Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks (4th edition), by Bille Hougart
The 4th edition of Native American silver jewelry covers hallmarks and stamps used from the 1920s to present day: 4,000+ entries & 5,600+ hallmark photos from 74 Federally recognized tribes, including Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and more. There are sections on symbols (including over 800 images), initials and names, trader codes, shops, manufacturers and retail marks, United Indian Traders Association (UITA) marks, marks from the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Native American Guild marks, a section on authenticity, imitations and compliance, a history of markings on Native American silver, and a section on how to date Native American jewelry.
The book (8 1/2" x 11" and 500+ pages) is fully cross-referenced for easy-use and it is fully indexed. It is a must-have for dealers, collectors and all fans of silver jewelry and silver objects made by Native American artists in the United States. It is the most complete and accurate reference available to help identify hallmarks on your Native American jewelry...the result of many years of research.