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10/21/19

Fine Little Adze- #9-1

Size: 3 3/16" L x 1 9/16" W

Provenance: Midwest. Old collection #483.

Condition: Super. So close to perfect, just the tiniest amount of bit chatter. Adze's are a favorite form for me. Make this one yours.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Nice Celt - #9-2

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

Provenance: Found in Antigo, Wisconsin.. This is Langlade County in the North Eastern part of the state near the UP of Michigan.

Condition: Super. Again, very close to perfect. Some old clear coat on the piece that I didn't remove. Could be easily taken off with acetone without hurting the patina. I didn't mind it. Form is cookie cutter textbook.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Porphyry Celt - #9-3

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

Provenance: Found in Platteville, Wisconsin. This is Grant County in the South Western portion of the State.

Condition: Super. Some nice porphyry spots. Same coating as above. Everyone wants this material. Bit is flattened off some.

Price: $100

 

Celt - #9-4

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

Provenance: Found in Antigo, Wisconsin.. This is Langlade County in the North Eastern part of the state near the UP of Michigan.

Condition: Super. Big and meaty celt with that wonderful use polish that leaks into the body of the piece. Cool quartz line that travels paralel to the sides. Very close to perfect on the bit.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Copper Bolt - #9-5

Size: 7 1/8" long x 1 3/16" wide.

Provenance: I don't have a find location. Piece was once in the Jacob Waterlander collection out of Michigan.

Condition: Super. Back end is split, but still solid. I have a buddy who thought it might be from Turkey. I can say this: This piece is very cool, extraordinarily deadly, has significant weight, and shows age and use. I am guessing the next owner will be tickled with such a cool artifact.

Price: $50

 

Best Chisel - #9-6

Size: 8 1/4"L x1 5/16 W"

Provenance: I don't have a find location. I know that it was sold at the famous Garth's Auction House (Meuser sale house) in the 1970's based on the tag. There is a remnant of another old tag, but the information is long gone.

Condition: Museum. I have sold some nice chisels over the years. Never have I had one of this calibre. Size, shape, form, bit, condition... all perfect.

Price: $750

 

Michigan Barbed Axe - #9-7

Size: 6 3/16" long x 3 3/4" wide.

Provenance: Found in Lowell, Michigan. Kent County. Last purchased at the great auction of Clark Steinbarger held on 4/4/1987 as lot #207. Check out the Steinbarger collection in Who's Who #5. One of the most classic photos in the whole series.

Condition: Excellent. There is a pinky fingernail sized chip just above the bit. 100% polish. Stone is extremely dense, and axe has a very sturdy feel. This type of Michigan Barbed Axe could be termed classic. One of the rarest axe forms, and a collector favorite.

Price: $400 - Reserved for a buyer.

Donald Boudeman Full Groove Axe - #9-8

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

Provenance: Found in Noble County, Indiana. From the famous early Boudeman collection, and has his known "stamp" on the poll. Additionally, this piece was purchased from Mrs. Boudeman by Jacob Waterlander in 1959 and also has his mark.

Condition: Super. Only flaw is the symmetry. Axe twists and turns in several directions. Superior polish, great bit, and very nice green/black speckled material.

Price: $150

3/4 Groove Axe with Fluted Bottom - #9-9

Size: 6" Long x 2 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Found in Highland County, Ohio on 8/8/1927. Last purchased at the great auction of Clark Steinbarger held on 4/4/1987 as lot #125. Lot sticker and the S for Steinbarger still on the piece. Check out the Steinbarger collection in Who's Who #5. One of the most classic photos in the whole series.

Condition: Perfect. Be happy that I didn't put this on my shelf. Owned it for about a year now, and had a very hard time selling it even though I knew I had to. A perfect example, and one that is unique and mysterious. With a height of 2", you would expect this axe to be taller. Is it just a short example, or possibly salvaged from a larger axe that split horizontally? Adding to this intrigue is the tremendous flute that runs the entire bottom of the piece creating a concave profile. Very much a killer axe. Superior history with a great, almost 100 year old label.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

The Painted Axe - #9-10

Size: 6 3/8" long x 4" Tall x 2 1/8" Wide

Provenance: Purchased from finder out of Central Kentucky.

Condition: Super. Apparently, his kids used it for a class project many years ago. Nice choice of paint colors. Reminds me of my favorite childhood book: Oh, Were They Ever Happy. Paint can be removed, but I didn't. A great axe, with big size, and super condition. Paint gets you a big discount.

Price: $300

 

Flint Celt - #9-11

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

Provenance: Denmark. X: Jacob Waterlander. I have his catalog card that will be included with relic.

Condition: Good. Highly polished flint celt. These Danish stone pieces have been collected by American stone collectors for over 50 years.

Price: $15. Guess nobody likes the Danish. Give away price. What did the Dane's ever do to you?

 

 

 

 

 

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I like Porphyry.

I like bullseye banding on slate:

I like things I can't have:

I like Flint Ridge Flint:

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I like Hematite Axes

 

 

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