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Flare Bit Celt - #9-1

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

Provenance: Found in Belmont County, Ohio. Labeled and sold by legendary early dealer W.J. England, who operated during 1930's-1950's. Also note the $1.00 price tag.

Condition: Perfect. There is a bit of old damage that is completely polished over, and 100% consistent with continued usage. I also factored in the fact that this is a rare flare bit form. This type is a rare Hopewell style everywhere, but particularly unseen in Ohio. Great wirey black and light green granite. Superior polish, particularly on the bit. One of the better stone tools I have sold in years.

Price: $250

 

"Fluted" Celt - #9-2

Size: 6 7/8" long x 2 3/8" wide x 1 3/4" fat.

Provenance: Found in Belmont County, Ohio. Labeled and sold by legendary early dealer W.J. England, who operated during 1930's-1950's. Also note the $1.00 price tag.

Condition: Perfect. Mr. England calls this a "fluted" celt. I don't disagree, but I am not sure if it would classify as the Wisconsin style fluted axes and celts. When viewed from the side, it is almost 3 sided. It is thick bodied and extremely well formed, polished, and used. A top quality Ohio stone tool.

Price: $350

Bottom picture shows the "flute" well. Difficult to capture well with a camera.

 

Large Celt - #9-3

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

Provenance: Vigo County, Indiana.

Condition: Super. Big and heavy tan and rust brown speckled granite. Bit is superior, but not super sharp. This celt has a trait that I really like seeing. Notice in the middle of the piece there is a more polished area. I have seen this on a handful of mostly Hopewell celts, and must represent rubbing in the haft.

Price: $250

 

3/4 Grooved Axe - #9-4

Size: 5 1/8" L x 2 3/8" tall.

Provenance: Ohio.

Condition: Super. High overall polish, great Ohio form. Almost a blue speckled granite. Plenty of pictures to show all the angles.

Price: $400

 

Celt - #9-5

Size: 6 1/8" tall x 2 3/8" wide.

Provenance: Found in Monroe County, Michigan.

Condition: Super. This is a big piece, that shows giant wear. Large portions of the stone look "melted" from extreme use. Must be one heck of a solid stone, b/c it did the big jobs for many years.

Price: $150

 

Flaired Bit Celt - #9-6

Size: 4 1/4" long x 2 7/16" wide

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. Jade Green and Black speckled granite. High polish in bit area, with overall polish tapering off as you move towards the poll end. Flare bits are rare, and considered a Hopewell culture tool. Super bit with a flat hammer like poll.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Celt - #9-7

Size: 4 3/8" long x 2 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. This is a fat one, with a slight flare on the bit. Smooth polish. Minor bit issue that can be seen in upper left of photo. Polished baby backside smooth for the front 2 inches from the bit.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

Salvaged Hardstone Spud - #9-8

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

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. If you were to look up in the dictionary "rare Midwest stone tools", this would be the picture. This spuds are generally recognized as a Fort Ancient tool form, and are rare as hen's teeth in Indiana and Ohio. This one was longer, but salvaged back to it's current size prehistorically. Bit is super, and obviously used for many moons after the sucessful salvage. Note that in Honeywell's era, these were referenced under the "B" tag, for Bannerstone.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

3/4 Groove Hammer Axe - #9-9

Size: 5 7/8" long x 1 1/8" tall

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. Nice size, no damage. Polished heavily towards bit, with less polish towards poll. I wouldn't call bit damaged, but it is not particularly sharp.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Celt - #9-10

Size: 5 3/16" long x 2" wide

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. No damge. Great material with multiple colors of green, white, and black. Long tapering poll. Excellent polish throughout, and a two sided patina. This one is my favorite of the standard forms in the Honeywell group.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Short and Fat Celt - #9-11

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

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Good. Few plow scrapes, but nothing substantial. Bit is complete, but shows some dingers. Polish is respectable, but not great. Still, a solid old relic for the $.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Thin and Long Adze - #9-12

Size: 6 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" at thickest.

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. One little nip on side of the bit, and a bit of a prehistoric salvage on poll end. Extremely thin, a fine tool with great size. Sides are squared off, bit is very sharp.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

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