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Current Bid: $2,116.01
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High Bidder: # 314347
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We are honored to offer the gem of the sale: a legendary 10th - 12th century Viking sword (measures 36") that was unearthed in near Tallinn, Estonia in a rare Viking dig a year ago.  As you can imagine, finding a Viking sword (along with other Viking artifacts like jewelry, axes, spear tips, fishing hooks; some of which are offered in this auction) is a find of a lifetime, but to find a complete sword from pommel to tip is nothing short of legendary.

This is the type of item that one can only see in a specialized museum or in photos, but now you have the remarkable opportunity to bid and win this rich treasure.  We have been told that genuine examples are very hard to acquire as these are no longer available for sale/export from Scandinavian countries and most digs dry up quickly and are consumed by private collector's and museums very quickly.

This article gives a full and detailed history of the Viking Sword; truly a marvel of craftsmanship for it's day: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/text/viking_sword.htm

Auction Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000


Current Bid: $260.00
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High Bidder: # 92445
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07/14/2019
07:07 pm CDT
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An authentic ancient Viking iron spear point found on the island of Gotland, Sweden, that has been in a private collection the US for many years measuring 5 1/2" long and still showing well it's design elements.


Current Bid: $625.00
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High Bidder: # 195687
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07/14/2019
07:12 pm CDT
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ONE-OF-A-KIND scratch-built model of the famous Viking ship Oseberg, 4 feet 4 inches long, 12 inches wide and 30 inches tall in a custom Plexiglas display case.  The wooden ship is named the WHITE RAVEN, or “HVIT RAVNR” in Old Norse and took over 300 hours for the master craftsman to build.  The cloth sail is hand-stitched and is a circa-correct rendition of a white raven.  Authentic Old Norse artwork also decorates the 30 hand-painted shields that line the gunnel rails. 

An elaborate dragon’s head accents the bow, with purple and blue colors indicating royalty, as only the richest Vikings had quantities of these dye colors derived from rare shellfish.  The gilded wings of the elaborate dragon’s head set off a magnificent ship with hull lines faithful to the Oseberg, and when viewed from the front, the accurate lines of the masterful Viking ship are spectacular.  A dragon’s tail completes the classic lines of this artful craft.

The Plexiglas case is 56” L x 16” W x 33” H.  The Oseberg model and display case are of strict Museum Quality. 

Auction Estimate: $3000 - $6000


History of the Oseberg Burial Ship

The famous Norwegian Viking ship, the Oseberg ship, was built in AD 820, buried in a grave mound 14 years later, and excavated in 1904. 

The burial mound consisted of an astonishingly well-preserved Viking ship that contained the remains of two women along with a wide array of accompanying grave goods. This vessel, which is widely celebrated as one of the finest finds of the Viking Age, had been buried within a large mound or haugr.

The burial mound measured approximately 40m long by 6.5m high and it completely covered the boat. The conditions within the mound were particularly damp and this meant that the ship and its contents survived nearly intact. Constructed primarily out of oak planks, the vessel measured 21.40m long by 5.10m wide. Its bow and stern were covered in elaborate carvings, while it contained 15 pairs of oar holes which meant up to 30 men could row the ship as required.

Centrally placed on the ship were the skeletons of two women whose remains had been placed in a specially built wooden tent. One of the woman was in her eighties and this was reflected in the condition of her bones which showed that she had suffered badly from arthritis during her final years. The second woman was younger and had died in her early fifties. The connection between the two women is unclear; it is possible that they were related or more sinisterly represent the remains of a noble woman interred with her sacrificed slave. Indeed, some have speculated that one of the women may be Queen Åsa, the grandmother of Norway’s first king.  Radiocarbon analysis of the women’s bones indicated that they died c. 1220±40 and 1230±40.



Current Bid: $10.55
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High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
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1890's Woodman of America Ribbon; Harvard, Ill.  This piece proves that the "fist bump" predates contemporary thinking.


Current Bid: $6.00
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High Bidder: # 313798
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07/14/2019
07:29 pm CDT
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Antique / Vintage Boy Scout Buttons


Current Bid: $0.00
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07/14/2019
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Girl & Brownie Scouts 1930's and on Pins & Buttons


Current Bid: $110.00
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High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:40 pm CDT
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Certified 4 9/16" Hornstone Native American Knife; Bennett's certification included.  Found in Davidson Co, Tennessee.  Measures 4 9/16" x 1 1/16".


