ANTIQUE TRIBAL OBJECTS EAGERLY WANTED!
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All Oceanic/ Polynesian pieces especially with provenance from the collections of George Ortiz, Jacob Epstein, Carlo Monzino, Jacques Voit, Beasley and Dr R. M. Brown of Honolulu, The London Missionary Society, etc. etc...
Buying: ANY 19th century pieces from the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Easter Island (Rapa Nui), The Marquesas Islands, Mangareva and Tuamotu Islands, the Society Islands (Tahiti) The Austral Islands, The Cook Islands, Western Polynesia including Tonga, Fiji and Samoa. Including figures, bowls, fans, fan handles, stools, neckrests, breast plates, weapons, drums, jewelry, and, God images.
Always open to old tribal art of equal or greater quality. I generally do not trade my "Oceanic Art" for "African". You can always Motivate me with a great Polynesian object (Maori, Hawaiian, Tongan etc. I have known to occasionally also trade for "non-tribal" things of value including: Automobiles, gold, real estate, quality rifle optics and related sporting goods.
The following photos are only a "sampling" of the pieces we're seeking
Buying: stone carved New Guinea and Melanesian Shields with strong graphics in wood or wicker. Round shields from the Astrolabe Bay. Seeking important masks and figures from New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, and Vanuatu (New Hebrides). Also looking for Papuan Gulf material, Bioma Figures, Tapa Masks, Bullroarers, dwarf coconut "marupai" charms, Skulls etc...
Buying: most Polynesian war clubs especially from Tonga. Premium prices paid for those with original Whale tooth ivory insets.
Buying: 19th century Australian Aboriginal Shields from New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. Especially Seeking "Broad Shields".
ALWAYS BUYING: POLYNESIAN CLUBS
Buying: Traditional early African Congo Figures especially from the Luba, Hemba and Songye People. Seeking other pieces from the Congo with documented history and provenance.
Buying: ritual Skulls from all tribal cultures, especially authentic Shrunken Heads (Tsantsa).
Buying: Classic antique masks and Sculpture from Indonesia and Nepal with known collection history and provenance.
Buying: Northwest Coast and Eskimo masks, figures, bowls, and ritual objects.
Buying: Original Photos of Indigenous peoples.
Statement About "Trading": Obviously my objective as a dealer is to sell tribal art first and foremost. That said I do trade now and again. Keep in mind I will almost never trade an Oceanic piece for an African piece. The easiest way to trade with me is if you have a desirable Polynesian object. I'm also open to trading tribal art for modern and vintage auto-loading rifles (Styer, Stoner, HK, Barrett, POF, Colt, Armalite, Sig Sauer, FNH, Springfield, Rockriver, etc.)
If you're unsure what you have we'll tell you. Highest prices paid. Confidential, friendly professional service. We will travel anywhere to buy. Transactions involving a few pieces can usually be completed by sending photos.
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