Taking the long view the Loango tusk from lot 254 was a good buy at $2,963 even though it probably dated 40
years later than what was quoted in the catalog. The 5 1/2 inch janus New Guinea mortar from lot 305 was
also a goo buy at $1,185. The fifteen ledger drawings by Arapaho artist Mad Bull in 1883 or 1884 sold for
$62,805 in lot 379 are very fine and in my judgment should have sold higher. Finally an early style 3rd phase
Navajo blanket in lot 566 estimated at $5,000 to $7,000 sold for $213.300. This is strange. The condition on
this piece was very poor and because they placed a question mark in the description Skinners apparently was
unsure as to whether the red was cochineal. So far nobody that I have talked to understands why this blanket
sold for this price. Suffice it to say that two people wanted it and that for the moment is all that can be said.