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Session I: Important Private Collection of Native American

Including deaccessioned museum artifacts

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WHEN: Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(PREVIEW: Friday Oct 25th 12-6 pm and 8:30 am morning of the sale)

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Lot 1 
Sioux lazy stitch beaded knife sheath, 8”H.
(Estimate: $150-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 2 
Beaded drawstring pouch, with beaded bottom fringe, decorated on both sides, Sioux/Cheyenne, 8.5”H
(Estimate: $150-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 3 
Arapaho beaded knife sheath, sand pattern, 1920s, 8”H.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 4 
Exceptional miniature Pomo beaded basket with red feather decoration, very finely woven, with quail topknot pattern, ca. 1900, 3.25"Dia. x 2"H.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 5 
Pair of Cheyenne ladies beaded hide leggings, ca. 1900, lazy stitch, 14”H. x 7”W.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 6 
William Horstmann, Philadelphia, nickel plated pipe tomahawk with brass tacks, ca. 1900, 16"L. x 7.5"W.
(Estimate: $600-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 7 
Southwestern black soapstone pipe bowl with original wooden stem and sinew attachment, green/red ribbon embellishments, 5.5"L. bowl, 11"L. stem
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 8 
Ojibwe song drum, bark and hide, with old painted figural decoration, 12”Dia. x 4.5"H.; along with a small painted hide drum, 7.5"Dia. x 6.5"H.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 9 
Cheyenne hair roach, with porcupine hair and yellow-dyed deer hair, and a leather and bone spreader, ca. 1900, 13"L. x 8.5"H., with carrying stick
(Estimate: $1000-1500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 10 
Important forty-four star Germantown pictorial flag weaving, ca. 1890-1895, 30” x 51”. Made soon after Wyoming’s entrance to union on July 10th, 1890, and has a unique configuration of 44 inverted stars. Illustrated in “Navajo Pictorial Weavings, 1880-1950” by Tyrone Campbell and Joel and Kate Kopp, 1991, pg 74. One of the earliest Germantown flag weavings known.
(Estimate: $5000-8000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 11 
Late 19th/early 20th C. Plains double-sided beaded pipe bag, with lazy stitch beading
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 12 
Cheyenne hair roach, with porcupine hair, and red, purple, and natural deer hair on interior, 13"L. x 7"H., with carrying stick
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 13 
Pictorial weaving with feather motif, ca. 1905-1915, 54” x 72”. Eagle and turkey feathers frequently appear with Yeis and other deities in sand paintings. Illustrated in “Navajo Pictorial Weavings, 1880-1950” by Tyrone Campbell and Joel and Kate Kopp, 1991, pg 21.
(Estimate: $2000-3000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 14 
Sioux sundance whistle, bone with red, yellow and blue beading and horse hair metal cone decoration, 6.75"L
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 15 
Cheyenne hair roach, with porcupine hair and blue dyed deer hair on exterior, with a decorated parfleche stretcher, 13"L. x 7.5"H., with carrying stick
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 16 
Navajo storm pattern weaving, with red, black, tan and grey colors, 100” x 58”
(Estimate: $2000-3000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 17 
Franklin Pierce Indian Peace medal, dated 1853, bronze, exceptional condition, 76mm diameter, on a trade beaded necklace, in fitted case
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 18 
Peyote fan with Macaw feathers, beadwork, and silver charms, ca. 1917, 17”H.
(Estimate: $150-250 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 19 
Navajo geometric weaving, with red, black, purple and grey, 1920-40, wonderful condition, made with high quality, unusual wool, 52” x 75” (Original museum collection)
(Estimate: $1500-2500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 20 
Blackfeet painted parfleche carrying case, with diamond pattern, ca 1880, 12.5"W x 22.5"L
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 21 
Turn-of-the-century Navajo child’s blanket, three diamonds with red crosses on black field, 26.5” x 52.5” (Original museum collection)
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 22 
Western Apache finely woven basketry bowl, with six horses, lightning, and arrow decoration, excellent condition, ca. 1900, 10.5"Dia. x 3"H.
