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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas
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Natual History Dinosaurs & Rare Minerals Auction 6071, Heritage Auctions, Dallas Texas

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Press Release - May 16, 2011 …

Press Release - May 16, 2011
Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, prehistoric Megaladon shark jaws, June 12, 2011 at Heritage Auctions

Largest auction of its kind ever, featuring “The Fighting Pair” Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, a near complete Triceratops, a complete duck-billed Maiasaurus, the largest prehistoric Megaladon shark jaws ever assembled and more…

DALLAS, TX – In an unprecedented event, Heritage Auctions will feature no less than four dinosaur skeletons - “The Fighting Pair” Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, a near complete Triceratops, and a complete duck-billed Maiasaurus – along with dozens of important prehistoric treasures, as part of its June 12, 2011 Natural History Auction, in Dallas, at the Tower Building in Fair Park.

The specimens will be on display, and open to the public for viewing, Thursday to Saturday, June 9-11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Every one of these incredible fossils is museum-quality,” said David Herskowitz, Director of Natural History at Heritage Auctions. “It’s rare to find even one truly great dinosaur for an auction, let alone the four we’ve managed to assemble for this summertime auction.”

Far and away the stars of the dino show are an Allosaurus and a Stegosaurus collectively known as “The Fighting Pair,” known as such due to their proximity to one another when they were discovered in the Dana Quarry in Wyoming – the first time these two dinosaurs have ever been found together – during the spring of 2007. The team of excavators at this legendary site thought they were on to the find of a lifetime when they found the Allosuaur, whose name is Dracula. Imagine their surprise when they found a complete Stegosaur – named Fantasia – occupying the same space.

“They were literally right on top of one another,” said Herskowitz, “and they were evidently engaged in mortal combat at the time of their demise, as the leg of the Stegosaurus was found in the mouth of the Allosaurus. The association is undeniable.”

“The Fighting Pair” is being sold as a set due to its scientific importance. They carry a pre-auction estimate of $2.8 million.

Next in line is a virtually complete Triceratops skeleton, checking in at more than 19 feet long, seven feet across and more than 12 feet tall, found in the famous Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota in the spring of 2004. It is estimated at $700,000+, and will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, also at Fair Park in Dallas, through early June.

“The completed skeleton is enormous,” said Herskowitz. “If you can imagine this animal when it was alive bearing down on you with that massive skull and those epic horns, you wouldn’t stand a chance. This creature was the size of a small bus, and certainly a lot meaner.”

A complete duck-billed Maiasaurus, hailing from the Two Medicine Formation in Northern Montana, completes the dinosaur quintet being sold in the auction. The specimen, named Cory, was originally discovered a

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  • 1. nATurAL HiSTory AucTionjune 12, 2011 | DALLAS | SeSSion TWo
  • 2. Front CoverLot 49254Back CoverLot 49168Inside Front CoverLot 49263Inside Back CoverLot 49252
  • 3. Heritage Signature® Auction #6071Natural HistoryJune 12, 2011 | DallasLIVE AUCTION Signature® Floor Sessions 1-2 LOT VIEWING(Floor, Telephone, HERITAGE Live!,™ Internet, Fax, and Mail) The Tower Building • Fair ParkThe Tower Building • Fair Park 3809 Grand Ave. • Dallas, TX 752103809 Grand Ave. • Dallas, TX 75210 Thursday, June 9 – Saturday, June 11 • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CTSession 1 (see separate catalog) Sunday, June 12 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CTSunday, June 12 • 1:00 PM CT • Lots 49001–49088Session 2 View lots & auction results online at HA.com/6071Sunday, June 12 • Immediately following Session 1(Approximately 3:00 PM CT) • Lots 49101–49276 BIDDING METHODS: Bidding Bid live on your computer or mobile, anywhere in the world, during the Auction using our HERITAGE Live!™ program atLOT SETTLEMENT AND PICK-UP HA.com/LiveAvailable immediately following sessionor weekdays 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM CT by appointment only. Live Floor BiddingExtended Payment Terms available. Email: Credit@HA.com Bid in person during the floor sessions.Lots are sold at an approximate rate of 60 lots per hour, but it Live Telephone Bidding (floor sessions only)is not uncommon to sell 45 lots or 90 lots in any given hour. Phone bidding must be arranged on or before Friday, June 10, by 12:00 PM CT.This auction is subject to a 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. Client Service: 866-835-3243.TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; ScottPeterson 13256; Bob Merrill 13408; Mike Sadler 16129; Andrea Voss 16406; Internet BiddingJacob Walker 16413; Charlie Mead 16418; Eric Thomas 16421; Shaunda Fry Internet absentee bidding ends at 10:00 PM CT16448; Marsha Dixey 16493; Tim Rigdon 16519; Cori Mikeals 16582; StewartHuckaby 16590; Chris Dykstra 16601; Teia Baber 16624; Peter Wiggins 16635. the evening before each session. HA.com/6071Associates under sponsorship of Tim Rigdon 16519: Ed Beardsley 16632. Fax Bidding Fax bids must be received on or before Friday, June 10, by 12:00 PM CT. Fax: 214-409-1425 Mail Bidding Mail bids must be received on or before Friday, June 10. Phone: 214.528.3500 • 800.872.6467 Fax: 214.409.1425 Direct Client Service Line: 866.835.3243 Email: Bid@HA.comThis Auction is presented and cataloged by Heritage Auctions© 2011 Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. 21619
  • 4. Natural History Specialists Steve Ivy CEOCo-Chairman of the Board David Herskowitz Peter Wiggins Director Consignment Director Jim Halperin Jim HalperinCo-Chairman of the Board Co-Chairman of the Board Greg Rohan President Paul Minshull Chief Operating Officer 3500 Maple Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone 214-528-3500 • 800-872-6467 HA.com/NaturalHistory Consignment Directors: David Herskowitz, Peter Wiggins Cataloged by: David Herskowitz, Peter Wiggins, James Walker, Mary-Fong Walker Todd Imhof Special Thanks to: Yinan Wang, Craig Smith, Ralph Jubera, photography by Mark MauthnerExecutive Vice President
  • 5. Natural History Auction June 12, 2011 | DallasSession 1 Price $50The first session of this unique auction, the largest of NATURAL HISTORY AUCTIONits kind ever, will include a comprehensive Collection JUNE 12, 2011 | DALLAS | SESSION ONE Natural Histor y Auc tion #6061 | Session One | June 12, 2011 | Dallasof Museum quality Minerals • Meteorites • Fossils andDinosauria.Featuring Four Virtually complete and mountedDinosaurs: Allosaurus; Stegosaurus; Triceratops andMaiasaurus (Duck-billed Dinosaur). Also featuredis a rare mounted Giant Ground Sloth; The largestprehistoric Megaladon shark jaws ever assembled; thelargest T-Rex tooth with complete root ever offeredto the public; Pieces of the Moon and the Planet Mars! For a free copy of the first session catalog or one from another Heritage category, plus a copy of The Collector’s Handbook, (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATA21619 or call 866-835- 3243 and reference code CATA21619. The entire catalog is online now at HA.com/NaturalHistory©2011 Heritage Auctions, Inc. nATurAL HiSTory AucTion june 12, 2011 | DALLAS | SeSSion TWo Session 2 Our second session, this catalog , will include: Exotic Gemstones; a variety of uncommon Mineral Specimens with important provenances; Historic Meteorites; A large selection of decorative Petrified wood; Amber with insect inclusions and one of the oldest wooden Archaic Artifacts ever discovered in North America.
  • 6. Table of ContentsZoology ...................................................................... 49101 – 49117Minerals ...................................................................... 49118 – 49176Gems .......................................................................... 49177 – 49190Lapidary Art ............................................................... 49191 – 49204Archeological Artifacts ............................................................. 49205Meteorites .................................................................. 49206 – 49227Casts ........................................................................... 49228 – 49230Fossils:Amber ........................................................................ 49231 – 49239Paleobotany ............................................................... 49240 – 49249Mammals .................................................................... 49250 – 49253Reptiles....................................................................... 49254 – 49255Cepholopoda ............................................................. 49256 – 49260Fish ............................................................................. 49261 – 49272Echinoderms............................................................... 49273 – 49274Dinosauria .................................................................. 49275 – 49276
  • 7. SeSSion two Floor, telephone, heritage live!™, internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® auction #6071 Sunday, june 12, 2011 • approx. 3:00pM ct (immediately following Session One) | dallaS | lotS 49101-49276 A 19.5% Buyer’s Premium Will Be Added To All Lots. To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6071 zoology 49101 MOUNTAIN LION FULL-BODY MOUNT Puma concolorThe Cougar is the second largest cat in the Western Hemisphere. It is roughly the same length and height as the Jaguar, but slimmer and more lightly built. It isconsidered a varmint in Texas and most other states, but protected in California and Florida. This is a fine-looking example; presented prowling on a simulatedrocky base, 23 inches high at the shoulder and 66 inches long overall, with a brass plaque denoting that it was taken at Green River, Utah, in April 1971. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 5
  • 8. 49102 RED LECHWE SHOULDER MOUNT Kobus leche lecheThere are four subspecies of Lechwe, of which the Red, or ZambeziLechwe is the most populous, found across south-eastern Africa.They live mostly in marshy areas where they feed on aquaticplants, but the water also serves as a defense against predators;in fact, their legs are covered with a water-repelling substancewhich enables them to run swiftly through the swamps. This fineexample stands 21½ inches from the wall to the tip of the nose,and measures 46 inches high. 49103 SABLE ANTELOPE SHOULDER MOUNT Estimate: $900-$1,200 Hippotragus niger Larger than the other subspecies of the sable, the Common sable is found south of the Zambezi River, and enjoys a much lower conservation risk than its endangered cousins, the Giant and the Zambian sables. elusive and quite expensive to hunt, these animals are always one of the most desirable to many Big Game hunters. This specimen quizzically turns his head and stands 24 inches from the wall and 55 inches high, with 38 x 39-inch horns. Estimate: $1,400-$1,8006 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 9. 49104 GEMSBUCK SHOULDER MOUNT Oryx gazellaThe Gemsbuck is the largest member of the oryx family, with a mottled face that embodiesthe archetypal African look. These animals can go days without water and can be extremelydangerous when attacked or wounded. Many a lion has been found dead with a woundedgemsbuck nearby – they are deadly accurate with their horns. Those of the present example 49105 WHITE-TAIL DEER SHOULDER MOUNTmeasure 36 x 32½ inches, and with his head quizzically turned, he stands 48 inches high and Odocoileus virginianus27 inches from the wall. The White-Tail deer, known also as the virginia deer or Estimate: $900-$1,200 simply as the Whitetail, is native to the Americas as far south as peru, and has also been introduced into some countries in europe (Finland, the Czech Republic) as well as new Zealand. At one time it was thought to have up to forty subspecies, but modern taxonomy places the figure at less than half that number. Its red-brown coat turns grey-white in fall and winter, and the antlers are only worn by the males, and something like one in 10,000 females. This is a handsome male, mounted on a mahogany plaque and standing 17 inches from the wall and 28 inches high overall. Estimate: $500-$700 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 7
  • 10. 49106 CARIBOU SHOULDER MOUNT Rangifer tarandus – caribouThe largest-bodied Reindeer, these animals can weigh up to 600 pounds and are distinguishedby their large characterful racks. This one boasts a lovely woody patination and is narrowbut rather high. Known as the Caribou only in north America, some populations migrate thefurthest of any terrestrial mammal, traveling over 3000 miles a year. This handsome specimenstands 37 inches from the wall to the furthest horn tip, and approximately 58 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500 49107 IMPALA SHOULDER MOUNT Aepyceros melampus The Impala is the world’s greatest jumper, elegant and graceful, and able to leap over 30 feet in a single bound. These animals are a sportsman’s favorite and are quite plentiful; found in savannahs and thick bushveld in south-eastern Africa. The name comes from the Zulu for “gazelle”, although true gazelles belong to a different genus. This handsome example measures 41 inches high and stands 23¼ inches from the wall (horns loose). Estimate: $1,200-$1,5008 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 11. 49108 RED CAPE HARTEBEEST SHOULDER MOUNT Alcelaphus caamaThe Red Cape Hartebeest is a one of the larger Hartebeest, with a long faceand a high frontal pedicel. They weigh 300-350 pounds and are the fastestanimal in the world for any distance over 100 yards. They originate in theRepublic of south Africa and were recently reclassified from a subspecies ofHartebeest (A.buselaphus) to their very own species. This is a fine example;43½ inches high and standing 27½ inches from the wall. Estimate: $700-$900 49109 SASSABY SHOULDER MOUNT Damaliscus korrigum The sassaby, or Topi, is a south African antelope thought to be the swiftest hoofed mammal. They have curved ridged horns, elongated heads and a distinctive hump at the base of the neck. They join the great serengeti migration along with the Wildebeest, Zebra and Thompson’s Gazelle; an amazing annual event which has been taking place for over one million years. This is a fine shoulder mount, and stands 28 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose. Estimate: $500-$700 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 9
  • 12. 49111 WILD BOAR SHOULDER MOUNT Sus scrofa The wild ancestors of the domestic pig, Wild Boar are found all across the temperate world, although populations in north America and Australia were artificially introduced for hunting. They have also spread via successful escapes from captivity and re-established themselves in areas such as northern Russia and rural england, where previously they had been hunted to extinction. This fine example stands 19 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose, and measures 36 inches high. Estimate: $500-$700 49110 AFRICAN WARTHOG SHOULDER MOUNT Phacochoerus aethiopicusThe Warthog will never win an animal kingdom beauty contest, but theymake wonderful Big Game. They are a gregarious animal, living in bands of4 to 6, and both males and females have warts and tusks which they use forrooting up the ground and for defense. With his vicious, curving tusks, thisfine specimen stands 24 inches from the wall. Estimate: $500-$700 49112 BLACK BEAR SHOULDER MOUNT Ursus americanus Ranging from Alaska all the way down to central Mexico, the Black Bear is one of north America’s most common and adaptable Big Game animals. They come in several different color phases, with black being the most common. This is a handsome example, mounted on a wooden plaque and standing 18½ inches from the wall, with a brass plaque detailing that it was taken in Cochrane, ontario in May 1966. Estimate: $1,400-$1,80010 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 13. 49113 FRAMED BUTTERFLY COLLECTION Various species PeruThis remarkable collection represents over 100 specimens from almost as many species, representing the papilionidae, pieridae, nymphalidae, Heliconiidae,Morphidae, BrassolidaeIthomiidae, danaidae, Riodinidae and Uraiidae families (the last being a moth rather than a butterfly). The incredible assortment ofcolors and patterns is staggering, with each specimen expertly presented and mounted between glass to allow examination of both upper and under surfacesof the wings. The specimens range in size from 1¼ to 6 inches across; framed in peruvian mahogany, 25 x 35 inches overall. Estimate: $1,600-$2,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 11
  • 14. 49114 GIANT CLAM SHELL Tridacna gigas AustraliaThe giant clam is native to the warm seas of the Indo-pacific region and known traditionally to the pacific Islanders as pa’ua. pa-ua is the name of the secondof the children of puna, King of the Underworld in polynesian and Hawaiian myth. The pa’ua can grow up to 4 feet across, weighing over 440lb, and theyenjoy an average life span of 100 years or more, although they are entirely sessile in adulthood, meaning that they are unable to move about. The brightlycolored mantle that lines the inside of the shell acts as a habitat for symbiotic single-celled algae from which the clam gets its nutrition; by day, the shell opensup to allow the algae to receive the sunlight they require for photosynthesis. of an elegant, undulating form, the exterior of this present example displays anevocative rough ocean texture, and even has some remains of the connective tissue that hinged the two halves of the shell in life; both halves are present andeach measures approximately 34 inches across. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400 49115 REMARKABLY HUGE HUMBOLDT SQUID BEAK Dosidicus gigas Eastern Pacific Ocean The Humboldt or Jumbo squid is a large predatory marine cephalopod that thrives throughout the eastern pacific ocean. Reaching sizes of almost 6 feet in length and up to 100 lb in weight, it is a large and ferocious predator. Its tentacles are lined with hooked suckers for capturing prey, and its head is equipped with a sharp and deadly parrot-like beak for the rending of flesh. Adding to their deadliness is the fact that the squids have been observed hunting in packs, seeming to communicate to each other by changing their complex colors using chromatophores, cooperating to take down large prey. These intelligent squids have been known to attack divers and fishermen and even cannibalistically attack and consume their own wounded and vulnerable. While the majority of Humboldt squids reach about 100 lbs in weight, this beak came from a monster that weighed over 150 lbs; so huge that its beak is twice as large as those of its companions. This beak specimen measuring 4¼ x 3½ x 3 inches is very sharp and excellently preserved; a uniquely large example from a monstrous predator. Estimate: $900-$1,20012 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 15. 49116 LARGE SPERM WHALE TOOTH Physeter macrocephalus South PacificThe sperm Whale is a fascinating creature; holding the records both for being the largest toothed animal andfor having the largest brain of any animal. Reaching lengths of over 65 feet and able to dive up to 9800 feetto the depths of the ocean, it feeds on many different prey, including the Giant squid, using its massive jawslined with these large sharp teeth. Hunting of sperm Whales began in the early 1700’s and ended (officially)in the 1980’s. valued for their blubber oil and their spermaceti (waxy buoyancy liquid found in the head)for industrial uses and precious ambergris for use as a fixative in perfumery, their teeth were usually kept assouvenirs or used for the decorative marine carvings known as scrimshaw. This impressive specimen wasfrom the collection of Captain John s. dorman (1819-1902); Master of the 301-ton whaling ship Balaena out ofnew Bedford, Massachusetts. The tooth is believed to have been collected during Captain dorman’s secondvoyage, between october 5th, 1858 and July 26th, 1863, while whaling between the Galapagos Islands andthe coast of Chile. It is in pristine condition with a fine tip and good hollow root cavity, and measures 6⅝inches along the outside curve. The specimen comes with provenance documentation and a display describingthe life of Captain dorman and the origin of the tooth. This Lot is accompanied by complete documentationallowing it to be sold within the United States; it is important to note however that it cannot be exportedoutside of the United States. Estimate: $900-$1,200 49117 NARWHAL TUSK Monodon monocerasThe narwhal is one of the most unusual looking creatures to grace our planet. A native of the Arctic ocean, itsLatin name means “one tooth one horn” for the remarkable dentary growth of its left upper jaw – a long, helicaltusk that inspired its nickname “Unicorn of the seas”. It was once thought that this distinctive feature was a toolfor breaking through the thick ice covering its native waters, or that possibly it was for use in ritual conflict –typically the elongated tooth is found only in the male of the species, although some few examples of a femaletusk have been recorded. Recent research suggests, however, that unlike the protruding horn-like teeth andtusks found in other mammals, that of the narwhal may in fact be a sensory organ; electron microphotographyreveals millions of tiny tubules leading from the surface of the horn and apparently connecting to the nervoussystem. such tubules are found in many species, but do not typically extend to the outer surface of healthyteeth. The narwhal’s “horn” has long been the subject of wonder and highly prized: in 16th century englandQueen elizabeth I paid an astounding 10,000 British pounds for one carved and bejeweled example, for whichmoney at the time she could equally have bought herself another castle. elsewhere, two crossed narwhalteeth adorn the entrance to the Korninkaku palace in Japan, and multiple examples comprise the frame of thedanish throne. This is a well preserved example, at 65 inches long, of which 13 inches is the well-formed,rugose root section, usually absent. In addition, it is unusually worn with an almost smooth surface, butstill exhibiting the left-handed spiral groove and a well-defined helical twist throughout its length, presentedupright on an octagonal wooden base. Comes complete with documentation allowing it to be sold withinthe United States. However, it is important to note that this lot cannot be exported outside of the UnitedStates and therefore we cannot accept bids from buyers outside of the U.S. Estimate: $6,500-$7,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 13
  • 16. MineralS 49118 FINE AMETHYST GEODE UruguayAmethyst is one of the most recognizable and collectible of all semi-precious minerals, and is found in greatest abundance in Brazil. The specimens fromUruguay, however, tend to be of a superior quality, characterized by a lovely deep inky purple coloring, as displayed here in this fine specimen, relativelylarge for the region. The undulating interior of the geode is lined with large blocky crystals of excellent color, converging in a natural outcrop near the centerthat has been sliced to reveal the sliver of rock around which it formed, and the clear translucent roots of the purple crystals. An impressive display piece, itmeasures approximately 38 x 30 inches and is presented upright on a mahogany base. Estimate: $4,500-$5,50014 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 17. 49119 FLUORESCENT WILLEMITE AND CALCITE Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New JerseyWillemite with calcite is undoubtedly the most famous and mostcollected bi-colored fluorescent mineral combination in the worldand this stunningly veined and spotted specimen is perfectlyillustrative of that reputation. It hails from the famed Franklin miningdistrict of new Jersey, the only place in the world where willemite,as well as the associated non-fluorescents black franklinite and redzincite, constitutes a major portion of the ore. Attractive enoughunder normal lighting conditions, the willemite bursts into brilliantlife under short-wave ultraviolet light: fluorescing a brilliant greencolor, with the major “gangue” (non-ore) mineral calcite burningwith a brilliant red-orange. This superb 6½ x 5 x 2-inch specimenwas purchased for the Hugh Ronemus collection from the Al Jehlecollection, a notable Franklin fluorescent collector and doctorfrom the philadelphia area, and retains the Jehle label on the cutand matt polished back; the label indicates that the specimen waslikely purchased by Jehle during the 1980’s or 1990’s, his majorcollecting years, from Mike Massey, a renowned Franklin mineraldealer. The smoothed back also indicates that this specimen wasused for photographic phosphorescence tests at some point in itshistory, and indeed the veins of secondary willemite, as opposedto the speckled primary willemite, does phosphoresce with a verybright and long-lasting green under shortwave ultraviolet rays. Provenance: Ex Mike Massey, Al Jehle, Hugh Ronemus collections Estimate: $150-$200 49120 HYDROZINCITE, WILLEMITE, AND CALCITE Sterling Hill Mining Co. dump, material from the 180 foot level, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co, New Jerseysince the Hauck brothers et al acquired and reopened the former newJersey Company property at sterling Hill circa 1990, the site has yieldedsome of the best multi-colored fluorescent material ever produced in theFranklin area. While the present specimen displays “only” 3 fluorescentcolors, other pieces boast up to 7 or more colors, depending on how onecounts them. But under shortwave ultraviolet rays, this specimen showselectric blue hydrozincite, brilliant green willemite and brilliant red-orangecalcite, each of the brightest hue and intensity as are to be found in any ofthese specimens. The wonderful pattern of willemite speckles and cloud-like wisps of hydrozincite leap from a nearly solid calcite ground; perfectlyoffset by speckles of non-fluorescent black franklinite and red zincite toadd the perfect amount of punctuation and interest to the fluorescentpattern. Collected by the tireless Claude poli and received in trade fromhim for the Hugh Ronemus collection, this is a fine specimen of a modern-day classic, 3¾ x 3½ x 2 inches. Provenance: Ex Claude Poli, Hugh Ronemus Collections Estimate: $100-$150 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 15
  • 18. 49121 WILLEMITE AND CALCITE PATTERNS FROM TWO LOCALITIES Miller Canyon, Arizona and Franklin, New JerseyThis lot contains three well-matched and highly desirable specimens of the aesthetic combination of fluorescent red-orange calcite and green willemite fromthe two best localities in the world for this pairing. While this is an abundant combination in the Franklin mining district of new Jersey, a specimen such asthe 3½ x 2¾ x 2 inch wedge-shaped example here becomes extremely desirable due to the rare pattern of relatively evenly spaced bands of the two mineralsin about ½-inch straight and parallel formation; making for a very visually striking piece. While fluorescent willemite and calcite are a duo found in otherlocalities in the world including quite a few in Arizona, the willemite found at most of the other localities more commonly fluoresces in colors ranging frombuttery yellow to yellow-orange and is typically found only in thin veinlets. But located in a canyon near the top of Miller peak in the rugged HuachucaMountains of Cochise Co, Arizona is the second best locality for this red-orange and green fluorescent pair. The larger of the two pieces from Miller Canyonin this lot is a 5 x 3¾ x 1¾-inch hatchet-head shaped piece showing the typical green fluorescing and ore-rimming pattern in red-orange fluorescent calcite,itself showing brighter streaks and veins typical for this locality. However, this piece also exhibits stringers of bright butter-yellow fluorescing powellite, a red/green fluorescent combination not known from any other locality. In addition, this piece also displays a minor amount of deep-blue fluorescent hydrozincite,technically making it a 4-color short-wave ultraviolet fluorescent specimen and thus highly rare and collectible! The third piece is a 5 x 3 x 1½-inchsomewhat arrowhead-shaped specimen also from Miller canyon and shows large mottled/veined areas of mostly green-fluorescent willemite across aboutthree-quarters of the piece, the other quarter being mostly red-orange fluorescent calcite. It is a specimen atypically rich in willemite for any non-Franklinarea piece and also highly desirable in that it too is dappled with deep-blue fluorescing hydrozincite. Two of the most energetic field collectors active inArizona in recent decades have said that Miller is in such inaccessible terrain that, what with the exertion of hauling in ultraviolet lamps and regular hand-tools such as hammers and chisels for collecting, little room and energy is left for bringing out specimens. The surface is quite picked over and transportingeven shovels, heavy rakes or sledge hammers to collect below the surface is too arduous to be worth any prospector’s while. Thus the likelihood of morelarge specimens such as these appearing on the market in the near future in any real quantity is highly unlikely. These two Arizona pieces were found by oneof these collectors, Charles Grogan, and received from him by Hugh Ronemus for his collection. The Franklin piece was received in trade from the dealer’sstock of eminent Franklin/foreign fluorescent collector/dealer Claude poli. Provenance: Ex Charles Grogan, Claude Poli, Hugh Ronemus Collections Estimate: $700-$1,00016 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 19. 49122 HARDYSTONITE CRYSTALS IN A THREE-COLOR FLUORESCENT FRANKLIN CLASSIC Franklin Mine, Franklin Borough, Sussex Co, New Jerseypurple-fluorescing hardystonite might be called the Rodney dangerfield ofFranklin minerals, in that it has seldom garnered the respect it truly deserves.named for the adjoining Hardyston Township, this is the only place on earthwhere the mineral is to be found; it has not even been located elsewherein the greater Franklin area. Hardystonite was chosen by many eminentscientists and top collectors as the mineral most likely to drop off of theFranklin area “unique list”, but whilst several other of the area’s mineralshave been now discovered elsewhere, hardystonite remains steadfast. Whilemuch more common fluorescent species enjoy high esteem among Franklinfluorescent aficionados when found in their rarest forms and associationsin this area (Wollastonite being a prime example), still the reputation ofhardystonite in its rarer forms and associations has lagged behind. Finally,from the mid-1990’s onwards, when the fluorescent mineral market was 49123 A FRANKLIN CLASSIC — FINE ESPERITE WITH WILLEMITErapidly expanding, hardystonite specimens in their best multi-colored and Franklin, Sussex Co, New Jerseyvibrant associations started rising in value and esteem, first world-wide esperite is one formerly unique Franklin mineral that has always beenand then, as a consequence in the Franklin area, when the locals noticed coveted by collectors of fluorescents due to its shockingly brilliant yellowish-how scarce true first-class specimens were becoming in the area due to the green response under shortwave ultraviolet. It has been found elsewherekeen world-wide demand; in the past 5 or 10 years, even average to fair in minor traces in a Bolivian tin mine, for example, but Franklin is likelyspecimens have been sky-rocketing in value. The present example, however, the only locality deposit in any quantity. Though somewhat scarcer thanis considerably above average: hardystonite crystals have been found in Hardystonite, most collectors can hope to eventually obtain at least a smalltwo exceptionally rare occurrences, possibly closely related, and this piece piece; but fine cabinet-sized and larger specimens are decidedly rare, andrepresents the more aesthetic fluorescent type, in red-orange fluorescent rich pieces such as this large 5 x 3 x 2½-inch cabinet specimen have alwayscalcite, with lesser amounts of green-fluorescing willemite. The hardystonite been extremely scarce and highly sought-after. Though this specimenshows a slightly rounded crystal form as is usual even in the best specimens, represents the most typical association, with yellowish-green fluorescentbut it also displays strong parting planes and weak cleavages in relation willemite and the non-fluorescents black franklinite and orange zincite, theto the crystal form, another rare occurrence. All these minerals fluorescebest in shortwave ultraviolet rays as do the occasional associated minerals quality is exceptional. More mundane specimens of this association can beclinohedrite (yellow-orange) and esperite (greenish-yellow), but of these difficult to identify, as the fluorescent hues and intensities are similar enoughtwo, only clinohedrite is present here in a small trace. The non-fluorescent that the colors appear indistinguishable as these two minerals become moreassociates include black franklinite and the unusual brown tephroite which intimately mixed. But the large, relatively pure vein-like bands of esperiteis even more exceptional and desirable on this piece because it shows a are as bold and distinctive as the willemite, cutting a diagonal swathe acrossfluorescent pattern of willemite; exsolved along the cleavage and parting the beautiful rock, making for a rare, superb and highly aesthetic specimenplanes as an attractive network of fine lines. Also uncommon is the fact that of this Franklin classic.this incredible 3¾ x 3 x 1½-inch specimen has both major faces displaying Provenance: Ex Hugh Ronemus Collectionwell-shaped crystals in beautiful fluorescent harmony with their associates. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500 Provenance: Ex Ray Vajdik, Hugh Ronemus Collections Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 17
