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Indian arrowheads and other Artifacts from the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
Artifacts from the Columbia River areas have long been known to be made of some
of the absolute best and most colorful material to be found anywhere in the world !
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Item: Type: Wallula Gap Provenance: Price
RCCR54 A very interesting mottled brown, red and tan jasper Wallula Gap Arrowhead which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 40.00
  has greenish agate sections. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces and has a slight found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  ancient nick to the bottom of the stem and slight spider bites to the tips of its barbs.    
  Still a nice piece    
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Desert Delta Provenance: Price
RCCR55 A very small, delicate and most attractive, colorful orange, pink and off-white agate From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 24.00
  Desert Delta Birdpoint Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces. It has an ancient found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  shear to the tip of one barb (right barb in photo 2) but is still a charming little point.    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Desert General Provenance: Price
RCCR56 An interesting purple and burgundy chert Desert General Arrowhead which was From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  made on a flake, and which retains 80% of the original flake's flat surface on side found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  B. Side A is well flaked. It has ancient nicking to the bottom of it's base as well as    
  to both barbs. Priced accordingly    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Wallula Gap Provenance: Price
RCCR57 A yummy semi-translucent golden yellow agate Wallula Gap Arrowhead which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  was made on a flake. Side A is thoroughly worked, while side B retains a 25% found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  flat section in it's center from the original surface of the host flake. It also has a    
  slight ancient gouge to one edge near the tip, which is more pronounced since this    
  item is so small. (left side, near the tip in photo 4) One corner of the stem also has    
  an ancient nick, best seen on the left corner of the stem in photo 5.    
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Stemmed Provenance: Price
RCCR58 A dark chocolate brown jasper Rose Springs Stemmed Arrowhead which is well From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 22.00
  flaked on both faces, basically to a median ridge-line, although not in any found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  particularly impressive pattern. The tip has a facial shear, mostly to side B and one    
  corner of the bulb stem was also nicked in ancient times. And what more could go    
  wrong?... the tips of the barbs both have slight spider bites. Priced accordingly    
  Era: Developmental to Classic phase - 600 to 1,600 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Desert General Provenance: Price
RCCR59 A nice, very small semi-translucent orangish-red agate Desert General Birdpoint From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  Arrowhead which has no flaking patterns on side B, and is only sparsely flaked on found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  side A. It's main point of attraction is the colorful material it was made from    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
RCCR60 A very dark purple and burgundy agate Columbia Plateau which was made on a flake From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  and which retains 75% of the original flake's flat surface on side B. Side A is thoroughly found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  flaked by contrast. It has a slight ancient nick to the center of the basal edge and a small    
  spider bite on the upper edge just above the tip of one barb. (right barb in photo 2)    
  Era: Classic to Historic phase 200 to 500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
RCCR61 A very unusual light gray speckled chert Columbia Plateau Birdpoint which is pretty From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 18.00
  much flat on both faces with nicks to it's barbs and base. Priced accordingly found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  Era: Classic to Historic phase 200 to 500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Merrybell Provenance: Price
RCCR62 A very different, reddish agate Merrybell Arrowhead which shows crude flaking From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  to both faces, but which has the stem's surface and hafting area totally flat. It has found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  an ancient nick to the tip of one barb as well as to one corner of the base    
  Era: Late Archaic to Transitional Phase - 1,750 to 2,500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Rabbit Island Dart Provenance: Price
