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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Four Different Kansas Mining Spoons1398 - Four Different Kansas Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) engraved " Zinc Smelter Pittsburg Kan." with mine scene, floral handle; 2) engraved " Rock Salt Mine Lyons, Kans.," mine scen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c*********p for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Eight Calumet & Hecla Mining Spoons (Michigan)1399 - Eight Calumet & Hecla Mining Spoons (Michigan)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 8. Two gold washed bowls: 1) engraved "Underground Calumet & Hecla Mine" with underground scene, standing miner handle; 2) engr...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to q********s.. for (300.00 + 69.00) = 369.00
 
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Escanaba & West Bay City Mining Spoons (Michigan)1400 - Escanaba & West Bay City Mining Spoons (Michigan)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. Two gold wash bowls: "West Bay City Mich," mine scenes, floral handles engraved on back, "1900" and "1902." ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to i*********1 for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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Five Hancock, Michigan Mining Spoons1401 - Five Hancock, Michigan Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 5. Two gold wash bowls, engraved mine scenes; two copper engraved bowls (one is demitasse), mine scenes; and one plain silver, engraved "...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to q********s.. for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Houghton, Michigan Mining Spoon Collection1402 - Houghton, Michigan Mining Spoon Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of six. Includes: 2 copper teaspoons, 2 demitasse. 2 teaspoons die struck, images of buildings; 2 demitasse engraved, standing miner handles, one
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to b********2 for (330.00 + 75.90) = 405.90
 
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Three Lake Superior Area Mining Spoons1403 - Three Lake Superior Area Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. One copper spoon "Lake Superior Mine"; 2 silver spoons: 1) "Ishpeming Mich."; 2) "Lake Superior Ishpeming Mich.&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (85.00 + 19.55) = 104.55
 
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Three Different Michigan Mining Spoons1404 - Three Different Michigan Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash bowl, die struck " Chapin Mine Iron Mountain Mich.," mine scene; 2) die struck "Auburn Mine Ironwood, Mich.," image...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*****r for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Five Iron & Copper Minnesota Mining Spoons1405 - Five Iron & Copper Minnesota Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes: 1) Two engraved gold wash: "Shafthouse Ely Minn." 2) One copper spoon: die struck "Aerial Bridge Duluth Minn.," standi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (160.00 + 36.80) = 196.80
 
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Two Nice Joplin, Missouri Mining Spoons1406 - Two Nice Joplin, Missouri Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both die struck bowls, one mining scene, one underground mining scene, mine scene handles. City: Joplin State: Missouri Date: ID# 37454
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Five Joplin Mining Spoons1407 - Five Joplin Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four are engraved, one die struck. One gold wash bowl, engraved "Joplin Mo.," mine scene. All have mine scene bowls, one standing miner ha...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (125.00 + 25.00) = 150.00
 
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Five Gold Wash Joplin Spoons1408 - Five Gold Wash Joplin Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All have engraved bowls: 1) Two identical spoons have "Mining Scene Joplin," image of mine; 2) "Mining Scene Joplin, MO," mine i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (125.00 + 25.00) = 150.00
 
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Two Webb City, Missouri Mining Spoons1409 - Two Webb City, Missouri Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Both with buildings engraved on the bowl, one open handle, one floral die struck handle. City: Webb City State: Missouri Date: ID# 37802
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6****A for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Three Webb City Mining Spoons1410 - Three Webb City Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All engraved "Webb City," each has different mining scene on bowl. City: Webb City State: Missouri Date: ID# 37827
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Three Missouri Mining Spoons1411 - Three Missouri Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) die struck, "You will Have to Show Me I'm From Missouri," image of 2 men and burros; 2) die struck "Mining Scene" and ima...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to i*********1 for (45.00 + 10.35) = 55.35
 
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Three Joplin and One Galena Mining Spoons1412 - Three Joplin and One Galena Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes: 1) one copper spoon, engraved " K of P Joplin, Mo.," standing miner handle. 2) Three silver spoons: a) engraved "The Kramer...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 6****A for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Four Anaconda, Montana Copper Mining Spoons1413 - Four Anaconda, Montana Copper Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) die struck "Washoe Copper Smelter Anaconda Montana," smelter scene, mining scenes handle; 2) die struck "Washoe Copper Smelter Ana...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Nine Anaconda Mining Spoons1414 - Nine Anaconda Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Five gold wash teaspoons, various mine scenes, two handles w/ mining scenes, three floral. 2) One shovel bowl engraved "Anaconda Mont.,"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 800.00
Sold to 1**9 for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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Anaconda Smelter / W.A. Clark Enameled Mining Spoon1415 - Anaconda Smelter / W.A. Clark Enameled Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice enameled spoon with a view of the Anaconda Smelter in the bowl. The added bonus to the spoon is a beautiful enameled portrayed of William Andre
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to t********n for (1,300.00 + 299.00) = 1,599.00
 
