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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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Kighta Fish Fossil. 40-50 million years old. In matrix - Wyoming USA
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Kighta Fish Fossil. 40-50 million years old. In matrix - Wyoming USA
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD24021 Bids
NATURAL GOLD NUGGET IN QUARTZ SPECIMEN
Apr 14, 10:00 AM EDT
NATURAL GOLD NUGGET IN QUARTZ SPECIMEN
by Imperial Auction
Est: $800- $1,200
$27514 Bids
Medium Nautilus shell in Pearl cream nacre(Mother of Pearl) H:15cm x L:18cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Medium Nautilus shell in Pearl cream nacre(Mother of Pearl) H:15cm x L:18cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD10012 Bids
Fossil Mammuthus primigenius Wooly Mammoth Tooth
Apr 13, 9:00 AM MDT
Fossil Mammuthus primigenius Wooly Mammoth Tooth
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $600- $800
$23012 Bids
(17pc) Polished Mineral Eggs & Fruit
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(17pc) Polished Mineral Eggs & Fruit
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$6011 Bids
MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH 4 1/2"
Apr 14, 10:00 AM EDT
MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH 4 1/2"
by Imperial Auction
Est: $100- $200
$12010 Bids
Genuine Fossilized Scorpion in Tree Trunk Style Amber
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Genuine Fossilized Scorpion in Tree Trunk Style Amber
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$559 Bids
(13pc) Mineral Specimens
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(13pc) Mineral Specimens
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$709 Bids
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* LARGE SEMI-POLISHED WHALE'S TOOTH Length 6.75".
Apr 25, 9:30 AM EDT
* LARGE SEMI-POLISHED WHALE'S TOOTH Length 6.75".
by Eldred's
Est: $400- $600
$5508 Bids
170 CARAT KINGMAN TURQUOISE STONE NUGGET
Apr 14, 10:00 AM EDT
170 CARAT KINGMAN TURQUOISE STONE NUGGET
by Imperial Auction
Est: $100- $200
$808 Bids
MID CENT AMERICAN NAVAL SCRIMSHAW PAINTING SIGNED
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
MID CENT AMERICAN NAVAL SCRIMSHAW PAINTING SIGNED
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$2008 Bids
SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH
Apr 14, 11:00 AM EDT
SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH
by White's Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$4008 Bids
Polished Orthoceras Fossil Specimen
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
Polished Orthoceras Fossil Specimen
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$508 Bids
TURTLE SHELL
Jan 12, 1:00 PM CST
TURTLE SHELL
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1007 Bids
Stone Fish From Ulrich Quarries
Apr 13, 11:00 AM EDT
Stone Fish From Ulrich Quarries
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $300- $400
$1007 Bids
Moroccan Crinoid Fossil Plate
Apr 13, 9:00 AM MDT
Moroccan Crinoid Fossil Plate
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $150- $200
$857 Bids
Virgin Valley Nevada Petrified Wood Opal Limb
Apr 13, 9:00 AM MDT
Virgin Valley Nevada Petrified Wood Opal Limb
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$2307 Bids
Group of 3 Fossilized Megalodon Shark Teeth
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 3 Fossilized Megalodon Shark Teeth
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$456 Bids
ROUGH OPAL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Apr 16, 4:00 PM CDT
ROUGH OPAL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$186 Bids
Keichousaurus Chinese Dragon Dinosaur Fossil
Apr 13, 9:00 AM MDT
Keichousaurus Chinese Dragon Dinosaur Fossil
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $300- $400
$906 Bids
New Mexico Petrified Wood Folsom
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
New Mexico Petrified Wood Folsom
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1756 Bids
Large Freestanding Amethyst Crystal Specimen
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
Large Freestanding Amethyst Crystal Specimen
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$506 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

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