Opal in Petrified Wood (RARE - Thailand) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Cabinet, 13.3 x 8.9 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $360
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Rich neon-green SW UV fluorescence on the opalized top and other areas of this RARE large Thailand fossilized tree trunk or limb from this most obscure locale. The lustrous, waxy lustre, variable brown areas are the opalized sections of this fascinating rarity. Obtained by Chet Lemanski from local tribesmen in 1968 while he wsa stationed in Khorat by the US Army from borrow pits to build a nearby air base. This was during the Vietnam War during his service there, and he brought a bag of this material home and socked it away....I had never seen it before! Mass is 832 grams or 1.82 pounds. A MUST for the opal collector!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $360 05/06/2021 6:24:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $351 05/06/2021 6:24:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 05/06/2021 6:24:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $340 05/06/2021 6:24:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $330 05/06/2021 6:24:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $320 05/06/2021 6:24:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 05/04/2021 7:49:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $300 05/04/2021 7:49:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $300 05/04/2021 7:49:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 05/04/2021 5:03:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 05/04/2021 5:02:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 05/04/2021 5:02:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $145 05/04/2021 9:59:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 05/04/2021 9:59:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/04/2021 12:14:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/04/2021 12:14:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 05/04/2021 12:14:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 05/04/2021 12:14:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 05/04/2021 12:14:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/03/2021 3:23:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/03/2021 3:23:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $41 05/03/2021 12:42:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 05/03/2021 12:42:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 05/03/2021 10:38:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 05/03/2021 10:38:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:08:52 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.