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Natural History Collectibles, Fossils & Minerals

Whether it’s the brilliant sparkle of an amethyst geode or the rocky protrusions of a fossilized reptile, the artifacts of natural history are compelling for their role in the historical record and their wonder. Such collectibles serve as a constant reminder of the amazing feats the planet has prepared over the centuries, and collecting such pieces is part of a tradition that dates back several centuries.

Though human awareness of natural history was burgeoning in the ancient world, the study and focused discovery of these objects gained popularity only as recently as 17th and 18th centuries. This rising interest grew during the age of the Enlightenment when scholars and scientists sought a greater rigor in their experimentation, excavation, and documentation. The result was not only the emergence of new scientific fields, such as paleontology and mineralogy, but also a more global appreciation for the collecting and chronicling of prehistoric and geological artifacts.

Alongside professionals, amateur natural history enthusiasts formed their own personal showcases of their interest and understanding of Earth's history and hugely varied wonders. From the luster of butterfly wings to the seemingly- miraculous occurrence of meteorites falling from the sky, these artifacts proved crucial for both education and enjoyment, and they continue to do so today.

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Cultivated Quartz Crystal
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Cultivated Quartz Crystal
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $120- $180
$1000 Bids
Impressive & Extensive Lepidoptery / Butterfly Collection, housed in a purpose-built 28-drawer teak cabinet, primarily Australian sp...
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Impressive & Extensive Lepidoptery / Butterfly Collection, housed in a purpose-built 28-drawer teak cabinet, primarily Australian sp...
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $12,000- $18,000
$6,0000 Bids
Butterfly Collections, framed - some losses (3)
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Butterfly Collections, framed - some losses (3)
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
Butterflies Schmetterlinge & Another (2)
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Butterflies Schmetterlinge & Another (2)
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
Extensive Identified Seashell Collection, housed in 9 drawers
Aug 19, 2:15 PM EDT
Extensive Identified Seashell Collection, housed in 9 drawers
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
Citrine, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Citrine, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $90
$1000 Bids
Jasper, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Carving, Sphere
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Jasper, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Carving, Sphere
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $50
$1000 Bids
Apatite, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Apatite, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $75
$1000 Bids
Dinosaur, Tooth, Fossil, Rock, Collectible, Specimen
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Dinosaur, Tooth, Fossil, Rock, Collectible, Specimen
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $65
$1000 Bids
Dinosaur, Tooth, Fossil, Natural, Collectible, Specimen, Carcharodontosaurus
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Dinosaur, Tooth, Fossil, Natural, Collectible, Specimen, Carcharodontosaurus
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $75
$1000 Bids
Glass, Natural, Collectible, Fulgerite, Mineral, Specimen
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Glass, Natural, Collectible, Fulgerite, Mineral, Specimen
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $60
$1000 Bids
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Carving, Sphere
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Carving, Sphere
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $50
$1000 Bids
Petrified wood, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Carving, Egg
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Petrified wood, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Carving, Egg
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $45
$1000 Bids
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Carving, Skull
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Collectible, Carving, Skull
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $50
$1000 Bids
Petrified wood, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Petrified wood, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible, Mineral, Specimen
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $90
$1000 Bids
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible
Aug 08, 2:15 PM EDT
Agate, Rock, Crystal, Natural, Décor, Collectible
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $0- $40
$1000 Bids

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Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

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