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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Lingam Stone51 - Lingam Stone
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Lingam Stone, 20th century. Made of jasper and measuring 7" x 4" x 4" with a weight of 7.5 pounds. From India. This lingam stone has ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Jaguar Vessel52 - Pre-Columbian Jaguar Vessel
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Pre-Columbian Jaguar Vessel, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay and measuring 6" x 6". From the Nicoya region of Costa Rica. Several effigies are...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to Great-Basin for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Cochiti Wood & Hide Drum53 - Cochiti Wood & Hide Drum
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Cochiti Wood & Hide Drum, circa 1950s. Made of wood & hide, item measures 12" tall x 9" x 9". Cochiti, New Mexico. Fine old d...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Civil War Bowie Knife54 - Civil War Bowie Knife
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Civil War Bowie Knife, circa 1860s. Made of leather, antler and steel. The case measures 12" x 2.5", the knife measures 11" x 2.5&quo...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Mexican Festival Mask55 - Mexican Festival Mask
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Mexican Festival Mask, circa 1930s. Made of wood and paint. Item measures 17.5" x 8" x 7". From Mexico - Indio - Aztec-style. Feathe...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Plains Indian Heavy Whip56 - Plains Indian Heavy Whip
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Great Plains Indian Heavy Whip, circa 1900s. Made from wood, rawhide and tack, this item measures 40 x 2 inches and is probably American-made, traded
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Plains Indian Drum Beater57 - Plains Indian Drum Beater
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Plains Indian Drum Beater, circa 1900s. Made of trade cloth, feathers, rawhide, some type of yucca-like plant. Item measures 27" x 3" x 3&...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle58 - Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle, circa 1940s. Item measures 3" x 2" x 0.5". Navajo, not signed. Very finely hand-stampe...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to jmw127 for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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San Diego County Bird Points59 - San Diego County Bird Points
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San Diego County Bird points, prehistoric. Made from chert, quartz and obsidian, items measuring 1/2 to 1 inches. Mission Indians. There are glass
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to Great-Basin for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Mexican Silver Bracelet60 - Mexican Silver Bracelet
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Mexican Silver Bracelet, circa 1930s. Item is made of sterling silver and measures 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. Taxco, Mexico. Condition: Nice patina, some d
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (260.00 + 52.00) x 1 = 312.00
 
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Wood Santo w/Birds61 - Wood Santo w/Birds
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Wood Santo with Birds, circa 1960s. Carved from wood, item measures 9" x 7" x 4". Signed by Ben Ortega, believed to be of Spain. Bear...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Female Figure62 - Pre-Columbian Female Figure
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Pre-Columbian Female Figure, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay with nice polish on item. Figure measures 6.5" x 5" x 4", from the Nicoya re...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to Wbheart for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Day of the Dead Mask63 - Day of the Dead Mask
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Day of the Dead mask, circa 1930. Made of wood, paint and metal wire for hanging. Item measures 12.5" x 8" x 9". Mexican, probably fr...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to charlespar.. for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Indonesian Ceremonial Fighting Knife64 - Indonesian Ceremonial Fighting Knife
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Indonesian Ceremonial Fighting Knife, circa 1920s. Made of wood, bone, iron, cloth, beads, paint, fur and teeth. Item measures 30" x 3" x ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (45.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 54.00
 
