May 2018 Americana, Railroad, Mining, & More Auction

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2018 auction! This four-day sale has close to 3,000 lots in the following collecting categories: Native Americana, Cowboy & Western, Mining, Tokens, Numismatics, Bottles, General Americana, Railroadiana, and a large Bargain/Dealer Specials section.

Highlights include:

*Our first offering of tokens from a prominent Texas Collection.

*A new batch of railroad passes from the Potter Collection.

*A Mining section that features a new group of territorial Nevada stock certificates as well as rare California, Montana, Arizona, and Colorado pieces.

*A Cowboy section with spurs, bits, ephemera, and two incredible Pawnee Bill Wild West Show posters.

*Baskets, pottery, jewelry, rugs, points, art, and more in our Native Americana section.

*California soda bottles and rare Nevada medicine bottles.

*Numismatics incl. US and world coins, currency, scrip, medals, and other exonumia.

*Ephemera from the Al Adams Collection, Potter Collection, and Prag Collection including early US and world maps; Montana fort & Indian trader documents & early Montana mining pieces; early Idaho documents; Western postcards and postal history with a focus on Arizona; plus rare pieces from California, Nevada, Oregon, and more.

*A large Bargain/Dealer Section featuring both entry-level collectibles and large dealer lots ideal for resale. Our philosophy for this section is to help beginning collectors start their collections and to restock dealer inventories, therefore helping grow the collecting community as a whole.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One (May 7th, 2018) (Lots 1000-1734)
Native Americana (1000-1172)
Baskets
Pottery
Jewelry
Rugs & Weavings
Beadwork & Clothing
Points, Tools, & Weaponry
Art
Ephemera & Books
Cowboy & Western (1173-1264)
Spurs
Bits
Clothing
Buffalo Bill / Pawnee Bill
Ephemera
Mining (1265-1734)
Artifacts (Lighting, Signs, Explosives, Hard Goods)
Ephemera (Geographic Sort)


Day Two (May 8th, 2018) (Lots 2000-2754)
Tokens (2000-2249)
Numismatics (2250-2379)
Medals
Coins
Currency & Scrip
Ephemera
World’s Fairs & Expositions (2380-2406)
Gaming (2407-2431)
Bottles (2432-2654)
Insulators
Soda
Medicine
Misc.
Saloon, Brewing, Cigar, & Tobacco (2655-2718)
Beer & Brewing
Cigar & Tobacco
Jewelry (2719-2754)

Day Three (May 9th, 2018) (Lots 3000-3730)
General Americana

Day Four (May 10th, 2018) (Lots 4000-4752)
Railroadiana (4000-4189)
Passes
Ephemera
Bargains & Dealer Specials (4190-4752)
Gen. Americana
Mining
Numismatics
Tokens
Railroad
Postal


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Strike-A-Light Beaded Bag1100 - Strike-A-Light Beaded Bag
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Plains Indians Strike-a-Light. Beautiful traditional pattern with tightly woven bead work and tin cones. Probably circa 70’s, originally used to carry
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Estimates : 200.00 - 280.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Strike-A-Light Beaded Bag1101 - Strike-A-Light Beaded Bag
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Plains Indians Strike-a-Light, nice traditional pattern with tightly woven bead work and tin cones, probably circa 70’s, originally used to carry firi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 280.00
Sold to m********9 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Ceremonial Dance Set1102 - Ceremonial Dance Set
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Loom beaded Southwest Fancy Dance Regalia, over the shoulder piece and belt sash,center piece of belt sash has an Indian mounted on his horse with a l
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN1103 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 4.00
 
