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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Five Nome Mining Spoons1298 - Five Nome Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, die struck miner in gold " Nome Alaska Struck It Rich" handle depicts 4 men in long boat; 2) gold wash, "Placer Mining ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to S*****3 for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Engraved SS Portland Steamship Mining Spoon1299 - Engraved SS Portland Steamship Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique gold wash shovel spoon with nuggets in pan at the top of the handle. Engraved SS Portland. July, 06. This unique spoon is from one of the many
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to A*****3 for (350.00 + 70.00) = 420.00
 
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Two Nome Mining Spoons1300 - Two Nome Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One engraved bowl " Placer Mining, Nome." The other has plain bowl. Both have die struck handles with loaded sleds and dog teams. City: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to g***s for (180.00 + 41.40) = 221.40
 
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Three Skagway Miner Spoons1301 - Three Skagway Miner Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) tablespoon engraved " Skagway, Alaska" image of mining camp on bowl, standing miner holding specimen handle; 2) gold wash engraved &quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d********q.. for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Three Yukon Demitasse Spoons1302 - Three Yukon Demitasse Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold washed, engraved bowl "Yukon," handle has sculpted miner at top; 2) engraved bowl, "Yukon," gold specimen on handle 3) e...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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Three Salmon Handled Spoons1303 - Three Salmon Handled Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold washed bowl and partially on handle. Engraved bowl "Nome Alaska", wire wrapped handle with salmon, gold pan top with real nuggets....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to A*****3 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Four Alaska Miner Spoons1304 - Four Alaska Miner Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) engraved " Seward", large standing miner holding specimen handle; 2) die struck "Nome Alaska Struck It Rich" image of miner p...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 400.00
Sold to d********q.. for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Five Alaska Mining Spoons1305 - Five Alaska Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two demitasse: 1) shovel, gold wash, engraved "Juneau Alaska," wire wrapped handle, pan at top with gold nuggets. 2) gold wash, engraved &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to d********q.. for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Six Alaska Mining Spoons1306 - Six Alaska Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gold washed bowls, die struck handles, One "Alaska" engraved in bowl and handle is wire wrapped with gold pan at top with nuggets; the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to G*****5 for (170.00 + 39.10) = 209.10
 
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Three Arizona Mining Spoons1307 - Three Arizona Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 demitasse: 1) gold washed; both are identical otherwise, bowls die struck, " Stripping Ore," miner underground, twisted handles, standin...
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Estimates : 140.00 - 200.00
Sold to p*****0 for (95.00 + 21.85) = 116.85
 
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Bay Area & Central California Mining Spoons: Five Demitasse, Two Teaspoons1308 - Bay Area & Central California Mining Spoons: Five Demitasse, Two Teaspoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Demitasse: 2 gold washed bowls, 1 had shovel bowl engraved "San Mateo Cal.," wire wrapped handle, gold pan at top, gold specimen; other ha...
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Estimates : 340.00 - 500.00
Sold to d********q.. for (190.00 + 38.00) = 228.00
 
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Special 1998 Commemorative Silver Spoon, 150th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush1309 - Special 1998 Commemorative Silver Spoon, 150th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sterling silver spoon with 14 karat gold nugget in the pan, 14 karat gold rope twist around the handle connecting the shovel pan and mining tools. The
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to k**********y for (70.00 + 14.00) = 84.00
 
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c1895 Grass Valley, California Miner's Spoon1310 - c1895 Grass Valley, California Miner's Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare early, circa 1895 silver spoon with ornately engraved bowl with the old style art. Rare and unusual. City: Grass Valley State: California Dat
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Early Empire Mine Spoon1311 - Early Empire Mine Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Exceptional rare early, circa 1895 silver spoon with ornately engraved bowl for the Empire Mine at Grass Valley. This unusual spoon uses the old-style
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to F****e for (300.00 + 60.00) = 360.00
 
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Six Grass Valley Silver Mining Spoons1312 - Six Grass Valley Silver Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four of the spoons have gold wash on the bowls. City: Grass Valley State: California Date: ID# 27638
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to F*****a for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Six Grass Valley Mining Spoons1313 - Six Grass Valley Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two demitasse: 1) shovel bowl, engraved "Empire Mine"; 2) engraved "Grass Valley." Four teaspoons: two engraved "Empire Min...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to F*****a for (350.00 + 80.50) = 430.50
 
