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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Custom-made 'Visalia Stock Saddle Co.' Saddle2100 - Custom-made 'Visalia Stock Saddle Co.' Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare non-adjustable stirrup leathers. Highly desirable. Condition issues: Well worn, cracked leather in places, leather splitting. Since the comp
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Vanco Fully-Stamped Saddle2101 - Vanco Fully-Stamped Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very nice saddle work. A. A. Van Voorhies. Voorhies & Company was established in Sacramento in 1850 and became one of the many West Coast makers...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to G*******7 for (200.00 + 40.00) = 240.00
 
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Capriola Silver-trimmed Roping Saddle2102 - Capriola Silver-trimmed Roping Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Used saddle. Silver has some bends. This desirable saddle was made by the famous J. M. Capriola Company in Elko following in the footsteps of Garcia.
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to R*******y for (850.00 + 0.00) = 850.00
 
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High Quality Silver-Mounted Crates Saddle2103 - High Quality Silver-Mounted Crates Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Worn. Silver in excellent condition. Crates is one of the most famous high-end Western saddle and tack makers. The Crates Leather Company dates back t
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to k****7 for (650.00 + 149.50) = 799.50
 
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Early 'Iron Seat Plate' Square-skirt Saddle2104 - Early 'Iron Seat Plate' Square-skirt Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice engraving of eagle with arrow. Worn. Late 19th or early 20th century saddle. Unknown maker, but stamped "Iron Seat Plate," with origi...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Square-skirt Texas-style Saddle2105 - Square-skirt Texas-style Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early 20th century. Unmarked. True cowboy's narrow swells. Please inspect photograph and contact us if you have any questions. City: State: ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to R*******y for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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Unmarked 20th Century Square-skirt Texas-style Saddle2106 - Unmarked 20th Century Square-skirt Texas-style Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
E. G.' initials appear under the rigging. Very worn cannon and two soldiers on the jockey. Fenders and lace-up stirrup leathers have been replac...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Unique J Shelly Patented Saddle Tree2107 - Unique J Shelly Patented Saddle Tree
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original patent model of a saddle tree from 1875 by J. Shelly. Patent number 173,424. Patented February 15, 1876. As original paperwork. Approximately
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Old, Worn Saddle with Bridle and Lariat2108 - Old, Worn Saddle with Bridle and Lariat
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Please note poor condition. Nickel studs on bridle, saddle. A true well-used cowboy saddle. Please inspect photograph and contact us if you have any q
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to i*********1 for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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US Cavalry “C” Branding Iron2109 - US Cavalry “C” Branding Iron
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Prior to 1853 there was no uniform method of brand identifying US Cavalry horses. In that year Brevet Lt. Colonel W. G. Freeman suggested a uniform sy
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o for (75.00 + 15.00) = 90.00
 
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Ornate Mexican Hacienda Branding Iron2110 - Ornate Mexican Hacienda Branding Iron
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Late 19th Century. Brand is J/C with the middle symbol that looks like a backwards 'S'. Very ornate. 23.5". City: State: Date: I...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********r.. for (55.00 + 12.65) = 67.65
 
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Pair of Beautiful Arizona Spurs2111 - Pair of Beautiful Arizona Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Inside in marker says "Blanchard Model." Blanchard style button. City: State: Arizona Date: ID# 37313
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Cowgirl Size Early Hernandez California Spurs2112 - Cowgirl Size Early Hernandez California Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver overlay. Leather work of a dove flying over a pueblo village. During the 1890s in San Jose, there were five different makers with the last name
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Very Early Excavated Iron Spanish Colonial Spur2113 - Very Early Excavated Iron Spanish Colonial Spur
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This style, with the dropped shank, large 10-point rowel and curled chap guard was in use by vaqueros in Mexico and California in the late 1700s and e
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********a.. for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Garcia Silver Mounted Spurs (Famous Elko, Nevada Silversmith)2114 - Garcia Silver Mounted Spurs (Famous Elko, Nevada Silversmith)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Choice silver inlay with four playing card symbols with additional silver inlay leafs and bands on spur stocks. Exceptional quality. Marked with the e
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to n********d for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Pair of Schnitger Wyoming Rocky Mountain Spurs2115 - Pair of Schnitger Wyoming Rocky Mountain Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver mounted. This was a working pair of spurs. One silver mount has been lost. Rex Schnitger was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1877, He learned the
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to a**********5 for (1,400.00 + 322.00) = 1,722.00
 
