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2924-2016) Clovis Dart Point made of a dark gray to black color banded flint. This specimen measures approx 2 3/8" x 15/16" x 1/4" and has excellent bifacial percussion followed by horizontal transverse then direct pressure flaking. Both stem faces are nicely fluted and the stem edges are heavily ground. Overall in good condition save for one auricle which has a small amount of restoration resin which could easily be removed if desired, G7-8 Quality. The stone is well patinated with devitrified sand polished surface and mineral deposits including manganese iron. Was found on private ranch property located approximately 10 miles from Cedar Lake in Gaines County, Texas by a field operator named Eric Blanco from whom I purchased this point from in September 2015.
 

 

 

 

2221-2016) Cody Complex Knife (after Firstview) made of a bluish gray colored mottled fossil chert. This specimen measures approx 3 5/16" x 1" x 3/8" and has good bifacial collateral mixed with tertiary pressure flaking to form. The blade is asymmetrical with strong beveling and torque or twist in the cross section. The lateral edges of the stem are well ground resulting in weak shoulders. Has a rich waxy patinated luster and good mineral deposits. Does show some ancient use wear and tear, G7 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property in Martin County, West Texas, x John Gordon Collection.
 

 

 

2745-2016) Butterfly Paleo Crescent made of an off-white, cream, light blue, and peach color chert. Measures approx 1 9/16" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has nice bifacial random percussion followed by multiple stages of pressure flaking and grinding to form. Overall in very good condition with some ancient use wear on graver spurs, G8 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Nevada, x Rick Stevens collection.
 

 

 

2282-2014) Old Cordilleran Leaf Blade made of a beautiful green, blue-green, maroon, olive, tan, and brown color agatized Petrified Wood. This specimen measures approx 3 1/4" x 1 9/16" x 3/8" and has random bifacial percussion followed by several stages of selective pressure flaking to form. The lithic is slightly opalized which challenged the maker to work resulting in some minor stacking, otherwise in good condition and G7 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property by Roy Mudge in the Blackrock Desert, NV region, x Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett.
 

 

 

2828-2016) Clovis Dart Point made of an orange, red, and yellow color iron water spring stained Camden Chert. This specimen measures approx 2 7/8" x 1 5/16" x 3/8" and has a very heavily patinated, devitrified, and mineralized luster. It was made with heavy direct percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. The basal edges are moderately ground for about one inch while the basal margin retains a remnant fluting nipple. One side has a flute with a distinctive terminal hinge fracture, while the other side is unfluted. There appears to be a small spokeshave near the tip along the blade edge created during ancient use. Condition is good, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located near the Tennessee River and was part of a Cadiz, Kentucky collection, x C. Wallis.
 

 

 

2976-2017) Bar type rattlesnake crotalus effigy atlatl weight made of Fraser Canyon steatite.
 

 

 

2906-2016) Atlatl Weight made in an effigy of a rattlesnake crotalus or tail.  This museum caliber G8 Quality relic measures approx 3 3/8" x 1 1/16" x 9/16" and has been heavily incised, biconically drilled, abraded, and polished into the desired form. It is mega patinated and mineralized and is believed to be part of the Hohokam Culture out of Pinal County, Arizona. Was found on private property during a construction project during the 1930-40's x Pop & Mary Wyeth, Brian Moore Collections.
 
 

 

 

2103-2014) Archaic Combo Knife made of a light blue, clear, white, and purple colored mossy Sage Agate.
 

 

 

2973-2017) Museum Caliber G10+ Great Basin Woca Stone made of a medium grained andesite.
 

 

 

2927-2016) Half Moon Paleo Crescent made of an incredibly scarce green, clear, and white color Montana moss agate.
 

 

 

1654-2013) Spindle Whorl or Calendar Stone made of a cream, tan, buff colored steatite. This specimen measures approx 1 7/8" in diameter and is about 1/2" thick. It has been abraded and incised with a radiating pattern then obtained abundant use polish all over. It has been biconically drilled and has some ancient nicks that are heavily patinated and mineralized over in an aquatic environment such as a lake shore, creek, or river lowland field environment. Was found by Lynn Langdon during the 1950's on private land located near Nayarit, West Mexico, x Hank Johnson Collection. Grade is G8 Museum Quality due to rarity.
 

