Name Artifact Auction April 18th 2015 at 10:00 AM
Auctioneer Jim Wroda Auctions
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 4/18/2015
Location Greenville Auction Center 5239 ST RT 49 South
Greenville, OH 45331
Buyer Premium 10% BP
Over View Having purchased the Lynn Brooks Indian Relic collection, we are offering the first portion at auction, April 18, 2015. Lynn is well known for collecting exceptional quality birdstones, slate and flint – especially Ohio Flint Ridge. There will also be carefully selected additions to round out the sale providing something of interest for everyone. Many of the artifacts offered here have not been available to the public previously, but rather have been exchanged privately. This auction presents an excellent opportunity to acquire genuine, documented, quality pieces for your collections. With over 100 years of combined collecting experience, we are confident items offered here are as represented and that our fellow collectors will approve. Some pieces have been illustrated in publications dating back to the early 20th Century and have passed through some of the most important collections ever assembled including those of Dr. R. Bunch, D. Boudeman, F. Burdett, C. Caldwell, Dr. S. Copeland, G. Dilley, L. Hills, G. Hirzel, B. Knoblock, Dr. G. Meuser, W. Nelson, E. Payne, B.W. Stephens, Judge C. Stone, E. Townsend, Jr., R. Vietzen, A. Wehrle, Dr. T.H. Young and others. Photo copies of documentation noted in this catalog will be provided with the corresponding lots. Items in the auction include the famous “Parks Porphyry” birdstone, 6 additional birdstones featured in Townsend’s BIRDSTONES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN, an extremely fine, red slate butterfly from the Payne collection, a beautiful porphyry gorget, a complete double crescent bannerstone, a wide variety of banded slate pendants, gorgets and bannerstones, a quartz crystal gorget, a quartzite tube pipe plus a fine selection of Ohio flint, just to name a few. Every effort has been made to accurately describe any serious condition issues, i.e., breakage or restoration. Normal and expected wear and tear usually associated with genuine relics, such as minor nicks, scratches and scuffs have not been noted. More than ample opportunity is made available to examine all lots either on-line or in person prior to the auction. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible. Regarding “C.O.A.’s” it has been our observation that many are only costly, unwarranted opinions provided by and for inexperienced, novice collectors. We do not accept or recognize “C.O.A.’s” and you will find noneaccompanying any of these lots. The artifacts herein stand on their own merit. Ultimately it is up to the buyer to be the final judge regarding authenticity. A thoughtful, knowledgeable collector is our best customer. All sales will be final. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your past patronage. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you in April. If we may help you, please call (937)492-2923. Steve Fuller Ron and Jan Helman
Auction Terms & Conditions All items have been described as accurately as possible but ultimately, it is the responsibility of the buyer to examine, to their satisfaction, the pieces prior to purchase be it in person, representative, telephone, internet or any other means. We believe we are giving everyone ample opportunity to examine the pieces and therefore, ALL SALES WILL BE FINAL. TERMS OF SALE: **Please note: All registrations are videotaped** All property offered for sale is strictly “as is.” No statement in this catalog shall deem to be awarranty regarding any aspect of such items. We welcome any questions or concerns that you have relating to these items. We accept cash or good check (with 2 forms ofID). VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER are also accepted with a 3% clerking fee. A 10% buyer premium will be added to all purchases. We must collect Ohio sales tax. Out of state sales tax numbers will be accepted. All accounts are to be settled that day. If you have received our catalog, you will then receive prices realized. You may also contact us to receive prices realized or sign-up on the day of the sale. The Auctioneer will be the final judge as to the successful bidder. Once sold, an item cannot be reopened for bidding. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the bidder at the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer. The purchaser shall assume full responsibility and risk for the item at that time. ABSENTEE BIDDING: You may use our “Auction Flex” catalog. Register as a new bidder and you will be approved. Or, simply contact our office. All absentee bids are executed by a staff member who will make every effort to purchase the item at the lowest price possible. All absentee bids must be received by 9:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) Friday, April 17, 2015. PHONE BIDDING: You must contact our office by 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) Friday, April 17, 2015 to arrange this. INTERNET BIDDING: Live, online bidding can be done on ProxiBid. Simply go to our website ( then click on the ProxiBid logo to register. It is your responsibility to review their terms. If you experience any difficulties, please notify us. SHIPPING: Shipping is available at $7.00 per lot plus postage and insurance. We reserve the right to refuse admittance to any individual or group at any time. Hotels in Greenville (or visit our website) * Greenville Inn (937) 548-3613 * Holiday Inn (937) 548-1328 Comfort Inn ( 937) 316-5252 * Mention Jim Wroda Auctions for a special rate. We recommend Fairlawn Steakhouse for lunch or dinner. * Directions: I-70 West: take St. Rt. 49 N. exit. Stay on Rt. 49 N. for app. 22 miles. Greenville Auction Center will be on your right just as you pass over St. Rt. 127. I-70 East: take St. Rt. 127 exit for Greenville/Eaton. Turn left at the exit ramp (north) and follow St. Rt. 127 for app. 20 miles. Exit at St. Rt. 49 and turn left. We will be on your right. I-75 South: take the Rt. 36 (west) exit. Stay on 36 W. for app. 23 miles. (You will go through Piqua. Just follow the 36 W. signs) Take the St. Rt. 127 South exit. After a few miles, exit at St. Rt. 49 and turn right. We will be on your right. I-75 North: exit onto I-70 West. Follow above directions for I-70 W. *Follow the blue “Auction Today” signs to our facility. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

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