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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M. Weakley Sitting Bull Portrait Painting3148 - M. Weakley Sitting Bull Portrait Painting
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed in hewn wood. 15 x 11". Sitting Bull is only identified by the inscription on the back. Done by Mark Weakley, San Antonio, 1960's. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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One Print by Claudessa, Five Prints by Tigero3149 - One Print by Claudessa, Five Prints by Tigero
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print of Native American baskets by Claudessa, 23.3" x 33.5" in basket weave frame. Five small framed prints of Native American subjects b...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Portrait of Native American by Sutherlan3150 - Portrait of Native American by Sutherlan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print on canvas of a Native American holding a spear. 24"x20" Signed A. Sutherland. State: City: HWAC#: 47552 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********q for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Two Native American Prints3151 - Two Native American Prints
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Native American prints: 1) Plains Hunter by Carl Seybolett, Artist's proof. 14" x 11". 2) War Chief by Bill O'neill, 1975, 16...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz3152 - Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Deep Snow, by Gerry Metz. Oil painting of hunter with his horse in very deep snow. Painting is 8" x 10", framed 16" x 18". Detai...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Watercolor of Young Native American Girl3153 - Watercolor of Young Native American Girl
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Watercolor of Young Native American Girl by Dee Altamirano. Altamirano is from Tracy, Calif., and specializes in water-colors and pastel Indian figure
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 130.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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Lot Withdrawn3154 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
State: City: HWAC#: Date:
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Friendly Advise (sp), Frank Magsino3155 - Friendly Advise (sp), Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Friendly Advise" (sp), Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Native Americana giving advice to a cowpoke. A very beautiful painting. 5.75&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to h******y for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Hostility by Frank Magsino3156 - Hostility by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Hostility" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic miniature of Indians chasing a stagecoach. 2.75" x 4.75", linen liner, framed 6.5" x ...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to s**********1 for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Hunter's Delight by Frank Magsino3157 - Hunter's Delight by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Hunter's Delight" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Native American crossing the river with his hunted trophies--looks like a dee...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 120.00) = 620.00
 
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Indian Camp by Frank Magsino3158 - Indian Camp by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Indian Camp by Frank Magsino. Pencil drawing of an Indian camp. Image, 6" x 8". Linen liner with nice frame, 13" x 15". State:...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 450.00
Sold to h******y for (125.00 + 30.00) = 155.00
 
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Knee Deep, Frank Magsino3159 - Knee Deep, Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Knee Deep" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Native Americans riding through deep snow. beautiful light on mountains. Painting, 5.75&...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to f********q for (375.00 + 90.00) = 465.00
 
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Out to the Hunt by Frank Magsino3160 - Out to the Hunt by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Out to the Hunt" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic miniature of Indians leaving their camp at sunrise. 1.5" x 10.76", linen liner, fram...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to p****e for (425.00 + 102.00) = 527.00
 
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Raging Raiders by Frank Magsino3161 - Raging Raiders by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Raging Raiders" by Frank Magsino. Image of Indians taking off for a raid from their camp, river in foreground, mountains in background. A...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (500.00 + 120.00) = 620.00
 
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Splash, Frank Magsino3162 - Splash, Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Splash" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Indians riding down a river, sun coming up and rocky mountains in background. Painting, 5.7...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 90.00) = 465.00
 
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The Display by Frank Magsino3163 - The Display by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Display" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of a lineup if Native Americans on a ridge in fighting gear. Miniature painting--incredib...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to s**********1 for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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The Lure by Frank Magsino3164 - The Lure by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"The Lure" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Indians fighting off some enemies. Detail is impeccable. Painting is 11.5" x 23.5&qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to v*******e for (1,000.00 + 240.00) = 1,240.00
 
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War Party Watching Train, Frank Magsino3165 - War Party Watching Train, Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"War Party Watching Train" by Frank Magsino. Pencil drawing of group of Indians (war party) watching a train in the distance. Magsino'...
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Estimates : 270.00 - 540.00
Sold to p****e for (135.00 + 32.40) = 167.40
 
