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Dreamcatcher Necklace
and Necklace and Earring Set

HK Item #BBS115

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Dreamcatcher Necklace and Necklace and Earring Set

  • left: has hallmark disc on chain that says Sterling with maker's mark; 2" diameter hoop; 26" chain; card says "Bought March 1995 $75"
  • rignt: sterling silver feather set; one earring is missing the center feather; attached tag says $58; 18" sterling silver chain

BBS115
Dreamcatcher Necklace
and Necklace and Earring Set
$65
- plus s/h
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Paula says - "When we get estate lots in, there are often may interesting small items that don't warrant the time to list separately. I gather those in a box and when the box gets too heavy for me to lift, I start sorting."

Dreamcatcher Necklace and Necklace and Earring Set

Dreamcatcher Necklace and Necklace and Earring Set

"End of the Trail" charm.
(see story below)

The End of the Trail

"The End of the Trail" is one of America's most iconic images. The original sculputure was created by James Fraser in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco. Fraser wanted to depict the Native American as race of proud, spiritual people moving into a new century. The medicine bag and the strong wind whisking behind the figure and his horse represent the spiritual side of the Native peoThe exposed musculature of the figure behind the buffalo robe represent the strength of the Native American. Fraser was awarded the gold medal for sculpture, and The End of the Trail quickly gained widespread recognition.

Following the conclusion of the Exposition, many artists wished to have their sculptures cast in bronze, but this was not possible since the United States entered into World War I, and the materials for making bronze became very scarce. Thus, the plaster sculptures were tossed into a mud pit at Marina Park. Residents of Tulare County, California, rescued The End of Trail in 1919 and relocated the piece to Mooney Grove Park, near Visalia, California. In 1968 the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum acquired the plaster piece and had it restored.

The restored statue is currently on display in the entryway of the Oklahoma City museum. Fraser also designed the Indian Head or Buffalo nickel in 1913 and the Navy Cross, the second highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard for extraordinary heroism in combat.

What is the Bargain Barn?

The items in the Bargain Barn are a mixed bag, new and used, some with materials, date and origin unknown.
Some pieces might be Native American made but since we can't authenticate them,
we've put them here rather than in our Vintage Shop.

For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.

For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

Items that are not Native American made or that we cannot verify as such go into our Bargain Barn where you can find some real treasures at low prices.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

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