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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Nice Oregon Ephemera Lot3450 - Nice Oregon Ephemera Lot
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photograph (positive and paper negative) of the first U. S. Post Office west of the Rocky Mountains, in Shivley's, Astoria, Oregon (1847); color...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 80.00
Sold to a****a for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Oregon Postmarks by Whittlesey3451 - Oregon Postmarks by Whittlesey
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244pp and inscribed by author. Hundreds of Oregon postmarks illustrated. (Potter Collection) HWAC# 63124 Date: Location: Oregon
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*****0 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3452 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3453 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Original copy of the Lancaster Charter, Colony of Pennsylvania3454 - Original copy of the Lancaster Charter, Colony of Pennsylvania
Holabird Western Americana Collections
May 1, 1742. Over six legal sized pages full of interesting content on the incorporation of this community before the Revolutionary War. With the appr
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Gruber Detective Agency Metal Warning Sign3455 - Gruber Detective Agency Metal Warning Sign
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"A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any persons committing crimes, malicious mischief, or other damage on these p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r****1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Antique Medical Cabinet from Philadelphia Hospital3456 - Antique Medical Cabinet from Philadelphia Hospital
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique wood medical cabinet for a doctor. Could be transportable for house calls. Needs some repair. Various drawers and cubbys for apothecary bottle
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********r.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Western Union Telegraph Company unused Check3457 - Western Union Telegraph Company unused Check
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187-. Printed 'David H Bates, Supt. 8th Dist. E. D.' Has an RN-J11. Numbered 3832. Check on Jay Cooke & Co. Bankers. Vibrant and colorfu...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania Maps (5)3458 - Pennsylvania Maps (5)
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1) Engraved and hand colored by Desilver 1856, pp14 14" x 17" 2) Engraved and hand colored by Colton 1855 No. 20 14" x 17.5" ...
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Start Price : 180.00 | Estimates : 360.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Maps of South Carolina3459 - Maps of South Carolina
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Lot of 2. 1) Rand McNally. Chicago. Lithographic graphics and color. 1888. Approximately 22" x 15." 2) South Carolina by County, 1884. L...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 225.00
Sold to R********9 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Dakota Collection3460 - Dakota Collection
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Lot of seven. Mostly from Deadwood, South Dakota. 1) Ribbon for the South Dakota Bankers Association meeting held in Deadwood in 1908. 2) Pin showing
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Large, Early Deadwood City Mounted Photo.3461 - Large, Early Deadwood City Mounted Photo.
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Splendid early street scene of Deadwood ruffians including miners, bullwhackers, freight wagons, tents. Signage includes C. H. Fluken & Co.-Denv...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********0.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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South Dakota Tenth Annual Encampment Ribbon3462 - South Dakota Tenth Annual Encampment Ribbon
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Ten inch long red ribbon with gold and brown tassels from "Tenth / Annual / Encampment / Dept. / South Dakota / Chamberlain, / June 6, 7, 8 / 1...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to f********c.. for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Quartermaster's Report, Nashville, TN3463 - Quartermaster's Report, Nashville, TN
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A Quartermaster's report, Office of River and Depot Transportation from Sept. 12, 1864 signed by WB Greenwood. The quartermaster typically hand...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d********9 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3464 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Texas Star Flour Mills Stock Certificate3465 - Texas Star Flour Mills Stock Certificate
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Issued in 1889, signed by president. Issued and cancelled. A vignette of a large building that has Texas Star Flour Mills on the outside. Texas Star o
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Early Kirkland Lumber Company Mounted Photographs3466 - Early Kirkland Lumber Company Mounted Photographs
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1) Identified on back as 1914-1918. R. E. Owen on left and Ernest Snodgrass on right. of the Kirkland Lumber Company. Has a stain on bottom right of p
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LOT WITHDRAWN3467 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3468 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Sacred Heart Academy Graduation Medal3469 - Sacred Heart Academy Graduation Medal
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Five pointed star in wreath with engraved letters "S, H". Reverse: Graduated Academy of the Sacred Heart Waco Texas. The Academy of the S...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to B*******0 for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Frontier Times, Texas Ranger James Peak on Cover3470 - Frontier Times, Texas Ranger James Peak on Cover
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Original issue of Sept. 1927 with Texas Ranger James Peak on cover, his story on page 4. HWAC# 59759 Date: 1927 Location: Texas
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Texas Photo Group (7)3471 - Texas Photo Group (7)
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7 different Texas related photos. Street scene by Bushong and Feldman, El Paso. old lady by Callaway, San Antonio. Firemann and ladder truck by Bushan
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Estimates : 140.00 - 180.00
Sold to p*****L for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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c1895 Photograph of the Mercur Mercury Newspaper Office3472 - c1895 Photograph of the Mercur Mercury Newspaper Office
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Rare photo of CC Higgins Mercur Mercury office. It is over the Golden Gate Meat Market and Dr. Duff Dentistry. Photo is 8 x 6". Mercur is a his...
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Hand Drawn Utah State Land Patent Maps3473 - Hand Drawn Utah State Land Patent Maps
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8.5" x 11" hand drawn and colored map of a Utah land patent showing Sanpete Co. and Salt Co. land (Potter Collection) HWAC# 59731 D...
