All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345044
A simply exceptional, utterly collectable and utterly magnificent Emerald from Colombia weighing an absolutely astonishing 47.16ct. To find an emerald of this size AND QUALITY is virtually unheard of, and with emerald especially one must take note to differentiate quality and treatment methods in particular. Tghe colour of this wonderful example is a slightly lighter shade of apple green, absolutely gorgeous and simply striking to the eye...
An absolutely gorgeous and superior unheated, untreated sapphire from the famed gem mines of Mogok weighing an absolutely immense 14.14ct. Gorgeous shade of medium blue with possibly the feintest touch of green, absolutely stunning! and certificated as such, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, inevitably, moderately included though we will call the stone Eye clean table up, to all but the most eagle eyed...
A simply extraordinary and utterly unique matched pair of stunning Unheated, untreated rubies from Mozambique weighing 4.05ct total. The colour - and fully certificated as such - is the famed ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ red of yore, the most sought after and valuable of all ruby colours and, indeed, of all coloured gemstones. Both stones are a very good match colour wise to each other. Shape is also a good match with the stone on the right marginally ‘fatter’...
The focal point of this wonderful solid 18k yellow gold ring is the central yellow sapphire - an immense Unheated untreated 18.53ct stunner from Sri Lanka. The colour is an almost pure yellow with a hint of gold, absolutely breathtaking! Incredibly, the gem is not only eye clean to all but the exceptionally eagle eyed but is virtually but not quite loupe clean as well - simply wonderful clarity for such an immense Unheated sapphire...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1346214
A simply MAGNIFICENT, rare and completely unheated/untreated yellow sapphire from the famous gem island of Sri Lanka weighing an absolutely immense 18.53ct. We are not a seller who uses outrageous hyperbole on our listings as a rule, but this yellow sapphire is simply sensational...
A simply delightful and completely unheated sapphire weighing an immense 10.10ct from Sri Lanka in this most unusual and exceptionally pretty lavender colour. Lovely deep colour saturation. Slight but attractive colour change in the stone. The gem has excellent clarity and is Aeye clean with only some very tiny inclusions visible under magnification (please note that the white mark at 10 o'clock in our first pic does NOT exist in the actual stone)...
Our pics do not fully do justice to this magnificent and rare, one of a kind gemstone from the beautiful isle of Madagascar. Weighing an impressive 4.06ct, this gem perfectly exhibits the precise combination of pink and orange which make up the famed and revered ‘Padparadscha’ colour in sapphire. Our pics are, on our monitor at least, a *tad* less orange than the original, which as advised is a truly perfect combination of the two colours...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.52ct...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.03ct...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1344998
A stunning and very clean unheated blue violet sapphire from Sri Lanka, gorgeous and unusual colour, nice shape, fully GIA certificated
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1380754
An absolutely gorgeous, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct...
A simply exceptional, utterly collectable and utterly unique un-enhanced Emerald from Ethiopia weighing an impressive 2.91ct. To find an emerald of this size without treatment and WITH GIA CERTIFICATE is virtually unheard of - just take a look at the other unoiled emerald listings to see the extraordinary prices being offered. The colour of this wonderful example is a slightly lighter shade of apple green, absolutely gorgeous and simply striking to the eye...
A stunning emerald from Colombia weighing 7.04ct, very open grassy green colour, very good clarity for the genre, nice shape, F1 minor, AIGS certificated
A simply MAGNIFICENT, rare and completely unheated/untreated cabochon blue sapphire from the famous gem island of Sri Lanka weighing an absolutely immense 32.07ct. Colour is an excellent hue of yellow with good colour saturation and certainly not light or wishy-washy - this is absolutely a stone with COLOUR! As you know, by definition ALL cabochons are included, but this one is super clean table up and is completely free from cracks or ugly blemishes...
Stunning purplish red Burma Ruby 2.99ct, truly excellent clarity, rare and gorgeous colour, fully GIA certificated
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 5.27ct. The colour is a delightful hue of light to medium blue, not too light and not too dark, absolutely akin to the famed ‘cornflower ‘ blue of yore - combined with a gorgeous violet hue, absolutely lovely indeed. The certificate states the colour is bluish violet but IMO I see the colour as violetish blue...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.73ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be and near to as good as blue sapphire gets - extremely lovely indeed...
A simply exceptional, rare and superior Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 4.89ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of ‘royal’ blue, absolutely not too light and also not too dark, just as royal blue sapphire should be - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only eye clean with only some tiny pinprick inclusions (no crack or fracture whatsoever) visible under magnification - and even these are hardly visible at all. This is one of the the be...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.49ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be and near to as good as blue sapphire gets - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has truly excellent clarity and is virtually eye clean and almost loupe clean as well, with the exception of a couple of tiny feathers and fingerprints and a tiny swathe of ‘s...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.43ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *exceptional* clarity and is not only eye clean but is almost loupe clean as well, with the exception of a couple of tiny feathers the size of pinpricks, visible only under magnification. This is one of the best val...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.13ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *exceptional* clarity and is not only eye clean but is almost loupe clean as well, with the exception of a couple of tiny feathers the size of pinpricks, visible only under magnification. This is one of the best val...
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$6,885.00
Giant Quartz Sphere 12" Diameter and over 65 pounds, slight restoration , nice snowflake interior pattern. The brown spot in one picture is the restoration area. Size 11-12 Diameter and over 65 pounds
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1492 item #1252111
Senatus Consulto
$6,500.00
A specimen of the worlds first paper money!

