LOVELAND, Colo. — A Cree beaded saddle rode far past its expectations at New Frontier Western Show & Auction on August 26. Full auction results can be viewed at LiveAuctioneers.

The stunning beaded saddle was estimated at $1,600-$2,500 but sold to an internet bidder for a whopping $18,250 ($21,900 with buyer’s premium). With a detailed floral pattern realized in classic Cree fashion, the lot ended up as the top item for the entire sale.

A Hamley trophy saddle won by George Weir as the 1915 Steer Roping Champion at the Pendleton Round-Up was the top saddle lot in the sale, bringing $5,500 ($6,600 with buyer’s premium).

A horsehair bridle made in Deer Lodge Penitentiary in Montana with a bold mixture of pink and green beat its low estimate of $3,700 to hammer at $4,500 ($5,400 with buyer’s premium).

Vintage Native American apparel is always in demand, as evidenced by the results for this Sioux war shirt. It made its low estimate of $4,500 ($5,400 with buyer’s premium).

Click here to view the complete sale results at LiveAuctioneers.