 

 

1402-2012) Hat Labret made of semi translucent obsidian with an olive green tint. This specimen was created by a time consuming process of grinding, polishing, and drilling to the desired form. It measures approx 7/8" x 1/2" x 3/8" and has a rich onion skin patina which translates into a devitrified luster, there are some mineral deposits as should be expected for a relic that was made between 900-1500 AD. There is a small ancient chip on one wing and originally there was likely a piece of shell or pyrite inserted in the countersink of the button that long ago eroded out and is missing, otherwise this is a solid G7 caliber, museum quality artifact. Was reportedly found in the Jalisco State in Mexico on private land during the early to mid 19th century, x Dave Cox Coll. 

 

 

 

1401-2012) Basketmaker Effigy Pendant / Charm made of a heavily patinated and extremely well mineralized mottled light green, cream, tan, white, and clear colored serpentine stone. This specimen measures approx 1 5/8" x 1 3/16" x 1 5/7/32" and has been pecked, abraded, incised, carved, and polished to form. This is an extremely intricate artifact with a high level of detail where a kneeling women carrying a burden basket secured by a trump strap is depicted. There are multiple sub carvings within the main body of the piece for example: The feet are bound and appear like the tail or crotalus of a rattlesnake; the ears have flared spools; the leather pants and leggings have criss-cross diamond patterns, again like the pattern on a rattlesnake; the top of the head and where it has a biconically drilled hole looks like a bird or wolf's head. A few unconventional thoughts: May have served as a weaving implement or gauge, an atlatl weight or even a spur and possibly the maker originally considered making a pipe bowl? - definitely was affixed similar as a pendant and wear patterns suggest additional possibilities for attachment. Was found by Lynn Langdon while hunting presumably on private land in the Lake Nayarit area of West Mexico early to mid 19th century, cataloged as LLL 1025(D), x Hank Johnson Coll, Good Condition with a few minor contact marks consistent with a lakebed or creek find, Museum Quality, by far one of the finest, most sophisticated, and interesting pendants I have ever seen. Comes with a copy of a write up about Lynn Langdon and a NWAC statement of provenance. Superb artifact in every respect, G10+ Quality.

 

 

 

1361-2012) Colima Eagle Claw Dagger / Knife made of black opaque obsidian that has been ribbon pressure flaked on each face with superb tertiary edgework. This well patinated and mineralized with alkali + cinnabar? specimen has a distinctive nippled distal end, it has heavy lateral edge grinding along the shoulders which results in a secure grip and feel in the hand, around the perimeter of the claw is moderate grinding and deep notching given a highly eccentric look. Measures approx 7 3/4" x 2 3/16" x 7/16" and is in mint condition and is G10++ Cache Quality in every respect. Was part of a large private collection and originates from the Colima / Nayarit region in Western Mexico and comes with an Statement of Release and Disclosure from Ft Knox Antiquities, x Walt Knox Coll. This one resides in my personal collection as a top 20 relic.

 

 

562-2010) Stone Hair Spool made of a mottled gray, blue, brown, and cream colored brecciated, healed and silicified porphyry. This specimen measures approx 2 3/8" x 1 15/16" x 1 1/16", it has flared ends and has two complete and one partial drilled holes used for attachment to an elaborate hair dress. It is extremely well patinated and mineralized with a semi waxy to devitrified luster. Condition is mint, G10+ museum quality, this relic was found by Lynn Langdon on private land located near Colima, Mexico prior to 1960, x Hank Johnson Collection and is cataloged as item #LLL 220, dates between 200BC and 300AD.

 

 

 

561-2010) Stone Bowl or Mortar made of mottled tan, maroon, and purple colored quartzite. This specimen measures approx 3 3/8" in diameter and is 1 15/16" tall, it was found on private land located in the La Paz area of Bolivia during the early to mid 1900's, x Hank Johnson Collection, cataloged as LGF-20. It is believed to relate to the Tiahuanaco Culture pre 1500 AD where the maker spent considerable time and effort pecking, abrading and polishing to form. It has tremendous amount of ancient use polish and a rich well patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is mint, G10+ Museum Quality in every respect.

 

 

2794-2016) Neolithic Sickle or Crescent Knife made of maroon, red, light blue, and cream color Mali Rainbow Flint. Measures approx 5 1/4" x 1 5/16" x 7/16" and has large shallow primary percussion followed by multiple stages of pressure flaking and stem grinding to form. It is very well patinated with a waxy mineralized luster. Condition is very good, G9-10 Quality. Was found in the Sahara Desert Region, x John Parker Sr Collection.
 

