A Native American & Tribal Winter

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This auction contains Native American artifacts such as Navajo weavings, Pre-Columbian artifacts, and other pre-historic items such as arrowheads and other stone tools. We have featured a grouping of Polynesian and Melanesian artifacts, stone items, and other Pacific Rim artifacts. This catalog also includes Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century.
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Note: All prehistoric pottery and artifacts were taken from private land legally, without breaking any state or federal laws.
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Fine Japanese Satsuma Bowl151 - Fine Japanese Satsuma Bowl
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Fine Japanese Satsuma Bowl, 19th century. Made of porcelain, the item measures 10" x 10" x 3.25". From Japan. Nice work and paint, so...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (475.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 579.50
 
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Hohokam Grooved Axe or Maul152 - Hohokam Grooved Axe or Maul
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Hohokam Groove Axe or Maul, circa 1500 years old. Made of basalt, the item measures 8.5" x 3.5" x 3.5". Tucson, Arizona. Nice old 3/4...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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Large Pre-Columbian Figure153 - Large Pre-Columbian Figure
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Large Pre-Columbian Figure, circa 1000 years old. Made of clay and measuring approx. 6" x 6" x 11. From Colima, Mexico. Beads appear to ha...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to R***H for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Large Wood Quan Yin154 - Large Wood Quan Yin
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Large Wood Quan Yin, Ming Dynasty item. Made of wood and paint, the item measures approx. 6" x 5" x 18" tall. From central China. Nic...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Bronze Gong155 - Bronze Gong
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Bronze Gong, circa 1800s. Made of bronze and measuring 9" x 9" x 4.5", this item is from Manila, in the Phillipines. Nice data on ite...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (85.00 + 18.70) x 1 = 103.70
 
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Original Painted Palm Branch156 - Original Painted Palm Branch
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Original Painted Palm Branch, 2016. Made of palm, the item measures 29" x 13" x 11". Steve Aho. Fancy painting and burn design, very ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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California Arrowheads157 - California Arrowheads
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California Arrowheads, circa 2000 years old. Made of obsidian and measuring 1" to 2" long, from Humboldt County, California. Frame not inc...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (95.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 115.90
 
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Group of Pre-Columbian Books158 - Group of Pre-Columbian Books
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Group of Pre-Columbian Books, various ages and sizes. Made of paper, the items stacked measure 12" x 9.5" x 3.5". Good reference book...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Collection of Western Relics159 - Collection of Western Relics
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Collection of Western Relics, circa 1900. Made of sandstone, wood, steel and brass, the items measure from 0.75" to 11" long. From San Die...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (5.00 + 1.10) x 1 = 6.10
 
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Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA160 - Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA
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Polynesian War Club, circa WWII. Made of ebony-like wood, the item measures 14.75" x 3.75" x 3.75". Fijian. Unusual shape on club. E...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to f***r for (800.00 + 176.00) x 1 = 976.00
 
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Pre-Columbian-style Storyteller Doll161 - Pre-Columbian-style Storyteller Doll
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Pre-Columbian-style Storyteller Doll, circa 1960s. Made of clay and paint, the item is 8" x 9" x 15" tall. South America. 20 plus chi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Collection of Authentic African Points162 - Collection of Authentic African Points
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Collection of Authentic African Points, circa 5000 years old. Made of flint, the items measure from 1" to 2". Found in the Sahara desert. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Zuni Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cuff163 - Zuni Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cuff
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Zuni Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cuff, circa 1940s. Made of sterling silver and turquoise, the item is 2.25" X 2", 1" opening and...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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2 New Britain Mortars w/Helm COA164 - 2 New Britain Mortars w/Helm COA
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2 New Britain Mortars, circa WWII. Made of wood with some engraving, the smaller mortar measures 4" x 4.5" x 9", the larger is 6.25&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (55.00 + 12.10) x 1 = 67.10
 
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Old African Mask165 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, early 20th century. Made of wood, the item measures 15" x 9" x 7.5". Punu tribe. Condition: Good, see images. Shipp...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to f***r for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Large Mexican Weaving166 - Large Mexican Weaving
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Large Mexican Weaving, circa 1940s. Made of wool and cotton, the item is 73.75" x 46". Central Mexico. Condition: Very good, needs minor c...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Bow & Arrows w/Quiver167 - Bow & Arrows w/Quiver
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Bow & Arrows w/Quiver, bow is over 100 years old. Lot contains an otterhide quiver and a wood bow with a broken horsehair string. The item measu...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to f***r for (380.00 + 83.60) x 1 = 463.60
 
