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First Nations Art & Artifacts Auction This Weekend On iCollector.com

Canada’s premier auctioneer of First Nations Art and Artifacts are having their next auction on November 23rd, 2014, hosted for live internet bidding on iCollector.com. Bidders from around North America will be sharing this important event with over 450 lots of fine material. Live and absentee bidding is available through the simple and leading technology developed by The Live Auction Group. Seahawk Auctions will be presenting this auction using new and cutting edge technology which allows fully interactive bidding not only on desktops and notebooks, but also on smartphones and tablets. Secure registration is simple and accessed using an iCollector.com account, Facebook, or Google Plus.

Over 450 items are up for auction featuring a Charles Edenshaw gold bracelet and 2 silver spoons all included in a Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit from 2013. There will be a Bill Reid silver brooch and a Robert Davidson silver bracelet. This auction also has an interesting Northwest Coast figural Yew wood cane ca. 1880 from the estate of 9th Mayor of Winnipeg 1887-1888, a and Red River Metis beaded octopus bag ca. 1840. There is a great collection of early Navajo jewelry.

The Bill Reid Silver Brooch can be found in the online catalog at Lot 133. This beautiful piece has an Incised Raven Design and is signed “Haida Art Reid”. This is in fine condition and is 2 ¼ inches in diameter. The opening bid is only $500 CAD and this will be attracting a lot of attention. The Robert Davidson silver bracelet is in the very next lot at 134. This is an early design from the artist and has a beautiful butterfly design. It was made in 1970 and is 6 inches long and 5/8 inches wide. In good condition, this is a highly sought after piece and the opening bid is $8000 CAD. Both lots can be found with beautiful photos in the online catalog on iCollector.com

Another stand out is the cane from the estate of Sir Lyman Melvin Jones. Showing online at Lot 188, this is a Yew Wood Ceremonial Staff carved with multiple figures and was made circa 1880. This was gifted to Sir Jones as the 9th Mayor of Winnipeg from 1887 – 1888. This is in very good condition and is 33 ½ inches in length. There are eight detailed photos available for online viewing and the estimated value of this highly sought after piece is $10,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD.

Bidders can join the auction live, broadcasting from Vancouver, BC, on Sunday November 23rd, 2014 starting at 12 Noon. The catalog is open now for absentee bidding for anyone unable to attend the auction. There are 478 total lots to choose from that will be sure to satisfy any collector. Bidding and registration is simple and quick using iCollector.com; and all absentee and live bidding can be done from any PC, Mac, smart phone, and tablet device. Search for the online catalog on iCollector.com by looking for Seahawk Auctions.