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Highly Developed Hopewell Pendant - #1-1

Size: 5 3/4" L x 2" W.

Provenance: Found on 3/23/1989 by Jewell Hillyard on a slope near her house located at 7510 Granville Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Knox County. The story is she saw some arrowheads in a collection, and declared she was going to find one. 10 minutes later, this was found. The ultimate in beginners luck. Piece was Best Of Show at ASO show held on 1/21/1990. Ribbon and finder's note included with piece.

Condition: Museum. First off I want to say that this piece is complete. Finder's note says it is unfinished, but I am highly confident this is incorrect. Everything about it is refined, polished, and finished. There is not even a hint of a hole, and one was not intended or needed. A few plow scratches, and a few non penetrating dings that I pictured on angle below. In terms of style, this piece is what Dave Root used to call "Classically Unique". The Hopewell people are known for twists on the classics, and this piece is a great example. I put the form closest to a Shovel Pendant, but it is also somewhat Anchor-ish. Pictures should relay the obvious authenticity, combined with a fantastic true story.

Price: $1000

 

Quartz Axe - #1-2

Size: 4 1/2" long x 3" tall.

Provenance: Butler County, Ohio. X: Chadwick

Condition: Super. Fine material, with a massive quartz inclusion. Killer axe.

Price: $500

 

Grooved and Perforated Boatstone - #1-3

Size: 3 1/8" L x 1 7/16" wide

Provenance: Found in Portage County, Ohio. Listed as X: Charles Smith and Harold Button.

Condition: Super. Does a boatstone have to be scooped? I don't know, but this feels more boatish than loafish. Drilled on both ends with a groove down the middle. Fantastic problematical.

Price: $300 - Reserved.

 

Ohio Paleo Lance - #1-4

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

Provenance: Ohio. X: Vic Hiles. Most of Hiles relics were found in Clermont and Warren Counties.

Condition: Super. Extremely interesting Decatur like base with two ground burin flakes that were made at opposing 45 degree angles. I took a closeup of this area below. I see no possible way this is damage. Large paralel percussion flakes in the style of the Ohio Lance. Diamond cross section. A great Paleo piece. Material is patinated over the original color, and I am not sure what it is.

Price: $600 - Reserved.

 

E-Notch - #1-5

Size: 4 1/8" long x 1 9/16" wide.

Provenance: Ohio. X: Cliff Bauer. Cliff traded a book to Frank Shipley for this piece on 2/22/1951. Bauer catalog page included with piece. Most artistic page of the whole catalog.

Condition: Excellent. Tip is dinged. Someone should restore down the road. Material is about as nice as you will ever see on an authentic flint. Seems like an easy call to say it is Flint Ridge, but I see Flint Ridge and Coshocton in it. Not completely unheard of for the flints to blend.

Price: $800

 

Catlinite Elbow Pipe - #1-6

Size: 3" L x 1 5/8" T.

Provenance: Found in Loraine County, Ohio. Collected by Jim Miller.

Condition: Perfect. Likely early Historic Period pipe. Engraved all over it. Most I can't figure out, but several remind me of bird wings. I will leave the intrepretation up to the next owner. Fantastic early pipe.

Price: $500 - Reserved.

 

Gorget - #1-7

Size: 4 15/16" long x 1 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Found in Champion Township, Trumbull County, Ohio in 1960. X: Bill Platt. It is pictured in Platt Catalog.

Condition: Super. Faceted along the edges. Very light colored with great minerals. I think the best way to describe the form is "elliptical with bi-pointed tendencies".

Price: $250 - Reserved

 

Trade Cross - #1-8

Size: 2 5/16" Long x 1 1/2" Wide.

Provenance: Found near Indiana/Illinois border by Gary Litherland. X: Dave Harvey and Jim Dressler.

Condition: Perfect. I know very little about these. This is silver, but might have some gold mixed in. From two fine collections

Price: $500

 

Cache - #1-9

Size: Longest is just shy of 4" L

Provenance: Found in Licking County, Ohio near Newark. X: Walt Sperry (Early ASO President).

Condition: Super. An extremely fine 4 blade cache. The story is that this is all the pieces. Two are clearly made from the same piece of flint. Do I need to discuss the rarity of caches, and the liklihood of finding another group.

Price: $1000 - Reserved.