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Large Polynesian Effigy Drum w/Helm COA168 - Large Polynesian Effigy Drum w/Helm COA
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Large Polynesian Effigy Drum, circa WWII. Made of palm, wood and fiber, the item is 17.5" x 12.5" x 33", the drum on top is 10" ...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Polynesian Wood Mask169 - Polynesian Wood Mask
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Polynesian Wood Mask, circa 1960s. Made of wood, the item is 5" x 12" x 2.5". Tahiti. Classic tiki-style. Condition: Good, see images...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Pin170 - Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Pin
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Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Pin, circa 1950s. Made of sterling silver and abalone, the pin measures 2 1/8" x 2 1/8", weighing 11...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to f***r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Pre-Columbian Stone Figure171 - Pre-Columbian Stone Figure
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Pre-Columbian Stone Figure, circa 1500 years old. Made of basalt, the item measures 4.5" x 5" x 8". From Costa Rica. Believed to be s...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Fine Chinese Mortar & Pestle172 - Fine Chinese Mortar & Pestle
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Fine Chinese Mortar & Pestle, circa WWII. Made of fine basalt, the item 3.5" x 5.5", pestle is 6". Chinese. Pestle is older than ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Navajo Weaving173 - Navajo Weaving
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Navajo Weaving, circa 1970s. Made of wool and dye, this item measures 33" x 28". From New Mexico. Purchased in California. Wide ruins type...
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Start Price : 110.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rare NWC Wood Carving174 - Rare NWC Wood Carving
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Rare NWC Wood Carving, circa 1880s. Made of cedar wood and paint, the item is 10.5" x 3.75" x 14.5". Kwakiutl. Museum quality piece, ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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New Britain Cutting Block w/Helm COA175 - New Britain Cutting Block w/Helm COA
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New Britain Cutting Block, pre-1940s. Made of wood, the item is 14" x 13" x 4". New Britain, Polynesia. Probably used in food prepara...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Eskimo Seam Creaser176 - Eskimo Seam Creaser
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Eskimo Seam Creaser, circa 1900. Made of wood and bone, the item is 4.75" x 3" x 0.5". Alaska. Simple tool to crease paper, cloth or ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Chinese Bone Carving of Man177 - Chinese Bone Carving of Man
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Chinese Bone Carving of Man, circa 1900. Made of bone, the item is 4.5" x 1.25" x 0.5", China. Fine carving. Condition: Broken at fee...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Mayan Jade Mask w/Helm COA178 - Mayan Jade Mask w/Helm COA
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Mayan Jade Mask, circa 2000 years old. Made of green jade, the item is 4" x 2.75" x 1.5". Mayan, Guatemala. Museum quality piece w/in...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to f***r for (260.00 + 57.20) x 1 = 317.20
 
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Cobbs Flint Knife179 - Cobbs Flint Knife
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Cobbs Flint Knife, pre-historic item. Made of bluish-grey chert, the item is 3.5" x 2" x 0.25". Kentucky, Jefferson County. Frame not...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Scrimshaw Cue Ball180 - Scrimshaw Cue Ball
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Scrimshaw Cue Ball, 20th century item. Made of plastic and measuring 2", original work by Steve Aho. Skull engraved on ball. Condition: Good, s...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Large Marble Collection181 - Large Marble Collection
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Large Marble Collection, from WWI to WWII. Made of glass, the items are 1/2" to 1" each. USA. Nice, old collection of 1, 2 and 3 color mar...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Mounted Pair of Water Buffalo Horns w/Helm COA182 - Mounted Pair of Water Buffalo Horns w/Helm COA
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Mounted Pair of Water Buffalo Horns, circa WWII. Made of horn, wood and cloth, the item's dimensions are roughly 36" x 18". From the P...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Chinese Quan Yin183 - Chinese Quan Yin
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Chinese Quan Yin, Ming Dynasty item. Made of wood and paint, the item is approx. 7" x 6" x 18" tall. From Central China. Condition: G...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*****0 for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Short Sword184 - Short Sword
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Short Sword, circa WWII. Made of steel, wood, horn and fur, the item measures 25.5" x 4" x 2". Khyber Pass, Afghanistan. Lethal weapo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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Beaded Fox Hide185 - Beaded Fox Hide
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Beaded Fox Hide, modern item. Made of fox hide and glass, the item measures 12" across x 38". From Arizona. Beautiful beadwork. Condition:...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (90.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 109.80
 
