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 Cartridge Co. .25 cal. Steven rim-fire3039 - Western Cartridge Co. .25 cal. Steven rim-fire
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a rare "red label" Western Cartridges Co. box for the ".25 cal. Stevens Short" rifle. A two piece box of 50 rounds made ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to y**********i for (20.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 23.00
 
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.38 caliber Winchester Automatic Colt Cartridges3040 - .38 caliber Winchester Automatic Colt Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a turn-of-the-century two piece brown picture box, made by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. for the Colt model 1900-1902 semi-automatic pistols.
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to y**********i for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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50 extra long Winchester rim-fire Cartridges3041 - 50 extra long Winchester rim-fire Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an early two piece picture box of the .32 caliber center fire black powder cartridges. This rare box is from thh 1870's-1880's perio...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a******l for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Winchester .25-25 Stevens center-fire cartridges3042 - Winchester .25-25 Stevens center-fire cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box is a green label unopened original box of .25-25 caliber Stevens black powder cartridges. 86 grain bullet 25 grains of black powder. A rare c
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Estimates : 250.00 - 325.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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.44 Winchester Marlin and Remington center fire Rounds3043 - .44 Winchester Marlin and Remington center fire Rounds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a very rare 50 count box of .44 caliber Winchester center fire (.44-40) 200 grain black powder cartridges. This early box from the 1920'...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Winchester .38 Caliber Long rifle Cartridges3044 - Winchester .38 Caliber Long rifle Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an early green label two piece unopened picture box from the 1870's-1880's era of the .38 caliber rim-fire cartridge. This spectacul...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 325.00
Sold to y**********i for (135.00 + 20.25) x 1 = 155.25
 
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.22 cal. long rifle Winchester "Staynless Kopperclad" Cartridges3045 - .22 cal. long rifle Winchester "Staynless Kopperclad" Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of 50 long range rim fire cartridges made by Winchester "super Speed". Both "Staynless" and "Kopper clad"...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 40.00
 
 
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.30 cal. M1 Winchester DUMMY Cartridges3046 - .30 cal. M1 Winchester DUMMY Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a two piece box of 50 rounds of Winchester DUMMY cartridges. This is an "as new" box of 50 rounds that would have been used for 21...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
Sold to 8***1 for (40.00 + 8.80) x 1 = 48.80
 
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12 gauge Winchester Super W Speed paper shotgun shells3047 - 12 gauge Winchester Super W Speed paper shotgun shells
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful unopened box of Winchester 12 ga. "Super W Speed" "long range-short shot string" shotgun shells. The box is ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
 
 
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12 gauge Winchester Super W Speed paper 3 in. shotgun shells3048 - 12 gauge Winchester Super W Speed paper 3 in. shotgun shells
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is another box of unopened Winchester Leader Super W speed long range short shot string shotgun shells. This antique 4 1/4 dram 15/8 oz. #4 shot
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 125.00
 
 
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.38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester3049 - .38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an original green label two piece picture box made by Winchester and labeled .38 short rim-fire rifle cartridges. This looks to be an original
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Estimates : 250.00 - 325.00
Sold to y**********i for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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.41 Short Rim-fire Winchester Cartridges3050 - .41 Short Rim-fire Winchester Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This a green label two piece picture box from the 1870's and dated as such Oct. 31st., 1871 "Stetson's Patent". This is an early a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to y**********i for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Winchester .41 Long rifle Cartridges3051 - Winchester .41 Long rifle Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a green label unopened two piece picture box from the early 1870's of the Winchester .41 Long rim-fire cartridge. This box of .41 long ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to y**********j for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire Cartridges3052 - Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This extremely rare and desirable green label picture box of Winchester .44 flat Henry rounds is an extremely rare find. This two piece box is labeled
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Start Price : 1,800.00 | Estimates : 3,600.00 - 4,200.00
 
 
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Winchester .45 cal. Gatling Gun Blanks3053 - Winchester .45 cal. Gatling Gun Blanks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an early box of Winchester Repeating Arms Co. black powder .45-70 cal. blanks for the model 1874 .45-70 Gatling gun. These beautiful brown box
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Winchester .45-60 rifle Cartridges3054 - Winchester .45-60 rifle Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful green label picture box from the 1870's-1880's of the Winchester model '76 .45-60 cartridges. Original box of 20 ro...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to y**********i for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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Winchester 9 mm long shot Cartridges3055 - Winchester 9 mm long shot Cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These are Winchester 9 mm rim-fire shot shells. One of the smallest shotgun shell calibers ever invented. These were produced in the late teens and 19
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) rounds3056 - Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) rounds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an extremely rare two piece box of second year production Winchester Repeating Arms Co. .44 WCF (.44-40) black powder cartridges. This beautif
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Winchester picture box of .45 Colt3057 - Winchester picture box of .45 Colt
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful two piece box of .45 colt smokeless cartridges and a picture of a model 1917 double action revolver. In .45 Colt caliber. Rare and early b
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Winchester Repeating Arms .56-50 Caliber for Spencer3058 - Winchester Repeating Arms .56-50 Caliber for Spencer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an original green label two piece picture box of the Spencer .56-50 for the Spencer repeating arm. This box is from the 1880's and is he...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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