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 Colorado Mines Spoons1348 - Five Colorado Mines Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) One teaspoon, "The Standard." 2) Four demitasse spoons: 3 have gold washed bowls, "Independence Mine, Cripple Creek." One Ind...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to e*****r for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Pair of Denver Spoons1349 - Pair of Denver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck, handles match--miner holding gold pan; shovel bowls-- "State Capitol, Denver Colorado" and "Auditorium, Denver Colorado.&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to a****y for (45.00 + 10.35) = 55.35
 
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Four Denver Spoons with Mining Scenes on Bowls1350 - Four Denver Spoons with Mining Scenes on Bowls
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck. 1) gold washed bowl; 2) gold washed bowl, larger than #1, with similar mining scenes; 3) bowl has scene of 2 miners washing gold; 4) scene
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Six State Capital, Standing Miner Spoons (Denver)1351 - Six State Capital, Standing Miner Spoons (Denver)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six total, five different. All are die struck, each had different depiction of building and different miner poses on handles. City: Denver State: Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****H for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Six Denver Mining Spoons1352 - Six Denver Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two demitasse: shovel, gold wash, double twisted wire on handle; tiny gold wash, engraved bowl. Four teaspoons: 1 gold wash, twisted wire handle with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****H for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Eight Denver Mining Spoons1353 - Eight Denver Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Four demitasse: all have engraved bowls, die struck handles with miners. Four teaspoons: engraved bowls, die struck handles, 3 with miners a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
Sold to t********n for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Denver State Capital Mining Spoons1354 - Denver State Capital Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different Denver state capital spoons: 1 demitasse, 3 teaspoons. All are die struck. Two handles depict miners with burrows, one depicts a burro,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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Entire Gold Wash Mining Spoon with Enameled Bowl (Denver, Colorado)1355 - Entire Gold Wash Mining Spoon with Enameled Bowl (Denver, Colorado)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice custom enameled mining scene in a gold wash bowl on a Colorado labeled silver spoon. The bowl says "The Prospectors near Denver." R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********2 for (2,100.00 + 483.00) = 2,583.00
 
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Finest Antique Mining Spoon in This Collection1356 - Finest Antique Mining Spoon in This Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Simply the finest antique mining spoon in this fabulous collection of more than 600 different mining spoons. This bowl has a beautiful enamel artistic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b********2 for (2,200.00 + 506.00) = 2,706.00
 
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Otto Mears, Colorado Silver Mining Spoon1357 - Otto Mears, Colorado Silver Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
34.7 grams. Very rare Otto Mears Silver spoon. Colorado railroad magnate Otto Mears is famous for the silver railroad passes that he made and issued f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********2 for (700.00 + 161.00) = 861.00
 
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Possible Otto Mears Spoon plus Two Dated Denver Spoons1358 - Possible Otto Mears Spoon plus Two Dated Denver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Denver 1892" engraved on back of handle, back of bowl "Winters," nice die struck handle two miners. We believe this spoon is...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to e*****r for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Shovel Spoon with Working Windlass and Gold Wash Bowl1359 - Shovel Spoon with Working Windlass and Gold Wash Bowl
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice! Denver written in bowl. City: Denver State: Colorado Date: ID# 36959
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to k**********y for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Six Denver Mining Spoons1360 - Six Denver Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four demitasse: 1) One tiny spoon, die struck, "Denver" and burro on bowl, handle has pan at top and miner below. 2) Die struck, bowl with...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a****y for (130.00 + 29.90) = 159.90
 
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Ouray, Durango & Trinidad, Colorado Mining Spoons1361 - Ouray, Durango & Trinidad, Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) teaspoon, engraved "Ouray, Colo" and burro on bowl, standing miner handle; 2) demitasse, engraved "the Starting of a Mine, Ouray&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to e*****r for (140.00 + 32.20) = 172.20
 
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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Mining Windlass Spoon1362 - Garden of the Gods, Colorado Mining Windlass Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Working windlass spoon with sinking bucket, die struck bowl, no maker shown. Choice. City: Garden of the Gods State: Colorado Date: ID# 36954
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado Windlass with Silver Rope Spoon1363 - Glenwood Springs, Colorado Windlass with Silver Rope Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful gold wash bowl with mine scene, both engraved and die cut. Fancy working windlass handle with silver wire rope attached to a sinking bucket.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to F****e for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Early Golden, Colorado, Miners Souvenir Spoon1364 - Early Golden, Colorado, Miners Souvenir Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice circa 1890s spoon with early crossed pick and mallet. The word "Golden" is woven in silver cord on the handle. Possibly an early Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (90.00 + 20.70) = 110.70
 
