J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

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Introduction to the J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

J.M. Davis ran the Mason Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma, for his entire career, from 1917 onward. From the age of seven in 1901 until 1965, he was an inveterate collector of all firearms, as well as artifacts reflecting history in Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley region. To preserve his collection in perpetuity, he created the 40,000-square-foot J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, which is today managed by the State of Oklahoma. It is the largest firearms Museum in North America.

The museum is a must-see for any weapons collector, displaying an incredible amount and variety of weaponry and famous felon, outlaw, and law enforcement personality items from history.

Proceeds of this sale directly benefit the long-term care and maintenance of the Collection. None of the items in this sale are out of the current museum exhibit displays. Nearly all of the items have been stored away, out of public view, since at least 1965 (54 years!), long before the modern era when most of the well-written and researched reference and table-top books on antique firearms were published. As an example, none of these weapons were known to R. Larry Wilson, a prolific firearms writer and author of approximately 60 books on antique firearms, who as a young man and budding firearms scholar, worked for Colt about the time this part of the collection went into storage.

The sale hosts more than 2200, antique to modern (probably none more recent than 1965) firearms, swords, crossbows and knives. In addition, there is a large section of Americana, featuring Native American stone and pottery items, primarily from Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley. Items of cultural significance that are not in the sale are designated for, or already transferred to, the Oklahoma State Museum.

Davis was also a button, badge, medal and pinback collector, and there are more than a thousand items in this category, mostly in like-kind groups.

