Bonham’s offers American fossils and finest natural history items for auction

Andrea Divirgilio / April 22, 2013

For those that may be interested in the earth’s natural history, including celebrities like Nicolas Cage, the upcoming auctions by Bonham will have special importance. At the Bonhams Spring 2013 Natural History auction, there will be a large collection of American fossils including those made derived from dinosaurs, vertebrates and some from invertebrates as well. Also, those who have been keen followers of the Manhattan project there will be special offerings available for sale, which can double up to become exotic interior decoration items as well. This auction will be taking place this May 22, in Los Angeles, hence that’s where the collectors and enthusiasts alike should be gathering and witness some aggressive bidding alongside.

One of the exotic skeletons on auction at the Bonham's Spring 2013 Natural History auction

Bonhams has a history of conducting events such as these, where historical collectibles have exchanged hands. We recall the tyrannosaurid skull sale in 2009, which was one of the rarest pieces of natural history to go under the hammer. Now, this time there are whole lots more, like the Tenontosaurus Tilletti skeleton which is estimated to bring in between $150,000 and $180,000. Then there is a Tryrannosaurus Rex Maxilla upper jaw, that will perhaps bring in between $70,000 to $90,000.

Following that, there are some beautiful fossils to be collected. There is a 51 million year old palm fossil, that could bring in between $40,000 to $50,000. For those looking to add to some exotic furniture in their homes, there is a pair of Indonesian petrified wooden chairs, that are supposed to bring in between $8,000 to $10,000. From collectibles for the showcase to adding variety to the furniture the wide spectrum of collectibles at the auction event brings some of the most interesting set of natural history possible. With that, we also recall the recent instance, where an amber fossilized necklace which went up on the auction block for $15,298. Certainly a busy time to get a piece of earth’s earliest years into private showcases.

Via: Bonhams

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