Current Bid: $36.00
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High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:41 pm CDT
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Native American stone knife blade artifact ~5"


Current Bid: $19.00
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High Bidder: # 302248
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07/14/2019
07:42 pm CDT
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Calf Creek Native American Arrowhead Stone Point ~2"


Current Bid: $7.00
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High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:43 pm CDT
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Native American Arrowhead Stone Point ~2 7/8"


Current Bid: $16.02
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High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:44 pm CDT
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Native American Arrowhead / Spearhead Stone Point ~3 5/8"


Current Bid: $19.00
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High Bidder: # 298091
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07/14/2019
07:45 pm CDT
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Native American Arrowhead Stone Point Turned Drill Point ~2 1/4"


Current Bid: $326.00
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High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:46 pm CDT
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This fine Apache war club head was found near Globe, AZ.  Measures  ~5 1/2" long.


Current Bid: $35.00
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High Bidder: # 309488
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07/14/2019
07:47 pm CDT
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This large flint scraper was found over 75 years ago in a small stash on a farm just southeast of Wheaton, MN, along with several nice flint points and an extremely rare granite axe head (listed below). Measures 5" across.


Current Bid: $21.05
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High Bidder: # 309488
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07/14/2019
07:48 pm CDT
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This finely-worked Apache scraper / Hoe comes from just outside Globe, AZ.  Its large size makes it very desirable for collectors.  ~6" long.


Current Bid: $65.99
Next Required Bid: $66.99

High Bidder: # 215293
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07/14/2019
07:49 pm CDT
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This large granite axe head was found over 75 years ago in a small stash of artifacts on a farm just southeast of Wheaton, MN, along with several nice flint points and a beautiful flint scraper (listed above).  Granite was commonly used by Native Americans for hammers, war clubs and other items; but to find an authentic granite axe head is extremely rare.  The provenance of this piece is substantiated by its in situ place as found with the scraper and several points.  

Measures nearly 8" x ~5 1/2"


Current Bid: $76.00
Next Required Bid: $81.00

High Bidder: # 98313
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07/14/2019
07:50 pm CDT
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An amazing three footed Native American mortar and pestle that was found in Arizona over 40 years ago.  From a private collection; the finest example we have ever seen.  Measures approx 7".


Current Bid: $69.99
Next Required Bid: $70.99

High Bidder: # 215293
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07/14/2019
07:51 pm CDT
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~14" long wooden spiked Native American club painted and signed.  Great patina and original paint!


Current Bid: $56.00
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High Bidder: # 284046
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07/14/2019
07:52 pm CDT
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The double diamond designed is typically navajo; hand woven wool.  Measures 45" x 21"


Current Bid: $210.00
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High Bidder: # 135072
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07/14/2019
08:09 pm CDT
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Renown pottery artist Mida Tafoya black pottery signed bowl.  Measures approx 5 1/2" wide with an opening of 3 1/2".  These sell for up to $1350 online.


Current Bid: $33.00
Next Required Bid: $34.00

High Bidder: # 302248
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07/14/2019
08:10 pm CDT
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Black pottery handled basket signed by renowned Santa Clara artist Lupita Martinez.  Measures approx 3 1/2" wide.  Her pottery sells for hundreds online.


Current Bid: $66.00
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High Bidder: # 302248
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07/14/2019
08:11 pm CDT
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Great looking Hopi Polychrome Native American Pottery of Thunderbird & Rain Clouds.  Measures approx 6" across.  Probably pre-1930's as there is no signature or name.


Current Bid: $80.55
Next Required Bid: $85.55

High Bidder: # 302248
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07/14/2019
08:12 pm CDT
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Rare Tomasita Montoya & Dominguita Sisneros Mother / Daughter Dual Signed Hopi Native American Pottery.  Tomasita was one of the seven potters in the 1930's "San Juan Revival" and her daughter went on to create her own name in the Hopi pottery world.  These dual signature pieces are highly sought after and can reach $1200 a piece.  Measures approx 8 1/2" in diameter.


Current Bid: $43.55
Next Required Bid: $44.55

High Bidder: # 302248
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07/14/2019
08:13 pm CDT
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Flora Naranjo is the daughter of Petra Tafoya Naranjo and the mother of Glenda Narajo (who identified this piece for us) - all well known Santa Clara pottery makers.  This bird pottery measures approx 6 1/2" long.  Flora Naranjo (1915 - 2000) pieces sell in the hundreds and she is listed in the Pueblo Indian Pottery guide.


