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Auction of Indian Tribe Carvings Nets $703,000 for Lynden Museum


Society & Culture  (tags: culture, museum, auction, off, Indian, carving )

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- 3336 days ago - thenewstribune.com
LYNDEN - When a collector offered to pay the Lynden Pioneer Museum $200,000 for two bowls and a frontlet carved by Northwest Coast Indian tribes, Troy Luginbill figured that if the man was like most collectors, his offer was on the low side.



   

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Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 2:44 pm
Thanks Terry
 

kathryn cook (628)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 5:17 pm
I have a problem selling and auctioning Indian artifacts unless the Indians are doing this themselves-and the monies should go to the families and tribes-just my uninformed opinion.
 

sherrie e (147)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 9:46 pm
I have reservations about auctioning items left to a museum by an individual at death. They are no longer able to say it is ok with them. But on the other hand, I guess even museums are hard hit with the economy crunch also.
 

Anil Sanyal (134)
Friday February 5, 2010, 12:26 am
noted and sign this useful information, thankyou for sharing it with others.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday February 5, 2010, 1:58 am
Noted, TY Lone
 
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