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Helm Auction, Inc. is an online auction service, owned and operated by Craig P. Helm, Sr., specializing in Native American and tribal artifacts. Craig P. Helm, Sr., Helm Auction's resident artifact expert and auctioneer, has been collecting Native American artifacts all of his life.Ã¯Â¿Â½ Growing up Minnesota, he was raised on tales told by his father of the Arapaho, Chippewa, and Dakota Indians of the region. Craig and his father spent many summers together hunting the back country for arrowheads and other relics; remembering finding his first arrowhead at age nine. Craig is retired, you can often find him at estate sales, antique malls and flea markets, always scouring for the next big find. He enjoys dancing, going on road trips, and relaxing on the couch. Craig left his childhood home at age 17 for San Diego to join the Navy. After completing two tours of Vietnam during the 1960s, he received his honorable discharge. He went on to attend San Diego State University, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Archaeology. Following a successful career in the insurance industry all the while dabbling in the relics business, Craig decided to take his love of Native American art and artifacts full-time, dealing as a broker of Indian artifacts. Craig has been listed twice in the Who's Who in Indian Relics book series, in 1974 and 1994. With his decades of experience in the relics trade, Craig cautions individuals regarding the strict regulations regarding the removal of artifacts from public land. Only items that have been found on private property or the pre-Columbian art that has been in the county more than 50 years are legal for personal collections. Craig's knowledge in the business allowed him to develop a close relationship with the Heritage of the American Museum in El Cajon on the campus of Cuyamaca College. Originally, Craig held auctions at the HOTAM, and for many years at the Mission Valley Resort Hotel, in San Diego, California. For the past few years, Craig & Diane have made the jump to online auctions, and look forward to the development of new relationships in the relics trade. Craig provides free appraisal service for the Heritage of American Museum in El Cajon on request. Craig also continues to do authentications through Helm Auction, Inc's appraisal service, on pre-Historic stone relics and other stone tools, as well as other Native American and tribal artifacts.Helm Auction is always interested in consignments and the outright purchase of collections.
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CharlesJersey City, NJ
May 07, 2022
very well done...
very well done
May 07, 2022
They are BACK!!!!!
I've bought from them for years. I'm thankful they are back
Apr 28, 2022
THE VERY BEST FAST SHIPPING AT A LOW COST
Dec 31, 2019
THOSE PEAPLE ARE FINE GOOD BUSINESS MEN
I'M MISSING A PFEDER ON THE SCHIELD HOW CAN I GET ANOTHER ONE...??
Aug 09, 2019
My Best Experience To Date
Helm Auction, was by far my most satisfieding experience to date, I picked up my winnings they made it easy very easy, but unlike most Auctions Helm included Shipping prices for every item. Helm Auction had only quality items including allot of Native American and also paintings from local artist. Helm Auctions is A + + + + operation
NancyValley Mills, TX
Jun 11, 2019
Every item is an amazing find! My collection is most enviable thanks to their attention to quality and detail.
RaymondBuffalo, New York
Jun 08, 2019
Very nice auction items.
Anyone that registers is allowed to bid.
May 14, 2019
Great, trustworthy auction house to work with.
Dependable and responsive to questions and concerns. Accurate descriptions of items.
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