All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353259 (stock #3485)
A set of 2 larger Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, Heights 3 3/8" and 3 1/2". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Excellent condition. Both lithics showing extensive retouches on all edges except the proximal ends, making for a variety of functional tools. Lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353710 (stock #1333)
A nice set of 6 Neolithic Willow-leaf blades or points from the Sahara. Flint, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Auction purchase, point of origin unknown (I think probably Algeria or Morocco). All bifacially worked, all in excellent condition with fine varied patinas. Dating to approximately 3500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Political : Pre 1970 item #1354150 (stock #3210)
The Warren Court - 1968 Supreme Court Justices, Signatures of Justices John Marshall Harlan II, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewart, William O. Douglas, Byron White, William J. Brennan Jr., and the first African American Justice Thurgood Marshall. First Day Issue U.S. Postal Stamp of Oliver Wendell Holmes, dated March 08, 1968. Prominent Americans Series. The Warren Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States during the period when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1980 item #1357505 (stock #1245)
Chinese aloeswood agarwood libaiton cup carved in the shape of magnolia flower. Dimension: 7" Width x 4" tall x 4" width , weight : 75.8 g Agarwood or aloeswood chénxiāng (沉香) is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense and perfume. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type of mould...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1950 item #1365821 (stock #9-15-2)
This is beautiful Japanese Kutani kanmon with dragon 11.1/2 in height is in very good condition with no damage. Only original kiln firling line and minor spot otherwise very good display condition She is very beautiful and unusual has singed Kutani to the Bottom. PayPal payment preferred If you have any question please let me know
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1374768 (stock #2182)
Neolithic blade core, used as a hammer stone, Height 3 7/8". From an old German collection. Flint, excellent condition. Beautifully sculptural blade core. The upper end as the core appears in the photo was used as a hammer stone. This was an auction purchase as part of an old German collection, no dates or find location information was furnished. Probably originally from Germany or Denmark. 7500-4000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375387 (stock #M1103)
Lovely and large Neolithic "willow" blade from the Sahara region, probably Algeria. Flint, height 3 3/8", flawless condition. Bifacially worked. Purchased at auction and I have no collection data on it. Probably dates to 3500-2500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1375469 (stock #C305)
Solid and heavy Neanderthal cleaver or crusher. Flint, excellent condition. Height 5 3/8". Legal excavation find from Bavaria, Germany. Given the size and very direct, simple hard hammer percussion used to make this tool, I think this could be either an early Neanderthal piece, possibly one made "in the field" for a specific usage, or it might have been made by Heidelberg Man. The ergonomics, while not absolutely definitive, would suggest this was made for a very large hand...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376309 (stock #2144)
Interesting example of a Neanderthal axe from Fontmaure, France. This is made of sandstone, and despite the fame of the beautiful jasper tools from the region, the majority of lithics in provenance from Fontmaure are made from this color of sandstone. Height 3 5/8", legal surface find, nice glossy ground patina. The truncation on the proximal end appears to be purposeful...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376315 (stock #2959)
Lovely, small Neanderthal convergent scraper on a flake from the Grand-Pressigny region, France. Height 2 1/2", made from the classic, caramel colored Grand-Pressigny flint. Excellent condition, legal surface find with beautiful, glossy ground patina. Exquisitely executed flaking on this scraper, the entire edge being finely retouched. The scraper also has a worked borer end. Missing one tiny chip on the proximal end. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376789 (stock #2762)
Beautiful, large Neanderthal multi-tool from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 3/4". Flawless condition, legal surface find, soft ground patina. Though a large flake tool, this particular lithic resembles in form and multiple functions a sort of modified axe. Descending from the burin tip on the distal end are two scraper edges, one a very masterfully retouched denticulate edge with a notch. This would seem, judging by the ergonomics, to have been made for a left hander...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376790 (stock #1911)
Neanderthal Straight Scraper. From Fontmaure, France, jasper, height 2 1/2" at burin tip. In excellent condition, legal surface find with glossy ground patina. Interesting lithic, and I have seen this particular form of heavier flake tool a number of times from Fontmaure, with the burin tip in one corner, adjacent to the long straight scraper...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376889 (stock #3055)
A group of three Neanderthal multi- tools, all worked from exterior flakes off jasper pebbles. Heights between 2 1/4" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds from the Nordlinger Ries, Bavaria. Lovely deep ground patina, excellent condition. Interesting variety of scraper edges, burins, notches and blades on these tools, all very clear as the flaking process took place through the dense cortex of the pebble, exposing the lighter colored bean ore jasper on the interior...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1376891 (stock #3151)