(Estimate: $1500-2500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 23 
Three small Navajo weavings: striped saddle blanket, 50” x 35”; early child’s blanket with black and red diamonds, 45” x 24”, and Yei weaving, 36” x 17.5”
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 24 
California coiled woven basketry bowl, lightning pattern, ca. 1900, 11"D.ia. x 5"H.
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 25 
Navajo weaving, made by Nellie Tsosie of Ganado, mid 20th C., 32” x 41”
(Estimate: $150-250 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 26 
Excellent large Apache olla, with lightning, horses with saddle, and figural decoration, ca. 1900, 18"H x 14" dia.
(Estimate: $5000-8000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 27 
Black wool beaded story blanket, with American flag, star and eagle decoration, ca. 1940s, possibly commemorating WWII, 69" x 56"
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 28 
Exquisite Sioux maroon wool trade cloth dress with black and white bugle beaded yoke and Arabic coin fringe, hide ties, ca. 1880-1900
(Estimate: $3000-5000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 29 
Apache utility basket with leather straps, ca. 1890, for Native use, 16"H (Charles Derby provenance)
(Estimate: $1200-1800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 30 
Arapahoe ladies fully-beaded sinew-sewn moccasins, one with red feather decoration, with navy, white, turquoise, and red beading, ca. 1890, 10"L.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 31 
Small child's buckskin dress with beading, cowrie shells, brass beads, bells, and fringe, with a blue beaded neckline, 1930s/40s, 29"H. (original museum collection), along with a pair of small child's beaded moccasins, 5.5"L.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 32 
Arapahoe child's fully-beaded sinew-sewn moccasins, ca.1890 bifurcated beaded tongues, with light blue, navy, white, and red beading, 7.5"L
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 33 
Large Western Apache woven basketry tray, with twelve animals, mountains, and red bud decoration, minimal stitch loss, ca. 1900, 19.5"Dia. x 4"H.
(Estimate: $1500-2500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 34 
Sioux sinew-sewn moccasins, quilled with pink dyed porcupine quills and red, white and blue beadwork, 10"L.
(Estimate: $600-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 35 
Two miniature 19th C. Southwest woven baskets, one example with two butterflies and two Thunderbirds, 3.5" Dia. x 2"H.; second example with star flower design, 3"Dia. x 1.4"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 36 
Pair of Sioux men's fully-beaded moccasins, sinew-sewn, ca. 1900, 12"L. (Original museum collection)
Lot 37 
Sioux child's purple velvet dress with cowrie shell yoke decoration, and silk ribbon edging, ca. 1860-1890, 28"H. x 34"W. Similar to those sold by the Otto Ernst Saddlery in Sheridan, Wyoming in the 19th century, where Mr. Ernst would purchase items from Native Americans and sell them in his shop and catalog.
(Estimate: $700-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 38 
Cheyenne child's fully-beaded moccasins, ca. 1890-1900, 8"L., sinew sewn, with white, red, blue, yellow, turquoise beads
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 39 
Cheyenne ladies tan wool dress with hide fringe, and red, white and blue beading, 1920s/30s, minimal staining, 26"W. x 42"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 40 
Crow reservation vest, turn-of-the-century, black silk and wool, with brass tacks and beading, along with a Blackfoot reservation belt, leather with brass studs, 35”L
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 41 
Two small Southwestern baskets, miniature olla with Greek Key pattern, 3"H x 3" Dia., with other miniature olla, 1.5"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 42 
Sioux fully-beaded sinew-sewn moccasins, lazy stitch, ca. 1900, with added rubber soles, 12"L.
(Estimate: $700-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 43 
Two small Southwestern woven baskets: one example with flower decoration, 4.5" Dia. x 3"H.; other with geometric pattern, 4.5" Dia. x 1.5"H
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 44 
Sioux fully-beaded men's moccasins, with blue, yellow and white beading, resoled, sinew sewn, ca. 1900, "bifurcated beaded tongues", 11”L., partial bead loss left front
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 45 
Three miniature Southwestern baskets: Chukchousi Yokut tribe small bowl, diamond pattern, 4"Dia. x 1.3"H.; with two others, 1"H., 3"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 46 
Plains fully-beaded moccasins, "cloven-toe" beading in blue, green and white, 10"L.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 47 
Two rattles: Hopi gourd rattle with painted decoration in white, pink, and blue, 11"H, with a smaller rattle, hide wrapped, with hide and feather fringe, 11.5"H
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 48 
Southern Cheyenne high top moccasins with yellow ochre painting, partially beaded, sinew sewn, 9"L.
