This Estate Sale will be held in two parts. The first will be a rock, mineral and shell sale.
I am so excited to be chosen to host the estate sale of Myrle A. Kirk! What an incredible lady.
Myrle was a local archaeologist and published author. She and her husband helped establish the Ojai Museum with Bob (Brownie) Brown. Myrle also worked with the Ventura Museum and was a member of the local chapter of the Gem and Mineral Club.
She started her first museum at the age of 10 (in her own home) that had pickled snakes and charged her friends admission. I love that! Her lifelong collections, along with the display cases, will now be offered for sale.
The first sale will be Saturday, July 13th.
ROCKHOUNDS • GEM & MINERAL CLUBS • OCEAN & SHELL LOVERS • CRAFTERS
THIS ESTATE SALE IS FOR YOU!
- One Day Only – Saturday, July 13th. Sale opens at 9:00 am. List out at 6:30 am
- ADDRESS: 6040 Sutter St., Ventura, CA 93003
- Myrle (95 years young) was a local archaeologist and gathered a majority of her artifacts from California and Mexico.
- We are selling her entire collection of rocks, crystals, minerals, shells and various specimens.
- There will be high, mid and lower end items.
- We are also selling her display cases.
- Tons of polished rocks • Cut Slabs
- Tables full of raw Crystals • all sizes
- Beautiful Shells for display or gift giving • all prices & sizes
- Outdoor Pots & Misc.
- Very OLD PRINTING PRESS
- Old bottles
- Huge Sale • Lots of treasures to find!
A very good friend of mine wrote the following description for fellow collectors!
From the estate of some very active collectors, who hit most of the popular collecting sites in the west during the 1950’s and 60’s , a plethora of specimens, cutting materials, slabs, fossils, and sea shells is being offered for sale.
Here is a sample of the materials:
Numerous wooden and glass display cabinets and storage drawers with drawer flats for specimens, all loaded with materials, including copper, borate, and other minerals, as well as unusual ores (bauxite, silver ore, etc.), gorgeous sulphur crystals, finished cabochons, some calibrated, some not.
Thousands of minerals specimens, starting at .50, with prices going up but well below market. For example, a 3×3 specimen box of copper minerals or galena specimens would be $2.50.
Museum quality polished (and unpolished) petrified wood rounds, some large, priced individually.
Thousands of fossils, mostly of marine invertebrates, but also some flora.
Hundreds of uncleaned quartz points and clusters, still with staining, etc. as when dug ($4/pound).
Rough rocks, on tables and on ground in back yard–one dollar per pound (a full 5 gal bucket = about 40 pounds)
Stone Cyn jasper
Chapenite (Siam Siding jasper) probably 50 pounds
Utah Septarian nodules, again, dozens of pounds
Rainbow Ridge jasper, with some especially fine large pieces perfect for making large spheres.
Magnetic magnetite–a large pile of large pieces, with strong magnetic pull.
Large pieces of peach alabaster from Utah, perfect for carving/sculpting
A large pile of Tick Cyn howlite
geodes and thunder eggs
some jade (nephrite)
All sorts of desert jaspers, probably about 3 tons.
some plume agate
Probably more than 200 pounds of Oregon and other western petrified wood; some Arizonan.
A lot of high grade opalized wood, many showing wild patterns and awesome lapidary potential.
Numerous large landscape rock specimens, including some very large petrified wood.
Dozens of large (2 quart) freezer grab bags of lapidary slabs. $5/bag. Includes Stoney Creek jasper, and other similarly attractive materials.
Selenite sheets (large, $1/pound)
antique glass bottles and purple shards
antique glass insulators
abalone shells in pristine condition, some quite large. Large ones will be $10.
Thousands of sea shells from around the world. Some rare and beautiful.
Jewelry. (yeah…we will have jewelry too)
See the photos: (he also took these photos)!
We will also have Costume Jewelry and jewelry making supplies!
THE ADDRESS IS: 6040 Sutter St., Ventura, CA 93003
Most specimens will be sold by the pound.
I am posting photos when time permits, so please check back. I apologize for duplicate photos.
Some of the photos below include items that will be sold at the SECOND SALE.
If you love rocks, shells, or various related specimens, we have literally TONS of them… don’t miss it!
I have over 48 tables set up in the backyard. PLEASE BRING YOUR BUCKETS and PLAN TO STAY FOR AWHILE!
An entire backyard packed full, plus an adorable workshop…You won’t believe it…Start saving up and mark your calendar!