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Hornstone Dovetail - #1-1

Size: 4 1/8" L x 1 1/2" W.

Provenance: Posey County, Indiana. X: French

Condition: Killer. Only a slight bevel which indicates a limited number of re-sharpenings. Classic Southern Indiana form, and fantastic surface patina. I did a COA for this piece in the past, and will include.



Patchwork Hornstone Dovetail - #1-2

Size: 4 9/16" long x 1 7/16" wide.

Provenance: Found in Orange County, Indiana. X: Howard Lindley. Pictured under Lindley in Who's Who #6 on Page 215.

Condition: Super. Love the material on this. A very unusually patterned Hornstone that reminds me of those modern artists who just spill paint on a canvas. Extra feature of a very cool quartz inclusion. Over 4 1/2 with tremendous condition. Run, don't walk towards this piece.



Gerber Dovetail - #1-3

Size: 3 5/8" L x 1 1/2" wide

Provenance: Art Gerber

Condition: Restored. In several areas. Sold at first Gerber Sale, and priced at same amount as hammer.

Price: $Sent back to consignor. Note: Be careful with auction house descriptions. This point was not properly described, and resulted in a high hammer price, but low value. Ask the next question to these folks, and get a guarantee, or simply don't bid.


Flint Ridge E-Notch - #1-4

Size: 2 1/4" long x 1 5/8" wide.

Provenance: Belmont County, Ohio. Found by a "Coffield" 6/1/1973. I did find a Coffield family looking at old Belmont County obituaries, but can't pin it down to a certain person.

Condition: Super. I can't decide whether this piece was made small, or if it was re-sharpened. The extra width makes me think re-sharpened, but the point feels like it was small to begin with. It should be stated that this type rarely gets big (3 1/2" +). Fantastic white Flint Ridge with pinks and yellows coming through. A very rare type, and always a collector favorite.



Blue Flint Ridge Adena - #1-5

Size: 4 1/4" long x 1 5/8" wide.

Provenance: Darke County, Ohio. X: Dave Root #162F. Jim Beckman purchased from Root in 1993. Pictured in Lar Hothem's Flint Ridge Artifacts (2004) Page 185.

Condition: Killer. This is incredible material that I have rarely seen. Maybe a few other pieces, but no more than a handful. Very well made, thin, and large for type. Published in a great book on the subject.



Indiana Thebes - #1-6

Size: 2 3/8" L x 1 3/8" T.

Provenance: Wallace Dibble find Cass County, Indiana. 1960-1975. Wabash River drainage.

Condition: Super. Tip is not perfect, but the rest is close enough for me. Not sure what the material is. I had a thought that it was Kenneth for a minute, but was talked out of that call. The problem is that all the white on this point is patina. The spots give a clue to what is underneath, but I can't say for sure unless you want me to snap it in half and look inside.

Price: $75


Clovis - #1-7

Size: 2 1/4" long x 1 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Dibble collection 1960-1975. Unfortunately, unlabeled and not in the personal find drawer.

Condition: Good. Some decent sized dings on one blade edge. The pink area in the flute is from being on an old display. Material is Burlington, and this points to an Illinois/Missouri find location, but Paleo material likes to travel long distances. Good news is that we have a no brainer clovis that won't break the bank.

Price: $225


Ohio Mystery Archaic - #1-8

Size: 2 7/8" L x 1 7/8" W.

Provenance: Marion County, Ohio. Pencil states "McDovoucek" which I assume is a name of an owner or finder. Dibble collection 1960-1975.

Condition: Super. Tip is not quite perfect, but very close. I don't know how to type this piece. Outline is pretty similar to a Snyder, but the base is ground, and the flaking is 100% Archaic. In the family of many Early Archaics, and finely made. Tremendous minerals throughout. A very fine flint.



Snyder - #1-9

Size: 3 1/16" L x 2 1/4" W

Provenance: Old tag stating Lawrence County, Illinois. Other tag says $10 Quartz. Dibble collection 1960-1975.

Condition: Super. Material first. This is Quartzite, and extremely rare to see. The whole piece is twisted on it's axis in a way that I love to see on flint pieces. Extremely deep notches that allowed for a longer base. Probably going to way undersell this rare beauty.



Lost Lake - #1-10

Size: 2 1/8" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Unlabeled frame of Wally Dibble.

Condition: Super. A grainy form of Hornstone that left some hinges. As you can see, they are properly patinated. A collector's favorite form. Well made (all are) with nice Deep Notches. I still prefer calling them Deep Notches as a type, but I can't fight against Lost Lake.



"Core" Grade Flint Ridge Hopewell - #1-11

Size: 2 5/8 " L x 1 1/8" W.

Provenance: Wood County, Ohio. Last sold at Old Barn on 3/6/1992. X: Jim Beckman.

Condition: Super. The term "core" grade Flint Ridge is one I am trying to bring back into the collecting world. Ohio old timer's used it, and I don't know why it went away. Core grade refers to the highest grades of Flint Ridge that were mostly used for Hopewell cores. Many times they are white/pink/red from heat treatment. This is obviously a very nice representation of an Ohio Hopewell.



Dovetail - #1-12

Size: 2 1/2" L x 1 1/4" W.

Provenance: Licking County, Ohio.

Condition: Super. A waxy, yet quartzy Flint Ridge Dovetail. Superior minerals, condition, form.








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