(Estimate: $500-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 49 
Circular Plains Ghost Dance rattle, parfleche with sinew sewing and rawhide, green and yellow paint, ca. 1890-1900, 7"L.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 50 
Cheyenne ladies partially beaded moccasins, with beaded edgework, round beaded tongue, and red, white, blue, pink, green, brown, white beading, 10"L.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 51 
California woven basketry bowl, 7"Dia. x 3"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 52 
Awa Tsireh gouache on paper, signed lower right, four Hopi dancers, 9" x 15" sight
(Estimate: $1500-3000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 53 
Large Hopi kachina-head basket, 11.5"H x 15" dia. (damaged bottom)
(Estimate: $700-1000 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 54 
Late-19th C. San Juan pottery storage jar, 14"H.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 55 
Small Hopi tricolor basketry bowl with tray, animal decoration, 1940s/50s, 7" dia. x 4"H, plate 8" dia.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 56 
Sioux partially beaded checkerboard design moccasins, sinew-sewn, ca. 1900, 10.5"L.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 57 
Large Cherokee Rivercane olla, light and dark brown decoration, square bottom with flared rim, in style of Rowena Bradley, 14"H x 12" dia.
(Estimate: $600-800 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 58 
Plains partially-beaded brain-tanned moccasins, with full soles; green, red, yellow, blue and white beads, 1880-1900, 11"L.
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 59 
Seneca/Iroquois Glengarry beaded hat, ca-1860, excellent condition, 10.5"L.
(Estimate: $800-1200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 60 
Plains elk hide moccasins, soft soled with partial beading, 1940s, 10"L
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 61 
Cherokee Rivercane olla, dark and light brown decoration, square bottom with flared top 11"H x 9" dia.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 62 
Two pairs of partially beaded children’s Plains moccasins, one with damage, both 7.5"L.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 63 
Large Cherokee Rivercane olla, light brown decoration, square bottom with flared rim, 14"H x 9" dia.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 64 
Slippery elm miniature canoe, made by Potawatomi tribe of Wisconsin, 1910-1940, with pictorial carving of hills and trees on interior, and possible signature, 27”L. Found in the Hyatt Lodge on Rangely Lake, Maine.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 65 
Cherokee Rivercane rectangular basket with handle, tricolor (corner damage), 15"L x 11"W
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 66 
Early 20th C. Huron woven yarn sash with white pony bead decoration and long beaded fringe; green, yellow, purple, and pink yarns, 82"L.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 67 
Wonderful late 19th C. Woodlands rectangular basket with handles, vivid colors, excellent condition, 19"L. x 14"W. x 8"H.
(Estimate: $400-600 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 68 
Two Cherokee Rivercane baskets, tricolor, 9"L x 11"H and 9" dia. x 12"H
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 69 
Late 19th C. Woodlands polychrome rectangular lidded storage basket, 15"L. x 10"W. x 8"H.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 70 
Burl bowl and handled cup, Eastern Woodlands, bowl 6.5" dia.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 71 
Late 19th C. Maine Woodlands lidded utility basket, with side handles, painted, 12.5" dia. x 10"H (minor damage)
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 72 
Dance sash with dewclaw, trade beads, Indian head pennies, and seeds with carved spiders and insect decoration, 68"L
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 73 
Small rectangular basket with painted butterfly decoration, from the Schaghticoke Reservation of Western Connecticut, 19th C., 12.5"L. x 8.5"W. x 3.5"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 74 
Two pairs of Woodlands beaded cuffs with fringe, early example with floral decoration on blue background, small beads, 9”H. x 7”W.; with a floral rose decorated example with fabric edging, 9” x 6”
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 75 
19th C. Woodlands potato stamp basket with unusual stamps and shape, possibly Penobscot, 11"Dia. x 6"H.
