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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Trust by Don Polland3100 - Trust by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Trust by Don Polland, pewter sculpture, #378. 2.5" x 4.5" x 2.5", miniature sculpture. Native American feeding a colt. Chilmark Fine ...
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"Chief's Blanket" Bronze Statue3101 - "Chief's Blanket" Bronze Statue
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful fine art limited edition sculpture by Legends USA mixed media artist C. A. Pardell. Bronze, Pewter. Mixed semi-precious metals medias, tiny
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Golden Crowned Kinglets by Jerry Dollar3102 - Golden Crowned Kinglets by Jerry Dollar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Golden Crowned Kinglets by Jerry Dollar. Coloring and carving is fabulous. State: California City: HWAC#: 48571 Date: 1986
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 850.00
 
 
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Anna's Hummer by Jerry Dollar3102A - Anna's Hummer by Jerry Dollar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Jerry Dollar was born on a farm in Madera, California on September 27, 1938. Mr. Dollar's words: "I will start with a question. How would y...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Oregon Junco by Jerry Dollar3103 - Oregon Junco by Jerry Dollar
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oregon Junco by Jerry Dollar. Beautiful bird carving, 5" high. State: California City: HWAC#: 48570 Date: 1985
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Mountain Bluebird by Jerry Dollar3103A - Mountain Bluebird by Jerry Dollar
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Mountain Bluebird by Jerry Dollar. 7" high, incredible piece. State: California City: HWAC#: 48572 Date: 1986
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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"Double Trouble" Bronze Statue3104 - "Double Trouble" Bronze Statue
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Bronze sculpture by Idaho artist, D. D. Edwards. Beautiful bronze, "Double Trouble" depicts two bighorn sheep battling another bighorn. 8&...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn3105 - Lot Withdrawn
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On the Horizon by Lawrence Heyda3106 - On the Horizon by Lawrence Heyda
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On the Horizon by Lawrence Heyda, pewter sculpture, 4/350, 6.75" x 7" x 4" on wood base. Beautifully crafted, produced by Chilmark Fi...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Storyteller by Don Polland3107 - Storyteller by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Storyteller by Don Polland. Pewter sculpture, #1821 / 2500. 3.25" high on wood base. Native American painting on a stretched hide. State: Sou...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Arapaho Sentinel by Michael Boyett3108 - Arapaho Sentinel by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arapaho Sentinel by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 493 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48160 Date: 1981
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Bison's Fury by Michael Boyett3109 - Bison's Fury by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Bison's Fury" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture #82 / 2500. 6.5" x 5" x 3.25". Incredible! Horse, rider, attacked by...
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Blood Brothers by Michael Boyett3110 - Blood Brothers by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Blood Brothers" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, #830 / 1500. 4.5" x 4.5" x 3.5". Two men (one white, one red). holdin...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Buffalo Stalker-Crow by Michael Boyett3111 - Buffalo Stalker-Crow by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Buffalo Stalker- Crow" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 731 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48166 Date:
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 260.00
 
 
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Circling the Enemy by Michael Boyett3112 - Circling the Enemy by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Circling the Enemy" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 1108 / 2500. 4.75" x 5" x 3.5". Very nice piece. State: Texa...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Comanche by Michael Boyett3113 - Comanche by Michael Boyett
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"Comanche" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 500/ 2500. 4.5" x 4" x 3.25". State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48153 Dat...
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Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to R*********i for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Dance of the Eagles-Cree by Boyett3114 - Dance of the Eagles-Cree by Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Dance of the Eagles-Cree" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 601 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48164 Date:
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Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
Sold to l****6 for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Iroquois Warfare by Michael Boyett3115 - Iroquois Warfare by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Iroquois Warfare" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, #1027 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48159 Date: 1989
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Listening for Hooves Arikawa by Boyett3116 - Listening for Hooves Arikawa by Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Listening for Hooves-Arikara" by Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 217 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48163 Date: 1981
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Plight of the Huntsman by Michael Boyett3117 - Plight of the Huntsman by Michael Boyett
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"Plight of the Huntsman" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 93 / 950. 6.75" x 7" x 3". Incredible scene of hunter and h...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sioux War Cry by Michael Boyett3118 - Sioux War Cry by Michael Boyett
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"Sioux War Cry" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 1313 / 2500. 6.5" x 4" x 3". State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48155 ...
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 260.00
 
 
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Snow Hunter, Blackfoot by Michael Boyett3119 - Snow Hunter, Blackfoot by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Snow Hunter, Blackfoot" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 650 / 2500. 4" x 3.5" x 2.25". State: Texas City: H...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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The Rescue of the Nighthawk by Boyette3120 - The Rescue of the Nighthawk by Boyette
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Rescue of the Nighthawk" by Boyette. Pewter sculpture, # 164 / 1500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48167 Date: 1980
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
 
 
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The Tracker, Nez Perce by Michael Boyett3121 - The Tracker, Nez Perce by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Tracker, Nez Perce" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, 3 297 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48158 Date: 1981
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Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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The Trapper, Jim Bridger by Michael Boyett3122 - The Trapper, Jim Bridger by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Trapper, Jim Bridger" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, #81 / 1500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48165 Date:
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 300.00
 
