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The Denver 2014 Best Offer Mineral Auction

Each auction specimen will be presented with it's Original Retail Price and Suggested Reserve Price Level.
Please feel free to place a bid at this level or make your own offer above or below the number. Any offers
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This is a One Week Auction Only - Good luck and have fun!

Most Recent Update was ....... 7:14 PM  October 21st, 2014

The Auction CLOSES Tomorrow Night!

Closing will take place on October 22nd at 9 PM CST, 10 PM EST

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Tucson2011-61FluoriteSphaleriteElmwoodMineTennessee70mm.jpg (200852 bytes)
Item #A1

Aesthetic specimen featuring a phantomed Fluorite cubes with a perfect Sphalerite crystal!
Studded with Calcites, this visually pleasing specimen boasts the most lustrous 4 cm Sphalerite
crystal imaginable overlooking two complete and well zoned Fluorite crystals. Only one minor
corner cleave to speak of on the top Fluorite. Otherwise, this specimen is in perfect condition.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7.2 cm by 5.5 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Steve Neely Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
Minimum Increment - $25

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$1000.00 12:48 PM 10/17/14 San Diego, CA
       
       
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Item #A2

Very rare and superb specimen featuring fine wires of Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
Classic old time crystalline Gold from a locality not often seen in the marketplace.
From the Sixes River District, (Six Rivers District), Curry Co., Oregon.
Measures 2.8 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Comes with an original handwritten label
Fair Market Value $4500

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Denver2014-50RhodoniteBrokenHillAustralia33mm.jpg (187405 bytes)
Item #A3

Fine, translucent crystals of ruby-red Rhodonite with Galena crystals!
This is a great looking crystal of competition quality. It is fully terminated with a gorgeous red color and
lusterous surfaces. It is also fully translucent to direct light and literally glows! Complete with no damage.
From the North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 3.4 cm by 2 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2014-340ConnelliteStarOfTheCongoMineDRCongo95mm.jpg (545613 bytes)
Item #A4

Fine dark blue crystal sprays of Cornetite on Chrysocolla!
Beautiful specimen with a full coverage of lustrous blue Cornetite crystals and radial Cornetite sprays from
one side to the other. The intensity of the luster is quite stunning, with a sparkling eye appeal atop the more
subdued Chrysocolla coating. The radial "starbursts" measure to 6 mm in size and there is no damage.
From L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo.
Measures 6 cm by 9.7 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $895

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $450
Minimum Increment - $15

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$375.00 6:30 AM 10/17/14 Singapore
       
       
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Denver2014-215QuartzMarcasiteBenchmarkQuarryNewYork75mm.jpg (248899 bytes)
Item #A5

Large phantomed Quartz var. Herkimer with Dolomite atop Marcasite covered matrix!
Impressive combination specimen featuring a fully terminated Quartz which displays
a distinctive phantom beneath its gemmy clear outer layers. The early termination
was covered with tiny Marcasite crystals, making the phantom even easier to see.
From the Benchmark Quarry, St Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York.
Measures 7.7 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Item #A6

Gorgeous specimen featuring numerous crystalline balls of green Prehnite on matrix!
This is a a great looking specimen, with lots of vitreous luster and an aesthetic presentation atop the
hard rock matrix. The crystal surfaces are clean and uncontacted save for the trimming edge along
the front. The structure is radial and the largest sphere at top measures nearly 5 cm in size. Very nice!
From the Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 8 cm by 10.8 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Ex. Thomas Palmer Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1500

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Denver2014-8EpidotePrinceOfWalesIslandAlaska44mm.jpg (256387 bytes)
Item #A7

Aesthetic cluster of Epidote crystals with Quartz!
The glassy olive-green Epidote crystals here criss-cross and branch out from the center
in all directions. They are fully terminated and extremely lustrous. A fine arrangement
of transparent Quartz crystals completes the combo, adding both contrast and additonal
flash to what is a very impressive miniature. In great condition overall with few contacts.
From the Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Alaska.
Measures 4.5 cm by 3.2 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Ex. Dowel Mineral Collection (Circa 1980s)
Fair Market Value $1450

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $785
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$700.00 12:53 PM 10/17/14 San Diego, CA
       
       
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Denver2014-208GoldQuartzEaglesNestMinePlacerCountyCalifornia.jpg (204729 bytes)
Item #A8

