“than that stones would fall from heaven.”

A fascinating collection of lots up for bids for the first time ever at Bonhams auction house in NY tomorrow. Catalogue online here. The Guardian suggests some possible bidders, since the prices are likely to be beyond my means.. From slices of spectacular meteorites to 1400 pound complete specimens, and assorted material – they have the mailbox, but not the dead cow. Among the lots there are some significant examples – a slice of the oldest preserved meteorite in Europe.. one of the most important meteorites in history.. and another which might have convinced a sceptical Thomas Jefferson.. some are simply stunning, and some are truly wondrous examples.