Two Neanderthal discoid scrapers from Grand-Pressigny, France. Auction purchase, no further find information. Heights 2 5/8" and 2 3/4". Both in excellent condition on the famous caramel colored flint from Grand-Pressigny. Both of these scrapers are on levallois flakes, the larger of the two (on the right) may have been a core tablet. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE. Lovely, glossy ground patina on both.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377076 (stock #3792)
Heavy Neanderthal straight scraper on a flake. Jasper, from Fontmaure, France. Height 3 1/4". While the larger flaking on the two faces and the more refined flaking on the scraper edge are all quite clearly defined, the tool maker left the back edge only partially worked, apparently to take advantage of the natural ergonomics of the stone, which are quite good. Ergonomics on the proximal end are also quite well conceived. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377079 (stock #2343)
Interesting group of four Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 3/4"and 3 1/8". All legal surface finds in excellent condition, and exceptionally glossy ground patinas. The tool on the right may be missing a chip opposite the scraper edge. It is well patinated and I can't tell if it is an early break or was intentional for ergonomic reasons. If so it is more effective when using the proximal end as a push plane...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377613 (stock #2637)
Neanderthal burin or point from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Jasper, height 2 1/4". Legal excavation find in excellent condition. Soft, matte ground patina. Very well sculpted lithic. Although there is a slight concave scraper or shaft straightener on one edge, this lithic was essentially a single function burin or point. Dates to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377632 (stock #4293)
A Neanderthal hammer or chopper from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition, legal surface find. Soft, semi-glossy ground patina. This is a fairly summarily executed lithic, obviously meant for some heavy duty use. One edge leading up to the distal tip is vaguely retouched to function as a chopper or saw blade (not quite a denticulate but not smooth or refined to a scraper edge, either) and the other edge is flat, made for a hand grip. The large untouched cortex knob ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1377950 (stock #2780)
Two flint blade cores from the Neolithic Linear Pottery (also called Linear Band Ware Culture) of central Europe. These date to 5500-4500 BCE. Excellent condition, legal surface finds from Bavaria. Heights both at 2". The Linear Pottery Culture represents a significant advancement in the spread of agriculture throughout central Europe. Both these cores display very clear and precise removal of small blade flakes, which may have been hasped into wooden or bone handles to form small sickles. O...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1378976 (stock #4208)
Very fine denarius, D: 16.9mm from Navarre Spain (under Roman influence) circa 2nd century BCE. Bearded man (obv) warrior on horseback (rev. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1378979 (stock #4209)
Very fine Greek hemidrachm coin- Bull looking back with a plant beneath him (obv) and the head of Gorgon, Medusa (rev). 2.4grams and D: 12.5mm. Circa 350-300 BCE. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380021 (stock #3274)
Two Neanderthal burins or borers on flakes from Marbach, Germany. The larger is flint, the smaller is chert, heights 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". Both legal excavation finds in excellent condition. Both of these were struck from one end of a pebble, possibly to make a striking platform, and were then further refined into functional burins. The larger of the two has a lovely, glossy patina on the exposed flint, and one side is an abrupt scraper. The smaller of the two has a lovely ground patina on the ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380031 (stock #2617)
Nice grouping of three small, finely done Neanderthal naturally backed blades. Two are chert, the darker blade is flint. Marbach, Germany, legal surface finds in excellent condition. Heights between 2" and 2 1/4". All three have a lustrous ground patina. One tiny edge chip missing on the middle tool, otherwise excellent and intact condition. Nice examples of this classic form of Paleolithic tool. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381573 (stock #2275)
A large Mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule from Grand Pressigny, France. Excellent condition with a primarily cortex surface and a lovely, glossy ground patina on the exposed flint. 4 1/8"x 4". Legal find from a dried river channel. A straightforward hard hammer percussion technique (stone on stone) was used to make this pebble tool. Signs of use/wear along the edges of the exposed flint. Made by Heidelberg Man. Dates to 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381575 (stock #3696)
A large Mode 1, hard hammer pebble tool from Bussay, France. Flint with primarily cortex surface. Nice, thick glossy patination and mineral accumulation on the flaked areas. Three small chips missing. 6 1/8" x 3 5/8". Legal surface find. This lithic was created with two massive hard hammer percussion blows, creating a basic chopping tool with a fairly sharp edge (still!). Ergonomically very well designed using the natural shape of the pebble, but obviously for a very large hand. Good sign...
