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    My youngest sons lady gave me a gift of beads and artifacts today . No information on where they were found the trade beads are the real deal . But I know nothing about the incised Bone / Ivory beads there all different I haven't been able to look at how they were drilled yet . The buttons are bright on the back side like gold plate and again no info . All four riker mounts have been in her family a long time .
    Last edited by south fork; 01-23-2019, 10:04 PM.

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    Holy Cow those are great! Really like those stripedy ones (Red, White, Blue Venetian...). White or red center on those??
    Last edited by tomclark; 01-24-2019, 08:28 AM.
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    • #3
      Awesome beads. Love that point and the Indian service pins

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      • #4
        Be interesting to see what you find out about the beads. They sure are nice
        My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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        • #5
          Nice sf what an awesome gift man

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          • #6
            Wow that is really nice of her. Let us know what you learn.
            Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gregszybala View Post
              Wow that is really nice of her. Let us know what you learn.
              I'm leaning towards African because today she gave me a couple of African spears . Out of the same collection their made of steel with wood shafts with a steel spike on the bottom .

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              • #8
                The two Riker's on the left are sand cast beads. Glass type I believe, they are plentiful but have a value in this area of about 50 to 100 per strain. The red, I am guessing have a white center, those are known as white heart beads, their named after some guy, can't recall his name. They would be more valuable depending on size. Probably not a great help, but hope it helps a little, I am just now starting to study and collect trade beads, so no expert, but I think that will get you on the right path anyway.

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                • south fork
                  south fork commented
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                  Thanks I have a large collection of trade beads off my property I just don't know the history of these .

              • #9
                The red ones appear to be white heart glass trade beads. The striped ones I believe are probably African sand cast beads. Who knows where the red ones could have been traded to, but they were common in American trade.

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