Fine specimen of crystalline Native Gold perched atop Quartz matrix!
Lustrous crystals and sharp dendrites measuring to 1 cm in size are scattered
about the Quartz surface in a rich coverage. Some have mirror-like crystal faces.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 3.1 cm by 5.6 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $2500
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
Offer Pending! 8:22 AM 10/18/14 Madrid, Spain
       
       
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Tucson2014-200CalciteHematiteinclusionsLeipingChina155mm.jpg (190797 bytes)
Item #A9

Large attractive plate featuring Calcite crystals with Hematite inclusions!
This is a great looking plate which is nearly large cabinet in size. The Calcite crystals
are glassy and reflective with a marbled appearance resulting from Hematite inclusions just
beneath the surfaces. The affect is a reddish-brown coloring which alternates with the nearly
colorless portions of each Calcite crystal. In very good condition with only a few minor contacts.
From Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 17 cm by 12.1 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Ex.
Macchiarola Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Denver2014-61FluoriteStibniteBanpoMineChina82mm.jpg (174189 bytes)
Item #A10

Fine cluster of Stibnite crystals with purple Fluorite!
This is a very attractive combo specimen, with lustrous Stibnite crystals measuring
to 7.5 cm in size, and small, but gemmy purple Fluorite crystals climbing up their
length. The contrast is beautiful and the small Fluorites give the specimen a good
amount of flash and sparkle. In great condition overall with complete terminations.
From the Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Autonomous Pref., Guizhou Province, China.
Measures 8 cm by 5.2 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Item #A11

Richly covered specimen featuring light blue Topaz crystals with Smoky Quartz on matrix!
Covered from top to bottom with Topaz, this is one of the finest Russian Topaz specimens
I've seen in quite some time. The largest crystal at top measures 3 cm in length and is
doubly terminated! Dozens of other Topaz crystals cover the gaps between the dark smoky
Quartz crystals. Some light orangish coloration, probably from Hematite, is also present.
From Sherlovaya Gora, Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem Mines, Chitinskaya Oblast, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.
Measures 8.4 cm by 6.8 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-351FluoriteCalciteHardinCoIllinois155mm.jpg (351937 bytes)
Item #A12

Very pretty display specimen featuring bi-colored Fluorite with yellow Calcite crystals!
This is a very pleasing specimen and it looks beautiful in my display cabinet. The Fluorite cubes
are purple with just a touch of raspberry and beneath the surfaces there are hints of a rich golden-
yellow. Near the edges are darker zones of purple phantoming and the entire specimen just has
a nice feel to it with a good amount of luster over glassy crystal surfaces. The Calcite crystals are
mostly light yellow but this becomes deeper as the crystals increase in size. The two largest Calcites
sit atop the specimen and are both doubly terminated, measuring to nearly 5 cm in size. All in all, this
is a lovely cabinet plate which is nearly pristine with no noticeable contacts. An older collection label
from the 1970's-1980's reads Annabel Lee. There's a second collection label on the bottom as well.
From the Annanel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 12.2 cm by 16.3 cm by 12 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

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$2000.00 6:32 PM 10/20/14 Carbondale, IL
       
       
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Item #A13

Fine yellow crystals of Native Sulfur perched atop blades of Barite in ball clusters!
Two large crystal balls sit atop a third crystal ball cluster in the middle. The Barite crystals are
lustrous and in excellent condition with few contacts and the Sulfur crystals have nestled
themselves between and atop many of the blades. A scarce combination in a unique format!
From the Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland.
Measures 9 cm by 14.7 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A14

Super fine dendritic feather of Native Gold (Palladian Gold) on marbled Calcite!
This classic specimen features several Gold feathers with the largest at top
measuring just shy of 2 cm in length. They are incredibly fine and lustrous and
display beautifully against the marble-like Calcite matrix. A rare specimen that
is hard to find in the marketplace because the locality is protected and off limits.
From Hope's Nose, Torquay, South Devon, Devon, England.
Measures 5.4 cm by 3 cm by 1.1 cm in total size.
Ex. F. John Barlow, Hauck Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $4850

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Tucson2014-150FluoriteBariteGalenaKomshejehMineArdestanCountyEsfahanProvinceIran.jpg (320847 bytes)
Item #A15

New find featuring bluish to bluish-green Fluorite cubes with Barite on matrix from Iran!
This is new material from a country that is not well known in the marketplace for obvious
political reasons. The specimen reminds me somewhat of Bingham specimens with the blue
and bluish-green cubes set among Barite blades. There are also small Galena crystals and
Azurite scattered about. The specimen is in excellent condition with only minor contacts.
The Fluorite cubes display a combination of glassiness and rolling luster, probably due to the
tiny secondary crystal faces atop the larger faces. The Fluorite also has good transparency.
From the Komshejeh Mine, Komshejeh, Ardestan County, Esfahan Province, Iran.
Measures 8 cm by 12.6 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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$800.00 7:43 AM 10/18/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A16

