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Auction Description for Helm Auction, Inc: American Indian and Tribal Art Auction
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Preview period will be by appointment only. On the day of the auction, items may be previewed two prior to the beginning of the auction. Please note, the location of the auction is not 772 Jamacha Road, No. 303. You will need to contact Helm Auction, for exact location.

American Indian and Tribal Art Auction

by Helm Auction, Inc


350 lots with images

May 17, 2014

Live Auction

772 Jamacha Road, No. 303

El Cajon, CA, 92019 USA

Phone: 619-440-0320

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Navajo Weaving

Lot 1: Navajo Weaving

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Description: Navajo Weaving measuring 36.5" x 30". Colors include tan, turquoise, brown, gold, beige, pink, and green. Very Fine weaving. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Navajo Sterling Necklace

Lot 2: Navajo Sterling Necklace

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Description: Navajo Sterling Necklace. Necklace is approximately 27" long approx with the largest piece is 2.5" x 2.25" pendant. 8 smaller pendants included. Item is STERLING. WEIGHT: 130.2g. Condition: Used w/patina. Shipping: $20.

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Navajo Squash Blossom Silver & Turquoise Necklace

Lot 3: Navajo Squash Blossom Silver & Turquoise Necklace

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Description: Navajo Squash Blossom Silver & Turquoise Necklace. Necklace is 22" long approx. and comes with a 3" x 3" Naja with eight matching stones. The blossoms have 12 matching stones. Item is STERLING. WEIGHT: total with stones, approximately 184.8g. Condition: Used w/patina. Shipping: $20.

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African Beaded Bag

Lot 4: African Beaded Bag

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Description: African Beaded Bag of the Kuba Tribe. Bag measures 38.5" x 16". Bag has two ornately beaded lizard effigies as well as a flower, statue-like face, and multiple colors throughout. Bag opens up vertically. Condition: Good. Shipping: $24.

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Brass Carbide Cannon

Lot 5: Brass Carbide Cannon

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Description: Brass Carbide Cannon measures 23" x 6.5" x 6.5". Item weighs approx. 16 lbs. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $28.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Book & 3 Framed Matching Photos from Wounded Knee

Lot 6: Book & 3 Framed Matching Photos from Wounded Knee

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Description: Book & 3 Framed Matching Photos from Wounded Knee. Photos are 5" x 7". Book is 7" x 10". Trail to Wounded Knee: The Last Stand of the Plains Indians by Herman J. Viola. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $12.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Olmec Black Jade Celt

Lot 7: Olmec Black Jade Celt

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Description: Olmec Black Jade Celt from Mexico. Item measures 6" and is 5000 years old. Condition: Excellent. Shipping: $14.

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Hopewell Stone Effigy Pipe

Lot 8: Hopewell Stone Effigy Pipe

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Description: Hopewell Stone Effigy Pipe from Ohio. Item measures 3.75" x 1.75" x 1.5". Condition: Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Papago Basket

Lot 9: Native American Papago Basket

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Description: Native American Papago Basket measuring 8" x 4" w/lid. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $16.

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Native American-Style Weaving

Lot 10: Native American-Style Weaving

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Description: Native American-Style Weaving measures 27.5" wide by 58" long. Colors include black, grey, white and red. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Yei-Style Weaving

Lot 11: Yei-Style Weaving

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Description: Yei-Style Weaving made in Mexico. Weaving measures 57.5" x 22.25. Colors include turquoise, red, orange, aqua, yellow, beige, gray and white. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Carved Clay Artwork

Lot 12: Carved Clay Artwork

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Description: Carved Clay Artwork. Item is similar to LOT#135 by Pablo Soleris. Item is carved in clay which is seldom seen. Piece measures 7.25" x 6.5" x 5" and is unsigned. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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2 Alaskan Indian Baskets w/Lids

Lot 13: 2 Alaskan Indian Baskets w/Lids

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Description: 2 Alaskan Indian Baskets w/Lids. Larger basket has coiled construction w/dyed grass primitive bird motif. Basket has 2.25" opening, 2.5" base and is 4.25" tall. Smaller basket is a 1970s Yup'ik grass basket from Hooper Bay, AK. It measures 2.25" opening, 1 5/8" base and sits 2.5" tall. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Rare Olmec Lord on Throne

Lot 14: Rare Olmec Lord on Throne

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Description: Rare Olmec Lord on Throne. Item is 9" tall x 6.5" x 4" and weighs approx. 9.25 lbs. Found in Veracruz, Mexico. Old Texas Collection. Certificate of Authenticity: Frank Preusser. Condition: Very Good, some ancient cracks throughout, see images. Shipping: $60.

