KAGIN'S MARCH 11-15, 2021 AUCTION

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KAGIN'S 2021 AUCTION
MARCH 11-12, 2021 (MARCH 15 INTERNET ONLY)
TIBURON, CA 94920






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The Charles J. Opitz Reference Collection of Primitive/Odd & Curious Money0 - The Charles J. Opitz Reference Collection of Primitive/Odd & Curious Money
Kagin's, Inc
The Charles J. Opitz Reference Collection of Primitive/Odd & Curious Money Mr. Opitz has personally selected highlights of his outstanding refe...
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Aprons with Pig Tails4001 - Aprons with Pig Tails
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4001 Header: Papua New Guinea Title: (b)Aprons with Pig Tails(/b) Description: Two aprons used as currency, one ornamented with pig tails. Low Es
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Pre-1973 New Guinea Weapons4002 - Pre-1973 New Guinea Weapons
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4002 Header: Title: (b)Pre-1973 New Guinea Weapons(/b) Description: A group of arrows and spears used in trade; Opitz acquired from natives whe
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More New Guinea Arrows and Spears4003 - More New Guinea Arrows and Spears
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4003 Header: Title: (b)More New Guinea Arrows and Spears(/b) Description: A similar group. Low Estimate: 500 High Estimate: 900 Pedigree Collect
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Bagi Necklace, ex Howard Gibbs4004 - Bagi Necklace, ex Howard Gibbs
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4004 Header: Title: (b)Bagi Necklace, ex Howard Gibbs(/b) Description: Bagi necklace, very old, mounted; this example illustrated in Opitz, p. 2
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Sold for (410.00 + 82.00) = 492.00
 
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Kula Trade Items4005 - Kula Trade Items
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4005 Header: Title: (b)Kula Trade Items(/b) Description: A second example of bagi, plus a large polished stone axehead from the Trobriand Island
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Old Trade Belts4006 - Old Trade Belts
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4006 Header: Title: (b)Old Trade Belts(/b) Description: Four belts used in trade, a good variety: bark belt 4-1/2" wide, carved, Mt. Hage...
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Full Circle Boar's Tusk!4007 - Full Circle Boar's Tusk!
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Lot: 4007 Header: Title: (b)Full Circle Boar's Tusk!(/b) Description: Full circle boar's tusk, 4-1/4" in diameter. See Opitz, p. 87. F...
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Start Price : 500.00
 
 
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Full Circle + 1/8 Boar's Tusk!!4008 - Full Circle + 1/8 Boar's Tusk!!
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Lot: 4008 Header: Title: (b)Full Circle + 1/8 Boar's Tusk!!(/b) Description: Full circle plus 1/8 boar's tusk, Opitz, p. 87. Even rarer tha...
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Start Price : 600.00
 
 
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Boar's Tusk Necklaces4009 - Boar's Tusk Necklaces
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4009 Header: Title: (b)Boar's Tusk Necklaces(/b) Description: Two boar's tusk necklaces, each with 47 tusks, the second necklace illus...
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Sold for (320.00 + 64.00) = 384.00
 
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Lime Stick Collection4010 - Lime Stick Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4010 Header: Title: (b)Lime Stick Collection(/b) Description: A collection of 9 bosu lime sticks, some wonderfully carved. These are tiny spatul
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Bigger Lime Stick Collection4011 - Bigger Lime Stick Collection
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4011 Header: Title: (b)Bigger Lime Stick Collection(/b) Description: A second group of 13 bosu lime sticks, two of which are illustrated in Opit
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Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) = 288.00
 
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Cassowary Bird Relics4012 - Cassowary Bird Relics
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Lot: 4012 Header: Title: (b)Cassowary Bird Relics(/b) Description: Cassowary fly whisk and cassowary hat. A large, flightless bird, the cassowary can
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Sold for (280.00 + 56.00) = 336.00
 
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Dangerous Cassowary Claw Necklace4013 - Dangerous Cassowary Claw Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4013 Header: Title: (b)Dangerous Cassowary Claw Necklace(/b) Description: A necklace of dangerous cassowary claws, cuscus shells, cowries, boar
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Sold for (600.00 + 120.00) = 720.00
 
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Precontact Stone War Club4014 - Precontact Stone War Club
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4014 Header: Title: (b)Precontact Stone War Club(/b) Description: A precontact New Guinea stone club shaped like a pineapple on a wood stick, fo
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Sold for (320.00 + 64.00) = 384.00
 