 

 

2795-2016) Early Man or Neaderthal Hand / Fist Axe made of red, black, orange, and gray color petrified dinosaur coprolite. Measures approx 5 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 1 7/16" and has large bifacial percussion followed by selective pressure flaking and grinding to form. This is very heavy duty tool that ix extremely patinated with a abundant wind blown sand polish. Museum quality, G9-10. Was found in the Sahara Desert Region, x John Parker Sr Collection.
 

 

 

463-2014) San Jose Dart Point / Hafted Knife made of a cream and tan color Pecos River Quartzite. This specimen measures approx 1" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has good bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. The stem and basal margin are heavily ground while the blade has been anciently resharpened down leaving worn serrations and a graver spur tip. Has a rich wind blown sand polish and heavily mineralized patinated luster. Was found on private ranch property located in Eddy County, New Mexico, G6-7 Quality.
 

 

 

2769-2016) Spedis or Owl Cave Paleo Dart Point made 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.
 

 

 

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.
 

 

2016-2014) Red Ochre / Benton Cache Blade made of nodular Indiana Hornstone with a beautiful bulls eye. This superb specimen measures approx 3 3/16" x 1 5/16" x 3/8" and has random bifacial percussion and pressure flaking to form. It is in near mint condition and G9 Quality. The stone is heavily patinated with a mellow waxy luster and good mineral deposits. Was found on private property located in Southern Kentucky, x Larry Soss.
 

 

 

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.
 

 

 

2286-2016) Archaic Knife made of a beautiful chocolate and marshmallow colored oolitic agate. This incredible artifact measures approx 4 1/4" x 1 9/16" x 3/8" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking to form. The lithic material is ridiculously attractive with abundant fossils that are well preserved. Condition is near mint save for some ancient use wear, G9+ Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Malheur County, Oregon, x Constanza, Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett.
 

 

 

2840-2016) Chilcotin Plateau Hafted Knife made of a green and red color bloodstone jasper aka "Oregon Jade". Measures approx 2 7/16" x 1 9/16" x 1/4" and made with bifacial random percussion followed by even direct pressure flaking. The stone has a rich waxy patinated luster with alkali haze mineralization. Overall in fair condition with several nicks and ancient use wear, G4-5 Quality. Very scarce to find points made of this lithic, particular of good size. Was found on private property located in Southern Oregon, x Terry Clemens Collection.
 

2835-2016) Guilford Dart Point made of an gem smoky quartz crystal. Measures approx 1 7/16" x 3/4" x 7/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a defined median ridge while the blade edges have steep beveling from subsequent ancient resharpening, G5 Quality. This is the only complete point that I have ever seen made of this particular lithic material. Was found on private property located near Greer in Greenville County, South Carolina, x Lyndon Awai.
 

1812-2013) Pickwick Knife made of a gorgeous orange, olive green, light gray, peach, and cream colored high quality Bangor Flint. This is an incredible relic in every respect and measures 3 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 5/16". After the colors the extreme blade twist or torque is amazing! It compares well with the finest Pandale and Harahey type of of knives. The maker skillfully used large shallow percussion followed by several stages of bifacial pressure flaking to achieve this result. The blade edges have nice serrations from tertiary edgework and the tip is nice. The basal margin on the stem retains the parent striking platform along with core preparation marks with overall condition being near mint and Quality G8. It was found in Limestone County, Alabama, x Webb Giles Collection.
 

2287-2016) Atlatl Valley Knife made of a yellow, gold, brown, and white color opalized petrified wood. This gorgeous specimen measures approx 3 1/4" x 1 13/16" x 1/2" and has large random primary percussion followed by selective pressure flaking to form. This was one tough lithic to work and the maker did an great job creating a beautiful artifact. Condition is near mint save for some minor use wear, G8-9 Quality. Was reportedly found in the Tri Cities Area along the Columbia River on private property, x Mark Berreth, Michael Sheppard, Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett.
 

849-2010
Type: Dovetail Dart Point or Knife
Material: Colorful Mercer Chert
Size: 2-5/8" Long x 1-5/8" Wide.
Grade: G-8
Provenance: Exact finder and county information are unknown. Specimen originates from a Florida Estate, family had ties to Central Ohio by the Jon Dickinson collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication. 

