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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Western Highback "Bucaroo" Saddle3718 - Western Highback "Bucaroo" Saddle
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic cowboy saddle which was commonly used for breaking horses. Will clean up nicely. Date: c. 1920 Location: HWAC # 54977
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to S**********r for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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August Buermann Cavalry Spurs3719 - August Buermann Cavalry Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brass military WWI Cavalry spurs marked U.S. A.B. (August Buermann) w/Straps. August Buermann immigrated to America from Germany in 1864 and enlisted
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a********r for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Vintage Iron "Buermann" Style Spurs3720 - Vintage Iron "Buermann" Style Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Similar to August Buermann, these vintage iron spurs have new tooled leather straps. Date: Location: HWAC # 45616
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Leather 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 #
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to m********r.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bunkhouse Tapaderos3722 - Bunkhouse Tapaderos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tapaderos with contest stirrups. Nickle and brass conchos made to look like silver and gold. Date: Location: HWAC # 55947
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to k****2 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Pair of Leather Tapadero's with Nickel Spots and Conchos3723 - Pair of Leather Tapadero's with Nickel Spots and Conchos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brown leather tapaderos with nickle spots and conchos. 16"long. Date: Location: HWAC # 55748
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
Sold to k****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Hamley 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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 225.00
Sold to k****g for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Wildebeest 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:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to m*******q for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Dik-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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Wallaby Full Body Mount3727 - Wallaby Full Body Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to w********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Shoulder Mount3728 - Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to g*********h for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Dall Sheep Shoulder Mount3729 - Dall Sheep Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to g*********h for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Stone Sheep Shoulder Mount3730 - Stone Sheep Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m*******q for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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White-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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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to g*********h for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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White Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount3732 - White Tailed Deer Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Coues Deer Shoulder Mount3733 - Coues Deer Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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North American Elk Shoulder Mount3734 - North American Elk Shoulder Mount
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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