January 2018 Auction: Americana, Bottles, Numismatics, Railroad, Mining, Native Americana

Auction Details

Our first auction of 2018 is a special two-day, 1,400+ lot sale with items in more than a dozen collecting categories, including Tokens, Numismatics, Railroad & Express, Mining, Postcards, Bottles, General Americana, Native Americana, Antique Firearms, Military, Cowboy, and a Bargains & Dealer Specials Section.

*Highlights*

--A rare grouping of 19th century silverware from jewelers on the Comstock Lode, including a never-before-seen M.M. Fredrick silver chalice.

--A stunning California Gold-in-Quartz watch plus other jewelry

--A large General Americana section featuring ephemera from Western states like California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana; large postcard collections from Utah and Washington; and art.

--An assorted Mining section with reference books, lamps, spoons, rare stock certificates, photographs, documents, and ore and fossil specimens

--All sorts of Native Americana including baskets, beadwork, clothing, tools, war clubs, rugs, pottery, and ephemera

--Cowboy collectibles such as art, ephemera, saddles, irons, clothing, and photographs

--A Firearms & Weaponry section featuring rare antique ammunition and knives

--Military collectibles including Civil War documents, photographs, and a rare Ambulance Corps Arm Band

--Coin collecting books, catalogs, US coin sets, US and foreign medals, bank notes/currency, and ingots

--Rare slot machines, gaming chips, and ephemera in our Gaming section

--A fabulous antique Bottle section featuring California Gold Rush Sodas and Nevada Medicines, including examples used in Fred Holabird's bottle books.

--Railroad reference books, padlocks, nails, passes, and other ephemera including train wreck photo collections

--A small but select offering of Wells Fargo & Other Express collectibles including 1850s stock certificates

--Collectibles from 8 different World's Fairs & Expositions

--The auction concludes with a large Bargains & Dealer Specials section full of collectibles from many categories including Mining, Railroad, Tokens, & General Americana. These lots are either large groupings or entry-level items, meant to help restock dealer inventories and jumpstart a new generation of collectors!


Full Auction Schedule

Day One, January 20th, 2018 (Lots 1001-1723)

*General Americana (Lots 1001-1377)
*Foreign (Lots 1378-1391)
*Mining (Lots 1392-1578)
*Minerals (Lots1579-1596)
*Art (Lots 1597-1625)
*Native Americana (Lots 1626-1723)

Day Two, January 21st, 2018 (Lots 2001-2726)

*Cowboy (Lots 2001-2054)
*Firearms/Weaponry (Lots 2055-2102)
*Military (Lots 2103-2135)
*Numismatics (Lots 2136-2192)
*Gaming (Lots 2193-2210)
*Tokens (Lots 2211-2232)
*Bottles (Lots 2233-2365)
*Saloon (Lots 2366-2373
*Railroadiana (Lots 2374-2483)
*Wells Fargo (Lots 2484-2489)
*World's Fair & Expositions (Lots 2490-2508)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (Lots 2509-2726)
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Stirrup Trio2049 - Stirrup Trio
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a trio of used stirrups, none matching. Two are wrapped, one bare. These would be great for a spare, or to decorate the barn. Date: Locatio
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to v********d.. for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Buffalo Bill Show Worker Diary Pages, 18742050 - Buffalo Bill Show Worker Diary Pages, 1874
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 2 page, handwritten diary of a scout that was performing in the Buffalo Bill show. It was written January 1, 1874 & explains that the ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B*****9 for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN2051 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Vintage Western Buckskin Jacket2052 - Vintage Western Buckskin Jacket
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage buck skin jacket with leather fringes and 3 buttons. Signs of water staining on left sleeve and overall signs of being worn. Custom made by M
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Studio Cowboy Photo Postcards (4)2053 - Studio Cowboy Photo Postcards (4)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 cowboys in woolies, 1 in chaps. Date: Location: HWAC# 57210
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Beurmann Steel Spurs2054 - Beurmann Steel Spurs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beurmann steel spurs with newer tooled leather straps. Probably early 20th Century. Date: Location: HWAC# 45619
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********r.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Federal Cartridge Corp. 12 gauge shotgun shells2055 - Federal Cartridge Corp. 12 gauge shotgun shells
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The beautiful condition box of Federal 12 ga. shotgun shells depicts the famous mallard duck in flight on a green background. A box of 25 shells brags
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 45.00 - 85.00
Sold to R********9 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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.32 Short Colt Black powder cartridges made by Dominion Cart.2056 - .32 Short Colt Black powder cartridges made by Dominion Cart.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This beautiful box of 50 count .32 Short Colt black powder (center fire) cartridges was made by Dominion Cartridge Co. limited Montreal, Canada. It is
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
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.32 long rifle cartridges by Winchester2057 - .32 long rifle cartridges by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of .32 caliber long is 50 count .32 caliber rim-fire is a two piece lift off top. The orange label depicts a rim-fire cartridge with the hea
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Estimates : 170.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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.45 caliber M1911 Pistol cartridges2058 - .45 caliber M1911 Pistol cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of .45 cal. pistol ball ammunition is a brown box of 20 rounds from either WW II or the Korean War. It is marked "caliber 45 M1911 amm...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 125.00
 
