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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Ore Cars, Lighting & Machinery for Mining Billheads1250 - Ore Cars, Lighting & Machinery for Mining Billheads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 pieces include: 1) Two from The Trvax Manufacturing Co., 1910 (great color vignette) and 1918 (illustrations on back); 2) Two from Atlas Car and Mf
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r***6 for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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Marble, Slate & Granite Cos. Billheads1251 - Marble, Slate & Granite Cos. Billheads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
29 Billheads from various companies. Included are: Frank Carlucci, Pennsylvania, 1896 (photo vignette); Columbian Marble Co., Vermont; Bradbury and Jo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to l*******c for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Mining Trade Card Collection1252 - Mining Trade Card Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 100. A complete set of Will's Cigarettes in very nice condition. Eight Arosia Coffee and six Arbuckle Coffee. Two Youth's Companion. ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b*********r for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Geology1253 - Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Geology
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hundreds of 4 x 5" glass slides used for geology classes at Columbia University, 1930s to 1940s. The slides were used but and made by Professor...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to D******3 for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Minerals1254 - Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Minerals
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approximately 400 to 500 original glass slides of minerals used by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University for his mineralogy classes. Slides are s
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to D******3 for (450.00 + 103.50) = 553.50
 
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Professor Paul Kerr’s Mining Photographs throughout the United States1255 - Professor Paul Kerr’s Mining Photographs throughout the United States
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large group of several hundred photographs taken by Professor Paul Kerr of Columbia University. Locations include Georgia, Los Alamos, Buck Creek, Ohi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j*****r for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Slides and Prints by Professor Paul S Kerr of Columbia University1256 - Slides and Prints by Professor Paul S Kerr of Columbia University
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of original glass slides, plastic negatives, prints from geology professor Paul S Kerr of Columbia University, circa 1930 to 1941. This lot cont
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to D******3 for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Group of Mining Photographs and Postcards (Nevada & Arizona)1257 - Group of Mining Photographs and Postcards (Nevada & Arizona)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three cards are from Tonopah, three cards are from Goldfield and three cards are from Virginia City. There is also a beautiful underground stereoview
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8*****l for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Mining Cabinet Card and Medal1258 - Mining Cabinet Card and Medal
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Unidentified company mining camp with mill and company buildings. Some staining, but very interesting. 2) 1974 Salute to the Gold Rush Pioneers med
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to F****e for (25.00 + 5.00) = 30.00
 
