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Indian Pipes Page 1

This page lists Indian Pipes from ALL eras, including Ancient prehistoric stone pipes through post-European contact Trade Pipes as well as contemporary pipes when they're in stock and also Ancient Cloud Blowers, which are truly rare items, seldom seen for sale.

 

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Item: Type: Tubular Pipe Provenance: Price
BEIP1 A very rare, museum grade steatite Tubular Pipe which is almost in perfect Recovered from the Big Sur area 2,200.00
condition. It has a very small, slight spider bite to the rim of it's business end in Monterey Co., CA
(photos 4 and 6) but is still in the best condition for this type of rare artifact Ex: Ken Spahr
Era: Late Prehistoric period - 500 AD to 1800 AD Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
BEIP2 Boy, this one must have been a real beauty at one time. A highly attractive, highly Recovered from California (NFI) 600.00
polished mottled blue and black steatite Tube Pipe which shows pock marks to it's
surface, probably from exposure to a fire. Quite a rare item, despite it's flaws
Era: Late Prehistoric period - 500 AD to 1800 AD
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Item: Type: Steatite Pipe Provenance: Price
TRIP1 A most unusual, somewhat under-sized (for type) polished Recovered from Lake Eufaula, OK 600.00
steatite pipe in excellent condition. Quite a rare piece, actually Ex: Mike Milsap
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Item: Type: Bird Effigy Pipe Provenance: Price
TRIP2 A most interesting carved stone Bird Effigy Pipe which has score marks Recovered from Ohio (NFI) 575.00
on either side, representing the birds wings. Quite a unique piece 4/5 ON-HOLD mb
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Item: Type: Pouch Pipe Provenance: Price
TRIP3 A very rare drilled and polished stone Pouch Pipe which Recovered from Washington Co., VA 800.00
is in perfect condition. Quite an unusual offering (very detailed provenance to buyer) 4/14 ON-HOLD mb4wk
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Item: Type: Rare Museum Grade Fort Ancient Bird Effigy Pipe Provenance: Price
TRIP4 A simply OUTSTANDING, museum grade pipestone Fort Ancient Bird Effigy Recovered from 1,400.00
Pipe in excellent condition with the exception of natural pitting along one edge on Mason County, Kentucky
side B (right side in photo 4) I've never seen another one like this offered on the Ex: Carl Mounts
open market, just an extraordinary artifact Partain COA
Putty COA
Era: Fort Ancient Period - 700 years old Jackson COA
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Item: Type: Southwest Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
RPIP1 A VERY striking, and very rare dark brown and greenish-gray hematite Southwest Recovered near 1500.00
Tube Pipe. It has the typical, slight ancient nicking around the "loading" edge, but is Clovis, NM
otherwise in exquisite condition. I've seen these from California, but this is the first
one we've ever handled from the southwestern regions. Quite a piece of artwork
Era: Circa. 1500 B.P. Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Salvaged Pendant Provenance: Price
TDIBO637 A VERY facinating and quite unique polished black seatite Pendant which was "salvaged" Offered for sale by the original 600.00
from a broken wine-glass Pipe. I've seen and handled at least one other which was very finder who recovered this one 550.00
similar to this intriguing piece, but this example out-classes the other by a LONG mile, as it's in Gilliam County, Oregon
surface ground and incised patterns took a VERY high level of craftsmanship. Remarkably, it
still has red ochre paint in many of the etched marks. I can only surmise that the intricate
patterns on this artifact held a special significance to it's creator. dlbo

 

Item: Type: High Plains Elbow Pipe (Sioux/Crow) Provenance: Price
MAIP1 A very well formed and quite scarce black soapstone High Plains Elbow Undocumented, 425.00
Pipe in very good condition. This one has been attributed to either the from an old High
Sioux or Crow tribes and shows excellent manufacture and polish with  Plains collection
some slight ancient usage chipping/wear around the mouth piece and bowl
areas. It has a small vertical hole near the base of the bowl where it joins
the stem of the mouthpiece from a mis-drilled hole. (Dang shame after all
the effort which probably went into making this one up to that point!)

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHIP1598 A fairly nice, if not a little bit rough reddish-brown volcanic rock Recovered in 200.00
Pipe which is almost completely intact but for a little roughness, Churchill Co., NV
chipping to one side of the mouthpiece. A very scarce piece! Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHIP1599 A purplish-gray smoothed volcanic rock Tube Pipe Recovered in SOLD
which has just a slight amount of surface roughness Churchill Co., NV  
to each end but is still in excellent condition Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHIP1600 A little bit of a stubby reddish-brown hardstone drilled Tube Pipe Only documented as 125.00
which has a round-and-round surface crack as well as multiple  being Southwestern
surface digs and scratches. The mouthpiece end also shows ancient from a Basket maker site
nicking which has smoothed out over time. This one is from the
collection of Charles Miles and is pictured in his book "Indian &
Eskimo Artifacts of North America" on page 215, plate 11.1 Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DVIP1 An old Chumash Shell bead Inlaid Steatite Pipe which was Found in Malibu, CA 2300.00
ceremonially "killed" (intentionally broken up into 2 halves and 3
smaller finger-sized fragments) and later pieced back together. It
originally had inlaid shell beads, most of which eroded away over
time; some of these were replaced during the 1930's to return this 
rare item to it's original appearance/state. The original five shell beads
which were retained over the ages are consistent with late horizon
types referenced in Chester King's bead chronology publication. Ex: Anderson
There is a bit of controversy over this item, as far as authenticator Ex: John Keina
opinions go, details about this will be provided to serious buyers Breckinridge COA

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHIP924 A very nice and rare greenish-gray, black and pink Steatite Recovered in 600.00
Pipe which was recently snapped on the neck near the Contra Costa Co., CA
mouthpiece and re-glued together. It has some surface (Details to buyer)
cracking but is otherwise in good condition considering the age.
(Original photos, prior to the neck being broken at an artifact
show, are shown in the first photo set above.)

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