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Natural History

Bonhams Natural History department holds multiple auctions a year in Los Angeles and online, firmly establishing us as the forerunner in the field internationally. We offer a wide range of categories, such as mineral specimens; fossils (including dinosaurian), petrified wood, amber and ammolite; unmounted faceted gemstones (including rare phenomenal gemstones); gold; meteorites; lapidary, archaeological stone artefacts; mounts and animal, plant, insect and shell specimens, pearls and coral, and natural history-related decor and curiosities.

With consignments pulled from private collections, palaeontologists, fossil preparators, quarry and mine owners, we are able to provide many specimens that are fresh to market.

Buying and selling natural history at Bonhams
With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

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Claudia Florian

Co-Consulting Director, Gemologist

Claudia Florian is the Co-Consulting Director of Bonhams Natural History Department in Los Angeles. She handles business getting, valuations and organising sales of world-class minerals, meteorites, g…

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Submit your item online for a free and confidential valuation. If it’s suitable for sale, a specialist will provide an auction estimate and advise on the next steps for selling.

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