All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383654 (stock #1253)
A nice group of five complex Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all in excellent condition with various glossy to semi-glossy ground patinas. Heights between 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". All legal surface finds. A wide variety of scraper edges, notches, and burins are exhibited in this group. Fine ergonomics and excellent conceptual designs fit together perfectly in these lithics. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
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 #1383619 (stock #2861)
A group of three Neanderthal blades/multi-tools on levallois flakes. All three are jasper, in excellent condition with glossy ground patinas, from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. The tool to the left is a single edge straight scraper, very well defined, with a truncation at the distal end. The other two lithics are complex multi-tools which take advantage of the entire edge of each flake, giving a variety of scraper edges, notches, and burin tips...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383618 (stock #3072)
A Mode 1 pebble tool, probably used as both a chopper and a burin-like crusher. Flint, height 3 5/8". Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Legal find, Kimbridge Pit, Romsey, Hampshire, England. Homo Heidelbergensis. Dates to 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383515 (stock #2324)
Four Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Chert and jasper, heights between 2" and 2 3/8". All in excellent condition, legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. All four represent variations on the basic Neanderthal scraper multi-tool, each with a variety of differently refined edges to best serve different purposes on a single tool that would be light to transport...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383513 (stock #3170)
A lovely group of four Neanderthal convergent scrapers. Jasper, all four are in excellent condition. Height between 1 1/4" and 1 5/8". Legal excavation finds, Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Varying semi-glossy to glossy ground patinas. A gem-like group of smaller lithics that exhibit real mastery of the tool-makers art. Each has a variety of edges, finely worked, so that despite their diminutive size these multi-tools could serve effectively in any number of ways...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383510 (stock #2921)
A group of four larger Neanderthal tools. Jasper and chert, heights between 3 1/4" and 3 3/4".Varying ground patinas, all four are in excellent condition, one small chip missing on the concave scraper edge on the lithic second from the left. Legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. The two lithics to the right are burins or borers, both with double burin tips, and the second from the right exhibits a roughly made scraper edge...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383503 (stock #3685)
A group of 3 small Neanderthal multi-tool scrapers on chert flakes, heights between 1 3/8" and 1 7/8". 2 small chips missing on the lithic to the left in the photo, otherwise all are in excellent condition with a semi-glossy ground patina. All three are legal surface finds from Marbach, Germany. Despite being small, these three tools have a complex multitude of functional edges ranging from convergent and convex scrapers to notches and small denticulate areas...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383502 (stock #4076)
A lovely Neanderthal scraper on a flake. Flint, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition with a beautiful, well worn sea patina. This was an auction purchase, with no collection history. Given the color of the flint, the typology and the specific type of patination I believe this lithic is from Reculver Cliffs area, Kent, England. Boldly and simply executed with a few master retouches, the scraper also exhibits excellent ergonomics. Dates to approximately 120,000-60,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383501 (stock #2743)
A bifacially worked straight scraper or cleaver on a pebble fragment. Chert, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition, semi-glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Good signs of use-wear on both edges, leading me to feel this was used more as a cleaver type of tool. The form is fairly eccentric, and the piece was truncated along the top edge in the photo. Large area of cortex remaining, and well conceived ergonomics. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383499 (stock #1426)
A large Neanderthal knife on a levallois flake. Flint, excellent condition, height 4 1/2". This was an auction purchase from an old collection in Lower Normandy, France. Most of the material was collected in the Calvados Region. Solid, hefty multi-tool with a variety of retouches and denticulate edges on the entire blade except the proximal end. Dates to 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 #1383164 (stock #3162)
A lower Paleolithic Clactonian chopper on a pebble from Dorset, England. Flint, height 4 1/8". A few minor chips otherwise good condition. This was an auction purchase so I do not have any further find data regarding it. Probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1930 item #1383156
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$445.00
Antique Mexican Silver Matador Bull form hors d'oeuvre Sword Skewers , continental wonderful modeling on a kneeling Bull with his 6 original silver swords. No markings acid tests at sterling. Size l 3.75" 2.25 " weight is 74 g
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...
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...
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 3.13ct. 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...
