North American Auction Company

34156 E Frontage Rd, Bozeman, Montana 59715

About Auction House

North American Auction Co. is one of the top destinations for highly valued and rare early Western Antiquities sales. Through our specified marketing, business places products before over 13 million accessible bidders. NAAC is the leading Antique & Collectibles Auction House in the greater Western area and their proven reputation of achieving auction prices meets or exceeds the expectations.

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    Ornamented Native American Dag Knives Lead North American Auction Company’s Upcoming Sale

    Native Americans often emulate patterns and motifs from nature when crafting objects. A beavertail dagger or dag knife was named after the beaver’s tail, which was the original design inspiration for them. A double-edged weapon, it has been used by Native Americans for both fighting and utility purposes. An I&H Sorby stamped presentation grade dag knife with a large paddle-like forged blade is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from North American Auction Company. Its fancy handle has a carved grip scale pattern in solid bone, most likely of a Great American Bison Buffalo. Ornamented with silverwork accents, the handle features a circle guard front, diamond-shaped tapering gripping area, and circle pommel end.  Another significant dag knife is accompanied by a striking sheath with vibrant beadwork, possibly from the Northern Plains Native American Indians. The sheath is made of tanned Great American Bison Buffalo hide with geometric-patterned beadwork. The colors include yellow and blue, red, and chalk white. It is further adorned with old hand-rolled tin cone danglers and hand-cut hide fringes. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Fine Montana Collector Sale - April 2023, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    A Coveted Tanzanite Diamond Necklace and Rare Native American Objects Come to Sale With North American Auction Company

    One of the rarest gemstones in the world, tanzanite is found solely in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. The blue-violet stone has an optical quality of displaying myriad colors when viewed from different angles. A 14-karat white gold necklace designed with tanzanite and diamonds is a key highlight of the upcoming North American Auction Company sale. The four-prong oval center stone is a modified natural-cut tanzanite. With a total weight of 15.12 carats, the necklace also comprises a pendant and connectors liberally adorned with 230 prong baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds.  Leading the decorative arts listings is a wildlife-themed bronze sculpture by American post-war and contemporary artist Danny D. Edwards. The piece exhibits an intricately detailed Sioux Brave man helping his wounded companion in a fluid motion scene. Both figures are mounted on a hardwood shield. Another noteworthy Native American lot is a rare half-pike war tomahawk from the Crow Native Americans of Colorado. Dating back to the early-to-mid-19th century, the piece features an iron hand-forged spontoon with a kite-shaped head that has pierced holes in the blade. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Native American Jewelry and Beadwork Will Be Offered in July Sale

    In 1850, Apache culture emerged from a combination of influences from the peoples of the Great Plains, Great Basin, and the Southwest. Apache people frequently used bows and arrows as their weapons for hunting and warfare. This Native American Jewelry, Beadwork & Western Auction, presented by North American Auction Company, highlights a rare Chiricahua Apache parfleche hide arrow quiver from the ex-Wasko collection. The piece from circa 1870 is among the earliest Chiricahua Apache examples. Its opening is decorated with 16 diamond cutouts.  Also featured in this live sale is an oil painting of Native men by Montana-based artist Ed Totten. The oil painting features a group of semi-nude Native people performing a Blood Ceremony, which symbolizes rebirth. In the piece, the men are dressed in ceremonial garments and headdresses. Explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Edgar Alwin Payne Oil Painting Featured in North American Auction Company’s Best in the West Event

    An oil painting by American artist Edgar Alwin Payne leads this Best in the West auction, hosted by North American Auction Company. Payne was mostly a self-taught artist, apart from his brief time at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1907. He was perceived as one of the first plein-air landscape painters of the early 1900s and widely recognized for his Western landscapes. Available in the auction is an Edgar Alwin Payne oil painting titled In the Misty Alps. This piece features a scenic Swiss Alps view with Payne’s signature in the lower left corner. The framed depiction of mountainous peaks measures over 18 inches high and 21 inches wide.  Also offered is a rare Smith & Wesson .38-40 Frontier revolver with a 6.5-inch barrel. Smith & Wesson only manufactured 276 of these revolvers between 1900 and 1910, although the frames were made prior to 1899. Each one bears a serial number from 1 to 276. A popular caliber in the Southwest and Mexico at the time, this gun has matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, and cylinder. View the entire collection and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare. 

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    North American Auction Company Offers Native American Artifacts and Tanzanite Jewelry Pieces

    Several tanzanite jewelry pieces will be available in North American Auction Company's upcoming sale. Tanzanite is considered a relatively new gemstone, discovered in 1967 by a Masai tribesman. The gem is only found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite’s color ranges from light violet-blue to ultramarine blue. A 47.26-carat South Sea pearl, sapphire, and diamond lattice bracelet is also among the notable jewelry lots. Originally called Broome pearls, South Sea pearls are generally larger than other types. These pearls are cultured along the northwest coast of Australia. A GIA report accompanies the lot, certifying the clarity of the sapphires and diamonds.  Beyond jewelry, this auction will include a selection of Native American weapons and artifacts. A buffalo bison horn headdress attributed to the Blackfoot people will be on offer. Made between 1880 and 1920, the headdress features a buffalo bison hide cap with two horns. The headdress is decorated with beaded lace and long cloth strips. To view these lots and place a bid, visit Bidsquare.