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Two Nevada City Sterling Silver Spoons1314 - Two Nevada City Sterling Silver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One spoon engraved with a sketching of the Old Washington School in Nevada City, CA with a flower design on the handle. The second spoon with am engra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (55.00 + 12.65) = 67.65
 
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Two Other Nevada City Sterling Silver Spoons1315 - Two Other Nevada City Sterling Silver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One spoon engraved with a sketching of the Carnegie Public Library and many intricate designs on the handle including Eureka state capital California
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Two Nevada City Court House Sterling Silver Spoons1316 - Two Nevada City Court House Sterling Silver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two sterling silver spoons engraved with sketchings of the Nevada City Court House. One spoon includes initials G.G.W. on handle. City: Nevada City
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6******n for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Six Oroville Mining Spoons1317 - Six Oroville Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two gold washed engraved bowls, gold dredgers, die struck handles. Two others, die struck bowls and handles, one has engraved bowl, decorative handle,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to k**********y for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Three San Francisco Mining Spoons1318 - Three San Francisco Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One large round bowl die struck, "golden gate." Two demitasse, die struck bowls. All have standing miners on die struck handles. City: Sa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6******n for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Six San Francisco Shovel Spoons1319 - Six San Francisco Shovel Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three demitasse: 1) gold washed die struck bowl, pick handle with bear on top. 2) Die struck bowl, pickax handle with nugget on end and bear on top. 3
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Cliff House, Golden Gate--Six Spoons1320 - Cliff House, Golden Gate--Six Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three demitasse: 2 are gold washed, 1 with pan at top with gold in nuggets. Three teaspoons: 2 Cliff House, one with gold pan at top with gold nuggets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 6******n for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Golden Gate Miner Collection1321 - Golden Gate Miner Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Three shovel bowls, die struck standing miner handles. Five demitasse, die struck standing miner handles. City: San Francisco State: Calif
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6******n for (170.00 + 39.10) = 209.10
 
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San Francisco Gold Rush Gold Panning Spoon1322 - San Francisco Gold Rush Gold Panning Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice enamel spoon from San Francisco with two miners panning gold similar to the other views but different. California handle. Gold wash over the en
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t********n for (600.00 + 138.00) = 738.00
 
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Three Shasta Area Spoons1323 - Three Shasta Area Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Demitasse, engraved "Keswick Smelter." Two teaspoons: Engraved "Mammoth Smelter, Kennet, Cal.," gold washed bowl, die struck han...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********-.. for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Two Sutter's Mill Spoons1324 - Two Sutter's Mill Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Unusual heart shaped bowl, die struck with enamel green color, wavy handle with bear at top, color enameled grapes; front side appears gold washed.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6******n for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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California Mother Lode Spoons1325 - California Mother Lode Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 9. Four demitasse: 2 engraved--Allegheny, Auburn. Two die struck--Placerville, Nevada City. Five teaspoons, 2 with gold washed bowls: Placervil
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 850.00
Sold to 6******n for (650.00 + 149.50) = 799.50
 
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Eleven Southern California Spoons1326 - Eleven Southern California Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four demitasse: Los Angeles, Hemet, San Diego, gold washed San Diego. Seven teaspoons: 2 Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Gabriel, Venice
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Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to t********n for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Seven California Mining Spoons1327 - Seven California Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two are demitasse: one twisted wire, gold pan bowl, open handle with pickax and gold washed bear at top. The other is die struck with a shovel bowl, h
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to A*****3 for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Unique Aurora Mining Spoon1328 - Unique Aurora Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Demitasse, gold wash bowl engraved "Aurora", standing miner holding real gold nugget handle. We cannot positively identify if this is Neva...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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"Struck It Rich at Last" Spoons from Breckenridge1329 - "Struck It Rich at Last" Spoons from Breckenridge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different "struck it rich at last" spoons from Breckenridge. One with the surface and one with an underground view. Both with the fanc...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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Seven Colorado Spoons: Six Colorado Springs, One Cheyenne Canon1330 - Seven Colorado Spoons: Six Colorado Springs, One Cheyenne Canon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 demitasse, 1) has gold washed bowl, engraved "Colorado Springs"; 2) engraved bowl "Colorado Springs," twisted wire handle; 3) ...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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17 Different Portland Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)1331 - 17 Different Portland Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
17 different Portland Mine spoons from Cripple Creek. This is one of the most important mines in all of Colorado, discovered by Winfield Stratton. Eve
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to e*****r for (550.00 + 126.50) = 676.50
 
