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Natural History Collectibles, Fossils & Minerals

Whether it’s the brilliant sparkle of an amethyst geode or the rocky protrusions of a fossilized reptile, the artifacts of natural history are compelling for their role in the historical record and their wonder. Such collectibles serve as a constant reminder of the amazing feats the planet has prepared over the centuries, and collecting such pieces is part of a tradition that dates back several centuries.

Though human awareness of natural history was burgeoning in the ancient world, the study and focused discovery of these objects gained popularity only as recently as 17th and 18th centuries. This rising interest grew during the age of the Enlightenment when scholars and scientists sought a greater rigor in their experimentation, excavation, and documentation. The result was not only the emergence of new scientific fields, such as paleontology and mineralogy, but also a more global appreciation for the collecting and chronicling of prehistoric and geological artifacts.

Alongside professionals, amateur natural history enthusiasts formed their own personal showcases of their interest and understanding of Earth's history and hugely varied wonders. From the luster of butterfly wings to the seemingly- miraculous occurrence of meteorites falling from the sky, these artifacts proved crucial for both education and enjoyment, and they continue to do so today.

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3 MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH LOT 3" 4"5" LOT
Feb 01, 9:00 AM EST
3 MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH LOT 3" 4"5" LOT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$23012 Bids
4 3/4 INCH MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH
Feb 08, 9:00 AM EST
4 3/4 INCH MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $120
$807 Bids
Vintage Carved Ivory Statues Pair
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Carved Ivory Statues Pair
by Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC
Est: $1,000- $2,500
$3257 Bids
Scrimshaw Engraved Folk Art Whale Tooth SIGNED
Feb 08, 11:00 AM EST
Scrimshaw Engraved Folk Art Whale Tooth SIGNED
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$5006 Bids
Three Petrified Fossils
Jan 31, 10:00 AM EST
Three Petrified Fossils
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$406 Bids
Walrus Tusk in the Rough
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
Walrus Tusk in the Rough
by Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC
Est: $500- $800
$1106 Bids
Vintage Carved Walrus Cribbage Board
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Carved Walrus Cribbage Board
by Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC
Est: $600- $800
$1806 Bids
Group of Fifteen Butterfly Specimens Framed: 16-1/2 x 32 in (41.9 x 81.3 cm)
Jan 31, 10:00 AM EST
Group of Fifteen Butterfly Specimens Framed: 16-1/2 x 32 in (41.9 x 81.3 cm)
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$856 Bids
MAPLE LEAF PATTERN AMMONITE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 12, 1:00 PM CST
MAPLE LEAF PATTERN AMMONITE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$3255 Bids
Pleistocene Bonner Springs Kansas Bison Jaw Bone
Feb 11, 10:00 AM EST
Pleistocene Bonner Springs Kansas Bison Jaw Bone
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$265 Bids
HUMAN SKULL
Feb 08, 7:00 PM CET
HUMAN SKULL
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €80- €120
€2605 Bids
CRINOID SCYPHOCRINUS ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 06, 1:00 PM CST
CRINOID SCYPHOCRINUS ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
METEORITES 3 GRAMS ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 06, 1:00 PM CST
METEORITES 3 GRAMS ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$164 Bids
STONE TURTLE WITH FROG ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 06, 1:00 PM CST
STONE TURTLE WITH FROG ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$84 Bids
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LOT OF THREE LARGE BAILER SHELLS, LARGEST BEING APPROX. 30CM, SMALLEST BEING APPROX. 25CM. TRACES OF BLUE TACK
Feb 02, 9:00 AM AEST
LOT OF THREE LARGE BAILER SHELLS, LARGEST BEING APPROX. 30CM, SMALLEST BEING APPROX. 25CM. TRACES OF BLUE TACK
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD404 Bids
10 pieces of Crystals
Jan 31, 9:00 AM EST
10 pieces of Crystals
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
ROSTRE DE POISSON SCIE.
Feb 01, 6:00 PM CET
ROSTRE DE POISSON SCIE.
by Legia-Auction
Est: €200- €300
€2503 Bids
LARGE AMETHYST GEODE DISPLAY BOULDER 17"
Jan 31, 1:00 PM EST
LARGE AMETHYST GEODE DISPLAY BOULDER 17"
by Elite Auctioneers, LLC
Est: $200- $500
$1753 Bids
Jar Containing Gold Plated Flakes
Jan 31, 9:00 AM EST
Jar Containing Gold Plated Flakes
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Large Metal Butterfly 33x25
Jan 31, 9:00 AM EST
Large Metal Butterfly 33x25
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
PYRITE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 12, 1:00 PM CST
PYRITE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1002 Bids
DISPLAY DIAMOND ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 05, 1:00 PM CST
DISPLAY DIAMOND ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1002 Bids
MIXED LOT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 06, 1:00 PM CST
MIXED LOT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$52 Bids

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Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

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TimeLine Auctions

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Eldred's

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Eternity Gallery