{ Triceratops???? Captain Tony Knows!

Triceratops???? Captain Tony Knows!

Triceratops???? Captain Tony Knows!

Around 68 million years ago the Triceratops roamed North and South America continents, herbivores that were grass eaters. In Tony’s amazing collection of sculptural recreations, which were made by a gentleman whose works are on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., Tony is proud to have three on display at T.J.’s Treasure Box. These are ¼ scale, limited addition and a great work of art for your den or office.

Tony Graham, owner T.J.’s Treasure Box in Manson, WA is a retired “sea captain” who spent 54 years sailing all over the world, stopping in many exotic ports. When he was a young man he developed an interest in collecting unique specimens, beautiful rocks and minerals. His collection grew as he visited places far away, over the years has developed an extensive knowledge about his passion. Now that Tony has retired he is offering most of his collection for sale to the public.

In Tony’s store you will find a fish fossil from Wyoming, Burro Creek agates from New Mexico, Fire Opals from Mexico and dinosaurs eggs from China. His most unusual item in the store is an Ammonite and Orthoceras fossil plate from Morocco. The plate measures three feet by four and a half feet and weighs 850 pounds. It is a one of a kind fossil plate that was on display at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon where Keiko the killer whale (star of Free Willy) was undergoing rehabilitation prior to his release back into the ocean. The plate is in a wood crate and it can be yours for just $25,000.

To learn about more of Tony's collection view his Facebook photo album.

Besides his amazing collection of artifacts, fossils and unusual stones, Tony is a gifted artisanal jeweler using gold, silver and semi-precious stones. You can work with Tony designing your special piece and Tony will fabricate. Tony also repairs most jewelry.

A new venture for Captain Tony got underway May, 2018 with development of classes, opened to the public where you will learn rock cutting and rock polishing. Tony offers a two-day rock cutting class for $75 and a four-day rock polishing class for $115. Class size is limited to six people.

T.J.’s Treasure Box is a very unique store, well worth your trip from the west side. He is located in the Manson Village Center – 145 Wapato Way – Manson, WA. Contact Tony at 509-423-0421 or email t_jewelry@outlook.com

By Norm Manly

Posted by Manson Chamber of Commerce

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