2013 April Treasures & Tribes Auction

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Welcome to another great sale!

This sale offers some of the best collections ever assembled in a number of different collecting categories.


Numismatics and Gold

Jack Totheroh Period I Cal Fractional Collection. The best collection of Period One California Fractional Gold coins since the Jay Roe Sale.

The Jack Totheroh Numismatic Library. Hundreds of catalogs dating back to 1859 containing sales of Cal Fractional Gold coins.

Bergen/Istvan Cal Fractional Collection. One of the best registry (unofficial) sets ever assembled of Period One and Two Cal Fractional Gold. 70% of this collection consists of the finest or second-finest known coins.

The Finest Known M.E. Hart Coins of the Golden West.

Ingots. A number of unique ingots of varying metals from several old collections.

California Gold Rush Artifact and gold specimen Collection. Wonderful lots from an old collection of gold in quartz jewelry, artifacts, nuggets, and specimens.

Currency. Interesting and unusual currency items and ephemera, including an 1837 broadside for a bank buying currency from other banks from the “hard-times period.”

Mormon Currency Collection

Mormon Currency Collection. The most important group of Mormon Currency assembled since the famous Ford Sale, and possibly better!

Native American Collections

The Grandma Ness Panamint Basket Collection. One of the finest collections ever assembled, held by the weaver’s family for three generations.

The Tahoe-Wovoka Estate Collection. Contains fabulous Native American artistry, from exceptional baskets to priceless art.

The Yosemite Trading Post Collection. A wonderful collection of the contents of the Yosemite Trading Post when it closed decades ago, assembled by long-time Lee Vining residents.

The American West Collection. A group of exceptional large baskets from the founding family of one of America’s largest corporations.

Vinegar Library of Native American Art and History. Fabulous library of Smithsonian publications (c1900) and others, with beautiful and striking color illustrations of Native American art and life.


General Americana

Saloon and Advertising Collections. Bottles, signs, mirrors, trays, tokens, and an assortment of saloon collectibles.

Express and Railroad. Outstanding collection of express and railroad items, including original ticket punching devices from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad; rare stock certificates from Nevada rails; and, a group of material related to western rail financier Borax Smith, including material from the Tonopah and Tidewater RR. Also, original locks from Wells Fargo and Tonopah Tidewater handed down in a California agent’s family.

Mono-Inyo Posatal Cover Collection. A collection of rare and fascinating postal covers from the Mono-Inyo region, many with postmarks unlisted in Williams!

Adolph Sutro Collection. An original hand-signed petition for the tunnel and other rarities.

James King of William Collection. Original documents from the c1900 sale of part of his estate.

Assay documents from all over the West.

Nevadiana. Much more from the Maish Collection and others.

George Wingfield Collection. A small group of his personal items from the Spradling-Wingfield family.

Idahoiana. Fabulous collection of early Idaho documents from the late Lynn Langdon collection.

Mining Artifacts

Collections of candlesticks, scales, and many authentic artifacts mining equipment.
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Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite#309
Reno, NV 89511
Thursday April 11, 10am-6pm
* Preview also available by appointment

Live Auction
Friday & Saturday
April 12-13, 2012
9am PDT starting time, both days

Location
Atlantis Casino & Resort
Grand Ballroom #4
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Lot Pick Up
Holabird-Kagin Americana Office
3555 Airway Drive Suite #309
Reno, NV 89511
Sunday April 14th, 10am-1pm

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"Pipe of Peace" C.M. Russel Print900 - "Pipe of Peace" C.M. Russel Print
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Professionally framed print of the 1914 C.M. Russel watercolor Pipe of Peace. The ornate frame has stepped suede matting to accent the colorful painti
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to r********o.. for (170.00 + 33.15) x 1 = 203.15
 
