Helm Auction’s Tribal & Native American March Jam, packed with 461 quality lots, will be held on March 3rd

HA image 1 Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966) oil on canvas painting titled Lady Portrait with wood frame, measuring 38" x 32" (framed), signed (est. $10,000-$30,000).

Helm Auction’s Tribal & Native American March Jam is slated for Saturday, March 3rd, online and at the firm’s gallery in El Cajon, California, starting promptly at 10:15 am Pacific time. The catalog is packed with Native American artifacts, such as Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery, pre-Columbian artifacts and other pre-historic items, such as arrowheads and stone tools. Featured will be a fine collection of stone artifacts from the Midwest and California, Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century and a large collection of African artifacts. In all, 461 quality lots will cross the auction block.

HA image 2 Large Aztec (Mexico City) feathered serpent, circa 1400s, made of jadeite and measuring 12” x 9” and weighing 60 pounds, COA available (est. $7,000-$14,000).

Individual lots to watch include an oil on canvas painting by the famous female South African artist Irma Stern (1894-1966), titled Lady Portrait (est. $10,000-$30,000); a large 15th century Aztec (Mexico City) feathered serpent made of jadeite, weighing 60 pounds, measuring 12 inches by 9 inches (est. $7,000-$14,000); and an authentic 19th century ghost dance shield, collected in 1896 and made of paint, ochre, rawhide and deer hide (est. $5,000-$10,000). Helm Auction, Inc. is owned by Diane Harvey and Craig P. Helm, Sr. The firm specializes in Native American object and antiques, and tribal artifacts. For more info, click here.

HA image 3 Genuine 19th century Crow Indian (Mont.) ghost dance shield, collected in 1896 and made of paint, ochre, rawhide and deer hide, 19” x 19” (est. $5,000-$10,000).




North American Auction Company’s Premier Old Western, Firearms & Antique Auction to be held Saturday, March 3rd

NA image 1 Exceptional original authentic beaded bow case and quiver with bow and arrows from the Crow Native American Indians and dating to circa 1880-1890 (est. $5,000-$15,000).

North American Auction Company’s Premier Old Western, Firearms & Antique Auction is slated for Saturday March 3rd, at 10am Mountain Time, online and live at the firm’s gallery in Bozeman, Montana. The auction will feature over 500 rare and important items, including many early firearms, a collection of regional firearms, early Colt revolvers, saddles, a 14kt gold Navajo squash blossom necklace, Navajo sterling jewelry, Montana Yogo sapphire, a Montana sapphire bracelet, a G.C. Wentworth bronze collection, advertising, Montana history and excellent 19th century Native American Indian weapons and artifacts.

NA image 2 Authentic medicine shield attributed to the Kiowa Native American People, circa 1850-1880, with hand carved bent wood frame and stretched rawhide top (est. $5,000-$10,000).

North American Auction Company’s slogan is, “Bringing Your Collection to the World.” Tucker Markovich, president of the company, said, “We say to all collectors of rare and interesting items, we will help you transition from collector to consignor.” The firm offers local, live simulcast, phone and online bidding to over 18 million available bidders worldwide. The professional cataloging team makes sure that pictures and descriptions accurately represent each item in a sale. “We’re committed to detailed and outstanding graphic designed advertisements and professional studio photography,” Markovich said. To view all items being auctioned, click here.

NA image 3 Navajo Native American Indian turquoise squash blossom necklace made of solid 14K gold and set with matched gem-quality Kingman turquoise cabochons (est $3,500-$7,000).



An outstanding Sandy Koufax card collection will be in Small Traditions’ March 3rd auction

ST image 1 1967 Topps “Who Am I?” novelty card (answer: Sandy Koufax), graded PSA Mint 9, a quirky card but the finest on record; none are graded higher than PSA 9 (estimate: $10,000).

Over 1,000 rare and highly collectible sports cards will come under the gavel in Small Traditions’ internet-only Winter Premium Auction that went online Sunday, February 18th and ends Sunday, March 3rd. The auction is open for bidding now, on the Small Traditions website, at www.smalltraditions.com. The 15-minute rule will be observed. Phone and absentee bids will be taken. Featured will be cards from a fantastic collection centered around the great Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, dating mostly to his glory days with the Los Angeles Dodgers but also to include some cards from his earlier time in Brooklyn.

ST image 2 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA 7 NM (estimate: $25,000).

The Koufax cards will feature a 1961 Morrell Meats card (Mint 9, Pop 5); a 1963 hand-cut Post Cereal card #121 (Mint 9, Pop 7); a 1963 Topps peel-off with instructions on back (Gem Mint 10, Pop 1); a 1967 Dodgers team postcard (Gem Mint 10, Pop 1); a 1967 Topps “Who Am I?” novelty card #41 (Mint 9, Pop 1); a 1959 postcard (Mint 9, Pop 2); and a Dodger Stadium postcard with player insets (Pop 1). A late addition to the auction is a group of early 20th century T-206 baseball cards, mid-grade, featuring important Hall of Fame players. Small Traditions is always in the hunt for quality cards for future auctions. To see more, click here.

ST image 3 1986 Interlake Bulls Michael Jordan rookie card, graded PSA 10 Gem Mint, one of only eight examples ever graded PSA 10 (estimate: $15,000).