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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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGale Cowboy Saddle3698 - Gale Cowboy Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rebuilt saddle, "Gale 1972". Livingston, MT. After market pocket bags and staple hammer pouch. Date: Location: Miles City, Montana...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHelena Saddllery and Tent Co. Saddle3699 - Helena Saddllery and Tent Co. Saddle
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"The Helena Saddlery and Tent Company was established in 1902, with Ernest Goettlich as manager. The company was located on Main Street in Hele...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMiles City Saddlery Leather Bridle3700 - Miles City Saddlery Leather Bridle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Montana company established in 1909. Miles City Saddlery. Leather bridle with heat shaped conchos. Date: Location: Miles City, Montana HWAC
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLobdell Western Saddle, St. Xavier, Montana3701 - Lobdell Western Saddle, St. Xavier, Montana
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Extremely rare and unlisted saddle from H. C. Lobdell, St Xavier, Montana. Bold oval marking on the back of the seat back. Rough, somewhat dry. small
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing Notification"US" Marked Saddle3702 - "US" Marked Saddle
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Taps marked 229, post WWI. Beveled cantle. Possibly used for breaking horses for the military. Date: Location: HWAC # 57704
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBona Allen Saddle3703 - Bona Allen Saddle
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Made by JC Higgins brands saddles which was bought by Tandy Leather in 1970. 3/4 single rig, 14" seat. Date: Location: HWAC # 57709
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Start Price : 62.50 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCowboy Western Saddle3704 - Cowboy Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
No maker's mark. Sam Stagg rig. Stirrups missing. Half seat. Decorative angora drop. Date: c. 1890-1900 Location: HWAC # 54979
Current Bid: 125.00
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCowboy Western Saddle3705 - Cowboy Western Saddle
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Cowboy western saddle. Factory made, half seat. Separate seat jockeys. Date: c. 1900 Location: HWAC # 54973
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCowboy Western Saddle3706 - Cowboy Western Saddle
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No maker mark on this cowboy saddle. Overlay padded seat with Cheyenne roll. Date: c. 1950's Location: HWAC # 55716
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHalf Seat Saddle3707 - Half Seat Saddle
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Half seat saddle with double Sam Stagg rig. Unmarked maker. 13.5" seat. Date: Location: HWAC # 55702
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHeise-Keyston Saddle3708 - Heise-Keyston Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"In 1906 Keyston Brothers moved into the saddle making business and bought out the J.C Johnson Co., Saddlery. Following World War I, saddlery a...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHighback Western Saddle3709 - Highback Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked maker, rebuilt horn. Date: Location: HWAC # 55706
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLeather Bronc Belt3710 - Leather Bronc Belt
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Unmarked brown leather bronc belt, 3 buckles. 35". Date: Location: HWAC # 55743
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMcClellan Cavalry US Saddle3711 - McClellan Cavalry US Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The McClellan saddle was a riding saddle designed by George B. McClellan, a career Army officer in the U.S. Army, after his tour of Europe as ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCurio Copy of the McClellan Saddle3712 - Curio Copy of the McClellan Saddle
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This saddle bag fits the model 1917 McClellan saddle model 1904. This is the civilian version of the military saddle bag except the civial version doe
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMexican Charro/Vaquero Saddle3713 - Mexican Charro/Vaquero Saddle
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14.5" seat, c. mid 20th century. Date: Location: HWAC # 55708
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationModern Saddle3714 - Modern Saddle
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Factory made saddle. Extended Cheyenne roll added. Date: Location: HWAC # 55707
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationModern Saddle w/ nickel conchos3715 - Modern Saddle w/ nickel conchos
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Floral pattern with rough cut seat. Nickel conchos. Date: Location: HWAC # 57713
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPony Saddle3716 - Pony Saddle
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Pony saddle with brass studding. Date: c. 1940's Location: HWAC # 54978
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRuwart Leather Covered Stirrups3717 - Ruwart Leather Covered Stirrups
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"Henry Ruwart worked for the JS Sullivan Saddle tree Company in Jefferson City, MO for 27 years before buying T. E. Meanea’s Denver based compa...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWestern Highback "Bucaroo" Saddle3718 - Western Highback "Bucaroo" Saddle
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Classic cowboy saddle which was commonly used for breaking horses. Will clean up nicely. Date: c. 1920 Location: HWAC # 54977
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationAugust Buermann Calvary Spurs3719 - August Buermann Calvary Spurs
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Brass military WWI Calvary spurs marked U.S. A.B. (August Buermann) w/Straps. August Buermann immigrated to America from Germany in 1864 and enlisted
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationVintage Iron "Buermann" Style Spurs3720 - Vintage Iron "Buermann" Style Spurs
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Similar to August Buermann, these vintage iron spurs have new tooled leather straps. Date: Location: HWAC # 45616
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLeather Vet or Doctor's Bag3721 - Leather Vet or Doctor's Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Made by Kings Saddlery, Sheridan, WY. Inner canvas compartment pouch, 1 buckle and 3 snap swivels. Date: Location: Sheridan, Wyoming HWAC #
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBunkhouse Tapaderos3722 - Bunkhouse Tapaderos
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Tapaderos with contest stirrups. Nickle and brass conchos made to look like silver and gold. Date: Location: HWAC # 55947
Current Bid: 25.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPair of Leather Tapadero's with Nickel Spots and Conchos3723 - Pair of Leather Tapadero's with Nickel Spots and Conchos
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Brown leather tapaderos with nickle spots and conchos. 16"long. Date: Location: HWAC # 55748
Current Bid: 40.00
Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHamley Leather Bronc Belt3724 - Hamley Leather Bronc Belt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
35" long. Leather bronc belt with 3 buckles and basket stamped. Date: Location: Oregon HWAC # 55742
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWildebeest Horns Mount3725 - Wildebeest Horns Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A mount of Wildebeest Horns made from an animal killed in Tanzania. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since that time. Date:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDik-Dik Full Body Mount3726 - Dik-Dik Full Body Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A full body mount of a Dik-Dik from Kenya with base. Standing on four legs. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since that time. Da
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWallaby Full Body Mount3727 - Wallaby Full Body Mount
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A full body mount of a wallaby from Australia with base. Standing on hind legs, open mouth. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Shoulder Mount3728 - Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Shoulder Mount
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A shoulder mount of a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from Wyoming. 34", left turn, extra long hair. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDall Sheep Shoulder Mount3729 - Dall Sheep Shoulder Mount
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A shoulder mount of a dall sheep from Alaska. 28", straight. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since that time. Date: ...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationStone Sheep Shoulder Mount3730 - Stone Sheep Shoulder Mount
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A shoulder mount of a stone sheep from the Yukon. 33 1/8." Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since that time. Date: Lo...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWhite-Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount3731 - White-Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A shoulder mount of a white-tailed deer from Wyoming. 18", 6 Point. Killed prior to 1988, on display in a western museum since that time. Dat...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWhite Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount3732 - White Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount
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White Tail Deer shoulder mount shot by renowned ore deposits geologist Tony Payne in Texas in the fall of 1996. The rack is 5 points, 18""...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoues Deer Shoulder Mount3733 - Coues Deer Shoulder Mount
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Coues shoulder mount shot by renowned ore deposits geologist Tony Payne in Mexico Sept 8, 1995. The rack is 14" wide", overall height 27&q...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNorth American Elk Shoulder Mount3734 - North American Elk Shoulder Mount
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North American Elk shoulder mount shot by renowned ore deposits geologist Tony Payne in British Columbia in the 1960's. The rack is 36" tal...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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