Featured Estate sale Navajo "Score"

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by 916Bulldogs123, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I didn't even see this listed anywhere and driving by in the rain i saw the sign. I walked into this house with $9 and some change.
    I think i scored.
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    The Earrings are by Juan Pedro Garcia.
    Oval ring is from The Bell Trading post,
    The other ring is marked but I haven't figured that one out yet.

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    And this cool little painted box Skeeter and his wife Jeri Vail...
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What an adorable little box! I'd say you did very well!
     
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    For $9 for the pile I'd say you found a very good deal.
     
  4. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Bell Trading Post pieces aren't considered NA made,although a number of NA silversmiths worked for them.
     
  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Most of what I've seen they are calling them NA. But to be correct ill use Southwestern.
     
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  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    There are many ignorant people selling items with no clue about who actually made them,take a look at the law............. https://www.doi.gov/iacb/act
     
  7. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Well apparently B T P Is considered NA jewelry. Or a hundred or so ebay listings would have been deleted.
     
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Nice lot of items. You did great for $9! :)
     
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  10. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I've always admired the Navajo sand paintings. And it was the most expensive of the group from that place. Lol
     
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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  12. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Pat, But to clarify i never planned on calling it Navajo. Just the name and southwestern is good enough.
     
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Bell Trading Post did employ some Native Americans, but that's as close as they got to being the real thing.

    Unless it's your listing, of course. The Chinese junk peddlers and other mass sellers can do whatever they want, but the little guys will get slapped if they step one letter out of line.

    It's still a little better than Facebook Marketplace, where they red flag items for being not allowed and there's no real appeal. (You can appeal, but good luck with that.) The items they yank are random, but are most often round. Round anything.
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, you scored, Mikey.:)
    Juan Pedro Garcia is from Santo Domingo Pueblo.
     
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  15. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much AJ and everyone else for taking the time to look. I may need help with the band. But you all know how I am with tiny pics lol. I appreciate all of you.
     
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Close-up pics are always a pain. Try to take it from a bit further away and crop the photo, that often helps. The style looks Zuni. Similar items were also made in Santo Domingo NM.
     
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  17. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    This mark is hard. i think it is just too messed up to photo.
    Here are a few. @Any Jewelry

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  18. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  19. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Scratching head.....
     
  20. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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