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Of Birdstones, Bannerstones and Flints

The catalog for the Earl Townsend, Jr. Collection of Birdstones, Bannerstones and Flints, at Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper in Indianapolis, just crossed my desk. I’d heard about this sale earlier, but the images on the Internet didn’t inspire me. The full color photos of the little stone bird effigies virtually pulsate with life. The carvings themselves are pristine, making

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