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  • #61
    Got my gift today from tsums nice little blade from Cape cod and a green point from the Hudson Valley in NewYork thanks secret Santa. The blade is the top one. The "Greene" point is below it.
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    Last edited by Hoss; 12-20-2016, 05:31 PM.
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    • #62
      Your welcome Paul. Fun to have some artifacts from different parts of the country.


      • #63
        I thought I was kind of naughty this year, but after getting my gift from secret santa Paul Frey, I guess I must have been nicer than I thought. I got a beautiful Basal notch Erb-Eshback, a Brewerton side notch,
        a very cool Meadowood Blade and Meadowood Point. I was just admiring the Meadowood, that someone recently posted. I forget now who that was, and now I have one. Thank you very much Paul. You were overly kind. Gary
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        • Hoss
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          Those are very nice Gary. I posted some meadowood points recently.

        • pkfrey
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          Gary, Your very welcome, but after looking at the celt you sent over and over, I think Santa still owes you some more.!! It's been fun, and I love KRF!!! Merry X-Mas!! Paul P.S. The darker ones are Onondaga chert, the side notched point is Dauphin Co. Cream.

      • #64
        Yes that's right Hoss. That was you.


        • #65
          Paul, I was thinking the same thing about you. Santa doesn't owe me anything. I love my points.


          • #66
            WOW I love my Christmas gift from Josh (Kyflintguy). Josh made me a pendent necklace and a second gift of an absolutely beautiful Rankin artifact point all in a Riker frame. Josh made the pendent from some Cannel Coal. And LOOK at those bone beads. Many Thanks Josh. You made it and that makes this a very special Christmas Buddy.
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            • Kyflintguy
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              Glad you like it Ron! I wish I had took some pictures of the stone before I started but I did take photos as I was forming the pendant and drilling it... I may share those in a separate thread. That piece of cannel coal was just perfect, nice and dense without imperfections. I'm going to have to hunt down some more of it because its a real pleasure to shape. Glad the package arrived I was starting to worry. Lol

            • CoachG
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              Awesome Necklace Josh. Nice point too.

            • Ron Kelley
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              Hey Josh, I will be watching for the pendent post. It will be interesting to see. I had no idea what cannel coal was: That's some cool material.

          • #67
            congrats to all of you

            so sad i missed out on this

            i dont always notice the new topics when i use my cell phone to view the site(which is what i do when im out in the semi)
            well maybe next year i can take part in this,looks like it was fun for all that were able to par take in it.

            once again congrats on all the cool items that were given and received



            • #68
              Thanks for the gifts Hoss.. Squibnocket stemmed points from Marthas vineyard and connecticut..and a northern piedmont from PA..


              • Ron Kelley
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                Hey Terry, Those are some nice artifacts. When I see the different lithic materials that the ancients had to work with it just reminds me how much easier it is today to transport the material. across long distances.

            • #69
              Finally got The Photos of The Points Michael (CoachG) sent. Some neat types and material, Thanks.
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              • #70
                I know, I know. No excuse, they have been laying on the desk for a month and half.
                Chase had been on the road and not being home during Christmas he was kind enough to gift me these two pieces he found while visiting the Skeltons in Montana. A flake knife and a Avonlea point, both found in a bison bone bed. Thanks to all of you!
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                • #71
                  This post has been a very long time in the making. Roger aka painshill was who I drew to exchange gifts with.
                  My package to him arrived on time. However his package to me never did make it to the post office.
                  Life had gotten in the way and time slipped by. Messages of regret were exchanged between us.
                  That is until just recently. Roger and his lovely wife are on an extended vacation that brought him to my beautiful part of the world.
                  I had the great honor to meet the two of them yesterday and it felt like we were rekindling an old friendship.
                  Out of respect for him I did not take any pictures so please excuse me for not adding them.
                  We were to meet at a pub nearby where they are staying here on the island.
                  I was able to secure a table with a view before they arrived.
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                  Hugs and howdy doos were quickly exchanged and libations were ordered.
                  Roger did not wait long before he reached for a small bag that he had brought with him.
                  And quickly explained that he had not forgot the secret Santa gifts.
                  The first thing that he produced from that bag was a lovely old coin.
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                  Roger and I both share a passion for military items.
                  And he made my day when these were the next items out of the bag.
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                  As I was fondling the hat badges I noticed him fiddling with something else in the bag.
                  I turned and noticed that his wife had a big smile on her face just as he asked if I like oddities.
                  Well needless to say the answer to that was a resounding yes.
                  This tiny speck of rock without the story does not look like much.
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                  When you look at the label on the underside of the box my joy at receiving it might become more apparent.
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                  Roger went onto explain that very few fragments of this meteorite made it out of Russia before they closed down the export of them.
                  Some meteorites if they are large have initial incendiary crust on them. Other smaller fragments may have a mix of initial and secondary incendiary crust.
                  This one only has secondary crust on it. As he explained, when the initial large meteorite exploded in the upper atmosphere the tiny fragments start burning thus gaining the crust.
                  All I can say is that I am astonished by how delicate this looks.
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                  • Deevee06
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                    Amen!!!!! I I guess I'm both !
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                • #72
                  I think that Roger was really enjoying playing the role of Santa last night.
                  Because he had a real twinkle in his eye when he finally produced this last item.
                  The label really is almost enough for this post.
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                  As all of you can well imagine. I will never find an artifact this old over on this side pf the pond.
                  I wish that I had had a tape recorder running because I know that I could never do the explanation on this item as much justice as he did.
                  This would have been halfted to a short thrusting spear. His reasoning for that was explained by his wife.
                  Apparently the Neanderthals most common injuries are almost identical to those sustained by rodeo riders.
                  Yup those old guys would apparently jump on the backs of their prey animals and thrust the spears into them.
                  When I turned it over Roger explained that the percussion bulb is about the largest that he has ever seen.
                  Not only that but this bulb is damn near perfect.
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                  Speaking of almost perfect, the edges on this are still vary crisp.
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                  • #73
                    Bruce, looking at your gifts put a huge smile on my face. Santa is good!!! Merry belated.
                    Child of the tides


                    • 2ndoldman
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                      Santa was having as much fun as I was Deb.

                  • #74
                    How cool is that? Thanks for the share, Bruce. The Chelyabinsk meteorite is very nice. Recall I posted a cool video recently documenting that fall. The single most spectacular such event in our lifetime. It scared the daylights out of everyone and produced thousands of little individual meteorites from that fall. All cool gifts, and glad to hear Roger and his wife are enjoying their trip and that you had the chance to meet them.

                    Here is that video, Bruce, in case you want to see how spectacular that meteor strike was. Hope the video is still available....



                    • 2ndoldman
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                      Thank you for reminding all of us about the link you shared earlier Charlie.

                  • #75
                    Thanks for sharing the pics Bruce
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                    • 2ndoldman
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                      You are very welcome Matt. And like I explained in my other post he has given me his promise to return here when he returns home