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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Leather Hat Band with Silver Conchos1080 - Leather Hat Band with Silver Conchos
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Black leather with dome shaped silver conchos. 11 conchos total. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49861
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********m.. for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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Livery and Feed Stable Cabinet Card1081 - Livery and Feed Stable Cabinet Card
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Measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, a photo of men and horses in front of G.W. Huggins Livery and Feed Stable. Believed to be Oklahoma circa 1900. Has some damag
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Lone Star Harry Hand Book,1082 - Lone Star Harry Hand Book,
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c. 1890's. Lone Star Harry, American Representative Scout. Known as the Revolver King. 5" x 6.75", 16 pages, Pamphlet Size. Consign...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to t******V for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Longhorns1083 - Longhorns
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Mounted longhorns, twenty nine inches wide. Smaller horns attached to the wooden frame. Hang your cowboy hat here. State: City: Date: ID# 49562
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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Lucchese Black Cowboy Boots1084 - Lucchese Black Cowboy Boots
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Nice white stitching. 13D. Used. State: City: Date: ID# 49703
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Lucchese Brown Leather Cowboy Boots1085 - Lucchese Brown Leather Cowboy Boots
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Leather. Fancy black scroll work throughout. Used. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49078
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to m********1 for (120.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 148.80
 
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Lucchese Fancy Rattlesnake Boots1086 - Lucchese Fancy Rattlesnake Boots
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Please see the photo ofr the look of this pair of fancy boots. Used, but like new. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49077
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****M for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Lucchese Reddish Brown Cowboy Boots1087 - Lucchese Reddish Brown Cowboy Boots
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Black stitching. 13D. Used. State: City: Date: ID# 49702
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*******D for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Lucchese Tan Cowboy Boots1088 - Lucchese Tan Cowboy Boots
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Brown stitching. Used, but good condition. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49079
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to G*****r for (65.00 + 13.65) x 1 = 78.65
 
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Lucchese Two-Tone Brown Leather Cowboy Boots1089 - Lucchese Two-Tone Brown Leather Cowboy Boots
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Nice scroll work. Used. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49700
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Mac Kenzil Bowie Style Knife1090 - Mac Kenzil Bowie Style Knife
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13.5" long knife stamped Mac Kenzil, possibly Scottish. Ebony handle and silver pins. High quality rare knife possibly 1860's. Consigned b...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to A*****4 for (750.00 + 157.50) x 1 = 907.50
 
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Major Barbed Wire Collection1091 - Major Barbed Wire Collection
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Major collection of 67 different barbed wires mounted on a 3' x 5' cloth covered board. Each is labeled with tag. This is easily the finest ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to M*****4 for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
 
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Navajo Silver Headstall1092 - Navajo Silver Headstall
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1930-1940's. Navajo. Braided and tassel reins. Contemporary silver bit with copper barrel on the underside of copper upper. Multiple silver con...
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Estimates : 1,250.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to t*********s for (625.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 775.00
 
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Old Dispatch Bag with White Seed Beads1093 - Old Dispatch Bag with White Seed Beads
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Leather pouch and belt. Early 19th century. Inscription on rear of pouch states " Surver's dispatch, old Mexico Bureru Sevveil, silver an...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Old Hat Band with Silver Conchos1094 - Old Hat Band with Silver Conchos
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Old brown leather band with 13 silver conchos. Very pretty conchos. Band is 28.5" long. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******V for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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Old Money Sock1095 - Old Money Sock
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Two tone brown money sock with a snap top. Patent approved 4/28/1896. Leather tabs just below the top. 28.5" long. Consigned by The Cowboy ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******V for (55.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 68.20
 
