Helm Auction to Include Native American, Precolumbian Swords and Masks Dec.1st Helms December Sale will be featuring a full catalog of Native American, Pre-Columbian Swords and Masks on the 1st of the month.
News-Antique.com - Nov 19,2012 - Helm Auction will be hosting their upcoming December Native American Sale on Saturday December 1st. Located in San Diego, California this sale will be broadcasted live through iCollector.com presenting their catalogs of over 300 lots.
Session 1: Dec 1st 2012 @ 12:15 PT Absentee & Live Bidding
Featuring: Large collection from three major collectors in the area. The auction will have African Masks, with many with certificates, Anazazi Pottery collection, many baskets, Indian Jewelry, weapons and Pre-Columbian items.
About Auction House: Craig Helm has been collecting Indian Artifacts all his life. He grew up in Minnesota and was raised on tales told by his father of the Arapaho, Chippewa and Dakota Indians of the Region. Craig and his father spent many summers together hunting the back country for arrowheads and other items. Craig found his first arrowhead at age nine. Craig left his boyhood home at age 17 to join the Navy. He was based in San Diego and also did two tours in Viet Nam. After his military service he attended college majoring in Marketing with a minor in Archaeology. In 1994, Craig decided to follow his dream and dealing as a broker of Indian artifacts and since that time he has been doing estate sales, appraisals as well as auctions. He also maintained for the last thirty years a small space in an antique mall in Ocean Beach, California.
Craig always dresses as if he just walked out of a cowboy movie, with his cowboy hat, western shirts, boots and long hair. Craig has been listed twice in the Who’s Who in Indian Relics in 1974 and 1994. Craig cautions individuals regarding the strict regulations regarding the removal of Artifacts from public land. Only items that have been found on private property or the pre-Columbian art that has been in the county more than 50 years are legal for personal collections.
Craig’s knowledge in the business allowed him to develop a close relationship with the Heritage of the American Museum in El Cajon on the campus of Cuyamacha College. Originally, Craig held auctions at that location, but has since moved to the Mission Valley Resort Hotel, San Diego, California to hold his auctions.
Craig has decided to join the 21st Century and become one of the many individuals who now provide on line auctions as well as live auctions. Craig looks forward to working with all the internet bidders.
Craig continues to do authentications on prehistoric stone relics. Appraised collections of Art, Artifacts and Antiques and provides investment quality artifacts and arts to his customers.
About iCollector.com: Founded in 1997, icollector.com was one of the pioneers in bringing auctioneers together with interested buyers. Today, we have over 1000 auction house clients worldwide. We specialize and excel in coin auctions, vintage collectibles, gaming memorabilia, collectible firearms, movie props and original set costumes. Furthermore, our clients excel in placing native memorabilia, original prints and paintings as well as vintage and one of a kind jewellery and diamonds.