Gold Rush Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our Gold Rush sale of 2018!!

The sale features the Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection
and a number of other prominent collections.

Mr. Adams has been collecting for over 40 years, and along the way assembled perhaps the best collection in private hands, making this sale a “Once in a Lifetime Event.” His specialty is an area few Americans ever knew about- the Georgia - North Carolina gold rush, c1799-1840’s, literally decades before the California Gold Rush. Just think about some of the great pieces in this collection:

*The first Gold Company stock certificate (1807)

*1830 Letter from Georgia Bank to US Mint asking what to do with the gold coming in

*Gold Lottery Tickets for Georgia land

*Gold Lot Deeds with Medals rarely seen by collectors

*Pigeon Roost Mining Co. scrip collection (1835-1838), possibly the finest assembled

*Belfast Mining Co. scrip collection (1830’s), finest assembled

*Dahlonega, Charlotte, San Francisco, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia Mint gold bullion receipts

*Gold Rush era private assayer bullion receipts from California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Arizona

*1840’s, 1850’s and 1860’s mining company stock certificates from both the east (Appalachian gold belt) and the West (California, Nevada, Colorado) – the best offering to date.

*Over two dozen different Nevada territorial stock certificates.

These tidbits are part of this unique sale, which makes it the best offering of its kind in history.

The Gold Rush sale is nothing short of phenomenal.

The Gold Rush Setting

Here is the setting under which the gold discoveries in Georgia and North Carolina were made:

…Imagine a world before the civil war, before the gold rush, right after the United States was formed. We had just created our first coinage in the early to mid 1790’s. As a country, we had just 16 states by 1800, which crept up to 24 states by 1821 and remained there for 15 years! Development of the areas south and west of and in the original 13 states was slow. It was called the “western frontier”. The “America” then consisted of Native Americans and expats from western Europe looking for a better life. Most were farmers or merchants. The “scientists” of the western world remained in western Europe. Mankind dint know much about geology- indeed, the first geologic map was printed in Europe in 1799, and it would take another 25-30 years before we had anything similar in America. The science of ore deposits was not well understood, and was only just recently out from under the mystique of Alchemy.

Enter the discovery of a gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799. It took fully 29 years before substantive gold discoveries were made in Georgia and North Carolina. Here is the amazing part- these discoveries were made from good-old American ingenuity. Not one single miner had an education in mining in Europe. As far as is known, not a single man in the Georgia, North Carolina gold rush had been a miner. These men developed the ability to look for gold and mining systems on their own in the American wilderness, a marvelous feat of accomplishment – a true iconic part of American ingenuity at its best.

More on the Auction

To add to this remarkable collection are hundreds of mining artifacts, including many collected from Georgia mines, as well as a fantastic Numismatic library inclusive of many rarities.

*Other collections featured include the collection of Robert Bennett, a well known mining geologist who spent a good part of his career working the Goldfield district. During his 45-plus year career, he collected high grade ore specimens from many major mines he was lucky enough to work on, and these are dutifully included in this sale, as are gold and fabulous turquoise specimens from longtime collector Jerry Gray of Carson City.

*Our friend Vern Potter, a national ephemera dealer known to all, retired from the business and gave us his massive collection, some of which is here, including gold rush era exchanges, important maps, and special documents you haven’t seen in decades (more in coming sales!). Added to this are pieces from the Ken Prag Collection, which keeps on coming with great rarities!

*Gold rush era coins, such as a complete Hart gold token set, -all graded and holdered; a number of Carson City coins; a fabulous 999 fine golden egg custom made for an Arizona collector in 1982; gold rush era soda bottles in hues of cobalt blue, teal, green from San Francisco, Sacramento and Savannah; Nevada mining camp bottles; Pawnee Bill full color posters – an integral part of Western history all supplement an otherwise terrific sale; and choice western mining photographs.

*Rare books with a mining theme are also present, from several collections, including the Robert Fulton collection (former head of Univ. Nevada, reno in the 1920’s). A key piece from one of the collections is an inscribed Sutro Tunnel book to Melville Atwood from the “Father of Arizona” Charles D. Poston.

*The mining stock certificate collections offered here are among the best ever offered by us. They include four major collections. including the Laguna Collection of rare Arizona stocks, part of a major Bodie collection, antique firearms, and rare Tahoe gaming chips.