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World War II Stone War Club4015 - World War II Stone War Club
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4015 Header: Title: (b)World War II Stone War Club(/b) Description: WW II New Guinea war club, stone head. Low Estimate: 500 High Estimate: 900
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Century-old War Club4016 - Century-old War Club
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4016 Header: Title: (b)Century-old War Club(/b) Description: Gazelle Peninsula, Island of New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea),
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Sepik River Bride Price4017 - Sepik River Bride Price
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4017 Header: Title: (b)Sepik River Bride Price(/b) Description: Bride price item: Two large conch shells, painted, with cassowary feather decora
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Two Conus Money Necklaces4018 - Two Conus Money Necklaces
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4018 Header: Title: (b)Two Conus Money Necklaces(/b) Description: Two necklaces: conus beads and conus shell rings; latter illustrated in Opitz,
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Cowry Shell Belt, Necklace4019 - Cowry Shell Belt, Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4019 Header: Title: (b)Cowry Shell Belt, Necklace(/b) Description: Fantastic condition cowry shell belt plus cowry shell necklace, Dani Tribe? L
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Cowry Shell Necklaces4020 - Cowry Shell Necklaces
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Lot: 4020 Header: Title: (b)Cowry Shell Necklaces(/b) Description: Three additional cowry shell necklaces, illustrating three different ways of strin
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Cuscus Teeth Necklaces4021 - Cuscus Teeth Necklaces
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4021 Header: Title: (b)Cuscus Teeth Necklaces(/b) Description: Two necklaces of cuscus teeth, one with 60 teeth and the other with about 240 tee
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Manhood Initiation Items4022 - Manhood Initiation Items
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4022 Header: Title: (b)Manhood Initiation Items(/b) Description: A pair of fofonas, Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea ceremonial ornaments; the
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Sold for (280.00 + 56.00) = 336.00
 
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Human Finger Necklace!4023 - Human Finger Necklace!
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4023 Header: Title: (b)Human Finger Necklace!(/b) Description: The Mariwaka Tribe of Papua New Guinea wore necklaces made from the smoked finger
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Sold for (550.00 + 110.00) = 660.00
 
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Spondylus Shell Headdress4024 - Spondylus Shell Headdress
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4024 Header: Title: (b)Spondylus Shell Headdress(/b) Description: In Papua New Guinea, pieces of spondylus shell were dried at both ends and mou
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Human Tooth Necklace!4025 - Human Tooth Necklace!
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4025 Header: Title: (b)Human Tooth Necklace!(/b) Description: A necklace of human teeth, with spacers, used in Papua New Guinea as money until t
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Sold for (360.00 + 72.00) = 432.00
 
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Kina Shell Money, Bride Price4026 - Kina Shell Money, Bride Price
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4026 Header: Title: (b)Kina Shell Money, Bride Price(/b) Description: Kina mokas were used as money and bride price by several tribes in a large
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Marsupial Teeth Necklace4027 - Marsupial Teeth Necklace
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4027 Header: Title: (b)Marsupial Teeth Necklace(/b) Description: The Kapauku Tribe prized necklaces of marsupial teeth, called kedege ego dokpe,
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(i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Pair4028 - (i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Pair
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Lot: 4028 Header: Title: (b)(i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Pair(/b) Description: Nassa shells were broken, threaded on a cord, and attached to a backing; b
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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More (i)Nassa(/i) "Wife-Buying Money"4029 - More (i)Nassa(/i) "Wife-Buying Money"
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4029 Header: Title: (b)More (i)Nassa(/i) "Wife-Buying Money"(/b) Description: Two more examples of this "wife-buying money,&quo...
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Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) = 276.00
 
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Unusual (i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Forms4030 - Unusual (i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Forms
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4030 Header: Title: (b)Unusual (i)Nassa(/i) Shell Money Forms(/b) Description: A further pair of nassa currency items, one on bark in the shape
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Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) = 264.00
 
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(i)Nassa(/i) Currencies and Purse4031 - (i)Nassa(/i) Currencies and Purse
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4031 Header: Title: (b)(i)Nassa(/i) Currencies and Purse(/b) Description: Three additional examples of Papua New Guinea nassa currency: a long,
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Sold for (260.00 + 52.00) = 312.00
 
