Vintage Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt From Circa The 1960s

Vintage Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt From Circa The 1960s

1,395.00

MAKER: Most likely Navajo made, but there is no maker's mark (which is common of Native American Indian items crafted during the 1970's and earlier).

AGE: Circa 1960s.

SIZE:  Large conchos measure 3 3/4" wide x 3" tall & smaller conchos measure 1 1/2" wide x 3" tall. Buckle is 3 7/8" x 3 1/8". Belt is 43" long overall.  Weight is 720 g.

CONDITION: Good for its age, normal wear expected. 

ADDTIONAL INFO: Conchos have a single turquoise cabochon set in each and the buckle is adorned with 4 nice turquoise cabochons. Conchos and buckle all are hand-stamped/hand-embelished sterling silver on a black leather belt. All silver tested as being sterling silver.

Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description.

Add To Cart

Check out our monthly auctions at WesternTradingPost.com

PAWN: What is "Pawn" or "Dead Pawn?"  Technically, it just means an item which has been "pawned" and let go (not paid for) by the owner. The Trading Post or Pawn Shop then resells the item to get their money back. A lot of people associate dead pawn with vintage or antique Native American Indian jewelry. This is not always the case. Not all old Indian Jewelry has been "pawned" and "lost," and not all Indian Jewelry that has been “pawned” and “lost” is necessarily old. 

"Old Pawn" on the other hand, traditionally referred to the personal jewelry certain Natives used to leave on "Pawn" with the trading post "back in the day." This was their personal jewelry and therefore thought of as being of higher quality. On some occasions, the person lost this jewelry for non-payment. Then buyers would come in looking for some of that "old pawn" jewelry (because they thought it was made better than the stuff made for the tourists). However, the words "old pawn" are often now interchange with "dead pawn" or just "pawn." The word "pawn" does not describe the age of a piece. 

 

At Western Trading Post, when we use the terms “pawn” or “dead pawn,” it simply means the item has come out of pawn at some point. If we say "old pawn," it means an older item which has come out of pawn at some point. We try to describe the approx. age of a piece using words like contemporary (1980s to now) or “vintage” (1970s and 60s) or “old” (1950s or earlier and “antique” (approaching 100 years old, circa 1920s or earlier). 

Western Trading Post is family owned and operated. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O'odham (Papago Indians), just south of the Akimel O'odham (Pima Indians), just east of the Ak-Chin O'odham (branch of Pima Indians) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N'dee), Navajo (Dine'), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai Indians. We specialize in Native American Indian and Cowboy items. Items listed here may also be available in our store, therefore we reserve the right to end an auction at any time. THANK YOU for your business!

 We also have monthly auctions at our store. They are "live" in our auction room and also online. Check it out at WesternTradingPost.com

Questions: 

520

426

7702        

WTP.CB006