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Western Mining Stereoviews1259 - Western Mining Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of nine. Includes: Guanajuato Mexico, El Oro Mexico, sulpher mine with train, miners with a pack burro, Ontario Gold & Silver in Monda Gulch...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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World Mining Stereoviews1260 - World Mining Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight. Includes Bendigo Australia gold mine, Burma, Peru, England, Vermont, New Hampshire, and South Africa. Many of these show the actual work
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Print of Headframe1260a - Print of Headframe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print of a watercolor by Roy Hatch © 1976. Nicely done image of a headframe. Reminiscent of Red Mountain, Colorado. 14" x 10" , mat...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by Herndon1261 - Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by Herndon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon made under direction of the Navy Department by William Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon in two volumes. Third
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Canadian Mining Archive1262 - Canadian Mining Archive
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 pieces include: Report of the Directors to Stockholders of The Twentieth Century Mining Co., 1903; Report of Bey Mines Limited, 1929; advertising c
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Canada Mining Company Stock Certificate1263 - Canada Mining Company Stock Certificate
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This stock is no. 132 was issued to George P. Phyfe Trustee on March 9th 1969 for 300 Shares, at $5.00 each. The stock was signed by both President an
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Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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1862 "Contributions to the History of The Acton Copper Mine" (Thomas Macfarlane) w/ color cross-sect1264 - 1862 "Contributions to the History of The Acton Copper Mine" (Thomas Macfarlane) w/ color cross-sect
Holabird Western Americana Collections
27 pages with multiple color cross-sections, including two which are a full page. "Contributions to the History of The Acton Copper Mine with A...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1862 Report for the Acton Copper Mine (C.T. Jackson's Personal Copy)1265 - 1862 Report for the Acton Copper Mine (C.T. Jackson's Personal Copy)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 pages. By C.T. Jackson and Geo. J. Chase. Personal copy of one of the authors (and author of many of the reports we are offering in this sale), Cha
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1st Report of The Reco Mining & Milling Co. (silver) w/ lithograph & map1266 - 1st Report of The Reco Mining & Milling Co. (silver) w/ lithograph & map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
64 pages with many photographs and diagrams (one on every opposite page). Also comes with a lithograph of the property (detached) (7" x 13"...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*****D for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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1862 Articles of Association, By-Laws and Report of Halifax Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson)1267 - 1862 Articles of Association, By-Laws and Report of Halifax Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 pages with half-page diagram of proposed development. Starts with Articles of Incorporation followed by By-Laws. Last 7 pages are description of pr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6*****b for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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1862 By-Laws & Report of the Chaudiere Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map1268 - 1862 By-Laws & Report of the Chaudiere Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14 pages. Full-page color map showing position of mine and two cross-sections on opposite page. Located in Lotbeniere County. Jackson's report b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6*****b for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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1862 Geological Survey & Report of Black River Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map1269 - 1862 Geological Survey & Report of Black River Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 pages. Full-page color map showing the position of the mine in Canada East (L. Prang & Co., Boston). Located in the parish of St. Flavien. Not...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1846 Report of the Montreal Mining Company on the Shores of Lake Superior (by Forrest Shepherd)1270 - 1846 Report of the Montreal Mining Company on the Shores of Lake Superior (by Forrest Shepherd)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
32 pages. "Report of Forrest Shepherd, esq., on the Mineral Lands of the Montreal Mining Company on the Shores of Lake Superior." Shepherd...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1851 Report of The Albert Coal Mining Co. (Pumpelly's Copy) w/ map1271 - 1851 Report of The Albert Coal Mining Co. (Pumpelly's Copy) w/ map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
48 pages w/ large map (25" x 19") of claims. Personal copy of famous geologist Raphael Pumpelly (based on handwriting comparison with othe...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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1852 Report of The Albert Coal Mining Company (C.T. Jackson) w/ fold-out map1272 - 1852 Report of The Albert Coal Mining Company (C.T. Jackson) w/ fold-out map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
40 pages with fold-out map. "Review of Reports on the Geological Relations, Chemical Analysis and Microscopic Examination of the Coal of the Al...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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1863 Report on St. Margaret's Copper Mine w/ map (Charles T. Jackson & R. Bennett)1273 - 1863 Report on St. Margaret's Copper Mine w/ map (Charles T. Jackson & R. Bennett)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 pages. "Reports Upon the Property of St. Margaret's Copper Mine, Situated in St. Sylvester, C.E. By Charles T. Jackson, M.D., State Assay...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Geological Survey & Report of Sutton Mining Company (Jackson, Morgan, Chace)1274 - Geological Survey & Report of Sutton Mining Company (Jackson, Morgan, Chace)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
19 pages. Copper mine located in Sutton, Brome County, Canada East. Also known as the "Sweet Mine." Map of upper New York/ Canadian borde...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1862 Geological Survey & Report of Wickham Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map1275 - 1862 Geological Survey & Report of Wickham Copper Mining Co. (C.T. Jackson) w/ color map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
13 pages with color full-page maps showing position in Canada East and a closer view of mining property. Located 5 miles NW from Durham Station on the
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Photographs of Freeport Nickel Mine at Moa Bay Cuba1276 - Photographs of Freeport Nickel Mine at Moa Bay Cuba
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Important group of photographs from Freeport Nickel mine at Moa Bay, Cuba. This group of 11 x 16 photographs consisting of approximately 10 views show
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Three Photograph Albums of Mining in Cuba1277 - Three Photograph Albums of Mining in Cuba
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three albums of photographs of American financed mining operations in Cuba, circa 1910. These remarkable albums containing more than 100 photographs e
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to w*******1 for (1,500.00 + 300.00) = 1,800.00
 
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Photographs of Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic1278 - Photographs of Pueblo Viejo Mine in the Dominican Republic
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of about 10 photos of the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican republic about 1975. City: State: zDominican Republic Date: c1975 ID# 37675
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Three Greene Consolidated Annual Reports (w/ foldout photographs) (Sonora, Mexico)1279 - Three Greene Consolidated Annual Reports (w/ foldout photographs) (Sonora, Mexico)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1902. 31 pages. 12 x 8.5". Includes hand written notes on new directors: HE Hamilton and HL Scott of the Union Iron Works in San Francisco. ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*****s for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Signed 1902 Annual Report of the Greene Cons. Copper Co. (w/ maps & photographs) (Vigouroux's Copy)1280 - Signed 1902 Annual Report of the Greene Cons. Copper Co. (w/ maps & photographs) (Vigouroux's Copy)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This 12 x 8.5" annual has the typical 32 pages chalk full of information. But it also includes a marvelous set of color maps: 1) 24" fold ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*****s for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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1903 Yaqui Copper Company Annual Report w/ fold-out map (Geo. Vigouroux's Copy)1281 - 1903 Yaqui Copper Company Annual Report w/ fold-out map (Geo. Vigouroux's Copy)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
24 pages of pictures. Two page fold out color map of Sonora. Fold out sketch map of the tunnel, railway, tram way, dam, etc. Fold out sketch map of th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******d for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Four Mexican Mining Reports / Prospectuses1282 - Four Mexican Mining Reports / Prospectuses
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) 1899 prospectus for the Cananea Mines (owned by the Green Consolidated Copper Co.). Mine located in Sonora. Description of climate, geological &a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (65.00 + 13.00) = 78.00
 
