to the online showroom of PALEO DIRECT.
As an international leader in paleontological suppliers,
Paleo Direct takes great pride in providing
a truly broad diversity of fossils and artifacts for sale of CONSISTENTLY
superior quality and with
every purchase backed by an unconditional lifetime written guarantee
of correct identification, condition and authenticity.
client list is vast, spanning the full range from major world museums
and universities, international royalty and celebrities, to the casual
informed, collector. All have found our offerings to be
without equal in both diversity and
quality. We think
you will too. Our highly informative
website presents each and every fossil with a wealth of
full disclosure specific to each specimen. We believe it is vital for you to know
details about the specific specimen you
are considering in order for you to make the most informed
decision in pursuit of building a collection of
and accurately identified specimens
of fine quality.
of the items we sell are not normally commercially available through any other
venue. This is due to a unique combination of our extensive field
collecting and preparation efforts coupled with exclusive
partnerships of many important world sources. The staff at Paleo
Direct consists of an association of U.S. and international partners, all of
which spend considerable time each year in the field prospecting,
collecting and preparing fossils and artifacts.
We are an American company
conducting year-round operations in the U.S. and abroad but with our
headquarters and showroom here in the Greater Orlando region of Florida.
specimen we offer is wholly owned by us (we do not broker fossils for
others) and available for private inspection by appointment
in our 4000 square foot gallery and lab facility just outside Orlando, Florida.
labs on our premises in Florida and in Europe. These preparation laboratories
fully outfitted with the latest
equipment for all aspects of specimen conservation and
The majority of specimens we sell were prepared in our
facilities by our staff. This is extremely important as it
allows us accurate and direct knowledge of every item we offer
with respect to its method of preparation as well as specific details of
repair and restoration.
our beginnings in 1986, we have been addressing issues such as
RESTORATION, REPAIR and
we STRONGLY encourage and
support customer awareness and education, vitally needed by YOU, to
combat the ignorance and fraud that INCREASINGLY plagues the
commercial fossil and antiquities trade.
If you are new to collecting or wish to learn more about fossils
and the commercial market, please spend some time reading the
invaluable information provided in the section titled
If this is your first time visiting our
WELCOME! We remain one of largest and most diversified
professional paleontological suppliers of rare and
premium quality specimens backed by honesty,
knowledge and extensive experience that thousands of clients around
the world have come to rely on. The majority of
specimens we offer are true museum grade
and would be considered valuable additions to
public or private collections of the highest level.
advanced collector, we promise you will never grow tired of admiring the
highly unusual array and supreme quality of
genuine specimens we continually deliver to the public market.
We specialize in large,
unique and very rare items that would accent any exhibition, interior or
collection with an
the interior designer that has the foresight and eye for being on the
"cutting edge", we can provide unbelievable specimens for your
most daring and discriminating clientele. Interior
designers take note: these remnants of prehistory are far more
unique and fascinating in comparison to the clichéd overuse of man-made
art, either modern or ancient, in interior design.
Each year we
travel the globe to oversee several of our
private collecting and
preparation operations abroad as well
as manage and coordinate multiple
international shipments of many uncommon and exotic
specimens to their final
destination here in the U.S.. Much of what these operations yield for us
are unique and
very high quality pieces that would not be of the type or caliber
typically found in
the public market -
show, auction or otherwise.
This website spans
many thousands of pages and yet, does not even represent 5% of what we
currently have in stock. If you
are looking for a
certain specimen that you do not see listed, please contact
us as we
always have a large number of items not yet listed and / or in various
states of preparation.
New specimens are
continually being added to this website, many selling within rapid order
of being listed. Because of this, we do not publish a printed
catalog since much of it would be outdated
before it could even be
delivered. We also do not do shows as we feel the best
showcase these rare specimens is here
online which is most secure and
available around the clock, 7 days a week for all the world to see in a
convenient and peaceful setting. Our
specimens are exclusively
made available only through this online venue or by personal inspection
at our gallery here in
The best way to be FIRST notified
of when new specimens are listed for sale is to subscribe to our email
update list which can be done by
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