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Doctor Gordon Meuser Pick Banner- 938/5

Size: 6" Long!!!!!!!!!

Provenance: Found 5 Miles North of Carey, Seneca County, Ohio. X: Doctor Gordon Meuser.

Condition: Museum. The only thing this piece is missing is better pictures. It was very dificult to capture the piece b/c of its length using my macro lens. I'll describe it. It is extremely long, perfect, uncleaned, and is cataloged in the best collection every assembled.

Price: $EMAIL

Hole view of Meuser Pick Banner

Doctor Meuser Wing Bannerstone- 838/5

Size: 3 1/2" long x 2" Wide.

Provenance: Found in Locust Grove Licking County. X: Doctor Gordon Meuser. X: Earl Townsend #2224

Condition: Super. Higher end Meuser banners rarely see the market, and are virtually unknown on the internet. Inquire through email.

Price: $EMAIL

Meuser Banner other side

Shows Meuser and Townsend writing.

Quadraconcave Gorget

Size: 3 1/8" long x 2 1/2" wide

Provenance: Miami County, Ohio. X: Cameron Parks

Condition: Perfect. I have seen larger quadraconcave gorgets, but very few with the wonderful form, condition, and patina of this one. This is an extremely rare and desirable gorget form.

Price: $1500

Effigy Pipe - One of the smallest I have seen

Size: 7/8" long.

Provenance: Found at the Gallipolis Ferry Site on the Ohio River. X: Dave Scott

Condition: Museum. This little guy packs a big punch. Makes me wonder if there was a over 18 smoking rule in prehistoric times. This piece has a ton of things going for it. It is a mini, effigy, highly patinated, well documented, and owned by a highly respected collector.

Price: $750

Doctor Gordon Meuser Tube Banner - 1521/5

Size: 4 1/2" long

Provenance: Found in Salt Aire, Clermont County, Ohio. X: Doctor Gordon Meuser. X: Steve Dowell

Condition: Restored. There is a bit of restoration on the end. In the great Meuser tradition, the restoration was not done to conceal damage, rather to complete the piece. The exact dimensions of the restoration are easy to see, and it is maybe 5% at the most.

Price: $1000

Non Restored end of banner.

I can get better pics of restoration for potential buyers.

Preform Concave Humped Bannerstone

Size: 2 5/8" Long x 2 1/4" wide

Provenance: Found Macoupin, Illinois. Jerry Dickey COA #09-645. X: J. Apals

Condition: Perfect. A very nice preform made from hardstone. Dickey notes that it is a "very well executed form". All this one needed to finish was a hole and little more polishing. David Lutz wrote in his Bannerstone Book that this type of banner is associated with Godar and Benton traditions.

Price: $150

profile view of preform.

Sandstone Discoidals

Size: Both right about 1 1/8" in circumfrence

Provenance: Summit County, Ohio. Markings done by Dr. Stanley Copeland.

Condition: Used. Discs are rare. Northern Ohio discs are rare. Perforated discs are rarer. Nice for a budding Fort Ancient collection and for those who collect Stan Copeland pieces.

Price: $20 each or $35 shipped for both.

Huron County, Ohio Birdstone

Size: 4" long x 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" tall

Provenance: Huron County, Ohio. Black ink has the number 5006.

Condition: Super. This is a fantastic authentic birdstone. It is covered in worm tracks and changing slate colors along slip lines. The front hole is broken out, then salvaged,. This is extremely common among authentic examples. Priced right for the form.

Price: $Email for details.

Glacial Kame Gorget

Size: 4 1/4" long x 2 1/2" wide

Provenance: Huntington, Indiana. X: Cameron Parks. X: Jim Bickel.

Condition: Perfect. This is an extremely rare, and sought after gorget type. Piece is very thin, perfect and covered in age. Once owned by the "Slate King" Cameron Parks.

Price: $1400

Doctor Meuser Keyhole Pendant 1919/5

Size: 3 7/8" long x 1 1/2" wide

Provenance: X: Doctor Gordon Meuser. "Marion County. Monill". Meuser ink on piece

Condition: Super. Made of a purple/red slate. Rare form of keyhole with two "bulbs". You will not pick up a complete Meuser Pendant very often on the open market. They tend to be purchases quickly, and put away for a long time.

Price: $1275

Other Side

This picture shows the true color and banding in the slate better than the first picture.

Birdstones of the North American Indian

Author: Earl Townsend Jr.

Although not an artifact, this is the most important investment one can make if they want to collect birdstones. Not only is this THE book for birdstones, it is widely considered the best book ever written on prehistoric North American artifacts.

This First and only edition consisted of only 700 copies.

