All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383620 (stock #3445)
A group of five small Neanderthal tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all with a semi-glossy to glossy ground patina and in excellent condition. Heights between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". Legal surface finds. Interesting variety of scraper edges and burin or borer tips. The sizes makes one wonder if these were made for Neanderthal children. Date to approximately 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383169 (stock #1612)
Interesting and complex lower Paleolithic chopper, hard hammer percussion technique. Flint, height 3". Legal surface find, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, England. A bifacially worked and ergonomically well designed lithic, with good signs of use wear on the functional edge. Lovely, semi-translucent caramel colored flint. Possibly Heidelberg Man or transitional to early Neanderthal. Dates to approximately 350,000-150,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353272 (stock #1984)
A set of 6 Neanderthal tools. Chert, heights between 2" and 3 1/4". Marbach, Germany, legal site finds. Overall excellent condition with varying patinas. A diverse group of medium size tools that exhibit a variety of tools, including backed blades (third and fifth from left) and a great denticulate or saw blade (fourth from left with whitish patina). Very clear retouches on this group. Dating to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377623 (stock #2643)
Neanderthal dihedral burin on what was originally a flake with one face entirely cortex. Jasper, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition with glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. This was expertly made with two masterful burin blows. Originally on a flake, at some later point retouches were added to the flake side, inproving the ergonomics dramatically. Nice variation in the patina in this area of the lithic. Dates to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376456 (stock #2529)
Lovely group of five Neanderthal micro-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 1" and 1 3/8". All legal surface finds, all in excellent condition with beautiful, glossy ground patinas. These tiny tools display a complex variety of functional tools. In fact all of them have at least two different functioning tools. Their use remains a mystery. They could have been used for very refined work, possibly medicine related, or they could be children's tools...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395538 (stock #1229)
A group of three native American Paleolithic blades on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Soft chert in excellent and intact condition, with a dry to matte ground patina. Lengths between 2 1/8" and 2 1/2". Legal finds, ex. Michael Cottingham collection. Date to approx. 8000-5000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381983 (stock #2327)
A lower Paleolithic Clactonian cleaver on a flint pebble from Dorset, England. Legal surface find with a fine, glossy patina and large area of cortex remaining. height 4 3/4", excellent condition. Straightforward hard hammer percussion chopper or cleaver which takes great advantage to the natural ergonomics of the pebble. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375486 (stock #3215)
Neanderthal triangular biface on a reworked flake core with remains of cortex. Flint, height 3 1/4". Legal surface find, Vallee de la Creuse, France. This lithic, while originally a flake core, exhibits signs of extensive further retouching that resulted in a scraper edge and what was a crushing point at the distal end. Several minor chips missing, most probably use related damage...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376894 (stock #3289)
Large Neanderthal convergent scraper on a flake, height 3 1/2". Missing one chip on the proximal end, otherwise in excellent condition. Finely wrought flaking down the entire length of both sides of the lithic, with a very precisely conceived ergonomic design, giving a lot of extra grip strength while using this rather thin flake tool. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375068 (stock #1421)
Neanderthal flake core, flint, 2 3/4". Excellent condition with lovely ground patina, legal surface find from Grand-Pressigny, France. Nicely sculptural core with a small trace of cortex remaining. 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1390025 (stock #3688)
A group of 4 unusual multitools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Interesting study group that are a bit hard to classify. The lithic to the right could be considered a point or borer, and it has a clearly retouched scraper edge. Second from the right has a broad notch and an end scraper, with a gorgeous patina...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352941 (stock #2001)
Large and sculptural Neolithic "Livre du Beurre" ("butter loaf") blade core. Flint, height 10". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. Excellent condition. Beautiful, large blade core, the crenelated edges and large blade strikes very clearly visible. Wonderful, sculptural presence. Dates to approximately 4500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377090 (stock #2592)
Abbevillian biface from Fontmaure, France. Moss green jasper, height 4". In excellent condition, legal surface find with fine, glossy ground patina. This is an unusual lithic from Fontmaure, which appears to be entirely hard hammer percussion. Very sculptural and boldly flaked. The entire edge has been worked to some degree. Indentification is uncertain, my tendency is very early Neanderthal, though it may be Homo Erectus...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377684 (stock #J2231)
