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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


From the collection of the former exhibits director at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History—welcome to a home full of fantastic beasts, deities, and one-of-a-kind world treasures. (University Heights)

This home contains 1930–1960 unusual items from around the world, especially, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Thailand, China, and Japan. Come for the one-of-a-kind treasures.

Saturday, August 26, 9 am–3 pm
Sunday, August 27, 9 am–12 pm
(Half Price Day!)
409 Columbia Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Although our prices are always fair, we will make every attempt to honor this family's estate with a profitable sale.

Items for sale—

Carol Griesedieck
Still life pitcher on a glass tray, Cyrus Baldrige
Geoffrey Landis Santa Fe
Caren Cook
Carol Griesedieck


Unique and Rare
Oceana Wood Sculptures from Papua New Guinea and other islands
India/Thailand/Nepal items from mid-1960s Peace Corps work
India dancing figurine with gold leaf and other East Indian figures
Heavily embroidered Quilts 
Coconut grinder
“Untouchable” brass water container
Tanka on Silk
Thai puppets
Thai wood sculptures
African items from mid-1960s Peace Corps work
Masai lion spear
Masai beaded jewelry: necklaces, earrings, and bracelets
West African wood sculptures
West African hand-woven tapestry with cowry shells
Bark cloth fabric
Makonde wood sculptures
Tanzanian baskets
Tanzanian women’s drum
Tanzanian finger knives
Zanzibar wood chest with brass tacks
Batak calendar/manuscript, wooden cover
Ethiopian Coptic Crosses 
Ethiopian Coptic story canvas
Ethiopian Magic book in Amharic with wood cover and real animal velum
Ethiopian brass jewelry
Japan items from mid-1960s Peace Corps work
Sketchbook from a flea market
Calligraphy sketchbook
Kimonos silk and cotton
Chinese items from Shanghai pre-WW2 1930s
Brass Dragon pot 
Amber archer ring with dragons
Jade handled needlepoint purse
Clothing robes and pajamas
Jewelry – Victorian
Cigarette holder of naturally occurring material
Estate items from Mary Lou Cook, Santa Fe Living Treasure, and Peace Activist
Jewelry – Native American and Mexican
Santo of Mary Lou Cook
Calligraphy Bandolero
Books by Mary Jo Cook
Estate items from Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge 
Chinese figurine Bookends
Chinese Grape vine print with provenance
Watercolor of China painted during WW2.
Silver and brass teapot from China 1940s
Ceramic teapot in colorfully lined basket – Gift from Caroline Baldridge
Art Deco printing rolls
Grandfather clock
Indonesian artifacts, deities
Chinese original prints
Folk art

Cash and Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) are accepted. Street parking is limited. Please observe the neighborhood signs and be courteous toward the residents.

Items for Sale—

Vintage Books
"Lithgow's Travels" 12th Edition (worn)
"Nine to Armor gods Legal and Brave" (Chinese)
"Biography of Inazō Nitobe" (Japanese educator)
"Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa
By the River Niger in the Steam Vessels Quorra and Alburkah in 1832/33/34" Volume 1 & 2
"Under the Deodars" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Life of Henry the Fourth" Volumes 1, 2, 3
"The Works of Virgil" 1753
"Pocket Dictionary" 1929


Unique and Rare (continued)

1930 Acoma pottery
Mother of pearl opera binoculars from Mermod Jaccard Jewelers, St. Louis Paris 1930

Copper cookware
Antique coffee grinder
African, Indian, and Asian textiles
Silver and silver-plated serving pieces
Natural handmade African jewelry
American block prints
Coconut husker
Vintage crosses and religious artifacts
Vintage books, newer books (philosophy, travel, culture, literature)
Vintage jewelry and purses
Women's clothing sizes Petite 0–8
Women's shoe sizes 6.5
Sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, beads
Vintage quilts
Pearl-plated opera glasses
Sea shells
Native American and African hand-woven baskets
American mid-west primitive and antique furniture
Native American and African bowls and pottery
Indonesian and Tanzanian trunks
African statues, wood
Wood antique alligator
Brass vases, candlestick holders
Vintage woven rugs, ready for dry-cleaning and repurposing


African bark cloth (printed and plain) 1960s
African printed fabrics, 1960s
African dresses, 1960s
Vintage North American fabric
Romanian embroidery 
Japanese kimonos, cotton & silk 1960s
Southwestern fiesta skirts, made on Canyon Rd (Santa Fe)
Frida Khalo style Mexican tops
Chinese robes silk, 1930s
Indian saris, embroidered in “gold” thread 1960s
Thai silk
Rustic American quilt
Guatemalan fabric


Antique oak chest with drawers and painted scene
Antique desk
Table lamps 
Standing lamps
Galvanized top dining room table
Wood chairs


Brass candle sticks
Arts and Crafts era sterling and bronze candle sticks by Heintz HAMS
Antique Grandfather clock
Pompeian Bronze bookends New York – Dante and Woman

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