 
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.45 caliber M1911 Pistol cartridges2059 - .45 caliber M1911 Pistol cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of .45 cal. pistol ball ammunition is a brown box of 20 rounds from either WW II or the Korean War. It is marked "caliber 45 M1911 amm...
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 125.00
 
 
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.32 caliber short rim-fire cartridges by Western Cartridge Co.2060 - .32 caliber short rim-fire cartridges by Western Cartridge Co.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of 50 count .32 short rim-fire cartridges is displayed in a blue and yellow label. The .32 short is advertised as "non-corrosive-smoke...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 165.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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20 gauge Remington Nitro Express Kleanbore shotgun shells2061 - 20 gauge Remington Nitro Express Kleanbore shotgun shells
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of Remington 20 gauge shotgun shells is marked "Kleanbore Nitro Express shot shells Extra Long Range" and "Wetproof". T...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 65.00 - 100.00
Sold to R********9 for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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.38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester2062 - .38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This box of sealed .38 short rim-fire cartridges manufactured by Winchester. The green box label reads: "50 count No. 38 short rifle cartridge...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to B***o for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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10 rounds of 11.43 Egyptian ammunition2063 - 10 rounds of 11.43 Egyptian ammunition
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of 10 rounds of loose 11.43 (.45 caliber) Egyptian ammunition is vintage to the 19th century cartridge firearm. It was used in rifles
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 125.00
 
 
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.32 caliber short cartridges made by Winchester2064 - .32 caliber short cartridges made by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful opened box of .32 short 50 count metallic cartridges Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. Tra
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Start Price : 115.00 | Estimates : 230.00 - 300.00
 
 
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UMC .25-25 Stevens rifle cartridges2065 - UMC .25-25 Stevens rifle cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful two piece picture box 20 count .25-25 Stevens rifle cartridges. The condition is near new with a green label. The label reads &q...
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Start Price : 145.00 | Estimates : 285.00 - 350.00
 
 
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.32 long rim-fire by CBC2066 - .32 long rim-fire by CBC
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of 32 caliber rim-fire cartridges a 50 count of smokeless cartridges for Navy Arms by CBC of Brazil. The box is a single piece of light
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Start Price : 85.00 | Estimates : 175.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Remington Kleanbore .32 short rim fire cartridges2067 - Remington Kleanbore .32 short rim fire cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of 50 .32 short rim-fire cartridges. A green and red label box marked "Remington Kleanbore Dupont. A one piece box with the slide...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 250.00
 
 
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.32 caliber Colt Police Positive ammunition2068 - .32 caliber Colt Police Positive ammunition
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of 50 count .32 Colt caliber cartridges made by Remington UMC in the original green label slide-out box. This ammo. fits Colt Police Pos
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Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
Sold to O**********e for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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.351 caliber Western center Fire cartridges2069 - .351 caliber Western center Fire cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of 50 count .351 caliber cartridges for the Winchester model 1907 Self Loading Rifle. A rare box of ammo for a rare firearm; this box i
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
 
 
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.32 long rim-fire cartridge by Winchester2070 - .32 long rim-fire cartridge by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a box of Winchester .32 caliber long rim-fire cartridges in the red and yellow label. It is marked "Winchester" over the large &qu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 165.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Winchester .38 caliber Smith & Wesson smokeless rim-fire2071 - Winchester .38 caliber Smith & Wesson smokeless rim-fire
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a one piece box of 50 cartridges for the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson, Harrington & Richards, and the Hopkins & Allen revolvers. T...
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Estimates : 190.00 - 250.00
Sold to d******c for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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.32 caliber Remington UMC central fire smokeless cartridges2072 - .32 caliber Remington UMC central fire smokeless cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a two piece box of .32-20 50 count central fire cartridges. These bullets were made for the 32 Winchester, Marlin & Remington arms chamb...
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Start Price : 140.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 350.00
 
 
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.32 Caliber Smith & Wesson blank cartridges2073 - .32 Caliber Smith & Wesson blank cartridges
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a two piece brown paper box of .32 caliber Smith & Wesson center fire blank cartridges manufactured by Winchester. These cartridges were...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 85.00 - 125.00
 
