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Lindon Fosterling flint collection. These pieces were all purchased at an early 1980's auction of the Fosterling collection held in St. Louis by Gene Johns. This is the first time they are seeing the market since the auction.

Meadowood - #5-1

Size: 3 7/16" long x 1 1/2" W.

Provenance: Found by A. Hollrah in Elm Point, Missouri. Fosterling auction.

Condition: Super. I'm sure there is a regional name for this type, but my Ohio mind goes straight to Meadowood. Feel free to correct my typology. A very nice example Archaic piece.



Etley - #5-2

Size: 4 5/8" long x 1 9/16" wide.

Provenance: Found by C. Lajeness (1940's) in Cherbonnier Bluff, Missouri. St. Louis County. This is a very interesting find location, b/c it is the highest point on the Lower Missouri River, and Lewis and Clark camped here in 1804.

Condition: Super. Made extremely well with stripes and some color on the back side. Superior minerals. Not your average Etley.



Graham Cave - #5-3

Size: 3 7/8" long x 1 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Found by Marvel L. Andreas in Chesterfield, Missouri. Although this piece is not pictured in the 1953 St. Louis Society publication featuring Fosterling, there are several other Graham Caves from this same site/finder pictured.

Condition: Super. This Early-Mid Archaic type is one of the most collectible in IL/MO. It is easy to see why. This example has an exceptional concave base and serrations. Easily the best the Graham I have sold.



Snyder - #5-4

Size: 2 5/8" long x 1 11/16" wide.

Provenance: Found by H. Meyerhoff in Black Jack, Missouri. St. Charles County. What a great town name, and one that is unicorporated and basically non existent today. The post office closed in 1915. Lot #19 in the Fosterling Auction.

Condition: Killer. Should be perfect, not even sure why I didn't classify it as such. Wonderful light pink heat treated Burlington with a great white splotch on the back side. One of the best forms from the area, this Hopewell type is world famous.



Pulaski - #5-5

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

Provenance: Found in Creve Coeur, Missouri. St. Louis County. This area is not farmland anymore, but located at the 270 loop. Bet it's been a long time since an arrowhead of this calibre was found in the area. Fosterling received from fellow well known collector HW Rohr. Lot 161 in the Fosterling auction.

Condition: Super. One nick on side working towards the tip. I know this type is extremely well collected, and now I know why. Made with every bit the grace and skill of the Ohio Kirk's and Kentucky Lost Lakes. Thin and fine flaking on this Early Archaic beauty.



Snyder - #5-6

Size: 2 3/8" long x 1 15/16" wide.

Provenance: Found by JC Twillman in Spanish Lake, Missouri. St. Louis County. Sits very near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Lot 46 of the Fosterling Auction.

Condition: Super. So close to perfect. Thins out to a deadly tip. Great big notches. Just a classic flint piece.



Wadlow - #5-7

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

Provenance: Found in St. Clair County, Missouri. I know it doesn't have the traditional Fosterling writing, but I am sure it was in the Fosterling auction as lot $64.

Condition: Super. High Quality workmanship, and still able to skin a buck. Large and thin for size.



Etley - #5-8

Size: 4 1/8" long x 1 3/4" wide.

Provenance: Found by CA Aubuchon in Florisant, Missouri. St. Louis County. Lot 119 Fosterling Auction.

Condition: Super. This piece has a great shape, and tiny little ears that I really like. The shape reminds me of a rocket ship. A great Etley.





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