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CONTENTS: Ice Testers and Ice Pick Snow knives, Ice pick, Sewing needles, Thread bobbin, Fish hooks & lures, Body armor, Sled runners, Net sinkers, Ice shoe grips, Effigies, Nails, Awls (Punches), Pointed Tool

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ALASKAN NATIVE ESKIMO ARTIFACTS

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ICE TESTERS & ICE PICK, SNOW KNIVES
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ARTIF-400

Ivory, 3.6 oz.; 6-7/8" long x 7/8" wide x 3/4" thick

$285

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ARTIF-401

Ivory, 3.7 oz.; measures 7-3/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 3/4" thick

$390

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DUAL PURPOSE Hook to connect umiaks (skin boat) and ice tester/pick, made of Ivory; 4.8 oz.; 8-7/8" long x 1-1/8" wide x 1-1/4" thick; attachment hole; a LOT of ivory; exceptional

$425  SOLD; current value $950

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Possible Ice pick head, believe made of stellar sea cow bone with a single drilled hole at the non-pointed end; 8-7/8" long x 1/2" wide x 3/8" thick; Thule period, 1200-1700 A.D.; excellent condition

$245

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ARTIF-404 Piece of Ice tester, walrus ivory.  Measures 3-3/4" long x 7/8" long x 5/8" wide

$65

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ARTIF-405 Part of an snow knife, fossil bone.  Measures 5-1/4" long x 5/8" wide x 1/8" thick

$85

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ARTIF-406

Ice Tester, Old Bering Sea (1000 year old Thule)

Measures 6-5/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 3/4" thick

$1800

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Ice tester; walrus ivory.  Measures 10-3/8" long x 1" wide x 1-1/4" thick

$600

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ARTIF-408

RARE!  Ice tester, walrus ivory  COMPLETE.

Measures 7-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 1-1/8" tall

$1200

 

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ARTIF-409

RARE, Old Bering Sea ice tester.  Walrus ivory

Measures 8-1/4" long x 1-5/8" wide x 1" thick.

$1400

 

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Ice tester; walrus ivory; measures 4" long x 1-3/8" wide x 1/2" thick

$600

 

DOG SWIVELS (RARE!)
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RARE! Long shaft (walrus oosik bone) meant to have a peg that swivels so the dog cannot get twisted up as it's tethered.

Measures 13" long x 1-5/8" wide x 1" thick

$600

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RARE RARE!  Peg fits into the longer shaft.  Pieces swivel so the dog cannot get twisted up.  Carved from walrus oosik bone.

Measures 8-5/8" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1-3/4" thick

$950

 

 

SEWING NEEDLES, and THREAD BOBBIN

walrus ivory, all perfect with no breakage (RARE) - bought as a group, priced the same no matter what the length

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$185.00 each unless marked

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ARTIF-500

1-5/16" long

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1-1/2" long  SOLD

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ARTIF-502

1-3/16" long

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1" long

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ARTIF-504

1-1/8" long

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ARTIF-505

1-3/8" long

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RARE Thread bobbin with sinew, ivory; measures 1-7/8" long x 1-1/8" wide x 1/4" thick;

$125 sold

 

 

FISH HOOK, and FISHING LURE
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Tom Cod fish hook or shank; Ivory, pre-1600; 2-3/8" long x 3/8" wide x 1/4" thick

$95  SOLD

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FISHING LURE & amulet, ivory (1.7 oz.), walrus bas relief carving on bottom, human face carving WITH TEETH! on top; EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE ARTIFACT; holes top & bottom intact; "Alaska" carved on the reverse; new sinew

$345  SOLD; current market value is $1600.

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FISHING SINKER; A LOT OF IVORY! (1 lb. 2.1 oz.);  5-7/8" long x 2-5/8" wide x 2-1/8" thick; intact top hole & side slots; another artifact saved from the carvers!

$975  SOLD; current value $1200-1500

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ARTIF-603 RARE Wooden Tlinglit Fishing Gaff,  5" long x 1" wide, 1-7/8" long metal hook, circa 1920's, by George Toosenuk from Sitka Alaska $125

SOLD, Al in Fairbanks

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ARTIF-604 MAY BE A Fishing Net gauge - open to ideas! (small hump 1/2" long before the end), small hash marks to act as a grip along its length) 6-3/4" long, bone  $45

ARTIF-605

Fishing hook - not ancient but likely 1930's era.  Metal hook through walrus ivory, knotted strings through 2 holes at the bottom, one hole through the top.  Measures 1-5/8" long x 1/2" wide x 3/16" thick

$85

 

BODY ARMOR, made of fossil bone
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ARTIF-700

5-1/2" long x 1-1/8" wide; excellent condition, no damage, slots for lashings

$65

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ARTIF-701

6-3/8" long x 1" wide; excellent condition, no damage, slots for lashings

$65

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6-3/4" long x 1" wide, excellent condition, no damage, drilled holes

