Great American July Auction

Auction Details

This three day sale has highlights in many of our collecting categories including Mining, Saloon, Native Americana, Numismatics, Postal History, General Americana, Tokens, Railroad & Express, Bottles, and Western Art & Americana.

SESSION ONE OVERVIEW
Our Saloon & Cigar section features brewing advertising, beer trays, cigar tins, ephemera, and match cases. Following this, our Bottle section includes beer bottles, whisky flasks, and other Western glassware.

Our Gaming section has rare chips and tokens (including ivory chips), a Keno goose, a slot machine, and early dice games.

Numismatics features Israeli coins and medals, U.S. medals including ANA, and US and Mexican coins including a large selection of belt buckles with Morgan Dollars and Peace Dollars.

Next comes our Railroad & Express section. Highlights include: a Leland Stanford signed pass; a Tonopah & Tidewater lock; a Virginia & Truckee loaner watch (and other V&T ephemera); and 1860s American Express Co. stock certificates with signatures from Wells, Fargo, & Holland.

We then have the largest Postal History section we've had in many years. There is a particular focus on Nevada with rarities from Esmeralda, Bernice, Cradlebaugh, and others. The section ends with Nevada revenue stamps and large US stamp collections.

Session One ends with our Token section which has pieces from California, Nevada, Montana, as well as rare Good For Mirrors.


SESSION TWO OVERVIEW
Session Two is all Mining. Our Mining section features a fabulous assortment of mine lighting devices including carbide lamps, safety lamps, oil wick lamps, and candlesticks. We also have explosives-related material including blasting cap tins, wood boxes, and ephemera. In addition, the section has more mining signs, assay material, mining artifacts, and ephemera such as stock certificates and other mining documents and books. Don't miss a unique and very important set of Bank of California/Virginia City letters (Lots 2573-2576).

SESSION THREE OVERVIEW
Session Three begins with a diverse and large Native Americana section: beadwork, baskets, pottery, rugs, points, a large section of turquoise and silver jewelry, kachinas, sculptures, and Native American & Western art. Don't miss Lot 3184, a Millicent Hearst painting.

Our General Americana section begins with a group of taxidermy pieces from two collections including a Western museum. We then have our usual varied and diverse selection of General Americana artifacts and ephemera including: an early ivory ship; rare California directories; turn-of-the-century Goldfield Gold Rush furniture (Lots 3480-84); early film and stage autographs; and much more. Be sure not to miss the premium early Western silverware lots including a once-in-a-lifetime offering of Comstock groups. The session ends with Dealer Specials, large bargain-priced groups of ephemera.

Table of Contents
Day 1, Saturday, July 8th (Lot 1000-1728)
Saloon, Cigar, & Tobacco (Lots 1000-1083)
Bottles & Insulators (Lots 1084-1183)
Gaming (Lots 1184-1210)
Numismatics (Lots 1211-1297)
Coin & Western Belt Buckles (Lots 1298-1393)
Railroad & Express (Lots 1394-1453)
Philatelic & Postal History (Lots 1454-1607)
Tokens (Lots 1608-1728)


Day 2, Sunday, July 9th (Lot 2000-2656)
Mining (Lot 2000-2656)
Mine Lighting Devices
Safety Lamps (2000-2065)
Carbide Lamps (2066-2230)
Oil Wick Lamps (2231-2374)
Misc. Lighting (2375-2383)
Mine Signs (2384-2400)
Explosives (2401-2462)
Assay (2463-2476)
Mining Artifacts (2477-2492)
Ephemera (Sorted State/City) (2493-2656)

Day 3, Monday, July 10th (Lots 3000-3613)
Native Americana & Western Art (3000-3204)
Beadwork, Baskets, Pottery, & Rugs (3000-3027)
Jewelry (3028-3049)
Points, Tools, & Ephemera (3050-3060)
Kachinas & Sculptures (3061-3143)
Native & Western Art (3144-3204)
Taxidermy (3205-3223)
General Americana (3224-3613)
Miscellaneous (3224-3328)
Sorted by State/City (3329-3571)
Dealer Specials (3572-3613)