RCCR63 An attractive mottled purple, red and yellow agate Rabbit Island Dart Point which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 40.00
  is thoroughly flaked on both faces, essentially to a median ridge-line by an found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  accomplished knapper. One corner of its stem was anciently sheared off (right    
  side of stem in photo 2) and the very tip of one barb has a tick bite (right side in    
  photo 2) Still an attractive and worthy dart point    
  Era: Transitional to Classic Phase - 700 to 2,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Rabbit Island Dart Provenance: Price
RCCR64 A very unique banded purple, pink and white agate Rabbit Island Dart Point which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 50.00
  is fairly well flaked around it's edges but which was left "flat" by the ancient knapper found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  from it's base to the hafting line on both faces. The ancient knapper really knew    
  what he was doing because this technique allowed for a nice "wedged" press fit to    
  the arrow shaft during the hafting process    
  Era: Transitional to Classic Phase - 700 to 2,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
RCCR65 A dirty plain-Jane purple and off-white chert droopy eared Columbia Plateau From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 22.00
  Arrowhead. It's sparsely flaked on side A with less flaking to side B. found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  Era: Classic to Historic phase 200 to 500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Side Notched Provenance: Price
RCCR66 An extremely small and delicate semi-translucent pink and white agate Rose Springs From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 30.00
  Side Notched Birdpoint Arrowhead which shows quartzite-like qualities (translated found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  as not really good knappable material) and which in turn created nondescript    
  surfaces. This one is about as small as they come, and despite an ancient nick to the    
  upper edge of it's base (left side in photo 2) it's quite a collectible piece.    
  Era: Transitional to Classic phase - 700 to 2,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
RCCR68 A fairly nice, fully translucent ice and white opalescent agate Columbia Plateau Birdpoint Arrowhead From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 24.00
  which is well flaked on both faces with a bit of an "irregular edge" and a truncated base found on the Columbia River in Washington  
  Era: Classic to Historic phase 200 to 500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Desert General Provenance: Price
RCCR69 A light gray crystalline chert Desert General Birdpoint Arrowhead which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 15.00
  has very sparse flaking patterns to both faces. It has very slight flea bites found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  to each tip of the barbs, but is otherwise "all there"    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Desert Delta Provenance: Price
RCCR70 A fully translucent white opalescent agate Desert Delta Birdpoint Arrowhead From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 20.00
  which has greatly subdued flaking patterns on both faces owing to the nature of found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  the host material. Priced reasonably    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Rabbit Island Dart Provenance: Price
RCCR71 A fairly meaty (and deadly) faded green and red chert Rabbit Island Dart point From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 50.00
  which is thoroughly flaked on both faces to a median ridge-line by an accomplished found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  knapper. It has one very small nick to one edge, just above the hafting line (right    
  edge in photo 4) and an ancient nick to the base. Other than that, this one is "all    
  there" as it was anciently made and used.    
  Era: Transitional to Classic Phase - 700 to 2,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Snake River Dart Provenance: Price
RCCR72 A most attractive pink, lavender off-white and tan chert Snake River Dart point From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 50.00
  which is well flaked on both faces by an accomplished knapper. It has ancient found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  wearing, nicks to the tips of it's barbs and a slightly irregular basal form, but is in    
  pretty good shape, considering it's age.    
  Era: Transitional to Classic Phase - 700 to 2,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Provenance: Price
RCCR73 A nice medium-sized purple, pink and tan chert Elko Eared Dart point which is From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 35.00
  well flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper. It shows varying degrees of found on the Columbia River in Oregon  
  ancient nicking to the ends of all of its appendages as well as to the tip, but still    
  remains an attractive artifact, priced very reasonably    
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details  

