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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Washoe Basketry Bowl1 - Washoe Basketry Bowl
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Washoe Basketry Bowl, circa 1920s. Made of willow, the item measures 5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5". Washoe, Lake Tahoe. Tight weave bowl, black ...
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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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Beaded Childs Moccasins2 - Beaded Childs Moccasins
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Beaded Childs Moccasins, circa 1930s. Made of glass beads, deerhide and rabbit fur, the items are 2" x 4". From Nevada. Floral pattern sew...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Old Basket of Artifacts3 - Old Basket of Artifacts
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Old Basket of Artifacts, circa 1900. Made of willow, the basket measures 5.25" x 3", artifacts are flint and bone measuring from 1" t...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Cochiti Drum4 - Cochiti Drum
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Cochiti Drum, circa 1920s. Made of leather, cottonwood and paint, the item measures 9.5" x 9" x 8". From Santa Fe, New Mexico. Condit...
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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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Old Mono Cradleboard5 - Old Mono Cradleboard
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Old Mono Cradleboard, circa 1900. Made of wicker and wood, the item measures 15.5" x 7" x 4". From Central California. Beautiful old ...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Antique Silver Dagger6 - Antique Silver Dagger
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Antique Silver Dagger, circa 1900. Made of steel, horn, silver and camel tongue, the item measures 13" x 9" x 2". From Iraq. Very fan...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to f***r for (3,600.00 + 792.00) x 1 = 4,392.00
 
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Pair of Ebony African Carvings7 - Pair of Ebony African Carvings
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Pair of Ebony African Carvings, circa 1950s. Made of ebony wood, the items are 14 and 14.5" tall. From Nigeria. Man & woman carvings, Condi...
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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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Pre-Columbian Bowl8 - Pre-Columbian Bowl
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Pre-Columbian Bowl, circa 1500 years old. Made of clay and measuring approx. 7" x 7" x 4.5". Teotihuacan, Mexico City, MX. Fine old p...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f***r for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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African Carving9 - African Carving
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African Carving, circa 19th century. Made of wood and measuring 3.5" x 3.5" x 11", Akau. Note the narrow jaw! Old Sotherby's cata...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to f***r for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Effigy War Club10 - Effigy War Club
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Effigy War Club, circa 1940s. Made of hardwood and measuring 28" x 2.25" x 2.25". Tonga. Could be used to club fish as well. Conditio...
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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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Native American Drum11 - Native American Drum
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Native American Drum, circa 1940s. Made of wood, rawhide and paint, the item is 13.5" x 13.5" x 4". From Oklahoma. Nice painting on d...
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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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Reenactment Cavalry Sabre12 - Reenactment Cavalry Sabre
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Reenactment Cavalry Sabre, modern item. Made of steel, leather and wire, the item is 42" long x 5.5". USA. Very lethal sword. Condition: G...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Chimayo Weaving13 - Chimayo Weaving
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Chimayo Weaving, circa 1970s. Made of wool and dye, the item measures 40" x 18" w/fringe. New Mexico. Great color and design on this rug. ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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PNG Hafted Ceremonial Axe w/Helm COA14 - PNG Hafted Ceremonial Axe w/Helm COA
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Papua New Guinea Hafted Ceremonial Axe w/Helm COA, circa WWII. Made of jadeite, ratan and wood, the item measures 33" x 24" x 2.5". P...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Old African Mask15 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, early 20th century. Made of wood, the item measures 10" x 27" x 10". Songye, Zaire. Fancy carving throughout on thi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to f***r for (55.00 + 12.10) x 1 = 67.10
 
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Fine Pima Basket16 - Fine Pima Basket
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Fine Pima Basket, circa 1920s. Made of willow and devil's claw, the item is 5.5" x 5.5" x 1.5". Pima, Arizona. Nice design. Condi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (125.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 152.50
 
