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Book North American Indian Artifacts1 - Book North American Indian Artifacts
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North American Indian Artifacts Book by Lar Hothen, ISBN :0-87341-554-X. Sixth Edition. There are many items in this auction pictured in this book.
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Copper Celt w/documentation2 - Copper Celt w/documentation
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Frame with Copper Celt. The Celt measures 1 1/2 by 3 inches. This item is in Hothem's book on page 170 and is from the ex. Baker collection. ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 24.05) x 1 = 154.05
 
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Apache Basket3 - Apache Basket
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Apache Basket measuring 8 x 1 inches, Circa 1940 from Arizona. Condition is good. Shipping $15.00
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Primitive Navajo Pump Drill4 - Primitive Navajo Pump Drill
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Primitive Navajo Pump Drill, measuring 16 x 9 inches, Circa 1940. Condition is worn. Shipping and handling is $15.00
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Estimates : 20.00 - 80.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 14.80) x 1 = 94.80
 
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Three color Zia Pot5 - Three color Zia Pot
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Three color Zia Pot 6 by 4 inches, circa 1940. Not signed. Item shows slight use wear. Shipping and Handling $14.00
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.70) x 1 = 23.70
 
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Navajo Weaving6 - Navajo Weaving
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Navajo Weaving, from 1940's Chrystal pattern in beige, brown and red. This rug is in worn condition, with some fading, thread breakage and has...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (320.00 + 59.20) x 1 = 379.20
 
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Peyote Ceremonial Vest7 - Peyote Ceremonial Vest
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Peyote Ceremonial Vest red and blue with Figure designs of peyote fan and peyote rattles. This vest is like new and is from the Smith Collection in C
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Pair of Pueblo Dolls8 - Pair of Pueblo Dolls
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Pair of Pueblo Dolls from 1930. The dolls measure ea12 inches long by 4 inches wide. One doll is missing the moccasins. Condition is heavy used. T
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Estimates : 20.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Bolo Tie9 - Bolo Tie
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Bolo Tie with leather strap and sterling drops and sterling clasp is of bear inset design. The item is signed in the back, Dean Bryon, Condition tarni
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to 2473eg for (10.00 + 1.85) x 1 = 11.85
 
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New Mexico Obsidian Arrow Points with Documentation10 - New Mexico Obsidian Arrow Points with Documentation
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Arrowhead Frame including Riker Mount and Buffalo Nickel. The frame has 21 obsidian bird points. The items were found El Rito Mountain by owner. P
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Estimates : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.50) x 1 = 118.50
 
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Group of 8 stone necklaces11 - Group of 8 stone necklaces
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Two lots of necklaces. No.1 Group of eight stone necklaces approximately 32 inch long each various colors; No. 2 Group of 13 strings of multicolored
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Estimates : 30.00 - 90.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Hardstone Axe, New Mexico w/documentation12 - Hardstone Axe, New Mexico w/documentation
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Hardstone Triple Notch Axe from ex. Baker Collection and listed in Hothem's Book on page 115. This item is 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches with very nice...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to flintknapper for (90.00 + 16.65) x 1 = 106.65
 
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Hopi Coiled Basket13 - Hopi Coiled Basket
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Figured Hopi Coiled Basket, measuring 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. Circa 1950. Condition is very good. Shipping $15.00
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.25) x 1 = 59.25
 
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Pre Columbian Wood Loom Stake14 - Pre Columbian Wood Loom Stake
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Pre Columbian Wood Loom Stake, measuring 16 x 2 inches with carvings of a human and bird. This is 1000 AD from Ecuador. Condition is fair condition
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Estimates : 30.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 1.85) x 1 = 11.85
 
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Pre Columbian Pot from Nayarit15 - Pre Columbian Pot from Nayarit
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Pre Columbian Pot from Nayarit, Mexico measuring 3 by 5 inches with intricate design. Condition is poor with multiple rim chips. Item has been broke
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Navajo Weaving16 - Navajo Weaving
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Navajo weaving, from 1910. This rug is a transitional style Chrystal. The pattern is a lightening pattern in grey brown and beige.1940's Th...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to bob1201 for (100.00 + 18.50) x 1 = 118.50
 
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Peyote Ceremonial Shawl.17 - Peyote Ceremonial Shawl.
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Peyote Ceremonial Shawl. Item is blue and red matches vest See Item 7. Item measures without the fringe 60 inches by 60 inches, with fringe it is 72
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Turquoise Graduated Beaded Necklace18 - Turquoise Graduated Beaded Necklace
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Turquoise Graduated Beaded Necklace measuring 24 inches. Condition is very good from 1950's. Shipping $14.00
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Estimates : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 20.35) x 1 = 130.35
 