Current Bid: $23.00
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High Bidder: # 314322
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07/14/2019
08:14 pm CDT
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Possibly pre-dated the 1930's as it is not signed.  Measures approx 3 1/2" wide.


Current Bid: $7.00
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High Bidder: # 314322
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07/14/2019
08:15 pm CDT
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The Petra Tafoya Naranjo piece (Mother of Flora, Grandmother of Glend Naranjo) is rare but had significant repaired damage as shown; still a beautiful piece of very early Santa Clara Hopi pottery. 

The 6" tall vase is signed ???nimptewa Hopi and is a great looking piece; it does have a hairline crack from top to bottom on one side that is barely visible.

The large pottery arrowhead depicting a chief is signed JD and is problem free.  Measures approx 6" long.


Current Bid: $210.00
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High Bidder: # 255289
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07/14/2019
08:16 pm CDT
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A very rare hand-written word (6 1/9)  from the Father of our Country - 1st President George Washington!  Measures 23 1/2" x 19 1/2".  The cut word from a letter is nestled in a custom matter and framed display that will be very attention getting wherever it hangs.  We are very proud to be offering this.

Comes with a JSA LOA Copy certification for authenticity.


Current Bid: $125.00
Next Required Bid: $130.00

High Bidder: # 292119
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07/14/2019
08:17 pm CDT
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A rare opportunity!  Custom framed display measures 19.5" x 23.5" in size and features a cut (the word "possible") from a letter that has been penned by the hand of Thomas Jefferson (D. 1826) in black dip pen. 

Comes with a JSA LOA Copy certification for authenticity.


Current Bid: $76.00
Next Required Bid: $81.00

High Bidder: # 38681
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07/14/2019
08:18 pm CDT
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A rare opportunity!  Custom frame measures 19.5" x 23.5" in size and features a cut from a letter that has been penned by the hand of Andrew Jackson (D. 1845) in dip pen.  A beautiful piece connecting you to the 7th President of the United States.

Comes with a JSA LOA Copy certification for authenticity.


Current Bid: $165.00
Next Required Bid: $175.00

High Bidder: # 250027
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07/14/2019
08:19 pm CDT
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Wow, regarded as one of the best Presidents in American history.  Custom framed display measures 19.5" x 23.5" in size and features a cut from a letter that has been penned by the hand of Abraham Lincoln (D. 1865) in black dip pen.  A rare opportunity to own something that came directly from President Lincoln's hand!

Comes with a JSA LOA Copy certification for authenticity.


Current Bid: $130.00
Next Required Bid: $135.00

High Bidder: # 1128
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07/14/2019
08:20 pm CDT
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Custom frame measures 19.5" x 23.25" in size and features a cut from a letter that has been penned by the hand of Theodore Roosevelt (D. 1919) in pencil.  In polls, Roosevelt is considered one of five best Presidents in American history.  A great looking display that will look amazing on the wall.

Comes with a JSA LOA Copy certification for authenticity.


Current Bid: $55.55
Next Required Bid: $56.55

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:21 pm CDT
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A handsome display featuring a hand written word from President Calvin Coolidge. Custom framed display measures 18" x 22" in size and features a cut from a postcard that has been penned by the hand of Calvin Coolidge (D. 1933) in black dip pen.

Comes with a Beckett LOA Certification


Current Bid: $70.99
Next Required Bid: $71.99

High Bidder: # 259523
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07/14/2019
08:22 pm CDT
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President George Bush Hand Signed Book "Decision Points" 1st Edition / 1st Printing.  Hardcover with the dust jacket.


Current Bid: $19.55
Next Required Bid: $20.55

High Bidder: # 282452
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07/14/2019
08:23 pm CDT
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From Roosevelt to Kennedy and a lot of great pins in between!  This is a 1972 American Oil reproduction collection of the original pins and makes for a great display piece!  


Current Bid: $20.55
Next Required Bid: $21.55

High Bidder: # 41414
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07/14/2019
08:24 pm CDT
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A very interesting Presidential advertising piece from the French chocolate company Guerin Boutron from 1919.  Graded by PSA 4 as VG - EX.  A great looking item!