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White Bancroft Point from Eureka, Nevada area3050 - White Bancroft Point from Eureka, Nevada area
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an authentic point. White. Found near Eureka, Nevada. It has been repaired as it was found in two pieces. 4.75". State: Nevada City...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to G*********n for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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6.25" Obsidian Point from Humboldt Wells3051 - 6.25" Obsidian Point from Humboldt Wells
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collected by Jay Thornton at Humboldt Wells. Humboldt Wells was the name of the area when the immigrant wagons came through. It was on the Humboldt Ri
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Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
Sold to G*********n for (160.00 + 38.40) = 198.40
 
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Nevada Collection: Eleven Points and Hand Made Spear3052 - Nevada Collection: Eleven Points and Hand Made Spear
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a fabulous Nevada Native Americana collection. The points show a wide variety of color and size: white agate, clear quartz, red jasper, obsidi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Eastern Nevada Native American Points3053 - Eastern Nevada Native American Points
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Many of these are probably dry lake finds. One can tell by the dull patina. The largest is 3.25". The smallest points are all undoubtedly real....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to G*********n for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Real Nevada Points3054 - Real Nevada Points
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of thirteen. Largest is a spear point measuring 5". One very interesting small curved point. Many different shapes and colors. We can ident...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to G*********n for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Native American Tools, Axe Blades and Pestles3055 - Native American Tools, Axe Blades and Pestles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native American tools, ax blades and pestles from the collection of Clayton Phillips, c.1950's State: City: HWAC#: 41909 Date:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Three Native American Items - Including Fire Sticks3056 - Three Native American Items - Including Fire Sticks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Fire Stick. 4.5". Round. Charcoal from staring fire still visible. 2) Fire Stick? Long. 7". Fire residue seems present. 3) Round. 2&quo...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Native American Peace Pipe3057 - Native American Peace Pipe
Holabird Western Americana Collections
18" pipe. Unknown tribe. Please see photo. May be newer. State: United States City: HWAC#: 2119 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Books on Nevada Paiutes3058 - Books on Nevada Paiutes
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: Survival Arts of the Primitive Paiutes by Margaret M. Wheat; Relics of the Redman by Marvin & Helen Davis; Indians of Nevada, 6 vo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********1 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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4 Native American Books3059 - 4 Native American Books
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Acoma, The People of the White Rock, by H. L. James. Color photographs; hardcover, 96 pages; Introduction by Frank Waters. 2) Printmaking in New Me
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ute Chief Sevara and Family, W. H. Jackson Photograph, c.19003060 - Ute Chief Sevara and Family, W. H. Jackson Photograph, c.1900
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ute Chief Sevara and family hand colored photograph by William Henry Jackson. Copyright, 1900 by Detroit Photographic Co. Also included are 3 b/w phot
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Estimates : 250.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********m.. for (125.00 + 30.00) = 155.00
 
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"Hania" Hopi Kachina3061 - "Hania" Hopi Kachina
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Hania" Hopi Kachina by Joe & Colleen Talanutewa(?). Very nicely carved and painted, 8.5" high. Great condition. Hania means &qu...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*******e for (125.00 + 30.00) = 155.00
 
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Badger Kachina3062 - Badger Kachina
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Badger Kachina, Hopi, 11" high. This Kachina is beautifully detailed and painted. State: Arizona City: HWAC#: 48027 Date:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to b*******e for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Crow Mother Kachina3063 - Crow Mother Kachina
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Crow Mother Kachina by unknown artist. Has had repair done. Nice carving, painting, 9" high. State: Arizona City: HWAC#: 48023 Date:
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Estimates : 140.00 - 250.00
Sold to j**********3 for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Hopi Kachina, "Lefty"3064 - Hopi Kachina, "Lefty"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hopi Kachina, "Lefty" by Darrell Batala. 9.5" x 3.25" x 3". Beautifully carved, but some repair has been done. State: Ar...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Two Kachinas3065 - Two Kachinas
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Kachinas: 1) "Ahote" by Wayne Poleahla, Hopi, 9". 2) White Bear Dancer by A. Smith, 7". State: Arizona City: HWAC#: 4...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sun Kachina3066 - Sun Kachina
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sun Kachina-- "Tawa", 1" high. The Sun Kachina is a representation of the spirit of the Sun, though he may on occasion be called the ...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
 