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Large Mexican Olla65 - Large Mexican Olla
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Large Southwest Olla, circa 1940s. Made of clay and paint, item measures 16" tall x 14" x 14", with an 8" x 8" opening. Ta...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Pre-WWII American Tricycle66 - Pre-WWII American Tricycle
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Pre-WWII American Tricycle, c. 1936. Made of iron, rubber, paint and plastic. This tricycle measures 30" x 27" x 19". Orange, Califor...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath67 - Plains Indian Knife & Sheath
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath, circa 1900. Made of rawhide, glass beads, wood and carbon steel. Item measures 12" x 2" x 1". Sioux...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath68 - Plains Indian Knife & Sheath
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Plains Indian Knife & Sheath, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, buffalo bone, glass beads and carbon steel. Item measures 16" x 3.5" x 1&q...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to Great-Basin for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Plains Indian Double Point Club Stone69 - Plains Indian Double Point Club Stone
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Plains Indian Double Point Club Stone, circa 1900. Made of rawhide, fur, brass tacks and stone. Item measures 21" x 8.5" x 2.5". Siou...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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Plains Indian Buffalo Lance70 - Plains Indian Buffalo Lance
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Plains Indian Buffalo Lance, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, fur, paint, feathers, and carbon steel. Item measures 75" x 2" x 2". From ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Chinesco Pre-Columbian Dish71 - Chinesco Pre-Columbian Dish
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Chinesco Pre-Columbian Dish, circa 500 AD. Made of terra cotta and measuring 7.5" x 2". From central Mexico. Red on buff stripes design. C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to swtraveler for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Hon Dynasty Chinese Pottery Ram72 - Hon Dynasty Chinese Pottery Ram
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Hon Dynasty Chinese Pottery Ram, circa 700 AD. Made of terra cotta with a metal framework, item is 14" tall x 15" long x 5.5" wide. F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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2 Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels73 - 2 Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels
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2 Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay and paint, first item measuring 4" x 4" and second is 3" x 2". From...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to flamingarrow for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Jaguar Effigy Mexican Festival Mask74 - Jaguar Effigy Mexican Festival Mask
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Jaguar Effigy Mexican Festival Mask, circa 1920s. Made of wood, paint, wood pegs, and leather ears. Item measures 11" x 12" x 9". Mex...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Carved Northwest Coast Totem75 - Carved Northwest Coast Totem
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Carved NWC Totem, circa 1950. Made of wood and measuring 11.5" tall x 8" x 2". NWC, made in Canada. Condition: Very good, dusty, wing...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Plains Indian Buffalo Rib Dance Bow76 - Plains Indian Buffalo Rib Dance Bow
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Plains Indian Buffalo Rib Dance Bow, circa 1900. Made of bone, fur, feathers, and glass beads. Item measures 16" x 2" x 1". Sioux, Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to annwoo60 for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Plains Indian Coyote  Medicine Wand77 - Plains Indian Coyote Medicine Wand
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Plains Indian Coyote Medicine Wand, circa 1900. Item is made of feathers, skull bone, fur, rawhide, wood, glass beads and brass tacks. Item measures 3
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Two Loomwork Beaded Strips78 - Two Loomwork Beaded Strips
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Two Loomwork Beaded Strips, circa 1920s. Made of thread and glass beads, one item measures 56" x 1.5", the other is 62" x 1". Pr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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San Diego County Bird Points79 - 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 to 1 inch. Points are Diegueno, Mis
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons80 - Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons
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Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons with turquoise studs. Circa 1950s. These spoons have very long handles. The spoons measure 8 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches. Co
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Start Price : 220.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Large Trilobite Fossil81 - Large Trilobite Fossil
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Large Trilobite Fossil, circa 250 million years old, Permian. Set in shale, item measures 7" x 5" x 3.5". Found in Ohio. This fine lo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Jar, Mother & Child82 - Pre-Columbian Jar, Mother & Child
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Pre-Columbian Jar, Mother & Child, circa 1000 AD. Made of clay and measuring 9.5" x 9" x 6". From the Nicoya region of Costa Rica...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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African Hausa Tribal Mask83 - African Hausa Tribal Mask
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African Hausa Tribal Mask, circa 1920. Made of wood and paint, item measures 15" x 7" x 6.5". From Nigeria. Fine carving on this mas...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Large Wooden African Mask84 - Large Wooden African Mask
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Large Wooden African Mask from Cameroon, circa late 1800s. Made of hardwood, item measures 23" x 13" x 7". Cameroon, Africa. From a w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Northwest Coast Totem85 - Northwest Coast Totem
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Northwest Coast Totem, circa 1940s. Made of wood and paint, measures 11" tall x 9.5" x 3". NWC, from western Canada. This totem has 2...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Plains Indian Bow & Arrows w/Quiver & 3 Arrows86 - Plains Indian Bow & Arrows w/Quiver & 3 Arrows
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Plains Indian Bow & Arrows w/Quiver & 3 Arrows, circa 1900s. Made of rawhide, fur, paint, brass tacks, feathers, and metal wire. Item measur...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to Tomgreggjr for (280.00 + 56.00) x 1 = 336.00
 