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Airbrushed Geometric Fineart Pottery901 - Airbrushed Geometric Fineart Pottery
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Measures 4.75 across the collared mouth, and 7.5 at the flat foot. The center body is fully rounded. The artist, Stefano, airbrushed this piece with p
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Apache Seed Jug Basket902 - Apache Seed Jug Basket
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A crudely twined seed jug with single attached handle of light weight rope. It measures 15 in height, has a narrow 2.5 opening at top, and is approxim
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to y*********d for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Arrow and Feather Themed Rug903 - Arrow and Feather Themed Rug
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This is a modern rug that measures 52" x 78" with red, black, gray and natural colors. It is from the Tahoe Wovoka Estate Collection. Wovo...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Authentic Traditional 2nd Phase Navajo Chief Rug904 - Authentic Traditional 2nd Phase Navajo Chief Rug
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This beautiful 51 x 68 rug is a traditional 2nd phase Chief`s rug likely dating from the 1880s. The 2nd phase style first appeared in the mid-19th cen
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Basket Photograph905 - Basket Photograph
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Large framed photo of native basketry. The print indicates Modern Designs in Washo Basketry, and is plate # 542. Other indications on the print read F
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****B for (125.00 + 24.38) x 1 = 149.38
 
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Beaded Basket Yellow and Black906 - Beaded Basket Yellow and Black
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A medium-sized Washoe degikup beaded basket with a bright yellow, orange, red, black and gilt bead design on a black ground. Measures 6.5 at opening a
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8***3 for (525.00 + 102.38) x 1 = 627.38
 
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Beaded Headdresses907 - Beaded Headdresses
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This lot includes two beaded headdresses made of turkey feathers. 1) A very clean headdress consisting of white turkey feathers that have been dyed da
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to f******r for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Beaded Pipe Bags Photograph908 - Beaded Pipe Bags Photograph
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Exquisite photo, with a caption at the bottom that reads Pipe-Bags with From Copyright photograph 1908 by E.S. Curtis. The gorgeous frame and triple m
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Beaded Ribbon Photograph Reproduction909 - Beaded Ribbon Photograph Reproduction
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Exquisite photo, with a caption at the bottom that reads Wishham Beadwork with From Copyright photograph 1910 by E.S. Curtis. The gorgeous frame and t
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Beginning of the Altar Photograph910 - Beginning of the Altar Photograph
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Edward S. Curtis is most well known for his ethnography photography of North American Indians during the turn of the 20th Century. This image was take
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Brightly Colored Runner911 - Brightly Colored Runner
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This 39 x 119 hall or table runner features vibrant hunter green, deep red, bright red, lilac, goldenrod, and teal colors on a natural ground. Non-Nav
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8***2 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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Dark Blue Chief Blanket Style Rug912 - Dark Blue Chief Blanket Style Rug
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This 43 x 48 rug, modern made, is in the style of a 3rd phase Chief`s blanket. Tightly woven with dark blue, black, red, and natural colors. It appear
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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Dark Blue Modern Chief's Rug913 - Dark Blue Modern Chief's Rug
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This 63 x 85 dark blue modern rug is woven in the style of a 3rd phase Chief`s rug. The creator used dark blue, red, black and natural colored yarns i
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Estimates : 750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,100.00 + 214.50) x 1 = 1,314.50
 
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Decorative Native Dance Shield914 - Decorative Native Dance Shield
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This 19.5 buckskin covered wooden hoop is decorated with red felt, white leather straps, small metal bells, and feathers, which may be grouse. The cen
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Eye Dazzler Hanging Blanket915 - Eye Dazzler Hanging Blanket
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This 37 x 50 rug features an intricately woven eye dazzler design in red, natural, black, and grey. 100% wool. Includes pictorial feathers. Very fine
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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Eye Dazzler Runner916 - Eye Dazzler Runner
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This red, black, gray and natural color runner measures 34" x 102." Note the spirit line and tight weave of this rug. It is from the Tahoe...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Finely Woven Rug917 - Finely Woven Rug
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This 45 x 69 rug features tightly woven, finely detailed serrated patterns in traditional red, black, heather, natural, light grey, and dark grey colo
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,100.00 + 214.50) x 1 = 1,314.50
 
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Ganado Style Runner918 - Ganado Style Runner
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This 35 x 149 runner is modern, in a Ganado style with very finely and tightly woven redm, grey, black, and natural wools. A gorgeous, clean rug. From
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,000.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,195.00
 