  • 20. 49124 LARGE FLUORESCENT AGRELLITE Kipawa Complex, Villedieu Township, Temiskaming Co, Quebec, Canadapink is a somewhat rare color in the fluorescent mineral kingdom, especially in large pieces such as this, showing it as the predominant shade, and is rarelydisplayed in such a vibrant, intense and unadulterated coloring. Agrellite from the Kipawa Complex, however, is the one fluorescent mineral that proves anexception to these rules, and the present specimen is exceptional even under these terms. From the few other places it has been found (elsewhere in northernCanada and Alaska), agrellite has been recovered in exceedingly small amounts, not particularly worthy of fluorescent displays. However, the KipawaComplex is an alkaline syenite intrusion, similar to granitic rocks and their coarse pegmatite, but mostly lacking in the commonest silicate minerals such asquartz and feldspar group minerals. such alkaline syenites usually contain rather bizarre combinations of minerals and in the case of the Kipawa Complex,this includes pods, “stringers”, and lenses containing masses of brilliantly pink fluorescent agrellite. While most collectors can now have a “hand-specimen” ofthese shockingly pink fluorescent mineral, museum-sized masses of nearly pure agrellite such as this remarkable 13 x 8½ x 4 inch example are still extremelyrare. This splendid piece was purchased directly from its collector, d. MacFarlane, for the Hugh Ronemus collection, and also contains minor amounts ofthe deep-red fluorescing albite as well as a greenish fluorescent and phosphorescent carbonate-mineral coating probably composed of aragonite and/orcalcite, all fluorescing well together under shortwave ultraviolet rays, although the agrellite fluoresces slightly brighter under mid-range ultraviolet exposure. Provenance: Ex D. MacFarlane, Hugh Ronemus Collections Estimate: $600-$800 49125 FLUORESCENT SVABITE Langban, Sweden This is a classic and rare fluorescent mineral specimen from a classic european locality. svabite is a member of the Apatite-group minerals, more specifically of the Arsenate-Apatites, a very rare sub-group of a large and abundant grouping, and one that wins the fluorescence competition hands-down. This fine specimen of svabite fluoresces in a brilliant orange under shortwave ultraviolet rays, streaked with lesser quantities of an unidentified red-fluorescing mineral (probably either tilasite or tirodite). A very small amount of non-fluorescent material is also present in streaks across this large, blocky specimen, up to 5¾ inches on the diagonal and 5 inches along the longest edge of the main face, with a thickness of about 3 inches. This is a very rare specimen on the market; besides the locality being in a desolate and remote region, the swedish government generally limits access to serious researchers, and the material that has been distributed is typically smashed into small pieces to fit into the small standardized european rare mineral species boxes of less than 2 inches square. not only is this specimen exceptionally rich in color, but the blockiness and unusual angular-shaped faces allow it to be displayed to good advantage in numerous positions, an unusual yet highly desirable bonus feature. A superb, rare and large cabinet-sized fluorescent specimen from a locality that could potentially give the famed Franklin mining district a run for its money as the fluorescent mineral capital of the world, if only greater access were granted. Provenance: Ex Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,500-$2,00018 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 21. 49126 FLUORESCENT ZINCITE Burning slag dumps, New Jersey Zinc Company Refinery; Laboratories, Palmerton, Carbon County, PennsylvaniaZincite is a mineral composed of zinc and oxygen, specifically the naturally occurringhexagonal form of Zno (zinc oxide). This fine specimen fluoresces a brilliant yellow underlongwave or shortwave ultraviolet rays; interestingly, it was formed on the dump of the refiningand processing wastes of the new Jersey Zinc Co, which owned the Franklin and sterling Hillmines, among others that were not in the Franklin area. The dump contained waste productsfrom ore shipments from mines at sterling Hill, new Jersey, and from the Friedensville areamines, Lehigh County, pennsylvania as well as some from Belgium. These dumps were alsoused for discarded building products later evidenced by bricks impressed with the nJ ZincCo logo. Likely there were other building products including timbers and other flammablematerial and probably some ores that were too low-grade to refine. But, somehow, along withthe semi-molten slag supplying enough heat to start the dump burning, they smoldered hotenough and for long enough to volatilize the zinc in the thick piles of the burning dumps andwhen the zinc met enough cooling air near the surface of the dump, zinc oxide was the predominant quasi-mineral to form; in rare cases it was beautifullyfluorescent. since this occurred with the cooperation of Mother nature and man, many purists do not consider these true mineral specimens, but this onecertainly is a beautiful fluorescent specimen and has a strong tie-in to the vast lore that comprises the mythos of Frankin/sterling Hill as well as that offluorescent collecting in general. A superb, delicate pale green 3¼ x 2½ x 1-inch specimen, it was collected by Bob Murcer, a nJ Zinc Co chemist who keptsimilar pieces in his own fluorescent mineral collection. Completely natural zincite specimens are found only in minute traces outside of the Franklin area,where it comprises one of the three major ore minerals and in which it is virtually never fluorescent; two fairly small finds were made at the sterling HillMine, the rarer thick-vein occurrence from the 180-foot level producing specimens that were somewhat comparable, but are extremely difficult to obtain. Theother occurrence was in thin powdery seams within massive non-fluorescent zincite and the fluorescence was almost non-existent under shortwave light. Provenance: Ex Robert Murcer, Hugh Ronemus Collections Estimate: $300-$600 49127 RARE CANADIAN MULTI-COLOR FLUORESCENT Long Lake Zinc Mine, Olden Township, Frontenac Co, Ontario, CanadaAlso known as the Lynx Mine, the Long Lake Zinc Mine has quietly been producing some of the most spectacular multi-color fluorescent mineral specimensin the world since at least the early 1960’s. Though yielding occasional specimens since then, the only time a truly noticeable amount of pieces appeared onthe market was during the mid to late 1990’s, when the present specimen was made public; by the early 2000’s they had largely disappeared again, havingbeen absorbed into an eager market. And no wonder – although the overall tones are usually on the muted or pastel side, these specimens frequently presentbeautifully aesthetic patterning, rarely matched elsewhere, including in pieces from the famed Franklin area. Measuring 14 x 7 x 4¼ inches, this exampleresembles nothing so much as a giant psychedelic peanut and is an outstanding piece even for this fine locality. Composed of the Grenville Formation marbleand its accompanying minerals, and activated with the help of trace elements from the zinc mine, it contains red-orange fluorescent calcite, resembling thedying embers of a fire, along with bands of what seems to be yellow-white fluorescent diopside (although could possibly be the much scarcer fluoborite).Bright yellow fluorescing chondrodite also appears, in similarly arranged bands of spots, as well as what are probably veinlets of dolomite, brilliant bluestreaks cross-cutting these other mineral bands in a sub-parallel trend: a rare and desirable response for this mineral. In addition, a non-fluorescent brownvein streaks across the specimen roughly parallel to the dolomite veinlets and has apparently imparted a halo of white fluorescent calcite about ¼-inchthick to either side of the vein. All these fluorescent responses are visible under shortwave ultraviolet rays and combine to produce a superbly patterned,exceptionally large, world class 5-color fluorescent specimen of museum-worthy quality. Provenance: Ex Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,200-$1,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 19
  • 22. 49128 A PERFECT MATCH: EXCEEDINGLY RARE FLUORESCENT FLUORITE SPECIMEN AND A COMMON FLUORESCENT ORE PIECE Doña Anna Prospect, Cochise Co, ArizonaFluorite, an abundant fluorescent mineral species found worldwide, has been known to fluoresce in virtually every color of the spectrum, but by far the rarestcolors are red and pink. This specimen is from the only locality that has produced significant, display-caliber pink-fluorescent fluorites and is probably theonly locality for pink-fluorescent fluorite in the world. The mineral only responds with this color under shortwave ultraviolet rays; under longwave ultravioletit responds with a typical and abundant bright blue-violet. Under the shortwave ultraviolent it glows a bright pastel pink, and this is likely the second bestknown specimen for this response and the only one of large-size display caliber, at 5 x 5 x 4 inches, with two display-worthy faces enlivened by a small veinletof blue-white shortwave fluorescent scheelite in between. other associated minor fluorescents on this piece under short-wave are dull green-fluorescentquartz and a small fluorescent spot of a weak yellow, most likely powellite or a different response of the quartz. even small cabinet specimens (under 4 inches)of this pink-fluorescing fluorite are exceptionally rare – estimated at about 40 to 50 pieces in total – and only one larger museum-quality piece is known.Accompanying this exceptional specimen is a relatively mundane fluorescent specimen from the same prospect, but one which provides an importanthistorical counterpoint to its world-class companion: fine blue-white fluorescing scheelite on a non-fluorsecent quartz matrix with veinlets of non-fluorescentmica, which are also the main matrix minerals of the world-class fluorescent fluorite. The brilliant fluorescence of the scheelite is somewhat muted in apleasantly wispy cloudlike pattern that sweeps across the entire 6½ x 5½ x 3¼-inch matrix. presumably, scheelite and feberite, a non-fluorescent, were thetungsten ore minerals at the small doña Anna prospect, as no indications of any other potential ore minerals seem to be in evidence at the now worked-outsite. Wispy veinlets of scheelite are virtually all that remain now since they have little ore value in small amounts; but a few small crystals and one step-formedparallel growth group of large crystals that were found there recently suggest that at least a limited amount of higher tenor ore was mined out of this prospect;it was probably the fluorescence of the sheelite which led to the discovery of the ore, and hence the discovery of this world-class fluorescent fluorite. Provenance: Ex Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $3,500-$5,00020 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 23. gold Nullagine, Pibara Region, Western Australia, Australia 49129 RARE CRYSTAL GOLD – THE “EAGLE”Crystallized gold specimens are a real rarity from Australia – even though gold nuggets have been found in profusionin Western Australia. Nicknamed “The Eagle”, because of its “wing” span, by past owner Hubert C. de Monmonier – thisspecimen is a crystalline aggregate of high karat gold sporting free standing gold crystals as well as numerous epimorphiccasts of accompanying Quartz crystals. It is a massive piece of virtually pure gold with little of the original Quartzremaining. It weighs an hefty 779 grams (25.045 troy ounces). Nullagine: an old gold mining town in Western Australia’sPilbara region is the source. From 1895 to 1914, Nullagine was a booming rough and tumble outback town with a heart ofgold. The easy pickings ran out in 1914 and the miners moved on. lack of discoveries, since that time have not deterredmodern prospectors, equipped with metal detectors, from exploring these old mining regions, stubbornly seeking anynuggets that eluded the early miners. In 1997, an intrepid miner hit pay dirt when he found this large crystallized goldspecimen. Eventually the specimen made its way from the C. Kent Collection of Australia into the notable gold collectionof Hubert C. de Monmonier, who later bequeathed it to the University of Arizona (formerly the Arizona State & TerritorialCollection). Although the University listed Kalgoorlie as the locality on its accompanying museum label, it’s much rarerNullagine origins have been confirmed by Bill Birch, Senior Curator of the Museum Victoria of Melbourne, Australia, aswell as being documented in “Gold, The Noble Metal“ – a special edition of Extralapis English Magazine, published bylithographie in 2003. Accompanied by a custom unlabeled base, it bears the University of Arizona collection #18447, andmeasures 4 inches high x 5⅛ inches wide x 1¼ inches thick. Provenance: ex. C. Kent Collection ex. Hubert Charles de Monmonier Collection ex. University of Arizona Collection Publication: “Gold, The Noble Metal“, ExtraLapis English, Lithographie, 2003, p. 33 Estimate: $140,000-$160,000 SeSSion two | auction #6071 | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | aprox. 3:00pM ct 21
  • 24. 49130 NATIVE GOLD Dorlin, Maripasoula Commune, French Guiana Goldfinger, el dorado, the Treasure of the sierra Madre, savage natives, Gold: the drive to possess this uniquely colored metal can easily become an all- consuming obsession. In spite of the fact that Gold has been rather vigorously sought everywhere on the planet reachable by humans, some of the areas that have produced significant quantities of this most desirable of metals, are quite under-represented in Gold collections. French Guiana is very definitely one of those under-represented localities. A placer mine at dorlin; a tiny camp on one of the numberless rivers meandering through the jungle, produced this hefty example of Mankind’s ultimate motivator. The massive high-Karat gold shown here is composed of multiple, coarse and large octahedral crystals showing some signs of stream wear. There is no matrix; the coffee colored river took care of that years ago. The approximate weight is 137 grams (4.40 Troy ounces): large even for this remote area. From the personal collection of Gilles emringer, mine geologist at dorlin. Holding this hard won prize, you can almost feel the heat, humidity and the endless kilometers of green in every direction. It has a custom labeled base and measures 1½ x 11∕16 x 1½ inches. Provenance: ex. Gilles Emringer Collection Estimate: $30,000-$36,000 49131 CRYSTALLIZED GOLD ON QUARTZ Mockingbird Mine, Whitlock, Whitlock District, Bagby-Mariposa- Mount Bullion-Whitlock District, Mariposa Co., California, USA This fine Gold specimen displays shining dodecahedral crystals of Gold rising from the interior of a colorless Quartz matrix. some of the Quartz to one side is atypically euhedral and a small area of that is transparent: a very good indicator of its particular source. The specimen is quite heavy for its size, indicating that there is probably more gold hidden within the Quartz matrix, waiting to be revealed. The Mockingbird Mine, near Mariposa, California, shares a couple of things with its adjoining, more famous, neighbor: the Colorado Quartz Mine – a single, well defined structure that contains the odd, infrequent “pocket”: a cavity sometimes containing crystals of metallic Gold of exceptional perfection. Rock between the pockets is uniformly barren of the precious metal, such that estimation of reserves and potential future production is virtually impossible. The other thing shared by both properties is the presence of euhedral and sometimes transparent Quartz crystals accompanying the crystalline Gold, such as in this specimen. The combination of transparent, well-formed Quartz and crystalline Gold is relatively rare for specimens of this metal. This extremely bright Gold specimen measures 2¾ inches high x 1⅝ inches wide x 1⅞ inches deep, is in pristine condition, and comes with a custom unlabeled base. Estimate: $18,000-$22,00022 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 25. 49132 NATIVE GOLD Grass Valley, Nevada City District (Grass Valley District), Sierra Co., California, USAvery sharp and well-defined crystalline Gold specimenconsisting of numerous flattened octahedrons, some ofwhich are over ⅝ inch across: quite large for Gold crystals.The main crystal(s) display a pronounced “hopper” typeof growth habit indicative of fairly rapid growth. Thecolor, luster and habit of the specimen are consistent withother known Grass valley specimens but is considerablybetter than most – a world class specimen. This is fromthe Al McGuiness Family Collection, which makes italso a very old specimen, it then found its way into theGene Meieran Collection, and finally ended up in WayneThompson’s private collection. A world class miniatureGold with great patina and provenance, it weighs 10.40grams, measures 1⅜ inches long x ¾ inch wide x ⅛ inchthick, and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Al McGuiness Family Collection ex. Gene Meieran Collection ex. Wayne Thompson’s Private Collection Estimate: $30,000-$35,000 49134 FINE AND AESTHETIC GOLD NUGGET Dunolly, Victoria, Australia This lovely alluvial nugget displays a bright yellow color denoting a high karat content; but beyond its purity, the natural form makes it a highly collectible specimen. Finely textured with pits and protrusions, it has the appearance of delicate gold leaf, loosely crumpled, with folds and crevices, apertures and delicate, textured frills. In fine contrast, the raised areas are lightly burnished smooth and the whole impressive piece measures 49133 NATIVE GOLD approximately 3⅛ x 1½ x 1⅛ inches and weighs 6.025 troy oz (187.4 grams). Ro¸ ia Montanã (Verespatak; Vöröspatak; Goldbach), Alba Co., Romania s Estimate: $14,000-$15,000The seldom mentioned country of Romania has interestingly enough beenthe source for a small number of finely crystallized Gold specimens over theyears. This fact tends to catch many people by surprise. never very many,and never very large in size, this small golden trickle has left its mark onserious collections around the world, based on aesthetic form and difficultyof acquisition. very representative of Romanian material, this “leaf” ofcrystalline Gold displays pronounced trigonal features on one surface andlittle or none on the other side. It’s luster is uniformly bright, there is nomatrix or other associated minerals, and it is an older specimen as therehas not been any production from this region for many years. It is from thee.R.Chadbourn Collection that dates from 1855 to the 1920’s, and morerecently from the phil scalisi Collection. It weighs 3.42 grams, measures 1¾inches long x 1¼ inches wide x 1∕16 thick, and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. E. R. Chadbourn Collection (1855-1920’s) ex. Phil Scalisi Collection Estimate: $12,000-$15,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 23
  • 26. 49135 NATIVE SILVER ON GALENA WITH ACANTHITE Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djebel Saghro (Jebel Saghro), Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, MoroccoThe last decade has seen the discovery of native silver wires usuallyaccompanied by crystalline Acanthite from the mine at Imiter inMorocco. While the wire silvers from Imiter are quite fine, mostof the specimens seen are under 2 inches in height and often withno matrix other than an Acanthite crust. This large and unusualspecimen combines lustrous almost chatoyant wires of native silver& skeletal black Acanthite masses along with dark cubic crystalsand cleavages of Galena. Besides its large size, this is one of the fewspecimens known that displays this combination, making this a rareand desirable specimen from this locality. From a French collection,it has a custom unlabeled base, and measures 4¾ inches high x 3¾inches wide x 2 inches thick. Provenance: ex. Private French Collection Estimate: $30,000-$35,000 49136 NATIVE SILVER Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexicodeep in the Barranca country of Chihuahua lie the rich silver minesof Batopilas. Here “pods” of pure silver were extracted from withinveins of white Calcite. The best examples of this valuable metal weremined before 1900. very characteristic of Batopilas material is theflattened and feather-like reticulated forms seen in this specimen.The largest crystals are some 2½ inches in length showing silver“herringbones” emerging from the white enclosing Calcite along withsome black carbonaceous material on obverse. This is an extremelyfine example of pre-1900 material from this remote locality. From theRobert Hauck collection, it measures 4 inches long x 2⅞ inches widex 1⅜ inches thick. Provenance: ex. Robert Hauck Collection Estimate: $8,000-$10,00024 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 27. 49137 NATIVE SILVER ON PYRARGYRITE Bulldog Mountain Mine, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USAHistorically, as well as economically speaking, mining put the state of Colorado on the map. That the mining history of Colorado has been largely marginalizedby other, more recent developments, still can’t erase the important role played by this vital activity. Hundreds of mines produced a steady stream of preciousmetals that fueled the settlement of the West and purchased expensive baubles such as the Hope diamond for wealthy eastern socialites. This rarely seenrelic from that boom period is one of the few remaining examples of the highest grade silver ore mined in Colorado during those times. It is a sizable,3-dimensional mass of black pyrargyrite (silver Antimony sulfide) shot through with literally thousands of small, shining silver “wires”. Railroad carloads ofthis fabulously rich ore were sent to the smelters and almost none were saved for future generations to marvel over. This survivor of those boom years wasmined before the turn of the century (1900) in Creede, Colorado – now only a small mountain resort town of vegan cafes and rubber tomahawk vendors.It is almost impossible to find large examples of this material today. From the noted Robert Hauck collection, it measures 4¼ long x 3⅛ wide x 1½ thick Provenance: ex. Robert Hauck Collection Estimate: $8,000-$10,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 25
  • 28. 49138 HISTORIC KONGSBERG SET Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, NorwayIt isn’t often that a fine mineral specimen is combined with an interesting history. In this case we have two fine examples of wire silver mounted on acommemorative plaque that was presented to the manager of the Kongsberg silver Mines on his 75th birthday. The two sinuous and stout wire clusters arescrew mounted on a black lacquer base. The matched pair show the typical dark patina of older specimens and the antique base bears a silver plate engravedwith the words: “Congratulations on your 75 years. 7-1-48 “ in norwegian. There is some checking to the lacquer on the base, but it is otherwise in excellentcondition. From the notable ed david Collection, the dimensions are: left wire: 1¾ inches high x 1 inch across x ½ inch thick; right wire: 1¾ inches high x1 inch across x ⅝ inch thick. Provenance: ex. Ed David Collection Estimate: $25,000-$32,00026 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 29. 49139 FLUORITE Okorusu Mine (Okarusu Mine), Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, NamibiaThe okorusu Fluorite Mine located in north-Central namibia has been a steady producer of fine blue-green and purple Fluorite specimens for a numberof years. occasionally the mine produces crystal groups that display atypical red-purple cores with yellow exteriors; a combination of colors that is muchsought after by collectors who are aware of the relative rarity of such things. A small find of such material was made in 2000. sporting a number of cubiccrystals up to 1-inch on edge, this group is a fine embodiment of that unusual color combination. It has characteristic soft luster on all faces and there isone octahedral cleavage in evidence, otherwise this unusual specimen is clean and sharp. It is quite translucent/transparent for specimens from this locality.overall it measures 6 inches long x 4 inches wide x 2⅛ inches thick, and has a custom labeled acrylic stand. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 49140 FLUORITE & DOLOMITE Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona Mining Area, Asturias, SpainThis Fluorite specimen was mined in 1982, in the lovely mountains of Asturias, spain. Composed of simple cubic forms, it exhibits an exotic, golden honey-yellow color, particularly in transmitted light. The cube faces are complex in reflected light with a multitude of glistening facets, each of which reflects its littlebit of the incident light. The lower side of the piece is lightly “dusted” with a number of small, saddle shaped dolomite rhombs of an off-white coloration.The crystals of Fluorite range in size up to 1¼ inches on edge. Condition is pristine with no damage to display surfaces and was from A. Martaud’s privatecollection. It has a custom base and measures 5½ inches long x 3 inches high x 3½ inches thick. Provenance: ex. A. Martuad Private Collection Estimate: $5,500-$7,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 27
  • 30. 49141 BLUE FLUORITE Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, ChinaFew mineral species are able to compete with the rainbow of colorcombinations that Fluorite can possess. Among the most appreciated arethe turquoise blue cubes with darker blue-violet exteriors that come fromthe yaogangxian Mine in Hunan, China. In this exceptionally beautifulexample, cubic crystals up to 1⅛ inches on edge are perched on top of a 49142 “BENT” TOURMALINE CRYSTALbone-white matrix of dolomite that is visible both under and through the Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazilvery transparent Fluorite. The main crystal shows contact on the back side, The gem mineral: Tourmaline is rather odd in that every so often a crystal willbut overall appearance from the display direction is quite exquisite. The come to light that is “bent” – still in one piece but twisted or curved insteadintense and unusual turquoise blue coloration is rather uncommon from of straight, as is normal. It is thought that movement of the surroundingthis locality and the Fluorite has very good luster. It was mined in 2009 and material during crystal growth has resulted in multiple fractures that healcame from the private collection of experienced China-hand Ken Roberts. very much like a broken leg in a cast: the fractured piece are held in theirThis colorful specimen measures 3¼ inches high x 2½ inches wide x 2¼ new “bent” position while the crystal is still growing and thus, the crystalinches deep has a custom unlabeled base. “heals” in its new “bent” shape. Most of these “orthopedic accidents” are Provenance: ex. Ken Roberts Private Collection associated with small, heavily included prisms. In this case the bent crystal Estimate: $35,000-$45,000 is larger than normal and is quite lustrous, transparent and possessed of a light greenish blue tint over most of its length with a light pink termination and basal “core”. overall, it measures 3½ inches long x ¾ inch wide x ⅝ inch wide. Estimate: $4,000-$4,50028 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 31. 49143 PINK FLUORITE ON PYRITE Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, PeruFor hundreds of years it has been believed that the only occurrences of Fluorite specimens of a pink hue have been “klufts” – fissures and cavities exposedon the cliff faces of the High Alps of France and switzerland. The sports of rock and mountain climbing owe their origins to “strahlers”: people who scale thecold and forbidding towers of stone in search of the crystal treasures exposed on their granite flanks. The discovery of similar pink Fluorite in peru in 1981shattered this long held assumption. The strahlers of the High Alps were in no danger of unemployment, since the peruvian find was not an extensive one:specimens as large as this one were few in number at the time and since that find has not been repeated – even harder to find now. This group is composedof approximately 20 crystals, up to 1¼ inches on edge distributed over the front, back and one side of a fin of pyrite with minor sprinkling of black sphalerite.The octahedral Fluorite crystals show the typical light green cores visible inside limpid pink exteriors. From a european collection that acquired it in 1981,it has remained with the original owner until now. There is minor nicking to some pyrite edges, otherwise it is pristine and measures 7¼ inches long x 4¼inches wide x 3½ inches thick. Provenance: ex. Private European Collection Estimate: $48,000-$55,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 29
  • 32. 49144 SMITHSONITE Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA In the cozy world of mineral collecting, Kelly Mine smithsonite is kind of like a Ford Mustang: everybody can recognize one. They are that distinctive and desirable. The classic version combines rounded mammilary forms with a satin luster that can only be described as subtly beautiful, along with a translucent sea blue-green coloration that looks like a flavor of sherbet you haven’t quite gotten around to enjoying; yet. This mineralogical confection comes lightly dusted with sparkling, colorless micro-crystals of Calcite and is in pristine condition. It has a custom unlabeled base, with overall measurements of 3⅝ inches high x 3 inches wide x 1½ inches thick. Estimate: $5,500-$6,500 49145 THOMSONITE Well dug in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India Imagine digging a well out in the back yard and finding something like this while you were doing it. That’s exactly what happened to a rather surprised Indian fellow one day. He broke into a cavity lined with multiple, golden-yellow, radiating spheres of Thomsonite: one of the rarer members of the Zeolite family of minerals. This piece of that find consists of a number of spherical Thomsonite aggregates with a single large hemisphere of Thomsonite on one end, all of which are overcoating a black basalt matrix. Broken spherules allow the radiating internal crystal structure to be observed. Luster is a soft matte surface that is quite unusual. In excellent condition with accession #Rn 85 on the obverse. overall specimen measurements are 3¼ inches wide x 3 inches high x 2½ inches thick; the largest sphere is a sizable 1¾ inches in diameter. Estimate: $1,800-$2,20030 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 33. 49146 GREEN APOPHYLLITE Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, IndiaThere are any number of Apophyllite localities scattered throughout the vast lava flows of the deccan plateau of India, but only a paltry few produce thelight green variety colored by trace levels of vanadium. In this example, a multitude of mint green transparent prisms are interspersed on an off-white to greyQuartz matrix. The largest of the Apophyllite prisms measures 1¼ inches in length. The Apophyllites are quite transparent and display typical pyramidalterminations. Condition is excellent. There is an accession number A-5 and overall measurements are 3¼ inches high x 3⅛ inches wide x 2½ inches deep. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500 49147 TITANITE WITH APATITE Ankarafa, Vohémar District, Sava (Northeastern) Region, Antsiranana Province, MadagascarA light peridot green blade of Titanite showing classic twinning, on matrix, with a colorless, doubly-terminated Apatite crystal and numerous smaller Apatiteprisms as well. The edge of the Titanite shows damage but not when viewed from the preferred display angle. The Titanite crystal measures 1¾ inches longx 1+ inches across x ¼ inch thick and is somewhat transparent. Luster on side faces is a “satin” one due to the profusion of microscopic growth features. TheApatite crystal is 7/8+ inch long and displays a glassy luster. From the 2003-2004 find and one of the few that is on matrix. The specimen measures 2 incheswide x 1¼ inches thick x 2½ inches long, has a custom labeled base, and is fine condition. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 31
