6068 catalog Heritage Auctions Fine Minerals | Quartz | Fluorescence

fine minerals auction

may 20, 2012 | new york

front cover lot 49068 Back cover lot 49046 inside front cover lot 49095 inside Back cover lot 49037

Heritage Signature® Auction #6068

Natural History featuring Fine Minerals
may 20, 2012 | New York
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Cataloged by: James Walker, mary fong/Walker, Craig Kissick Special Thanks to: Stephanie Krause; Photography by mark mauthner

Dear Collector, i am delighted to offer and introduce fine minerals as a separate department with its own catalog, the first of many to come. over the past few years minerals have captured the attention and imagination of a new generation initiated into the fascinating world of Nature’s beauty through PBS specials, museum exhibits and the like. That this focus seems to strike a deeply resonant chord within human society; a world all too often engrossed with artificial constructs, hype and increasingly divorced from that other, more “real” world, is undoubtedly a major part of its attraction. i believe our mission is to use our passion and our expertise to bring as many facets of that world, to a public unconsciously hungry for this kind of experience: an experience serving to re-connect us with that greater world that we are but a part of. Being true to that mission means providing a focus to celebrate the beauty and complex history of the inorganic world, a focus where minerals provide a unique opportunity to rediscover the ancient connection between our history and natural history. all of civilization ultimately derives from this association: we believe it is only fitting that minerals should take their place among the other works of fine art. many knowledgeable people are already aware of the kind of beautiful objects on display in museums and institutions. The goal of the fine minerals Department is to make these glorious and timeless works of natural art available to the greater world of fine art appreciation. To do that we work continuously, concentrating on finding and presenting the most esthetic and interesting specimens in the world. While i continue to develop the fascinating world of fossils, meteorites, and other aspects of Natural History, i am delighted to formally introduce my renowned minerals colleagues, James Walker and mary fong/Walker, to help Heritage bring the best of the best to this growing sector. They are the Directors of this new and exciting area, having served as consultants in this arena for over a decade. all of us continue to work very diligently to ensure that Heritage auctions remains the premier Natural History option in the auction world, and will do the same for the category of fine minerals. We are also pleased to introduce Craig Kissick who will work with the Walkers to ensure the highest level of service and expertise. fine minerals will be offered at times with Natural History, at times with the fine & Decorative arts, and at times on their own. Please come in person to our first New York based Natural History and fine minerals auctions at Center548 at 548 W. 22nd St. on may 20, 2012. as you can see in this catalog, the scope and breadth of specimens are unique and unparalleled. if you can’t make it, the team is here to answer all questions, advise, and set you up to bid by phone, absentee (send or email us a bid) or you may choose to use our incredibly reliable Heritage live, to bid “live” online during the auction! as a fan of fine minerals, i am delighted to welcome this new department. Now is the time to reconnect with an art form far older than man. With much gratitude for your patronage,

David l. Herskowitz Director, Natural History

NAtuRAL HIstORY AuctION

MAY 20, 2012 | NEW YORK | LIVE & ONLINE

session 1
Session One of the auction focuses on Fine Minerals and Rare Gemstones as well as Artistic Lapidary Carvings, Fluorescent Specimens and Decorative Pieces. Highlights include: a huge Arizona Gold in Quartz, an enormous Japan-Law Twin Quartz, a giant Tanzanite crystal, and an exceptional Spanish Blue Fluorite as well as Tourmalines, Wulfenites, Rhodochrosites, Calcites, and Fluorites. The collection of fine minerals and gemstones offered in this auction is truly spectacular.

FINE MINERALS AUCTION
MAY 20, 2012 | NEW YORK

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NATURAL HISTORY AUCTION
MAY 20, 2012 | NEW YORK | SESSION TWO

session 2
Session Two of the auction focuses on our Meteorites, Zoology, Archeological Artifacts and Fossil categories. The undisputed top lot of this session is A Superb & Virtually Complete Tyrannosaurus Skeleton. Other highlights include: Two dinosaur skulls; A rare Raptor skeleton; An extremely rare Jurassic Pterosaur; A Giant, Unbroken, Great Elephant Bird Egg from Madagascar; Pieces of the Moon and the Planet Mars!

Table of Contents
Decorator Minerals ....................49001-49006 Fluorescent Minerals .................49007-49026 Collector Minerals .....................49027-49088 Gems ..........................................49089-49129 Lapidary Carvings ......................49130-49140 Lapidary Arts ..............................49141-49163

Dear Mineral Aficionado, You have before you our latest selection of natural art works from literally all over the globe. We have tried our best to locate those specimens that are rare, beautiful or historic enough to warrant your attention. We know that your time is valuable and that, in this modern world of cyber-marketing, there are many thousands of voices competing for your attention. With that in mind, we hope that our offerings will provide you with a brief respite from the monotonous repetition of mass produced “art.” Please allow us to suggest a few noteworthy things that may pique your interest: To begin with, there is an historic French Azurite, Lot 49037, that previously graced the collection of Archduke Stephan of the House of Hapsburg-Lothringen and, more recently, the collection of noted dealer and collector: Herb Obodda. This fine, old specimen is accompanied by collection labels from both gentlemen: the Archduke’s label having been printed on the same press that was used to print the Empire’s money and Mr. Obodda’s on something a bit more modern. Moving on in time, we have a Tsumeb Dioptase on Calcite (Lot 49038) collected by William Boyce Thompson: founder of Newmont Mining and owner of the Tsumeb mine. Upon his demise, it lent its considerable charm to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and then on to the cabinet of Robert C. Lambert. One of the stars of this year’s Arizona Centennial Exhibit at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Show, was the 70+ ounce Gold specimen named ‘Fred’ by metal-detector wielding prospector Bud Guthrie (Lot 49046). The La Viesca Fluorite (Lot 49055), with its enormous 4-inch (10cm) vibrant blue cubes perched on snow-white Quartz, re-defines “European classic.” Additionally, we have: a 4 inch Gem Tanzanite crystal (Lot 49053), several world-class Tourmaline crystal groups (Lots 49049 and 49068), a Red Cloud Wulfenite that is second to none (Lot 49073), and a rare Colombian Trapiche Emerald Parure that is certain not to be duplicated anytime soon, if ever (Lot 49095). These are just a few representative examples of what’s in store for you within the catalog. We sincerely hope that you will find this catalog engaging and worthwhile, and we welcome any questions that you might have regarding Fine Minerals or any related subject matter. Yours Truly,

James Walker & Mary Fong/Walker Directors of Fine Minerals Heritage Auctions

session one — fine minerals

decorator minerals

49001 FINE AMETHYST GEODE PAIR Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil This excellent sliced geode pair boasts gemmy, deep purple Amethyst crystals with excellent consistency of coloring. Both of the sawn faces have been polished and exhibit minimal agate banding; instead, the purple of the crystals shades into white Quartz, outlined with an orange-brown band of a Madeira citrine color. Each has a gently curving form, and one boasts a dramatic little growth of chalky Calcite. A fine pair, they measure 43½ (110.5 cm) and 44 inches (112.8 cm) high. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

49002 CITRINE GEODE PAIR Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil Citrine is one of the more desirable forms of Quartz, valued in ancient times as it was thought to offer protection from snake venom and “evil thoughts.” It has also been called: the “success stone” or “merchant’s stone” and said to attract wealth and prosperity if carried on the person or positioned correctly in the home or place of business. This beautiful pair of geodes, or “cathedrals”, boasts lovely crystals of the finest deep Madeira color, studded with a few growths of large chalky-white Quartz crystals and strikingly framed by the white Quartz of the cut and polished face, in a slender, curving pair of chimneys, some 50⅜ inches (128 cm) and 49¼ inches (125 cm) tall. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000

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49003 AMETHYST GEODE PAIR Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Eons ago: hot flowing lava moved across the land and away from its volcanic source – as the thick lava flowed, air bubbles trapped in the viscous fluid were distorted. As the lava cooled, these same air bubbles became hollow chambers where the captured gases and minerals could slowly deposit out as crystals along the walls. Occasionally these distortions resulted in natural sculptures as shown in this Amethyst geode – it has been sawn in half to reveal a chamber filled with large, bright, deep-purple crystals. The entire Agate rim of the exposed geode has been polished mirror bright, offering a sophisticated contrast to the green Chamosite exterior. Sitting upright in dark wood bases, each half measures approximately 50 inches high, 33 inches wide and 9 inches deep (127 x 84 x 23 cm). Estimate: $12,000-$15,000

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49004 TABLETOP AMETHYST CATHEDRAL Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil This unique Amethyst geode features a “double hump” shape: providing a bonus twofor-one cathedral structure. The crystals show deep, rich purple color and are relatively large in size with minimal to no apparent damage. The piece has the classic green Chamosite rind. On the gemmy interior, there is a raised banding of larger crystals running horizontally across the piece about a third of the way up and another band with smaller crystals, not as pronounced, about halfway. The piece is cut to sit flat and does not require a base or stand. The open nature of the geode allows light to enhance every crystal in this decorative tabletop specimen, which measures 20 inches (50.8 cm) wide and 3 inches (7.6 cm) deep. The left side cathedral measures 17 inches (43.2 cm) from base to tip, while the right side is slightly shorter at 16 inches (40.6 cm). Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

49005 FINE SMOKY QUARTZ Brazil A fine, large Smoky Quartz group of mountain-like form, comprised of multiple intergrown crystals, is presented here as a beautiful furnishing piece, in the guise of a highly distinctive lighted objet d’art. The crystal group has been set into a vari-colored granite ‘jacket’ of tapering hexagonal form, which conceals a light source bringing the crystal to dramatic life. Every detail of the planes and clouds of the internal structures are discernible, glowing with an inner fire. A superb natural specimen displayed to great advantage, it stands 20 inches (51 cm) high. Estimate: $4,500-$6,000

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49006 LARGE AND SPECTACULAR QUARTZ POINT Brazil This is an exceptional and impressively large terminated Quartz point from Brazil. Of typical hexagonal section and finely polished, it displays large areas of considerable clarity, intermingled with planes and clouds of interior inclusions, ending in a clear termination. At 32 inches (81.3 cm) high, it is an impressive piece in its own right, but is presented here on a custom black granitic base, of tapering hexagonal section, polished to a high gloss, and fitted with two internal lights that bring the Quartz to scintillating life when turned on, illuminating every glowing internal detail. A superb specimen artfully integrated into a sculptural lapidary work to enhance its incredible natural beauty. The complete piece stands 58 inches (147 cm) high. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000

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fluorescent minerals

49007 TWO BRILLIANT FLUORESCING WILLEMITE WITH CALCITE SPECIMENS Sterling Hill Mine and Franklin area, Sussex Co., New Jersey Willemite and Calcite are two of the most brilliant shortwave ultraviolet fluorescing minerals available to collectors. These two specimens are each amongst the brightest examples of this association of vivid green Willemite and fiery red-orange Calcite. In general, the two most vibrantly fluorescing colors for Willemite are a subdued green and white under daylight conditions, both represented here: the so-called “White Willemite” specimen (on the left) included in this Lot actually has coloring that ranges from white to pale gray and pale tan, profusely speckled with Franklinite and Calcite, indistinguishable under daylight. Measuring 5½ x 3 x 1¾ inches (14 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm), from the famed Sterling Hill Mine, it is a large exposed Willemite face, with a thinner vein running parallel length-wise, and displays a spectacular patterning of vivid red, green and black under shortwave ultraviolet. The second specimen (on the right) is the far scarcer daylight apple green Willemite variety, in a large mass covering most of the top of the 4 x 3 x 1½ -inch (10 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm) roughly triangular specimen. It also emerges on the reverse, amongst a mass of small, rough, granular Franklinite crystals in a matrix of Calcite. A dramatic, pencil point-thin veinlet bisects the piece, partly composed of Willemite although less vivid when compared to the brilliance of the main mass. A true classic, coming from Franklin New Jersey. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $150-$225

49008 SUPERB FLUORESCENT WILLEMITE CRYSTAL IN CALCITE 430’ Level, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey While Willemite is an abundant ore mineral in the Franklin area mines, sizable Willemite crystals are extremely rare. Most of the crystals that are found tend to have a rounded or corroded appearance, making this 1½ -inch (3.8 cm) crystal, with razor-sharp edges, an outstanding rarity. Although at first glance it appears to be a single reddish-brown crystal, it is actually a step-growth group of crystals; one of the major hexagonal prism faces shows some ‘hopper’ growth along with a couple of its corners. The dominant feature of the crystal however, is its extreme sharpness. Securely emplaced in the center of the white Calcite pocket, along with some blebs of black Franklinite and red-brown Willemite, it is an intriguing enough piece under normal light. Its real value is revealed under shortwave ultraviolet light: all of the Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green color, including several spidery veins coursing through the Calcite; while the Calcite fluoresces a blazing orange-red, dramatically speckled with black patches of Franklinite. The Willemite crystal retains its sharpness even under ultraviolet, and makes this a first-class, museum-standard specimen. 4¼ x 3½ x 2½ inches (10.8 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm). Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,500-$2,000
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49009 RARE FLUORESCENT TUGTUPITE Tasseq slopes, Ilimaussaq Complex, Narsaq, Kitaa Province, West Greenland This attractive little freeform contains a goodly quantity of the rare beryllium aluminum silicate: Tugtupite. This mineral is found in only three confirmed locations in the world, all within or close to the Arctic Circle, but the most productive area has been Greenland. It was first found there in 1957, at Tugtup Agtakôrfia, although it had long been known to the Inuit natives whose name for the mineral, Tuttupit, means “reindeer blood”. The colorless Analcime matrix here plays host to soft pink Tugtupite all across its surface, and even includes some small vugs containing rarely seen micro-crystals. The derivation of its Inuit name becomes clear when exposed to shortwave UV light: the soft color becomes an incredible strong, deep red, dotted on one side by vivid flecks of green from a uranyl-activated impurity in the Analcime. In fact, some specimens even glow this deep red color when warmed by hand, and local tradition has it that the heat of lovers’ passion will also produce the vibrant coloring. Frequently referred to as the “King of Fluorescents”, this Inuit dating aid measures: 3½ x 3¼ x 3 inches (8.9 x 8.3 x 7.6 cm). Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $300-$400

49010 LARGE AND EXCEPTIONAL MARIALITE, VAR. WERNERITE Grenville, Quebec Province, Canada Marialite is a member of the Scapolite group of rock-forming silicate minerals, but in this special variety known as Wernerite, it fluoresces a brilliant yellow to orange-yellow, most vividly under longwave UV rays. It has been scientifically tested and shown to be the most brilliant of all longwave fluorescing minerals. This large 9¼ x 4¼ x 4-inch (23.5 x 10.8 x 10.2 cm) specimen is a great example of that brilliance, with the main faces extremely clean, bright, and about 90% Wernerite. It is also a superb shortwave specimen, under which rays it is shown to contain sizable spots of bright blue fluorescing Diopside, and the Wernerite is still extremely vivid under that light also. Presented here in an extremely attractive specimen, Grenville Wernerite is a classic fluorescing mineral that has been mostly unavailable for the last twenty years as the more recent Ladysmith Prospect finds have predominated on the market, although even that material is growing scarcer. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $400-$600

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49011 LONGWAVE AND SHORTWAVE WERNERITE AND DIOPSIDE Grenville, Quebec Province, Canada Although smaller than the previous lot of Marialite variety: Wernerite, this 5½ x 4 x 3½ -inch (14 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm) specimen is if anything more brilliant. Under longwave UV it displays about 95% Wernerite in the most brilliant yellow color; under shortwave UV it is even perhaps the superior specimen, since it shows one face richly scattered with grains of vivid blue Diopside, and the high Wernerite content shows a strong, bright yellow. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $300-$400

49012 SUPER PHOSPHORESCENT “RADIATING” WILLEMITE Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey This specimen is the type of Willemite that is considered the very best and most desirable type of the mineral, next to the more euhedral forms (see Lot 49008). It is the rare and somewhat legendary “radiating” Willemite, probably the most phosphorescent natural Willemite known, as well as a very rare semi-crystallized form. It gets its “radiating” moniker from the round fans of radiating, needle-like crystals, which can measure up to a few inches across in the most exceptional specimens. These are not terminated crystals but are found in thin veins in a very select few small occurrences at Franklin and Sterling Hill in New Jersey. Perhaps the biggest appeal of these “radiators” is their super phosphorescence, the property of continuing to emit light for extremely long periods of time after the exciting rays of ultraviolet have been removed. The Willemite fluoresces brilliant green under shortwave UV, and phosphoresces the same color so intensely that with dark-adapted eyes, the phosphorescence has been observed in this sort of specimen up to three days after UV exposure. Yet more incredibly, instruments have detected this phosphorescence years after UV exposure. The present specimen measures 3¾ x 2 x 1½ inches (9.5 x 5 x 3.8 cm) and has an exposed surface of yellowish radiating crystals measuring about 2 inches (5 cm) long by 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, showing minimal divergence in the crystals, making one wonder just how big a complete “eye” might have been. Surrounding this surface is a non-fluorescent area containing two thinner veinlets of radiating Willemite, while the matrix is red fluorescing Calcite, containing grains and stringers of fluorescing Willemite and nonfluorescent black Franklinite, all arranged with the utmost natural artistry – a truly fascinating, beautiful, and very rare Franklin fluorescent specimen. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $500-$800

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49013 LONGWAVE FLUORESCENT CRYSTALS — FLUORITE AND HACKMANITE Zarembo Island, Alaska Sar-e-Sang Mine, Koksha River Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan This Lot comprises two specimens, which fluoresce brightly under longwave UV. The first is a 3½ x 3¼ x 2-inch (8.9 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm) specimen with good coverage of cubo-octahedral Fluorite crystals, a lovely soft and translucent pale green under daylight. Under the longwave UV, however, they exude a brilliant violet-tinged blue glow (with a similar, but less intense response under shortwave). This reaction is a little-seen exception to the general output of specimens from the obscure locality of Zarembo Island in Alaska, most of which display little to no fluorescence at all. The second specimen comes from what is regarded as possibly the oldest continuously-worked mine in the world, the Sar-e-Sang mine in the rugged, mountainous Koksha River Valley of Afghanistan, which has been worked for its precious Lapis Lazuli for over 6,000 years. This specimen is not of the fabled and precious blue Lapis, however, but a rare and far more interesting crystal specimen of the closely related mineral Sodalite, in its fluorescent and tenebrescent variety: Hackmanite. This variety not only fluoresces a bright pastel orange to yellow-orange, best under longwave UV, but it also shows reverse photosensitivity, or tenebrescence, under shortwave, wherein the off-white daylight color is changed to a light violet color when exposed to daylight; it slowly returns to normal when left in the dark, but reverts more rapidly under white light and, remarkably, the process is endlessly reversible. 4¼ x 2½ x 2 inches (10.8 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm) overall, with a sawn-off side and back faces, the largest of the several dodecahedral Hackmanite crystals is almost 1½ (3.8 cm) inches across, a very large example of this type of crystal known from only a few localities worldwide. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $250-$350 49014 VLASOVITE — ONE OF THE BEST OF A RARE FLUORESCENT Kipawa Complex, Villedieu Township, Temiskaming Co., Quebec Province, Canada The Kipawa Complex is an alkaline syenite intrusion, a rare type of intrusive rock body similar to Granite but lacking the Quartz component (or with only small amounts). Such intrusions are known from only about thirty occurrences around the globe, each one similar yet unique in its particular mineral composition. The Kipawa intrusion has many similarities to the Kola Peninsular intrusions of far northern Russia, where the very rare silicate Vlasovite was first discovered in 1961, at Vavnbed Mountain in the Lovozero Massif. Vlasovite was known only from small, platy blebs with good cleavage and a strong, buttery, yellow fluorescence under shortwave ultraviolet rays. Until the find in the mid-1990s, which yielded the present specimen, perhaps the best-known example was a large thumbnail-sized specimen only about 1¼ inches (3.2 cm) across. The mid-1990s discovery produced approximately 30 specimens of small to large cabinet size, all of which equaled or bettered the richness of the finest specimens of fluorescent Vlasovite known up to that time. The example offered here has one of the very largest contiguous masses of Vlasovite, measuring over 2½ inches (6.4 cm) long and about ¾ inches (1.9 cm) wide, with several smaller masses in the same matrix, all fluorescing a bright butter yellow under shortwave. There are also small areas of red-fluorescing Albite (also under shortwave), and non-fluorescing black grains of Aegirine, var. Acmite, all set in a matrix of nonfluorescent but exotic ruby-red Eudialyte. Provenance: Field collected by Darryl MacFarland; ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,200-$1,500
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49015 FLUORESCENT SCHEELITE CRYSTAL SPECIMEN Ophir Mine, Tooele Co., Utah Although Scheelite is the predominant ore mineral of Tungsten, it is usually massive and indistinct from its matrix, except under shortwave UV light, when it reveals itself to be in that elite group of minerals that always fluoresces. As a crystal, however, it is extremely scarce, and when found in this form, they are usually widely scattered and/ or embedded in matrix. Even when found together, they are usually in small, sparse clusters, or at best, thin veinlets. However, the Scheelite of the Ophir Mine is perhaps unique in the world, found in large faces of micro-crystals, and these specimens were an instant smash hit when introduced onto the market in the late 1990s. They comprised a small find of only a few dozen specimens, but there were quite a few with large and well-covered faces. The crystals typically fluoresce blue-white under shortwave rays, but will occasionally display a soft creamy color also, due to a greater percentage of Molybdenum. This specimen is one of the very best examples of this much scarcer type, 6¼ x 5 x 3 inches (15.7 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm), with the main face almost completely covered with brilliantly fluorescing blue-white and cream-white crystals. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $800-$1,200

49016 4 (PLUS)-COLOR FRANKLIN FLUORESCENT ESPERITE Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey This rare and desirable large shortwave specimen includes a large, brilliant yellow fluorescing Esperite patch, nicely centered on the top face. The Esperite shows a very rare wispy pattern as this 1½ by 1 inch (3.8 by 2.5 cm) area seems to be a partial replacement of purple-fluorescing Hardystonite itself located in a mass of brilliant redorange fluorescing Calcite, with other smaller pockets of fluorescent Hardystonite. Associated in the matrix is non-fluorescing Franklinite ore. The specimen is also shot through with grains and stringers of brilliant green-fluorescent Willemite, and nonfluorescent red Zincite. Also covering a small area of Franklinite on the front of the piece is a wispy, medium-bright coating of yellow-orange-fluorescing Clinohedrite – a nice bonus, but not extensive enough to be listed as a fifth color for show-display purposes. Nonetheless, this is a superb 4 (plus)-color fluorescent Esperite, and one of the most desirable of all Franklin fluorescent specimens. 6 inches x 5 x 4¼ inches (15.2 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm). Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $600-$800

49017 LARGE MUSEUM-QUALITY FLUORESCING HALITE Salton Sea area, California This large and very bright fluorescent specimen of Halite, or rock salt (NaCl), is from the Salton Sea area of California. At 12 x 8½ x 4 inches (30.5 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm), it is of museum size and fluoresces a brilliant fiery orange under shortwave ultraviolet rays. The specimen’s appearance is entirely typical for Salton Sea Halite: not wildly impressive under daylight. But under shortwave, however, it springs to vibrant, fiery life with crystal edges fluorescing brighter than the centers, appearing far more interesting than one would think possible. All in all – a choice, museum-grade specimen from a no longer extant locality. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $600-$800

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49018 LARGE ARIZONA MULTI-COLOR FLUORESCENT Near the Silver Bell Mine, Pima Co., Arizona This sizeable 9¾ x 4½ x 3¼ -inch (24.8 x 11.4 x 8.3 cm) fluorescent specimen presents a bright, glowing appearance under shortwave UV light. Albeit the colors are somewhat pastel in hue, it is nonetheless a striking piece since virtually all of it fluoresces in a wonderful variety of colors. It contains Willemite in an unusual white-fluorescing form that shows spotty phosphorescent ‘afterglow’. The Willemite is scattered throughout a matrix of red-fluorescing Calcite and veins of Fluorite that glow purple under Short-Wave UV. On one side and the back of the specimen is a coating of “Caliche”; a carbonate deposit that results from weathering in desert environments. In this case the Caliche fluoresces a grayish white color under shortwave rays and phosphoresces as well, albeit for a much shorter time than the Willemite. Depending on your views regarding Caliche as a fluorescent mineral, this fine specimen can be described as either a three or a four color fluorescent. In any case, it is a fine addition to any collection. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: Field collected by George Polman, ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $150-$200

49019 FINE TRIO OF FRANKLIN FLUORESCENT SMALL CABINET SIZE SPECIMENS Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey The highlight of this Lot is a brightly colored specimen of Manganaxinite, 3 x 2⅞ x 1⅞ inches (7.6 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm), a very rare shortwave UV fluorescent, occurring here with green-fluorescing Willemite and non-fluorescents Epidote-[Pb] (formerly Hancockite), Franklinite, and Andradite. This is accompanied by an unusually rich 3⅞ x 1½ x 1½ -inch (9.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) specimen of bright blue shortwave fluorescent Tremolite crystals in marble, with the largest crystal measuring 1½ inches (3.8 cm) long. The third specimen is an “exsolution” Willemite in non-fluorescent Tephroite, with the green shortwave fluorescent Willemite occurring as thin, parallel veinlets in the tension fractures of the Tephroite, making for a particularly interesting specimen, 3¼ x 2½ x 2½ inches (8.3 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm). Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection; (Manganaxinite originally purchased from Ray Vajdik) Estimate: $500-$800
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49020 FINE AND MASSIVE FLUORESCENT POWELLITE Tierra Amarilla, Southern Atacama Desert, Chile Powellite is a Calcium Molybdate mineral: isomorphous with Scheelite, but much rarer as a display-quality fluorescent mineral. It usually occurs as a weathering product of Molybdenite: the main ore of Molybdenum, but it is seldom showy enough to be an impressive display specimen. In thirty years, there have been only two exceptions to this situation: one was/is the rare but occasionally sizeable crystals from the Deccan Plateau trap rock quarries near Nasik. The other is the type offered here, from the driest desert on Earth: the Atacama of Chile. A typically massive variety, it comprised most of the matrix for the then newly-discovered mineral: Szenicsite, which appeared only once on the market. The Tierra Amarilla ‘find’ contained perhaps the least encountered form of Powellite: rare pseudomorphs of Powellite replacing crystals of Molybdenite. The replacement was so nearly complete that evidence for this supposition was equivocal. Most of what was excavated was massive, with frequent pockets of microcrystals, whereas, this spectacular specimen is one of the rare exceptions that seem to show a complete replacement of Molybdenite as platy crystals. The bright yellow fluorescing Powellite displays the foliations of the original Molybdenite better under shortwave UV rays than it does under daylight – which is why this specimen remained in the Hugh Ronemus collection for so long, it was his pick from the lion’s share of this rare fluorescing mineral. The present specimen is more than two thirds Powellite, the remainder being mainly Quartz (itself somewhat scarce in this find). 3¼ x 2½ x 1¾ -inches (8.3 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm). Offered at no reserve. Provenance: Collected by Terry Szenics, ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $300-$500

49021 PAIR OF BRIGHTLY FLUORESCENT FRANKLIN AREA CABINET SPECIMENS Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey This Lot comprises a choice, large cabinet-sized specimen of fluorescent Tremolite crystals in marble, from Passaic Pit at Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. The specimen exhibits bright blue fluorescence under shortwave ultraviolet and measures 5 x 3½ x 3 inches (12.7 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm). The fluorescence is exceptionally bright and rich for this species from the Franklin area, and the largest crystal measures over 1 (2.5 cm) inch, and while the others are between ½ (1.3 cm) and ¾ (1.9 cm) inches. The second member of the pair is specimen of Hydrozincite, showing brilliant blue spots under short-wave UV, along with bright red-orange fluorescing Calcite. This specimen measuring 4¼ x 2¼ x 2½ -inch (10.8 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm) is also rich in non-fluorescent Galena, a very scarce mineral from the Franklin area, even as all Lead minerals are rare in this region. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection (Tremolite ex. Dr Al Jehe Collection, originally mislabeled as Diopside) Estimate: $150-$200
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49022 DOLOMITE AND CALCITE — AN UNUSUAL BI-COLORED FRANKLIN FLUORESCENT Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey When first discovered, this shortwave UV fluorescent material was thought to be two different generations of the same mineral: Calcite. One, fluorescing a bright, deep red and the other showing more intensely fluorescing, red-orange spots. It therefore acquired the nickname “Crazy Calcite.” Eventually however, in the 1970s, a Franklin collector had the material tested and, to everyone’s surprise, the deep red fluorescing material turned out to be Dolomite, while the red-orange fluorescent was indeed Calcite, thereby clearing up the mystery. Such specimens are found in both Franklin proper and at Sterling Hill, the latter being the source of this particular example, 5½ x 3½ x 2½ inches (14 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm), vividly dotted with non-fluorescent black Franklinite. It is fairly scarce from either locale. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $150-$300

49023 EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE PAIR OF SMALL CABINET-SIZED FRANKLIN FLUORESCENTS Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey These two exceptional Short-Wave fluorescent specimens are a Mangan-Axinite specimen, and a Franklin 5-color piece containing Esperite. The triangular Manganaxinite is of the type referred to amongst collectors as the “burning coals” type, for obvious reasons. Associated with it is the shortwave green fluorescent Willemite of the “exsolution” variety. Two other minerals occur mainly on side and back faces of the piece, one probably Xonotlite, fluorescing a faint blue; and the other a yellowish-orange fluorescent, most likely: Clinohedrite. The 5-color SW-UV specimen of triangular shape displays spots of brilliant yellow fluorescing Esperite along with: bright purple fluorescing Hardystonite , a band of red-orange fluorescing Calcite speckled with brilliant green fluorescent Willemite. There is also a patch of wispy, bright yellow-orange fluorescent Clinohedrite on the Hardystonite and some non-fluorescent black Franklinite and all five shortwave ultraviolet fluorescent minerals can be seen on the main face at the same time. The Mangan-Axinite measures 3 x 2¼ x 2⅛ inches (7.6 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm), while the multi-color specimen measures 3 x 2¼ x ⅞ inches (7.6 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm). Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,500-$2,500

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49024 EXTREMELY BRIGHT AND RICH FLUORESCENT NORBERGITE “Whispering Woods” locality, Franklin/Farber Quarry property, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey This is, relatively speaking, a modern-day classic fluorescent specimen from an old, classic locality. The historic Franklin or Farber Quarry, the names by which it is best known, has been a long-time source of limestone. It has operated up until recent times and has been an important source of associated limestone minerals, including many fluorescents. As well as myriads of specimens of lesser importance, it has produced arguably the finest fluorescent Norbergite specimens in the world. The present 5½ x 4¼ x 2-inch (14 x 10.8 x 5.1 cm) specimen is from one such important find and fluoresces a brilliant yellow under shortwave UV rays, along with sparse grains of Diopside, which fluoresce a bright blue color. On the non-fluorescent side, there are also numerous small flecks of black Graphite and bronzy Pyrrhotite, in a Franklin marble matrix. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $200-$300

49025 THREE AMERICAN “FOREIGN” FLUORESCENT CRYSTAL SPECIMENS Various U.S. locations Although each of these three specimens is from a locality in the continental United States, they are often referred to as “foreign” fluorescents because to collectors of fluorescent minerals, the field is usually considered to consist of Franklin, New Jersey versus the rest of the world, including the rest of the US. That is to cast no aspersions on the standard of these specimens, however, each of which is of first-class quality. The bulbous, gently tan-colored specimen, 4½ x 3¼ x 2 inches (11.4 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm), is Halite, or Rock Salt, from the Salton Sea area of California, which under shortwave ultraviolet light fluoresces a brilliant orange, due to a small percentage of Manganese and an even smaller percentage of Lead. The lovely snowy-white specimen is not in fact a true crystal, but the closest thing to it in a fluorescent Chalcedony specimen known as “Chalcedony Rose”. Measuring 4¼ x 3 x 2 inches (10.8 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm), it hails from Grant County, New Mexico and bursts into vivid life under shortwave ultraviolet, glowing with an exceptionally bright green color. The third specimen consists of a druzy fluorescent coating of Scheelite crystals in rare combination with Calcite crystals, from the Ophir Hill Mine in Tooele County, Utah. The patch of Calcite fluoresces with its characteristic fiery orange-red under shortwave ultraviolet light, whilst the carpet of yellowish Scheelite crystals turns a brilliant blue-white, indicating that they are nearly pure Calcium Tungstate (the blue tint is a sign of purity). It measures 3 x 3 x 2 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm), with the Scheelite forming a triangle 3 x 3 x 1½ inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm) on one end. Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $250-$300
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49026 EXCEPTIONAL AND LARGE “3RD FIND” WOLLASTONITE Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey Unlike the numerous and large finds of fluorescent Wollastonite at Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Wollastonite from the Franklin Mine is far rarer, but does appear in more esthetic and interesting associations. The fluorescent Wollastonites from Franklin itself have emerged only via miners’ lunch boxes, since none of this material ended up on the mine dumps. They are labeled by “find numbers,” which generally correspond to the chronological order in which they came out of the mine. There have been four finds numbered, and one that is called “original find”, because it was determined to be Wollastonite rather than Pectolite, as originally believed, only after the first four finds had already been numbered. The rarity factor is generally the order in which the specimens emerged from the Franklin mine, with original find and the first two numbered finds being so rare that they are usually privately traded and seldom appear on the open market. This Franklin 3rd find Wollastonite measures 5½ x 5 x 3¾ inches (14 x 12.7 x 9.5 cm) and has two displayable faces, ironically each acting as the other’s base for the most aesthetic display angles. The smaller, rhomboid face actually shows the largest yellow-orange fluorescent laths of Wollastonite, in a more compact area of red-orange fluorescent Calcite, both showing best under shortwave ultraviolet rays. They are both brilliant and interspersed with medium-bright grayish cream fluorescent grains of Barite. The larger, semi-circular display face has smaller laths of Wollastonite, but is similar in response and somewhat brighter, and both faces are speckled with small non-fluorescent Franklinite grains. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a rare and beautiful, classic Franklin fluorescent specimen. Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

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49027 CLASSIC FLUORITE ON SPHALERITE Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA From the world-famous Elmwood Mine comes this classic specimen of Fluorite on Sphalerite. The mine was discovered in 1969, and worked primarily for Zinc, but the underground chambers had far more astounding treasures to yield. Superb Sphalerite, Galena, Barite and other world-class minerals were recovered, frequently in dramatic conjunction, but the pride of the mine is its Fluorite. Presented here are numerous cubic crystals of a translucent pale mauve with one lone Galena crystal hiding among them, scattered across a matrix of sparkling, metallic black, Sphalerite, boasting robust little crystals, and areas of sparkling druze. Sphalerite, normally black in color is the major ore of Zinc. Some of the Sphalerite crystals in this piece are the faintly transparent brownishred variety, known as Ruby Sphalerite. In contrasting to the Fluorite on the upper surface, the underside of the Sphalerite matrix is carpeted with tiny, scintillating microcrystals of colorless Quartz. Minor nicks to a couple of crystals otherwise excellent condition. 6½ x 4½ x 2 inches (16.5 x 11.4 x 5 cm). Estimate: $1,500-$1,800

49028 AMETHYST Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA Some of the finest American Amethyst ever found has been excavated from a small mining operation in Georgia – this specimen is a good example of the Amethyst coming out of Jacksons Crossroads. The six main crystals making up this group show color ranging from absolutely colorless at the base to dark purple near the terminations. The largest of the crystals is some 2½ inches (6.35 cm) in length and all of them show interesting growth features on their faces. The specimen’s luster is the very glassy one seen in the Jacksons’ material – all crystals are in pristine condition, with the exception of some very minor nicking to one termination. Overall measurements are 4⅜ inches (11.1 cm) high by 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide by 2½ (6.4 cm) inches thick. Estimate: $1,400-$1,600

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49029 AMETHYST GEODE WITH CALCITE Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay Amethyst geodes are formed from “bubbles” that are trapped in viscous, flowing lava – depending on the chemical constituents that are captured inside this bubble, different aspects of mineralization can occur. When all of the forces align together in perfect harmony, the result is a geode of unsurpassed perfection – such as the exquisite example seen here. This extremely fine Uruguayan geode is like an “Easter Egg” that has been opened to reveal the wondrous crystals inside: lustrous Amethyst lines the cavity and perched inside this cocoon of deep violet-purple prisms is a large, colorless, scalenohedral Calcite. This unusual Calcite crystal is an impressive 5½ inches (13.3 cm) tall – sharp and well defined; it is accented with sparkling druzy Amethyst that is characteristic of the rare “skunk-type” Calcites notable from this area; and it is remarkable in its perfection: lustrous and free from damage. There is a partial Calcite crystal at the front of the cavity, and the exposed edges of the geode have been polished for a more refined effect. Overall, the geode measures 12¼ x 10¼ x 9½ inches (31 x 26 x 24 cm) and weighs 41 pounds (18.6 kg). It sits upright on a custom stainless steel stand. Estimate: $6,500-$8,000
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49030 BLUE SMITHSONITE Lavrion District Mines, Attikí Prefecture, Greece Lavrion (Laurium), Greece, is 60 kilometers southwest of Athens and its mining history dates to sometime around the 11th Century BCE. The Silver mines located there produced the Silver coinage that powered the Athenian navy and the Greek state – and continued to do so up until the early 20th century when mining ceased. Initially miners were after the Lead/Silver ores and later operations broadened their activities to include production of Manganese, Cadmium and Zinc. It is this later period of operation that was responsible for this lustrous, sea blue-green slice, with the delicately banded layers. It was sliced from a group of stalactites composed of Smithsonite, the carbonate of Zinc, surrounding a ‘Limonite/Goethite’ core. Small traces of Copper give the Smithsonite the pleasing pastel hue that is unusual in this mineral. It is translucent, except for the orange material forming the original core of the stalactite group, and has been polished on both sides to a brilliant luster. Not just a lovely mineral specimen, this attractive bit of lapidary work represents a slice of history from a critical location in the development of Mediterranean culture. Overall measurements are 3⅞ x 1¾ x ¼ inch (9.8 x 4.4 x .6 cm), and it is in fine condition. Estimate: $2,400-$2,800

49031 YELLOW SMITHSONITE Masua Mine, Masua, Iglesias, CarboniaIglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy One of the classic and revered mineral localities is the Masua Mine of Sardinia. The bright yellow coloration of this classic Smithsonite is probably due to traces of Cadmium substituting for Zinc in the crystal structure. With the single exception of color, this polished slice of yellow stalactitic Smithsonite is almost a perfect match for the blue version in this auction (see Lot 49030). Bright yellow, orange, and reddish-tan layers of varying hue and saturation surround the grey central core material, probably impure Quartz, which these concentric bands ended up overcoating. Undoubtedly a very old specimen due to the fact that there has been no production from the area in decades; it has been sawn into a thin slice and then polished on both sides to better expose the delicate and colorful banding concealed within. This lapidary treatment is quite typical for material from this area. In addition, it has been stabilized to guard against damage, but is not appreciably different in appearance from before. It measures 3½ x 3 x 3∕16 inches (8.9 x 7.6 x .5 cm) and is in fine condition. Provenance: ex. Keith Proctor Collection ex. Scott Rudolph Collection ex. Terry Szenics Collection Estimate: $6,500-$7,500

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49032 BLUE HALITE Stassfurt Potash Deposit, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Evidently there are enough salt mines on Earth for them to have become the synonym for ‘places of hard labor’. Not content to leave things at that, salt has furnished us with ‘salary’: a term based on Roman soldiers being paid partially in salt, and ‘not worth his salt’ – a phrase arising from the same source. Besides the cultural aspects of salt, there are some much more arcane ones. While most ‘pure’ salt is colorless, in a few deposits crystals with hues ranging from light blue to deep blue-violet sometimes are encountered. The odd thing about them is that if they are dissolved and then recrystallized from water – they are no longer blue. Current research seems to indicate that minute amounts of the rare earth Yttrium coupled with weak natural gamma irradiation from nearby Potassium salts are somehow responsible. Whether that is the case with all blue Halite crystals remains to be seen. This old-time classic from the Stassfurt Potash Mines is a suitable subject for further investigations. It is colorless and transparent with deep blue-violet ‘phantom’ zones visible through all sides of the specimen. It was admitted to the Harvard University Collection back in 1925 and has Harvard Collection #1355 affixed to it. It also has a University of Arizona accession #3561. This mineralogical mystery measures 2½ x 2⅛ x ¾ inches (6.4 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm). Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $800-$1,000

49033 RUTILATED QUARTZ Minas Gerais, Brazil In all probability, there is no geology book has had a wider circulation than Dr. Frederick Pough’s A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals. For many budding mineral enthusiasts it represented their first real exposure to the science of Mineralogy. Dr. Pough was curator of Minerals and Physical Geology at the American Museum of Natural History for many years and he assembled a formidable personal collection as well. He was the first to describe the rare phosphate mineral: Brazilianite, in The American Mineralogist, the pre-eminent scientific journal of its kind. [Coincidentally, there is a fine Brazilianite in this sale – Lot # 49072.] Dr. Pough had the dubious distinction (at least HE thought so) of being featured in Real Facts Comics, #14 – detailing how he helped the “G-Men” of the FBI in a stirring tale of scientific deduction. He undoubtedly acquired, during one of his many Brazilian explorations, this doubly terminated example of Rutilated Quartz: a clear Quartz prism with golden needles of Rutile imbedded within. There are signs of minor contact or inclusions on one termination; otherwise the crystal seems to be a “floater” – a crystal with no clear sign of attachment to wall rock or matrix. There is one minor “ding” to lower left but it does not measurably impact the aesthetics. The luster is quite good and there is a small secondary crystal on the obverse and an even smaller one to one side. It bears two accession numbers: the first (#FHP65) corresponds to Dr. Pough’s collection and the other (#18529) corresponds to the University of Arizona collection. In fine condition, it measures 4½ x 2⅞ x 1⅞ inches (11.4 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm). Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. Dr. Frederick Pough Collection #FHP65 ex. University of Arizona Collection #18529 Estimate: $1,000-$1,500

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49034 VANADINITE Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya Lead District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco What is arguably the largest mineral exhibition in the world takes place annually in Tucson, Arizona. Seasoned collectors compete against each other for recognition and awards. The Desautels Trophy, given to the best mineral display, is a coveted prize that is named for the late Smithsonian Minerals Curator Paul Desautels. The winning exhibit for 1994 belonged to Rukin Jelks, long-time Arizona rancher and well-respected collector of fine minerals. This Vanadinite was part of that prize-winning display. Sharp, tabular hexagons of a dark red hue, up to ⅞ inches (2.2 cm) across, are liberally scattered over the front surface of a tan and black matrix that is clearly Moroccan. The stout crystals exhibit a brilliant, almost metallic luster that contrasts strikingly with the matte surface of the matrix. There are signs of a few crystals missing, but that is not very noticeable. Overall, it is an excellent, large matrix specimen in very fine condition. Pictured in the 50th anniversary edition of the Mineralogical Record, it measures 7¼ inches by 3⅜ inches by 2⅜ inches (18.4 x 8.6 x 6 cm). Provenance: ex. Rukin Jelks Collection Estimate: $18,000-$22,000
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49035 RHODOCHROSITE Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA Older collectors still remember when wonderful things from the Copper mines of Butte, Montana, were still generally available. This is no longer the case and virtually any good minerals from this locality are now a rarity on the market, particularly larger specimens. This notable specimen is from the long closed Emma Mine of the historic Butte mining district. A light bubble-gum pink is probably the closest color descriptor for this large composite group of stubby Rhodochrosite crystals that are arranged in vaguely rounded aggregates that meld into each other and cover the front of the piece. There is a light dusting of what appear to be tiny Pyrite crystals to one side: very typical for this locality. Overall condition is excellent. It bears two accession numbers on the obverse giving details on its illustrious history. One (#2275) indicates that it is from the personal collection of Herb Obodda, renowned mineral, gem, and book collector/dealer. The other (#96AK) tells us that he got it from Dr. Ed David, science advisor to President Nixon. Accompanied by a custom labeled base, this distinguished specimen measures 5½ x 4⅜ x 2½ inches (14 x 11 x 6.4 cm). Provenance: ex. Dr. Ed David Collection #96AK ex. Herb Obodda Collection #2275 Estimate: $7,000-$9,000

49036 TOURMALINE Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA The Himalaya Mine in San Diego County, California has produced a prodigious quantity of gem Tourmaline over the years – until its current state of little or no production. A tremendous amount of the mining was done to feed the ravenous demand for pink Tourmaline for the court of The Empress Dowager of China. After her death in 1908, production has been split between lapidary and gemstone material and the occasional specimen. Better specimens, like this one, feature multiple stout prisms, usually with flat terminations and a very characteristic set of color zones: typically gray-green at the base grading into an included peach pink zone, capped with a gemmy transparent green area near the termination. This specimen exhibits all of those features in their correct order but also displays an extremely thin bright pink layer in the last fraction of a millimeter or so of the terminations – somewhat unusual for Tourmalines from this deposit. It is in excellent condition with the minor exception of some signs of contact on the backside of a secondary crystal. It has grown free from attachment in the pocket, except for at its base, and the main crystal is 2 inches (5.1 cm) long and 1¼ inches (3.2 cm) in diameter. Overall measurements are 2 x 2 x 1½ inches (5.1 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. University of Arizona Collection #18044 Estimate: $1,000-$1,500

