Helm's Spring Native American Auction

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This auction contains Native American artifacts, Pre-Columbian artifacts, and other pre-historic items. Also featured are ethnic wood masks, Native American jewelry, pottery, weavings, baskets and more. There is a significant group of high-end Pre-Columbian ceramic sculptures and a fantastic group of Plains Indian Beadwork.
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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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Northwest Coast Totem1 - Northwest Coast Totem
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Northwest Coast Totem, circa 1910. Made of wood and paint and measuring 18" tall with a circumference of 13". NWC. Fine polychrome carving...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Chinese Cinnabar Box Set2 - Chinese Cinnabar Box Set
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Chinese Cinnabar Box Set, 20th century. Made of cinnabar, lacquer and brass. Items measures 6" x 3", 4" x 2" and 4" x 2&quo...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Tri-Leg Pottery Dish3 - Pre-Columbian Tri-Leg Pottery Dish
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Pre-Columbian Tri-Leg Pottery Dish, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay and measuring 6" x 3". Nicoya region, Costa Rica. This dish has engraving ...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to swtraveler for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Plains War Club - Football Head4 - Plains War Club - Football Head
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Plains War Club - Football Head, circa 1900. Made of stone, hide, leather and paint. Item measures 24.5" long x 6" x 2.5". Sioux Nati...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Early Historic Mortar & Pestle5 - Early Historic Mortar & Pestle
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Early Historic Mortar & Pestle, circa 1600-1700s. This heavy M&P is made of sandstone, mortar measures 6" x 6" and pestle measures...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to Great-Basin for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Frame of Artifacts6 - Frame of Artifacts
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Frame of Artifacts to include arrowheads, artifacts and shells. Entire collection is c. 2000 years old. The items are made from chert and obsidian. I
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Plains Indian Bow, Arrows and Quiver7 - Plains Indian Bow, Arrows and Quiver
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Plains Indian Bow, Arrows and Quiver, circa 1900s. The bow measures 54" x 2" x 2" and the quiver is 18" x 7" x 2". Th...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (380.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 456.00
 