Current Bid: $21.00
Next Required Bid: $22.00

High Bidder: # 41414
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07/14/2019
08:25 pm CDT
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1901 Ogden's Guinea Gold cigarette card featuring mathematician Sir Isaac Newton grade PSA 4.  


Current Bid: $21.00
Next Required Bid: $22.00

High Bidder: # 41414
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07/14/2019
08:26 pm CDT
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1910 Ogden's Ltd Guinea Gold cigarette card featuring inventor Thomas Edison grade PSA 5.



Current Bid: $52.00
Next Required Bid: $53.00

High Bidder: # 150547
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07/14/2019
08:27 pm CDT
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Drawn and engraved by AH Ritchie and published by Emil Seitz circa 1870.  More information about this historical work can be found here: https://www.loc.gov/resource/pga.02503/  Frame measures 43.5" x  36.5".  There are some water spots and a small rip as shown in the photos.  Beautifully framed!  Cost $350 for the framing.  A great pictorial piece of revolutionary war history!

Auction Estimate: $500 - $750


Current Bid: $11.00
Next Required Bid: $12.00

High Bidder: # 42218
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07/14/2019
08:28 pm CDT
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Antique George Washington Cut Plug Tobacco Tin with Wooden Handle; great graphics and color!  Measures approx 7.5" wide.


Current Bid: $66.55
Next Required Bid: $67.55

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:29 pm CDT
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Charles Lindbergh Signed New York Aviation American Legion Air Mail Envelope

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, environmental activist, and advocate against fighting Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize: making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Paris, France. Lindbergh covered the ​33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km)flight alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. He is remembered for his anti-engagement views of US intervention in WWII, and an apologist of Nazi Germany.


Current Bid: $35.55
Next Required Bid: $36.55

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:32 pm CDT
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Joltin' Joe DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999) hand written diary page written on Boco Teeca Country Club in Boca Raton, FL.  Dated May 8th, 1982.  A very rare item from his personal estate.


Current Bid: $51.55
Next Required Bid: $52.55

High Bidder: # 89666
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07/14/2019
08:33 pm CDT
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Joltin' Joe DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999) hand written diary page written on Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Dated Oct 28th, 1982.  A very rare item from his personal estate.


Current Bid: $160.55
Next Required Bid: $170.55

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:34 pm CDT
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We are very please to offer an extremely rare Queen Victoria hand written and hand signed letter dated June 13th, 1838.  This is a large letter measuring 10 1/2" wide by 17 1/2" long written on official watermarked paper.  A nice, strong signature done in black ink.


Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

Daughter of Prince Edward Augustus and granddaughter of King George III, who both died in 1820, Victoria was raised under close supervision by her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne aged 18 when her uncle, King William IV, died, by which time the United Kingdom was an established constitutional monarchy in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, she attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together, earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe", and spreading haemophilia to several royal families. After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Victoria's reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, initiated the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father.


Current Bid: $130.99
Next Required Bid: $135.99

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:35 pm CDT
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Wax seal envelope measures 2.9" x 4.6" in size and has been hand-written in black steel-tip fountain pen by Queen Victoria.  It is very rare to find an unbroken wax seal as many were broken as the letter was opened.  A very cool find!


Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

Daughter of Prince Edward Augustus and granddaughter of King George III, who both died in 1820, Victoria was raised under close supervision by her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne aged 18 when her uncle, King William IV, died, by which time the United Kingdom was an established constitutional monarchy in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, she attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together, earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe", and spreading haemophilia to several royal families. After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Victoria's reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, initiated the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father.


Current Bid: $175.55
Next Required Bid: $185.55

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:36 pm CDT
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Hand-written letter dated July 5, 18(38?) measures 4.5" x 7.25" in size and has been hand-signed in black steel-tip fountain pen by Queen Victoria.  This letter features an early gold embossed Buckingham Palace logo in the upper left-hand corner.


Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

Daughter of Prince Edward Augustus and granddaughter of King George III, who both died in 1820, Victoria was raised under close supervision by her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne aged 18 when her uncle, King William IV, died, by which time the United Kingdom was an established constitutional monarchy in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, she attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together, earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe", and spreading haemophilia to several royal families. After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Victoria's reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, initiated the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the line of his father.


Current Bid: $460.00
Next Required Bid: $485.00

High Bidder: # 71335
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07/14/2019
08:37 pm CDT
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A groovy Woodstock Music and Art Fair three-day pass (April 15, 16, 17 1969) in unused condition with a nice display and a Sotheby's certification copy.


