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A 19th Century Naga Kachin Dao, with 56cm single edge broad square ended steel blade, the hilt with brass collar, silver wire binding and red lacquered wicker grip with bone lozenge pommel, lacks scabbard

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £70
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Lot 447

An Early 20th Century Inuit Skinning Knife, with 8.5cm steel blade, the hilt and scabbard of reindeer antler lightly carved with a reindeer, scalloping and inscribed POPIS, 30cm

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £60
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Lot 448

Two Caucasian Kindjals, each with double fullered spear point blade and brass mounted horn grips; two Sudanese Knives, with leather grips and sheaths, one with armband (4)

Estimate: £80-90

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Lot 449

A Zulu Knobkerrie for a Woman, with small offset globular head and tapering haft, 44cm; a Tribal Double Ended Wood Spear, carved with leaves; two Small Wood Paddle Clubs (4)

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £90
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Lot 450

An Early 20th Century Arab Jambiya, with 43cm curved double edge steel blade, the hilt and scabbard covered in sheet silver chased and engraved with scrolling foliage, with twisted wire binding and applied foliate bosses, on a modern display stand set with an engraved plaque

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £700
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Lot 451

A Yemeni Jambiya, the 18.5cm double edge curved steel blade with raised medial ridge to each side, the waisted horn grip set with two coins and with steel pique decoration, the leather scabbard with applied silver wire decoration and with a velvet and cloth belt embroidered in coloured and gilt metal threads; an Omani Jambiya, the scabbard and hilt decorated with ornamental silver wire, with matching belt (4)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £140
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Lot 452

An Early 20th Century Zulu Knobkerrie, the fluted globular head inset with two metal studs, the tapering cylindrical haft bound with bands of woven brass wire, 57cm

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £160
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Lot 453

A 19th Century South Sea Islands Large Carved Wood Fertility Bowl in the Form of a Turtle, the sides of its shell carved in bas relief with figures, the interior of the shell deeply carved with figures, 75cm

Estimate: £1200-1500

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Lot 454

A Large Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Carved and Dark Stained Wood Anthropomorphic Totemic Figure, the human body wearing a grass skirt, with bent legs and long arms and set with a crocodile head surmounted by a tall triple forked plank headdress centrally carved with a human face with red and white pigmentation, all raised on a rounded square plinth carved with reptiles, 191cm

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 455

An Early 20th Century Zulu Beadwork Bangle, made up of three coiled bands, each stitched with geometric panels of coloured glass beads backed by stitched leather; a Zulu "Disc" Necklace/Belt, made up of red and black vinyl discs (2)

Estimate: £60-70

Sold: £60
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Lot 456

A Pair of Nyamwezi (Tanzania) Carved Wood Water Divination Figures, respectively male and female, of typical slender form, inset white bead eyes, stepped square bases, 158 cm high overall

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £40
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Lot 457

A Fang (North Gabon) Ngil-Type Carved and Painted Wood Mask, of elongated form, with highlighted lips, nose line, eyebrows and eyes on a white ground, stepped square base, 113 cm high overall

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £50
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Lot 458

A Late 18th Century Ethiopian Wood Processional Cross, all over carved with diapering and bands of chevrons, 45cm (af); a Similar Smaller Wood Cross, 31cm; a 19th Century Ethiopian Steel Processional Cross, with engraved diapered decoration inlaid with brass wire and plugs, 28cm (3)

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £250
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Lot 459

Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), circa 1920, portion of a skull heavily carved by Polynesians depicting hunting tribes with spears, crocodiles, palm trees and huts, mounted on an ebonised wooden stand with metal support bar. 125cm by 35cm, total height including stand 185cm

Estimate: £1200-1500

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Lot 460

A Mambila, Nigeria Ebonised Wood Ancestral Figure, the heart shape face with white pigmentation, standing with hands raised to his chin, on bent legs, 32cm

Estimate: £120-180

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Lot 461

A Baule Wood Mask, with painted hornbill headdress, slit eyes and pursed lips, 53cm

Estimate: £70-100

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Lot 462

A Songye Maternity Figure, standing with ringed neck, her hands resting on her swollen stomach, 64cm; a Bambara Figure of a Woman, standing with one hand raised to support a bowl resting on her head, 66cm; a Baule Maternity Figure, standing with hands resting on her swollen stomach, 64cm (3)

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 463

A Collection of Six African Tribal Masks, comprising two Baule with combed coiffure and aquiline noses, two Punu with convex slit eyes , Ogoni type with looped plaited coiffure, Fang Ngil mask with white face and protruding mouth (6)

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £160
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Lot 464

A Fang Reliquary Figure, as the bust of a woman with white glass bead eyes, holding a cup, resting in a basket of shells and woven vegetable fibre, 44cm; a Dan Figure of a Woman, standing with scarified pendulous breasts, 42cm; a Congo Janus Fetish Figure, the two heads each wearing a cloth top hat, with bone inset eyes and with numerous nails piercing the body, 33cm (3)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 465