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Turquoise & Stone Beads186 - Turquoise & Stone Beads
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Turquoise & Stone Beads, circa 1980s. Made of turquoise and colored stone, the strands are 16" long and most beads are 0.5" to 1.25&qu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (170.00 + 37.40) x 1 = 207.40
 
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Full Groove Stone Axe187 - Full Groove Stone Axe
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Full Groove Stone Axe, historic period Made of sandstone and measuring 6.5" x 4.5" x 2". From Colorado. Probably used as a dance axe....
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (35.00 + 7.70) x 1 = 42.70
 
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African Iron Bracelet188 - African Iron Bracelet
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African Iron Bracelet, pre-historic item. Made of iron, the cuff measures 3.75" x 3.5" x 1.5". From Nigeria. Nice archaelogical relic...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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California Relics Collection189 - California Relics Collection
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California Relics Collection, circa 1800s. Made of shell, obsidian and chert, the items measure from 0.5" to 2.5". From Stockton, Calif. S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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New Guinea Mask w/Helm COA190 - New Guinea Mask w/Helm COA
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New Guinea Mask, circa WWII. Made of wood and measuring 7" x 5" x 23", Sepik River. Good, old nicely made authentic mask. Ex. Maslyn ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (55.00 + 12.10) x 1 = 67.10
 
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Older Mexican Sword w/Lettering191 - Older Mexican Sword w/Lettering
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Older Mexican Sword w/Lettering, circa 1950s. Made of leather ring handle and steel, the item is 27" x 6". Mexico. Biblical message on bla...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Frame of Hopewell Flake Knives192 - Frame of Hopewell Flake Knives
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Frame of Hopewell Flake Knives, circa 2000 years old. Made of flint ridge flint, the items are 2" to 3" each in length. Hopewell culture, ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Mexican Modernist Sterling Earrings193 - Mexican Modernist Sterling Earrings
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Mexican Modernist Sterling Earrings, circa 1940s. Made of sterling silver and measuring 2" x 2" each. Marked PVB, TV-21, Taxco, Mexico. Fo...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
Sold to f***r for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA194 - Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA
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Polynesian War Club, circa WWII. Made of polished hardwood, the item is 35" x 5" x 1". Solomon Islands. Lethal war club. Ex. Maslyn W...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (2,000.00 + 440.00) x 1 = 2,440.00
 
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Old African Mask195 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, early 20th century, made of wood and paint, the item measures 10" x 13" x 7". Dogon tribe. Condition: Good, see ima...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to f***r for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Double Saddle Blanket196 - Double Saddle Blanket
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Double Saddle Blanket, circa 1900. Made of wool, the item is 60" long x 30.5". Navajo, New Mexico. Very plain, minor design on top and bot...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (190.00 + 41.80) x 1 = 231.80
 
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San Diego County Arrowheads197 - San Diego County Arrowheads
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San Diego County Arrowheads, pre-historic items. Made of quartz, chert and agate, the items are 1" to 2". Mission Indian, found near Carlt...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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New Britain Helmet Mask w/Helm COA & Book198 - New Britain Helmet Mask w/Helm COA & Book
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New Britain Helmet Mask w/Helm COA & Book, circa WWII. Made of paint, fiber over wood frame, the item is 19" x 19" x 8.5". New Br...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to f***r for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Large Ceylon Wood Mask199 - Large Ceylon Wood Mask
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Large Ceylon Wood Mask, circa 1940s. Made of wood and paint, the item measures 27" x 26" x 10". Ceylon, Tribal area, Sri Lanka. Very ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to f***r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA200 - Polynesian War Club w/Helm COA
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Polynesian War Club, circa WWII. Made of hardwood, the item is 13.5" x 3.5" x 3.5. New Britain. Unusual but lethal shape. Ex. Maslyn Willi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to f***r for (800.00 + 176.00) x 1 = 976.00
 
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