO @50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – GEM CUTTER MANUAL@ 10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BURIED TREASURE HUNTING – HARD COVER ONLY@20-100

B – KARL VON MUELLER – GOLD DREDGERS HANDBOOK @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – GOLD FEVER @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – GOLD PANNING MADE EASY @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – PLACER MINER’S MANUAL, VOLUME 4 @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – PLACER MINER’S MANUAL, VOLUME 5 @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – PLACER MINER’S MANUAL, VOLUME 6 @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – PROFITABLE GEM POLISHING @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – PROSPECTING FOR PLEASURE, HEALTH AND PROFIT @ 10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – ROCK CLUB MANUAL @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’S MANUAL – VOLUME 1 (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’S MANUAL – VOLUME 2 (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’S MANUAL – VOLUME 3 (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’S MANUAL – VOLUME 4 – EAST COAST (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’S MANUAL – VOLUME 4 – WEST COAST (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTER’SMANUAL – VOLUME 5 (HC OR SC) 50-200

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTING IN GHOSTTOWNS @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTING MADE EASY @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER – TREASURE HUNTING SIMPLIFIED @10-50

B – KARL VON MUELLER WITH DUKE STEWART – VYZA – A DISCOURSE IN MAP AND DISTANT DOWSING @50-200

T – WORLD OF TREASURE 5-10 WANT THESE VOL 1-1/ VOL 1-2/ VOL 1-5/ VOL 1-6/ VOL 1-7/ VOL 1- 8/ VOL 1-10/ VOL 1-11/ VOL 1-12/ VOL 2-1.

B – WPA WRITERS GUIDE – STATE VOLUMES – DON’T WANT ANY CITIES 5-25 QUOTE STATES ONLY

B – ANONYMOUS – TRIBULATIONS OF A BOOZE-HOUND @5-25

Announcing “Cowboy” Bart Jeppesen

Hello there!

I want to share some things I know with you that may change your future.

My name is Cowboy Bart, I have had the boots on the ground field experience for roughly 20 years now. During this time I have a photograph collection of a vast amount of symbols that I have personally found while doing field work. All these symbols and the multiple meanings have been added into the present 7 books I have written. During my boots on the ground field work I have traveled to many western states and found that the symbols were pretty much universal. This prompted my eagerness to know more, which then began my need to reverse engineer every site I had found. I needed to know how, why, what, who and more! Treasure hunting is addictive, once it grabs hold of you, you can never escape!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please read my helpful hints and check out a few of the books I have written. ( It works for me, should work for you too! )

Cowboy Bart Jeppesen.

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/523744

R.I.P. Bill Pierce

It is with heavy heart that the Treasure Authors Xchange announces the passing of Bill Pierce.  Co-Owner Harley Bissell shares the following:

I first met Bill when he was still in the United States. He was a very good jet engine mechanic and worked for the major airlines. Eventually he went to Scotland and married a lass there. He seemed to make annual flights back  to the US. As fellow members of George Ober’s digital dowsers we met in late 1999. We also shared space in the International Society of Dowsers which is a  non-affiliated group controlled by the American Society of Dowsers.

In his free time he served as a consultant and dowser on many  treasure expeditions. When it came to stateside trips they were for family and treasure. He was the dowsing expert on several forums. I enjoyed his many emails and things he forwarded of a technical nature such as links to do-it-yourself hydrogen cars.  The title refers to his involvement with his wife in amateur theatre productions. Feel free to add your memories. This post will rest in the memory halls of TreasureAuthorsXchange as long as it remains.

Harley Bissell

Announcing “Digger” Daniel Lowe

The following comes directly from Daniel Lowe’s own blog site and is reprinted with permission for the awareness of guests of this site.  Dan has been a close friend for nearly 15 years and I cannot say enough good things about his work or his character.  Dan has supported one of my own endeavors, the Treasures of Utah message boards as an Administrator and as a frequent contributor for 15 years.  During this time, Dan has made himself available as a friend, as a guide and as a story teller.  Dan’s passion and interests are proudly displayed in his book. The Treasures of Utah and The Mysteries of the West which he has made available for sale on the Treasure Authors Exchange.