2771-2016) Northwest Coast Adze or Chisel made of a light to dark green color Fraser River Nephrite Jade. Measures approx 3 3/16" x 1 1/16" x 7/16" and has classic ancient NWC manufacturing technology where the maker used a quartz crystal to cut grooves from the parent nephrite core, then snapped off the block, abraded it to form and finished by polishing with shark or similar skin. It is in near mint condition, G9.5 Museum Quality. Original finder and exact location are unrecorded, by this is distinctively made and can be safely assumed to be NWC, x Meredith Ford.
 

2228-2016) Parman Knife made of brown and gray colored Columbia River Petrified Eocene Wood. This specimen measures approx 5 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/8" and has bifacial collateral even pressure flaking along with tertiary edgework resulting in fine serrations. The bell shaped stem is heavily ground. The blade size has been moderately reduced and is asymmetrical from subsequent ancient resharpenings while the shoulders are worn from rocking on a bone or wooden haft. This was a personal knife that a man would have carried for personal protection and status. It is in good condition save for a nick on the tip and use wear, G9 Quality. Was reportedly found by Frank and Lillian Mowat both of which were status Yakima Indians whom resided in a village located near Priest Rapids prior to 1960. They had two sons, one of which inherited all of their Columbia River artifacts, the other all of the Anasazi pottery, an Apple Cradle, 20 complete axes, 2 nephrite jade adzes, and a 18" salmon packer pestle that now resides in the University of Arizona Museum. The Columbia River collection was sold off and acquired by Charles Shewey and recently as 2000 in an antique store located in Ferndale, Washington State. This particular specimen was acquired by Tad Kreager out of Mt. Vernon, WA in 2001. I had traded this relic previously and reacquired it from Jim Bennett.
 

1913-2014) LeCroy or Stanley Dart Point / Knife made of a beautiful clear, white, maroon, and red colored vein quartz. This gorgeous gem point measures approx 1 1/4" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has good bifacial pressure flaking and lateral stem grinding to form. It has a nice patinated and mineralized luster and is in great condition, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located outside of Bedford, Massachusetts, x Steven Costas Collection.

2270-2014) Eden Lanceolate made of a well patinated and mineralized red obsidian. This specimen measures approx 3 3/16" x 11/16" x 9/32" and has superb bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face and micro edge serrations. The lithic has a nice onion skin patinated luster where the color varies between orangish red to peach in color with heavy mineral deposits. Condition is rough where this relic appears to have experienced some contact with stones in a lakeshore or riverine type of environment given nicks along the blade edge and tip, so G4-5 Quality. Was reportedly found in the Great Basin x Shipley Collection, Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. Comes with a Jackson COA.

2530-2015) Dalton Dart Point made of a light gray petrified wood with black growth rings. This specimen measures approx 2 1/8" x 1" x 5/16" and has primary bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking. It has blade edge beveling of various angles from ancient resharpening and the basal margin has short multiple longitudinal thinning strikes. The stone is patinated to the max with mineral deposits. Overall in good condition with very minor hafting nicks on the auricles, G7-8 Quality. Was found on private property located in Coryell County, Texas, x Randy Savage Collection. $400
 

304-2010

Antique Beaded Bag

Main body of leather bag: 6 1/8” x  3 ¼” x 5/8”

Red, white, blue, black, and yellow glass seed beads on body of bag

Obvious heavy patination contrast between outside and inside of the bag. Good  condition, fine craftsmanship by hand, and beautiful piece.

 

Tin Conical bangles: 5/8”-1” in length

Top crescent shape on flap are 36 conicals

Black and white glass seed beads on top flap

Bottom frill are 30 conicals

1 Round Sterling Silver Ball

1 Brass Bell with lip

Brass button with gold gilt plating states “Royal Marines” with anchor and crown on front. On back “Smith & Wright Ltd B.HAM”.

2799-2016) Pedernales Hafted Knife made of a wonderful banded gray color flint. This beautiful relic measures approx 2 3/4" x 1 9/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by direct pressure flaking to form. Overall in decent condition save for an ancient auricle nick and use wear along the blade near the tip, G6 Quality. Was reportedly found in Texas, county or finder information is unrecorded, x Jeff Norton Collection. $250
 

2584-2015) Castroville Basetang Uniface Knife made of a light to medium gray swirled flint. This fine specimen measures approx 3 1/2" x 2 5/16" x 5/16" and has random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking primarily on the dorsal face but extending in part on the ventral face and stem. Overall in good condition with typical ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Has a rich patinated luster with midden mineral deposits. Was found on private property located in Bandera County, Texas, x Sterling Zii Collection. $500
 

