Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Gwynneville, IN, United States
DoneSat, Mar 1, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Prehistoric & Historic Artifact Auction
A superb offering of Prehistoric & Historic Artifacts from the John Parker, Tommy Goff and Earl Riddick collections. John was first featured in Who's Who in Indian Relics #3 (1972). Most recently, many of his artifacts were displayed in Ballinger's book, Collectors of Historic and Prehistoric Artifacts. The Parker collection is a diverse artifact collection, containing a wonderful selection of hardstone artifacts and large flint relics. Many of John?s relics have never before been offered at auction. We are also pleased to offer a portion of the Tommy Goff collection. Tommy was featured in Who's Who in Indian Relics #7 (1988). His pottery collection contained many rare types, including the Caddo Crockett Vase he was holding in Who's Who (item 324 in this sale). We are also offering many of the Birdpoints that Tommy found and collected, including his fabulous frame of Mississippian Steiner Points (item 229). We take great pleasure in offering a portion of the Earl Riddick collection of Pre-Columbian Pottery. This Pre-Columbian collection was acquired during the 1960?s, largely from Dr. David Harner (Greg Perino's associate while at the Gilcrease Museum). During the next 40 years, Dr. Frederick Dockstader evaluated and appraised the Riddick Collection several times. This is simply one of the finest groups of Pre-Columbian pottery we have seen.