Dan is also an avid blogger and has some additional items for sale on his own site as well. Dan’s blog,  Tuscoro contains many of his stories not featured in his books and also contains sales information for additional books he has to offer, original photographs that are being sold for framing and his wonderful rendition of the Spanish Master Map.  Look for more from Dan who has only begun to share his knowledge, experience and insights with the general public.


 

About Daniel Lowe

My name is Daniel Lowe, some call me Digger. I am a private researcher of the past, an amateur archaeologist to be politically correct. I have no certificate hanging on my wall to evidence my knowledge or experience. I grew up in UtahCounty and have been in the business of Roofing my entire life but I have no certificate to prove that either. My involvement in the hunt for the hidden treasure began at a very early age. My mother and my father were constantly heading for the deserts and mountains following up on stories handed down often from my grandfather, Ira Thornton who in some accounts had personal knowledge of the events. My family has a rich history in days of the founding of Utah; my family was a part in a large way of those first immigrants that came here. Although I enjoyed chasing the stories of bank robberies, stage coach or train robberies and the like, my interests were much deeper. My interests have always been in the mysterious Native American Indian, as to who they were, where did they come from, who wrote upon the rocks and what does it mean? Because of these things and the fact that Utah and Arizona seem to have many periods of the past which has changed the geography, and drastically in many cases, and having a belief in a young earth as apposed to a 4.5 billion year old earth, my interests have also included the ancient geography of the west and especially in BC times.

My main topics of interest are the ancient geography, the Native American and those whom they decend from, today’s DNA research although still in its infancy, has brought to light validation of many things I had supposed for so long, even things none had considered. My interests lie in the Native American Petroglyphs and my studies of near 30 years of them has proven to me several times over that it is a written language, just as the Egyptian hieroglyphs but with some different rules. It has also proven to me that it is a simple form of hieroglyph in fact, and likely, the original hieroglyph symbol base system for most if not all hieroglyphic writings known today. I am still to this day looking for just that one student who is interested enough to continue my research, and the research of LaVan Martineau whose theory of the Native American Petroglyphs is a written language and to take all that I have acquire with respect to it and take it even further than I have ever supposed could be done.

My research and my interests in the past history of constantly digging deeper into the many very old publications written at the hand of those early explorers who first came and saw this place and encountered those who were here, talked with them and lived with them and wrote there legends and stories in order to preserve what ever this people still remembered or knew about their past, it is because of this; that my path has often came to the Spanish lore of hidden treasure.

As fascinating as it all is and laden with mystery which is the thing which drives me most and the thrill of finding the truth of it, I could not help but entertain the stories, collect them and study the things they spoke of. It seemed to fit right in with my already love of the mysteries of the past. Although not my main interest, it would seem that the more I was disinterested, the more others would open up and seemed to be more willing to share what they knew. I have been very fortunate in the materials and information I have collected over the years.

In return and to cure my need to share, and my need to support my young family as injuries of the past have left me limited and I’m just plain getting old, I have written several books for the purpose of sharing my findings of many years and I have created this blog to extend the need to share and continue this research, not only for the purpose of encouraging others to get out of the house with the family, turn off that lying TV and get out there and experience the truth, to delve into the hundreds of books of the past which contain many things that would astound you! But also for the purpose of finding those who are capable of helping to further this research by donation, participation or even both. Regardless, I sincerely hope that you enjoy and appreciate all that I hope to share here at Tuscoro.com.

My colleagues and friends are many and from many professions in life. With their permissions the following are many who participate in one way or another. Perhaps you may know one of them or even more.

Celebrate our launch with a give-away.

Treasure Authors Exchange would like to welcome everyone to the page and to celebrate with authors and customers alike.  Co-Owner Harely Bissell has donated a wine voucher worth $100 on a $160 purchase through www.nakedwines.com.  The voucher is good through May and will be awarded to the 77th customer to make a purchase through Treasure Authors Exchange.

Since we don’t want it to go to waste, anyone who would be willing to use it please identify yourself, you can post directly to the comments area with a name and email address.  If we don’t have 77 customers before the end of April we will have a random drawing of the prize.  If only one person asks for it, that person will be the backup winner so what do you have to lose?  Good Luck and welcome to Treasure Authors Exchange!

