Central European Strewn Field, centered around Moldavia, Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia)
USN Captain, amateur mineralogist, author, rare book collector, mine owner, master gem cutter, devoted father and husband, and a whole host of other avocations; John Sinkankas wore many hats and defied easy categorization. This small collection of Moldavite Tektites display the calm, deliberate attention to detail that marked John's approach to everything. There are nine Moldavites up to 1 3/4 inches in the group, but the real gem of the lot is his handwritten collection accession card that accompanies the specimens. Matching accession numbers are found on several of the moldavites. For mineral aficionados with a sense of history; this is a find to be treasured. For those of us who knew him, it is a chance to preserve a connection otherwise found only in our memories.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
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