Continuing its great series of auctions this year of Native American material, iCollector.com is hosting the next live auction from Helm Auctions on Saturday December 6th, 2014. This auction consists of collection of Native American Baskets and beadwork, jewelry, Kachinas, Pottery, Weavings, and some Pre-Columbian artifacts. Also included are some Chinese and other Pacific Rim artifacts. There are Pre-historic items including stone artifacts such as arrowheads, axes, and knives. This auction has pieces for all types of collectors. Full interactive bidding is available using the new platform developed by The Live Auction Group. Bidders can participate in a secure environment using any PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet. Registration is very simple through iCollector.com
Craig Helm has been collecting Indian Artifacts all his life. He grew up in Minnesota and was raised on tales told by his father of the Arapaho, Chippewa and Dakota Indians of the region. In 1994, Craig decided to follow his dream dealing as a broker of Indian artifacts and since has been doing estate sales, appraisals as well as auctions. Since Craig met his partner Diane, who helped him to join the 21st century and move to online live auctions. The couple also maintains dealer spaces in antique malls in Ocean and Solana Beaches in Southern California.
There are many standout pieces in this auction. Collectors of tapestries will be taking a serious look at Lot 86 in the online catalog. This is a large Navajo Yei tapestry weaving with 15 figures and made circa 1940. This beautiful weaving has a wonderful size of 6 feet by 5 feet 8.5 inches and includes colors such as white, blue, red, orange, black, turquoise, and gray. This is in very good condition and there are 9 beautiful photos to inspect on iCollector.com. This tapestry has a very reasonable opening bid of $2900 USD and will sell to the highest bidder.
Enthusiasts of native dolls will be paying particular attention to Lot 135. With an opening bid of only 250 USD this pair of Snookum Dolls is going to make one bidder very happy. The dolls were made circa 1930 and are made of wood, cloth, and paper mache. The woman is 14” tall and the man is 15” tall. This appears to be of Navajo origin and is from a well maintained private collection. There are 10 detailed photos to view online from various angles and give a great representation of these outstanding collector’s pieces.
Helm Auctions continues to live up to their outstanding reputation for quality, professionalism, and excellent service. This auction will be broadcasting live from El Cajon, California on December 6th 201 starting at 11:15 AM. Bidders can enjoy the live bidding experience but can also leave their bids immediately in the online system through iCollector.com. All bidder information and bids are safe and confidential.