Read What Others Say!
Each fossil came with a nice paper COA to boot.
I’ve recently made two separate purchases: a Hardouinia echinoid, and a two part purchase of a Paralejurus trilobite and a Cupulocrinus crinoid. Each shipment was packaged very securely, and the specimens themselves are delightful. I primarily collect echinoids, and I’ve been on the search for a North Carolina Hardouinia that was different from the Hardouinia mortonis that have been washing up on Holden Beach. This was certainly a good one, with a very nice pattern! The trilobite and the crinoid were of pretty good quality as well, and the trilobite even had a little bonus one embedded into the matrix as well. Each fossil came with a nice paper COA to boot.
There are a lot of good quality fossils here, and I will definitely be keeping my eye on this shop. Thank you again for the fossils!
Anthony – Sanford, NC – 2/15/23
February 16, 2023
These little guys made my entire year!
The pea crab fossils I got were absolutely amazing! I knew from the moment I saw them that I had to have them. When they arrived I was so worried they’d be cracked or damaged in the mail but the packaging kept them safe and when I opened it up I was delighted! These are my first fossils I’ve ever had and I couldn’t be happier even if I tried. They’re easy to see, extremely good quality, and I will absolutely be keeping my eye open for future purchases. Thank you so, so much. These little guys made my entire year!
February 8, 2023
I am very happy with my purchase
Today I received my Edestus Heinrich shark tooth. I have been hoping to find a reasonably priced specimen for a long time. I am very happy with my purchase. Certificate of authenticity is nice to have. Was very well packed. Furthermore, the included “freebie” was a nice fossil specimen. Thank you for your consideration and service.
February 8, 2023
I was very well pleased with my purchase.
I recently purchased two fossil dinosaur specimens. I was very surprised when I opened the box. The pictures do not do them justice!! They are extremely impressive when you first see them. I was very well pleased with my purchase. I will do more business with this company in the future.
May 7, 2022
Museum Quality Specimens
I received the fossil ginkgo leaf today and it is definitely museum quality, and I am very pleased with it. It was well packed and arrived in good shape. You have a very good variety of quality fossils.
Fred – Ohio 2-8-2022
February 8, 2022
Very Fast Delivery
Dear Stones and Bones,
I received the bone that you sent! It arrived so quickly. I just have to say I am in awe at this magnificent piece of Earths history. To hold something in my hands that is millions of years old almost brings me to tears at how beautiful and special it is. This is our first ever purchase. Guess what, I’m hooked. I can’t thank you enough. Here’s to many happy discoveries!
November 12, 2021
Quick shipping and great customer service!
Quick shipping and great customer service!
Robert C……. Miami, Fl …..09/27/2021
September 27, 2021
thanks again for the great customer service!
The fossil shrimp is just incredible. She’ll be thrilled! I really appreciate the expedited shipping, thanks again for the great customer service!
-Tim – Long Beach California;…….07/22/2021
July 22, 2021
Thank you for your prompt service my son really loves the ammonite slices
March 30, 2021
Very Quick Shipping and careful packing
I wanted to thank you again for the quick shipping and the wrapping of the book I bought. I am very pleased and will buy again from you. Thanks,
Bonnie… Canada………………. 01/28/2021
January 28, 2021
Above and Beyond
Bought a dinosaur “track” for daughter for Christmas. Was highly impressed with the purchase.
Richard went above and beyond over the phone and website bringing out and showing me “tracks” stored in the warehouse that were not on the website. In real time he was sharing photos and information. The service and quality of the specimen is unsurpassed.
Dale S. ….. December 8, 2020
December 9, 2020
I bought from you because of the quality and price
I just wanted to let you know I received my Solnhofen Horseshoe order today. In good shape, no issues.
I will say this, I bought from you because of the quality and price. I saw the same item ( horseshoe crab) that was a little smaller in size WITH a crack or REPAIRED crack elsewhere and they were charging $1,500-$1,700. So, I am happy with the purchase.
Saline, Michigan 11/05/2020
November 5, 2020
My expectations were exceeded
Name: Pauine F. October 02, 2020
My expectations were exceeded. I received My order and was extremely thrilled. The product was packaged really well. I will order from them again!!!
October 2, 2020
It’s been both and honor and a pleasure to do business with you
Hello Again !
Absolutely stunning remount…you are extremely talented and one amazing professional, Richard.
It’s been both and honor and a pleasure to do business with you and I am sincerely grateful for everything you’ve done !
Live Long And Prosper.
July 24, 2020
I couldn’t be happier with my order
Everything I ordered was better then I could Have imagined. I was very happy with the Quality. I am from Canada, so I was afraid that things might get broken in the mail. But, they wrapped everything so prefect that everything got here without any damage. I couldn’t be happier with my order and had to make another one!!! A++++++
Name: Crystal B
Alberta, Canada June 19, 2020
June 21, 2020
Purchased my Fossil Collection
After inheriting my grandfathers extensive fossil collection I contacted several dealers on the internet and they all wanted to steal my fossils for 10 cent on the dollar. I understand that they cannot pay retail prices, but felt this was really greedy on their part.