  • 34. 49148 PROUSTITE Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany europe has been mining silver since the time of the Hellenic empire. By the time anyone thought to save fine examples of the crystallized silver ores that they were ferociously mining, smelting and turning into coins, cups and the like; many of the mines were worked out and abandoned. even in Germany, where mining reached a very sophisticated level of development, few examples were saved from the furnaces. This rare “Ruby silver” managed to escape the mass destruction that was the lot of virtually all of these high-grade ores. Multiple prismatic crystals of transparent, deep red color and semi- metallic luster fan out from a common base. There are single crystals up to 1⅜ inches long, making up portions of the cluster. some damage to crystal terminations but overall the combination of rarity, transparency, form and luster make this a very worthy addition to any mineral collection. It measures 2¼ inches high x 1½ inches wide x 1¾ inches deep and has an acrylic base. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000 49149 CUPRITE Onganja Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, NamibiaAn instant hit when these enormous tail-light red crystals made their first appearance during the period 1973-1974, there has been no further productionsince that first strike. now considered to be “Classics” in the full sense of the term, they are usually seen as loose single crystals: groups such as this one wereconsiderably rarer. This cluster of massive, highly transparent Cuprite crystals has had the original Malachite coating removed to display the unbelievabletransparency. Most of the crystals dating from this period underwent a similar treatment. There were a number of absolutely stunning facetted stones cut fromthis material and this group would provide numerous cut stones were one sufficiently venal to do so. no production of these has been seen for around 35years. It is from the daniel Trinchillo sr. Collection and measures 2⅜ inches high x 3 inches wide x 1⅛ inches thick; the largest crystal is 1½ inches across.There is a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collection Estimate: $10,000-$12,00032 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 35. 49150 BRILLIANT GREEN CALCITE Southwest Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USAConsidering the fact that Calcite is one of the most common ofminerals, it is interesting to contemplate how rarely are decent crystalsfound and how really unusual are Calcites with interesting inclusionssuch as the Kelly green Calcite group seen here. It owes its attractivehue to thousands of hair-like Malachite needles frozen inside lustrousscalenohedrons of transparent Calcite. What little matrix that isexposed, on the bottom and edges of the specimen, is a very contrastyreddish chocolate brown. single crystals range up to 1 inch in lengthin this group. A few crystals show cleavages at terminations but thatdoes not detract from its display quality as it is quite difficult to tellcleavages from terminations. exceptionally fine color for material ofthis type and locality. excellent luster and evenness of color. This is ahighly desirable example of old Bisbee material circa 1900 from the p.G. Beckett Collection. It measures 2½ inches long x 1⅝ inches widex 1½ inches high. Provenance: ex. P. G. Beckett Collection Estimate: $8,000-$12,000 49151 QUARTZ WITH HEMATITE Qaleh-Zari Mine (Ghale Zari Mine), Nehbandan, South Khorasan Province, Iran, S. Khorasan Province, Iransimple Quartz crystal with multiple radiating faces terminating in one large normal termination. This form resembles a pineapple with the profusion of smallside faces. With an exceedingly thin iron oxide coating that gives rise to a charming amount of iridescence. A highly unusual specimen from an unusuallocality for Quartz that measures 2½ x 2 x 1 inches. In fine condition. Estimate: $850-$1,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 33
  • 36. 49152 RED QUARTZ & HEMATITE Jinlong Hill, Longchuan (Lungchuan) Co., Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of Chinasometimes specimens require only a small nudge from the imagination to conjure up comparisons to any number of animals. “Hedgehog” being the termthat comes to mind when viewing this prickly cluster of reddish-orange Quartz crystals, with their richly colored tips exploding out from a matrix of colorlessQuartz and thin, black, razor-edged blades of metallic Hematite. The largest of the Quartz crystals is approximately 2 inches in length and the Hematite ballsmeasure up to an inch across. There are signs of a few broken crystals but they are difficult to discern amidst the overall profusion of complete ones. Thecombination of the deep reddish-orange of the Quartz prisms and the black spheres of Hematite blades is found only at this locality. overall measurementsare approximately 7 inches wide x 3¾ inches high x 5 inches deep. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000 49153 AZURITE “SUN” Malbunka Copper Mine (Namatjira’s Copper Prospect; Areyonga Copper Deposit), Areyonga, Alice Springs, Gardiner Range, Northern Territory, Australia There are tribal areas deep in the Australian outback that conceal interesting and exotic features seen by few outsiders. one such unique feature is a small outcrop of the deep blue copper mineral: Azurite – that resembles nothing so much as a blue pancake in form and color. The operator of this small mine is working the locality strictly for specimens; most of which are considerably smaller than the one seen here. This navy blue “flap-jack” is embedded in a contrasting, white Kaolinitic siltstone, with some wine colored areas in the Kaolin providing visual complexity. The Azurite shows radial ribbing on the upper surface, otherwise it is discoidal and in perfect condition. It has unusual sparkling luster for this habit and the overall specimen measures 7¼ inches long x 5⅛ inches across x 1⅞ inches thick. The Azurite itself measures 3¾ inches in diameter: quite large for material from this find. Estimate: $8,000-$10,00034 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 37. RHodoCHRoSITE N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa 49154 RHODOCHROSITEManganese mines the world over tend to be some of the least attractive places to spend time, being over-supplied with VERY BlACK ore minerals that tend to break down into evilly tenacious dust that gets intoand onto: Everything. Imagine their surprise when miners at one of these “black holes” in the Kalaharidesert found beautiful, transparent crystals of a most delicious strawberry-red hue, lining fissures in arecently blasted ore zone. Their surprise was quickly replaced by joy when they discovered the valueof their find to collectors of beautiful minerals. The miners, who saved these red treasures, were veryhandsomely rewarded for their efforts, but sad to say, only two discoveries have been made to date,both around thirty years ago. despite the entrepreneurial zeal of the many miners hoping to strike itrich again, no more have come to light. This very large and showy specimen, with individual crystals upto ¾ of inch long, came from the first find – over three decades ago. It has a profusion of rich cherry-redscalenohedral crystals that are highlighted with a light dusting of druzy Quartz/Calcite on the sides. Thepiece is in exceptionally fine condition for a specimen of its size – there are a few cleavages apparent onterminations of approximately 3 crystals and a small amount of the usual breakage around the edges,where the specimen was attached to wall rock – altogether these are very minor flaws that are difficultto detect, especially among the great abundance of Rhodochrosite crystals overall. The matrix is thetypical dark black manganese oxide one usually associates with pieces from this locality. Very large andexceptional example of this classic, now rare, mineral. overall measurements are 5¼ inches long x 3¼inches wide x 1¾ inches thick. Estimate: $70,000-$90,000 SeSSion two | auction #6071 | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | aprox. 3:00pM ct 35
  • 38. 49155 AMETHYST & PREHNITE Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Brandberg District, Erongo Region, NamibiaLava flows in the remote and desolate Goboboseb Mountains of namibia are host to cavities lined with finely crystallized examples of various minerals.This large Goboboseb cavity displays seven large Amethyst-tipped Quartz crystals and a host of smaller, pale amethystine to colorless prisms sprouting fromthe walls of the crystal lined vug. Besides the Quartz, there are a number of mint-green prehnite balls to approximately ½ inch in diameter, festooning the“ceiling” of the cavity, and a trace of sparkling, dark olive-green epidote crystals scattered around the bases of the Quartz prisms. The Quartz crystals arelimpid in their extremities with numerous mirror-like negative crystals and certain amount of smokey banding intermixed with the violet of the Amethyst.surface luster is the exceptionally brilliant type that this locality is noted for. There is no damage to the Quartz – the interior of the vug is in pristine conditionand the exterior surfaces have been trimmed/sawn on sides, back & bottom to reduce the overall weight of the specimen. The overall measurements are 9½inches long x 5⅛ inches high x 6 inches deep; the largest Amethyst crystal is 3½ inches long x 1⅛ inches across. Estimate: $18,000-$20,000 49156 DIOPTASE Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia out near the Angolan border of namibia in southwestern Africa, there are a series of small Copper deposits that are worked the old fashioned way: by hand. While this doesn’t result in any great production of ore, it does result in the occasional find of beautiful and rare minerals. The tribal miners know that collectors in the outside world are absolutely crazy over the dioptase that they are digging and if they are careful not to damage them, they are worth far more as specimens than as ore. Most specimens are single loose crystals, but from time to time, a large and fine matrix specimen like this one may appear. Here, numerous lustrous and prismatic dioptase crystals are scattered over a matte matrix of light blue mammilary shattuckite with a small amount of Malachite staining. Typical in luster and form, the largest dioptase crystal is around ¾ inch in length; fairly sizable for dioptase from here (or anywhere else for that matter). A big part of the attractiveness of this mineral is due to its unearthly color: no photo of dioptase can ever capture the unique blue-green hue of this mineral. professional photographers refer to this phenomenon as being “out of Gamut”: a color that is literally impossible to reproduce. It measures a sizable 5½ inches long x 2¾ inches wide x 2½ inches high. Estimate: $8,000-$10,00036 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 39. 49157 CUPRIAN ADAMITE Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexicoover the last three or four decades, Adamite from the ojuela Mine has been one of the most consistently available minerals on the specimen market. Thatsaid, it must also be stated that principle only applies to the normal (i.e. the yellow-green) color variety. It does not apply to the pink type nor to the rich greencuprian variety seen here. evidently the growth conditions for these blue-green crystals were much more stringent. Whatever the reason, the cuprian varietyis much more highly prized. This example features sea-green Adamite crystals up to ⅜ inch across arranged in curving lines on a rich reddish brown matrixof matte luster. The stark contrast between the color and luster of the Adamite and the warm color and matte surface makes for a striking and unique displayspecimen. In excellent condition with no damage, it measures 2½ inches wide x 2¼ inches x 1⅜ inches thick. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200 49158 HEMIMORPHITE Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of Chinadark turquoise blue, translucent, botryoidal coating of copper bearing Hemimorphite on a light cream colored limestone matrix. Wenshan has providedsome truly fine examples of this lovely material but production has been falling off and the prospects for additional specimens are increasingly dim. overallmeasurements are 4½ inches wide x 2½ inches high x 1¼ inches thick and there is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 37
  • 40. 49159 MICROCLINE (VAR. AMAZONITE) WITH SMOKY QUARTZ Smoky Hawk Claim, Crystal Peak Area, Teller Co., Colorado, USAAlthough Amazonite specimens are quite common, good specimens displaying the combination of Amazonite with unbroken crystals of smoky Quartz inthe same specimen, is much less common. Typically pocket collapse after crystal formation results in separation of Amazonite prisms and major damage tothe smoky Quartz. Here, three Amazonite crystals and one smoky Quartz show what some of these crystal groups were like before pocket collapse. Theindividual crystals making up the tableau are arranged in their original positions but have been reinforced to prevent any future separation. There is a nick tofront of the smoky Quartz, otherwise fine condition. The Amazonite is the typical medium turquoise color with good luster. overall measurements are 3¼inches wide x 1⅝ inches high x 1⅞ inches deep; the largest crystal is 1⅞ inches long and there is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $8,500-$9,500 49160 GROSSULAR GARNET Jeffrey mine (Jeffrey Quarry; Johns-Manville Mine), Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, CanadaA very fine and large example of grossular garnet of the variety: Hessonite, from this classic Canadian locality. It is composed of multiple cinnamon huedgarnet crystals up to 1-inch across, distributed in scintillating profusion over a dark, slightly druzy matrix. The Hessonites are in pristine condition with noobservable damage and brilliant luster. Little or no production for more than thirty years from this unique occurrence. Custom labeled base includes a typo –”grossolar” instead of “grossular” – it might be interesting to see who notices. This specimen is from the personal collection of the mine geologist, Francescospertini – it is one of the two or three specimens trimmed down from the famous “dinner plate” found in the 1980’s. overall specimen measurements are3⅞ inches long x 2 inches across x 1½ inches thick. Provenance: ex. Francesco Spertini Collection Estimate: $16,000-$18,00038 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 41. 49161 OLMIITE N’Chwaning II Mine, N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africaone would think that once a mineral is described and its chemistry/structure has been defined, that would be the end of it: we’d all knowwhat we’re dealing with. Most of the time that’s true. It turns out thatwhat was being call ‘poldervaartite’ is really olmiite. Although youcan’t tell the difference without analytical equipment, it has been notedthat virtually all of the former is actually the latter, hence the title ofthis lot. What is somewhat clearer is that this specimen is a roughlyspherical group of translucent olmiite crystals, overcoating a matrix of awhite radiating needle habit (probably xonotlite). The olmiite possessesthe most desirable golden-red coloration with a multitude of sparklingcrystal faces. Highly translucent and lovely when backlit, it is just under2 inches across x 2 inches high x 1½ thick. Estimate: $6,500-$7,500 49162 QUARTZ (VAR. AMETHYST) STALACTITE Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay A striking, single stalactite rises dramatically from a base of Amethyst of the same medium-purple color. It is remarkably undamaged, quite tall at 9 inches long, and the Amethyst crystals themselves have a brilliant luster – catching light from all directions in sparkling reflection. Most Amethyst stalactites from Uruguay are either damaged when they are extracted, and subsequently cut into slices for jewelry, or are quite a bit stubbier – making this particular specimen exceptional. The stalactite itself is a complete 360-degree specimen and sits on a custom- fitted wood base for overall dimensions of 10¼ inches high x 3⅛ inches deep and 5¼ inches wide. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 39
  • 42. 49163 HUEBNERITE & QUARTZ Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, PeruHuebnerite: an occasionally found ore mineral of Tungsten, is only found in a few places world-wide as decently crystallized specimens. To make mattersworse, most of the Huebnerite seen is a mixture of Ferberite (Iron Tungstate) and Huebnerite (Manganese Tungstate). This is of interest, chiefly becausereasonably pure Huebnerite shows a beautiful deep red color in transmitted light, while the much more common Ferberite is black and opaque. This fineand large specimen displays the exceptionally good tranparency and distinct red coloration exhibited by that very small percentage of Huebnerites containinglittle or no iron. Besides the exceptional color already noted, this specimen is considerably larger than most, with individual crystals up to 4¼ inches long.The almost metallic luster of the deep red Huebnerite prisms is exceptionally bright and is complimented by the presence of hundreds of colorless, sparkling“needle” type Quartz crystals sprouting from back and side surfaces. Minor amount of damage but overall condition is excellent. Huebnerite this caliberhas not been seen for over 30 years and with its lustrous Quartz association, this mineral is very unique. It has an unlabeled custom base and measuresapproximately 3¾ inches wide x 4½ inches high x approximately 4 inches deep. Estimate: $35,000-$45,00040 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 43. 49164 WULFENITE Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Sierra de Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, MexicoThere is hardly a mineral collection that doesnot contain at least one Wulfenite from thislocality. during its heyday some 30+ yearsago literally hundreds, if not thousands, ofspecimens flooded the collector market.They went away. no one knows wherebut fine examples with large and attractivecrystals have become quite scarce. Thebest of those mined showed large andlustrous crystals that looked so much likecaramel candies that you frequently willhear that term used in describing them.This outstanding matrix piece is in excellentcondition with only one minor brokencrystal and some very minor nicking to someedges. Classic orange red caramel color withexceptional, almost metallic luster. on whitecontrasting matrix typical of locality it hasa custom unlabeled base. From ed david’sfirst and most significant collection, circa1993. dr. david was president nixon’sscience advisor during his term. Thiscolorful specimen measures 3 inches highx 3¾ inches wide x 3½ inches deep; withsingle crystals up to 1 inch on edge. Provenance: ex. Ed David Collection Estimate: $28,000-$35,000 49165 LEGRANDITE Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexicoof the many hues that minerals tend tocome in, a bright, golden-yellow is one ofthe rarest ones. Legrandite: a seldom seenmember of the Arsenate group is one ofthe few that always displays this energizingcolor. The combination of rarity andsaturated golden color makes Legrandite ahighly sought after collector mineral. Thisfine example features 2 separate sprays,consisting of multiple subparallel aggregatesand a single, doubly terminated individualfeatured in the center of a gossan “vug”.The matrix is the typical warm chocolatebrown seen in specimens from this locality.The Legrandite crystals have a glassy lusterand are in fine condition. originally minedin the 1970’s, this fine specimen is fromthe private collection of Consie prince, awell known Houston mineral dealer whospecialized in Mexican minerals for over 50years. This unusual specimen measures 3⅛long x 2 wide x 1¼ thick, has crystals to ⅞inch long, and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Consie Prince Private Collection Estimate: $15,000-$20,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 41
  • 44. 49166 RED BERYL ON MATRIX Harris Claim, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USABeryl: the generic term for naturally occurring Beryllium Aluminum silicate is sub-divided into a host of varieties depending on trace element inclusions andcoloration. This includes a number of Beryls considered as precious and semi-precious gems. notable examples would be: emerald, Aqumarine, Morganite,Heliodor, etc. The rarest of all of the varieties is not emerald as commonly thought, but the Cesium rich variety found only in gem crystals in one smalllocation in Utah. various sources refer to this cranberry red type as “Red emerald” or Bixbite, but most fans of this rarely seen mineral just call it Red Beryl.In addition to being a one location gem mineral, it has the further distinction of only forming small crystals; most of them under ¼ inch in length. The matrixspecimen seen here hosts a very large crystal that is just under ¾ inch in length and is approximately ½ inch across in the widest dimension. deep cranberryred, it shows a refreshing lack of the typical Rhyolitic inclusions, that often plague larger examples. It has a bright, glassy luster and no damage. It is perchedupon the typical “bleached Rhyolite” white matrix usually associated with these Beryls. In the private collection of a gem trade dealer since the mid 1980’s,it has never before been offered for sale. overall dimensions are: 3 inches long x 1¾ inches across x 1⅞ inches high. Provenance: ex. Private Gem Collection Estimate: $55,000-$70,00042 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 45. 49167 UNIQUE “BLACKBIRD” VIVIANITE CRYSTAL OF SUPERIOR SIZE Vivianite Blackbird Mine, Blackbird District, Lemhi County, Idaho, USAAt over 5 inches tall, this vivianite crystal is surely amongst the largest from this locality. no person we have talked to that is familiar with the specimensproduced by the Blackbird mine in remote central-eastern Idaho knows of a larger example than this fine crystal. How this superb piece has escaped attentionfor so long is a mystery. For most of the time since its extraction and rescue from the mill in the 1950’s to 1960’s, it rested in the collection of Geary Murdoch,an Idaho collector and dealer. vivianite from most occurrences worldwide has a blue to green color but this blade exhibits the extraordinary purple color thatis unique to this long shut cobalt mine, which predominantly produced blue to green crystals. vivianite from the Blackbird district is typically associated witha sulfide matrix that commonly disintegrates, but not this crystal. Its rarity is enhanced by the fact that it is amongst the few from this part of the world that issecure on the stable vein rock (gangue) rather than the typically unstable sulfide matrix. even the repair made on this specimen (somewhat visible near thebase of the crystal) blends with the overall appearance, which is naturally etched, and does not detract from the piece’s aesthetic. A true connoisseur’s choice;rare, unusual and an internationally significant representative of the species; the specimen’s overall dimensions are 7 x 4½ x 3 inches and is accompaniedby a Geary Murdoch label. Provenance: Ex. Geary Murdoch collection Estimate: $20,000-$28,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 43
  • 46. oPAl Opal Butte, Morrow Co., Oregon, USA 49168 MAGNIFICENT CONTRA LUZ OPAL – 2,290 CARATS Precious opal from opal Butte, oregon, has produced some of the finest play-of-color opals in the world. This large “contra luz” specimen weighs an impressive 2,290 carats and has a faintly golden colored transparent body with pinpoint & broadflash play of colors: reds, purples, greens, and golds – essentially all colors of the rainbow are suspended in the opal body itself. The opal occurs in Rhyolite geodes embedded in decomposed Perlite – remnants of the host Rhyolite are evident in this colorful sculpture. Play-of-color opals from this locality are extremely rare, as less than 1% of the Rhyolite geodes contain Contra luz opal. This opal is quite limpid and transparent and the rainbow play-of-colors is exceptional. There are a couple of incipient concoidal inclusions but they do not detract from the specimen. It has a fine polish, some traces of the original surface, and measures 3½ inches high by 2½ inches wide and is approximately 2 ⅜ inches thick. Estimate: $65,000-$75,00044 to view Full deScriptionS, enlargeable iMageS and bid online, viSit ha.coM/6071
  • 47. 49169 SPECTACULAR ANDAMOOKA OPAL MATRIX Andamooka, South AustraliaThis incredible stone is from one of the smallest but most beautiful opal deposits in the world, easily rivaling the other more abundant Australian opal fields atLightening Ridge and Cooper pedy; indeed, on the occasion of Queen elizabeth II’s first visit to Australia in 1954, it was an Andamooka opal that was chosento be presented to her to commemorate the auspicious occasion. The deposits were first discovered in the late 1920’s by two prospectors taking refuge froma thunderstorm. Formed in the thin veins of quartzite rock, it emerges from the ground with a rather dull, washed-out appearance. A simple treatment withacid, water and heat, however, reveals the full natural beauty, incredibly presented here: the surfaces of this trapezoidal freeform glitter all over with tinyfiery points of electric color, separated with remarkable clarity into two distinct layers, one side predominantly red-orange and the other a deep vivid greeninterspersed with areas of matrix. Brought to a high polished finish with a thin resin coating, it is a spectacular example of one of the most beautiful stonesin the world, measuring approximately 6⅞ x 3 x 1½ inches and weighing 3000 carats. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 45
  • 48. 49170 BOULDER/IRONSTONE OPAL Eromanga Opal Field, Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, AustraliaA large block of chocolate brown “ironstone” is the host for an odd, sculpturally shaped cavity lined with black as well as white opal displaying prominentareas of green, purple & blue fire with small areas of red as well. parallel fissures in the ironstone give the piece the appearance of the inside of a mammalianthorax. Quite large for the type, there is additional gem opal showing on the back side as well. This colorful gemstone specimen measures 9¾ inches highx 5 inches across x 3 inches thick. Estimate: $15,000-$18,000 49171 DIAMOND CRYSTAL Premier Mine (Cullinan Mine), Cullinan, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South AfricaThe diamond crystal shown here was formerly part of the collection of the late dr. Miguel Romero of Tehuacan, Mexico. His was the premier Mexicanassemblage of fine mineral specimens to date. Following his death, the crystal resided in the University of Arizona Collection for some time. The colorlessdiamond displays classic octahedral form with well developed “trigons” on all faces. It is somewhat included which prevented it from being cut but otherwisepossesses fine adamantine luster & considerable size. There is an accession number ‘14272-96’ and the diamond weighs 9.8 carats. It measures roughly ½inch from corner to corner. Provenance: ex. Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez Collection ex. University of Arizona Collection Estimate: $8,000-$10,00046 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 49. 49172 TIGER’S-EYE South AfricaThis lovely little specimen perfectly demonstrates the chatoyant qualities thathave made Tiger’s-eye such a popular mineral for thousands of years; indeed,Roman soldiers used to wear tiger eye into battle, believing that it providedprotection from harm, and today it is used by crystal healers to relieve highblood pressure and to focus the mind. The unpolished surfaces of this specimenexhibits the characteristic blue streaks of incompletely silicified crocidolite ona golden-honey ground, but the shining polished surface gleams with gorgeousblue and gold on a beautiful natural canvas. Additionally, this specimen is fromsouth Africa and contains noticeably more brilliance than the more commonAustralian specimens. A fine cabinet specimen, it measures 4⅝ x 4⅛ x 1½inches. Estimate: $250-$400 49173 FINE LABRADORITE FREEFORM MadagascarLabradorite is a rare member of the feldspar group of minerals. Twinning on a microscopic level is responsible for the iridescent sheets of color that ripple acrossthe surface of this stone; the alternating parallel layers of feldspar crystals selectively reflect only those light waves of the proper wavelength or color. This isnot seen on all labradorite specimens – some exhibit no areas of iridescence at all – but the present example displays particularly remarkable labradorescenceacross the whole of one polished face, flashing brilliantly with large patches of a warm golden color and a vibrant, deep blue. An exceptionally good exampleof this fascinating natural phenomenon, it measures 8½ x 10¾ x 3½ inches. Estimate: $800-$1,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 47
  • 50. 49174 LABRADORITE FREEFORM MONOLITH Madagascar This is an especially good specimen of labradorite, the highly collectible feldspar mineral that lends its name to the optical phenomenon “labradorescence”. A form of schiller effect, this phenomenon occurs when alternating layers of feldspar crystals reflect only those light waves of the proper wavelength, or color, resulting in an incredibly shimmering display that seems to emanate from just beneath the surface of the rock itself. not all labradorite specimens exhibit this characteristic, but it is present all over one face of this highly polished freeform, and much of the reverse face; flashing with gold, green and electric blue. In addition to this excellent labradorescence, it is a good- sized specimen, brought to a high-polished finish and standing 12 inches tall. Estimate: $900-$1,200 49175 LABRADORITE FREEFORM Madagascar Crystallized from magma, labradorite’s characteristic green-grey appearance does not seem especially remarkable until a specimen is worked to a high polish; when light hits the smooth surface it bursts into electrifying life as twinning on a microscopic level causes vibrant shades of warm gold and electric green and blue to flash across the surface. one whole face of this elegant freeform displays this wonderful labradorescence in a charmingly mottled pattern, with a large patch of deep blue on the reverse, and makes for a beautifully aesthetic display object, approximately 8½ x 6½ x 3½ inches. Estimate: $900-$1,20048 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 51. 49176 RARE AND FASCINATING GOGOTTE — AN EXQUISITE NATURAL SANDSTONE SCULPTURE Fontainbleu Sandstone Formation – 30 Million years old Fontainbleu, FranceConcretions are found all over the world, where heavily mineral-rich water acts as a sort of cement to fill the porosity of sedimentary rock. The mineralcement is considerably more resistant to weathering than the host stratum, and over time will gradually be left exposed, most usually in an ovoid or sphericalform. examples of such concretions are the Moeraki boulders of new Zealand, the Cannonball concretions of north dakota and the Kansas pop Rocks of thesmoky Hill Chalk member of the niobrara Formation; but by far the most spectacular, otherworldly and beautifully aesthetic are those known as “gogottes”found in the oligocene formation at Fontainebleau, onetime home of the French monarchy. In this location, the concretions were formed by superheatedwater extruding through crevices into a basin of extremely fine, pure white silicate sand. The water itself was saturated with calcium carbonate (limestone)and as the superfine sand became suspended in the water and swirled around, the very movement of the water itself was captured in the gradually concretingstone. A deposit of small specimens was first discovered at the start of the twentieth century, and immediately captured the imagination of all those whocame across them, most notably Jean Arp, who took them as inspiration for a number of his sculptures. Towards the end of the century, however, anotherdeposit of larger concretions was discovered that were truly jaw-dropping in the fluid, organic appearance of their form. one specimen was acquired by thesmithsonian Institute in Washington and so prized that it remains on display right next to the Hope diamond. The present example easily compares in quality;a mass of botryoidal, swirling forms, piled in a roughly pyramidal arrangement, seemingly dripping or melting in all directions and fascinating to behold fromany angle. Bearing a lovely soft white-gray color, faintly twinkling with the tiny quartz sand crystals, it stands 21½ inches tall with a 17 x 15-inch footprint,truly one of the most beautiful and fascinating wonders of the natural world. Estimate: $6,000-$7,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 49