The two-day preview prior to the sale is a must for any serious collector.
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Babe Ruth Champions Buttons (2)   JMD-1509130350 - Babe Ruth Champions Buttons (2) JMD-15091
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2 c. 1934 Babe Ruth Champions 1" buttons, Quaker Cereal origin, around time Babe retired. Cracks
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to l*****7 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Baseball Centennial Button JMD-1509230351 - Baseball Centennial Button JMD-15092
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1.25" button for 1939 centennial
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to J*******d for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Football & Basketball Pins JMD-1512330352 - Football & Basketball Pins JMD-15123
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17 assorted vintage football and basketball pins, some with original pinbacks
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Heydt's Yankee Bread BB Button JMD-1509430353 - Heydt's Yankee Bread BB Button JMD-15094
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1.25" catcher button with original pin back
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******2 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Larry McLean BB Button JMD-1512130354 - Larry McLean BB Button JMD-15121
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Original .8" Larry McLean Cincinnati Reds button. C 1906-1912
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d******2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Montana Grizzlies Button JMD-1509630355 - Montana Grizzlies Button JMD-15096
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1" 1938 with original pin back
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Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to d******2 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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National League BB Button JMD-1509530356 - National League BB Button JMD-15095
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1" 60th year. Yankees vs Giants in World Series
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to d******2 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Roger Hornsby Brown BB Button JMD-1512230357 - Roger Hornsby Brown BB Button JMD-15122
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1.25" button, 1935 Brown's Boys Club Member with picture of Roger Hornsby, original pin back, cracks
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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St. Louis Browns Pins (2) JMD-1509730358 - St. Louis Browns Pins (2) JMD-15097
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2 1" pins. 1 with original pin back, other cracks no pin back. C. 1935
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to t*******l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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St. louis Cardinal large Pins JMD-1507430359 - St. louis Cardinal large Pins JMD-15074
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2 c. 1944 6" St. Louis Cardinals pins. Era of Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter. 2 different, 1944 National League Champs, and cardinal with tape ...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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St. Louis Cardinal Pennant Pins (24) JMD-1507330360 - St. Louis Cardinal Pennant Pins (24) JMD-15073
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24 c. 1920's Cardinals Pennant buttons, 1.25", original pinbacks
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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St. Louis Cardinal Pins-Very Nice Condition! JMD-1509930361 - St. Louis Cardinal Pins-Very Nice Condition! JMD-15099
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The 2 best from this collection, the Cardinal is vivid red. 1.25" pennant and World Series Booster. Original pin backs, c. 1920's
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d******2 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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St. Louis Cardinal World Series Booster Pins (26) JMD-1510030362 - St. Louis Cardinal World Series Booster Pins (26) JMD-15100
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26 1.25" C. 1920'S with pin backs, some toning
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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St. Louis Cardinals Pins-Choice JMD-1509830363 - St. Louis Cardinals Pins-Choice JMD-15098
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Some of the best quality of this collection, 1.25", red cardinals. Pennant, World Series Booster-cracking. C. 1920's, original pin backs
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ward's Sporties BB Button JMD-1509330364 - Ward's Sporties BB Button JMD-15093
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1.25" button with Frank Frisch photo
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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ASARCO Babbit Ingots JMD-1505230365 - ASARCO Babbit Ingots JMD-15052
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9 4.5'" Ingots, heavy probably babbit
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to f*****E for (50.00 + 0.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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Crocker Renaldo Spurs JMD-1501330366 - Crocker Renaldo Spurs JMD-15013
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Pair of 5.25" SPURS, C. 1950'S
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t*******l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Kelly Bros Spurs JMD-1505330367 - Kelly Bros Spurs JMD-15053
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Pair of c. 1920's KELLY Bros spurs 7"
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*****c for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Mexican Chihuahua Spurs JMD-1501430368 - Mexican Chihuahua Spurs JMD-15014
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Pair of 6.25" spurs, engraved
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********d.. for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Mostly Mexican Spurs JMD-1505730369 - Mostly Mexican Spurs JMD-15057
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5 spur pairs, mostly Mexican
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to g****2 for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Spurs by Crockett (2) JMD-1507130370 - Spurs by Crockett (2) JMD-15071
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1 pair of Crockett spurs c. 1940, other pair unmarked
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to M*****8 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Wards Western Field  JMD-1005630371 - Wards Western Field JMD-10056
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.410 repeater stockin very good condition
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c******2 for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Noble Manufacturing JMD-1005730372 - Noble Manufacturing JMD-10057
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.410 ga. Stock in excellent condition metlcolor at 95%
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 5******t for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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Winchester SXS JMD-1005830373 - Winchester SXS JMD-10058
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model 67 condition good missing bolt
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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SXS European Shotgun JMD-1213630374 - SXS European Shotgun JMD-12136
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SXS european shotgun, fine checkering throughout bright bores
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********1 for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Harrington & Richards  JMD-1215430375 - Harrington & Richards JMD-12154
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20 ga. Shotgun , bolt action. Overall condition very good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*****y for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Mossburg shotgun JMD-1215530376 - Mossburg shotgun JMD-12155
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Model 195 KA 12 ga. Bolt action shotgun , no magazine , good condition. Muzzle Choke.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c******2 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Stevens JMD-1216830377 - Stevens JMD-12168
Holabird Western Americana Collections
12ga single shot , stock and metal in poor condtion
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******l for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Mossberg JMD-1217730378 - Mossberg JMD-12177
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Model190 shotgun, bolt action with magazine metal is grey, wood finish is good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to M*****8 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Harrington & Richards  JMD-1217930379 - Harrington & Richards JMD-12179
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Gamester model bolt action shotgun , metal and bwood finish good
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Western field JMD-1218030380 - Western field JMD-12180
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12 ga. Bolt action full choke bluing good, stock is fair, bore is dull
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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unknown manuf. JMD-1528430381 - unknown manuf. JMD-15284
Holabird Western Americana Collections
cal. 6. 5 mm bolt missing poor condition
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Arisaka 99 Rifle 1940s JMD-1162330382 - Arisaka 99 Rifle 1940s JMD-11623
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arisaka, Mod 99, 7.65 mm, original military stock w/cleaning rod, bolt-action, blade front sight w. ladder rear sight, steel butt plate. Japanese writ
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B****7 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Erma M1 Carbine Rifle 1970s JMD-1008830383 - Erma M1 Carbine Rifle 1970s JMD-10088
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Erma M1 Carbine model of a WW2 M1 Carbine. This is a commercial shooter version of famous paratrooper arm, An excellent replica shooter version of a f
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to J******s for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Pistol/Shotgun (Registered) JMD-1248130384 - Pistol/Shotgun (Registered) JMD-12481
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Pistol/Shotgun (Registered), SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1161, Condition: Good, >
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German Helmet30385 - German Helmet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
German pointed army helmet, german eagle with FR. WW1 vintage nice shape. JMD: 12484 JMD Oval Tag: A-1348
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l********p.. for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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German Helmet30386 - German Helmet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
German pointed army helmet WW1 missing features on front helmet. JMD: 12485 JMD A651 (No Tag)
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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German Helmet30387 - German Helmet
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German pointed army helmet with lion and wings with sword design. Nice shape JMD: 12491 JMD: A654 (No Tag)
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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German Helmet30388 - German Helmet
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Original WW2 pith helmet for Afrika Korps. German Dach Pith Helmet. Rommel Desert. Excellent condition with chin strap, German colors and Nazi shiel...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Helmets30389 - Helmets
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(2) Original WW1 trench German army tench helmets. JMD: 12493 JMD: A656, A1345 (No Tags)
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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German Helmet30390 - German Helmet
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German WW2 army helmet with soldiers name on leather insert leather chin strap inside of helmet marked N.K.P 62. Original cammo helmet from Wehrmacht.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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German Helmet30391 - German Helmet
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Western European Parade helmet spike on top, light weight tin. JMD: 12495 JMD: A646 (No Tag)
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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JND - 1115730392 - JND - 11157
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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Sold to B*********l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Holabird Western Americana Collections
1. Points no number 2. Points 10039 3. Points 10040 4. Points no number 5. Points no number 6. Point Fram no # 7. Sm point frame (A3578)
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Sold to v*******v for (1,200.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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