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49037 AZURITE ON MALACHITE WITH A NOBLE PAST Chessy Copper Mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d’Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France Archduke Stephan Franz Victor of the House of Hapsburg-Lothringen, Palatine of Hungary (1817-1867), was a passionate mineral collector. He was born in Buda (now Budapest) where, as a scion of noble blood, he received a classical education. His education continued at the royal court in Vienna and included an extensive tour of the Hapsburg Empire. Subsequently, Emperor Ferdinand I appointed him Landeschef of Bohemia – he essentially became the ‘governor’ of Bohemia, an area encompassing Czechoslovakia, Moravia and Silesia. In addition to his title as “Erzherzog” (Archduke) he also attained the rank of Lieutenant Field Marshal and, upon the death of his father, Count Palatine of Hungary. Fortuitously, mining was in its heyday all over the Empire and with his connections, income, and demonstrated love for mineral collecting; it is not surprising that he amassed one of the most important collections in the world – at one time his collection numbered around 20,000 specimens. The vast majority of that collection resides today at the Natural History Museum in Berlin – offering a glimpse of the mining treasures of bygone eras. This classic Chessy Azurite is from his collection. It features sharp, deep blue Azurite crystals overgrowing fibrous, green Malachite with traces of the original orange-brown matrix. Chessy-les-Mines is situated about 20 miles outside of Lyon, France. It is historically notable for having been worked for Copper since the Middle Ages. In 1811, cavities lined with Azurite were encountered that were big enough to walk into – leading to the name “The Blue Mine”. The ore bodies were exhausted by 1875 and the mines were closed. Little remains today except for the name of the town and a few piles of waste rock. This European classic is accompanied by the Archduke’s personal mineral label with accession #141. It is a measure of the power of the House of Hapsburg, that Archduke Stephan instructed the printers of the royal mint to print his mineral labels. These were done using the same gold and red edging pattern as the Empire’s paper currency, along with his royal crest. These labels are considered by many to be the most beautiful mineral labels ever designed. This label uses the term “Kupferlasur” (instead of Azurite) – attesting to the specimens’ early acquisition, also confirmed by the low collection number. This truly historic specimen measures 3¼ x 2½ x 2 inches (8.2 x 6.3 x 5 cm), with single Azurites measuring up to 1 inch (2.5 cm). It is in excellent condition, especially for a specimen of its rarity and age. It is accompanied by a custom labeled base, as well as the collection labels themselves. Provenance: ex. Archduke Stephan Collection #141 ex. Herb Obodda Collection #1663 (Photograph of Archduke Stephan courtesy of the Mineralogical Record.) Estimate: $15,000-$18,000

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49038 HISTORIC DIOPTASE ON CALCITE Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia To aficionados of fine minerals, the closure of the Tsumeb Mine represented as great a tragedy as the Great French Wine Blight did to devotees of The Grape. During its productive period from approximately 1905 to 1996, there was a never-ending fountain of beautiful crystals springing up out of the mine depths and going all over the globe. Most of them were quietly smuggled out of the mine inside the ubiquitous miners lunchbox. A very few were not – this specimen is one of those few. The fact that management frowned on surreptitious specimen removal had less to do with the minuscule ore value of purloined “ore samples” than it did with the amount of company time expended, to no company profit, by miners who were digging specimens instead of mining. This state of affairs should not give the impression that top-level management was itself immune to the charms of a well-crystallized specimen. Quite the contrary – this specimen is part of the proof. It was the personal property of William Boyce Thompson, founder of Newmont Mining: the company that owned Tsumeb. His collection was donated to the American Museum of Natural History in New York upon his demise in 1930. This historic specimen features several large Emerald-green Dioptase crystals up to ¾ of an inch (20 cm) in length, perched upon a rounded knob of colorless to pale gold Calcite crystals. These are very sizable Dioptase crystals for Tsumeb. The specimen is in excellent condition with bright luster and is free from damage. It bears an accession number T-88/2, which corresponds to an AMNH ledger, whose description reads Dioptase with “several large crystals in calcite matrix”. The accompanying label indicates that it has also been in the Robert C. Lambert Collection. Overall specimen measurements are 2½ x 2 x 2 inches (6.4 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm) and it is in excellent condition. Provenance: ex. William Boyce Thompson Collection ex. American Museum of Natural History #T-88/2 ex. Robert C. Lambert Collection #416 Estimate: $12,000-$15,000
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49039 AZURITE & MALACHITE Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA In the early days of mining at the copper mining camp of Bisbee, Arizona, some of the first things encountered were caves big enough to walk around in, completely lined with shining, indigo blue Azurite formations. Sadly, no one thought to preserve at least one of these for future generations and now all we have to remind us of those wonderful ‘jewel boxes’ are specimens from the find and a few faded photos. One such specimen rescued from the smelter, journeyed from southern Arizona to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where it acquired accession number JH 658 and a home before moving on to a private collection. Typical of the material from this classic find, it displays the tan/orange gossan matrix overgrown with light green spherules of Malachite that form the core of this material. The matte surfaces of the first two elements contrast sharply with a partial coating of brilliantly lustrous Azurite rhombs of deep indigo blue color. There are a few minor breakages to one side but they are quite difficult to locate among the multitude of sparkling Azurite faces surrounding them. Otherwise fine condition. The specimen measures 3⅛ x 2 x 1⅝ inches (7.9 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm). Offered at no reserve. Provenance: ex. U.S. Museum of Natural History # JH658 Estimate: $1,200-$1,500
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49040 WULFENITE WITH MIMETITE San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico The aggressively colorful combination of golden bladed Wulfenite and red-orange Mimetite ‘balls’ eliminates any guesswork about the origin of this exceptional Mexican treasure. Originally worked as a Gold mine, the San Francisco Mine has gone through several cycles of feverish production and then, nothing – perhaps, it’s the bat colony in the upper reaches of the mine. In any event, this impressive example was extracted between 1993 and 1994, when Wayne Thompson successfully removed a fabulous lode of Wulfenite from the vertical depths of the mine. Some of the best specimens, such as this one, ended up in the collection of Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez: the premier Mexican mineral collector of the day. A courtly gentleman, Dr. Romero was educated at Harvard, served in the highest levels of the Mexican Government, and was world renowned for his mineral collection. With his passing, the specimen and his collection went to the University of Arizona. Exceptionally large for a single crystal, the specimen displays transparent bladed form with an adamantine luster that is almost metallic, coupled with spherules of bright red-orange Mimetite. This specimen is in excellent condition with only minor damage to a few small crystals on the back. Overall this single crystal measures 2⅛ inches (5.4 cm) across by 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide, and there are several secondary crystals, front and back. Publication: Mineralogical Record supplemental publication for Nov/Dec 2008, page 51. (Copy included with lot.) Provenance: ex. Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez Collection ex. University of Arizona (collection #14309) Estimate: $9,000-$12,000

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49041 GOLD NUGGET Western Australia Gold has been used as currency for over 4000 years and will never lose its magnetic attraction on people. Part of its appeal is the unique, bright yellow color, as exhibited in this lovely little nugget. Although of comparatively small size, it is of outsized aesthetic appeal, a complex mass of folds, ridges, burnished protrusions, and other areas, highly textured. Best of all, it boasts several distinct apertures and deep crevices, in one of which a hint of the original host rock is just visible. An attractive little specimen of man’s most prized metal, it measures approximately 1⅜ x 1⅛ x ⅞ inches (3.5 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm), 53.2 gm (1.71 ozt). Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $4,000-$4,600

49042 UNUSUAL ARBORMORPHIC GOLD NUGGET Kalgoorlie, Western Australia This delightful nugget immediately calls to mind the shape of an old Oak, and has been called by some the ‘Oak Tree’ nugget. It possesses a naturally flattened form, as though hammered and beaten, that broadens into a ‘root’ section of thicker folds. In the center, the delicate thinness of the metal gives way to a large, irregular aperture, with several smaller ‘satellite’ holes surrounding it, creating a distinctively attractive effect. Further enhanced by the luscious, soft yellow color of high Karat gold, it makes for a particularly aesthetic specimen. Approximately 3⅜ x 2¼ x ¾ inches (8.6 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm), 147.3 gm (4.74 ozt). Estimate: $15,000-$16,000

49043 FINE GOLD NUGGET Mount Margaret, Western Australia Of all the metals in the entire world, Gold has for thousands of years excited man’s greatest fascination and avarice. As attractive for its perpetually shining appearance as for its great value, Gold symbolizes wealth and power in its purest form. In its natural state, it can also be a simple and aesthetic object in its own right, as this lovely little nugget demonstrates. Of twisted, almost U-shaped form, it exhibits fascinating textures throughout, from the fine, crumpled areas, pits and folds, to more robust protrusions burnished to a gleaming smoothness, all with a rich yellow coloration denoting the high purity, characteristic of Australian gold. Approximately 1½ x 1¼ x ¾ inches (3.8 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm), 75.3 gm (2.42 ozt). Estimate: $8,000-$9,000
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49044 SUPERB AND LARGE CALIFORNIAN CRYSTAL GOLD IN QUARTZ 16 to 1 Mine, Alleghany, California, USA This spectacular specimen is from the renowned 16 to 1 mine in the MotherLode area of California. Founded in 1911, the mine is famed for its long and successful operation, and for the several extremely large Gold masses recovered there, including the 13.3 pounder nicknamed “The Whopper”. Gold is most often found in Quartz veins and this specimen’s matrix indicates that is the case here. This Gold is of beautifully delicate, arborescent appearance, with sparkling crystalline texture on the folds and scoops, and within the cavities littered with Gold crystals, wending their way through tortuous passages deep inside. It is further enlivened by a goodly quantity of milk-white Quartz of contrasting, blocky form, enmeshed within the bright yellow mass. This coloring denotes a high karat content (purity), characteristic of specimens from this area. Specific gravity testing estimates the weight of Gold in this specimen to be around 863 gm (27.75 ozs troy). A superb, large, and highly aesthetic specimen from a famed locality, it measures approximately 4 x 3¼ x 2 inches (10 x 8 x 5 cm) and comes with a 2010 lab report (since which time approximately 28 gm of Quartz has been mechanically removed to enhance the aesthetics). Estimate: $65,000-$75,000
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49045 SUPERB GOLD ‘BOULDER’ Coen, Northern Australia This gorgeous specimen is a thick, heavy mass of Gold from the Australian outback. Its journey from the host iron rock to our hands is told via the beautiful, naturally burnished surface, with evidence of water-borne tumbling and microabrasion, as infrequent floods pushed it across the Outback floor. The pitted areas retain a wonderfully delicate texture, and even some remains of the original pale pink matrix deep within the gold. Much of the surface has a polished, gleaming smoothness to it, with several natural ‘scoops’. Boasting a particularly fine yellow color, denoting a high level of purity, it measures approximately 4¾ x 2⅞ x 1 inches (12.1 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm), weighing 1,213 gm (39 ozt). Estimate: $120,000-$150,000
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49046 GOLD IN QUARTZ Dolan Springs, Mohave, Arizona It’s the middle of winter in 1989 and Bud Guthrie was getting tired of freezing down in the Arizona canyon bottom east of the Colorado River, waving his “gold bug” metal detector like a scythe over the rocky ground and finding ... an occasional spent bullet. The south side of a nearby hill seemed to be getting a little more of the weak sunshine and might be just a tad warmer. Clambering up the hillside, he swept the open areas between the desert scrub bushes and was rewarded with a beep from his detector. Could be a can lid, could be another bullet. Whatever it was, the only way to find out was to dig. He started working carefully down through the mingled rocks, gravel, and soil next to a bush: six inches down – nothing. He ran his detector over the hole – still getting a signal. Digging down a foot – still nothing. He repeats the sweep – still getting a signal: this is starting to get puzzling – back to digging. Now Bud’s down around 16 inches and suddenly runs into something solid. He peers down into the hole, brushes away some loose dirt covering the object and spots the first gleam. By God! It IS Gold! Looking to find the extent of the chunk, Bud alternates between digging, scraping and brushing, until he locates the edges of the thing. He finally succeeds in loosening the mass and pulls it free. This is BIG!! And damned heavy too! There’s Gold showing all over – no wonder he was getting a signal from over a foot down. Now he’s got something to take home to the folks in Helena, Montana. Bud Guthrie never found another nugget quite like ‘Fred’: his name for this 70+ ounce monster of a nugget. After being reassured that it would be safe from “unauthorized withdrawal”, Bud allowed it to be placed on display at a local bank in Helena, where it remained on exhibit for a number of years. Since its discovery, the big nugget has graced the covers of numerous magazines, copies of which are included with the lot. The present owner acquired it and decided, based on the serious weight of the nugget (estimated at 60+ ounces of contained Gold), that it would be a good idea if some of the gray-white Quartz mixed in with the massive gold was removed to make the Gold more visible. This task was entrusted to a professional preparator who seriously improved its visual impact. Before and after photos are included in the accompanying data package. The Gold has been exposed so that the specimen can be viewed from 360 degrees. With the Quartz removed, a large quantity of the rich high karat gold is clearly visible. The Gold is semi-crystalline with a strong sculptural quality. As an extremely large Arizona Gold, with documented provenance, it was invited to be a showpiece at the special Arizona Centennial exhibit at the world famous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. The Copper medallion that was awarded documents its participation. Overall measurements are 5½ x 3½ x 3 inches (14 x 9 x 7.6 cm), overall weight is 70.5 ounces troy, and it has a custom labeled base. It is in excellent condition. (Photograph of Tucson display courtesy of Brian Kosnar.) Estimate: $300,000-$350,000

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49047 NATIVE GOLD Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA Extraordinary crystal Gold specimens have recently been exposed at the Round Mountain Mine of Nevada, jointly owned by Kinross Gold & Barrick Gold companies – this is just such a specimen. Due to enlightened policy on the part of the mine owners, this specimen and others like it were saved from smelting and offered for sale to mine employees – were it not for that it would probably be part of a bullion bar. In appearance, this is a classic example of a vein or fissure type formation, with the Gold crystals representing the vein infilling and the grey-white matrix one of the walls of the fissure. What is highly unusual is that it is still on matrix at all: most of the gold specimens from Round Mountain don’t have any matrix whatsoever. The “infilling” combines several forms of Gold crystals, all in one piece: there are hexagons, there are trigons, there is even a little ‘leaf’ type Gold in the center. The color is brassy, denoting that there is a certain percentage of Silver in the alloy mix, and the luster is bright and shiny. Condition is excellent with no visible damage. Overall measurements are 4¾ x 2⅜ x 2½ inches (12 x 6 x 6.4 cm) and there is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $28,000-$35,000

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49048 NATIVE SILVER — “HALF-BREED” Minesota Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA The “Copper Country” of Upper Michigan is one of the few places on Earth where metallic Copper frequently occurs along with similarly metallic Silver: sometimes appearing together in the same piece. Early in the area’s mining history these mixed masses were referred to as “half-breeds” by the miners, a term that is still in use today. Normally, “half-breeds” are small (one ounce or less) and chiefly composed of Copper with a considerably smaller amount of Silver in the mix. That both of these elements occur as distinctly separate portions, and not as an alloy, is still a matter that confounds geochemists and geologists alike. Here we have a very large example that is anomalously high in Silver: quite the reverse of normal. In appearance, it is composed of many crude crystals of Silver forming the upper portion of the specimen and crystalline patches of Copper that are oxidized to the color of old saddle leather, making up the majority of the lower portion. This surface condition is much preferred by collectors over the shiny ‘new penny’ look that detracts from a specimen’s value. Intermixed with the metallic portion is a white Quartz groundmass of breccia fragments characteristic of material from the Minesota Mine near Rockland in Ontanagon County. The name ‘Minesota’ seems to have been a typographical error that occurred early enough in the mine’s legal paperwork as to be permanently enshrined in this property’s history. This unusual specimen is from the collection of Dr. Ed David, chief Science Advisor to President Nixon. It is in fine condition, measures 3⅜ x 3½ x 2¼ inches (8.6 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm), and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Ed David Collection #108BB Estimate: $10,000-$14,000

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tourmaline

49049 MASSIVE BLUE TOURMALINE Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan In the early 1990s, artisanal miners in one of the remote mountain valleys of Nuristan (“The Land of Light”) broke into a cavity containing a number of immense gem Tourmaline crystals unlike any seen before. Several were over four inches across and a few (this one) approached a half-foot in diameter. The most exciting thing about them was not just their size: it was the stunning blue color that they exhibited when lit from above. In strong sunlight, the color is a deep turquoise with scattered inclusions that seem to be glowing. Since that time, local miners, on a similar quest, have found numerous other Tourmalines but none of them have displayed the stunning blue color of this first find. This rare coloration is due to two factors: First, the top 1 millimeter or so of the terminal face is colored such a deep blue as to appear black when seen edge on. Fortunately, when light is directed through this thin layer, it is just the right thickness to pass blue light, while blocking other colors. Second, this would be useless except the next layer, beneath this indigo-blue surface, is quite ‘gemmy’ and transparent – allowing the blue light penetrating the crystal to ‘ricochet’ off of inclusions and escape out through the sides. This massive Tourmaline prism is surrounded at the base by a ring of pale, lilac Lepidolite crystals, interspersed with a few blades of colorless Clevelandite. There are signs of some minor surface restoration to one nick and several much smaller ones that have been left unrestored – not unexpected given the huge size of this crystal. Overall measurements are 5½ x 5⅛ x 3¾ inches high (14 x 13 x 9.5 cm), the Tourmaline itself is an impressive 5½ inches (14 cm) across. It is accompanied by a custom labeled base and is in excellent condition. Specimens from this unique find change hands only rarely and, usually, outside of the public’s eye. Estimate: $120,000-$140,000

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49050 AMETHYST Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India This Amethyst “sunburst” is from the relatively new locality of Karur in Central India. There is a wide variation of color and form displayed by this single specimen: the color varies from colorless in the center of the “sunburst” to dark, reddish purple in the outer extremities of the radiating multiple Quartz (var. Amethyst) prisms, while the crystal form ranges from simple prisms with straight sides to a ‘scepter’ type of habit seen in one area. The luster is brilliantly glassy – giving the specimen a scintillating appearance even in low light conditions. From a private collection, this specimen dates to the early 2000s and its condition is excellent – it measures 3⅞ x 3¼ x ¾ inches (9.8 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm), and has a custom labeled base. Estimate: $1,200-$1,400

49051 QUARTZ “HERKIMER DIAMOND” Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer Co., New York, USA Understandably mistaken for ‘real’ Diamonds by the occasional optimist, Herkimer “Diamonds” are an unusually brilliant and limpid form of Quartz found in the environs of Herkimer, New York, where they are retrieved from cavities distributed throughout a hard and tough limestone layer. Typical crystal size is around ½ (1.3 cm) to ¾ (1.9 cm) of an inch and they sometime occur in clusters. Good ones are larger and possess a brilliance that truly can rival a Diamond. The group offered here displays the clarity, size and brilliance that are highly coveted among collectors. They are accompanied by small black blebs of a complex organic material referred to as “Anthraxolite” which seems to play a critical role in their unique formation dynamics. This group of 5 major “Diamonds” is perched upon the typical dark limestone matrix that hosts them. Groups of Herkimer Diamonds are always ‘repaired’, meaning that their junctions are reinforced for stability. The largest crystal in this exceptionally brilliant Herkimer “Diamond” group measures 1¼ inches (3.2 cm) in length. In excellent condition, the overall dimensions are 3 x 2½ x 1½ inches (7.6 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm) and there is a custom labeled acrylic base. Provenance: ex. Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collection ex. Daniel Trinchillo Jr. Collection Estimate: $20,000-$25,000

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49052 MANGANOAN (PINK) CALCITE Huanggangling Mine, Keshikten, Ulahad League, Inner Mongolia Province, China Whether in normal light or under Ultra-Violet (UV) illumination, this recent find from remote region of Inner Mongolia is impossible to ignore. Small traces of Manganese in the crystal structure are responsible for its pastel pink daylight color and its ‘glowing coal’ appearance under short wave UV as the second photo shows. The radiating crystal habit is readily observable along the sides of the cluster and several small inclusions are visible there as well. This unusual specimen is in good to fine condition and comes with a custom labeled acrylic base. Overall measurements are 9 inches wide, 7¼ inches high, and 6 inches deep (22.9 x 18.4 x 15.2 cm). Estimate: $7,500-$8,500

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49053 LARGE GEM TANZANITE CRYSTAL Merelani Hills, Umba Valley, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania Tanzanite: one of the most talked-about ‘new’ gemstones of the last couple of decades is, with very minor exceptions, a ‘one locality’ gemstone. This lot consists of a single, large gem crystal of Tanzanite in its uncut and untreated condition. Such things are offered only rarely on the open market. There are a couple of very good reasons: 1. Not that many big crystals are recovered in the mines to begin with; and 2. If there were any gem material in such a crystal, its next appearance would normally be as a cut stone in a piece of jewelry. The operators of the Tanzanite mines know that they can get more return on their investment, in a shorter time, by cutting up any fine, large crystals that they find. This means, because of its intrinsic value as gem rough, very few large and undamaged specimens escape an appointment with a faceting machine. This one got away. A sublime example of the marriage of color and form, this gem Tanzanite crystal is over FOUR INCHES in height with deep, saturated color and no heat treatment – which is unusual by itself. As a result, the rarely seen “third color”: a warm peach color shading into red is still detectable when viewed from one direction. In order to demonstrate this variable color phenomenon, several photos of this crystal were taken using a polarizing filter, similar to those in sunglasses. Since ‘normal’ light is a mix of light rays with different polarization angles, by rotating a polarizing filter in front of the camera lens, you can observe the separate color components that together, account for the unique appearance of Tanzanite. Each of the colors in the second photograph can actually be observed in real life by viewing the crystal from different directions. This photo shows all of the colors that make up what WE see as “Tanzanite”. The exterior of this gem prism is brilliantly lustrous with none of the nicks and flaws that often accompany most rough Tanzanite crystals. It measures 4⅛ x 1⅞ x ¾ inches (10.5 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm) and has a custom base. It is in pristine condition. Provenance: Private European Collection Estimate: $300,000-$350,000

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chalcoPyrite

49054 CHALCOPYRITE Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru Chalcopyrite: Copper Iron Sulfide, is very often confused with Pyrite, which as even small children know, can be confused with Gold. Even more confusing is that Chalcopyrite is valuable as Copper ore and frequently contains valuable percentages of real Gold. Distinguishing Pyrite from Chalcopyrite in the field is usually quite simple: Chalcopyrite exhibits a richer gold color and usually forms wedge-shaped crystals, which can sometimes appear as ‘twins’ – interpenetrating combinations of the wedge forms already mentioned. This superb example of both the proper forms and coloration, hails from the Huanzala Mine: a less-than-prolific Peruvian producer of Copper, Lead, Silver and Zinc, located some 4000 meters up in the Andes of Peru. Although Chalcopyrite is commonly found in the mine, large and fine crystals are not a frequent occurrence, and they bring high prices in trading with mineral dealers intrepid enough to brave the harsh conditions of the high mountains. This excellent example came out many years ago and has since resided in a private collection. It is an aggregate of several twinned Chalcopyrite crystals up to 2 inches (5 cm) on edge, deposited on a gray to white siliceous matrix. The matrix is coated with colorless, druzy Quartz and some small honey-colored Calcites that are distinguishable with difficulty. The condition is excellent and the specimen comes with a custom labeled base. It measures: 3 inches by 3 inches by 2 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 5 cm). Provenance: ex. Daniel J. Trinchillo Jr. Collection Estimate: $50,000-$60,000

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49055 EXCEPTIONAL BLUE FLUORITE ON QUARTZ La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain Fluorite is one of the minerals everybody loves and can afford. The fact that it is widely available and generally inexpensive sometimes obscures another fact: it can also occur in forms both rare and highly desirable, especially to connoisseurs. All of the factors that define a superlative specimen are present in this exceptional Spanish blue Fluorite: color, size, aesthetics of composition and matrix, freedom from damage, attractive luster, and relative rank against other known examples. A light and even, sky-blue tint, characteristic of La Viesca Fluorites is the first thing that greets the eye when viewing it for the first time. On closer inspection, some subtle features become apparent: the color isn’t quite sky-blue, it has a turquoise component, and the last few millimeters of the exterior show a faint, violet tinge that is anything but obvious. Three enormous cubes up to 4 inches (10 cm) across dominate the snow-white matrix of stubby and lustrous Quartz crystals. The La Viesca Mine and indeed the entire La Collada district are justly famous for the beauty of the Fluorites found there, but the absolute size and perfection of this example puts in a class of its own. Others think so too – it was included in the “European Classics” display at the 2011 Munich Show – presented as “The finest Spanish Fluorite ever found.” It was the first time this specimen had ever been placed on public display and it caught a lot of people by surprise. It had been found in 2006 and, for a while, occupied a prominent spot in the collection of the mine owners’ friend who had helped collect it. From his collection it ended up crossing the Atlantic and went into the collection of Gene Meieran: Intel Fellow and a serious collector of fine minerals. A photo of it on display in its Munich case gives a sense of its scale – this important European specimen measures an impressive 17 x 9 x 6 inches high (43 x 24 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition. Provenance: ex. Gene Meieran Collection Estimate: $300,000-$350,000
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japan-law twin

49056 ENORMOUS JAPAN-LAW TWIN QUARTZ Sopa, Diamantina, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Quartz under the right conditions will crystallize in odd, but well-defined forms. One group of those forms is based on the ability of two crystals to grow through each other in a particular orientation that allows both crystals to share one crystal lattice. Although this happens on the molecular level, the effects are typically seen at the macroscopic one. The angular relationships between the two crystals are so rigidly constrained that they can be measured and described as specific “Laws”. In this case, the Law that applies is called “The Japan Law” after the first locality that furnished material embodying it. All of this scientific jargon has a specific impact on the importance of the Quartz specimen seen here. As an exceptionally large and perfect example of the “Japan Law”, this matrix group features a veritable forest of normal Quartz prisms of slightly smoky coloration with a single, much larger, twinned crystal with an obviously different shape. That is the Japan Twin. The angle formed by the two ‘ears’ of the twin always measure 84° 33’ whether they are from Madagascar or Mexico. They also are frequently flattened in one axis and usually a lot larger than the other Quartz crystals around them. That is the case here as can easily be seen. This monster crystal rises from a nest of brecciated and recemented Smoky Quartz prisms of normal Quartz habit. Due to the extensive brecciation in situ, large numbers of the crystals have broken off, shifted slightly by tectonic movement and then cemented into those slightly offset positions by a coating of Goethite: an iron mineral. In order to remove some of the opaque Goethite coating the Twin, it was removed for cleaning but replaced exactly in the matrix where it was found when the specimen was mined. The Japan Law Twin is in surprisingly pristine condition, considering the forces causing movement of the fissure contents. Although there are larger colorless Japan Twins, this is very possibly the largest Smoky Quartz one known. Its transparency, size and perfection of form place it far, far above other contenders. Found in the 1990s in the Sopa Mine, it was the only Japan Law Twin in the pocket – it has resided in a private collection since its discovery. Overall measurements are 10½ x 7½ x 7⅞ inches (26.7 x 19 x 20 cm). This enormous Japan Law Twin is 6+ inches (15+ cm) between the ‘ears’ and a massive 1⅝ inches (4.1 cm) thick. Provenance: ex. Private Collection Estimate: $100,000-$120,000

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pyrite & calcite

49057 PYRITE AND CALCITE Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru Pyrite: Iron Sulfide, is commonly found in many ore bodies that have been mined over the centuries all over the world. Crystals are common, but they are typically: small, damaged, incomplete; or they possess ‘sub-optimal’ luster. Representing the other end of that criteria spectrum is the giant example seen here. Product of the same remote and harsh neighborhood as the Rhodochrosite on Huebnerite in Lot 49059, Pyrite is part of the ore minerals that provide Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc to the factories of the modern world. The miners here work under some of the most grueling conditions to be found anywhere on the globe, and they supplement their meager wages by selling mineral specimens in their spare time: no doubt the source of this majestic piece. under bright lights the brassy metallic luster would be blinding were it not for the thousands of fine, parallel striations decorating the faces of crystals up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) across, while scattering light in all directions. The form of the crystal is a mix of cubic and pyritohedral with cubic the predominant form. Movement during the growth of the Pyrite fractured two of the crystals but nature filled the fracture with the same colorless Calcite that surrounds and outlines the Pyrite with tooth-like, scalenohedral forms. In excellent condition, this brilliantly metallic natural sculpture measures 10½ x 9½ x 4½ inches (26.7 x 24.1 x 11.4 cm) and has a custom labeled base. Estimate: $60,000-$75,000

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quartz

49058 QUARTZ McEarl Mine, Blue Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA The area around Hot Springs, Arkansas has been producing colorless Quartz for decades. During the entire period of mining for Quartz in the area, there is one pocket, discovered in the 1980s, that is still regarded with mystical awe and reverence. It was found 1½ miles west of Blue Springs on the old Mcearl homestead, hence the Mcearl Mine and ultimately: the Mcearl Pocket. The reason for this redundancy is that the Mcearl Mine had been producing specimen Quartz since 1940, and it was the contents of a single pocket – THe Mcearl Pocket, found in 1987, that propelled this particular property into siliceous fame. The bad news is: the operators never hit a pocket to equal it since. The good news is: the material found in that discovery was stratospheric in its quality and one of the pieces found in that discovery makes up this lot. what set the Mcearl Pocket material apart was the absolute clarity and brilliant luster that these specimens exhibit. Here we have a group of 5 major and several minor prisms that are completely colorless and as clear as water. The transparency is sufficiently good for rainbow effects exactly like the ones shown in fine crystal chandeliers. There is no zoning or hints of coloration. even the prism faces with striations show brilliant luster. On the back of the specimen there is some evidence of wall rock contact, otherwise the crystals are free standing with well-defined terminations. The largest crystal is an impressive 8 inches (20.3 cm) tall and 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide. Overall, the group measures: 8 x 7½ x 6 inches (20.3 x 19 x 15.2 cm) and has a custom labeled acrylic base. Estimate: $40,000-$50,000

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49059 RHODOCHROSITE ON HUEBNERITE WITH QUARTZ Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru The birthplace of this striking combination of Huebnerite and Rhodochrosite is not a place for acrophobes. It is well above 4200 meters A.S.L. (almost 14,000’) in a remote, back corner of the Peruvian Andes. It takes several days to get there from the next most remote place in the Andes, on a four-wheel drive road that would be on shock television, if anyone knew it was there. Back in the 1970s, miners working this forbidding place would occasionally blast their way into fissures containing the Tungsten ore that they sought: Huebnerite, which sometimes showed up in association with candy red rhombs of Rhodochrosite – something the mining company could care less about. The miners on the other hand, swiftly discovered that gringos would pay big money for these things and an occasional specimen would escape the crusher. Huebnerite with any crystal form at all is considered rare by collectors, but most is opaque and black. A very small amount of the Huebnerite from this particular area is transparent and a deep ruby-red color. which is why a deep red Huebnerite crystal group forms the ‘backbone’ of this piece. Tightly affixed to it, is an edible appearing, hot pink/red Rhodochrosite. The Rhodochrosite itself is somewhat ‘gemmy’ and its form is one of multiple, simple rhombs. There appears to be a ‘contact’ area on one of these rhombs where the Rhodochrosite was touching some other object, probably another Rhodochrosite crystal during its formation, otherwise they are in fine condition. where the Huebnerite fans out slightly, colorless needle-like Quartz prisms crisscross the gap between the crystals and some penetrate the Rhodochrosite as well. Mined in the 1970s, this specimen has been part of a single collection until very recently. Little or no combination material like this has been seen since the 1970s. This fine specimen measures 2 x 1¾ x 1½ inches (5 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm) and has a custom labeled stand. Provenance: ex. Rukin Jelks Collection Estimate: $7,500-$10,000

49060 SMITHSONITE Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA This jewel of a Kelly Smithsonite exemplifies the statement “bigger isn’t always better”. It has everything a collector could want: lovely, deep color; classic mammillary form, and THe luster that is to die for. Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine has set the standard for aesthetics in this mineral for many years now. Occasionally, other localities have produced a few, vaguely similar things, but never with the consistency of this mine: it is the best, as this example readily demonstrates. There is no damage to this pristine treasure, only a little of the typical matrix on the bottom and rear to further authenticate its origin. It measures 3½ x 2¼ x 1¼ inches (8.9 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm) and has a custom, labeled base. Provenance: ex. Frank Imbriacco Collection ex. Mel & Grace Dyck Collection Estimate: $12,000-$15,000

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49061 NATIVE COPPER: SPINEL TWIN Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA As with most metallic mineral specimens such as Gold, Silver, Lead, etc., relative value significantly favors the more perfectly crystallized specimen, all other things being equal. Large and sharply defined crystals with fine luster are always near the top of collectors’ “want lists.” native Copper as a collectable is subject to these same criteria. Only a few years ago, miners at Freeport-McMoRan’s huge open pit Chino Mine, encountered a mass of sharp Copper crystals the likes of which have rarely been seen. extremely well defined and possessing a brilliant luster, these treasures were eagerly snapped up by savvy collectors worldwide. The pristine specimen seen here is a very fine example of the material from that discovery. This specimen is a called a “Spinel Twin’, in reference to its crystal form or “habit”: in this case with radially arranged ‘blades’, a crystal structure that was first observed in the mineral Spinel, hence the name. Specimens from this find are considered to be among the best and most desirable ever found. This fine specimen is 3 inches (7.6 cm) long and ⅝ inch (1.6 cm) across, and is in excellent condition. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800

49062 COBOLTOAN CALCITE WITH MALACHITE Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), DRC (Zaïre) The “Copper Crescent” is a term for an arcuate portion of Central Africa that has produced a significant amount of the world’s Copper. It is chiefly centered upon what used to be called Zaire and now sports the name “Democratic Republic of the Congo” – “DRC” for short. A major portion of the country is filled with malaria infested jungle and sluggish, gray-green rivers. It’s a little cooler in the south around Kolwezi, but still just as wet. who would have guessed that under this inimical landscape would be hidden a fortune in Copper and Cobalt? The extraction of that Copper uncovered another treasure: a wealth of colorful mineral specimens that the local miners sell off to the occasional visiting ‘Mzungu’ as outsiders are known. Colorful takes on new meaning when you consider the unearthly “hot” pink color of the specimen seen here. It consists of numerous highly reflective, rhombs with complex faces coating a typical ‘knobby’ matrix of pale Calcite. The coloration is the above-mentioned, intense “hot pink” and the saturation of that color cannot be overstated. Casually draped over two small areas of the piece are thin, druzy coatings of Malachite of a medium-green tint. This shockingly colorful bauble is in pristine condition and it measures 2¾ x 2 x 1 inches (7 x 5 x 2.5 cm), and has a custom labeled base. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000

49063 FLUORITE ON QUARTZ Riemvasmaak Fluorite Occurrences, Kakamas District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa The last few years have seen a fair amount of Riemvasmaak Fluorites on the market. Possessed of a lovely mint to emerald green hue, these specimens have been extremely well received by collectors. what elevates this particular example of the species is its form. nature has seen fit to feature some of the linked green Fluorite octahedral crystals on a finger of mixed Quartz/Fluorite matrix – creating an aesthetic contrast between the two. The bright green, transparent color of the Fluorite is set off by the presence of a bit of colorless, druzy Quartz. Some of the Fluorite crystals are up to one inch (2.5 cm) on edge and the overall condition is excellent with no damage to the simple octahedral crystals. The specimen measures 3½ x 3 x 2¼ inches (8.9 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm) and has a custom labeled base. Estimate: $7,500-$8,500

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49064 AMETHYST SMOKEY QUARTZ ON CALCITE WITH LEPIDOCROCITE INCLUSIONS Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia Tafelkop; loosely “Table Mountain” in Afrikaans, is the name of a place so dry, remote and forbidding that building materials and even water must be laboriously brought in over rocky desert tracks. That is the birthplace of this shining “jewel-on-the-rocks”. The few ‘locals’, who actively mine such things there, break up the sun scorched, black volcanic rock with hand hammers and crude chisels, looking for the occasional cavity. Larger and more complicated equipment is expensive and difficult to maintain in this part of the world, and over enthusiastic use can destroy or damage the specimens on which their economic lives depend, which is why such equipment is rarely seen. even with careful attention to the extraction process, a large percentage of the Quartz crystals encountered there, leave without their original matrix: the rock upon which they were originally formed. This classic matrix example features a large, pristine Quartz prism sporting brilliant luster and several different colors, that range from colorless at the base and rapidly shift to a deep purple tint that persists for another inch or so where ‘phantom zones’ of dark smoky brown start to appear – this can best be seen by viewing the crystal from the side. In the final half-inch or so, the crystal turns limpidly colorless, allowing the many Lepidocrocite inclusions to be clearly seen. These oriented, needle-like inclusions vary in color from black in the lower areas to silver and raspberry-red near the termination. Several of the smaller ‘satellite’ Quartz crystals, nearer to the base, also possess these inclusions. In addition to the inclusions there are multiple negative crystals: hollow places inside the main Quartz that are bounded by internal crystal faces that show up in the central portion. These appear silvery in reflected light and can be fairly sizable. As if this wasn’t enough, there is a fair amount of anhedral Calcite mixed in with the small Quartz crystals scattered around the base of the big one. In excellent condition, the main prism measures 4⅛ tall (10.5 cm) and is approximately 1½ inches (3.8 cm) across. The overall measurements are: 5 x 4 x 4½ inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm) and there is a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Stuart wilensky Collection ex. Daniel J. Trinchillo Jr. Collection Estimate: $180,000-$210,000
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49065 RUBY CRYSTAL IN MATRIX Jegdalek Ruby Deposit, Surobi District, Kabol (Kabul) Province, Afghanistan It should come as no surprise that good examples of uncut Ruby crystals are a bit on the rare side. Anything even remotely appearing to have decent color will be cut into faceted stones, if transparent enough, and cabochons, if not. The pure white of the marble matrix contrasts starkly against this Ruby’s deep red coloration with a hint of purple. exposure to either short or long-wave ultraviolet (uv) light provokes an absolute blaze of red-orange fluorescence: this can be demonstrated with one of the uv LeD flashlights quite nicely. There is a second photo, taken in uv light that demonstrates the effect quite well. There are very sharp ‘trigons’, crystal growth figures, which can be seen in reflections from the main crystal faces. It took a master preparator to uncover the complete beauty of this specimen and free the crystal from its marble encasement. The Ruby luster is glassy, and overall condition is excellent. This unique specimen has been on display at the university of Arizona’s exhibit Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush for over a year. It is accompanied by a watercolor of the specimen by well-known artist Gamini Ratnavira. The specimen measures 2 x 2 x 1⅝ inches (5 x 5 x 4 cm) overall and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Joseph Freilich Collection Estimate: $15,000-$18,000
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49066 SODALITE (VARIETY: HACKMANITE) Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan Photochromism, also called tenebrescence, is a rarely seen natural phenomenon that occurs in mineral or gem materials: it is characterized by a reversible change in the apparent color of a mineral after being exposed to light. Hackmanite, a rare mineral related to Lapis Lazuli, often shows this change: sometimes to dramatic effect. The stout crystal seen on matrix in this lot fades to a weak violet upon being kept in the dark for an extended period. exposure to daylight, or even better long-wave ultraviolet light (Lw) results in the crystal darkening very rapidly to purple and finally to a deep cranberry/fuchsia color that fades again slowly. In addition to this curious effect, the specimen shows several others: under Lw it fluoresces a peach color, while shortwave (Sw) illumination produces a bluish-white fluorescence AnD a strong blue-white phosphorescence with very long persistence. All in all, this is a very strange mineral specimen – the inset photos illustrate these different effects. Besides the weird optical properties, this specimen is quite large for its type: with the single Hackmanite crystal measuring some 1¾ inches (4.4 cm) across. Its form is that of a dodecahedron with slightly ‘frosted’ crystal faces, which is normal for this mineral. The backside of the Hackmanite is incomplete, but this doesn’t affect the aesthetics when viewed from the front. That it is from the personal collection of Herb Obodda, source of fine Afghani & Pakistani mineral specimens for several decades indicates to the knowledgeable collector that there is something special about this specimen. Overall measurements are 2⅜ inches by 2⅜ inches by 1⅛ inches (6 x 6 x 2.9 cm) and it has a custom labeled acrylic base. Provenance: ex. Herb Obodda Collection #1068 Estimate: $8,500-$10,000

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49067 PREHNITE EPIMORPH AFTER CALCITE Lonavala Quarry, Pune District One would think that lava flows, being liquids, would be pretty consistently uniform in composition throughout the flow and, as a consequence, the minerals derived from lava flows would be pretty much the same as well. For reasons still unknown, this is clearly not true. In fact it is so untrue that astute collectors can identify specific Quarries by just looking at a specimen. For example, the Lonavala Quarry is noted for its abundance of light green, druzy Prehnite, which often overcoats other minerals – they end up being “sugar-coated”. In this case, a sparkling crust of Prehnite has overcoated large and tabular Calcite crystals. Mineralogists refer to such ‘overcoated’ specimens as ‘epimorphs’. That the Prehnite has taken on the shape of the underlying Calcite can be seen where one of the secondary crystals has a break in it and the Calcite ‘core’ is clearly visible. Overall, this is an excellent epimorph since most Lonavala Prehnite specimens just coat Laumontite and coated large Calcite blades are quite uncommon. The centerpiece of this specimen is the 4-inch (10.2 cm) hexagonal blade rising like a distant mountain from a flock of similar, smaller ones. There are traces of the accompanying lava on the back and bottom, but otherwise the picture is all about Prehnite. In excellent condition it measures 6 x 5½ x 4½ inches (15.2 x 14 x 11.4 cm). Provenance: ex. ed David Collection ex. Bob nowakowski Collection Estimate: $7,000-$8,000

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elBaite

49068 MULTI-COLORED TOURMALINE WITH QUARTZ & ALBITE Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan The Tourmalines of Afghanistan are so extraordinary that even with the high level of danger inherent in their mining and extraction, they are still considered worth such risks. Of the total production, 90% or more of the material recovered is not suitable for specimens and is sold by the gram for production of carvings or cabochons. Of the rest, many crystals are broken but still suitable for faceting, while others are of high quality, but small, and are kept as specimens. The very smallest percentage are those rare items that are: large, undamaged and beautiful enough to make collectors think avaricious thoughts. This is the kind of piece that inspires those thoughts. It incorporates three giant Tourmaline prisms the diameter of beer-cans, emerging next to three smoky Quartz crystals of lightly frosted luster and equivalently stout proportions, with liberal dousings of lilac Lepidolite and a couple of ‘snowballs’ of bladed, white Albite thrown in for good measure. The bases of the stout Tourmaline crystals start out dark green, as can be seen by viewing the underside of the piece. The color very quickly shifts to pink, with peach highlights, a tint that persists throughout most of the crystals length. The last few millimeters shift dramatically from pink to a bright transparent, ‘apple green’ that is almost fluorescent. One of the truly unusual aspects of this group is that all of the minor crystals peppering the sides of the Tourmalines are complete: not the normal, somewhat abused, state of affairs typical of things brought down from the mountains on someone’s or something’s back. Luster varies considerably from the brilliantly glassy sheen of the Tourmaline to the aforementioned ‘frosted’ texture of the smoky Quartz, with the Lepidolite and Albite somewhere in between. There are two repairs; both invisible, and some tiny ‘nicks’ to the Quartz, but overall, the group is in a remarkably fine state of preservation. This exceedingly fine specimen measures 7½ x 7 x 6 inches (19 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm) with Tourmaline crystals up to 5 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter (12.7 x 7.6 cm). There is a custom labeled acrylic base. Estimate: $300,000-$350,000

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49069 INDICOLITE TOURMALINE AND QUARTZ Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil winner of the Fields Medal and the wolf Prize for his work in Mathematics – maverick mathematician Steve Smale readily admits that “some of his best work was done on the beaches of Rio”. not all of Dr. Smale’s time was spent on Brazilian beaches, however – some of it was spent adding to his worldrenowned collection of fine mineral specimens. One of the ‘proofs’ of this conjecture is this exquisite combination specimen collected from the Santa Rosa Mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Colorless Quartz crystals from Brazil are not particularly notable, but when one is found with a gem blue Indicolite emerging from the transparent depths of the Quartz: that’s a different thing altogether. Indicolite is a broad term, generally taken to mean any blue Tourmaline, regardless of chemistry, etc. The focal point of this specimen is the gemmy steel blue Tourmaline that is 2¼ inches (5.7 cm) long, about ¼ inch (.6 cm) in diameter and is well terminated and lustrous. It is partially embedded in the colorless Quartz crystal whose slightly ‘frosted’ faces do not prevent the viewer from observing the ‘interior’ portion of the Tourmaline. The Tourmaline has been repaired close to where the crystal emerges from the Quartz, not an uncommon necessity for this type of combination, otherwise it is in excellent condition. There is a small amount of Lepidolite: the lilac colored lithium Mica at the base. Considered to be one of the finest of its type, this aesthetic combination is accompanied by a limited edition Cibachrome print of the specimen, taken by Dr. Smale, who is also a professional level photographer. The overall measurements are 4⅜ x 2⅜ x 1½ inches (11 x 6 x 3.8 cm). Provenance: ex. Steve & Clara Smale Collection Estimate: $9,000-$12,000
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fluorite

49070 PINK FLUORITE Argentière Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France Of all of the colors of Fluorite that are known, the deep “pink” Fluorite of the Alps is valued most highly. Besides the unique coloration, another component contributing to the values may be the frequently lethal conditions associated with the numerically small number of specimens actually excavated from icy cavities in the shattered rock walls in the French Alps. This striking specimen came from the famous pocket found in one vertical face high above the village of Chamonix, by strahler Frederic eva in 2006-07: this find is considered by many to have produced the finest pink Fluorites of modern times. A classic example of the type, it is both large and sharp, and displays the octahedral habit typical of alpine pink Fluorite in general. In actuality, the color tends toward a saturated, reddish tint, rather than the more typical pastel pink. Like most specimens extracted from this pocket, it was found as a loose, unattached group of stout crystals, accompanied by a little colorless Quartz. Minor attachment points displayed on the backs and some sides, otherwise almost a complete “floater”. This rare piece with excellent large crystals measures a sizable 3 x 2½ x 1¾ inches (7.6 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm) and has a custom base. Estimate: $68,000-$75,000

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49071 CHRYSOCOLLA Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) while literally tons of Copper minerals have come from the Katanga Copper Crescent in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaïre, only a very small percentage could be considered to be fine mineral specimens. This specimen from the Mashamba west Mine is indeed just that, attested by the fact that it was in the collection of well-known mineral dealer and collector, Herb Obodda. This botryoidal group of intermingled Chrysocolla and Malachite is in excellent condition: quite clean and free from damage. unusual in that some areas of the blue Chrysocolla actually have a very rare violet tinge: its surface is quite lustrous with a sparkling druzy appearance and it is accented by bright green, scintillating Malachite. In excellent condition, it measures 6 x 4 x 3¼ inches (15 x 10 x 8 cm) and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Herb Obodda Collection Estimate: $5,500-$6,500

49072 BRAZILIANITE Córrego Frio Mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Brazilianite is a rare phosphate mineral that wasn’t even known until the 1940s – Dr. Frederick Pough of the American Museum of natural History published the first mineralogical desciption in American Mineralogist in 1945, naming the new mineral after the country from which it was found: Brazil. Chances are this specimen was collected near that time since it was in the collection of the Pech family, lapidarists extraordinaire of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, for more than 50 years. Featuring two extremely large and lustrous crystals up to 2½ inches (6.4 cm) across, this outstanding specimen shows the classic greenish-yellow coloration this rare mineral is noted for. There is minor nicking to some edges and sides along with indications of contact with adjoining crystals, otherwise it is in fine condition. The high standards of the Pech family are well known around the planet since the family has been associated with the gem trade for decades – the specimen was acquired on one of their many gemstone buying trips to Brazil. After spending the greater portion of 50 years in the Pech collection, it was in the collection of Joseph Freilich and later Stuart wilensky. This significant Brazilianite measures 3⅛ x 2⅜ x 1⅞ inches (7.9 x 6 x 4.8 cm) and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Pech Collection ex. Stuart wilensky Collection ex. Joseph Freilich Collection Estimate: $16,000-$20,000

