December 2017 Premier Auction

Auction Details

This three day, 2,200 lot sale features items in numerous collecting categories including Native Americana, Firearms, Cowboy, Mining, Railroad & Express, Numismatics & Tokens, Postal History, Gaming, Bottles, and Military.

Highlights include:

*A big batch of Western trade tokens including a large Nevada collection.

*Coins, currency, and checks in our Numismatics section including a Ukiah bank note and a $20 gold piece.

*A Railroad section that includes a large number of Eastern Railroad Passes, including a Jay Gould autograph piece.

*Wells Fargo & Co. and American Express collectibles, including company archives.

*Mining stock certificates, photographs, books, and other ephemera.

*A large Postal History section featuring many hundreds of postcards, many real photo, as well as stamps and other philatelic ephemera.

*Gaming collectibles including an assortment of Nevada casino ashtrays

*A group of Antique Bottles including whiskey, bitters, medicines, and soda.

*A very large General Americana section featuring: a collection of presidential autographed letters, photographs & other ephemera; a large World's Fair & Expositions section full of stereoviews from the Prag Collection; jewelry; Western art; a huge Yosemite & Big Trees section; a big collection of San Francisco documents and early stereoviews; and U.S. documents, trade cards, business cards, and other ephemera.

*Our best Firearms selection to date with an 1869 Sharps Rifle, a rare Flintlock pistol, and rare antique ammunition. Our Firearms & Weaponry section also has Japanese katanas and Chinese swords.

*Military collectibles including a large Civil War section full of Confederate bonds, letters, photographs and more.

*Another world-class offering of Northwest and Southwest Native Americana featuring Nome Gold Rush ivory art and tools, baskets, kachinas, pottery, points, and much more!

*Our Cowboy section has postcards (including a Buffalo Bill collection), photographs, chaps, saddles, and saddle bags.

*A small selection of African and Western taxidermy for your office/den wall.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One, December 1st, 2017 (Lots 1000-1735)

Tokens (Geographic Sort) (1000-1118)

Numismatics (Lots 1119-1152)
Coins (1119-1128)
Checks (1129-1138)
Currency (1139-1146)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (1147-1152)

Railroadiana (Lots 1153-1292)
Passes (1153-1219)
Books (1220-1231)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1232-1292)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 1293-1322)
Wells Fargo (1293-1308)
American Express (1309-1313)
Other Express (1314-1322)

Mining (Lots 1323-1545)
Hard Goods: Candlesticks, Signs, Etc. (1323-1331)
Books (1332-1338)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1339-1545)

Postal History & Philatelic (Geographic Sort) (Lots 1546-1714)

Gaming (Lots 1715-1735)


Day Two, December 2nd, 2017 (Lots 2000-2750)

Bottles (Lots 2000-2043)

General Americana (Lots 2044-2700)
Jewelry (2044-2059)
Art (2060-2098)
Worlds Fairs & Expositions (2099-2130)
Political (2131-2152)
Geographic Sort (2153-2588)
Misc. Categories incl. Maps & Atlases, Black Americana, Fire, Ephemera (2589-2700)

Foreign Collectibles (Lots 2701-2750)

Day Three, December 3rd, 2017 (Lots 3000-3734)

Firearms & Weaponry (Lots 3000-3167)
Ephemera (3000-3007)
Ammunition (3008-3058)
Pistols & Revolvers (3059-3084)
Rifles & Shotguns (3085-3095)
Scabbards & Misc. (3096-3111)
Swords & Katanas (3112-3167)

Military & War Collectibles (Lots 3168-3231)
Revolutionary War & Civil War (3168-3219)
Spanish American War (3220-3223)
World Wars & Misc. (3224-3231)

Native Americana (Lots 3232-3593)
Alaska incl. Ivory (3232-3307)
Art (3308-3320)
Baskets (3321-3331)
Beadwork (3332-3347)
Rugs & Weavings (3348-3353)
Jewelry (3354-3359)
Kachinas (3360-3385)
Points & Stone Artifacts incl. a Large Georgia Collection (3386-3409)
Pottery (3410-3588)
Ephemera (3589-3593)

Cowboy (Lots 3594-3724)
Ephemera (3594-3626)
Chaps (3627-3666)
Saddle Bags (3667-3685)
Saddles (3686-3718)
Spurs & Misc. (3719-3724)


Taxidermy (Lots 3725-3734)





