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Old 10-13-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Need help with polished stones

I have some polished stones, very flat, pretty, that have almost impressionistic pictures occuring naturally in the stones. One is of a bear, one is of a bird, one is of a spider, and the last resembles either a ghoul, or a falcon, depending on which angle you look at it. Any idea of an agency to send pictures of these to, to see if they are worth anything? I mean, someone got big bucks for a cornflake on Ebay one time. But I'm looking for real worth, from a collectible.

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Old 10-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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Have you been serving mushrooms lately?

Just asking because what one see's as a bear or bird another might see as a poodle or a kum.quat.

Here's a good place to start.

Bob's Rock Shop: The First 'Zine for Mineral Collectors and Rockhounds


Hope you get more for them then cornflakes.

And remember that whatever rocks your world is a good thing.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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Chief, I love rocks and am glad to see this thread. I grew up with rockhounds and have some nice pieces that I'll never part with. Have you checked on ebay to see what your polished stones are going for?

If you like them but they aren't worth much, you could always put them together in some kind of artistic way to display them.

I have a table in my living room, the top is set with sliced polished rocks in resin, with glass over it. My late grandfather made it nearly 50 years ago and I love it. He and my grandmother found the rocks out in the mountains and deserts, and sliced and polished the stones themselves. This thread gives me the opportunity to share what he made so long ago. I'll try to get a decent pic.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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Need help with polished stones

What a gorgeous table, Cheryl! So cool to have that memory!

Rocks fascinate me too. Grandpa was an amateur rock hound, and Grandma got me started in making jewelry with little rocks that Grandpa polished.

Picked up some Petoski stones from a friend's beach in Michigan, polished them up, and they turned out great.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:01 PM   #6
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Chief, I love rocks and am glad to see this thread. I grew up with rockhounds and have some nice pieces that I'll never part with. Have you checked on ebay to see what your polished stones are going for?

If you like them but they aren't worth much, you could always put them together in some kind of artistic way to display them.

I have a table in my living room, the top is set with sliced polished rocks in resin, with glass over it. My late grandfather made it nearly 50 years ago and I love it. He and my grandmother found the rocks out in the mountains and deserts, and sliced and polished the stones themselves. This thread gives me the opportunity to share what he made so long ago. I'll try to get a decent pic.
Ohhhh.....what a treasure that table must be to you Cheryl !! It's really just lovely, and it gives me shivers about what a true heirloom it is, made with their own hands, and the wonder of nature. WOW, just WOW!! One could get lost in those stones.
Thanks so much for sharing it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:26 AM   #7
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Cheryl, that is a beautiful table. What a nice reminder of your grandparents.
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I know this may sound obvious Chief but have you tried to Google 'Stone or rock valuers' (or collectors) it's a mad idea but it might just work??
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Thank you so much for your kind comments, Dawg, Kay, and CG! Yes, that table is very precious to me. It lives next to the living room window and I keep a large peace lily plant on top, that I set aside for the pic.

Chief, I would love to see some pics of your polished stones!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:39 PM   #10
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Well I jealous of that table. I love things like that. Lucky you.
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