Buy/Sell Appraise

BUY • SELL • APPRAISALS • LECTURES • CONSULTATIONS

Buy Sell

I sell only pre-1942 Indian blankets – over 30,000 since 1969 – the only such specialist in the galaxy. I have been instrumental in building the finest collections ever assembled and if you’re serious about Indian blankets get to know me! I maintain a constantly changing inventory of vintage Indian blankets. My stock is the largest in the world and can be viewed in Phoenix, Arizona by appointment. Call (602) 595-1157 or e-mail me at blanketboy@cox.net to make arrangements.

I’ve received numerous calls asking if I issue catalogs. Regrettably, I do not. I buy and sell blankets every day and it would be impossible to keep a catalog current. If you e-mail or call I will be pleased to discuss my inventory with you.

Even if your interest is casual please take a moment to contact me. I handle the full range of Indian blankets from upholstery/garment grade “cutters” to one of a kind museum quality rarities. Whether you’re decorating a cabin or mounting a museum exhibition I can likely assist you.

As seen immediately below my dear friend Dr. Whirlwind of the Cayuse tribe provides around-the-clock security in Barry’s Blanket Biosphere keeping the finest robes and shawls safe for you, the collecting public.

Dr. Whirlwind

BUYING

I am the world’s top buyer of quality pre-1942 Indian blankets. Please contact me whether considering the sale of one piece or an entire collection. For great blankets I pay far more than they ever bring on EBay!

CONSIGNMENTS

Interested in consigning blankets for sale? It works like so: send me pictures of your blankets and we’ll discuss a possible selling price. Blankets are then sent to me for condition analysis/final determination of selling price. My commission is 25% of the mutually agreed upon selling price. I guarantee sale and full payment to you within 14 days of receipt or return your items and pay the shipping back.

APPRAISALS

I do insurance appraisals and also on-site public appraisal clinics – one such event at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City turned up some great rarities. I have done numerous in-store appraisals for Pendleton Woolen Mills at their store locations in Washington and Oregon and their famous mill at Pendleton, Oregon. I have also had the pleasure of doing appraisals at the magnificent Tamastslikt Cultural Institute owned and operated by the descendants of Pendleton’s earliest customers – the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation made up of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla peoples.

My latest and greatest appraisal is…THE WALL

…at the spectacular Chihuly Glass and Garden museum located next to the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The iconic contemporary glass artist Dale Chihuly owns the largest Indian trade blanket collection in the world…over 800 blankets.The 62 blankets on THE WALL are a dazzling selection from his holdings and I was privileged to appraise them.The Wall

LECTURES

I welcome lecture opportunities and have spoken at many institutions including the Baltimore Museum Of Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas, the Museum Of Art at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, Meeteetse Museums in Meeteetse, Wyoming and the Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.

CORPORATE CONSULTATION

If your company is contemplating the use of Indian patterns for any design application, I can assist you. I have provided classic Indian pattern designs for everything from wallpaper to haute couture.

Look for a design I supplied on a Burton snowboard in 2017!