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wulfenite

49073 WULFENITE Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA now that the Red Cloud mine is permanently closed, appreciation for truly fine specimens from there has gone ... up, to put it mildly. That is for merely ‘fine’ specimens. For really good ones, the regard among collectors is closer to the kind of adulation usually reserved for rock stars or Thomas Keller. The matrix example seen here could easily be used as a defining standard, considering that it is uniformly outstanding in all of the categories deemed necessary for such things. It is a matrix specimen with multiple bright and undamaged crystals, the largest of which is 1½ inches across (3.8 cm), all arranged on the dark, calcitic matrix typical of Red Cloud material. All of the wulfenites display bright orange color with no trace of the brown tint sometimes found in the wulfenites from there. Many of the ‘great’ examples from this locale bear nicks and breaks from careless handling, that is emphatically not the case here: All crystals are in exquisitely fine condition, with edges intact. Surface condition is pristine with brilliant, almost metallic luster. Again; based on all extant criteria – this specimen represents the rarest of the rare; a truly superlative specimen from one of the most revered specimen localities in the world. As an indicator of this specimen’s relative rank, it was featured both at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show’s Special exhibits: American Mineral Treasures (2008) and Arizona Mineral Treasures (2012). This pristine American Mineral Treasure measures 3 inches by 3 inches by 2¾ inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 7 cm) and has a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Sandor Fuss Collection ex. Stuart wilensky Collection ex. Daniel Trinchillo Jr. Collection Estimate: $250,000-$275,000

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49074 CALCITE TWIN “JEWEL” Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA Calcite from the elmwood Mine in Tennessee is very easily identifiable: almost all of the crystal are “twins”, a combination of two crystals growing into each other and sharing the same arrangement of atoms. Really fine elmwood Calcites display a luster that is like glass: brilliantly reflective. They also possess a coloration that is probably best described as ‘whiskey and water’: a warm golden tint that is unique to these particular Calcites. This extremely sharp twin is almost a complete ‘floater’, a crystal that seems to have no point of attachment to the surrounding walls of the cavity where it formed. It does have a small point of attachment on the back/bottom and on one bottom edge. An interesting aspect of the color deserves mention. very much like a facetted gemstone, light entering this crystal bounces around between the highly reflective faces of the crystal. The longer the path that light takes – the deeper the color of the crystal seems to be. This only works in crystals with high transparency. Another tip-off to the extreme transparency of this specimen is the presence of ‘rainbows’, spectral patterns due to the crystal serving as a prism and breaking white light into its various spectral components. This effect also does not work unless the ‘prism’ is extremely limpid. One last point in its favor – most Calcites from elmwood suffer from having the tips (terminations) of the crystals broken off. That is not the case with this twin – it is in pristine condition with the terminations intact. It measures 2¾ x 1½ x 1 inch (7 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm) and has a custom “clutch” base as well as a labeled acrylic base. Provenance: ex. Bryon Brookmyer Collection Estimate: $22,000-$25,000

49075 RHODOCHROSITE “JEWEL” N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa This red jewel is a sparkling example of the best of a rare classic: Rhodochrosite from the n’Chwaning Mines of South Africa. This stellate group of intense raspberry-red, transparent crystals with brilliant, lustrous crystal faces is from the collection of Roz and norm Pellman. The Pellmans were renowned mineral collectors whose collection of colorful specimens was well known from the 1970s until it was dispersed in 2006. In excellent condition, there are three cleavages, but these are very difficult to differentiate from the crystal faces because of the brilliant luster. The crystals radiate outward like a flower from a small core of dark Manganese oxides – overall this singular specimen measures 1⅝ x 1¼ x ⅞ (4.13 x 3.18 x 2.22 cm) and has single crystals up to ¾ inches (1.9 cm) long and is in excellent condition. There is a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. Roz & norm Pellman Collection Estimate: $12,000-$15,000

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smithsonite

49076 SMITHSONITE Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA The sea blue-green Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine near Magdalena, new Mexico, has been a mainstay in fine mineral collections for decades – the rich color, sensual form and silky luster has placed Kelly Smithsonites on the “must have” list for discriminating mineral collectors. Rumors of secret “stashes” kept by local miners abound, but the simple truth seems to be: large Kelly specimens with good color were, and are: rare and getting rarer. Quite large for a Kelly piece, this hefty example displays a number of rounded, botryoidal (grape-like) high spots separated by valleys and hollows: the result of multiple layers of translucent Smithsonite overcoating an irregular portion of the wall of a fissure. Here and there, the normal blue-green velvety surface is lightly sprinkled with small Smithsonite crystals of an unusual (for Kelly) “rice-grain” habit. In excellent condition, this museum quality specimen measures a sizable 8 inches by 7 inches by 1½ inches thick (20.3 x 17.8 x 3.8 cm). Provenance: ex. George elling Collection Estimate: $60,000-$70,000
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calcite scepters

49077 CALCITE SCEPTERS ON AMETHYST Iraí, Alto Uruguai Region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Brazilian border with uruguay is the source of this combination specimen consisting of a large Amethystine Quartz aggregate and a group of Calcite crystals of unusual form. The Amethystine Quartz shows the normal, radiating habit and frosted luster typical of Iraí, but near the base of the specimen there is a group of exceptional ‘scepter’ type Calcite crystals, three of which are freestanding and one is aligned along the face of the Quartz group. The ‘scepter’ habit is not a form commonly seen in this mineral or from this locality. The remarkably pristine scepter crystals are virtually colorless with the minor exception of a faint yellow tint observable at their tips. exterior surfaces of the specimen in contact with the volcanic cavity walls, chiefly the back and some side areas, are tinged blue-green from included Chamosite: an iron mineral. very unusual combination since Calcite is only infrequently found in these cavities and the scepter form even more rarely. Both the Quartz and the Calcites display a soft, satin luster and pastel coloration that responds wonderfully to back or top lighting. In exceptionally fine condition, this unusual and impressive specimen measures 12 x 7½ x 4 inches (30.5 x 19 x 10.2 cm) with stately Calcite scepters to 5 inches (12.7 cm) in length. There is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000

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49079 SCHEELITE ON MUSCOVITE Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China Scheelite: Calcium Tungstate – one of the prime sources for the metal Tungsten, is an absolute necessity in current technology. Many manufacturing processes require it, and it has played a significant role in modern geopolitics. The vast percentage of Scheelite being mined is so non-descript that you need a “black light” just to tell if you have some. The Sw-uv light trick works with this specimen too (it fluoresces bluewhite), but unlike the typical ore-grade version, this example is easily discernable without a special light. The sharp-edged Scheelite octahedron is artistically nestled among a field of silvery, bladed Muscovite crystals – in prime, undamaged condition – that cover the front surface of the specimen. The single golden orange Scheelite shows an almost metallic luster and no damage whatsoever. The crystal itself, measuring on the diagonal, is 1½ inches (3.8 cm) across and along any edge: 1 inch (2.5 cm). The overall dimensions of this excellent specimen are 2 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch (5 x 5 x 2.5 cm) and there is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $4,500-$7,000

49078 AQUAMARINE — NEW DISCOVERY Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam An interesting group of sub-parallel Aquamarine crystals exhibiting an unusual “London Blue” color not typically seen in current Aquamarine production. This specimen is from a new discovery in vietnam: the color is richer and more saturated than Pakistani, Afghani or Chinese Aquamarines. The multiple, sharp terminations are also atypical, and they bring a complexity to the form that is quite pleasing to the eye. The luster is glassy and the interior gradually shifts from included near the base, to quite transparent near the terminations. In excellent condition, this specimen has a custom labeled, lucite base. It measures 2⅞ inches high by ¾ inch wide by ⅝ inch thick (7.3 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm). Estimate: $8,500-$10,000

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49080 COPPER “SKULL” Centennial Mine, Centennial, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA Copper “Skulls” are a natural phenomenon found only in the upper Peninsula of Michigan. They are thought to be the result of copper bearing magmatic fluids depositing metallic Copper onto the exterior of certain volcanic rocks, probably ‘pillow’ type Basalts. Typically rounded in form, they frequently are found with the original rock either completely or partially weathered away. The thin-walled, hollow remnants from this process often look very much like partial skull fragments; hence the name. This one is larger than most and comes with a specific origin: the Centennial Mine of Houghton Co., Michigan – all too frequently the only designation is usually “upper Peninsula, Michigan”. This Copper “Skull” has an excellent ‘old’ patina, attesting to its age. It measures a sizable 9 x 9 x 5¾ inches (22.9 x 22.9 x 14.6 cm), is about the size of a soccer ball, and is in fine condition. Estimate: $5,500-$6,500

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calcite

49081 COBOLTOAN CALCITE WITH MALACHITE Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) It is no surprise that minerals predominantly display colors involving one of the “earth tones” – orange, brown, black, tan, etc. Once in a while Mother nature sticks a Joker into the deck: something so outlandishly extreme in coloration that onlookers are tempted to say – ”That just can’t be real!” Good examples of Cobaltoan Calcite are one of those zingers. Here a fairly normal, golden hued Calcite matrix is thinly over-coated by a second generation of Calcite strongly infused with Cobalt, a metal that the DRC is a main source for. This infusion produces a tint so exotic that it just has to be bogus. well, it isn’t. In this case the Cobalt concentration is higher than normal for this material, but still – 100% natural. The bright Cobalt based color being present only in the exterior portions of the Calcite crystals makes them appear to be outlined in hot pink. Just for a little extra ‘punch’ there are bright green patches of Malachite scattered about the upper surface of the piece. Other than a small bit of flaking on one side, the condition of this psychedelic confection is excellent, and it measures: 4 inches by 3 inches by 2 inches (10.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm). There is a custom labeled base. Estimate: $80,000-$90,000

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malachite

49082 CHINESE MALACHITE STALACTITE GROUP Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China An exquisitely fine and large group of Malachite stalactites displaying an exceptional shimmering luster – one could make the erroneous assumption that it is an exceptionally good specimen from the Democratic Peoples Republic of Congo – but that would be wrong: the true (and very surprising) origin of this dynamic mineral specimen is a now closed mine in China! The color ranges from a dark green that is almost black, to a shimmering leaf green in areas of high reflectance. Condition of the surface is exceptional for this type of Malachite: most are damaged to a significant degree during removal/transport from the field. The form itself is the result of multiple, separate stalactites growing into each other over time and finally resulting in a complex sculpture. This was a one-time-only find from about 20 years ago and most (if not all of the specimens) went into the private collection of a Chinese fossil dealer, who was recently convinced that he should part with his minerals. Alas, there will be no more of these fine specimens: the quarry site is now completely flooded and it is used to train divers. This unique Malachite is in excellent condition, measures a sizable 10 inches high by 6¼ inches wide by 3⅜ inches thick (25.4 x 15.9 x 8.6 cm), and comes with a custom labeled base. Estimate: $45,000-$55,000
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fluorite & calcite

49083 FLUORITE & CALCITE “JEWEL BOX” Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois – Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA now that the Fluorite mines of Hardin County, Illinois are closed, collector interest in these colorful specimens has skyrocketed. Considered to be the most desirable are ones with contrasting ‘phantom zones’ – areas with clearly defined banding that mimics the crystals’ exterior in form. Of the various colors that are possible in material from Illinois, the combination of yellow-orange and blue-violet are rated most highly. This large Fluorite & Calcite “Jewel Box” features sharp, cubic crystals to 3⅛ inches (7.9 cm) on edge with cores of golden yellow-orange overcoated conformably by pale blue-violet, with enough transparency to view the complete color display. when backlit, this specimen displays absolutely stunning color and form – illustrated by the two photos: showing the appearance of the specimen in both reflected and transmitted light. As a lagniappe, Mother nature saw fit to include a honey colored Calcite crystal in the very center of the group: this perfect crystal is 1⅝ inches (4.1 cm) across and possesses a multitude of glassy, complex faces: much like a faceted gem. This specimen was hidden away for years in the notable private Fluorite collection of Dr. Richard Heck; it was considered one of the top five pieces of the collection. In excellent condition, the overall measurements are 8 x 4¾ x 4¾ inches (20.3 x 12 x 12 cm), and it has a custom labeled base. Estimate: $65,000-$75,000

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rhodochrosite

49084 RHODOCHROSITE Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru It is hard to reconcile the rosy beauty of this large Rhodochrosite plate with the harsh almost lunar landscape of uchucchacua: a Silver/Zinc mining camp situated between 14,000 and 16,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes, where its story began. never available in large numbers, the best of the Rhodochrosite from here looks very similar to material that South Africa produced in the 1980s: same crystal form – scalenohedral; same luster – brilliantly glassy; and same transparent, deep red color. In fact, it would be very easy to mistake this specimen for the South African material, except for the unique black matrix that surely identifies it as an uchucchacua specimen. what is unusual about this specimen is that it is quite unlike others from this locality on a number of counts. normally uchucchacua Rhodochrosites occur as single crystals in small cavities in the dark rock typical of the place. Here we have a flat plate from a much larger, ‘fissure’ type cavity and the specimen is covered with an absolute horde of crystals up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length: large for the locality. with the minor exception of a couple of small crystals on one edge, the 70+ crystals are in excellent condition. In all seriousness, this is a very unusual and fine example of the best from this famous, remote locality. This excellent specimen measures 4 inches by 2¾ inches by 1 inch (10.2 x 7 x 2.5 cm). It has a custom “clutch base” as well as a custom labeled acrylic base. Estimate: $70,000-$80,000
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quartz scepter

49085 QUARTZ SCEPTER ON MUSCOVITE Galiléia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Looking like a piece of royal regalia, this Quartz “Scepter” is a complex assemblage of many scintillating prisms clustered about the tip of a “stem” of transparent Smoky Quartz. In spite of the complex appearance, all of the Quartz here is actually One single crystal including the stem, possessing a myriad of brilliant faces. Rising from a fan of silvery, green Muscovite crystals up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) on edge, this unusually large Quartz Scepter extends an impressive 10 inches (25.4 cm) in height, the ‘head’ making up some 5½ inches (14 cm) of that. The multi-faced head shows considerable variation in the depth of the smoky color and there are numerous metallic appearing, ‘negative crystals’ visible in the interior. It is in pristine condition: rare for large Quartz crystals and even the Muscovite mica is in excellent shape. This striking specimen has graced the collection of collector/dealer wayne Thompson, and then went into the private collection of Intel Corporation Fellow: Gene Meieran, and, finally, was in the personal collection of Daniel Trinchillo Jr. It measures an impressive 10 x 5 x 4 inches (25.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm) and stands upright in a custom labeled base. Provenance: ex. wayne Thompson Collection ex. Gene Meieran Collection ex. Daniel Trinchillo Jr. Collection Estimate: $180,000-$210,000

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rhodochrosite

49086 RHODOCHROSITE Sweet Home Mine (Home Sweet Home Mine), Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA Ask many a mineral collector and you will find that one of their top minerals in terms of desirability is a Rhodochrosite – and specifically a Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado. Since closure and reclamation were completed at this mine, the demand for fine examples of Sweet Home Rhodochrosite, whether large or small, has considerably out-stripped the dwindling supply. High on the desirability list are specimens with multiple, sharp, lustrous crystals. It doesn’t hurt to have a few of the accessory minerals, too. This small cabinet sized specimen is well represented on all of these counts. There are 3 major and several minor Rhodochrosite rhombs in evidence. All are sharp and lustrous and measure up to ¾ inches (1.9 cm) across. Accompanying the Rhodochrosite is a bit of needle Quartz, some brassy Chalcopyrite, and several shiny black Tetrahedrite crystals to round out the assemblage. In excellent condition, it measures 2½ x 2 x 1½ inches (6.4 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Estimate: $28,000-$32,000

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49087 HEMIMORPHITE Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China This botryoidal Hemimorphite specimen gradually transitions in color from a vivid, saturated turquoise to a light pastel sky blue. Displaying a druzy surface that sparkles intensely in the light, there are also some areas that are translucent: allowing light to penetrate from the rear – so the specimen glows. There is typical breakage on the sides and back from where it was detached from the wall rock – not unexpected. Overall measurements are 4¼ x 3¾ x 1½ inches (10.8 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm). It is in excellent condition and comes with a custom base. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500

49088 BOULDER OPAL Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, Australia “Boulder Opal” is just that: layers of Opal trapped inside ironstone boulders. The precious Opal has filled fractures in the dark, chocolate brown siliceous ironstone – creating a wonderful contrast between the lustrous, bright, glassy Opal and the matte browns and tans of the matrix rock. This classic Queensland Boulder Opal has an extensive amount of precious Opal with a body color that varies from dark blue-black to tan-cream. All parts of the Opal display an uncharacteristically strong amount of “fire.” The predominant fire coloration is blue and green, with occasional flashes of gold and red, typically arranged in a “pin-fire” style. This specimen measures 9⅜ x 5½ x 2½ inches (29.6 x 14 x 6.35 cm) and is in fine condition. Estimate: $2,800-$3,200

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gems

49089 STUNNING BLACK OPAL CABOCHON Lightning Ridge, Australia Precious opal is a semi-amorphous gem mineral composed of silicon dioxide with varying amounts of water in the structure. 90% of ‘gem’ opal is “light” opal: white in color or almost so, but a small proportion, found most frequently in the deposits at Lightning Ridge in new South wales, is ‘Black Opal’. Precious opal occurs here in irregular nodules called “nobbies” or in thin seams. This extraordinary example is from that famous locale, and has been painstakingly carved and polished into a beautiful cabochon. The natural play of colors have been carefully followed by the master lapidarist who made it appear as though one thin slab sits on top of another. In reality, however, this is all one stone. The background sparkles with tiny glittering ‘pin-fire’ specks, predominantly of a red-orange color, while the raised portion of the cabochon boasts a riot of scintillating shades, from golden yellow to deep purple, via green, blue, red and orange. This spectral coloring phenomenon is formed by microscopic spheres of silica of a uniform size, and arranged in roughly parallel layers. The play of color being the result of light passing between these spheres and reflecting off of the layers. The range of observable colors is directly related to the size of the spheres and the spacing of the layers; for example, to reflect red, the spacing must be comparatively large (0.0003 mm), an unusually uncommon occurrence, which therefore is more highly valued. The cabochon weighs 154.34 ct and measures 3 x 1⅝ x ¼ inches (7.6 x 4.1 x .6 cm). Estimate: $45,000-$60,000
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49090 BLACK OPAL CABOCHON Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Precious Opal is a gem composed of semi-amorphous silicon dioxide. 90% of Opal is “light” Opal, white or light in body color, but a small proportion, found chiefly at Lightning Ridge in new South wales, is black opal. Opal occurs here in irregular nodules called “nobbies” or in thin seams, most often at the junction of soft grey claystone and the overlaying sandstone. This extraordinary example is from that famous locale, and has been painstakingly fashioned into a beautiful cabochon. Its whole upper surface shimmers with an incredible fire of electric green and blue, and hints of orange as one turns the stone, 1¼ inches (3.2 cm) long, 34.3 cts. Estimate: $8,000-$9,000

49091 BLACK OPAL FREEFORM Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia This is a spectacular, natural ‘black’ Opal, of the type found only in the renowned Opal fields of Lightning Ridge, new South wales. Of irregular, leaflike form, it shimmers all over with a wonderful fire of purple, orange, gold, red, green and pink, the shades seeming to transform as one turns the stone in the light. The amazing ‘fire’ of precious opal is formed by microscopic spheres arranged in precisely spaced layers; the play of color is the result of light interacting within these layers of spheres. The specific hue of any observed color is directly related to the distance between the layers; for example, to appear red, the spheres must be comparatively large (0.0003mm) and their spacing commensurately so as well: a more infrequent occurrence and therefore more valuable as when it does appear in such profusion as in this specimen. A spectacular natural beauty, it measures 1⅜ inches (3.5 cm) long, 28.46 cts. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000

49092 BLACK OPAL CABOCHON Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia Sometimes called “The Queen of Gems”, Black Opal is easily the most valuable of all the Opal varieties. Most of the world’s production of these gorgeous ‘rainbow stones’ comes from one location in new South wales: Lightning Ridge. They tend not to be completely black in color, but are typically just dark in body color. This “black” background provides a darkened stage for the fiery hues, flashing from the interior with an almost electrical intensity. This lovely little cabochon presents that dramatic interplay all across its surface, one side ablaze with pinpoints of orange, pink, green blue and even hints of rare turquoise, the other side showing predominantly green with lovely purpleblue highlights. 22 mm long, 11 cts. Estimate: $7,500-$8,500

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49093 FINE GEMSTONES: MATCHED PAIR CRYSTAL OPAL — 4.81 CT. Lightning Ridge, Australia A most unusual matched pair of facetted crystal Opal from the renowned Lightning Ridge area of Australia. Rarely is precious Opal transparent enough to be facetted. even more special, is the fact that there are two of these gemstones, both reasonably well matched in both color and size – they would make an excellent set of earrings. Both gems are quite clean and free from inclusions. Their transparent body color has a faint golden hue, and they have flashes of blue, green and purple – predominately green with some blue. These oval gemstones measure 14.7 x 7.7 mm & 14.6 x 7.7 mm respectively, have a total weight of 4.81 carats for the pair, and are in excellent condition. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000

49094 FINE GEMSTONE: OPAL — 9.54 CT. Welo, Afar Province, Ethiopia One of the most exciting recent gemstone discoveries has been the hydrophane Opals from ethiopia: they have an extremely rich rainbow of colors that seem to float within the stone. Hydrophane Opals are slightly porous and can absorb or emit water, affecting the body color of the stone, but not impacting the play of color. This fine gemstone has a very faint chardonnay body color and fire that is evenly distributed throughout – a mixture of pinfire in all of the spectral colors with occasional broad flashes of green and golden red. very bright and lively: colors seem to dance throughout the stone. A triangular cabochon, it measures 16.6 mm from point to point, and weighs 9.54 carats. Definitely an excellent example of this “new” Opal. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

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trapiche emeralds

49095 RARE GEMSTONES: TRAPICHE EMERALD PARURE Mun. de Muzo Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia If you happen to own an emerald mine like victor Carranza (“The King of emeralds”) does, one of the perks is that you get to “high-grade” the production. Sr. Carranzas’ mine isn’t just any emerald mine, he happens to own the Muzo Mine in Colombia: source of some of the finest emeralds on the planet. now it turns out that in addition to producing ‘normal’ gem emeralds, Muzo and two other local mines are the only source for a rare sub-category of emerald called “Trapiche emerald.” “Trapiche” comes from the Spanish word for the roller used for crushing olives, sugar cane, or ore. use of this particular term becomes understandable when a Trapiche emerald crystal is viewed end on: black lines, like spokes of a wheel, radiate out from the central core of the crystal. These “spokes” are made up of carbon bearing inclusions equally spaced in an otherwise normal emerald crystal. Good ones that show deep, even color along with transparency, are few and far between. which explains why Sr. Carranza required quite a few years to assemble this unique set that was intended as a parure: featuring twenty-six Type II Trapiches cut en cabochon. Twenty-three of these stones are graduated and matched in size, making them perfect for a necklace. Of the remaining three, two constitute a matched pair suitable for earrings and the sizable remaining single stone can be either the central focus of a ring or brooch. Times change, and Sr. Carranza decided to part with this most unusual assemblage of fine and exotic emeralds. The rarity level of a set like this cannot be overstated. The Smithsonian has the fabulous “Spanish Inquisition necklace” made up of exquisite Colombian emeralds: they don’t have a set like this one. This unique Trapiche parure has a total carat weight of 110 carats, the largest cabochon measures 17.1 x 13.6 mm, and they are all in excellent condition. Estimate: $135,000-$150,000

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49096 FINE GEMSTONES: MEDITERRANEAN RED CORAL SUITE — 38.94 CT TW Italy Mediterranean Coral has been highly prized for centuries as a gem that was endowed with mysterious sacred properties. Among the Romans it was thought that Coral would save children from danger and many medicinal virtues were attributed to it. As the Coral beds around the Mediterranean became depleted over the centuries, fine red coral such as found in this suite, has become scarce. This set would be suitable for fashioning a pair of earrings accompanied by either a ring or a brooch/pendant. The stones have a rich red orange color with characteristic inclusions visible only on the back of the large cabochon. The matched pair of oval cabochons measure 18.0 x 12.7 mm & 17.9 x 12.6 mm respectively, and have a total weight of 21.72 carats. The large single oval cabochon measures 20.05 x 16.15 mm and weighs 17.22 carats. All of these stones are in excellent condition and the entire suite weighs 38.94 carats. Estimate: $3,000-$3,400

49098 FINE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED BLUE SAPPHIRE — 5.236 CT. Sri Lanka Almost all Sapphires and Rubies today are heat treated to enhance and improve their color. A true rarity is to find a natural, untreated blue Sapphire – such as this fine gemstone with certification to that effect. This Sapphire is a light to medium blue, with a hint of violet, and it is eye clean with no zoning when viewed face down. This fine cushion cut gemstone measures 10.2 x 7.72 x 7.04 mm, weighs 5.236 carats, and is in excellent condition. Documentation: Lakshani Certificate #10690 Estimate: $5,250-$6,500

49099 FINE GEMSTONE: BRIGHT ORANGE SAPPHIRE — 5.44 CT. Sri Lanka One of the misconceptions about Sapphires is that they are always blue – this bright orange Sapphire puts that myth to rest. This tangerine orange Sapphire is very bright and lively, with even, consistent, saturated color – it is essentially eye clean. The certification by the AGTA Gemological Laboratory states that there is evidence of heating – a process used to improve the color and drive out the undesirable clouding caused by Rutile inclusions known as silk. This is not unusual, as the heating of sapphires to improve color and clarity goes back as far as Roman times. This cushion cut gem measures 9.91 x 9.25 x 6.64 mm and weighs 5.44 carats. It is in excellent condition. Documentation: AGTA Certificate #11013709 Estimate: $22,000-$25,000

49097 BLUE — VIOLET STAR SAPPHIRE Sri Lanka This beautiful stone with a soft blue-mauve color is an asteriated Sapphire from Ceylon, polished into a lovely domed cabochon. with regard to its ‘star’, occasionally sapphires are found that exhibit asterism: a phenomenon caused by needle-like inclusions of Rutile (titanium dioxide). These inclusions are arranged parallel to the hexagonal crystal structure of the Sapphire, leading to the six-rayed ‘star’ that seems to float within the stone. The present example shows good strong asterism and pleasing color. It measures approximately ½ x ⅜ x 5∕16 inches (1.25 x .95 x .8 cm) and weighs: 10.76 cts. Estimate: $5,500-$6,500

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49100 FINE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED PURPLE SAPPHIRE — 7.01 CT. Sri Lanka This natural, untreated purple Sapphire could easily be mistaken for Amethyst BuT for the brilliance of the stone. It is a light to medium amethystine purple with rose pink highlights – an extremely rare Sapphire color indeed. The GIA Gemological Laboratory certificate that accompanies the stone states that there is no evidence of heat treatment: the color is completely natural. This unusual Sapphire is very clean – there is only a very tiny inclusion near the girdle and a feather in the outer edge of the pavilion, both of which are invisible when viewed table up. Cut as an oval brilliant, it measures 12.53 x 10.68 x 6.81 mm, weighs 7.01 carats, and is in excellent condition. Documentation: GIA Certificate #2131723063 Estimate: $24,000-$28,000

49102 FINE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED VIVID BURGUNDY SPINEL — 11.94 CT. Tanzania The name Spinel is assumed to be a derivative of the Latin word, spina, which means “thorn” – an allusion to the pointed crystal octahedral shape typical of Spinel. This fancy, natural Spinel is eye-clean and has a vivid burgundy red color with purple highlights. It is quite a brilliant stone, due to the relatively high refractive index of Spinel, with intense color saturation. Testing by the GIA Gemological Laboratory certifies that there is no evidence of heat-treating. This well cut cushion gemstone measures 14.47 x 11.27 x 9.28 mm, weighs 11.94 carats, and is in excellent condition. Documentation: GIA Certificate #2131723081 Estimate: $20,000-$24,000

49101 UNUSUAL COLORED SAPPHIRE SUITE — 3.55 CT TW Madagascar Sapphires are the gem variety of corundum and are found in all of the colors of the rainbow – the only exception is red corundum which is known as Ruby – all other colors of Sapphire are just that: Sapphire. This unique suite of Sapphires features three of those colors: pink, golden yellow, and blue. These stones are facetted as matching hexagonal fancy gemstones – each gem measures approximately 6.4 mm along their longest dimension and the total weight of the three stones is 3.55 carats. All three gems are in excellent condition. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

49103 FINE GEMSTONE: BLUE ZIRCON — 40.46 CT. Cambodia This intense sky-blue Zircon comes from the gem fields of Cambodia where any large pieces of Zircon are rare; making this is an exceptional gemstone. The color is very even with no apparent zoning and, since it has an extremely high refractive index, the stone exhibits a scintillating quality very much like a blue diamond. There is a minor veil type inclusion near the girdle that is unobtrusive. It is very well cut, in a classic oval cushion style and is quite bright and lively. In excellent condition, it measures 18.7 x 15.6 mm and weighs an impressive 40.46 carats. Estimate: $13,000-$15,000

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49104 FINE GEMSTONE: GOLDEN-RED ZIRCON — 43.10 CTS. Sri Lanka This is a golden red Zircon – it is a bright and lively stone with the scintillating brilliance that Zircon is known for. Another unique feature of Zircons is that some of them fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light – the second photograph illustrates this feature: under short wave uv light this gemstone turns a brilliant fluorescent yellow. Quite sizable, for a Zircon, it is eye clean and has intense saturated color. It measures 20.5 x 14.4 mm, weighs an impressive 43.10 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $11,000-$13,000

49106 FINE GEMSTONE: INDICOLITE (BLUE TOURMALINE) — 8.05 CT Afghanistan 49105 FINE GEMSTONE: RUBELLITE — 8.42 CT Nigeria when the nigerian Tourmaline mining rush was in full swing from 1996 to 2003, the most sought after gem color was an intense red with hints of purple: Rubellite. A true Rubellite does not change color under varying light sources: its color is as intense in artificial light as in daylight. The name alludes to the red coloration, akin to Rubies. This bright and lively gemstone is a well-cut pear shape with intense red coloration. There are typical needles and occasional veil inclusions but they are unnoticeable when viewed table up. This fine Rubellite measures 17.7 x 11.8 mm, weighs 8.42 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000 Tourmaline is a pegmatite mineral that is found worldwide. However, the percentage of gem grade Tourmaline on earth is infinitesimally smaller. Color is critical when evaluating Tourmaline: there are more shades, hues, and nuances of color in Tourmaline than any other gemstone. Some colors are fairly common, while others such as Indicolite: the blue variety of Tourmaline – are rare even for Tourmaline. Tourmalines are also pleochroic gemstones – so different colors appear when the stone is viewed from different directions: this Indicolite is a deep aquamarine blue with hints of turquoise. Indicolite is becoming increasingly difficult to find, and at the same time market demand is increasing enormously as people discover this beautiful blue gem. This clean, emerald cut gemstone measures 17.5 x 8.0 mm, weighs 8.05 carats, and is in pristine condition. Estimate: $8,000-$11,000

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49108 UNUSUAL GEMSTONE: PURPLE CUPRIAN TOURMALINE — 26.46 CT Mozambique This purple Tourmaline owes its color to trace levels of copper and therefore has been identified as a specific type of Tourmaline: Cuprian. A large example of that unusual color variety, it shows a rosy amethyst purple hue. until the discovery of Tourmalines in Mozambique, purple Tourmalines were virtually unheard of – there had only been a few isolated instances, most of them were only seen as curiosities, and rarely were they large enough to cut into gemstones. This sizable Cuprian Tourmaline is a well-cut cushion style gemstone, with some minimal inclusions under the table. It measures 24.5 x 15.5 mm, weighs a sizable 26.46 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $12,000-$14,000

49107 AN EXCEPTIONAL GEM: BRIGHT PINK TOURMALINE — 78.41 CT Tourmaline King Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain), Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA One of the legendary Tourmaline mines of San Diego County, California, is the Tourmaline King mine. Discovered at the turn of the 20th century, the Tourmaline King was a gem rich pegmatite that yielded a huge quantity of pink Tourmaline crystals – much of which went to the empress of China. Stories abound about the size and breadth of the pockets found in the mine’s heyday. By 1920, the Tourmaline King had over 1200 feet of tunnel. Since that time, there has been no production from this mine for many decades – so long ago that tales of specimens and gems from the Tourmaline King have passed into almost folklore status. So imagine the surprise of the collector, when examining an old, not very good mineral specimen from the Tourmaline King, realized that he was actually holding a large, gem crystal! The exterior faces of the Tourmaline prism had been so scarred that they had hidden the gemmy interior for years. when taken to an expert gem cutter, it yielded this enormous, bright pink, pear shaped gemstone – weighing a whopping 78.41 carats. Although there are numerous characteristic inclusions, they do not detract from the impressive nature of this stone, as it measures a significant 37.4 x 24.5 mm and is extremely well fashioned. Estimate: $28,000-$32,000

49109 FINE GEMSTONE: RUBELLITE — 12.76 CT. Ibadan, Nigeria In 1998, a significant Tourmaline discovery was made in a rural farming area of nigeria. A mining rush ensued and ultimately that alluvial deposit yielded thousands of pounds of Tourmaline crystals, the majority of which were various shades of pink. unfortunately, that deposit was completely mined out and nothing of significance has been discovered since. Some of the most desirable of those pink Tourmalines were ones with vibrant, intense coloration: the Tourmaline variant known as Rubellite. This rich raspberry-red gemstone fits those criteria: it has a deep, saturated purplepink coloration that is quite clean with only a few needle-like inclusions to one side of the table. This trillion stone is well cut, measures 16.5 x 16.4 16.1 mm, and weighs 12.76 carats. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $6,000-$7,500

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49112 FINE GEMSTONE: TSAVORITE — 5.65 CT Tanzania 49110 FINE GEMSTONE: IMPERIAL TOPAZ — 7.87 CT Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil The primary difference between this Imperial Topaz and the one in Lot 49111 is the color. This excellent gemstone has a warm gold coloration with pink-purple highlights – making it instantly recognizable as Imperial Topaz. eye-clean, it features a contemporary checkerboard/harlequin pavilion, has one microscopic inclusion at one end, and is in excellent condition. A well cut cushion gemstone, it measures 13.6 x 7.8 mm and weighs 7.87 carats. Estimate: $9,000-$10,000 Dr. Campbell Bridges discovered this bright green gemstone in Tanzania in 1967 and later traced it into Kenya in 1971. Because the mines are adjacent to the Tsavo national Park in Kenya, Tiffany named this new gemstone: Tsavorite to honor and popularize the area. Tsavorite is the green variety of Grossular Garnet – the trace levels of vanadium or Chromium cause the vivid green color. Tsavorite gemstones are completely natural – the color and clarity is not enhanced in any way – and it has yet to be synthesized. This classic Kelly green gemstone displays bright even color and although there are some veil type inclusions that are chiefly visible when the stone is viewed face down, they do not detract from the beauty of the stone. This oval gemstone measures 13.6 x 9.0 mm, weighs 5.65 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000

49111 FINE GEMSTONE: IMPERIAL TOPAZ — 26.31 CT Ouro Prêto, Minas Gerais, Brazil The name Imperial Topaz dates back to 19th century Russia, when the Topaz mines in the ural Mountains were an important source of income (and baubles) for the Tsar. nowadays, it is used as a term for pink, orange, and red Topaz that comes primarily from the Ouro Prêto region of Brazil. Another descriptive term for Imperial Topaz is “Precious Topaz” – both terms are used to distinguish Imperial Topaz as a fine gemstone and set it apart from the more common irradiated and treated Blue Topaz. This eye-clean example of this infrequently encountered gemstone has a warm golden color. Although the crown is cut in a traditional emerald style, the pavilion features rounded facets of a much more contemporary style – giving the stone a scintillating effect. This fancy emerald gemstone measures 21.6 x 13.0 mm, weighs 26.31 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $16,000-$18,000

49113 FINE GEMSTONE: TANGERINE ORANGE SPESSARTITE — 8.34 CT. Nigeria This Spessartite is a great example of what the ideal color is for this orange member of the Garnet group – it is a bright and lively tangerine orange. The stone is full of life due to its high reflective qualities. very clean, it has a small veil inclusion that is virtually invisible without magnification because it is oriented perpendicular to the table. This well cut oval gemstone measures 12.4 x 9.2 mm, weighs 8.34 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $4,200-$5,200

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49114 FINE GEMSTONE: SPESSARTITE — 24.91 CT. Nigeria Spessartite (also known as Spessartine) is the member of the Garnet group with the richest, most saturated orange color and the highest brilliance. until the gem “find” in nigeria, Spessartites were a rare gemstone that were never very large. This fine Spessartite is a rich cinnamon gold-orange color with brilliant reflectance. It is very clean, with only a couple of small feathers to the side of the pavilion – they do not detract from the scintillating beauty of the stone. It is a very well cut cushion gemstone with a pineapple crown, measuring a sizable 17.0 x 14.0 mm, and is a hefty 24.91 carats. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $24,000-$30,000

49116 RARE GEMSTONE: BI-COLOR TANZANITE — 3.89 CT Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania The world can thank the venerable firm of Tiffany and Company, for the exotic tradename: Tanzanite. named for its country of origin – Tanzania, Tiffany is responsible for creating market recognition for this unusual gemstone. Tanzanite is most commonly thought of as a rich blue-violet gemstone but occasionally other unusual color variants are found. This gemstone is a rare example of a bi-color Tanzanite: one end of this emerald cut stone is a traditional blue violet that grades imperceptibly into a light transparent green. This well cut gemstone is bright and eye clean – it measures 11.3 x 5.9 mm, weighs 3.89 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000

49117 UNUSUAL GEMSTONE SUITE: COLORED TANZANITES — 4.49 CT TW Tanzania Most people are familiar with the deep blue purple color of Tanzanite – this unusual gemstone suite shows some of the more unusual and rare colors of Tanzanite. There is a pear shaped stone of imperial topaz orange hue (.51 carats), a violet-purple round brilliant (.91 carats), along with a similarly sized yellow-orange round brilliant (.94 carats), a cushion style stone in light greenish yellow (1.28 carats), and finally an elongated pink trillion cut stone (.85 carats). It took a patient gem collector quite awhile to assemble this unusual 5 stone collection that has a total carat weight of 4.49 carats. All stones are in excellent condition. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

49115 FINE GEMSTONE: PERIDOT — 40.43 CT. Sapat Gali, Pakistan Peridot is the gem variety of Olivine. The top sources for this August birthstone are either Myanmar (Burma) or the Sapat Gali area in the remote northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan – localities responsible for the finest color and largest gemstones worldwide. This very fine Peridot has the ideal intense grass green color with no hints of brown. Facetted by the exacting gemstone experts of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, it is a brilliant, eye-clean trillion gemstone that measures 21.5 mm on a side, weighs a considerable 40.43 carats, and is in pristine condition. Estimate: $26,000-$30,000

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49118 RARE GEMSTONE: KUNZITE — 42.8 CT. Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA Kunzite is the gem variety of Spodumene that was named after George Frederick Kunz, gemstone expert extraordinaire who served as the gem buyer for Tiffany in the 1880s. He discovered this rare gem while examining the minerals found in the mines of San Diego County, California, around the turn of the twentieth century, and it was named in his honor. This Kunzite has a light amethystine purple body color and hails from the Oceanview Mine – a modern source for top quality gem Kunzite. The gem is quite clean for the material – there is only one veil inclusion with feathering, oriented perpendicular to the table and very faintly visible when viewed table up. Custom cut by Itamar Pimenta, this bright oval gemstone measures 23.2 x 18.35 mm and weighs a sizable 42.8 carats. It is in fine condition. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200

49120 COLLECTOR GEMSTONE: CUPRITE — 24.49 CT Emke Mine, Onganga (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia Cuprite is a minor ore of copper, known for its distinctive red color – hence its nickname Ruby Copper. Mostly known to mineral collectors, it wasn’t until the namibian discovery in the 1970s that material large and transparent enough to facet, transformed this mineral into a rare gemstone. virtually all of the gem Cuprite in the world has come from this singular deposit at Onganga – and no more gem grade material has been found anywhere since. This rare collector gemstone has deep ruby red coloration with an adamantine, almost metallic luster. It was facetted by Spectrum Award winner Mark Kaufman. A sizable oval gem, it measures 19.7 x 14.3 mm, weighs 24.49 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200

49119 RARE GEMSTONE: BENITOITE — 1.72 CT Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA Classic example of this ultra-rare gemstone – the unique source of the California state gem in San Benito County is effectively gone: it has been mined out. Once hastily identified as Sapphire because of its blue coloration, Benitoite is actually a rare barium titanium silicate with a unique crystal habit: hexagonal – dipyramidal. Because it has a high refractive index with excellent dispersion, well facetted gemstones have a bright “blue diamond” sparkle as seen in this gem. This stone has some color zoning from colorless to light sapphire blue but the excellent faceting has produced an overall even sapphire blue appearance when viewed table up. There are some very minor inclusions that have no particular effect on its appearance. Benitoites are ultra-rare in the 1-carat or larger size – this pear shaped gem is large at 1.72 carats and it measures 10.3 x 6.5 mm. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000 49121 COLLECTOR GEMSTONE: RAINBOW CALCITE — 44.16 CT Brazil “Twinned” Calcite produces a myriad of rainbow colored reflections as light bounces off of the twin planes within the Calcite itself. even though Calcite is one the world’s most common minerals: transparent, colorless, twinned Calcite is extremely rare – there are only a few localities known to produce this material. This rare gemstone clearly exhibits that rainbow reflective feature: phenomenal flashes of spectral fire bounce throughout this water clear, colorless gem. It is a mixed square cut stone that measures 22.8 x 21.5 mm and weighs 44.16 carats. This rare collector stone is in excellent condition. Estimate: $1,600-$2,000

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49122 PREMIUM COLLECTOR GEMSTONE: RHODOCHROSITE — 12.88 CT Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA The world-renowned Rhodochrosite pockets found at the Sweet Home Mine in the 1990s, not only yielded unforgettable world-class mineral specimens, it also provided gem rough for collector gemstones. This luscious hot pink gemstone is a rare example of facetted Rhodochrosite from this now closed locality. Highly sought by gem collectors worldwide, the demand far outstrips the limited supply available. This is a very well cut, bright and lively stone with a minor amount of veil type inclusions – not unusual due to the rarity of the rough. This premium collector gem is an emerald gemstone that measures 18.2 x 9.15 mm and weighs 12.88 carats. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $13,000-$15,000

49124 RARE GEMSTONE: HESSONITE — 11.22 CT Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada Hessonite is a variety of Grossular: a member of the Garnet group of gemstones. Mineral collectors have highly prized Hessonite specimens that have been collected at the Jeffrey Mine of Québec, Canada – but seldom have the crystals ever been large enough to be facetted into gemstones such as this one. Aptly nicknamed “Cinnamon Stone,” this rarely encountered Jeffrey material has a warm golden body color with a scintillating appearance. The stone is quite bright despite a number of veil inclusions – understandable in material of this rarity. It has been fashioned into a round brilliant gemstone that measures 14.1 mm in diameter, weighs a sizable 11.22 carats, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $2,200-$2,500

49123 FINE COLLECTOR GEMSTONE: RHODOCHROSITE — 11.28 CT N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa The n’Chwaning mines of the Kalahari manganese fields of South Africa have yielded some of the world’s best Rhodochrosite specimens – but that was decades ago. Because the Rhodochrosite gem crystals from there are usually too small to facet into gemstones, and because existing specimens are highly prized, it is highly unusual to find facetted n’Chwaning Rhodochrosite – let alone a large gemstone such as this. It displays the red body with orange highlights that is unique to this material and is very well cut. It has a minor number of inclusions – not unusual given the rarity of the rough. This classic collector stone is a bright oval gemstone that measures 16.0 x 11.7 mm and weighs an impressive 11.28 carats. It is in fine condition. Estimate: $3,200-$3,600

49125 RARE GEMSTONE: APATITE — 35.66 CT Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico Since the primary use for Apatite is in fertilizer, as a source of phosphorus, it takes quite a leap of faith to visualize it as a rare gemstone. But occasionally there are Apatite crystals transparent enough to facet into gemstones – as from the Cerro de Mercado Mine in Mexico. Rarely seen in this large of a gem, this facetted Apatite has a chardonnay body color with hints of green under fluorescent lighting. It is eye-clean and well cut as a large pear shape that measures 27.5 x 19.3 mm and weighs a sizable 35.66 carats. It is in excellent condition. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500

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49126 FINE GEMSTONE: RUTILATED QUARTZ Remedios, Ibitiara (Novo Horizonte), Bahia, Brazil Demand for Rutilated Quartz has been steeply increasing over the last few years, as gem connoisseurs from Asia have discovered this unusual stone. Gem quality Rutilated Quartz is almost exclusively found in the Ibitiara region of Brazil. unfortunately, at the same time that demand is surging, production from these mines has been decreasing – accounting for a wildly variable market. This artisan crafted Rutilated Quartz gemstone is a “half moon” cabochon filled with broad, bright, golden-copper Rutile needles stretched diagonally across a water-clear Quartz body. This fine gemstone measures 62.2 x 39.55 x 8.1 mm (2.45 x 1.56 x .32 inches) and is in fine condition. Estimate: $1,000-$1,400

49127 GEMSTONE COLLECTION: INCLUDED QUARTZ CABOCHONS Brazil The Quartz crystals of Brazil can occasionally have interesting inclusions. when these are found, intrepid gem cutters will facet the stone to highlight their unusual inclusions. This set of select gemstones highlights six such gems (starting from the top of the photograph, going clockwise, and ending with the middle stone): • Oval cabochon of water-clear Quartz with a bevy of negative crystals crossing diagonally thru the stone: 46.8 x 31.2 x 17.6 mm • Light yellow trillion filled with black dendrite “fern” inclusions: 50.8 x 30.2 x 9.7 mm • Clear Quartz cushion cabochon with 3-D spike of coppery gold Rutile needles running lengthwise, almost like a bottle brush: 46.2 x 25.8 x 10.8 mm • Trillion cabochon that has fine golden rutile needles, negative cavities with “moss” inclusions, and a clear quartz body: 59.25 x 29.7 x 9.95 mm • Large clear Quartz teardrop cabochon filled with “moss” in colors of reddish rust brown, yellow, cream, silver, and metallic black: 68.2 x 36.3 x 15.5 mm • Off white/cream square cabochon with large black dendritic plant-like inc These 6 custom cabochons are all well polished and are in excellent condition. Estimate: $1,600-$2,200

