Hugs during history-making auctionThe rarest type of Navajo blanket emerged from obscurity when it was brought to an auction house for appraisal by a California man whose family handed it down through generations.

After his family casually used it for over a hundred years, the blanket dramatically changed the disabled descendent’s life. He was teetering on bankruptcy when the appraiser shocked him with an assessment of $50,000 for his museum-quality treasure.

But that’s not the end of the story.

The Navajo Chief’s Wearing Blanket made auction history. Watch the scene unfold, but grab the tissues first…

Video from John Moran Auctioneers – Thanks to Andrew Norris for submitting the link!

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