China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1399)Board of revenue, 1 Kuan or 1000 cash, printed on mulberry bark paper and stamped with the red seal of emperor Hung Wu.

Renowned collector and engineer Sofus Black (1882-1960).

Black was stationed in China from 1902 to 1931. The present example was bought at a famous Danish Auctionhouse and has never been on the market since Sofus Black aquired it.

Condition: Superb for the type a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1380753
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 8.48ct. The colour is almost an absolutely pure hue of white, without any secondary yellowish or other secondary colour visible at all - extremely lovely indeed. Any specks of colour in our pics, as well as dark patches, are ALL reflections of light and are not visible or present in the actual stone. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #707153 (stock #3396)
Galerie Hafner
$5,500.00
shipping included
Oblong folio album with 54 albumen and 7 photolitho photographs, showing ruins and city scenes. Half leather with spine stamped "Egypt" in gilt. The black and white photographs mounted on boards. Each print approximately 22 cm x 28 cm, signed in the negative, the majority numbered and captioned in French. The photographers: - Felix Bonfils, French photographer, active 1867 - 1885. - G. Lekegian & Co., French company, active 1860 - 1890. - Zangaki Brothers, Greek photographers, active 1860 - ...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 8.48ct. The colour is almost an absolutely pure hue of white, without any secondary yellowish or other secondary colour visible at all - extremely lovely indeed. Any specks of colour in our pics, as well as dark patches, are ALL reflections of light and are not visible or present in the actual stone. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *t...
An absolutely gorgeous natural Melo pearl from the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea weighing 18.68ct. Colour is a lovely hue of yellowish orange, possibly a tad lighter compared to our pics, absolutely natural and absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural patterns as evidenced by our pics. The shape is a baroque drop shape, ideal for a stunning designer pendant. We will accept only a close offer on the pearl - it already represents excellent value. Polished. Absolutely perfect for a stunning design...
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct. Gorgeous shade of pinkish red, the ruby hue which is normally associated with the most vivid lustre, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, virtually eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is excep...
An absolutely gorgeous natural Melo pearl from the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea weighing 15.38ct. Colour is a lovely hue of yellowish orange, possibly a tad lighter compared to our pics, absolutely natural and absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural patterns as evidenced by our pics. The shape is a baroque pear/drop shape, ideal for a stunning designer pendant. We will accept only a close offer on the pearl - it already represents excellent value. Polished. Absolutely perfect for a stunning d...
An absolutely gorgeous and *superior* unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mogok in Birma weighing an impressive 1.48ct. Gorgeous shade of pinkish red, very typical of Birma ruby. The colour will appear a tad more pink in sunlight - such as the bright Bangkok sunlight in which these pics were taken - and more red under incandescent lighting or cloudier conditions. The stone has excellent clarity - we would call it eye clean to all but the eagle eyed - and overall clarity is *abso...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 4.43ct. The colour is a delightful hue of light to medium blue, not too light and not too dark, absolutely akin to the famed ‘cornflower ‘ blue of yore - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magnification. This is the one of the prettiest cornflower blue sapphir...
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct. Gorgeous shade of pinkish red, the ruby hue which is normally associated with the most vivid lustre, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, virtually eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is excep...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1351871 (stock #BKS-001)
JJ Oriental
$3,600.00
A very rare and limited edition of six complete jade books in Chinese. Each volume features large and clear, beautiful color photos of rare jades that represent each period in Chinese history. The back pages of each book contain detailed descriptions of each jade. Excellent reference books for study and enjoyment. Vol. 1) Earliest Jades Vol. 2) Shang / Western Zhou Vol. 3) Spring & Autumn Period / Warring States Vol. 4) Qin/Han/Southern & Northern Dynasties Vol. 5) Sui / Ta...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1349946 (stock #9622150128)
L'Asie Exotique
$3,500.00
Chinese Bamboo Carving Part I & II A 2 Volume Set Author: Ip Yee & Laurence C.S. Tam Publisher: Urban Council, Part I - 1978 (first edition), Part II - 1982 (first edition) Produced by th Hong Kong Museum of Art Published for an exhibition in The 3rd Festival of Asian Art presented by The Urban Council Hong Kong, 15 October 1978 to January 1979 Hardcover with dust jacket: Part 1 - 563 pages, 48 colour plates, 211 monochrome plates Part II - 351 pages 1 colour plate and 53 monochrome plates...