  • 52. geMS 49177 BLACK OPAL — 47.1 CT Mintabie Opal Field, Mintabie, South Australia, AustraliaAustralia is the foremost producer of Black opals in the world and the Mintabie region of south Australia is one of the world’s most remote regions producingthese rare opals. The Aborigines were the first to sell Black opals from the Mintabie area in the late 1910’s but the remote locality, harsh conditions,and hardness of the host sandstone precluded any serious production until 1976 when large machinery was finally introduced into the area. Finally, thefull potential of the Mintabie opal fields could be realized. This bright Black opal oval cabochon is from the Mintabie area – it has a low dome withpredominantly green pinfire flashes with occasional flashes of blue-purple, yellow and orange. The fire shows equally well from all directions and the body isclassified as a n3/n4 Black opal. There are minimal inclusions of host rock on the backside but they are not visible from the front. This fine, large gemstonehas very good polish, weighs a sizable 47.1 carats, and measures 45.47 mm x 22.03 mm. Estimate: $15,000-$18,000 49178 OPAL Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy-Everard Range Regions, South Australia, AustraliaCoober pedy is the “opal Capital of the World” – located in the Australian state of south Australia, the region is famous for its underground homes. Althoughopal was discovered as early as 1915, it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the “opal Rush” took place with miners swarming the area, staking claims in the questfor this precious gemstone. After decades of mining, Coober pedy’s opal fields are covered in mounds of debris from a multitude of mine shafts and thehills are honeycombed with underground dugouts, excavated in an attempt to escape the 122°F summer temperatures. The precious opal gemstones fromCoober pedy, such as this trapezoid freeform cabochon, are highly prized. This opal exhibits harlequin fire with colors of green, red, gold, blue & purple –just about every color of the rainbow. The colorless body color sparkles with both broad and pinpoint flashes of color. It weighs 21.78 carats and measures28.83 x 19.77 mm. Estimate: $4,000-$5,00050 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 53. 49179 OPAL Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta, Welo, Afar Province, EthiopiaRecently, fine play-of-color opals – broadflash, contra luz and hydrophanevarieties – have been mined in ethiopia. These exceptional opals arereminiscent of top-quality Australian and Brazilian opals and, in fact, arefound in the same type of geological formations as the Australian opal. 49181 RARE GEMSTONE: PRASE OPAL — 32.55 CTThis newly discovered opal is mined in the Welo Amhara Regional state Haneti, TanzaniaHighland plateau and has created a huge sensation in the gem world. From the top of Iyobo Mountain near Haneti, Tanzania, comes this unusualTheir brilliant color rivals top grade opals from anywhere in the world – as gemstone: prase opal – the nickel-bearing variety of common opal whereevidenced by this bright 11.94 carat oval cabochon. It has broad flash with nickel is the component that adds the neon bluish-green hue to the opal.brilliant colors of red, gold, green, blue, and purple. This fine gemstone is Looking remarkably like Chrysoprase, it can easily be distinguished by itswell cut, has a moderate high dome, and excellent polish. It measures 21.93 refractive index and specific gravity – not only is prase opal more translucentx 15.86 mm and is in excellent condition. and gemmy, it is considerably rarer. Although the Iyobo Mountain area has Estimate: $2,000-$2,750 been mined for over 20 years, the recent 2009 discovery unearthed some of the most intense and beautiful bluish green material ever to reach the gem market. This brilliant apple-green oval cabochon weighs a sizable 32.55 carats. It is very translucent and even in color, well cut with a moderate high dome, and has an excellent polish. overall measurements are 25.67 mm x 19.74 mm x 13.01 mm high. Estimate: $5,000-$6,500 49180 FIRE OPAL — 8.97 CT Querétaro, MexicoThe use of Mexican Fire opals can be traced back to the Aztecs, who 49182 STAR SAPPHIRE: 6-RAY STAR — 12.58 CTincorporated them as accents in ornamental jewelry and ceremonial Sri Lankaclothing – the Fire opal was known by the name “vitzitziltecpal”, or star sapphires exhibit a star-like phenomenon known as asterism – caused“hummingbird stone,” in reference to its striking resemblance to the by intersecting needlelike inclusions (usually of Rutile) that reveal a “star”iridescence of hummingbird feathers. The state of Querétaro is the primary shaped pattern when viewed with a single-point light source. Althoughopal mining area of Mexico. The 1960’s through the mid-1970’s was the sapphires come in a multitude of colors, blue sapphires are the mostheyday of Fire opal production. Today, many of the mines have been desirable. This fine blue star sapphire has a sharp, well-centered six-exhausted and gem quality opals, with strong play-of-color, have become ray star with a light blue, almost transparent, body color. As expected, arare. This oval cabochon has broad green flash, with hints of teal and number of inclusions are present and visible in transmitted light; this is notpurple, over a reddish-brown body color. It weighs 8.97 carats, measures consequential to the overall sapphire. This oval cabochon weighs 12.5817.73 x 12.53 mm, and has good polish. carats, measures 13.0 x 11.79 mm, and is in fine condition. Estimate: $1,600-$2,200 Estimate: $7,000-$8,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 51
  • 54. 49183 RARE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED DEEP BLUE SAPPHIRE — 3.90 CT Sri LankaA true rarity today is an untreated natural blue sapphire – such as thisfine gemstone with excellent blue coloration and an accompanying AGLcertificate delineating that there is no evidence of heat treatment. sincealmost all sapphires and Rubies today are heat treated to enhance andimprove their color, this 3.90 carat natural blue sapphire is extremelyuncommon: less than 1% of the sapphires discovered are of a gem qualitysufficient enough as to not require treatment. A square cushion, mixed stepgemstone: it is well cut, well polished, and measures 9.23 x 9.08 x 5.28mm – in excellent condition. Documentation: AGL certificate 49185 RARE GEMSTONE: BRAZILIAN PARAIBA TOURMALINE — Estimate: $16,000-$20,000 2.62 CT Batalha Mine, São José da Batalha, Salgadinho, Paraíba, Brazil Tourmalines from the Mina da Batalha in the Brazilian state of paraíba are extremely rare and highly prized. The 1989 discovery of paraíba Tourmalines, with colors of unwavering intensity, set off frenetic mining activity until the now-famous hill (only 400 x 200 x 65 meters high) was almost razed to the ground. other deposits were found in the paraíba region but overall production has never been large. paraíba Tourmaline’s color is due to Copper, an element never before observed in Tourmaline; additionally it often contains Manganese. The interplay between these two elements creates intense colors: Copper is responsible for the coveted radiant blue, turquoise and green hues, while violet and red tones are caused by Manganese. paraíba Tourmaline scintillates: glowing intensely even under low light, their color is “electric” or “neon”. This outer-worldly color has made Brazilian paraíba Tourmalines amongst the most sought- after, and expensive, gemstones in the world. And although other deposits of paraíba-like Tourmalines have been discovered in Africa, the color intensity of the Brazilian paraíba is unprecedented and has never been equaled. This fine gemstone is a 2.62 carat vivid green-blue, portuguese oval that measures 9.27 x 7.38 x 5.55 mm. A GRs certificate stating that it is 49184 RARE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED BLUE-VIOLET SAPPHIRE — indeed a Brazilian paraíba Tourmaline accompanies it. Bright & lively, this 6.94 CT is a beautiful example of a rarely encountered and highly prized gemstoneSri Lanka – it is the standard against which all Tourmalines are judged: the pinnacleThis natural blue-violet sapphire is quite rare: not only is it a very unusual of colored gems.color, it has not been treated to enhance its color. Accompanying this Documentation: GRS Certificate6.94 carat gemstone is an AGL certificate attesting to the fact that there Estimate: $35,000-$45,000is no evidence of heat treatment. A bright and lively stone with a strongblue-violet hue, there are minor pinpoint inclusions that do not affect thegemstone because they are only visible in face down orientation. naturaluntreated sapphires will usually have more inclusions than their treatedcousins as treatment processes will not only alter their color, but alsotheir clarity. Inclusions should not always be seen as negative attributes inuntreated sapphires, as they are undisputed evidence that they have notbeen treated. This fine gemstone is well cut and measures 11.90 x 9.18 x7.84 mm. Documentation: AGL certificate Estimate: $14,000-$18,00052 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 55. 49186 RARE GEMSTONE: RICH GREEN TSAVORITE — 3.66 CT Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, TanzaniaIn 1967, in what is now known as Tanzania, British geologist CampbellBridges discovered, bright green Grossularite – a colorful member of thegemstone group of Garnets: Tsavorite. But Campbell could not export anyof these exciting new gems – so with dogged persistence he went intoneighboring Kenya and rediscovered the vivid green gemstone for a secondtime in 1971. Tsavorite has a particularly high refractive index and does nothave to undergo any treatment to bring out its color – resulting in naturalgreen gemstones of great brilliance that are significantly more robust thanthat other green gemstone: emerald. only rarely are rough crystals of over5 carats found, so a facetted Tsavorite of more than two carats, such as thisone, is rare. This Tsavorite is a facetted 3.66 carat mixed step, trilliant thatmeasures approximately 10.2 mm along an edge. It is a very clean, deepchrome green: a bright lively, unusually cut gemstone in fine condition. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000 49188 RARE GEMSTONE: DEEP PINK KUNZITE — 22.14 CT Afghanistan Kunzite is a very young gemstone: it was not described until 1902 when world-renown gemstone specialist George Frederick Kunz wrote a comprehensive description of a new stone which had just been discovered in California. And since newly discovered gemstones are usually given the name of their discoverer, it was named Kunzite in his honor. Although its hardness is fairly good, between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale, this gem has perfect cleavage and is thus extremely difficult to facet. Kunzites are brilliant gemstones, as can be seen in this bright pink Kunzite with lilac highlights. It is an eye-clean oval portuguese-cut stone that weighs 22.14 carats, measures 20.72 x 13.14 mm, and is in fine condition. Estimate: $800-$1,200 49187 RUBELLITE: RICH RED MATCHED PAIR — 17.26 TCW Ofiki, Oyo State, NigeriaRubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colorful family ofTourmalines. Although Tourmalines come in a multitude of colors, only afew can be called Rubellite – from the Latin word “rubellus” or reddish.Rubellite is a rich red color highlighted by tones of shocking pink and violet.And while most gemstones should be as free from inclusions as possible,they are looked upon with some favor in the case of Rubellite; its inclusionsrender this stone interesting from the point of view of the connoisseur.However, inclusions should also be subtle: such as the needle-typeinclusions that are evidenced in this matched pair of very clean gemstones.From the famous nigerian discovery, this fine pair of Rubellites exhibits adeep intense rich red color and were probably cut from the same crystal.They are both facetted as portuguese pears and together weigh a totalof 17.26 carats. They measure 21.15 x 10.6 mm and 20.24 x 10.55 mmrespectively and are in excellent condition. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 53
  • 56. 49189 RARE GEMSTONE SET: PREHNITE ROUGH & CUT Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzaniaprehnite is a phyllosilicate of Calcium and Aluminum that most often forms as stalactitic or botryoidal aggregates. It was first described in 1789 by Hendrikvon prehn and is the first mineral to be named in the honor of its discoverer. Rarely transparent enough to be used as a gemstone, it exhibits a vitreous topearly luster with a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. This unusual rough and cut set is from a small find in Tanzania and the gemstone cutter was ableto find a large enough piece of rough to facet a light yellowish-green sleepy 3.97 carat round portuguese-cut gemstone that measures 10.96 mm in diameter.There are several inclusions, one of which is a dark spot on the edge of the pavilion while another one is a veil near the girdle – not unusual for prehnites.Accompanied by a matching mineral specimen from the same locality to show its original form, this rough and cut set is in fine condition. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600 49190 RARE GEMSTONE SET: BRAZILIANITE ROUGH & CUT Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, BrazilBrazilianite, whose name derives from its country of origin, Brazil, is a yellow-green phosphate mineral, most commonly found in phosphate-rich pegmatites.The only noted deposit of Brazilianite is found in Conselheiro pena, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Although this deposit has yielded a quantity ofbeautiful mineral specimens, they are rarely transparent enough, or clean enough, to facet into gemstones such as this 2.39 carat oval portuguese-cut gem.This light yellowish lime green gem has a veil inclusion, which has been oriented orthogonally to the table so that it has little effect on its overall appearance.This bright and lively gemstone measures 10.30 x 7.61 mm, and is accompanied by a matching 1-inch long Brazilianite crystal – a rare and unusual roughand cut set. Estimate: $1,200-$1,60054 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 57. lapidary art 49191 AMETHYST MACAWS ON TOURMALINE AND QUARTZ MATRIX Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil & WorldwideIn a mating ritual, this matched pair of Amethyst macaws are captured with their wings outspread, dancing on a matrix of Tourmaline studded Quartz.Rendered in lilac Amethyst, both birds have red-orange coral tongues, red-purple Rhodolite Garnet eyes, and gold-plated sterling silver feet. Their hookedbeaks have been carved out of banded Agate in tones of ochre, golden-yellow, brown, and orange. The larger male bird is 13 inches long and has a 10inch wingspan, and the smaller female macaw is 12¼ inches long with a diminutive 8 inch wingspan. The pastel blue Tourmaline crystals, with bright pinkcores, stand out in contrast to the colorless Quartz, accented with cream Albite and purple Lepidolite. Rendered by master lapidary peter Müller, this pristinegemstone carving rests on a rectangular acrylic plinth and has an overall measurement of 17½ inches high, 17¾ inches wide and 6½ inches deep. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 55
  • 58. 49192 MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO COUPLE IN RED QUARTZ Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil & Worldwide This mated pair of Major Mitchell Cockatoos (Cacatua leadbeateri) has been rendered in red Quartz from Bahia, Brazil. Widely considered the most beautiful of all cockatoos, Major Mitchells mate for life. This devoted couple has been captured looking at the viewer, with their heads slightly cocked and their reddish purple Garnet eyes staring inquisitively. The male has his crown feathers extended while the female sits docilely by his side. The male is 12¼ inches tall and 4 inches wide while the female is slightly smaller in stature at 10¾ inches tall and 3½ inches wide. The red coloration of the Quartz is due to Hematite inclusions and it mimics the pink tones that Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are known for. The bird’s prominent dual-color crown feathers have been carved from white Quartz and orange eosite. The couple both have gold-plated sterling silver feet and are standing on a water- clear Quartz prism. The Quartz crystal rests on a dark Granite base that conceals a light source. When lit, the Quartz crystal glows and highlights the perched birds. This wildlife sculpture is in fine condition and bears peter Müller’s unique collection #8972. overall dimensions are 25½ inches high x 7 inches wide x 7 inches deep. Estimate: $7,500-$10,500 49193 QUEEN OF BAVARIA PARROT COUPLE ON QUARTZ Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Mexico, Brazil & Worldwide Realistically and accurately rendered in rich orange Calcite and contrasting green Aventurine, this mated pair of Queen of Bavaria conures (Guaruba guarouba) stand nearly lifesize on a cluster of large, nearly transparent, Quartz crystals. Living in the upland rainforests in Amazonian Brazil, this endangered parrot is threatened by deforestation and flooding. The male parrot has his wings outstretched an impressive 10¼ inches, and like his mate, stands on gold plated sterling silver feet and sports Rhodolite Garnet eyes, white Marble eye-rings, and is 9½ inches from the tip of his tail to the end of his beak. His life-long mate is a demure female who is also 9½ inches tall and with her wings at her side is 3¼ inches wide. she is patiently listening to his discourse on the events of the day. Both conures are detailed down to their pinfeathers and rest on a striking 14 inch high Quartz cluster that sits on a black-stone, stepped, plinth measuring 6¼ x 6⅝ inches. Created by master carver peter Müller, and bearing his unique collection number 9072, with overall measurements of 20¾ x 12½ x 10¼ inches; it is in excellent condition. Estimate: $8,500-$12,00056 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 59. 49194 TOCO TOUCAN ON TOURMALINE IN QUARTZ Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil & WorldwideToco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) is arguably the best-knownspecies of the Toucan family. Master lapidary artist peterMüller has created a life-like rendition of this iconic birdin a plethora of natural stones: deep-black shiny obsidianfor the body; pure white Quartz for the throat, chest anduppertail-coverts; strawberry-pink Rhodonite for theundertail-coverts; bright blue Lapis for the rings on theRhodolite Garnet and eosite eyes; and finally the massivebeak, which these birds are renown for, are carved of Agate,onyx and eosite. detailed down to the pinfeathers, he hasalighting with his wings outstretched, landing with gold-plated sterling silver feet on a colorless Quartz prism thatis studded with bi-color pink and green Tourmaline (var.elbaite) crystals. The Tourmaline in Quartz specimen is fromthe famed sapo Mine of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The largestelbaite crystals are almost 5 inches in length and ⅝ inchesin diameter. some of the elbaites display gemmy, deep pinkcores. The Toco Toucan’s wingspread is 10⅞ inches wide;he is 10¾ inches long; and has a 3¼-inch long open beak.This carving bears peter Müller’s unique collection #9167and the sculpture has overall measurements of 15¼ incheshigh x 10⅞ inches wide x 7¾ inches deep and rests on aplexiglass plinth measuring 7 inches square and 2½ inches high. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $6,500-$10,000 49195 PREHISTORIC AQUATIC SCULPTURE Artist: James Ivy Various species Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming and Monte Baldo, ItalyThis charmingly whimsical sculpture is beautifully fashioned from dark-coloredbeaten iron ribbons to evoke the waving tendrils of the ancient seabed. standingupright from a layered dome base, this stylized marine flora plays host to sixsmall Green River fossil fish, each beautifully prepared and presented in originalmatrix following the outer form of their bodies. Five are the Knightia eocena,the popular and well-known denizen of the Green River lake system 50 millionyears ago, and the sixth is the fat-bellied and characterful Priscacara liops, anextinct relative of the bass. each fossil is backed with a magnet and can bepositioned anywhere on the sculpture. To complete the scene, at the base restsa small Italian crab fossil with robust claws with a well-preserved enamel-like appearance, and the whole highly decorative piece stands 29½ inches high. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 57
  • 60. 49196 STRIKING AGATE BOWL Artist: Perry Davis Stone Source: ChinaFor thousands of years agate has been prized for its decorative and varied appearance in the art of hardstone carving. This present bowl is a perfectdemonstration of its appeal. It has been hand-carved from a single piece of fine porcelain-like translucent agate displaying swirling, concentricpatterns of deep red and warm orange, perfectly turned to create this beautiful objet, a round bowl with gently flared lip, 6¼ x 2⅞ inches, with apadded metal flight case. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800 49197 DELICATE AGATE BOWL Artist: Perry Davis Stone Source: ChinaThis lovely and elegant bowl has been fashioned from one single piece of agate, painstakingly hand-carved into its present thin, undulating form. Thedelicately contoured lip flows with an organic naturalness, offset by the lovely soft cream coloring of the translucent stone, with delicate blushingareas of orange and mauve, and enlivened by areas of tiny clear quartz crystal growths. Measuring approximately 5½ x 6 x 3¼ inches, it comes witha padded metal flight case. Estimate: $1,300-$1,50058 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 61. 49198 FLUORITE BOWL ChinaArtfully carved from one solid piece of fluorite to highlight the natural beauty of the translucent mineral, this bowl displays a lovely pale greencoloring with the deep purple highlights familiar in Chinese fluorite, a result of iron, copper and other metal inclusions. The limpid colors and delicatetransparency contribute to the impression of an impossibly fine and delicate objet, of gently flared, irregular ovoid form, with an integrated foot base,approximately 7¼ x 5½ x 2½ inches. Estimate: $500-$700 49199 FLUORITE BOWL ChinaThis beautiful bowl was carved by a Chinese master craftsman from one single piece of fluorite, and cunningly designed to maximize the regularityof the bi-colored crystal habit. Waving layers of delicate purple are interspersed with areas of colorless clarity and green blush, running horizontallyaround the bowl. With a lovely translucence and slightly irregular egg-shaped form, it rests on an integrated foot and measures 7 x 4¾ x 2⅛ inches. Estimate: $500-$700 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 59
  • 62. 49200 ROUND AGATE TABLETOP MadagascarIndividual sliced sections of agate have been collaged together inthis lovely tabletop to create a furnishing piece of remarkable naturalbeauty. each of the slices has been chosen for its harmoniouscoloring, and the whole surface is a riot of delicate blues, grays andwhites, in the characteristic banded agate form, from wide parallelribbons to impossible thin veins running with perfect regularityaround the individual slices. Furthermore, several twinkle with whitequartz crystals in their central sections, and such cavities as there arehave been filled with clear resin to create a smooth and even surface, 28 inches in diameter. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 49202 GEM TEKTITE OCTOPUS CARVING Libyan Desert Glass Sahara Desert, Libya Formed 29 million years ago, Tektites found in the sahara of Libya, also 49201 FINE MALACHITE SPHERE referred to as Libyan desert Glass, resulted from a meteorite impact; theKatanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) heat and force of which sent debris high into the atmosphere. Whence itThis large Malachite sphere has strong light-green and dark-green swirls due rained down again to earth, the superheated sand fused into glass. Theto the nature of the Malachite stalactite from which it was carved. Carved greenish-yellow glass is quite rare and only found in a remote area of thefrom a nearly solid piece of Malachite, it has a complex pattern of “eyes” desert; it is collectible in their own right, but rarely does the imagination ofand “flowers” with the occasional open “vug” showing the original surface. a craftsman lead him to fashion this raw material into such a fine objet as theReminiscent of the finest Russian Malachite of bygone era, the patterning one presented here. Taking an uncommonly large and clear specimen, theof this Malachite from the Katanga Copper Crescent is exceptional. In fine master lapidarist has carved the form of a malevolent-looking octopus, withcondition, with a negligible amount of fill, it is well polished and measures superb rugose skin texture and a mass of curling tentacles. With a gorgeousan impressive 4¾ inches – unusually large for this type of material. This translucence and lovely delicate green/yellow color, this exceptionalhighly patterned sphere comes with a black stand. sculpture measures 2¾ x 2 x 1¾ inches. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 Estimate: $2,800-$3,20060 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 63. 49203 GENTLEMAN’S METEORITE WATCH Muonionalusta – fine (IVA) octahedrite Northern SwedenThe dial of this fine piece of luxury apparel has been fashioned from asliced and etched section of the famed swedish Muonionalusta meteorite.The incredible criss-crossing crystal lines of taenite and kamacite have beencoated with sterling silver to give a highly shimmering metallic finish withsimple metal inlays for the hours and a diamond at 12 o’clock. The caseand linked strap are of stainless steel and the reverse is stamped with ameteorite pictogram and informs that the movement is Japanese and thewatch waterproof to 3ATM, in a plush-lined and covered presentation case. Estimate: $450-$600 49204 GENTLEMAN’S METEORITE WATCH Gibeon – Iron, fine octahedrite Great Nama Land, Namibia The dial of this handsome watch has been fashioned from a sliced and etched section of the famed Gibeon meteorite. The extraterrestrial Widmanstätten patterns have been exposed through polishing and etching with acid, in a shimmering, uncannily regular lattice pattern. The slightly beveled inner edge of the dial case is stamped with numerals at five-minute intervals with a 60-700 m/h tachymeter scale on the upper face. The reverse is stamped GenUIne GIBeon MeTeoRITe with a pictogram of a meteorite and water resistant to 3ATM, with a dark maroon leather strap, in a plush lined and covered presentation case. Estimate: $250-$400 sessIon TWo | AUCTIon #6071 | sUndAy, JUne 12, 2011 | ApRox. 3:00pM CT 61
  • 64. archeological artiFactS ARCHAIC BoWl Middle Archaic – approx. 4,200 years B.P. Clute, Texas Gulf Coast 49205 AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ARCHAIC PERIOD WOODEN BOWL This remarkable artifact is the oldest known wooden bowl from the gulf Coastal Plain and represents an artifact type unknown in the prehistoric wooden artifact inventory of the Archaic period of Texas. It was discovered by chance during the excavation of Mammoth remains in a commercial sandpit in Clute, Texas, approximately 11 miles inland from the gulf of Mexico. The geological unit in which it was unearthed is part of the middle to late Pleistocene Beaumont Formation, replete with wooden tree trunks and limbs, estuarine clay with oysters (Crassostrea virginica) still in growth position, and various bone remains of Mammoth, horse, bison and other megafauna. The bowl was found out of context close to the Mammoth bones and it is believed that the original owner left it near the ancient river’s edge and that it was deposited downstream on a point bar and subsequently buried within the alluvium of the Brazos River. It is significant in part for demonstrating the use of organic artifacts in this period, previously assumed only from secondary evidence. Wooden artifacts are not typically preserved at archaeological sites, especially in the southeastern United States, where post-depositional physical, biological, and chemical processes are antipathetic to long-term preservation. This was an isolated find at the site; no other artifacts were recovered. It would seem that the bowl survived thanks to the permanently saturated conditions in which it lay until the water table was artificially lowered by the commercial sand operations. Although such a wooden bowl is unprecedented in this area and from this time period, it is not entirely surprising given the widespread presence of stone gouges at this period. Fashioned from live oak (Quercus virginiana), a native of the southeastern United States, it displays cut marks in a number of areas on the interior consistent with the use of a stone adze, such as a Clear Fork gouge or similar tool, which is well represented in the Archaic period assemblages of Texas. only two areas of cutting are identifiable on the exterior and whilst none of these marks shows a preferred orientation, a few areas display repeated unidirectional marks denoting chopping and scraping. There is no evidence of burning or heating of the wood, which suggests that the bowl was manufactured by chopping out the interior portion of the bowl with stone tools, and the surfaces subsequently ground smooth; the round shape and tight, wavy cross-grain suggest that it was made from a knot. No residues were found on the interior or exterior of the bowl and washes of the interior yielded only pollen found in the modern environment, providing no useful information about the bowl’s use or function. Wooden bowls are rare in the archaeological record of the southeastern United States. At the Windover site, Florida, a small carved bowl or cup made of live oak was found at a burial site; this specimen is smaller than the Texas specimen and was found along with a bottle gourd and a wooden mortar made also of live oak. Two similar mortars were also recovered from a pond in the ocala National Forest; both were created by burning and cutting and dated to about 2500 years B.P., making the present bowl a significantly different – and unique – find. The bowl is irregular in shape, but is generally round with a maximum thickness of approximately ¾ inches (19.8 mm), an approximate maximum width of 7 inches (17.9 cm), and a maximum depth of approximately 2 ⅜ inches (6.1 cm) with a capacity of almost 2 pints (850 ml). Its form flares gently upward with low sloping walls and generally rounded rims varying from 8.4 to 16.1 mm in thickness. The bowl was conserved using silicon oils to prevent shrinkage and disintegration, a method that safely preserves the wood and original morphology of the bowl. The age of the bowl was determined by carbon dating and comparison with carbon and luminescence dating of both older and younger adjacent material and a full scientific report was prepared by dr. Michael R. Waters and dr. Robert Bonnischen of the Center for the Study of the First Americans, departments of Anthropology and geography, Texas A&M University, College Station; Shanna daniel of the QAR Project Conservation laboratory, East Carolina University; and Juan Urista of the department of Anthropology at Radford University, Virginia. Estimate: $140,000-$180,00062 to view Full deScriptionS, enlargeable iMageS and bid online, viSit ha.coM/6071
  • 65. SeSSion two | auction #6071 | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | aprox. 3:00pM ct 63