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    Old West & Luxury Jewelry August Sale

    The Kiowa Native American tribe members were known for their leather boots, clothing, and moccasins. Found in the upcoming Old West & American Indian w/ Luxury Jewelry August 1st Sale is a rare horse or mule tanned hide painted by the Kiowa Southern Plains Native Americans of the 1800s. This piece shows a sunburst pinwheel at the center surrounded by 17 American bison. An unheated natural sapphire and diamond ring is also available in this sale, presented by the North American Auction Company. This Art Deco classic ring features an oval sapphire with cornflower blue coloring surrounded by 42 round natural diamonds.  Also included in the auction is a factory engraved Merwin & Hulbert Army SA revolver, a 1912 casino royal traveling games custom case, and an 1890 book titled In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley. View the entire catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Old West Frontier & American Indian Sale w/ Luxury Jewelry

    A selection of fine art, jewelry, and collectibles can be found in the upcoming Old West Frontier & American Indian Sale. Included are firearms, collections of books, and other items of the American past. Leading this auction, offered by North American Auction Company, is a Merwin Hubert Frontier Army .44 WCF revolver. Merwin Hubert designed and manufactured revolvers and rifles from 1874 through 1897. This revolver was used by many police departments in the eastern United States during the 19th century. A Comanche horseback war club is also highlighted in the sale. This piece, from the North Plains Native Americans, has a carved stone skull cracker head and a wooden handle. The latter is covered in rawhide sewn with a porcupine quilled hide drop.  A Smith & Wesson Schofield single-shot revolver can also be found, along with a pair of C.C. Houghton & Co. Civil War military boots and a general store ledger from the 1860s. View the entire collection and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    American Indian & Western May Sale with Luxury Jewelry

    The North American Auction Company is offering jewelry, fine art, collectibles, and more in the upcoming American Indian & Western May Sale. Included among the jewelry lots is a new 13.48-carat diamond and 14-karat white gold tennis bracelet that comes complete with paperwork. At a total length of seven inches, this bracelet features 40 brilliant-cut natural diamonds.  In the couture and textile lots, an Indian Wars split buffalo horn war bonnet can be found. This piece dates back to the 1880s and includes an American bison hide cape. The headdress is beaded in a geometric pattern common in the 19th century. It is attributed to the Blackfoot Tribe in the Waterton Lakes region of Northern Montana. Other items highlighted in the auction include a purple-pink sapphire and diamond ring, a framed Buffalo Bill Lewis and Clark ten-dollar bill, and a 1788 hand-hewn and carved wood spinning wheel. For the complete catalog and to register to bid, visit Bidsquare. 

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    Western Antique Auction

    You don’t want to miss one of largest sales of the year on October 26th. The auction will take place on Saturday October 26th at 10am. This will be a live auction with online live and absentee bidding available. The auction features over 500 rare and important items including the Art Collection of Edward Bazinet, Kathryn W. Leighton (1876-1952) Blackfeet Chief Oil, Early Antique Firearms, Winchester Lever Actions, Gunstock War Club from the Cheyenne 1860, Remington Hepburn No. 3 Target Model Sharps Rifle, Revolver Collection, Large Antique Navajo Rug Collection, Huge Collection of Navajo and Zuni Sterling Silver Jewelry, Trophy Alaskan Kodiak Bear Rug MASSIVE, Chippewa Spontoon War Club, Nick Brandt Walking In Tandem, Osage War Shield 1860, Rare Winchester Outdoor Signs Original, Sioux Beadwork, Colt Revolver Collection, Carnival Frog 1800’s, Original Frederic Remington Pen & Ink circa 1890, Smith & Wesson, Rare Montana Territory Knives Bozeman Collection, Rare Montana Original Art, Montana History, Advertising Signs, Karl Bodmer Aquatint’s Original first run and more. The tremendous sale shows fine rare and collectible items from the first to very last lot, so make sure to check out the entire catalog. Shipping is available for all items, including firearms, at the buyer’s expense. Phone Bidding available, to sign up visit our website and click the Phone Bidders Tab. Download the North American Auction Co. mobile bidding app in the Google Play and Apple App Stores today! 

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    Western Antique & Classic Car Sale

    This August, North American Auction Company will present more than 450 curated vintage automobiles and firearms at Western Antique & Classic Car Sale. Estimated to achieve $150,000, the sale’s highlight will be a Battle of Little Bighorn. This revolver carries a tale of the most enthralling controversy in American history; the 120 years old tale of Lieutenant Custer. For any car enthusiasts with a particular elegant taste, the auction features limited pieces of vintage automobiles. Amidst the collection is a third-generation 1972 Chevy El Camino SS induced with well over 500 horsepower. To find out more about this sale that include Navajo jewelry and more collectibles, visit Bidsquare.

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    The Largest Early Western & American Indian Sale of the Summer

    This summer, North American Auction offers an exploration into the Early Western & American Indian collection; with some vibrant items and some that conjure up bizarre stories. Pawnee Missouri War Tomahawk, an item being featured in the auction, has sixteen human teeth tied onto its brass chain, dating to circa 1850. Collectors may also look forward to encounter iconic items ranging from Tanzanite platinum ring said to have belonged to George Northup's Wyoming Centennial Medallion to a very rare Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial Drum from circa 1900. In between early pieces of Navajo jewelry and peculiar American Indian antiquities, the auction remains true to its title- the largest sale of this summer. Do visit Bidsquare to bid online.

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    American Indian & The West June 8th Sale

    Along with admirable craftsmanship, weapons carry the spirit of the warriors they once belonged to. North American Auction Company invites you to the American Indian & the West June 8th Sale that features over 500 valuables like antique firearms, war clubs, antique rugs, bronze sculptures, jewelry collection, and more. Used by the Dakota Sioux Native American Indian tribes is an original and rare circa 1870’s war club. An Ornate dag knife Blackfoot Presentation Dag Knife also referred to as a “Chief’s Grade” or “Presentation Grade” knife given to Chiefs and tribal dignitaries during trade negotiations and treaty signings is also among the featured items. Rare finds and fine collectibles are to be found from the first to very last lot. Register to check out the entire catalog Bidsquare!