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Natural History, Fossils & Minerals - General

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 objects 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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NICHIBO PEARLS TOKYO PEARL OYSTER IN RESIN WITH BOX, PAPERS AND CLOTH
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NICHIBO PEARLS TOKYO PEARL OYSTER IN RESIN WITH BOX, PAPERS AND CLOTH
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" Blue Weevil Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$800 Bids
6" x 6" 4 Eyes Stag Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
6" x 6" 4 Eyes Stag Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$800 Bids
10" x 8" Wallace's Long-horn Beetle With Wings Spread in Wooden Box Frame
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
10" x 8" Wallace's Long-horn Beetle With Wings Spread in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$950 Bids
5" x 5" Striped Blue Weevil in Wooden Box Frame
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" Striped Blue Weevil in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $175- $225
$700 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
6" x 6" (Lucanus Thibetanus Katsurai) Stag Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$900 Bids
5" x 5" (Odontolabis Sarasinorum) Stag Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" (Odontolabis Sarasinorum) Stag Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$750 Bids
14" x 10" Male & Female Paired Sabertooth Longhorn Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
14" x 10" Male & Female Paired Sabertooth Longhorn Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
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Est: $750- $850
$5500 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
6" x 6" Metallic Wood-boring Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $175- $225
$750 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
6" x 6" (Agryrophegges Kolbei) Goliath Beetle in Wooden Box Frame
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$950 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" - (Hoplia coerulea) Blue-Violet Chafer Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" - (Euchroea ripheus) Scarab Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
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5" x 5" - (Euryphagus lundi) Orange Long Horn Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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$1200 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" - (Tragocephala variegata) Longhorn Shoot Borer Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$800 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
7" x 9" - (Goliathus goliatus conspersus) Goliath Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
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Est: $250- $450
$2500 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
5" x 5" - (Agestrata orichalca) Asian Flower Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
6" x 6" - (Mecynorrhina oberthuri) African Flower Beetle in Wooden Framed Box
Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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Est: $200- $250
$1400 Bids
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Jul 29, 9:00 PM EDT
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by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $250
$1100 Bids
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$1600 Bids

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