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4 Kachina Dolls17 - 4 Kachina Dolls
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4 Kachina Dolls, circa 1960s. Made of cottonwood and paint, the items are 5.5" to 9" tall. Hopi, Northern-central Arizona. Case not includ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Polynesian Inlaid Cane w/Helm COA18 - Polynesian Inlaid Cane w/Helm COA
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Polynesian Inlaid Cane w/Helm COA, circa WWII. Made of wood and shell inlay, the item is 39" long x 6" x 1.25". Solomon Islands. Fine...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f***r for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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Old African Mask19 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, circa 1940s. Made of wood, the item is 7" x 12.5" x 5". Punu tribe. Classic tribal mask. Condition: Good, see image...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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Mexican Sterling Silver & Plastic Comb20 - Mexican Sterling Silver & Plastic Comb
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Mexican Sterling Silver & Plastic Comb, circa 1940s. Made of plastic and sterling silver, the item is 3.5" x 1.75". Marked Silver Made...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Collection of Books on Antiques21 - Collection of Books on Antiques
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Collection of Books on Antiques, modern items. Made of paper and ink, the books are of various sizes. USA. 6 books on various subjects, good reference
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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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Mexican Childs Festival Mask22 - Mexican Childs Festival Mask
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Mexican Childs Festival Mask, circa 1940s. Made of wood and paint, the item is 6" x 4" x 2". Devil mask, with blue eyes. Condition: G...
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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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Indian Silver & Bead Necklace23 - Indian Silver & Bead Necklace
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Indian Silver & Bead Necklace, circa 1930s. Made of silver and synthetic amber-colored beads, the item's pendant measures 5" x 3.5"...
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Estimates : 25.00 - 75.00
Sold to f***r for (5.00 + 1.10) x 1 = 6.10
 
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Chinese Jade Carving24 - Chinese Jade Carving
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Chinese Jade Carving, Ming Dynasty. Made of jade and measuring 2" x 1.5". From China. Ex-Heritage of the Americas, frame not included. Con...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to f***r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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25 Quartz Bird Points25 - 25 Quartz Bird Points
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25 Quartz Bird Points, pre-historic items. Made of quartz and quartzite, these points measure from 1/2" to 1". Carlton Hills, Santee, San ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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4 Old Eskimo Totem Poles26 - 4 Old Eskimo Totem Poles
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4 Old Eskimo Totem Poles, circa 1930s. Made of bone and paint, the items are 4.25" to 6" long. Alaska. Nice carving. Condition: Good, see ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (220.00 + 48.40) x 1 = 268.40
 
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6 Victorian Items27 - 6 Victorian Items
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6 Victorian Items, Victorian era. Made of bone, hair and copper, the items are 5.25" to 7.75" long. Alaska. Glove stretchers and brushes. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f***r for (45.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 54.90
 
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Victorian Scrimshaw28 - Victorian Scrimshaw
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Victorian Scrimshaw, circa 1860s. Made of bone, the item is 14.5" x 2.5" x 1.25". Alaska. Fine carving of a victorian woman! Conditin...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to f***r for (220.00 + 48.40) x 1 = 268.40
 
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Book on California Baskets29 - Book on California Baskets
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Book on California Baskets, 2006. Made of paper and ink, the item is 11" x 9" x 1". By Ralph Shanks. Great book on baskets, many good...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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Original Sculpture of Tribal Woman30 - Original Sculpture of Tribal Woman
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Original Sculpture of Tribal Woman, modern item. Made of palm wood, the item is 12" x 12" x 47.5". Steve Aho, California, USA. Great ...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Authentic Arrowhead Collection31 - Authentic Arrowhead Collection
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Authentic Arrowhead Collection, circa 2000 years old. Made of basalt and chert, the items are 1" to 3" long. From Kern County, California....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (340.00 + 74.80) x 1 = 414.80
 
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Collection of 8 Japanese Arrows32 - Collection of 8 Japanese Arrows
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Collection of 8 Japanese Arrows, circa 1900. Made of wood, feathers, paint and steel, the arrows measure 31" to 39" long. Condition: Some ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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Midwestern Flint Collection33 - Midwestern Flint Collection
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Midwestern Flint Collection, pre-historic items. Made of chert and flint, the items are 1" to 4" in size. Missouri & Illinois. Nice se...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (55.00 + 12.10) x 1 = 67.10
 
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Midwestern Flint Collection34 - Midwestern Flint Collection
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Midwestern Flint Collection, pre-historic items. Made of chert and flint, the items measure from 0.75" to 3.75" long. From Arkansas, Tenne...
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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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Frame of Midwestern Flint35 - Frame of Midwestern Flint
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Frame of Midwestern Flint, pre-historic items. Made of flint and chert, the items measure from 1" to 5.5" long. Illinois, Midwestern USA. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g*******s for (90.00 + 19.80) x 1 = 109.80
 