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Sterling Silver Bolo Tie19 - Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
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Sterling Silver Bolo Tie with sterling drops and clasp is a sterling silver bear paw design with large turquoise cabochon. This item is signed J B.
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Estimates : 30.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.70) x 1 = 23.70
 
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Bird Points, New Mexico w/documenation20 - Bird Points, New Mexico w/documenation
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Arrowhead Frame including Riker Mount and Buffalo Nickel. The frame has 9 obsidian bird points. The items were found Albuquerque Region of New Mexi
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 14.80) x 1 = 94.80
 
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California Artifact Collection21 - California Artifact Collection
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California Artifact Collection, Consisting of 5 steatite plummets and 2 steatite arrow shaft straighteners. Condition as found. Items measure from 2
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Estimates : 70.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 29.60) x 1 = 189.60
 
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Groove Axe Hohokam, New Mexico w/documentation22 - Groove Axe Hohokam, New Mexico w/documentation
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Three Quarter Groove Axe measuring 6 x 3 inches from ex Baker collection. Featured on page 104 of Hothem's Book. One small defect near pole. ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 31.45) x 1 = 201.45
 
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Papago Lidded Basket23 - Papago Lidded Basket
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Papago Lidded Basket measuring 6 x 11 inches. Condition is very good. Circa 1950. Shipping $20.00
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Beaded Turquoise and Shell Necklace24 - Beaded Turquoise and Shell Necklace
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Double Strand Beaded Turquoise and Shell Heishi Necklace- 25 inches, New Mexico. Shipping $15.00
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Estimates : 30.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 7.40) x 1 = 47.40
 
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Pre Columbian Effigy Pot25 - Pre Columbian Effigy Pot
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Pre Columbian Effigy Pot from Ecuador. Item has with six effigies and measures 6 x 8 x 3 inches. Condition is good with minor rim chips. Shipping a
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Estimates : 80.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 22.20) x 1 = 142.20
 
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Navajo Weaving26 - Navajo Weaving
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Navajo Weaving, Circa 1920. Rug is red, white, brown and tan and has what appears to be 1924 woven into the rug. There is fading, staining and some
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to xvdinpbs for (150.00 + 27.75) x 1 = 177.75
 
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Needle Point Framed Navajo, Hopi and Zuni Items27 - Needle Point Framed Navajo, Hopi and Zuni Items
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Needle Point Framed Picture depicting Navajo, Hopi and Zia Items. Measurements with frame is 18 x 22 inches. Very colorful. Frame has some minor di
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Estimates : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 1.85) x 1 = 11.85
 
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Stone Pipe, New Mexico w/documenation28 - Stone Pipe, New Mexico w/documenation
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Stone Pipe from Jack Baker Collection and Pictured on Page 343 Hothem's Book. This is an early prehistoric clay pipe found near Alcade New Mexi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.50) x 1 = 118.50
 
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Sterling Silver Bolo Tie29 - Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
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Sterling Silver Bolo Tie with bear claw design and turquoise fetish is shape of bear. The tie portion is lavender cord. Condition used. Heavy Patin
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Estimates : 30.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Obsidian Arrowheads, New Mexico w/documentation30 - Obsidian Arrowheads, New Mexico w/documentation
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Arrowhead Frame including riker Mount and Buffalo Nickel. The frame has 8 obsidian bird points found in El Rito Mountains by previous owner. They me
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 12.95) x 1 = 82.95
 
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Collection of California Artifact Collection31 - Collection of California Artifact Collection
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Collection of California Artifact Collection, consisting of one game stone and four arrow shaft straighteners. Game stone is 3 inches and arrow shaft
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Estimates : 50.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (120.00 + 22.20) x 1 = 142.20
 
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Grooved Maul, New Mexico w/documentation32 - Grooved Maul, New Mexico w/documentation
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Grooved Maul from ex Baker Collection. This item measures 5 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches. Featured in Hothem's book on page 131. Condition is good. S...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Tribal Basket33 - Tribal Basket
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Tribal Basket, Possibly African, measuring 14 x 4 inches. Condition is Very Good. Shipping $20.00
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Estimates : 30.00 - 120.00
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 1.85) x 1 = 11.85
 
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Santa Domingo Thunderbird Necklace34 - Santa Domingo Thunderbird Necklace
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Santa Domingo Thunderbird Necklace. Necklace has inlaid turquoise, coral, jet and mother of pearl. The item measures 15 inches, with the thunderbird
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Estimates : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 64.75) x 1 = 414.75
 
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Santa Clara Pot35 - Santa Clara Pot
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Santa Clara Black Pot, measuring 6 x 5 inches and is signed by Ann Taliman. Item is in good condition. This item is also known as a melon pot. Ship
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Estimates : 75.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.25) x 1 = 59.25
 
