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The P.F. Wulff coll. of 135 Native indian silex spears and arrows!

The P.F. Wulff coll. of 135 Native indian silex spears and arrows!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Stone: Pre 1800: Item # 1434183
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A very pretty provenanced collection of ca. 135 US midwest silex spears and arrows, all native Indian items and likely ancient most of them.

The collection was bought together, ca. 1920s by L. P. Wulff of Tennesee. with his stamped envelopes included and ink and pencil inventory numbers plus a lot of old individual tags that would have to be matched again.

The Collection consists of a great mixture of types of smaller to larger spears and arrows, in finely patinated silex. There's almost zero slugs. The spears at the upper left corner are larger, like 5,5-8 cm. with only the one shaped as a shark teeth 5 cm. The next 20 are also larger and then they gradually becomes smaller. The 37 small arrowpoints are really stunning in quality. Very well knapped and in different kind of gemstones also, like rock-crystal, jade etc. They were found in two different counties of Oklahoma and a county in Kansas and was mounted on cardboard, now fallen off in each old envelope..

There's a vast amount of notes with finding counties or states, plus some envelopes for the small arrows. I can see a tag from an old Bruun Rasmussen auction and on one of the envelopes is a Danish name, so Wulff must have mailed this collection to the Danish receiver in the 1920s-1930s to judge from the writing. Then the collection was sold to Steen Stroemberg at auction (famous antiques and antiquities dealer in Copenhagen) in the 1960s. He was a frequent buyer at Br. Rasmussen. We bought from the Estate of Stroemberg.

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