Condition Report: Very Good, some ancient cracks throughout, see images

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Papago Duck Effigy Basket

Lot 15: Papago Duck Effigy Basket

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Description: Papago Duck Effigy Basket. Item measures 6.5" x 5" x 4.5". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $16.

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Eye Dazzler Rug (Navajo)

Lot 16: Eye Dazzler Rug (Navajo)

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Description: Eye Dazzler Rug (Navajo). Made circa 1950s. Rug measures 26" x 48". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18

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Butterfly Bannerstone

Lot 17: Butterfly Bannerstone

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Description: Butterfly Bannerstone from Indiana. Item measures 2" x 4". Condition: Excellent. Shipping: $12.

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3/4 Groove Axe

Lot 18: 3/4 Groove Axe

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Description: 3/4 Groove Axe measuring 9.5" x 4.5" x 2.5" and weighing 7 lbs. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Papago Basket

Lot 19: Native American Papago Basket

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Description: Native American Papago Basket measuring 7.25" x 6. 25". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Navajo Weaving

Lot 20: Native American Navajo Weaving

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Description: Native American Navajo Weaving measures 27.5" wide by 32.5" long. Colors include black, grey, gold and white. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Framed Tom Knapp Drawing

Lot 21: Framed Tom Knapp Drawing

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Description: Framed Tom Knapp Drawing, 1967. Frame measures 17.75" x 12" x .5". Artwork is pencil and is signed by the artist. Drawing features a wood cabin with detailed shading. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $22.

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Wood War Club

Lot 22: Wood War Club

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Description: Wood War Club from San Diego, CA. Item is one solid piece and measures 14.5" long and 11" around the club head. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Alaskan Eskimo Basket

Lot 23: Alaskan Eskimo Basket

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Description: Alaskan Eskimo Basket from the early 20th century. Basket has a 3" opening, 2" base and sits 4.75" tall. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $12.

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Papago Yarn Basketry Effigy Tray

Lot 24: Papago Yarn Basketry Effigy Tray

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Description: Papago Yarn Basketry Effigy Tray. Item measures 14.5" diameter. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Mission Basket

Lot 25: Native American Mission Basket

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Description: Native American Mission Basket measuring 5.25" x 4.25" x 3". From San Diego, CA. Condition: Fair, some weave damage. Shipping: $14.

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Kachina Doll (Hopi) w/Stand

Lot 26: Kachina Doll (Hopi) w/Stand

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Description: Kachina Doll (Hopi) w/Stand. Item measures 9" x 3.5". Made circa 1940s. Condition: Good, left arm reglued. Shipping: $14.

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Hopewell Stone Pipe

Lot 27: Hopewell Stone Pipe

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Description: Hopewell Stone Pipe from Ohio. Item measures 2" x 5". Condition: Excellent. Shipping: $12.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Harley-Davidson Buck Knife w/box

Lot 28: Harley-Davidson Buck Knife w/box

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Description: Harley-Davidson Buck Knife w/box. Condition: Mint. Shipping: $18.

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Native American Pima Basket

Lot 29: Native American Pima Basket

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Description: Native American Pima Basket measuring 5.25" x 7". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Navajo Weaving

Lot 30: Native American Navajo Weaving

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Description: Native American Navajo Weaving measures 32" wide by 47" long. Colors include black, tan, red, and sand. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Olmec Monkey Stone

Lot 31: Olmec Monkey Stone

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Description: Olmec Monkey Stone. Item measures 10" tall x 6.5" x 4.75 and weighs approx. 14 lbs. From Veracruz, Mexico. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $25.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Wood War Club

Lot 32: Wood War Club

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Description: Wood War Club from San Diego County, CA. Item is one solid piece and measures 16" long and 10.5" around the club head. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Eskimo Bear Grass Basket

Lot 33: Eskimo Bear Grass Basket

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Description: Eskimo Bear Grass Basket from Alaska. Basket is c. 1880 and has a 3.25" opening, a 2.5" base and sits 6.5" tall. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Navajo Money Belt

Lot 34: Navajo Money Belt

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Description: Navajo Money Belt. The belt is made of painted leather and includes yellow, turquoise, red, and black. It measures 36" x 8.25". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Small Pottery

Lot 35: Native American Small Pottery

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Description: Native American Small Pottery measures 5.5" x 3.25" x 2". Item found alongside U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California. Condition: Old crack, repaired. Shipping: $14.