*Western revenue checks with a focus on the Comstock Lode

Auction Schedule

Day One (Lots 1000-1755)
Numismatics (1000-1577)
U.S. Mint (1000-1068)
Coins & Coins Collectibles (1069-1208)
Ingots (1209-1215)
Currency, Scrip, & Currency Collectibles (1216-1357)
Checks & Exchanges (1358-1424)
Tokens (1425-1489)
Medals (1490-1553)
Scales (1554-1581)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (1582-1693)
Adams & Co. (1582-1606)
Wells Fargo (1607-1676)
Other Express (1677-1693)

World’s Fair & Expositions (1694-1707)

Gaming (1708-1728)

Jewelry & Watches (1729-1755)


Day Two (Lots 1756-1770) & (Lots 2000-2731)
Gold Nuggets & Specimens (1756-1770)
Minerals (2000-2149)
Mining Part I (2150-2731)
Assay (2150-2278)
Explosives (2279-2291)
Mining Lighting (2292-2298)
Mining Artifacts & Tools (2299-2231)
Mining Art (2232-2354)
Geographic (Alabama-California) (2355-2731)

Day Three (Lots 3000-3727)
Mining Part II
Geographic (Colorado-Foreign) (3000-3691)
Books (3692-3727)

Day Four (Lots 4000-4717)
Bottles (4000-4094)
Railroadiana (4095-4222)
Passes (4095-4176)
Ephemera (4177-4222)
Civil War (4223-4259)
Pawnee Bill Broadsides (4260 & 4261)
Firearms & Weaponry (4262-4315)
General Americana feat. California & Georgia Gold Rush Ephemera
Geographic Sort (4316-4637)
Miscellaneous incl. Art, General Store, Maps, & Books (4638-4717)





