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Plymouth, Massachusetts Hardstone Collection - #9-1

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

Provenance: All items were found in the Plymouth, Mass area.

Condition: Varies. 7 celts and adzes, 2 grooved adzes (one also has multiple flutes), 2 mauls, and 4 axes. This set is a consignment, and you can email me for direct communication with the seller. How cool is it to have a collection dating back thousands of years found in the area where the first European settlers landed?

Price: $800

 

Killer Ohio 3/4 Grooved Axe - #9-2

Size: 4 3/4" long x 2 11/16" tall

Provenance: Pickaway County, Ohio. Dan Schleich bought this at a farm sale, and considered it one of his best axes.

Condition: Perfect. Classic Ohio axe form. Highly developed, super surface, patination. This is a top shelf axe.

Price: $600

 

3/4 Grooved Green Quartz Axe - #9-3

Size: 4 1/8" long x 2 5/16" tall.

Provenance: Marion County, Ohio. Found by Ray Jordan.

Condition: Super. Green Quartz beauty with a great fluted bottom. If you don't know how rare a highly developed quartz axe is, then wait to see how long before you see another one of this calibre for sale.

Price: $400

 

Ohio Short Poll Axe - #9-4

Size: 4" long x 2" tall.

Provenance: Williams County, Ohio. Found by Marv Leatherman.

Condition: Super. One of Ohio's rarest and most desirable axe types. If you can't tell, I like stone tools in the smaller end of average size, but finely made. This one is no exception.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Mini-3/4 Groove Axe - #9-5

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

Provenance: Found in Delaware County, Ohio by Jack Johns.

Condition: Perfect. Great form, worm tracked hardstone, and mini-sized.

Price: $225

 

Greenstone Celt - #9-6

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

Provenance: Ohio. Bauer Collection.

Condition: Super. Heavy granite or diorite. High polish near 100% on one side. Other side shows pecking, but is also highly polished. Sides are squared off. Some bit chatter. On the scale of manufacture and feel, this celt sits in the upper echelon.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Mini 7/8 Groove Axe - #9-7

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

Provenance: Ohio. Bauer Collection.

Condition: Excellent. No damage, just not extremely fine. Bit is rounded, nice material, good groove polish. In hand, you would bet it doesn't stand, but this is a good stander.

Price: $95

3/4 Groove Hammer - #9-8

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

Provenance: Ohio. F.P. Hill Collection. Cliff Bauer purchased at the A.T. Wehrle Estate Sale held on 4/11/1956.

Condition: Super. This is one of the best 3/4 groove hammers I have owned. Highly developed (for a type that is very utilitarian). Small size really adds to the piece.

Price: $75

3/4 Groove Hammer Axe - #9-9

Size: 4" long x 2 7/8" tall

Provenance: Ohio. Bauer Collection.

Condition: Excellent. Great tan and green speckled granite. Interesting form that in between an axe and a hammer. "Bit" area is almost an inch wide, and completely flat.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 
 
 

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