 
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.32 caliber short cartridges made by Winchester2074 - .32 caliber short cartridges made by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two piece picture box of .32 short cartridges was made by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. for post-Civil War vintage pocket pistols. This box is ma
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to R********9 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Three Advertising cards: revolver, knife and cutlery2075 - Three Advertising cards: revolver, knife and cutlery
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Portland Trolley. Good for March 3-9, 1940. Celebrates the 104th anniversary of the revolver. 2) John W. Beard with a knife pictorial Reverse shoes
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t******2 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Arms/Firearms Catalogs & Ephemera2076 - Arms/Firearms Catalogs & Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of rare arms print material dating back as for as 1909. This lot contains a letter dated to July 15, 1909 from the Golcher Bros. guns, ri
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Colt cobra ivory grips2077 - Colt cobra ivory grips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
These grips are two piece Colt Cobra grips made of ivory. There has been a small repair on the bottom of one side. Includes the factory silver medalli
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a******k for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Lyman 4 power rifle scope2078 - Lyman 4 power rifle scope
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Lyman All-American 4 power rifle scope c. 1960's. Fine cross-hairs. Some wear marks otherwise good operating condition with wide eye r...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8*****m for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Two Luger 8 round P-08 9 mm magazines2079 - Two Luger 8 round P-08 9 mm magazines
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a pair of Luger P-08 (8 round) magazines; finely finished in stainless steel made in Italy. Marked MEC-GAR. Date: Location: HWAC# 40753
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 80.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Smith & Wesson walnut grips vintage K frame2080 - Smith & Wesson walnut grips vintage K frame
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a set of two piece walnut grips for the Smith ans Wesson model K frame revolver. Complete with silver S&W medallion. Date: Location: ...
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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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Scope mounts for Winchester Model 702081 - Scope mounts for Winchester Model 70
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the complete scope mount for a scope of 1 in. diameter to a Winchester model 70 bolt action rifle. Vintage 1960's. Date: Location: ...
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Estimates : 10.00 - 25.00
Sold to 3******f for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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Pocket Knife Group2082 - Pocket Knife Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This group includes pocket knives from Uncle Henry (6" open), Old Timer (4 3/4" open), Case (7" open), Schrade (6 3/4 open), Camillus...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Four Knife Group2083 - Four Knife Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes a WWII era Cattaraugas knife (10"), Dagger and sheath (8"), bone handle folding knife (9 1/2" open) and a folding knife ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Argentinan made sheath knife2084 - Argentinan made sheath knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
IF you collect knives you probably don't have this one. This beautifully crafted sheath knife is marked "Airon" with a feather logo &...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Bear MGC lock-back folding knife2085 - Bear MGC lock-back folding knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Bear lock-back folder is 8 3/4 in. open and 5 in. folded. The blade is 3 3/4 in. long in an imitation Damascus steel. The scales are of an imitat
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Horn handled sheath knife2086 - Horn handled sheath knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This beautiful sheath knife is 14 in. overall length with an 8 in. blade. The blade appears to be real Damascus in a one piece tang blade. The top of
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Boker Arbolito El Gigante Bowie knife2087 - Boker Arbolito El Gigante Bowie knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This bowie knife made for Boker in Argentina by Arbolito is 14 3/4 in. overall length with a 9 3/8 in. blade. It is marked Boker T6MOV with the Tree a
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Custom made sheath knife with Damascus blade2088 - Custom made sheath knife with Damascus blade
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This custom made sheath knife is 9 in. overall length with a 4 3/4 in. Damascus blade. The blade has a pronounced Damascus pattern throughout with fil
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Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Bear MGC Sheath Knife2089 - Bear MGC Sheath Knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Bear MGC sheath knife 8 in. overall length with a 4 in. blade. The scales are imitation stag grip without any liners. A fine example of craf
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Estimates : 70.00 - 140.00
Sold to L*******5 for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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German made Hunting Dagger (Hirschfanger)2090 - German made Hunting Dagger (Hirschfanger)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful example of a German made hunting dagger or"Hirschfanger" as it is marked on the blade. It is 14 1/2 in. (36 cm) overal...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 175.00 - 250.00
Sold to 3***6 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Marbles stag handle sheath knife2091 - Marbles stag handle sheath knife
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful unused stag handled sheath knife made by Marbles of Michigan. The overall length of the knife is at 12 in. with the blade at 7 in.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 175.00
Sold to d******c for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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Handmade Sheath Knife with sheath2092 - Handmade Sheath Knife with sheath
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a handmade sheath knife with a one piece blade and tang. The overall length is 15 in. with the blade at 8 in. The handle grip is a one piece s
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Eagle Head push dagger2093 - Eagle Head push dagger
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is double eagle head push knife with a 3 1/2 in. blade. The overall dimension is at 5 in. X 4 in. The blade is unfinished and not sharp while th
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bear MGC Bowie Knife with sheath2094 - Bear MGC Bowie Knife with sheath
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This large Bowie knife is made by Bear MGC. The overall length is 14 1/4 in. with a 9 in. Damascus blade and an India stag handle. The bolsters are an
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sheath Knife made by H. Boker & Co. Deutschland2095 - Sheath Knife made by H. Boker & Co. Deutschland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This sheath knife is marked "H.Boker &Co. Soligen" along with "Deutschland 5469" on the ricasso. For the serious knife colle...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Early's Witney Point blanket gun slip2096 - Early's Witney Point blanket gun slip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Early's Witney Point blanket gun slip is 69 1/2 in. long. The slip is slim and meant to fit small framed guns such as a Kentucky rifle or l...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Lot Withdrawn2097 - Lot Withdrawn
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot Withdrawn
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Leather Basket weave holster for revolver2098 - Leather Basket weave holster for revolver
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This brown leather basket weave tooled leather holster is marked "38 R 6" without any manufacturers logo but professionally made. It appea...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (10.00 + 2.50) x 1 = 12.50
 
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