Monday, July 29, 2013

The difference between handmade jewelry and hand craft work jewelry. 
Courtesy of Sam Manygoats 
Navajo handmade jewelry is different from hand craft work jewelry. George Francis, a master Native American silversmith, explains the difference between the two arts. Please support authentic Native American arts and subscribe to this channel as we will be releasing new informative Native American art videos every week.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

August Events in Tribal Arts

August 2-4 - Albuquerque NM Great Southwestern Antiques Show at NM State Fairgounds 

August 3-4 - Flagstaff, AZ 64th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture at Museum of Northern Arizona 

August 7-11 - Red Rocks State Park, (Gallup, NM) 92nd Annual InterTribal Ceremonial

August 8-10 - Santa Fe, NM 30th Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show

August 9-13 - Santa Fe, NM Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association workshops and evaluations at Santa Fe Convention Center

August 10-13 - Santa Fe Objects of Art Show at El Museo

August 9-10 - Santa Fe Doug Alard's Best of Santa Fe Auction 

August 10-11 - Santa Fe Auction by Manitou Gallery at Historic Hilton Hotel, Santa Fe

August 10-12 - 35th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian Art Show at Santa Fe Convention Center

August 12-18 - Santa Fe SWAIA Indian Market in and around the Plaza

August 15-16 - Santa Fe Wheelwright Museum silent auction and live auction on Museum property.

August 22-25 - Baltimore, MD Summer Antiques Show at Baltimore Convention Center

Monday, July 15, 2013

Who will feel impact of Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013?

As currently defined, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, if passed will require merchants in one state to collect tax on purchases made from a different state, even if there is no other connection between the business and the other state. In other words, even if the seller has no store in that state.

There is a exemption for businesses with annual revenues of less than $1 million. 

What will be the impact on eBay, which certainly has sales in excess of $1 million a year. 

They could argue they are only a distribution service or an advertising medium; therefor they have no financial interest in the prices collected for items purchased trough them.

But, consider that they charge % fee for each sale. Doesn't that sound like financial interest to you?

So, will they be required to add an appropriate tax for each purchase and forward it the taxing authority for the buyer's state of residence?  Will that 5% to 7% tax collection be added to the purchase price of the seller? Will that diminish eBay's attractiveness for "bargain-hunters" and the listers who sell to them, many of whom deal in Indian arts?

'tis a puzzlement.

Do you sell through eBay? What is your opinion of the Marketplace Fairness Act ? What are your plans to cover the shortfall of revenue this may cost you? Join the conversation.