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 #1382256 (stock #2581)
Beautiful example of a mode 1 pebble chopper. Bean ore jasper, excellent condition. Height 2 1/2". Legal surface find from the region of the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers, Germany. Dark semi-glossy ground patina. Hard hammer percussion technique. This is probably by Homo Erectus. Currently there is a debate as to whether or not what we consider Homo Erectus was a single hominid species, or perhaps two (Homo Antecessor being the other). Definitely not a Neanderthal tool. A lov...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382259 (stock #2935)
Lovely example of a Clactonian scraper from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, England. Flint, excellent condition with a lovely, soft sea patina. Height 2 1/4". Excellent ergonomic design. Dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382263 (stock #2642)
Lower paleolithic proto-axe from Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Probably Homo Erectus (Antecessor). Bean ore jasper, height 2 3/4". Minor chips, otherwise excellent condition. Legal excavation find. Remarkably conceived in terms of ergonomic design. The thumb channel on the ventral side of the axe allows for a substantially stronger grip on the axe, greatly increasing its efficacity. Dates to 300,000-200,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382546 (stock #4058)
A large mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4". Excellent condition, legal shore find from Reculver, Kent, England. Soft sea patina. Very basic chopper/crusher, probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 500,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382552 (stock #4059)
Fine and ergonomically very well designed Neanderthal proto axe on a flake from Reculver, Kent, England. Legal surface find. Height 2 7/8". Lovely, soft ocean patina. excellent condition. The chip evident is the top right of the left hand view is either a very early chip or was part of the original design of the lithic. It has a nice series of percussion ripples indicating a very sharp and directed blow. Large area of cortex remaining. Dates to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382553 (stock #4057)
Beautifully sculptural mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4", excellent condition. Legal surface find. Fine, sea washed patina. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383163 (stock #2655)
Excellent example of a Lower Paleolithic Mode 1 Oldowan tool. Jasper, excellent condition with a fine, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find from the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers. Height 2 3/4". Hard hammer percussion, very sculptural and clearly defined lithic. Dates to approx. 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383166 (stock #1673)
Mode 1 Oldowan chopper on a pebble, hard hammer percussion. Flint, height 3 1/8". Legal surface find from Clare, Suffolk, England. Nice example of a mode 1 chopper that was summarily formed and takes full advantage of the natural ergonomics of the pebble. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approx. 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1391425 (stock #04168B)
Chagall Lithographs VI (1980-1985): The size of Book: 13" L x 9 3/4" W x 1 1/4" Thick, 244 pages, 150 black & white plus color illustrations. Hardcover cloth binding in pictorial dust jacket and acetate. The condition of Book excellent with very little wear on edges. Volume VI: 1980-1985, 226 pages. English. hardcover with over 106 Illustrations. Published in the United States in 1986 by Crown Publisher, Inc. New York. Translated from French by John Ottaway. Mnufactured in Italy. 1st American Ed...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392100 (stock #3651)
An exceptional, large Neanderthal discoid scraper. Flint, in excellent condition. Height 4 3/8". Legal surface find from Grand-Pressigny, France. This particular lithic could be considered either a discoid scraper or an irregular partial biface axe. Continuous flaking around the edge, with a slight point at the distal end indicating that it may have been used as a cleaver as well. It also has an ingenious ergonomic structure imparting greater force when used as a striking tool. Dates to ap...