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49128 FINE GEMSTONE SCULPTURE: RUTILATED QUARTZ Remedios, Ibitiara (Novo Horizonte), Bahia, Brazil Rutilated Quartz has been referred over the ages as “Cupid’s darts”, “venus hair stone” and “Fleches d’Amour.” even as more and more people have discovered this unusual, romantic gemstone, overall gem production has been decreasing. This fine gemstone sculpture has extremely bright gold needles that crisscross throughout the water-clear Quartz body. This artisan-crafted mini-sculpture sits upright on its own and gathers light from all directions. It is in excellent condition and measures 63.9 x 36.2 x 14.8 mm (2.5 x 1.4 x .58 inches). Estimate: $800-$1,000

49129 RUTILATED QUARTZ SCULPTURE Ibitiara (Novo Horizonte), Bahia, Brazil Large golden needles of Rutile – thrusting out in spike-like profusion – are captured in water clear Quartz. The original Quartz crystal was probably quite sizable but most likely had a frosted or marred exterior: making it difficult to see the Rutile inclusions – so the sculptor removed all of the exterior shell to reveal the interior beauty of the crystal. This large polygonal freeform sculpture showcases a bevy of terminated golden-red Rutile needles that grew contemporaneously with the Quartz itself. This specimen is from a private collection and dates to the 1980s. The Quartz is extremely transparent with typical veil type inclusions. It measures 8 x 3½ x 1⅞ inches (20.3 x 8.9 x 4.7 cm) and has been polished to a mirror bright finish. It sits in a custom base and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $8,000-$9,000

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49130 PALMTREE COCKATOO COUPLE ON TOURMALINE & ALBITE BASE Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil This majestic pair of Palmtree Cockatoos are crafted of beautiful black obsidian and red orange coral. The fine detailing on each feather and the accurately reproduced plumes on the male adds to the realism of the cockatoo pair. The feet of the birds are constructed of gold plated sterling silver and are handfitted to engage securely the custom holes drilled into the strikingly textured base. An obvious nesting pair, at rest upon a mineral perch, their life-like positioning shows a couple in relaxed and perfect harmony, displaying the characteristic postures of male and female cocakatoos in repose. In addition to the obsidian and coral utilized in the body and beak of each bird, even the eyes of the cockatoo pair are painstakingly rendered in carefully selected and radiant red garnets. Rare colored Tourmaline and white Albite , found only in a few localities on earth are used for a similarly grand and impressive base. This majestic carving is marked with master artist Peter Müller’s own collection number 9394. . The male measures a stout 10½ inches (27 cm) tall, while the female is a full 9½ inches (24 cm) high. Both birds are 3½ inches (9 cm) wide and 3½ inches (9 cm) deep. Their base is 15 inches (38 cm) high, 8 inches (20 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) deep. with the Cockatoos in place, the dimensions of the entire piece are 21 inches (53 cm) high, 10 inches (25 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) deep. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000
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49131 MORGANITE HUMMINGBIRDS ON TOURMALINE BASE Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil Centered about a gorgeous tower of dark pink and deep green Tourmaline, this fine carving features a pair of elegant hummingbirds with wings hewn out of beautiful light pink Morganite and bodies of soft blue Aquamarine with Carnelian Agate beaks and Rhodolite Garnet eyes. The entire piece rises from a layered base of beveled Quartz crystal.. The feet which attach to the tower are gold plated sterling silver. These lifelike hummingbirds make a colorful pair in stark contrast to the striking Tourmaline tower with its unique mineralogy. This carving features master artist Peter Müller’s own collection number of 9431 with it. The hummingbirds each have wingspans of 4½ inches (11 cm). The vertically positioned hummingbird has a body length of 4¾ inches (12 cm), while its horizontally positioned partner on top has a body length of 4 inches (10 cm). This piece measures 8 inches (20 cm) high, 6¼ inches (16 cm) wide and 6½ inches (16.5 cm) deep overall. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000

49132 AMAZONITE MACAWS ON AN ALBITE AND TOURMALINE BASE Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil This regal pair of Macaws are perched in royal splendor upon a exceptional specimen of white Albite and black (Schorl) Tourmaline that looks as though it was made from an Oreo cookie. The feathers are carved out of distinctive light green – Amazonite, which darkens around their faces, while golden yellow Aragonite comprises the breast plates and inner tail feathers. Their stern faces are fashioned from a uniquely opalized Agate, and the eyes are Citrine and Onyx giving a truly lifelike appearance. Their beaks and tongues are realistic appearing jet black Agate. The pair seem so comfortable that it provokes an expectation that both will start squawking momentarily. The combination of soft green and gold on the Macaw carvings against the textured black and white mineral is stunning. The collection number from master artist Peter Müller’s collection of 9415 is attached. Both measure 10 inches (25 cm) long with a width of 2½ inches (6 cm) and a depth of 2 inches (5 cm) each. The brilliant stand is 8½ inches (21 cm) tall, 4½ inches (11 cm) wide and 5 inches (13 cm) deep on its base of an acrylic block 5 inches (13 cm) square and 2 inches (5 cm) high. The overall dimensions of the piece with the Macaws perched on the base are 12½ inches (32 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 5 inches (13 cm) deep. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

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49133 AMETRINE GEESE ON ROSE QUARTZ BOWL Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Ametrine is from the Anahi Mine of Bolivia, and the Rose Quartz is from Brazil This carving is truly in motion as this exquisite pair of geese are literally frozen in midair flight as captured through this unique carving. The wings of these two waterfowl are inverted in perfect counterpoint to one another during their orchestrated flight. The birds are carved from Ametrine: a unique form of Quartz that comes from only one place on earth. It combines both Amethyst and Citrine in the same material. Fine details are as carefully chosen as well: agate beaks ad garnet eyes. The detailed webbed feet are gold plated sterling silver and fit securely onto the translucent Rose Quartz base. The rich pink bowl blends fluidly with the purple carvings. This unique carving has the duality of being a colorful work of art but could also be a display dish for special treasures as the deep and contoured bowl can hold other items. The piece bears renowned master artist Peter Müller’s own collection number of 9219. The top bird has a 6 inch (15 cm) wingspan, a 4 inch (10 cm) body length and a 2½ inch (6 cm) height, while its companion has a 5 inch (13 cm) wingspan, a 4 inch (10 cm) body length and a 1½ inch (4 cm) height. The Rose Quartz bowl is a full 8 inches (20 cm) wide, 5 inches (13 cm) deep and 2½ inches (6 cm) high. The overall piece extends 5 inches (13 cm) from bottom to top. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000

49134 AMBER AMMONITE CARVING Oligocene Dominican Republic This fetching sculpture has been artfully carved from a large piece of Amber, selected for its stunning clarity. Oozing down the trunk of a Hymenaea tree 25 million years ago, the sticky resinous sap would engulf any detritus in its path, trapping it forever as it hardened. The present piece contains traces of some floral debris, but is otherwise, largely free from inclusions and glows with the wonderful golden-brown hue of honey with undertones of green. Appropriate to the material’s prehistoric origin, a highly skilled lapidarist has fashioned this piece of amber into the familiar form of a coiled Ammonite, with finely-defined shell contours and large scooped opening, on an integrated “matrix” foot, 4½ x 3¾ x 1¼ inches (11 x 9.5 x 3 cm). Estimate: $3,400-$4,000

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49135 PAIR OF ROSE QUARTZ BUNNIES Artist: Peter Müller Stone Source: Brazil This playful pair of inquisitive bunnies are carved from superb quality Rose Quartz and feature Rhodolite Garnet eyes. This collection is two separate pieces, but the friendly bunnies certainly belong together. Standing 3 inches (8 cm) high, the taller bunny is hearing everything with ears fully up and listening. The piece is 1½ inches (4 cm) wide and 2 inches (5 cm) deep. The shorter bunny is 2 inches (5 cm) high, 1½ inches (4 cm) wide and 2½ inches (6 cm) deep and definitely on the move. The detail of the fur is magnificent and gives these carvings a wonderful texture. These bunnies are literally irresistible and clearly have an abundance of personality as they are ready to cause playful mischief for their owners. Master artist Peter Müller’s own collection numbers 850 and 890 are noted on the piece. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500

49136 RHYOLITE GIRAFFES Stone Source: Kenya This impeccable carving of an adult and a juvenile Giraffe represents an interesting conjunction; it was fashioned of a stone uniquely suited in color and pattern to portray Giraffes. That stone came from Kenya: home to many of the Giraffes alive today. Carved out of a colorful, brecciated Rhyolite, the muted oranges, serene reds and rich browns are reminiscent of the coloration of these living gentle giants in the wild. The pair rises 8 in. (20 cm) from the verde-antique marble base, which measures a full 3 in. (8 cm) high resulting in an overall height for the carvings with the base of 11 in. (28 cm). The overall piece also measures 6 in. (15 cm) wide and 4½ in. (11 cm) deep. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800

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49137 RUBY & ZOISITE CHAMELEONS Stone source: Tanzania A family portrait captured in stone: two baby chameleons hitching a ride on mom – the babies are red Ruby, while mom is green Zoisite. Carved out of a single block of stone, this life-like family is extremely well detailed – they have curled tails, didactyl feet, and swiveling distinctive eyes. The material itself provides its own challenge to the master carver as Ruby is significantly harder than its counterpart Zoisite – a hardness of 9 versus a hardness of 6.5 on the Mohs scale. The babies are enjoying the ride, peering around while mom is keeping her eyes to the ground: she is walking on sparkling, druzy Quartz that is overcoating a mound of Fluorite. The entire sculpture rests on a matte black stone plinth, creating a striking contrast to the white Quartz. This chameleon family measures 5¾ x 3⅞ x 2½ inches (14.6 x 9.8 x 6.4 cm) and the overall measurements are 8½ x 6 x 4 overall (21.6 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm). This gemstone sculpture is in excellent condition. Estimate: $2,400-$3,000

49138 LABRADORITE ELEPHANT Stone source: Madagascar Gemstone carvers have long struggled with finding the appropriate colored gemstone to match with a specific animal – in this case the carver struck a home run: the grey body color of Madagascan Labradorite is an excellent stand-in for grey elephant hide. This life-like African elephant is sitting down having a well-deserved “dust” bath, his trunk waving upwards in the air: coating himself with dust as protection from the sun and insects. The master lapidarist has done a very accurate rendition, even capturing the wrinkles in the skin. when viewed from any angle, the schiller of this brightly polished Labradorite flashes predominately blue with highlights of green and gold. The artist has left part of the stone in its natural state – giving the illusion that the elephant has emerged from the rock. This fine sculpture has contrasting coral eyes, measures 9 x 6½ x 4 inches (23 x 16.5 x 10 cm) and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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49139 OBSIDIAN WHALES: MOTHER AND CALF Stone Source: Worldwide Casually arching and swimming, this two of a kind mother and child tableau is carved out of black obsidian. The baby whale is the spitting image of its mother on a much smaller scale. Featuring smoothly textured volcanic obsidian with a matte black surface and is sensuously smooth to the touch, other than where the details on the carved pair standout such as the bumps on the tips of their snouts. These captivating details are visible on both of the carvings from tip to tail. The mother whale is heavy and measures 9½ in. (24 cm) in length with a height of 3⅜ in. (8.5 cm). The baby is 4⅜ in. (11 cm) long and 1½ in. (4 cm) high. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200

49140 HAND-CARVED QUARTZ FOOTBALL This delightful little sculpture was hand-carved from a single piece of fine, transparent Rock Crystal and stippled to resemble pig-skin all over, except for polished laces and recessed panel seams. In perfect condition, it measures: 4⅞ inches (12.4 cm) long. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $900-$1,200

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chrysocolla

49141 DRUZY CHRYSOCOLLA SCULPTURE Bagdad Mine (Cyprus Bagdad Copper Mine), Bagdad, Eureka District, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA This spectacular polished Chrysocolla sculpture is an excellent example of the better material from the famous Bagdad Mine. Featuring banding of blue Azurite and green Malachite, this highly polished specimen shows all of the colors of the natural copper minerals from this location. The Chrysocolla ranges in color from robin’s egg blue to turquoise and includes multiple pockets of druzy Quartz which are highly unusual and prized by collectors. The pockets reflect light from all angles and add to the beauty of this huge specimen which is the largest and finest of its type. There is no more of this material available, and this specimen is the last large example from this noted location. 12 in. x 24 in. x 16 in. (30 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm) Estimate: $60,000-$75,000

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rhodochrosite

49142 SUPERB RHODOCHROSITE COLLECTION Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina Although first discovered in Romania in the nineteenth century, the world’s finest lapidary Rhodochrosite comes from a locality high in the Argentine Andes. As in most world occurrences, the mineral is found in a hydrothermal vein type deposit, previously worked as an Inca silver mine, where the Rhodochrosite grew in a remarkable developed, stalactitic form in caverns measureless to Incan man. At 11,000 feet above sea-level, the mining is extremely arduous, but in spite of that, its Rhodochrosite is so prized that such work has continued unabated for hundreds of years. Hidden within the vermiform rind of these stalactites, incredible banded patterns, in colors of Ruby-Red grapefruit, are revealed. Known locally as “Rosa del Inca” for this fine coloring, it was believed to be the petrified blood of the people’s deceased rulers, but quien sabe? This is a superb older collection, with the deep rich color found in old specimens, as opposed to the paler pink of more recent production. The biggest piece is a spectacular large agglomeration of inter-grown, parallel stalactites, with pink areas showing through the ‘rind’. These have been sliced at both ends to expose the remarkable patterns concealed within: Typically, several nuclei clustered together form the ‘core’ and from them radiate crystalline clouds of white and deep, rich “ruby-grapefruit” pink, surrounded by fine parallel bands of pink and white. It measures a very sizable: 8⅜ x 8⅜ x 7¼ inches. The fact that it has been sliced at both ends demonstrates the consistency of color and pattern existing all the way through the piece. The second piece, a stalactite end section, shows an unusual darkening due to other Manganese minerals that were co-deposited with the Rhodochrosite, adding an additional aesthetic element to the sliced and polished face. The structure is shown to be an extremely sharp, bifurcated growth of two stalactites, serving as nuclei and forming a distinctive figure ‘8’ pattern. with near perfect symmetry, this figure is cleanly surrounded by concentric rings of white before exploding in a radiating explosion of deep pink crystals. It measures 4½ x 3⅜ x 4 inches (11.4 x 8.6 x 10.2 cm) and is accompanied by a perspex display base. The last portion of this lot consists of another stalactite, complete with end piece, this time sliced into 15 sections each of approximately ⅛-inch (.3 cm) thickness and reaching 3¾ (9.5 cm) inches in diameter. Both sides of these slices have been polished and they display wonderfully concentric banding around their edges. In the center, a starburst of dark purple-black manganese oxide inclusions combine with the lovely translucence of the Rhodochrosite to yield an intriguingly different esthetic effect. Moving in sequence further up the stalactite the pattern gradually changes: a striking white core gradually appears, and the dark purple shades to a gorgeous rich pink color. now that the mine is being converted to a modern open-pit operation, this kind of beautifully aesthetic lapidary material will be going to the ore crushers. Estimate: $50,000-$65,000

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49143 SUPERB AND LARGE TIGER EYE Cape Province, South Africa Tiger eye is a beautiful chatoyant gemstone formed through the silicification of Crocidolite asbestos. Brought to a high polish, it shimmers with a deep warm golden color, streaked with vivid lines of blue-green. This specimen shows a large solid band of Tiger eye, with one face highly polished, and gleaming with a satiny sheen, dramatically traversed by parallel lines of the blue Crocidolite. The remaining sides of the rock are left in their rough state, but even that has its own rugged beauty, the gold and blue patterning still visible in a softly muted form, and the fibrous nature of the mineral easily discernible. A fine and large specimen of particularly attractive patterning, it measures 6¾ x 3¾ x 2¼ inches (17.1 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm). Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $250-$400

49144 MALACHITE “BULL’S-EYE” Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) This Malachite “bull’s-eye” is the end-cut of a stalactite from the “Copper Crescent” area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mines of the region intersect caves that are filled with formations of pure Malachite, one of the primary Copper ores they are searching for. Although most of the Malachite is crushed for Copper production, some of it is rescued for decorative and specimen value. The concentric rings of this Malachite “bull’s-eye” are analogous to the “rings” of a tree, highlighting the deposition history of the stalactite itself. There a multitude of rings in various shades of green – from very light pale green all the way to an almost black version – indicating varying rates of mineralization at any specific point in time. This well polished specimen measures 3¾ x 3⅜ inches (9.5 x 8.6 cm) and is ⅞ inches (2.2 cm) thick – in fine condition. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $500-$1,000

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49145 AZURITE/MALACHITE CARVING Artist: Bud Standley Stone source: Morenci, Arizona Azurite & Malachite from the Morenci Mine of Arizona has long been regarded as some of the finest lapidary material of its type – unfortunately there has always been a limited supply of this richly colorful material. Lapidarist Bud Standley has exposed wonderful swirling patterns of deep navy blue Azurite, combined with contrasting bands in multiple shades of green Malachite, in this unique free form sculpture. The concentric bands display multiple bull’s-eye patterns with occasion glimpses of the orange-red breccia matrix showing through. with a brilliant, glassy polish it stands 8½ inches high, is 4¼ wide and is 3⅜ inches deep (21.6 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm) and sits in a custom acrylic base. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000

49146 MARRA MAMBA TIGER EYE SLAB Mount Bockman Station, Pilbara, Western Australia There is only one place in the world where this incredible variety of primordial banded ironstone is found. Known as Marra Mamba – Tiger eye, it was created by a singular combination of geological conditions in a part of the Hamersley Ranges in north-west Australia. The incredible combination of red Jaspilite host rock, intermixed with bands of metallic black Hematite, brassy splashes of Iron Pyrite, pools of golden Tiger eye, and satiny streaks of mixed Riebeckite (blue) and Goethite (yellow) dazzle the eye. One of the most beautiful and desirable forms of Tiger eye there is, it usually appears in incredible, abstract patterns, mixing the various components. The present slab displays a desirable amount of that character, but is strikingly unusual in that the large swathes of color are present in bands more regular and distinctively demarcated than normal, separated by shimmering rivers of Hematite. The entire piece is a riot of gorgeous swirling color with a sense of liquidity, of one mineral flowing into another. A slice of attractive size, it has been brought to a highly polished finish and measures 24 x 8 x ½ inches (61 x 20 x 1.3 cm). Estimate: $5,500-$6,500
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turquoise

49147 ENORMOUS TURQUOISE NUGGET Kingman Area, Cerbat Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USA This gigantic Turquoise nugget is one of the largest ever found. weighing in at a huge 103 pounds, this surreal piece features a light blue glossy band cutting across the piece of otherwise greenish-blue Turquoise. The surface texture is extremely intricate with an abundance of crevices and crenelations. Discovered in 1979, the nugget is one of the three largest ever found in the united States. The fine color is all natural with no treatment, and it shows excellent hardness for Turquoise. In form and color, it is arguably better than a slightly larger piece currently on display in Sedona, Arizona. The other contender of the three, was carved into a sculpture and currently resides in an exhibit at the J. w. Cooper Gallery in the Time warner Building in new york City. The custom stand is composed of wood and metal. The base appears to be of South-western Mesquite or Ironwood which helps to enhance the thematic impact of the specimen. This exquisite piece is remarkable in size. The nugget measures 22 inches (56 cm) x 18 inches (46 cm) x 8 inches (20 cm). It mounts on a wooden stand that is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall making the total height of the piece on the stand 34 inches (86 cm). Estimate: $200,000-$250,000

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49148 STERLING HILL FREEFORM FLUORESCENT Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA This large polished freeform is a superbly decorative display of some of the finest fluorescing material in the world. The Sterling Hill Mine in new Jersey is considered one of the premier localities for fluorescents, and the present sculpture is composed of willemite in Calcite, a non-descript mix under normal light, with the calcite matrix profusely speckled with blebs of brown-red willemite and non-fluorescing black Franklinite. under shortwave ultraviolet light however, its inner beauty is revealed: the Calcite burns with an incredibly vibrant red color, dramatically contrasting with the bright, electric green of the willemite. Presented on a red-painted metal stand, it is 18¾ inches (47.6 cm) high overall. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000

49150 FLUORESCENT WILLEMITE AND CALCITE SPHERE Franklin, New Jersey, USA The mines of new Jersey’s bucolic hills were originally worked for iron, but have become far more famous for producing some of the finest fluorescent mineral specimens in the world. This handsome sphere is composed largely of Calcite, of a lovely soft white and gray tint, attractively streaked with dark veins, and boasting a speckled patch of black Franklinite and brown willemite. Mildly interesting under normal lighting conditions, it suddenly comes to life under ultraviolet light. Longwave uv rays turn the willemite a bright green and the Calcite a soft red, but it is under shortwave ultra-violet that these minerals really shine: the willemite still shows a vivid electric green, but the Calcite literally blazes with an incredibly fiery red, dramatically veined with the green willemite and dotted with black Franklinite. A spectacular and beautiful example of a classic fluorescent conjunction, the sphere measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) in diameter. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $750-$950

49149 LARGE FLUORESCENT PORCELAIN AGATE SPHERE Burro Creek, Wickenburg, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA Although many regard the Franklin area of new Jersey to be the source of the finest fluorescing minerals in the world, there are many other localities that produce first-class examples of this natural phenomenon. An example of that point is this beautiful sphere fashioned from a large chunk of brecciated Porcelain Agate from Burro Creek, Arizona. The ‘Porcelain” sobriquet stemming from its soft shades of white and gray. exposed to shortwave ultraviolet, however, the attractive arrangement of veins unexpectedly bursts into vibrant life showing vivid bolts of bright electric green against a dark background. A spectacular specimen of a sphere of large size, it measures 8½ inches (21.6 cm) in diameter and is attractively presented on a short, polished freeform base of the same material. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500
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49151 FLUORESCENT EUCRYPTITE SPHERE Xianghualing Sn-Polymetallic Ore Field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China This beautiful polished sphere has a greater than normal planetary aspect to it, with elegant cloud patterns of white, gray and black. The semitranslucent gray component is eucryptite in Albite. eucryptite’s name being based on the Greek for “well-concealed”. Its secret nature is certainly wellconcealed for it is only under shortwave ultraviolet light that it springs into fiery life with a vivid, burning red hue. A beautiful display piece under any lighting conditions, the sphere measures 3¾ inches (9.5 cm) diameter, on a perspex ring stand. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $400-$600

49153 LARGE CHATOYANT JADE SPHERE Granite Mountains, Central Wyoming, USA This darkly mysterious sphere was forged from a particularly large specimen of wyoming Jade. It possesses a lovely mottled patterning of very dark greens, and has been brought to a high polish, the better to exhibit its unusual chatoyant qualities. The stone is also sometimes called “Pigeon’s eye Jade”, to highlight the similarity of this effect to that of Tiger eye and Hawk’s eye gem materials. Chatoyancy is an optical reflectance effect commonly seen in certain gemstones, arising from the fibrous structure of the material, but is infrequently seen in Jade. This captivating example measures 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $1,800-$2,300

49152 FLUORESCENT WERNERITE SPHERE Ladysmith Prospect, Quebec Province, Canada This beautiful little sphere, in attractive mottled shades of gray and white flecked with brown, holds a colorful secret, for it has been fashioned from fluorescing wernerite: A member of the Scapolite mineral group that is considered one of the strongest of fluorescent minerals, and when exposed to longwave ultraviolet light, this sphere bursts into vibrant life, showing a vivid, pure yellow glow. under shortwave light it turns a paler yellow, but now it is additionally flecked with the dramatic electric blue of Diopside. An exquisite example of a fine fluorescent mineral, the sphere measures 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $250-$400

49154 LARGE LEPIDOLITE SPHERE Stone Source: Wyoming, USA This is an exceptionally large and exotically colored sphere of the uncommon lithium mineral: Lepidolite. A form of Mica, it contains a substantial amount of Lithium and also accounted for the discovery of another element – Rubidium. Its scientific significance pales in comparison to its violet beauty, however, as exhibited in this highly polished sphere. Gorgeous lilac shades are elegantly scattered about with darker gray brumes, intermingling with wispy, white clouds and sparkling all over with tiny, scintillating points of Quartz. It is no wonder that practitioners of crystal “metaphysics” refer to this as the “Peace Stone”, peacefully presented here in a decorative form that is 9 inches (22.9 cm) in diameter. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $1,300-$1,800
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49155 LARGE ZEBRA ROCK SPHERE Johnny Cake Shale Formation, East Kimberly, Western Australia, Australia The distinct reddish-brown and white, banded stone known as “Zebra” rock is only found in the Johnny Cake Shale formation of western Australia. The rock is an “argillite” or clay based rock: chiefly made up of clay minerals, but also containing tiny angular fragments of quartz and mica flakes. The reddish-brown coloration is attributed to iron oxide but to date there has not been a definitive explanation as to how the various patterns of stripes and dots occurred – it is still a mystery. This large sphere shows various aspects of that patterning, culminating in a “bull’s-eye”. It measures 7½ inches (19 cm), has been polished to a bright porcelain finish, and is in excellent condition. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000

49156 LABRADORITE FREEFORM Madagascar Labradorite is a feldspar mineral. Its characteristic green-grey body color isn’t all that stunning, until a rough chunk that has been highly polished is illuminated. with the present example, when light hits the surface at a particular angle, it brings to life the incredible shimmering labradorescence that makes it such a popular lapidary mineral. Schiller, as this effect is also known, is caused by twinning on a microscopic level. This can make parts of the rock seem to burst into sudden life with flashes of blue, green and gold. with this in mind, the master cutter of this specimen has carefully fashioned the piece, such that the entirety of one face blazes with this uncanny inner fire of electric colors, streaked through with rich dark veins and standing 7⅛ inches (18 cm) high. Offered at no reserve. Estimate: $800-$1,000

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49157 BLUE CALCITE (ONYX) BOWL Stone Source: Argentina This incredible blue bowl was hewn from a half-ton pound boulder that was wrestled down from high in the Andes Mountains of Argentina. It is the largest bowl that has ever been fashioned from this material. Since there is only a small vein of this unusual natural blue Calcite and most of the “mining” consists of collecting boulders near the surface, this unique bowl is truly “one-of-a-kind”. It is an unusual aquamarine blue color with intricate veining throughout. The piece is 26 in. (66 cm) long, 17½ in. (44.5 cm) wide and 5½ in. (14 cm) deep. This exotic piece is extremely large for a Calcite (Onyx) sculpture and has the quality of translucence whereby backlighting will literally make the piece glow when lit properly. The edging is smooth to the touch, and the contouring of the bowl is sublime. Color ranges from brown and tan in the veining to green and blue in the stone. The bowl sits flat and has a unique free-form shape. The piece, carved from this singular boulder of exotic Calcite, is an amazing lapidary item. This is truly a one-of-a-kind work from the artist. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000

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49158 LARGE FLUORITE VASE Stone Source: China This gorgeous, tulip-shaped vase, has been artfully fashioned from a single piece of fine Chinese Fluorite, such that the mineral’s distinctive deep purple and colorless banding runs decoratively up the side of the piece with two opposing sides displaying contrasting purple and clear white “bull’s eyes”, on an integrated turned foot and with an attractively flared lip, 10⅝ inches (27 cm) high. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800

49159 LARGE FLUORITE VASE Stone Source: China Fashioned from a single piece of fine Chinese Fluorite, this large vase has been artfully carved such that the distinctive bands of purple and colorless fluorite snake up the side of the inverted tulip-shaped form, with one face showing a large, dark green “bull’s eye”. Shading to transparency at the flared lip, it stands 13¼ inches (34 cm) high, on a flared foot. Estimate: $1,400-$1,800

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49160 LARGE PAIR OF FLUORITE VASES Stone Source: China This gorgeous, matched pair of vases has each been fashioned from a single piece of fine Chinese Fluorite. Of inverted tulip form with flared lip and base, they glow with the lovely deep violet color characteristic of this mineral, artfully arranged so that the softly transitioning, translucent bands of purple and colorless Fluorite snake up the sides, shading from deep green at the base and showing delicate transparency at the lip, each 14⅝ inches (37 cm) high. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

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49161 TIGER IRON TABLE TOP Western Australia This stunning banded iron formation found only in western Australia is believed to derive in part from the remains of 2½ billion year old photosynthesizing Cyanobacteria or Algae. Their fossil remains are collectively known as: Stromatolites and they represent the oldest organisms in the fossil record. Layers of Stromatolite, Jasper, Hematite, and golden Tiger eye alternate in tightly compressed bands of warm dark brown, vivid red, shimmering metallic black, and gorgeous, flashing gold. The parallel layers snake their tortured course across the highly polished surface of this fantastic table top, the very form of the patterning is the result of millions of years’ of crushing pressure during the slow conversion of the fossil remains to rock. Of rectangular form, with rounded corners, it would make a beautiful and immediately striking furnishing piece, 41⅛ x 25½ inches x 1 inch (104 x 65 x 2.5 cm) thick. Estimate: $8,000-$9,000
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49162 FINE PETRIFIED WOOD TABLE Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle formation, Arizona This superb slab is from the world famous Petrified Forest area in north-eastern Arizona: a locality just outside the national Park of that name. An ancient conifer, whose nearest living relative is – the norfolk Island Pine, it has been named A. arizonicum and what was previously thought to have been one species is now believed to be three separate species. unfortunately, distinguishing between them requires examination of the petrified wood ‘cells’ on a microscopic level, so A.arizonicum has informally remained in use. These fossils date back to over 200 million years ago, when Arizona was situated south of the equator as part of the Pangaea super continent. Out on the Pangaean plains, stream banks were constantly being undermined by surging rivers, toppling these giant trees into the floodwaters. Cataclysmic volcanic activity buried these conifers and associated hardwoods under massive layers of ash. The wood was entombed, and its place in natural history secured, as silica-bearing groundwater slowly seeped into the fibers of the buried trees, replacing the organic material cell by cell while still preserving its fundamental structure. The Petrified Forest is world-famous for its beautiful wood, and this is an outstanding, vertical-cut specimen of that renowned material, with delightfully banded patterning in rich shades of red, yellow, green and tan, and a few rare streaks of black. There are even some sparkling pockets of Quartz crystals, in association with a large knot. The long edges retain a delightfully rough, bark-like texture, and have been left with the natural finish in contrast to the gleaming, highly polished top surface. A beautiful and unique piece of furniture, it is presented on a fine solid brass table stand with four tapering legs, and stands 16¾ inches high overall. 42½ x 22¼ x 1¾ inches (108 x 56.5 x 4.4 cm). Estimate: $14,000-$16,000

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49163 FOSSIL FISH TABLE TOP Diplomystus dentatus, Priscacara liops Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA This dramatic table has been fashioned from a single slab of Green River oil shale. This wyoming formation is renowned for its abundance of finely preserved fossil fish; most of these come from the so-called 18-inch layer, where the kerogenrich shale takes on darker tones. Fashioned into a round disc, the plaque bears the rich, black skeleton of a large Diplomystus dentatus, the predaceous herring that roamed the waters of Fossil Lake: a subtropical lake system of 50 million years ago. A fine and large fossil, it measures 19 inches (48 cm) long and is polished to provide a smooth surface as part of the table top. It nonetheless retains fine skeletal detail, from the bony head to the robust ribs and slender tail bones. The same subtle coloring of the fine cream and gray swirling patterns of the stone matrix also surrounds a small example of an ancient perch: Priscacara liops, 4¾ inches long, of equally fine detail. Measuring 35⅞ inches in diameter, the 1¾ -inch (4.4 cm) thick table top is further distinguished by the distinct and contrasting lines of cream and black strata running around its edge, presented on a quatrefoil stand with elegantly inswept legs, 30½ inches (77.5 cm) high overall. Minor repaired nick to one edge. Estimate: $3,800-$4,500

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Auctioneer and Auction: 1. This Auction is presented by Heritage Auctions, a d/b/a/ of Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc., or Heritage Auctions, Inc., or Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., or Heritage Vintage Sports Auctions, Inc., or Currency Auctions of America, Inc., as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the catalog or on the HA.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is conducted under these Terms and Conditions of Auction and applicable state and local law. Announcements and corrections from the podium and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Auctions appearing on the Internet at HA.com supersede those in the printed catalog. Buyer’s Premium: 2. All bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid: • Fifteen percent (15%) on Arms & Armor, Currency, US Coin, and World & Ancient Coin Auctions lots; except that the lots in World and Ancient Coin Auctions 3003 & 3018 shall have a Buyer’s Premium of 19.5%; • Nineteen and one-half percent (19.5%) on Americana & Political, Civil War & Militaria, Comic, Manuscript, Movie Poster, Space Exploration, Sports Collectibles, Texana, Wine, and Gallery Auction (sealed bid auctions of mostly bulk numismatic material) lots; • For lots in all other categories not listed above, twenty-five percent (25%) on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), twenty percent (20%) of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, and twelve percent (12%) of any amount over $1,000,000. Auction Venues: 3. The following Auctions are conducted solely on the Internet: Heritage Weekly Internet Auctions (Coin, Currency, Comics, Rare Books, Jewelry & Watches, Guitars & Musical Instruments, and Vintage Movie Posters); Heritage Monthly Internet Auctions (Sports, World Coins and Rare Wine). Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions accept bids from the Internet, telephone, fax, or mail first, followed by a floor bidding session; HeritageLive! and real- time telephone bidding are available to registered clients during these auctions. Bidders: 4. Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction (“Bidder(s)”). 5. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 6. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. Credit: 7. In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit card information along with a social security number, well in advance of the Auction. Bids placed through our Interactive Internet program will only be accepted from preregistered Bidders. Bidders who are not members of HA.com or affiliates should preregister at least 48 hours before the start of the first session (exclusive of holidays or weekends) to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number or the last four digits thereof so a credit check may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: HA.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction venue. Bidding Options: 8. Bids in Signature® Auctions or Grand Format Auctions may be placed as set forth in the printed catalog section entitled “Choose your bidding method.” For auctions held solely on the Internet, see the alternatives on HA.com. Review at HA.com/common/howtobid.php. 9. Presentment of Bids: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail bids) are treated similar to floor bids in that they must be on-increment or at a half increment (called a cut bid). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full or half increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment and this revised amount will be considered your high bid. 10. Auctioneer’s Execution of Certain Bids. Auctioneer cannot be responsible for your errors in bidding, so carefully check that every bid is entered correctly. When identical mail or FAX bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, your written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at Auctioneer’s place of business at least two business days before the Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or FAX bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, FAX, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. Bids placed electronically via the internet may not be withdrawn until your written request is received and acknowledged by Auctioneer (FAX: 214-443-8425); such requests must state the reason, and may constitute grounds for withdrawal of bidding privileges. Lots won by mail Bidders will not be delivered at the Auction unless prearranged. 11. Caveat as to Bid Increments. Bid increments (over the current bid level) determine the lowest amount you may bid on a particular lot. Bids greater than one increment over the current bid can be any whole dollar amount. It is possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between increments, sometimes only $1 above the previous increment. Please see: “How can I lose by less than an increment?” on our website. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. The following chart governs current bidding increments. Current Bid .....................Bid Increment Current Bid.......................Bid Increment <$10 .................................... $1 $20,000 - $29,999 .................$2,000 $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half of the increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these bids will not be considered Cut Bids. Conducting the Auction: 13. Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance with Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below which the lot will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN ”Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE “Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS. ”Minimum Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. For any successful bid placed by a consignor on his Property on the Auction floor, or by any means during the live session, or after the ”Minimum Bid” for an Auction have been posted, we will require the consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s Commissions on such lot. 14. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. 15. Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole discretion. A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a person under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, collectibles references, or otherwise. Regardless of the disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. 16. Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or very nominal advances. If a lot bearing estimates fails to open for 40–60% of the low estimate, the Auctioneer may pass the item or may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor. 17. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (approximately 50%-60% of the low estimate). In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold. 18. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. 19. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) and any other damages or expenses pertaining to the lot. 20. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, we may at our discretion extend bidding for the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467. 21. The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. 22. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Payment: 23. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten business day hold, and thirty days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via eCheck, personal or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of 5 days, or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. (ref. T&C item 7 Credit for additional information.) Payments can be made 24-48 hours post auction from the My Orders page of the HA.com website. 24. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after the close of the Auction. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 25. Lots delivered to you, or your representative in the States of Texas, California, New York, or other states where the Auction may be held, are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with Auctioneer. (Note: Coins are only subject to sales tax in California on invoices under $1500 and in Texas on invoices under $1000. Check the Web site at: http://coins.ha.com/c/ref/sales-tax.zx for more details.) Bidder agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes. 26. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If you attempt to pay via eCheck and your financial institution denies this transfer from your bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, you agree to complete payment using your credit card on file. 27. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 28. In the event a successful Bidder fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot(s) securing the invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at subsequent private or public sale, or relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A defaulting Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable costs of resale (including a 10% seller’s commission, if consigned to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). The defaulting Bidder is liable to pay any difference between his total original invoice for the lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent hammer price of the lot(s) less the 10% seller’s commissions, if sold at an Auctioneer’s auction.

Terms and Conditions of Auction
29.Auctioneer reserves the right to require payment in full in good funds before delivery of the merchandise. 30. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment of the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor under Article 9 of the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. 31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website www.HA.com/ common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. 33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. 34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. 35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful Bidder to arrange pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no liability. Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject Lots to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for larger items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot is not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. 36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such license or permit does not relieve the buyer of timely compliance with standard payment terms. For further information, please contact Ron Brackemyre at 800- 872-6467 ext. 1312. 37. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of shipment by Auctioneer. Cataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: 38. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the items or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, in specified auction venues, for example, Fine Art, may have express written warranties and you are referred to those specific terms and conditions. . 39. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. 40. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held responsible for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. 41. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the sale of any Property by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to the Bidder and may not be assigned. Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does not constitute a warranty or representation. No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. 42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. Release: 43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, typographical error, etc. and are the exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against Auctioneer. 44. Notice: Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and small items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Purchaser accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision: 45. By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. Consumer disputes shall be resolved through court litigation which has an exclusive Dallas, Texas venue clause and jury waiver. Non-consumer dispute shall be determined in binding arbitration which arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further obligation. 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction, award of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return and warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer, be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. Miscellaneous: 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. 53. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. Heritage may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available through Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. 54. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. State Notices: Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code as amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its bonds for it and its employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the Commercial Code and Sec. 535 of the Penal Code. Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided that this auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed to the same address. Notice as to an Auction in Ohio: Auction firm and Auctioneer are licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture, and either the licensee is bonded in favor of the state or an aggrieved person may initiate a claim against the auction recovery fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Revised Code as a result of the licensee’s actions, whichever is applicable.

Rev. 2-28-12

Terms and Conditions of Auction
Additional Terms & Conditions: MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL AUCTIONS
MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM A: Signature® and Grand Format Auctions of Autographs, Sports Collectibles, Music, Entertainment, Political, Americana, Vintage Movie Posters and Pop Culture memorabilia are not on approval. When the lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (or its equivalent) from an third-party authentication provider, buyer has no right of return. On lots not accompanied by third-party authentication or under extremely limited circumstances not including authenticity (e.g. gross cataloging error), a purchaser who did not bid from the floor may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to Auctioneer must be pre-approved by Auctioneer. A Bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of the Bidder’s request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that is to be evaluated for return must be received in our offices within 35 days after Auction. AFTER THAT 35 DAY PERIOD, NO LOT MAY BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASONS. Lots returned must be in the same condition as when sold and must include any Certificate of Authenticity. No lots purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM B: On any lot presented with a Letter of Authenticity (“LOA”) issued by Auctioneer or its Heritage affiliates, that warranty inures only to the original purchaser (as shown in Auctioneer’s records) “Purchaser”. Purchaser may not transfer the rights afforded under the LOA and it is null and void when Purchaser transfers or attempts to transfer the lot. The LOA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Purchaser was awarded the lot to four (4) years after its purchase. The LOA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage, e.g. game worn. Claim procedure: Purchaser must contact the Auctioneer prior to submission of the lot as to his intent to make a claim and arrange secure shipment. If a lot’s authenticity is questioned by Purchaser within the warranty period, Purchaser must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the sports field. If Auctioneer concurs that the lot is not as represented, Purchaser shall be refunded their purchase price. If the Auctioneer denies the claim, the Purchaser may file the dispute with the American Arbitration Association with locale in Dallas, Texas, before a single arbitration under expedited rules. The LOA does not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer or Heritage’s affiliates is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole remedy afforded to purchaser. For information as to third party authentication warranties the bidder is directed to: PSA/DNA, P.O. Box 6180 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (800) 325-1121. James Spence Authentication (JSA), 2 Sylvan Way, Suite 102 Parsippany, NJ 07054 (888) 457-7362; or as otherwise noted on the Certificate. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM C: As authenticity and provenance are not warranted, if a Bidder intends to challenge, authenticity or provenance of a lot he must notify Auctioneer in writing within thirty-five (35) days of the Auction’s conclusion. Any claim as to provenance or authenticity must be first transmitted to Auctioneer by credible and definitive evidence or the opine of a qualified third party expert and there is no assurance after such presentment that Auctioneer will validate the claim. Authentication is not an exact science and contrary opinions may not be recognized by Auctioneer. Even if Auctioneer agrees with the contrary opinion of such authentication and validates the claim, Auctioneer’s liability for reimbursement for any opine by Bidder’s expert shall not exceed $500. Acceptance of a claim under this provision shall be limited to rescission of the sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. While every effort is made to determine provenance and authenticity, it is the responsibility of the Bidder to arrive at their own conclusion prior to bidding. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM D: In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed from the close of the Auction, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM E: On the fall of Auctioneer’s hammer, buyer assumes full risk and responsibility for lot, including shipment by common carrier, and must provide their own insurance coverage for shipments. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM F: Auctioneer complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A purchaser is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Purchaser is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. MEMORABILIA AND HISTORICAL TERM G -SCREEN SHOT. Screen shots included in the catalog or on the Heritage Internet are provided for reference only. Important Notice: Many identical versions of props and costumes are created for film and television productions in the normal course of a production. Heritage does not warrant or represent that the screen shots referenced are exact images of the offered item (unless specifically noted in the written description). Use of a screen shot does not constitute a warranty or representation of authenticity or provenance. There is not a right of return or refund based upon a claim arising out of or pertaining to any reference to a screen shot. SPECIAL TERM H GUITARS: Bidders are urged to make a personal inspection of any guitar that they intend to bid on as there is a limited right of return. Heritage makes a visual inspection of the guitars to determine whether there are patent defects and whether the date and manufacturer corresponds to the description. Returns are not accepted for latent defects, structural issues, or mechanical and sound reproduction issues. It should be assumed that set up, adjustments and normal maintenance are necessary. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: CreditDept@HA.com

Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev 10-10-11

New York State Auctions Only

Rev. 1-21-11

How to Ship Your Purchases
Heritage Auction Galleries requires “Third Party Shipping” for certain items in this auction not picked up in person by the buyer. It shall be the responsibility of the successful bidder to arrange pick up and shipping through a third party; as to such items auctioneer shall have no liability. Steps to follow: 1. Select a shipping company from the list below or a company of your choosing. 2. Complete, sign, and return an Agent Shipping Release Authorization form to Heritage (this form will automatically be emailed to you along with your winning bid(s) notice or may be obtained by calling Client Services at 866-835-3243). The completed form may be faxed to 214-409-1425. 3. Heritage Auctions’ shipping department will coordinate with the shipping company you have selected to pick up your purchases.

Agent Shipping Release Authorization form

Shippers that Heritage has used are listed below. However, you are not obligated to choose from the following and may provide Heritage with information of your preferred shipper.
Navis Pack & Ship
11009 Shady Trail Dallas, TX 75229 Ph: 972-870-1212 Fax: 214-409-9001 Navis.Dallas@GoNavis.com

The Packing & Moving Center
2040 E. Arkansas Lane, Ste #222 Arlington, TX 76011 Ph: 817-795-1999 Fax: 214-409-9000 thepackman@sbcglobal.net

Craters & Freighters
2220 Merritt Drive, Suite 200 Garland, TX 75041 Ph: 972-840-8147 Fax: 214-780-5674 dallas@cratersandfreighters.com

• It is the Third Party Shipper’s responsibility to pack (or crate) and ship (or freight) your purchase to you. Please make all payment arrangements for shipping with your Shipper of choice. • Any questions concerning Third Party Shipping can be addressed through our Client Services Department at 1-866-835-3243. • Successful bidders are advised that pick-up or shipping arrangements should be made within ten (10) days of the auction or they may be subject to storage fees as stated in Heritage’s Terms & Conditions of Auction, item 35.

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION
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PABLO PICASSO Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1962 Linoleum cut in colors 20-3/4 x 25-1/4 in. Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000 HA.com/5099-51001
For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/ CATD23958or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATD23958.

Visit HA.com/5099
Consignment or Bidding Inquiries: 800-872-6467 Frank Hettig, ext. 1157 FrankH@HA.com

A n n u a l S a l e s E x c e e d $ 8 0 0 M i l l i o n | 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 + O n l i n e B i d d e r- M e m b e r s 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/FineArt
DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA

The World’s Third Largest Auction House

TX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Carolyn Mani #RSB2005661. Buyer's Premium 12% - 25%. See HA.com for details.

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sPORTs COllECTIblEs AUCTION
APRIl 26-27, 2012 | DAllAs | lIvE & ONlINE

Bidding Opens MArcH 31!

The Famous “Buckner Ball” from the 1986 World Series, Game Six

Estimate: $100,000+

1969 Tom Seaver Game Worn New York Mets Jersey

Estimate: $50,000+
1920 Cleveland Indians Team Signed Petition Boycotting Pitcher Carl Mays After Ray Chapman Fatal Beaning

Estimate: $20,000+

The Seth Swirsky Collection of Historic Baseball Memorabilia

Our April Auction will Feature:

1977 Reggie Jackson Third Home Run Baseball from World Series Game Six

Estimate: $20,000+

1965 The Beatles Signed Baseball from Shea Stadium Concert

Estimate: $20,000+

1923 Kenesaw Mountain Landis Signed Letter to “Shoeless Joe” Jackson Denying Reinstatement

Estimate: $20,000+

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Chris Ivy Director of Sports CIvy@HA.com ext. 1319

CALL 800.872.6467 TO DISCuSS OPPORTunITIES ✦ ✦ ✦
Derek Grady VP, Sports Auctions DerekG@HA.com ext. 1975 Mark Jordan Consignment Director MarkJ@HA.com ext. 1187 Mike Gutierrez Consignment Director MikeG@HA.com ext. 1183

Free catalog and The Collector's Handbook ($65 value) for new clients. Please submit auction invoices of $1,000+ in this category, from any source. Include your contact information and mail to Heritage, fax 214-409-1425, email catalogorders@HA.com, or call 866-835-3243. For more details, go to HA.com/FCO.