Treasure in the News: Out of the Closet

Re-posting this from a story I viewed recently online.  The story can be found easily on many sites, but often the news sites that run these stories are bogged down with pop-ups, adds, videos and other things that make reading a good story tedious and frustrating.  Consistent with Treasure Authors Exchange’s mission statement,  this story is presented with the idea in mind of educating the reader on one of many possible search zones for cache sites.  Whether it’s a home you have permission to search, a family members, or even that home you just moved into, homes present many possible hiding spots and educating yourself on where to search and what to look for could improve oyur chances of a major recovery.


Reddit user, EvilEnglish, hit the grandparent jackpot with his PopPop and Nana. Not only did his grandmother read him Treasure Island as a kid, sparking a lifelong desire to find a secret fortune of his own someday, she also inadvertently made his wish come true. His grandparents left him their farmhouse in Tennessee, and when he went to the house to clean it up, he noticed a very dirty carpet. He decided to get rid of it, and when he lifted the filthy adornment to throw it away, he made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery—a hidden safe!

He tried for days to crack the lock on the concrete safe himself with no avail. Finally, he called a locksmith, who broke it open. EvilEnglish said that his grandparents were avid collectors, so he knew the safe would be filled with interesting stuff, but he never imagined this!

While cleaning out his grandparents’ house, he happened upon this musty old closet.

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Behind the door he found a truly dirty carpet. Who wouldn’t want to get rid of it?

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Hmmm…what’s that?

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A secret safe? This MIGHT be too good to be true.

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He tried to open the sucker himself, but the safe was stubborn, and a locksmith had to be called in to crack it open.

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Finally! The lock was removed from the safe…

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He pulled it open and…

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…A pile of bricks, and water damage. He was almost disappointed, but persevered. What could be beneath the bricks?

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This coin book from 1937 looks mushy on the outside, but all the money inside was found in pristine condition…and there’s more!

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Even more coin books!

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This is just a third of what they found in the safe. They decided to dive back in to see what other treasures they could find.

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They found some old soaked dollar bills…

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They found even more coins…

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Some were rare and beautiful…

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They also found pistols, wristwatches, and…

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…a rusted toolbox?

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Nope! Not tools. In the decrepit box they found piles of jewelry, and best of all…

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…bars of silver! Now that’s a true treasure!

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Announcing Dell Winders

Treasure Psychic Bar

Treasure Authors Exchange is pleased to announce new downloads courtesy of Dell Winders.  Known as The Treasure Psychic, Dell has extensive experience with dowsing and long range detectors and will share his insights on these and other topics.  Keep an eye out on the Treasure Trove Sales section as we make his files available.  Treasure Authors Exchange is excited to be working with Dell and we welcome his additions to the site.

On behalf of Dell, we are also sharing with readers a Go Fund Me on Dell’s behalf.  You can learn more about Dell at his GoFundMe link.  We encourage those that are able to help us assist a friend to the site who has made his contributions to so many for so long.

http://www.gofundme.com/k0sruw

Introducing Harley Bissell

Harley Bissell was hatched in 1952 and released to the wild in 1961.
He graduated early from high school in 1970 and had already enlisted in
the Army under the Delayed Entry Program so he took basic training under
the legendary Colonel Robert K. Brown (founder and editor of Soldier of Fortune)
After service in Vietnam and the Cold War plus a stint in a National Guard TOW platoon
during the Iranian Hostage Crisis he departed after total service of 7 years 7 months
active duty; six months in the reserves and one year in the National Guard for total
service of nine years and one month of Honorable Service.

After publishing letters in a number of magazines his first commissioned article
appeared in Western & Eastern Treasures. A total of three articles were inserted
over a three year period from 1974 to 1977 and during that period there was an article
in Ray Smith’s NTHL magazine plus bits and pieces in Exanimo Express. National
Prospectors Gazette and other titles later such as Lost TreasureUSA for Floyd Mann;
The Express for Paul Tainter and even several in Ernie Webb’s Uncommon Sense which he
didn’t get credited with a byline for some unknown reason. Those same articles were later
rewritten and were published in Lost Treasure recently. His letters and actions have been
reported in both White’s Discover and the Garrett Searcher. The favorable review of his book by Karl von Mueller in Waybills to Eldorado made his century. Written in 1985 an announcement will be made here when that book is available for download or as a print on demand. At this time it does not look like it will be sold here but will be on another site.