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Seychelles Giant Double Coconut Polynesian Canoe Bailer36 - Seychelles Giant Double Coconut Polynesian Canoe Bailer
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Seychelles Giant Double Coconut Polynesian Canoe Bailer w/Helm COA, circa 1900. Made of a giant double coconut shell, also known as a sea coconut or l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to f***r for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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Victorian Fruit Knives37 - Victorian Fruit Knives
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Victorian Fruit Knives, circa 1860s. Made of steel and bone, the items measure from 7" to 9.5" long. From England. Several match. Conditio...
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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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Burmese Sapphires & Jade38 - Burmese Sapphires & Jade
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Burmese Sapphires & Jade, unknown age. Lot contains 2 sapphires and one piece of jade. Jade item weighs approx 200 grams, the sapphires have an ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (25.00 + 5.50) x 1 = 30.50
 
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Iron African Bracelet39 - Iron African Bracelet
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Iron African Bracelet, pre-historic item. Made of iron, the item measures 3.25" x 3.75" x 3". Mali, Africa. Nice archaelogical item. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (15.00 + 3.30) x 1 = 18.30
 
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Stone Mortar & Pestle40 - Stone Mortar & Pestle
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Stone Mortar & Pestle, pre-historic item. Made of granite, the pestle measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 6.25" and the mortar is 10" x 1...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Old Powder Horn & Hunting Knife w/Sheath41 - Old Powder Horn & Hunting Knife w/Sheath
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Old Powder Horn & Hunting Knife w/Sheath, circa 1930s. Made of horn, wood and steel, the knife in sheath is 13" x 3", the horn is 13&q...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Full Groove War Club Head42 - Full Groove War Club Head
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Full Groove War Club Head, circa 2000 years old. Made of basalt and measuring 4.5" x 2 x 2.25". From Colorado, Pueblo. Full groove, small ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (65.00 + 14.30) x 1 = 79.30
 
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Chimayo Weaving43 - Chimayo Weaving
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Chimayo Weaving, circa 1990s. Made of wool and dye, the item measures 19" x 15" w/fringe. New Mexico, Ortega's Weaving Shop tag. Brown...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f***r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Papua New Guinea Hafted Adze w/Helm COA44 - Papua New Guinea Hafted Adze w/Helm COA
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Papua New Guinea Hafted Adze, circa WWII. Made of wood, ratan and jade, the item measures 24" x 16" x 1.5". PNG. Collected in WWII, m...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to f***r for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Old African Mask45 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, early 20th century. Made of wood, the item measures 12.5" x 6" x 6.5". Dogon tribe. Condition: Good, see images. Sh...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to f***r for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Fine Maidu Basket46 - Fine Maidu Basket
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Fine Maidu Basket, circa 1890s. Made of red bud and sumac, the item is 12" x 11.75" x 5.25". Northeastern California. Beautiful desig...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to f***r for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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Misc. Old Indian Beadwork47 - Misc. Old Indian Beadwork
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Misc. Old Indian Beadwork, 1890s to 1940s. Made of leather, glass peads and paint, the basket is 9" x 9" x 3.5" and the moccasin is 1...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f***r for (30.00 + 6.60) x 1 = 36.60
 
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Polynesian Canoe Oar w/Helm COA48 - Polynesian Canoe Oar w/Helm COA
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Polynesian Canoe Oar, circa WWII. Made of wood, the item is 64" long x 6.5" x 1.75". Tonga. Large classic canoe oar. Ex. Maslyn Willi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f***r for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Old African Mask49 - Old African Mask
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Old African Mask, circa 1940s. Made of wood, the item is 9" x 5.5" x 4". Congo. Nice patina on this wood mask. Condition: Good, see i...
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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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Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Earrings50 - Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Earrings
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Mexican Sterling Silver & Abalone Earrings, circa 1950s. Made of sterling silver and abalone with alpaca silver clamps, the item is 1.25" x...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to f***r for (10.00 + 2.20) x 1 = 12.20
 
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