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My Grandfather's Collection

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My Grandfather's Collection

Postby david k. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:26 pm

My grandfather passed away about 20 years ago but collecting had been his hobby for most of his adult life. He would make shadowboxes to display arrowheads and spear points and gave them away as gifts in many cases. My grandmother donated about 80-90% of his collection to a museum but a few pieces have been passed down to children and grandchildren and I thought I'd share a few pics. I put my hand in the pictures for scale.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby david k. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:27 pm

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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby sc8point » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:53 pm

As good as it gets. Beautiful.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby CATCHDAWG » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Man that is awesome, thanks for sharing the pics! 8-)
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby tree_ghost » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:07 pm

That's incredible!


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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby slinger » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:17 pm

Those are awesome!
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby david k. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:38 pm

Glad you guys enjoy seeing them, that would make my PawPaw really happy.

I'm 53 but remember him taking me with him as a little boy, of course I always would "find" an arrowhead or two every time I went.

To the best of my knowledge, these pieces all came from NE Arkansas, that's where he went mostly. He never had trouble getting permission to walk a field, probe or dig back in those days.

My dad's brother and sister have a bunch of similar pieces but my grandmother donated hundreds of pieces to a museum after my grand-dad died...I honestly think she may have just gotten tired of dusting them! HaHa!
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby UpperTully » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:13 pm

That's so cool!
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby Tennrock » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:36 am

Very nice. You can't find pottery like that anymore. Very rare.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby cbhunter » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:30 pm

Those last three white points are very impressive!


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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby Lost Lake » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:38 pm

Very nice. I thought I saw some Arkansas and Missouri point types in there. Great collection.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby fairchaser » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:26 am

Those are way cool. As many years as I have walked creeks and been in the woods I've never found a thing except an occasional shed. He must have really had an eye for it. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby Gray Ghost » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Amazing stuff!


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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby WGK » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:01 pm

AWRSOME!!!!
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby RUGER » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:23 am

Wow man, thank you for sharing.

I miss walking and looking for arrowheads.
Back 15 years ago I could walk just about any creek around this area but now you will get run off as soon as you get seen. :(
Can't blame people but it sucks.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby DANO63 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Sweet!
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby Dbllunger » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:50 pm

Wow. What an awesome collection.
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Re: My Grandfather's Collection

Postby Rjratliff1975 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm

That's the most awesome collection I have ever seen. It's clear your grandfather was truly gifted at finding artifacts. That had to be so much fun out searching with him. He could have really taught someone a lot! I have always enjoyed looking for arrowheads, but have never had a good eye for them. Thanks for sharing those great pics!
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