An Ambete Reliquary Figure, the sunken face and body decorated with white pigment, wearing a grass skirt and with recess to the back for ancestral bones, 53cm; a Bamileke Figure of a Man, standing holding a small club, covered in blue and yellow beads, 39cm; a Kota Type Fetish Figure, with heart shape face, inverted horns and fluted swollen stomach, standing wearing an elaborate headdress of feathers and coils of woven grass, 68cm (3)

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £140
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Lot 466

A Collection of Seven African Tribal Masks, comprising a Bamileke with triple lobed and combed coiffure, a similar smaller with scarified face and diamond shape mouth, a Dan Bird mask, two Dan with cowrie shell decoration and two other Dan examples (7)

Estimate: £180-250

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Lot 467

An African Carved Soapstone Bust of a Man, wearing a feathered headdress; a Collection of Six Various African Tribal Figures and Three Masks, in wood and fibreglass (10)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 468

A Kota Small Reliquary Figure, covered with sheet brass and red painted tin, 40cm; a Hemba Type Box and Cover, modelled as a face with hooked nose, 27cm; a Baule Marriage Staff, decorated with cowrie shells, 44cm; a Yoruba Type Short Staff, the pommel carved as a human head, with barley twist haft, 44cm; a Small Bambara Mask, with comb headdress, two other masks, a wicker decorated ebony platter and two Indian clubs (10)

Estimate: £80-120

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Lot 469

A Pair of North African Polychrome Bust Heads, each wearing a conical headdress; a Pair of Indian Polychrome Buddhistic Figures, each seated; a Large African Carved Wood Mask, of curved rectangular form; four Various African Softwood Masks (9)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 470

A Zulu Knobkerrie, with small globular head, cylindrical haft and slightly swollen butt, 77cm; a 19th Century Samoan Wood Walking Cane, with globular pommel, the upper section of the cylindrical haft pierced and carved as four tendrils inlaid with mother of pearl lozenges, 88.5cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 471

A Chokwe Pwo Wood Mask, with plaited and coiled raffia coiffure, scarified domed forehead, pierced recessed elliptical eyes, prominent cheek bones and pierced oval mouth, 27cm; a Colombian Type Stoneware Figure of a Man, standing, 25cm (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £40
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Lot 472

A Kuba DRC, Wood Helmet Mask, the skull covered in coarse woven fabric, rectangular forehead, elliptical slit eyes, triangular block nose flanked by pierced cheeks and with protruding cylindrical mouth, 47cm

Estimate: £80-120

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Lot 473

A Songye DRC Wood Shield, of vertical oblong form, carved with a raised central mask on a diapered field, the reverse with central integral handle, the whole with traces of red and white pigment, 89cm by 40cm

Estimate: £280-350

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Lot 474

A Pair of Native North American Beaded Hide Moccasins, possibly Woodlands Indians, the uppers of canvas hand stitched with flowerheads on a diaper panelled ground in blue, red, white, green and pink, with blue cloth ankle cuffs and buckskin ties.
**Sent back by vendor's Great Uncle from Vancouver Area, probably early 20th century

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 475

A Bete, Ivory Coast Wood Mask, with bar nose looping up to form the eyebrows, recessed slit eyes, bristle moustache and open mouth, with carpet stud decoration, 38cm; a Dogon Twin Faced Mask, with diapered scarifications to the forehead and eyebrows, 42cm; an Australian Aborigine Woomera (Spear Thrower), one side with stone tool carved panelled decoration, lacks hook, 65.5cm af (3)

Estimate: £150-200

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Lot 476

An Early 20th Century Kamba, West Africa Small Wood Stool, with dished circular seat, raised upon four outsplayed tapering cylindrical supports terminating in bun feet, 29cm diameter; a Songye Maternity Figure, standing with top-knot, long heart shaped face with white pigmentation, with pendulous breasts and bent legs, 71cm (2)

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 477

A Nupe (Nigeria) Wood Stool, the circular top carved with geometric devices, on ten tapering circular section supports, 45.5 cm diameter

Estimate: £40-70

Sold: £50
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Lot 478

A 19th Century Carved Wood Ancestor Figure, standing wearing a loin cloth, his hands raised to his stomach holding a weapon, on free standing legs, possibly Indonesian, on a mahogany panel back plinth, 94cm, 105cm including stand

Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 479

A Collection of African Iron and Weapon Money, comprising a Zappozap (axe) with pierced and mask cast iron blade and copper bound haft, Congo; two kissi pennies, Liberia and Sierra Leone; two throwing knives (woshele), Sudan; two pieces of "Shoka" iron axe money, Stanley Falls, Congo; a hammer shape blade, the haft with incised guilloche decoration; a copper scoop and eleven various manillas (20)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 480

A Collection of Eighteen Pieces of African Weapon Money, including four miniature spearheads, Gabon; a large spearhead, Congo; pointed butt head; barbed fish spearheads etc.; Also a copper wire bundle, a piece of copper bar money, Nyanga, Congo, a copper currency rod and a brass currency rod (22)

