Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

The time has come. We are just hours away from 2012. Time to wish all our friends the best for the coming year.

We hope you will find a place in your calendar to visit our websites and see what has been added in African Tribal Art, Native American jewelry, Native American Pueblo Pottery, Zuni fetish carvings and Arctic/Inuit art. We also have some "vintage" Australian Aboriginal art.

In any event, may your coming year be filled with the happiness of family, the prosperity of positive thoughts and the fascinations of tribal art

Susanne and William Waites

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Here we go again - stolen art

The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association reports another theft of Native American art.
See more here -
If these items cross your path from someone trying to resell them, they are stolen goods. Possession of stolen goods is a Federal offense. Please notify the authorities.

Aboriginals Gallery thanks you.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Holiday Wish

All of us at Aboriginals; Art of the First Person, and our websites: TribalWorks, Native-American-Jewelry, Native-PotteryLink and ZuniLink wish you a splendid Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year. May 2012 be even better than we wish for.

Another ATADA Theft Alert

Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association has announced another threat alert.

This time it is for three items of Navajo jewelry stolen from a Santa Fe Gallery. View this alert at

If you encounter any of these items from resellers or at auctions, please report it ot the authorities. Possessing stolen property is a federal crime without a statute of limitation.

This message is brought to you by , a member of ATADA.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Will it get there in time?

That's a question we get a lot of at this time of year.

Folks buying gifts on line want some assurance that their purchase will arrive before Christmas.

Here are some guidelines.

USPS Priority gets delivered in 2 to 3 days. If you are shipping from one coast to the other, count on three days. USPS has announced that the last day for shipping to arrive pre-Christmas is December 21. If you want to track your shipment, there is a very small surcharge for a tracking number. Insurance also can be purchased, depending n the value of the package. You still might want to purchase a tracking number, because it one is not included with insurance.

UPS promises deliver in 5 to 7 days. UPS is more expensive but often a better service large or heavy packages.

And, of course, there always is FedEx. FedEx will deliver overnight. But you will pay for it.