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Plains Indian Dance Shield8 - Plains Indian Dance Shield
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Plains Indian Dance Shield, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, paint, feathers, glass beads and cloth. Item measures 18" x 18" x 2". Sioux...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Plains Indian Dance Shield9 - Plains Indian Dance Shield
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Plains Indian Dance Shield, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, glass beads, feathers, fur and cloth. Item measures 20x20x1 inches. Sioux, from the Dakotas.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Plains Indian Medicine Man's Staff10 - Plains Indian Medicine Man's Staff
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Plains Indian Medicine Man's Staff, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, brass tacks and cones, feathers, fur, glass beads and paint. Item measures 62&...
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Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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3 Color Mayan Bowl11 - 3 Color Mayan Bowl
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3 Color Mayan Bowl, circa 300 AD. Made of ceramic and paint. Item measures 7.25" x 2". From Guatemala. Condition: Some paint loss, nicks o...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Wood Carving of Sheep12 - Wood Carving of Sheep
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Wood Carving of Sheep, circa 1950s. Made of wood with steel legs and wood base. Item measures 15" x 11" x 4". Made in Spain. Item has...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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3 Pre-Columbian Stone Items13 - 3 Pre-Columbian Stone Items
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3 Pre-Columbian Stone Items, circa 1000 AD. Made of alabaster and granite. The mano stones measure 4.5" x 3" x 2" and the carving mea...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Antique Mexican Santo Mask14 - Antique Mexican Santo Mask
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Antique Mexican Santo Mask, circa 1930s. Made of wood, paint. Item measures 7.5" x 10" x 7". Mexican, from Mexico City, MX. The figur...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Colima-style Parrot15 - Colima-style Parrot
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Colima-style Parrot, 20th century item. Made of clay and paint. Item measures 10.5" x 6" x 7". From Mexico. Classic shape for parrot ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Plains Indian Peyote Rattle16 - Plains Indian Peyote Rattle
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Plains Indian Peyote Rattle, circa 1900. Item is made from gourd, horse hair, glass beads and rawhide. It measures 15 x 3 x 3 inches. Condition: Good
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Plains Indian Skull Trail Marker17 - Plains Indian Skull Trail Marker
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Plains Indian Skull Trail Marker, circa 1900. Item is made of a steer skull, paint, feathers and beads. Item measures 16" x 16" x 6"....
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle18 - Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle, circa 1950s. Item measures 3" x 2.25" x 0.75". Navajo, signed LM and marked Sterling. ...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to melmom123 for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Columbia River Tools & Points19 - Columbia River Tools & Points
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Columbia River Tools & Points, prehistoric items. Lot contains various stone tools, from scrapers, knifes, points, Celts, etc. Items measure fro...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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San Diego County Bird Points20 - San Diego County Bird Points
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San Diego County Bird Points, prehistoric. Made from chert, quartz, obsidian and glass. Most points are about 1/2 inch. Points are Diegueno, Mission
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Fossil Fish from Wyoming21 - Fossil Fish from Wyoming
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Fossil Fish from Wyoming. Circa 40 million years old, set in sandstone. Item measures 6.5" x 3.5" x 1". Data on back reads "Knig...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Flow Blue Chinese Bowl22 - Flow Blue Chinese Bowl
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Flow Blue Chinese Bowl, 20th century. Made of porcelain and measuring 4.5" x 8". Dragon and birds are depicted on bowl. Signed on bottom. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Stirrup Pot23 - Pre-Columbian Stirrup Pot
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Pre-Columbian Stirrup Pot, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay and paint and measuring 6" x 5.5" x 3". Nicoya region, Costa Rica. This fine p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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African Ebony Human Figure24 - African Ebony Human Figure
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African Ebony Human Figure, circa 1800s. Made of ebony, item measures 16" tall x 4.5" x 5". From the Congo. Note the fine carving on ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Antique New Guinea Spear25 - Antique New Guinea Spear
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Antique New Guinea Spear, circa 1900. Made of wood and paint and measuring 95" long x 3.5" x 1.5". Papua New Guinea. Carving on shaft...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Fine Polychrome Basket26 - Fine Polychrome Basket
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Fine Polychrome Basket, circa 1950s. Made of plant fiber, measuring 2.5" x 4". Cuna tribe of Panama. Bright geometric design with a flowe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Plains Indian Tomahawk27 - Plains Indian Tomahawk
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Plains Indian Tomahawk, circa 1900's. It is made from rawhide, wood and brass. The item measures 20" x 6" x 2". This item was...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Plains Indian Shaman Wand28 - Plains Indian Shaman Wand
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Plains Indian Shaman Wand, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, glass beads, fur, feathers and brass tacks. Item measures 30" x 8" x 4". Fro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Plains Indian Bow & 3 Arrows w/Quiver and Bow case29 - Plains Indian Bow & 3 Arrows w/Quiver and Bow case
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Plains Indian Bow & 3 Arrows w/Quiver and Bow case, circa 1900s. Made of leather, paint, feathers, wood, hide, wire and beads; the bow is 50&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to taearizona for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Plains Indian Pipe Tomahawk30 - Plains Indian Pipe Tomahawk
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Plains Indian Pipe Tomahawk, circa 1900. Made of rawhide, feathers, wood, glass beads and brass cones. Item measures 20" x 7" x 1". F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Papago Lidded Basket31 - Papago Lidded Basket
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Papago Lidded Basket, circa 1960s. Made of yucca fiber and measuring 8" x 8". Papago, southern Arizona. This is a lidded basket with a nic...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Fossil Trilobite32 - Fossil Trilobite
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Fossil Trilobite, circa 250 million years old. Set in shale, item measures 6" x 5" x 1". Trilobites are believed to become extinct a...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Small Northwest Coast Totem33 - Small Northwest Coast Totem
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Small NWC Totem, circa 1920s. Made of wood, paint and nails. Item measures 9" tall x 7" x 2". Made in western Canada. Multi-colored a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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African Yaure Wood Mask34 - African Yaure Wood Mask
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African Yaure Wood Mask, circa 1920s. Made of hardwood, metal wire for hanging. Item measures 19" x 8.5" x 4". Yauri tribe, Ivory Coa...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Pipe Tomahawk w/Leather Bag35 - Pipe Tomahawk w/Leather Bag
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Pipe Tomahawk with Leather Bag, circa 1900s. Made of wood, steel, copper and leather. Bag measures 12" x 3.5", pipe tomahawk measures 13.5...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Plains Indian Buffalo Bone Quirt36 - Plains Indian Buffalo Bone Quirt
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From approximately the 1900's is a 27 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch quirt. This item has good polish and patina on the handle. Shipping: $20
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Plains Indian Trail Marker Buffalo Skull37 - Plains Indian Trail Marker Buffalo Skull
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From approximately the 1800's is a Plains Indian Trail Marker Buffalo Skull which measures 23 x 9 x 5 inches. This item is believed to be Sioux...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Northwest Coast Basketry Rattle38 - Northwest Coast Basketry Rattle
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Northwest Coast Basketry Rattle, circa 1920s. Rattle measures 12 x 3 inches, Makah Tribe, from Seattle, Washington. Great sound on this nice rattle. C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (15.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 18.00
 
