MINERAL AUCTIONS ENDING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15th!!!
***FEATURING THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION!***
Another round of exciting mineral auctions, featuring many recently acquired specimens from the famed collection of Kay Robertson, is
ending soon!!! Specimens include - just to mention a few,
an extraordinary andradite "rainbow garnet" from Japan, an incredible platinum crystal twin from Russia, a gem pink tourmaline from the Himalaya mine,
an impressive zircon from Mogok, a unique rhodochrosite after serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, a very rare potarite & palladium from Brazil, a fantastic
gem chrysoberyl from Sri Lanka, a classic manganite from Ilfeld, an old calaverite from Colorado, a rare alkali beryl from Afghanistan, an exceptional native
copper included in calcite from Michigan, a unique arsenopyrite with native gold from California, a magnificent chrome diopside from Finland, a rare locale
precious opal from Louisiana, an aesthetic primary malachite & cobaltoan calcite from the Congo, a gorgeous titanite on feldspar from Morocco, a classic amethyst
from North Carolina,
and much, MUCH more!!!
As always, every auction starts
at just $1 with no reserve!!! There are literally thousands of dollars up for grabs - don't miss out!!!
TAKE ME TO THE MINERAL AUCTIONS!!!
* * *EXCITING NEWS!!!* * *
We are very proud and HONORED to announce our largest Collection Acquisition to date, and maybe ever!
We have recently reached a deal to share with you the personal collection of Kay Robertson - a literal "treasure trove" of specimens,
many of which were not seen by but a few other collectors for 50 years!
Kay Robertson built an amazingly diverse collection over nearly 90 years of collecting, from
a time when so much was available on the mineral market that is simply gone now. The
breadth and depth of her collection is hard to equal, almost impossible going forward.
She had long planned to donate her collection, but has now decided to sell it and share
her life's passion with the world of collectors in a special deal structured to let us
offer most of the pieces for sale at auction, so different from how the important collections are
normally dispersed quietly and under the table by the big dealers. Her attitude is that, if it must
sell, to share it with the largest number of collectors possible, and to archive online all the
information she has collected on mineral specimens since the 1930s.
The collection has old classics, old localities, and a stunning variety of species - over
12,000 pieces! It was simply too big for any one dealer to handle. We struck a deal to
handle several thousand specimens from the collection over the next 3-5 years, and have
now made our first selection of 500 rare and valuable old specimens that we
will be listing throughout the upcoming weeks and months! These old classics will be exclusively available only through our
auctions on eBay and through fellow dealer Rob Lavinsky of The Arkenstone, with whom we partnered with on this collection! We each picked
specimens from the first few cabinets of the collection, and then put the rest in storage for
now so that more fresh pieces can come out in parcels over the next few years for our customers to enjoy!
I HIGHLY recommend reading the following information about this amazing woman's remarkable life and career in collecting here:
Mineralogical Record Collector Profile: Kay Robertson
As well as this blog detailing the trip to pack the collection and the reasons for its sale here:
Kay Robertson Collection - 90 years of Collecting Treasures