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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Saddle Bag Collection3678 - Saddle Bag Collection
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six vintage saddle bags of various design and age. please see the photo. No makers marks, a great group for any saloon or restaurant display. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Two Vintage Saddle Bags3679 - Two Vintage Saddle Bags
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage saddle bags, a bit rough. Date: Location: HWAC # 55953
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to G******o for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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US Cavalry Saddle Bags3680 - US Cavalry Saddle Bags
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Faded strike marked US Cavalry saddle bags. Some repairs, no liners. Early 20th c. Date: Location: HWAC # 55940
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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US Cavalry Saddle Bag3681 - US Cavalry Saddle Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Replaced strap, weak US punch. Date: Location: HWAC # 55942
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********t for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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US Leather Saddle Bag3682 - US Leather Saddle Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dual leather saddle bag with stamped US. 3 buckles on one side, two on the other. One buckle is broken. Several tears on top of bag. Sold as is. Dat
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 110.00
 
 
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US Leather Saddle Bags With Canvas Liners3683 - US Leather Saddle Bags With Canvas Liners
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dual leather US stamped saddle bags. 3 buckles on one side, 2 buckles on the other side. Date: Location: HWAC # 55746
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
 
 
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US Leather Saddle Bags With Canvas Liners3684 - US Leather Saddle Bags With Canvas Liners
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dual leather US saddle bags with canvas liners. Brass slots and tabs are missing. Date: Location: HWAC # 55750
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to G******o for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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US Saddle Bags3685 - US Saddle Bags
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Canvas liners, rough, dry. Date: Location: HWAC # 55945
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Start Price : 85.00 | Estimates : 170.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eddie Smith Saddle3686 - Eddie Smith Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare saddle by Eddie Smith of Chino, CA. Sterling silver embellishments throughout. Keyston buckles. Deeply incised and highlighted floral patterns. O
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to m*******q for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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JR Rowell Western Saddle3687 - JR Rowell Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
JR Rowell a quality producer from Hayward, CA and made at their infamous ranch. Fenders and stirrups are replacements. Date: c. late 1940's ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Denver Heiser Saddle3688 - Denver Heiser Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Double flat plate rig. HHH maker stamp. 6 sterling silver string conchos and rope strap holder. Hand embossed. "The early life of Hermann H. He...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********Z for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Heiser Western Saddle3689 - Heiser Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heiser Denver western saddle. Herman H. Heiser (1836-1904) was a German immigrant attracted to American cattle country in the 1850's. But the Pi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to w*****l for (175.00 + 43.75) x 1 = 218.75
 
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Marks, Omaha over Owenhouse, Bozeman High Back Saddle3690 - Marks, Omaha over Owenhouse, Bozeman High Back Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early style high back saddle with cast iron stirrups. Single center for ring. 1880's. Floral pattern on high back. Saddle maker marks on both le...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to w*****l for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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A. B. Duke Saddle3691 - A. B. Duke Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Saddle by AB Duke of Chinook, MT, in business from 1890 to early 1900's. 5 pointed star forward at seat. Brass round Visalia stirrups. 16" ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold to s****y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Arnold Westfall Western Saddle3692 - Arnold Westfall Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fort Benton, MT dated western saddle. Highback #457. "A one-time employee of Sullivan’s, Arnold Westfall, operated his own shop on Front Street...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s****y for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Astride Saddle, Jos. Sullivan, Fort Benton3693 - Astride Saddle, Jos. Sullivan, Fort Benton
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Jos. Sullivan, Ft. Benton". Possibly 19th century. Pioneer saddle maker from 1881-1945 who made saddles for Mounties. Date: Locat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k****g for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Victor Ario Highback Saddle3694 - Victor Ario Highback Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Highback saddle. "It was in 1891 that Victor Ario immigrated to the United States from Austria, and moved to Great Falls, MT. When Victor Ario ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victor Ario Leather Bronc Belt3695 - Victor Ario Leather Bronc Belt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brown leather Victor Ario bronc belt with stamping. 3 buckles, 39". Date: Location: Great Falls, Montana HWAC # 55744
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Buck & Knapp Western Saddle3696 - Buck & Knapp Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Buck & Knapp (Helena, MT) western saddle. All original with built in pocket bags. "27" on fender. Nice condition. According to Paul Da...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to c*******l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Al Furstnow Saddle3697 - Al Furstnow Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Saddle by Al Furstnow of Miles City, MT. "Albert Frank Furstnow was born on February 22, 1862 in Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin.After discontinu...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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