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1382871
"Christie's Guide to Collecting: up to date information and practical advice on becoming a collector, looking afer a collection and buying and Selling". Fully Illustrated. Edited by Robert Cumming. As New Hardback Book with Dustjacket, also in As New Condition. Not price-clipped. ISBN: 0-7148-8006 x. Published by Phaidon Press, Oxford and Christie's. 224 pp inc. index. Divided into three parts: Part I: Becoming a Collector; Part II: Looking after a Collection and Part III: Buying and Selling...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Pre AD 1000 item #1382781 (stock #4267)
Eclectic collection of small Dong Son Culture (1000BCE-100CE),bells, clay spindle whorls and beads made of fossilized Crinoid stems. There are 7 bells (3 in fair to good condition), 84 beads and 4 spindles. See enlargements for scale.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382554 (stock #4061)
A lovely, sea-worn Neanderthal naturally backed scraper with point on a flake from Reculver, Kent, UK. Height 3 1/2". Legal surface find in excellent condition, on a rich, soft brown flint. Looks to be entirely hard hammer percussion. Dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382550 (stock #4063)
A middle bronze age hammer stone from Barton, UK. Flint, height 2 1/8". Legal surface find. Excellent condition with fine, variegated glossy patina. This small hammer stone shows extensive signs of use, being nearly entirely covered with the typical fracturing seen on hammer stones. Very fine example. Dates to approximately 1500 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382549 (stock #4060)
Lovely Clactonian chopper on a dark, chocolate colored flint stone from Reculver, Kent, England. Excellent condition with a nice, glossy patina. Dimension 2 3/4" by 3 1/4". Legal surface find. Very sophisticated ergonomic design on this lithic gives added grip (thus added force) to blows struck with the point at the distal end. Point shows good evidence of use. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 250,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #1382297
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$299.00
(French: Querelle de Brest) is a novel by the French writer Jean Genet. It was written mostly in 1945 and first published anonymously in 1947, limited to 460 numbered copies, with illustrated throughout by Jean Cocteau who didn’t avoid the pornographic details. Even though copies were seized by the authorities, and the author fined, Cocteau’s involvement did little to harm his public reputation limited edition illustrations by Jean Cocteau.[1] It is set in the midst of the port town of Bres...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382270 (stock #2961)
A compact Neanderthal end scraper with further retouched edges, making an effective multitool. Jasper, height 2 1/4". Excellent condition with a deep, luminous ground patina. Legal surface find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382268 (stock #2580)
A large multi-tool/scraper on a flake from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Jasper, height 3 7/8". Excellent condition with a semi-glossy surface patina. Legal excavation find. This is a difficult lithic to classify. It may be a recycled tool as it exhibits two different techniques (hard hammer Clactonian and soft hammer retouches) which seem to be by two different hands. Excellent ergonomics and a particularly beautiful and luminous surface. Could be either Homo Erectus or Neanderthal, or pos...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382266 (stock #2573)
On the left a biface notched Clactonian scraper from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Jasper, height 2 7/8". Excellent condition, legal excavation find. Matt ground patina. Probably Homo Erectus. On the right a Clactonian burin with concave scraper from the Dordogne region, France. Flint, height 2 1/2". Auction purchase, I have no specific find information on this. Excellent condition with a soft ground patina. Both date to 300,000-200,000 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 #1382261 (stock #2558)
Excellent example of a Clactonian borer or drill from Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Jasper, height 3 1/2". Excellent condition, legal excavation find. Semi-glossy ground patina. Initially this was a fragment of a large Clactonian flake. Dates to 300,000-200,000 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 #1382257 (stock #3218)
Clactonian pebble chopper with large remaining area of cortex and a fantastic bulb of percussion on the ventral face. Flint, height 3 3/8", in excellent condition. Tumbled sea patina. From Folkstone Beach, South Coast, Kent, England. Due to coastal erosion and ocean movements this one may have travelled a bit from its original location over time. Some of what looks like retouches may be old chips, the lithic is a bit hard to read due to the soft, tumbled, ocean patina. Fine and beautiful sc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382255 (stock #2171)
A large lower paleolithic burin with a concave scraper on a pebble fragment. Bean ore jasper in excellent condition, height 5". Legal surface find, Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Either Heidelberg Man or very early Neanderthal/transitional. Dates to approximately200,000-150,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382254 (stock #1348)
