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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: Highly Polished Steatite Rimmed Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
GBIP1 Now this one had to be a REAL beauty in it's younger years. A HIGHLY polished blue- Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound site, 850.00
black steatite lipped tube pipe from a well known ancient site. As far as the damage goes, I'll CCO-138, in Contra Costa County, California
let the pictures tell the sad story about it's 2 ancient facial gouges on opposing sides as well
as the nicks to the lip of the pipe. This one would make a great candidate for a professional
restoration, and would be worthy of the cost. Still quite a rare and collectible item.
  Era: Late Horizon - 500 to 1,500 years old
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Item: Type: Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
GBIP2 An almost perfect steatite tube pipe which was attributed to the Hupa- Recovered from Northwest California 1400.00
Karak tribe. It's only flaw is a very slight ancient nick to an edge close
to the upper lip end. Quite a rare item, especially in this condition
  Era: Late Horizon - 500 to 1,500 years old
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Item: Type: Highly Polished Steatite Rimmed Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
GBIP3 A very rare triple-rimmed highly polished steatite Tube Pipe which has some minor flaws, but which is basically Recovered from the Sacramento Valley 2,500.00
intact as it was made and used many moons ago. It has slight nicking on one face just below the logbook lettering in Northeastern California
and it also has nicking to the triple-rims at the same rotational axis position. The distal end has roughness to it's
edge, also at the same axis position. There is a crack to the proximal, or pipe "Lip" section, which extends
through 2-1/2 of the 3-ringed mouthpiece, but somehow this rare item still managed to remain intact. This rarity.
is pictured in Charles Miles book "Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America" on page 218, plate 11.16, item
#4 and the SVM number is Charles Miles' original log number for his artifacts from the Sacramento Valley.
  Era: Late Horizon - 500 to 1,500 years old
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Item: Type: Elbow Pipe Provenance: Price
ELIP3 A highly unusual and very rare igneous pumice volcanic rock Elbow Pipe which is 98.5% Found south of Idaho Falls in Idaho (umm... 650.00
intact, the only "rough spots" being slight chipping around the hole at the mouth-piece end. like where else would Idaho Falls be located???)
How an ancient could have possibly "worked" such a porous and fragile material as this is
way beyond my comprehension... but it was done, and this rare artifact is testimony to it's
creator's dedication. (if not to his addiction to tobacco) A very unique, ancient artifact.
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Item: Type: Tube Pipe Provenance: Price
JCIP1 A very nice and very rare speckled green-black polished steatite Tubular Pipe which is in great Recovered from 500.00
condition with one exception. It has a fracture line running diagonally downwards from the top Humboldt Co., NV 400.00
lip of the pipe for a distance of 5/8". This fracture line is "through and through" (visible on the
inside of the pipe as well as the outside surface) but doesn't appear to have actually separated
from the pipe, as evidenced by undisturbed mineralization in the "cracks" valley. (See the
enlarged photos which detail this minor flaw) Still a great and rare item coming from Nevada.
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old
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Item: Type: Reed Pipe Provenance: Price
JCIP2 A highly unusual reddish volcanic rock Reed Pipe which is in perfect condition, despite it's Recovered from 150.00
crude appearance, having been manufactured from a highly porous igneous host material. It Pershing Co., NV 4/24 ON-HOLD jz
has anciently ground incised lines running all around its circumference and a most unusual
incised "ridged pattern" to both ends. It's crude in its appearance, but that's really it's "charm"
as an ancient relic. I've never seen another which even remotely resembles this piece.
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old
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Item: Type: Sioux Catlinite Pipe Provenance: Price
JFIP24 A very nice small, highly polished catlinite Pipe from the Sioux tribe which has a Found in South Dakota with no further information 750.00
slight nick to the edge of the bowl. It measures 1-1/4" long x 1-3/8" high and is recorded, other than the fact that it was on display at a 475.00
quite a scarce item, showing residue from it's actual use local bank in Chamberlain, South Dakota for many years
  Era: Reservation Period
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Item: Type: Sioux Catlinite Pipe Provenance: Price
JFIP25 A very nice small, highly polished catlinite Pipe from the Sioux tribe. It measures Found in South Dakota with no further information 250.00
just under 1-3/4" high by 7/8" wide at the top and 3/4" wide at the base. This is recorded, other than the fact that it was on display at a 175.00
quite a scarce item, and appears to have never been actually used local bank in Chamberlain, South Dakota for many years
  Era: Reservation Period
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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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