2868-2016) Abasolo gem made of a gorgeous clear, black, orange, and red color agatized petrified wood. Measures approx 2 5/16" x 1 1/4" x 1/4" and has superb bifacial pressure flaking along with a mega patinated and nicely mineralized luster. Condition is near mint on this cache G9.5 Quality relic, top shelf. Was found on private property located in South Texas, x Nick Cavalini. $300
 

 

2505-2015) Lange Dart Point or Hafted Knife made of a beautiful agatized petrified wood with earthy brown, rootbeer, and reddish colors. This gem measures approx 2 1/2" x 1 3/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. This is a sturdy point with a rich waxy patinated and mineralized luster, it is in good condition, G6-7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Bell County, Texas, x John Gordon Collection.
 

 

 

2509-2015) Bulverde or Castroville made of a gorgeous gold, red, and maroon color moss agate. This gem point measures approx 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 1/4" and has large shallow bifacial random percussion flakes followed by a couple of stages of direct pressure work to form. It is well patinated with a rich waxy luster and is in worn condition and G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Kerr County, Texas, x Randy Savage Collection.
 

 

 

2510-2015) Pontchartrain or Adena made of a olive, light brown, and gold color agate. This gem measures approx 3 1/16" x 1 1/16" x 5/16" and has good bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of direct pressure flaking to form. It is very well patinated with a devitrified to waxy luster and midden mineral deposits. Overall in good condition, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Cherokee County, Texas, x Randy Savage Collection.
 

 

 

2572-2015) Ensor or Fairland Dart Point made of a golden butterscotch color mossy semi transparent agate. This gem measures approx 1 13/16" x 1" x 3/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking. The edges have worn serrations and the tip is mucronate - overall in good condition, G6 Quality. Was found on private property located in Williamson County, Texas, x MBA.
 

 

 

2923-2016) Clovis Lanceolate made of a chocolate color agatized petrified wood. Measures approx 2 1/2" x 1" x 5/16" and has bifacial percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking to form. It has baton fluting on each face resulting in terminal hinge fractures and the stem is heavily ground. The stone is mega patinated with abundant devitrification and a slightly waxy luster. In terms of condition it is near mint with typical ancient use wear, G8 Quality. The exact location found is unrecorded but is likely East or Gulf Coast Texas - Louisiana area, x John Byrd and comes with a Byrd COA.

 

 

2442-2014 [B74-19] Axtel or LaJita Dart Point made of a gorgeous red, orange, and yellow color jasper or river cobble. This specimen measures approx 2 11/16" x 1 1/32" x 1/4" and has good bifacial random percussion followed by pressure flaking to form. It has a rich waxy patinated luster and is in good condition, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Kerr County, Texas, x Nick Cavallini, x MBA.
 

 

 

2452-2014) Bulverde or Marshall made of a beautiful rootbeer, gray, and tan color banded flint. This specimen measures approx 2 7/16" x 1 1/4" x 5/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by selective pressure flaking to form. Condition shows a nick along the blade edge and wear on the barbs, G5 Quality. Was found on private property located near the San Gabriel River in January 2014, Williamson County, Texas, x MBA.
 

 

 

2276-2015) Oakalla Cache Point made of a swirled light to dark gray and brown colored bulls-eye flint with a beautiful bulls-eye in the stone matrix. This superb specimen measures approx 2 11/16" x 1 5/16" x 3/16" and has excellent bifacial pressure flaking resulting in a thin lenticular cross section. It is mega patinated with abundant mineral deposits. Condition is mint, G9-10 Quality. Was found on private property located in Coryell County, Texas, x MBA.
 

 

 

2683-2015) Castroville Dart Point made of a orange and peach color semi transparent agate. Measures approx 2 3/16" x 1 1/4" x 3/8" and has multiple stages of bifacial pressure flaking resulting a sturdy needle tip point. It is very heavily patinated with abundant mineral deposits, good condition, G7 Quality. Was found on private property along Coryell Creek north of Gatesville, Texas during the 1980's, x Gary Coen.
 

 

 

2684-2015) Marcos Knife made of a light to medium gray color waxy Edwards Plateau Flint with horizontal banding in the stone matrix. Measures 3" x 1 11/16" x 3/8" and has large shallow bifacial random percussion work followed thorough pressure flaking to form. This is a large and well made relic that seen maybe one ancient resharpening, very good condition, G9 Quality. Was found on private property along Coryell Creek north of Gatesville, Texas during the 1980's, x Gary Coen.
 