(Estimate: $150-200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 76 
Three-piece Woodlands buckskin costume, including shirt, 21” wide at shoulders, 27”H.; leggings, and triangular neckpiece, 1940s
(Estimate: $300-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 77 
Small Woodlands rectangular potato stamp splint basket, late 19th C./early 20th C., 6.5"L. x 6.5"W. x 3.5"H.
(Estimate: $150-200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 78 
Pair of Plains gauntlets with fringe and beaded decoration, lined with fabric, mid-19th C., 12”H.
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 79 
Adorable miniature Woodlands handled potato stamp splint basket, 19th C. 6"H. x 4"Dia.
(Estimate: $100-150 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 80 
Woodlands lot: pair of small blue beaded moccasins (worn soles), 9"L. ; with a birchbark porcupine quilled box with squirrel, 4"Dia., with a beaded Huron wall pocket, 7"L.
(Estimate: $100-200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 81 
Two Eastern baskets: Maine Woodlands sweetgrass painted lidded basket, 7.5" Dia. x 5.5"H., with a miniature painted handled basket, 5.5"L.
(Estimate: $100-200 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 82 
Pueblo yellow ochre painted moccasins, with blue painted edging, and rolled rawhide soles, 1940s, 11"L.; with a pair of Plains hide leggings with fringe, 1920s, 15"L.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 83 
Covered olla, finely woven, possibly Eastern, 5"H x 5.5" dia.; with a small Southern buttocks basket, 5"L,
(Estimate: $100-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 84 
Klamath necklace with bone, red and green greasy beads, dewclaw and shell ornamentation, 52"L.; along with a dewclaw necklace, 26"L., and a black and white pony bead necklace, 20"L.
(Estimate: $100-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 85 
Hupa basketry hat, ca. 1900, finely woven, polychrome with geometric design, 7"Dia. x 3"H.
(Estimate: $250-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 86 
Salmon River Hupa polychrome basketry hat, ca. 1900, intricate design, 6"Dia. x 4"H.
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 87 
Two quirts: Mojave example with red-dyed horse hair and woven fibers; with a hide covered example with beading and wrist strap, 24"L.
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 88 
Papago woven treasure basket, lidded, 3.5”H x 5”Dia.
(Estimate: $100-150 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 89 
Three beadwork belts: loomed beadwork belt with checker pattern, 34”L.; leather belt with loomed beadwork covering, 42”L.; and a hide belt with beadwork decoration, 36”L.
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 90 
Large unusual Inuit caved soapstone sculpture, two figures harvesting seal carcass, 1940s/50s, 13.5"L. x 3.5"W. x 3.5"H.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 91 
Inuit baleen basket, signed Harry Hank, of Point Barrow AK, 2000, with finial in the form of a walrus head, 6"H. x 5"W.
(Estimate: $250-500 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 92 
Inuit carved soapstone figurine, man with fish, 1940s/50s, finely carved with good patina, 6.5"H. x 4.5"W.
(Estimate: $200-400 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 93 
Lillooet lidded basket, cedar wrapped, with red, black and natural colors, 9" Dia. x 6"H.
(Estimate: $500-700 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 94 
Inuit carved soapstone figurine, two figures, 6.5"H. x 2.5"W.
(Estimate: $100-150 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 95 
Miniature Tlingit rattletop woven basket 2.75"H. x 3"Dia., excellent condition
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 96 
Two Inuit carved soapstone figurines: water bird, 3"L., with two seals on a rock, 4"L. x 5"W.
(Estimate: $100-150 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 97 
Small Tlingit woven lidded basket, 4"H. x 4"Dia.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 98 
Early Eskimo round lidded basket with geometric decoration, 7.5"Dia. x 3"H.
(Estimate: $200-300 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 99 
Lot of Indian trade tokens, eleven $1 J. L. Hubbell, Ganado, 1900s, along with “Arizona Indian Trade Tokens” reference book, by Hal Birt (out of print), and other Trade Tokens informational article
(Estimate: $200-250 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
Lot 100 
Lot of seven miniature baskets: three Popago woven horsehair baskets, one with lid 0.5"H.; two Woodlands lidded baskets, 2"and 1"H. and two others
(Estimate: $50-100 This lot is sold without reserve; bidding could begin or end at any amount)
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