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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Branding Cowboy Real Photo Post Cards1032 - Branding Cowboy Real Photo Post Cards
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Lot of four real photo postcards of cowboys branding. 1) "Steer Branding on Roundup" unused, made prior to 1907. 2) Branding in a pole cor...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to k********k for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Buck Deer and Lake Painting1033 - Buck Deer and Lake Painting
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Signed by Andrade 1970, nicely framed 33 x 28 inch oil painting of the great outdoors would look good in office or den. State: City: Date: ID# 49561
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Budweiser Stagecoach Advertising1034 - Budweiser Stagecoach Advertising
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Print of Budweiser Stagecoach Advertising which was displayed at bars. Framed, 29" x 42.4". State: City: Date: ID# 49790
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Cabinet Card of Holbrook House Hotel1035 - Cabinet Card of Holbrook House Hotel
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Cabinet card of Holbrook House Hotel in Holbrook, Arizona. The hotel burned down and was later rebuilt with brick. Note the freight wagons in front of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to B*****8 for (225.00 + 47.25) x 1 = 272.25
 
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California Silver Inlay Spurs1036 - California Silver Inlay Spurs
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Silver InLaid Spurs with Heel Chains and Straps with Conchos. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49834
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to t*********s for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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Carriage Foot Warmer1037 - Carriage Foot Warmer
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Rare wood and punched-tin foot warmer, by an unknown maker, from the mid 19th century. A small tin bucket (now missing) would have been filled with ho
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) x 1 = 43.40
 
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Cased M. Price Knife and Garter1038 - Cased M. Price Knife and Garter
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9.75" dagger with almond colored handle made by M. Price in San Francisco in case with purple liner on the inside top. Also a 6.5" corral...
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Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 9*****L for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Cased Wostenholm Knife1039 - Cased Wostenholm Knife
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9.75" long dagger made by Wostenholm in Sheffield England. Knife is has apearl heft and blade is inscribed Pearl of a Doke. 1 latch is missin...
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Start Price : 625.00 | Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Cavalry Officers Saddle1040 - Cavalry Officers Saddle
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Definitely a U. S. Cavalry (U. S. Cav.) that is marked. Most likely an officer's saddle as it has a pouch on the back to deliver notes. Looks li...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b********s for (550.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 682.00
 
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Keyston Bros. Silver Parade Saddle with Silver Headstall and Breast Collar1040a - Keyston Bros. Silver Parade Saddle with Silver Headstall and Breast Collar
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Beautiful silver parade saddle with matching parade-style headstall made by Keyston Bros. in San Francisco, with silver work by Schaezlein, one of the
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Ozark Leather Parade Saddle1040b - Ozark Leather Parade Saddle
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Ozark Leather Co. of Greenville, TX black leather parade saddle with silver tacs and conchos. Includes headstall beaded reins.Consigned by The Cowboy
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to R******c for (425.00 + 102.00) x 1 = 527.00
 
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Civil War Era Boys Boots1041 - Civil War Era Boys Boots
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John Latchelder made Civil War era boys boots. c. pre 1860's. Holliston, Mass. 9" x 7". Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livin...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Civil War US Bit and Headstall1042 - Civil War US Bit and Headstall
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Brass US conchos on Shoemaker bit and headstall. Civil War. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49245
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Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 550.00 - 950.00
 
 
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Clay, Robinson & Co. 1893 Live Stock Calendar Pages1043 - Clay, Robinson & Co. 1893 Live Stock Calendar Pages
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Lot of two. 1) September show cowboys branding calves. Clay, Robinson & Company had stockyards in Chicago, Kansas City and South Omaha. Very goo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to k********k for (65.00 + 15.60) x 1 = 80.60
 
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Confederate Civil War Boots1044 - Confederate Civil War Boots
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A pair of dark brown boots, Confederate. Single spur on right boot. Right boot is missing a strap and right top of leather, left boot has some rears
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Cowboy Cabinet Cards and RPCs1045 - Cowboy Cabinet Cards and RPCs
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Lot of four: 1) Two men, one has holstered revolver, came out of Colorado circa early 1900s. 2) Cowboy on horse in suit, circa 1890s. Note the one leg
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 93.00
 