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Spur Collection2116 - Spur Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three antique spurs and three sets of more modern spurs. Largest antique spur measures 9". Great for display! City: State: United States Da...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ranch Life in Colorado Collection (6)2117 - Ranch Life in Colorado Collection (6)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Colorado, Her Financial Needs. Cattlemen's Loan and Guaranty Co. An Analysis of Existing Conditions with Practical Remedial Suggestions...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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"Sun and Saddle Leather" by Badger Clark: Early Cowboy Poetry2118 - "Sun and Saddle Leather" by Badger Clark: Early Cowboy Poetry
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Badger Clark, born in 1883, wrote A Cowboy's Prayer, one of the best known Western poems, which is included in this work. This edition is illust...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********t.. for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Two Booklets about Wild West Characters (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill)2119 - Two Booklets about Wild West Characters (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) "Deadwood Dick" and "Calamity Jane": A Thorough Sifting of Facts From Fiction. Written and published by Edward L. Senn. Deadw...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********y for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James (1883)2120 - The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James (1883)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James, The Western Desperado. 96 page book written by ****** (anonymous) and published by Barclay & Co., Phi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to a**********5 for (325.00 + 74.75) = 399.75
 
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Buffalo Bill Wild West First Show Program2121 - Buffalo Bill Wild West First Show Program
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the Rocky Mountain Prairie Exhibition. Includes 30 pages of information and a type-written translation of the booklet. Photos include Buffalo Bil
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to i********t.. for (3,500.00 + 805.00) = 4,305.00
 
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1895 Sheridan, Wyoming Photograph feat. Buffalo Bill Cody Show Wagons2122 - 1895 Sheridan, Wyoming Photograph feat. Buffalo Bill Cody Show Wagons
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original 9 x 11" photograph from August 8, 1895 of Sheridan, Wyoming. The photo shows the main street in Sheridan with many wagons from Buffalo...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to f**********r for (375.00 + 75.00) = 450.00
 
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Original Sheet Music for Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill2123 - Original Sheet Music for Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original sheet music for the two "Bills": Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill, with a vignette of each on the cover. Music by William Sweeney. La...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to l*******c for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Annie Oakley Autograph and Photograph2124 - Annie Oakley Autograph and Photograph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph of Annie Oakley and playing card with her autograph. Beautifully framed and matted together. Certificate of authenticity included. Annie Oa
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to m******x for (2,400.00 + 552.00) = 2,952.00
 
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HISTORIC GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER INDIAN CAPTURE SHARPS MODEL 1859 CARBINE of CHIEF BLACK KETTLE2125 - HISTORIC GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER INDIAN CAPTURE SHARPS MODEL 1859 CARBINE of CHIEF BLACK KETTLE
Holabird Western Americana Collections
THE EXCEPTIONAL and HISTORIC GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER INDIAN CAPTURE SHARPS MODEL 1859 CARBINE of CHEYENNE CHIEF BLACK KETTLE – A CLASSIC TROPHY of WAR
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Estimates : 250,000.00 - 500,000.00
Sold to i******y for (127,000.00 + 25,400.00) = 152,400.00
 
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Custer Epaulets2126 - Custer Epaulets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The following four items are from G. A. Custer, handed down through his family to Mrs. Charles A. Custer, then by gift to Richard Reyes. See the prove
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold to i******y for (5,000.00 + 1,000.00) = 6,000.00
 
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Group of Three Original Civil War Period Bullet Molds2127 - Group of Three Original Civil War Period Bullet Molds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Includes one hand-cast .36 round ball: a. Bronze two-cavity (round ball and conical bullet) mold, .31 caliber, likely for use in pre-Civil War pock
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (180.00 + 36.00) = 216.00
 
