Many lots of Native American artifacts, painting, sculptures and other Indian themed items will headline the Spring Feature auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
More than 2,400 lots from three major collections of country store, pedal cars, toys and firefighting memorabilia will be offered the weekend of Apr. 12-14 by Showtime Auction Services.
Several outstanding private collections sourced from the West Coast, Florida and the Northeast headline Mosby & Co.’s 400-lot March 23 Americana, Historical & Posters catalog auction.
Several examples of varied decorative art, including an impressive Noguchi "Rudder" dinette table, are set for sale Feb. 5.
Swann is offering the only complete version of Edward S. Curtis’s "The North American Indian" in its Oct. 4, 2012 sale. It could bring more than $1 million. Consignor John King said the set "deserves to be shared with collectors who can appreciate its scarcity, artistry and the recording of a great peoples.”
“The Smithsonian Bird,” a prehistoric porphyry granite birdstone that is considered the finest discovered thus far could sell for as much as $600,000 in a June 23, 2012 auction hosted by Dan Ripley. Its name is derived from the fact that it was once part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum...
t's fascinating (but not surprising) to see the great response to our feature on affordable antiquities and the short article on Widow's Mites coins. Budget-wise collecting can be found on our side of the pond as well. Sales of Native American arrowheads are commonplace and most sell for just a few dollars.
Samaritan oil lamp, 4th century A.D. found in Israel. length: 10 cm, $250. Courtesy of Trionfo Jerusalem by Melody Amsel-Arielli Collectors often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on rare, museum-quality antiquities. Small, abundantly found pieces, however, are often very affordable. For example, coins unearthed in the Holy Land, which date from the Persian through...
SANTA FE, N.M. – All eyes will be upon Santa Fe Aug. 13-14 when the most comprehensive group of works by Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) makes its way into the history books during the 7th annual Auction In Santa Fe. The 11 pieces were selected by the Bethany College Art Committee, then deaccessioned to be...
Pipe tomahawks were commonly traded in the 18th and 19th centuries between tribes and European settlers. They were not a native weapon but they were eventually incorporated into the Apache culture.