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Cowboy Ranching Real Photo Post Cards1046 - Cowboy Ranching Real Photo Post Cards
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Lot of four: 1) "taken July 5, 1917" cowboy in wooley chaps and baby on a horse inside a corral. 2) Group of Eastern Oregon cowboys Malheu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to B*****8 for (55.00 + 11.55) x 1 = 66.55
 
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Cowboy Silver Bit on old Bridle w/ Glass Rosettes1047 - Cowboy Silver Bit on old Bridle w/ Glass Rosettes
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Cowboy silver inlaid bit on old bridle w/ glass rosettes of horseheads. State: City: Date: ID# 41476
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Cowboy Tintype1048 - Cowboy Tintype
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Two cowboys: on sitting in knee high boots holding a small barrel gun. The other standing looks to be wearing chaps as it is reflective of the light.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to B*****8 for (450.00 + 94.50) x 1 = 544.50
 
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Cowboy Tintype1049 - Cowboy Tintype
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Tintype found in Idaho of cowboy in knee high, square toed boots and chink chaps, some emulsion loss around face but stable now. Circa 1870s. 3 1/2 x
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****L for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Cradled In the West1050 - Cradled In the West
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Reed, wool and longhorn basket entitled "Cradled in the West" by Janet Nanie Olson. Her explanation of her work is included. State: City:...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to d********9 for (40.00 + 9.60) x 1 = 49.60
 
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Crockett & Kelly Inc. Handcuffs1051 - Crockett & Kelly Inc. Handcuffs
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A pair of handcuffs with key. One cuff is etched SHU 41 the other 41. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 4
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******s for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Crockett Silver Overlay Spurs1052 - Crockett Silver Overlay Spurs
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Crockett marked on heel band,Chili Pepper Mounted Silver Overlays and Stamped straps. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: Ci
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Crockett-Renalde Silver Overlay Parade Spurs1053 - Crockett-Renalde Silver Overlay Parade Spurs
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Crockett Parade Style Spurs with Leather Straps. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49836
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 650.00
 
 
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Dalton Museum Tin Sign1054 - Dalton Museum Tin Sign
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Choice sign on tin for the Dalton Museum in Coffeyville. The Dalton Gang robbed Express and other trains and banks from about 1890-1892, when they hit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t******V for (375.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 465.00
 
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Decorative Hand Tooled Leather Holster and Belt1055 - Decorative Hand Tooled Leather Holster and Belt
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Western stamped leather holster and belt. Anchor mark on clasp. State: City: Date: ID# 49555
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Don Pedros Spurs with Straps1056 - Don Pedros Spurs with Straps
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Don Pedros by Buermann spurs with straps. 1 strap is broken. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49838
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (180.00 + 43.20) x 1 = 223.20
 
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Early Ring Bit1057 - Early Ring Bit
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Early ring bit with a full set of chains. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49844
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Early Silver Overlay Spurs with Heel Chains1058 - Early Silver Overlay Spurs with Heel Chains
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Silver overlay Spurs with heel Chains and Straps with Large Silver Conchos. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to l**********r for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Early Spotted Cuffs1059 - Early Spotted Cuffs
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Nice early spotted cuffs with a double horseshoe spotted cuffs and additional rings at the top and bottom. The lighter colored cuff has a broken leat
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Elmer Miller Bit1060 - Elmer Miller Bit
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Elmer Miller bit. Miller had a school to teach contemporary spur makers. He died in 1992. Nampa, ID. Silver overlay. State: City: Date: ID# 49841
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Extra Large Advertising Bit1061 - Extra Large Advertising Bit
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17" x 14". Used for advertising outside of a saddlery shop. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Far Eastern Indian Dagger1062 - Far Eastern Indian Dagger
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14.75" long Indian dagger. Brass at the top and bottom of the wood clad handle. Possibly c. 1860. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Living...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****4 for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
 
