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5/22/19

Ohio "Poll" Axe - #9-1

Size: 6 5/8" L x 2 7/16" W x 3 3/4" tall.

Provenance: Found in Marion County, Ohio. Last sold as Lot 55 in Robert Converse Auction held on 12/12/1987.

Condition: Super. Some minor damage battering damage on the poll and on the poll groove ridge centered on top of the piece. All this damaged is prehistoric and polished over. The Ohio Poll Axe is one of the rarest forms in Ohio, and highly collectible throughout the community. Material is high grade green/yellow speckled granite that took an excellent polish. Bit is not perfect, but I would still rank it an 8 of 10. Size is above average for type. A really great uniquely Ohio stone tool.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Fine Flint Adze - #9-2

Size: 3 15/16" long x 1 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Found in Butler County, Missouri. Ben Thompson collection #1554. Pictured in Who's Who #5 on Page 296 in Thompson collection.

Condition: Perfect. Beautiful orange/red Jasper material. Comes from Ben Thompson's famous collection of this type. I love this type, and I am not alone. Flaked and then polished to the extreme.

Price: $200 - Reserved for a buyer.

Who's Who #5:

 

Wonderful Large Celt - #9-3

Size: 7 13/16" long x 3 1/8" wide

Provenance: Michigan/Indiana Border. X: Heitkamp.

Condition: Super. Only flaw is a very small ding to side of the bit the size of the top of a pink fingernail. Great size, better form, and best material. Material is a wonderfully polished multi-colored green with white to yellow spots in a granite matrix. Form is Adena with somewhat squared off sides. Polish is just about perfect. This celt would fall into the top tier of the type.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Michigan Barbed Axe - #9-4

Size: 6" L x 3 1/2" W.

Provenance: Found in Steuben County, Indiana. Originally collected by well known Michigan collectors Barry Goodwin, and later by David Zinke.

Condition: Perfect. I am going to overlook a bit of polished over battering work on the poll end. Do I need to discuss the rarity and collectibility of this type? Probably related to the Ohio Trophy Axe, and the Official Artifact Type of Michigan. Found in a small geographic region where Ohio/Indiana/Michigan come together. I am not sure of the total number of examples found, but it is safe to say that this artifact type is one of the rarest in the Midwest.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Michigan Barbed Axe - #9-5

Size: 6 3/8" long x 4" wide.

Provenance: Found by Terry Deiro near town of Middleville, Michigan in Barry County, Michigan. Pictured Who's Who #6 P.298 in Ken Spaulding collection. Also, X: David Zinke.

Condition: Excellent. Bit shows some damage. Classic Michigan Barbed Axe shape. Highly polished flat spots that travel from the raised grooved ridge to the bit. I have seen this feature on several barbed axes, and wonder the mechanical advantage produced by it. You can see this feature very well in the third picture. You just don't see this type of axe for sale. Bit damage holds it back some.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU

 

Ohio Poll Axe Perfection - #9-6

Size: 5 7/16" long x 2 5/8" tall.

Provenance: Found in Hillsdale County, Michigan. Collected and stamped by early legendary collector Donald Boudeman. X: Clark Steinbarger, who has one of the best Who's Who entries in book #6. Additonally collected by Jacob Waterlander and bears his #154

Condition: Museum. I can't think of anything to make this axe any better. Even though from Michigan, this is an Ohio Poll Axe, and one of the rarest forms around. I will give you a little secret about Ohio Poll Axes: They are typicall rounded on the bottom and don't stand up well. This one is no exception. Perfect blending polish with beautiful lines. I am very excited, and very sad at the same time for selling it. Just about as fine as they come.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Fine, Fine Celt - #9-7

Size: 4 1/8" long x 2 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Michigan. Found by B. Knisley.

Condition: Museum. One of the finer celts I have owned. Material is an 11, Polish is an 11, form is 10, condition is a 9. Some minor bit damage. No need to further describe.

Price: $200 - Reserved for a buyer.

Iron Axe - #9-8

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

Provenance: I personally found this axe near Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Found with other axe.

Condition: Good. Obviously, this is iron, and not prehistoric.

Price: $25. Shipping included.

Iron Axe - #9-9

Size: 5 1/4" Long x 4 1/2" wide.

Provenance: I personally found this axe near Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Found with other axe.

Condition: Good. Obviously not prehistoric, but old.

Price: $15. Shipping included.

 

Knapping Tools - Modern - #9-10

Size: about 6" long.

Provenance: These were in a collection I purchased a few years ago.

Condition: Working. Have you thought about trying to knap flint? These are the tools you need to do it like the ancients. The large billet is for percussion flaking, and the smaller ones are for pressure flaking. This set was never used.

Price: $SOLD< THANK YOU>

 

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: $40

 

Porphyry Celt - #9-12

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

Provenance: Found in Montgomery County, Iowa. x: Gary VanDyke x: Jeff Hipskind

Condition: Excellent. Some old bit damage was salvaged over prehistorically. Tremendous polish. Do I need to say that material is an 11. You should see it in the sun. This celt does glow with the gold of sunshine.

Price: $200 - Reserved for a buyer.

 

Doctor Meuser Documented Axe - #9-13

Size: 6 5/8" L x 3 3/8" tall x 2 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Found in Richland County, Ohio. Collected originally by F.P. Hills of Delaware, Ohio. His "H" is still showing in the groove. A.T. Wehrle purchased the Hill's collection in the 1920's. Doctor Gordon was "paid" to appraise the Wehrle collection in 1956, and most likely acquired the axe at that time. This piece was sold at the 6th Meuser auction held on 6/29/1975 as lot #2076. It was purchased at the auction by William McQueen. I bought the McQueen collection after his death in 2013. Additionally pictured in The Meuser Collection by Robert Converse Page 182. My personal collection card included.

Condition: Excellent. The Key word on this axe is development. I don't think you will see many Ohio axes to this level of development. The lines and manufacture are prehistoric perfection. Polish is great. Only drawback is the bit. It is rounded off and shows damage. Regardless, this is a top shelf axe, and very few have been found in Ohio to rival it's form. Of course, if you are collecting for long term value, documentation is key, and this one has perfect/the best documentation an Ohio piece can have.

Price: $500 - Reserved for a buyer.

 

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