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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 Sea Turtle Shell
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
A Sea Turtle Shell
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD32512 Bids
Pair of Whale Teeth
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of Whale Teeth
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $25- $50
$9012 Bids
Cream Nautilus Shell
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Cream Nautilus Shell
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD9011 Bids
TURTLE SHELL
Jan 12, 1:00 PM CST
TURTLE SHELL
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1809 Bids
A Sea Turtle Shell
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
A Sea Turtle Shell
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD140
AUD2009 Bids
Striped large Nautilus shell in excellent condition. Becoming Rare
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Striped large Nautilus shell in excellent condition. Becoming Rare
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD709 Bids
Montana Bull Elk Teeth
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
Montana Bull Elk Teeth
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $100- $150
$558 Bids
DRAGON BLOODSTONE SKULL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
DRAGON BLOODSTONE SKULL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$167 Bids
Three Large Volute Shells
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
Three Large Volute Shells
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1407 Bids
Three Nautilus Shells
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
Three Nautilus Shells
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD140
AUD1607 Bids
Virgin Valley Nevada Petrified Wood Opal Limb
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
Virgin Valley Nevada Petrified Wood Opal Limb
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$3257 Bids
Collection of Cowrie Shells
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
Collection of Cowrie Shells
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD100
AUD806 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
SUNSET MOTH DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
SUNSET MOTH DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$145 Bids
1 POUND LAPIS LAZULI ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
1 POUND LAPIS LAZULI ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$205 Bids
2 POUND RED VELVET KALEIDOSCOPE JASPER ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
2 POUND RED VELVET KALEIDOSCOPE JASPER ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$125 Bids
Smoky Quartz Amazonite Specimen Colorado
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
Smoky Quartz Amazonite Specimen Colorado
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $200- $300
$354 Bids
RAINBOW MOONSTONE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
RAINBOW MOONSTONE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
Natural History - Mastodon Bone Face Carving
Mar 09, 12:00 PM GMT
Natural History - Mastodon Bone Face Carving
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £40- £60
£254 Bids
Hand Carved Stone/Opal Frog Fetish
Mar 03, 10:00 AM MST
Hand Carved Stone/Opal Frog Fetish
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$504 Bids
GEM SILICA ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
GEM SILICA ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$144 Bids
A mixed collection of shells and coral specimens
Mar 03, 11:00 AM AEDT
A mixed collection of shells and coral specimens
by Gibson's
Est: AUD100- AUD300
AUD1204 Bids

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Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

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TimeLine Auctions

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