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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 11, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

we have a very nice Quartz Crystal Point that I aquired about 6 years ago as part of an Eastern Seaboard collection. This is kind of a tough one for me to id. At first glance I thought it was a Guilford Point but the closer I looked at it and the more I examined it under magnification, the more I leaned toward calling it an Un-Fluted Clovis. Quartz is a very hard material and was very difficult for the Natives to work which would explain an Indian deciding to leave out the Fluting Channels in fear of breaking the Point in half. T are many documented unfluted Clovis Points but they are actually more rare than the Fluted variaty. This Point to me more closley resembles an Ufluted Clovis than a Guilford so I call them as I see them so I have to id this specimen as an Unfluted Clovis. T were many very nice Quartz Crystal Points in the collection which were reported to be found in the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina area. I'll start the bidding out at only $9.99 and no reserve price! This is an authentic specimen that will be a welcome addition to any collection of Indian Artifacts.

Type = Unfluted Clovis
Material = Sugar Quartz Crystal
Origin = Eastern Seaboard Area
Length = 1 3/4" Inches Long
Width = 15/16" Inches Wide
Guarantee = 14 day Return

This Artifact does not carry a COA "Certificate Of Authenticity", therfore I'm listing it in the Flint Knapping catagory to be in line with Ebay rules and not run the risk of having the auction pulled early. However I'm an avid Artifact hunter and collector so many of the Artifacts I list on Ebay have been recovered my me or I've obtained them from friends and/or family whom personally found them. If I don't find an Artifact or have not purchase it from someone I personally know, I preform a very thorough examination under magnification to determine that it is in fact an authentic Relic and to be certain t is no re-chipping present. If I find that an Artifact is not authentic or that it exhibits any re-chipping what so ever I will clearly state my findings in the description. I have been hunting, buying and selling Artifacts for over 15 years so I know what to look for when determining if an Artifact is in fact authentic or not. I know many folks swear by authenticators but the truth is any of us can call ourselves an authenticator as t is no schooling or training of any kind required to become an authenticator "one just deems him or herself and authenticator and that's that". So I can't see paying someone $25-$30 to give me a piece of paper reporting to me what I can tell myself for free using nothing more than my own time and expertise. I know that in my 15 years of Artifact collecting and dealing I've handled many 1,000's of Relics from all over the United States and trust that my opinion is just as good if not better than the next guy or gals. Furthermore please note that each and every piece I sell is legally obtained and never recovered from Grave or Burial locations. I offer the following guarantee on all Relics I sell. "The winning bidder may return this or any Artifact purchased from me for a full no questions asked refund less shipping and insurance costs within 14 days from receiving said Relic". For those of you who wish to have an artifact purchased from me authenticated, please click on my about me page to learn about the authenticators whom opinions I accept.