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £100
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Lot 481

A Collection of Seven Various Obsidian Tools, including axe head, blades and skin scrapers; also ten pieces of lava and quartz, two charcoal hexagonal bead blocks and two drilled pebbles, in a wood display tray

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 482

A Collection of Thirty German Weimar Republic Notgeld Porcelain Coins, mainly Meissen, circa 1921, in terracotta, grey, green and white, five with gilt borders, on a display tray

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Lot 483

A Collection of Forty Six German Weimar Republic Notgeld Porcelain Coins, mainly Meissen, circa 1921, in terracotta, green and white, some with gilt borders, also two enamel examples, on two display trays (48)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 484

A Collection of Fifty Nine Chinese Porcelain Gaming Tokens, blue and white, and polychrome, also twenty two glass examples, on a display tray and loose (81)
**Produced for the Siamese gambling market

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £170
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Lot 485

A Collection of Seventy Three Chinese Porcelain Gaming Tokens, blue and white, of varying sizes, on a display tray. **Produced for the Siamese gambling market

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 486

A Collection of Eight Ashanti Brass Gold Weights, modelled as tribes people following their daily pursuits, including a woman balancing a vase on her head and holding a stick, a man lifting a bird onto a nest, two men conversing etc; a Similar Brass Figure, of a woman pushing a child in a wheelbarrow, possibly American (9)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 487

An Extensive Collection of Small Shells, collected in the Middle East and worldwide in the 1920's and 1930's, contained in seventy four small boxes, seven phials and thirteen packets, all with collector's labels

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Lot 488

A Collection of African Currency, including a small Baluba cross, copper ring bangle, two brass rods, eight manillas in brass, white metal and copper and of fancy torque form, a Kafir's small hide snuff bottle, a string of forty Ashanti rubbed down cowrie shells - the value in 1946 was a halfpenny, various loose cowrie shells used in the markets of Ibadan, West Africa and Uganda, a string of ostrich shell discs from South Africa and a small string of ostrich shell and hide discs (quantity, some in labelled boxes)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £220
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Lot 489

Melanesian Currency, comprising:- a strand of teeth of the Flying Fox bound with red braid and used as bridal money, Buka: two strands of Possum teeth and a strand of Dolphin teeth, Solomon Islands (4 - three with collector's labels)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £650
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Lot 490

Solomon Islands Currency, comprising a large pearl shell fish hook from Rubiana, two small pearl shell fish hooks carved as fish, two shell nose pins, two strands of shell and coconut shell discs, two strands of white shell money, and a strand of red and white shell money from Choiseul, contained in eight boxes with collector's labels (8)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £600
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Lot 491

Solomon Islands Currency, comprising:- a shell and talon fish hook, Buka; a large shell ring money made from the Giant Clam and another made from Tridacna shell, Malaita; two others made from Trochus shell, Bougainville; two strands of shell money, Choiseul; a string of white shell discs inserted with coconut shell discs; a small strand of brown shell money, Mauwai (see Quiggins Curious Money fig.58), contained in eight display boxes with collector's labels (8)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Lot 492

Pacific Islands Currency, comprising:- two strands of black and white shell money and a large pearl shell fish hook, Marshall Islands (see Quiggins Curious Money fig, 53 & 54); a strand of Nassa strung on strips of cane, Dewarra and a strand of small shell money, Talasca District, New Britain; two strands of brown shell money, New Georgia; shell money from Banks Island; five Ring Cowries from Ocean Island; shell money from Naga, Pentecost, New Hebrides; and a wood and Haliotis shell fish hook, New Zealand, contained in eleven display boxes with collector's labels (11)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £900
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Lot 493

New Guinea Currency, comprising:- a strand of Sapi-Sapi or red shell money, Port Moresby; a piece of cone shell ring money; a string of cowrie shell money; a string of cone shell disc money; and a string of wild banana seeds, in display boxes with collector's labels (5)

Estimate: £50-60

Sold: £110
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Lot 494

North American Indian Currency, comprising a large flint spearhead, Dunklin County, Montana, a similar flint skin scraper, three strands of wampum (shell beads), two strands of coloured glass beads, abalone shell and other shell money, contained in thirteen display boxes with collector's labels (13)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £250
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Lot 495

Various Trade Items, including a piece of amber encapsulating an insect; a tooth amulet; a necklace of cowrie shells obtained from the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo, March 1909, "Guaranteed as from a tomb of the XIXth Dynasty - BC1450; a large stone axe head from Mexico; a strand of Toncatino seed money from the South American Amazon; two pieces of Aztec copper hoe money and two similar miniature pieces (see Quiggin Curious Money fig.311); Emarginella shells and cowry shell money used in the Bazaars of India; a small display of Japanese ring money; two copies of Japanese "Coin Trees"; a Brazil nut complete with multiple kernels etc, some in display boxes with collector's labels

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £550
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