  • 66. MeteoriteS 49206 SIKHOTE-ALIN — COMPLETE METEORITE WITH HOLE FROM THE BIGGEST METEORITE SHOWER OF THE LAST SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS Iron, coarse octahedrite Maritime Territory, Siberia The following 4 lots originated from one of the most frightening natural phenomena ever experienced: the largest meteorite shower since the dawn of civilization. According to eyewitness accounts, the sky appeared to be on fire while unzipping apart, a nightmarish vision punctuated by terrifying detonations. It was at 10.30 AM on February 12, 1947 that the sky was briefly ablaze above siberia’s sikhote-Alin Mountains. Craters were created, trees were impaled, yet no one was injured as the impact area was unpopulated. This is a choice, animated specimen from this historic meteorite shower. Featuring both a rare and sought-after naturally formed hole as well as aerodynamically formed regmaglypts (thumbprints) – proof that this specimen was sculpted by frictional heating in our upper atmosphere at temperatures hotter than surface of the sun (~10,000° F). now offered is a captivating palm-sized extraterrestrial example from an historic impact event. 49 x 33 x 27 mm (2 x 1¼ x 1 inches) and 83 grams. Estimate: $700-$900 49207 SIKHOTE-ALIN — COMPLETE METEORITE WITH NATURAL HOLE Iron, IIAB coarse octahedrite Paseka, Primorskiy Kray, Siberia, Russiaof the famed sikhote-Alin fall of 1947, there are two types of meteorite. one type is the roughly textured shrapnel-like pieces that were torn off the mainmass during its fiery passage through the atmosphere. The present specimen is of the other type, however, presumed to have detached somewhat earlier andbearing a distinctly different appearance. This example has the typical deep gun metal patina, smooth thumbprint-like regmaglypts and a beautifully smoothtexture across much of its surface, as though polished and burnished, with a deep black gleam. one side has a more roughly-textured finish, in excellentcontrast, but the main point of interest is the rare occurrence of a natural aperture near one edge of the meteorite, an almost perfectly circular hole formed bythe contortions and melting superheat undergone by the meteorite on its passage to earth. specimens with natural holes are so infrequently seen that they aresought after by enthusiasts; less than 1 in 1,000 meteorites exhibit a natural hole. An excellent, unusual and aesthetic specimen, it measures approximately2½ x 2⅛ x 1 inches, and weighs 125 grams. Provenance: Geoff Notkin collection, co-host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $800-$1,00064 To vIeW FULL desCRIpTIons, enLARGeABLe IMAGes And BId onLIne, vIsIT HA.CoM/6071
  • 67. 49208 SIKHOTE-ALIN — METEORITE WITH NATURAL HOLE Iron, IIAB coarse octahedrite Paseka, Primorskiy Kray, Siberia, RussiaThe meteorites of the Sikhote-Alin fall are much sought after, not only for theirrelatively recent arrival on Earth – their fall in the Maritime Territory of Siberia in1947 was commemorated on a Russian postage stamp – but also for their aestheticqualities. The present specimen is a stand-out, however, even among such beautifulspace objects. Almost entirely flat, it bears the distinctively beautiful dark gleaminggun metal patina with hints of rust-red oxidization, but also boasts a small naturalaperture, an ovular hole formed by the twisting and melting of the metal as itplummeted through the Earth’s atmosphere; specimens with holes are extremelyrare and highly desired by collectors. A slender protruding section almost joinsup with the main mass to create a second, larger aperture, making for a hugelycharacterful and unusual specimen, approximately 2 x 1½ x ⅝ inches, and weighs47.7 grams. Provenance: Geoff Notkin collection, co-host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $400-$600 49209 SIKHOTE-ALIN — LARGE ETCHED END PIECE Iron, IIAB coarse octahedrite Paseka, Primorskiy Kray, Siberia, RussiaWhen cut, polished, and etched with a weak solution of acid, most iron meteorites display a complex lattice-like crystalline structure known as theWidmanstätten Pattern. The bands that form this structure are the result of extremely slow cooling from a molten state, in space, and are usually very thin.Sikhote-Alin is described as a coarsest octahedrite, meaning the bands are very wide. In fact, in order to see the bands, a very large surface area is required, soetched samples of Sikhote-Alin are seldom seen. This spectacular end cut is actually half of a large specimen, and has been expertly cut, polished, and etchedto reveal Sikhote-Alin’s unique interior pattern. While the interior is a metallic mirror of nickel-iron kamacite/taenite glistening with pockets of crystallinebrezinaite, the exterior features dark metallic fusion crust veined with ridges and texture, rippling like some violent extraterrestrial ocean. A superb largespecimen, it measures approximately 7⅛ x 4½ x 2⅛ inches, 3,259 grams (7.18 pounds). Provenance: Geoff Notkin collection, co-host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $2,000-$2,800 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 65
  • 68. 49210 SAN JUAN — ORIENTED “HEAT SHIELD” METEORITE Ordinary chondrite L5 Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile The San Juan strewnfield in chile’s Atacama desert was featured in a fan-favorite second season episode of the television show Meteorite Men. Following a lengthy search, the show’s stars found only a single meteorite, but it was a spectacular one. Exhibiting good fusion crust, distinct orientation, and a very well defined rollover lip, this actual meteorite was found on camera and featured in that episode. The stone was classified by dr. Mike Zolensky of nASA’s Johnson Flight center. A few slices were removed for classification and study, and the remaining piece is described as the “main mass” – the largest extant piece of a single meteorite. This unearthly stone possesses a lovely smooth black fusion crust coming to a distinct point and is covered with gently undulating flow lines. The sliced face has been polished to reveal the densely patterned interior of chondrules, a lovely warm red- brown color sparkling with silvery inclusions. The exterior is further enlivened by some gentle regmaglypts and fissures, and one end opposite the oriented point is naturally flattened allowing for straightforward display. A fine and aesthetic specimen, it measures approximately 4⅛ x 3 x 1⅞ inches, 638.7 grams, and an original photograph of this San Juan stone meteorite was featured in Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space, written by Geoff notkin. A signed copy of the book accompanies this lot, as does a dVd copy (not available for sale) of the television episode in which this unique meteorite was found. Discovered by Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin while filming The Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $3,500-$4,50066 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 69. 49211 MIFFLIN — COMPLETE ORIENTED METEORITE — FRESH FALL FROM 2010 Ordinary chondrite L5, S1 Mifflin, Iowa Co, Wisconsinon April 14, 2010, a huge fireball was observed streaking across the skies abovethe American mid-west before the residents of the small township of Mifflinwere deafened by thunderous explosions as the meteorite shower hit the Earth.The fall was significant for a number of reasons, first of all being one of the mostrecent witnessed meteorite showers; not only that, but the fireball was actuallyphotographed from the roof of the Atmospheric and oceanic Sciences buildingat the university of Wisconsin-Madison. Meteorite hunters descended on thesite, and a long and thorough search provided a surprisingly small numberof stones. Steve Arnold and Geoff notkin of TV’s Meteorite Men rushed toWisconsin, and found three stones, of which only one – this specimen – wasoriented. oriented meteorites are among the rarest of meteorites, and are highlyprized by collectors. This oriented specimen, found and featured on camera,is almost entirely covered in a warm black fusion crust with a lovely delicatetexture, and a hint of deep red oxidization. In addition, the crust on one smallridge area has broken away, revealing the attractive, highly brecciated interior.A fine example of an already historic fall, it measures approximately 1⅞ x 1⅜x ⅞ inches, 42.0 grams, and is accompanied by a dVd of the television showMeteorite Men, in which episode this very specimen was discovered. Discovered by Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin while filming The Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $2,800-$3,200 49212 VACA MUERTA — A FINE METEORITE SLICE Stony-iron – Mesosiderite A1 Atacama Desert, ChileMesosiderites are a rare form of stony-iron meteoritecomposed of roughly equal parts of nickel-iron andsilicate. one of the most famous mesosiderites is theVaca Muerta (Spanish for “dead cow”), found in theAtacama desert in chile; in 1861 ore prospectorsdiscovered hundreds of fragments strewn across a largefield and initially took the shiny inclusions to be evidenceof a silver ore outcrop before their extraterrestrial originwas determined. The find area was later meticulouslysurveyed by meteoriticists, making it one of the best-mapped and best-studied strewnfields in history. As aresult, nearly all representative specimens belong toresearch institutions and quality specimens are almostnever offered for sale. In the fall of 2010 meteoritehunters Geoff notkin and Steve Arnold searched formeteorites at the Vaca Muerta site, while filming anepisode of their series Meteorite Men. At the very endof the expedition they recovered a 3.4-kg completeVaca Muerta mass, on camera. The specimen was cutand prepared by Marlin cilz of the Montana Meteoritelaboratory, and verified by dr. laurence Garvie of thecenter for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State university.both meteorite experts stated that it was one of the finestmesosiderites they had ever seen. This large full slice isnot only an exemplary mesosiderite specimen, but also has a unique provenance-a piece of one of the Meteorite Men’s greatest discoveries. only nine sliceswere offered for sale, and this is one of the largest and best. With a complete rind of desert varnish, both faces have been polished smooth and one broughtto a gleaming finish to show off the lovely speckled patterning, with a strong silvery sheen and countless inclusions. The specimen measures approximately5¼ x 4⅜ x ⅛ inches, 158.2 grams; a photograph of half of the Vaca Muerta mass was featured in Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space,written by Geoff notkin, and a signed copy of the book accompanies this lot, as does a dVd copy (not available for sale) of the television episode in whichthis remarkable meteorite was found. Discovered by Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin while filming The Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $3,000-$3,800 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 67
  • 70. 49213 JUANCHENG — HARBINGER OF DEATH Ordinary chondrite H5 Shandong Province, ChinaThe shower of over 1000 small meteorites that fell on the yellow River farmland on February 15, 1997, quickly became an object of interest to meteoritehunters from all over the world. but for the chinese people it had a greater significance; said one man “our leader protects us from all frontiers, and whenthe sky-tissue that separates us from the heavens is torn by a rain of stones, it is time for our leader to go and protect us, from his new home in the heavens.”Indeed, communist Party chairman deng xiaoping kindly obliged the misnomer by dying four days later, which only made the specimens from this falleven more sought after – hundreds of chinese including masses of schoolchildren flocked to the site in search of these prophetic mementoes. The presentexample is a beautifully aesthetic specimen, mostly covered in a lovely dark smooth primary fusion crust, with a large section of secondary crust in a moretextured, paler metallic color, and areas where the interior is revealed. lightly patterned with contrasting red oxidization areas, the stone shimmers all overwith metallic points, and presents a lovely compact form with gentle regmaglypts, an unusual feature on stony meteorites. In fact, the regmaglypts on thisspecimen are so superb that the specimen is featured on page 16 of Meteorite Hunting: How to Find Treasure From Space. The stone measures approximately3¾ x 3½ x 2½ inches, 827 grams, and is offered with a copy of the said book, signed by the author. Provenance: Geoff Notkin collection, co-host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $2,800-$3,20068 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 71. 49214 ESQUEL — SPACE GEM SLICE Pallasite, PMG Chubut Province, ArgentinaPallasites are among the most sought-after of all meteorites, not only for their rarity, but for the incredible “space gems” they contain. Pallasites originate fromthe boundary between the molten iron core and the stony mantle of a large planetary body that no longer exists – it broke apart billions of years ago to createthe Asteroid belt whilst the solar system was still in the process of being formed. only the outer surface of the molten iron was exposed to the fragments ofthe stony mantle, which crystallized into the olivine gems, and which accounts for the pallasites’ rarity – comprising less than 1% of all known meteorites. ofthis class of meteorite, the Esquel is among the finest, sometimes called the “Queen of the Pallasites,” having experienced relatively little shock and typicallycontaining highly translucent, well-formed crystals of golden yellow olivine. This gorgeous example is a thin slice with superb pale gems dotting the silverymatrix, and one particularly dense cluster at one corner, measuring approximately 4¼ x 3⅜ x 1∕16 inches, 63.7 grams, in a membrane case. Provenance: Geoff Notkin collection, co-host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men. Estimate: $3,000-$3,800 49215 GLORIETA MOUNTAIN — PARTIAL SLICE OF A FABLED AMERICAN METEORITE Stony-Iron – PAL-ANOM (Pallasite) Glorieta Mountain, New MexicoThis is the fine partial slice of the famed Glorieta Mountain meteorite.less than 1% of all meteorites are pallasites (meteorites whichcontain crystals of olivine suspended in a nickel-iron matrix) – themost resplendent of all meteorites – and Glorieta Mountain is amongthe most coveted. Glorieta Mountain is classified as a pallasite(meteorites which contain olivine crystals) yet the vast majorityof Glorieta Mountain specimens are bereft of olivine. GlorietaMountain is a transitional pallasite; there are specimens with noolivine, some olivine and then, there are specimens like the currentoffering: brightly translucent crystals of olivine (birthstone of August)scattered throughout the matrix. This partial slice originates from thewell-documented and historic 20 kilogram Glorieta Mountain massrecovered by meteorite hunter Steve Schoner – following seventysearches of two to three weeks over a period of fifteen years.Glorieta Mountain is chemically and morphologically unique andoccupies its own sub-class (a complete slice of this fabled meteoriteis the frontispiece of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites).The specimen now offered also contains a liberal sprinkling of largedark grey inclusions of troilite (iron sulfide), a signature of GlorietaMountain pallasite specimens. 69 x 77 x 3 mm (2¾ x 3 x 7∕64 inches)and 54.9 grams. Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $1,500-$2,000 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 69
  • 72. 49216 SEYMCHAN — END PIECE OF A LARGE METEORITE WITH INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SURFACES REVEALED Pallasite – PAL Hekandue River, Seymchan, Magadan District, RussiaTwo large metallic masses were found in the 1960’s in a streambed in a part of Siberia made infamous as the remote location of Stalin’s gulags. Identifiedas meteorites, they were named Seymchan for a nearby town. unlike Imilac and Esquel, and the vast majority of other pallasitic meteorites, the dispersionof olivine crystals in Seymchan is extremely heterogenous. Some specimens are olivine rich and some are olivine poor; some specimens have no olivinewhatsoever. This exquisite display piece provides an impressive reveal on the internal and external structure of an iron meteorite to marvelous effect. Whileonly a couple of olivine crystals dot the metallic matrix, the shallow pockmarks seen on the reverse surface indicate the presence of hundreds of crystalswhich melted-out during the meteorite’s descent to Earth. Seymchan possesses what is possibly the most resplendent coarse octahedral crystalline patternknown, which this specimen exhibits to great effect as an otherworldly scroll. Punctuated by inclusions of schreibersite and black iron-rich silicates, thiselongated end piece is an intriguing study of the interior structure and exterior surface of an iron meteorite. With an impressive size, measuring 450 x 190 x55 mm (17¾ x 7½ x 2 inches) and weighing 13.5 kilograms (29.75 pounds). Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $11,000-$15,000 49217 DRAMATIC METEORITE END-PIECE Muonionalusta Fine (IVA) octahedrite Northern Sweden not only is the Muonionalusta an extremely difficult meteorite to recover from the northern wastes of Sweden, but it is also significant as the first iron meteorite in which stishovite has been found, a rare and extremely hard silicon dioxide polymorph of quartz formed by the very high shock pressure and hypervelocity of the meteorite’s impact. If sliced open, as here, and etched with nitric acid, the Muonionalusta also displays the classic Widmanstätten patterns of iron meteorites – an unearthly metallic grid in shimmering shades of gray and silver with a pronounced appearance of three- dimensionality in these specimens. And the present example can boast the best of bothworlds; a large end section, its exterior covered with a lovely dark-colored fusion crust, finely textured, and with contrasting touches of rust-red coloration.An excellent example of a highly collectible meteorite, it measures approximately 10½ x 4¼ x 2½ inches and weighs 5.8 kilograms (12.75 pounds).Estimate: $2,200-$2,60070 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 73. 49218 CAMPO DEL CIELO — COMPLETE IRON METEORITE Iron, coarse octahedrite Gran Chaco, ArgentinaFitting perfectly into the hand, this classic example of the well-known campo del cielometeorite fall has the elusive definability of a cloud-form; with ridges and gullies, gradationsof color from black to gray to silver and brown-red rust traces, and an elongated form thatundulates gently in a fashion that is highly aesthetic from any angle. originating in therenowned “Valley of the Sky” in Argentina, it is a terrific example of a natural extraterrestrialsculpture, measuring approximately 7 x 4 x 4 inches and weighing 4.4 kilograms (9.70pounds), presented on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $700-$900 49219 MUONIONALUSTA METEORITE — COMPLETE SLICE Fine (IVA) octahedrite Northern SwedenFirst discovered in 1906, the Muonionalusta meteorites are believed to have fallen over 500,000 years ago, although only a handful have been recovered, andsearches for the impact crater from the original shower have been in vain. but this remote area of northern Sweden, well into the Arctic circle, has yieldedsome impressive finds, and it has been conjectured that they may have been transported by glacial action from the original, ancient strewnfield. Rarity anddifficulty of recovery make these specimens uncommon on the market, and the present example is of impressive size, measuring approximately 18¾ x 10¾x ⅛ inches and weighing 2300 grams (5 pounds). The Muonionalusta is also significant as the first iron meteorite in which stishovite was found, a rare andextremely hard silicon dioxide polymorph of quartz that is formed by very high shock pressure and hypervelocity such as in a meteorite impact. Sliced andetched, however, the Muonionalusta also displays the classic Widmanstätten patterns of iron meteorites – an unearthly metallic grid in shimmering shades ofgray and silver. The present example retains a full rind of fusion crust and both faces have been etched to reveal the criss-crossing patterns of kamacite andtaenite, making for a highly attractive and aesthetic specimen. Estimate: $2,600-$3,000 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 71
  • 74. 49220 FINE IRON METEORITE SLICE NWA 6565 – medium octahedrite Sahara DesertFrom a relatively recently discovered north African meteorite, this is a fine complete slice, with a rim of fusion crust, and etched on one side to expose themarvelous Widmanstätten patterning of hyper-shocked kamacite and taenite interspersed with plessite. named for count Alois von beckh Widmanstätten,curator of the Austrian emperor’s cabinet of technological curiosities and director of the Imperial porcelain works in the early 19th century, these patterns areexposed only after slicing, polishing and nitric acid etching, and are unique to the crystalline structure of iron octahedrites. The wonderfully soft criss-crossingpatterns are further enlivened by a striking black vein, denoting some massive trauma to the mass in deep space, possibly even the collision and fusion of twoseparate meteorites. The reverse has simply been polished to a mirror-like metallic sheen, but bears shadowy hints of the patterning, a feature that doubtlessprompted Widmanstätten to make his remarkable discovery. An excellent specimen, the meteorite is currently undergoing research and has the provisionalname of nWA 6565; it measures approximately 12½ x 8½ x 3∕16 inches and weighs 1592 grams (3.5 pounds). Estimate: $2,500-$2,800 49221 GIBEON — WHALE OF A METEORITE Iron, fine octahedrite Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia This most engaging meteorite bears a striking semblance to the tail of a whale above the water’s surface. Recovered in 1990 at the edge of the Kalahari desert where conditions are perfect for occasionally rendering such inexplicably shaped meteorites. Surprisingly heavy and impossible to resist gripping below its tail, this enchanting whale of a meteorite is accompanied by a custom pedestal and a Macovich collection provenance – the finest collection of aesthetic iron meteorites in the world. If this meteorite were cut, it would exhibit the same crystalline pattern as the next lot. Measuring 178 x 111 x 117 mm (7 x 4¼ x 4½ inches) and 3216 grams (7 pounds). Estimate: $4,500-$5,50072 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 75. 49222 GIBEON — INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF AN IRON METEORITE REVEALED IN AESTHETIC SPECIMEN Iron, fine octahedrite Gibeon, Great Nama Land, NamibiaRecovered from the edge of the Kalahari desert, Gibeonmeteorites are the bounty of a huge meteorite shower thatoccurred many thousands of years ago. When cut and etched,the intergrowth of Gibeon’s nickel-iron alloys is revealed inan exquisite natural design known as Widmanstätten pattern.As this pattern does not appear in terrestrial iron ores, itspresence is diagnostic in the identification of a meteorite – anda Gibeon meteorite’s etch, as seen here, is sublime. The shapeof the current offering is both alluring and highly aesthetic. Theexterior surface is animated with undulating crests and ridgeswhile the crystalline pattern evokes an ancient extraterrestrialscroll. This is an outstanding example of the interior andexterior of an iron meteorite; 134 x 42 x 39 mm (5¼ x 2 x 1¾inches) and 823 grams (1.75 pounds). Estimate: $750-$1,000 49223 MAYO BELWA — AN EXOTIC METEORITE FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Aubrite – AUB Adamawa Local Authority, NigeriaThe Mayo belwa meteorite fell on August 3, 1974 in nigeria. only one stone weighing less than 5 kilos was ever recovered. Mayo belwa is one of only ninewitnessed falls of an aubrite – the class of rare meteorites to which it belongs. Rich in enstatite, Mayo belwa contains amphibole, an iron-magesium silicatecommonly found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. This slice exhibits the characteristic – and extremely unusual – vesicles and highly shocked olivinerarely seen in other enstatite achondrites. For the sophisticated collector... meteorite cognoscenti... this is a superb example of a meteorite that is offered onlyonce in a blue moon. Measuring 38 x 35 x 3 mm and 8.24 grams. Provenance: British Museum of Natural History; Macovich Collection Estimate: $2,400-$3,000 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 73
  • 76. 49224 FINE STONY METEORITE ENDPIECE Sayh al Uhaymir 504 – ordinary chondrite, L5/6 Omannumerous stony meteorites have been recovered from the deserts of oman, and this specimen represents one of the more recent discoveries, found onlylast year in a mass of 20 kg and so far unexamined in detail. This lovely end piece, however, appeals most immediately on aesthetic terms, the wonderfullycharacterful desert varnished fusion crust displaying a rocky appearance of peaks and sharp ridges in a soft red-gray color. The sliced face, however, is yetmore appealing; brought to a high polished finish and revealing the lovely speckled interior, with a strong deep purple-red coloring, and the internal fissuresthat tell of the massive pressures experienced by the rock as it plummeted through space and the fiery shield of the Earth’s atmosphere. It shows a good amountof hematite/magnetite spotting and sparse chondrules, a fine aesthetic cabinet specimen, approximately 5 x 2¾ x 2¼ inches, 514.2 grams (1.13 pounds). Estimate: $450-$600 49225 FINE COMPLETE METEORITE FROM “VESTA” Achondrite (Diogenite) North-West Africa diogenites are a specific form of HEd (Howardite-Eucrite-diogenite), the class of stony meteorite believed to have originated some one billion years ago from the asteroid 4 Vesta. This fine specimen has been unclassified, but remains a superbly aesthetic example. unusually, the dark gray fusion crust displays a lovely smoothness to its well-defined form, with the subtlest of textures caused by delicate flow lines. The crust has worn away in a couple of small areas to reveal the pale interior, and one small protrusion has been sliced off and the inside face brought to a matt polished finish to display the intricate cream and pale green-gray speckling of the matrix within. A fine and aesthetic collector’s piece, it measures approximately 2½ x 2 x 1⅝ inches, 202 grams (0.44 pounds). Estimate: $4,500-$5,50074 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 77. 49226 FINE AND RARE EUCRITE — COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL Achondrite (HED – Brecciated Eucrite) North-West AfricaThe eucrite class of meteorites is amongst several believed to have originated from the crust of the asteroid 4 Vesta. A massive collision some time less than1 billion years ago resulted in the loss of approximately 1% of the asteroid’s mass; much of which made its way to Earth in the form of Howardite-Eucrite-diogenite meteorites. Eucrites are a particularly rare class of meteorite, and this is a particularly aesthetic example: an almost complete specimen of lovelyrounded form, with a characterfully rough fusion crust enlivened by pale speckles of the interior composition. Furthermore, one area has been sliced opento reveal the attractive interior of light colored clasts in a dark matrix, brought to a matt polished finish, approximately 2⅝ x 2⅛ x 1⅝ inches, 255 grams(0.56 pounds). A slice of this meteorite has been submitted for study but will not receive an official meteorite name until a few more grams are donated. Thisprovides one with an opportunity to participate in official meteorite sciences and be the owner of the main mass of a fascinating meteorite. Estimate: $2,500-$2,800 49227 FINE SLICE OF THE ASTEROID “VESTA” NWA 4664 – Achondrite (Diogenite, polymict brecchia) AlgeriaFirst discovered in 2006, this is a complete slice from a fallcomprising a number of separate stones but amassing only 20kg in total were recovered. It has been classified as a diogenite,a specific type of achondrite meteorite originating deep withinthe crust of the asteroid 4 Vesta. They are named after diogenesof Appolonia, the fifth century bc Greek philosopher who wasthe first to identify the extraterrestrial origin of meteorites. Thepresent slice retains a complete rind of pale rough fusion crust,and displays on both sides the lovely speckled patterning ofthe stone’s interior. The nWA 4664 is an unusual diogenite inthat it contains characteristic broken pyroxene crystals alongwith countless small clasts of very dark magnesium-rich olivineand plagioclase feldspar. This wonderful natural composition isdisplayed to best advantage with a flat finish on one side and aglossy polished finish on the other with a lovely spacey blue-green tinge, of roughly triangular form, approximately 4¼ x 3⅝ x⅛ inches and weighing 64.32 grams. Estimate: $800-$1,200 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 75
  • 78. fossil casts saber-toothed tiger Smilodon populator Pleistocene – 200,000 Years Old La Paz Beds, La Paz, Uruguay 49228 A COMPLETE SKELETON REPLICA OF THE GIANT SOUTH AMERICAN SABER-TOOTHED TIGER Probably the most awe-inspiring mammal in prehistory is the great saber-toothed cat, smilodon. With its huge lion-like body and 7 inch long serrated canines or sabers, it was a formidable killer that was most likely the top carnivore in any ancient ecosystem. smilodon stands above all saber-cats in possessing the very largest canine teeth ever found in the fossil record. smilodon’s huge fangs were most likely used in a very specialized fashion where the neck of the prey animal was targeted so that the carotid artery and/or the windpipe would be severed by a single bite, thereby rendering the prey instantly motionless. Minimizing the struggle of dying prey is a good strategy to prevent combat injury and thus, would likely extend the life span of any predator that could develop an effective tactic that would render their prey instantly helpless. only a very long and serrated canine would be effective for attacking huge prey with large necks, so the evolution of a giant serrated saber was necessary for this method of hunting to be successful. smilodon fossils are regarded as the most desirable mammal fossils of all and rival the vaunted t. rex in desirability among serious fossil collectors. there are two types of smilodon known: smilodon fatalis, which is what is found at the La brea tar Pits and across North and Central america and Western south america, and smilodon populator, which is known only east of the andes Mountains, and possibly from sites in the Caribbean isles and Florida. smilodon populator is much larger than its american cousin; with a bigger skull and larger sabers, and bigger, stronger bones. this is probably an adaptation for taking prehistoric proboscideans (elephants) as prey. Proboscideans are very powerful animals and dangerous with their large defensive tusks, so any predator that would be hunting them would have to be extremely powerful and deadly. Proboscideans were more common in the Pleistocene of south america and thus were a plentiful food source that required special adaptations, exhibited by smilodon populator, to exploit. one of these adaptations, in addition to their larger and more powerful build, was elongation and strengthening of the forelimbs relative to smilodon fatalis. this adaptation would allow smilodon populator to attack tall prey, e.g. elephants, more effectively. No cast replica of smilodon populator has ever been available before, so this copy is the first one made available to the public. the original specimen resides in a private collection in China. a professionally-crafted exact replica of the largest mounted smilodon skeleton known measuring 66 inches tall by 61 inches, front-to-back, with a 14½ inch skull with 7 inch sabers. an exceptional museum display mount of a very rare saber cat. Estimate: $8,000-$10,00076 to view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit Ha.com/6071
  • 79. session two | auction #6071 | sunday, June 12, 2011 | aprox. 3:00pm ct 77
