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St. Ignatius, MT, United States
DoneSat, Aug 14, 2010 7:00 PM GMT

Best of Santa Fe 2010 - Session 1

This auction features the collections of author/historian Ben Thompson, St.Louis, MO, and noted western artist Ted Long, N.Platte, NE, plus a famous highline collection from Santa Fe and several small private collections.Featured items include a documented 1880s Pueblo shield, a famous documented pueblo fetish collection from Santa Fe, the famous Judge Hooker’s vest & personal items, and a famous pipeaxe from the Cody Sitting Bull collection! We have the best selection of beadwork & quillwork we’ve ever been able to offer: cradles, saddle pads, saddle bags, pipe bags, beautiful moccasins, animal skin bags, society bags, medicine necklaces, possible bags, tipi rests, saddles, vests, bonnets, pipes, parfleche cases, gaming items, scabbards, bandoliers, leggings, bow cases, breastplates, tomahawks, gauntlets, dresses, beaded bags, and several warshirts.We also have a huge group of prehistoric pottery jars, bowls, pitchers, ladles, and rare figures as well as fantastic Pueblo pottery including several big name pieces.And, as always, beautiful baskets, old and new kachina dolls, outstanding Navajo rugs and weavings, and a large number of quality jewelry pieces.Also in this auction: NW Coast masks, carvings, and baskets, Eskimo ivory, baskets, and relics, signed original art and bronzes, quality limited edition lithographs and prints, old photos, tradebeads, dolls, trade blankets, and a number of other rare, interesting, and hard to find antique, western, and Mexican collectibles. In addition to the above, some of the unique and interesting items include an Eskimo carved ivory chess set, Mexican folk art pottery figures by Candelerio Medrino, a vintage carved carousel horse, several native pottery nativity sets, a collection of miniature Navajo rugs and miniature pueblo pottery, a pueblo snake dance kilt, five of the finest Two Gray Hills weavings you’ll ever see, a Navajo turquoise and silver urn, six vintage concho belts, and much, much more!