Fascinating and highly unusual tool. This is a lower paleolithic (probably Heidelberg Man) levallois core that was, thousands of years later, refashioned and recycled into a complex multi-tool by a Neanderthal tool maker. Bean ore jasper, height 2 3/4". Legal surface find, Bavaria, Germany. Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Note the difference in color on the core surface and the retouches from the middle paleolithic era. Dating this is complex. Neanderthal retouches date to ap...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381978 (stock #1246)
A fabulous Mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule from Grand Pressigny, France (found in an ancient dried channel of the Creuse River). Legal surface find in excellent condition with a fabulous ground patina. Height 4". This is a beautiful and rare example of an Oldowan Mode 1 pebble tool. created summarily with a minimum of flake removals, it takes good advantage of the natural ergonomic properties of the pebble to be useful as a chopper on several surfaces. Beautiful sculptural presence. M...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Philately : Stamps : World : Pre 2000 item #1381829
Official Canada Post Year Album for 1995. These stamps represent the whole year presented in clear cellophane mounts so stamps are attached to illustrated pages without being directly hinged. Canada post albums are hardbound with slipcase and printed in colour throughout with much background information. Also unopened limited edition Transport Postcards issue of 1996 & official Capex 1996 Catalogue.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381556 (stock #1812)
A group of three Neanderthal Multi-tools. The lithic in the center is from Upper Normandy in France, near Beauzeville (along the Seine) and is a legal surface find. The other two are from Marbach, Germany, also legal surface finds. All three are in excellent condition, the French lithic is flint, the German lithics are chert. Heights are all 3". Variegated to glossy ground patinas. All three of these tools exhibit a fine technical realization of complex multi-tool functionality. The French...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381551 (stock #3535)
Five Neanderthal multi-tools made from chert or jasper from Marbach, Germany. All five are in excellent condition, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/8" and are legal surface finds. All are on flakes and exhibit fine worksmanship and multiple retouched edges. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381549 (stock #3221)
A group of four Neanderthal burins made of chert from Marbach, Germany. Heights between 1 7/8" and 2". All legal surface finds in excellent condition. Though smaller, these four lithics exhibit excellent craftsmanship both in conception and execution, and are multi-tools with several different scraper/blade edges as well as the burin tips. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381545 (stock #3246)
A group of three Neanderthal scrapers from Reculver cliffs, Kent, England. Flint, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". All three in excellent condition with fine, glossy sea patina. The Reculver cliffs were originally an inland elevation, but over time rising sea levels have placed them on the coast where they have been eroding at an accelerated pace. The zone between the high and low tide yields many lithics with a very specific, soft to high gloss patina due to being tumbled about in the ocean...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381473 (stock #1957)
Interesting grouping of six smaller Neanderthal multi-tools from the Nordlinger Ries in Germany. All legal excavation finds. All are chert, in excellent condition. Varied ground patina, heights between 1 3/8" and 1 3/4". The complexity of conception and execution of these multi-tools at this small size are all revelations of the mastery of Neanderthal knapping. Each of these little lithics is like a paleolithic Swiss army knife. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381472 (stock #3196)
A well-tumbled group of three Neanderthal multi-tools from Reculver, Kent, England. All with a beautiful, glossy sea patina. All in excellent condition, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 1/2". The Reculver cliffs were originally an inland elevation, but over time rising sea levels have placed them on the coast where they have been eroding at an accelerated pace. The zone between the high and low tide yields many lithics with a very specific, soft to high gloss patina due to being tumbled about in ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381470 (stock #2951)
Two flint Neanderthal scrapers from Reculver, Kent, England. Heights 2 5/8" and 2 7/8". Both with really beautiful, glossy sea patina and in excellent (though well-tumbled!) condition. Lovely examples. The Reculver cliffs were originally an inland elevation, but over time rising sea levels have placed them on the coast where they have been eroding at an accelerated pace. The zone between the high and low tide yields many lithics with a very specific, soft to high gloss patina due to being tum...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381469 (stock #3208)
Four flint Neanderthal points from Reculver, Kent, England. The black point is missing the tip, otherwise all are in excellent condition. Fabulous, glossy sea patina. Heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". The Reculver cliffs were originally an inland elevation, but over time rising sea levels have placed them on the coast where they have been eroding at an accelerated pace. The zone between the high and low tide yields many lithics with a very specific, soft to high gloss patina due to being tu...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381468 (stock #1692)
