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Artemis Gallery to auction exceptional antiquities, cultural & fine art, March 24

Rare Ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic (Naqada II to Naqada III, circa 3500-3000 BCE) terracotta canoe-form boat model with pinched keel, 19in long. Published in 1909 reference ‘The Light of Egypt,’ by Robert de Rustafjaell, who found the relic at Gebelein, 17 miles from Luxor. Extensive provenance, including Sotheby’s London, January 20-24, 1913. Estimate $40,000-$50,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Discerning collectors of cultural art always look forward to Artemis Gallery’s auctions produced under the “Exceptional Antiquities” banner. That particular series of sales represents the finest ancient, ethnographic and fine art consignments entrusted to the renowned Artemis team for expert vetting, marketing and sale. The next Exceptional Auction is slated for Thursday, March 24, and as always, each item will convey to its new owner with an Artemis Gallery Certificate of Authenticity.

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Polychrome California Mission rattlesnake basket, est. $5,000-$7,000

Native American baskets carry weight at John Moran sale, March 15

Polychrome California Mission rattlesnake basket, est. $5,000-$7,000

Polychrome California Mission rattlesnake basket, est. $5,000-$7,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – On March 15, John Moran Auctioneers will present the James M. Cole collection, featuring more than 300 lots of Native American art and artifacts. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy Auctions reports blockbuster year with 2021 sales exceeding $50M

Rare and exceptional Mohawk Gasoline circular porcelain neon service station with Native American graphic and original cast-metal mounting stand. Produced in the 1930s for Mohawk Oil Co., Bakersfield, California. 9.0+ condition. Sold at Morphy’s Oct. 3-4, 2021 Automobilia & Petroliana Auction for its high-estimate price of $120,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions is pleased to report a year of unprecedented new-buyer interest and stellar results across all categories in 2021, with gross sales surpassing $50 million.

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Selkirk to auction Mississippian Picture Cave system, Sept. 14

On September 14, 2021, Selkirk will auction a two-cave system of Native American polychrome paintings, together with 43 acres of surrounding land. Estimate: $1 million to $3 million. Image courtesy of Selkirk

ST. LOUIS – In a remote area of eastern Missouri, roughly 50 miles outside of the bustling urban center of Saint Louis, the prairies meet the Ozark plateau, and a mystical plat of land richly packed with natural resources conceals a well-known subterranean masterpiece that has come to be known as Picture Cave. Housing what some scholars believe to be the greatest assemblage of indigenous American polychrome paintings ever discovered in the ancient cultural area known as Mesoamerica, the two-cave system was once an important ritual site for early Mississippian culture. Today it functions as a vital ecosystem for one of the densest populations of the endangered Indiana gray bat. With an eye on the important future stewardship of this land and the caves nestled within it, Picture Cave will be auctioned on September 14, 2021, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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New Frontier to auction premier Old West artifacts, antique & vintage firearms, Aug. 28  

Winchester 1895 Deluxe takedown rifle, manufactured in 1913, deluxe two-barrel set (405WCF and 35WCF calibers). Comes with French fitted oak and leather case, period cleaning tools and box of ammunition for each caliber. Provenance: Estate of Mike Wilson, Denver, Colorado. Estimate $5,500-$8,500

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming’s capital city, Cheyenne, has been known as the “Magic City of the Plains” practically since its establishment in 1867, when it officially became part of the Dakota Territory. Its status as a railroad town and military encampment only added to its allure, attracting cowboys, ranchers, outlaws and others seeking adventure and wide-open skies. That Old West atmosphere can still be felt in Cheyenne, and never more so than when New Frontier hosts its annual Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Auction, next slated for August 28.

The 391-lot auction of firearms, and both historical and modern Western antiques and art will be conducted in tandem with the promoter’s August 27-29 Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show at the Laramie County Event Center at Archer. Bidders can take part in the auction either at the event itself or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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New venue for popular Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show & Auction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Scott Tarbell, owner/promoter of New Frontier Shows, announces the company’s Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show & Auction is moving to a spacious new 64,000 sq ft location, Laramie County’s Event Center at Archer. The 12th edition of the popular collector-focused event will be held August 27-29. The on-site live auction, which will also be accessible to online bidders through LiveAuctioneers, starts at 2pm MT on Saturday, August 28.

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Morphy’s to auction 1,500+ lots of firearms and militaria, July 13-15

Beautifully decorated Kentucky-style percussion rifle recently discovered with consignor provenance stating it once belonged to a Dr. Emmanuel Meyer (b. 1818, Basel, Switzerland; later a surgeon in Texas). Family ownership since the 1840s. Estimate $30,000-$50,000

DENVER, Pa. – In preparing for Morphy’s big July 13-15 sale, the Pennsylvania company’s firearms specialists have once again come through with flying colors, curating a first-class selection of firearms, edged weapons, armor and militaria from fine American and international collections. More than 1,500 lots will be presented over the three-day period, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Edith Claymore (Miniconjou, 1858-1910) attributed Cheyenne River pictorial tobacco bag that sold for $100,000

Cowan’s Native American art auction nears $1M mark

Edith Claymore (Miniconjou, 1858-1910) attributed Cheyenne River pictorial tobacco bag that sold for $100,000

Edith Claymore (Miniconjou, 1858-1910) attributed Cheyenne River pictorial tobacco bag that sold for $100,000

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s April 16 Native American Art auction achieved a price of $997,265, beating its presale estimate by more than $250,000. The sale offered a wide selection of Native art and artifacts from every region of North America and spanning prehistory through the 19th century.

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Ed Mell, ‘Red Rock,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000

Hindman May 6-7 sale features winning Western art

Ed Mell, ‘Red Rock,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000

Ed Mell, ‘Red Rock,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000

DENVER, Colo. –  Hindman celebrates the legend of the American frontier with its two-day Western Paintings and Sculpture sale, scheduled for May 6-7. More than 400 lots will feature in the auction, which includes oils on canvas, bronzes, and a variety of Native American works of art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Met exhibition features Karl Bodmer’s Native North American portraits

Karl Bodmer, Hotokáneheh, Piegan Blackfoot Man, 1833. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 11 15/16 x 17 1/16 in, 1986.49.288, Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of the Enron Art Foundation, 1986

NEW YORK – Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits, an exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 5 through July 25, 2021, will present a compelling visual response to Native North America through watercolors created in the 1830s by the Swiss draftsman Karl Bodmer (1809–1893). Bodmer was one of the most accomplished and prolific European artists to travel the Missouri River, and one of the first to document both the landscapes of the American interior and its Indigenous peoples. Read more