 
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South American Stone Beads1104 - South American Stone Beads
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 17 hand carved stone beads from South America. Beads measure between 1/2" to 1".They are a beautiful combination o...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Vintage Native American Chaps1105 - Vintage Native American Chaps
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Native American chaps, buckskin pants. Good condition.32" long. HWAC# 48568 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Group of Native American Tools1106 - Group of Native American Tools
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes tools--scrapers, sinkers, ax heads, cobbles, drill, and projectile points of chert, granite, slate, quartz and more. This group cantains
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Native American Hide Scraper1107 - Native American Hide Scraper
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A large Native American hide scraper, probably chert, with one rounded ends; the large flat stone shows areas of having been fashioned by flaking, and
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t*****d for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Nevada Points--Various Counties1108 - Nevada Points--Various Counties
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes: Northern Paiute; Washo; Persing County; Story County. Nicely mounted in wood, glassed case, 24" x 20. Lot includes obsidian, cher...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********t for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Vintage Washo Points1109 - Vintage Washo Points
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot includes points, awls, and scrapers of obsidian, chert, agate, carnelian, flint, quartzite, and more. Beautifully mounted on red felt in wood glas
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********t for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Washo Points1110 - Washo Points
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Washo points from the Winnemucca lake bed. Lot includes carnelian, obsidian, chert, and others. Nicely designed display on red felt in wood glassed c
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Mounted Points from Various States1111 - Mounted Points from Various States
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pieces are mounted in a case, 24" x 20". Lot includes obsidian, chert, agate, carnelian, flint,quartzite, and more from: Washo or Paiute, ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c*********r for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Plains Vintage Stone War Club1112 - Plains Vintage Stone War Club
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native American Plains tone war club, rounded rock, shaped and attached to wood handle, deerskin wrapped. Very heavy, rock--5" x 3.5" tota...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to d******c for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Nez Perce Beaded War Club1113 - Nez Perce Beaded War Club
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Native American stone war club. Beaded, wood, sinew wrapped handle. 22.5" length. Stone head attached with sinew. Hand carved stone makes this ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to c******1 for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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American Indian War Club1114 - American Indian War Club
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an American Indian war club that is handmade and measures 21" long. It is adorned with feathers and a trade bead and claw loop on the h...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a******l for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Beaded War Club1115 - Beaded War Club
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 23" hand beaded war club, with vintage feel and look (late 19th Century), It has a large stone head, trade cloth woven wrist loop and...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Native American War Club1116 - Native American War Club
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This is a 21" war club with a fur adornment at the neck. It measures 21" long and is wrapped in rawhide.Attractive decorative collectible....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a******l for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Native American War Club/Hawk1117 - Native American War Club/Hawk
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Native American war club/hawk. It has a stone head, wrapped in fur, feather adornments and trade yarn wrapped handle. A major weapon that sh
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Arrow Point and Bone1118 - Arrow Point and Bone
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arrow point slips into split piece of bone in display box. HWAC# 61553 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to B********R for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Leather Ben Pearson Quiver with 5 Arrows1119 - Leather Ben Pearson Quiver with 5 Arrows
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16.5" leather quiver with 5 arrows and mostly intact feathers HWAC# 63315 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to 1***k for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Woodland Period Figural Stone Axe Head1120 - Woodland Period Figural Stone Axe Head
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Full bi-groove stone axe head. Bi-faced. Perhaps Northern Coast. HWAC# 38003 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Inuit Marble Sculpture of Eskimo1121 - Inuit Marble Sculpture of Eskimo
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Stunning Inuit sculpture of an Eskimo--driving a sled. Signed on the bottom by artist. Several small bruises. 10" x 8.5" x 3.5". The ...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Canada Goose Inuit Sculpture1122 - Canada Goose Inuit Sculpture
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Elegant, graceful Inuit sculpture of Canada Goose in sleeping position. Unsigned, 6.25" x 7" x 5". HWAC# 50566 Date: Locatio...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eskimo Battling Polar Bear, Lucassie Echalook1123 - Eskimo Battling Polar Bear, Lucassie Echalook
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Impressive sculpture of an Eskimo battling a ferocious bear. Sculpture attributed to Inuit artist, Lucassie Echalook who was born in 1942. Missing spe
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Laughing Man Holding His Pants On, Sak Kannuk1124 - Laughing Man Holding His Pants On, Sak Kannuk
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Delightful soapstone sculpture of laughing man holding his pants on with one hand and holding a small wooden club with the other hand. Deftly carved,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Standing Seal Sculpture1125 - Standing Seal Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Soapstone or serpentine sculpture of a standing seal is simply carved with etched flippers and eyes. Nice color variations, 7.25" x 3.5" x...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Stylized Inuit Sculpture1126 - Stylized Inuit Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This fabulous Inuit sculpture is soapstone or serpentine. Leaning forward, arms behind his back, the man has a frowning face. Sculpture is unsigned, s
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Alabaster Polar Bear Sculpture1127 - Alabaster Polar Bear Sculpture
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Alabaster sculpture of polar bear on ice flow. Signed on bottom: Montgomery. 5.5" x 10" x 5.5". HWAC# 61522 Date: Location:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a******l for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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"Chief's Blanket" Bronze Statue1128 - "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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Estimates : 180.00 - 350.00