 

Ohio Deep Notch Lost Lake - #1-10

Size: 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Found in Ohio. Purchased by Cliff Bauer on 5/18/1954 from Bernard Cluff for $2.50. Bauer catalog page included with piece.

Condition: Perfect. I am willing to overlook any extremely minor imperfections. There is a reason I have kept this piece for almost 8 years. Mercer flint that has taken a distinct green patination. Old timer's called this type an "Ace of Spades". I call it an Ohio Deep Notch. Nearly everybody else calls it a Lost Lake. I know it is small, but it is mighty.

Price: $SOLD>THANK YOU>

 

Race Car Side Notch - #1-11

Size: 3" L x 1 1/8" W.

Provenance: Found in Indiana. Collected by legendary old timer David Warner

Condition: Super. I should have my head examined (again) for selling this. Whatever $ it produces, will not equal the joy I have in viewing and handling this piece. Race Car b/c of the stripe.

Size: $SOLD>THANK YOU>

 

Brilliant Color Arrowhead - #1-12

Size: 3 13/16" L x 1 1/16" W

Provenance: Found in Missouri. Purchased at L. Fosterling estate auction held in the mid 1980's.

Condition: Super. I am at a loss to describe the vibrance of the color in this piece. I can't think of any I have owned from Missouri with this much color. The color tones are stronger than anything I own. As such, you will have to sacrifice your dollars to take it home.

Price: $SOLD>THANK YOU>

 

Sonora Pinetree "The Tempest" - #1-13

Size: 2 11/16" L X 1 11/16" W

Provenance: This piece was found by Andy Jack around Xenia, Ohio in the early 1900's. The Jack collection was the first collection I ever purchased. Don't want to date myself by saying how long ago it was. Safe to say many years ago. In the year 2000, I had Tom Davis COA the piece, which is included.

Condition: Killer.  I call it the “Tempest”, b/c of the blue swirl.  Also, this piece has a very cool, and highly unusual large quartz crystal sticking off the blade edge.  It throws off the symmetry a bit, but so worth it in the rare feature department. One of my favorite points I ever owned. Sold it 10 years ago, and just got it back. Realized it was meant for someone else, so here is your chance.

Price: $750

 

Turkey Tail Hebron - #1-14

Size: 4 1/2" L x 2 7/16" W

Provenance: White County, Illinois.

Condition: Super. Giant hand filler piece. The kind of greenish patina you don't have to look twice at it. I want to call this material Indiana Hornstone, but with the find location in White County, Illinois, it could be Cobden. Previous owner thought it was cobden. I venture to say that this is a frame centerpiece, and a top notch piece for any collection.

Price: $SOLD>THANK YOU>

 

Hornstone Notched Base Dovetail - #1-15

Size: 3 7/8" L x 1 3/4" W

Provenance: Southern Indiana.

Condition: Super. Classic Ohio River drainage style dovetail with a beautiful notched base. And what do you know, it's Green Hornstone. Note one small side nick that shows the fresh grey colored Hornstone. Folks, this patina does not happen overnight. Green hornstone patina is literally one of the safest bets in relic collecting.

Price: $SOLD>THANK YOU>

 

Hornstone Dovetail - #1-16

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

Provenance: Found at Bear Creek Township, Indiana. Jay County.

Condition: Super. Tip isn't quite perfect, but close. Light colored Hornstone with a notch base like so many Indiana Dovetails. Great size, superior flaking.

Price: $1100

 

Flint Ridge Dovetail - #1-17

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

Provenance: Union County, Ohio. Apparently, everyone owned it based on the ink. X: Dick Johnson, Dean Driscoll, L. Weidner. I like labeling, and feel strongly it is the best way to keep documentation with a piece, but you don't have to write your name on a piece if the documentation is already on it.

Condition: Super. Fine Flint Ridge, with some strawberry seeds in it. Translucent, well patinated and mineralized.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

Townsend Dovetail - #1-18

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

Provenance: Indiana. Earl Townsend Jr. Collection. I have a photo that will be included of this piece on Earl's wall.

Condition: Super. Rare material for a large flint. This would class as a top piece made from Liston. Great serrations, notched base, no brainer old.

Price: $1800

 

 

Stone Eyes

birdstone

Sometimes we have stone eyes, and mouths, but we still know what you fakers are doing.

 

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