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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1370835 (stock #LS201716)
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$200.00
This is a very rare projectile made from a stingray barb. It is 7 3/4" long. It was found in the Pacific Islands. It has beautiful patina. There is no damage or restoration. It is from the Dr. Raymond Thomas collection. I have only seen two of these in all my years of collecting. The other one is pictured on this site in my bone frame.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1492 item #1369950 (stock #LS201715)
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$2,500.00
This is a very fine and extremely rare pipe from Venezuela known as a pipas angulares de barro procedentes. There is only one book written on Aztec pipes. "Pipas Precortesianas" was written by Muriel N. Porter. Porter states that Aztec pipes are extremely scarce and "we can almost say that pipes were unknown." There is a drawing in this book of this class/type of pipe. Of course, tobacco wasn't available until the Spaniards introduced it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1367079 (stock #LS201714)
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$300.00
Okay, so this is not the best Scottsbluff you will find, but the price is not $5000 either. Here is a chance to fill a space in your paleo/archaic collection that is made from extremely rare translucent Novaculite. This is what I did when my knife river flint Scottsbluff was stolen. It was found in Cleveland County, Arkansas by Marcus Hayes. It is 1 3/4 " X 7/8" and has been heavily used and resharpened . There is good patination and mineralization. It comes with a Baker COA rating it a 7.5...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1361753 (stock #LS201713)
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This is perhaps the finest pre-Columbian gold collection ever assembled in private hands. These are all incredible masterpieces. Each one is high grade near pure gold. None are tumbaga. All have been authenticated by a forensic laboratory that specializes in pre-Columbian gold. This assemblage has taken me 40 years to acquire. Nothing was imported. All have been purchased from Sotheby's or high-end private collections. Everything is legal to own and sell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1361743 (stock #LS201712)
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$15,000.00
This extraordinarily rare Costa Rican jade axe god is the finest I have ever seen. It is female which is very rarely seen. It is a whopping 8 1/2", the largest I have ever seen. It has an extremely detailed headdress carving with a beautiful septum on the back. It is made from fabulous translucent true jadeite. It is perfect in every way. I purchased it from the famous Michael Robbins collection in 1990. Comes with a forensic Orenda Labs COA. This is simply the best of the best.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1361608 (stock #LS201711)
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$3,000.00
Overstreet states the Agee points are "the finest, most exquisite arrow point made in the United States". They are both 1 7/8". They are both made from translucent novaculite. They were found near the area of the Crenshaw Site. The name of the finder goes to the purchaser. I purchased both on 8-2-92 from Ray Stanford. Agee points of this quality are never seen on the open market. They are extremely rare and hoarded.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Pre AD 1000 item #1358658 (stock #LS201710)
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$3,500.00
This unique extraordinarily rare maskette is made from translucent polished woolly mammoth bone with tremendous character. It has a carved hairline and incised cheeks. It is also heavily tallied marked on both inside edges. It is heavily patinated making this an extremely desirable piece. The primitive simplicity of the rudimentary facial features attest to its extreme age. It was found in Alaska as the permafrost is melting. It is 2 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1492 item #1358062 (stock #LS20179)
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$7,000.00
Shell gorgets are among the rarest and most beautiful of prehistoric art objects encountered in the United States. Most have been found in the Southeastern United States and are associated with various cultures from Woodland through Late Mississippian. This outstanding example is 4 7/8" long. It has no restoration or repair. It has beautiful patina. This one is the "Buffalo Style" which is the most elaborately decorated of the shell masks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1358057 (stock #LS20178)
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$7,500.00
This is one of the most fascinating and unique artifacts I have ever seen. The axe is 5 1/2" from top to bottom and the handle is 7". The handle has been broken off in antiquity at the end which is a plus for me because you can see the internal cross section of the wood. The haft is completely fossilized (84% calcium carbonate). The calcification of the wood is such that a species analysis could not be successfully performed on it, but it was determined that it was probably conifer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1357060 (stock #LS20177)