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Daisy Air Rifle Advertising Trade Card3000 - Daisy Air Rifle Advertising Trade Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Show s boy rowing and a young girl shooting at ducks. Colorful and in excellent condition. This was being sold by Lowry Hardware Company, 60 Peachtree
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to o******x for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bo Durtha, Wild West Female Sharpshooter, Cabinet Card3000a - Bo Durtha, Wild West Female Sharpshooter, Cabinet Card
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very rare. Cabinet card of Bo Durtha, Wild West Show Sharpshooter. She cradles a single shot tip-up rifle in her arm. Durtha was famous for ‘over-the-
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to r****3 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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"Chain Man" Dummy Revolver Postcard3001 - "Chain Man" Dummy Revolver Postcard
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Dummy gun used by Fred Brown "The Chain-Man" in attempted outbreak September 28, 1928, Nebraska State Prison. Fred Brown was a "...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 9*****M for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Gun Makers of America Postcards, Stamps and Membership Card3002 - Gun Makers of America Postcards, Stamps and Membership Card
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One Junior Membership card to the National Rifle Association from 1938. Ten postcards from various American gun makers: Smith & Wesson, Winchest...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3003 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot withdrawn. Do Not Bid
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Powder Horn3004 - Powder Horn
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This powder horn is a cow horn at 11 in. overall length. A staple at the bottom secures a piece of leather strap. The plug is of pine and secured with
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********g.. for (40.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 46.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3005 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot Withdrawn. Do Not Bid.
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1897 Winchester Bullet Board (1960s Repro)3006 - 1897 Winchester Bullet Board (1960s Repro)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This spectacular framed bullet board from the 1960's is an official Winchester duplicate of the rare 1897 Winchester bullet board sanctioned by ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Reproduction Winchester Bullet Board3007 - Reproduction Winchester Bullet Board
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This reproduction 1890's Winchester bullet board reproduced by Olin Corp. in 1974 is 23 in. X 16 in. A high quality bullet board would be a grea...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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. 50 caliber Poultney's Metallic Cartridges3008 - . 50 caliber Poultney's Metallic Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sealed (unopened) box of dated 1863 of 10 Poultney metallic cartridges for the Gallager's breach-loading carbine and they are .50 cali...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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.25 cal. Stevens rim-fire Cartridges3009 - .25 cal. Stevens rim-fire Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This gorgeous green label two piece picture box of the .25 cal. rim-fire Stevens rifle cartridges were produced by UMC before they were owned by Remin
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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.25 cal. Stevens Short Cartridges3010 - .25 cal. Stevens Short Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a "red label:"picture box of the Remington UMC .25 cal. Stevens Short cartridges. This box was produced in the early 1890's an...
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 275.00
 
 
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.30 caliber long UMC Cartridges3011 - .30 caliber long UMC Cartridges
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A very early and desirable Union Metallic Cartridge Co. two piece brown box of the .30 caliber long cartridge for pistol revolvers such as the number
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Estimates : 270.00 - 350.00
Sold to y**********i for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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.32 cal. rim-fire UMC Cartridges3012 - .32 cal. rim-fire UMC Cartridges
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A beautiful red label two piece picture box of 50 round ".32 short". This is an 1880's box of very rare and desirable .32 cal. rim fi...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
Sold to a******l for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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.32 Caliber extra long Ballard center-fire Cartridges3013 - .32 Caliber extra long Ballard center-fire Cartridges
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This is a blue label two piece picture box of the .32 caliber extra long center fire cartridge. The box is marked 18 grains black powder 105 grain bul
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to y**********i for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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.32 caliber Ideal central-fire Cartridges3014 - .32 caliber Ideal central-fire Cartridges
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This a rare green label two piece unopened box of .32 caliber center fire black powder rifle cartridges. This is a special box and so marked. This wo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to y**********i for (110.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 126.50
 
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.38 cal. Peters rim-fire Box3015 - .38 cal. Peters rim-fire Box
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This is a Peters cartridge company red label two piece picture box. The Peters Company of Cincinnati, Ohio made these "Swagged bullet" .38...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******l for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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.44 cal. central-fire Webley Cartridges3016 - .44 cal. central-fire Webley Cartridges
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A wonderful Union Metallic Cartridge Co. antique two piece box of .44 cal. Webley black powder cartridges from the 1880's-turn of the century. T...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to y**********i for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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.44 Webley center fire Winchester Cartridges3017 - .44 Webley center fire Winchester Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This an early green label picture box Winchester produced .44 Webley center-fire cartridge. Early box of Webley .44's used in the British Bulldo...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to y**********i for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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.45 cal. Military Ball Ammunition3018 - .45 cal. Military Ball Ammunition
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This box of .45 cal. pistol ball ammunition is a brown box of 20 rounds from either WW II or the Korean War. It is marked "caliber 45 M1911 amm...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 85.00
Sold to 8***1 for (20.00 + 4.40) x 1 = 24.40
 
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