Indian Artifact Arrowhead Auction-Walt Podpora Col

Indian Artifact Arrowhead Auction-Walt Podpora Col

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Indian Artifact Arrowhead Auction-Walt Podpora Col

Indian Artifact Arrowhead Auction-Walt Podpora Col

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Up for auction is part 1 of the Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. Walt’s artifact collection includes an impressive assortment of Pennsylvania and New Jersey artifacts as well as the rest of the northeast. Walt’s collection also had an emphasis on the midwest and central states. He is most known for his massive assortment of high-end axes and stone stools from across the country. Walt built an “axe house” to house his thousands of stone tools including axes, celts, adzes, pestles, mortars, soapstone vessels, spades, discoidals and more. In addition to stone tools, Walt’s collection includes some of the finest northeastern arrowheads, blades, bannerstones, pendants, gorgets and other stone implements. Included in this sale is the famous “Doc Boswer Dovetail”, a stunning and large Dorothy Middleton jasper perkiomen, one of the best chlorite wingnut bannerstones with heavy geometric designs, a stunning double crescent bannerstone from Ohio, many MASSIVE axes most of which stand on end, and many more pieces.

Walt Podpora was born on March 12th, 1942 and grew up...
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2 1/4" Jasper Dovetail, Found in Huntington Co., NJ, Thin and Well-Made

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 511)      

2 1/4" Jasper Dovetail, Found in Huntington Co., NJ, Thin and Well-Made.

Walt Purchased at Roans auction on 11/7/09, sale postcard not included in lot.

 Ex: Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. 
 
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4 5/16" Banded Slate Trapezoidal Pendant, Found near Lake George in Camden Co., NJ. Incised

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 511)      

4 5/16" Banded Slate Trapezoidal Pendant, Found near Lake George in Camden Co., NJ. Incised

Walt purchased at Premiere Auction Group on 7/14/19. 

 Ex: Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. 
 
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COLORFUL 4 5/8" Flint Ridge Blade, Found in Ohio, Nicely Made

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 511)      

COLORFUL 4 5/8" Flint Ridge Blade, Found in Ohio, Nicely Made.

Walt purchased at Hesse Galleries on 9/12/1992. 

 Ex: Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. 
 
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3 3/8" Flintridge E-Notched Thebes, THIN, Found in Ohio, Ex: Bruce Shiffer Collection

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 511)      

3 3/8" Flintridge E-Notched Thebes, THIN, Found in Ohio, Ex: Bruce Shiffer Collection.

Purchased at the Bruce Shiffer auction on 9/22/01 organized by Rich Johnston. The last photo is for reference only, this was one of 12 pieces glued to a board purchased at the auction.

 Ex: Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. 
 
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HIGHLIGHT Bowser Perkiomen Found Bainbridge, Lancaster Co., PA, Heat-Treated Tip, Ex: Brinser

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 511)      

HIGHLIGHT Bowser Perkiomen Found Bainbridge, Lancaster Co., PA, Heat-Treated Tip, Ex: Brinser

This was purchased on 10/13/01 at the IACANE Indian Artifact Show in Mt Bethel, PA from Barry Brinser. Ex: Bowser, Brinser collections. Photo of flier for reference only.

 Ex: Walt Podpora Collection of Milford, New Jersey. 
 
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XL 4 3/4" Pink + White Quartzite Bare Island, Broken+Reglued, Found South Brunswick, NJ Ex: Debra Ka

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XL 4 3/4" Pink + White Quartzite Bare Island, Broken+Reglued, Found South Brunswick, NJ Ex: Debra Katko, Crane Collection

Broken and reglued about 1/2" from the tip, tight fit. Purchased on 1/8/2004 at the Debra Katko Auction, found in South Brusnwick, NJ. Nice pink tip, excellent condiiton and LARGE!

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4" Esopus Chert Otter Creek, Large Size, Found in Sidney, NY Ex: Dereck Collection

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 511)      

4" Esopus Chert Otter Creek, Large Size, Found in Sidney, NY Ex: Dereck Collection

Purchased at Hesse Galleries on 2/27/1999. Last picture for reference only.

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NICE 5 9/16" Coshocton Ashtabula Found in Ashland Co., Ohio, Bennett COA NICE 5 9/16" Coshocton Asht

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 511)      

NICE 5 9/16" Coshocton Ashtabula Found in Ashland Co., Ohio, Bennett COA.

Very nice example, large one at that! Overall excellent condition.

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SUPERB 2 3/4" Jasper Lehigh, Variegations/Veins of Quartz/Chalcedony, Lancaster Co., PA ex: Tiffany

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 511)      

SUPERB 2 3/4" Jasper Lehigh, Variegations/Veins of Quartz/Chalcedony, Lancaster Co., PA ex: Tiffany Collection

Purchased on 4/10/99 at the Marrysville IACANE Indian Artifact Show. Last picture for reference only.

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Incredible 1 13/16 Jasper Corner Notch Kessel Serrated Point, Heat-Treated, Found in Salem Co., NJ,

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 511)      

Incredible 1 13/16 Jasper Corner Notch Kessel Serrated Point, Heat-Treated, Found in Salem Co., NJ, Ex: Seigle, Sharp

Ex: Seigle, Bob Sharp collection. Purchased from Bob on 2/28/01. Last picture for reference only.

