December 2, 2019─Omaha, NE─Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, has been selected by Bennett’s Premiere Auctions Group to be the exclusive provider of live online bidding as the David L Root Ancient Indian Artifact Collection goes up for bid. This massive collection has been divided into multiple auctions which will take place over the next several years, the first of which is slated for Sunday, December 8 at 10 am Eastern in Ashland, OH, with live online bidding on Proxibid.
The David L Root Ancient Indian Artifact Collection is the largest collection of ancient ornamental slate Indian artifacts ever assembled, many of which are from well-known collections and have been pictured in publications. Mr. Root was CEO of Root Companies, an outdoor advertising company. After retiring in 2000, Mr. Root began to amass the country’s largest collection of slate relics. Now, his collection is being auctioned in a series of auctions, beginning with this sale of more than 300 gorgets, pendants, bannerstones, and arrowheads, including these featured items:
- Ex. Meuser 4 7/8″ Archaic Double Notch Butterfly Bannerstone, Darke Co., Ohio. (Lot 42)
- 5 3/4″ X 4 3/4″ Archaic Double Crescent Bannerstone, Kent Co., Michigan (Lot 108)
- Uniquely styled 4 1/4″ Hopewell Effigy Gorget – Newaygo Co., Michigan. Ex. B.W. Stevens, Davis COA (Lot 181)
- 4 7/8″ Banded Slate Birdstone found in Lake Co., Ohio. Pictured many times (Lot 201)
- 5 7/8″ Double Notch Butterfly Bannerstone – Clinton Co., Ohio. Ex. Dr. Meyers, Earl Townsend (Lot 261)
- 5 7/8″ Knobbed Crescent found by Jim Knight in Washington, Union Co., Ohio (Lot 286)
“The David L Root Collection is one of the most iconic of its kind,” said Jim Bennett, Founder of Bennett’s Premiere Auction Group. “This collection features some of the rarest and most exquisite Indian artifacts available at auction. We are delighted to work with Proxibid to offer live online bidding for this auction to ensure collectors across the globe can participate even if they cannot attend the auction in person.”
Online bidders can rest assured, their transactions are secure when they bid live on Proxibid. Proxibid offers the industry’s most comprehensive risk management system, designed specifically to manage high dollar transactions like the Indian artifacts available in this auction. Proxibid’s robust online bidding platform is powered by enterprise-class technology and infrastructure trusted by the world’s largest auction companies, and boasts a 99.9+ percent uptime, making it the safest place to buy highly valued items.
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About Premiere Auction Group, LLC
The Premiere Auctions Group operates an auction gallery in Ashland, Ohio specializing in ancient Indian artifact and coin auctions, having held more than 350 auctions on Proxibid since 2007.
Premiere Auctions Group has quickly grown to become the country’s largest and safest venue for buying authentic ancient artifacts from coast-to-coast. All relics auctioned through Premiere are guaranteed authentic. Mr. Bennett has authored 10 books on ancient artifacts and is a nationally recognized authenticator. With evaluations based on microscopic surface analysis, Mr. Bennett is a true leader in his field.