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Eleven Engraved Butte Mining Spoons1416 - Eleven Engraved Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All are engraved with mine buildings except one: "Bitter Root Butte Mont.," floral image. Includes: two gold wash teaspoons and two gold w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
Sold to 1**9 for (400.00 + 80.00) = 480.00
 
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Set of Four Matching Butte Mining Spoons1417 - Set of Four Matching Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck, "Anaconda Mine Butte, Montana," image of mine buildings with railroad, handles "Oro de Plata" mining scenes. City: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Two Exceptional Butte Mining Spoons1418 - Two Exceptional Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early die struck examples: 1) "Anaconda Smelter Montana," image of smelter, beautiful floral handle design. 2) "Anaconda Mine Butte, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 1**9 for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Three Oro Y Plata (Copper) Mining Spoons1419 - Three Oro Y Plata (Copper) Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All have same handle, mining scenes. Two are die struck "Anaconda Mine Butte Montana," mines, railroad; the last is engraved "Dec. 2 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to j*****r for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Four Butte Mining Spoons1420 - Four Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Two teaspoons have plain bowls: a) handle die struck "Butte Montana" "School of Mines," building at top; b) open handle at to...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
Sold to d******c for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Five Copper Mining Spoons w/ Same Mine & Mill Scenes Handles1421 - Five Copper Mining Spoons w/ Same Mine & Mill Scenes Handles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four teaspoons and one demitasse spoons with identical handle designs. Bowls are different. 1) teaspoon and demitasse have same bowl, die struck &qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 700.00
Sold to j*****r for (200.00 + 46.00) = 246.00
 
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Six Best of Butte Mining Spoons1422 - Six Best of Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) early engraved "Parrot Mine Butte Mont," image of mine in hills, decorative handle. 2) Three other teaspoons: two Anaconda Mine and one...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 900.00
Sold to 1**9 for (225.00 + 45.00) = 270.00
 
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Seven Different Butte Copper Spoons1423 - Seven Different Butte Copper Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Four teaspoons: a) plain bowl, Anaconda Mine on handle; b) die struck "Anaconda Mine Butte Montana," buildings, railroad, Indian chief ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 360.00
Sold to j*****r for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Choice Die Struck, Working Windlass Spoon for the Anaconda Mine1424 - Choice Die Struck, Working Windlass Spoon for the Anaconda Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Working windlass with silver cord attached to the sinking bucket. City: Butte State: Montana Date: ID# 36957
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n for (240.00 + 55.20) = 295.20
 
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Die Struck Butte, Montana Spoon Collection1425 - Die Struck Butte, Montana Spoon Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 different die struck mining spoons from Butte; all sterling. See picture for details. City: Butte State: Montana Date: ID# 37748
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to 1**9 for (800.00 + 160.00) = 960.00
 
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Enamel Gold Wash Mining Spoon of the Anaconda Mine1426 - Enamel Gold Wash Mining Spoon of the Anaconda Mine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice enamel over engraving of the Anaconda Mine at Butte. External gold wash bowl. Rare and unusual, among the best of the mining spoons! City: But
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to t********n for (800.00 + 184.00) = 984.00
 
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Matched Pair of Butte Spoons1427 - Matched Pair of Butte Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One gold wash, both engraved "Anaconda Mine Butte," curved handles, "Oro de Plato" mining scenes and "Montana". City...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8*****l for (40.00 + 9.20) = 49.20
 
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Ornate Enameled Anaconda Mine Spoon1428 - Ornate Enameled Anaconda Mine Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ornate enameled artistic view of the Anaconda Copper Mine at Butte, Montana. Extremely rare. External gold wash bowl. City: Butte State: Montana D
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to t********n for (375.00 + 86.25) = 461.25
 
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Set of Four Butte Mining Spoons1429 - Set of Four Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Die struck "Anaconda Mine, Butte, Montana" with image of mining camp on railroad, mining scenes on handles, different images on reverse of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****r for (80.00 + 18.40) = 98.40
 
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Two Native American Mining Spoons1430 - Two Native American Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) engraved "Original Mine Butte, Mont.," with scene of mine, twisted wire handle Indian chief at top; 2) die struck " Washoe Copper ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to B**********s for (60.00 + 13.80) = 73.80
 
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Two Pair of Matched Butte Spoons1431 - Two Pair of Matched Butte Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Anaconda Smelter and Anaconda Mine with a die struck bowl and handle as one pair. A second pair have great scenes of the mine and mill. Sterling. Cit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 1**9 for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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Two Shovel Bowl Butte Spoons1432 - Two Shovel Bowl Butte Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very nice shovel spoons, plain bowls, handles die struck " Butte Mont." City: Butte State: Montana Date: ID# 37865
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 6****A for (85.00 + 17.00) = 102.00
 