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South Africa Diamond Mining Stereoviews1283 - South Africa Diamond Mining Stereoviews
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of seven. All diamond related. Includes miners working on steep hillside, open pit, mining cart, underground (with miners crawling), stamp mill, e
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Estimates : 160.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******d for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Ultra Rare Souvenir Agate Mining Spoons, Made in Denver, c1892-18951283a - Ultra Rare Souvenir Agate Mining Spoons, Made in Denver, c1892-1895
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These marvelous spoons are so rare that most collectors have never seen them. They have either agate handles or bowls, and their rarity is certainly i
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Start Price : 1.00
 
 
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Unique Green Moss Agate Bowl Spoon (Denver, Colorado)1284 - Unique Green Moss Agate Bowl Spoon (Denver, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Extremely rare! 4 1/2 inches. The spoon handle has "Denver, Colorado." This is the only agate spoon bowl in the entire collection. Probabl...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p*****0 for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Spoon feat. Miner with Rifle, Agate Handle1285 - Spoon feat. Miner with Rifle, Agate Handle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful red banded agate handle shovel and pick spoon with open silver handle, marked Manitou. Since this is a Colorado engraver, probably Manitou S
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b********2 for (475.00 + 109.25) = 584.25
 
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Three Agate Handle Spoons1286 - Three Agate Handle Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three hand-carved red and brown banded agate silver spoons from Michigan and Minnesota. Each of the three bowls is handed engraved. One is from Mackin
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Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j*****r for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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Two Gorgeous Banded Red Agate Spoons1287 - Two Gorgeous Banded Red Agate Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first is a pick and shovel spoon with the prospector burro from Butte, Montana. This spoon is 6.25 inches. A second spoon, 4.75 inches, has a plai
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to b********2 for (450.00 + 103.50) = 553.50
 
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Two Beautiful Red Banded Agate Pick and Shovel Spoons (Deadwood, South Dakota)1288 - Two Beautiful Red Banded Agate Pick and Shovel Spoons (Deadwood, South Dakota)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both marked from Deadwood, South Dakota. One of the spoons has a plain long handle, dated 1894, while the other spoon has a beautiful hand carved open
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to b********2 for (1,250.00 + 287.50) = 1,537.50
 
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Green Banded Agate Elk Spoon1289 - Green Banded Agate Elk Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Spectacular and unique in this collection green banded agate gold wash spoon with the die cut of an elk in the bowl. 5.75 inches. This is the only gre
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F****e for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Miner with Rifle, 'Holding Down a Claim' Agate Spoon1290 - Miner with Rifle, 'Holding Down a Claim' Agate Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red banded agate handle shovel and pick spoon with open silver handle. The spoon has an engraving of "holding down a claim." 5.25 inches l...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k**********y for (550.00 + 110.00) = 660.00
 
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Miner's Shovel Agate Spoon1291 - Miner's Shovel Agate Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Highly unusual milky red banded hand-carved agate with a hand-carved open handle pick and shovel spoon. This is the only hand-carved agate spoon in th
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b********2 for (1,150.00 + 264.50) = 1,414.50
 
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Open Handle Agate Banded Spoon1292 - Open Handle Agate Banded Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hand carved red banded agate open handle spoon with a plain bowl. Probably made by HH Tammen, Denver circa 1895. 6.25 inches. One of only three hand-c
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (900.00 + 180.00) = 1,080.00
 
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Red and Brown Banded Agate Shovel & Spoon1293 - Red and Brown Banded Agate Shovel & Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Red and brown banded agate handle spoon and spoon shovel. Probably made by HH Tammen of Denver, circa 1894 to 1895. The spoon is 5.75 inches and the s
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to A*****3 for (800.00 + 160.00) = 960.00
 
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Windlass, Pick & Shovel Agate Spoon1294 - Windlass, Pick & Shovel Agate Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Exceptional ornate banded red and yellow agate handle spoon. This spoon has a windlass with crossed pick and shovel at the top, with a silver cord wra
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (1,600.00 + 320.00) = 1,920.00
 
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Two Canadian Agate Handle Spoons1295 - Two Canadian Agate Handle Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two small banded red and orange agate (Carnelian) handled demitasse spoons. One is engraved Montreal, the other is a die struck spoon from Ontario. Th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 6******n for (425.00 + 97.75) = 522.75
 
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Slave Scene Enameled Spoon1296 - Slave Scene Enameled Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sterling 5 3/4" silver spoon, enameled scene of slaves working in the cotton fields. Engraved on the handle "Birmingham, Alabama." ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (950.00 + 190.00) = 1,140.00
 
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Dawson, Alaska Dredging Souvenir Spoon1297 - Dawson, Alaska Dredging Souvenir Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A unique Dawson spoon with the Dawson word cut out of the handle. The spoon has additional significance because of the hand-engraved gold dredging sce
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g***s for (170.00 + 39.10) = 209.10
 
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