Fine specimen featuring large translucent Calcite atop brown Calcite!
This is an interesting specimen and I don't recall seeing another like it from Utah.
The Calcites are flattened scalenohedrons and measure 5 cm and 3.7 cm in size
with an intersection in the middle. A smaller Calcite is also located there near the
bottom edge of the larger two crystals. They all display a rolling silky luster and
an internal translucence which allows one to view into the interior of the crystals.
They sit atop dark brown Calcite rhombs. The specimen is in great shape overall
with some scattered minor chips along the far periphery. These do not detract.
From Grand County, Utah.
Measures 5 cm by 8.3 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Ex. Martin Zinn Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $850

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Tucson2011-64CalciteBouAzzrMorocco115mm.jpg (206424 bytes)
Item #A17

Gorgeous cluster of larger hot-pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix!
These 1+ cm crystals are in excellent shape with full terminations and lustrous, vibrant surfaces.
The Cobaltian Calcite specimens from Morocco have really taken a large step up in quality
recently and this specimen is from the recent find of high quality specimens with the best color.
From the Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Morocco.
Measures 12 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

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$1500.00 1:33 PM 10/17/14 Tulsa, OK
       
       
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Denver2014-213SilverElBonanzaMineCanada55mm.jpg (225899 bytes)
Item #A18

Fine specimen of dendritic Native Silver on Calcite matrix!
This is a wonderful herringbone Silver specimen from a lesser known Canadian locality.
The crystalline dendrites are extremely sharp and contrast beautifully with the surrounding
matrix as they exhibit an intense luster through golden patina. One of better specimens I've seen.
From the El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium District, Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Measures 5.5 cm by 3.5 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.
Ex. LaBerge Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Item #A19

Lovely specimen featuring Amethyst Quartz set against golden Chalcopyrite!
The color combination of purple on gold is one of the most beautiful and this specimen
also boasts perfectly terminated Amethyst crystals and an brilliant, golden luster.
From Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measures 4.5 cm by 3.7 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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Denver2014-49BariteMagmaMineArizona36mm.jpg (151620 bytes)
Item #A20

Fine, glossy cluster of brown Barite crystals climbing one another!
These tabs exhibit glassy surfaces with great crystal form and darker interiors. The
largest Barite tab measures 2.4 cm from tip to tip and contacts are few and very tiny.
From the Magma Apex property (Magma Extension Mine), Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona.
Measures 3.8 cm by 2.4 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$400.00 7:22 PM 10/18/14 Warsaw, Poland
       
       
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Tucson2014-216ChalcanthiteLeviathanSulfurMineCalifornia95mm.jpg (599373 bytes)
Item #A21

Classic specimen of Chalcanthite from California!
This is natural Chalcanthite and from a locality I've not seen before.
It consists of microcrystalline crust and a matric vug which displays some
larger crystalline structures inside. The color of the Chalcanthite ranges from
light blue to a deep gemmy neon blue. Very attractive with very rich coverage.
From the Leviathan Mine, Leviathan Peak, Monitor - Mogul Dist., Alpine Co., California.
Measures 6 cm by 9.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Edward H. Oyler, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1250

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Denver2014-40DolomiteCalciteQuartzCavnicRomania85mm.jpg (210149 bytes)
Item #A22

Aesthetic specimen featuring Calcite crystals with Dolomite atop a fat milky Quartz crystal!
The large (wide) Quartz point on the far left is the first thing you notice while the thinner, more
normal Quartz crystals on the right side add good balance to the specimen. The tips of all the
points are complete and pristine. The Quartz are all accented by a covering of golden Calcite
and Dolomite crystals which cover the entire back side of the specimen and climb upwards to
ride along the very top and down between the points. Very lustrous and glassy with no damage.
Circa 2000 - From Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measures 6 cm by 9.3 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

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$300.00 6:30 AM 10/17/14 Singapore
       
       
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Denver2014-214RhodochrositeQuartzSHMColorado165mm.jpg (424594 bytes)
Item #A23

Cabinet sized plate of Rhodochrosite, Hubnerite, Tetrahedrite, and needle Quartz!
Beautiful combination plate with a lot of isolated red rhombs of Rhodochrosite! There are
more than a dozen of the translucent rhombs scattered atop the bed of fine needle Quartz
crystals. Toss in some Hubnerite blades (far left) and sparkling Tetrahedrite clusters and
you have an impressive large plate with a lot of eye appeal but at a very reasonable price!
From the Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma Colorado.
Measures 10 cm by 15.7 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.