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/Sports DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA

The World’s Third Largest Auction House

TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Mike Sadler 16129; Andrea Voss 16406 | This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium.

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Making your charity auction easier and more successful

Heritage Charity Auctions

Dale Chihuly Glass Sold For: $13,145, Nov. 2011 Benefiting The Phoenix House

Diamond, Gold necklace, Black, Starr & Frost Sold For: $7,767, May 2007 Benefiting Academy Award winner Meryl Streep’s charity of choice, Equality Now

2009 Hideki Matsui World Series Game Six Home Run Baseball Sold For: $23,900, April 2010 Benefiting Friends of the Children of Haiti Super Bowl XLV Double Suite Sold For: $160,000, Feb. 2010 Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters

Cowboy Legends Poker Fantasy Sold For: $30,000, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner SGC Authentic - A newly Discovered Example! Sold For: $262,900, Nov. 2010 Benefiting School Sisters of Notre Dame

Emmitt Smith Hall of Fame Fantasy Trip Sold For: $22,000, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Fall Fashion Week Fantasy With Tina Craig, “The Bag Snob” Sold For: $42,500, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

2004 Arlen ness Victory Vegas, Autographed by nASCAR legend Kyle Petty Sold For: $9,500, Oct. 2011 Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Heritage Auctions would like to help worthy charities save time and resources while raising more money, goodwill and awareness. We are offering our services to approved charities and their donors to give back and to meet new friends, not to profit from the endeavor itself.  Therefore all profits will be donated to charities selected by our employees. Call today to find out how the professionals at Heritage Charity Auctions can sharpen your philanthropic efforts and help you reach your fundraising goals.
For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATA23958 or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATA23958.

For more information, contact: Jeri Carroll 800.872.6467 x1873 JeriC@HA.com
The World’s Third Largest Auction House

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800.872.6467 | HA.com DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA
TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Andrea Voss 16406.

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4 U.S. Locations to Serve You

Coast to Coast

DALLAS

3500 Maple Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.528.3500 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM CT - 5:00 PM CT Saturday: 9:00 AM CT - 1:00 PM CT

NEW YORK
212.486.3500

445 Park Avenue (at 57th Street) New York, New York 10022 Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM ET - 6:00 PM ET Saturday: 10:00 AM ET - 3:00 PM ET

BEVERLY HILLS
310.492.8600

SAN FRANCISCO
800.872.6467

9478 West Olympic Boulevard Beverly Hills, California 90212 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM PT - 5:00 PM PT Saturday: By Appointment

478 Jackson Street San Francisco, California 94111 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM PT - 5:00 PM PT

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million • 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3 5 0 0 M a p l e Av e n u e • D a l l a s , Te x a s 75219 • 8 0 0 - 872- 6 4 67
D A L L A S | N E W Y O R K | B E V E R LY H I L L S | S A N F R A N C I S C O | PA R I S | G E N E VA

The World’s Third Largest Auction House

MyCollection
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Heritage’s new Mycollection software is a private record of collectibles that you own, buy, or resell, and it’s great for insurance or estate planning.

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✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Stores images, description, and more. All items bought from Heritage are added automatically! Items bought elsewhere can also be added Allows for infinite organization of your collection. Exports to Excel or to print for easy reference. You enjoy absolute privacy. Your information will not be shared with, or sold to, any third party for any reason. Available in all Heritage categories

But the most exciting thing about the new Mycollection software is the ability to receive offers on items you purchased from Heritage at auction, including the ability to set your own “Buy Now” price.
Heritage members now have the opportunity to make an anonymous offer to the buyer of items previously purchased at auction from Heritage, directly through our Auction Results Archives. Heritage manages the transaction, maintaining privacy for both parties. Acceptance of an offer represents agreement with the terms and conditions of sale, including Heritage’s commission. This service is free to the buyer (no buyer’s premium), includes a 7 day return policy, protects the identity of both parties, and allows offers and counter-offers. If you receive an offer, you will have 72 hours to decline, counter-offer or accept the offer. You are under no obligation until you accept an offer or a buyer accepts your counter offer. You will receive payment for items sold within 30 days of Heritage’s receipt of your item.

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder Members
3 5 0 0 M a p l e A v e n u e | D a l l a s , Te x a s 7 5 2 1 9 | 8 0 0 - 8 7 2 - 6 4 6 7 | H A . c o m
DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA

The World’s Third Largest Auction House

NYC Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 0952360; Robert Korver 1096338; Kathleen Guzman 0762165; Michael J. Sadler 1304630; Andrea Voss 1320558 | Auctions are subject to a 12-25% buyer’s premium. See HA.com for details.

AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART AUCTIONs
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1. MArTin JOHnsOn HeAde Cherokee Roses in a Glass Vase, circa 1883-1888 Oil on canvas 19 x 12 in. Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000 HA.com/5096-16001 2. pierre-AUgUsTe renOir Le Portrait d'une Jeune Femme circa 1868-1870 Pastel on paper 17-3/4 x 14-1/2 in. Estimate: $650,000 - $950,000 HA.com/5096-54005 3. WiLLiAM-AdOLpHe BOUgUereAU Fishing For Frogs, 1882 Oil on canvas 54 x 42 in. Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000 HA.com/5096-54008

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ARMs & ARMOR AUCTION

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Heritage is proud to offer as part of our April 30, 2012 Arms & Armor Auction, a fine collection of British and european flintlock and percussion pistols and blunderbusses. This assembly represents select examples of the works of Henry nock, Harcourt, p Bond, . Williams & powell, F. Harvey, richards, saumur and other makers.

Fine seLecTiOn OF ArMOr FrOM A cALiFOrniA genTLeMAn’ iMpOrTAnT MArTiALLy MArked cOLT singLe AcTiOn revOLvers’ cOLLecTiOn OF Fine And deLUxe spOrTing gUns’
excepTiOnAL ‘rOUgH rider’ U.s. cOLT ArTiLLery Single Action Revolver and Holster Belonging to Trooper Colton Reed, Letter of Authentication by John Kopec to accompany the lot. estimate: $15,000-$20,000 HA.com/6076-20001

cAsed seT OF percUssiOn dUeLing pisTOLs By WiLLiAMs & pOWeLL estimate: $8,000-$10,000 HA.com/6076-72001

eArLy 17TH cenTUry BLAck And WHiTe AUgsBUrg gUiLd THree QUArTer sUiT OF ArMOr with pointed Burgonet helmet estimate: $5,000 – $10,000 HA.com/6076-58001

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fINE & RARE wINE AUCTIONs

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In less than a year, Heritage Auctions has taken its place among the industry leaders in fine wine auctions. The reason is simple: Consigning is absolutely free, and we are realizing strong prices, which means more money in your pocket. In addition, we offer advances on qualifying consignments. So why wait? Whether you’re consigning a single bottle or your entire cellar, find out today how Heritage Auctions can deliver results worth celebrating.

FINE & RARE WINE
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012 | BEVERLY HILLS
Simulcast to a Live Auction Room at Crown Wine Cellars HONG KONG – Saturday, April 7 at 9:00AM

2012 April Beverly Hills Signature Wine Auction Pre-Auction Estimate: $1.5M Realized: $1.8M

95% Sold

Contact Frank Martell 1-800-872-6467 x1753 FrankM@HA.com Poppy Davis 1-800-872-6467 x1559 PoppD@HA.com
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Fine Jewelry & Timepieces AUcTiOns Fine Jewelry - April 30 new york Timepieces - may 19 new york

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For exact dates, visit HA.com/5092 (Jewelry) or HA.com/5097 (Timepieces).

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Breguet Very Fine Ref. 5157 White Gold Classique Gent’s Automatic Wristwatch Estimate: $12,000-$15,000 HA.com/5097-18001 F.P. Journe Octa Lune Very Fine Platinum Chronometer Wristwatch With 120 Hour Power Reserve, Date & Moon Phases Estimate: $18,000-$22,000 HA.com/5097-19001 Patek Philippe Ref. 5135 P “Gondolo Calendario” Very Fine Diamond-Set Platinum Annual Calendar, Moon Phases & 24-Hour Indication Estimate: $25,000-$35,000 HA.com/5097-19002 Diamond, Gold Ring Set Estimate: $30,000-$40,000 HA.com/5092-34001 Diamond, Gold Bracelet Estimate: $10,000-$13,000 HA.com/5092-28014 Art Deco Diamond, Platinum Necklace Estimate: $7,000-$9,000 HA.com/5092-93001 Ruby, Diamond, Gold Earrings, DeHago Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 HA.com/5092-38014

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now Open! Tuesday Internet Wholesale Watch and Jewelry Auctions Ending every Tuesday at 10:00 PM CT. Lots are offered at NO RESERVE with bidding starting at $1 on each lot!

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Comics & Comic Art

Silver & Vertu
HA.com/Silver Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com

HA.com/Comics Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Lon Allen, Ext. 1261 • LonA@HA.com Barry Sandoval, Ext. 1377 • BarryS@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Texas Art

HA.com/TexasArt Atlee Phillips, Ext. 1786 • AtleeP@HA.com

Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
HA.com/Entertainment Margaret Barrett, Ext. 1912 • MargaretB@HA.com Kristen Painter, Ext. 1149 • KristenP@HA.com John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Garry Shrum, Ext. 1585 • GarryS@HA.com

Photographs

HA.com/Photographs Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Rachel Peart, Ext. 1625 • RPeart@HA.com

Handbags & Luxury Accessories
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Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments
HA.com/Guitar Mike Gutierrez, Ext. 1183 • MikeG@HA.com Isaiah Evans, Ext. 1201 • IsaiahE@HA.com

Historical
Americana & Political
HA.com/Historical Tom Slater, Ext. 1441 • TomS@HA.com John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com Don Ackerman, Ext. 1736 • DonA@HA.com

Fine Art
American Indian Art
HA.com/AmericanIndian Delia Sullivan, Ext. 1343 • DeliaS@HA.com

American, Western & European Art
HA.com/FineArt Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Brian Roughton, Ext. 1210 • BrianR@HA.com Marianne Berardi, Ph.D., Ext. 1506 • MarianneB@HA.com Ariana Hartsock, Ext. 1283 • ArianaH@HA.com Kirsty Buchanan, Ext. 1741 • KirstyB@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Arms & Armor
HA.com/Arms Jemison Beshears, Ext. 1886 • JemisonB@HA.com Cliff Chappell, Ext. 1887 • CliffordC@HA.com Roger Lake, Ext. 1884 • RogerL@HA.com David Carde, Ext. 1881 • DavidC@HA.com

California Art
HA.com/FineArt Alissa Ford, Ext. 1926 • AlissaF@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Civil War & Militaria
HA.com/CivilWar Dennis Lowe, Ext. 1182 • DennisL@HA.com

Decorative Arts & Design

Historical Manuscripts
HA.com/Manuscripts Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

HA.com/Decorative Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 • CarolynM@HA.com

Rare Books
HA.com/Books James Gannon, Ext. 1609 • JamesG@HA.com Joe Fay, Ext. 1544 • JoeF@HA.com

Illustration Art
HA.com/Illustration Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Space Exploration
HA.com/Space John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com

Lalique & Art Glass
HA.com/Design Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com

Modern & Contemporary Art
HA.com/Modern Frank Hettig, Ext. 1157 • FrankH@HA.com

Texana
HA.com/Historical Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

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Jewelry
HA.com/Jewelry Jill Burgum, Ext. 1697 • JillB@HA.com Peggy Gottlieb, Ext. 1847 • PGottlieb@HA.com

Timepieces
HA.com/Timepieces Jim Wolf, Ext. 1659 • JWolf@HA.com

Movie Posters
HA.com/MoviePosters Grey Smith, Ext. 1367 • GreySm@HA.com Bruce Carteron, Ext. 1551 • BruceC@HA.com

Wine

HA.com/Wine Frank Martell, Ext. 1753 • FrankM@HA.com Poppy Davis, Ext. 1559 • PoppyD@HA.com

Natural History
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David Herskowitz, Ext. 1610 • DavidH@HA.com

Services

Minerals
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Appraisal Services
HA.com/Appraisals Meredith Meuwly, Ext. 1631• MeredithM@HA.com

Craig Kissick, Ext. 1995 • CraigK@HA.com

Numismatics
Coins – United States
HA.com/Coins David Mayfield, Ext. 1277 • DavidM@HA.com Jessica Aylmer, Ext. 1706 • JessicaA@HA.com Win Callender, Ext. 1415 • WinC@HA.com Chris Dykstra, Ext. 1380 • ChrisD@HA.com Sam Foose, Ext. 1227 • SamF@HA.com Jim Jelinski, Ext. 1257 • JimJ@HA.com Bob Marino, Ext. 1374 • BobMarino@HA.com Mike Sadler, Ext. 1332 • MikeS@HA.com Beau Streicher, Ext. 1645 • BeauS@HA.com

Corporate & Institutional Collections/Ventures
Karl Chiao, Ext. 1958 • KarlC@HA.com

Credit Department
Marti Korver, Ext. 1248 • Marti@HA.com Eric Thomas, Ext. 1241 • EricT@HA.com

Media & Public Relations
Noah Fleisher, Ext. 1143 • NoahF@HA.com

Special Collections
Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com

Trusts & Estates
HA.com/Estates Mark Prendergast, Ext. 1632 • MPrendergast@HA.com Karl Chiao, Ext. 1958 • KarlC@HA.com Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 • CarolynM@HA.com

Rare Currency
HA.com/Currency Len Glazer, Ext. 1390 • Len@HA.com Allen Mincho, Ext. 1327 • Allen@HA.com Dustin Johnston, Ext. 1302 • Dustin@HA.com Michael Moczalla, Ext. 1481 • MichaelM@HA.com Jason Friedman, Ext. 1582 • JasonF@HA.com Brad Ciociola, Ext. 1752 • BradC@HA.com

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World & Ancient Coins
HA.com/WorldCoins Cristiano Bierrenbach, Ext. 1661 • CrisB@HA.com Warren Tucker, Ext. 1287 • WTucker@HA.com David Michaels, Ext. 1606 • DMichaels@HA.com Scott Cordry, Ext. 1369 • ScottC@HA.com

Sports Collectibles

HA.com/Sports Chris Ivy, Ext. 1319 • CIvy@HA.com Peter Calderon, Ext. 1789 • PeterC@HA.com Derek Grady, Ext. 1975 • DerekG@HA.com Mike Gutierrez, Ext. 1183 • MikeG@HA.com Lee Iskowitz, Ext. 1601 • LeeI@HA.com Mark Jordan, Ext. 1187 • MarkJ@HA.com Chris Nerat, Ext. 1615 • ChrisN@HA.com Jonathan Scheier, Ext. 1314 • JonathanS@HA.com

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Auction Dates April 18-22, 2012 May 30-June 3, 2012 July 12-15, 2012 Auction Dates April 26-30, 2012 September 5-10, 2012 September 5-6, 2012 Auction Dates April 18-23, 2012 September 5-10, 2012 October 18-22, 2012 Auction Dates May 1, 2012 May 5-6, 2012 May 15, 2012 May 22, 2012 May 22, 2012 June 13, 2012 June 14, 2012 June 27-28, 2012 September 12, 2012 September 25, 2012 October 9, 2012 October 23, 2012 November 10, 2012 November 13, 2012 November 17, 2012 November 17, 2012 December 6, 2012 Auction Dates April 29-30, 2012 May 19, 2012 November 18, 2012 December 3-4, 2012 Auction Dates July 25, 2012 Auction Dates May 10-11, 2012 July 26-27, 2012 Auction Dates April 20-21, 2012 June 16 2012 July 24, 2012 August 14, 2012 Auction Dates April 30-May 1, 2012 April 30, 2012 May 12, 2012 May 12, 2012 June 9, 2012 June 10, 2012 September 22-23, 2012 October 15, 2012 October 17-18, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3, 2012 December 8, 2012 Auction Dates May 3-5, 2012 August 2, 2012 Auction Dates May 20, 2012 October 14, 2012 Auction Dates June 8-9, 2012

Consignment Deadline Closed April 20, 2012 June 1, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed July 10, 2012 Closed Consignment Deadline Closed July 16, 2012 August 28, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed April 20, 2012 July 6, 2012 July 24, 2012 August 2, 2012 August 16, 2012 September 3, 2012 September 6, 2012 September 10, 2012 September 10, 2012 September 29, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed September 17, 2012 September 27, 2012 Consignment Deadline June 2, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed June 12, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed April 25, 2012 June 2, 2012 June 23, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed Closed Closed April 12, 2012 April 19, 2012 August 1, 2012 August 24, 2012 August 26, 2012 September 11, 2012 September 12, 2012 October 17, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed June 11, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed July 7, 2012 Consignment Deadline April 26, 2012

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natural history auction
may 20, 2012 | new york | session two

Front Cover Lot 49317 Back Cover Lot 49315 Inside Front Cover Lot 49271 Inside Back Cover Lot 49319

Heritage Signature® Auction #6068

Natural History
may 20, 2012 | New York
LIVE AUCTION Signature® Floor Sessions 1-2
(Floor, Telephone, HERITAGE Live!,™ Internet, Fax, and Mail)

LOT VIEWING

Center548 548 W. 22nd St. • New York, NY 10011 Session 1 fiNe miNeralS (see separate catalog) Sunday may, 20 • 1:00 Pm eT • lots 49001–49163 Session 2 - NaTural HiSTorY Sunday may, 20 • immediately following Session 1 (approximately 3:00 Pm eT) • Lots 49201–49324

Center548 548 W. 22nd St. • New York, NY 10011 Thursday may 17 – Saturday may 19 10:00 am – 6:00 Pm eT Sunday may 20th 2012 10:00 am – 1:00 Pm eST View lots & auction results online at Ha.com/6068

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This Auction is presented and cataloged by Heritage Auctions © 2012 Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.

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Natural History Specialists

Ceo Co-Chairman of the Board

Steve Ivy

David Herskowitz
Director

Consignment Director

Peter Wiggins

Co-Chairman of the Board

Jim Halperin

Greg Rohan
President

Chief operating officer

Paul minshull

3500 maple avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone 214-528-3500 • 800-872-6467 Ha.com/NaturalHistory

Consignment Directors: David Herskowitz, Peter Wiggins

executive Vice President

Todd imhof

Cataloged by: David Herskowitz, Peter Wiggins

Dear Natural History enthusiast, Since our last Natural History auction a year ago i’ve been quite busy searching the world for the finest specimens available and i’m pleased to report that this collection of minerals, gems, meteorites, zoology and fossils represents one of our finest offerings to date. You will notice that our Gem, mineral & lapidary arts selections have been given their own catalog. The reason for this is two-fold: first, given that our gem and mineral section is a bit larger than in the past – plus the fact that the quality and diversity of the specimens are among the finest we have seen in a long time – they deserve to be spotlighted. Second: The collecting category of fine Gems & minerals has expanded greatly over the past few years, so to meet the demand and insure that we maintain the highest level of quality, Heritage has appointed our long time mineral consultants Jim Walker and mary fong-Walker as Directors of our newly formed fine minerals Department. This will make sure that we remain focused on helping our mineral collectors build the very best collections possible. Session Two of the auction focuses on our meteorites, Zoology, archeological artifacts and fossil categories. The undisputed top lot of this session is lot #49315, a Superb & Virtually Complete Tyrannosaurus Skeleton. This spectacular Theropod (carnivorous) Dinosaur has been carefully mounted in three dimension using modern metal-work techniques so that none of the real bone had to be drilled or damaged. The skull is almost 80% complete, which showcases the fierce battery of teeth that this species of Tyrannosaurid is famous for. in fact, further down this section, lot numbers 49320 and 49321 are two of the finest Tyrannosaurus teeth ever offered to the public. Both specimens are as close to pristine as you will find, plus they each boast a complete root - an extreme rarity in Theropod teeth. one specimen, lot # 49320, even has an associated deciduous (unerupted) tooth still attached to the lower root. No comparable specimen has ever been on the market before. other highlights in our Dinosauria section includes two dinosaur skulls, lot numbers 49316 and 49317; a rare raptor skeleton, lot # 49318 and an extremely rare Jurassic Pterosaur, known as the “flying Dinosaur,” lot # 49319. We are honored to have been chosen by mr. & mrs. William Coors to offer one of their most prized possessions; a Huge matched Pair of elephant Tusks, lot # 49214. These tusks were taken in Kenya in the 1930s, at which time they were amongst the very largest ever taken in the area. When acquired for the Coors Collection in 1997 they were recorded as the third largest pair in North america. equally important in our Zoological section is lot # 49217 – a Giant, unbroken, Great elephant Bird egg from madagascar. This incredible egg is from the largest bird ever to have lived, which became extinct just more than 300 years ago. remarkably little is known about the creature, however, because no complete skeleton has ever been discovered and very few associated ones are available for study; the least scarce remains are these incredible eggs. in fact, less than 40 complete, unbroken specimens such as this are known to exist. it has been my pleasure to cull through numerous collections in order to offer this spectacular selection of geological rarities that any Natural History museum would be proud to display.

David Herskowitz Director of Natural History Heritage Auctions

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Zoology ......................................... 49201 – 49219 Casts ............................................49220 – 49223 Archeological Artifacts ..................49224 – 49232 Meteorites .....................................49233 – 49258 Fossils: Amber ...........................................49259 – 49270 Paleobotany ..................................49271 – 49277 Mammals ......................................49278 – 49282 Arthropods ....................................49283 – 49285 Amphibians & Reptiles .................49286 – 49289 Fish ...............................................49290 – 49305 Cepholopoda ................................49306 – 49313 Echinoderms ..............................................49314 Dinosauria ....................................49315 – 49324

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Floor, telephone, heritage live!™, internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® auction #6068 Sunday, may 20, 2012 • approx. 3:00pM et (immediately following Session One) | new york | lotS 49201-49324
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zoology

49201 DRAMATIC FULL-BODY LION AND WARTHOG DIORAMA Phacochoerus africanus, Panthera leo Southern Africa This dynamic taxidermy diorama captures an instant of high drama in the African savannah. A large male Warthog bursts from its burrow, threatened by a magnificent male Lion, raised almost to full height in a fearsome attack pose. Although Warthogs have been known to inflict serious tusk wounds on Lions, this individual has wisely chosen discretion as the better part of valor. Both animals are fine specimens, with good taxidermy. The Lion boasts terrific claws, and a particularly fine, bushy, bi-colored mane, standing 88 inches from the tip of the tail to the top of the head. The Warthog sports large, well-used tusks, the upper pair measuring 8¾ x 8 inches, and itself boasts a fine mane, with excellent, protuberant facial warts. The animals are mounted on a well-executed, grassy diorama base, clad in oak and measuring 8 feet, 4½ inches in length. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000
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49202 SUPERB LIONESS FULL-BODY MOUNT Panthera leo Africa The Lion is the largest cat in Africa, considered almost a symbol of that continent. Amongst Big cats worldwide is second only in length and weight to the Tiger. They are the only cats that display obvious sexual dimorphism, which is to say that the male and female look distinctively different. each sex fulfills a distinct role within the pride, which consists usually of five or six females and one or two males; the latter’s reputation for laziness is not unfounded, as it is the female who plays the role of hunter for the group. This world-class mount of a fine, large female displays good taxidermy, and is presented in the most dynamic way. Fully stretched out in leaping attack mode, she measures 101 inches from the tip of the tail to the tip of the nose, over a finely-presented, stained pine-clad diorama base 85⅝ inches long, 75 inches high overall. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500

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49203 TEXAS LONGHORN STEER SHOULDER MOUNT Bos taurus Texas, USA These long-horned cattle were first brought to Texas about 200 years ago by the spaniards and have thrived here ever since; they were in fact the first breed of cattle to prove they could survive here and have become the official Large Mammal for the state of Texas. Their docile nature has even led to their being trained in recent years as riding steers. This is a splendid example with fine horns, measuring 65 inches from tip to tip, 72 inches in total, and with base circumference of 12¼ x 12⅜ inches. showing good quality taxidermy and handsome markings, it is a terrifically characterful mount, and stands 35 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400

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49204 RED LECHWE SHOULDER MOUNT Kobus leche leche There are four subspecies of Lechwe, of which the red, or Zambezi Lechwe is the most populous, found across south-eastern Africa. They live mostly in marshy areas where they feed on aquatic plants, but the water also serves as a defense against predators; in fact, their legs are covered with a water-repelling substance which enables them to run swiftly through the swamps. This fine example stands 21½ inches from the wall to the tip of the nose, and measures 46 inches high. Estimate: $800-$1,000

49205 RED CAPE HARTEBEEST SHOULDER MOUNT Alcelaphus caama The red cape hartebeest is one of the larger hartebeest, with a long face and a high frontal pedicel. They weigh 300-350 pounds and are the fastest animal in the world for any distance over 100 yards. They originate in the republic of south Africa and were recently reclassified from a subspecies of hartebeest (A.buselaphus) to their very own species. This is a fine example; 43½ inches high and standing 27½ inches from the wall. Estimate: $600-$800

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49206 CAPE BUFFALO SHOULDER MOUNT Syncerus caffer caffer Southern Africa The cape Buffalo is the largest of the African buffalo family, and most sought after by big game hunters. one of the Big Five of Africa’s large and dangerous animals, it can be extremely aggressive when wounded, and unlike its Asian Water Buffalo cousin, it cannot be domesticated. This trophy bull has a horn spread of 31 inches between the tips and 45 inches overall, with fine curls, partially fused boss, and a handsome, reddish coat, standing 39 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

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49207 CARIBOU SHOULDER MOUNT Rangifer tarandus — caribou The largest-bodied reindeer, these animals can weigh up to 600 pounds and are distinguished by their large characterful racks. This one boasts a lovely woody patination and is narrow but rather high. Known as the caribou only in north America, some populations migrate the furthest of any terrestrial mammal, traveling over 3000 miles a year. This handsome specimen stands 37 inches from the wall to the furthest horn tip, and approximately 58 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200

49208 WHITE-TAIL DEER SHOULDER MOUNT Odocoileus virginianus The White-Tail deer, known also as the virginia deer or simply as the Whitetail, is native to the Americas as far south as peru, and has also been introduced into some countries in europe (Finland, the czech republic) as well as new Zealand. At one time it was thought to have up to forty subspecies, but modern taxonomy places the figure at less than half that number. its red-brown coat turns grey-white in fall and winter, and the antlers are only worn by the males, and something like one in 10,000 females. This is a handsome male, mounted on a mahogany plaque and standing 17 inches from the wall and 28 inches high overall. Estimate: $400-$600

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49209 FULL-BODY ANTELOPE PAIR DIORAMA Kobus leche, Eudorcas thomsonii Africa This fine diorama presents two beautiful species of African antelope, the Thomson’s gazelle, or “Tommy”, and a southern Lechwe, both males, in full-body mounts on a realistic natural diorama. The Lechwe stands on its hind legs at full-length to nibble at a tall, leafy tree, with an attractive redbrown face and fine horns distinctively curled forwards at the tip, each 14 inches long. standing a full 81 inches high, he is joined by a pretty little Thomson’s gazelle, with its distinctive black side stripe, raising a hind leg to scratch his cheek with the hoof, while rubbing his side on the trunk of the tree. standing 24 inches high at the shoulder, he boasts fine horns 12¾ x 12¼ inches, and both are presented on an earthy diorama base approximately 47 inches square, finely adorned with various African flora, and measuring 97 inches high to the top of the tree. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000

49210 WILD BOAR SHOULDER MOUNT Sus scrofa The wild ancestors of the domestic pig, Wild Boar are found all across the temperate world, although populations in north America and Australia were artificially introduced for hunting. They have also spread via successful escapes from captivity and re-established themselves in areas such as northern russia and rural england, where previously they had been hunted to extinction. This fine example stands 19 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose, and measures 11 inches high. Estimate: $500-$700

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49211 SASSABY SHOULDER MOUNT Damaliscus korrigum The sassaby, or Topi, is a south African antelope thought to be the swiftest hoofed mammal. They have curved ridged horns, elongated heads and a distinctive hump at the base of the neck. They join the great serengeti migration along with the Wildebeest, Zebra and Thompson’s gazelle; an amazing annual event which has been taking place for over one million years. This is a fine shoulder mount, and stands 28 inches from the wall to the tip of the nose. Estimate: $500-$700

49212 IMPALA SHOULDER MOUNT Aepyceros melampus The impala is the world’s greatest jumper, elegant and graceful, and able to leap over 30 feet in a single bound. These animals are a sportsman’s favorite and are quite plentiful; found in savannahs and thick bushveld in southeastern Africa. The name comes from the Zulu for “gazelle”, although true gazelles belong to a different genus. This handsome example measures 41 inches high and stands 23¼ inches from the wall (horns loose). Estimate: $1,000-$1,400

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49213 ALASKAN BEAR FULL-BODY MOUNT Ursus arctos middendorffi Western Alaska sometimes known as the Kodiak Bear – misleadingly, since Kodiak island is only part of its range – this big coastal Bear is omnivorous, eating grasses, sedges, roots, berries, rodents, and fish. They are considered one of the top trophies in north America and the world over. This terrifically impressive full-body mount boasts a lovely bushy coat, in the warm tan shades of the female, with superb claws raised in a characterful pose, just over 6 feet tall and 90 inches high overall on a simulated rocky base. Estimate: $6,500-$8,000

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ELEPHANT TUSKS
Loxodonta africana Kenya

49214 SPECTACULAR PAIR OF ANTIQUE ELEPHANT TUSKS
These spectacular trophies were taken in Kenya in the 1930s, at which time they were amongst the very largest ever taken in the area. They were bagged by a private hunter, who recorded the whole hunting expedition in his journal. When acquired for the Coors Collection in 1997, they were recorded as the third largest pair in North America. Not only are they enormous, but they are also very nicely matched – many bulls’ tusks will vary greatly in size, shape and condition since Elephants, as with humans’ hands, are left- or right-tusked, and therefore use one much more than the other. The present pair presents a terrific symmetry however, with lovely creamy ivory, dramatic dark grain lines, and very similar curving shapes. Marks from the old mountings remain, as does a certain amount of discoloration; but the tusks were professionally cleaned in 2000 and these blemishes scarcely detract from the overall aesthetic effect, which remains stunning. They measure 97 x 99 inches around the curve and 17 ⅝ x 18 inches circumference at the base. Each is presented on a fully-adjustable, custom metal plinth, and they make for a truly stupendous display, amongst the finest prizes of Big Game hunting. Provenance: Ex. Mr and Mrs William Coors Collection

Estimate: $70,000-$85,000

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49215 UNCOMMONLY LARGE PAIR OF ELEPHANT TUSKS Loxodonta africana Africa The elephant is beloved for many reasons, but are particularly prized by the hunter due to their magnificent tusks, such as these. Taken many years ago, they display wonderful signs of life, in the marks and discoloring along their length, and one even has a distinct groove near the tip, evidence of old, healed damage. The underside of this same tip has also been worn smooth, suggesting repeated rubbing against the ground. That the other tusk is fatter and displays less damage is no surprise as elephants will use one tusk more than the other, in the same way that humans are right or left-handed. A fine display pair they measure 83 and 74¾ inches around the curve, 20⅜ and 18⅞ inches in circumference at the base, each mounted in a brass collar from a brass-bound mahogany base, 66¼ and 58 inches high overall. Provenance: The Toledo Museum of Natural History in Ohio, which closed its doors in the mid 1980s. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000
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49216 ANTIQUE PAIR OF ELEPHANT TUSKS Loxodonta africana Africa This fine pair of tusks is a terrific evocation of what well-used tools they were in life. The tusk of the elephant is a greatly elongated incisor, and is used for all sorts of tasks, from digging to defense; as such it is no surprise to see such a profusion of markings and grooves as here. such wear adds great character to the warm ivory coloring, and the pair together makes for an impressive display, 60½ and 65 inches around the curve, 17⅞ and 18 inches base circumference, each mounted in a copper collar on copper-bound oval mahogany base, 49½ and 51½ inches high overall. Provenance: The Toledo Museum of Natural History in Ohio, which closed its doors in the mid 1980s. Estimate: $10,000-$14,000

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ELEPHANT Bird EGG
Aepyornis maximus Holocene Madagascar

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SUPERB GIANT “GREAT ELEPHANT BIRD” EGG

This incredible egg is from the largest bird ever to have lived, the 10-foot tall Aepyornis of Madagascar. Known as the Great Elephant Bird, it was perhaps unsurprisingly a ratite (flightless bird) like the Moa, the rhea or the Ostrich, lacking the keel to its breastbone that would provide sufficient leverage to operate its wings in flight. Believed to have weighed almost 900 lb (400 kg), it was a native of Madagascar that survived at least until the late seventeenth century: the French governor of the island at that time wrote of a reclusive giant bird that laid its eggs in hidden places. indeed, human desire for these eggs may have been the cause of its extinction, as shell fragments have been found amongst remains of human-made fires, suggesting that they were a substantial food source. The bird has also been popular in folk legend, supposedly inspiring the roc, or rukh, of Marco Polo’s writings and of the Thousand and One Nights, and immortalized by H.G. Wells in his 1898 story “Aepyornis island”. remarkably little is known about the creature, however, because no complete skeleton has ever been discovered, and very few associated ones are available for study; their least scarce remains are these incredible eggs. in fact, less than 40 complete, unbroken specimens are known to exist. Most usually the shells of other eggs are reconstructed from fragments, but once in a blue moon a complete specimen turns up, such as the present specimen. Aepyornis maximus produced the largest known bird egg, and maybe the largest egg ever produced by any animal with respect to volume. The volume of this egg roughly equals that of 170 chicken eggs. This is a truly superb example, with no cracking and no repair, boasting a gorgeous, pitted texture throughout. Of a lovely uniform ivory color, it is one of the finest specimens one could hope to find of these highly desirable eggs, 12¼ inches long, 27½ inches in circumference, presented on a perspex ring stand.

Estimate: $35,000-$50,000

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49218 GIANT SAWFISH ROSTRUM Pristis sp. Bay of Bengal The most eye-catching feature of the sawfish is its saw-like snout, called a rostrum. The rostrum acts like a metal detector as the fish scours the seabed in search of hidden food. it is covered with motion- and electro-sensitive pores that allow the fish to detect movement and even the heartbeat of potential prey buried in the ocean floor. once the prey is located, the rostrum is then used as a digging tool to unearth buried crustaceans. At other times, when a tasty morsel swims by, the normally lethargic sawfish will spring into action, and slash furiously with its saw. This generally stuns or injures the prey sufficiently for the sawfish to devour it without much resistance. They have also been known to defend themselves with their rostrum against predators (like sharks) and intruding divers. The protruding “teeth” are not real teeth, but modified denticle scales. The Large Tooth sawfish is the largest species of sawfish and can reach lengths of over 23 feet and weigh over 5000 pounds. This is a fine example, with superb texture and an unusually large number of teeth (47). All are in excellent condition, with only slight wear to the top two. A fine natural specimen, it measures 39½ inches long and is mounted upright on an attractively bicolored, hand-crafted ebony base. Estimate: $1,800-$2,500
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49219 PRESERVED CRINOID — A “LIVING FOSSIL” Metacrinus asteria Western Pacific Ocean This remarkable specimen is a modern crinoid, harvested from the depths of the pacific ocean. Although distinctly plant-like in appearance, they are a form of echinoderm, related to the starfish and sea urchin. The “flowering” head is a mass of articulated arms that capture passing food and transfer it to the central oral cavity. crinoids have been found in the fossil record dating as far back as the paleozoic, 480 million years ago, making them one of the most successful and long-lived species on earth – sometimes whole rock strata will be composed of their stems. They were believed at one time to have become extinct at the end of the cretaceous period along with the dinosaurs, as they became considerably more rare; even today very few natural history Museums have decent specimens of the modern crinoids for they tend to disintegrate swiftly after death, and most modern species inhabit deep ocean waters, over 6000 feet down. For those familiar with their fossils, the modern crinoid is immediately recognizable – their successful design has remained unchanged across millions of years. The present specimen is distinguished by an attractive, pentagonal-section stem, curling with cirri. The mass of arms that make up the crown are bristling with the tiny pinnules that it used to capture passing food. one can just picture fields of these strange creatures floating gently in the ocean current. They are usually presumed to be sessile, or at least to require some sort of anchor point, even a piece of oceanic flotsam; underwater footage shot in 2005, however, revealed for the first time that they are actually able to “uproot” themselves and scurry along the sea bed at surprising speed in order to escape danger. This finely preserved specimen is attractively presented in a glazed and ebonized display case ready for hanging, 16½ x 12¾ inches. Estimate: $2,000-$2,800

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caStS

49220 KOMODO DRAGON CAST Varanus komodoensis Indonesia The Komodo dragon, or Komodo Monitor, is the largest lizard on earth, thought to be a relic of a species of megafauna that otherwise died out at the end of the last ice Age. now confined to a tiny area of indonesia, including the island of Komodo, they are listed as vulnerable by the iucn. These remarkable creatures were first documented in the West at the start of the twentieth century, and were an exotic lure to W. douglas Burden, who coined the name Komodo dragon on his trip to that island (the expedition also inspired the motion picture King Kong). it has limited hearing, eyesight and sense of taste, and its nostrils provided little sense of smell. instead, the Komodo dragon uses its remarkably long tongue as the primary sense organ, moving its head and extended tongue from side to side and, in a favorable wind, able to detect its main food source, carrion, from up to 6 miles away. This museum-quality cast was made from a large adult and has been well-painted with correct coloring, and extended forked tongue. At approximately 130 inches long it makes for a striking and dramatic display piece of a most unusual creature. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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DODO BIRD
Raphus cucullatus Holocene Mauritius

49221 RARE DODO BIRD SKELETON CAST
The dodo is one of the most emblematic and immediately recognizable creatures in the world, from its fat round body, to the distinctively bulbous, hooked beak. it even has its own catchphrase: dead as a dodo. For it is the most famously extinct species of modern times. A flightless bird (for lack of predators, and plenty of food) was found only on the island of Mauritius, in the indian Ocean, first recorded by dutch sailors in 1598. Less than 100 years later, it was extinct. This was due partly to the fact that, having evolved on an island free of predators, it had no fear of the humans who hunted it, nor of the animals the sailors brought with them, such as dogs, pigs and crabeating Macaques. The flesh of the dodo was apparently not that great, but everyone loved the eggs. The dodo’s extinction was not realized until the nineteenth century, up to which time the possibility of a species’ extinction was held to be dubious science at best, and the plight of dodo was highly significant in raising awareness of man’s deleterious effect on the ecosystem. in the mere 90 years during which the dodo had contact with humans, scant remains and records were preserved. There are a few paintings and drawings of the bird, but what few taxidermy mounts were made have long-since perished. Only a handful of museums around the world hold dodo material, and complete skeletons are extremely rare (it is surmised that there are fewer than five in existence). The specimen in the royal Ontario Museum, from which this superb cast was made, is complete and exemplary, and has been fully restored to ensure osteological correctness. Cast in polyurethane polymer, this skeleton exhibits the familiar, distinctive skull and beak, the voluminous ribcage, and the long legs that immediately suggest a waddling, comical gait. Also present is the large sternum which would once have been essential to flight; the shrunken wing bones, however, all too starkly evoke the bird’s lost ability to escape. A museum-quality reproduction of an extremely scarce skeleton, of one of the most emblematic species in the world, it is finished with an attractive dark brown patina, mounted on a discrete metal base, and stands 28½ inches high.

Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

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SABER-TOOTHED TIGER
Smilodon fatalis Pleistocene Rancho La Brea Formation, Los Angeles, California, USA

49222 GIANT SABER-TOOTHED TIGER CAST
The Great Saber-Toothed Tiger, S. fatalis, ranged throughout North America during the last ice Age. Fossils belonging to these extraordinary cats are not found outside of the New World and are therefore considered an American paleontological symbol – S. fatalis itself is the Official State Fossil of California. Unlike several other species of so-called Saber-Toothed Tiger, the Smilodon was a member of the true cat family (Felidae), classified in the subfamily, Machairodontinae. Their most striking and unique features are found in the skull and teeth, but the animal’s external appearance has been inferred through studies of the whole skeletal structure. Overall body proportions were different from those of any living Felid, although as is immediately apparent from this spectacular skeleton, it approximated the same size and weight of the modern African Lion. Short, sturdy legs, a relatively long neck and shorter lower back, and a bobtail, provide some clues as to its lifestyle: these features imply that an extended chase was not employed in prey capture, and the robust front limbs indicate that the prey could greatly exceeded the cats’ own body weight. Ambush and stalking techniques are most likely, especially due to the lack of a long tail, which would normally be used for balance at pursuit speed. The original from which this skeleton was cast is held in the George C. Page Museum of the rancho La Brea Tar Pits, in Los Angeles, California. rancho La Brea is probably the single most important Late Pleistocene locality in North America. it is renowned for its extensive collections of well-preserved mammals and birds, as well as numerous insects, gastropods and plant remains. The superb bone texture and full dentition on this dramatic piece have been reproduced to perfection, with a warm dark brown patina, out from which the creamy enamel of the teeth strikingly leap. The massive sabers measure 6 full inches around the curve, and presented in a forwardleaping attack pose on a discreet metal base, mouth fearsomely agape, it stands 63 inches high, an exemplary and highly dramatic specimen of American Natural History.