Current Bid: $285.00
Next Required Bid: $310.00

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:38 pm CDT
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From a large private collection of old Dani Tribe artifacts; a 98" x 23 1/4" hand woven and dyed textile that we were told would be used to wrap a deceased member of the tribe before burial.  Very interesting depictions throughout typical of the Dani tribesmen.

Auction Estimate: $2000 - $3000


Information on the Head-hunting, cannibalistic Dani tribe can be found here: https://www.crooked-compass.com/blog/dani-people/

The Central Highlands of West Papua is home to the Dani people who had been waiting a long time to be discovered. They live in so-called “honai honai”, tiny mushroom-shaped huts made out of thatch and reeds and they are hunters. Men spend most of the time preparing primitive weapons, hunting and treating resulting injuries while woman look after the youngsters, grow sweet potatoes and tobacco.

Like most of the ethnic groups in New Guinea, Dani tribe lives in its own world full of odd rites and rituals. A big part of funeral ceremonies is finger amputation of the female members for each death in a family or multiple pig slaughtering during celebrations to show the success of the community. Pig feasts and cooking rituals are a big part of every important event when several pigs are killed using a bow and arrow, portioned, wrapped in a banana leaf and traditionally cooked in the earth oven together with potatoes and cassava.

Small-scale warfare between villages is integral to traditional Dani culture. The emphasis in battle is to insult the enemy and wound or kill token victims, as opposed to capturing territory or property or vanquishing the enemy village. Afterwards, their remains are kept for a big feast, weapons are decorated with the ornaments made out off the victim`s body and trophies such as the skull, bones and hair are displayed in the most respected part of the village.


Current Bid: $66.00
Next Required Bid: $67.00

High Bidder: # 196809
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07/14/2019
08:39 pm CDT
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From a private collection of old Dani Tribe artifacts: A very rare Dani Tribe Medicine Man gathering pouch made of plant fiber and decorated with animal skulls, claws, and teeth.  Comes in a presentation display.

Auction Estimate: $400 - $750

Information on the Head-hunting, cannibalistic Dani tribe can be found here: https://www.crooked-compass.com/blog/dani-people/

The Central Highlands of West Papua is home to the Dani people who had been waiting a long time to be discovered. They live in so-called “honai honai”, tiny mushroom-shaped huts made out of thatch and reeds and they are hunters. Men spend most of the time preparing primitive weapons, hunting and treating resulting injuries while woman look after the youngsters, grow sweet potatoes and tobacco.

Like most of the ethnic groups in New Guinea, Dani tribe lives in its own world full of odd rites and rituals. A big part of funeral ceremonies is finger amputation of the female members for each death in a family or multiple pig slaughtering during celebrations to show the success of the community. Pig feasts and cooking rituals are a big part of every important event when several pigs are killed using a bow and arrow, portioned, wrapped in a banana leaf and traditionally cooked in the earth oven together with potatoes and cassava.

Small-scale warfare between villages is integral to traditional Dani culture. The emphasis in battle is to insult the enemy and wound or kill token victims, as opposed to capturing territory or property or vanquishing the enemy village. Afterwards, their remains are kept for a big feast, weapons are decorated with the ornaments made out off the victim`s body and trophies such as the skull, bones and hair are displayed in the most respected part of the village.


Current Bid: $21.00
Next Required Bid: $22.00

High Bidder: # 196809
Scheduled Close
07/14/2019
08:40 pm CDT
Closed

From a private collection of old Dani Tribe artifacts: A rare Dani Tribe Medicine Man pouch.  The pouch is woven from orchid fibers, with the hanging ornaments. The “ornaments” are claws, bones, shells along with animal hair..  Comes in a presentation display.

Auction Estimate: $300 - $500

Information on the Head-hunting, cannibalistic Dani tribe can be found here: https://www.crooked-compass.com/blog/dani-people/

The Central Highlands of West Papua is home to the Dani people who had been waiting a long time to be discovered. They live in so-called “honai honai”, tiny mushroom-shaped huts made out of thatch and reeds and they are hunters. Men spend most of the time preparing primitive weapons, hunting and treating resulting injuries while woman look after the youngsters, grow sweet potatoes and tobacco.