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Very Old, Huge Nassa Money4032 - Very Old, Huge Nassa Money
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4032 Header: Title: (b)Very Old, Huge Nassa Money(/B) Description: An enormous almond-shaped bark piece, approximately 30 by 10 inches, covered
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Ornament with Shells and Bird's Beaks4033 - Ornament with Shells and Bird's Beaks
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4033 Header: Title: (b)Ornament with Shells and Bird's Beaks(/b) Description: A rare pectoral ornament and headband, or Wela, 1960s, of t...
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Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Impressive Pectoral Ornament4034 - Impressive Pectoral Ornament
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4034 Header: Title: (b)Impressive Pectoral Ornament(/b) Description: Another Wela type pectoral ornament, not as colorful as preceding lot but e
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Pectoral Ornament with Photo as Worn!4035 - Pectoral Ornament with Photo as Worn!
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4035 Header: Title: (b)Pectoral Ornament with Photo as Worn!(/b) Description: A third Wela pectoral ornament, together with photograph of native
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Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) = 288.00
 
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Elaborate Pectoral Ornament4036 - Elaborate Pectoral Ornament
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Lot: 4036 Header: Title: (b)Elaborate Pectoral Ornament(/b) Description: An elaborate pectoral ornament made by the Buang Tribe of Humboldt Bay, Papu
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Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Pig Teeth Necklaces, Armband4037 - Pig Teeth Necklaces, Armband
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4037 Header: Title: (b)Pig Teeth Necklaces, Armband(/b) Description: A necklace of pig teeth and shells; a second necklace of pig teeth, with tw
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Sold for (280.00 + 56.00) = 336.00
 
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Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace4038 - Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace
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Lot: 4038 Header: Title: (b)Pig Teeth Ornament, Porpoise Teeth Necklace(/b) Description: A miniature ornament of wood and pig teeth and a necklace of
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Unusual Pig Teeth Necklacesv4039 - Unusual Pig Teeth Necklacesv
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Lot: 4039 Header: Title: (b)Unusual Pig Teeth Necklacesv Description: A fine necklace of 59 pig teeth with fiber backing, and a second necklace o
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Rare, Pristine Kukukuku Salt Barv4040 - Rare, Pristine Kukukuku Salt Barv
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4040 Header: Title: (b)Rare, Pristine Kukukuku Salt Barv Description: The tiny (population 1,500) Baruya Tribe, part of the Kukukuku people,
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Sold for (600.00 + 120.00) = 720.00
 
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Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs4041 - Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs
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Lot: 4041 Header: Title: (b)Shell Money Breast Pendant, Ex Gibbs(/b) Description: Rare shell money breast pendant, mounted, from famous Gibbs Collec
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Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Bride Price Aprons4042 - Bride Price Aprons
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4042 Header: Papua (Irian Jaya) Title: (b)Bride Price Aprons(/b) Description: Small apron of colored fibers, decorated with 12 boar's tusks...
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Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) = 288.00
 
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Fringed, Beaded Bride Price Apron4043 - Fringed, Beaded Bride Price Apron
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4043 Header: Title: (b)Fringed, Beaded Bride Price Apron(/b) Description: Magnificent beaded apron with colored fringe. Another outstanding item
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Sold for (280.00 + 56.00) = 336.00
 
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Finger Chopper Tool!4044 - Finger Chopper Tool!
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4044 Header: Title: (b)Finger Chopper Tool!(/b) Description: It was a custom of the Dani Tribe for grieving widows to chop off the tops of one o
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Tall, Carved Wooden Drum4045 - Tall, Carved Wooden Drum
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Lot: 4045 Header: Title: (b)Tall, Carved Wooden Drum(/b) Description: A fine wooden drum, carved and partly painted. In the Asmat region of Irian Jay
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Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) = 264.00
 
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Shell Money to Buy Pigs or Canoes]4046 - Shell Money to Buy Pigs or Canoes]
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4046 Header: Title: (b)Shell Money to Buy Pigs or Canoes(/b)] Description: Mikak, a huge baler shell formed into a spoon shape and with smaller
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Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Male and Female Je Stones4047 - Male and Female Je Stones
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4047 Header: Title: (b)Male and Female Je Stones(/b) Description: Two je stones, elongated slate ovals with a central fiber band, one male (thic
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Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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Additional Je Stones4048 - Additional Je Stones
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Lot: 4048 Header: Title: (b)Additional Je Stones Description: Two additional je stones, 20 x 4-3/4 inches and 20 x 4-1/2 inches. See Opitz, p. 16
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Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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A jetak4049 - A jetak
Kagin's, Inc
Lot: 4049 Header: Title: (b) Description: A jetak, a long, knitted fiber band with cowry shells and orchid fiber sewn down the center at regular inte
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Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) = 264.00
 
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