Estimate: $8,500-$9,500

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49223 GIANT SABER-TOOTHED TIGER SKULL CAST Smilodon fatalis Pleistocene Rancho La Brea Formation, Los Angeles, California, USA The epitome of north American fossils, the smilodon is the official state Fossil of california and one of the most sought-after of all prehistoric relics. unfortunately, most collectors will rarely even get the chance to acquire one, never mind be able to afford those rare specimens that come on the market. The next best thing, however, is a museum-quality cast such as the present example. The great appeal of these ice Age predators is of course their amazing teeth. The evolution of these exaggeratedly elongated canines is seen only in the smilodon and a few other large, extinct Felidae (true cats). The smilodon is the emblem of them all. These teeth would have been fragile appendages, however. it is supposed that rather than stabbing or ripping, these animals would have wielded them in fact more like actual sabers, using them to slash at their prey, presumably to make a quick severance of the windpipe or jugular. This spectacular cast was made from a particularly large and fine original, from the famed La Brea Tar pit Formation of southern california, with superb bone texture, finished in a dramatic patination of dark woody brown and black. The ivory white teeth provide a striking contrast to, particularly the fine sabers, each 6⅛ inches long. The whole museum-quality skull measures 13¾ inches long and stands 13¼ inches high overall on a perspex stand. Estimate: $800-$1,200

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archeological artiFactS

49224 EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE PALEOLITHIC HAND AXE Mid to late Paleolithic, 700,000-400,000 B.P. Mauritania of fantastic size, this is a superb relic of the Acheulean complex tool-makers, Homo erectus. of lanceolate form, it was fashioned from attractively grained quartzite in what is now northern Mauritius, over 400,000 years ago. An exceptional specimen, it measures a remarkable 10½ inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $800-$1,000

49225 PALEOLITHIC HAND AXE Mid to late Paleolithic, 400,000-100,000 B.P. Mauritania A fine relic of our direct ancestor, Homo erectus, this handsome cordiform hand-axe was discovered in northern Mauritius. it represents the development of the genus homo’s stone tool-making, known as the Acheulean complex. Fashioned from attractively mottled flintstone, it measures 6¼ inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $600-$800

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49226 PALEOLITHIC HAND AXE Mid-Paleolithic, 400,000-250,000 B.P. Mauritania Finely knapped from flintstone, this is a relic of the mid-paleozoic era, and a fine example of Acheulean stone tool-making. The humans who made these tools were our ancestors, Home erectus, in areas across Africa, europe, and southern and western Asia. This elegant lanceolate specimen comes from northern Mauritania and has a lovely warm brown-orange patina, 5¾ inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $550-$750

49227 LARGE ACHEULEAN HAND AXE Lower Paleolithic, 250,000-100,000 B.P. Mauritania This superb specimen dates from the Acheulean complex of stone tool production, and was fashioned by our ancestor Homo erectus in the area that is now northern Mauritania. so early are these human remains, that when first discovered in the area they were supposed to constitute an entirely separate human species, Atlanthropus mauritanicus (scholarship now includes them in the H.erectus species). This type of hand-axe is of the Micoquian type, finely knapped from flintstone, with a good body of distinctive pear-shaped form, and fine tapering point, with a warm brown patina, 6½ inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $550-$750

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49228 NEOLITHIC AXE Mid-Holocene, 6000-4000 B.P. West Niger Finely knapped from flintstone, this is an excellent example of a midholocene hand-axe from the desert of western niger. it is a relic of the Ténérean people, nomadic cattle herders who roamed about the region about 5000 years ago. The transition from hunting to pastoralism gave the people leisure time in which to develop their tool-making skills, and many superb relics have been recovered from this area. The present example is of superb quality, full-bodied, and with an attractive pale gray-green coloring tinged with red, 5 inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $350-$450

49229 LARGE NEOLITHIC AXE Mid-Holocene, 6000-4000 B.P. North Niger This exceptionally large axe head was finely knapped from an attractive piece of gray-green jasper, by the people of the Ténérean culture. in the mid holocene era, up to 8500 years ago, the gobero region in the Ténéré desert of northern nigeria fronted a large lake. it was inhabited first by the Kiffian people, and later by the nomadic Ténéreans. Both cultures left behind a wealth of material, many graves, and superb examples of their tool-making skills, such as the present axe. A museum-quality piece with a fine patina, it measures 7½ inches long, presented upright on an ebonized metal display stand. Estimate: $600-$800

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49231 PALEOLITHIC CHOPPING TOOL Early Paleolithic, 1.5-1 million B.P. Morocco This curious, almost round stone, is a rudimentary form of axe, fashioned by the early Homo erectus in the terraces of the oued Tamanart in southern Morocco, over 1 million years ago. it is representative of the transition from the oldowan period to the Acheulean complex around 1.7 million years ago. This was when humans first started to fashion crude stone tools, followed swiftly (a couple of million years) by the use of fire. A fine, early specimen, fashioned from quartzite, it displays warm coloring in shades of pale brown and gray, attractively streaked with dark red-brown, and measures 4½ inches wide. Estimate: $250-$350 49230 GIANT CHALCOLITHIC NUCLEUS Mid Chalcolithic, 5,000-3,500 B.P. Le-Grand-Pressigny, France This remarkable object is a flintstone nucleus, from which stone blades were knapped. The ancient tool-maker would have used one large piece of stone from which to fashion several blades, and the present specimen is an example of what was left behind. discovered in Le-grand-pressigny, France, they are known locally as ‘Livre de Beurre’ (‘pound of butter’) and it is believed that the local tool-makers exported their blades across much of europe in the early Bronze Age. A fine, large example, with lovely mottled coloring, it measures 11½ inches long. Estimate: $400-$550

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49232 LARGE AND FINE NORTH AMERICAN PALEO-INDIAN POINT 8,500-10,500 B.P. Springfield, Greene Co., Springfield Plateau, Missouri, USA This Agate Basin-like spear point measures 4⅞-inch long and 1⅛ inches across its broadest part, somewhat towards the tip from the mid-point. it is thin, about ⅜ inch at the thickest point, fashioned from mottled, swirling gray Burlington chert, with tan and cream highlights. it is finely knapped, with very fine edge retouch, and basal grinding along the bottom one third of the length towards the small, slightly concave base. Provenance: Ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection – acquired by trade with John Fox, Feb. 1999, who received it from the collection of Keith Glasscock, finder off the “Midland Man” site in 1953. It also bears a written-on accession number to a prior and unknown collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

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49233 WILLAMETTE METEORITE — THE MOST FAMOUS METEORITE IN THE WORLD Iron, medium octahedrite; shocked and recrystallizedClackamas County, Oregon This partial slice of the Willamette meteorite was cut from the 15.5 ton centerpiece exhibit at the American Museum of natural history in new york city. The Willamette meteorite is the largest meteorite found in north America and the 6th largest in the world. it is believed the meteorite fell in canada or Montana and was deposited in oregon by a glacier during the last ice Age. discovered in 1902, the meteorite was exhibited at the 1905 World’s Fair and sold to Mrs. William e. dodge, who then gifted the meteorite to the American Museum, where the meteorite has been on display for 103 years. it has been the centerpiece in two renowned Museum facilities (the hayden planetarium and the rose center for earth and space) where it has been seen or touched by an estimated 50 million people. in 1999 a coalition of oregonian native Americans filed a claim to have the meteorite returned to oregon. The Museum filed a lawsuit in federal court that challenged the claim and the parties settled out-of-court, where it was agreed the meteorite would remain a Museum centerpiece and never again be cut. As evidenced by the internal matrix seen here, the Willamette meteorite is recrystallized, the result of a cataclysmic collision in outer space. Featuring one rim of the meteorite’s exterior, this is a fine specimen of the most famous meteorite in the world. 62 x 28 x 2mm (2.5 x 1 x 0.1 inches) and 12.54 grams. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000

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49234 TISSINT METEORITE — SINGULAR EXAMPLE OF THE RENOWNED NEW METEORITE FROM MARS Achondrite (Martian, olivine-phyric shergottite) Tata, Morocco As was reported extensively by the media, on July 18, 2011 a meteorite shower occurred near Tissint, Morocco which scientists confirmed consisted of chunks of the planet Mars. said dr. caroline smith of London’s Natural History Museum (formerly the British Museum of Natural History), “This meteorite is the most important meteorite to have landed on planet earth in the last 100 years. it was picked up soon after it fell and has absolutely minimal contamination. it is effectively a pristine sample of Mars.” dr. smith was interviewed following the Museum’s acquisition of a 1.1 kilogram specimen of Tissint from the Macovich and Falling rocks collections. The Macovich collection also provided the Smithsonian with a large Tissint specimen. The next two Tissint offerings are also from the Macovich collection, and the lot now offered is arguably the most spectacular moderately-sized specimen of this historic event. Like the finest examples of Tissint, this specimen is completely blanketed in a glossy, glistening black fusion crust, the result of its fiery descent through earth’s atmosphere. in addition, this meteorite possesses a further distinction – it’s oriented – which is to say that unlike the vast majority of meteorites, it experienced minimal tumbling during its plunge to earth. given its stable descent, one would expect the reverse to exhibit profoundly different surface characteristics than the obverse... and it does. As a further testament to flight orientation, there is a pronounced rollover lip where molten material ablated off the meteorite’s surface. As would be expected, Tissint shares the compositional and isotopic fingerprint of other Martian meteorites. Tissint is an igneous rock (it formed from lava solidification) and contains clasts of the impact glass maskeynite, which have been known to contain tiny voids that contain tiny volumes of Martian atmosphere as determined by nAsA’s unmanned viking Lander. it should be noted that maskelynite requires tremendous pressure to form, and this would be consistent with the delivery mechanism of this material to earth: a large asteroid impact having struck the Martian surface which launched chunks of Mars into space. Mars is among the rarest substances on earth – only a little more than 100 kg are known to exist – and this is among the finest examples of the historic Tissint event... and among the finest examples of Mars on earth period. Accompanied by a custom armature and Lucite dome, as well as a copy of the scientific analysis of Tissint that appears in the Meteoritical Bulletin. 40 x 38 x 17mm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.66 inches) and 45.74 grams. Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $32,500-$40,000

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49235 THE PLANET MARS — SELECT REPRESENTATION OF THE HISTORIC TISSINT MARTIAN METEORITE SHOWER Achondrite (Martian, olivine-phyric shergottite) Tata, Morocco similar to the previous lot, meteorites from Mars are among the most exotic substances on earth – infinitely more rare than diamonds or gold. The vast majority of the Tissint meteorite shower is comprised of small specimens – smaller than the example now offered – most of which are fractured as a result of a hard landing on earth’s surface. This specimen exhibits both black fusion crust over 65% of its surface as well as a window into the meteorite’s internal structure – where fortuitously, a signature clast of impact melt is prominently featured. how do we know this is from Mars? in addition to exhibiting dozens of specific mineralogical and isotopic markers that point to Martian origin, Martian meteorites share the following fundamental characteristics: they exhibit an unusually young crystalline age (so they can’t be from earth); they contain water-bearing minerals (so they can’t be from the asteroid belt – the place of origin of 99.9% of all meteorites); there is evidence of a planetary sized gravitational field on their crystalline structure (which makes the most likely candidates of origin our two closest neighbors – venus and Mars). The link to Mars was speculative until an analysis of the gas trapped in tiny bubbles of suspected Martian meteorites revealed a perfect match with the atmospheric signature of the red planet. This is a select representation of the historic Tissint event. Accompanied by the scientific abstract on Tissint in the Meteoritical Bulletin. 16 x 18 x 9mm (.66 x .75 x .33 inches) and 4.817 grams. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

49236 A VERY RARE LODRANITE — NWA 2871 Lodranite-Achondrite Found 2003, Moroccan Sahara Lodranites were named after the famous Lodran, pakistan meteorite, which fell on october 1st, 1868. After scientific study, it was determined that the Lodran meteorite was a sample of a new and exceptionally rare class of meteorites, giving rise to the Lodranite classification. Lodranites and their cousins, the Acapulcoites (named after Acapulco, Mexico where this type was first witnessed as a fall) are very rare achondrite meteorites which originated on a large chondritic parent body (i.e. an asteroid) with a unique composition unlike any of the other chondrite groups known. The Acapulcoite-Lodranite parent body was excessively heated and underwent the partial differentiation and layering typical with high levels of thermal metamorphism. The original Acapulcoites are finer grained and contain rare chondrules and thus are considered the missing link between the chondrites and the achondrites. They originated from the crust and were less heated and metamorphosed than the lodranites, which formed deep within the parent body, and which, underwent extensive partial melting and recrystallization. The lodranites were able to melt and differentiate into larger silicate crystal grains and concentrated nickel-iron lattices through a long slow cooling process whereas the acapulcoites, near the surface, were quenched and cooled much quicker, resulting in a much finer texture and smaller grain size. This attractive slice of this important meteorite exhibits a large field of gray, green and black high temperature silicates, primarily orthopyroxene, olivine, and plagioclase, with weathered metallic veins. The slice measures 153 mm by 93 mm by 3 mm thick and weighs 132.5 grams. A very large display sample of this important and very rare meteorite. Estimate: $4,800-$5,500

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49237 A UNIQUE ACHONDRITE METEORITE — NWA 2993 Winonaite-”Evolved”=A Lodranite Analog from the Winonaite Parent Body (Asteroid) Found June 2006 in the Algerian Sahara Total known weight = 625 grams When first submitted for analysis and classification to northern Arizona university and The university of Washington, this meteorite created huge excitement among the scientists because its mineralogy and appearance were nearly identical to the famous Lodran from pakistan, the namesake of an exceptionally rare class of meteorites called Lodranites. only after oxygen isotope analysis was completed did they realize that they had discovered an entirely new class of meteorites analogous to Lodranites, but sourced from a different asteroid parent body altogether. Lodranites and their cousins, the Acapulcoites (named after Acapulco, Mexico where this type was first witnessed as a fall) are very rare achondrite meteorites which originated on a large chondritic parent body with a unique composition unlike any of the other chondrite groups known. The Acapulcoite-Lodranite parent body was excessively heated causing thermal metamorphism resulting in differentiation and layering. This meteorite, nWA 2993 is the only known member of this new type making it arguably the rarest meteorite ever found! This gorgeous thin slice of this extremely important meteorite exhibits a large field of reddish, green and black high temperature silicates, primarily orthopyroxene and olivine, with an attractive “leopard-spot” pattern of bright silvery nickel-iron injected into the silicates. it looks almost exactly like Lodran, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful meteorites in the world, but the olivine in Lodran is a lighter green color. The slice measures 22.2 mm by 15.7 mm by 1 mm thick and weighs 1.05 grams. samples of this meteorite are virtually undistributed to the major museums and universities around the world, as well as to private collectors, leaving an important hole in virtually every collection. An exceptionally rare and scientifically important meteorite specimen. Estimate: $600-$800

49238 DJATI-PENGILON METEORITE — RARE INDONESIAN METEORITE H6 East Java, Ngawi, Indonesia endless tiny grains of nickel-iron are seemingly dusted across djatipengilon’s cool ebony matrix. rare and sought-after, djati-pengilon is sublime. This specimen originates from the large meteorite seen to plunge into the Alastoeva river on March 19, 1884. That main mass is today a national treasure and is the centerpiece of the national geological Museum in Bandong, indonesia. This nearly square cut specimen features a delicate, ethereal thread of nickel-iron and dozens of characteristic tiny black inclusions. A distinguished addition to any collection. 48 x 44 x 3mm (1.75 x 1.25 x 0.1inches) and 29.8 grams. Estimate: $400-$500

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49239 THE NWA 6252 LUNAR METEORITE — A SLICE OF THE MOON Achondrite (lunar feldspathic breccia) Algeria purchased in Morocco in 2010 from nomadic Berbers, nWA 6252 – the 6,252nd meteorite to be classified after having been recovered in the sahara desert – is a lunar breccia, which is to say several discreet materials were fused together following repeated asteroid impacts on the lunar surface. nWA 6252 is also paired (the scientific confirmation of two meteorites found in the same general area at different times which originate from the same cosmic event) with nWA 2995 and its additional pairings. This specimen includes anorthositic, noritic and olivine basaltic lithologies and has lunar highland affinities. impact melts and breccia-in-breccia structures are also in evidence. As it regards the latter, at least four generations of brecciation were detected in a different specimen. extremely fresh, nWA 6252 shows little internal indication of terrestrialization (the weathering and erosion due to the elements). specimens of the Moon can be readily identified by their unique geological, mineralogical, chemical and radiation signatures. The most common minerals found on earth’s surface are not found on the Moon; the minerals comprising the Moon’s crust are limited and readily identifiable. in addition, lunar rocks contain gases originating from the solar wind with isotope ratios that are very different than the same gases found on earth. This select representation of the Moon features an anorthositic clast perfectly positioned in proximity to what would be the nose of an anthropomorphic caricature (see picasso’s “nude, green Leaves and Bust”). Accompanied by the nWA 6252 abstract in the Meteoritical Bulletin. There is less than 135 pounds of lunar meteorites documented which makes the Moon, along with Mars, among the rarest objects on earth. 45 x 32 x 2mm (1.75 x 1.25 x 0.1 inches) and 4.091 grams. Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

49240 A SAMPLE OF MOON ROCK — NWA 2995 Lunar Meteorite Lunar Feldspathic Breccia Algeria (found 2005) As previously indicated, lunar samples are among the rarest substances on earth; they are infinitely more rare than the fine gemstones. The mineralogy and structure of this particular lunar meteorite is nearly indistinguishable from several moon rocks returned by Apollo missions. it consists of a breccia of whitish crystalline feldspar fragments and greenish microcrystalline gabbro fragments, contained in a dark gray and black matrix of olivine basalt and melted rocks of other types, combining to provide this meteorite with a striking, signature appearance. This lunar meteorite has been analyzed with the most advanced scientific techniques and the findings regarding the same appear in The Meteoritical Bulletin #90, (2006) pp. 1383-1418. This partial slice, measuring 28.6 mm by 20.2 mm by 1.5 mm thick and weighing 2.388 grams includes one edge of sought-after fusion crust, and is an excellent example exhibiting many unique features of a lunar breccia. Estimate: $3,200-$3,800

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49241 LARGE SWEDISH METEORITE SLICE Muonionalusta – fine (IVA) octahedrite Kiruna, Norrbotten, Northern Sweden Believed to have fallen over 800,000 years ago, searches for the Mouonionalusta impact crater have been in vain. one of the few meteorites recovered from north of the Arctic circle, it is assumed they were transported by glacial action. Muonionalusta specimens are almost always buried, located only with specialized metal detectors. Muonionalusta is the first iron meteorite in which stishovite was found, a rare and extremely hard polymorph of quartz which forms by very high shock pressure. This is a particularly fine, complete slice, with good external surface features and a mesmerizing Widmanstätten pattern, an unearthly shimmering metallic grid which is diagnostic in the identification of iron meteorites. A select example of an superb iron meteorite. 483 x 267 x 3 mm (19 x 10.5 x 0.1 inches) and 2226g (4.9 lb). Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

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49242 SPECTACULAR IRON METEORITE SLICE Seymchan – Iron, coarse octahedrite Hekandue River, Seymchan, Magadan District, Russia The seymchan meteorite was first discovered in a dry river bed in far-eastern russia in 1967. it is believed to have originated near the core/mantle boundary of a differentiated planetary body that broke apart during the formation of our solar system. This is a superb complete slice with both sides evidencing the shimmering latticework of its constituent alloys, kamacite and taenite. This distinctive structure forms only during the process of cooling (see lot 49250). seymchan also contains quantities of germanium, gallium and iridium, and the remarkable, gleaming streaks that leap from the present slice are the rare occurrence of glittering, silvery stishovite (shocked quartz). The slice is further enlivened by the contrast provided by natural rifts and long pits. This decorative specimen measures 575 x 419 x 3 mm (22.5 x 16.5 x 0.1 inches) and 4935 grams (10.88 lb). Estimate: $7,500-$10,000
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49243 IMILAC METEORITE — LARGE PARTIAL SLICE FEATURING EXTRATERRESTRIAL PERIDOT PAL – Pallasite Atacama Desert, Chile The most resplendent extraterrestrial material known to exist, this is a dazzling example of a pallasitic meteorite. named in honor of the 18th century scientist peter pallas, pallasites comprise less than 1% of all known meteorites. This superlative partial slice of imilac – a benchmark of fine pallasites – is bordered with one long arc of fusion crust (the outer crust of a meteorite which results from its fiery descent through earth’s atmosphere). Boasting a sparkling mosaic of olivine in its nickel-iron matrix, imilac occasionally contains, as does this specimen, gem-quality olivine or peridot (the birthstone of August). All pallasitic meteorites originate from the mantle-core boundary of a planetary body that broke apart during the formation of our solar system (the remnants of which orbit the sun between Mars and Jupiter and are collectively referred to as the asteroid belt). The olivine crystals seen here are the result of small chunks of stony mantle becoming suspended in the planet’s molten nickel-iron core and then crystallizing during the cooling process. Found in the Atacama desert in chile, the highest desert on earth, the imilac impact site is now exhausted of material. 228 x 142 x 3mm (9 x 5.5 x 0.1 inches) and 447.65 grams (1 pound). Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $8,000-$10,000

49244 A PART SLICE OF THE FUKANG PALLASITE Fukang Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Far Western China pallasites are meteorites that originate from the core-mantle boundary of a small planet or asteroid that broke apart during the formation of our solar system; radioactive fission-track dating confirms ages of 4.1 to 4.4 billion years. pallasites are made-up of a combination of silvery nickel-iron core metal and dense silicates, almost always olivine, often in its gorgeous crystalline form. in addition to its signature large crystals, this specimen also contains peridot which is gem quality olivine. prized by the ancients egyptians, peridot can range in color from emerald green to orange to dark smoky jet. The combination of beautiful gemmy crystals of olivine, contrasting with the silvery nickel-iron matrix metal, make pallasites the most beautiful meteorites known, and Fukang is among the best. This fine partial slice measures 4 inches by 1¾ inches and weighs 67.76 grams. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400

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49245 NATURAL SCULPTURE FROM OUTER SPACE — QUINTESSENCE OF AN IRON METEORITE, FROM ARGENTINA’S “VALLEY OF THE SKY” Iron, coarse octahedrite Gran Chaco, Argentina As this meteorite’s pronounced flanges cannot be discerned in the accompanying image, this meteorite must be seen to be fully appreciated. With dozens of thumbprints and accented by a bright natural patina, this decorative specimen evidences the ideal of an iron meteorite. After having collided with earth, nearly 4000 years ago, campo del cielo (“Valley of the Sky”) meteorites were first written about in 1576 by spanish explorers when their unearthly origins had yet to be understood. The first large meteorite displayed at the British Museum of natural history was a “campo,” and specimens are found today in the world’s foremost natural history museums. Fortuitously, a previously unknown area of the campo strewn field (the area in which a meteorite shower is “strewn” across the earth’s surface) was discovered several years ago. Located at a higher elevation than the valley where the majority of campos fell, the meteorites from this area were less susceptible to incursions of ground water and are, as a result, less weathered. The meteorite now offered, a striking conversation piece in any room it will inhabit, is one such example. Accompanied by a custom armature. 303 x 179 x 159mm (12 x 7 x 6.25 inches) and 41.92 kg (92.3 pounds). Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $11,000-$14,000

49246 CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE Iron, coarse octahedrite Gran Chaco, Argentina similar to the previous lot, this campo del cielo exhibits well-defined regmaglypts (the small thumbprint-like impressions in the fusion crust caused by frictional burning and melting as the meteorite plunges to earth). A protuberance on one side evokes a human profile. Accompanied by an ebony display stand, this is a winsome example of a meteorite. 5.25 x 6.75 x 3.5 inches and 4.45 kg (9.8 pounds). Estimate: $700-$900

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49247 LAS PALMAS / CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE — FIST-SIZED SPECIMEN WITH A NATURALLY FORMED HOLE Iron meteorite Las Palmas, Paraguay similar to the previous lot, this meteorite was found approximately 200 miles away from the campo del cielo strewn field. Meteorites recovered in this area were thought to be from a wholly different event than the campo event of 4000 years ago, but research reveals otherwise. We now know that when the campo del cielo meteorite shower occurred, at least two large masses traveled in proximity to one another during a journey through the solar system before exploding in earth’s upper atmosphere. referred to as the Las palmas variety of campos, the soil chemistry of the Las palmas region had a distinct effect on the iron meteorites that landed there. Las palmas campos have a textured surface that makes them appear more animated – and the current offering is no exception. This meteorite is further embellished with a much sought-after enhancement: a naturally formed hole. With a rich platinum patina, bright chrome highlights and accented with fine dimpling, this is an engaging example. 97 x 78 x 51mm (3.75 x 3 x 2 inches) and 1108 grams (2.5 pounds). Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

49248 CAMPO DEL CIELO SILICATED METEORITE — COMPLETE SLICE OF AN ENIGMATIC METEORITE Iron, coarse octahedrite Gran Chaco, Argentina similar to the previous three lots, this complete slice is part of an unusual, highly-silicated campo del cielo meteorite. While most campos contain occasional silicate inclusions, this specimen contains an abundance of such inclusions and was, as a result, initially believed to be a completely different meteorite that was coincidentally found in the campo strewn field. This is a campo, however, as its chemical signature matches too closely to be anything otherwise. The large angular silicate inclusions suspended in the bright nickeliron matrix seen here are chondritic in nature; in effect, it is material that is akin to a stone meteorite (see lot 49238). Threads of nickel-iron penetrated these silicates as a result of a tremendous collision in outer space. The external rim is somewhat irregular as a result of the different melting points of the different materials of which the meteorite is comprised. Less than 2% of all campos are so highly silicated. visually compelling, this is a choice slice of a preternatural meteorite from Argentina’s valley of the sky. 174 x 141 x 3mm (6.75 x 5.5 x 0.1 inches) and 265.9 grams (0.6 pounds). Estimate: $1,000-$1,400

49249 HENBURY — COMPLETE IRON METEORITE Iron (IIIAB) medium octahedrite Henbury Cattle Station, Alice Springs, Northern Australia originating from an event that occurred approximately 5,000 years ago, the henbury event will forever be one of the great meteorite showers on record. unlike gibeon meteorites (see lot 49250) henburys were not one harvested by the indigenous population to exploit the malleable alloys of which its comprised. indeed, henbury meteorites were declared taboo and referred to by the local populace as chindu chinna waru chingi yaku (“sun walks fire devil’s rock”). As a result, the henbury crater lay undisturbed until its modern discovery by A.r. Alderman in 1931. henburys are highly collectible as a result of their animated morphology and signature patina – whose bright ochre captivates, as is the case with the current example now offered. Measuring 100 x 70 x 65 mm (3.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches) and 1026g (2.7 lb). Estimate: $6,000-$7,000

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49250 GIBEON METEORITE END PIECE — INTRIGUING STUDY OF THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STRUCTURE OF AN IRON METEORITE Iron, fine octahedrite Great Nama Land, Namibia Thousands of years ago an enormous iron mass slammed into earth’s upper atmosphere, raining down on the edge of Africa’s Kalahari desert. Tribesmen recently located meteorites from this event with the aid of metal detectors, a method not quite in the tradition of their predecessors who sought and utilized the ductile “metal stones” for spear-points and other tools. When cut, gibeons exhibit the crystalline structure of its metallic alloys. This octahedral pattern dates back billions of years when the planetary body from which this meteorite originated broke apart. The hot metallic core met with few molecules in the vacuum of deep space to which it could transfer its heat, thus providing the lengthy interval necessary for the formation of its crystalline habit. in effect, this meteorite remained slightly warm in the absolute cold for millions of years. As there is no other environment other than the vacuum of space that provides such long cooling curves, the presence of the pattern seen here is diagnostic in the identification of a meteorite – and the gibeon pattern is particularly resplendent. Both elegant and sculptural and exhibiting the best attributes of the internal and external structure of an iron meteorite, the shimmering crystalline matrix contrasts dramatically with the rich exterior patina seen on the obverse. 162 x 87 x 31mm (6.25 x 3.5 x 1.25 inches) and 1292 grams (2.85 pounds). Estimate: $2,500-$3,500
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49251 GIBEON METEORITE — AN OTHERWORLDLY MOSAIC IN A COMPLETE SLICE OF AN IRON METEORITE Iron, fine octahedrite Great Nama Land, Namibia similar to the previous lot, this exquisite display piece provides an impressive reveal on the internal structure of an iron meteorite. The shimmering crystalline matrix is accented with signature iron sulfide inclusions, while a gently winding rim provides a glimpse of the meteorite’s external surface. The latticework (or Widmanstätten pattern) seen here is diagnostic in the identification of iron meteorites – and different meteorites have different patterns. This pattern does not occur in terrestrial iron ore (see previous description to understand why). 182 x 72 x 3mm (7 x 3 x 0.1 inches) and 285 grams. Estimate: $1,000-$1,400

49252 NWA 6932 METEORITE — AN “EXOTIC BIRD” INDEED, A COMPLETE SLICE OF AN IRREGULAR AND RARE PLESSITIC IRON METEORITE Iron Meteorite Ungrouped – IR-UNGR Sahara Desert / Algeria nWA 6932 is unlike any of the other iron meteorite offered in this sale. This complete slice – naturally shaped like the head of a bird – originates from an extremely exotic 32 kilogram meteorite found in the sahara in 2008. in terms of its internal structure, there is no other meteorite that looks like nWA 6932 (see lots 49233, 49242 and 49250). Moreover, in the words of dr. John Wasson, the world’s foremost expert in iron meteorites, “This meteorite has no close compositional relatives.” As it does not fit into any of the established chemical groups, this meteorite has been classified as belonging to an esteemed meteorite classification: it is “ungrouped.” in addition, this is one of the few plessitic iron meteorites (it contains plessite or fine grains of the chief iron alloys found in iron meteorites). usually the plessite occurs in gaps between the bands which form a Widmanstatten pattern (see lot 49251) – but not in this rarest of birds. Featuring a single large troilite (iron sulfide) inclusion, as well as unique kamacitic spindles and crosses, this is the single most aesthetic complete slice from one of the more exotic iron meteorites on record. 227 x 114 x 5 mm (9 x 4.5 x 0.2 inches) and 684 grams (1.5 pounds). Estimate: $4,500-$5,500

49253 FROM THE ASTEROID VESTA — THE EUCRITIC AGOULT METEORITE HED – Achondrite (unbrecciated eucrite) Morocco At this very instant (March 2012), nAsA’s dawn space probe is hovering near the asteroid vesta, and the data already transmitted has confirmed what had long been suspected: eucritic meteorites – of which the current offering is an exotic example – originate from the surface of vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from earth and the second largest asteroid of all. An enormous crater covers much of vesta’s southern hemisphere, and it is believed the impact which created this crater was responsible for launching portions of vesta into space – including the specimen currently offered. eucrites are differentiated meteorites; they were created by igneous processes in vesta’s crust. The Agoult meteorite was found in Morocco in 2000 and is extremely fresh – it had not been laying on earth’s surface for a good deal of time prior to recovery. it is also one of only three unbrecciated eucrites – which is to say the matrix is comprised of tiny homogenous crystals. Agoult also possesses a slight europium anomaly: the rare earth element europium exists in an enriched concentration relative to other rare earth elements present. 17 x 15 x 7mm and 2.127 grams. Estimate: $300-$350

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49254 NWA 6950 — SUPERLATIVE AND EXOTIC SAMPLE OF THE MOON WITH MACOVICH COLLECTION PROVENANCE Lunar Mare – olivine gabbro Sahara Desert at the Mali/Algeria Border Like Martian meteorites, lunar meteorites are among the rarest naturally occurring substances on earth; there are only 62 kilograms (135 pounds) of lunar meteorites known to exist. Lunar specimens are identified by specific geological, mineralogical, chemical and radiation signatures, and the scientific abstract describing such particulars of the current offering accompanies this lot. The most common minerals found on earth’s surface are not found on the Moon; the minerals comprising the Moon’s crust are limited and readily identifiable. in addition, lunar rocks contain gases originating from the solar wind with isotope ratios that are very different than the same gases found on earth. suspected lunar meteorites are also matched against Apollo lunar samples. (Moon rocks collected during Apollo missions are the property of the united states government and not available to the private sector.) currently offered is a highly aesthetic fragment of the Moon. Most lunar samples are breccias (see lot 49253), but not this outstanding example. nWA 6950 is the 6950th meteorite to have been analyzed following its recovery from the north West African grid of the sahara desert. Found near the border between Mali and Algeria in June 2011, nWA 6950 was purchased by a Moroccan fossil dealer from a nomadic Berbers. The scientific abstract appearing in the Meteoritical Bulletin which documents nWA 6950 was authored by dr. Anthony irving, one of the foremost planetary experts who also did the classification work on the Martian meteorite Tissint (see lots 49234 and 49235). research indicates that nWA 6950 consists primarily of basalt (volcanic rock) and cumulate olivine gabbro (dense greenish material that contains pyroxene, plagioclase and amphibole). Accessory minerals include ilmenite, armalcolite, troilite, baddeleyite, taenite and merrillite with rare zirconolite. The plagioclase is partially converted to the shock glass maskelynite, and pyroxenes and olivine exhibit shock lamellae – and thin, black shock veins coarse through the matrix. This is consistent with the delivery mechanism of a large asteroid having struck the lunar surface and having launched material into outer space where it succumbed to earth’s gravitational pull. one side of this specimen has been cut flat and the obverse is the naturally fractured surface as found on the desert floor. With a Macovich collection provenance this is an outstanding specimen of the Moon. 67 x 38 x 9mm (2.66 x 1.5 x .33 inches) and 39.187 grams. Provenance: Macovich Collection Estimate: $22,500-$30,000
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49255 NWA 6950 — FROM THE DARK LUNAR BASALTIC PLAINS, AN EXOTIC SAMPLE OF THE MOON. Lunar Mare – olivine gabbro Sahara Desert at the Mali/Algeria Border This slice of the Moon was removed from the previous lot with the aid of a saw that uses 0.2mm (0.008 inch) diamond wire. While lunar specimens are exceedingly rare (there are only 77 distinct lunar meteorites known to exist from the approximate 52,000 meteorites documented), the current offering is rarer still as it is grouped in the second smallest category of lunar meteorites: the mare basalts. Lunar specimens are identified by specific geological, mineralogical, chemical and radiation signatures, and the scientific abstract describing such specifics of the current offering accompanies this lot – a sample of the most celebrated object in the night sky: the Moon. And more specifically, as this is a mare basalt, it originates from the more darkly shaded basaltic plains of the Moon that can be distinguished with a quick glance. 65 x 35 x 2mm (2.5 x 1.33 x 0.1 inches) and 6.589 grams. Estimate: $4,250-$5,000

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49256 THE YOUNGEST LUNAR MATERIAL EJECTED OFF THE LUNAR SURFACE — NWA 6950 Lunar Mare – olivine gabbro Sahara Desert at the Mali/Algeria Border similar to the previous two lots, the first indication of the scientific importance of this meteorite was in 2004 when it was reported that scientists had just discovered that nWA 773 contained the youngest lunar material known to exist in a lunar meteorite. since then, other meteorites have been determined to be paired with nWA 773 (which is to say they are from the same event... the same source meteoroid), and nWA 6950 is one of these additional stones and contains some of the youngest lunar material known and dates from 2.865 billion years ago. nWA 6950 meteorite is an olivine gabbro, which is an intrusive igneous rock containing large amounts of olivine that formed deep under the lunar crust or in magma chambers of volcanoes. We know that gabbro crystallized deep under the crust because of the large grain/crystal size, which requires slow and steady cooling. The existence of this material proves that the Moon was volcanically active 2.8 billion years ago. This revelation upended theories on the Moon as it was believed the Moon was already “dead” more than 500 million years earlier. As such, it has been argued that nWA 6950 is among the most scientifically important lunar meteorites discovered. The present specimen is a partial slice and measures 55.6 mm by 23 mm and weighs 2.97 grams. it clearly exhibits the darker green olivine crystals imbedded in a lighter green/gray matrix. Estimate: $2,600-$3,000

49257 NWA 7214 (provisional) — COMPLETE SLICE OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH AUBRITE Achondrite – Aubrite Western Sahara/ Morocco border This section ends with what is a beginning... the beginning of an auspicious meteorite’s introduction. The meteorite from which this slice was derived was assigned the name nWA 7214, and following protocol, the classification as determined by an esteemed researcher is currently under peer review. Aubrites are highly sought-after by both researchers and collectors – and both are going to clamor for this newest member of the club – of which this is the first offering. What makes this aubrite especially attractive is the weathering grade of W0/1 – which is to say it’s exceedingly fresh and provides pristine research material. There are only 9 witnessed aubrite falls, a storied list that includes some of the more famous and sought-after meteorites known: Aubres, Cumberland Falls, Khor Temeki, Mayo Belwa, Norton County, Bustee and Bishopville. The closest the private collector will get to owning a fresh aubrite that is not a witnessed fall will be by obtaining a specimen of nWA 7214 (provisional). Aubrites contain a variety of unusual accessory minerals and have the highest cosmic ray exposure ages of any stony meteorite. They are primarily composed of enstatite and originated in an asteroid – specifically 3103 eger, a near-earth Asteroid that spectroscopically bears a striking semblance to aubrites. 3103 eger is the only asteroid besides vesta which can be identified as the parent body for specific meteorites (see lot 49253). This complete slice is loaded with grains of metal scattered in a blue-grey matrix. As expressed by the scientist who performed the classification analysis, dr. Ted Bunch, this is a “stunning new meteorite.” 96 x 77 x 2mm (3.75 x 3 x 0.1 inches) and 39.06 grams. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500

49258 GENTLEMAN’S METEORITE WATCH Gibeon – Iron, fine octahedrite Great Nama Land, Namibia This dial of this handsome watch has been fashioned from a sliced and etched section of the famed gibeon meteorite. The shimmering Widmanstätten pattern of different extraterrestrial alloys beguiles. The slightly beveled inner edge of the dial case is stamped with numerals at five-minute intervals, with a 60-700 m/h tachymeter scale on the upper face. Water resistant to 3ATM, with a dark maroon leather strap, in a plush-lined and covered presentation case. Estimate: $250-$350

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aMBer

49259 EXTREMELY RARE SCORPION AND VELVET MITE IN AMBER Scorpiones, Buthidae family Oligocene La Bucara Mine, near Santiago, Dominican Republic This is a superb, museum-quality Amber nugget containing the perfectly preserved, complete and fully articulated body of a small scorpion. recently unearthed at La Bucara, the fearsome arachnid is frozen in its classic attack position, with claws thrust forward and its tail curled up behind. At just over ½ inch long, the detail to the body is exquisite, even including some color. Also present are the mysterious pectine structures, which are found on the ventral side, immaculately preserved and forming a feathery v shape between the legs on the second abdominal section. These are sense organs and chemo receptors unique to the scorpion, with which he sweeps the ground for texture and suitability for depositing spermatophore during the reproductive process. They are so delicate that even in Amber specimens they are frequently not preserved, making this a first-class example. suspended close to the scorpion is also a large and superb velvet Mite, likewise perfectly preserved right down to its fine body hairs and coloring, approximately ⅛ inch long. The nugget otherwise contains some small floral debris and a natural interior plane, amidst large areas of complete crystal clarity. it has been brought to a high polished finish and measures 1⅜ inches long, with a lovely golden color throughout. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000

49260 MATING INSECTS IN AMBER Diptera Eocene Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia only in the fossilized tree resin, Amber, is prehistoric life preserved entirely unchanged for millions of years. The oozing resin would have crept down the ancient pines, occasionally engulfing floral debris, and yet more occasionally, unfortunate little insects. rarer still, however, is the preservation of life in action as here: a pair of small flying gnats were doing what came naturally when they were caught in the sticky ooze, trapped forever in a golden prison in flagrante delicto. The little polished nugget has a lovely warm orange-tinged color and complete clarity, just less than 1 inch long. Estimate: $700-$1,000

49261 SPIDERS IN AMBER Arachnida Eocene Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia The incredible detail visible on these pair of spiders is testament to why such specimens are so sought after by collectors. only in fossilized tree resin is ancient life preserved completely unchanged, as though held in suspended animation. each of these tiny Arachnids is perfectly visible, in two nuggets of terrific clarity, from the bulbous abdomen to the fine hairs bristling along the legs. Two superb specimens, one in a small nugget of a lovely pale golden color, ¾ inches long; the other in a larger piece of a darker, orange glowing hue, 1½ inches wide. Estimate: $300-$400

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49262 RARE CENTIPEDE IN AMBER Chilopoda Eocene Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia 80% of the world’s Amber is found in the Baltic region, such that the coastal strip of Kalingrad in northern russia is referred to as the “Amber coast”. rare in even this region, however, is to find a nugget such as this, of delightful clarity and warm, honey-gold coloring, containing a perfectly preserved centipede from the ancient pine forests of 50 million years ago. caught in the sticky tree resin, it was preserved to perfection as the resin hardened and fossilized, and remains perfectly visible, from its elongated antennae, via the multi-segmented body, to the myriad of delicate legs. An unusual specimen, it curls back on itself several times in a naturally decorative pose, in a finely polished nugget, 1 inch wide. Estimate: $200-$300

49264 LARGE ROACH IN AMBER Oligocene Dominican Republic it is usually only small pieces of floral debris that are found entrapped in Amber, or sometimes tiny insects. This remarkable specimen, however, is a species of prehistoric flying roach, a little over ½ inch long. despite its size, it was overcome by the oozing tree resin and imprisoned forever in this lovely golden nugget, preserved perfectly down to the tiniest detail, such as the slender hairs protruding from its legs. it is accompanied by a small spider at the edge of the nugget, perhaps the roach’s intended lunch, along with various small pieces of floral debris. This delightful domed gem has been polished, and measures 1¼ inch in length. Estimate: $800-$1,000

49263 AMBER-ENTRAPPED FLIES Diptera Eocene Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia These three nuggets of fine Baltic Amber display the rare occurrence of prehistoric life preserved to perfection, in a state of suspended animation in fossilized tree resin. Although Amber is relatively abundant along the “Amber coast” of northern russia, it remains rare to find specimens of such clarity, containing the unfortunate victims of 50 million year old tree resin entrapment. each of these insects is visible in every detail, right down to the veins of their diaphanous wings: one small ⅜-inch wide nugget of a lovely warm orange-gold color contains a single specimen; a somewhat larger piece, just under ¾ inches wide, contains another; and the third contains three small insects, trapped in lovely clear golden prison, 1¼ inches wide. Estimate: $200-$300

49265 AMBER-ENTRAPPED FLYING TERMITE Oligocene Dominican Republic A fine example of fossilized tree resin, known as Amber, which as it seeped from the trunk of the hymenaea tree, caught this small flying Termite unawares in its path, preserving it forever in a gorgeous, golden prison. The level of detail in this specimen is superb, right down to the delicate wings, and the clear yellow Amber is characterfully filled with large natural air bubbles around the insect, polished into a gleaming ovular cabochon, 1⅜ inches long. Estimate: $250-$300
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49266 LEAF IN AMBER Oligocene Dominican Republic in the subtropical forests of central America 30 million years ago, the giant evergreen hymenaea trees oozed resin from their trunks. As it slowly crept towards the forest floor, it would occasionally entrap floral and faunal debris in its path. over millions of years, the resin fossilized into Amber, like this lovely little nugget. suspended in the center for all eternity is a large leaf, preserved in exquisite detail, with even the delicate veins perfectly visible. next to it, a natural interior plane in the nugget flashes with reflections of golden chatoyancy, giving great character to this lovely polished cabochon, 1⅜ inches wide. Estimate: $300-$400

49267 LARGE LEAF IN AMBER Oligocene Dominican Republic The preservation of ancient life, unchanged over millions of years, is only possible in Amber, the fossilized tree resin. This large nugget, of a beautiful golden color, holds at its center a particularly large leaf, preserved to perfection, right down to the incredibly delicate veins and a short section of stalk. it is suspended in the middle of a large area of wonderful clarity, but is accompanied in its eternal prison by a mosquito and an ant, both preserved forever exactly as in life, in a large polished nugget, 2⅝ inches long. Estimate: $700-$900

49268 MULTIPLE LEAVES IN AMBER Oligocene Dominican Republic it was pliny the elder in the first century of the christian era who first surmised that Amber must at some point have had a liquid form, in order to entrap the insects and floral debris sometimes found within. This large nugget boasts a profusion of such inclusions, at least seven perfectly preserved leaves and other small fragments of floral debris, held in suspended animation for all eternity in a gorgeous golden prison. The Amber boasts a particularly rich, dark honey-gold color, with characterful areas of darker orange blush, brought to a gleaming polished finish and measuring 2⅞ inches wide. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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49269 RARE BLUE AMBER NUGGET oligocene dominican republic A variant of the usual form of fossilized tree resin, blue Amber is found only in the Amber mines and deposits around santiago in the dominican republic, and in some parts of Mexico and indonesia. Although it glows with the familiar honeygold color when backlit, when held beneath the light, hydrocarbons in the Amber refract to create an incredible blue color (most intense beneath sunlight). The phenomenon is similar to phosphorescence, or fluorescence, and its exact cause has not been categorically established, although many put it down to the presence of Anthracene in incompletely combusted trees. only a part of this large nugget has been polished, creating a window into the interior, surrounded by an unprepossessing looking grey crust that belies the beautiful translucence within, 4¼ x 3½ x 1⅜ inches, 116.4 grams. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

49270 RARE PURPLE VIOLET AMBER Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia This rare Amber nugget glows an unearthly purple-violet when viewed in direct sunlight but appears to be of normal transparent golden brown hue under artificial light. From the little known locality of Banjarmasin, on the island of Borneo in indonesia. A master American lapidary has polished this very unusual Amber specimen – creating a very large and clean “window” to allow optimal demonstration of this marvel. The purple glow is the result of daylight-initiated fluorescence, and scientists have yet to establish the exact group of trace chemicals responsible for this phenomenon. The purple-violet color is significantly more rare than its blue counterparts from this or any other Amber locality. This nugget still retains some of its original surface and measures 2 x 1¾ x 1 inches (51.3 x 44.3 x 25.1 mm), weighs 133 carats, and is in good condition. Estimate: $900-$1,100

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FoSSilS — paleoBotany

FOSSIL PALM AND STINGRAY
Heliobatus radians, Sabalites sp., Knightia sp. Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA

49271 GIANT FOSSIL PALM AND STINGRAY
The Heliobatus Stingray is one of the rarer species to be found in the Green river Fossil Lake Formation in southwest Wyoming. They are a cartilaginous fish, a characteristic highly antipathetic to fossilization, and although the strata of the formation make it relatively easy to remove the abundant fossils found there, the “wing” bones of the ray present one of the greatest challenges to the excavator, having the thickness of only two sheets of paper. The preparator’s skill is likewise keenly tested in its presentation, and the fine detail of the present example is testament to a master of this most painstaking art. The detail is excellent, from the three-dimensional vertebrae to the incredibly delicate wing bones, 8¾ inches wide and 16½ inches long. The fossil hunters had located the “shadow” of this ray, visible in the rock some distance above the actual fossil, but as they excavated downwards, they realized they had found something much larger and rarer. For the ray is positioned – entirely naturally – as though swimming through the gentle fronds of a giant Palm leaf. These floral remains are, if anything, even rarer than the fish; because of the slow and lengthy nature of the fossilization process, vegetable matter is rarely preserved, usually decaying long before it can have a chance to be geomorphically transformed into rock. The superb limestone deposits of the Fossil Lake area in Lincoln County, Wyoming are one of the few places where dead flora and fauna was buried swiftly enough by a covering of silt-mud to preserve this softer material. Even with such advantageous conditions, however, these Palm fronds are extremely scarce. Their thin and delicate structure often means they remain hidden between the sedimentary layers and it is usually only by chance that they are discovered, as here. Even then they are rarely intact or complete, but this is a splendid, large example, with a lovely soft brown coloring. As an added bonus, there are also a couple of little Knightia, abundant in the ancient lake-system, all adding up to a superbly beautiful and highly impressive natural plaque of exceptional rarity, 80 x 48 inches.