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Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Brochure4200 - Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Brochure
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Time table, officers, and description of route through Johnnie, Beatty, Rhyolite, Bonnie Clare, Goldfield, Tonopah, Manhattan and Hornsilver in 1910.
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Carson & Colorado Railroad Timetable 1882, Reprint4201 - Carson & Colorado Railroad Timetable 1882, Reprint
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Reprint. Time Table No. 7. To Take Effect on Sunday, Jan. 1st, 1882. For the Government and Information of Employees only. Lists times and stops for t
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Comstock & Other Nevada Railroad Ephemera4202 - Comstock & Other Nevada Railroad Ephemera
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Lot of 6 items from three different Nevada railroads: Nevada & California; Carson & Colorado; and Virginia & Truckee. 1) Rare letterhead...
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Two Virginia & Truckee Railroad Pay Cards, 18764203 - Two Virginia & Truckee Railroad Pay Cards, 1876
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1) Issued Aug. 23rd, 1876 for a laborer who worked 19 days ($3 a day). Signed by the foreman. Back says E.J. Page, Va. Yard Gang. 2) Issued Oct. 5th,
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Virginia & Truckee Railroad Press Book from 1884 to 18864204 - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Press Book from 1884 to 1886
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One of a kind! A full 498 copies of letters sent by D. A. Bender to various people as secretary of the VIrginia & Truckee Railroad. Includes an ...
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Nevada Railroad & County Map, 18814205 - Nevada Railroad & County Map, 1881
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Beautiful hand colored double truck map of Nevada Railroad & County Map. Color & Lithography by Cram. Excellent condition. On Mat Board (not...
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Plans for Western Pacific Railroad Depots in the Nevada Desert4206 - Plans for Western Pacific Railroad Depots in the Nevada Desert
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Three blueprints, 18 x 24" made for the Western Pacific Railway of a standard 20 x 32' Desert Depot. This standard plan was to be made for ...
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Rand McNally Pocket Railroad Map of Nevada, 19054207 - Rand McNally Pocket Railroad Map of Nevada, 1905
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12pp with index with foldout map. Front cover has a 1" tear (Potter Collection) Date: 1905 Location: Nevada HWAC# 58950
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New Jersey Junction Railroad Co. Bond Signed by J.P. Morgan, 18864208 - New Jersey Junction Railroad Co. Bond Signed by J.P. Morgan, 1886
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Very rare autograph piece! $1,000 bond No. 2015 issued June 30th, 1886. Signed by the president, vice-president and secretary on the front. Signed by
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Framed Boston Hartford & Erie RR Bond with RNs4209 - Framed Boston Hartford & Erie RR Bond with RNs
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Large framed bond, 18 x 23". $1000 bond signed by John S. Eldridge as presidient. W.(?) N. Otis as Secretary.The bond is very attractive with t...
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Panama Rail Road Co. Revenue-Imprinted Stock Certificate, 18704210 - Panama Rail Road Co. Revenue-Imprinted Stock Certificate, 1870
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No. 15875, issued for 10 shares to Jno. O'Brien on Sept. 26, 1872. Signed by president Moadley and treasurer Smith. Punch cancelled. Printed by ...
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Panama Railroad Company Ephemera4211 - Panama Railroad Company Ephemera
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Lot of 3. 1) Revenue imprinted stock certificate issued in 1872. Punch and stamp cancelled. RN-U1. 2) Commissary Store coupon book issued in 1907 by t
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Railroad & County Map of Oregon, 18914212 - Railroad & County Map of Oregon, 1891
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By Rand, McNally & Co.'s, 1891 with Color by Lithography. Hand colored, double truck, pp. 318,319. Has Oregon Railroads from Astoria & P...
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Set of First and Second of Exchanges; South Western Railroad Bank4213 - Set of First and Second of Exchanges; South Western Railroad Bank
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Although common, this is a change to own both the first and second of exchanges! The real beginning of the railroads into southwestern Georgia offici
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Two Blue Ridge Railroad Bonds4214 - Two Blue Ridge Railroad Bonds
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Both are for $1000 or 200 pounds. (Must be seeking overseas help!) One has an imprinted $1.00 RN on obverse and two impinted 5 cent RN's on reve...
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Morgan's Louisiana & Texas RR and Steamship Broadside and Bill of Sale4215 - Morgan's Louisiana & Texas RR and Steamship Broadside and Bill of Sale
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This is one piece. The paper has a broadside 12 x 9.5". It advertises the Steamship rout from New York to New Orleans that runs semi-weekly. TH...
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Waumandee Railway Co. Book of Stock Certs4216 - Waumandee Railway Co. Book of Stock Certs
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Hardcover stock certificate book of unissued certificates. #60-83. (Potter Collection) Date: c. 1900's Location: Wisconsin HWAC# 571547
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Northern Pacific Railroad Booklet w/ Map, 18694217 - Northern Pacific Railroad Booklet w/ Map, 1869
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This 1869 booklet is 9 x 6" and 31 pages long. "The Policy of Extending Government Aid to Additional Railroads to the Pacific" This r...
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American Railway Express Sign4218 - American Railway Express Sign
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American Railway Express wood sign, 10.5" x 70". Fabulous condition. The Railway Express Agency (REA) was a national monopoly set up by th...
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Historic Railroad Resource: "Valuable Extinct Securities" by Smythe4219 - Historic Railroad Resource: "Valuable Extinct Securities" by Smythe
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This 1927 lists securities that still have value, but are no longer functioning. Although, it includes many types of companies, railroads must be 90%
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Two Antique Men's Railroad Pocket Watches4220 - Two Antique Men's Railroad Pocket Watches
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1) Hamilton 992, 21 jewels, visible back, working Railway pocket watch. 2) Illinois Watch Co large men's Railway pocket watch. Date: Locat...
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Large Kerosene Lamp4221 - Large Kerosene Lamp
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"Rayo" kerosene lamp with large reflector and glass globe. 15" x 12" (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Loc...
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Railroad or Outside Wick Lamps (2)4222 - Railroad or Outside Wick Lamps (2)
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2 glass globe wick lamps with handles. Belknap Hardware(missing top hang tab), and Ham's Advance with brass base. Both 14" tall. (Al Adam...
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Sketch of the Life of General John W. Geary4223 - Sketch of the Life of General John W. Geary
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"A sketch of the early life and of the civil and military services of Maj. Gen. John W. Geary, candidate of the National Union Party for govern...
