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I have some Alaska...

I have some Alaska Native masks made in the villages and and am trying to get an approximate value on them.

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Two of the masks are signed and were made in 1995. The first one is a mother and child framed in red fox fur for the parka ruffs. The faces are made of sealskin with tatoos on the face of the mother and fur for the eyelashes and eybrows. There are beads hanging from her hair which is braided. I'm not sure what the hair is made of.

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The second mask is the male counterpart. Same materials used to make the ruff and facial hair. He has 6 tatoos on his chin which indicates how many wives he has. There are also two tatoos above the eyebrows that are some kind of stick figure. he has 2 beaded piercings on his chin.

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I paid for a phone call and that is what I want or I will report this as fraud.
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