Large and nicely formed leaf shaped biface axe from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, in excellent condition with a deep chocolate matte patina. Height 3 3/8". Auction purchase, ex. Cottingham collection, Texas. Very masterfully executed lithic, with precise larger flaking on both faces giving way to a secondary and finer level of flaking on portions of the perimeter resulting in a variety of functional edges...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375070 (stock #3466)
A grouping of 5 hard to classify Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, generally excellent condition with a few minor chips missing. Legal surface finds, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Very sculptural group on some beautiful examples of Fontmaure jasper. A little bit of everything here- scraper edges, burins, notches. In the photo the 2nd, 3rd and 5th from the left are all flakes tools, the 1st and 4th from the left are partial bifacially worked tools...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352793 (stock #2624)
2 different forms of Neanderthal scrapers. Jasper, heights 2" and 2 3/8". Marbach, Germany, legal surface finds. 2 subtle and finely crafted scrapers, the one on the left being a concave scraper with a fine end scraper (upper left quadrant in top photo). The one on the right is a straight scraper on a flake. The flake was the top part of a smaller jasper pebble. Date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353707 (stock #1424)
A set of 2 remarkable Neanderthal pics. Jasper, heights 2 5/8" and 3". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Both in excellent condition with fabulous, glossy patinas. The lithic on the right could also be categorized as a proto-handaxe given the over-all qualities of the flaking...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377170 (stock #1625)
Solid, backed Neanderthal chopper with a borer point from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 3/8". Legal surface find. Very large areas of cortex remaining with glossy ground patina on the jasper surface. Excellent condition. Sophisticated ergonomic design relative to both the point and the flaked cleaver or chopper edge. Dates to 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352678 (stock #1292)
Large Neanderthal axe "a gibbosite". Lower Normandy (Calvados region), flint, height 5 1/8". Missing a few very minor chips. Purchased from a very old French collection at auction. Very nice example of an ax "a gibbosite", which refers to the extension on the axe visible to the lower left in the first photo. The remarkable ergonomic design of this axe indicates the work of a real master. Note, on the right hand photo, the flake removed just below the inventory number. Perfectly placed for t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377172 (stock #3795)
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 4 3/4" Legal surface find in excellent condition with soft ground patina. I've always been impressed with the strength and accuracy needed to have detached this large flake in a single blow. Backed with a large area of cortex, the flaked edge exhibits both a convex scraper and a broad concave scraper or shaft straightener. While minimal, the ergonomic touches are masterful. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377077 (stock #1398)
2 Neanderthal burins from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights 2 1/8" and 2 1/4". Excellent condition, legal surface finds. Both also have a worked scraper or blade edge, and the burin to the left has a hooked notch. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375472 (stock #C3911)
A diverse group of 5 Neanderthal tools, 4 in chert and one in flint. Heights between 1 3/4" and 2 5/8". The 4 lithics in chert (similar ochre color) are all legal excavation finds from Marbach, Germany. The flint lithic (second from left) was purchased as part of a separate group with no data identifying source or origin. To judge from the stone I would hazard a guess that it is from Lower Normandy in France. All are in excellent condition. All are multi-tools exhibiting fine retouches and ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353098 (stock #2145)
Neanderthal biface axe. Sandstone, height 4 5/8" Abilly area (?), France. Auction purchase, French collection. Missing a large flake on the verso. This is a very old break, well patinated. Probably frost damage and not from use. Beautifully crafted and sculptural axe. Sandstone or quartzite tools from this region are known but are quite rare. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353100 (stock #3039)
Sedalia axe. Mozarkite (chert), height 4 5/8". Auction purchase, found in Morgan County, Missouri by Bill Van Pool. Excellent condition. Interesting biface that appears to have been used and then reformed on the distal end. Nice ground patina. As I am unfamiliar with this specific type of tool and region I would be unable to properly date it.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377949 (stock #2918)
Two flint cores from the Linear Pottery Culture (or Linear Band Ware Culture) from Neolithic central Europe. Dating to 5500-4500 BCE. Both in excellent condition, heights 1 7/8" and 2". Both legal surface finds from Bavaria. Very interesting and eccentrically sculptural blade cores, each displaying multiple flake removals for small blades and microliths. Nice aesthetic on these small cores.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352792 (stock #2115)
Group of 4 smaller and diverse Neanderthal tools. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Marbach, Germany. Legal site finds, all intact and in excellent condition, with the exception of the very tip of burin missing on the third tool from the left. Nice set of small but complex multi-tools on flakes. The lithic to the right is an excellent and still completely useable denticulate saw. Date to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377088 (stock #2858)
