Email with the item number(s) you wish to purchase. Please include your phone number so we can call you to verify the order, the final tally, and method of payment. Your email provides us with a verifiable first-come-first-served queue. Pick up or delivery possible. Shipping fees, if necessary, will be added to final amount. Payment can be by check or credit card.

We add new items as we receive new donations. Check back regularly!

Darlene Lizarraga
Marketing Office
Arizona State Museum
PO Box 210026
Tucson, AZ  85721-0026 sends e-mail)

Checks payable to "UA Foundation/ASM" with "benefit sale" in the memo line. No portion of your purchase is tax deductible. All sales final. You accept the inherent risk in shipping fragile items. You understand these are one-of-a-kind items that cannot be replaced and the purchase price/shipping costs will not be refunded.

This array of previously owned individual items and estate collections is donated throughout the year specifically to be sold for the benefit of ASM's ethnological collections. The Benefit Sale is produced annually by the Friends of the ASM Collections. Funds raised allow curators to make purchases that enhance the museum's ethnological collections, and help underwrite events and exhibits that share ASM collections with the public. Our great thanks to the members of the Benefit Sale Committee! 


Silver necklace with diamond and textile shaped stamps as decoration


Jewelry Item 21
Sterling Silver Neck Piece by Joe Chavez (hallmarked)
Santo Domingo
7.75 inches tall


backet and shell necklace with butterfly motif

Jewelry Item 22
Tohono O'odham medallion necklace by Dwight Francisco
Shells and beaded "basket" with butterfly motif 
19 inches long, medallion is 4 inches in diameter

man in the maze silver bracelet

Jewelry Item 23
Man-in-the-maze bracelet by James Fendenheim (Tohono O'odham)
Cuff is .5 inches wide/2.5 inches at widest point with 1.5 inches gap
1.75 inch center medallion

two views of a saguaro-motifed ring

Jewelry Item 24
Cactus-themed silver ring by James Fendenheim (Tohono O'odham)
Size 10

Silver ring with feather motif

Jewelry Item 25
Silver ring with feather motif by John Reno (Tohono O'odham)
Size 12, .5 inch wide

Silver earrings with saguaro and ocotillo motif

Jewelry Item 27
Silver earrings (pierced) with saguaro and yucca motif by Rick Manuel (Tohono O'odham)
1.25 inches square

looped beaded earrings

Jewelry Item 28
Double looped beaded earrings by Ramona Bird (Santo Domingo)
2 inches

looped beaded earrings

Jewelry Item 29
Double looped beaded earrings by Rowena Bird (Santo Domingo)
2 inches