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Map of Florida During the Civil War4224 - Map of Florida During the Civil War
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Map with Topography, Battlefield, Forts & Military Routes & Railroads are Identified.Hand colored, double truck. On Mat Board (not adhered) ...
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1862 'Due 10' Atlanta Cover to Dahlonega, Georgia4225 - 1862 'Due 10' Atlanta Cover to Dahlonega, Georgia
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Confederate States October 2, 1862 Atlanta Cover. Stamped with 'DUE 10.' Addressed to Miss Fannie Boyd of Dahlonega, Ga. Letters have surfac...
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Civil War Letter from Castle Hill (Postmarked Columbus) about Horrid Conditions4226 - Civil War Letter from Castle Hill (Postmarked Columbus) about Horrid Conditions
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Dated April 25, 1862. Addressed to Isaac Cowl of Dahlonega. Letter sheet. 2+ pages of great content. "Back to use of flax and hemp so that slav...
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Manuscript Dahlonega Cover with large Advertising Corner of the North Georgia Agricultural College4227 - Manuscript Dahlonega Cover with large Advertising Corner of the North Georgia Agricultural College
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Addressed to the Honorable A. H. Stephens of Georgia at Washington City, D. C. Back has a note in pen stating this cover came from "David W. L...
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Five Confederate Stamped Envelopes4228 - Five Confederate Stamped Envelopes
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Five different stamps and combinations. All addressed to Isaac Cowl of Dahlonega. Cowl was a mining man and owned a one fourth interest in lot of land
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Confederate States Mail Line, 18654229 - Confederate States Mail Line, 1865
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Dated March 17, 1865 (Lee's surrender at Appomattox was on April 9th). The run was from Thomasville, Georgia to Monticello, Florida. On that day...
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Georgia Civil War Books (4)4230 - Georgia Civil War Books (4)
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4 hardcovers. The Battle of Atlanta and the Georgia Campaign by Key, Rebel Georgia by Boney, The McCook-Stoneman Raid by Mathews, Charged with Treason
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Fort Dodge, Iowa Correspondence4231 - Fort Dodge, Iowa Correspondence
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Two letters, two letters with covers and one cover addressed to Fort Dodge. Much of the content is personal, but as always there are gems. "The...
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Ohio River Civil War Letter with Great Content4232 - Ohio River Civil War Letter with Great Content
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Dated May 18, 1862, Comes with a cover with a double circle Cairo Illinois postmark. Countryside is beautiful. Lt. Wilkins would not mind coming back
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Six Civil War Steamboat Bills of Lading4233 - Six Civil War Steamboat Bills of Lading
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These paddle wheels sailed from Natchez to Vicksburg, Roberts to New Orleans and Robinson to New Orleans. Steam boats (as they were called on the docu
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Charles Johnson, United States Colored Troops, Civil War4234 - Charles Johnson, United States Colored Troops, Civil War
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IN 1867 Charles Johnson or Greenville, Maryland has appeared in front of a Notary Public to ascertain he is the Charles Johnson of Company K of the 39
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Civil War Soldier's Letter Describing the Battle of New Berne4235 - Civil War Soldier's Letter Describing the Battle of New Berne
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Great Civil War letter! The Battle of New Berne was fought on 14 March 1862, near the city of New Bern, North Carolina, as part of the Burnside Expedi
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Civil War Patriotic Cover with handwritten "Death to Traitors"4236 - Civil War Patriotic Cover with handwritten "Death to Traitors"
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This envelope has a lot going for it. 1) Handwritten "Lairdsville / June 20." It is addressed to Bouckville in New York, so I assume this ...
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Civil War Books (3)4237 - Civil War Books (3)
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1 paperback & 2 hardback books of the Civil War. 1)A Long Shadow Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy by Michael B. Ballard. Ab...
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1863 Confederate Loan - Framed4238 - 1863 Confederate Loan - Framed
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Criswell Number 73. Lithographer B. Duncan. $500. Number issued - 2,484. Issued January 15, 1863. Number 440. $500. Due the first day of January, 1880
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Southern Express Company: Richmond to Jackson4239 - Southern Express Company: Richmond to Jackson
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This express package was at risk. General Sherman had just entered Atlanta and destroyed its railroads and warehouses. Within the month he would be in
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Confederate States of America Bond, 1862, Richmond4240 - Confederate States of America Bond, 1862, Richmond
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Authorized by the Act of Congress C.S.A. of August 18, 1861. $500 bond issued Nov. 1, 1862 in Richmond. Allegorical vignette. 21 coupons remaining. M
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Commissioning Certificate of Brigadier General John W. Davidson4241 - Commissioning Certificate of Brigadier General John W. Davidson
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John Wynn Davidson (August 14, 1825 – June 26, 1881) was a brigadier general in the United States Army during the American Civil War and an American I
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Civil War Letter Written from the Camp at White House4242 - Civil War Letter Written from the Camp at White House
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This is a three page letter (7 x 4.5") from a soldier, L. N. Pollack to Miss Anna. Written on June 13, 1864. "P. S. The boys are all well....
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Illustrated Civil War Letter Sheet and a Civil War Era Letter4243 - Illustrated Civil War Letter Sheet and a Civil War Era Letter
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1) Patriotic Civil War Letter sheet with large American flag and quote on "And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave o'er the land...
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Two Civil War Letters4244 - Two Civil War Letters
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1) Patriotic (roughly torn) cover with patriotic American Flag stationary. "What exciting times we are having in the usually quiet United State...
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Ten Patriotic Civil War Covers4245 - Ten Patriotic Civil War Covers
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All pictorial. 1) Includes a nice Major General Fremont pictorial by Magee. Rare Boson received postmark . Strong. Stamped 'PAID'. 2) Old Po...
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Union Soldier CDV Collection4246 - Union Soldier CDV Collection
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Lot of fifteen. Includes General Jack McDowell by Brady, Major General Sheridan (condition issues), Lt. Hunter by JH Heering of San Jose, Major Genera
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Union Soldier Cabinet Cards (2)4247 - Union Soldier Cabinet Cards (2)
