About me / us: My wife and I are getting old ;-) and have decided to sell most of our neat stuff. We are not dealers and do not purchase items for resale. We have enjoyed these items immensely but the time has come to get back some of the dollars that we spent putting it all together while giving others the opportunity to procure the types of objects we found pleasure in keeping.
As for our Amerind artifact involvement : I have been around artifacts and much of the Midwest relic circles off and on for well over 35 years. The wife and I spent several years recreationally attending a variety of artifact related exhibitions in 8 states. We have also logged perhaps thousands of surface hunting miles. What we will be selling is not misrepresented modern pieces, beaten up junk and common stones that are assumed or touted to be of Amerind origin but items that have been accumulated with the use of discerning eyes, a reasonable amount of practiced / studied knowledge, much Amerind artifact exposure and a good deal of personal experience.
Misc. info: We do not need money bad enough to purposely misrepresent anything, use tricky wording to mask the condition of an item or otherwise entice you into bidding. Please read the description thoroughly and look at the pictures closely. Ask questions before bidding. We offer a 15-day refundable purchase price satisfaction guarantee. The item must be returned at your expense and in exactly the same condition it was in when we shipped it to you. Items we sell are well described and we pay to include photos so potential bidders can be properly informed. It is always best for both parties to not get involved with the hassle and expense of a refund situation if avoidable. Please do not bid if you have any doubts about the purchase. We ship USPS / continental U.S. only and will combine items to save you money. Insurance is a buyer option. We will pack well but will not be held responsible for items broken or damaged during shipping. Notify us immediately if t is shipping damage and we will be happy to send you the insurance slip if you purchased coverage. We expect the same concerning returns. Payment is expected within 3 days of auction closing. Nonpaying bidders will be reported and the item relisted.
Item info: We are offering what the professionals appropriately call an anvil otherwise known to regular people as a "nutting" stone. We normally didn't keep the small ones. We kept this one because it has nice, nearly round "fit in the hand" shape and good pits on each side. With just a bit more work it could have easily been made into a discoidal. Maybe the Indian that made it had that in mind at some point. I think it is made of really dense sandstone but I am not sure. I could make up a provenance like other people do but the truth is we have had it a long time and have no clue w we got it. T is one light 3/8 inch long scratch on an edge side but no other modern damage. It is approx. 3 inches in diameter x approx. 1-3/4 inches thick. This artifact is not known to be illegally dug nor grave or ceremony associated.
Thanx for looking and happy bidding.
... read more