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Grand Junction, Colorado Spoon Set1365 - Grand Junction, Colorado Spoon Set
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different sterling spoons from Grand Junction; two with gold wash bowls. City: Grand Junction State: Colorado Date: ID# 37747
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8*****H for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Swastika Mine Leadville Spoon1366 - Swastika Mine Leadville Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique sterling spoon from the Swastika Mine. Die struck bowl. Three large swastikas on the handle. ELD maker. City: Leadville State: Colorado Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to m********5 for (140.00 + 32.20) = 172.20
 
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Ten Leadville Mining Spoons1367 - Ten Leadville Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two demitasse: 1) copper, shovel bowl, miner handle. 2) open handle at top with burro. Eight teaspoons: 5 have engraved bowls, 3 are "Little Jo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F****e for (700.00 + 140.00) = 840.00
 
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Cowboys on Leadville, Colorado Spoons1368 - Cowboys on Leadville, Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different spoons with cowboys on a bucking horse from Leadville. These are the only spoons in the collection with rodeo cowboys on them. All thr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8*****H for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Four Exceptional Cutout Leadville Sterling Silver Pieces: 3 Spoons, 1 Fork1369 - Four Exceptional Cutout Leadville Sterling Silver Pieces: 3 Spoons, 1 Fork
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different sterling silver pieces with the cutout miner handle. Three are teaspoons, one is a fork. Makers: JC Bloom and Company (and others). Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Three Different Colorado Copper Bronze Spoons1370 - Three Different Colorado Copper Bronze Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two are die struck and the third engraved from Leadville. One is a rare first mill product from the North Pole and Mining Company in a second is a die
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8*****H for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Three Sterling, Die Cut Leadville Spoons - Exceptional!1371 - Three Sterling, Die Cut Leadville Spoons - Exceptional!
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three matched sterling spoons with exceptional quality die struck images, continuous from the top of the handle to the bottom of the spoon. Two say Ro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to i*********1 for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Five Manitou Springs, Colorado Spoons1372 - Five Manitou Springs, Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different die struck spoons from Manitou Springs. Only one is a demitasse. Spoon scenes include prospectors, pack mule, underground mining scene,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****H for (90.00 + 18.00) = 108.00
 
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Five Pueblo, Colorado Spoons1373 - Five Pueblo, Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different spoons from Pueblo. Three are teaspoons and two are demitasse. All distinctly different. City: Pueblo State: Colorado Date: ID# 3
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****H for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Two Salida, Colorado Mining Spoons1374 - Two Salida, Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One is a teaspoon, die struck, "Tenderfoot Hill, Salida, Colo" on bowl around town scene. Standing miner on handle. Back of handle has dif...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (55.00 + 12.65) = 67.65
 
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Fancy Die Cut Windlass Victor, Colorado Mining Spoon1375 - Fancy Die Cut Windlass Victor, Colorado Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful gold wash die cut bowl with working windlass handle and silver rope. Choice. City: Victor State: Colorado Date: ID# 36950
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Six Victor Mining Spoons1376 - Six Victor Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) demitasse, engraved bowl "Victor, Colo," standing miner handle; 2) The other 5 are teaspoons: die struck bowl " Gold Coin Gold Min...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to S*****3 for (175.00 + 35.00) = 210.00
 
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Colorado Mining Spoon Collection1377 - Colorado Mining Spoon Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 10. Seven teaspoons: 3 have gold washed bowls (no image or engraving,) mining scenes on handles; 2 others have plain bowls, one engraved bowl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to a****y for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Three Colorado Mining Spoons with Burros1378 - Three Colorado Mining Spoons with Burros
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two teaspoons and one demitasse. One has burro in front of mountain scene. All are die struck. City: State: Colorado Date: ID# 37813
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to l******8 for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Five Different Colorado Spoons1379 - Five Different Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Glenwood Springs Colo." engraved on bowl with man on bucking horse (ELD jeweler); 2) "Canon City Colo." engraved on bowl, im...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****H for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Six Various Colorado Mining Spoons1380 - Six Various Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) demitasse, handle had winch dropping bucket into bowl of spoon. This spoon is a "citrus" spoon that is a copy of the famous Otto Mears ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 450.00
Sold to t********n for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Five Colorado Mining Spoons: Alamosa Duo & Telluride Duo, One Breckenridge1381 - Five Colorado Mining Spoons: Alamosa Duo & Telluride Duo, One Breckenridge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two teaspoons engraved bowls " Alamosa", one elaborate handle, one miner handle; two gold washed bowls, engraved "Telluride", on...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****H for (130.00 + 26.00) = 156.00
 
