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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #1132389 (stock #LS20125)
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These extremely rare grizzly chaps were obtained while in northern Wyoming near the Montana border. They were mounted on a board and labeled on the back, "Blackfoot Montana Territory". The chaps are of rifle caliber, with two rows of loops, the lower row smaller in diameter than the upper. They are adorned with a central beaded rosette of Blackfoot pattern, actual cartridge case fragments consisting of the rims which are embedded in the leather, front paw grizzly claws, and some square brass na...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1027838 (stock #LS20107)
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$75.00
This 45-70 cartridge case was found with a metal detector by a friend of mine at the "Dull Knife Battle Site" fought in November, 1878 from the "Big Hole in the Wall" area in Wyoming.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1132385 (stock #LS20124)
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These extremely rare beaded chaps are maker marked H H Heiser out of Denver, Colorado. Coming to Colorado during the Gold Rush of 1858-59, German immigrant Herman H. Heiser ultimately became one of the West's best known saddle makers. The chaps are made from brain-tanned deer hide and are beaded in what appears to be a Cheyenne pattern. There are a few small moth nips on the back side, but not serious, and merely expose the white of the original brain-tanned hide which is otherwise a uniform gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1428720 (stock #LS202020)
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$1,250.00
This is an incredible, extremely rare, plains Indian copper beads and bird claws necklace. It is from the late 1800's. It has 33 rolled copper beads, 40 trade beads and 8 claws. It is about 32". The copper beads have dark patina and are all about 3/4". The claws are all sharp and the necklace is in pristine condition. This is not a married concoction. It may have been handed down through generations. I purchased it from HD Enterprises in Denver in 1985. It is from the Bob Rock collection. I have...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1900 item #1429110 (stock #LS202026)
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$5,000.00
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A Jack of Hearts playing card shot through the heart, signed J.W. Hardin in the bottom right hand margin and for Mr. Ford in the bottom left hand margin along with 3 words I cannot read. The handful of other known examples, estimated to be between 6-17 appear to be from the same deck. The gunslinger was part owner of the bar and gambling venue and he reportedly signed these cards for patrons as a souvenir of a shooting demonstration he put on for the Fourth of July. John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #862886 (stock #LS200961)
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$700.00
These C1650--1700 eating utensils were found in 1935 by James A. Hanson near Fort Ligonier, Westmoreland County, PA who donated them to the former Museum of the Fur trade, acquired by Dr. John F. Neil from Glenshaw, PA who sold them to the well-known Charles "Sonny" Atikinson from Mayville, KY who sold to Tom Davis. I purchased from Tom Davis on 7-25-92. The meat skewer with spiral twisted handle ending in complete circular ring was found near Gallegos Trading Post site, San Juan County, New Mex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1700 item #864756 (stock #LS200992)
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$1,000.00
This is a very rare Iroquois female effigy bone carving adopting the "September Morn" pose (one hand on the chest and the other hand over the genitals or the abdomen). It is from West Bloomfield, New York, Seneca. "1600 to 1620" carefully printed in black ink on the reverse. She shows a pronounced band at the forehead, as if wearing some head gear or maybe some hair style. Cheeks are shown as broad and flat. Prominent breasts. This piece came from the Robert N. Converse collection. Robert wro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1058887 (stock #LS20113)
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$5,000.00
This is a carved portrait of Christ in gem quality emerald from Colombia. It has been specific gravity tested. It originated from the Chivor mining area in Columbia which produced higher grade specimens than the Muzo or Coscuez areas. It dates to around the middle 1600's and shows no evidence of modern tool marks. It is 233.24 carats. It is 1 1/2" tall, 1/1/4" wide and 1" deep. The patina is beautiful. It is a fabulous hand or pocket piece. I don't know of another Christ carving in emerald. A Co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1700 item #1183650 (stock #LS20135)
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$99.00
Alaska Eskimo harpoon spear point 2.3" long, circa Thule culture 1200 AD to 1700 AD. It was found on Saint Lawrence Island located in the Bering Strait Northern coastal region of Alaska. It has beautiful dark patination. In great condition and is very solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Pre 1700 item #1287433 (stock #LS201501)
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$800.00