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Navajo Weaving36 - Navajo Weaving
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Navajo Weaving, 1930's Chrystal measuring approximately 42 by 71 inches. The rug is red, beige, brown and tan and it shows some wear, has some ...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (320.00 + 59.20) x 1 = 379.20
 
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Cuba Memorabilia Machete and Gird Rattle37 - Cuba Memorabilia Machete and Gird Rattle
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Cuban Machete and Gird Rattle. The Rattle states Cuba 1930, Welcome U.S.N. The Machete is steel and wood with "Cuba on the Handle and Cuba on...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 7.40) x 1 = 47.40
 
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Two European Clay Trade Pipes, New Mexico w/docs38 - Two European Clay Trade Pipes, New Mexico w/docs
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European trade clay pipes from ex Baker Collection. The smaller pipe is 1 3/4 by 1 3/4 inches and the other pipe measures 5 1/2 by 2 inches. The sma
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Eight Bolo Ties39 - Eight Bolo Ties
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Eight Bolo Ties Good condition, but not sterling. There is horse head, eagle, amethyst, arrow heads, etc., Potluck choice. All used Shipping $18.00
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 12.95) x 1 = 82.95
 
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Agate Bird Points, New Mexico w/documentation40 - Agate Bird Points, New Mexico w/documentation
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Arrowhead Frame including Riker Mount and Buffalo Nickel. The frame has 18 agate bird points and were found in the San Jose Region of New Mexico by p
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 24.05) x 1 = 154.05
 
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Mezcala Figurine  Pre-Columbian41 - Mezcala Figurine Pre-Columbian
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Pre-Columbian Mezcala Figurine measuring 13 inches tall by 4 inches. Item is Mother with Child. From Guerrero Mexico and worth from 1000 to 3000. Co
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Estimates : 100.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (240.00 + 44.40) x 1 = 284.40
 
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Chipped Axe, New Mexico w/documentation42 - Chipped Axe, New Mexico w/documentation
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Chipped Axe from ex Baker Collection and is featured on page 63 of Hothem's Book. This item was found in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Condition is g...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.50) x 1 = 118.50
 
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Penobscot Basket43 - Penobscot Basket
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Penobscot Basket from Maine, Circa 1950, Condition is minor damage - five curls are broken. Shipping $15.00. Measures 6 x 6 inches. Shipping and h
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Estimates : 30.00 - 90.00
Sold to thehistory.. for (30.00 + 5.55) x 1 = 35.55
 
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Large Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise Cabochon44 - Large Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise Cabochon
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Large Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise Cabochon signed by JM. This bracelet has a 1 58 inch opening, it is 2 1/2 inches wide and weighs 1
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Estimates : 150.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 74.00) x 1 = 474.00
 
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Acoma Olla45 - Acoma Olla
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Acoma Olla, measuring 6 by 5 inches with three colors and on the bottom and is signed made by "Roselie". Condition is good with minor wea...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 300.00
Sold to xvdinpbs for (40.00 + 7.40) x 1 = 47.40
 
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Navajo Yei Weaving46 - Navajo Yei Weaving
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Navajo Yei Single Figure weaving, from 1940's and measures 20 x 37 inches. Rug has serious stains throughout. The rug is made with green, brow...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to dennisndm for (110.00 + 20.35) x 1 = 130.35
 
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Man's Buckskin War Shirt and legging and bag and Bone and Glass Bead Necklace47 - Man's Buckskin War Shirt and legging and bag and Bone and Glass Bead Necklace
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Man's Buckskin war shirt and leggings with bag and bone and glass bead necklace. The war shirt is 20 inches across the shoulders and 40 inches ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to clop for (125.00 + 23.13) x 1 = 148.13
 
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Catlinite Pipe and Stem48 - Catlinite Pipe and Stem
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Catlinite Pipe and Stem measuring 25 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The bowl has lead inlay as well as bead work and deer hide fringe on stem. This pipe co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to tribalfolks for (200.00 + 37.00) x 1 = 237.00
 
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10 Sterling Items49 - 10 Sterling Items
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10 Sterling Items to include turquoise circle pin, cross reversible coral and turquoise, Cardinal mother of pearl, owl pin and other items. Used Cond
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Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
Sold to creektrader for (110.00 + 20.35) x 1 = 130.35
 
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Arrowhead Frame50 - Arrowhead Frame
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Arrowhead Frame including Riker Mount and Buffalo Nickel with 24 agate bird points which found in San Dia Park, New Mexico by previous owner. They me
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Sold to floor for (110.00 + 20.35) x 1 = 130.35
 
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