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...
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...
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...
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...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct...
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...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.52ct...
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...
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...

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...
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...