The fishhook with original cordage is from the Northwest. The other Eskimo items are as follows: 5 1/4" Eskimo Bone Axe/Scraper found in Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, drilled base for hafting. 3 3/8" Bone Spoon Gorget found at Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Comes with a Stermer COA. 6 5/8" Eskimo Bone Spoon found on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. 4 1/2" Bone Harpoon (Metal tip) found on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Comes with a Stermer COA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1700 item #1402291 (stock #LS20194)
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$30,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare and unique carved bone Mayan plaque. This masterpiece is the finest I have ever seen and very few exist. It is 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1/8". It is from the Aapo Bolon Estate which was collected by the family while living in Guatemala from 1920-1980. I inspected the entire collection of over 1000 pieces and found nothing incorrect in any item. This was the finest piece in the offering. It is from the Post Classic Period as it is made from Bovine bone. It shows nice age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1700 item #1429139 (stock #LS202027)
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$30,000.00
This is a frame of 100 Columbia river gem points. There are 31 agatized petrified wood points. There are also 2 extremely rare glass points, one clear and one purple. There are 77 G-10s and the others are 9s with a couple of 8s. True G-10s are 1 in 10,000 points. Also included are the 5 Columbia river gem points that are listed on this site for $10,000 including the only precious opal point from Oregon known to exist. All are translucent except 9 are jasper. I added up the value of each point an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859666 (stock #LS200911)
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$1,900.00
Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2013 for $12,890. None were as near as nice as this one or even the other three I have for sale here. If you would like a link to this Sotheby's auction, please e-mail me. This unusual zoomorphic pipe depicts a duck. Original red paint covers much of the polished black-brown surface and eyes and bill are outlined by incision. Ducks were associated with rain gods. Dimensions: stem length, 14 cm, bowl height, 9cm, bowl diameter, 2.5 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859675 (stock #LS200912)
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$1,600.00
This extremely rare 6 1/2" angular owl effigy pipe was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in 1958 at the Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan site in Mexico. It is type 3A. The pupil of the right eye is missing. This is truly a fabulous pipe of which only a few exist in private collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859705 (stock #LS200914)
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$695.00
This is an extroadinarily rare Aztec ceramic pipe. There are only 3 others of this earliest type known to exist. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 12/2/60 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The end of the stem has been broken off and appears to have been glued back on. This is not the prettiest of the 4 pipes I have listed, but it is the oldest likened unto Paleo vs. Archaic. I have what I believe to be the largest and finest collection of Aztec pipes in private hands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859926 (stock #LS200920)
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$5,500.00
I purchased this river-stained tally-marked four-directional/cross bone pendant from Tom Davis on 8-7-92. Tom had owned it for 10 years and he purchased it from the finder. The finder's name will be revealed to the buyer on purchase. I have the original receipt from Tom. It was found on the banks of the Tennessee River on the Tennessee/Mississippi border in Alcorn County, Mississippi. It is pictured with Tom in his bio in Who's Who, number 7, page 48. It is 3 3/4" long and 2 5/8" wide. Needless ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859928 (stock #LS200921)
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$5,500.00
This is the only bone scalloped triskele gorget known to exist. I purchased it on 8-1-92 from Who's Who, Duke Snider, who purchased it from Tom Davis. It is a whopping 4 1/2 inches in diameter. The name of the finder will go to the buyer along with the original receipt and paperwork. Everything about this piece is 1000% correct. It is a solid piece in excellent condition with no restoration or repair. Needless to say, this is one of the finest bone artifacts known to exist. Please view my youtub...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #861197 (stock #LS200936)
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$2,500.00
This 18K gold bell is a real beauty with original clapper intact which gives an extremely pleasing tinkle. It is 7/8". This is especially beautiful gold. It weighs 13.4 grams. The sound of bells were used by shamans in their magical rituals to open portals or manifest will. It has a large decorated loop on top allowing it to be worn with a large chain. An outstanding piece of pre-Columbian jewelry.