  • 80. 49229 FINE ALLOSAURUS SKULL CAST Allosaurus “jimmadseni” Jurassic Morrison formation, Dana Quarry, Washakie Co, WyomingThe Allosaurus was a large, fierce theropod dinosaur; a voracious predator accurately described as the T-Rex of the Jurassic Period, 150 million years ago.It grew up to 30 feet in length and was armed with a mouth full of knife-like teeth, hand-claws like razors, and foot-claws like daggers. This is a cast of therecently excavated Allosaurus skull from the dana Quarry in Wyoming; although a relatively newly investigated site, the dana Quarry is already famousfor outstandingly well-preserved dinosaurs. This particular Allosaur was named “dracula” because it was found biting the leg bone of a Stegosaurus, andbecause it was complete with nearly all of its teeth in place, an almost unheard-of characteristic; usually, if present, the teeth have fallen from the jaw bone,but this was a rare instance of the complete dentary arrangement being preserved in situ. This cast skull is a faultless reproduction of “dracula”, the virtuallycomplete Allosaurus being offered in Session one of this auction. With superlative bone texture and a lovely dark patina, it measures 29¾ inches long by30¼ inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800 49230 ALLOSAURUS SKULL CAST Allosaurus “jimmadseni” Jurassic Morrison formation, Dana Quarry, Washakie Co, Wyoming This cast was taken from the skull of the famous “dracula” Allosaurus, found only a couple of years ago at the dana Quarry and is being offered in Session one of this auction. Although only relatively recently investigated, this site is fast gaining in stature as a source for some superlative Jurassic fossils. Whilst casts have been made of the inflated skull, the present piece represents the original skull exactly as it was found in the ground. The significance of this is that by capturing the specimen in its original, unearthed condition, it allows for direct morphological examination to be performed without hidden visual obstructions, which occurs when restoration or reconstruction is added to the display preparation; that is to say it is the ideal form for a research quality cast. The skull is represented in profile with both sides accessible and with much of the dentition visible. Some of the surrounding matrix has been reproduced as well and displays rather flattened butretaining a good measure of three-dimensionality in places, and measures approximately 30 x 22 inches. Most Allosaurs are found with their skulls infragments and loose piles; but “dracula” represents one of the very few with a fully articulated, undistorted skull, allowing a rare look for researchers into theexact position and orientation of Allosaur skull bones.Estimate: $1,200-$1,40078 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 81. amber 49231 MATING INSECTS IN AMBER Diptera: Chironomidae Oligocene La Toca Mines, near Santiago, Dominican RepublicThe abundant fossil amber deposits of the high mountains around Santiago in the dominican Republic are renowned for their inclusions; snapshots of life30 million years ago. Few specimens illustrate that moment-in-time characteristic better than this one: two midges caught in flagrante delicto, overtaken bysticky, oozing tree resin at the moment of copulation. not only is it a fascinating conversation piece and a perfect window into a vanished world, but thediptera order is of great importance to science – blood-sucking midges, they carry with them perfectly preserved genetic material from the larger creaturesupon which they preyed; a scientific fact that was used as the basis for the fantasy of Jurassic Park. A fine and rare piece, it has been polished into a flattenedoval cabochon, 1⅛ x ¾ x 5∕16 inches in a clear collector’s box with magnifier. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800 49232 RARE PRAYING MANTIS IN AMBER Mantodea order Oligocene La Toca Mines, near Santiago, Dominican RepublicAmber is a beautiful, naturally occurring substance, fossilized from oozing tree resin 30 million years ago. occasionally, its appeal is enhanced by thepresence of small pieces of floral debris or even insect life, caught in the sticky ooze and imprisoned in suspended animation for all eternity. This presentspecimen boasts one of the rarest and most sought after of all inclusions; the Praying Mantis. When found at all, these ferocious insects are usually distortedor lacking limbs due to their fearful struggle to escape the inexorable ooze. This example, however, is preserved to perfection, right down to the color patternson its slender legs, fine arm spikes, delicate antennae, and large compound eyes. An incredible snapshot of ancient life, the insect measures approximately ½inch long encased in a lovely polished golden nugget measuring 1¾ x 1¼ x 1 inches. As an added attraction; the piece also contains three large and perfectlypreserved click beetles, making it a superb museum-quality specimen. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800 SESSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, JunE 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 79
  • 82. 49235 FLIES IN AMBER Various species Oligocene Dominican Republic 49233 LARGE AMBER-ENTRAPPED SPIDER Thirty million years ago these three little flies were going about their Order: Araneae business unawares, when the oozing resin of the Hymenaea protera crept Oligocene inexorably down the trunk of the tree; engulfing the insects and preserving Dominican Republic them in a gorgeous golden prison for all eternity. Each is visible down toA superb example of suspended animation preserved for over 30 million the tiniest detail, a snapshot of prehistoric life perfectly preserved; one hasyears, this is a particularly large spider, captured in the slowly dripping its wings dramatically outstretched, its body curved and its legs splayed inresin of an ancient Hymenaea tree in what is today’s dominican Republic. all directions. A superb example, the cabochon has been brought to a highFrequently all these amber nuggets contain are miscellaneous bits of polished finish and measures approximately 1¾ x 1½ x 1 inches.flora, and what creatures get preserved in this manner tend to be small Estimate: $350-$500to microscopic; the present specimen, however, measures over ¼ inchlong, with splayed legs and flattened, hairy body, a fine specimen in a palegolden polished cabochon, 13∕16 inches wide. Estimate: $250-$350 49234 PAIR OF AMBER CABOCHONS Arachnida Eocene Baltic coast, Russia 49236 MULTIPLE INSECTS IN AMBERTrue amber is the fossilized tree resin which, in the baltic region of Russia, Various speciesderives from trees that grew over 40 million years ago. When polished, Oligoceneits beauty is remarkable enough as it is, but occasionally one will find a Dominican Republicspecimen that tells a deeper story. As the resin oozed down the tree trunks The perfect preservation of an insect physically unchanged over millionsit would engulf anything in its path, and occasionally that included insects. of years is possible only through the fossilization of tree resin. As the stickyHere are two small cabochons, each with a fascinating tale to tell: in one, substance oozed from the tree, it would often trap unwitting insects in itsa tiny spider is preserved in a golden prison of complete clarity, captured path, and fossilized over millions of years into the beautiful golden amber weexactly as it was in life all those years ago, down to the finest detail. The know today. This is a splendid specimen, full of tiny grubs and midges, thenext contains a related creature, this time a jumping spider, perfect in every largest of which measures ¼ inch long. Further enlivened by characterfuldetail right down to the impossibly fine hairs that bristle along its jointed natural planes and air bubbles within the polished amber, the whole piecelegs; frozen in their struggle to escape. brought to a lovely polished finish measures 1¾ inches long.and each possessing beautiful clear golden color, the amber cabochons Estimate: $250-$350measure approximately 1¾ and 2⅛ inches long respectively. Estimate: $250-$35080 To VIEW Full dEScRIPTIonS, EnlARGEAblE IMAGES And bId onlInE, VISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 83. 49237 LARGE LEAF IN AMBER Hymenaea protera Oligocene Dominican RepublicThe name Amber comes from the old Arabic word anbargris, or ambergris,the oily perfumed substance produced in the digestive tract of the spermwhale. The Romans knew it as suceinum, or gum-stone, and by the presenceof insects and small recognizable pieces of floral matter trapped within,correctly deduced that it had once had a liquid form. They were right:amber is the fossilized sap of ancient prehistoric trees. Perhaps the perfectexample is one such as this, in which a leaf from perhaps the very treeitself is captured for all eternity, in perfect detail and with perfect clarity. Ofparticularly large size, it is preserved in a lovely polished golden nugget oftriangular form, ¾ inch long. Estimate: $200-$300 49239 LEAF IN AMBER Hymenaea protera Oligocene Dominican Republic The Hymenaea protera is an extinct leguminous tree that once flourished throughout what is now Central America and northern South America, and is the source of much of today’s amber. This gorgeous material is the fossilized resin of the Hymenaea and has been prized since ancient times for its lovely golden color, but the finest examples also contain specimens of flora and/or fauna from the forests of 30 million years ago. This is just such an example, the warm nugget containing a single, perfectly preserved leaf, caught in the path of the resin as it oozed down the tree trunk. Measuring ⅝ inch long it is preserved in perfect detail and accompanied by a small louse and a flying ant, caught unawares and imprisoned in suspended animation for all eternity. The nugget has a lovely golden hue, brought to a high polished finish, and measures approximately 1½ x 1⅜ x ⅝ inches. Estimate: $350-$500 49238 LEAF IN AMBER Hymenaea protera Oligocene Dominican RepublicFossilized tree resin, known as amber, is one of the most incredible timecapsules from the prehistoric world. This sticky ooze rolled down the trunksof the Hymenaea protera tree, forests of which once blanketed what isnow Central America, and anything caught in its path was engulfed andpreserved in perfect suspension for all eternity. This lovely little goldennugget contains a small leaf from that tree, approximately ½ inch longincluding the stalk, visible in the tiniest detail, right down to the delicateveins. The gleaming cabochon has been brought to a high polished finishand glows with a red-golden light, approximately 1⅞ x 1⅛ x ⅝ inches. Estimate: $350-$500 SeSSiOn TwO | AuCTiOn #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APROx. 3:00PM CT 81
  • 84. paleoboTany Petrified Wood Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic, Norian-Carnian stage Chinle Formation, Arizona 49240 GARGANTUAN AND STUPENDOUS PETRIFIED WOOD Petrified wood is amongst the most attractive of all fossil remains to be found across the globe, and the ancient Monkey Puzzle trees of eastern Arizona’s Petrified forest are rightly considered to be the most beautiful examples of this extraordinary preservation. retrieved from just outside the National Park location, this is without doubt the largest and most spectacular slab of petrified wood ever to be offered to the public. in fact, there is no Museum who can boast of such a specimen. Measuring an immense 122 x 64 x 2½ inches, its face has been brought to a high polished finish to better display the astounding array of colors and patterns that give the specimens from this locality the name of “rainbow Wood”. Vertically sliced, it swirls with clouds of pastel and earthy shades; a riot of blues, reds, greeny-yellow, tan, orange, white, black and gray – a breath-taking natural canvas. Small patches sparkle with glittering little pockets of tiny quartz crystals; elsewhere the coloring follows the contours of the original growth structure of the tree. Weighing around 1 ton, it is backed with a thick layer of plywood and a robust metal frame ready for wall-hanging, although it is presented with a sturdy metal base and support for free-standing display. However one wishes to present it, it is truly one of the most spectacular, impressive and aesthetic examples of paleobotany one could ever hope to see. An ancient conifer tree whose nearest living relative is the Norfolk island Pine, the A.arizonicum dates back to over 225 million years ago when Arizona was situated south of the equator as part of the Pangaea super continent. out on the plains, stream banks were constantly being undermined by the surging river waters, and toppling these giant trees into monsoon floodwaters. Cataclysmic volcanic activity buried the tropical conifer pines and other hardwoods under massive layers of ash; entombing the wood and securing their place in natural history. Silica- bearing ground-water seeped into the fibers of the buried trees, replacing the organic material cell by cell whilst still preserving its fundamental structure, often right down to the microscopic level. the water might be loaded with minerals such as iron and manganese, limonite and hematite (both iron oxides), copper, cobalt or chromium; as it gradually evaporated, it deposited its mineral content to impart to the decomposing tree a spectacular array of colors directly derived from the presence of these minerals. these mighty trees once stood up to 200 feet tall and 6-8 feet in diameter, about 225 million years ago; today, however, they are part of the colorful badlands of the Chinle formation (which also includes the famous “Painted desert”). Although the National Park covers almost 100,000 acres – and the petrified deposits are found across a considerably wider area – the finest logs must today be unearthed from layers of bentonite clay, as material which has lain on the surface for any longer amounts of time tends to suffer damage during seasonal changes. the park straddles the border of Apache County and Navajo County, an area that was first settled around 8000 years ago. today, deposits within the park itself are protected and may not be removed. So spectacular and evocative are these relics that they were declared the state fossil of Arizona. A geological survey in 1899 warned that the Petrified forest was fast going the way of the buffalo – ie “virtual extinction” – and in 1906 it was designated a National Monument by teddy roosevelt. Estimate: $80,000-$120,00082 To view full descripTions, enlargeable images and bid online, visiT Ha.com/6071
  • 85. PETRIFIED WOODAraucarioxylon arizonicumTriassicChinle Formation, Arizona 49241 LARGE PETRIFIED WOOD SLICE This magnificent section of a 210 million year old petrified log was recovered from just outside the Petrified Forest National Park in Winslow, Arizona, renowned as one of the finest localities for petrified wood anywhere in the world. The logs of this Triassic forest were completely covered with silica-rich sediments over 200 million years ago, and over the course of time different minerals seeped into the wood, slowly replacing its organic structure on a cellular level, and creating the incredible natural canvas that we see today. When these logs are sliced open and polished they reveal a swirling riot of color. Here the predominant color is blue, along with splashes of purple which form a pocket of amethyst crystals. Deep clouds of black and gray are interspersed with patches of vivid red, tan and cream. The surface has been brought to a high-polished finish, the better to display the incredible patterning that preserves the formation of the tree’s original growth rings. This large and highly esthetic petrified wood round is rimmed with the original well preserved rough-textured bark on a gently curved complete cross-section, approximately 44 x 37 x 1¾ inches. Estimate: $18,000-$22,000
  • 86. 49242 PETRIFIED WOOD ROUND Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, Winslow, ArizonaAlthough the wood of Arizona’s famous Petrified Forest is known as “Rainbow Wood”, one finds occasionally a striking example such as this with an almostmonochrome appearance. Shades of black, white, and gray perfectly delineate the original growth ring structure of the ancient conifer trunk, enlivenedaround the edges by areas of delicate red, blue, and mauve. In addition, whilst tree trunks come in various shapes and sizes in cross-section, the presentexample is unusual in being almost perfectly round, creating a striking object of entirely natural beauty. That beauty has been partially enhanced, of course,by a high-polish finish applied to one of the sliced faces, in great aesthetic contrast to the original rough bark texture that still rinds the circumference. Aparticularly fine and striking example of a highly collectible floral fossil, it measures approximately 30 x 26½ inches. Estimate: $4,500-$6,000 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 87
  • 87. 49243 OVAL PETRIFIED WOOD SLICE Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, Winslow, ArizonaThis magnificent section of a 210 million year old petrified log was recovered from just outside the Petrified Forest national Park in Winslow, Arizona;the finest locality in the world for these floral fossils. This specimen, like other examples of petrified wood, was fossilized when a log was completelycovered with silica-rich sediments that seeped into the wood and hardened over the millions of years. The beautiful coloration – cloudy blue-gray rimmedwith reddish cream and dashed with orange, yellow and green – is the result of trace elements and minerals in the surrounding sediment. of an elegantovular shape, one surface has been polished to a mirror-like smoothness and the outer surface retains the perfectly-preserved and highly-textured bark. Aparticularly aesthetic specimen, it measures approximately 29½ x 18 inches. Estimate: $2,500-$3,50088 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 88. 49244 SUPERB PETRIFIED WOOD DESK Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, ArizonaThe deposits of Arizona’s Petrified Forest are known also as “Rainbow Wood” for the wonderful variety of colors created by millions of years of water seepageand mineral replacement. As such, it is highly prized as a decorative material, although rarely put to such spectacular use as in this luxurious desk. The wholetop section is one large single slice of petrified wood, cut along the vertical to create striking parallel patterns of different colored strata, in vivid dark shadesof deep earthy red, black and blue, together with paler ribbons of cream and gray-green, brought to a highly polished finish and offset by the rough barktexture that rims the edge. The spectacular slab itself measures 79 x 37½ x 2 inches, and is presented as the top of a finely-constructed desk; with knee-hole,seven drawers and a backside of gently undulating form. This impressive and unique executive desk is constructed from white maple and veneered all overwith exotic brazilian pomelle bubinga wood, a rare and exotic hard wood highly prized for its incredibly intricate lacey patterning. Raised on four taperingbrass feet, this exceptional furniture masterpiece stands 30⅛ inches high overall. Estimate: $35,000-$45,000 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 89
  • 89. 49245 SPECTACULAR PINK AND LAVENDER PETRIFIED WOOD COFFEE TABLE Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, ArizonaThe myriad colors of the famed petrified wood deposits of the chinle Formation in Arizona are renowned the world over, but occasionally even amongstsuch brightly colored and varied specimens, one comes across an exceptional example such as this. The dominant colors of this massive slab are pink andlavender; rare enough shades on their own but almost never found in conjunction and almost never in this impressive size. Prepared in the vertically-slicedaspect with strong parallel ribbons of color, pink, black, cream and tan, blue, red and orange, this beautiful natural canvas has been brought to a high polishedfinish and is presented as a striking furnishing piece. This wonderful 76 x 33 x 1 5/8-inch slab is raised to 15½ inches in height on two hardwood end legs,to create a large and highly aesthetic and impressive coffee table. Estimate: $18,000-$22,00090 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 90. 49247 PETRIFIED LOG Unidentified species Miocene Indonesia This delightful log is from the beautiful petrified wood deposits of Indonesia. Millions of years ago, the area was blanketed with thick rainforest and dotted with volcanoes; when the volcanoes erupted, some of the trees that grew on their slopes were instantly destroyed, but others at a slightly greater distance were completely buried in silica mineral-rich volcanic ash. This protected the wood from the elements and prevented their decay, and slowly, over millions of years, the silica minerals (quartz, chalcedony, jasper) were carried by water seeping into the wood and replaced the structure of 49246 LARGE PETRIFIED LOG the original tree on a microscopic level, atom by atom. So fine is this process Unidentified species of replacement that the cellular structure can still be observed. The quality Miocene of the fossilization on this piece also extends to the superb bark texture that Indonesia covers the whole of the exterior, with a lovely egg-shell white shade, inAn attractive feature of the abundant petrified wood deposits of Indonesia fine contrast to the cut and polished face; the interior structure is perfectlyis that it tends to be somewhat softer than petrified wood found elsewhere visible in soft creamy shades, beautifully offset by warm earthy red coloringin the world. Thus, the local artisans will often remove the softest material around the edges. A fine decorative piece, it stands 29⅝ inches high with ato create a more robust specimen, as here. The exterior of this imposing 15½ x 16-inch footprint.tree trunk boasts a combination of heavily textured bark, pitted with natural Estimate: $1,400-$1,800apertures and depressions, and beautifully polished areas that highlight thewonderful coloring naturally imparted to the wood over millions of years ofmineral seepage. of tall, slender form it makes for a wonderfully aestheticand dramatic display piece, 69 inches high. Estimate: $2,400-$3,000 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 91
  • 91. 49248 FINE PETRIFIED WOOD LOG SECTION Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, Arizona The exterior of this log stands testament to the millions of years it spent buried beneath volcanic sediment, the rough bark exterior encrusted with stones whilst retaining something of its original contours. The unprepossessing exterior, however, offers no hint as to the wonders within; this is revealed to us via the sliced and polished end- section which shows the perfectly preserved formation of the tree’s ring growth. over an unimaginably slow process of mineral-rich water seepage the wood permineralized to create the wonderful coloring seen here. Swirls of strong earthy red are interspersed with patches of black, white and blue in wonderful contrast to the muted exterior. The whole impressive piece measures approximately 19 x 14 inches in cross section and stands 28¼ inches tall. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000 49249 LARGE PETRIFIED WOOD SPHERE Araucaria sp. Triassic Ambilobe, Madagascar The Rainbow Wood of Madagascar is most commonly presented in sliced form or as logs, but occasionally the master lapidarist will go the extra mile to fashion a beautiful and mysterious objet d’art, as here. Painstakingly turned into a perfect and highly polished 9-inch diameter sphere, the surface swirls with patterns of red, orange, black, brown, gray, and cream like the gaseous cloud- covering of some distant and exotic planet. This impression is further enhanced by the little sparkles of tiny crystals that dot the wood, and the overall result is one of remarkable natural and crafted beauty, presented on a perspex stand. Estimate: $800-$1,20092 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 92. mammals 49250 SUPERB COMPLETE SABER-TOOTHED CAT SKULL Hoplophoneus primaevus Oligocene – 33 Million Years Ago Brule Formation, Shannon County, South DakotaSaber-toothed “tigers” first appeared in the fossil record 34-38 million years ago. Their hyper-developed canine teeth were essentially finely-serrated knivesspecialized for killing or feeding. Many scientists have theorized about how the cats used these formidable weapons, but the most likely explanation is thatthey developed a hunting style that allowed them to capture prey and deliver a “coup de grace” by severing the jugular or other critical blood supply, or byslicing through the windpipe. This would render the prey instantly inactive and thus minimize injury risk to themselves from the normal struggles of dyingprey, some of which would have been significantly larger than the cat. This fossil cat is a Hoplophoneus, a solitary hunter with a probable lifestyle verysimilar to that of the modern leopard, and possessing among the very largest sabers, relative to their skull size, of the prehistoric cats. because these cats weresolitary hunters with large territories, their fossil remains are much rarer than herd or pack animals — only isolated finds are ever made and never more thanone animal in the same area unless it was a den. by contrast, the probable primary prey for this cat, oreodons, are found quite literally by the thousands inthese same fossil beds. In addition, the natural ratio of prey to predator means that there were at least 50 prey animals in a fauna for every predator; only afew percent of which were saber-cats. This outstanding skull is virtually complete with only a few percent restoration. It has an excellent set of teeth whichrange from a gorgeous chocolate brown to olive brown in color, with the skull being a light cream brown. It is almost perfectly inflated with no distortion – atruly exceptional occurrence. Measuring 8¼ inches long by 7¾ inches high by 4¾ inches wide with 3 inch sabers; this museum-grade display specimen isof the very highest quality and rarity; worthy of the most discriminating collector. Provenance: George Lee collection Estimate: $14,000-$17,000 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 93
  • 93. 49251 SABER-TOOTH CAT SKULL Dinictis felina Oligocene Brule Formation, White River, South DakotaThis wonderful little skull belonged to the dinictis, known also as the “false” saber-toothed cat, belonging to the family nimravidae rather than that of thetrue cats, the Felidae. They were endemic to north America, first appearing approximately 30 million years ago, and like the physically similar saber-toothedcats, they were swift, efficient hunters; using their remarkably extended upper canines to slash at the windpipes or jugulars of their victims. This superbspecimen is presented with its mouth agape, the better to display its remarkable dentition, and exhibits almost no distortion to the fragile bone. The sabersthemselves measure over 1½ inches and the skull measures 6 inches long by 4¼ inches wide, raised to a height of 8 inches on a metal stand and oak base,a dramatic and first-class fossil. Estimate: $6,500-$8,00094 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 94. 49252 GIANT GROUND SLOTH VERTEBRA FROM A TAR PIT Paramylodon harlani Pleistocene Rancho La Brea Formation, CaliforniaAn unusual occurrence in several locations in southerncalifornia during the last Ice Age was the appearance of tarseeps. These natural traps had the surface appearance ofbenign ponds of cool water, an immediate draw for the thirstyanimals that roamed the prehistoric savannahs. However, thatlife-giving water hid a deadly secret; concealing masses ofheavy petroleum, or tar. large herbivores such as Mastodon,Mammoth, giant ground Sloth, bison, or Horse would cometo the edge of the water to drink and, if they were unluckyenough to step into the water, the sticky tar underneath wouldentrap them, and then slowly pull them down to a certaindeath in a manner similar to quicksand. Harlan’s groundSloth is one of the species sometimes found in these locations,and here is a fine example of one of its robust vertebrae;displaying the characteristic black/woody patination of thesetar-preserved specimens; a wonderfully warm and evocativeappearance. The specimen is likely from the Wilshire-Hauserpit based on its fine preservation; just several city blocksaway from the famed la brea Tar Pits. This unique vertebrameasures approximately 8¼ x 6¾ x 6½ inches. Estimate: $1,600-$2,000 49253 POLISHED WALRUS OOSIK Odobenus rosmarus Alaska one significant way in which the human male differs from other mammals is his lack of a baculum, or penile bone. It has been theorized that this is an evolutionary development to aid in the reproductive female’s selection process (insufficient blood pressure to adequately maintain an erection may indicate health problems such as diabetes, neurological disorders or even stress and depression – undesirable attributes in a potential mate). More whimsically, the bone is sometimes identified with the rib of Adam from which eve was created: the Hebrew word translated as “rib” is far less specific than the english, and in addition there is no official Hebrew word for “penis”. Most other mammals possess this bone, however, and in the Inuit cultures of north America and greenland those of the walrus, seal and polar bear are frequently polished and used as clubs, knife handles, ritual objects, tools, or as unusual souvenirs to sell to the wide-eyed tourist. This is a fine example from a northern Pacific Walrus, highly polished but retaining the finely honeycombed bone structure at either end, with an attractively creamy-gray mottled patina and measuring 19½ inches long. Estimate: $300-$500 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 95
  • 95. reptiles 49254 SUPERB FOSSIL CROCODILE Dyrosaurus phosphaticus Lower Eocene, Ypresian stage Oulad Abdoun basin, Khouribga, Moroccodyrosaurus were a genus of aquatic reptile, similar in appearance to today’s crocodilians, with long slender jaws bristling with recurvate teeth. They wereto be found primarily in the Trans-Saharan Sea, although others of the dyrosauridae clade have been found on most other continents, and it is thought thatthey originated, in fact, in north America. despite the discovery of numerous dyrosaur remains, most are found in poorly preserved condition and littlescientific research has been possible. This makes the present specimen all the more exceptional: this near complete dyrosaur was discovered in a nodulefrom the phosphate beds of the oulad Abdoun basin of Morocco and meticulously cleaned and freed from the rock by hand. After much careful cleaningand preparation, the result is a complete dyrosaurus skeleton, strikingly mounted in a dramatic curving pose with open jaws and minimal restoration. Withits mouth open and body posed in an upward lunging position, one can picture this ancient crocodilian breaching the surface as it strikes at its prey. Thequality of the bones is superb, from the lovely clean white coloring to the fine texture; the skull is of particularly high quality, with almost complete dentition,the vicious teeth giving a vivid impression of its predatory effectiveness. even a large section of the rarely preserved anterior dorsal osteoderms (crocodilianarmor; also known as scutes) is present; appearing as a shield composed of individual armor pieces, this structure protected the dorsal side of the dyrosaur,just as it protects those of crocodiles and alligators today. The total length of the skeleton is just under 12 ft (3.6m) and it is mounted on a well-designed blackmetal armature from two floor stands, 78 inches high overall – a highly significant, museum-quality specimen. Estimate: $60,000-$75,00096 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 96. 49255 GIANT CRETACEOUS SEA TURTLE SKULL Lytoloma genus Upper CretaceousPhosphate beds, Khouribga Province, MoroccoThe Khouribga province of Morocco is hometo the largest phosphate reserves in the world;measuring 25 x 25 miles and rising 2500feet above sea level, the deposit bears thenickname “Plateau des Phosphates”. Withinthe deposit are the remains of a rich varietyof marine life including fish, sharks, marinereptiles, flying reptiles, and other fauna thatthrived in the Trans-Saharan sea approximately65 million years ago. Fossil finds are usuallypartially deformed by sedimentary processesand complete fossils are rare because of theheavy machinery and dynamite used to harvestthe phosphate. Therefore, a fossil such as thisgiant sea turtle skull is particularly special; itwas found well preserved with no deformityand near-complete, and even with its originallower jaw still attached. The skull belongs to asea turtle of the lytoloma genus, which werefound throughout the world’s tropical oceansduring the cretaceous. The lytoloma genus hasnot been well studied since the late 1800’s andthe present specimen may be the finest skullever found. It has been professionally preparedand is presented on a custom-made stand thatallows the lower jaw to rest in an open, life-like position. Measuring 8½ x 6 x 6 incheswith a mouth opened 3 inches, the completespecimen sits 5 inches tall on its stand. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200 cephalopoda 49256 SUPERB OPALESCENT AMMONITE Discoscaphites conradi Upper Cretaceous Fox Hills Formation, South DakotaAll ammonites boasted a shell lined with nacre, or mother-of-pearl; in mostinstances it is transformed by the fossilization process into calcite, but in avery few localities worldwide is it preserved unchanged, retaining a lovelyfiery sheen. This is a superb example of an American scaphite, with excellentnacre coverage to the ridged, horned shell. As well as the rarity of its form ofpreservation, the scaphite is a scarce late-form ammonite so-named from thegreek “scooped out” for the gradual “unwinding” of the ammonite’s familiarcoiled shape; the scaphites would later develop into an almost completelyunfurled heteromorph. A gorgeous little example displaying fine iridescentcolors of green, pink and red; the ammonite sits on the original matrix andstands 3½ inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$1,400 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 97