 

 

2732-2016) Marcos made of a light to medium brown color banded flint. Measures 2 7/16" x 1 9/16" x 1/4" and has superb bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking and notching to form. Overall has a nice tip and a mellow mineralized patinated luster, G7 Quality. Found in Texas but finder and exact location are unknown, x John Byrd Collection.
 

 

 

2740-2016 [84-27] Pedernales Dart Point made of a beautiful butterscotch color flint. This specimen measures approx 2 9/16" x 1 1/2" 1/4" and has excellent bifacial percussion followed by pressure flaking and notching to form. This is a thin, balanced relic with a rich well patinated luster, G7-8 Quality. Was found on private property located in Bandera County, Texas near Bandera Creek, x MBA.
 

 

 

2817-2016) Angostura Ultrathin Blade made of a brown color mottled Edwards Plateau Flint. Measures approx 3 11/16" x 1 9/16" x 3/16" and has superb bifacial percussion followed by skilled pressure flaking to form. This remarkably made relic may in fact be a cache blade, G8 Quality. Was found on private property located in Uvalde Co, Texas, x Nacho Sanchez.
 

 

 

2866-2016) Large Pedernales made of a gray, brown and orange colored mottled flint. Measures approx 3 3/4" x 1 7/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial clamshell percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking resulting in a fairly thin well made artifact. It has an interesting double shoulders were the maker created the stem, then ground the lateral edges above the stem. One blade edge has a step right hand bevel and the stone matrix has a bullseye. Imho this was the personal knife of early man whom selected the stone for its beautiful qualities, but also made this relic with his distinctive features. Condition is very good with minor ancient use wear, G9 Quality. Was found on private property located in Bandera County, Texas, x Nick Cavalini.
 

 

 

2867-2016) Early Triangular Knife made of a waxy patinated Edwards Plateau Flint. Measures at 2 3/16" x 1 5/8" x 3/16" and has some of the finest bifacial oblique parallel ribbon pressure flaking that I have seen on a Texas relic. The blade edges and basal margin have secondary and tertiary workmanship resulting in a refined and beautiful artifact. Tip is worn from ancient use so G8 Quality. Was found on private property located in South Texas, x Nick Cavalini.
 

 

 

2882-2016 [49-34] Archaic Blade or Un-notched San Saba / Basetang made of a swirled purple, brown, peach, and gray color flint having some bulls-eyes in the stone matrix. This fine specimen measures approx 3 13/16" x 1 13/16" x 1/4" and has extremely fine bifacial primary percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking and selective workmanship to the desired form. The host stone is just gorgeous and is mega patinated with abundant mineral deposits. Condition is very good with minimal ancient use wear, G8 Quality. Was found on private property located in Uvalde County, Texas, X/DA Bob Crawford collection, x MBA.
 

 

 

2900-2016) Early Stage Harahey or Covington Knife blade made of a mega patinated and mineralized Georgetown Flint. Measures approx 4 15/16" x 2" x 3/8" and has outstanding large shallow bifacial primary percussion followed by highly controlled pressure flaking. The blade has some torque and curvature from ancient resharpening while the mineral deposits are consistent with a North Texas Panhandle Find, x John Byrd Collection, G9-10 Quality.
 

 

 

2903-2016) Uvalde or Gower Uniface Knife or Specialized Tool with a spokeshave. Measures approx 2 13/16" x 1 1/16" x 3/16" and has a beautiful double ridge flute that runs the length of the piece on the dorsal face followed by several stages of direct pressure flaking along the edges giving it bevels of varying steepness. Overall this tool is in very good condition with typical ancient use wear and a rich waxy patinated and sandy soil mineralized luster, G8 Quality. Was found on private property located in Martin County, Texas by John Gordon, wonderful artifact in every respect.
 