$65

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ARTIF-703

6" long x 7/8" wide, excellent condition, no damage, drilled holes

$65

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7-3/8" long x 1-1/8" wide, excellent condition, no damage, drilled holes

$65

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7-5/8" long x 1-1/2" wide; damaged; hole drilled, beautiful patina

$45

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9-5/8" long x 1-1/4" wide; slight end damage at one hole; very solid piece

$55

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9" long x 1" wide; well worn, rough surface

$45

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10-1/8" long x 2-3/8" wide; EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE & LARGE - slots AND drilled holes, length is complete, damage on leading edge$110

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 ARTIF-709  4-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide x 3/8" thick, excellent condition.  Originally recovered from the area of Togiak, Hooper Bay, (or Krikiktagamut) Alaska, in the late 1950's  $55

 

SLED RUNNER
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A LOT OF IVORY!

Gorgeous section of sled runner in rare PUMPKIN colored ivory, a carver's dream (don't!); 13-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1-1/4" thick; 1 lb. 1.7 oz.

$945  SOLD; current value $1200

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Sled runner, walrus ivory and metal nails.  Measures 12" long x 7/8" thick x 3/4" deep

$275

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Sled runner point (walrus ivory).  Measures 6-1/4" long x 1-7/8" wide x 1" thick

$375

 

 

EXTREMELY RARE FIND

COMPLETE SLED RUNNER SET, with 1 spare piece

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The sled runner to beat all.  WHAT A RARE RARE FIND, WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE THIS.

This came from a 25 year old stash, 1000 years old, that was found by accident by Native Eskimo on St. Lawrence Island.  The two decided to take a break from digging for artifacts, went to sit down on the shore and pushed his pole into the ground - it made a "chink!" sound, he said "that's ivory" and started digging.

End result:  a COMPLETE SET OF SLED RUNNERS and EVEN A SPARE PIECE (lead runner replacement piece).

Tape on each section is to match the pieces together correctly.  Holes at the edges of each section are to lash the sections together with sinew or other connecting rope.


Set 1 is 60" long, 2-1/8 to 2-1/4" tall, and 1/2 to 5/8" thick

Weight: 4 pounds 6 ounces

Set A, B and C are 59-1/2" long, 2-1/4 to 2-1/2" tall, and 1/2 to 5/8" thick

Spare piece - see dimensions & weight above.

Junctures at A and D are breaks.  The other separations are intentional based on the size of walrus ivory used.  They were beveled/notched to fit together perfectly.

Weight: 4 pounds 4 ounces


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Edges are notched to go together (above)

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Spare piece (above), photos of all sides

Spare piece is 14-1/2" long x 2" tall x 5/8 to 3/4" thick

Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces


$48,500 

 

 

NET SINKERS & Net tools
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Bone; 3-3/8" long x 1-1/8" wide x 1/2" thick; top hole & two side notches intact; 

$100

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Ivory (4.5 oz.) outstanding color & condition, great color!; 2-7/8" long x 1-7/8" widest x 1-1/8" thick

$195  SOLD

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Bone; rope wear evident; 3" long x 3" wide x 1-1/4" thick

$120

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Bone; 2-1/4" long x 2" wide x 7/8" thick; both holes intact, very good condition

$125

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Walrus cheek bone; 4-17/8" long x 1-7/8" wide x 7/8" thick; top is worn area from either fire starter or bow drill

$165

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Ivory; 6.4 oz.; two perfect drilled holes intact; 4-1/8" long x 2-5/8" wide x 1-1/8" thick

$185  SOLD

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Walrus tooth, small net sinker; 1-1/4" tall x 7/8" wide x 5/8" thick, perfect intact hole

$95  SOLD

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Walrus tooth, small net sinker; 1-3/8" long x 3/4" wide x 5/8" thick, perfect intact hole

$90  SOLD

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Walrus tooth, small BOLA, tied on the end of numerous strings with others, thrown so it looks like an octopus, ensnaring birds by the legs; 1-1/16" long x 5/8" wide x 3/8" thick, perfect intact hole

$85  SOLD

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Walrus tusk ivory, small net sinker; 1-3/8" long x 7/8" wide x 3/8" thick

$75

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Net sinker, walrus tooth, measures 1-1/4" long x 7/8" wide x 5/8" thick

$85

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Net sinker (no holes), made of fossil stellar sea cow rib bone (solid); mammoth ivory serenity face  added later.  Measures 4-1/8" long x 1-1/2" wide x 3/4" thick

$185

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ARTIF-912

Net sinker (no holes), made of fossil stellar sea cow rib bone (solid); mammoth ivory serenity face  added later.  Measures 4" long x 1-1/2" wide x 3/4" thick

$185

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Net sinker, hollow.  Fossil ivory.  Shows striations from line on one side.  Measures 2-5/8" long x 1-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" thick

$170

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Wooden Net shuttle, for making nets and repairing nets.  Shuttles store & dispense twine as it is woven through the net and knots are tied.

