iCollector.com is hosting the next live auction from Helm Auctions on Saturday April 25th, 2015. 250 Lots of Native American and Tribal art and artifacts are up for grabs to a worldwide audience of bidders. Secure registration is available now on iCollector.com and absentee bids are welcome anytime up until the live auction. Bidders can join with their existing accounts, or setup a new account using an email address or Facebook and Google Plus accounts.
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. 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.
An incredible artifact is available at Lot 86 in the online catalog. This is a 2000 year old Monolithic Axe that is sure to get lots of attention. The axe is made of granite and measures 12” by 5.5” by 1.75” and is very rare. This is a one of a kind artifact that is hard to locate in today’s auction market. The axe comes from Mississippian culture and the pole has some extra wear, and this is in good condition for a piece of this historical age. A wide selection of photos is available for viewing online, and this is expected to fetch a great price at auction.
Collectors of Native jewelry will be taking a serious look at bidding on Lot 182. This is an authentic Ruby Necklace made of sterling silver and rubies. There are 24 nicely faceted ruby and is in fine condition with several pictures for viewing online at iCollector.com. The necklace was made in the 1960’s and has outstanding beauty and quality. The opening bid is only $1000 to get into the action.
The auction broadcasts live starting at 1:15 PM Pacific Time on Saturday April 25th, 2015. Live bidding is available on any PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet and registration is open now. Absentee bids are being accepted online now, and will be placed during the live sale by the industry leading bidding platform developed by The Live Auction Group.