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Copper-brass Black Powder Flask2128 - Copper-brass Black Powder Flask
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Likely for charging a large caliber pistol, and probably civilian-made although unmarked. The American Eagle faces olive branches rather than arrows,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to F****e for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Mid 19th Century Leather Shoulder (“possibles”) Bag2129 - Mid 19th Century Leather Shoulder (“possibles”) Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obviously created from a larger leather item, perhaps a saddlebag? Hand-stitched and riveted, this almost certainly dates from the mid-19th century. C
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to s********n.. for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Early-Day Leather Pouch / Shoulder Bag2130 - Early-Day Leather Pouch / Shoulder Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Civilian purchase item, as evidenced by the stamped design on the flap. One of the original roller buckles still attached to a portion of the adjustab
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to s********n.. for (120.00 + 27.60) = 147.60
 
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Leather Pouch / Shoulder Bag2131 - Leather Pouch / Shoulder Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A damaged leather pouch, most likely originally a shoulder bag. Hand-stitched, and likely made of thin buckskin, this almost certainly dates from the
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Pair of Unmarked Single-Button Iron Spurs2132 - Pair of Unmarked Single-Button Iron Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are not official US-issue spurs, but are private-purchase items. The irregular 8-point rowels are unusual, as are the longer lengths of the spur
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to s********n.. for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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Scabbards: Lower Musician's Scabbard and Unknown Scabbard2133 - Scabbards: Lower Musician's Scabbard and Unknown Scabbard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) This is the lower portion of a leather scabbard made for the Model 1840 Musician’s sword. It also still retains the brass drag, found at the very b
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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US Army Infantryman’s Model 1872 Belt Frog2134 - US Army Infantryman’s Model 1872 Belt Frog
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Held the scabbard of the Springfield rifle bayonet. The US rosette is correct for the 1872 frog. Obviously this is an infantry item, as only infantrym
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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General George Custer Family Military Pins2135 - General George Custer Family Military Pins
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight: These items have impeccable provenance from the Custer family to gun collector Dick Reyes. In the photograph, these start at the top a
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to s********n.. for (2,600.00 + 598.00) = 3,198.00
 
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EXTREMELY RARE and HISTORIC RELIC CUSTER LITTLE BIG HORN BATTLEFIELD COLT .45 REVOLVER2136 - EXTREMELY RARE and HISTORIC RELIC CUSTER LITTLE BIG HORN BATTLEFIELD COLT .45 REVOLVER
Holabird Western Americana Collections
EXTREMELY RARE and HISTORIC RELIC CUSTER LITTLE BIG HORN BATTLEFIELD COLT .45 REVOLVER SERIAL No. 7047 Carried by Custer’s Troops June 25th 1876, Foun
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to w********e for (33,000.00 + 7,590.00) = 40,590.00
 
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U.S. Colt Single Action Army Indian Scout Revolver Found in the Bad Lands2137 - U.S. Colt Single Action Army Indian Scout Revolver Found in the Bad Lands
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful Colt Single Action Army ‘U.S. Ainsworth Inspected" Indian Scout Gun serial number 13537 belonging to Boy Chief who was an Arikara sco...
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Start Price : 20,000.00 | Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Fabulous Civil War Ear Congressional / Cabinet Autograph Book2138 - Fabulous Civil War Ear Congressional / Cabinet Autograph Book
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wonderful autograph book from some of the most important politicians during the Civil War. Presidents include James Garfield, R. B. Hayes, Andrew John
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold to A*****3 for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Chris Madsen Signature (Famous US Marshall & Civil War Soldier)2139 - Chris Madsen Signature (Famous US Marshall & Civil War Soldier)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
U S Marshall's Office Expense Account for C. Madsen. Chris Madsen was a famous U S Marshall in the Oklahoma Territory. Madsen was one of the f...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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RARE NEWLY DISCOVERED CIVILIAN COLT WALKER REVOLVER BELIEVED of TEXAS RANGER LAMARTINE “LAMB” SIEKER2140 - RARE NEWLY DISCOVERED CIVILIAN COLT WALKER REVOLVER BELIEVED of TEXAS RANGER LAMARTINE “LAMB” SIEKER
Holabird Western Americana Collections
RARE NEWLY DISCOVERED CIVILIAN COLT WALKER REVOLVER BELIEVED of TEXAS RANGER LAMARTINE “LAMB” SIEKER, Serial No. 1044 with HOLSTERS and HISTORY of PRE
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Start Price : 87,500.00 | Estimates : 175,000.00 - 350,000.00
 