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Plains Indian Turtle Rattle87 - Plains Indian Turtle Rattle
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This rattle is probably Dakota or Sioux and is made from rabbit foot fur, metal bells, rawhide, brass tacks and turtle shell. There is some dust, wea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Plains Indian Dag Knife & Sheath88 - Plains Indian Dag Knife & Sheath
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Plains Indian Dag Knife & Sheath, circa 1900. Made of rawhide, animal teeth, brass tacks, wood and carbon steel. Item measures overall 17" ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Plains Indian Buffalo Rattle Toe89 - Plains Indian Buffalo Rattle Toe
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Plains Indian Buffalo Rattle Toe, circa 1900. Item consists of paint, rawhide, brass tacks, teeth, wood, tin cones, buffalo toes and glass beads. Item
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Plains Indian Horse Fetish or Dance Stick90 - Plains Indian Horse Fetish or Dance Stick
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Plains Indian Horse Fetish or Dance Stick, circa 1900s. Item is made of rawhide, paint, feather, cloth, horse hair and brass tacks. Item measures 29...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Older Mexican Wood Cane91 - Older Mexican Wood Cane
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Older Mexican Wood Cane, probably from the 1940s. Carved of wood, has a rubber tip on bottom and fine paint. Item is 36" long, x 5" x 1.5&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 66.00
 
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Pre-Columbian Human Figure92 - Pre-Columbian Human Figure
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Pre-Columbian Human Figure, 1000 AD. Made of clay and measuring 7.5" x 4" x 4". From the Nicoya region of Costa Rica. Figure may be r...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Painted & Carved African Wood Mask93 - Painted & Carved African Wood Mask
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Painted & Carved African Wood Mask, circa 1920s. Item measures 13" x 7" x 6" and is made of wod and paint, with a metal wire for ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Triple Effigy Mythical Festival Mask94 - Triple Effigy Mythical Festival Mask
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Triple Effigy Mythical Festival Mask, circa 1950s. Made of wood and paint, item measures 23" x 8.5" x 7". Mexican, probably from Guer...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to tucdoc for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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NWC Double Effigy Totem95 - NWC Double Effigy Totem
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Northwest Coast Double Effigy Totem, circa 1950s. Made of wood and paint, item measures 10.5" x 6" x 2.75". NWC, western Canada. This...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 2.00) x 1 = 12.00
 
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Plains Indian Snapping  Turtle Medicine Wand96 - Plains Indian Snapping Turtle Medicine Wand
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This Plains Indian Snapping Turtle Medicine Wand is made with copper beads, feathers, rawhide, wood, glass beads, brass tacks and a turtle head. It m
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to peteliska for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Plains Indian Bone Bead Necklace97 - Plains Indian Bone Bead Necklace
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Great unusual necklace with brass beads, leather, beaver foot, gone and glass beads. Item is believed to be 1900's from Sioux or Dakota. The b...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to azariahmyl.. for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle98 - Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle
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Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Buckle, circa 1930s. Item measures 3" x 2.5" x 0.75". Navajo. Finely hand-stamped on outer edg...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to charlespar.. for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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San Diego County Bird Points99 - 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 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 13.00) x 1 = 78.00
 
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Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons100 - Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons
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Four Sterling Silver Navajo Spoons with turquoise studs. C. 1950s. These spoons have long handles. The spoons measure 8 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches. Condition:
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Start Price : 220.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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