$175

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ARTIF-915

Net sinker (walrus tooth)

Measures 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick

$90

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May be net needle, tapered at both ends.  Walrus ivory.  Measures 6" long x 1/8" wide and thick

$225

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Net sinker, walrus ivory.  Measures 2-3/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 7/8" thick

$295  SOLD

ARTIF-918

Not anciently made, but likely 1930's era.  Walrus tooth net sinker measures 1-1/8" long x 1/2" wide x 5/8" thick; hole through top with string

$80

ARTIF-919

Not anciently made, but likely 1930's era.  Walrus tooth net sinker measures 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide x 5/8" thick; hole through top with string

$80

ARTIF-920

Not anciently made, but likely 1930's era.  Walrus tooth net sinker measures 1-5/8" long x 1/2" wide x 5/8" thick; hole through top

$80

 

ICE SHOE GRIPS
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ARTIF-1004

Bone; 3-3/8" long x 3/4" wide x 1/4" thick (all 3 holes intact); some wear, excellent example

$125

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Ivory; 2" long x 1" wide & 1-5/8" tall, 3/16" thick, tie strap hole intact, crampons pristine, MUSEUM QUALITY

$285  SOLD

 

EFFIGIES - Animal & Human forms

EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE

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ARTIF-1100

Bird or seal, Walrus tooth; 1-3/8" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick

$115  SOLD; current value: $400-600

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ARTIF-1101

Bird or seal, Walrus tooth; 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick

$125  SOLD; current value: $400-600

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Bird or seal, Walrus tooth; 1-13/16" long x 11/16" wide x 1/2" thick

$155  SOLD; current value: $400-600

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Human, Ivory; 1-5/8" long x 5/8" wide x 1/8" thick; ivory; intact hole, legs & feet (nick in foot)

$285  SOLD; current value: $800-1200

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ARTIF-1104

RARE!

Effigy Eskimo hunter sitting (one arm broken)

Measures 1" tall x 3/4" wide x 1/2" tall

$420

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ARTIF-1105

Bird effigy, Old Bering Sea; walrus bone; measures 1-1/2" long x 5/8" wide x 3/8" thick

$280

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ARTIF-1106

Bird effigy, Old Bering Sea, walrus ivory; measures 7/8" long x 3/8" wide x 3/4" thick 

$400
 

 

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ARTIF-1107

RARE Human doll effigy, Old Bering Sea, walrus ivory; measures 1-3/8" long x 1/2" wide x 3/8" thick

$950



 

ARTIF-1108

Small ptarmigan effigy, walrus ivory; head burned off, 1-1/4” long x 1/2” wide x 1/2” tall

$145




ARTIF-1109

Seal head effigy, walrus ivory
Broken at neck, 1” long x 1/2” wide x 3/8” tall

$145

 

EFFIGIES

MODERN

REPRODUCTIONS

These are carved by contemporary Eskimo artists, with the intent of keeping the old skills and styles alive, not with the intent of passing these off as genuine artifacts.  The talent is incredible.

It is also a warning to all you artifact collectors to beware, because there ARE Native artists that will try to sell similar pieces as genuine artifacts at high prices, when they are not.

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ARTIF-1150

Fossil walrus ivory face.  The ivory piece is an artifact that he started with- still doing research to get info back as to what it was originally.

Measures 3" tall x 1-1/4" deep x 1-3/8" thick

By Joe Iya

$675

 

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ARTIF-1151

Fossil walrus ivory full body.  The ivory piece is an artifact that he started with- still doing research to get info back as to what it was originally.

Measures 

By Joe Iya, Savoonga (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska)

$975

 

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ARTIF-1152

Fossil walrus ivory face.

Reproduction Old Bering Sea lines and art work

Measures 4" tall x 1" wide x 3/4" thick.

By Ben Pungowiyi, Savoonga (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska)

$1000

 

 

 

NAIL, AWLS (PUNCHES), POINTED TOOL
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ARTIF-1200

RARE Ivory NAIL, 1-1/2" long, nail head 1/4" diameter, with grooves, perfect MUSEUM QUALITY

$425  SOLD

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ARTIF-1201

AWL of bone, (three sided) 4-1/4" long x 1" wide x 3/4" deep and 7/8", 3/4" thick, awl point 3/4" long

$225  SOLD

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ARTIF-1202

AWL of ivory, scraper head on other end (4 sided) is 5-1/8" long x 1/4" wide x 1/4" deep;  awl point 1/2" long

$150

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ARTIF-1203

POINTED TOOL, bone; both ends shaped like standard screwdriver; 4-1/4" long x 1/4" wide x 1/4" deep, excellent condition
 

$95





ARTIF-1204

Round diameter Awl, walrus ivory; measures 3-3/8" long x 1/8" diameter

$85








ARTIF-1205

Awl, 3 sided, walrus ivory; measures 4-1/8" long x 1/4" wide x 5/16" deep

$140






ARTIF-1206

Pointed tool, bone
Measures 3-7/8" long x 1/2" wide x 1/8" deep

$95
 

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