Auction in Santa Fe features Kit Carson’s flintlock pistol Aug. 11-12, 2012

SANTA FE, N.M. – Manitou Galleries is offering rare items from The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, the Ralph Meyers Museum of Taos, N.M., as well as from several private collections during its Auction in Santa Fe Aug. 11-12, 2012.

The fine art portion will offer nearly 300 paintings from past and contemporary masters such as Russell Case, Tim Cox, Conrad Buff, Maynard Dixon, Paxson, Parsons, Payne and many California artists.

Kit Carson pistol

Kit Carson’s 1816 flintlock pistol. Photo courtesy Manitou Galleries

More than 300 Indian collectibles, including baskets, beadwork, weaponry, beaded and quilled bags and dozens of weavings will also be featured. Highlights include a Margaret Tafoya blackware bear fetish pot, several Germantown weavings, an Apache mountain lion quiver and arrows, a Helen Cordero male drummer figurine and more.

The historical artifacts section boasts a number of relics from the Ralph Meyers Museum in Taos, N.M. Items include Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy’s leather riding coat. Also, Kit Carson’s 1816 U.S. Flintlock pistol, issued for use in the Mexican-American War, will be sold.

Live, absentee, telephone and Internet bidding will be available through Manitou Galleries and

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