 
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When Warriors Meet by Michael Boyett3123 - When Warriors Meet by Michael Boyett
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"When Warriors Meet" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 68 / 1500. 4.5" x 5.5" x 3.25". Sword broken off, otherwise nic...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Winter Hunt by Michael Boyett3124 - Winter Hunt by Michael Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Winter Hunt" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 210 / 2500. Fabulous piece of hunter with his dogs. State: Texas City: HWAC#: ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Austin Prod AP 1693: Indian Chief3125 - Austin Prod AP 1693: Indian Chief
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 17" statue identified as an Austin Prod. The number is hard to read, but it looks like 1693. Plaster made to look like wood. Green an...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Kiowa Princess by Don Polland3126 - Kiowa Princess by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Kiowa Princess" painted pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 113/1200. 6.75" x 3" x 2.5". Chilmark. State: California City:...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Renegade by Don Polland3127 - Renegade by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Renegade" pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 811/2500.4.5" x 5" x 2.5" on wood base. Hand signed. Chilmark Fine Pewter. S...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Running Wolf by Don Polland3128 - Running Wolf by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Running Wolf" Pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 72/1200. Hand painted pewter, 6.5" x 3" x 2.75" on wood base. Chilmark fine...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Cheyenne by Don Polland3129 - The Cheyenne by Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Cheyenne" pewter sculpture by Don Pollland. Hand signed by Polland. 1986/ 2800. 5.25" x 6" x 3". Chilmark. Very nice p...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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War Party, Pewter sculpture3130 - War Party, Pewter sculpture
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"War Party", Pewter by Don Polland, sculptor. 618/2300. War Party depicts three warriors, one in bear costume, racing along with weapons d...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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When War Chiefs Meet, Don Polland3131 - When War Chiefs Meet, Don Polland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"When War Chiefs Meet", pewter sculpture by Don Polland. 2372/2500. 4.5" x 7" x 3.5". Beautifully sculpted. Chilmark Fine ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Chippewa-Rite of the White Tail by Boyett3132 - Chippewa-Rite of the White Tail by Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Chippewa-Rite of the White Tail" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 172 / 2500. 6" x 7" x 4". Dancers in deer garb. ...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to o********m.. for (175.00 + 42.00) = 217.00
 
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Cactus Wren by Ralph Trethewey3133 - Cactus Wren by Ralph Trethewey
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cactus Wren by Ralph Trethewey. He began sculpting at age ten, encouraged by a father and grandfather who carved. His first efforts were delightful sc
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Texas Ranger Tracking3134 - Texas Ranger Tracking
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Texas Ranger Tracking" by Philip Kraczkowski. Pewter on marble base. State: City: HWAC#: 48170 Date: 1972
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Ranch Hand by Barbara Brigham3135 - Ranch Hand by Barbara Brigham
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Diorama of ranch hand in barn with rifle. Barbara Brigham (1929-) lives in Texas. Sculpture is enclosed in plexi box-11" x 6.5" x 6.5&qu...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 28.80) = 148.80
 
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Trooper on the Southern Plains3136 - Trooper on the Southern Plains
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Trooper on the Southern Plains" inspired by Frederic Remington. Pewter sculpture, painted, by Chilmark. #262 / 500. State: City: H...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Holding Ground by Philip Kprczkowski3137 - Holding Ground by Philip Kprczkowski
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Holding Ground" by Philip Kraczkowski. Pewter sculpture. State: City: HWAC#: 48169 Date: 1971
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to d********9 for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Sergeant 7th Calvary3138 - Sergeant 7th Calvary
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Sergeant 7th Cavalry" by Philip Kraczkowski. Pewter sculpture. State: City: HWAC#: 48171 Date: 1971
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Rider Jumping Horse by Dawn Hardy3139 - Rider Jumping Horse by Dawn Hardy
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rider Jumping Horse by Dawn Hardy, 13.5" x 10.5" x 10" on marble base, #2 / 9. After a move to Calgary in 1982, Dawn Hardy was thrill...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 108.00) = 558.00
 
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Three Canadian Totems3140 - Three Canadian Totems
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three Canadian Totems: 1) Two different Boma Canada Tribal totem pole - black resin, 9" high. 2) One smaller tote, in brown resin, 6.5" hi...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to e*******g for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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Zacharia Njobo Jade Sculpture3141 - Zacharia Njobo Jade Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A jade sculpture measuring 7.5 inches tall and 5 inches wide. Zacharia Njobo, born in 1974, is an artist from Zimbabwe and part of the Ndau tribe. H
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Large Elephant Sculpture3142 - Large Elephant Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mother elephant with two young ones. This is a real show piece. Resin, 12.5 x 16 x 10". In perfect to near-perfect condition. Signed by G (Elun...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h******F for (100.00 + 21.00) = 121.00
 
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5 Foot Bear Sculpture3143 - 5 Foot Bear Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Totem looking with paws folded tightly to body. Teeth showing. See photo. Due to size, additional shipping charges will apply if not picked up in pers
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*********y for (150.00 + 31.50) = 181.50
 
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Indian Scout by Don Crowley3144 - Indian Scout by Don Crowley
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Indian Scout" by Don Crowley. Tempera painting, 9.5" x 7.5", linen liner, framed 18" x 16". State: Arizona City: ...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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M. Weakley Painting of Sharp Nose3145 - M. Weakley Painting of Sharp Nose
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sharp Nose was an Arapahoe. Done by Mark Weakley, San Antonio, 1960's. State: City: HWAC#: 48801 Date:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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M. Weakley Blackbird, Sioux Chief3146 - M. Weakley Blackbird, Sioux Chief
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original painting. Identified on the back. 17 x 13" framed. Done by Mark Weakley, San Antonio, 1960's. State: City: HWAC#: 48800 D...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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M. Weakley Native American Painting3147 - M. Weakley Native American Painting
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original painting. 20 x 16" framed. Nice detail. Been professionally cleaned with a few repairs. State: City: HWAC#: 48479 Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (55.00 + 13.20) = 68.20
 
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