CATALPA PETRIFIED WOOD FULL ROUND POLISHED END #95

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 07, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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THESE NUMBERED SPECIMENS WERE A PURCHASE I RECENTLY MADE FROM A ROCK SHOP, THAT IS ABOUT TO CLOSE, THAT AQUIRED A LARGE PORTION OF A COLLECTION FROM A GENTLEMAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN 50 YEARS COLLECTING, RESEARCHING, AND DEVELOPING A MIRROR POLISH FINISH FOR HIS SPECIMENS. THE POLISH JOB HE DID ON THESE SPECIMENS IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN. THESE SPECIMENS ARE ABSOLUTELY ONE OF A KIND, AND EXTRA CARE WILL BE TAKEN IN PACKAGING. MUCH OF HIS COLLECTION WAS ALREADY SOLD BY THIS SHOP OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT I WAS ABLE TO BUY THE LAST SEVERAL HUNDRED AVAILABLE. MANY OF THESE SPECIMENS I AM KEEPING FOR MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION. THE PRICES I AM LISTING THESE ITEMS FOR IS CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN WHAT THEY WHERE SELLING FOR IN THE ROCK SHOP.

HE LISTED THE COMMON NAME, GENUS OF THE SPECIMEN, FAMILY OF THE SPECIMEN, WHERE IT WAS ACQUIRED FROM, AND THE EPOCH OR ERA IT IS FROM. MUCH OF THE RESEARCH HE DID WAS WITHOUT THE AID OF COMPUTERS. I DOUBLE CHECKED A FEW OF THE SPECIMENS AND HIS RESEARCH APPEARS TO BE RIGHT ON THE MONEY.

COMMON NAME: CATALPA

GENUS: CATALPA SPECIOSA

FAMILY: BIGNONIACEAE

LOCATION FOUND: SOUTH EAST OREGON

ERA/EPOUCH: PIOCENE EPOCH

SIZE: 2 1/4 X 2 1/8 ACROSS THE POLISHED FACE AND 2 1/4 TO 2 1/8 INCHES LONG

WEIGHT: 13
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