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$2,000.00
This is an extremely rare Paleo Folsom made from a dark gray, translucent flint. It is 1 11/16" by 13/16"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1356876 (stock #LS20176)
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$6,000.00
This is a very rare trans Paleo to early Archaic point dating to 10,500-9000 B.P. This is a large size arrow point that has long tip to base convex turning parallel sided blade edges that transition into drooping basal auricles. The basal edge is concave and the haft is ground. It has classic oblique transverse flaking and nice naturally aged patina with good sorbed deposits, hinge staining and authigenic accumulations visible. It is made from a dark gray chert. It is from the Texas Oklamhoma, e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1354689 (stock #LS20175)
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$5000.00
I have seen and collected many bird celts and axe-gods over the years. This one ranks near the top for the type. The quality of the carving is extraordinary and the jade material is wonderfully colorful. It is 3/5/8" long. It is from the Las Mercedes, Linea Vieja area. The blade is narrowed as well as deeply cut back at the waistline. The eyes are marked by drill pits set in a broad groove. A pair of knobs on the head resemble the local great horned owl. The beak is deeply carved and well define...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1350871 (stock #LS201701)
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$725.00
This extremely rare incised Eagle effigy Aztec pipe was found by the famous Dr. Allen Hefin in western Mexico on 5/25/63. This piece is flawless in every way except for a tiny nick on the bottom of the stem. The patina is wonderful. It is 7" long and the bowl is 1" wide. This pipe is classified as a Michoacán procedentes and only a handful are known to exist. Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2015 for $12,176. None were near as nice as this one. Pipes are among the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1340264 (stock #LS201608)
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$6000.00
This is an extremely rare jade picture-plaque that dates to the Late Classic Period around 700 AD. In my 40 years of collecting, I have never seen one for sale. These plaques all belong to one school of carving known as Nebaj-type plaques because the first specimens to be found in situ in the Mayan area come from Cache 14, Mound 2, at Nebaj, Guatemala. All are made of special varieties of jades of Class 3. This type of jade tends to decompose, as in this specimen, which lends to its authenticity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1340263 (stock #LS201609)
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$6,000.00
This incredible Clovis point, found on the Little Missouri River in Nevada County, Arkansas, is made from highly translucent novaculite of which only a few are known to exist. It has, according to Greg Perino, undergone some kind of heat-treating. He didn't believe that Paleo man heat-treated, so his explanation was that it must have been in a forest fire or heated in meat. I lost his COA, so I had it authenticated at a forensic laboratory which cost $500. The COA is included. The point is 3 1/2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1338188 (stock #LS201606)
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$1,200.00
If you are looking to fill your vacant Plainview Paleo spot, look no further. You would be hard-pressed to find a better example. It is 4 1/8" long. It has collateral high quality flaking. The hafting area is ground and it has basal thinning. It is made from a beautiful translucent chalcedony that is root beer colored. It was found in Mills County, Texas. I have owned it since 1998. It is a hands down G-10 and comes with a Bill Breckinridge laser COA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1337364 (stock #LS201605)
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$3,000.00
All of these points are translucent agatized coral found in Florida. I purchased 1, 2 (Bolen), 3 (Hillsborough) and 5 (Hernando) from Tom Davis. i still have his pre-internet catalog which will go to the buyer. He purchased these from one of the oldest and best collections in Florida, John Claytor. Agatized coral is a material highly sought after and prized by collectors and always brings a premium price. Because they are so desirable, they are now being quickly faked. Most of everything on eBa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1336445 (stock #LS201604)
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This is a frame of Columbia River Gem Points and included are several other gem points from other regions. Most all are G-10. There are 18 points made from translucent agatized petrified wood. The top, 4th from the left is a translucent agatized yellow/caramel/butterscotch point made from the inside of a thunder egg. Combine this with my other two Columbia River Gem Points, 1290729 and 1240263 and you will have one of the finest gem point collections in existence. This frame has taken me a lifet...