Antique Labels and Mineral Specimens from
Private Collectors
Paul de Bondt Collection

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Bardet, J. - Titanite (sphene)
Titanite (11.2 x 7.7 cm; major crystal's height: 9 mm) on albite from Tavetsch area (Grisons, Switzerland) with its label (8.7 x 6.8 cm) "Collection Minéralogique | J. Bardet" where it was numbered "1,800". A second handwritten label (7.9 x 5.4 cm) accompanies the specimen and bears the text "Sphen. | Piz Culmatsch, | Tavetsch."


De Koninck, L.L. - Carpholite
Carpholite (5 x 8.6 cm) from Meuville (Belgium) with its original blind stamped label (6.3 x 9.9 cm) from "L.L. De Koninck | Ingénieur & Docteur en Sciences | Liége" with the handwritten text: "22148 | M. 4238 | Carpholite (très - rare) | du terrain ardennais | Meuville | Prov.[ince] de Liége".
The label belongs to Lucien Louis De Koninck (1844-1921) who was the son of Laurent Guillaume De Koninck (1809-1887). L.G. De Koninck was a medical doctor and paleontologist and the mineral koninckite was named after him by G. Cesàro in 1884.


Ferrier, W.F. - Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite (5.5 x 7.2 cm) from Bad Ems (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) with its original label (4.7 x 8.3 cm) from the collection of W.F. Ferrier (Ottawa, Canada) and numbered "550/4653"; a Lawrence H. Conklin label (4.7 x 7 cm) and a handwritten label (3.3 x 5.7 cm) accompany the specimen.


Hübler, Dr. M. - Dolomite
Dolomite (4.8 x 6.6 cm) from the Friedrichssegen mine near Bad Ems (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) with its original label (4.6 x 7.8 cm) from the Dr. M. Hübler collection (Altenburg, Germany) indicating that the specimen was acquired from the Freiberg Mining Academy.


Rashleigh, Philip - Native Copper
Native copper (8.2 x 12.6 cm) from the Poldory mine (Gwennap, Cornwall) with a handwritten label (2.5 x 10 cm) from Sir Arthur Russell who obtained the specimen from the Philip Rashleigh collection, and a label (4.6 x 6 cm) from K.P. Hammond (Dorridge, UK).


Stephan Franz Victor of Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke - Sphalerite
Sphalerite (5.5 x 6.6 cm) from Bad Ems (Germany) with its label (4.8 x 7.4 cm) bearing the handwritten text: "509 | 76 Zinkblende | Ems" from the collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Victor of Habsburg-Lorraine. A handwritten label (0.6 x 2.3 cm) stating "Zinkblende, Pfingstwiese bei Ems, Nassau 1889. Coll. C. Rumpff" is glued on the back of the specimen.


Underhill, E. B. - Calcite
Calcite crystals (9.5 x 11 cm) from Andreasberg (Harz, Germany) and its label (3.5 x 7.8 cm) with the handwritten text: "Calcite | Andreasberg | Hartz" from the collection of E.B. Underhill (1809-1888).