2017 Cowboy Con Auction

Auction Details

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will conduct a 390-lot auction of Western Americana on Sunday, August 6th, starting at 12 high noon Pacific time, in the firm’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 309) in Reno. The event will be simulcast at the first-ever Cowboy-Con Convention, slated for Aug. 4-6 at the nearby Reno/Sparks Convention Center.

“This auction will include everything the novice or advanced collector needs, to outfit his or her cowboy dreams,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC. “We’ve got saddles, guns, Native American art and artifacts, and items relating to Pawnee Bill, including his wooden trunk, his Winchester model 94 rifle, a framed autograph and a profile photograph.”
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Corn Dancer, Wm. Klesert Bronze Sculpture982 - Corn Dancer, Wm. Klesert Bronze Sculpture
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Corn Dancer (#10 of 30) bronze sculpture by William Klesert (192801996) features a Kachina dancer in motion, head feathers to the four directions. Bea
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,100.00
 
 
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Eagle Dancer, Wm. Klesert Bronze Sculpture983 - Eagle Dancer, Wm. Klesert Bronze Sculpture
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Eagle Dancer appears to be flying! Bronze sculpture by William Klesert, #17 of 30. 11.5"h x 5"w x 7.5" d on a wood swivel base. Signe...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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Hawk Kachina, Wm Klesert Bronze Sculpture984 - Hawk Kachina, Wm Klesert Bronze Sculpture
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Lively, elegant bronze sculpture of the hawk kachina by William Martin Klesert, (1928-1996). sculpture is #4 of 30. 12" 10" w x 8"d o...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to M********y for (350.00 + 84.00) x 1 = 434.00
 
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Resting His Party by Chuck Wren985 - Resting His Party by Chuck Wren
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"Resting His Party" by Chuck Wren (1941-95). Print from painting, #344 / 2200. 10" x 19" matted and framed, 20.5" x 29"...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Crazy Horse by Don Polland986 - Crazy Horse by Don Polland
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"Crazy Horse" pewter sculpture by Don Polland. Special registered edition, #903/2500. 4.75" x 6" x 3" on wood base. Crazy H...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to d******Z for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Eye to Eye by Don Polland987 - Eye to Eye by Don Polland
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"Eye to Eye" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, 1983--#769 / 2500. 4" x 5.25" x 4" on wood base. Two men doing fierce battle...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to k******2 for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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"Double Trouble" Bronze Statue988 - "Double Trouble" Bronze Statue
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Bronze sculpture by Idaho artist, D. D. Edwards. Beautiful bronze, "Double Trouble" depicts two bighorn sheep battling another bighorn. 8&...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to R*******8 for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Crow Scout, Pewter989 - Crow Scout, Pewter
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"Crow Scout", Pewter by Don Polland, sculptor. 2075/5000. 6.5" x 5" x 2.25" on wood base. Scout is wearing a bear costume. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to k******2 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Bison's Fury by Michael Boyett990 - Bison's Fury by Michael Boyett
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"Bison's Fury" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture #82 / 2500. 6.5" x 5" x 3.25". Incredible! Horse, rider, attacked by...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 240.00
Sold to n*******d for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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The Rescue of the Nighthawk by Boyette991 - The Rescue of the Nighthawk by Boyette
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"The Rescue of the Nighthawk" by Boyette. Pewter sculpture, # 164 / 1500. State:Texas City: Date:1980 ID# 48167
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n*******d for (70.00 + 14.70) x 1 = 84.70
 
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When Warriors Meet by Michael Boyett992 - When Warriors Meet by Michael Boyett
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"When Warriors Meet" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 68 / 1500. 4.5" x 5.5" x 3.25". Sword broken off, otherwise nic...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Indian Scout by Don Crowley993 - Indian Scout by Don Crowley
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"Indian Scout" by Don Crowley. Tempera painting, 9.5" x 7.5", linen liner, framed 18" x 16". State:Arizona City: Date...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz994 - Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz
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Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz. Oil painting of hunter with his horse in very deep snow. Painting is 8" x 10", framed 16" x 18". Detai...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (170.00 + 40.80) x 1 = 210.80
 