  • 97. 49257 GEMSTONE AMMONITE Placenticeras meeki Upper Cretaceous Bearpaw Formation, Alberta, Canada The ammonites found in this small area of north America 65.5-100 million years ago have become some of the most sought-after of all fossils for their remarkable transformation into the biogenic gemstone Ammolite. All ammonites have a layer of mother-of-pearl on their shells, but only in the Placenticeras sp. of this region has it been transformed into this wonderful, brightly colored material. Millions of years of compression and the action of bentonite sediment have transformed the nacre into ammolite, characterized by bright opalescence and fiery coloring. The present example flashes all over one side with a rich red color while the other side displays predominantly a vivid electric green, fringed with gold and blue and even shows some of the rare purple coloring. The shell texture displays the egg-like crackling characteristic of these specimens and retains a decent three- dimensionality, making for a fine and aesthetic collector’s specimen, approximately 9 inches in diameter, on a wooden display stand. Estimate: $11,000-$13,000 49258 LARGE SLICED AMMONITE Cleoniceras cleon Cretaceous MadagascarThis ammonite belonged to the predaceous genus Cleoniceras, whose hydrodynamic streamlined shell was designed for swift powerful movement.Cleoniceras, like all ammonites, are the fossil relatives of the living octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus (cephalopods). Ammonites are possibly the mostinstantly recognizable of all fossils, and have been used for decorative purposes for hundreds if not thousands of years. What is less well-known, however, isthe structure of their interior chambers, and the way that mineralization during the fossil process can create the beautiful results we see here. A single shell hasbeen carefully sliced in half and the cut surfaces highly polished, to enhance the natural beauty of the honey-caramel calcite crystals that crowd the inside.The exterior shell has also been polished to create a remarkable pair of three-dimensional display pieces, each half measures approximately 30 inches wide. Estimate: $1,800-$2,50098 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 98. 49259 LARGE AMMONITE Kranosphinctes sp. Jurassic, Oxfordian Stage Madagascarone of the most popular of all decorativefossils is the ammonite, and here is a perfectdemonstration of why they have proved tobe such an enduring collectible. A largeKranosphinctes from Madagascar, it boastsa lovely chalky white and cream mottledcoloring and superb three-dimensionalityto its horned shell. In addition, the outerlayer has in places dropped away to revealthe delicate and intricate fern-like suturepatterning of the shell’s growth structure,and in some small areas the originalnacreous lining is visible in a translucent,muted gray color. A fine and decorativespecimen, it measures 20 inches in diameterand stands 24 inches high on a customebonized metal display stand.Estimate: $1,400-$1,800 49260 FINE AMMONITE Perisphinctes sp. Jurassic, Oxfordian Stage MadagascarAmmonites are amongst the most instantly recognizable offossils and, having existed on earth for almost 350 million years,serve as excellent index fossils for the dating of the geologicalformations in which they are found. This is an exemplaryexample of a classic Madagascan species, the Perisphinctes,with lovely chalky white-cream coloring and well-definedribbing all the way to the centre of its shell’s natural whorl. Fullyprepared on both sides, it is a perfect display piece measuring11 inches in diameter and standing 14¼ inches high on adecorative, custom ebonized metal display stand.Estimate: $900-$1,400 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 99
  • 99. fish 49261 SPECTACULAR FOSSIL FISH ASPIRATION Mioplosus labracoides, Knightia eocaena, Diplomystus dentatus Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co, WyomingThe green River Formation is renowned for many reasons: the abundance of fish species found in its fossil record, the variety of other flora and fauna, andthe superb quality of preservation of the fossils excavated there. Perhaps the most spectacular of its treasures, however, is the rare occurrence known asan aspiration. A fantastic snapshot of prehistory, this is the name given to fossils where one animal has expired in the act of swallowing another; effectivelychoking to death on its last meal. The pair preserved here are a perch-like Mioplosus, 5½-inch long, with 1½ inches of the sprat-like Knightia protruding fromits maw. What makes this specimen even more spectacular, however, is that the pair is closely watched by a 5-inch long diplomystus, itself also a voraciouspredator, perhaps cheated out of his lunch. Aspirations are rare enough, but such a natural pairing is extremely scarce, and even by the standards of thisrenowned locality, the quality of presentation and preparation is superlative: each has superb three-dimensionality to the bony skull and vertebrae with finedetail to the rest of the anatomy, and a warm chocolate brown coloring. A highly uncommon and desirable fossil combination presented on an irregularly-shaped matrix, 15½ x 9 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000100 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 100. 49262 RARE FOSSIL FISH ASPIRATION Mioplosus labracoides, Diplomystus dentatus Eocene Green River Formation, WyomingThe term “aspiration” refers to those rarefossils where one creature has died and beenpreserved in the very act of eating another –an incredible snapshot in time preserved overmillions of years. despite the abundance of fishfossils found in the green River Formation –over one million excavated since its discovery inthe 1870’s – even in this locality such fossils areextremely rare. The present example is a finelypreserved specimen; the voracious ancientperch, Mioplosus, 4 inches long, has beenchoked to death by a juvenile diplomystus,which protrudes 1½ inches from its gapingjaws. The fine detail of both fish’s fragile bonesis superb, and each bears a lovely warm darkbrown coloring, in pleasing contrast to the palelimestone matrix, 6⅜ x 8¾ inches. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200 49263 RARE FOSSIL STINGRAY Asterotrygon maloneyi Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co, WyomingThe fossil beds of the green River Formation are renownedfor the abundance of fish species and for the quality of theirpreservation. Amongst the most sought-after of these specimensis the stingray, its fragile “wing” bones making it a particularlytricky prize for the fossil hunter to excavate. on the rareoccasions when they are found and removed successfully,the animal is most usually represented by the Heliobatus, butin 2004 a new species was recognized and described – theAsterotrygon maloneyi. The A. maloneyi is strikingly similar toH. radians but is distinguished by the presence of a dorsal fincovered in denticles directly anterior to the caudal stings, andby individual vertebrae in the tail as opposed to cartilage. Theseelements are present here in good three-dimensionality, as wellas the well-defined tail barbs and the tiny bones radiating fromthe main body. A superbly prepared example of a highly rarefossil from one of the premier localities in the world, and the firstof its kind to be offered at auction, it measures 16 inches long ona kite-shaped matrix 25 x 14¼ inches. Estimate: $2,400-$2,800 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 101
  • 101. 49264 POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FISH FOSSIL Tharsis dubius Jurassic Solnhofen Formation, Eichstätt, Bavaria, GermanyIt takes very rare and special conditions to preserve a specimen like this in both positive and negative forms. First the dead creature must be covered bysediment very quickly, usually at the bottom of a body of water, and then this sediment must harden to form a nodule wholly enclosing the animal butremaining distinct from the sedimentary layers building up around it. once the organic material has decayed away, the cavity is filled with some other mineral– calcite, siderite or similar – but retaining both positive and negative impressions. This is not dissimilar to the way all fossils are formed, but if the nodule doesindeed remain distinct from the rock that forms around it, then once removed whole it can be split along the naturally weaker plane on which the originalcreature lay to expose two mirror images as here; the positive and negative record of a 150 million year-old fish. Such specimens are, of course, rare andhighly sought-after, and this example preserves the remains of a slender, curving Tharsis, a schooling fish common to the region. both halves boast superbthree-dimensionality; from the large bony head, to detailed individual vertebrae, to textured slim forked tail fins. Measuring 8½ inches around the curve ofthe body, each sits in an irregularly shaped limestone matrix measuring approximately 18 x 19½ inches. The matrix is beautifully decorated with the naturalfern-like dendrites; patterning caused by iron-rich water seepage. Estimate: $800-$1,200102 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 102. 49265 DRAMATIC PREDACEOUS FISH SKULL Xiphactinus audax Upper Cretaceous, Santonian stage Upper Smoky Hills Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co, KansasA vicious-looking prehistoric bony fish, the xiphactinus, or “bulldog fish”, roamed the warm shallow waters of the Western Interior Seaway that split thecontinent of America in two halves for a large proportion of the upper cretaceous period. A ferocious 20-foot long predator, it was second in the foodchain only to the sharks, such as the Squalicorax, and to the monstrous Mosasaur in these 85 million years old waters. First named in 1870 by Joseph leidy,it remains still the object of a certain amount of nominal confusion, a junior synonym having been superfluously created the following year by e.d. cope,Portheus molossus. This dramatic specimen certainly conjures the strength and viciousness of its canine namesake, with the powerful jaws preserved inremarkable three-dimensionality, bristling with frightful long black teeth (the longest measures 1¾ inches). In fact, these teeth were used primarily for securingits prey, as the xiphactinus was in the habit of swallowing its meals whole. The level of detail to this skull is outstanding, as is the patina and texture, from thebony sclerotic ring that supported the eyeball, to the three vertebrae with their slender processes that complete the specimen. The strong chocolate browncoloring of the bones leaps vividly from the pale cream matrix, fully conjuring the aggressive and forceful nature of the fish, framed in dark-stained wood17⅛ x 25⅛ inches overall. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 103
  • 103. 49266 RARE FOSSIL FISH Cimolichthys nepaholica Lower Cretaceous Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co, Western KansasAlthough closely related to the modern-day salmon, cimolichthys was rather more like a large barracuda of the Western Interior Seaway that covered northAmerica approximately 85 million years ago. It was a voracious predator, growing up to six feet in length, with a long, robust and streamlined body, anda short snout bristling with vicious-looking teeth. This is a fine well preserved specimen from the niobrara chalk of western Kansas, of curving form, withsuperb three-dimensionality to the robust vertebrae, and a portion of that deadly dentition visible in the partly-opened mouth. The rest of the bony skullshows good preservation and texture, along with the slender curving ribs and dorsal fin and, best of all, remains of the fish’s rarely-preserved armored scutesdot the matrix along the length of its body. A fine and rare specimen, the matrix is presented in a wooden frame 14¾ x 30 inches. Estimate: $1,800-$2,500 49267 FOSSIL GARFISH Lepisosteus simplex Green River Formation, Kemmerer, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA Eocene (55.8 to 33.9 million years ago)gars have lived in north American waters for over 50 million years, as evidenced by this specimen, and continue to do so today. because the fossil garsfrom the green River Formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming, are so strikingly similar to today’s gars, they are considered to be members of the modern genusLepisosteus. The most striking feature of gars are the hard, shiny, diamond-shaped, armor-like scales that encase the body, giving even this fossil specimen astrong 3-dimensionality. The rounded, torpedo-shaped body ends in a broad-based tail that is slightly asymmetrical and its mouth is filled with a multitude ofsmall, sharp teeth. Fossil gars are amongst the rarest species of fossil fish found in the green River Formation. This excellent specimen has good positioningon the plate with a minimal amount of rotation – unlike most other specimens which have rotated during the deposition process and whose preservationis therefore distorted. Almost all of its rich brown, shiny, diamond scales are intact and the head is complete. There is the normal and expected amount ofrestoration to the fins and tail. The gar itself measures 20¼ inches long and is centered on a matrix plate that is 26¾ inches long x 12¼ inches wide x 1⅜inches thick. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000104 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 104. 49268 FOSSIL FISH TILE MURAL Priscacara liops, Knightia eocaena, Knightia alta Eocene Green River Formation, WyomingThis highly decorative mural is comprised of 31 tiles of green River limestone, sixteen of which each contains a beautifully preserved fossil fish. The greenRiver Formation is famed for producing some of the very finest fish fossils in the world, in great abundance and variety, and their high quality is perfectlydemonstrated here. every one of the fossils displays the exceptional detail and definition one expects from this locality; four of them are the plump andcharacterful P. liops, an extinct species of perch and a highly popular fossil from the region, and the remaining fish are a mixture of the K. eocaena and theless-common, fat-bodied K. alta, amongst the most populace species in these ancient waters. The tiles are arranged in a stepped diamond shape and thewhole piece measures 71⅞ x 48 inches overall; with the strong dark brown of the fish standing in lovely contrast to the soft cream limestone, it makes for asuperb and eye-catching display piece. Estimate: $10,000-$14,000 49269 LARGE FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH Carcharocles megalodon Miocene Ashepoo River, South CarolinaA large, excellently well-preserved example of this popular fossil, this is a superb tooth from themighty Megalodon. A terrific predator, it dwarfed its equivalent in today’s waters, the great whiteshark, and reckoned to have grown to the size of a greyhound bus. There has been some doubt overthe megalodon’s relationship to the great white, and the introduction in 1995 of a new genus for themegalodon (Carcharocles sp.) rests on the theory of parallel evolution to explain the similarity in theteeth of the two species; the broad tooth mako shark is in fact posited as the meg’s closest modernrelative. The present specimen exhibits excellent enamel coverage in a warm tan-gray patination, agood robust root and finely defined tiny serrations along the edges. At an impressive 63∕16 inches alongthe diagonal, it is a first-rate specimen of a highly collectible fossil. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 105
  • 105. 49270 LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles megalodon Miocene Morgan River, South Carolina This fearsome-looking fang came from the mouth of the Megalodon, an ancient ocean-dwelling predator similar to today’s great white shark (although the taxonomic relationship is hotly debated). Its name, appropriately, means “big tooth” in greek, and reaching overall lengths exceeding 50 feet, it is the largest shark ever to have lived. Today, scuba divers must brave 30 to 50 feet of the frigid, almost zero-visibility waters of the Morgan River near charleston, South carolina, to “grub” for these specimens. This fine example is a monstrous specimen, with excellent dark gray patination to the attractively grooved enamel, superb serrations, and measuring 6⅛ inches long. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800 49271 FINE MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles megalodon Miocene Morgan River, South Carolina The mighty Megalodon, a giant-sized version of today’s great white shark, roamed the waters of what are now southern virginia and the carolinas. Their teeth are found in only a few rivers in this locale, the waters characterized by their zero-visibility and freezing temperatures, and responsible for the death of more than one meg hunter. yet the teeth are all that remain of this great fish; like today’s sharks, their skeletons were cartilaginous and did not lend to easy fossilization such of that of many other marine fauna. The present example is of an unusually elegant narrow form, with lovely mottled gray patination to the enamel and a striking black color beneath, with excellent serrations and measuring 5⅝ inches long. Estimate: $800-$1,000 49272 POLISHED MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles megalodon Miocene Atlantic Ocean, off South Carolina The teeth of the giant shark Megalodon are amongst the most prized specimens for the prehistoric collector. They are similar to those of today’s great White, but considerably larger; the megalodon was the largest carnivorous fish ever to have swum the oceans of our planet. At over 50 feet in length with a mouth bristling with rows of these monstrous tearing and rending teeth, it was a terrifying beast to encounter in the murky depths. The specimen here has been polished to bring out the beautiful vari-colored patination, with soft shades of gray, black and tan and an earthy-brown blush to the reverse and a fine-grained, speckled texture. A fine aesthetic specimen, it measures 5¼ inches long. Estimate: $800-$1,000106 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 106. echinoderms 49273 FINE FOSSIL CRINOID PLAQUE Several species Carboniferous, Mississippian epoch, Osagean stage Edwardsville Farm, Crawfordville, Montgomery County, IndianaThe crinoid, known also as the sea lily or feather star, is one ofthe world’s so-called “living fossils,” and counts amongst its distantrelatives the starfish, brittle star and sea urchin. They are filterfeeders, grabbing microscopic particles on which to feed as greatforests of them sway back and forth on the ocean floor. This finespecimen is from the famed crawfordsville crinoid beds and wasprepared in situ by master preparator Tom Witherspoon, whosework can be found in most of the major natural History museumsacross the world, including the Smithsonian and the Field Museumof chicago. Mr. Witherspoon’s skill is immediately evident in thesuperb three-dimensionality of this plaque and the exquisitelydelicate detail of the specimens themselves; several species arerepresented, including fine examples of the Sarocrinus varsovensisand a superbly defined root section of the Onychocrinus ulrichi, ona roughly rectangular plaque 10 x 8¼ inches. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200 49274 FINE FOSSIL CRINOID PLAQUE Several species Carboniferous, Mississippian epoch, Osagean stage Edwardsville Farm, Crawfordville, Montgomery County, IndianaThe anatomy of the crinoid comprises a crown of flowing pinnules atop a slender segmented stem, to a robust root section with which it attached itself tothe ancient ocean floor or even to passing driftwood. The root section is preserved relatively rarely, but it is represented here (from the Onychocrinus ulrichi)in superb preservation and three-dimensionality. For this is a specimen from the renowned deposits of crawfordville, Indiana, prepared by famed preparatorTom Witherspoon, whose skill and knowledge has led to many of his pieces being distributed throughout major natural History museums around the world.Also present on this fine plaque is a large and similarly well-preserved Sarocrinus varsovensis and fragments of other species, in a triangular matrix 13 x 7⅛inches. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200 SeSSIon TWo | AucTIon #6071 | SundAy, June 12, 2011 | APRox. 3:00PM cT 107
  • 107. dinosauria 49275 GIANT DINOSAUR TOOTH 49276 LARGE DINOSAUR TOOTH Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Mid-Cretaceous, Albian Age Mid-Cretaceous, Albian Age Kem-Kem basin, near Taouz, Morocco Kem-Kem basin, near Taouz, MoroccoThe ferocity of the giant carcharodontosaurus is immediately apparent from This tooth is from the carcharodontosaurus, an evocative fossil thatthe fearsome size of this impressive tooth. The very name of the dinosaur perfectly characterizes the fearsome dinosaur named for its sharp andmeans “jagged teeth lizard” and it is believed to have grown even bigger ferocious dentition (“sharp teeth lizard”). The carcharodontosaurus livedthan the T-rex, making it the largest carnivore ever to stalk the earth. This around 100 million years ago and is believed to have grown up to 40 feetsplendid specimen retains good enamel coverage with a lovely warm in length, making it one of the largest and most terrifying predators ever toorange-brown patina and good root section along with well-preserved have stalked the earth. This is a fine example, with a lovely warm woody-serrations on both edges which made these teeth efficient tools for rending orange patination to the excellent enamel coverage, and superb detail to theflesh. A good-sized example, it measures 4¾ inches along the curve and 1⅝ tiny serrations that line both edges of the tooth. With a fine root section, itinches across at the base. measures 4⅝ inches around the curve and 1½ inches across the base. Estimate: $2,800-$3,500 Estimate: $2,200-$2,500 End of Auction108 To vIeW Full deScRIPTIonS, enlARgeAble IMAgeS And bId onlIne, vISIT HA.coM/6071
  • 108. Terms and Conditions of AuctionAuctioneer and Auction: ”Minimum Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. For any1. This Auction is presented by Heritage Auction Galleries, a d/b/a/ of Heritage Auctions, Inc., or its successful bid placed by a consignor on his Property on the Auction floor, or by any means during affiliates Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., or Heritage Vintage Sports Auctions, Inc., or Currency the live session, or after the ”Minimum Bid” for an Auction have been posted, we will require the Auctions of America, Inc., as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s Commissions on such lot. the catalog or on the HA.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is conducted under these 14. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the buyer. In the event of a tie bid, Terms and Conditions of Auction and applicable state and local law. Announcements and corrections the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an from the podium and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Auctions appearing on the Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration Internet at HA.com supersede those in the printed catalog. of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whetherBuyer’s Premium: by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such2. On bids placed through Auctioneer, a Buyer’s Premium of fifteen percent (15%) will be added to the cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of successful hammer price bid on lots in Coin, Currency, and Philatelic auctions or nineteen and one- whether a competing bid may have been higher. half percent (19.5%) on lots in all other auctions. There is a minimum Buyer’s Premium of $14.00 15. Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole per lot. In Gallery Auctions (sealed bid auctions of mostly bulk numismatic material), the Buyer’s discretion. A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible Premium is 19.5%. person, a person under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, collectiblesAuction Venues: references, or otherwise. Regardless of the disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his3. The following Auctions are conducted solely on the Internet: Heritage Weekly Internet Auctions agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently (Coin, Currency, Comics, Rare Books and Vintage Movie Poster); Heritage Monthly Internet Auctions appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. (Sports and Rare Wine). Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions accept bids from the 16. Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or Internet, telephone, fax, or mail first, followed by a floor bidding session; Heritage Live and real- time very nominal advances. If a lot bearing estimates fails to open for 40–60% of the low estimate, the telephone bidding are available to registered clients during these auctions. Auctioneer may pass the item or may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor.Bidders: 17. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (approximately 50%-60% of4. Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms the low estimate). In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass and Conditions of Auction (“Bidder(s)”). as unsold.5. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good 18. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. Auctioneer standing of the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. lots. Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time 19. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any disputed ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for person from the auction. any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election6. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and guarantee payment for any successful bid. buyer’s premium) and any other damages or expenses pertaining to the lot.Credit: 20. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer7. Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders information (including two collectibles-related business references) well in advance of the Auction or cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, we may at our discretion extend bidding for supply valid credit card information. Bids placed through our Interactive Internet program will only the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client be accepted from pre-registered Bidders; Bidders who are not members of HA.com or affiliates should Services at 1-800-872-6467. pre-register at least 48 hours before the start of the first session (exclusive of holidays or weekends) 21. The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit may be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. established credit history may be required to provide their social security number or the last four The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. digits thereof to us so a credit check may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. 22. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such salesBidding Options: including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers.8. Bids in Signature® Auctions or Grand Format Auctions may be placed as set forth in the printed catalog section entitled “Choose your bidding method.” For auctions held solely on the Internet, see Payment: the alternatives on HA.com. Review at HA.com/common/howtobid.php. 23. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier9. Presentment of Bids: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail checks, travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, all subject to reporting requirements). bids) are treated similar to floor bids in that they must be on-increment or at a half increment (called All are subject to clearing and funds being received In Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the a cut bid). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full or half increment will be purchases. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds” when rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment and this revised amount will be considered drawn on a U.S. bank for ten days, and thirty days when drawn on an international bank. Credit your high bid. Card (Visa or Master Card only) and PayPal payments may be accepted up to $10,000 from non-10. Auctioneer’s Execution of Certain Bids. Auctioneer cannot be responsible for your errors in bidding, dealers at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer, subject to the following limitations: a) sales are only so carefully check that every bid is entered correctly. When identical mail or FAX bids are submitted, to the cardholder, b) purchases are shipped to the cardholder’s registered and verified address, c) preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, your written bids should be Auctioneer may pre-approve the cardholder’s credit line, d) a credit card transaction may not be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at Auctioneer’s place of business at least two used in conjunction with any other financing or extended terms offered by the Auctioneer, and must business days before the Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or FAX transact immediately upon invoice presentation, e) rights of return are governed by these Terms and bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published Conditions, which supersede those conditions promulgated by the card issuer, f) floor Bidders must closing time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, present their card. mail, FAX, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. Bids placed electronically via 24. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer the internet may not be withdrawn until your written request is received and acknowledged by reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after the close of Auctioneer (FAX: 214-443-8425); such requests must state the reason, and may constitute grounds the Auction. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder for withdrawal of bidding privileges. Lots won by mail Bidders will not be delivered at the Auction from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any unless prearranged. other damages pertaining to the lot.11. Caveat as to Bid Increments. Bid increments (over the current bid level) determine the lowest 25. Lots delivered to you, or your representative in the States of Texas, California, New York, or other states amount you may bid on a particular lot. Bids greater than one increment over the current bid can be where the Auction may be held, are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate any whole dollar amount. It is possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between permits are on file with Auctioneer. (Note: Coins are only subject to sales tax in California on invoices increments, sometimes only $1 above the previous increment. Please see: “How can I lose by less under $1500 and in Texas on invoices under $1000. Check the Web site at: http://coins.ha.com/c/ than an increment?” on our website. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” ref/sales-tax.zx for more details.) Bidder agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount of tax due or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other The following chart governs current bidding increments. reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within Current Bid .....................Bid Increment Current Bid.......................Bid Increment 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be <$10 .................................... $1 $20,000 - $29,999 .................$2,000 aggregated for sales tax purposes. $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 26. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If you attempt to pay via eCheck and $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 your financial institution denies this transfer from your bank account, or the payment cannot be $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 completed using the selected funding source, you agree to complete payment using your credit card $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 on file. $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 27. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the matter $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 28. In the event a successful Bidder fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell the12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half of the lot(s) securing the invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at subsequent increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate private or public sale, or relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A defaulting only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable costs of resale (including a 10% seller’s commission, if consigned and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). The defaulting Bidder is liable to pay any difference between bids will not be considered Cut Bids. his total original invoice for the lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent hammer price of the lot(s) less the 10% seller’s commissions, ifConducting the Auction: sold at an Auctioneer’s auction.13. Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance 29. Auctioneer reserves the right to require payment in full in good funds before delivery of the with Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below merchandise. which the lot will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN ”Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE “Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS.