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Hammered Copper Plated Beehive Cornucopia919 - Hammered Copper Plated Beehive Cornucopia
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This hand-hammered, coper plated beehive shaped cornucopia features a gorgeous, lustrous patina with vibrant blues and purples. This piece was designe
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Hand Beaded Leather Bag920 - Hand Beaded Leather Bag
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This 23 x 13.5 bag is constructed from hand-sewn sections of rawhide and features a large geometric design beaded with raspberry red, purple, blue, ye
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to b********3 for (3,200.00 + 624.00) x 1 = 3,824.00
 
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Handwoven Rug in Natural Colors921 - Handwoven Rug in Natural Colors
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This 32 x 63 rug features a standard pattern in natural, grey, brownblack, and tan. Some warp threads are visible and are light blue and cream colored
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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In the Mountains Photograph922 - In the Mountains Photograph
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Edward S. Curtis is most well known for his ethnography photography of North American Indians during the turn of the 20th Century. This image was take
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Intricate Storm Pattern Rug923 - Intricate Storm Pattern Rug
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This 32 x 83 rug features dark brown, light brown, tan, black, natural, dark grey, and light grey wools in an intricate Storm Pattern design. 100% woo
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t********n.. for (700.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 836.50
 
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Kachina & Pottery Oil Painting on Canvas924 - Kachina & Pottery Oil Painting on Canvas
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This is a Robert Montanucci original oil on canvas on panel, entitled "Hopi Heritage." This piece is from the Tahoe Wovoka Estate Collecti...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Lacquered Coiled Pine Needle Basket with Horn Knob925 - Lacquered Coiled Pine Needle Basket with Horn Knob
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This finely woven pine needle basket measures 7 across the foot and 6.25 across the mouth of the collared design. With the lid, it measures 4.5 tall.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t********n.. for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Lacquered Pine Needle Basket with Bone Lid926 - Lacquered Pine Needle Basket with Bone Lid
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This finely woven pine needle basket measures 6.5 across the foot and 5 across the mouth of the collared design. With the lid, it measures 5.5 tall. T
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Large Center Stitched Rug927 - Large Center Stitched Rug
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This large 85 x 128 handwoven rug features a red ground with multicolored patterns throughout. The rug is constructed of two similar rugs stitched tog
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,000.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,195.00
 
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Large Ganado Style Rug928 - Large Ganado Style Rug
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This 73 x 109 large room sized rug is in the Ganado style and features red, burgundy, natural, black, heather, and brown colored wools and a contrasti
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,900.00 + 370.50) x 1 = 2,270.50
 
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Large Lacquered Pine Needle Basket with Pinecone Lid929 - Large Lacquered Pine Needle Basket with Pinecone Lid
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This finely woven pine needle basket measures 8.5 across the foot and 7 across the mouth of the collared design. With the lid, it measures 7 tall. The
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Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to e******v for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Mexican Made Native American Style Blanket930 - Mexican Made Native American Style Blanket
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This 38 x 61 rug is likely Mexican made in the style of a Native American blanket. Handmade, featuring alternating rows of horizonal lines, bi-colored
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Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8***2 for (350.00 + 68.25) x 1 = 418.25
 
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Modern Blue Chief Style Blanket931 - Modern Blue Chief Style Blanket
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This 74 x 83 blue rug is in the syle of a 3rd phase Chief blanket, featuring red, black and natural colors throughout and black end bands. From the Ta
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,450.00 + 282.75) x 1 = 1,732.75
 
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Modern Chief Blanket Style Rug932 - Modern Chief Blanket Style Rug
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This 55 x 67 modern rug was made in the style of a 3rd phase Chief`s blanket. The rug features a dark raspberry color, navy, black, and white. From th
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to k*********e for (1,250.00 + 243.75) x 1 = 1,493.75
 
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Modern Chief Style Rug933 - Modern Chief Style Rug
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This 48 x 72 rug bears a 3rd phase chief style design but does not use traditional colors and does not appear to be Navajo made. The colors used are d
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to k*********e for (1,050.00 + 204.75) x 1 = 1,254.75
 
