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Vintage 1930s Depression Era - Museum Quality
Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

HK Item #N421

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Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Size
25" approximate inside circumference;
thunderbird 3 1/2" x 2 1/4";
tabs approx. 1 1/8" long
Materials
turquoise, clam shell, battery casing, plastic, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent, museum quality; inlay firmly set with no cracks or chips; heishi intact with no missing pieces
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Attached tag reads "Santo Domingo Pueblo (N. Mex)
Valuable - museum quality (one not as tood is in Mesa Verde Visitor Center)".

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Thick white clam shell heishi strung on string to slip over the head.

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace


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Museum Quality
Vintage 1930s Depression Era
Santo Domingo
Thunderbird Tab Necklace

N421 - $750 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Native American artists often used scrap materials including 78 rpm phonograph records, car battery casings (hard rubber), and red plastic dinnerware such as Dairy Queen spoons. This collectible, museum-quality tab necklace is a great example of Depression Era jewelry." Read more about tab necklaces . . .

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Turquoise chip inlay.
Thunderbird is 3 1/2" x 2 1/4".

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Tabs are approximately 1 1/8" long.

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

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Authentic Native American Vintage 1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Thunderbird Tab Necklace

Back view. 25" approximate inside circumference.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe 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.

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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