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Three Early Butte Engraved Mining Spoons1433 - Three Early Butte Engraved Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) engraved bowl, "Butte Reduction Works Butte Mont.," image is plant scene. 2) gold wash, engraved "Parrot Mine Butte, Mont.," ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1**9 for (110.00 + 22.00) = 132.00
 
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Four Copper Butte Mining Spoons1434 - Four Copper Butte Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) die struck "Anaconda Mine Butte, Montana," scene of mining buildings and railroad, standing miner holding pickax handle; 2) die struck ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****H for (85.00 + 17.00) = 102.00
 
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Granite, Montana Gold Shovel Bowl Spoon w/ nugget1435 - Granite, Montana Gold Shovel Bowl Spoon w/ nugget
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful old wash shovel bowl, lightly engraved scene, with real gold nugget (7cm x 4cm) on edge. Engraved on back of shovel "Granite." H...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to F****e for (325.00 + 65.00) = 390.00
 
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Five Helena Mining Spoons1436 - Five Helena Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different Helena spoons, mining scenes on bowls and on handles. Two have standing miner handles. One gold washed bowl with nuggets on handle in g
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (185.00 + 37.00) = 222.00
 
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Virginia City, Montana Choice Mining Spoon1437 - Virginia City, Montana Choice Mining Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unusual crooked handle with sinking bucket and nuggets, with the sinking bucket inside the handle itself. Gold wash bowl. Virginia City engraved in th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*****s for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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Five Montana Mining Spoons1438 - Five Montana Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, engraved bowl "B & M Smelter, Great Falls, Mont.," with nice engraving of smelter, standing miner handle, different imag...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1**9 for (160.00 + 32.00) = 192.00
 
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Six Small Montana Towns Mining Spoons1439 - Six Small Montana Towns Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four engraved teaspoons, one demitasse: 1) gold wash "Bi Metallic Mill, Philipsburg, Mont.," mining scene handle. 2) "No. 3 Mine Roun...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to F****e for (550.00 + 110.00) = 660.00
 
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Seven Montana Copper Mining Spoons1440 - Seven Montana Copper Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pair with same handle design--seal of Montana at top of handle. a) die struck bowl "B & M Smelters Great Falls, Mont." and b) die ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to e*****r for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Set of Four Montana Mining Pan Handled Spoons1441 - Set of Four Montana Mining Pan Handled Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Gold wash engraved " Missoula Mont." 2) Engraved "Butte Mont." 3) Two engraved "Billing Mont." Handles have double ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold to 1**9 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Two 1890s Montana Mining Spoons1442 - Two 1890s Montana Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are fabulous spoons. 1) Grapefruit spoon, die struck "Anaconda Mine Butte, Mont." Mining scene, twisted handle. 2) Grapefruit spoon,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 1**9 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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1898 Omaha Enamel Bowl Miners Spoon (Trans-Mississippi Expo.)1443 - 1898 Omaha Enamel Bowl Miners Spoon (Trans-Mississippi Expo.)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gorgeous enamel bowl with plaster miner, "panning gold, Omaha." Omaha handle. Jewelers mark on reverse is for George W Ryan and Company. R...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t********n for (750.00 + 172.50) = 922.50
 
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Five Nebraska Mining Spoons: 4 Omaha & 1 Chadron1444 - Five Nebraska Mining Spoons: 4 Omaha & 1 Chadron
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four ASARCO (Omaha) spoons, all have mine scenes on bowls and handles. One engraved "Chadron Nebr.," standing miner handle. City: Stat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8*****l for (95.00 + 21.85) = 116.85
 
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Four Ely, Nevada Copper Mining Spoons1445 - Four Ely, Nevada Copper Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Teaspoon, die struck "Giroux Mill Ely, Nevada." Mill scene, standing miner handle. 2) Three demitasse: two die struck, "Ore Pit Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8*****H for (140.00 + 28.00) = 168.00
 
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Three Ely, Nevada Mining Spoons1446 - Three Ely, Nevada Mining Spoons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) gold wash, die struck "Steptoe Valley Smelter Ely, Nevada," mining scene, wire wrapped handle, burro and gold pan at top. 2) die struck...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d********q.. for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Goldfield, Nevada Miners Spoon1447 - Goldfield, Nevada Miners Spoon
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gold wash, "Goldfield, Nev" die struck on bowl, standing miner holding gold pan and pickax handle. Beautiful spoon, great detail, front an...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to n*******g for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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