Three different style of Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 5/8" and 3 5/16". All three an old auction purchase, I have no source or find data on them. All in excellent condition with luminous ground patina. The lithic to the left is bifacially worked with 2 blade or very fine scraper edges and a sort of crushing edge on the distal end. It could be classified as a proto-axe. The center lithic is a backed blade with a retouched edge that extends the fu...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380019 (stock #3849)
Two Neanderthal burins from Marbach, Germany. Chert, heights 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". Both in excellent condition, legal excavation finds. Semi-glossy ground patina. These are fairly complex multi-tools, very well conceived and crafted as they have a number of varied scraper/blade edges despite their relatively small size. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352681 (stock #3018)
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake, flint, height 4 1/4". Vallee de la Creuse, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find from an old, dried riverbed. Excellent condition with a nice patina and large area of cortex. Fine retouches along the distal end and both edges. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1357705 (stock #2170)
Nice group of 8 various tools and micro-tools from Fontmaure, France. All are jasper, in excellent condition with fine ground patina. All are legal surface finds from an older Dutch collection. Heights vary from 1 1/2" to 2". The use of micro-tools is still not clearly determined. Possible uses may have included medical purposes, smaller refined work, or they may have been made for children to use. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353713 (stock #1275)
2 Neolithic tools from Grand-Pressigny, France. Flint, heights both 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. Both in excellent condition with lovely patinas. Excellent examples of a notched scraper and a burin or borer. Dating to approximately 5,000-3,500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376576 (stock #3130)
A group of six masterfully conceived and executed Neanderthal multi-tools. The first and the fifth from the left are from Marbach, Germany, chert, and legal excavation finds. The other four are from Fontmaure, France, jasper, and legal surface finds. Heights vary between 1 1/8" and 1 7/8". All in excellent condition, varying ground patinas. Despite their small size, these very functional tools all have at least two separate uses including burins, a push plane (second from right), scraper edg...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377626 (stock #4291)
Lovely, small Paleolithic knife on a flake from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area of northern Florida. Chert, height 2 7/16". Excellent condition with deep chocolate to black dry patina. Auction purchase, ex.Cottingham collection. Wonderfully minimalist and sculptural blade with superbly executed retouches along the blade edge. Dates to 10,000-8,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382258 (stock #2970)
A large Neanderthal flint pic with a beautiful sea patina from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. Height 4 1/4". Legal find from the tidal pool area. Missing one or two minor, old chips, otherwise excellent condition, very solid, sculptural example. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375604 (stock #1557)
Interesting pair of Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights both at 3 3/4". Legal surface finds, the lithic on the right has a couple of very minor chips missing. Both of these tools are of unusual structure and typology. The lithic on the left is primarily a burin on a large flake. The flake side is comprised of a large area of cortex or softer jasper. There is an interesting concave scraper edge to this tool as well. The tool on the right is a nosed end scraper w...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1374806 (stock #3358)
A group of 4 burins from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 1 3/4"- 2 1/4". All in excellent condition. Legal surface finds. The third from the left could also be classified as a convergent scraper. They could be Neanderthal or Upper Paleolithic (Aurignacian or Gravettian) Homo Sapiens, or a mix. The 2 lithics on the left and the one to the far right exhibit clear burin blows used to make the burin tip. Approximate dates would be between 50,000-22,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376575 (stock #3518)
This is an unusual and larger Neanderthal convergent scraper, on what appears to be a wedge flake of some sort. Jasper, height 3 3/8", from Marbach, Germany. Legal excavation find. Missing several minor chips. The flake, though slightly curved laterally, is perfectly flat, with the two faces essentially parallel. The entirety of the edge has been retouched, giving a number of various workable tools, including a slight notch/burin on the proximal edge. Some of the retouches are over larger ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352203 (stock #2846)
2 Neanderthal flake cores. Jasper, heights 2 1/2" and 3". legal surface finds from a Dutch collection. Lovely, asymmetric flake cores on richly colored examples of Fontmaure jasper. Both are quite sculptural and in excellent condition. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380025 (stock #3654)
Two smaller Neanderthal multi-tools from Marbach, Germany. Both are legal excavation finds, red chert, heights 1 7/8" and 2". Both have a semi-glossy ground patina. Some chips missing on the lithic to the left, otherwise excellent condition. I think that what looks like a burin or point on the side of this small tool was actually caused by some use related damage on either side of it, and it was not an intentional feature. This was probably a convex scraper originally, and the distal end, w...
