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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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A crystal kit incl. rose quartz obelisk Ht. 17cm etc.
Oct 26, 6:00 PM AEDT
A crystal kit incl. rose quartz obelisk Ht. 17cm etc.
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD16013 Bids
Large Amethyst Geode Rock Sculpture
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Large Amethyst Geode Rock Sculpture
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$19011 Bids
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STEUBEN AURENE IRIDESCENT RIBBED VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
STEUBEN AURENE IRIDESCENT RIBBED VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$9510 Bids
Whaling Scrimshaw Scene Deer Antler on Stand by Roger Van Boxtel
Oct 25, 6:00 PM EDT
Whaling Scrimshaw Scene Deer Antler on Stand by Roger Van Boxtel
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$8010 Bids
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STEUBEN AURENE IRIDESCENT RIBBED FLARED VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
STEUBEN AURENE IRIDESCENT RIBBED FLARED VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$758 Bids
FOUR ANNA PAVLAK-GOOD SCRIMSHAW WORKS
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
FOUR ANNA PAVLAK-GOOD SCRIMSHAW WORKS
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $200- $500
$5508 Bids
Natural History Huge 18" Fossil Ammonite Specimen
Nov 10, 2:00 PM EST
Natural History Huge 18" Fossil Ammonite Specimen
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$4008 Bids
Rock, Crystal, Natural, Decor, Collectible, Candle Holder
Oct 27, 6:00 PM CDT
Rock, Crystal, Natural, Decor, Collectible, Candle Holder
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$1108 Bids
Collection of various teeth objects
Oct 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Collection of various teeth objects
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $80- $120
$1408 Bids
MUST DE CARTIER SWISS QUARTZ WATCH,
Nov 03, 12:00 PM EDT
MUST DE CARTIER SWISS QUARTZ WATCH,
by Sloans & Kenyon
Est: $100- $200
$1408 Bids
Signed Italian Old Carved Wood Pan Satyr Sculpture
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Signed Italian Old Carved Wood Pan Satyr Sculpture
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2508 Bids
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MOSER AMBER IKEBANA AURA HAND CUT GLASS BOWL
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
MOSER AMBER IKEBANA AURA HAND CUT GLASS BOWL
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1707 Bids
Scrimshaw ladies' corset busk
Nov 20, 9:00 AM EST
Scrimshaw ladies' corset busk
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$1107 Bids
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SALVIATI VENEZIA FASCE VERTICAL BLUE GREEN VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
SALVIATI VENEZIA FASCE VERTICAL BLUE GREEN VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$607 Bids
LARGE AMETHYST QUARTZ CAVE GEODE
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
LARGE AMETHYST QUARTZ CAVE GEODE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $400- $600
$7006 Bids
SMALL AMETHYST QUARTZ CAVE GEODE
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
SMALL AMETHYST QUARTZ CAVE GEODE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$3756 Bids
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6PC MOSER SPLENDID PLATINUM TRIMMED WATER GLASSES
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
6PC MOSER SPLENDID PLATINUM TRIMMED WATER GLASSES
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$856 Bids
Antique Gold Tooth Cap
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Gold Tooth Cap
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$316 Bids
Rock, Crystal, Natural, Decor, Collectible,
Oct 27, 6:00 PM CDT
Rock, Crystal, Natural, Decor, Collectible,
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$356 Bids
VINTAGE GRUEN VERI THIN MECHANICAL WRIST WATCH
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
VINTAGE GRUEN VERI THIN MECHANICAL WRIST WATCH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $150- $250
$1306 Bids
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V DURAND GOLD THREAD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
V DURAND GOLD THREAD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$705 Bids
Baccarat French Crystal Harmonie Flower Vase NEW
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Baccarat French Crystal Harmonie Flower Vase NEW
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1755 Bids
14K Gold Rough Pearl & Emerald Ring
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
14K Gold Rough Pearl & Emerald Ring
by Revere Auctions
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$1805 Bids
Vintage Christian LaCroix Paris Runway Earrings
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
Vintage Christian LaCroix Paris Runway Earrings
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $100- $300
$1505 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Natural History Collectibles, Fossils & Minerals


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Old Stuff For You

Old Stuff For You

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company

TimeLine Auctions

TimeLine Auctions