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49272 RARE FOSSIL PALM STAMEN Sabalites sp. Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA The aesthetic beauty, first-class preservation, and remarkable biodiversity of fossils found in the green river Formation of Wyoming mark it as one of the premier localities in the world. Most famed for its fish, the area is also notable for its flora, soft material that in most other parts of the world have decomposed long before having a chance to be preserved in the fossil record. palms are exceptionally scarce even here, and highly prized by collectors, but rarer still are the stalk-like stamen of the sabalites palm. This is the pollen producing, male reproductive organ of the plant, preserved here in superb detail, like a tall, branching stalk, called a spikelet, the stamen extending with tendrils. it came from a large tree, and is preserved in a lovely pale orange color, it is joined in the creamy limestone matrix by the shadowy remains of a small Knightia, familiar inhabitants of the subtropical lake system, and at 72 x 24 inches, stabilized with a wooden frame on the reverse, it makes for a large, dramatic, and highly unusual display piece, of a soothing, natural beauty. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000

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49273 VERY LARGE PETRIFIED WOOD SLICE Araucarioxylon arizonicum Triassic Chinle Formation, Winslow, Arizona This superb slice perfectly epitomizes why specimens from the world-famous petrified Forest locality in eastern Arizona are known as “rainbow Wood”. The surface swirls with incredible clouds of black, red, orange, green, mauve and brown, in an astounding pattern created over millions of years of mineral replacement. An ancient conifer tree, whose nearest living relative is the norfolk island pine, this species dates back to over 200 million years ago when Arizona was situated south of the equator as part of the pangea supercontinent. out on the plains, stream banks were constantly being undermined by the surging river waters, and toppling these giant trees into the floodwaters. cataclysmic volcanic activity buried tropical conifer pines and other hardwoods under massive layers of ash, entombing the wood and securing their place in natural history. As silica-bearing ground-water seeped into the fibers of the buried trees, organic material was replaced cell by cell whilst still preserving its fundamental structure, often right down to the microscopic level. nowadays these logs must be unearthed from layers of bentonite clay, as material which has lain on the surface for any longer amounts of time is damaged due to weathering. This is a particularly large, thick and beautiful example, one face brought to a lustrous, high-polished finish, and retaining excellent texture to the surrounding bark which is rarely preserved. An outstanding example of an uncommonly large size, measuring 43 x 30½ x 1⅝ inches. Estimate: $6,000-$7,500

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49274 FOSSIL CYCAD Cycadeoidea dakotensis Cretaceous Falls River Co, South Dakota The sub-tropical cycad is distantly related to the palm and the fern, and is frequently mistaken for both because of its stout trunk, bisporangiate cone, and compound leaves. The order dates back to the permian period 280 million years ago, and may even be 50 million years older than that. Many of today’s surviving species face extinction (and drive an unlikely but vigorous smuggling trade), but during the Jurassic and cretaceous periods they were extremely common across the globe and provided a major food-source for any number of herbivorous and omnivorous dinosaurs. commonly only the leaves of cycads are preserved, but this is an extremely rare fine and large example of the plant’s floral bud cone; unearthed about 25 years ago in south dakota. in 1922, the discovery of fossilized cycad beds in the area led to the establishment of Fossil cycad national Monument. unfortunately vandals had destroyed or stolen all of the fossils by the time the Monument was officially established; and while new fossils were eventually uncovered, the monument’s status was eventually withdrawn in 1956 and turned over to the Bureau of Land Management. The present specimen was legally collected many decades ago and is exceedingly rare as such; this is a superb cretaceous example of fine size and exceptional detail; there is wonderful texture and depth to the seed cavities, approximately 15½ x 13½ x 12½ inches overall. Estimate: $6,500-$7,500

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49275 PENNSYLVANIA SEED FERNS Various genera Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian subperiod Llewellyn Formation, St Claire, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA These fossil leaves, of various genera and species, appear at first glance to be ferns. They are actually the leaves of giant tree-like plants ranging from about 30 to 150 feet tall, and they bore seeds rather than reproducing by spores as ferns do. Thus, this extinct family of plants is commonly known as “seed Ferns”. Fossils similar to the present specimen were used to delineate the geological timeline of north America, representing the pennsylvanian period. This lasted from about 318 to 299 million years ago, following the Mississippian subperiod from 359 – 318 million years ago, two halves of the carboniferous period. The state of pennsylvania is particularly rich in rocks and fossils from this time, providing the period’s name. however, it is only in the st claire area that these fossils are commonly coated with the white mineral pyrophyllite, on a dark, charcoal gray slate-like shale. even here, most are either dirty and impossible to clean because of the flakey and fragile nature of the pyrophyllite; or likewise, so much of the white coating may be absent or adhering to the other parts of the rock that the fossils are irredeemably marred. in addition, there may also be too many fossils overlapping and frequently, due to the twisted, slate-nature grain of the shale, large pieces are nearly impossible to extract. Thus, when a large specimen such as this emerges, with a remarkably artistic-looking array of very white fossils on an unusually thick shale matrix, 17 inches high by 13 inches wide at the base, a truly rare and exquisite masterpiece is at hand. The surface has been preserved with hairspray to stabilize the pyrophyllite coating, and a little glue to stabilize the natural cracks in the shale, but it is a virtually 100% natural fossil, and that is a rarity indeed. Provenance: Ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection, collected by HR and William Deans 10.25.2011. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

49276 FOSSIL SEED FERN PLATE Various genera Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian subperiod Llewellyn Formation, St Claire, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA The seed ferns of pennsylvania were instrumental in establishing the carboniferous timeline of north America, their local abundance suggesting the name of the pennsylvanian subperiod. preserved in incredibly fragile shale, they are a fossil hound’s nightmare to remove, but their superb appearance makes the effort worthwhile. This is a particularly fine, thin plate, 9¼ x 6¼ inches, by up to ⅜ inch thick. The fossils are highlighted with the characterful coating of white pyrophyllite (the phyllosillicate mineral used in tailor’s chalk). The patterns of the various fern genera leap in dramatic contrast from the dark gray shale, making for a rare, highly aesthetic, and extremely old fossil. Estimate: $200-$300

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49277 IMPRESSIVE NARRA WOOD SCULPTURE Pterocarpus indicus Philippines This unique sculpture is an ancient narra log, an exotic hardwood tree and the national tree of the philippines. The log was found in 2005, 12 feet below a rice field. it is estimated to be 200 years old. Well preserved, because it was buried and not exposed to the elements, it had to dry for over two years after the dirt and debris was removed. once the wood was well seasoned, it took another two years to polish it entirely by hand. no machine tools were used in sculpting this wood – the deep russet red coloration is completely natural and only clear furniture wax has been applied to preserve the surface. This is the largest log of its type to be excavated and it is a strong, evocative and sensual sculpture. it stands 6 feet high, is hollow with numerous perforations and measures 32 to 35 inches across. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000

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49278 GIANT SABER-TOOTHED CAT SKULL Machairodus giganteus Late Miocene Gansu Dragon Bone Quarries, Central Asia The Miocene savannahs of central Asia literally teemed with life, much like the serengeti plains of modern Africa. There were massive migrating herds of gazelle, ancient elephants such as Mastodon and platybelodon, rhinoceros, giraffe and antelope along with an incredible variety of other types of non-herd animals. huge carnivores such as giant hyenas the size of a bull, monstrous powerful bear-dogs larger than Kodiak bears but could run as fast as a modern lion, 1,500 pound carnivorous wart hogs, and giant saber-toothed cats, all evolved to harvest this incredible bounty. The undisputed king of the Miocene and top carnivore of this savage time was the Machairodus, the largest saber-tooth cat of all time. With its huge serrated sabers and powerful muscles, this fearsome hunter was well equipped to bring down all but the very largest prey. Machairodus giganteus is the largest known saber cat in the fossil record and has only been found in Asia. This incredible specimen was liberated in the late 1990’s from the “dragon bone” miners who make their living digging up fossil bones and teeth and ground them into powders for use as traditional chinese medicines. it is an outstanding and unusually complete specimen with only about 5% restoration. Both sabers are virtually complete and retain the fine serrations that helped make them such effective and deadly weapons, much like a pair of steak knives, in jaws that could exert over 1,000 lbs of force. only a few small incisors and a premolar were missing and have been professionally restored. There is no burial distortion in the skull so that it is almost perfectly symmetrical which is very uncommon from these digs. superb quality and detail make this a museumquality addition to any collection. it measures a massive 16½ inches long by 13½ inches tall by 8½ inches across the cheekbones or “zygomatic arches” with fearsome 4½ inch sabers. These measurements place this specimen within the top 1% of all known specimens for absolute size. it comes complete with a custom-made ebonized steel stand. Estimate: $40,000-$50,000

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49279 LARGE AND FINE GIANT SLOTH CLAW Glosstherium harlani Pleistocene Hauthorn Formation, Ashepoo River, Colleton Co., South Carolina, USA Along with the Mammoth and Mastodon, Armadillos the size of a volkswagen Bug, and Bison with an eight-foot horn-spread, the giant ground sloth was one of the pleistocene megafauna that flourished in north America and across the globe during the last glacial age, vanishing from the planet during the Quaternary extinction event as the pleistocene gave way to the holocene period, approximately 12,000 years ago. The glossotherium – literally “tongue beast” – was one of the largest of these beasts, as is immediately evoked by this massive claw. it is a superb example, with a fantastically characterful texture and wonderful bi-colored patination, warm black dramatically highlighted by a rusty tan. The massive, flanged claw measures 8¼ inches around the curve and is accompanied by the two associated finger bones, raised on an ebonized metal stand, 9⅜ inches high overall. Estimate: $1,800-$2,500

49280 EXTINCT RHINO MANDIBLE Subhyracodon occidentalis Oligocene White River Badlands, South Dakota, USA A member of the rhinoceratidae family, the subhyracodon was a true rhinoceras, a medium-sized herbivore that roamed the grasslands of south dakota approximately 33 million years ago. Although it had no horn, it did have a distinctive pair of nasal ridges, and large, broad teeth ideal for chewing vegetation. This rare lower jaw boasts full dentition, apart from the protruding incisors and the tip of the jaw, each tooth with lovely dark gray enamel coverage and distinctly worn upper surface that allows a fascinating view of the inner structure. The bones themselves have been painstakingly returned to their original configuration from fragments, and bear a fine chalky patination and good texture, 13¾ inches long, raised on an ebonized metal display stand, 16½ inches high overall. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500
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49281 WOOLY MAMMOTH WOOL Mammathus primigenius Pleistocene, Tarantian stage Yakutia, Eastern Siberia This is a fine selection of the hairy covering of the massive ice Age Wooly Mammoth. Traipsing across the tundra over 10,000 years ago, this giant beast required a specialized covering of fur. Both types are present here: the soft, downy underfur that kept the animal warm, and the thick, coarse hairs of the outer layer, which acted as protection from precipitation and other wetness. The Mammoth also had subcutaneous glands that secreted oil into the fur, to act as a further repellant to water, the whole arrangement being a highly specialized adaptation to the ice Age environment. A good quantity is presented here in a 16 x 12¼-inch riker mount. Estimate: $600-$900

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49282 DRAMATIC MAMMOTH TUSK Mammuthus primigenius Pleistocene, Tarantian stage Yakatia, Siberia compared to the tusks of the elephant, those of the ice Age wooly Mammoth are distinguished by their pronounced double curve, displayed in particularly striking fashion in this fine specimen. of attractively slender form, it also boasts terrific natural coloring, created by nearby mineral or vegetal matter as it lay buried in the tundra for thousands of years. some of the original ivory white coloring shows through large areas and streaks of soft tan, dark brown, and a distinctive blue-green. it measures an impressive 86½ inches around the curve and is presented on an ebonized wooden display base. Estimate: $24,000-$30,000

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49283 FINE POSITIVE/NEGATIVE DRAGONFLY undetermined species Jurassic, Tithonian stage Solnhofen Formation, Eichsätt, Bavaria, Germany The fine-grained lithographic limestone of solnhofen is renowned for the exquisite state of preservation observed in its abundant fossils of the late Jurassic, 145-150 million years ago. The present specimen shows beautiful definition in the remains of an ancient dragonfly, but most impressive is that it has been preserved in the rare form of a positive and negative fossil. geological conditions must be just right for this to occur, the initial fossilization and the formation of the rock’s strata. A slab was here split in two to reveal not only the fossilized body of delicate, elegant dragonfly, but also a cast of the body, the negative impression. A rare occurrence in its own right, the slabs are further enhanced by the characterful shape of the insect, with a well-defined 4⅞-inch wingspan, the body distinctively curving, and two of its jointed legs distinctly held forwards either side of the head. each fossil measures 3 inches long, in a soft beige color, harmonious with the creamy limestone plaques, each 12 inches long. Estimate: $2,000-$2,800

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49284 FINE NEW YORK TRILOBITE Arctinurus boltoni Middle Silurian – 430 Million Years Old Rochester Shale Formation, Middleport, New York Trilobites are extinct arthropods that were the dominant multi-celled organisms during the first 200 million years of the earth’s faunal explosion, which started at the end of the precambrian period. They come in a myriad of shapes and sizes depending on which ecological niche that they occupied, and the morphology and behavior of their predators and prey. Their fossils are found virtually everywhere in the world, and they are the most popular and widely-collected fossil in the world. Arctinurus is the undisputed “King” of American trilobites and is widely considered the most desirable and sought after trilobite from the entire Western hemisphere. it is found as complete specimens at only one location in the world: the rochester shale near Buffalo, new york. it is characterized by a having a unique “bat wing” appearance to its posterior segments and a very ornate, stealth-bomber shaped head (cephalon) with raised, multi-faceted eyes, and a gorgeous pustulose (i.e. pimply) surface texture, giving it an appearance quite unlike any other trilobite genus in the world. exceptionally aesthetic, Arctinurus demonstrates dramatically the beauty of nature’s designs and of form following function. only about a dozen of these incredible trilobites are collected each year. contrast this with the tens of thousands of the beautiful and exotic trilobites from the famous russian and Moroccan sites that are found every year, and one can understand the truly exceptional rarity of this American beauty. This will be the final year of production in the quarry due to the huge amount of overburden covering the productive layers and the reduced find rate, and when the fall comes, no more Arctinurus will be able to be collected. Thus, their rarity can only increase in the future. This particular specimen is superb in every regard, and uncommonly large, measuring 6 inches long by 4¾ inches wide — only about one in one hundred Arctinurus specimens are this large. it exhibits exceptional preservation and detail and is highly three-dimensional giving it the appearance of a fine bas-relief sculpture. Minor crack repair and restoration amounting to 5% or less of the surface area has been expertly done to preserve and enhance the beauty of this pristine trilobite. on a natural matrix plate, 8 x 7¾ inches. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500

49285 RARE MULTIPLE TRILOBITE GROUP Phacops rana crassituberculata Silica Shale, Middle Devonian (+/- 385 to 398 Million Years Ago), North Quarry, Sylvania, Ohio, USA This exceptional “mass mortality” Trilobite plate on grey limestone matrix from sylvania, ohio features an assemblage of at least ten individual Phacops rana crassituberculata specimens of which almost half are virtually complete. The fine detail in this extremely well preserved specimen is observable down to the complex “omatidial” eye structure. The matrix shows signs of typical minor repair and stabilization, but all of the fossils appear to be original on the rock. Trilobites (meaning “three lobed”) are an extinct class of arthropods that lived exclusively during the paleozoic era then went extinct as part of the great extinction at the end of the permian period some 250 million years ago. Trilobites have three sections: a cephalon (head), a thorax (body) and a pygidium (tail) although they are actually named for the longitudinal divisions of their bodies. The Phacops genus lived in europe and north America during the silurian and devonian periods. it was a rounded creature with a “globosa” head and large eyes. This specimen is unique in that the Trilobites are not rolled up in the defensive posture characteristic of smaller Trilobites, especially the Phacops rana. The largest Trilobite on the plate measures 2 in. (5 cm) in length. This specimen dates to the Middle devonian period, some 385 to 398 million years ago, and measures 5¼ in. x 4 in. x 1¼ in. From a private fossil collection. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000

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49286 FINE AMERICAN MOSASAUR SKULL Tylosaurus kansasensis Late Cretaceous Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co., Western Kansas, USA undisputed emperors of the high cretaceous seas, the Mosasauridae were a family of serpentine marine reptiles, apex predators, and scourge of the many and varied ocean-dwelling creatures with which they shared the ancient waters. With a heavy, barrel-shaped body and long propulsive tail, it outlasted all rivals. The family was named for the river Meuse, near Maastricht in the netherlands, where remains of this astonishing creature were first discovered in the late eighteenth century. over seventy different species have been discovered around the world, however, in Antarctica, Australasia, europe, Africa, and the Americas from north to south, ranging from 7 feet in length, to the monstrous 55-foot long Mosasaurus hoffmanni of the late cretaceous niobrara chalk in Kansas. This is an outstanding example of a Tylosaurus skull, perfectly preserved with superlative, fine-grained bone texture and a wonderful woody patination. it boasts a near-complete set of the robust and extremely effective-looking, recurvate teeth, with a lovely dark brown enamel. These are backed up by the curious secondary array of pterygoid (flanged) teeth on the palate. The Mosasaur had a soft skull and a jaw that could unhinge, and probably swallowed its prey whole. The still-living food would have been greatly hindered from escaping from the deadly creature’s mouth by this nasty surprise waiting inside. such jaws and dentition are a distinctive feature of snakes, suggesting to edward drinker cope that snakes and Mosasaurs may have shared a common ancestor (in fact, they are most similar to the modern Monitor lizards). A museum-standard and highly evocative specimen, the skull measures 47 inches long, presented on an ebonized metal display stand, 23½ inches high. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000

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49287 FINE PATHOLOGICAL MOSASAUR SKULL Platecarpus tympaniticus Late Cretaceous Smokey Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Ellis Co., Western Kansas, USA The Mosasaur was an aquatic reptile that flourished in oceans across the globe throughout the cretaceous period. They were represented by over seventy different species, ranging in size from 10 to almost 60 feet in length, and following the extinction of the ichthyosaurs, were the undisputed apex predators of these ancient waters. The present specimen is the skull of a platecarpus, a species known mainly from north America that could attain lengths of up to 15 feet – no less deadly than its larger cousins, however, as one glance at this bristling mouth full of teeth will demonstrate. With almost complete dentition, both jaws boast rows of large curving fangs, with excellent grain and an enamel-like sheen. indeed, the whole skull displays superb bone texture and woodlike grain, in a fine gray-brown patination. The distinctive quadrates were curled bones connecting upper and lower jaw to allow for fore and aft movement – it is believed that the Mosasaur would actually swallow its prey like a snake, and could unhinge the jaw to take its meals whole. close examination also reveals the hidden, second set of teeth protruding from the palate, which would have acted as an extra hindrance to the creature’s still-living prey, trying desperately to escape the terrible maw. Most interesting of all, however, is the evidence of violence done to this creature in life, and by another Mosasaur no less. Terrific bite marks are visible on the left side of the skull and face, above the eye socket and into the lower jaw. There is evidence of an infection in the lower jaw resulting from the bite, and deformities at the tip of the nose are probably a result of the same violent encounter. A specimen in superb condition, of particular interest for the pathological details, it measures 20 inches in length on a discreet ebonized metal armature over an oval mahogany base. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000

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49288 FINE AQUATIC REPTILE Keichousaurus hui Triassic Central Asia one of the most popular fossils from the abundant deposits of the Tingziao formation is that of the Keichousaur, whose name derives from Kweichow (now guizhou province) in china where the first fossil specimen of the species was discovered in 1957. This primitive reptile belonged to the superorder known as the sauropterygia, meaning “lizard flippers”, broadly classified with the northosauridae. This order of aquatic lizards is believed to have operated somewhat like seals, catching fish in the water, but emerging to bask on rocks; their well-developed shoulder muscles suggest that they were adapted for subaerial locomotion as well as swimming, and it is posited that, in the opposite order of received notions of evolution, they were land-dwelling animals, or at least amphibious, who eventually adapted to become fully aquatic. victims of the Triassic-Jurassic extinction event, their prior evolutionary history is uncertain, but it is generally accepted that they subsequently evolved into the more familiar marine forms with fully paddled feet such as the plesiosaurs, pliosaurs and elasmosaurs. This beautiful specimen is uncommonly well-preserved and prepared with superb three-dimensionality; it displays the characteristic long neck, short limbs and heavy ribs of its species, with particularly fine detail all the way through, from the distinctive arrow-shaped skull to the tiny bones of the hind feet. With gracefully curving neck and extended tail, in striking black coloring, it lies on a pale grey matrix, 7 x 11⅝ inches. Estimate: $1,200-$1,400

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ICHTHYOSAUR
Stenopterygius quadriscissus Lower Jurassic, lias epsilon Posidonienschiefer Formation, Holzmaden, Germany

49289 AN EXCEPTIONAL “PREGNANT” ICHTHYOSAUR
A first-class specimen from one of the world’s premier collecting localities, this exceptional example of the great aquatic reptile is one of the finest a collector could hope to find. Faultless in detail and preservation, even the finest bones are visible in superb definition: a slender rostrum with small pointed teeth protruding, a large sclerotic ring to support the eyeball (proportionately the largest of any animal ever to have lived), characterful disc-like bones of the paddles, a mass of elegantly curving rib-bones, and large three-dimensional vertebrae. Those areas apparently lacking, the dorsal and tail fins, in fact had no bony structure to be preserved but their presence is artfully conjured in the viewer’s imagination through the skill of the preparator. Not only is the skeleton itself perfectly preserved, but details in the body suggest remnants of the creature’s last meal in the stomach area, and most remarkable of all, a mass of smaller bones are visible near the rear of this mother ichthyosaur – those of an unborn embryo. The skull and skeleton of the baby are disarticulated, suggesting a relatively early stage of development, but the details are perfectly visible, even down to the creature’s tiny teeth. Very few “mother” ichthyosaurids with an embryonic skeleton inside have been discovered. in fact, there are only about 7 other similar specimens known and all but one are in Museums. in 1972 the German Government issued a

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law protecting these specimens prohibiting them to be sold or exported. However, the present specimen was issued a permit from the Natural History Museum of Stuttgart allowing it to be sold. A copy of this permit is included with the specimen allowing the prospective buyer a rare and unique opportunity to own an important paleontological masterpiece. Preparation of this 7 foot, 4 inch long specimen is particularly fine, and a particular challenge given the detail within the mother creature’s womb; a special micro-sandblaster was used to expose the tiny delicate bones of the unborn offspring and there was only one small area of restoration required; at the tip of the tail. As is usual with the unstable material from Holzmaden, this incredible fossil has been mounted in a fine 94¼ x 42½-inch plate of Flein shale from the same area. The ichthyosaur – Greek for “fish lizard” – first appeared 250 million years ago, 20 million years before the first dinosaur, and became extinct about 25 million years before their land-dwelling counterparts (about 90 million years ago). They seem to have evolved from land-dwelling reptiles who returned to the oceans; the structure of their flippers suggesting that the bones evolved from a form more similar to an arm and a hand, with fingers and a thumb-like appendage. Once back in the water, the ichthyosaur developed a shape built for speed, similar to today’s tuna, with elongated snout, sleek body and powerful propulsive flippers. it retained the need to breath air, but as it became more adapted to life in the water (like today’s cetaceans it was a deep diver) it lost the ability to return to land to lay eggs, and became viviparous, producing young through live birth in shallow waters (also like today’s cetaceans).

Estimate: $120,000-$150,000

“BULLDOG” FISH
Xiphactinus audax Upper Cretaceous, Santonian stage Upper Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobara Formation, Logan Co, Kansas

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49290 HUGE FEROCIOUS “BULLDOG” FISH
The name Xiphactinus means “sword-ray” in Latin, referring to the long pectoral fins, but the common name of “bulldog fish” comes from the distinctive upturned jaw and sharp fang-like teeth. They were a large aggressive bony fish with a thick boned skull and a mouth full of sharp piercing teeth and reached lengths of up to eighteen feet. Their deadly nature has been communicated to us over those millions of years by numerous specimens found with whole fish in their stomachs: one famous example contains a six foot-long ichthyodectid in its gut, whose death throes on being swallowed whole most probably caused the larger creature’s death Shaped like a modern tarpon (to which they were not related), the Xiphactinus was distinguished by the heavy bony head and long, thick body, characteristics perfectly represented in this superb specimen from the abundant chalk deposits of the Niobara Formation in Kansas. The detail of preservation, texture and three-dimensionality to the skull is simply remarkable, and the vicious black teeth protrude, some over 2 inches long, bristling with menace to complete the creature’s fearsome look. The rest of the skeleton displays first-class preservation and preparation, all the more remarkable given the instability of the matrix in which these fossils are found; it is necessary to collect them using the painstaking plaster slab method, whereby the bones are cleaned in the field, a frame constructed around the fossil, and plaster poured over it. After the plaster has set, the slab is dug under and loosened, then carefully turned over. This exposes the underside of the fossil which is then painstakingly prepared in the laboratory for exhibit. The present specimen is composed of two separate creatures, carefully matched for size and scientific accuracy, and over 98% complete, with next to no reconstruction or repositioning. displayed in a natural death pose, the jaws have been opened to showcase its fine teeth which are original. The fossil itself measures 14½ feet in length in the plaster slab, prepared to duplicate the original matrix in color and texture, in a dark-stained wooden frame 15 x 3½ feet. it is of a significant and robust size for this species, and makes for an extremely impressive, museumquality display.

Estimate: $100,000-$130,000

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49291 SPECTACULAR FOSSIL FISH ASPIRATION Diplomystus dentatus, Knightia eocaena Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA even amongst the abundant treasures of the Fossil Lake in southwest Wyoming, the occurrence of an aspiration is rare. This is the instance of one fish caught in the act of eating another, where the smaller creature effectively choked the larger one to death, and they were united for all eternity in a neverending mealtime. The present example, however, is truly outstanding, both for its size and for the level of detail. A giant diplomystus was undone by a large Knightia, on whom it was trying to snack, the smaller fish protruding almost 5 inches from the larger one’s mouth. diplomystus was one of the voracious predators in this ancient subtropical lake system, immediately identifiable by its distinctive upturned mouth, deep belly, and elongated anal fin. A distant relative of the modern herring, its name in greek means “double whiskered”, and the distinctive mouth is indicative of a surface feeder. They tend to be no longer than 10-15 inches in length, but this one is a monster, a full 18 inches long, with exceptional detail and preservation, from the mass of bones in the large and heavy skull, to the robust vertebrae and delicate fin bones. The Knightia on which it is choking shows similarly fine detail of preservation, and they are presented together in warm dark brown on a gray-cream limestone matrix, 16 x 30⅞ inches. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000

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49292 FINE FOSSIL FISH ASPIRATION Knightia eocaena, Priscacara serrata Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA The term “aspiration” refers to the occurrence of a fossil creature caught in the act of eating another one. usually the smaller creature has choked the larger one to death, uniting them together in stone for all eternity. in this instance, one of the abundant Knightia of the Fossil Lake was attempting to dine on a smaller version of its own species, but found out that it had bitten off more than it could chew, with fatal results for all concerned. preserved in excellent detail, the larger fish measures 3⅛ inches long, with the smaller one protruding 1¼ inches from its mouth. This would be special enough, but in the same matrix there is also a sensational specimen of the perch-like priscacara, one of the most characterful and most-loved denizens of the sub-tropical lake system. it is preserved in tremendous detail, with superb three-dimensionality to the bony skull, vertebrae, and distinctive, spiny fins, 7¼ inches long. Both fossils are a fine soft brown color on a creamy limestone matrix, 12 x 14½ inches. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400 49293 FOSSIL STINGRAY Cyclobatis sp. Upper Cretaceous (+/- 100 million years ago) Haqil, Byblos, Lebanon one of the world’s richest assemblages of ancient flora and fauna can be found in the ancient land of what we now know as Lebanon. From the fossil deposits at haqil, hgula, en nammoura and sahel Alma over 500 species of fish, octopus, crustaceans, sea urchins, worms, insects, plants, and even turtles and other reptiles have been found and described. The earliest written scientific descriptions of the fossil fish from this area date to 1708 – and scientists have flocked to the region ever since. The very fine-grained sedimentary deposits have yielded a seemingly unending supply of beautifully preserved fossils: of unparalleled variety. it takes painstaking work to unearth these fossils: the limestone beds have to be literally disassembled layer by layer, using hand tools, just to determine if there is a fossil trapped within the layers. Most of the fossils found are incomplete or in pieces – only a rare percentage are discovered intact enough to warrant the painstaking work of excavation and preservation. The predominant fossils from these quarries are fossil fish and only a very few are like the fossil stingray presented here. Fossil stingrays are rare – they’re soft-bodied organism that don’t preserve well, but there are always exceptions to the rule... This fossil stingray is that exception – it’s in a beautiful state of preservation displaying a barbed tail with visible three-dimensionally. even the tiny teeth with smooth crowns can be seen. The stingray itself measures 4¾ inches from tip to tail and 3½ inches across the “wings” on a limestone matrix, 12 x 11 x ½ inches. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000
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49294 SPLENDID DOUBLE RAY AND FISH PLAQUE Heliobatus radians, Mioplosus labracoides, Knightia eocaena Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA The area of Wyoming known today as the Fossil Butte national Monument was once part of a system of subtropical lakes, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna during the eocene epoch. The fine-grained limestone of the formation records life in the area over a period of six million years, about 50 million years ago, and is regarded as producing some of the finest and most diverse fossils in the entire world. This beautiful plaque is a skilful representation of life in those waters, bringing together three separate species, including the extremely rare heliobatus stingray. Many of the aquatic animals that lived in the lakes of the green river formation were descendants of marine species cut off from the oceans as the north American continents rose slowly from the primordial waters that covered much of the globe; this is how the traditionally ocean-dwelling stingray found its way to these fresh waters. Like their modern-day descendants, they were placid bottom dwellers, the fearsome tail barbs providing an excellent deterrent to predators who might otherwise have enjoyed them as a tasty dinner. on the larger of these two examples those barbs are still visible in superb detail, along with the incredibly fine “wing” bones; indeed, all of these specimens display the characteristically world-class level of preservation and preparation typical of the finest fossils from this area. The larger ray measures 9 inches wide and 16¾ inches long, and its smaller relative is 4¾ inches wide by 9 inches long. They are joined by three excellent specimens of the ancient perch, Mioplosus, with excellent three-dimensionality to the bones and evocatively rendered scale detail, 10¼, 9¼ and 8¼ inches long. completing the group are five and a half little sprat-like Knightia, abundant food for the lakes’ many predators, and one rather larger version of the same, 8 inches long. All of the fossils have been artfully arranged in the pale creamy matrix with irregular perimeter, 64 x 22 inches. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000

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49295 RARE ICONIC FOSSIL ANGEL FISH Mene rhombea Eocene Monte Bolca, Verona, Italy The Monte Bolca lagerstätte in north-eastern italy is known also as La pesciara (“the fishbowl”) for its extremely well-preserved fossil reef fish; a reputation to which this specimen bears ample witness. The most iconic fossil from Bolca is the Mene rhombea: a planktivore Moonfish related to an Angel fish; the species is highly sought after and is often the highlight of many esteemed collections. The level of detail on this attractive specimen is simply astounding; right down to the perfect three-dimensionality of its incredibly fine dorsal and caudal fin bones and the long slender pelvic fins. skull, ribs and vertebrae also display superb detail and three-dimensionality, and the warm chocolate brown coloring and enamel-like patination stands in lovely contrast to the gray stone matrix. The Monte Bolca locality has been closed to fossil collecting for over a decade and italian laws discourage the export of existing specimens; making this superb specimen a highly desirable fossil. The fish itself measures 4⅞ inches long with an additional 4 inch long pair of trailing fins; it rests perfectly on an irregularly-shaped 14¼ x 14 inch matrix. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000

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49296 EXCEPTIONAL FOSSIL GARFISH Lepisosteus simplex, Knightia eocaena Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA The green river garfish is one of the very rarest species in the abundant fossil record of the Fossil Lake area, and also one of the largest fish species. related to the modern-day Alligator gar (Lepisosteus spatula) it was a slender eel-like creature with an elongated toothy snout; in addition to this effective predatory weapon, the body was encased in tightly-layered, armor-like scales, making it a formidable presence in the 50 million year old waters as it prowled around, preying on other fish. it was most probably found basking near the surface and, unusually, often breathing the atmospheric air. This is a truly exceptional specimen, with superlative detail, preservation and three-dimensionality, even by the standards of this world-renowned locality. The whole fish is exquisitely presented, from the row of tiny teeth in the bony head, via the serried rows of ganoid scales, to the tiny bones of the dorsal, anal and caudal fins. The diamond-shaped scales have a wonderful enamel-like sheen, and the whole fossil is colored a lovely warm chocolate brown, 17¼ inches long. Joined by four of the lakes’ abundant Knightia, sprat-like snacks for the gar, it swims across a creamy limestone matrix, 31⅛ x 23 inches. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000

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49297 FINE “BULLDOG” FISH SKULL Gillicus arcuatus Late Cretaceous Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co., Western Kansas, USA 85 Million years ago, the continent of what is today north America was split in two by the warm, shallow waters of the Western interior seaway, or niobraran sea. This waterway was home to a wide variety of fish and other marine life, some of the most celebrated of which have been found in the Kansas chalk of the niobrara Formation. This fantastic specimen is particularly well-preserved, with superb three-dimensionality and detail throughout the skull, and retaining six vertebrae, three of which are turned on their side to present a distinctive, scooped-out disc shape. The gillicus was similar in size and shape to the modern-day Tarpon, growing to around six feet in length. They had rows of tiny teeth in their jaw, but were more likely to have fed by sucking in smaller fish, and perhaps also by filter feeding. They were prey, however, to their larger relatives, including the xiphactinus; a celebrated example is held in the sternberg Museum of natural history in Kansas, with a perfectly preserved, six foot-long gillicus in its belly. This superb skull boasts a warm, dark brown patina with an enamel-like gloss in places, strikingly presented against a pale sandy pho-matrix and framed in stained wood, 15½ x 22½ overall. Estimate: $2,000-$2,800

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49298 RARE AND COMPLETE FOSSIL FISH Pentanogmius evolutus Late Cretaceous Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co., Western Kansas, USA A wide variety of fish were to be found in the warm shallow waters of the Western interior seaway that covered much of today’s north America towards the end of the cretaceous period, 85 million years ago. The pentanogmius was one of the most distinctive of these fish, a plethodid Tselfatiiform with a large, pronounced bony “sail” on its back. not a great deal is known of the species, however, for even amongst the abundant and well-preserved fossils of the niobrara chalk, their remains are extremely scarce. it is supposed that they preyed primarily on oysters and clams, partly on the basis of heavy jaws, which would have made short work of crushing the shells. The mouth boasts distinctive palatine bones, perfectly visible in the present fossil; covered in tiny pits, in life each pit would have held a tiny tooth to create a bristling carpet of death for any unsuspecting prey that strayed too near the fish’s gaping maw. The rest of this superb specimen exhibits similar fine quality, with excellent three-dimensionality and detail throughout, from the bony head, via robust vertebrae and pectoral fin, to the mass of hefty tail bones. There are even numerous isolated scales preserved amidst the ribs, and the long, trailing bones of the spiny dorsal fin are wonderfully evocative of the creature’s original shape. Finely preserved and with a warm, dark brown patina, it is presented in a harmoniously creamy colored, sand-textured pho-matrix, framed in stained wood, 17½ x 36½ inches overall. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500

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49299 FINE FOSSIL FISH SKULL Cimolichthys nepaholica Lower Cretaceous Smoky Hill Chalk, Niobrara Formation, Logan Co, Western Kansas, USA Although closely related to the modern-day salmon, cimolichthys was rather more like a large Barracuda of the Western interior seaway that covered north America approximately 85 million years ago. it was a voracious predator, growing up to six feet in length, with a long, robust and streamlined body, and a short snout bristling with long, vicious-looking teeth. Those teeth are strikingly in evidence on the present specimen, on the left-hand side of both upper and lower jaw, prepared dramatically free from the matrix. such excellence of preservation and preparation is evident throughout, from the large, solid mass of the bony head, robust pectoral fin, chunky vertebrae, and slender rib remains. superbly aesthetic, in dark woody brown against a creamy, sand-textured pho-matrix, it is framed in stained wood and measures 15 x 25½ inches overall. Estimate: $2,200-$2,800

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49300 SUPERB FOSSIL MOONFISH WITH DENDRITES Gyrodus hexagonis Jurassic, Tithonian stage Solnhofen Formation, Eichstätt, Bavaria, Germany This lovely fossil Moonfish is a relative of today’s parrot Fish, unearthed from the remarkable lithographic limestone deposits of the solnhofen area. The attractive, rounded shape leaves one in no doubt as to how the fish got its name. it was a carnivore, cruising the reefs with rounded teeth perfect for crushing the coral that was its primary food source, supplemented with small crustacean shells. This attractive specimen boasts good detail to its fine fin bones, and a good covering of enamel-like patination; the soft ocular material of the eyeball has not been preserved, of course, but the pale stone filling is an evocative substitute. Measuring 7¼ inches long, the fish is seamlessly presented in a superb matrix from the same quarry, delightfully patterned all the way around its irregular perimeter by the fern-like dendritic patterns. This wonderful natural phenomenon is caused by the seepage of water into the porous stone, depositing iron- or Manganese-rich minerals as it dissipates. A superb and decorative specimen, the whole triangular plaque measures 37 x 24⅛ inches. Estimate: $6,000-$7,500

49301 SUPERB FOSSIL FISH Diplomystus dentatus Eocene Green River Formation, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, USA A classic green river fossil, this plaque presents one of the most successful predators to roam 50-40 million year-old waters of the green river Formation’s subtropical lake system. The predaceous herring diplomystus is instantly recognizable by its distinctive upturned and fearsomely-toothed mouth, indicative that it was probably a surface-feeder. its usual snack was the abundant, sprat-like Knightia that also inhabited these waters. The fossils of green river are renowned for their quality, but even by such high standards this is a superlative specimen, with first-rate detail and three-dimensionality to the bony head and robust vertebrae, and excellent ribs and fins. What is more, it is a particularly large specimen at 18½ inches long, with lovely dark brown coloring in striking contract to the creamy limestone matrix, characterfully striated with orange, in a dark veneered-wood frame ready for hanging, 20 x 31⅞ inches overall. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500
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49302 LARGE MEGA-SHARK JAW WITH FOSSIL TEETH Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon Miocene-Pliocene Off Cape Fear, North Carolina, Atlantic Ocean This immensely impressive reconstructed jaw of the fearsome Miocene Megalodon is set with 138 painstakingly recovered teeth, carefully selected for size and quality. These teeth are generally all that remain to us of this mighty fish, which ruled the waters across the globe from approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago; like other sharks, its skeleton was composed of cartilage, which rarely if ever survives in the fossil record. even the teeth can be very difficult to recover: major localities are in the turbulent, zero-visibility waters off the carolina estuaries, retrieved by dedicated, life-risking scuba divers. The size of this jaw gives some indication of the astonishing ancient creature’s bulk; Megalodon could grow to over 50 feet in length, with the appearance of a stocky great White shark. This similarity to the Carcharodon carcharias has led to the Megalodon’s taxonomic classification being mired in disagreement for over a century. prior to the seventeenth century, these teeth were believed to be petrified dragons’ tongues, but danish naturalist nicolaus steno, in 1667, correctly identified them as shark’s teeth. The scientific name was coined in 1835 by Louis Agassiz, based on the similarity between the teeth of the Megalodon and the great White. debate continues, however, as to whether it can be correctly grouped with the great White in the Lamnidae family, or whether it belongs to the family of (entirely extinct) sharks, otodontidae. What is beyond doubt, however, is that these were monstrous, highly effective predators, or terrific size. That reputation is immediately evoked by the huge jaw, 63 inches high by 76 inches wide. it represents one of only two jaws constructed with “deep water” teeth, found in only a few secret locations off the coast of north carolina, and recovered at depths of over 100 feet by the poseidon dive team. unlike river-collected teeth, they can only be recovered by divers with nitrox-mixed gas certification, and intensive deep-sea training. The teeth range from 1 to 5 inches in slant height and are arranged in three rows with correct upper and lower dentition where possible; many are presumed to be associated (from one individual) due to the large concentrations of teeth found on the ocean floor in close groupings. Estimate: $65,000-$80,000

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49303 SUPERB MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon Miocene-Pliocene Morgan River, South Carolina, USA of these highly desirable giant shark teeth, the present example is a superlative specimen. it once graced the enormous, deadly mouth of the Megalodon, the ancient mega-shark that could grow to the size of a greyhound bus, and which still excites popular imagination. This massive tooth is a classic example of the very finest qualities found in these specimens: it retains wonderful, glossy enamel coverage, in a warm dark gray, and is lined with tiny serrations that retain exceptional definition. Together with a robust root section of excellent, curving shape, it measures an impressive 6⅜ inches along the slant, a firstclass example of these highly sought-after specimens. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

49304 LARGE OCEAN-FIND MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon Miocene-Pliocene Off North Carolina, Atlantic Ocean This fantastic tooth came from the mighty Megalodon, king of the Miocene oceans, like a giant version of the modern-day great White shark. such teeth are highly sought-after, and more than one diver has lost his life grubbing the bottom of the freezing, zero-visibility rivers in the sounds of the carolinas. This fine specimen, however, came from a secret location in the deep ocean off the coast, a locality even harder to search, and accessible only to divers with special training. it is a superlative example, with great enamel, a lovely dark tan patina, and good, robust root, 6⅛ inches along the slant. Estimate: $1,800-$2,500

49305 FINE MEGALODON TOOTH Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon Miocene-Pliocene Meherrin River, North Carolina, USA Amongst the most popular specimens for fossil collectors are these amazing teeth, from the enormous Megalodon, a massive, shark-like fish that was the scourge of the Miocenepliocene waters, 28 to 1.5 million years ago. As their skeleton was made of cartilage, like today’s sharks, next to nothing has survived of these mighty predators save for the teeth. And here is a superb example: not only does it have fantastic enamel coverage, but it bears a lovely and uncommon warm reddish brown patina, edged with tiny serrations that retain superb definition, a rare and desirable feature. Together with a good robust root section, attractively pitted, it measures 5½ inches along the slant. Estimate: $1,600-$2,200

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49306 FINE AND LARGE GEM AMMONITE Placenticeras meeki Late Cretaceous Bearpaw Formation, southern Alberta, Canada This is a superb example of one of the most attractive and sought-after of all fossils. The beautiful iridescent colors that shimmer throughout the shell are a natural but highly unusual form of fossilization. in most other places, the Aragonite-rich nacre (Mother-of-pearl) of the Ammonite’s shell is pseudomorphously replaced by calcite or pyrite. not in the small Bearpaw formation, stretching over parts of Montana, Alberta and saskatchewan, along the eastern slopes of the rocky Mountains. The Ammonite’s shell becomes tainted with trace elements such as Manganese, strontium, Titanium, Barium and others, manifested in the dazzling colors displayed here. The resulting gemstone is called Ammolite. To the Blackfeet indians of Montana, it is known as iniskim (“Buffalo stone”), where it has long been believed to have amuletic powers of use in healing and in attracting Buffalo. in 1981, Ammolite was accorded gemstone status by the World Jewellery confederation. it is one of a few biogenic gemstones, like Amber and pearl, and can be grouped with other shell-based marbles such as Lumachella, or “Fire Marble”, which is formed from the fossilized shells of clams or snails. The present example is a first-class specimen, equally impressive when viewed from either side. it retains excellent shell coverage throughout, flashing with vibrant shades of green, red and gold, and preserving large areas of original shell structure in distinctive wavy lines. The specimen is flattened, as is usual, but two thirds of it retains a good amount of inflation, making for a highly dramatic and eye-catching display piece, 18½ inches in diameter, with wooden display stand. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000
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49307 GEM AMMONITE IN MATRIX Placenticeras meeki Late Cretaceous Bearpaw Formation, southern Alberta, Canada A dazzling example of these highly sought-after specimens, this extremely bright, colorful Ammonite retains a full covering of the biogenic gemstone Ammolite, flashing with fiery red, orange and green iridescence, and even a couple of small patches of the rare purple coloring. At 9¾ inches in diameter, it is exposed on one side from the 22¼ x 16 inch dark-gray shale matrix, a perfect background to highlight the dramatic aesthetic contrast of the fossil. over 90% of Ammolite is found only in this locality in southern Alberta. The phenomenal colors were naturally created through the combination of millions of years of compression, and the mineralization of iron, copper and silica which precipitated from volcanic ash. unlike other gemstones, whose brilliance is caused by light reflected from the surface, the shimmering and ever-changing colors of Ammolite are the result of light refracting through and rebounding from thin platelets of Aragonite, the primary constituent of the Ammonite’s shell. A highly aesthetic specimen, it is presented on a custom metal display stand. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000

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49308 LARGE AND FINE AMMONITE Kranaosphinctes sp. Jurassic Madagascar This spectacular specimen represents a classic Ammonite fossil from Madagascar, of a large and impressive caliber that has become scarce on the market. of excellent size, with first-class definition to the distinctive, semi-horned shell formation, the pronounced ridges, and the tightening whorl of the center, both sides display superb detail and a lovely chalky white patination, attractively mottled with pale orange-brown, and it measures an impressive 18 inches in diameter, on a custom display base. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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49309 LARGE FOSSIL CLAM Inoceramus platinus Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk Member, Western Kansas This is a finely preserved example of the largest clam species ever to have lived, the inoceramus, which could grow up to as much as four feet in width in the murky waters of the Western interior seaway and elsewhere throughout the world during the cretaceous period. As fossils, they are usually found very flat and are extremely difficult to excavate (particularly in the unstable chalk of the niobrara Formation); this specimen, therefore, shows exceptional three-dimensionality, detail, and texture. inoceramus clams also are covered with small fossil oysters, ostrea congesta. since the ancient inland sea was silt covered, the oysters used the large clams as a stable attachment surface; thus resulting in a specimen that is two different fossils in one. one small area near the center is open to allow the observer a view of the smooth interior of the shell. naturally colored a warm and attractive range of browns, tans and grays, it measures 37¼ inches across, strikingly presented in a pale creamy matrix, framed in dark-stained wood, 37⅝ x 43⅝ inches overall. Estimate: $4,500-$6,000

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49310 LARGE PAIR OF PYRITIZED AMMONITE SLICES Spiticeras sp. Jurassic Volga River, Ulianovsk Area, Russia in one small area along the volga river, ancient Jurassic Ammonites are found with their entire shell been turned to shimmering, silvery pyrite. specimens are sliced and the inner surfaces brought to a high polish to emphasize their incredible natural beauty. The living chambers present a dramatic contrast in metallic black, clearly demarcated by waving, silvery lines of pyrite, whilst the inner chambers have been preserved as fantastic, druzy vugs, shimmering with pyrite crystals. Three are further filled with lovely warm honey-brown calcite, and the sliced halves together make for a superb display pair, each 17¼ inches in diameter. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

49311 PYRITIZED AMMONITE Spiticeras sp. Volga River, Ulianovsk Area, Russia A fine example of a pyrite-replaced fossil, this specimen has been sliced in half to reveal the wonderful transformation effected upon the inner chambers. The outer living chambers have been completely pyritized and shimmer with a polished, metallic black smoothness. The inner chambers, however, have been almost completely filled with lovely warm brown honey calcite to provide superbly natural aesthetic contrast, with one silvery vug of glittering pyrite crystals, each 12¾ inches in diameter. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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49312 RARE FOSSIL SQUID Phragmoteuthis conocauda Late Jurassic Lias Beds, Posidonienshiefer Formation, Holzmaden, Germany comparatively little is known of the evolutionary history of the squid and other non-belemnoid coleoid cephalopods: the only parts of these odd-looking creatures usually preserved in the fossil record are the pen-shaped shells, or chitinous galdius, and even that rarely survives due to its fragile nature. however, the Lias Beds of holzmaden shale, dating from the late Jurassic, contain spectacular and perfectly preserved fossils of various species of flora and fauna, including the ancient squid. The present example is a particularly fine specimen, even by the standards of the area, with a complete outline from the pen to the splayed tentacles, and a profusion of shimmering, enamel-like little barbs. The body displays remarkable three-dimensionality and unusual creamy-gray coloring, and even the ink sac is present. A world-class example, it measures 10 inches long in a dark shale matrix 13 x 5¼ inches. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

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49313 OPALESCENT BELEMNITE Peratobelus sp. Cretaceous, Aptian stage Coober Pedy, South Australia The Belemnite is an extinct marine cephalopod, similar to today’s squid, that flourished in the Jurassic and cretaceous periods. The remains of their distinctive, bullet-shaped skeleton, the guard, are found throughout the world. in the famed opal fields of south Australia, however, they are found occasionally in this special, opalized form. The guard has been geomorphically replaced over millions of years by precious opal, brilliantly flashing all over with flecks of green, pink, violet and gold. From the Bulldog shale of the “opal capital of the world”, the inhospitable and isolated coober pedy in the southern Australian outback, it is a beautiful, rare specimen, 1½ inches long. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500

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Seirocrinus subangularis Lower Jurassic Posidonienschiefer Formation, Holzmaden, Baden-Württemburg, Germany

49314 SUPERBLY ELEGANT FOSSIL SEA LILY
The Crinoid, known also as the Sea Lily or Feather Star, is one of the world’s so-called “living fossils”, with species still to be found in today’s oceans from indonesia to the Caribbean. Their fossils are also found all over the world, but the most beautiful and desirable are those from the Posidonia shale beds of Holzmaden, in southern Germany. This Lower Jurassic formation is renowned for its beautifully preserved fossils from the Tethys Ocean, which existed between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia for much of the Mesozoic Era. The name of the formation was taken from the abundant Posidonia bronni, small clams, found in the shale, but it is host to a wealth of other flora and fauna. These include some of the most spectacular ichthyosaur fossils to be found anywhere in the world, and of course the giant Crinoids. The strong, dark color of the shale serves as a beautiful background to the delicate, curvaceous neck of the fossil, preserved in stunning detail. Artfully prepared, the whole piece stands out with remarkable three-dimensionality, highlighted by the subtle shimmer of pyritization from crown to root. it remains attached to a piece of ancient petrified wood, surrounded by what appear to be a number of small mollusks. Crinoids often attach themselves to the ocean floor, but are known also to anchor themselves to pieces of free-floating driftwood, and it was discovered, through footage shot in 2005, that some Crinoids can even “uproot” themselves and use their arms to scurry across the sea bed at a surprising speed if danger threatens. A large, beautiful, and extremely impressive plaque, representing one of the finest fossil formations in the world, it measures a dramatic 84 ⅜ x 44¼ inches.