A simply exquisite, rare and completely unheated/untreated yellow sapphire from the famous gem island of Sri Lanka weighing an immense 4.60ct. Colour is an excellent strong hue of lemon yellow with possibly the feintest hint of orange, with excellent colour saturation - this is absolutely a stone with COLOUR! Clarity is truly exceptional for a stone of this quality - there is a tiny fingerprint inside the stone, and that's it. The gem has been beautifully cut in this sought-after cushion style,...
A simply stunning NATURAL (not cultured or freshwater) saltwater pearl weighing a pleasing 4.08ct. From the Pteria species (probably Pteria Sterna), the pearl is a slightly off-round button in shape. Colour is a sensational combination of chocolate with a copper/bronze overtone, absolutely lovely and exceptionally rare. The pearl is free from ugly marks or blemishes with the exception of the bottom of the pearl as per our pics. The pearl is completely untreated in every way. Beautiful lustre. T...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1339695
Offered is a THRACIAN OR SCYTHIAN Coson, after 54 BC, AV Stater (8.43 g), obv procession, rv eagle, wreath, scepter, NGC graded MS (mint state) which is the highest grade for a choice UNC. Full Luster.  
 Dimension 20 mm. Certification number: 4374426-31
A simply stunning NATURAL (not cultured or freshwater) saltwater pearl weighing a pleasing 3.15ct. From the Pteria species (probably Pteria Sterna), the pearl a slightly domed button in shape, but round when viewed from above, at 7.87x7.87x6.82mm. Colour is a dark grey with a stunning bronze/copper overtone, absolutely lovely and exceptionally rare. The pearl is free from ugly marks or blemishes. The pearl is completely untreated in every way. Beautiful lustre. The pearl comes complete with a c...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 2.61ct. The colour is a delightful hue of light to medium blue, not too light and not too dark, absolutely akin to the famed ‘cornflower ‘ blue of yore - extremely lovely indeed. There is no green tint as in our pics, these are just reflections. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magn...
A simply beautiful sapphire from Sri Lanka in this adorable strong ‘bubble gum’ pink colour weighing 2.26ct. Excellent colour saturation, absolutely gorgeous. Very slightly purplish secondary hue. The stone is eye clean to all but the very eagle eyed with just some tiny inclusions present in the stone and has absolutely superior clarity for the gem type from this origin. Extremely repeat extremely bright and vibrant, the gem is positively alive, so stunning is the superb lustre and brillianc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1960 item #1351748 (stock #WN010)
Galerie Hafner
$1,800.00
shipping included
Twenty-three vintage black and white gelatin silver prints by the American photographer, writer and social activist Dorothy Norman (1905-1997), well known for her relationship to Alfred Stieglitz. With carbon copy of a typewritten manuscript (15 pages with some handwritten corrections in pencil) published 1957 in the College Art Journal Vol.16, No.2 (pages 100-108, with 7 pictures) under the title "Folk Art in Orissa, India - by Dorothy Norman". Each photograph measures 17.7 cm x 12.1 cm, is num...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345007
A simply beautiful orangey pink natural conch pearl 2.66ct, unique colour, pretty flame and shape, fully GIA certificated
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1940 item #513993 (stock #JA60021001)
EL-GALLERY
USD $1,500.00
This is a Japanese military map of North Asia dated 25th/29th July, 12 Year of Showa reign. This is translated to the 12th year of Emperor Hirohito’s reign. He became emperor in 1926 and died in 1989. Add the 12 year to 1926 that translate the map dating to 1938. This is a general Japanese military map of North Asia of the Japanese troop deployment and the armies that they are fighting against. The countries shaded in dark yellow colour are greater Japan, which consist of Japan, the sout...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1900 item #881703 (stock #39B14 12934)
A presentation copy, from Ulysses S. Grant's personal library, of the "Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, June 17, 1874," which was presented in 1874 by the Bunker Hill Monument Association to Grant as President of the United States. Boston, 1874, printed in Cambridge, Mass. by Press of John Wilson and Son, 71 pages, in a dark brown full leather binding with tooled, gilded title, a.e.g., marbleized endpapers. Size: 9.25"x 6". Fine condition, some fading and rubbing to spine....
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$1,495.00
Antique Hand written 8 page letter by King Leopold, beautiful hand written letter with stamps and seals . Nice condition with folds size 12" by 8.5" Heritage put an estimate of $1500 at auction
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre AD 1000 item #1264937 (stock #FOS-001)
JJ Oriental
$1,450.00
A very rare Nautilus (Ammonite) Fossil from Southeast Asia. It is unusual to find fossils of this kind in this part of the world and in this condition. Age:CRETACEOUS PERIOD (MIDDLE SANTONIAN STAGE) : 85 - 84 million years ago. Size: 21cm x 18cm x 9cm. Weight: 4 Kgs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Loose Gemstones : Pre 1990 item #1379554 (stock #OVW1148)
Watch Company
$1,450.00
ROLEX DATE 14k/SS 19mm Two-Tone Jubilee Deployment Bracelet 62523- H14 Circa::1980. FIts the DATE, OYSTERDATE, Oyster Perpetual any of which that require the 19mm lug fit. End pieces marked: "474. Vewry little stretch on the Full length bracelet 14k gold center links. Very nice original condition. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.