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Lonesome Trail by Olaf Wieghorst995 - Lonesome Trail by Olaf Wieghorst
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"Lonesome Trail" by Olaf Wieghorst. Print from painting, #388 / 1500. Unframed, 18" x 22". Signed by artist. Beautiful print, mi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to e****e for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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A Texas Ranger by Ken Laager996 - A Texas Ranger by Ken Laager
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"A Texas Ranger" by Ken Laager. Oil painting, 16.5" x 9.5", linen liner, framed 24" x 17.5". State:Pennsylvania City: ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Wyoming Sundown by Ken Laager997 - Wyoming Sundown by Ken Laager
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"Wyoming Sundown" by Ken Laager. Oil painting, 16" x 9.5", Linen liner, framed 24.5" x 18. Beautiful painting of lone rider...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Buffalo Painting by Alice Cardelli Swett998 - Buffalo Painting by Alice Cardelli Swett
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Old Frame in excellent condition. 31 x 55" FRAMED. "At the Waterhole." Due to size and delicate nature, additional shipping charges m...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to l*********q for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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High Independence by William Moore999 - High Independence by William Moore
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"High Independence" by William Moore. Print, 6" x 7.5", matted and framed 12" x 13.5". #158 / 500. State: City: Date: ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to k******2 for (25.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 31.00
 
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"3 Indians" by Joseph Manuel1000 - "3 Indians" by Joseph Manuel
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"3 Indians" by Joseph Manuel. Oil painting, 24" x 36", framed 32.5" x 44.5". State: City: Date: ID# 49734
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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"A Comanche" by Edward Curtis1001 - "A Comanche" by Edward Curtis
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"A Comanche" by Edward Curtis. Photogravure, 16" x 11", framed 27.5" x 23.5". State: City: Date: ID# 49737
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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"Gambling" by Otelia Mcdaniel1002 - "Gambling" by Otelia Mcdaniel
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"Gambling" by Otelia Mcdaniel, oil painting still life--cowboy hat, gun, cards, etc. 29.5" x 24", framed 36" x 30". St...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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"Iron Eyes" by D. Golden1003 - "Iron Eyes" by D. Golden
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"Iron Eyes" by Diane Golden. Oil painting, 30" x 20", framed 33.5" x 23.5". State: City: Date: ID# 49741
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***b for (225.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 279.00
 
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"Riding the Line" by K. L. Mackey1004 - "Riding the Line" by K. L. Mackey
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K.L. (Kim) Mackey grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. "Riding the Line" by K. L. Mackey is an oil painting. 11.5" x 17.5", framed 14&...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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"Rodeo Parade" Poster1005 - "Rodeo Parade" Poster
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"Rodeo Parade" poster from Lewistown, Montana--from original painting by Edward Brewer. Sponsored bu Northern Pacific Railroad. Framed 48&...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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1914 Colorado Brand Hard Cover Book1006 - 1914 Colorado Brand Hard Cover Book
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One of the first - if not the first - hard cover brand books. "Colorado Stock Brands and Live Stock Statutes, 1914." 533 pages of brands!...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to w******e for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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1940's Busquedero Rig for Colt Lightnings1007 - 1940's Busquedero Rig for Colt Lightnings
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Brown leather with a basket carving. Brass buckle. Dual holsters with stamped "BENNY" and several different glass spots and silver studs...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (185.00 + 44.40) x 1 = 229.40
 
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1940's? Multi Stone Bracelet1008 - 1940's? Multi Stone Bracelet
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Early Sterling Silver bracelet with 12 multicolored stones including turquoise. 2.25" x 3". Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Living...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 450.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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1984 Reno Rodeo Poster1009 - 1984 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed and measures 24" x 14". RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ JUNE 19-24, 1984. Depicts a rider on his horse holding ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to R********9 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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1985 Reno Rodeo Poster1010 - 1985 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed poster. RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/JUNE 25-30, 1985. Depicts a cowboy sitting on a hay bale laughing with a young boy.
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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1986 Reno Rodeo Poster1011 - 1986 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed poster on heavy stock. RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST. JUNE 24-29, 1986. Signed by artist Tad Cheyenne Shutt '86. 75/...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to P**********l for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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1987 Reno Rodeo Poster1012 - 1987 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed 1987 Reno Rodeo poster, measures 28" x 22". RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ 50th ANNIVERSARY/ JUNE 23-28, 1987. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*******9 for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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1988 Reno Rodeo Poster1013 - 1988 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed Reno Rodeo poster on heavy stock. RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ JUNE 21-26, 1988. Depicts a cowboy on a horse with a laria
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to P**********l for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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1989 Reno Rodeo Poster1014 - 1989 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Unframed 1989 Reno Rodeo Poster. Measures 28" x 22". RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ JUNE 19-25, 1989. Depicts a cowboy...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p*******9 for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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19th Century Apache Bow and Quiver1015 - 19th Century Apache Bow and Quiver
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The bow is 41.25" long. The dual quiver is 43.5" long plus fringes. It has red and black cutouts and a carry strap. Two arrows with met...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,500.00
Sold to r**********v for (1,600.00 + 384.00) x 1 = 1,984.00
 
