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Quadraconcave Gorget - #3-1

Size: 3 1/4" long x 2 3/8" W.

Provenance: Fred Bartol Collection #1921. Pictured in Bartol collection book P. 140

Condition: Excellent. Some small areas of old damage that were prehistorically polished over. A complete patina, and minerals only seen on un-cleaned examples. This is a top flight collector form, from a top flight old school collection that was not added to in the last 50 years. To give you an idea of the last time this changed hands, there is a 2.00 price tag written on it in pencil. This mark has a strong chance of being from Walter Nelson.

Price: $800. This gives plenty of room for the new owner to profit over time.


Bell Pendant - #3-2

Size: 3 15/16" Long x 2" wide.

Provenance: Found in Summit County, Ohio. Extremely old "shield" label on piece.

Condition: Perfect. No damage. Thinly made. Color is dark burgundy/purple with multiple white worm tracks covering the piece. There is some very interesting angular work on both faces that creates a bit of a bevel in several places. Material itself is of a very high grade Huronian slate. It could be classed as ferruginous by some. The grain is extremely tight and solid. This is a high class pendant.

Price: $650


Two broken Pick Banners - #3-3

Size: Each right about 4" Long.

Provenance: Left side found near Chillocothe, Ross County. Right side Blanchard River near Findlay.

Condition: Broken. I saved these for many years b/c they represent some of the larger pick bannerstones you will ever see. Each would have been 8". Someone needs to restore them.



Wing Bannerstone - #3-4

Size: 4 1/2" L x 1 7/8" W

Provenance: Labeled with 0180. Listed as X: Cameron Parks in the Fred Bartol Collection book. Published page 120.

Condition: Super. Absolutely superior patina/minerals. I am sure you can see this in the photos. One wing has a great muted bullseye with a white wormtrack on the wing tip. This is the oldest of the wing bannerstone forms. Contrasting banding runs all through this piece creating concave lines.

Price: $1500.


Memo to Fakers: These eyes have been around a long time, but still can see.

Birdstone Eyes


Thin Pendant - #3-5

Size: 3 3/8" Long x 1 11/16" Wide.

Provenance: Found in Crawford County, Ohio. X: Col. Raymond Vietzen.

Condition: Super. A couple of extremely minor imperfections. Still a 9.5 out of 10. Extremely thin, and should be classed as Intrusive Mound b/c of the thin profile. Two white worm track blobs. Great two sided patina. I didn't look it up, but should be in Vietzen's auction books.

Price: $300


Bi-Concave Gorget - #3-6

Size: 3" L x 1 7/8" T.

Provenance: Montgomery County, Ohio. Sold at Converse Auctions 9/24/1995. Jim Bennett COA #02J4AP39

Condition: Super. It doesn't have perfect symmetry, but no real damage. Top side has almost patinated brown, and underside is a deep red/orange. The coolest feature of this piece is the drilling. Hard to even figure out what is going on in the pictures. Basically, there are multiple tap holes, with the one large hole just barely all the way through. This is very unique, and I find it to make a stunning example of prehistoric art. Get this one quick b/c I just might pull it back for myself.



Highly Developed Un-Notched Wing Bannerstone - #3-7

Size: 4 5/8" long x 1 3/4" W

Provenance: Found in Isabella County, Michigan 4/15/1944 by someone named Hunter. Collected by luminary collector Roland Bunch and marked with his red pencil.

Condition: Super. A few extremely minor imperfections. This type of banner represents the highest development of the un-notched wing class. According to Lutz (best research on banner forms to date), the barrel design is key to understanding development. This one shows raised ridges, diamond cross section, and concavity at the holes. It is this concavity that soon after developed in the notched wing (butterfly) class. Superior 45 degree angled banding across the entire piece, tons of worm tracks. This is a class relic, and one that could grace any collection.



Bell Pendant - #3-8

Size: 4" Long x 1 3/4" W.

Provenance: Ohio. X: Col. Raymond Vietzen.

Condition: Perfect. This slate is of the highest grade and fine grain. B/c of this, it was able to take a polish that other slate pieces are all jealous of. Literally smooth as silk in your hand. Additionally, there is some engraving on the sides and faces. Patina speaks for itself in the pictures. Worm tracks present. I have not seen more than a handful this fine.



Bi-Concave Gorget - #3-9

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

Provenance: Found near Brookville, Western Montgomery County, Ohio on the Ward Marshall farm. This piece was owned and labeled by Doctor Gordon Meuser, and comes from the Oscar Gerber collection that Meuser purchased in the 1920's. This piece is not numbered, and a large percentage of the Gerber collection pieces were not labeled.

Condition: Excellent. Some old damage that runs horizontal to the piece, thus not taking away any of the form/edges. Slate has a subtle purple coloration, and the banding is more like spots. A very unique grade of slate. I love how the holes are offset. The execution of this piece is so precise, with great lines and nearly perfect symmetry. Don't tell me the maker just messed up with the holes. No, this was purposeful, and maybe a hint at the usage.

Price: $750


Glacial Kame Gorget - #3-10

Size: 4 5/16" L x 1 15/16" W.

Provenance: Found in Washington County, Ohio. This piece does have an Overstreet COA from 2013 if the buyer wants it.

Condition: Excellent. Small amount of damage on the non-pointy end. Superior banding and patina. I love the extra tap hole towards the tip. This happens somewhat often. The theory I have developed on these tap holes relates to the manufacturing steps. I feel pretty confident that the tap holes are placed on a piece early in the manufacturing process. They were used as guides for symmetry while the piece was being shaped. Many times the end product turns out differently than expected, and the final hole needs to move a bit. Anyway, thats my theory.

Price: $350


Tubular Bannerstone - 3-11

Size: 2 1/2" Long x 1" wide.

Provenance: I have no idea where / when I bought this piece. I found it behind a shelf in my archive. Shame, but I lost the info.

Condition: Super. Nearly perfect. High polish. Small size for type. Excellent patinated skin. Basic banner form that is inexpensive for my losing the info.



Expanded Center Gorget - 3-12

Size: 4 3/4" L x 1 3/4" W.

Provenance: Found in Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio in 1970. X: Ron Thiebeau "TBO". Has a Bennett COA #04B5AP57 if the buyer wants.

Condition: Super. I have said it many times before, but this object is a completed piece without the holes. Whatever the holes were used for on expanded centers, they were not required. Which makes sense if you study the shape of the piece. A very dark purple with a few black bands in the slate. To back up my theory about the object being complete and used, it shows use wear on the ends.

Price: $350










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