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Whiskey Bottle, Frank Magsino3166 - Whiskey Bottle, Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Whiskey Bottle" by Frank Magsino. Acrylic painting of Native Americans coming around a bend in the river to a small camp with a whiskey b...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to s**********1 for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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The Nomads by Frank Magsino3167 - The Nomads by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Nomads by Frank Magsino. Beautiful acrylic painting of Native Americans on the move, the sun is coming through the clouds lighting them from behin
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 108.00) = 558.00
 
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War Chief by Chuck Ren3168 - War Chief by Chuck Ren
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"War Chief" by Chuck Ren. Print from painting--#344 / 2200. 11.5" x 9", matted and framed 21.5 X18.5". State: California ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to f********q for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Resting His Party by Chuck Ren3169 - Resting His Party by Chuck Ren
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Resting His Party" by Chuck Ren (1941-95). Print from painting, #344 / 2200. 10" x 19" matted and framed, 20.5" x 29"...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Warrior by Chuck Ren3170 - Warrior by Chuck Ren
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Warrior" by Chuck Ren. Print from painting, #344 / 2200. 11.5" x 8.75", matted and framed 21,5" x 18.25". State: Ca...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Happy Child by Mary Chadwell3171 - Happy Child by Mary Chadwell
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Happy Child" by Mary Chadwell. Miniature oil painting, 2-1/8" x 1.5", framed 3.5" x 3". State: Nevada City: HWA...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Indian Girl by Mary Chadwell3172 - Indian Girl by Mary Chadwell
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Indian Girl by Mary Chadwell. Miniature oil painting, 2" x 1.5", framed 3.5" x 3". State: Nevada City: HWAC#: 48005 Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Pow Wow Beauty by Mary Chadwell3173 - Pow Wow Beauty by Mary Chadwell
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Pow Wow Beauty" by Mary Chadwell. Acrylic miniature painting of woman in pow Wow dress. 2.75" x 3.5", matted and framed under g...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Painting: Winnowing the Harvest3174 - Painting: Winnowing the Harvest
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Winnowing the Harvest Woosie George, Paiute, Stillwater, Nevada. Acrylic painting by Delores Bennett. Framed, 29" x 35". State: Nevada ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Unique Reno, Nevada Native American Wall Hanging3175 - Unique Reno, Nevada Native American Wall Hanging
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This wall hanging shows a buck shooting his rifle (at a deer? Buffalo?) on a fast moving horse. Below is a beautiful squaw waving the the warrior. 15
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to r*****r for (25.00 + 6.00) = 31.00
 
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Lakeshore by Gene Speck3176 - Lakeshore by Gene Speck
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Lakeshore" by Gene Speck. Oil painting of Native Americans in camp by lake. 7.5" x 9.5", linen liner, framed 13" x 15"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to k*****f for (475.00 + 99.75) = 574.75
 
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Winter Hunter by Gene Speck3177 - Winter Hunter by Gene Speck
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Winter Hunter" by Gene Speck. Acrylic painting, 9.5" x 7.5", linen liner, framed 17" x 15". Painted in soft blues, li...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to V********e for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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Gentle Comes the Dawn by Robert McGinnis3178 - Gentle Comes the Dawn by Robert McGinnis
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Gentle Comes the Dawn" by Robert McGinnis. Watercolor print, 8" x 16", framed and glassed, 15.75" x 23.75". State: ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Little Critter by Judy Phearson3179 - Little Critter by Judy Phearson
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Little Critter" by Judy Phearson. Oil painting, 9.25" x 6.5", linen liner, framed 16.5" x 14". State: Oregon City:...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Along the Cherokee Trace by Boyett3180 - Along the Cherokee Trace by Boyett
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Along the Cherokee Trace" by Michael Boyett. Pewter sculpture, # 191 / 2500. State: Texas City: HWAC#: 48161 Date: 1982
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Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
 
 
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War Dancer by Kay Homan3181 - War Dancer by Kay Homan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
War Dancer by Kay Homan, watercolor of two war dancers in very detailed costumes. Painting is 9.5" x 13.5", matted and framed 17.5" ...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Man on Buffalo by Kay Homan3182 - Man on Buffalo by Kay Homan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Man on Buffalo" by Kay Homan. Limited edition print, #51 / 350. 17" x 15". Unframed. State: City: HWAC#: 48076 Date:
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Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to f********q for (30.00 + 7.20) = 37.20
 