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19th Century Dagger1016 - 19th Century Dagger
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13" long. Hand made wooden handle with silver pins. Appears to be from the 19th century. Was obtained from King's Museum in Sheridan, Wy....
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to A*****4 for (1,700.00 + 357.00) x 1 = 2,057.00
 
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3 Different Buffalo Bill Diecuts1017 - 3 Different Buffalo Bill Diecuts
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3 different die cut Buffalo Bill Wild West Show cards. 6" x 4.5". A scene with Deadwood Coach being attacked by Indians, Bill with 4 oth...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j******0 for (160.00 + 33.60) x 1 = 193.60
 
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3 Tone Shotgun Chaps1018 - 3 Tone Shotgun Chaps
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No maker on chaps. Light and medium colored leather with light gray pockets, fringes and accents. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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70' Reata1019 - 70' Reata
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This 70' reata is a long length and thus unusual. It is old and in nice condition. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to a********r for (180.00 + 43.20) x 1 = 223.20
 
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Acme 1940's Boots1020 - Acme 1940's Boots
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Medium brown with white inlays. Size unknown. Acme Boot Co. Clarksville, Tenn. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s****r for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Acme 1940's Boots1021 - Acme 1940's Boots
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Medium and dark brown shorty boots. White inlays.Size 10D. Upper leather has some wear. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to S******1 for (130.00 + 31.20) x 1 = 161.20
 
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Ancient Knife with Jade Guard1022 - Ancient Knife with Jade Guard
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This knife appears to be very old, possibly as old as 1000 years. it is 16.5" long and has a prior collection marking but the source is unknow...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 465.00
 
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Arrest Warrant1023 - Arrest Warrant
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Dated 1909, arrest warrant issued for "Assault with a deadly weapon," Signed by constable and justice of the peace. Has folds. Measures 8 ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Authentic Bear Rug1024 - Authentic Bear Rug
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Well worn and will need some TLC. Size is 60" x 72" Please see photo. ID# 50234
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l**********5 for (225.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 279.00
 
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Autograph Book Including the Ranch Boys Cowboy Group1025 - Autograph Book Including the Ranch Boys Cowboy Group
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Autographs from the three "Ranch Boys." Jack Ross, Curley Bradley, and Hubert “Shorty” Carson had formed a Western singing trio four year...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to a********o.. for (800.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 968.00
 
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B. Castellanos Silver Spurs Purchased by Les Garcia of Reno1026 - B. Castellanos Silver Spurs Purchased by Les Garcia of Reno
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Silver spurs ordered by Les Garcia from Jose Castellanos. Includes a cancelled check from Les Garcia for the spurs. Consigned by The Cowboy Connecti
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to s*********y for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Bacho's Spurs1027 - Bacho's Spurs
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Single mounted Bacho's spurs purchased from a cowboy wearing them at Crow reservation, Montana. Spurs are shield pattern with concho straps. Con...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to R******c for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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Beatien Yazz Framed Painting: Cowboy riding horse1028 - Beatien Yazz Framed Painting: Cowboy riding horse
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Colorful depiction of a cowboy riding a horse. He seems to be in a hurry! Beatien Yazz grew up in two worlds; his artwork became a product of his duel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to M**x for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Black Stetson Visalia California Hat1029 - Black Stetson Visalia California Hat
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Visalia Stock Saddle Co., San Fransisco, CA. Purple liner. Stetson mark. Size 6 1/2. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: C
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to o******x for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Silver Over Inlaid Spurs with Bohlin Tooled Straps1030 - Silver Over Inlaid Spurs with Bohlin Tooled Straps
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Silver inlaid spurs, straps are marked Bohlin Leather Hollywood Calif. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection Date: ID# 49837
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Braided whip1031 - Braided whip
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Leather whip over ten feet long, braided. State: City: Date: ID# 49529
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to a********r for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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