Archive for the ‘Native Artifacts’ Category

Jan 03

The Hardie Collection Books are available now!

Limited quantity soft cover Hardie Collection Books available now!

The book is about my personal history which is part of BC history. It is about my Hardie family and roots. it is a 202 page, full colour catalogue of the artifacts, bottles, and other collectables I amassed over 40+ years of collecting. It is also about my collections, collecting and other collectors. Several members of the Fraser Valley Antique and Collectable Club are pictured in the publication. It has been fun to make and I am glad I can share my collection this way as I begin to sell the majority of items over the next couple of years. There are some very special one of a kind items that I hope to find good homes for. Stay tuned many of the items will be listed here on the BC Artifacts Website over the next several months.

Cheers, Stay Safe,

Tony Hardie

Tony Hardie/BC History Presenter

Phone: 604-501-1768 or Cell at 778-386-3110

Dec 09

Respect & Ethics


For your information…

 At BC Artifacts Ltd., honesty, respect, ethics and culture and are very important. When purchasing any artifact collections in the past, I have only acquired ancient legally obtained artifacts and possessions from our Prehistory, the Fur Trade and also some Gold Rush items found in the Pacific Northwest. At one time I was also acquiring pioneer collected, well documented, Great Basin, Columbia River, California, Northwest Coast, Alaska, and Rocky Mountain Artifact collections. These contained arrowheads, projectile points, atlatl darts, knives, ground stone tools, and literature. I purchased these collections in good faith with notarized documentation stating where and when they were collected. This was in part to preserve and document this non-renewable resource before that information was lost. This was also completed so the information they provide could be published and made available for reference, before the collections were split-up and sold off at auction, Artifacts dealer websites, and antique stores.  

I now use some of these artifacts and other collectables in the Mobile Museum Tours.  These pioneer collections, in my opinion, were a non-renewable and educational resource that should be recorded and shared. At this time I am no longer buying collections for resale.

I have never purchased any spurious material, human remains or items fashioned from thereof, looted or stolen objects.  I have a zero tolerance attitude towards theft, fencing of stolen goods, looting, pot hunting. They give ethical collecting and collectors a bad name.