All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #1382297
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(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...
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...
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 #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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380034 (stock #3598)
Three Neanderthal multi-tools from Marbach, Germany. The lithic to the left is flint, the other two are chert. Legal surface finds, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/16". Lustrous ground patina. The central lithic is missing the tip of the distal end, otherwise all three are in excellent condition. The right lithic is totally intact with a really nice oblique burin blow at the distal end. The flint tool is a flawless example of Neanderthal mastery, with both a concave and convex scraper edge....