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Nimravis

Well I decided to take some time off of painting the house and drove 45 miles to an auction. This auction goes on about 5 times a year and has Native American artifacts, military items, old fishing gear and yes, fossils.

 

The majority of the fossils are fake Moroccan, but sometimes they have other things- today they have a large slab of trackways from the Coconino Sandstone that I am interested in, but it is so far down the list, I do not think I can wait.

 

Here are some pics of The offerings- most of the flats will sell for about $50.00.

 

Trackway Slab- standard pen for size reference. The could have cut this slab down a lot since the trackway is in a narrow region of the slab.

 

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This fake Starfish plate just sold for $75.00.

 

 

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Other stuff-

 

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Tidgy's Dad

The trackway is very nice, good luck with that, but I am horrified with the amount of awful fakes. 

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Nimravis
19 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

The trackway is very nice, good luck with that, but I am horrified with the amount of awful fakes. 

I agree- it amazes me how much people pay for things, a meg tooth about 3 1/2” on the slant with no serrations just sold for $200.00. The auctioneer told the people that with the new “Meg” movie coming out, it was worth about $1000 and that these sharks grew to 160 feet long- lol.

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Nimravis

This box just sold for $50.00, there was only 1 person who bid and I cannot understood why people don’t wait until they lower the bid- the auctioneer started it at $500 and then dropped it to $100 and then $50, the person that bid at that time could have probably got it for $10 if he just waited since no one was interested.

 

It contained a poor partial Green River fish, a couple polished Orthoceras and a couple small pieces of Madagascar petrified wood- the rest was fake.

 

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Tidgy's Dad
13 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

I agree- it amazes me how much people pay for things, a meg tooth about 3 1/2” on the slant with no serrations just sold for $200.00. The auctioneer told the people that with the new “Meg” movie coming out, it was worth about $1000 and that these sharks grew to 160 feet long- lol.

Hmmm.

Poetic license? 

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Troodon

Interesting at least you wound up with a nice teackway.  My guess is the person buying the meg tooth was an impulse purchase just because of the movie and not a collector.  That Moroccan material looks like purchases from the Tucson show.  You should have brought a red flag with you and waved it at the appropriate auction.:D

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Interesting at least you wound up with a nice teackway.  My guess is the person buying the meg tooth was an impulse purchase just because of the movie and not a collector.  That Moroccan material looks like purchases from the Tucson show.  You should have brought a red flag with you and waved it at the appropriate auction.:D

That Moroccan stuff is everywhere, including Spain and Morocco. 

I don't think Ralph has purchased his trackway yet. 

Perhaps the TFF t-shirts should be red so that we can take them off and wave them when appropriate. 

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Nimravis
8 minutes ago, Troodon said:

My guess is the person buying the meg tooth was an impulse purchase just because of the movie

Correct Frank, I talked to him about the tooth and he bought it for his son.

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Haravex

Oh god some of them fakes are nasty I can't even imagine how soul destroying it must be for someone to buy something like that and later on realize it's not real :(

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Nimravis
4 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

don't think Ralph has purchased his trackway yet. 

Correct Adam, I don’t think I can stay - there are 120 lots ahead of it and that will take about 3 hours- I did buy a big slab at MAPS in April I think for $20.00, but I do love trackways.

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Nimravis

The same person just paid $50.00 for this flat- the started the bidding at $200.00 and then dropped it to $50 and he jumped in as the only bidder.

 

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Tidgy's Dad
11 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

The same person just paid $50.00 for this flat- the started the bidding at $200.00 and then dropped it to $50 and he jumped in as the only bidder.

 

 

Junk, even the couple of real Flexis aren't very good. 

And why not wait until the bid is a tenner before going back up to 50 in auction if necessary?

Can't understand. 

Perhaps he knows they're fake but thinks he can sell them individually and make a profit. 

Which one could. 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
53 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

I agree- it amazes me how much people pay for things, a meg tooth about 3 1/2” on the slant with no serrations just sold for $200.00. The auctioneer told the people that with the new “Meg” movie coming out, it was worth about $1000 and that these sharks grew to 160 feet long- lol.

Woah .... they just paid 160$ too much for that thing. Gotta hand it to the auctioneer he knows how to sell it though !

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Troodon
36 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Perhaps the TFF t-shirts should be red so that we can take them off and wave them when appropriate.

Good idea but our arms would fall off by the end of the auction from overuse

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Nimravis

I got bored and just bought these 3 boxes of echinoids and brachiopods for $50.00, there must be over 600 pieces- anyone have an  idea of possible location?

 

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Good idea but our arms would fall off by the end of the auction from overuse

Good point. 

Well made.

Perhaps someone should patent a flag waving machine. 

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, Nimravis said:

I got bored and just bought these boxes of echinoids and brachiopods for $50.00, there must be over 500 pieces- anyone have an  idea of possible location?

 

 

Also Moroccan stuff, I think, not sure of the exact location, but I've seen stuff like it for sale and there's Arabic writing on the box. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Cretaceous, Middle Atlas? 

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Nimravis

@Tidgy's Dad Adam, this is something I have not seen before, there were 2 of them and it came from Morocco- Fossil Coke bottles- someone got both of them for $30.

 

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Nimravis
16 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Also Moroccan stuff, I think, not sure of the exact location, but I've seen stuff like it for sale and there's Arabic writing on the box. 

I saw the writing- also, the last thing I needed was more fossils, I hate when I get bored.

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, Nimravis said:

@Tidgy's Dad Adam, this is something I have not seen before, there were 2 of them and it came from Morocco- Fossil Coke bottles- someone got both of them for $30.

 

Probably quite old! 

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Bobby Rico

Bargain trackway and a good size too. Good work. 

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Nimravis
8 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Bargain trackway and a good size too. Good work. 

Thanks Bobby, I might try to split it and see what is in the middle.

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Bobby Rico
7 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

Thanks Bobby, I might try to split it and see what is in the middle.

That sounds interesting is it a thick slab ? :)

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