His experience in treasure hunting began in 1960 by converting the transistor radio of a friend into a crude BFO  metal detector and he still uses and collects BFO detectors when they can be bought cheaply or bartered for.

As he declined physically he was forced to begin working with others after a lifetime of
working as a lone wolf with occasional one project partnerships with others. His only long term partnership has been with Siegfried Schlagrule. He provides research services, consulting and intellectual grubstakes to selected small teams of treasure hunters throughout the world. His policy of NO PLUNDER NO PAY is unique amongst dowsers but he is very picky who he will work with. Some will be rejected because he has no time to do the work. In all cases prior experience forces him to only offer one year options on treasure sites. Primarily this is because people have been known to ask for help then do nothing towards recovering the treasure. Occasionally he will begin to work with a client and then depart and cut all ties. These actions are NEVER explained on demand so be forewarned.

His word is his bond and he has a documented reputation for never betraying a trust or a confidence. Some wise treasure hunter will someday pay $250,000 for a life interest in his files and library. That will  buy them access to his files during his lifetime with a share due of each recovery made and full possession upon his death with a 5% royalty paid to his estate on any recovery made from his files. Those files began in 1960 and continue to now. His magazine collection includes both treasure and western history and is  complete through 2014 for the major titles and nearly complete for minor lesser known titles. Almost every treasure book and magazine written is owned or has been read, noted and passed on to others. Almost all books on sunken treasure and pirates have been disbursed and no notes were kept on that topic beyond the borders of the United States. He stopped keeping notes on foreign treasures when it became obvious he would not be travelling overseas. Research from before then is available for intellectual grubstakes and grubstakes will be offered not shopped from his files. Lost treasures and lost mines are heavily covered.

Simple questions requiring short answers are welcome. Longer questions involving more complicated answers may require signing a research contract and  paying for them in cash, coins or books and magazines at your choice. Any coins asked for can be found at your local coin shop. Questions like what do you have for …..? can be addressed to the treasure magazines. Questions like where would I find treasure leads for …..? are welcome.

 

Introducing: Randy Bradford

When I was perhaps 8 or 9 years old, my father was in the hospital for several days.  I don’t recall what for, but my father had a habit of buying me things when he was in the hospital to keep me occupied, thinking of him but not thinking about what he was enduring.  The time I mention here, he brought me several treasure hunting magazines he bought off the rack at the hospital gift shop.  “Treasure Search”, “Treasure Found”…these magazines fueled for the first time my passion in history, the Spanish, Native Americans, outlaws, and the mysteries of a forgotten time.

I would later find myself drawn to occasional television programming that involved lost treasure stories.  “In Search Of” and “Unsolved Mysteries” would introduce me to well known treasures such as the Lost Dutchman, Oak Island, the Beale Codes and Victorio Peak.  My local library would also be the source of study as I read books by Karl Von Mueller, Charles Garret and Robert Marx.

My passion for treasure has taken me in directions I never anticipated.  For the past 15 years I have been the administrator of “The Treasures of Utah” , a message board dedicated to lost mines, lost treasures and the historical context of treasure folklore and history in the state of Utah.  We have, over the years, grown increasingly inclusive, dedicating forum sections to broad topics such as prospecting, rock hounding, fossil hunting, book reviews and presenting the Treasures of Utah as an advertising venue for treasure-themed events, presentations and forum member get-togethers.

Most recently, I have started working on collecting out of print treasure magazines  and tabloids, while pursuing my own research into known legendary treasures such as the LUE map and Montezuma’s Aztec horde.  May 2015 will also represent a personal milestone as my first article will be published in “Lost treasure Magazine,” and hopefully represents the first of many of my own publishing endeavors.

The Treasure Author’s Exchange represents a progression as my own work  moves from myself to those I know, relying on contacts I’ve established in fifteen years of researching, writing and developing relationships with like-minded individuals.  It is my sincere hope that the Treasure Author’s Exchange will provide you, the customer, with new and unique content.  More importantly, I hope that the Treasure Author’s Exchange will be a venue for author’s to provide high quality and affordable content.

Randy Bradford