Price: $700

Signature and book # page

Salvaged and Broken Slate

Here is a lot of broken and salvaged slate from Ohio. These pieces can teach volumes on ancient slate manufacture and patination. Inquire about 1 or group. You can buy whole group for much less than the next pretty new fake, and you will arm yourself with knowledge so you don't buy that fake next time.

Flat Bar Amulet - Wood County, Ohio

Size: 5 5/8" long x 13/16" wide x 1/2" tall

Provenance: Wood County, Ohio. X: Gene Hirzel, Jim Miller. Pictured in Who's Who #9 in Miller collection. Pictured in Hothem's Ornamental Artifacts page 89 in my collection.

Condition: Museum Grade. This piece has been in my personal collection for about 5 years. It is a classic. Fantastic patination, tons of worm tracks, unique styling and excellent banding all make it a top collector piece. Drilled exactly like its taller cousins with intersecting drilling from sides and bottom.

Price: $1200

Flat Bar Amulet - Wood County, Ohio

Flat Bar Amulet - Wood County Ohio

Memo To Fakers:

Our slate eyes are watching you, and we know who you are.

Doc Meuser Bannerstone #9/5c

Size: 3" long x 1 7/8" wide

Provenance: Doctor Gordon Meuser Collection #9/5c. The "c" denotes it comes from the JT Craig collection purchased in 1921 by Doc Meuser. This is an extremely low number in the collection. Piece is in Meuser catalog and also in Central States Journal Vol. 47#2, Page 79.

Condition: Good. Holes are started on both sides, but not completed. When observing the angle of the holes, it almost looks like the maker was off on the intersecting angle, and gave up on the piece. I find it interesting that piece has complete polish even though it is not finished. Conventional wisdom is that the polishing process was the last step.

Price: $450

Unique Cone

Size: 1 1/2" circumfrence x 1 1/2" tall.

Provenance: 2 mile below New Richmond Clermont County, Ohio. X: Billy Hillen. Billy marked it #2229/5 Meuser, but this is incorrect.

Condition: Museum Grade. This highly patinated quartz cone is made from the top end of a highly developed pestle. I am guessing the pestle broke or its use as a pestle was diminished to the point an Adena man decided to make a cone out of it. Whatever the ancient story, it is a great piece.

Price: $500

Bottom of Unique Cone

Provenance Note: Billy Hillen wrote a Meuser # on the bottom of this piece. It does not match the Meuser catalog, so I can only assume it was a mistake. Billy Hillen did purchase a large number of artifacts from the Meuser collection, but I cannot confirm that this is one of them. For my purposes, this is not a Meuser piece.

Red Hardstone Tie-On Banner

Size: 5 3/4" long x 1 1/4 wide

Provenance: Southern Ohio in Scioto River valley

Condition: Perfect. This piece should be published and I hope the next owner takes the steps to document it. These tie-ons are extremely rare( I have only seen one other crescent shaped example and it was broken), and according to some experts(Knoblock, Converse) they represent the earliest bannerstone form. Could be in the 8000 B.P. range. This one is made from a red slate?

Price: $250

Other Side Tie-On

Auglaize County Ohio Adena Pendant

Size: 3 7/8" long x 1 13/16" wide

Provenance: Found 1951 in Auglaize County, Ohio from the old Reed collection out of Pennsylvania. Tag mispells Auglaize.

Condition: Excellent. This pendant is not perfect, but it is perfectly old. It is an Adena pendant and could be classed as a Bell or a Keyhole. The form blends together in my mind. There are remnants of two tags on the pictured side that I will remove for the buyer. The better side is pictured, so please inquire about back. Authentic pendants are probably 1 in 10 in collections.

Price: $250

Salvaged Red Slate Coffin Gorget

Size: 4 3/8" long x 2 1/2" wide

Provenance: Collection centered around Portsmouth area, but exact location unknown. Found by Martin Bauer, who was a good friend of Gomer Moore.

Condition: Salvaged.

Price: $100

Summit County Collection Gorget

Size: 3 5/8" long x 1 1/4" wide x 3/16" uniform thickness

Provenance: Recently acquired an old collection with a friend of mine that contained about 75% marked Summit County, Ohio pieces. Everything was within a few counties from Summit. Although unmarked, I feel okay with stating at least a North East Ohio provenance.

Condition: Perfect. This is an thin two hole rectangular gorget. The thinness and form lead me to class it as Late Woodland and possibly Intrusive Mound Culture. Did I mention it is extremely thin and perfect? A real nice buy on this piece.


Summit County Ohio Plummet

Size: 2 1/4" long

Provenance: Summit County, Ohio. X: Copeland

Condition: Perfect. I can't decide if its limonite or a red slate. This is a very nice upper end plummet with an excellent price tag. Not a nick on it with an excellent groove.


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