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Nice large Quartz Crystal sphere diameter is 6.5" and weighs 12 pounds stand included, natural inclusions.
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Huge Golden Green Selenite Sphere , natural inclusions somewhat translucent and will light up well. Size Diameter 7" weight 15.4 pounds.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Geological item #1199535 (stock #M9686)
Genuine Dinosaur Egg Fossil - Hadrosaur

This fossilised dinosaur egg is from the Hadrosaur species, dating to the late Cretaceous Period (c. 85 - 65 millions years ago). Fossilised hadrosaur eggs and remains have been found in China, Europe, South America and North America. This example was excavated from the north of China in the 1990's and is one of several we bought around fifteen years ago that have been in storage in the UK and not previously offered for sale.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Geological item #1300801
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Moroccan stromatolite fossil well preserved in a nice red sandstone believed to be from from Kem Kem beds and date from the cretaceous period .These microbial fossils are one of Earth's earliest records of life. The earliest known stromatolite fossils are between 3.5 - 2.75 billion years old in the Precambrian period. The blue-green algae in these early colonies were important in creating Earth's current oxygen atmosphere. size 6" by 5" by and weighs 3.2 pounds
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Large citrine tea light candle votive 4.6 pounds beautiful color nice angle for gem stone viewing. Size H 4" L 8" W 6"
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345008
A very pretty 4.44ct natural black pearl, baroque shape but perfect for a designer pendant, GIA tested under their QA scheme as natural
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014648
Shirley Allen
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Beautiful Bailer Shell in superb condition.
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. Overall clarity is excellent for the size and origin - unheated sapphire from this origin w...
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1388362 (stock #02145)
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BONSEKI

Naturally sculpted stone with the texture created by the nature from Yoshinogawa River in Nara Prefecture, Japan, used as a 'Bonseki' (Stone arranged on a tray, which express a natural landscape). Attached with a display stand (though it's not originally made for this stone). Stone: approx. H 11.5cm (4.52in), W 11.5cm (4.52in), D 8cm (3.14in)


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Massive quarts multi point tea light votive holder for 2 tea lights quartz . This piece has many free standing quartz points . This is an ideal designer piece or for crystal healers . A specimen piece weight 13.2 lb L 11" H 6" W 7" . The holes for the candles don't show from side views due to the size of the points.
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Large Golden amber Quartz Crystal Tea Light candle votive , single candle hole . The weight is 7 pounds and the size is 7.5" by 5" by 5"
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...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.52ct. Gorgeous shade of crimson red, exactly as Pigeon’s Blood ruby should be, and fully certificated by possibly the best ruby expert and gemologist in the world as such, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unhea...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014675
Shirley Allen
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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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1388420 (stock #08037)
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ABSTRACT SUISEKI

Naturally and dynamically sculpted stone with subtly glistening ore, attached with a wooden stand, as an Art of ‘Suiseki’. Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. Total: approx. H 16cm (6.29in), W 12 x 9cm (4.72 x 3.54in)


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An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct. Gorgeous shade of crimson red, exactly as Pigeon’s Blood ruby should be, and fully certificated by possibly the best ruby expert and gemologist in the world as such, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, eye clean table up but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is truly excellent for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inev...
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$395.00
Fine Quartz Crystal and black Tourmaline specimen with many small points in a nice cluster , the black Tourmaline can be seen from the base. Size 1.8 pounds or 680 g 3402 ct W 6" by 5.5 " by 2.5"
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1014651
Shirley Allen
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A fantastic assortment of beautiful shells.