  • 109. Terms and Conditions of Auction30. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, of the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of any other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot any Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, In such cases the sole remedy shall be limited respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor under Article 9 to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum of the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and might otherwise have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. invoice. If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. obligation.31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction. Award a common carrier or third-party shipper. of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return andDelivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website www.HA.com/ of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer, purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent costs. jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On attorneys’ fees and costs. all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful bidder to involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. arrange pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether liability. Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees Lots to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms larger items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the is not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtleshell, coral, the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such license process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any or permit does not relieve the buyer of timely compliance with standard payment terms. For further claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in information, please contact Ron Brackemyre at 800-872-6467 ext. 1312. these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability37. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. shipment by Auctioneer. Miscellaneous:Cataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit38. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, items or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for are strictly prohibited. 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No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auction Galleries, Inc. #41513036.42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558,Release: who will conduct the Sale on behalf of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins and Currency)43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases and Heritage Auction Galleries Inc. (for other items). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. 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  • 110. Terms and Conditions of Auction Additional Terms & Conditions: MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM C: As authenticity and provenance are not warranted, if a Bidder intends to challenge, authenticity or provenance of a lot he must notify Auctioneer in MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL AUCTIONS writing within thirty-five (35) days of the Auction’s conclusion. Any claim as to provenance or authenticity must be first transmitted to Auctioneer by credible and definitive evidence or theMEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM A: Signature® and Grand Format Auctions of Autographs, opine of a qualified third party expert and there is no assurance after such presentment that Sports Collectibles, Music, Entertainment, Political, Americana, Vintage Movie Posters and Auctioneer will validate the claim. Authentication is not an exact science and contrary opinions Pop Culture memorabilia are not on approval. When the lot is accompanied by a Certificate of may not be recognized by Auctioneer. Even if Auctioneer agrees with the contrary opinion of Authenticity (or its equivalent) from an third-party authentication provider, buyer has no right such authentication and validates the claim, Auctioneer’s liability for reimbursement for any of return. On lots not accompanied by third-party authentication or under extremely limited opine by Bidder’s expert shall not exceed $500. Acceptance of a claim under this provision shall circumstances not including authenticity (e.g. gross cataloging error), a purchaser who did not be limited to rescission of the sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s bid from the floor may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to Auctioneer must be the value of the lot. While every effort is made to determine provenance and authenticity, it is the pre-approved by Auctioneer. A Bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the responsibility of the Bidder to arrive at their own conclusion prior to bidding. inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of the Bidder’s request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM D: In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or is to be evaluated for return must be received in our offices within 35 days after Auction. AFTER subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is THAT 35 DAY PERIOD, NO LOT MAY BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASONS. Lots returned must claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; be in the same condition as when sold and must include any Certificate of Authenticity. No lots in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed from the close of the Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. Auction, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot.MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM B: On any lot presented with a Letter of Authenticity (“LOA”) issued by Auctioneer or its Heritage affiliates, that warranty inures only to the original MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM E: On the fall of Auctioneer’s hammer, buyer assumes full purchaser (as shown in Auctioneer’s records) “Purchaser”. Purchaser may not transfer the rights risk and responsibility for lot, including shipment by common carrier, and must provide their afforded under the LOA and it is null and void when Purchaser transfers or attempts to transfer own insurance coverage for shipments. the lot. The LOA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Purchaser was awarded the lot to four (4) years after its purchase. The LOA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM F: Auctioneer complies with all Federal and State rules person or entity described or to the lot’s usage, e.g. game worn. Claim procedure: Purchaser and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A purchaser is must contact the Auctioneer prior to submission of the lot as to his intent to make a claim and required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Purchaser arrange secure shipment. If a lot’s authenticity is questioned by Purchaser within the warranty is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. period, Purchaser must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the sports field. If Auctioneer concurs that the MEMORABILIA AND HISTORICAL TERM G -SCREEN SHOT. Screen shots included in the catalog lot is not as represented, Purchaser shall be refunded their purchase price. If the Auctioneer or on the Heritage Internet are provided for reference only. Important Notice: Many identical denies the claim, the Purchaser may file the dispute with the American Arbitration Association versions of props and costumes are created for film and television productions in the normal with locale in Dallas, Texas, before a single arbitration under expedited rules. The LOA does course of a production. Heritage does not warrant or represent that the screen shots referenced not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold are exact images of the offered item (unless specifically noted in the written description). Use with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer or of a screen shot does not constitute a warranty or representation of authenticity or provenance. Heritage’s affiliates is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole There is not a right of return or refund based upon a claim arising out of or pertaining to any remedy afforded to purchaser. For information as to third party authentication warranties the reference to a screen shot. bidder is directed to: PSA/DNA, P.O. Box 6180 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (800) 325-1121. James Spence Authentication (JSA), 2 Sylvan Way, Suite 102 Parsippany, NJ 07054 (888) 457-7362; or as SPECIAL TERM H GUITARS: Bidders are urged to make a personal inspection of any guitar that otherwise noted on the Certificate. they intend to bid on as there is a limited right of return. Heritage makes a visual inspection of the guitars to determine whether there are patent defects and whether the date and manufacturer corresponds to the description. Returns are not accepted for latent defects, structural issues, or mechanical and sound reproduction issues. It should be assumed that set up, adjustments and normal maintenance are necessary. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: CreditDept@HA.com New York State Auctions Only These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auction Galleries, Inc. #41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins and Currency) and Heritage Auction Galleries Inc. (for other items). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev. 1-21-11
  • 111. the gentleman collector j u n e 1, 2 0 11 | da ll a sthe collection of malcolm s. forbes A verys special auction featuring the extraordinary “Mortality of Immortality” Collection of the late Malcolm S. Forbes. Heavily focused on Victorian Britain and the early 20th century, the auction will offer nearly 300 lots appealing to the finer tastes of gentlemen everywhere, including collections of ❖ automobilia ❖ vintage walking canes ❖ golfing memorabilia ❖ luxury accessories ❖ ocean liner souvenirs Visit HA.com/5065 for more information. Inquiries: Nick Dawes 800-872-6467, ext. 1605 NickD@HA.comTX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyers premium.
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  • 113. IS HIRING TOP TALENTIS THAT YOU?While other auction firms reported shrinking sales and significantlayoffs during the 2009-2010 economic melt-down, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continued to grow, and seek the very besttalent in the industry, and we continue thattrend today. If you are a specialist or havestrong general collectibles knowledge, wewant to hear from you.At Heritage Auctions, you’ll join a vibrant,innovative, growing company knownworldwide as the Internet gold standardfor auctioning fine and decorative art,jewelry, vintage collectibles and many othercategories. An average of more than 30,000collectors visits our award-winning website,HA.com, every day – that’s significantlymore than Christies.com and Sothebys.comcombined (source: Omniture.com).HA is the perfect home for experienced,creative experts. Imagine building yourfuture at our internationally-known auctionhouse where our vast capabilities andfinancial strength along with owners thatactually run the company are accessible toyou every day. We promise to teach you theHA way, listen to your thoughts and ideas, and always promote thebest interests of our consignors and bidders.Each of our collections is staffed by specialists who are leadersin their fields. Some are former museum curators, directors,academics and dealers while others are top-level graders,authenticators and authors, but all have one thing in common:a passion for helping others in their collection pursuits. At Heritage, we will offer amore level playing field, reduced friction and time-saving access to reliable informationformerly available only to insiders.If you’re ready to join the Heritage Auctions team, we want to hear from you.Visit HA.com/Careers or e-mail your résumé and salary history to Experts@HA.com.A n n u a l S a l e s E x c e e d $ 6 0 0 M i l l i o n | 6 0 0 , 0 0 0 + O n l i n e B i d d e r- M e m b e r s3 5 0 0 M a p l e A v e n u e | D a l l a s , Te x a s 7 5 2 1 9 | 8 0 0 - 8 7 2 - 6 4 6 7 | H A . c o m DALLAS | NEW YORK | B E V E R LY H I L L S | PA R I S | G E N E VATX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Leo Frese #RSB2004176. Auctions are subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium.
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Barry (1854-1934) cabinet card of James McLaughlin, clerks and interpreters of the standing Rock Agency, circa 1882, 5.25 x 8 in. estimate: $600-$800for the Intelligent Collector gives In this photograph, Bird Maynard Robinson is seated second from right; agent James McLaughlin (holding hat) is on Robinson’s right. Comed iareaders priceless insights into the collecti n gets serio e V en t american Indian art signature auction #691 is scheduled for June 14, 2008. For information, o u and We n of Lalique, s about her contact Delia e. sullivan at 214-409-1343 or Delias@HA.com. For a free Heritage catalog, call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1150, and mentionvintage collectibles and fine art that code HM14814, or register online at www. HA.com/HM14814. dgwoo M Firsthand View d Fairy eissen Porcmatter most to the world’s most land Lu e ster  lainpassionate collectors. 62 sioux quilled and Fringed D.F. Barry (1854-1934) sioux Horse effigy catlinite Pipe, circa 1900, 21.5 in. D.F. Barry (1854-1934) Hide Jacket, circa 1890, 32 in. Portraits of crow Foot and standing Holy, children estimate: $2,000-$3,000 Portraits of Rain in the Face, old Wolf (misidentified as chargingInSIGHTFUL InTeRVIeWS estimate: $6,000-$8,000 of sitting Bull, circa 1883, 7 x 12.25 in. each thunder), Gall, sitting Bull and Belly Fat, mid-1880s, 4 x 6.5 in. estimate: $800-$1,200 estimate: $2,000-$3,000 c H IeF c L eR K F o R U.s . In D I A n His journey took him to the standing Rock reservation in the Friend the Indian, which chronicled his tenure as agent at the most colorful characters of those days,” says Delia e. sullivan, seR V I c e RU BBeD eL BoW s W I t H Dakota territory, where he worked as chief clerk for the U.s. Devils Lake sioux Agency and at standing Rock. American Indian art specialist at Heritage. “He returned to Indian service. In 1883, after ending his exile in canada, sitting Bull ar- tennessee in 1888 and joined his father’s law practice, but FA M o Us FRo n t IeR PeRs o n A L I t Ie s In those days, standing Rock was a center of frontier ac- rived at standing Rock as well. not far away in Bismarck, the photographs and items he acquired during his stay in the& FeATUReS tivity. Just five years earlier, Lt. col. George Armstrong custer photographer D.F. Barry was establishing himself as one of Dakota territory and in subsequent travels are firsthand piec- Health issues forced Bird Maynard Robinson (1862-1933) to fell at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in nearby Montana the 19th century’s foremost recorders of American Indian and es from an important era in this country’s history.” mingle with some of the most prominent figures of America’s territory. After that battle, chief sitting Bull fled the United Western portraiture. His images of custer, chief Gall, sitting Items from the Robinson collection, coming directly from westward expansion. states for canada. Bull and others are some of the best-recognized photo- his descendants, are featured in Heritage’s American Indian After contracting tuberculosis at age 19, Robinson, from the year Robinson arrived, Army Maj. James McLaughlin graphs from the period. Art signature Auction #691, scheduled for June 14, 2008. t r e a s u r e s a well-to-do tennessee family, left for a drier climate in 1881. was assigned to standing Rock. He would later write My “Bird Maynard Robinson crossed paths with some of theEach issue includes exclusive 34 heritage magazine — summer 2008 heritage magazine — summer 2008 35 Birds ofinterviews with world-class collectors Send no money Americawho share their wisdom and knowledge Se V e n -VO lUMe Se T O F j O H n jA M e S AU D U BO n ’S O R n i T H O l O G Y i l l U S T R AT i O n Sabout collecting. For half a century, John James audubon (1785-1851) was the you will receive an invoice country’s dominant wildlife artist. after living in Kentucky, audubon set off in the early 1800s on his epic quest to depict america’s avifauna. in 1826, illus- trations in hand, he sailed with his collection to england. his life-size bird portraits, along with his embellished descriptions of wilderness life, hit just the right note at the height of the continent’s romantic era, the for a full year (3 additional national audubon society writes on its webFULL-CoLoR PHoToGRAPHy site, and soon audubon’s work was in print. today, the audubon name is synonymous with birds and bird conser- vation the world over. in June 2008, audubon’s octavo edition of The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their A U c t I o n P R e V I e W issues) for only $21. Territories – with 500 hand-colored plates published in sev- en volumes over a five-year period – realized $65,725 atEye-popping photography gives you Masterful visions heritage’s rare books and manuscripts auction. “the octavo edition of audubon’s Birds was prob- ably the greatest commercial success of any color plate book issued in 19th-century america,” william s. reese writes in Stamped with a Nationala detailed look at the world’s top C U r t I S , F LY, h U F F M A N C O N S I D E r E D F O U N D I N G FAt h E r S L.A. Huffman (1854-1931) cattle Herding Panorama, 1880s Character: Nineteenth Century American Color 14 x 5 in. overall Plate Books. “while audubon had become in- OF AMErIC AN WEStErN PhOtOGr APhY estimate: $1,500-$2,500 If you’re not thrilled, write “cancel” on ternationally famous in the course of produc- ing the double elephant folio edition of the Birds in London between 1826 and 1839,collectibles and fine art. A Free Pull-Out it was this octavo version, issued at $100, which achieved widespread circulation your invoice, return it and owe nothing. and brought the work into the homes of many well-to-do americans.” John James audubon (1785-1851)Poster is included in each issue. The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories First octavo edition, 1840-1844 sold: June 2008 $65,725 16 heritage maga zine — winter 20 0 8 - 0 9 heritage maga zine — winter 20 0 8 - 0 9 17 The Free Sample Issue is yours to keep.CoLUmnS By ToP eXPeRTS edward sheriff curtis (1868-1952) c.s. Fly (circa 1849-1901) L.A. Huffman (1854-1931) L.A. Huffman (1854-1931) edward sheriff curtis (1868-1952) Order a two-year subscription (6 issues plus your Free Bonus Issue) for $36 and Large Format Photogravure Boudoir cabinet of Geronimo and natchez (wearing test Image of Buffalo in Photograph of the old Piper Dan sepia Photograph of a Mojave Indian Youth “A corner of Zuni,” 1903 hat) on Horseback, 1886 (printed circa 1910-1920) northern Montana, 1880 Ranch, tounge River, Montana, 1880 7 x 6.5 in. overall 21.75 x 18 in. 8.5 x 5.5 in. overall 7 x 3.75 overall estimate: $3,000-$5,000 estimate: $400-$600Some of the top collecting experts tackle topics estimate: $1,000-$1,500 estimate: $3,000-$4,000 estimate: $750-$1,000 the development of photography and the westward ex- who has crucially molded our conception of north American Army in 1886. Among his notable photos is an 1886 image of sion can help us to enlarge and enrich our understanding of save even more. pansion of America converged to create some of the most Indians,” Hans christian Adam writes in his photo book santiago McKinn, a young white boy who was captured and and our affection for the West that has passed,” writes Larry captivating images in American history. Among the photog- a u cEdward Sheriff v i e w t i o n p r e Curtis 1868-1952. lived in Geronimo’s camp. Len Peterson, author of L.A. Huffman: Photographer of the auction previewsuch as intelligent collecting, trusts and estates, raphers who set out to chronicle the “Wild West,” only a few camillus sidney Fly (circa 1849-1901) moved to Fly’s work is seen as photojournalism “nearly a centu- American West. “In my humble estimation, no one did it bet- would later be seen as pioneers in their field. tombstone in Arizona territory in 1879 and quickly opened ry before the term was invented,” Mary Jo churchwell writes ter than L.A. Huffman.” After initially setting up his a photo studio. He took por- in Arizona: No Ordinary Journey. “While the army was chas- Photographs by these and other Western photographers studio in seattle, edward sheriff traits of Ike clanton, Wyatt earp ing Geronimo, [Fly] was chasing the army, boldly invading the are featured in Heritage’s Western Photography & earlyand collecting with kids, and focus on specific curtis (1868-1952) photographed and Doc Holliday, all players in mountain stronghold of the hostile Apache warriors for the Artifacts Grand Format Auction #689, scheduled for June 13- dozens of tribes from the the Gunfight at the o.K. corral, purpose of photographing them at home with their families.” 14, 2008. A Tale of American southwest to the Arctic. the famous battle that came to L.A. Huffman (1854-1931) arrived in Montana territory Subscribe online at curtis’ portraits are among the symbolize the struggle between in 1879 as post photographer at Fort Keogh. the great buf- e V en t most avidly collected emblems of law-and-order and open-ban- falo herds, already in their decline at that time, fascinated Western photography & early artifacts Grand Formatcategories such as coins, fine and rare wines, auction #689 is scheduled for June 13-14, 2008. For infor- Collaborators native American life. ditry in frontier towns. In ad- Huffman, and his photos of landscapes, animals, early ranch- “no other photographer has dition to intimate images of es, American Indians and pioneers would document the tran- mation, contact Marsha Dixey at 214-409-1455 or MarshaD@ HA.com, or Russ Jorzig at 214-409-1633 or RussJ@HA.com. created a larger oeuvre on [the American Indians, he captured sition from prairie land to farmland and cattle ranching. Kenny Gloss and Barry Morris at Boston’s Brattle Book Shop. For a free Heritage catalog, call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1150, Heritagemagazine.com native American] theme and it the only known photographs of “the lesson of Huffman’s work is that photography and mention code HM14814, or register online at www. is curtis, more than any other, Geronimo’s surrender to the U.s. used with intelligence, enthusiasm, knowledge and pas- HA.com/HM14814.vintage jewelry and comics and comic art. edward sheriff curtis L.A. Huffman Initially, Morris, a retired media executive, focused on col- Charles Dickens Sketches by “Boz” (london, 1836). first w I T H T RUS T E D A DV I C E , B A R RY lecting the works of English caricaturist and book illustrator edition, first printing of dickens’ first book. 44 heritage magazine — summer 2008 MO R R I S COM PI L E D CO L L E C T I O N O F George Cruikshank (1792-1878).— summer 2008 Brattle Book heritage magazine It was at the 45 estimate: $15,000-$25,000 Shop that Morris picked up his first Dickens first edition, a re- C H A R L E S D I C K E NS’ F I R S T E D I T I O NS bound copy of Oliver Twist illustrated by Cruikshank. He soon realized it was more practical to collect the 23 novels, plus po- Barry Morris does not downplay the role of a good dealer. ems, sketches and short stories of Dickens than the 863 books “Great collections,” he says, “are never created from the sole effort of an in- of Cruikshank. George Gloss assisted Morris with this new or call Customer Service at dividual collector, but rather through a close association of the collector with direction and, after his death in 1985, the guidance continuedAUCTIon PReVIeWS & PRICeS ReALIZed a dealer whose collaboration generates the special energy that assembles the from George’s son, Kenny. collection.” “As John Carter might say, Kenny had a unique grasp for It was with the help of Boston book dealer George Gloss, and later his the ‘taste and technique’ of the process,” Morris says. “His first son Kenny, that Morris was able to build his important collection of Charles critical piece of advice was to focus on first issues in cloth, again 866-835-3243 Dickens (1812-1870) first editions. There’s Sketches by “Boz”, Dickens’ first a practical way to perfect a collection. Next, he opened my eyes book; American Notes for General Circulation, inscribed by Dickens to Serjeant to ephemera, which for Dickens added countless, if not infi-Get a sneak peek at upcoming blockbuster auctions, Talfourd, a friend of the author and the dedicatee of The Pickwick Papers; plus nite, fascinating and interesting artifacts to acquire.” Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities. But now, Morris says it’s time to move on. The H. Barry Morris Collection of Charles Dickens First Editions, fea- Gloss, an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, “under- turing more than 100 first editions, autograph letters stood when the project had been completed, when it was time Charles Dickens signed, books about Dickens and other ephemer- for me to develop new goals,” Morris says. “I will miss exploring Great Expectations (london, 1861). first edition.in addition to prices realized for some of the world’s Treasures al Dickens items, is part of Heritage’s Rare Books & bookstores all over the world for Dickens treasures. I will miss estimate: $40,000 to $60,000 Manuscripts Grand Format Auction scheduled for those incredible moments when Kenny would casually say to no RISK money BACK GUARAnTee June. “Besides being an extraordinary group of origi- me something like, ‘I found a first issue of Great Expectations nal editions, this collection tells the story of a remark- in cloth.’ But I will not miss Kenny, for he is still there atN his JU E D:most sought-after treasures. able relationship between a prominent bookseller and bookstore, at Ulysses S. grant’s Civil War Presentation Sword, of books and gen. 6 every Saturday morning, to talk 200 SOL with ivory mounted japanned presentation case, 1864 an enthusiastic collector,” says James Gannon, direc- to let me browse, before his opening hour, the shelves of his 7 33 in. If you are not delighted with your Heritage tor of rare books at Heritage. shop, which is still the magical world that I love so much.” 1 from Charles Dickens by Pen , 6 73 , 0 0 $ 0 Morris’ passion for reading began in 1963 when charles dickens and Pencil, with Supplement by frederic g. kitton (1889) he took a job at the Boston Public Library. “Soon, I American Notes for General event estimate: $3,000-$5,000 Circulation (london, 1842). first wanted to possess books, have them close to me on edition, first issue. inscribed by Rare Books & Manuscripts Grand Format Auction #683 is my own bookshelves,” Morris says. “Therein lays the Magazine subscription, let us know. We will dickens to serjeant talfourd, the scheduled for June 3-4, 2008. for information, contact James dedicatee of The Pickwick Papers. genesis of my collecting. As I began to acquire more estimate: $60,000-$75,000 gannon at 214-409-1609 or Jamesg@ha.com. for a free heritage general books, I could not help but come across catalog, call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1150, and mention code hm8131, or register online at www.ha.com/hm8131. Brattle Book Shop, Boston’s legendary used and rareCoLLeCTInG CATeGoRIeS CoVeRed bookstore.” 30 hEritagE magaziNE — SPriNg 2008 promptly refund 100% of payment for all hEritagE magaziNE — SPriNg 2008 31Decorative arts, fine art, illustration art, Texas art, unmailed issues – no questions asked.U.S. coins, world and ancient coins, comics and comic Heritage Magazine is published three times aart, currency, entertainment memorabilia, American year. The cover price is $9.95. Offer good in U.S.Indian art, Americana and political, rare books, Civil and Canada only. Your first issue will mail 8-12War, manuscripts, natural history, photography, space At the time, it was called by one newspaper “the most weeks from receipt of order. Heritage Magazine amethyst surmounted by a gold sunburst. The sword was pure Gift of Honor beautiful and costly sword yet manufactured” in the United States. silver and gold, with the silver grip in the form of the goddess never sells our mailing list to third parties. Victory. Over the goddess’ head is an American eagle.exploration, jewelry and timepieces, movie posters, It was 1864 and the grateful citizens of Kentucky pre- Within five years, the military hero would be the nation’s sented a gift to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant upon his promotion to 18th president. General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States. It was a The sword most recently was a part of the Donald Tharpe G E N . U LYS SE S S . G R a N T ’ S c I V I L level of command that only George Washington had previously Collection of American Military History. 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