NOTE: We have been selling vintage watches on E-Bay since 1998 as watchco1974 with over 8...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1360448
DAY FINE ARTS
$1,400.00
Large Sri Cakra Yantra Banner, showing interaction of male and female qualities. Hand Painted on cotton. 119 x119 cm. thought to be Indian or Himalayan. Trace of painting on reverse. Undated. Can be viewed in central London an shipped folded worldwide.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1073195 (stock #7137)
English Regency Decanter Set in mahogany with brass mounted lid, brass knobs and escutcheon; opening to an interior fitted with six gilt decorated square glass decanters, the velvet lined lid fitted to hold two gilt decorated cordial glasses; the whole raised on two brass and two wood feet. Circa 1820. (One glass, one decanter and two stoppers have been replaced.)

9.5”W x 6.5”D x 8.25”H

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1980 item #1336713
Offered is the Mohammad Reza Shah 2.5 Pahlavi gold coin, choice uncirculated, NGC slabbed MS 64, dated 1354 Shahanshahi, shamsi (solar calendar of Iran) or 1975. This one-of-a-kind 2.5 Pahlavi gold coin measures 29mm and weighs about 20.6 grams.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1378975 (stock #4207)
Fine Greek tetradrachm from Thrace, 148 BCE. D: 31mm and 16grams. A young Dionysus wearing a wreath of ivy and band across his forehead, reverse a standing naked Hercules holding a lion’s skin draped over one arm and a club in the other. Dionysus is “the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth” (and 420). Free shipping via Hong Kong EMS SpeedPost.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #1336718
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72 gm; 25 mm). Amphipolis mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; Macedonian helmet before. Price 117; Muller 224. Sharply struck on an excellent metal. Nice style, well centered. Choice Superb XF.  Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead D...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Contemporary item #1116370
in this serious and comprehensive volume Margaret Duda has put Chinese toggles on the map, this is a big book in terms of size but also in terms of breath of coverage. there are over 1500 illustrations
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1910 item #662742 (stock #8613)
Anglo Saxon Classics: Norrœna, Embracing the History and Romance of Northern Europe

ed. Erasmus B. Anderson (various authors)

13 volumes fully bound in dark blue leather with elaborate gilt tooled designs; some uncut pages. This set is #1 of the American limited edition of only 10, worldwide.

Published: New York, Norrœna Society, 1906

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1920 item #787934 (stock #9767)
Augustus John: Fifty-Two Drawings

Signed, limited edition, with an introduction by Lord David Cecil. Published by George Rainbird, London (1957). Hardcover folio, 16.5 x 11.75 inches. Limited to 150 copies of which this is Number 107 with slipcase. Signed by Augustus John and Lord David Cecil and inscribed to the art collector Emily Chadbourne and signed a second time by Augustus John. The book was designed and produced by George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.The lithograph self-portrait w...

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$1,125.00
Rare fine clear Quartz point, almost no inclusions , nicely polished. This is a great designer desk piece or for healers and meditation for the home altar. Size 3by3 by 4" tall 1.2 pounds
n absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 1.01ct. Gorgeous shade of vivid red with a typical purplish secondary hue, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, almost but not quite eye clean table up - overall clarity is truly excellent for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is exceptionally clean for the gem type indeed. Lustre and brilliance are exceptional and lustre is s...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.50ct. The colour is a gorgeous combination of yellow with green- extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magnification - there is however some colour banding as per our pics. This is the one of the prettiest bicolor sapphires we have managed to so...
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 1.02ct. Gorgeous shade of vivid red, the ruby hue which is normally associated with the most vivid lustre, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, almost but not quite eye clean table up - overall clarity is extremely good for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is exceptionally clean for the gem type indeed. Lustre and brilliance...