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Item: Type: Eccentric Obsidian Pendant Provenance: Price
DFCR115 A highly unusual, if not unique and delicate opaque obsidian Eccentric Pendant which From an older collection recovered 120.00
  shows a high degree of river polish which in turn "masks" any flaking patterns that this piece during the 1950's at Bigg's Junction 75.00
  might have had when it was first made. It's in great condition and is quite a desirable artifact in Oregon  
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1200 years old    
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Item: Type: Spedis Dart Point Provenance: Price
DFCR113 A nice multi-colored light brown, tan, off-white and rose colored chert Spedis type I Dart Point which Recovered on the Columbia River, 185.00
  is thoroughly flaked on side A, but which has a 10% flat section on side B in the center, just above the most likely in Washington (NFI) 110.00
  base, left from the host stone's outer cortex layer. It has a very short almost unnoticeable, 1/8" long    
  lateral nick to one edge at the very tip. (left side in photos 1, 2 and 5) Outside of this minor flaw, this    
  beauty is "all there" as fresh as the day it was made, not bad at all, considering its substantial antiquity    
  Era: Paleo Period - 8,000 to 10,000 years old    
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Item: Type: Archaic Eden Hafted Knife Blade Provenance: Price
DFCR114 A very nice, attractive narrow mottled brown jasper Archaic Eden Hafted Knife Blade From an older collection recovered during 275.00
  which is thoroughly flaked on both faces basically to a median ridge. It has short the 1930's at Biggs Junction, Oregon 185.00
  hafting "stops" on both faces, with light basal grinding. Quite an interesting artifact    
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 8,000 to 10,000 years old    
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Blade Provenance: Price
DFCR101 A very yummy, mottled brown and tan jasper Cascade Knife blade which has very interesting From an older collection recovered 350.00
  circular and wavy banding, mostly on side B. It's well flaked on both faces with an interesting during the 1950's on the Columbia River 275.00
  "thumb rest" on side A. It has a diagonal "crystal inclusion" vein which is through-and-through, (most likely in Oregon)  
  running from edge to edge approximately 1/3rd of the way upwards from the base. (Photos 4, 6    
  and 7) (At first I thought that this was a "break" which was glued together, but microscopic    
  examination proved this to be a crystal vein) A highly attractive piece in perfect condition    
  Era: Early Archaic period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old    
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
DFCR102 A small mousy gray obsidian Columbia Plateau Arrowhead which is fairly From an older collection recovered during 24.00
  well flaked on both faces but which has ancient nicks to one edge as well the 1930's near Bigg's Junction, Oregon  
  as to the tip of one barb.    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old    
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Item: Type: Okanogan Knife Blade Provenance: Price
DFCR104 A mottled brown chert Okanogan Knife Blade which is well flaked From an older collection recovered 125.00
  on both faces but which has a 30% "facial section" which appears to during the 1960's on the Spokane River 85.00
  have weathered off from the face of side B, on the lower 1/2 section in Washington  
  towards the basal edge. (right lower side in photos 4 & 6)    
  Era: Early to Mid-Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old    
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
DFCR106 A very long (for type) fairly thin and narrow tan and orange chert Columbia Plateau From an older collection recovered 150.00
  Arrowhead which was made on a long flake. Side A is thoroughly flaked to a median ridge, during the 1960's on the Columbia River 85.00
  while side B is totally flat from the original flake's form, having secondary pressure flaking near Vantage, Washington  
  only around its edges. One barb was anciently lost and re-worked by the ancient knapper.    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old    
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
DFCR107 A fairly long mottled brown and tan chert Columbia Plateau Arrowhead From an older collection recovered 120.00
  which has about 1/4" professional restoration to the tip, priced accordingly during the 1950's on the Columbia River 65.00
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old (most likely in Oregon)  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
DFCR109

