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Collector’s Corner The Importance of Provenance

Collector’s Corner The Importance of Provenance

Posted by Jim Olson on Aug 27th 2021

One picture of Billy the Kid is worth over 2 million dollars. Another is hardly worth anything. The difference—provenance!According to the dictionary, the word Provenance is a noun which means: 1. ORI … read more
Collector's Corner Chief's Blankets

Collector's Corner Chief's Blankets

Posted by Jim Olson on Jun 11th 2021

Although historically the Navajo people never really had any one person recognized as a “Chief” per-se, they are well known for their “Chief’s” blankets. A Chief’s blanket was said to be called s … read more
Collector’s Corner Silver Hallmarks

Collector’s Corner Silver Hallmarks

Posted by Jim Olson on Feb 22nd 2021

Advanced collectors of Native American and Southwestern style jewelry will most often turn an item over and inspect the back of it after glancing at the front. In many cases, the back can te … read more
Collector’s Corner Handmade Vs. Hand Assembled

Collector’s Corner Handmade Vs. Hand Assembled

Posted by Jim Olson on Nov 2nd 2020

Why is it important to know the difference between handmade and hand-assembled (or hand-crafted)? Value! The differences can sometimes be slight, but it’s worth knowing if you want to be an informed c … read more