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Intrusive Mound Platform Pipe - #9-1

Size: 1 7/8" long x 1 3/16 W x 1 1/2" tall.

Provenance: Found in Pickaway County, Ohio. Floyd Ritter purchased this pipe from known Indiana collector Gary Litherland in 1978. Ritter #P62.

Condition: Museum. I snuck this one in to see if anyone was paying attention. There have probably been less than 20 authentic pipestone platform pipes sell in the last 10 years. Of course, thousands of misrepresented modern examples have sold with shiny new COA's. Bowl is unique with a three pointed design that looks very much like a baby bird with an open mouth waiting to be fed from the side. Everything is right about this example, and when you compare it to the junk being produced along I-75 in Ohio, you won't ever even be tempted by the fakes again.

Price: $Inquire through email or phone.


Quartzite 3/4 Grooved Hammerstone - #9-2

Size: 3" long x 2 1/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall

Provenance: Ohio. Cliff Bauer Collection.

Condition: Perfect. This is the best 3/4 Grooved Hammer I have owned. They may get better, but I haven't seen it. Quartz material, highly developed. Pics don't do justice.



Celt - #9-3

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

Provenance: Belmont County, Ohio. Mcqueen collection.

Condition: Excellent. Material is a very dense black hardstone with 100% polish. Bit is very close to perfect. Anything that could be classed as damage happened during usage, and shows use polish over it.



3/4 Grooved Axe - #9-4

Size: 3 5/16" long x 1 1/2" wide x 2 3/16" tall.

Provenance: Found in Pickaway County East of the Scioto River 13 Miles South of -------- . Can't read town name. Found in 6/1950

Condition: Good. Nicely developed small 3/4 groove axe. Bit is chewed up. Nice old India Ink label.



Mirror Polish Quartz Pestle - #9-5

Size: 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Ohio. McQueen collection.

Condition: Good. One bit chip. The "bell" is sheered off on both sides. Clearly, the pestle was used for many moons after the damage, and both sides show smoothing from continued use. For some reason, I can't get a picture of the polish on this piece, but I have never seen polish like this on any artifact except the bits on extremely well used flint spades. Never on quartz. To say it is mirror polish, doesn't quite cover it.



Green Celt - #9-6

Size: 3 9/16" long x 1 1/2" wide

Provenance: Ohio. Mcqueen collection.

Condition: Super. Bit is perfect. Body of the piece is not perfectly symmetrical with a pecked and pointed poll. Sides are faceted. 90% + high polish.

Price: $50


Roller Pestle - #9-7

roller pestle

Size: 9 1/2" long x 1 7/8 wide.

Provenance: This piece was found around Dayton, Ohio in 1917 or earlier by a member of the Wilkin family. I purchased this piece from a Wilkin wrapped up in a 1917 Dayton Daily Newspaper.

Condition: Excellent. A few more dings than normally get the Excellent rating, but this is one of the most highly developed roller pestles I have run across. Extremely round, with flattened ends. All the damage is confined to the ends, and should say something about how the piece was used. High polish for limestone. Buyer will be pleasantly surprised with this example. Much better than pics.

Price: $ON HOLD

High Quality Adze - #9-8

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

Provenance: Ohio. McQueen collection.

Condition: Super. One of my personal favorites from the McQueen stone items. Very balanced, well formed, super condition, and well polished.


Wormtrack Adze - #9-9

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

Provenance: Ohio. McQueen collection.

Condition: Super. I will mention the great wormtrack in the material first, b/c it is the signature feature on this artifact. Material is hardstone, but still shows a wormtrack. The top of the piece has a unique bevel that looks like damage in the top picture. If it is damage, it was salvaged long before the tool was lost. Bit is extremely nice. I love pieces with character, and unique features. This one fits the bill nicely. I won't give it away.



Grooved Adze - #9-10

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

Provenance: Found in Madison County, Illinois by Don Moga 5/11/1996 on his farm. Purchased by Brad Mullen of Nitro, Illinois from Mr. Moga. I purchased from Brad several years ago, and have had the piece in my personal collection ever since. My personal catalog records included with the piece.

Condition: Super. Some battering marks on the poll that have been polished over from further use. A few surface plow nicks. This is an incredibly rare stone tool form. Being made of salt-n-pepper granite makes it even rarer and more visibly pleasing. High polish.




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