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Boulder & Ft. Collins, Colorado Mining Spoons1382 - Boulder & Ft. Collins, Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 teaspoons from Boulder: 1 depicts mine, engraved "Boulder"; the other is die struck "University Library Bldg., Boulder Colo." ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to a****y for (90.00 + 20.70) = 110.70
 
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Creede and Rico, Colorado Mining Spoon Duo1383 - Creede and Rico, Colorado Mining Spoon Duo
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Creede is a teaspoon, roughly engraved on bowl. Nice handle with image of miner at top and pick and shovel. Rico is a demitasse, engraved bowl, twiste
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Four Different Colorado Town Spoons1384 - Four Different Colorado Town Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Clear Creek Drainage. Four sterling spoons from Russell Gulch, Idaho Springs, Georgetown. City: State: Colorado Date: ID# 37758
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to S*****3 for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Four Different Nugget Handle Spoons1385 - Four Different Nugget Handle Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three have some form of gold wash. Rare. City: State: Colorado Date: ID# 37757
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********2 for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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Matched Handle Colorado Mining Spoons1386 - Matched Handle Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three teaspoons same jeweler--E. L. D. (E.L. Deacon, Denver, CO). All three are die struck and have the same handle design--emblem at top, miner benea
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B**********s for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Native American, Colorado Spoons1387 - Native American, Colorado Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two matching Native American head on twisted wire handle Colorado sterling spoons. One has a die struck bowl from the Big Five Mine, the other is engr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8******1 for (60.00 + 12.00) = 72.00
 
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Seven Colorado Sterling Silver Spoons1388 - Seven Colorado Sterling Silver Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven different sterling silver spoons all similar with a miner on the handle. Four different makers. ELD may have been the earliest of these. Five ar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to C******3 for (140.00 + 32.20) = 172.20
 
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Three Different Salt Mining Spoons from Colorado1389 - Three Different Salt Mining Spoons from Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three different salt spoons with matching handles from Colorado. All three are die struck. City: State: Colorado Date: ID# 37750
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to a****y for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Three Hoist and Winch Handle Spoons1390 - Three Hoist and Winch Handle Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three choice spoons: one from Colorado Springs and two from Cripple Creek with the same handle fabulous handle. City: State: Colorado Date: ID#
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (170.00 + 39.10) = 209.10
 
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Three Matched Handle Spoons from Colorado1391 - Three Matched Handle Spoons from Colorado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very similar, but made by different jewelers. All three have the word Colorado spread along the handle. To have die struck balls and the third is blan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8*****H for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Two Matched Handled Colorado Mining Spoons1392 - Two Matched Handled Colorado Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both are made by ELD. One die struck bowl shows burro " Prospecting Outfit"; the other has underground mining scene with 5 miners. City:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to e*****r for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Unusual Sinking Bucket Variation of a Mining Souvenir Spoon1393 - Unusual Sinking Bucket Variation of a Mining Souvenir Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice unusual crooked handle with sinking bucket and nuggets. The sinking bucket is inside the handle itself. Very unusual. Gold wash bowl. Die cut u
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Negro Watermelon Spoon1394 - Negro Watermelon Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Enameled watermelon on spoon marked "Atlanta" with black man's face at top. Reverse is inscribed "A.C." and copyright 1895. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to t********n for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Six Wallace, Idaho Mining Spoons1395 - Six Wallace, Idaho Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Three engraved bowls" Wallace Idaho," standing miner handles, one is demitasse spoon. 2) engraved "Hercules Mill Wallace Ida.,&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e*****r for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Nine Different Idaho Mining Spoons1396 - Nine Different Idaho Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) large copper shovel bowl engraved "Seven Devils Weiser Idaho," standing miner handle; 2) Silver shovel, engraved " Boise Idaho,&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to b********2 for (300.00 + 69.00) = 369.00
 
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Four Idaho Mining Spoons1397 - Four Idaho Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three teaspoons: die struck, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho; engraved, Morning Mill, Mullan, Idaho; engraved Trade Dollar Mill, Silver City, Idaho.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to b********2 for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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