 
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Group of Mini Kachinas3067 - Group of Mini Kachinas
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of different mini Kachinas: 1) four 2" Mudhead drummers by Gordon Crook; 2) Morning Singer Kachina, 3.5"; 3) Clown Kachina by Long,...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Cholla Cactus Kachina by Gil Maldonado3068 - Cholla Cactus Kachina by Gil Maldonado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cholla Cactus Kachina, 2.5" high--incredible detail, cholla cactus on head dress. State: New Mexico City: HWAC#: 48029 Date:
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to j**********3 for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Great Horned Owl by Gil Maldonado3069 - Great Horned Owl by Gil Maldonado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great Horned Owl, 3" high. Gil Maldonado carves Kachina dolls. The result of Maldonado’s efforts are Kachina dolls that are stunning in detail,...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (90.00 + 21.60) = 111.60
 
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Hummingbird Kachina by Gil Maldonado3070 - Hummingbird Kachina by Gil Maldonado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hummingbird Kachina, 3-5/8" high. Amazing detail, real feathers as wings, hummingbird on head. Gorgeous! State: New Mexico City: HWAC#: ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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White Ogre by Gil Maldonado3071 - White Ogre by Gil Maldonado
Holabird Western Americana Collections
White Ogre, 2.5" high. This highly detailed Kachina has a very fierce face and is holding a saw and a bow. Real feathers in head dress. State:...
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Estimates : 180.00 - 260.00
Sold to j*****r for (90.00 + 18.90) = 108.90
 
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Two Kachinas by Sarah3072 - Two Kachinas by Sarah
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Kachinas by Sarah: Mudhead, 8.25" high and "Protection", 8.5" high. Nice details. State: New Mexico City: HWAC#: 4802...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Whipper by Kenneth Shupla3073 - Whipper by Kenneth Shupla
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Whipper" by Kenneth Shupla, Hopi (2nd Mesa) carver. Nice piece, some minor repair. State: Arizona City: HWAC#: 48021 Date:
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Corn Dancer, Wm. Klesert3074 - Corn Dancer, Wm. Klesert
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Corn Dancer (#10 of 30) bronze sculpture by William Klesert features a Kachina dancer in motion, head feathers to the four directions. Beautiful piece
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Eagle Dancer, Wm. Klesert3075 - Eagle Dancer, Wm. Klesert
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eagle Dancer appears to be flying! Bronze sculpture by William Klesert, #17 of 30. 11.5"h x 5"w x 7.5" d on a wood swivel base. Signe...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Hawk Kachina, Wm Klesert3076 - Hawk Kachina, Wm Klesert
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lively, elegant bronze sculpture of the hawk kachina by William Martin Klesert, (1928-1996). sculpture is #4 of 30. 12" 10" w x 8"d o...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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"Winning Prospect" by Bob Parks3077 - "Winning Prospect" by Bob Parks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Winning Prospect" by Bob Parks. Bronze sculpture, 9.5" x 9" x 3.75, on wood base. beautiful sculpture of horse jumping a stile....
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Arrow Maker by Don Polland3078 - Arrow Maker by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Arrow Maker" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture--3.25" x 2.5" x 2.5". #339 / 2500. State: Arkansas/Georgia/Alabama City: ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Apache Gan Dancer by Don Polland3079 - Apache Gan Dancer by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Apache Gan Dancer" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture--limited edition, 870 /2500. 4" high. State: California City: HWAC#: 4806...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Buffalo Spirit by Don Polland3080 - Buffalo Spirit by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Buffalo Spirit" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture--#680 / 2500. 3.75" high on wood base. State: California City: HWAC#: 48063 ...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 180.00
 
