April 05, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Three Paleo Lances, From the Collection of Richard Bourn, Sr., Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Paleo Indian Period, 13,000-7000 B.C.
Jersey County, Illinois [365]
Wisconsin [152]
lot of 3, longest 4.5 in.

Provenance:Collection History
Richard Bourn, Sr. Collection, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Purchased from Lyle Girard, Illinois [232]
Purchased from Marion Knott [365]
Purchased from Stan Copeland [152]

Condition:



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Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$360
04/05/2019

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