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Five Different Elkton Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)1332 - Five Different Elkton Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold washed bowl, die struck, mine scene (ELD jeweler); 2) gold washed bowl, engraved mine scene; 3) die struck , mining scene (ELD); 4) die struck
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Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
Sold to S*****3 for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Five Independence Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)1333 - Five Independence Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four have engraved bowls, depicting mine. One has gold washed bowl. One has a handle like a grape vine with grapes and leaf, open crook. Last one had
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Seven Different Cripple Creek Mining Spoons1334 - Seven Different Cripple Creek Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four demitasse: 2 shovel bowls, one is gold washed with miner holding pan at top, other has shovel handle; two others, 1 wire wrapped handle, 1 plain
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Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to l******8 for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Beautiful Set of Cripple Creek, Colorado Spoons1335 - Beautiful Set of Cripple Creek, Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful set of four different spoons with long thin handle with nuggets and crossed pickaxes at the top. A unique group. City: Cripple Creek Stat
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to i*********1 for (425.00 + 97.75) = 522.75
 
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Choice Independence Mine, Cripple Creek, Windlass Mining Spoon1336 - Choice Independence Mine, Cripple Creek, Windlass Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Working windlass spoon with gold washbowl. Die cut. Classic silver cord connecting the sinking bucket. City: Cripple Creek State: Colorado Date:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******8 for (225.00 + 51.75) = 276.75
 
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Choice Working Windlass and Nugget Spoon (Portland Mine)1337 - Choice Working Windlass and Nugget Spoon (Portland Mine)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die cut bowl for the Portland Mine. Gold wash. One of the finest spoons you'll see from Cripple Creek, Colorado. City: Cripple Creek State: Co...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Classic Matched Pair of Cripple Creek Windlass Spoons1338 - Classic Matched Pair of Cripple Creek Windlass Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different matched handle spoons. These two spoons have the classic hand crank windlass with the cable going down to a sinking bucket at the top of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to t********n for (450.00 + 103.50) = 553.50
 
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Cripple Creek Silver Mining Spoon with Gold Wash Bowl1339 - Cripple Creek Silver Mining Spoon with Gold Wash Bowl
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver spoon with gold wash bowl with engraved view on the end, Anchoria Leland Mining Company. Crossed picks with large nugget at the top of the hand
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (130.00 + 29.90) = 159.90
 
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Early Unique Cripple Creek, Colorado Mining Spoon1340 - Early Unique Cripple Creek, Colorado Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shovel w/ pick-ax bowl, hollow silver handle, shovel top. Bowl is die struck "Cripple Creek." Very interesting, see picture. City: Cripp...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to A*****3 for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Fancy, Early Cripple Creek, Colorado Souvenir Mining Spoon1341 - Fancy, Early Cripple Creek, Colorado Souvenir Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Working windlass spoon with diecut bowl for the Portland gold mine. Silver cord connecting the sinking bucket. Choice. City: Cripple Creek State: C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Four Die Struck Portland Mine Spoons1342 - Four Die Struck Portland Mine Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different die struck Portland Mine miniature spoons. Two have gold wash. City: Cripple Creek State: Colorado Date: ID# 37767
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****3 for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Six Independence Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)1343 - Six Independence Mine Spoons (Cripple Creek, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. Includes: 1 demitasse, twisted wire handle and 1 teaspoon, twisted wire handle. 4 teaspoons: two gold washed with nuggets on handles with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to a****y for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Rare Souvenir Cripple Creek Mining Spoon1344 - Rare Souvenir Cripple Creek Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice gold coin mine die struck shovel bowl with working windlass handle. Silver cord broken at bucket. Rare. City: Cripple Creek State: Colorado
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to A*****3 for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Three Cripple Creek Demitasse Spoons1345 - Three Cripple Creek Demitasse Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different demitasse spoons with similar handles from Cripple Creek, all similar to Gorham style. Each has an engraved bowl. City: Cripple Creek
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to a****y for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Two Cripple Creek Die Struck Spoons1346 - Two Cripple Creek Die Struck Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two different die struck spoons from the Gold Coin Mine. One is a teaspoon and the other a shovel. Choice. City: Cripple Creek State: Colorado Dat
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Unique Coal Miner Cripple Creek Spoon1347 - Unique Coal Miner Cripple Creek Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique Cripple Creek sterling spoon with a large coal miner instead of a hard rock miner as a handle. This is one of only two coal miner handles in th
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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