Like most of the ethnic groups in New Guinea, Dani tribe lives in its own world full of odd rites and rituals. A big part of funeral ceremonies is finger amputation of the female members for each death in a family or multiple pig slaughtering during celebrations to show the success of the community. Pig feasts and cooking rituals are a big part of every important event when several pigs are killed using a bow and arrow, portioned, wrapped in a banana leaf and traditionally cooked in the earth oven together with potatoes and cassava.

Small-scale warfare between villages is integral to traditional Dani culture. The emphasis in battle is to insult the enemy and wound or kill token victims, as opposed to capturing territory or property or vanquishing the enemy village. Afterwards, their remains are kept for a big feast, weapons are decorated with the ornaments made out off the victim`s body and trophies such as the skull, bones and hair are displayed in the most respected part of the village.


Current Bid: $21.00
Next Required Bid: $22.00

High Bidder: # 196809
Scheduled Close
07/14/2019
08:41 pm CDT
Closed

From a large private collection of old Dani Tribe artifacts: Dani Tribe Chest Decor, long style from the neck to the waist or longer. These are made from animal bones, and plant fiber, with wood pieces between areas.  Comes in a presentation display.

Auction Estimate: $300 - $500

Information on the Head-hunting, cannibalistic Dani tribe can be found here: https://www.crooked-compass.com/blog/dani-people/

The Central Highlands of West Papua is home to the Dani people who had been waiting a long time to be discovered. They live in so-called “honai honai”, tiny mushroom-shaped huts made out of thatch and reeds and they are hunters. Men spend most of the time preparing primitive weapons, hunting and treating resulting injuries while woman look after the youngsters, grow sweet potatoes and tobacco.

Like most of the ethnic groups in New Guinea, Dani tribe lives in its own world full of odd rites and rituals. A big part of funeral ceremonies is finger amputation of the female members for each death in a family or multiple pig slaughtering during celebrations to show the success of the community. Pig feasts and cooking rituals are a big part of every important event when several pigs are killed using a bow and arrow, portioned, wrapped in a banana leaf and traditionally cooked in the earth oven together with potatoes and cassava.

Small-scale warfare between villages is integral to traditional Dani culture. The emphasis in battle is to insult the enemy and wound or kill token victims, as opposed to capturing territory or property or vanquishing the enemy village. Afterwards, their remains are kept for a big feast, weapons are decorated with the ornaments made out off the victim`s body and trophies such as the skull, bones and hair are displayed in the most respected part of the village.




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Inspection:

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Auction Closing:

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Removal:

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Bidding Increments:


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K-BID Online, Inc. (K-BID) is responsible for maintaining the K-BID.com website.  K-BID.com serves as the venue used by independent auction companies (Affiliates) to present their online auctions to bidders.  

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Inspection dates/times are available for every auction. Bidders are strongly encouraged to inspect prior to placing bids. Removal day is not inspection day. When an auction ends, and the winning bidder invoice appears on the bidder’s dashboard, the bidder is obligated to honor their bid(s).

Every auction item is sold “as is, where is” with no guarantees or warranties. You are responsible for inspecting items prior to purchase.

Bidders are responsible for knowing and complying with auction terms. Failure to comply with removal terms may result in bidding privileges being disabled.  Once a bid is placed it cannot be retracted.

Sellers and their agents are prohibited from bidding on their own assets.

Items with a reserve will not be sold unless the reserve price has been met.

At the close of the auction, active items will remain open until no bids have been received for three minutes.

Applicable sales tax will be collected by the affiliate managing the auction.  

In the event that bidding rights are terminated due to no-show invoices, bidders MAY be reinstated at the discretion of K-BID only after a penalty fee of 20% of the unpaid invoice(s) and a reinstatement fee of $25.00 has been paid to K-BID and a scanned copy of your driver's license emailed to us. INVOICED ITEMS WILL NOT BE AWARDED. The payment is punitive and meant to deter no-shows. Duplicate bidder accounts will be deactivated when they are determined to exist. If possible and at our discretion, K-BID reserves the right to delete any bid we believe has been placed by a suspect bidder. Any registration that shows up on our fraud detection system may be placed on hold and bids removed until the user is verified. K-BID Online, Inc reserves the right to disallow anybody from bidding on its website. Cases of obvious bidding with no intent to redeem will be referred to appropriate legal authorities.

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Once an auction begins its closing process, outbid notifications will not be sent.

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