ArtValue.ca has one auction art sale record for their painting results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$10,000.
cedar and paint circa 1900 ~ 1910
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for CAD $9,360
Originally from Kitamaat, Alfred Wesley was adopted by a Haida family and learned to carve in Haida Gwaii. This model totem is not a maquette for a larger work, but a finished work in itself. At the turn of the century, First Nations artists found there was a market for smaller totems, and started executing works such as this finely carved pole by Wesley. The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia has five totem works by Wesley in its collection.