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2975-2017) Chumash Stone Crescent made of a mottled dark gray to black color mega patinated and mineralized steatite. This specimen measures approx 5 1/8" x 1 7/8" x 3/16" and has been abraded, incised, ground, and polished to the desired form. This may be some type of fish jaw effigy or served some type of function related to net making. Overall in near mint condition and is museum G10 Quality. Was found on private property located near Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, California in 1935, x Jim Bennett. $600
 





2913-2016) Butterfly Paleo Crescent made of an extremely patinated Monterrey Flint. Measures approx 1 1/2" x 3/4" x 3/16" and has bifacial percussion followed by thorough pressure flaking and grinding to form. The basal margin has a pair or worn graver spurs along with a shaft scraper, while one distal end has a burin strike and the opposite end a bell shaped scraper. Condition shows abundant ancient use wear and tear, G5 Quality. Provenance is unrecorded however based upon my experience, this rare Butterfly variant and lithic material strongly indicate California, specifically the Tulare Lake and Sacramento Basin as likely origin as it strongly resembles a style in the Don Witt Collection, x Mark Lazaran. $400
 



2769-2016) Spedis or Owl Cave Paleo Dart Point amde of a clear, light blue, and rust color vesicular agate. Measures approx 1 5/16" x  5/8" x 1/4" and has nice bifacial collateral pressure flaking along with moderate stem edge grinding. The stone is extremely well patinated with a waxy luster and heavy mineral deposits. Condition is near mint with a graver spur tip, G8 Quality. This specimen was found on private property by Velora Titus in the 1880's in Shasta County, California, x Nick Miller Collection. $300
 



2752-2016) Tulare Lake Biface made of a rootbeer, gray, and white patinated Monterey Flint. Measures approx 4" x 1 5/16" x 9/16" and has bifacial collateral percussion followed by pressure flaking to form. This is a sturdy and balanced relic with worn blade edge serrations. Has a remnant striking platform on the basal margin and has a heavily patinated waxy luster with minor river polish. Overall in good condition, G7 Quality. Was found on private property by Joe Burdell during the 1940's on the Bosswell farm near Delano in Kern County, California, x Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. Comes with a Western Typology COA. $800
 






2595-2015) Gatecliff Dart Point made of an orange, peach, and cream color Franciscan jasper. Measures at 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 5/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking. The blade edges have some beveling while the stone has a rich waxy patinated luster. Overall in good condition, G7 Quality. This specimen was found on private property located near Tulelake, California, x JLR. $85
 




2091-2014) Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a smoky tinted semi translucent gem obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 7/16" x 1/2" x 5/16" and has fine bifacial mixed collateral with oblique parallel pressure flaking. The stem is moderately ground and retains a small remnant of the parent striking platform. Overall very well patinated and mineralized and it good condition, G6-6.5 Quality. Was found on private property located at Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Robinson Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $75
 

 

2089-2014) Tulare Lake Butterfly Paleo Crescent made of black and blue-green colored gem rainbow obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 1/4" x 9/16" x 3/16" and has thorough bifacial pressure flaking. The distal end has a graver like beaked spur while the proximal end was used as a hide scraper. Along the upper incurvate edge appears to be wear patterns consistent with use as a pole scraper, while on the bilobbed bottom edge appears to be wear patterns from use as an atlatl dart shaft scraper. Overall in good condition and G6-7 Quality. Was found on private property located at Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Robinson Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $125
 

 

2191-2014) Miniature Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a smoky gray tinted semi translucent gem obsidian. Measures approx 1 13/16" x 9/16" x 3/16" and has excellent collateral pressure flaking on the dorsal face with more oblique parallel ribbon work on the ventral face. Has a well defined median ridge and the stem is well ground creating weak shoulders. Condition is good save for a small nick on the tip, G5-6 Quality. Was found on private property located at Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Robinson Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $50
 

 

2189-2014) Miniature Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a smoky tinted semi translucent gem obsidian. Measures approx 1 7/8" x 9/16" x 3/16" and has very fine bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in median ridges. Has seen at least one ancient resharpening which created alternate left hand blade edge beveling. The tip is somewhat nippled and the lateral edges of the tanged stem are moderately ground with very weak shoulders. Overall condition is very good, G6 Quality. Was found on private property located at Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Robinson Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $50
 

 

1897-2014) Rosegate Dart Point made of a beautiful blue green jasper with white snowflakes. Measures at 1 3/16" x 5/8" x 3/16" and has good direct bifacial pressure flaking. Condition is good with normal utilitarian ancient use wear, G5-6 Quality. Patination is rich resulting in a waxy luster and abundant mineral deposits. Location and finder information are unrecorded but most likely Great Basin or Northwest, x David House Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $40

 

 

2148-2014) Gunther Shasta Arrowpoint made of a semi translucent smoky gray tinted sheen obsidian. Measures approx 1 1/32" x 11/16" x 1/8" and has super fine bifacial pressure flaking resulting in an elongated tip, sweeping barbs and blade edge serrations. The stone is heavily patinated and mineralized, while condition is near mint and G9.5-10 Quality. This fine point was found on private property located in Northern California, x Jim Bennett. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $150
 

 

1572-2013) Great Basin Eden Dart Point made of a semi translucent gemmy obsidian with smoky gray colored horizontal lace and wisps in the stone matrix. This fine specimen measures at 2" x 5/8" x 5/16" and has superb very tight bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face. The stem is heavily ground with weak shoulders and the maker trimmed the basal margin resulting in a slight taper. The tip has some impact damage so G5 Quality. Overall patination is extremely heavy with abundant mineral deposits. Was reportedly found on private property near Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Dewayne Petersen Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $200
 

 

 
 
 

 

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