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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Gale 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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to S**********r for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Helena Saddlery and Tent Co. Saddle3699 - Helena Saddlery and Tent Co. Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Helena Saddlery and Tent Company was established in 1902, with Ernest Goettlich as manager. The company was located on Main Street in Hele...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to k****g for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Miles 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to k****g for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Lobdell Western Saddle, St. Xavier, Montana3701 - Lobdell Western Saddle, St. Xavier, Montana
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to j*****U for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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"US" Marked Saddle3702 - "US" Marked Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Taps marked 229, post WWI. Beveled cantle. Possibly used for breaking horses for the military. Date: Location: HWAC # 57704
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to k****g for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Bona Allen Saddle3703 - Bona Allen Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Cowboy 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to S**********r for (135.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 168.75
 
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Cowboy Western Saddle3705 - Cowboy Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Cowboy Western Saddle3706 - Cowboy Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Half Seat Saddle3707 - Half Seat Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Heise-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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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Highback Western Saddle3709 - Highback Western Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked maker, rebuilt horn. Date: Location: HWAC # 55706
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to S**********r for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Leather Bronc Belt3710 - Leather Bronc Belt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unmarked brown leather bronc belt, 3 buckles. 35". Date: Location: HWAC # 55743
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to c*******l for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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McClellan 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 ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Curio Copy of the McClellan Saddle3712 - Curio Copy of the McClellan Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Mexican Charro/Vaquero Saddle3713 - Mexican Charro/Vaquero Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14.5" seat, c. mid 20th century. Date: Location: HWAC # 55708
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to c********Z for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Modern Saddle3714 - Modern Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Factory made saddle. Extended Cheyenne roll added. Date: Location: HWAC # 55707
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Modern Saddle w/ nickel conchos3715 - Modern Saddle w/ nickel conchos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Floral pattern with rough cut seat. Nickel conchos. Date: Location: HWAC # 57713
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Pony Saddle3716 - Pony Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pony saddle with brass studding. Date: c. 1940's Location: HWAC # 54978
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ruwart Leather Covered Stirrups3717 - Ruwart Leather Covered Stirrups
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"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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