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Union soldier with sword by Naughton, Champaign, Ills. c. 1864. Studio pose of a Corporal probably from Fort Omaha with C 2 and crossed rifle insignia
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Civil War Artifacts Display4248 - Civil War Artifacts Display
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Approx 12" x 18" plastic/wood display case with Civil War artifacts including a bullet embedded in wood found in Bentonville, NC, a soldie...
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Collection of Civil War Battlefield Bullets of New Market, Virginia 18644249 - Collection of Civil War Battlefield Bullets of New Market, Virginia 1864
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The New Market, Va. battle of May 15, 1864 was a defeat of Union forces. The Confederate Army used cadets from nearby Virginia Military Institute VMI
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Life & Death in Rebel Prisons First Edition4250 - Life & Death in Rebel Prisons First Edition
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This is a first edition copy of Robert H. Kellogg's Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. The account is taken from Kellogg's journal that he kep...
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Battles of the American Civil War (9) Books4251 - Battles of the American Civil War (9) Books
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9 hardback books depicting battles & campaigns of the Civil War: 1) Battles of the American Civil War by Jonathan Sutherland (paperback, 2002); ...
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Confederate Finance Books (2)4252 - Confederate Finance Books (2)
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Financial Failure and Confederate Defeat by Ball, Confederate Finance by Todd (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: HW
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Confederate Books (3)4253 - Confederate Books (3)
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3 hardcovers. Lifeline of the Confederacy by Wise, Southern History of the War by Pollard, Co. Aytch The First Tennessee Regiment or a Sideshow to the
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Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Civil War Battle Books (5)4254 - Civil War Battle Books (5)
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How the North Won by Hattaway, The Battle of Chickamauga by Tucker, Lookout by Wilson, Illustrated Tales of the Civil War by Shavin, Harper's Pi...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Civil War Collector's Books (4)4255 - Civil War Collector's Books (4)
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The Flags of the Confederacy by Cannon, Civil War Collectors' Price Guide, Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates by Mullinax, Civil War Collecto...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Civil War Generals and Leaders: Sketches from Books4256 - Civil War Generals and Leaders: Sketches from Books
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Includes Lt. General A. P. Stewart, General Jonathan Williams, Rear Admiral Samuel F. Dupont, Maj. General ALex S. Webb, Brigadier General Adoniham J.
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Two Key References on Civil War Covers (2)4257 - Two Key References on Civil War Covers (2)
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Two key references on Civil War covers. The catalog of Union Civil War patriotic covers by William Weiss Junior, hardbound, 1995 reprint of the 1928 o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*******n for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Civil War Reference Group, 6 Volumes4258 - Civil War Reference Group, 6 Volumes
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Civil War reference group. War Between the States; Autographs and Biographical Sketches by Jim Hayes, signed, 1989, hardbound, 464 pages. Five volumes
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********n for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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World War I Ephemera, c1918-254259 - World War I Ephemera, c1918-25
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Original World War I suitcase with newspapers and catalogs of the period. Inside papers date from World War I through approximately 1930. They include
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Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Original Pawnee Bill Poster4260 - Original Pawnee Bill Poster
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Original Pawnee Bill poster mounted on linen. 30" x 40", ready to frame. "Pawnee Bill's Great Far East combined with Buffalo Bill...
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Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster4261 - Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster
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Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster, 30" x 40", mounted on linen. "Captain Keller's Wonderful Zouave Girls Direct from En...
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North American Elk4262 - North American Elk
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North American Elk shoulder mount. The rack is 35" tall and 35" wide, six point. Great looking trophy. Date: c.1940's Location: ...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C*****r for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire cartridges4263 - Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire cartridges
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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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Two right hand shoulder Holsters4264 - Two right hand shoulder Holsters
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The first shoulder holster is for a Colt single action revolver with up to a 7 1/2 in. barrel. The holster is lined very supple and in fine condition.
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Left hand Holster for Colt SAA4265 - Left hand Holster for Colt SAA
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This holster is left handed with two Mexican loops in a saddle tan colored leather. It was built for a Colt single action or similar large framed gun
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Sold to f********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Buscadero Gun Rig for Colt 7 1/2 SAA4266 - Buscadero Gun Rig for Colt 7 1/2 SAA
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This buscadero gun rig is for a right hand draw. The holster will fit a Colt with a 7 1/2 in. barrel or clone for fast draw. The belt and holster are
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Indian Wars era US Army holster, belt and pouch4267 - Indian Wars era US Army holster, belt and pouch
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This is an Indian Wars era US Army pistol holster, belt and cartridge pouch. Each piece is historically significant. The belt is black leather with th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 5***v for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Buffalo horn powder horn4268 - Buffalo horn powder horn
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This buffalo horn powder horn is 14 in. overall length with a 33 in. beaded carry strap. The date of origin is believed to be 20th century. It could h
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Sold to g*******6 for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Black Powder Poke4269 - Black Powder Poke
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7.5" black powder poke, no cap (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: c. 1860-1880 Location: HWAC# 58707
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18th Century Round Poll Camp Ax4270 - 18th Century Round Poll Camp Ax
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This is an original poll camp ax with the incuse stamps of "JAP", a circle incuse of "N" dot above and below; and a square incus...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********r for (110.00 + 23.10) x 1 = 133.10
 