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Two Sioux Parfleche Boxes

Lot 36: Two Sioux Parfleche Boxes

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Description: Two Sioux Parfleche Boxes painted and measuring 4 in x 5 in x 7 in each. Circa 1930s. Condition: Good. Shipping: $16.

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Plummet from Indiana

Lot 37: Plummet from Indiana

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Description: Plummet from Indiana. Measures 4" x 1". Condition: Excellent. Shipping: $12.

Condition Report: Excellent

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6 Assorted Antique Dental Instruments

Lot 38: 6 Assorted Antique Dental Instruments

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Description: 6 Assorted Dental Instruments. Antique. Sizes range from 5.75" to 7.25" long. Condition: Used, some rusting. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Papago Basket

Lot 39: Native American Papago Basket

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Description: Native American Papago Basket measuring 8.5" x 5". The basket is bell-shaped. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Native American Navajo Weaving

Lot 40: Native American Navajo Weaving

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Description: Native American Navajo Weaving measures 18.25" wide by 36" long. Colors are red, sand, tan, and brown. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Navajo Gallup Throw Weaving

Lot 41: Navajo Gallup Throw Weaving

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Description: Navajo Gallup Throw Weaving from Gallup, New Mexico. Weaving measures 35" x 17.5". Colors include red, brown, beige, and light brown. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

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Mission Indian Pottery Trowel or Anvil

Lot 42: Mission Indian Pottery Trowel or Anvil

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Description: Mission Indian Pottery Trowel or Anvil. Similar to LOT#75. Item is used in pottery making. From San Diego County, CA. It measures 3.25" x 1.5" tall. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

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Alaskan Yup'ik Basket

Lot 43: Alaskan Yup'ik Basket

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Description: Alaskan Yup'ik Basket from Hooper Bay, AK. Grass basket with a 7.5" x 3.5" opening, a 7.25" x 3.5" base, and sits 3.25" tall. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $14.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Nesting Alphabet Set

Lot 44: Nesting Alphabet Set

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Description: Nesting Alphabet Set. Box within a box, set includes 5 boxes. Measures 5" x 5" x 5". Condition: Fair, some paint loss, wood chipping. Shipping: $14.

Condition Report: Fair, some paint loss, wood chipping

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Native American Pottery Pitcher

Lot 45: Native American Pottery Pitcher

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Description: Native American Pottery Pitcher from Miracopa, AZ, USA. Item measures 5.5" x 4.25" x 1.5". Condition: Cracked, repaired. Shipping: $14.

Condition Report: Cracked, repaired

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Iroquois Sculpture by Jack Thomas

Lot 46: Iroquois Sculpture by Jack Thomas

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Description: Iroquois Sculpture by Jack Thomas. 15 in x 10 in x 3 in. Modern with several effigies. Condition: Some minor nicks and scratches. Shipping: $40.

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Bannerstone from Ohio

Lot 47: Bannerstone from Ohio

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Description: Bannerstone from Ohio. Item measures 3" x 3.5". Condition: Excellent. Shipping: $12.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Olmec Stone Mask

Lot 48: Olmec Stone Mask

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Description: Olmec Stone Mask from Veracruz, Mexico. Item measures 6" x 5" x 2.75". Condition: Broken and glued. Shipping: $18.

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Native American Papago Figures Basket

Lot 49: Native American Papago Figures Basket

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Description: Native American Papago Figures Basket with a 12" circumference. Features 4 figures on inside of bowl. Basket height measures about 3.5". Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $16.

Condition Report: Very Good

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Native American Navajo Weaving

Lot 50: Native American Navajo Weaving

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Description: Native American Navajo Weaving measures 31.5" wide by 21.75" long. Colors are brown, white, and tan. Condition: Very Good. Shipping: $18.

Condition Report: Very Good

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