 

 

2798-2016) Ultrathin Blade of Blade or Knife made of a gray and brown colored varigated high grade Edwards Plateau Flint. Has attributes seen with Folsom Ultrathin blades - have showed this to several respected Plains collectors whom immediately though this was a Folsom Ultrathin, regardless of interpretation it is a dynamite relic in every respect. This specimen measures approx 4 1/4" x 2 3/16" x 5/16" and has large shallow primary percussion followed by multiple stages of direct pressure flaking. Has a crescent shape and a beautiful wind blown sand polished waxy patinated luster with tons of mineral deposits. Condition is near mint and workmanship superb, G9.5-10 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Pulaski Co, Missouri origin which may be in error given that the patination and mineral deposits are more consistent with the Southern Plains region in Texas or Oklahoma. This said, it was papered by Rogers as an Archaic Bipointed Knife, x Terry Allen, Kenneth Clinton Collections.

 

 

2785-2016) Perdiz Arrowpoint made of a cream and tan color Edwards Plateau Flint. Measures approx 1 5/16" x 5/8" x 1/8" and has nice bifacial pressure flaking resulted in a good tip, barbs, and delicate elongated stem, G7-8 Quality. The location where they were found is unrecorded but hails from a Prescott Valley, Arizona collection, x Mark DeLorme.
 

 


2784-2016) Perdiz Arrowpoint made of a cream, tan, and brown color chert. Measures approx 1 11/16" x 5/8" x 1/16" and has nice bifacial pressure flaking resulting in an elongated contracting stem as well as light blade edge serrations, G7-8 Quality. The location where they were found is unrecorded but hails from a Prescott Valley, Arizona collection, x Mark DeLorme.
 

 

 

1887-2014) Double Fluted Plains Clovis made of an orange and brown colored river stained banded and mottled flint. This specimen measures approx 2 15/16" x 1 3/16" x 5/16" and has direct bifacial percussion followed by a couple of stages thinning and even edge pressure flaking. It is fluted on each face and the stem is heavily ground along the lateral edges and basal margin. No brainer ancient authentic with a heavily patinated and mineralized luster as would be expected for a 11,500+ year old artifact. In terms of condition has a nick near the somewhat chiseled tip likely from tumbling along a rock bar, otherwise good condition and G7 Quality. Finder and exact location are unrecorded but believed to have been found in North Texas or Oklahoma, x Cody Garrett Collection.
 

 

 

2608-2015) Adena Dart or Hafted Knife made of a translucent crystal quartz. Measures approx 2 1/6" x 15/16" x 3/8" and has bifacial percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking from subsequent ancient resharpenings. Condition is good, G6-7 Quality. Crystal points found out of the Carolinas are very scarce and likely served as charms. Was reportedly found in Arkansas, finder information is unrecorded, x WCA.
 

 

 

878-2010
Type: Melville Dart Point or Knife
Material: Brecciated & Healed Boone Chert  
Size: 2-1/2" Long x 2-1/4" Wide.
Grade: G-10
Provenance: Found by Joe Van Scoy at the Everton Rock Shelter located on private land in Boone County, Arkansas in August of 1999. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication & COA by Joe Vandiver. 

 

 

 

 

 

2862-2016) Parman or Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a peach and mottled gray color chert. Measures at 2 9/16" x 13/16" x 1/4" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. The stem is nicely ground and has a graver spur tip. Condition is near mint with minor ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray.
 

 

 

2744-2016) Cascade Leaf made of a green and maroon color banded petrified wood replaced with chromium and iron minerals. Measures approx 2 7/8" x 1 1/8" x 3/8" and has good bifacial pressure flaking resulting in sturdy balanced point. It has a rich waxy patinated and mineralized luster and is in good condition, G7-8 Quality. Was found on private property by the late Virgel Devine (longtime OAS member) during the 1950-60's whom hunted The Dalles, Sauvies Island, the Decker Site near Warren, OR, and areas around Ft. Rock, OR where this relic was found, x John Logan Collection.
 

 

2166-2014) Humboldt Constricted Base made of a blue, gray, and clear colored gem rainbow obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 11/16" x 13/16" x 3/16" is made on a flake where the maker selectively pressure flaked the perimeter in order to achieve the desired form. The tip has a worn graver spur while overall patination is rich with abundant mineral deposits. Condition is very good, G5 Quality. Was part of a Great Basin collection, finder and exact location were unrecorded, x Jim Bennett.
 

 

 

94-2010) Clovis made of clear and white moonstone agate which must have had an important meaning to Clovis people as it looks just like the icy landscape that they hunted large Pleistocene megafauna. This specimen has lateral stem grinding to a polish, it has fluting on each face, the tip is rounded from use as a knife. Was found in Wyoming by Greg Madison, x Bill Ryker Coll. Grades G6.80 and comes with a NWAC COEP and Taylor COA.

