• 28 Oct
    2008

An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads

Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles.

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  • 2 Oct
    2008

Windmill Weights as Folk Art

After I posted yesterday’s blog about the Whirligigs sought after by collectors, I guess my mind started going back to the days I spent growing up on a farm. Before I knew it, I was researching Windmill Weights. Maybe windmills were on my mind because of the need for this country to find new energy […]

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  • 24 Sep
    2008

It’s a What? A Whirligig?

If I told you a whirligig could bring in some big money, would you know what a whirligig is and how to spot one?

 I always teach members of my antique business club that the money in this business is made in the rare. The rare and desirable will keep your money turning, and a whirligig falls into this category.

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  • 6 Sep
    2008

The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork

In 1903, my grandmother went to the Afton Fair, a small agricultural fair in central New York State. Because her daughter, my aunt, was sick and couldn’t go to the fair, my grandmother brought a present for her from the fair. It was a pink satin beaded bird-shaped pincushion with the year 1903 beaded under the tail. (Figure 1.)

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  • 2 May
    2008

Tribal Art Combines Beauty and Ritual

Out of Africa’s central forests have come beautiful examples of tribal art. These collectible works are important in their own right, but also have influenced the works of major 19th and 20th century Western artists, including Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, Klee, Vlaminck and Derain.african

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  • 1 May
    2008

pottery

Pottery from Mesa Verde…Utilitarian..Pueblo II time period…dated 950-1050 A.D.

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  • 19 Mar
    2008

Indian Artifacts

American Indian items are bringing unbelievable prices these days, and most dealers are completely unaware of the breadth of this market.

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  • 17 Mar
    2007

The Old West Romance Lives On

The demand for Native American artwork and artifacts continues to rise. Wes Cowan provides advice for those looking to collect these reminders of America’s original inhabitants. — Editor Native Americans roaming the plains, cowboys riding their horses and young women awaiting their return – these romantic views of the west have long attracted people to […]

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