Cowan’s Summer Timed Auction of American Indian Art features a wide variety of baskets, pottery, weavings/rugs, garments, moccasins, drums and rattles, tools such as ladles, quivers, scabbards, bow cases, bows, plus dolls and other toys from the Northeast to the Southwest. The variety of beaded and quilled items runs the gamut from bags and pouches, purses to vests, aprons, pants, and leggings to sashes, belts, gauntlets and much more. Many of these are from the collections of: Museum of the Fur Trade, Nebraska; John Andrews, New Mexico; Stanley B. Slocum, Minnesota; Nick and Donna Norman, Colorado; Judge Norman and Patricia Murdock, Ohio; Harriet and Seymour Koenig, New York; and Robert Riley, Illinois.  

Bidding Begins

Thursday, May 28, 2020 

Live Bidding Begins
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET 

PLEASE NOTE: Bidding for this auction will occur exclusively on LiveAuctioneers.com

Live Auctioneers Timed Format

Much like our Premier or Discovery Auctions, this type of auction follows a traditional auction model where live bidding occurs one lot at a time. When a lot opens, the computer will execute absentee bids then give 15 seconds to allow for live bidding, issuing a Fair Warning before closing the lot. Each time a live bid is submitted, an additional 8 seconds will be given for further bidding. Once the lot closes, live bidding on the next lot begins. Users should expect the auction to average more than 100 lots an hour.

Absentee bids will be accepted up until the auction begins (for Lots 1 - 10) or 10 lots before the desired lot opens (for Lots 11 on). Live Auctioneers will notify absentee bidders if they have been outbid prior to the start of live bidding.