 

 

2186-2014) Humboldt Constricted Base Lanceolate made of black opaque obsidian. Measures approx 2 7/8" x 1" x 5/16" and has superior bifacial collateral serial oblique parallel ribbon pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face and a rhomboid shape cross section. The lateral stem edges are moderately ground while the tip is nippled with a remnant graver spur. Does have a small bit of ancient use wear along the blade edge and near the tip, otherwise G9 Quality with workmanship 10+. Has very heavy mineralization on one face and overall extremely well patinated. This specimen was found on private property located near Burns, in Harney County, Oregon during the 1960's, x David Fauske Collection.
 

 

 

2878-2016) Cascade Leaf Knife made of a light to dark brown and gray color Petrified Columbia Eocene Wood. This specimen measures approx 4 11/16" x 7/8" x 3/8" and has bifacial direct percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking. It is in good condition with typical ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located on Jaeger Island on October 15, 1967 in Benton County, Washington State, by Kaye and Don Bruce, x Jim Bennett.
 

 

 

1135-2012) Plateau Pentagonal Knife made of a red, purple, honey, olive green, and clear colored jelly agate. This specimen measures approx 2 5/8" x 1 1/16" x 1/4", it has direct pressure flaking on each face and is fairly thin and lenticular to slightly biconvex in cross section, the lightly ground stem is bulbous punctuated by a pair of weak side notches at the blade shoulders, was found by Fred Heimbigner near the Columbia River during the 1940-50's on private land located on the Washington State side between the Dalles and Vantage prior to dam commission, G8-9 Quality, GEM!
 

 

 

2721-2016) Afton or Williams Hafted Knife made of a brown, black, and white color Pitkin Flint or possibly a petrified wood. This specimen measures approx 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 3/8" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. The top third of the blade is strongly beveled from several ancient resharpenings. Condition is  good and G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Boone county, Arkansas by Davis Menz, x Eric Durham, John Fish, and Rick Stevens Collections.
 

 

 

 

2302-2014) Columbia Mule Ear Knife made of a orange and amber color Carnelian Agate. Measures just shy of 2" x 1 1/8" x 1/4" and has superb bifacial random mixed with direct pressure flaking to form. Cross section is thin and lenticular with good overall balance, while the blade edges have slight beveling from subsequent ancient resharpening. No brainer ancient authentic with slight river polish and abundant mineral deposits. Good overall condition with minor use wear, G8-8.5 Quality. Was part of an old legacy collection assembled by surface hunting near Maryhill in Klickitat County, Washington along the Columbia River, x Stan Craig Collection.
 

 

 

1764-2013) Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a peach, gold, and yellow colored jelly agate. This gem measures approx 1 1/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" and has bifacial pressure flaking along with a richly patinated and somewhat mineralized luster. The stem has moderate edge grinding and the blade has seen some ancient resharpening which reduced length by at least 1/3. Was found in Benton County, Washington on private property, x Fred Coleman.

 

 

2717-2016) Grand Dart Point made of a cream, light brown, gray and white color nodular chert with a distinctive bulls-eye in the stone matrix. This specimen measures approx 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/8" and has bifacial random percussion followed by a edge pressure flaking. Overall in fairly decent condition with typical ancient use wear and a few blade nicks consistent with a field find, G6 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lafayette County, Missouri, x Jacob Vahle.
 

 

 

 

2722-2016) Hidden Valley or Adena Dickson made of a black, gray, and light brown color petrified wood. This specimen measures approx 2 9/16" x 1 11/16" x 3/8" and has bifacial clamshell percussion followed by pressure flaking to form. Overall in fair condition with a worn tip, G5 Quality. Was reportedly found in Arkansas, county is unrecorded, x Rick Stevens Collection.
 

 

 

1808-2013) Mantazas Dart Point made of a  brown, gray, cream, and orange color nodular bulls eye flint. This attractive specimen measures approx 2 7/16" x 7/8" x 3/8" and has a mixture of bifacial collateral with random pressure flaking. The stem has shallow side notches and the blade has steep beveling. Overall the stone is well patinated with a waxy luster and condition is very good and G7 Quality. Was reportedly found in Missouri, county and finder information are unrecorded,  x David Menz Collection.
 

 

 

1494-2014) Decorative Bone Awl or Hairpin made of ground and polished deer rib bone. Modern reproduction.

 
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