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Modern Dark Colored Chief Blanket Style Rug934 - Modern Dark Colored Chief Blanket Style Rug
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This 59 x 64 black, red, and natural colored rug is modern made in the design of a 3rd phase Chief`s blanket. The colors are rich and the weave is tig
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k*********e for (850.00 + 165.75) x 1 = 1,015.75
 
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Modern Maroon Rug935 - Modern Maroon Rug
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This black, gray, white and maroon color rug measures 56" x 119." This is a modern made rug. From the Tahoe Wovoka Estate Collection. Wovo...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to k*********e for (750.00 + 146.25) x 1 = 896.25
 
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Modern Rug with Navajo Designs936 - Modern Rug with Navajo Designs
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This 47 x 65 rug features Navajo designs in bright modern colors including bright green, sage greeen, dark teal, dark blue, deep orange, red, grey, na
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8***2 for (1,050.00 + 204.75) x 1 = 1,254.75
 
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Modern Yei Rug in Traditional Colors937 - Modern Yei Rug in Traditional Colors
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This 25.5 x 36rug features four Yei figures and a rainbow goddess in traditional colors: black, brown, tan, red, and natural. Likely modern made. Very
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (600.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 717.00
 
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Native American Collection938 - Native American Collection
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Lot of 20 mixed items. Native American theme, from numerous countries of origin. 1 thru 5 are pottery pieces, all hand-painted and decorated. 6 is a s
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Native American Figures939 - Native American Figures
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This lot includes five carved, wooden native american figures. 1) An 8 tall figure signed on the bottom, Death Fly Kachina by Lewis Hopi/Navajo. This
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*****l for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Native American Headdress Painting940 - Native American Headdress Painting
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Framed numbered painting print by Robert Montanucci. Initialed by the artist, this print is number 39 of 350. Professionally framed, triple-matted and
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Native American Tribes Map941 - Native American Tribes Map
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Framed print by Kathy McKenzie (C), Indian Tribes of America, featuring all the major tribes across the US in their geographic locations, state by sta
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***2 for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Native American Woman Painting942 - Native American Woman Painting
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This is an extra-large oil-on-canvas painting of a native American maiden, titled Her Crown of Glory, by Ann Dyer (C). The colorful image measures 30x
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Native Inspired Rug943 - Native Inspired Rug
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This modern rug measures 48 x 78. Although not Navajo woven, it bears some stylistic feautures of native design. The rug is woven with yellow, black,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8***2 for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Native Wall Hanging Art944 - Native Wall Hanging Art
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This lot includes 3 pieces of Native themed, western wall hanging art. 1) A painted cow skull with horns, feathers, and blue and gold paint. 2) A larg
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to y*********d for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Navajo Chief's Blanket945 - Navajo Chief's Blanket
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Nice, old Navajo wool Chief`s blanket, 3rd Phase, with the traditional serrated triangles design in dark blue and cream on red ground. It measures 42
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k*********e for (1,250.00 + 243.75) x 1 = 1,493.75
 
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Navajo Eye Dazzler Rug946 - Navajo Eye Dazzler Rug
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A 100% wool Navajo rug mesuring 36 x 53. The stacked diamond or serrated diamond design is in colors of black, light red or orange, gray and cream on
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8***2 for (650.00 + 126.75) x 1 = 776.75
 
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Navajo Inspired Runner947 - Navajo Inspired Runner
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This 34 x 112 runner is non-Navajo and features a cross design with orange, yellow, salmon, green, red, brown, black, and white yarns. Tightly woven a
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (1,200.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,434.00
 
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Navajo Large Rug948 - Navajo Large Rug
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Another room-size Navajo wool rug measuring 73 x 121 in colors of red, black, brown, natural and gray. Possibly Klagetoh. Large and elaborate stacked
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (2,000.00 + 390.00) x 1 = 2,390.00
 
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Navajo Large Rug949 - Navajo Large Rug
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A stunning room-size rug woven by one of the renowned Begay family weavers. An original tag attached to the rug describes it as coming from the Russel
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to 8***2 for (2,200.00 + 429.00) x 1 = 2,629.00
 
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