A very thin, quite large (for type) gray and tan chert Columbia Plateau

From an older collection recovered 95.00
  Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces but which has during the 1950's on the Columbia River 55.00
  one barb professionally restored; priced accordingly (most likely in Oregon)  
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old    
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
DFCR110 An almost paper-thin, highly attractive translucent moonstone and reddish- From an older collection recovered 125.00
  orange agate Eastgate Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces but during the 1950's on the Columbia River 65.00
  which has one barb professionally restored; priced accordingly (most likely in Oregon)  
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old    
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
DFCR111 A very attractive mottled brown, tan and orange agate Columbia Plateau From an older collection recovered 250.00
  Arrowhead which is simply gorgeous. in the early 1900's in White Bird, Idaho 125.00
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old    
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
DFCR112 A very attractive white and pink translucent agate Eastgate From an older collection recovered 120.00
  Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces and well made. during the 1950's on the Columbia River 65.00
  Sadly it has one barb professionally restored; priced accordingly (most likely in Oregon)  
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old    

 

 

     
       
 
Item: Type: Ground Slate Pendant Partials Provenance: Price
CR289 An interesting pair of ground and polished slate Pendant Partials which are quite fascinating The larger notched pendant partial was recovered in Kittitas County, 50.00
  as a study lot for those collectors who favor "decorative items" manufactured by the ancient Washington on the Columbia River. The smaller "drilled" pendant partial  
  Native Americans. The smaller of the two pendants shows 3 decorative "drilled" was found by Caroll B. Howell, most likely in Klamath County, Oregon  
  impressions on side A. Slate pendants are actually quite rare, owing to the delicate nature of    
  the host material, which often didn't survive exposure to the elements over the ages    
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Item: Type: Quilomene Bar Basal Notched Provenance: Price
CR290 A very outstanding, very thin and very well made red agate Quilomene Bar (Basal Notched) Found on Jaeger's Island 300.00
  Arrowhead which is thoroughly if not intricately flaked on both faces with a slight flat section just in Benton County, Washington  
  above the hafting line on side A, to facilitate a tight binding to the arrow shaft. Despite the slightly    
  irregular form of the basal edge of the stem, this one appears to be "all there" as it was anciently    
  made and used. Quite an exceptional artifact    
  Era: Late Archaic to Transitional Phase- 2,000 to 3,000 years old    
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Item: Type: Turtle Effigy Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
JFCR114 A very rare volcanic rock Turtle Effigy Mortar with it's matching knobbed Recovered from the upper 1,200.00
  pestle. The mortar measures just over 8" long by 3-1/2" high by 6-1/2" wide. Columbia River in Washington  
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Ex: Milton Tuck  
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Item: Type: Phallic Ringed Maul Provenance: Price
JFCR115 A MONSTER of a Phallic-ended Ringed Maul which is in perfect condition, Recovered from the Dalles on 2,200.00
  negating the ancient usage wear marks on either end. This one shows expert the Columbia River in Oregon 1,800.00
  craftsmanship and good polish from what must have been a most painstaking    
  and prolonged process of patient pecking work    
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Ex: McLeob  
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Item: Type: Phallic Monolithic Adze Provenance: Price
JFCR116 An absolutely beautiful, long double phallic-ended Monolithic Adze which show the original Recovered on the Columbia River 1,800.00
  pecking patterns from it's initial manufacture, somewhat smoothed over with nice usage wear near the Dalles, Oregon 1,400.00
  polish. It measures just under 9-1/2" long by 2" wide and is quite an interesting artifact. I    
  can't begin to imagine how many generations this beauty must have been used in order to    
  obtain such a degree of usage polish. It has a few very ancient "digs" to either end, which    
  have also been polished over from ancient use. Just an outstanding and quite scarce piece    
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Ex: McLeob  
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Item: Type: Hell's Canyon Corner Notched Provenance: Price
DFCR98 A very large (for type) and very well made and colorful Hell's Canyon Corner Notched Arrowhead. Recovered from the 1,800.00
  On the COA Ben Stermer states: "This is the largest and finest example of this type that I have upper Columbia River SOLD 5/20
  examined to date". Made from variegated dendritic agate, this one is definitely in a class all it's own in Washington  
  with totally awesome flaking patterns created by a very advanced knapper. Just a real beauty.    
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1200 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Unclassified Desert Variant Provenance: Price
TCSCR13 A most fascinating light pink and cream colored chert Desert Variant point which Undocumented, Western States 65.00
  leans towards the "eccentric" side. It appears to have been anciently re-worked, to    
  add the unusual traits of needle-tipped barbs and serrations. Quite a unique piece.    
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 700 to 200 years old    
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
TCSCR15 An almost paper-thin and highly attractive white and sky-blue chert Eastgate Recovered from the 275.00
  Arrowhead which has the "classic" form for this type and good symmetry. It has Columbia River in Washington  
  great "frosty" patina and is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a master knapper.    
  This one is "all there" and an exceptional example of this point type.    
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old    
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Item: Type: Klickitat Provenance: Price
TCSCR16 An absolutely GORGEOUS semi-translucent moonstone and honey colored agate Recovered from the 525.00
  Klickitat Arrowhead which shows perfect symmetry and craftsmanship. It's thoroughly Columbia River in Washington  
  flaked on both faces to a median ridge by a master knapper and has intricate and    
  delicate serrated edge work to boot! One of the best of the best, in perfect condition.    
  Era: Historic Phase - 160 to 300 years old    
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Side Notched Provenance: Price
TCSCR17 A very thin and delicate pink chert Rose Springs Side Notched Birdpoint Recovered from the 80.00
  Arrowhead which has great symmetry. Flaking is mostly around the edges Columbia River in Washington  
  showing the Native American way of doing "only the necessary". It has a spider    
  bite to the very tip, but is still quite an attractive and desirable piece.    
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old    

 

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