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Round Poll Ax of French origin and Oneida Tribe4271 - Round Poll Ax of French origin and Oneida Tribe
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This poll ax has its origin in the French Bay of Biscay to be a trade goods item in the Americas. This Bay of Biscay pattern round poll ax has maker...
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Estimates : 260.00 - 750.00
Sold to J******r for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 18424272 - U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 1842
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 3***6 for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
 
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Fake East India Flintlock Pistol4273 - Fake East India Flintlock Pistol
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A beautiful Ivory style trade gun, replicating the East Indies Trade Company. This is a beautiful rendition of an 18th century large caliber single sh
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Sold to c********r.. for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Bacon first model revolver .31 caliber4274 - Bacon first model revolver .31 caliber
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Bacon Manufacturing Co. was a competitor to Colt Firearms Man. in the 1850's. Their fame is in making revolvers once the original Colt patents ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Smith & Wesson Model 3 American4275 - Smith & Wesson Model 3 American
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This Smith and Wesson Model 3 American is chambered for 44 American. This series from Smith & Wesson was made between 1871 to 1874 for total pro...
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Start Price : 3,750.00 | Estimates : 7,500.00 - 9,500.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn4276 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn Date: Location: HWAC# 56228
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Lot Withdrawn4277 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn Date: Location: HWAC# 56230
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Rogers & Spencer .44 cal. revolver4278 - Rogers & Spencer .44 cal. revolver
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This is a rare Rogers & Spencer Army Model .44 caliber revolver of which only 5800 were originally made during and following the Civil War. (c.1...
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Sold to p******a for (1,150.00 + 287.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Civil War Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 18634279 - Civil War Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 1863
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This is a true Civil War Colt model 1849 pocket pistol. It is .31 caliber with a 4 in. barrel. It is marked "ADDRESS COL. COLT NEW-YORK U.S.A.&...
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Sold to t********a.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Colt 1849 Pocket pistol parts gun4280 - Colt 1849 Pocket pistol parts gun
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This is a Colt model 1849 pocket pistol that has seen some action and abuse. The frame and trigger guard are of the same serial number S/N 22999X and
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Sold to c********r.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 18664281 - Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 1866
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This is a Colt model 1849 pocket pistol marked on the trigger guard as.31 caliber for 6 shots. All serial numbers match as S/N 28489X including the we
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 1860's4282 - Colt 1849 Pocket pistol 1860's
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This Civil War Colt model 1849 pocket pistol is .31 caliber, 5 shot, and with a 4 in. barrel. It is marked "ADDRESS SAMl. COLT NEW-YORK " ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r*********y for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Colt .45 caliber Frontier double action model4283 - 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 S/N 1651X. This 5 1/2 in. .45 was made in 18
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to e****i for (1,900.00 + 475.00) x 1 = 2,375.00
 