Come with a custom made display base
Fair Market Value $7500

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Tucson2014-264CalciteCookeiteNaicaMineMexico105mm.jpg (236302 bytes)
Item #A24

Fine cream-colored rhombs of Calcite with Anhydrite, Dolomite and Cookeite!
An impressive old classic with a combination I've not seen before from Naica. The
specimen is in excellent condition with one rehealed rhomb and a soft, glossy luster.
Many of the rhombs are accented by micro-crystalline Pyrite along the outer edges.
From the Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 10.2 cm by 7.7 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A25

Aesthetic specimen featuring a Quartz crystal atop Malachite coated Native Copper crystals!
This is an old classic which is beautifully crystallized. The Quartz crystal is picture perfect
and terminated. It sticks out towards the left from the Malachite accented Copper crystals.
From Escondida Mine (Pánuco Mine), Pánuco, Mun. de Candela, Coahuila, Mexico.
Measures 4.4 cm by 2.5 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

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$275.00 3:19 PM 10/21/14 Stevenson Ranch, CA
       
       
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Denver2014-22SilverRudnyyKazakhstan44mm.jpg (212627 bytes)
Item #A26

Very aesthetic specimen of Native Silver wires rising above yellow Stellerite crystals!
This is a superb Native Silver specimen, featuring a nest of twisting wires set atop a
matrix of Stellerite crystals which cover the right edge and recede into a small vug.
Two larger wires rise upwards and form small "shepherd's hooks" above the specimen.
From the Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai), Eastern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan.
Measures 4.4 cm by 2.5 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2250

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Item #A27

Fine classic Calcite with Hematite on matrix from Germany!
This is an interesting specimen with a perfect 6.5 cm Calcite crystal perched atop
the center of the matrix. Small stacked crystal blades of Hematite sit atop and inside the
Calcite, giving it a reddish-brown hue. The remainder of the Calcite crystal is frosty-white
with glassy, reflective surfaces. There is no damage and the specimen displays very well.
From the 1620 meter level, Hartenstein Mine #371, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 9 cm by 6.4 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Jorg Walther Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1450

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Item #A28

Gorgeous large cabinet plate of raspberry-purple Fluorite with Barite blade clusters!
What a great looking specimen this is. The Fluorite is a deep reddish-purple or raspberry-purple
as I call it, with good transparency or gemminess. The larger cubes display a slight zoning just
under the crystal surfaces which range from mostly glassy to lustrous satiny. The Barite blades
are some of the best I've seen in a long time with sharp crystal form and complete clusters. I don't
detect any broken tips or contacts worth mentioning which is pretty impressive for a plate of this
size. The matrix is covered with a sparkling druse which deepens the Fluorite color and adds flash.
From the Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 14.5 cm by 23 cm by 8.3 cm in total size.
Ex. J. M. Schmidlin Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $3850

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$2250.00 6:51 PM 10/18/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Item #A29

Attractive specimen of bi-colored Calcite crystals in cluster!
These crystals are distinctively bi-colored with white faces on the left side and brown,
hematite-colored faces on the right side. The surfaces range from nearly smooth to
highly textured where the brown coloration is present. Almost every Calcite crystal
is doubly terminated, measuring to 10.5 cm in size. The specimen displays a soft waxy
luster and is in very good condition with only minor natural contacts near a few of the
Calcite tips. The way the crystals in the background mimic the crystals in the foregound
is both interesting and aesthetic. The specimen also has the ability to sit without a stand.
From the Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 14 cm by 9.5 cm by 12.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A30

Large cabinet plate of well defined Blackjack Sphalerite crystals and Dolomite on Chert matrix!
This specimen is as impressive as it is large! The crystals are sharp with a satiny luster and
cover the entire Chert matrix from one side to the other. Dolomite crystals peak out from beneath
the smaller Sphalerites. The variation in crystal size gives the specimen a really nice appearance
and allows for the large Sphalerites to look more isolated even though the crystal coverage is total.
From the Tri-State Mining District, Treece, Cherokee County, Kansas.
Measures 16 cm by 28 cm by 9.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

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