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Landscape Painting by Alfred Augustus Glendening3183 - Landscape Painting by Alfred Augustus Glendening
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Landscape Painting (1879) by Alfred Augustus Glendening, (c. 1840-1910). Landscape of river with two cows, trees, mountains, and clouds. Painting is 2
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Painting of Millicent Hearst, Wife of William Randolph3184 - Painting of Millicent Hearst, Wife of William Randolph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Painting of Millicent Hearst. Artist is unknown (Written at bottom is E. F. _________) Paint may have been unfinished by the artist for various reason
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Express Delivery by Frank Magsino3185 - Express Delivery by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Express Delivery" by Frank Magsino. Stagecoach roaring through the country at late day. Varnished oil painting, 8" x 6". Linen ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to v*******e for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Pony Express by Frank Magsino3186 - Pony Express by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pony Express by Frank Magsino. Acrylic miniature of pony express rider, 1" x 2", linen liner, framed 4" x 5.25". State: Califo...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to s**********1 for (250.00 + 60.00) = 310.00
 
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Rhythm by Frank Magsino3187 - Rhythm by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Rhythm" by Frank Magsino. Incredible acrylic miniature of ocean raging against rocks. 1.75" x 3", linen liner, framed 6" x...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to F*****0 for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Shipment by Frankl Magsino3188 - Shipment by Frankl Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Shipment" by Frankl Magsino. acrylic painting of a fast travelling stagecoach in the background of a lovely landscape of a stream and mou...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to v*******e for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Train Robbery by Frank Magsino3189 - Train Robbery by Frank Magsino
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Train Robbery" by Frank Magsino. Miniature acrylic of a train robbery, the engine screeching to a stop. 1" x 7.5" , linen liner...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to s**********1 for (170.00 + 40.80) = 210.80
 
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Run for Tucson by Russ Vickers3190 - Run for Tucson by Russ Vickers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Run for Tucson" by Russ Vickers. Miniature painting of cowboys w/ guns racing across the desert. 4.25" x 12", linen liner, fram...
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Estimates : 650.00 - 1,300.00
Sold to H****e for (400.00 + 96.00) = 496.00
 
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Lonesome Trail by Olaf Wieghorst3191 - Lonesome Trail by Olaf Wieghorst
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Lonesome Trail" by Olaf Wieghorst. Print from painting, #388 / 1500. Unframed, 18" x 22". Signed by artist. Beautiful print, mi...
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 650.00
 
 
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Lot Withdrawn3192 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
State: City: HWAC#: Date:
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Two George Mathis Prints3193 - Two George Mathis Prints
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two George Mathis Prints: 1) Central Pacific Railroad at Cisco, 1865. Print. signed by artist. 2) Bassett's Station. Signed by artist. No editio...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Maverick by Floyd Drown3194 - Maverick by Floyd Drown
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Maverick by Floyd Drown, oil painting. Image of lone cowboy herding a calf is incredibly detailed. Painting is beautifully framed 16" x 24"...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to v*******e for (150.00 + 36.00) = 186.00
 
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Barren Hills by Gene Speck3195 - Barren Hills by Gene Speck
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Barren Hills" by Gene Speck. Oil painting, 7.75" x 9.5", linen liner, framed 16" x 18". Subtle coloring, just beautif...
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 108.00) = 558.00
 
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Lamoille Canyon by Mary Chadwell3196 - Lamoille Canyon by Mary Chadwell
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Lamoille Canyon" by Mary Chadwell. Miniature watercolor, 2" x 2.5", matted, under glass, framed 5.5" x 5.75". State:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
Sold to k*****f for (45.00 + 9.45) = 54.45
 
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Old 119 Promontory, Utah3197 - Old 119 Promontory, Utah
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Old 119 Promontory, Utah" by Marcelia Crossen. Miniature oil painting of a train crossing the desert. 2.25" x 3.5", framed 3.75...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.40) = 43.40
 
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