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San Diego County Bird Points39 - San Diego County Bird Points
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San Diego County Bird Points, prehistoric. Made from chert, quartz and obsidian, most measure 1/2 inches. Diegueno, Mission Indians. There is also a
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Start Price : 55.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Leather Tulip Bag40 - Leather Tulip Bag
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Leather Tulip Bag, circa 1920s. Made from glass beads and leather. Item measures 8 x 3 inches. Possibly Saux Fox. Condition: Some wear and minor bea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Day of the Dead Doll or Puppet41 - Day of the Dead Doll or Puppet
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Day of the Dead Doll or Puppet, circa 1960. Made of wood, paint, wire and string. Item measures 10" x 3" x 3", Mexican. Arms rise whe...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (15.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 18.00
 
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Chinese Vase w/Dragon42 - Chinese Vase w/Dragon
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Chinese Vase with Dragon, 19th century. Made of porcelain, measuring 11.5" x 6". From China. This may be a later copy of a Song Dynasty it...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (20.00 + 4.00) x 1 = 24.00
 
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2 Pre-Columbian Bowls43 - 2 Pre-Columbian Bowls
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2 Pre-Columbian Bowls, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay, items measure 6.5" x 3.5" and 5" x 2". From the Nicoya region of Costa Rica ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to Great-Basin for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Zuni Dancer Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bolo Tie44 - Zuni Dancer Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bolo Tie
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Zuni Dancer Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Bolo Tie or Pendant, circa 1950s. Made of sterling silver, turquoise, coral, jet, mother of pearl and ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (340.00 + 68.00) x 1 = 408.00
 
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Medium-sized NWC Totem45 - Medium-sized NWC Totem
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Medium-sized Northwest Coast Totem, circa 1940s. Made of wood, paint and nails. Item is 12" tall x 3" x 3". Signed by artist, Diana K...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Beaded Woman's Bag46 - Beaded Woman's Bag
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Beaded Woman's Bag, circa 1950s. Made of leather and glass beads. Item measures 11" x 11" without strap. Cheyenne, Wyoming. This nice ...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
 
 
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath47 - Plains Indian Knife & Sheath
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, paint, wood and carbon steel, item measures 12" x 12" x 1" without fr...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Plains Indian Medicine Staff Deer Head48 - Plains Indian Medicine Staff Deer Head
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Plains Indian Medicine Staff Deer Head, circa 1900s. Item measures 37 x 12 x 8 inches. There is fine paint on skull and nice beadwork. Dakota or Siou
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Plains Indian Jawbone Club49 - Plains Indian Jawbone Club
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Plains Indian Jawbone Club, circa 1900s. Item measures 14 x 5 x 2 inches. This item has rawhide, feathers, fur and a jawbone. Please note the desi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to Whaleshome for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Plains Indian Trade Tomahawk50 - Plains Indian Trade Tomahawk
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Plains Indian Trade Tomahawk, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, wood, fur and feathers, cloth and brass tacks, item measures 18" x 6.5" x 1.5&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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