Cowboys & Indians & Miners

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This premier two-day sale includes a General George Custer collection featuring an Indian Capture carbine; other very rare firearms; choice Western ingots, gold nuggets and ore samples; rare numismatic items related to the SS Central America; rare Western tokens; mining reports from the 1830s-1880s; a world class offering of mining spoons; mining-related correspondence, photographs, and ephemera; a great selection of Native American baskets, rugs, and artifacts; saddles and spurs; and General Americana.

DAY 1: Mining Reports, Photographs, Ephemera and Spoons
DAY 2: Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms (incl. Custer Collection), Numismatics, and General Americana.
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Three Goldfield Mining Spoons1448 - Three Goldfield Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash shovel bowl, engraved "Goldfield, Nevada," wire wrapped handle, gold pan at top with gold nuggets. 2) shovel bowl engraved &q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Two Goldfield Mining Spoons1449 - Two Goldfield Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) engraved bowl "Goldfield Nev," standing miner holding gold specimen handle; 2) engraved "Combination Mine Goldfield Nev.," mi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n*******g for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Three Tonopah Mining Spoons1450 - Three Tonopah Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved "Tonopah," floral handle with miner at top holding gold pan with gold nuggets. 2) demitasse engraved "Tonopah ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d********q.. for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Three Virginia City Mining Spoons1451 - Three Virginia City Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two identical teaspoons, die struck bowls, miner with gun and burro, on handle "Bucket of Blood Since 1876," mine scene at top of handl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******9 for (475.00 + 109.25) = 584.25
 
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Two C & C Shaft Mining Spoons (Virginia City, Nevada)1452 - Two C & C Shaft Mining Spoons (Virginia City, Nevada)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved "C & C Shaft Virginia, Nev." Mining scene on bowl, floral handle. 2) gold wash, engraved "C & C Shaft ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Two Choice Virginia City Mining Spoons1453 - Two Choice Virginia City Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two of the best Virginia City spoons. 1) Gorgeous grapefruit spoon, gold wash, engraved "Virginia City, Nev. C. & C. Shaft," mine scen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to k**********y for (275.00 + 55.00) = 330.00
 
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Two Winnemucca Mining Spoons1454 - Two Winnemucca Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, shovel bowl engraved 'Winnemucca, Nev.," wire wrapped handle with burro and gold pan at top with real gold nuggets. 2) Large ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******8 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Five Nevada Mining Spoons1455 - Five Nevada Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two Reno spoons. One is demitasse with bristle cone pine handle with burro at top. The other is a teaspoon with mining scene handle. Both bowls eng
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d********q.. for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Two Silver City, New Mexico Shovel Spoons with Turquoise on Handles1456 - Two Silver City, New Mexico Shovel Spoons with Turquoise on Handles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Identical pair, shovel bowls, die struck "Porterfield Turquoise Mine Silver City, New Mex." Miner holding pan at top with turquoise stone ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Four New Mexico Mining Spoons1457 - Four New Mexico Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two are gold wash, engraved a) "Albuquerque, N. M.," w/ standing miner handle and b) "Roswell, N.M.", w/ standing miner handl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Two Rapid City, North Dakota Spoons1458 - Two Rapid City, North Dakota Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Rapid City spoons with buildings engraved on the bowls, die struck handles, one ornate floral. City: Rapid City State: North Dakota Date: ID
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Six Oregon Mining Spoons1459 - Six Oregon Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Three teaspoons: engraved bowls, 2 Sumpter, 1 Baker City (gold wash), mine scenes, floral handles. 2) Three demitasse: 2 engraved bowls, Grants Pas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****l for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Ten Deadwood Mining Spoons1460 - Ten Deadwood Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Six teaspoons: 4 have engraved bowls, one shovel bowl, one gold wash. Three have just engraving "Deadwood, SD." One has two miners work...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to j*****r for (225.00 + 51.75) = 276.75
 