Sold to s*******l for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Two Native American Painted Gourds1129 - Two Native American Painted Gourds
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Tezi Tunka carved and painted gourd. Roadrunner design. Pine needle rim. 6.5" h x 8" diameter. Beautiful piece. Signed by the artist. 2...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to s********q.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Turtle Shell with Shaker1130 - Turtle Shell with Shaker
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15.5" x 6.75" turtle shell with elongated neck and head. Shaker material is inside shell. Possible snapping turtle. HWAC# 49904 Da...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Painting: Winnowing the Harvest1131 - Painting: Winnowing the Harvest
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Winnowing the Harvest Woosie George, Paiute, Stillwater, Nevada. Acrylic painting by Delores Bennett. Framed, 29" x 35". HWAC# 43427 ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Bev Doolittle, Two Bears of the Blackfeet Print1132 - Bev Doolittle, Two Bears of the Blackfeet Print
Holabird Western Americana Collections
"Bev Doolittle is one of America's most collected artists. Her camouflage art is loved by art collectors around the world. She is often cal...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Calling the Buffalo Framed Prints by Bev Doolittle1133 - Calling the Buffalo Framed Prints by Bev Doolittle
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Two 7.25" x 8.5" side by side prints of a Native American holding a skull above a rock outcropping. Brown frame 16" x 26". HW...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Last Warrior Print by JD Challenger1134 - Last Warrior Print by JD Challenger
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vivid print of a Native American warrior in face paint and beaded wear. Print 7.75" x 7.75", nicely matted and framed 20.5" x 16.5&q...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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M Weakley Painting of Sharp Nose1135 - M Weakley Painting of Sharp Nose
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Oil painting of Sharp Nose, an Arapahoe Indian chief. Artist, Mark Weakley, San Antonio, TX., c.1960's. 18" x 14", very well done por...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Native American Embossed Framed Art1136 - Native American Embossed Framed Art
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A very pretty embossed metal art in a style we have not seen before. A Native American woman is depicted standing next to her horse in a field surroun
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Savage by Frederick Remington1137 - Savage by Frederick Remington
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Reproduction of bronze sculpture, ''Savage" by Frederick Remington. 9.5" x 4.75" x 5". Mounted on marble base. HWAC# ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warrior on Pinto Print by Spencer Asah1138 - Warrior on Pinto Print by Spencer Asah
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A beautiful print of a painting by Kiowa artist Spencer Asah (1906-1954), also known as "Little Boy". Warrior on Pinto, signed "Asah&...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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WH Jackson, Detroit Lithograph1139 - WH Jackson, Detroit Lithograph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a colorful portrait from Detroit Litho entitled Ute Chief Savera and Family. It's a beautiful rendering and is in near new condition. Ma...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to a******l for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Arizona Native American Attractions Brochures and Postcards1140 - Arizona Native American Attractions Brochures and Postcards
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Assortment of 6 Native American and Maiden Rock postcards with 2 RPC's and 2 souvenir postcards packets, most interesting is chromlitho uniforme...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wintun Tribe, Yolo County Artifacts1141 - Wintun Tribe, Yolo County Artifacts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wintun artifacts: net weights, fish hooks, Gorges, whistles, scrapers, awls. Lot includes chert, bone, stone. Great collection of tools. Mounted on r
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t*****d for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Wintun, Yolo County Artifacts1142 - Wintun, Yolo County Artifacts
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Artifacts include: fossilized bone fragment; awls; plummets; game pieces; rare California acorn atlatl spurs (attached to an atlatl, the spear thrower
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to t*****d for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Photograph of Indian at Salmon City1143 - Photograph of Indian at Salmon City
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Salmon City, commonly just called Salmon, was laid out in 1867. Photograph is 3.25 x 3.25". Frame 5 x 5". Hardware and Millinery store can...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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1888 Indian Territory Cover to the Chief of the Cherokee Nation1144 - 1888 Indian Territory Cover to the Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cover from Dr. B.F. Fortner (?) of Vinita, Indian Territory to Hon. Joel B. Mayes, Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequa, Ind. Terr. Envelope has Oc
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to c********3 for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Three Native American Items - Including Fire Sticks1145 - Three Native American Items - Including Fire Sticks
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Fire Stock. 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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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to t*****d for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Cabinet Card of Sitting Bull's Cabin Plus One Other Photograph1146 - Cabinet Card of Sitting Bull's Cabin Plus One Other Photograph
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Cabinet card of Sitting Bull's Cabin at Standing Rock, South Dakota .c.1890. Shows 6 men, some armed, posing outside of log cabin. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********k for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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5 Different Native American Photos1147 - 5 Different Native American Photos
Holabird Western Americana Collections
c. 1950's 8" x 10" black and white photos depicting several tepees in a camping area (this photo has some light water spots), 3 photos...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Native American Encounter Illustration from Harper's Weekly1148 - Native American Encounter Illustration from Harper's Weekly
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Titled "Suspicious Guests" this illustration shows an American Indian man in conversation with a group of white settlers on a snowy day. I...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Native American Group1149 - Native American Group
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage collectible photo lithography printing plates. Positive images of Indians. Also in this group are two small metal statues of kachina dance
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to C*****4 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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