ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A rare Cigar Store Indian figure, beautifully carved in the 1880s by the renowned artisan Samuel Robb, sold for $94,400 at a three-day auction event held March 30-April 1 by Showtime Auction Services.
The sale was held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, a venue that’s become the site of choice for Showtime Auction Services.
The five-foot-tall Indian Chief figure had much of its original paint still intact and was in overall excellent condition. It was also the top lot of the sale. “This was one of the best-looking Cigar Store figures we’ve had the pleasure of selling,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “It was no surprise to me that it came close to the $100,000 mark.”