Artifacts Museum -

Private Collections

Our private collection page features artifacts from some of the nicer collections in the country. We are featuring all grades and collections from all over the USA and will be adding more as submissions come in. You can click the links below to go directly to the page of your choice. You can also scroll down to the ( Show More ) button on the bottom of the gallery to continue viewing all the items in each gallery.

Mississippian Shell Gorget
A friend of mine owns this piece. It is among the finest in the country.
Mississippian Shell Gorget
World Class Snyders
These Snyder points came from the private collection of Jason G. Harrison. They are some of the finest Snyders ever to be found in our vicinity.
Miller Cave Finds
These Collection of Miller Cave finds came from Pulaski Co Missouri.
Miller Cave
This letter was penned by the finder of this Miller Cave group.
Miller Cave
Miller Cave
Miller Cave
Miller Cave
Miller Cave
Miller Cave
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Private Collections -

Cody Complex / Clovis / Hafted Foreshaft Spears

 
Hardway Dalton
Clovis
Hafted Foreshafts
Scottsbluffs
Scottsbluff
Clovis
Clovis
Red River Knife
Folsom
Clovis
Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff
Red River Knife
Red River Knife
Clovis
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Private Collections - Dean M. Diaz

Oakville, Missouri

August 9, 1957 - September 11, 2017

 

This gallery contains the collection of my good friend and mentor, Dean M. Diaz. We will be adding more pictures throughout the coming weeks. Dean passed away September 11, 2017 and will be sadly missed by myself and the rest of the artifact community and all his friends and family.

One of Dean's favorite bucks. Huge bases!
The Celt Table
When I would visit Dean, I was always impressed by this glass table of Celts. Because of this table, I collect them myself.
One of Dean's Hardstone shelves.
Dean's mantle of whopper Axes.
Old Musky
A huge 3/4 Groove Axe from Muscatine Iowa. It came from the Dean Diaz Collection. He was a personal friend. He called this Axe "Old Musky". He purchased it from the finder.
Old Musky
Old Musky
Old Musky
This picture represents exactly who Dean Diaz was!
A great set of lock ups that Dean acquired years ago.
Mountain Lion Skin
Deer Kill
Dean took this doe most likely on his property in Kahoka Missouri. He was a very accomplished hunter.
This buck was killed with his custom Remington 700, chambered in .270. Dean built the composite stock and free floated the barrel in his own shop.
Dean's Bear Kill
A 17 year old Dean Diaz with a 400 lb. Black Bear he killed with his SAKO Rifle chambered in .270 Remington.
This patch belongs to Tim Mariani, a long time friend and hunting companion of Deans. They were some of the earliest members of the Bow Hunters Who Care club in the St Louis area.
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Private Collections - Tom Truetken

September 19, 1959 - October 16, 2012

Tom Truetken was a digging buddy of mine. I was introduced to Tom by Rick Przygoda, another good friend of mine that I dig with. Tom was an avid artifact collector, fisherman, and golfer. He passed away on October 16, 2012 at the age of 53. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

St Charles Show 2012
Tom won best personal find for his North Blade Cache from Lincoln Co Mo. Rick Przygoda and I saw him find the cache. (Rick had probed up this cache and let Tom dig it).
This is Tom with Roy Rule, another good friend of mine and fellow artifact collector. Tom is on the right.
Truetken North Cache
This North Blade Cache was dug by Tom Truetken, and found with a probe by Rick Przygoda. Rick was kind enough to let Tom dig this cache. I was there and personally saw it come out of the ground!
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Talbot Clovis

Spencer co Indiana

This fine Clovis point was found by Harold Talbot in the early 1930s on the Gage Farm in Spencer Co Indiana. Harold passed this point along to his son, who in turn passed it along to me at the Owensboro Artifact Show August 4. 2019. This was once a much larger point and has been sharpened down to the size you see here in the pictures. It is strongly fluted both sides. It is a fantastic example with wonderful history.