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    JG, I can't make out the stamps in your photos. The Barton Wright book is one of the recognized sources for identifying maker hallmarks. There are a couple of web based resources too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfgag View Post
    JG, I can't make out the stamps in your photos. The Barton Wright book is one of the recognized sources for identifying maker hallmarks. There are a couple of web based resources too.
    Thanks Alan, I kind of happened on these. I don't know much, but I knew I liked them. I guess now I am a collector, and I had better get the book, and a jeweler's glass.
    "Faint hat never won fair lady."

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfgag View Post
    There is a very large pool of Native jewelry on eBay - modern, tourist era, important collectable pieces. Some will be bargains and some can go high if two or more bidders are anxious to own it. As with most things, experience and a good eye are necessary to find good value.

    The historic and collectable pieces that come up for sale on eBay can run large numbers, but many of the bidders are collectors and resellers - the same pieces will then come up for sale on their online stores at higher prices by a factor of 2 or 3. There are some very knowledgable sellers on eBay. Their auctions are watched carefully and receive active bidding.
    thanks for the insight

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh66 View Post
    Some nice pieces John Galt.
    That mariposa one is very impressive. It looks huge.
    Thanks. It is rather large, and I think it is very well done.
    "Faint hat never won fair lady."

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    mixed media

    turquoise, silver, leather and linen.


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    Very nice Alan.

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    Beautiful buckle set Alan.
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    Yes turquoise jewlery is very common out here and I have been surprised by the prices of many of the pieces I have seen on ebay and other sites. I have also noticed that the local prices have risen considerably over the years. I think that may be because of the "e-bay effect" as well as the collector interest that has grown for pieces made by the various famous craftsmen.

    Of course this is only supposition on my part, I am niether a jewler nor a collector, so my conclusions may be totally off base.

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    thanks for your perspective Dan. It seems like many things vintage the Japanese have a mortgage on some of the artists.

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