Collector's Guide to Indian Pipes: Identification and Values
Even someone only casually knowledgeable about North American Indian artifacts is likely to be aware of pipes. Along with tipis, canoes, and moccasins, pipes were basic to many Native Americans' lifestyles. For the collector, pipes have always had a certain aura or presence not shared with more common Indian artifacts. This unique value guide showcases these highly personal, well-made smoking instruments. Over 1,000 color photographs and valued information contribute to the reader's understanding of these mysterious artifacts. Catlinite, Effigy, Mississippian, Iroquois, Cherokee, and many other pipes are featured in addition to sections on how pipes were made, what to look for and what to avoid when collecting pipes, and other pipe facts and finds. Value factors for Indian pipes are discussed, as well as authenticity factors. This volume is sure to smoke other price guides in its unique presentation, hundreds of detailed photographs, and valued historical information.
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