I found a business card where my grandfather had made some purchases from Stones & Bones many years ago and decided to contact them. Richard was very thorough in getting details on the fossils and their origins and asked for some photos. After receiving the photos he said he would be interested in the entire collection. I provided a full list and photos, he reviewed them and made me an offer which was far higher than any others I had received.
Richard drove to my location and paid me on the spot and even raised some of the offers after he appraised some of them higher that they appeared in the photos.
I cannot over state how impressed I am with his complete honesty and trustworthiness. I am so happy that I contacted him. Thank you so much, Richard.
05/15/2020 James A…….Massachusetts
May 27, 2020
Good prices and quick delivery
Just wanted to let you know I received my cave bear jaw. Really happy with it.
You have nice fossils, good prices and quick delivery. Will definitely be doing more business in the future.
Thank you. Bill W ……. Delaware 01-12-2020
January 13, 2020
Excellent packing and quick delivery
Thank you. The order was received yesterday. Excellent packing and quick delivery.
The ammonites were exactly what I wanted. Very impressed.
Steve S – 09-25-2019 Clearwater, FL
September 26, 2019
you’re a classy guy Richard!
Message: Received shipment of fossils today and we are absolutely awed and astonished by them! What amazing specimens! The ammonite snake is unbelievable and the turtle is a rare beauty.Wow! All of them – the lobster, the insect, the ginkgo-wonderful! I started collecting fern fossils in Illinois when I was 10 years old in the 1950’s and have added a few specimens here and there over the years but after having found you, our collection has become very special. I’ll have to keep a close eye on your website from here on in! Also, thanks for the great packaging and the display boxes and stands – you’re a classy guy Richard!
Sincerely, Ken and Mariann
Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
July 9, 2019
Your pieces really are museum quality.
Mariann here, Ken’s wife. I absolutely LOVE the dragonfly!! I had no idea it would be so large and perfect, with so many details. Like you said: The intricate details of his wings are all very well preserved and visible. It is much more impressive than I thought it would be.
The Eurypterid specimen is equally as impressive. Your pieces really are museum quality.
We were wondering if you all have a fossil collection of your own? If you do, I bet you have some extraordinary specimens! We’d love to see a picture of your collection if you would wish to share. If you do collect fossils yourselves, I am surprised that you let this dragonfly fly away to us :-)).
Thanks again for these wonderful treasures. Your boxes were packed perfectly as well.
Enjoy your day and thanks for making our day!
Grand Junction, CO July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018
Best decision I’ve ever made when buying online
I would like to tell how thrilled I am about my recent purchase. On April 13th I placed an order for a Heliobatis Radians.
I was a little concerned as it was over my official price for buying something “sight unseen”.
Well , I received by shipment yesterday. All I can say is WOW!! The fossil is exquisite. It looks so much better in person than the photographs could show . The Heliobatis is now the crown jewel of my modest fossil collection The packaging was done by true professionals. I could tell right away that my purchase was well taken care of by the shipping department.
Ordering from the Stone and Bones Collection was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made when buying online.
Thanks for a 1st class buying experience,
Marc W …..Killeen, TX….04-18-2018
April 18, 2018
Fulfilling our fossil dreams
Your talent & knowledge of what to buy for us the public is very appreciated—- Fulfilling our fossil dreams . THANK YOU!!! Gwen
Gwen A…Bemidji, MN ….04-17-2018
April 17, 2018
Good quality fossils for a reasonable price
I received my Trilobite and Ammonite fossils and I cannot tell you how happy and impressed I am. I am pleased to find such good quality fossils for a reasonable price. They arrived within a week of ordering and were packed really well. They look just like what was pictured. Thank you. I look forward to doing business with you again in the future and will recommend you to anyone looking for something special to add to their collections.
Christa M… Dallas, TX … 04/14/2018
April 14, 2018
Their prices are VERY reasonable
I’m new to collecting. A long-time collector recommended Stones & Bones. Their collection is amazing. Their prices are VERY reasonable. The owners could not be nicer and take the time to share their extensive knowledge. I love my new hobby!!
Joyce G…. Columbus, Ohio April, 8, 2018
April 9, 2018
Long Time Satisfied Customer
I have purchased countless fossil and mineral specimens from The Stones and Bones Collection over the past 12 years or so. Whether I make a purchase in person or online, I have always been overly pleased with both the quality and price of the specimens I receive. Many of the fossils I’ve purchased have become virtually impossible to find on the market today, and so I am grateful for the opportunity to add such unique, quality specimens to my collection.
W Bryant , Jackson, MS February, 25, 2018
February 25, 2018