Man phinds, I wouldn't have found it if you hadn't suggested it. I found *one* pic under hickory on your site that I'd say is a dead ringer. It's the "pure sapwood" pic, so I'm guessing that's what this is. Much more likely hickory than pecan I'd say, as I believe all the wood from the auction was local, and I know hickory is more common than pecan.
I'll go with hickory and be happy! So far as I know, I've only got 1 board of this stuff, even @ 2"X4" thick, so I'll have to decide on some special use for it. Even if it's just sapwood, it's durn pretty.
thanks as aways, phinds.