A group of three Neanderthal burins. The two to the right are flake tools, the burin to the left is a worked pebble with a small trace of cortex. From the Nordlinger Ries, Germany, legal excavation finds. The central burin is flint, the other two are chert. Excellent condition with heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". Nice, soft ground patina. All have further retouches making for functional blade/scraper edges. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381467 (stock #3078)
A group of three Upper Paleolithic (probably Aurignacian) blades on levallois flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, legal surface finds, heights between 2 1/4" and 2 5/8". Glossy ground patina. All are in excellent condition. All three exhibit complex retouches resulting in a variety of scraper edges, notches and borer tips. Dating to 32,000=28,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381136 (stock #4339)
A group of five Neolithic micro scrapers from the Linear Pottery (or linear Band Ware) culture, ca 5500-4500 BCE. From Germany, all legal excavation finds. All are chert and in excellent condition. Heights between 7/8" and 1 1/8". Soft ground patina. All five have multiple retouched scraper edges, and were probably originally hafted to bone or wood handles.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381135 (stock #4370)
A group of five multi-edged scrapers from the Linear Pottery (or Linear Band Ware) culture, CA 5500-4500 BCE. All legal excavation finds from Germany. Heights between 1 1/16" and 1 1/8". Flint and Chert, all in excellent condition with soft ground patina. Beautifully shaped and finely wrought scrapers, exhibiting real mastery of stone tool knapping. These were all probably originally hafted to wood or bone handles.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381133 (stock #4338)
Five beautiful examples of Neolithic micro tools from the Linear Pottery (or Linear band Ware) culture, ca 5500-4500 BCE. Legal excavation finds from Germany. Flint and chert, heights between 3/4" and 1". Soft ground patina, all in excellent condition. The three tools to the right are all naturally backed blades of sorts (if one can apply that typology to tools this small), with varying degrees of cortex remaining. Exquisite examples of the tool makers art.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381131 (stock #4336)
Four exquisitely wrought micro burins from the Neolithic Linear Pottery Culture (also known as the Linear Band Ware Culture) 5500-4500 BCE. Legal surface finds, Germany. Chert, heights between 1 1/8" and 1 3/8". All in perfect condition, Soft ground patina. Beautiful, precise examples of the knappers art. The four also bear retouches to the sides of the burins, making functional scraper edges.
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...
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...
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...
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. 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 absolutely superior for the genre - unheated ruby from this orig...
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...
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,...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Exonumia : Pre 1910 item #1380259
A solid gold medal awarded to H.A. Milton New Crusaders Football Club 1905-6.The front features a raised heraldic design along with London Football Association Challenge Cup. Created by Vaughton & Sons, it weighs 9.4grams and 1" measures round. Also stamped 15 625 with an anchor(Birmingham) and small "f"(1905), V&S.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380180 (stock #TBD00260)
Two albumen photographs of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Dualah at Agra, India. Neither is signed and though they are probably by different photographers they complement each other as one is a close up of the tomb while the other gives it some context in the surrounding garden.

The longer view is 8 5/8 (22 cm) by 11 3/8 (29 cm) inches with a card 14 (35.5 cm) by 17 (43 cm) inches. It is laid down to the cardboard.

The close up is attached to a larger piece of paper with a line of glue at the to...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380179 (stock #TBD00259)
An albumen photograph of the Kas Mahal in the center and portion of the Anguri Bagh in the foreground. This view is of part of the Agra Fort. I’m not sure but I think the Taj Mahal is just visible on the far right above the roof of the building. The image is 8 3/4 (22 cm) by 11 ½ (29 cm) inches. The card is 14 (35.5 cm) by 17 (43 cm) inches. The image is signed in the negative “Sache/215.” John Edward Sache was active from 1865 to 1882.

Condition: Good clear print, but the image must ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380145 (stock #TBD00258)
An albumen photograph of the upper portion of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India fully laid down on cardboard stock. The blind stamp, “FRITH’S/SERIES” is in the lower left corner. The image is 6 3/8 (16 cm) by 8 ¼ (21 cm) inches. The card is 10 (25.5 cm) by 12 (30.5 cm) inches. In pencil on the back in the lower left is written, “3067 The Taj Agra India.” Francis Frith commissioned and bought from other photographers for his series.

Condition: Generally very good with a few spots in t...