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Featuring the Lifetime Collection of Harold Boysen

This will be an outstanding auction of Indian Artifacts featuring the lifetime collection of Harold Boysen. Great selection of axes, projectile points, banner stones, celts, pottery and more. Catalog now available with over 3,000 pictures!

Live On-Site Auction with Online Bidding

Begins: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM CDT

Location: Fraise Auction Center, 205 N Cottonwood, NEW LONDON, IA 52645


Begins: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM CDT

Ends: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM CDT

Location: Fraise Auction Center, 205 N Cottonwood, NEW LONDON, IA 52645


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Featuring the Harold Boysen Collection


Located at the Fraise Auction Center, 205 N Cottonwood, New London, Iowa

Directions: Conveniently located 7 miles east of Mount Pleasant, IA or 20 miles west of Burlington, IA just off Hwy. 34 on the east end of New London.

EARLY PREVIEW/INSPECTION: Friday, September 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Doors open the day of the auction at 7:00 a.m.


Harold Boysen (1937-2017) of Morning Sun, Iowa was a lifelong avid Native American artifact “hunter”. He found his first arrowhead at the young age of 7. His collection is made up of personal finds that were found mostly in Louisa County but some were found in neighboring counties and states in his travels such as Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Western Illinois and Missouri. He loved to walk the plowed fields of his family farm in search of artifacts. Harold was a local legend and he frequently had people ask him questions about their own personal finds.  There have been numerous articles written about his collection in various Central States Archaeological Journals and he has several pieces featured in Keokuk Axes by Bruce Filbrandt and in Prehistoric Artifacts of Iowa by Jim Roberson. Harold was also a founding member of the Hawkeye State Archaeological Society of Iowa and he loved displaying his collection at various artifact shows.

This amazing collection features over 550 lots to include projectile points, a great selection of axes including several Keokuk axes (featured in Keokuk Axes by Bruce Filbrandt), largest known pestle to have been found in Iowa (featured in Prehistoric Artifacts by Jim Roberson), banner stones, celts, other stone tools, pendants, Mississippian & others pottery. Also selling will be display cases, many reference books and journals.

Auctioneer’s Note: Mark your calendars and make plans to attend as this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to add some of these unique items to your collection. For bidder’s convenience the auction is being moved indoors to our climate-controlled auction center.  This will be a live sit-down style auction with live internet bidding. Food and restroom will be available.

TERMS: Cash or local check, Visa or Mastercard accepted (4%) processing charge on all credit card transactions. Current Photo DL/ID required to register to bid. 10% onsite buyers premium.  15% online/absentee buyers premium. Everything must be settled in full the day of the auction.

Disclaimer: Every item will positively sell to the highest bidder without reserve. All sales will be final. Fraise Auction & Real Estate has attempted to accurately describe all items being sold, but all property offered for sale is strictly “AS IS, Where IS”.  Fraise Auction & Real Estate provides ample opportunity for buyers to thoroughly inspect goods to be sold. All purchases should be made on the buyer's own recognizance. All persons bidding in absentee who have not physically inspected the goods prior to the sale are also subject to these terms. There are no warranties expressed or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fraise Auction & Real Estate and its seller make no guarantee or warranty as to the authenticity of the merchandise, the correctness of the catalog, nor shall any description (oral or written) of age, condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, variety, provenance or historical reference be deemed a guarantee.

Lodging: Burlington: PZAZZ Hotel & Resort (319) 753-2964; Comfort Suites (319)753-1300; Fairfield Inn (319) 754-0000; Mount Pleasant: Super 8 (319) 385-8888; Quality Inn & Suites (319) 385-0571.

Fraise Auction & Real Estate

PO Box 8, New London, IA 52645



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