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Old Personal Small Trunk1096 - Old Personal Small Trunk
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Brown leather covered wooden box. Brass tacs. No key for the lock. c. 1900's. Penciled inside lid is" This chest presented to Mrs Ruth...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Original Snyder Saddlery Catalog1097 - Original Snyder Saddlery Catalog
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The O. J. Snyder Saddlery, 1535 Larimer St. Denver, Colo. Catalog No. 26. Snyder-Built Saddles are the Best. 9.75" x 7". Great illustratio...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Outlaw Harry Tracy: The Last Desperado1098 - Outlaw Harry Tracy: The Last Desperado
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Large newspaper with front page photos and article "Outlaw Tracy, Sanred at Last, Kills Himself," dated August 7, 1902. Comes with two pho...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to g********u.. for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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Photo of Circuit Judge1099 - Photo of Circuit Judge
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Photo of Circuit Judge on horseback. 7" x 5" photo, framed 14" x 12". State:Montana City:Helena Date: ID# 49736
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****M for (140.00 + 29.40) x 1 = 169.40
 
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Photo: The Hanging of Elliott Lyons1100 - Photo: The Hanging of Elliott Lyons
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Cabinet card photo of 1903 Oregon horse thief and killer about to be hanged. He is shackled and cuffed standing on the gallows. Man to right has the k
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r*********r for (425.00 + 102.00) x 1 = 527.00
 
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Reid Card Suit Spurs1101 - Reid Card Suit Spurs
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Reid marked spade, diamond, heart and club spurs. 188 marked. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ID# 49842
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Reward Poster1102 - Reward Poster
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Escaped from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, John Beck was an ex-miner sentenced for robbery and escaped prison. Measure 11 x 9 inches, has folds and
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (45.00 + 10.80) x 1 = 55.80
 
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Ruby Eye Gold Pendant1103 - Ruby Eye Gold Pendant
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Possible 14K gold pendant. Bull head with ruby eyes and a diamond drop hanging from the mouth. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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Set of Gauntlets and Cowboy Cuffs1104 - Set of Gauntlets and Cowboy Cuffs
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Doeskin gauntlets for stage driver. Antique/Early 20th Century (very early 1900s) - Hand embroidered Leather Western-Style Show Gloves w/ Fringe, Line
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b******g for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Small Cowhide Trunk1105 - Small Cowhide Trunk
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Brass tacs and brown cowhide small trunk. No key for lock. 6.75" x 14.25" x 7.75". Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingsto...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Small Leather Personal Trunk1106 - Small Leather Personal Trunk
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Brass tacs and black leather. Leather handle. Metal corners. Brown liner with staining, no key for lock. 6.5" x 15" x 8'. Consign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to M*********n for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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Smoky Mountain Fancy Cowboy Boots1107 - Smoky Mountain Fancy Cowboy Boots
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Genuine Leather. fancy Toe and Heel. Scroll work throughout the boots. Used. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49076
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (20.00 + 4.80) x 1 = 24.80
 
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Soapy Smith Real Photo Post Card1108 - Soapy Smith Real Photo Post Card
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Unused, made in Seattle Washington, the post card has no stamp box and the undivided back indicates the card was made before 1907 when postal regulat
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to j**********o for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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Spade Bit and Headstall with 2 Conchos1109 - Spade Bit and Headstall with 2 Conchos
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Spade Bit has Horsehead Conchos, Headstall has tooled Horseheads with Horsehead Conchos. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State:
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to t*********s for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Stagecoach / Indians1110 - Stagecoach / Indians
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Stagecoach / Indians, oil painting by Richard Carmella. 18" x 34", framed 26" x 42". State: City: Date:1939 ID# 49739
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn1111 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Two Tone Lucchese Cowboy Boots1112 - Two Tone Lucchese Cowboy Boots
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Brown and red. Used. 13D. State: City: Date: ID# 49701
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********1 for (60.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 74.40
 
