Doc Richard Payne's Flute Auction
Good news for those who'd like to own one of Doc Payne's flutes, but can't afford to fly to Albuquerque to be at the auction to bid in person. The auction is going to be carried on Ebay Live Auctions. Click here to see the list of flutes online. Don't expect to find any inexpensive flutes here, these are all collectors items, and from what I've previewed online the majority of flutes left for sale in this auction are the flute documented in Doc Payne's book: "The Native American Plains Flute". I expect that most will go for between $500 and $1000. There is also a 20% fee for purchasing through the Ebay live auction, but that may be less expensive than a flight to Albuquerque for a single flute.
Note, that INAFA would welcome the donation of any of these flutes to their permenant archive. Doc Payne was a board member of INAFA. So if you're feeling especially generous, I would encourage you to consider this option.
I am also considering the formation of an "investment group" to bid on and purchase one or more of these flutes. If this is something that you'd be interested in, drop me a line quick to: mike DOT oitzman AT gmail DOT com.