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CVA replica 1851 Confederate Navy .44 cal.4284 - CVA replica 1851 Confederate Navy .44 cal.
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This replica Confederate Navy is chambered in .44 cal. with a 7 3/8 in. octagon barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N 42960X date coded to 1999
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Sold to R*********y for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.4285 - Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.
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This replica Confederate Navy is chambered in .44 cal. with a 7 1/2 in. octagon barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N D4340X date coded to 1992
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*********y for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.4286 - Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.
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This replica Confederate Navy is chambered in .44 cal. with a 7 3/8 in. octagon barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N 55978X date coded to 2008
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*********y for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.4287 - Replica 1851 Confederate Navy pistol .44 cal.
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This replica Confederate Navy is chambered in .44 cal. with a 7 3/8 in. octagon barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N 50036X date coded to 2003
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Sold to R*********y for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Replica 1851 Colt Navy pistol .44 cal.4288 - Replica 1851 Colt Navy pistol .44 cal.
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This replica Colt Navy is chambered in .44 cal. with a 7 3/8 in. octagon barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N 54793X date coded to 2007 made b
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Sold to c********r.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Colt 1851 Navy 2nd Generation4289 - Colt 1851 Navy 2nd Generation
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This 2nd generation (2nd model) Colt Navy is chambered in .36 cal. with a 7 1/2 in. octagon barrel and straight cylinder. This gun is S/N 2131X date o
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Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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replica 1860 Colt Army 4 screw frame4290 - replica 1860 Colt Army 4 screw frame
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This replica Colt Army is chambered in .44 cal. with an 8 in. barrel and rebated cylinder. This gun is S/N 2533X date coded to 1992 made by Pietta. It
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to c********r.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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replica 1858 Remington .44 cal. revolver4291 - replica 1858 Remington .44 cal. revolver
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This replica Remington model 1858 revolver is in as new un-fired condition. It has an 8 in. barrel with an all blued frame. The S/N 11961X indicates
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Sold to c********r.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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replica Charleville .69 cal. flintlock pistol4292 - replica Charleville .69 cal. flintlock pistol
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This replica Charleville flintlock pistol is in .69 cal. with a steel barrel 7 1/2 in. long. This pistol is new and un-fired; the frizzen has never be
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to C*******2 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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replica Kentucky flintlock pistol4293 - replica Kentucky flintlock pistol
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This replica Kentucky flintlock pistol is in .69 caliber. The barrel is 9 in. long; half octagon and half round at the muzzle and is smooth bore. The
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Single shot .54 cal. Percussion traveler's pistol4294 - Single shot .54 cal. Percussion traveler's pistol
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This is an antique .54 caliber single shot traveler's pistol. The barrel is 9 in. long and marked St. Ettienne and proofed on the right side. Th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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non-firing flintlock blunderbuss pistol4295 - non-firing flintlock blunderbuss pistol
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This is a replica non-firing blunderbuss flintlock pistol. The parts appear to have been made from an original British lock-plate and built around tha
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to G*******6 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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A Pair of reproduction Kentucky Pistols4296 - A Pair of reproduction Kentucky Pistols
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This is a matching pair of Kentucky pistols; the first 1) made in flintlock ignition S/N 028742 and the second, 2) made in percussion ignition S/N 029
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Double barrel pin-fire derringer .44 caliber4297 - Double barrel pin-fire derringer .44 caliber
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This is a beautiful walnut stocked two barrel traveler's derringer. It has hidden triggers that drop when the hammers are pulled to full cock po...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********r.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Lot Withdrawn4298 - Lot Withdrawn
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Lot Withdrawn Date: Location: HWAC# 56234
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Lot Withdrawn4299 - Lot Withdrawn
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