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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American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special3059 - American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special
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American Bulldog 5 shot .38 caliber pistol. (Saturday Night Special) Double action/ single action 5 shot revolver. 2" Barrel. Beautiful hard ru...
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Colt .45 caliber Frontier Double Action Model3062 - Colt .45 caliber Frontier Double Action Model
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This wonderful piece is the Frontier model 1878 large frame, double-action, .45 Colt with birds-head grip. This 5 1/2 in. .45 was made in 1886 and ret
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Colt Thunderer .41 cal. Revolver3067 - Colt Thunderer .41 cal. Revolver
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This beautiful Colt revolver is chambered for .41 cal. and is the bird's head grip model 1877 Thunderer. There were three models of this gun in ...
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French Traveler's Pistol3069 - French Traveler's Pistol
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This is an exotic double barrel French traveler's pistol. Both barrels are exquisitely gold inlayed at .52 cal. with percussion ignition c. 1830...
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Rare Flintlock Pistol3070 - Rare Flintlock Pistol
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A VERY RARE FINE QUALITY IMPERIAL RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1740: This “Tula” type French Inspired design has silver and gold decorations
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Smith and Wesson 1 1/2 .32 cal. Revolver3075 - Smith and Wesson 1 1/2 .32 cal. Revolver
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This is nice example of the Model 1 1/2 Revolver with standard blued finish and rosewood grips. Once produced by Smith and Wesson from 1868-1875; thi
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U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 18423078 - U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 1842
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This is a Model 1842 Army pistol made at the Palmetto Armory in Columbia, South Carolina. This piece is dated 1849 on the tang. The gun has an 8 1/2 i
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