October 2nd, 2014 Last Updated on: October 2nd, 2014
Back in 2012, there was quite a stir when Loren Krytzer brought in a rare Navajo blanket to be appraised and hopefully auctioned off. It was said that the blanket had been purchased back in 1870 by his great-great grandfather John Chantland, a Norwegian immigrant who had owned a dry goods store in Mayville, North Dakota. This blanket that had been in the family for one hundred and fifty years turned out to be a first phase chief's blanket, in which there are known to be fewer than 100 in existence. Since Krytzer was having money problems, selling this blanket couldn't have come at a better time. Watch to see how much the blanket went for.
So what do you think, would you have sold the blanket?
It looks like the highest bidder, Donald Ellis Gallery, is still in possession of the blanket. Hopefully they are taking great care of it.
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