breathtaking 81"x 68" fossilized limestone slab with its
pristine-preserved giant palmate was the focal point of the late Loyce
Youngblood's Nichols Hills, Oklahoma spacious 40' living
room. Only about 5% of collectible fossils worldwide were plants, and the
Large Sabal Palms are in the uppermost tier of those in demand for decorative
purposes. Mrs. Youngblood considered this gigantic fossil, framed in bronze, to
be the most beautiful among her museum-quality public and private collection
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Heirs offering private Large Sabal Palm fossil for sale
The fan body of this private palmate is considerably
larger than that of the similar Large Sabal Palm Frond fossil which Mrs.
Youngblood donated to the Laurence S. Youngblood Energy Library at the
University of Oklahoma (named in honor of her late husband). She purchased the
library palmate for $98,300, which was appraised in 1998 for $138,000 at the
approximate time of donation. (See more on the O.U. library public palm on pages
1 and 7.)
The private residential palm fossil was purchased for $92,800 in 1992 and authenticated by
Charles E. Finsley, Curator of Earth Science of the Dallas Museum of Natural
History in 1992. The
$6933 museum-quality patinated bronze frame was added in 1998 bringing
the total specimen cost to $99,733. It was appraised for estate tax
purposes at $65,000* in 20071 . The fossil is offered for sale
at $77,800 o.b.o. (Provenance: Loyce A. Wallace and Susan K.
Thompson, heirs and joint owners).
25-year fossils expert Thomas Lindgren
2, in his 2007
estate tax appraisal entitled "Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection
1, 2 wrote:
"This Palm Frond is from
one of the premier Green River Fossils specialists, Carl Ulrich. His
work graces museums and private homes around the world. This is a very desirable
specimen and would be in high demand with the current market for
See Youngblood Energy Library's Public
Sabal Palm - Large, Page 7.
More on this private Sabal Palm:-
Copies of the estate tax fossils appraisal, appraiser qualifications, and the fossil cost
documents are available for inspection by approved parties. Also available
are the $138,000 appraisal and cost
documents for the other Large Sabal Palm Frond fossil donated by Mrs.
Youngblood to Oklahoma University for
the Youngblood Energy Library..
Thomas Lindgren, paleontologist and international fossils consultant, estimated
this fossil at 51,000,000 years age in his 2007 Youngblood Estate
appraisal for tax purposes entitled: “Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection
Evaluation”. The large body of traditional Uniformitarian geologists
might generally agree with this time estimate, while Neo-Catastrophist geologists might estimate a
somewhat younger age, and Young Earth Catastrophist geologists might
estimate a very young earth age for all fossils. (See Page 7 for a comparison of
these three geological views applied to the similar Large Sabal Palm Frond donated by
Loyce Youngblood to the Laurence Youngblood Energy Library at the University of
Oklahoma). Note: the O. U. library palmate frond fossil is
estimated at 50,000,000 years B.C.E. on the Youngblood Energy Library website
based on Uniformitarian geological concepts.
More private collection fossils
Crinoids, Page 4
Next: Youngblood Library Fossils Photo Gallery, Page 3
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