 
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Ultra Rare LC Smith  A2  High Grade Shotgun2141 - Ultra Rare LC Smith A2 High Grade Shotgun
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One of the rarest and finest shotguns ever made! Serial number 2428. Highly ornate and fantastically and intricately engraved L.C. Smith 12 Gauge shot
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Start Price : 20,000.00 | Estimates : 40,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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UNIQUE and HISTORIC REMINGTON MODEL 550-1 REPEATING RIFLE, PRESENTATION. CARBINE WILLIAMS2142 - UNIQUE and HISTORIC REMINGTON MODEL 550-1 REPEATING RIFLE, PRESENTATION. CARBINE WILLIAMS
Holabird Western Americana Collections
UNIQUE and HISTORIC REMINGTON MODEL 550-1 REPEATING RIFLE, PRESENTATION INSCRIBED “To Bob 1 – 4 – 52 From ‘Carbine’ Williams” By Larry Wilson Ma
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Start Price : 20,000.00 | Estimates : 40,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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EXCEPTIONAL COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER, Attributed Restoration to R.F. Sedgley, Inc.2143 - EXCEPTIONAL COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER, Attributed Restoration to R.F. Sedgley, Inc.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
EXCEPTIONAL COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER, Attributed Restoration to R.F. Sedgley, Inc., Philadelphia PA, in the 1920s. By Larry Wilson Seri
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Start Price : 7,500.00 | Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Factory Engraved Colt 45 Single Action Army2143a - Factory Engraved Colt 45 Single Action Army
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Colt Factory Engraved by Cuno Helfricht, Single Action Army. Serial number 136851, sent to Senator Walter Tips of Austin, Texas and sent to Austin Tex
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Estimates : 35,000.00 - 65,000.00
Sold to 7*****W for (33,000.00 + 6,600.00) = 39,600.00
 
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A Spectacular, One-of-a-kind Belgian Browning Grade lll  22 Automatic2144 - A Spectacular, One-of-a-kind Belgian Browning Grade lll  22 Automatic
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A one of a kind, one owner, only test fired at the factory with 11 rounds. This highest grade Belgian Browning Grade lll was custom-made for its owne
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Matched Pair of Model 1842 U.S. Dragoon Pistols with Rare Pommel Holsters2145 - Matched Pair of Model 1842 U.S. Dragoon Pistols with Rare Pommel Holsters
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A matched pair of .54 caliber Model 1842 pistols marked ”U.S./H.Aston&Co.’ on the lock plate in front of the hammer and marked "MIDD tn CON...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to C*****3 for (2,100.00 + 483.00) = 2,583.00
 
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Kriegoff Drilling Shotgun2146 - Kriegoff Drilling Shotgun
Holabird Western Americana Collections
SERIAL NUMBER 455. Kriegoff Drilling with quick disconnect claw scope mounts. Very good bores with 3 inch chambers.16 Gauge, 26inch Barrels, Good rifl
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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1873 Winchester Carbine 44-402147 - 1873 Winchester Carbine 44-40
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1873 Winchester Carbine made in 1889. Nice bore, nice overall patina with original crescent butt and no saddle ring on this carbine. 20 inch barrel an
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Browning 12 Gauge Two Barrel Set Shotgun2148 - Browning 12 Gauge Two Barrel Set Shotgun
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Superb two barrel set Belgium Browning Light 12 Auto 5 with beautiful original blue and nice engraving on the receiver. Left side of receiver is marke
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to i*********1 for (1,000.00 + 230.00) = 1,230.00
 
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