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NICE 3/4 Groove 5 1/4" Axe, Found in Burlington Co, NJm, Ex: Dorothy Middleton Collection

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 511)      

NICE 3/4 Groove 5 1/4" Axe, Found in Burlington Co, NJm, Ex: Dorothy Middleton Collection

Purchased at Conestoga Auction in 1999.

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BEST OF BEST 4 7/8" Rhyolite Perkiomen, Ex: Sonny Delong Collection, Lower Susquehanna River Lanc/Yo

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 511)      

BEST OF BEST 4 7/8" Rhyolite Perkiomen, Ex: Sonny Delong Collection, Lower Susquehanna River Lanc/York Co., PA

This is one of the best rhyolite Perkiomen examples that I have seen. This is a thin and very well made piece. This was from the Sonny Delong who hunted the banks and river islands in the lower susquehanna in York and Lancaster Counties. His collection was auctioned off in several parts at Conestoga Auctions. This piece was sold on 11/25/13 at the auction. Pictures of paperwork for reference only.

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2" Polished Shield Bannerstone Found in NJ near the Holland Sand Pits, Well Made, Incising noted

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 511)      

2" Polished Shield Bannerstone Found in NJ near the Holland Sand Pits, Well Made, Incising noted

Purchased at Roan Auction on 11/7/09 lot #397. Last picture for reference only. Made of Ohio Pipestone.

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Stunning 4 1/2" Jasper Webb Complex Blade, Found in Great Meadows, NJ, Ex: Ershing of Newton NJ

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Stunning 4 1/2" Jasper Webb Complex Blade, Found in Great Meadows, NJ, Ex: Ershing of Newton NJ

Nicely made with incredible flaking! Purchased 8/19/17

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SUPERB 6" Fluted Hardstone Axe, Found in Hardin Co., Ohio Ex: Earl Beatty, Wiedner Collections

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SUPERB 6" Fluted Hardstone Axe, Found in Hardin Co., Ohio Ex: Earl Beatty, Wiedner Collections

Highly stylized and polished hardstone axe, flutings on both ends of the axe as well as edges of each face of the axe. This is signed by Wiedner. Purchased on 9/24/94. Minor nicks noted.

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Classic 1 9/16" Jasper Perkiomen Point, Found in Great Meadows, New Jersey, Ex: Bob Sharp Collection

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Classic 1 9/16" Jasper Perkiomen Point, Found in Great Meadows, New Jersey, Ex: Bob Sharp Collection, Well-Made 

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Rare 2 7/8" Hardin, Mozarkite Chert, Found in Pike Co., Illinois Purchased Sept. 12, 1992.

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Rare 2 7/8" Hardin, Mozarkite Chert, Found in Pike Co., Illinois Purchased Sept. 12, 1992.

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FINE 1 7/8" Jasper Levanna Triangle Point, Found in PA, Purchased 5/26/03 at Conestoga, THIN PIECE!

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 511)      

FINE 1 7/8" Jasper Levanna Triangle Point, Found in PA, Purchased 5/26/03 at Conestoga, THIN PIECE!

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Nice 1 7/8" Black Chert Fluted Paleo Point, Dalton w/Resharpening, Found in PA, Nicely Made

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 511)      

Nice 1 7/8" Black Chert Fluted Paleo Point, Dalton w/Resharpening, Found in PA, Nicely Made

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RARE 3 5/8" Banded Slate Miami River Axe, Full Grooved w/Raised Ridges, Purchased 11/24/08 at Conest

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 511)      

RARE 3 5/8" Banded Slate Miami River Axe, Full Grooved w/Raised Ridges, Purchased 11/24/08 at Conestoga Auctions

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FINE 1 1/16" Serrated Amos Point, Jasper, Found in Maryland, Ex: Larson Purchased 9/26/95

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 511)      

FINE 1 1/16" Serrated Amos Point, Jasper, Found in Maryland, Ex: Larson Purchased 9/26/95

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2 3/8" Jasper Bifurcate, Found in Maryland, Ex: Larson Purchased 9/26/95

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 511)      

2 3/8" Jasper Bifurcate, Found in Maryland, Ex: Larson Purchased 9/26/95

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RARE 4" Banded Slate Crescent Bannerstone, Drilled, Purchased on 6/27/05 at Conestoga Auctions

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 511)      

RARE 4" Banded Slate Crescent Bannerstone, Drilled, Purchased on 6/27/05 at Conestoga Auctions

Last picture for reference only, can see the piece on the front cover as well as in the picture of the total artifacts he purchased at this auction. No specifics on location found, likely Ohio/central US region.

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HIGHLIGHT 7 1/2" Porphry Barbed Trophy/Michigan Axe, Found in Fulton Co., Ohio, Ex: Bob Sharp Collec

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 511)      

HIGHLIGHT 7 1/2" Porphry Barbed Trophy/Michigan Axe, Found in Fulton Co., Ohio, Ex: Bob Sharp Collection

Old Catalog Number 477, blue writing. Ex: Bob Sharp.

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Pair of Fine Ex: Bowser Quartz Bare Island Points, Pink Coloration, Found Long Level, York, PA Longe

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Pair of Fine Ex: Bowser Quartz Bare Island Points, Pink Coloration, Found Long Level, York, PA Longest 2 3/8"

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