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I've never ever seen a point like what's been newly typed in Dr. Hesters book, the Laguna. It's very simliar to an Andice/Bell but the ears tend to sweep upward. Does anyone have this point that would be willing to post a few pic's & details about digging it out from which layer & county?
I have only found one, out of pocket right now so no pics, most folks call them swept wing bell's and prolly will continue to. I found it in association with Marshall points
If I had even a piece of this beautiful point I would post...but I dont have one.. I have handled several examples at flint shows and the best examples
are really outstanding with sweep of the wings and craftsmanship, all came from the Nueces valley ( where the city of Laguna is located. )
Look at the estimated range of this type in the Doc's book ...VERY limited and practically only in a walking distance of Laguna city. Nueces river
translucent flint is a big plus.
Can anyone post a drawing of what we need to be looking for. Not asking for a work of art just something to give us an idea of what it looks like. Thanks
I loaned a Laguna point to Richard McReynolds for study and it ended up in their new book. (An illustration) Mine is the one found on Barton Creek, Travis county. The one with a short ear on one side. I will try to post an illustration. (The one in the book)
I have excellent pictures go the type. One in particular from Tom Christensens collection. As soo as I can recover my photbucket password I will post them.
I have excellent pictures of the type. One in particular from Tom Christensens collection. As soon as I can recover my photobucket password I will post them.
Even with no backlighting, thats very pretty flint. A fine example.
Going to be very interesting to see how Mr OverS prices this type in the next edition. Look at the present Bells'...kinda low priced until the huge examples that seem priced on size alone..
Then over to the Andice department ( 12th edition )..CRAZY
There's that complete $6,500 one and right next to it the very same size and quality of workmanship but missing one barb in antiquity...FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
Laguna Tom's point should be in the new edition