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Deadwood Windlass Mining Spoon1461 - Deadwood Windlass Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck bowl with underground mining scene, engraved on back of bowl "Deadwood," handle bent at top to show windlass. Very interesting ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Early Deadwood Mining Spoon1462 - Early Deadwood Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Engraved "Deadwood 1892." Nice style, handle also engraved with miner holding pickax and shovel. Engraved on back of handle "Anderson...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Two Deadwood Mining Spoons1463 - Two Deadwood Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nice Deadwood spoons. Both engraved "Deadwood" and "Deadwood Black Hills" w/ image of mine. One standing miner handle, one c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****3 for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Five Lead, South Dakota Mining Spoons1464 - Five Lead, South Dakota Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved "Lead SD," pictorial of miner lowering bucket; 2) gold washed, engraved "Struck It Rich, Deadwood SD," mi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****p for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Eight Lead City Mining Spoons1465 - Eight Lead City Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Three gold wash, all with buildings on bowl: a) engraved "Homestake Mill Lead City"; b) die struck "Homestead Mills Lead S.D.,&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to S*****3 for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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Three Homestake Mine Spoons (Lead, South Dakota)1466 - Three Homestake Mine Spoons (Lead, South Dakota)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Engraved bowls: one has "Homestake Mine, Blackhills, SD," mine image; other two have "Homestake Mine, Lead, SD," w/ different mi...
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Start Price : 110.00 | Estimates : 220.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Four South Dakota Mining Spoons1467 - Four South Dakota Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold washed bowl, engraved "Hughes Creek, Panning Gold," image of two miners; 2) engraved "State School of Mines, Rapid City, SD,&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****l for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Enameled Negro Sterling Silver Spoon1468 - Enameled Negro Sterling Silver Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare souvenir of Nashville, Tennessee, with enameled black man eating watermelon, labeled "The Real Thing." 6" long, marked ste...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t********n for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Three Texas Mining Spoons1469 - Three Texas Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One demitasse, burro on bowl. Two teaspoons: "El Paso Tex.," and "Pavillion Hotel Corpus Christi Tex.," mine scenes, one standin...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Temple Square Mining Spoons (Salt Lake City, Utah)1470 - Three Temple Square Mining Spoons (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) One teaspoon die struck, "Temple Square," mining scenes handle. 2) Demitasse, shovel bowl. 3) Demitasse. City: Salt Lake City State:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to i*********1 for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Five Utah Mining Spoons1471 - Five Utah Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two gold wash engraved: a) "Ogden, Utah," mining scenes handle; b) "Golden Gate Mill Mercur Utah," mine scene on bowl. 2) Two...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l**********s for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Four Seattle Mining Spoons1472 - Four Seattle Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two teaspoons: a) one gold wash, engraved "Mt. Rainier 14530 Ft. Seattle," wire wrapped floral handle, gold pan at top; b) engraved &qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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"Washing Gold" Mining Spoon (Spokane, Washington)1473 - "Washing Gold" Mining Spoon (Spokane, Washington)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ornate, beautiful enameled, gold wash bowl entitled "Washing Gold" with two detailed miners next to a stream panning gold. Tiny damage to ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t********n for (600.00 + 138.00) = 738.00
 
