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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1374653 (stock #LS201801)
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$250.00
This fabulous Columbia River Gem Point is made from yellow, orange and ice translucent agate. It is Ex. Norma Berg collection. It is 13/16" and very thin. I haven't seen a color like this in 40 years of collecting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1181234 (stock #LS20133)
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$350.00
These 16 bone pendants were found together in Smythe County, Virginia on a Hopewell site. They are all identical in form. They are all drilled from the top at an angle. Average size is 1". They are made from squirrel shoulder blades. They have excellent patina and are all very solid. This is a very rare and unusual assemblage. They are ex Tom Davis. The name of the finder goes to the buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #866616 (stock #LS200998)
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$1500.00
This is a very unusual artifact. It is bone that has been covered with 22K hammered gold. It is 8" long. It is either a pectoral or perhaps a nose ornament. The bone is broken near the center, but is completely covered by the gold. It is from La Tolita, Ecuador C500BC-500AD. This piece was found with a gold death mask in a tomb. It was found lying next to the mask and was part of the mask. The two were separated. The mask sold for $75,000. It is from the Ken Klassen collection, Bogota.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1027838 (stock #LS20107)
Ancient Artifacts
$75.00
This 45-70 cartridge case was found with a metal detector by a friend of mine at the "Dull Knife Battle Site" fought in November, 1878 from the "Big Hole in the Wall" area in Wyoming.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #965299 (stock #LS201001)
Ancient Artifacts
$195.00
This nicely translucent Rose Springs was found in Colorado. It measures 1 5/16" X 11/16". It is made from a beautiful translucent waxy agate. It comes with a Jackson COA. A very nice point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859666 (stock #LS200911)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,900.00
Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2013 for $12,890. None were as near as nice as this one or even the other three I have for sale here. If you would like a link to this Sotheby's auction, please e-mail me. This unusual zoomorphic pipe depicts a duck. Red paint covers much of the polished black-brown surface and eyes and bill are outlined by incision. Ducks were associated with rain gods. Dimensions: stem length, 14 cm, bowl height, 9cm, bowl diameter, 2.5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859675 (stock #LS200912)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,600.00
This extremely rare 6 1/2" angular owl effigy pipe was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in 1958 at the Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan site in Mexico. It is type 3A. The pupil of the right eye is missing. This is truly a fabulous pipe of which only a few exist in private collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859705 (stock #LS200914)
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$695.00
This is an extroadinarily rare Aztec ceramic pipe. There are only 3 others of this earliest type known to exist. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 12/2/60 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The end of the stem has been broken off and appears to have been glued back on. This is not the prettiest of the 4 pipes I have listed, but it is the oldest likened unto Paleo vs. Archaic. I have what I believe to be the largest and finest collection of Aztec pipes in private hands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #870076 (stock #LS2009107)
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$175.00
This finely carved shell skull was found by the famous Dr. Allen Heflin on 9-16-61 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. This Aztec piece dates to 1200AD. It is drilled for suspension. A nice little ancient piece that could be used in jewelry. It is 1/2" long and solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #860586 (stock #LS200923)
Ancient Artifacts
$3000.00
I purchased this bone bear carving many years ago from Michael Steele, Who's Who and publisher of Prehistoric Antiquities. It was found in PA. Michael purchased it from Len Weidner who authenticated and dated it. The patina is a gorgeous deep brown. It is 2 inches square. Have you ever seen another bone bear carving? This is an extremely rare and unique artifact. Along with my other two bone gorgets, I consider these to be the finest bone artifacts in existence from North America...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859926 (stock #LS200920)
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$4,500.00
I purchased this river-stained tally-marked four-directional/cross bone pendant from Tom Davis on 8-7-92. Tom had owned it for 10 years and he purchased it from the finder. The finder's name will be revealed to the buyer on purchase. I have the original receipt from Tom. It was found on the banks of the Tennessee River on the Tennessee/Mississippi border in Alcorn County, Mississippi. It is pictured with Tom in his bio in Who's Who, number 7, page 48. It is 3 3/4" long and 2 5/8" wide...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #864480 (stock #LS200986)
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$450.00
These extremely rare bone dice, from Kentucky, are 7/8" square. I purchased them directly from Tom Davis many years ago.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1700 item #864756 (stock #LS200992)
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$1300.00
This is a very rare female effigy bone carving from West Bloomfield, New York, Seneca. "1600 to 1620" carefully printed in black ink on the reverse. She shows a pronounced band at the forehead, as if wearing some head gear or maybe some hair style. Cheeks are shown as broad and flat. Prominent breasts. Right hand resting on top of left hand. This piece came from the Robert N. Converse collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #864020 (stock #LS200981)
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$550.00
This bone pendant is 1 3/4". It has been drilled and modified. It may be an atlatl finger rest. It is C1000AD. I purchased it from Tom Davis many years ago. It is from Kentucky.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #870713 (stock #LS2009113)
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$1,000.00
This outstanding frame of bone points are from the Columbia River, Oregon and are C700-1200. They were pictured in the Oregon Archaeological Society Magazine "Screenings" Volume 5 Number 6 on August 13, 1956. A copy of the article is included. They were recovered from the Wakemap Mound. The longest is 3". These are extremely rare bone items with beautiful patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #863267 (stock #LS200969)
Ancient Artifacts
$450.00
This cannel coal gorget is 2 3/4" wide and 1 3/4" long. It is very thin and well made. It is from the Jim D. Humphrey's collection. He collected from 1930-1970. It is from the Holliston Mills site, Hawkins County, Tennessee, Holston River. It dates to C1500BC. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1060971 (stock #LS20115)
Ancient Artifacts
$1000.00
This is an extremely rare Carthaginian glass head pendant, circa 5th-4th century B.C. It is 1 1/2 inches long. This is a Mediterranean core-formed glass bead. It is intact, in perfect condition with no repair or restoration. The patina on it is beautiful. Please view my youtube video on this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsF5COeUByw.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #863850 (stock #LS200973)
Ancient Artifacts
$500.00
This is one of my favorites from the Heflin ceramic collection. It has been broken and glued back together and is missing parts. Dr. Allen Heflin found this piece in Xico, Mexico in 1960 according to his journal. He must have hung it on his wall since he glued a wire to the back. This is a clear representation of a man either emerging or being swallowed by Quetzalcoatl. It is 6" long by 5" wide. The imagery scrams pre-Columbian. It is attributed to the Aztec culture C1300AD.