Estimate: $35,000-$45,000

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dinoSauria

TYRANNOSAURUS
Tyrannosaurus bataar Late Cretaceous Central Asia

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SUPERB TYRANNOSAURUS SKELETON

The classification of the Tyrannosauridae family is somewhat convoluted, but even the least scientificallyinclined observer can see at once that the similarity between the fearsome Tarbosaurus (meaning “alarming lizard”) and the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. T.bataar currently belongs in fact to its own tribe, Tarbosaurinae, within the Tyrannosaurinae subfamily, but many scientists support a reversion to its initial classification (in 1955) as Tyrannosaurus bataar. On the other hand, a 2003 paper proposed that the nearest relative of the Tarbosaurus was in fact another late Cretaceous Tyrannosaurid, the Alioramus; if true, this would suggest that two distinct Tyrannosaurine families evolved separately in both North America and Central Asia, over 70 million years ago. The T. bataar was marginally smaller than the T. rex, at 30-40 feet in length, but equipped with the same powerful jaws, monstrous teeth, powerful hind legs, and voracious appetite for prey. Like the T. rex, it also had remarkably short forelimbs, the shortest in relation to body-size of all dinosaurs. it ruled the food chain of the ancient floodplains that are today’s Gobi desert, thinking nothing of taking down the giant Titanosaurs with which it shared the ecosystem. There is evidence also that the T. bataar was not above scavenging, bite-marks on a hadrosaur Saurolophus discovered in 1995 suggesting that the carnivorous dinosaur carefully stripped muscle and flesh from a half-buried carcass. This is an incredible, complete skeleton, painstakingly excavated and prepared, and mounted in a dramatic, forward-leaning running pose. The quality of preservation is superb, with wonderful bone texture and delightfully mottled grayish bone color. in striking contrast are those deadly teeth, long and frightfully robust, in a warm woody brown color, the fearsome, bristling mouth and monstrous jaws leaving one in no doubt as to how the creature came to rule its food chain. Equally deadly and impressive are the large curving claws, with pronounced blood grooves. The body is 75% complete and the skull 80%, and it is mounted on a discreet gray-painted armature. Measuring 24 feet in length and standing 8 feet high, it is a stupendous, museum-quality specimen of one of the most emblematic dinosaurs ever to have stalked this Earth. Bone map and restoration details available upon request.

Estimate: $950,000-$1,500,000

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49316 FINE “DUCK-BILLED” DINOSAUR SKULL Edmontosaurus annectens Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage Hell Creek Formation, Wibaux Co., Montana, USA The edmontosaurus was one of the duck-billed hadrosauridae that flourished just prior to the final extinction of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago. A contemporary of the Triceratops and the T. rex, they ranged widely across north America, but the distribution of their fossils suggests that they preferred a coastal plain habitat. one of the largest of the hadrosaurs, edmontosaurus could grow to over 40 feet in length. The family is distinguished by the elongated, spoon-like snout, and although the skull of the edmontosaurus was not as flattened towards the front as in some genera, the duck-like beak shape remains distinctive in this excellent specimen. The hadrosaurs’ numerous teeth constantly renewed themselves, growing in a column arrangement, and occurred only in the maxillae (upper cheeks) and dentaries (main lower jaw), as one can see here if one peers deep into the cavernous mouth. one also notices on close inspection the curious row of holes that run along the inside of the jaw: these are special foramina, and their purpose and function has been debated for over sixty years. some posit that they were canals that allowed branches from the maxillary dental nerve and blood supply to reach the mouth and lip tissues; others suggest they were used in some way for vocalizing; still others that they were the mounting points for a dental lamina that contributed to the frequent replacement of the teeth. This is found in many other ornithischia, and also the ceratopsia, of the area and period. The hell creek Formation in Montana is renowned for the large amount of cretaceous fauna and flora in its record, and this is an example of the highest quality, with a lovely dark brown patination and good detail. Fully inflated and extremely impressive as a display piece, it is complete with five robust post-cranial vertebrae; the right mandible (lower jaw) is a high-quality cast but apart from that the rest of the skull is 75-80% original, 47 inches long overall, raised on an ebonized metal armature over a burl wood base, 29 inches high. Estimate: $35,000-$45,000

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49317 FANTASTICAL ANKYLOSAURID SKULL Saichania chulsanensis Cretaceous, Campanian stage Central Asia The Mongolian name of this bizarre-looking dinosaur seems like a witticism, for saichania in Mongolian means “beautiful one”; it was in fact coined for the beautiful condition of the first bones found of this late dinosaur species. presented here is a superb, complete skull with an immediately dramatic and unusual appearance. Far from conventionally beautiful, the natural beauty and fascination it exerts is terrific, as one explores the incredibly textured cranium. Broader than it is long, with two sets of distinctive horn-like protrusions at the rear, it is no wonder that when such Ankylosaurid skulls were discovered in ancient times they were thought to be the skulls of dragons. saichania was first described in modern times in 1977, from a skull found in the Barun goyot Formation of the nemegt Basin in southern Mongolia. it could grow to approximately 23 feet in length, standing 6 feet high and weighing around 2 tons and conformed too many of the usual characteristics of the Ankylosaurs. This included a heavily scute-armoured body, and a tail terminating in a large, club-like bony mass. There are, however, distinctly unusual features to the skull: of all known dinosaurs and reptiles, saichania is the only species to have a bifurcated nasal passage – the air passages throughout the skull are unusually complex. Also present are clearly-defined turbinates, a circular, bony tube found in mammals and some late Tyrannosaurids. These were supposed to facilitate the warming of the air as it was breathed in. it has been posited that they indicate that the saichania may have been, surprisingly, warm-blooded; equally, however, the complex air passages and hard, bony palate have also been interpreted as cooling devices, to moisten the hot air of the arid desert in which it lived (the hard palate would also allow it to eat tough vegetation). Whatever the mysteries of the skull, this is an undeniably remarkable specimen, with superb bone texture and patination. The thick bones are heavily contoured, and the creamy stone coloring attractively speckled with small blue-black dendrites. The eyes and nostrils are evocatively filled with pale red sandstone matrix, and the mouth, with its distinctive flared “lip”, contains a full set of the small, spade-like teeth. A museum-standard specimen of fantastic aesthetic quality, the skull measures 14 inches long by 21 inches wide, raised over a stained oak base 17½ inches high overall. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000

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49318 FINE “BIRD-DINOSAUR” SKELETON Troodontidae: Jinfengopteryx elegans Cretaceous Central Asia The Troodontidae were small to medium-sized Theropod raptors that flourished at the end of the dinosaurs’ reign on earth, prior to the K/T extinction event of 65 million years ago. They were closely related to the dromaeosauridae family (meaning “running lizard”) and were equipped with long slender legs, and frequently a covering of feathers. As this fine and virtually complete skeleton shows, the Troodontids were relatively small, and certainly equipped to run fast, with very long, slender legs, and large, retractable, sickle-shaped claws on the second toe, which would have been raised whilst running. The name means “wounding tooth” and though the skull is a cast, some sections of the dentries were saved along with a few tiny sharp teeth. Approximately 65-70% of the body is original; the incredibly delicate bones show fine preservation and texture, and superb claws (only one is a replacement, as are sections of the tail). The Troodontids are also distinctive for being one of the very first fossils to have been discovered, described and classified, by Leidy in 1855, from a north American specimen; this is a cousin from central Asia, finally presented in a running pose on a discreet black armature, 28 inches in length and 17½ inches high. Estimate: $45,000-$60,000

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FLYING DINOSAUR
Rhamphorhynchus muensteri Late Jurassic Solnhofen Formation, Eichstätt, Bavaria, Germany

49319

EXCEPTIONAL FLYING DINOSAUR

Pterosaurs (“winged lizard”), or Pterodactyls (“winged finger”) as they are often known, flourished during the late Jurassic period approximately 155 million years ago. They represent the first vertebrates to make the transformation to flight, with hollow bones and light-weight bodies well-adapted to life in the air; from tracks found in the fossil record, however, it is also apparent that they could walk on all fours when necessary. Strictly speaking, being airborne, they were not dinosaurs, but two further elements make the distinction plain: they had warm blood, and although evidence of feathers has not been found, many were covered in a coat of hair. rhamphorhynchus means “beak snout” (perfectly illustrated on this example) and it is believed that it caught its food by dragging the beak in the water and scooping up fish, frogs and insects into a throat pouch, much like that of a pelican. This incredible specimen probably died due to strong winds over the Solnhofen lagoons, an archipelago on the edge of the Tethys Sea, which would have prevented it from returning to the shore, despite its comparatively enormous wingspan and useful tail vane. The soft carbonate mud that immediately covered it allowed for the preservation of astonishing detail in the famed lithographic limestone of the Konservat-Lagerstätt beds at Solnhofen. The distinctive snout-beak displays fantastic three-dimensionality, bristling with long, slender teeth, and the same superlative quality of preservation and detail is visible throughout the rest of the skeleton. The ribs, arm-bones and sternum also display superb three-dimensionality, and the hand claws shimmer with an enamellike patina. The long, slender wing vane impressions swoop across the matrix and the robust tail terminates in a tangled collection of tail vane fibers. The bones display a lovely woody brown patination, with superb texture, and the whole skeleton measures 19½ inches long in a pale, creamy matrix with one dramatic dendritic intrusion. Of irregular perimeter, the whole piece measures approximately 30 x 21½ inches. A truly first-class, museum-standard specimen.

Estimate: $90,000-$120,000

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TYRANNOSAURUS TOOTH
Tyrannosaurus bataar Late Cretaceous – 68 Million Years Old Nemegt Formation, The Gobi Desert Central Asia

49320

A SUPERB TYRANNOSAURUS TOOTH WITH AN ERUPTING CROWN

Tyrannosaurus rex was the largest, deadliest, and most powerful carnivorous dinosaur of all time, and the largest land carnivore of any type in our Earth’s history. Tyrannosaurus bataar was a slightly smaller Asian cousin of T. rex, but which exhibited a nearly identical osteology and morphology, indicating that their prey selection and hunting styles were very similar. its massive skull measured up to 4 feet long and was lined with huge spike-like teeth that were bigger than the teeth of any other theropod (carnivorous dinosaur) except T. rex. its skull was narrow in the front and wider in back, but not as wide as in T. rex, possibly indicating that T. rex may have possessed binocular vision and that T. bataar did not. T. bataar tooth crowns (i.e. the enameled and serrated portion of the tooth) were very robust so that they would more effectively transmit the energy of impact into the victim’s body and gouge, rather than cut, huge chunks of flesh out of the prey, as this ancient monster bore down with its powerful jaws. Tyrannosaurus had the greatest biting force of any large theropod ever, so it appears that great jaw strength was an evolutionary adaptation to allow for this high-impact hunting style. The incredible sheer forces, generated during these violent attacks, on the Tyrannosaurus’ teeth required them to be extremely sturdy. Thus, T. rex and T. bataar had the most robust roots among all dinosaurs, and that feature is apparent in the two exquisite specimens offered here. All toothed theropod dinosaurs could produce an unlimited supply of teeth throughout their lifetimes, as can modern crocodiles and alligators today. Thus, a tooth, that was lost during the extremely violent feeding activities, could be replaced quickly because underneath every active tooth in a dinosaur’s jaw, there would always be a “germ” tooth, which is an enamel crown that has been slowly growing in the jaw as a back-up for just such an event. There are often more than one germ crowns, nestled at the base of the root of every tooth in a theropod’s jaws, just waiting to be called into action by the healing process of the tyrannosaur’s body. After a tooth was lost in combat, the dinosaur’s jaw would start growing a new root to attach to an already mostly-developed crown, and, as the root grew, the tooth would slowly erupt up through the gum line, until the root was fully set in the jaw, and the crown was fully deployed into the dental battery. The present specimen exhibits this amazing replacement capability because the germ crown is still present, attached at the base of the root of this matchless Tyrannosaurus tooth. it exhibits gorgeous, pristine surfaces and perfect serrations on both the anterior and posterior cutting edges of the blades, and possesses exquisite natural luster with gorgeous colors of yellow-brown and orange with reddish striations, nicely accented by tan and orange blotches and checking. The whitish-tan root is flawless and has nice black dendritic patterns and reddish and orange blotches as well. Arguably, the finest Tyrannosaurus bataar tooth known, and certainly one of the largest. it measures 10½ inches long with 3¾ inches of enamel on both crowns, and comes with a custom black metal stand.

Estimate: $18,000-$24,000

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49321 AN EXQUISITE FULLY-ROOTED TYRANNOSAURUS TOOTH Tyrannosaurus bataar Late Cretaceous – 68 Million Years Old Nemegt Formation, The Gobi Desert Central Asia carnivorous dinosaur teeth are naturally rare and highly-prized by collectors. But the rarest of all tooth specimens are those that possess the roots. The reason is that theropods usually lost their teeth during feeding or combat by violently shearing or snapping a tooth and losing it. The only way that a fully-rooted tooth could be preserved is when a complete skull was decomposing, and teeth loosened and fell-out, as scavengers, insects, and bacteria did their work on the rotting flesh. This is a very rare occurrence and only 1 out of every 1,000 fossil carnivorous dinosaur teeth are preserved with their roots even partially intact. Thus, the specimen offered here is exceptionally rare. The root is flawless and the blade, nearly so. A few percent of restoration needed to be done to the enamel near the tip because of collecting damage. still, the serrations are nearly perfect and the enamel is pristine and lustrous. There is a wear facet, or flat spot, near the tip, where this tooth would rub against the opposing tooth in the opposite jaw as the Tyrannosaur would bite and tear during feeding. This specimen exhibits the same beautiful reddish-brown and orange color patterns as the previous lot, because both specimens were collected together and thus, come from the same animal. it measures 7⅝ inches long with a 2¾ inch enamel blade, and comes with a custom black metal stand. Estimate: $9,000-$12,000
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49322 PATHOLOGICAL TYRANNOSAURID TOOTH Nanotyrannus lancensis Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian Age Hell Creek Formation, Wibaux Co., eastern Montana, USA The genus nanotyrannus was suggested in 1988 for a small Tyrannosaurid skull. it was a smaller animal than the similar Tyrannosaurus rex, but paleontologists remain in disagreement as to whether or not it represents a juvenile of that species, or deserves classification as its own genus. These arguments hinge on the fused skull bones of a 1942 specimen, indicating an adult, and the 2001 discovery of remains from the same species – nicknamed “Jane” – that suggest a juvenile T. rex. in either case, it is believed that they hunted in packs, with teeth from multiple nanotyranni having been found in herbivorous dinosaurs. it is clear from this fine tooth that they were fearsomely efficient carnivores, with a powerful jaw, bristling with these ghastly, flesh-tearing tools. This superb specimen is in a wonderful state of preservation, with a fine gray patination, grain-like texture, enamel-like brown tip and tiny serrations. Most remarkably, however, it bears evidence of an old bite mark, the naturally healed scar still visible. evocative of the violent world in which these creatures lived, over 65 million years ago, it is a first-class specimen of extra pathological interest, and measures 2¼ inches around the curve, presented in a riker mount. Estimate: $800-$1,200

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49323 A VERY RARE ARTICULATED THEROPOD TOE AND CLAW Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Late Middle Cretaceous Period, 93 – 100 Million Years Old Tegana Formation, Kem Kem Beds of the Northern Sahara, Morocco carcharodontosaurus was a huge but lightly built carnosaur that existed around 30 million years before T. rex. it has only been found in north Africa but is possibly related to other similar dinosaurs found in the Western hemisphere, specifically in Argentina. While it had very large dimensions, measuring up to 44 feet long with a 5.2 foot long skull, it was nowhere near as massive as T. rex and certainly did not weigh nearly as much. nonetheless, they were among the biggest carnosaurs that ever existed and were fierce, voracious killers, as evidenced by their huge serrated teeth that grew as large as 7 inches of serrated blade projecting from the jaw. They also possessed huge claws, for traction and pinning their prey, on their feet. This specimen exhibits one such claw along with the associated toe bones to make one complete toe from this ancient killer. The bone quality is outstanding and thus, the surfaces of the toe bones and claw are pristine, preserving even the finest details of these nearly 100 million year old relics. The bones are preserved in a pleasing orange brown color and are presented on a custom black metal stand that correctly displays the bones in their original life positions. An exceptional and scientifically important display item of the highest quality. The claw measures 4½ inches along the curve and the complete specimen measures 9¼ inches on a custom metal base. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000

49324 FINE RAPTOR EGG Elongatoolithus sp. Late Cretaceous Central Asia This is an excellent example of a classic oviraptorid egg, of familiar elongated form. The oviraptorids were egg-laying dinosaurs whose bird-like characteristics included nestbrooding and even, in some species, a coating of feathers. This outstanding egg measures 7½ inches long and retains almost complete shell coverage, with amazing three-dimensional preservation to the dimpled texture. There is the usual cracking, but over half of the egg shell displays only hairline cracks, and almost no distortion to the surface contours. Most remarkably, it boasts a striking, bi-colored patination that is entirely natural. Much of the shell is a pleasant warm gray, but some of the cracked segments have been turned to a dramatically contrasting dark black color. The reason for this is different minerals in the surrounding soil, with each section of cracked shell distinct enough from the surrounding pieces that several have taken on a distinctly different coloring from their neighbors. This presents an unusual but highly aesthetic aspect, made yet more elegant by the natural fashion in which it is raised horizontally on a small section of the attached matrix, in contrasting earthy red. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500

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Current Bid .....................Bid Increment Current Bid.......................Bid Increment <$10 .................................... $1 $20,000 - $29,999 .................$2,000 $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half of the increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these bids will not be considered Cut Bids. Conducting the Auction: 13. Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance with Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below which the lot will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN ”Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE “Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS. ”Minimum Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. For any successful bid placed by a consignor on his Property on the Auction floor, or by any means during the live session, or after the ”Minimum Bid” for an Auction have been posted, we will require the consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s Commissions on such lot. 14. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. 15. Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole discretion. A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a person under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, collectibles references, or otherwise. Regardless of the disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. 16. Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or very nominal advances. If a lot bearing estimates fails to open for 40–60% of the low estimate, the Auctioneer may pass the item or may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor. 17. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (approximately 50%-60% of the low estimate). In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold. 18. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. 19. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) and any other damages or expenses pertaining to the lot. 20. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, we may at our discretion extend bidding for the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467. 21. The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. 22. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Payment: 23. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten business day hold, and thirty days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via eCheck, personal or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of 5 days, or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. (ref. T&C item 7 Credit for additional information.) Payments can be made 24-48 hours post auction from the My Orders page of the HA.com website. 24. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after the close of the Auction. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 25. Lots delivered to you, or your representative in the States of Texas, California, New York, or other states where the Auction may be held, are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with Auctioneer. (Note: Coins are only subject to sales tax in California on invoices under $1500 and in Texas on invoices under $1000. Check the Web site at: http://coins.ha.com/c/ref/sales-tax.zx for more details.) Bidder agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes. 26. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If you attempt to pay via eCheck and your financial institution denies this transfer from your bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, you agree to complete payment using your credit card on file. 27. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 28. In the event a successful Bidder fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot(s) securing the invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at subsequent private or public sale, or relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A defaulting Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable costs of resale (including a 10% seller’s commission, if consigned to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). The defaulting Bidder is liable to pay any difference between his total original invoice for the lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent hammer price of the lot(s) less the 10% seller’s commissions, if sold at an Auctioneer’s auction.

Terms and Conditions of Auction
29.Auctioneer reserves the right to require payment in full in good funds before delivery of the merchandise. 30. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment of the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor under Article 9 of the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. 31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website www.HA.com/ common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. 33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. 34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. 35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful Bidder to arrange pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no liability. Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject Lots to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for larger items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot is not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. 36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such license or permit does not relieve the buyer of timely compliance with standard payment terms. For further information, please contact Ron Brackemyre at 800- 872-6467 ext. 1312. 37. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of shipment by Auctioneer. Cataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: 38. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the items or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, in specified auction venues, for example, Fine Art, may have express written warranties and you are referred to those specific terms and conditions. . 39. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. 40. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held responsible for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. 41. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the sale of any Property by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to the Bidder and may not be assigned. Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does not constitute a warranty or representation. No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. 42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. Release: 43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, typographical error, etc. and are the exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against Auctioneer. 44. Notice: Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and small items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Purchaser accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision: 45. By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. Consumer disputes shall be resolved through court litigation which has an exclusive Dallas, Texas venue clause and jury waiver. Non-consumer dispute shall be determined in binding arbitration which arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further obligation. 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction, award of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return and warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer, be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. Miscellaneous: 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. 53. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. Heritage may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available through Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. 54. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. State Notices: Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code as amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its bonds for it and its employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the Commercial Code and Sec. 535 of the Penal Code. Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided that this auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed to the same address. Notice as to an Auction in Ohio: Auction firm and Auctioneer are licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture, and either the licensee is bonded in favor of the state or an aggrieved person may initiate a claim against the auction recovery fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Revised Code as a result of the licensee’s actions, whichever is applicable.

Rev. 2-28-12

Terms and Conditions of Auction
Additional Terms & Conditions: MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL AUCTIONS
MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM A: Signature® and Grand Format Auctions of Autographs, Sports Collectibles, Music, Entertainment, Political, Americana, Vintage Movie Posters and Pop Culture memorabilia are not on approval. When the lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (or its equivalent) from an third-party authentication provider, buyer has no right of return. On lots not accompanied by third-party authentication or under extremely limited circumstances not including authenticity (e.g. gross cataloging error), a purchaser who did not bid from the floor may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to Auctioneer must be pre-approved by Auctioneer. A Bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of the Bidder’s request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that is to be evaluated for return must be received in our offices within 35 days after Auction. AFTER THAT 35 DAY PERIOD, NO LOT MAY BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASONS. Lots returned must be in the same condition as when sold and must include any Certificate of Authenticity. No lots purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM B: On any lot presented with a Letter of Authenticity (“LOA”) issued by Auctioneer or its Heritage affiliates, that warranty inures only to the original purchaser (as shown in Auctioneer’s records) “Purchaser”. Purchaser may not transfer the rights afforded under the LOA and it is null and void when Purchaser transfers or attempts to transfer the lot. The LOA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Purchaser was awarded the lot to four (4) years after its purchase. The LOA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage, e.g. game worn. Claim procedure: Purchaser must contact the Auctioneer prior to submission of the lot as to his intent to make a claim and arrange secure shipment. If a lot’s authenticity is questioned by Purchaser within the warranty period, Purchaser must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the sports field. If Auctioneer concurs that the lot is not as represented, Purchaser shall be refunded their purchase price. If the Auctioneer denies the claim, the Purchaser may file the dispute with the American Arbitration Association with locale in Dallas, Texas, before a single arbitration under expedited rules. The LOA does not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer or Heritage’s affiliates is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole remedy afforded to purchaser. For information as to third party authentication warranties the bidder is directed to: PSA/DNA, P.O. Box 6180 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (800) 325-1121. James Spence Authentication (JSA), 2 Sylvan Way, Suite 102 Parsippany, NJ 07054 (888) 457-7362; or as otherwise noted on the Certificate. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM C: As authenticity and provenance are not warranted, if a Bidder intends to challenge, authenticity or provenance of a lot he must notify Auctioneer in writing within thirty-five (35) days of the Auction’s conclusion. Any claim as to provenance or authenticity must be first transmitted to Auctioneer by credible and definitive evidence or the opine of a qualified third party expert and there is no assurance after such presentment that Auctioneer will validate the claim. Authentication is not an exact science and contrary opinions may not be recognized by Auctioneer. Even if Auctioneer agrees with the contrary opinion of such authentication and validates the claim, Auctioneer’s liability for reimbursement for any opine by Bidder’s expert shall not exceed $500. Acceptance of a claim under this provision shall be limited to rescission of the sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. While every effort is made to determine provenance and authenticity, it is the responsibility of the Bidder to arrive at their own conclusion prior to bidding. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM D: In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed from the close of the Auction, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM E: On the fall of Auctioneer’s hammer, buyer assumes full risk and responsibility for lot, including shipment by common carrier, and must provide their own insurance coverage for shipments. MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM F: Auctioneer complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A purchaser is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Purchaser is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. MEMORABILIA AND HISTORICAL TERM G -SCREEN SHOT. Screen shots included in the catalog or on the Heritage Internet are provided for reference only. Important Notice: Many identical versions of props and costumes are created for film and television productions in the normal course of a production. Heritage does not warrant or represent that the screen shots referenced are exact images of the offered item (unless specifically noted in the written description). Use of a screen shot does not constitute a warranty or representation of authenticity or provenance. There is not a right of return or refund based upon a claim arising out of or pertaining to any reference to a screen shot. SPECIAL TERM H GUITARS: Bidders are urged to make a personal inspection of any guitar that they intend to bid on as there is a limited right of return. Heritage makes a visual inspection of the guitars to determine whether there are patent defects and whether the date and manufacturer corresponds to the description. Returns are not accepted for latent defects, structural issues, or mechanical and sound reproduction issues. It should be assumed that set up, adjustments and normal maintenance are necessary. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: CreditDept@HA.com

Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev 10-10-11

New York State Auctions Only

Rev. 1-21-11

How to Ship Your Purchases
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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION
M AY 2 2 , 2 0 1 2 | D A l l A s | l I v E & O N l I N E

PABLO PICASSO Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1962 Linoleum cut in colors 20-3/4 x 25-1/4 in. Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000 HA.com/5099-51001
For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/ CATD23837 call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATD23837.

Visit HA.com/5099
Consignment or Bidding Inquiries: 800-872-6467 Frank Hettig, ext. 1157 FrankH@HA.com

A n n u a l S a l e s E x c e e d $ 8 0 0 M i l l i o n | 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 + O n l i n e B i d d e r- M e m b e r s 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/FineArt
DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA
TX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Carolyn Mani #RSB2005661. Buyer's Premium 12% - 25%. See HA.com for details. 23900

sPORTs COllECTIblEs AUCTION
APRIl 26-27, 2012 | DAllAs | lIvE & ONlINE

Bidding Opens March 31!

The Famous “Buckner Ball” from the 1986 World Series, Game Six

Estimate: $100,000+

1969 Tom Seaver Game Worn New York Mets Jersey

Estimate: $50,000+
1920 Cleveland Indians Team Signed Petition Boycotting Pitcher Carl Mays After Ray Chapman Fatal Beaning

Estimate: $20,000+

The Seth Swirsky Collection of Historic Baseball Memorabilia

Our april auction will Feature:

1977 Reggie Jackson Third Home Run Baseball from World Series Game Six

Estimate: $20,000+

1965 The Beatles Signed Baseball from Shea Stadium Concert

Estimate: $20,000+

1923 Kenesaw Mountain Landis Signed Letter to “Shoeless Joe” Jackson Denying Reinstatement

Estimate: $20,000+

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Chris Ivy Director of Sports CIvy@HA.com ext. 1319

CALL 800.872.6467 TO DISCuSS OPPORTunITIES ✦ ✦ ✦
Derek Grady VP, Sports Auctions DerekG@HA.com ext. 1975 Mark Jordan Consignment Director MarkJ@HA.com ext. 1187 Mike Gutierrez Consignment Director MikeG@HA.com ext. 1183

Free catalog and The Collector's Handbook ($65 value) for new clients. Please submit auction invoices of $1,000+ in this category, from any source. Include your contact information and mail to Heritage, fax 214-409-1425, email catalogorders@HA.com, or call 866-835-3243. For more details, go to HA.com/FCO.

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/Sports DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA
TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Mike Sadler 16129; Andrea Voss 16406 | This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium. 23688

Making your charity auction easier and more successful

Heritage Charity Auctions

Dale Chihuly Glass Sold For: $13,145, Nov. 2011 Benefiting The Phoenix House

Diamond, Gold necklace, Black, Starr & Frost Sold For: $7,767, May 2007 Benefiting Academy Award winner Meryl Streep’s charity of choice, Equality Now

2009 Hideki Matsui World Series Game Six Home Run Baseball Sold For: $23,900, April 2010 Benefiting Friends of the Children of Haiti Super Bowl XLV Double Suite Sold For: $160,000, Feb. 2010 Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters

Cowboy Legends Poker Fantasy Sold For: $30,000, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner SGC Authentic - A newly Discovered Example! Sold For: $262,900, Nov. 2010 Benefiting School Sisters of Notre Dame

Emmitt Smith Hall of Fame Fantasy Trip Sold For: $22,000, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Fall Fashion Week Fantasy With Tina Craig, “The Bag Snob” Sold For: $42,500, May 2010 Benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

2004 Arlen ness Victory Vegas, Autographed by nASCAR legend Kyle Petty Sold For: $9,500, Oct. 2011 Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Heritage Auctions would like to help worthy charities save time and resources while raising more money, goodwill and awareness. We are offering our services to approved charities and their donors to give back and to meet new friends, not to profit from the endeavor itself.  Therefore all profits will be donated to charities selected by our employees. Call today to find out how the professionals at Heritage Charity Auctions can sharpen your philanthropic efforts and help you reach your fundraising goals.
For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATA23837 or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATA23837.

For more information, contact: Jeri Carroll 800.872.6467 x1873 JeriC@HA.com

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800.872.6467 | HA.com DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA
TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Andrea Voss 16406. 22819

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But the most exciting thing about the new Mycollection software is the ability to receive offers on items you purchased from Heritage at auction, including the ability to set your own “Buy Now” price.
Heritage members now have the opportunity to make an anonymous offer to the buyer of items previously purchased at auction from Heritage, directly through our Auction Results Archives. Heritage manages the transaction, maintaining privacy for both parties. Acceptance of an offer represents agreement with the terms and conditions of sale, including Heritage’s commission. This service is free to the buyer (no buyer’s premium), includes a 7 day return policy, protects the identity of both parties, and allows offers and counter-offers. If you receive an offer, you will have 72 hours to decline, counter-offer or accept the offer. You are under no obligation until you accept an offer or a buyer accepts your counter offer. You will receive payment for items sold within 30 days of Heritage’s receipt of your item.

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder Members
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NYC Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 0952360; Robert Korver 1096338; Kathleen Guzman 0762165; Michael J. Sadler 1304630; Andrea Voss 1320558 | Auctions are subject to a 12-25% buyer’s premium. See HA.com for details.

AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART AUCTIONs
M AY 1 5 , 2 0 1 2 | D A l l A s | l I v E & O N l I N E

1. MarTin JOhnsOn heade Cherokee Roses in a Glass Vase, circa 1883-1888 Oil on canvas 19 x 12 in. Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000 HA.com/5096-16001 2. pierre-aUgUsTe renOir Le Portrait d'une Jeune Femme circa 1868-1870 Pastel on paper 17-3/4 x 14-1/2 in. Estimate: $650,000 - $950,000 HA.com/5096-54005 3. WiLLiaM-adOLphe BOUgUereaU Fishing For Frogs, 1882 Oil on canvas 54 x 42 in. Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000 HA.com/5096-54008

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For the most up-to-date information, visit HA.com/5069

consignment or Bidding inquiries: 800-872-6467 Brian Roughton | Ext. 1210 | BrianR@HA.com Ariana Hartsock | Ext. 1283 | ArianaH@HA.com Marianne Berardi | Ext. 1506 | MarianneB@HA.com

For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATF23837 or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATF23837.

A n n u a l S a l e s E x c e e d $ 8 0 0 M i l l i o n | 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 + O n l i n e B i d d e r- M e m b e r s 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/FineArt
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ARMs & ARMOR
APRIl 30 | DAllAs | lIvE & ONlINE
heritage is proud to offer as part of our april 30, 2012 arms & armor auction, a fine collection of British and european flintlock and percussion pistols and blunderbusses. This assembly represents select examples of the works of henry nock, harcourt, p Bond, . Williams & powell, F. harvey, richards, saumur and other makers.

Fine seLecTiOn OF arMOr FrOM a caLiFOrnia genTLeMan’ iMpOrTanT MarTiaLLy Marked cOLT singLe acTiOn revOLvers’ cOLLecTiOn OF Fine and deLUxe spOrTing gUns’
excepTiOnaL ‘rOUgh rider’ U.s. cOLT arTiLLery Single Action Revolver and Holster Belonging to Trooper Colton Reed, Letter of Authentication by John Kopec to accompany the lot. estimate: $15,000-$20,000 HA.com/6076-20001

cased seT OF percUssiOn dUeLing pisTOLs By WiLLiaMs & pOWeLL estimate: $8,000-$10,000 HA.com/6076-72001

earLy 17Th cenTUry BLack and WhiTe aUgsBUrg gUiLd Three QUarTer sUiT OF arMOr with pointed Burgonet helmet estimate: $5,000 – $10,000 HA.com/6076-58001

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 478 Jackson Street | San Francisco, CA 94111 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com/Arms

DALLAS | nEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAn FRAnCISCO | PARIS | GEnEVA
TX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Carolyn Mani #RSB2005661. These auctions are subject to a 15% buyer’s premium. 23920

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Fine and Rare Wines, with a focus on Blue-Chip Bordeaux, Classic Burgundies, Cult California and fine selections from Italy, The Rhone and the New World

Why Heritage is your Best Consignment Choice
• Consignors pay NO consignment or insurance fees • Cash advances on qualifying consignments • Full, on-time payments to every consignor since 1976
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FI N E & R A R E W I N E
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 | BEVERLY HILLS

Featuring selections from the cellar of Candy Spelling

FINE & R ARE WINE AUC TION #5088 | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 | BE VERLY HILLS

© 2011 Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.

2011 April Inaugural Signature® Wine Auction April 2, 2011 Pre-Auction Estimate: $1.54M Realized: $1.65M

89% sold

2011 May Single-Owner Cellar Signature® Wine Auction May 6, 2011 Pre-Auction Estimate: $2.87M Realized: $3.61M

97% sold

2011 June Beverly Hills Signature® Wine Auction June 16, 2011 Pre-Auction Estimate: $2.26M Realized: $2.54M

96% sold

2011 September Beverly Hills Signature® Wine Auction September 24, 2011 Pre-Auction Estimate: $1.2M Realized: $1.36M

93% sold

2011 December Beverly Hills Signature® Wine Auction December 1, 2011 Pre-Auction Estimate: $1.96M Realized: $2.07M

93% sold

For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector's Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATF23837 or call 866-8353243 and reference code CATF23837.

Inquiries: Frank Martell 310-492-8616 • 800-872-6467, ext. 1753 • FrankM@HA.com

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.com
D A L L A S | N E W Y O R K | B E V E R LY H I L L S | S A N F R A N C I S C O | PA R I S | G E N E VA TX & NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 & 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; CA Auctioneer Bond: Carolyn Mani #RSB2005661. These auctions are subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium. 23365

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces AUcTiOns Fine Jewelry - April 30 new york Timepieces - may 19 new york

Online Bidding Begins soon!
For exact dates, visit HA.com/5092 (Jewelry) or HA.com/5097 (Timepieces).

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Breguet Very Fine Ref. 5157 White Gold Classique Gent’s Automatic Wristwatch Estimate: $12,000-$15,000 HA.com/5097-18001 F.P. Journe Octa Lune Very Fine Platinum Chronometer Wristwatch With 120 Hour Power Reserve, Date & Moon Phases Estimate: $18,000-$22,000 HA.com/5097-19001 Patek Philippe Ref. 5135 P “Gondolo Calendario” Very Fine Diamond-Set Platinum Annual Calendar, Moon Phases & 24-Hour Indication Estimate: $25,000-$35,000 HA.com/5097-19002 Diamond, Gold Ring Set Estimate: $30,000-$40,000 HA.com/5092-34001 Diamond, Gold Bracelet Estimate: $10,000-$13,000 HA.com/5092-28014 Art Deco Diamond, Platinum Necklace Estimate: $7,000-$9,000 HA.com/5092-93001 Ruby, Diamond, Gold Earrings, DeHago Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 HA.com/5092-38014

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now Open! Tuesday Internet Wholesale Watch and Jewelry Auctions Ending every Tuesday at 10:00 PM CT. Lots are offered at NO RESERVE with bidding starting at $1 on each lot!

For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector’s Handbook (combined value $65), visit HA.com/CATH23837 or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATH23837.

Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million • 700,000 Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 • 800-872-6467
DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA
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Department Specialists
For the extensions below, please dial 800.872.6467

Comics & Comic Art

Silver & Vertu
HA.com/Silver Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com

HA.com/Comics Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Lon Allen, Ext. 1261 • LonA@HA.com Barry Sandoval, Ext. 1377 • BarryS@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Texas Art

HA.com/TexasArt Atlee Phillips, Ext. 1786 • AtleeP@HA.com

Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
HA.com/Entertainment Margaret Barrett, Ext. 1912 • MargaretB@HA.com Kristen Painter, Ext. 1149 • KristenP@HA.com John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Garry Shrum, Ext. 1585 • GarryS@HA.com

Photographs

HA.com/Photographs Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Rachel Peart, Ext. 1625 • RPeart@HA.com

Handbags & Luxury Accessories
HA.com/Luxury Matt Rubinger, Ext. 1419 • MRubinger@HA.com Katy Howard, Ext. 1858 • KatyH@HA.com

Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments
HA.com/Guitar Mike Gutierrez, Ext. 1183 • MikeG@HA.com Isaiah Evans, Ext. 1201 • IsaiahE@HA.com

Historical
Americana & Political
HA.com/Historical Tom Slater, Ext. 1441 • TomS@HA.com John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com Don Ackerman, Ext. 1736 • DonA@HA.com

Fine Art
American Indian Art
HA.com/AmericanIndian Delia Sullivan, Ext. 1343 • DeliaS@HA.com

American, Western & European Art
HA.com/FineArt Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Brian Roughton, Ext. 1210 • BrianR@HA.com Marianne Berardi, Ph.D., Ext. 1506 • MarianneB@HA.com Ariana Hartsock, Ext. 1283 • ArianaH@HA.com Kirsty Buchanan, Ext. 1741 • KirstyB@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Arms & Armor
HA.com/Arms Jemison Beshears, Ext. 1886 • JemisonB@HA.com Cliff Chappell, Ext. 1887 • CliffordC@HA.com Roger Lake, Ext. 1884 • RogerL@HA.com David Carde, Ext. 1881 • DavidC@HA.com

California Art
HA.com/FineArt Alissa Ford, Ext. 1926 • AlissaF@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Civil War & Militaria
HA.com/CivilWar Dennis Lowe, Ext. 1182 • DennisL@HA.com

Decorative Arts & Design

Historical Manuscripts
HA.com/Manuscripts Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

HA.com/Decorative Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 • CarolynM@HA.com

Rare Books
HA.com/Books James Gannon, Ext. 1609 • JamesG@HA.com Joe Fay, Ext. 1544 • JoeF@HA.com

Illustration Art
HA.com/Illustration Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Space Exploration
HA.com/Space John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com

Lalique & Art Glass
HA.com/Design Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com

Modern & Contemporary Art
HA.com/Modern Frank Hettig, Ext. 1157 • FrankH@HA.com

Texana
HA.com/Historical Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

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Jewelry
HA.com/Jewelry Jill Burgum, Ext. 1697 • JillB@HA.com Peggy Gottlieb, Ext. 1847 • PGottlieb@HA.com

Timepieces
HA.com/Timepieces Jim Wolf, Ext. 1659 • JWolf@HA.com

Movie Posters
HA.com/MoviePosters Grey Smith, Ext. 1367 • GreySm@HA.com Bruce Carteron, Ext. 1551 • BruceC@HA.com

Wine

HA.com/Wine Frank Martell, Ext. 1753 • FrankM@HA.com Poppy Davis, Ext. 1559 • PoppyD@HA.com

Natural History
HA.com/NaturalHistory

David Herskowitz, Ext. 1610 • DavidH@HA.com

Services

Minerals
HA.com/Minerals

Appraisal Services
HA.com/Appraisals Meredith Meuwly, Ext. 1631• MeredithM@HA.com

Craig Kissick, Ext. 1995 • CraigK@HA.com

Numismatics
Coins – United States
HA.com/Coins David Mayfield, Ext. 1277 • DavidM@HA.com Jessica Aylmer, Ext. 1706 • JessicaA@HA.com Win Callender, Ext. 1415 • WinC@HA.com Chris Dykstra, Ext. 1380 • ChrisD@HA.com Sam Foose, Ext. 1227 • SamF@HA.com Jim Jelinski, Ext. 1257 • JimJ@HA.com Bob Marino, Ext. 1374 • BobMarino@HA.com Mike Sadler, Ext. 1332 • MikeS@HA.com Beau Streicher, Ext. 1645 • BeauS@HA.com

Corporate & Institutional Collections/Ventures
Karl Chiao, Ext. 1958 • KarlC@HA.com

Credit Department
Marti Korver, Ext. 1248 • Marti@HA.com Eric Thomas, Ext. 1241 • EricT@HA.com

Media & Public Relations
Noah Fleisher, Ext. 1143 • NoahF@HA.com

Special Collections
Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com

Trusts & Estates
HA.com/Estates Mark Prendergast, Ext. 1632 • MPrendergast@HA.com Karl Chiao, Ext. 1958 • KarlC@HA.com Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 • CarolynM@HA.com

Rare Currency
HA.com/Currency Len Glazer, Ext. 1390 • Len@HA.com Allen Mincho, Ext. 1327 • Allen@HA.com Dustin Johnston, Ext. 1302 • Dustin@HA.com Michael Moczalla, Ext. 1481 • MichaelM@HA.com Jason Friedman, Ext. 1582 • JasonF@HA.com Brad Ciociola, Ext. 1752 • BradC@HA.com

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World & Ancient Coins
HA.com/WorldCoins Cristiano Bierrenbach, Ext. 1661 • CrisB@HA.com Warren Tucker, Ext. 1287 • WTucker@HA.com David Michaels, Ext. 1606 • DMichaels@HA.com Scott Cordry, Ext. 1369 • ScottC@HA.com

Sports Collectibles

HA.com/Sports Chris Ivy, Ext. 1319 • CIvy@HA.com Peter Calderon, Ext. 1789 • PeterC@HA.com Derek Grady, Ext. 1975 • DerekG@HA.com Mike Gutierrez, Ext. 1183 • MikeG@HA.com Lee Iskowitz, Ext. 1601 • LeeI@HA.com Mark Jordan, Ext. 1187 • MarkJ@HA.com Chris Nerat, Ext. 1615 • ChrisN@HA.com Jonathan Scheier, Ext. 1314 • JonathanS@HA.com

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R. Steven Ivy, Co-Chairman James L. Halperin, Co-Chairman Gregory J. Rohan, President Paul Minshull, Chief Operating Officer Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director-New York
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U.S. Rare Coin Auctions U.S. Rare Coins U.S. Rare Coins World & Ancient Coin Auctions CICF World Coins World Coins Shoshana Collection Rare Currency Auctions CSNS Currency Currency Fine & Decorative Arts Auctions Photographs Western, Texas & American Indian Art American & European Art Modern & Contemporary Art The Boss Star Collection 20th Century Design Decorative Arts Illustration Art The Estate Auction Fine Silver & Vertu California Art Modern & Contemporary Art Western, Texas & American Indian Art American & European Art Lalique & Art Glass Photography Decorative Arts Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessory Auctions Handbags & Luxury Accessories + Fine Jewelry Watches & Fine Timepieces Timepieces Handbags & Luxury Accessories + Fine Jewelry Vintage Movie Posters Auctions Vintage Movie Posters Comics Auctions Comics & Original Comic Art Comics & Original Comic Art Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auctions Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Historical Grand Format Auctions Arms & Armor NRA Firearms for Freedom Americana & Political Space Exploration Militaria Legends of the West NRA Firearms for Freedom Arms & Armor Historical Manuscripts & Rare Books & Autographs Space Exploration Americana & Political Militaria Vintage Sports Collectibles Auctions Vintage Sports Collectibles Vintage Sports Collectibles Sports Platinum Auction Natural History Auctions Natural History Natural History Fine & Rare Wine Fine & Rare Wine

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Auction Dates April 18-22, 2012 May 30-June 3, 2012 Auction Dates April 26-30, 2012 September 5-10, 2012 September 5-6, 2012 Auction Dates April 18-23, 2012 September 5-10, 2012 October 18-22, 2012 Auction Dates May 1, 2012 May 5-6, 2012 May 15, 2012 May 22, 2012 May 22, 2012 June 13, 2012 June 14, 2012 June 27-28, 2012 September 12, 2012 September 25, 2012 October 9, 2012 October 23, 2012 November 10, 2012 November 13, 2012 November 17, 2012 November 17, 2012 December 6, 2012 Auction Dates April 29-30, 2012 May 19, 2012 November 18, 2012 December 3-4, 2012 Auction Dates July 25, 2012 Auction Dates May 10-11, 2012 July 26-27, 2012 Auction Dates April 20-21, 2012 June 16 2012 July 24, 2012 August 14, 2012 Auction Dates April 30-May 1, 2012 April 30, 2012 May 12, 2012 May 12, 2012 June 9, 2012 June 10, 2012 September 22-23, 2012 October 15, 2012 October 17-18, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3, 2012 December 8, 2012 Auction Dates May 3-5, 2012 August 2, 2012 August 16-18, 2012 Auction Dates May 20, 2012 October 14, 2012 Auction Dates June 8-9, 2012

Consignment Deadline Closed April 20, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed July 10, 2012 Closed Consignment Deadline Closed July 16, 2012 August 28, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed April 20, 2012 July 6, 2012 July 24, 2012 August 2, 2012 August 16, 2012 September 3, 2012 September 6, 2012 September 10, 2012 September 10, 2012 September 29, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed September 17, 2012 September 27, 2012 Consignment Deadline June 2, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed June 12, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed April 25, 2012 June 2, 2012 June 23, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed April 19, 2012 August 1, 2012 August 24, 2012 August 26, 2012 September 11, 2012 September 12, 2012 October 17, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed June 11, 2012 June 25, 2012 Consignment Deadline Closed July 7, 2012 Consignment Deadline April 26, 2012

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