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Six Spokane Demitasse Mining Spoons1474 - Six Spokane Demitasse Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All spoons are "Spokane Wash." Three are gold wash; three have shovel bowls; two have wire wrapped handles; five engraved bowls, one die s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c******5 for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Four Washington Mining Spoons1475 - Four Washington Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Northport, Wash" engraved on bowl with mine scene, image of George Washington at top of handle; 2) " Republic Mine, Republic, Was...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Six West Virginia & Pennsylvania Mining Spoons1476 - Six West Virginia & Pennsylvania Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Three West Virginia spoons: a) die struck "State Capitol Charleston W. Va.," standing coal miner handle; b) die struck "knock-off&...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Three Wisconsin Spoons1477 - Three Wisconsin Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved "Ore Dock Ashland Wis.," image of boat at dock, nude at top of handle; 2) engraved "Ore Dock Ashland Wis.,&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to S*****3 for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Number One Mine, Rock Springs Wyoming Spoon1478 - Number One Mine, Rock Springs Wyoming Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice enamel unique view of the Number One Mine at Rock Springs. Mine view with ore cars. External gold wash bowl. Wyoming handle. Maker M. Rare and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t********n for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Two Wyoming Mining Spoons1479 - Two Wyoming Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved "Mine Tipple Carneyville, Wyo.," shield and corn handle; 2) die struck "Thermopolis, Wyo. The Starting of a Mi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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16 Mining-Related Tiny Spoons1480 - 16 Mining-Related Tiny Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Probably salt spoons. Four are gold washed, one with shovel bowl die struck "William Howard Taft....1919"; one other has die struck image ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to r***f for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Two Exposition Mining Spoons (Columbian and Jamestown)1481 - Two Exposition Mining Spoons (Columbian and Jamestown)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) One copper demitasse 1893, Colombian Chicago Exposition. 2) One teaspoon Jamestown Exposition 1907. Both die struck. City: State: United States
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Three Large Shovel Spoons1482 - Three Large Shovel Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two have flat shovel shape, plain bowls, different handles: a) standing miner holding pickax, and b) pine cones and tree design on handle, miner ho
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6******n for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Four Bronze Gilt Shovel Spoons1483 - Four Bronze Gilt Shovel Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large size, 2.25" bowls: Montana, Oregon, Colorado and general. One engraved bowl, "Butte, Montana." The rest are die struck, with al...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 400.00
Sold to c******5 for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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Five Sterling Mining Forks1484 - Five Sterling Mining Forks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) One made by E. L. D. Denver, front die struck--mining scene and Indian, "Wyoming." 2) Two are "Colorado," similar mining scen...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Five Underground Mining Scenes Spoons incl. possible late Mears1485 - Five Underground Mining Scenes Spoons incl. possible late Mears
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two teaspoons: die struck bowl, w/ 5 miners underground, standing miner handle. 2) Die struck bowl, w/ 5 miners underground, donkey and tools. 3) D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to e*****r for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Seven Mining Scene Spoons1486 - Seven Mining Scene Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold wash bowl, " Struck It Rich," mining scene. 2) Gold wash bowl, die struck burro " Prospector," mining scene handle. 3) D...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
Sold to c******5 for (125.00 + 25.00) = 150.00
 
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Seven Miscellaneous Mining Spoons1487 - Seven Miscellaneous Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Mexico engraved "Mexico" on bowl with "R" engraved on back. 2) Ogdensburg handle, plain bowl. 3) Rutland, Vermont, die struck...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****l for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Nine Mining Spoons w/ the Same Design1488 - Nine Mining Spoons w/ the Same Design
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Seven teaspoons: one is gold washed, one is copper and the other five are sterling. 2) Two demitasse spoons: one sterling, one copper. All spoons a
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Choice, Unusual Crooked Handle Spoon with Sinking Bucket with Nuggets1489 - Choice, Unusual Crooked Handle Spoon with Sinking Bucket with Nuggets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The sinking bucket is inside the handle itself. Gold wash bowl. Underground mining scene, die struck. No maker shown. Rare and unusual. City: Stat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********2 for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Choice Working Windlass, Nugget Mining Spoon1490 - Choice Working Windlass, Nugget Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck silver spoon with an underground mining scene. Silver cord loops over the nuggets attached to the sinking bucket. No location shown. Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8***8 for (140.00 + 32.20) = 172.20
 
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Die Cut, Windlass Mining Spoon1491 - Die Cut, Windlass Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Working windlass spoon with die cut general mine scene, probably Cripple Creek, Colorado. The usual silver cord wrapping around the handle to the sink
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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El Dorado Mining Spoons1492 - El Dorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three beautiful, identical El Dorado spoons. Bowls are die cast scenes of boats in water. Handles show miner with pickax and shovel at top, "El...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (45.00 + 10.35) = 55.35
 
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Fancy Working Windlass Mining Shovel Spoon1493 - Fancy Working Windlass Mining Shovel Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With die cut prospector and burro. Sterling. City: State: United States Date: ID# 36949
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Four Mining Spoons with Nude Handles1494 - Four Mining Spoons with Nude Handles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Looks like a Native American Indian. Bowl is of the Calumet, Hecla Shaft #2. 2) Largest. 5.75". B&M Smelter in Great Falls, Montana engr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to d********q.. for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Four Shovel Mining Spoons1495 - Four Shovel Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Large size, standing miner holding specimen on handle. 2) Two identical shovel bowls, standing miner holding specimen on handle. 3) Engraved shovel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****l for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Group of Placer Mining Spoons1496 - Group of Placer Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 6. 1) Two teaspoons: one has plain bowl, one has die struck image of miner panning. Handles have same standing miner holding gold pan "L...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Pair of Mine To Mill Spoons1497 - Pair of Mine To Mill Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pair matches, though one is engraved and one is die struck. Great scene showing mule train (on handle) from mine (on bowl) to mill at top of handle.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8******1 for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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