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Ultra rare 19th Century Saddle Catalog from Little Known John P. Sharkey1113 - Ultra rare 19th Century Saddle Catalog from Little Known John P. Sharkey
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John P. Sharkey was the son of a harness maker from Wheeling, West Virginia. He arrived in Portland in 1886 where he was a boilermaker, and grocer. In
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to p********6 for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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US Saddle Bags1114 - US Saddle Bags
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Brown leather with US on both saddle bags. Canvas liners. W. T. Van Horne written on top leather. Very nice condition. Consigned by The Cowboy Con
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Verlag Borowsky Folio and 2 Books1115 - Verlag Borowsky Folio and 2 Books
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Verlag Lother Borowsky, Volumes 1 and 2 in German, Reise in das innere Nordamerika. The highlight of this lot is a folio of 48 black and white print
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*********5 for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Very Rare Beaver Hat1116 - Very Rare Beaver Hat
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Lil boys beaver hat, c. 1870's. There is a tear in the band and perspiration stain. In nice overall condition for the age. Consigned by The Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******V for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Vintage Cast Iron Rustic Spurs1117 - Vintage Cast Iron Rustic Spurs
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Vintage cast iron rustic spurs with embossed leather straps. State: City: Date: ID# 42073
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vintage Heiser Bronc Belt1118 - Vintage Heiser Bronc Belt
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1920's leather with rolling log and numerous metal spots. 3 buckles. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: City: Date: ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Vintage Justin Boots1119 - Vintage Justin Boots
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A pair of dark brown boots with slant heels. Dark brown with white inlays. Size unknown. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. Stat
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Justin Boots1120 - Vintage Justin Boots
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1930's medium and dark brown leather. Green leaf inlays. Slant heels. Size 9D. Consigned by The Cowboy Connection in Livingston, MT. State: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to S******1 for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Vintage Justin Shorty Boots1121 - Vintage Justin Shorty Boots
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Pair of shorty boots with orange inlays. Brown leather has a 2" and 2.5 inch tear on the insides. Size unknown. Consigned by The Cowboy Conn...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Virgil Earp Shaving Cabinet1122 - Virgil Earp Shaving Cabinet
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Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905) was both Deputy U.S. Marshal and Tombstone, Arizona City Marshal when he led his brothers Morgan
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to 0*****R for (2,200.00 + 462.00) x 1 = 2,662.00
 
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Virginia City and Sappington Stage Line Waybill1123 - Virginia City and Sappington Stage Line Waybill
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September 7, 1899. This waybill lists the passengers names, where they came from, their destination and luggage. Signed on reverse by drivers. Measure
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******g for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Wagon Spoke Shave1124 - Wagon Spoke Shave
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Antique spoke shave. Used, good condition. 11.5" long. The spokeshave is used to smooth curves cut onto stock. For generations of woodworkers, ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Western Leather Cuffs1125 - Western Leather Cuffs
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Western leather cuffs with 5 pt star design in silver studs. Center of star has raised button with golden eagle and shield. new, never worn. Dark brow
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Wooden Smoking Table with 5 Different Cups1126 - Wooden Smoking Table with 5 Different Cups
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Unique light wood smoking table with rotating top. Includes 5 different wooden smoking cups which get inserted into 3 holes on the table top. 25&q...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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16th-17th Lantaka Ship's Rail Cannon1127 - 16th-17th Lantaka Ship's Rail Cannon
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This rail cannon is 41 in. long and the bore is 1 1/2 in. / 3CM. It is of cast bronze with a flaired muzzle and a cast floral pattern. Lantakas were u
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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101 Ranch Wild West Show Wonderful Color Letterhead with Cody Mention- Rare1128 - 101 Ranch Wild West Show Wonderful Color Letterhead with Cody Mention- Rare
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Letter written on 101 Ranch letterhead in 1925 and signed by J.C. Miller. The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch was a 110,000 acre cattle ranch in the Indian
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to O******y for (225.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 279.00
 
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Buffalo Bill and Indian Die Cuts1129 - Buffalo Bill and Indian Die Cuts
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2 different Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Card die cuts on featuring Bill and 4 other men, a horse and tents. The other shows 2 iIdians on horses shoot
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t******V for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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