Featuring Fine Fossils from a Private Collection
Doyle will auction Fine Fossils and Minerals on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2pm. Highlighting the sale are over 40 lots of fine fossils from a private collection.
A Private Collection of Fine Fossils
The Juvenile Psittacosaurus Meileyingensis (est. $18,000-20,000) lived during the Cretaceous Age in Central Asia and was a member of the Ceratopsia horned dinosaur family. The specimen in the sale is remarkably well preserved and when at full length would have reached almost 28 inches.
It paled in size to the huge Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur, which roamed the earth some 93-100 million years ago, reaching lengths of 36-45 feet and weighing in at about 6-8 tons. One can only imagine the ferocity of the beast when examining its huge 6-inch claw (est. $20,000-30,000).
The massive Ammonite (est. $12,000-15,000), which existed during the Jurassic Age, and the delicate Didymoceras Stevensoni (est. $2,000-3,000) of the Cretaceous Age both exhibit the wonders of early life on our planet.
You’d not go in the water if this shark were around! From what would have been a Hollywood producer’s dream, this magnificent Megalodon tooth (est. $6,000-8,000) came from a behemoth with an estimated length of over 40 feet.
From our planet’s oceans and interiors we see beauties created by combinations of minerals of all sizes, shapes and colors, such as the wonderful three dimensional Celestine with Sulphur (est. $1,000-1,500), an important specimen of Rhodocrosite crystals creating delicate rosette formations (est. $1,500-2,000), a large specimen of puff-ball like Okenite imbedded in a bazaltic geode (est. $800-1,200) and a sparkling example of intertwined “deep blue” Azurite (est. $1,500-2,000).
Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps
The Ocober 27 sale will also offer a wide range of United States and World coins, bank notes and postage stamps. Read More About the Sale