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Framed 1982 Reno Rodeo Poster1063 - Framed 1982 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Framed poster in wood frame. Frame measures 29.5" x 24". RENO RODEO/ WILDEST RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ JUNE 19-27, 1982. Depicts 2 cow...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Framed 1983 Reno Rodeo Poster1064 - Framed 1983 Reno Rodeo Poster
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Framed poster in wood frame. Frame measures 29.5" x 24". RENO RODEO/ WILDEST, RICHEST RODEO IN THE WEST/ JUNE 17-26, 1983. Signed by ar...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Framed Schlitz Beer WANTED! Poster1065 - Framed Schlitz Beer WANTED! Poster
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Metal framed and matted poster. c. 1980 poster with WANTED! and a photo of a cowgirl on a hay bale. Her dog is at her feet and a bottle of Schlitz b
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R********9 for (30.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 37.20
 
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Fred M. Stern Saddlery Chaps1066 - Fred M. Stern Saddlery Chaps
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Batwing spotted chaps.The Stern Saddlery in San Jose, CA was started by Marcus Stern and were one of the first saddleries in California. Consigned by
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to B**********r for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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George Lawrence Spotted Cuffs1067 - George Lawrence Spotted Cuffs
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George Lawrence Spotted Cuffs, black leather with brass spots. 5 point star spots with 2 semi circles and top and bottom spot accents. Brass snaps.
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Granny Martin's Last Reata, Made for Ken Owens1068 - Granny Martin's Last Reata, Made for Ken Owens
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Here is Granville "Granny" Martins last ever made reata with hondo. It was made for Ken Owens. Includes a photo of Granny holding this r...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to l**********r for (425.00 + 102.00) x 1 = 527.00
 
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Hangman's Rope1069 - Hangman's Rope
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14 knot hangman's rope. Noose is 19" long and adjustable. Appears to be old and unused? Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Harpham Bros. Dark Brown Woolie Chaps1070 - Harpham Bros. Dark Brown Woolie Chaps
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Harpham Bros. started business in Lincoln, NE c. 1900. These chaps are in very nice condition. 37" long. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection i...
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Start Price : 875.00 | Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Silver Mounted Spurs1071 - Silver Mounted Spurs
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Unmarked. Single Mounted Silver Spurs with spotted straps. State: City: Date: ID# 49835
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Heiser Leather Scabbard for 1886 Winchester1072 - Heiser Leather Scabbard for 1886 Winchester
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Marked J. Heiser, Denver, Colo. Rare item. Leather. State: City: Date: ID# 49852
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (160.00 + 38.40) x 1 = 198.40
 
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Historical Horseshoe Ephemera1073 - Historical Horseshoe Ephemera
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Two horseshoe 3-D wall hangings plus a real photo postcard of a horseshoe display of C.L. Reed. HWAC # 41649
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Jack Ferguson Silver Inlay Spurs1074 - Jack Ferguson Silver Inlay Spurs
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Jack Ferguson (Now Deceased) enjoyed building bits & spurs in the style that was reflective of the ones originally built in the Canyon City Pri...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Clark & Son Saddle Catalog (1901)1075 - John Clark & Son Saddle Catalog (1901)
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This is a VERY early catalog and is complete. John Clark first appears in the 1873 McCormick's City Directory at 78 Front Street. Name was chang...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to p********6 for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Knife Relic from Washita Battlefield1076 - Knife Relic from Washita Battlefield
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This knife was found at Washita battle field in Oklahoma. It is 11.25" long and there is a sticker indicating the knife is from Washita. In th...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t********3 for (550.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 682.00
 
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Large California Spurs1077 - Large California Spurs
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Large unmarked chaised spurs with chains and jingle bobs. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49845
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Large Deer and Lake Painting1078 - Large Deer and Lake Painting
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Forty four by thirty two inch gold frame with mountain lake and deer in the foreground. Signed by V Andrade, oil on canvas. State: City: Date: ID# 4
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Leather George Lawrence Skeleton Holster1079 - Leather George Lawrence Skeleton Holster
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Made in Portland, OR. Maker is George Lawrence, R. U. is stamped on holster. Size 4 3/4. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. Sta
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 450.00
 
 
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