Many museums exist to celebrate the natural world and educate the public about its wonders. When walking through those exhibitions, it is always enticing to cherry-pick your favorites, a private collection in your imagination of the most beautiful and interesting pieces. In the upcoming Nature & Science Signature auction offered by Heritage Auctions, collectors can do just that. Museum-quality fossils, gemstones, minerals, and astonishing dinosaur bones make this sale truly larger than life.
Two enormous fossils will transport the viewer back to the Jurassic era and beyond: a pristine saber-tooth cat skull and a fearsome theropod dinosaur skull. These remnants from the past tell stories about the Earth as it once was, with every detail conveying the strength and ferocity of these animals. There are also several smaller fossils available, from casts and imprints to preserved amber.
A major section of this auction includes gemstones and minerals, exquisite specimens that are rarely available to the public. One tanzanite gem is representative of the collection, weighing in at just over 72 carats with a deep, rich blue color. Not every beautiful lot is perfectly flawless, however, as seen at an end cut of the Brahin meteorite. This rare piece is in excellent condition, showing a curious and extraordinary marbling pattern with the golden olivine crystals inside. To explore the rest of this breathtaking auction, visit Heritage Auctions.
# of Lots:245
Price Range:$700 - $1,000,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An Extremely Rare Saber-Tooth Cat Skull - The Iconic American Fossil|| Estimate: |
|Rare Theropod Dinosaur Skull. Allosaurus fragilis. Jurassic.|| Estimate: |
|Gemstone: Tanzanite - 72.19 Cts.. Merelani Hills, Umba Valley. Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region|| Estimate: |
|Fossil Gar. Masillosteus janei. Eocene. Green River Formation.|| Estimate: |
|Brahin Meteorite End Cut. Pallasite, PMG. Ljady, Bragin District, Byelorussia.|| Estimate: |
|Tiger-Eye Bowl. Mt. Brockman Station. Pilbara. Western Australia|| Estimate: |