 
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Comanche Hostile by Don Polland3081 - Comanche Hostile by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Comanche Hostile" pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 1126/2500. 4" x 4" x 1.5" on wood base. Chilmark Fine Pewter. State: ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Counting Coup, Pewter Sculpture3082 - Counting Coup, Pewter Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Counting Coup" Pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 2339/2800. 6" x 4,5" x 3.5" on wood base. Indian on rearing horse attackin...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Crazy Horse by Don Polland3083 - Crazy Horse by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Crazy Horse" pewter sculpture by Don Polland. Special registered edition, #903/2500. 4.75" x 6" x 3" on wood base. Crazy H...
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Start Price : 140.00 | Estimates : 280.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Crow Scout, Pewter3084 - Crow Scout, Pewter
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Crow Scout", Pewter by Don Polland, sculptor. 2075/5000. 6.5" x 5" x 2.25" on wood base. Scout is wearing a bear costume. ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eagle Dancer by Don Polland3085 - Eagle Dancer by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Eagle Dancer" painted pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 72/1200. 5.5" x 4" x 2.75" on wood base. Chilmark. Exquisite piece!...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Four Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland3086 - Four Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland: 1) War Drummer, 1991--3.5" high. 2) Chief, 1989--3.75" high. 3) Last Arrow, 1988--4.25" high. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Two Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland3087 - Two Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Pewter Sculptures by Don Polland; 1) "Tracker", #1107 / 2500, 1991. 3" high on wood base. 2) "Last Arrow", 1981-- #2071...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to 9***6 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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3 Polland Sculptures and 1 Other3088 - 3 Polland Sculptures and 1 Other
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 Polland Sculptures and 1 Other. 1) "Mountain Man", Polland. 2) "Indian Couple", Polland. 3) "Polland Collector's Soci...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.00) = 62.00
 
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Enemy Tracks by Don Polland3089 - Enemy Tracks by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Enemy Tracks" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, #2239 / 2500. 5.5" x 6" x 4". Very nice piece. Unfortunately, pole id bro...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eye to Eye by Don Polland3090 - Eye to Eye by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Eye to Eye" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, 1983--#769 / 2500. 4" x 5.25" x 4" on wood base. Two men doing fierce battle...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hopi Kachina by Don Polland3091 - Hopi Kachina by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Hopi Kachina" by Don Polland. Limited edition, pewter--3.5" x 2"x 1.75". State: California City: HWAC#: 48056 Date...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hostile Apache by Don Polland3092 - Hostile Apache by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Hostile Apache" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, limited edition--1769 / 2500. 3.25" high. State: California City: HWAC#: 48...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Kachina Dancer by Don Polland3093 - Kachina Dancer by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Kachina Dancer" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture--limited edition--377 / 2500. 3.5" high on wood base. State: California City: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mandan Hunter by Don Polland3094 - Mandan Hunter by Don Polland
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"Mandan Hunter" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, 1979 1158 / 5000. 5.5" high on wood base. State: California City: HWAC#: 480...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mystic Medicine Man by Don Polland3095 - Mystic Medicine Man by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Mystic Medicine Man" by Don Polland. Pewter miniature sculpture--3.75" x 3.5" x 2,75". #376. State: California City: ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Raven Dancer by Don Polland3096 - Raven Dancer by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Raven Dancer" by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture--#111 / 2500. 2" high on wood base, very interesting piece State: California City:...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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The Cheyenne by Don Polland3097 - The Cheyenne by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Cheyenne by Don Polland, pewter sculpture, 1209/2800. 6" x 6" x3". Finely detailed piece. State: California City: HWAC#: 4...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to R*********i for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Yellow Boy by Don Polland3098 - Yellow Boy by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Yellow Boy" by Don Polland, painted pewter sculpture. 9.25" x 3" x 2.75", 72 / 1200. Native American holding a rifle and a...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Oh Great Spirit, Pewter3099 - Oh Great Spirit, Pewter
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Oh Great Spirit", Pewter sculpture by Don Polland, # 2023/3180. 7.25" x 4" x 5" on wood base. Indian chief standing on a r...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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