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Early Hardware Catalog: Strevell-Paterson, Salt Lake City3474 - Early Hardware Catalog: Strevell-Paterson, Salt Lake City
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132 pages of hardware. Locks, hinges, trunk locks, straps ,hasps (whatever they are), handles, bolts, hooks, keys, latches, catches dead locks,etc. Al
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*********r for (50.00 + 11.00) x 1 = 61.00
 
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Utah History Books (2)3475 - Utah History Books (2)
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Hardcovers. The Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Utley, A History of Piute County by Newell HWAC# 59776 Date: Location: Utah
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 90.00
 
 
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Map of Nevada & Utah Territories3476 - Map of Nevada & Utah Territories
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Unusual map, colored with counties by Bradley. Vivid colors, nice condition. This map was made just after Nevada statehood. On Mat Board (not adhered)
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Sold to 6********u.. for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Three Mounted Studio Photographs: Seattle and Northwest Territories3477 - Three Mounted Studio Photographs: Seattle and Northwest Territories
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Two are from Boyd located at 713 First Avenue in Seattle. Two different poses from same gentleman. Handwritten note on back says this is Frank Buffing
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Sold to a**********5 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3478 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Columbia Transportation Company Stock Certificate, Washington Territory, 18633479 - Columbia Transportation Company Stock Certificate, Washington Territory, 1863
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Very rare. No. 3270, issued April 7th, 1863 to Asby P. Minear for one share of stock. Signed by the secretary, Joseph Hetcher. Not cancelled. Attracti
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Map of Washington & Oregon3480 - Map of Washington & Oregon
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This map shows County & Townships of Oregon & Washington. It shows mines, Indian & Military Locations & Wagon Roads. Engraved & ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to r*******8 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Washington Folded Maps by Metsker3481 - Washington Folded Maps by Metsker
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Counties-Admas, Asotin, Chelan, Grant, Lincoln, Whitman, Yakima. HWAC# 571973 Date: Location: Washington
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to 9***6 for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Maps of West Virginia (3)3482 - Maps of West Virginia (3)
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Lot of 3 maps of West Virginia. 1) West Virginia by County, 1884, cartography & color by Lithography by Geo. Cram. Double truck, pp. 100, 101. ...
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Light House Keeper Appointment Letter3483 - Light House Keeper Appointment Letter
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Interesting 2 sided letter from Aug. 6, 1838 to Secretary of the Treasury appointing Pete Johnson as keeper of a light house. (Potter Collection)
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Rare Fort Bridger, Utah /Wyoming Territory Certificate of Deposit for Post Trader3484 - Rare Fort Bridger, Utah /Wyoming Territory Certificate of Deposit for Post Trader
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Manuscript document dateline Fort Bridger, Dec. 14, 1868. For a $225 deposit by Ira E. Barley(?) subject to his order. Signed W.A. Carter by J. Carte
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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Crandall Jackson Hole WY Photos3485 - Crandall Jackson Hole WY Photos
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Photograph of the Tetons by Crandall in original envelope and cardboard. Brand Spanking New. Absolutely phenomenal. Approximately 5" x 7"....
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to 4*******x for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Map of Wyoming, 18923486 - Map of Wyoming, 1892
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Wyoming by Rand, McNally. Graphics and color by lithography. 1892. Approximately 21" x 14." (Potter Collection) HWAC# 63226 Date: ...
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Rare Billhead for the Hudson's Bay Company, 18793487 - Rare Billhead for the Hudson's Bay Company, 1879
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Very scarce blue billhead for this iconic Western fur trading company. Issued June 14, 1879 to Mr. W. R. Ish for tobacco, potatoes, tacks, thread, etc
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Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame, Kensaston, Saskatchewan3488 - Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame, Kensaston, Saskatchewan
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Panoramic Farm Photo in Frame, approx 9.5 x 23 inches. Sam Mills' Outfit - Kenaston Sask. 1923. Sticker on rear "Antique photograph(silve...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to t*****d for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Oil Painting of Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada3489 - Oil Painting of Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada
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Oil on canvas painting of Gaspe Peninsula in south-eastern Quebec, c. 1960. Reflects the fishing heritage of the area, located near the St. Lawrence
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to p*******8 for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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Oil Painting of Hampden Hills3490 - Oil Painting of Hampden Hills
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Oil on canvas, signed by the artist, Jordan. Framed in blue tinted wood, 11.5 x 10". Painting depicts idyllic scene from small hillside with ...
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Oil Painting of Landscape with Barn3491 - Oil Painting of Landscape with Barn
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Oil on canvas painting of rustic cabin, tree and fencing, with fields and mountain range in distance. Not signed but is attributed to the artist B. K
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*******8 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Mountain Landscape Oil Painting, c.18773492 - Mountain Landscape Oil Painting, c.1877
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Oil on canvas painting of snowy mountain range with trees in foreground. Signed by the artist, Otto Reinhold Jacobi, and dated 1877 (5). Brass fram
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Oil Painting of Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada3493 - Oil Painting of Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada
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Oil on canvas painting of downtown corner of Three Rivers, or Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Framed in vintage gold toned wood, 12 x 11.5". ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to p*******8 for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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Water Lillies Watercolor3494 - Water Lillies Watercolor
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Water color of beautiful water lilies in a serene setting. Green wood frame, 11 x 25 inches. Signed by the artist, but difficult to discern full nam
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to p*******8 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Rare "A Yukon Souvenir" Booklet3495 - Rare "A Yukon Souvenir" Booklet
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Published by the Bennett News Company of White Horse, Canada. 62 pages of full sized photographs. Nice sketch of a miner using a sluice box on the co
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to 6******n for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Misc. Maps of the World3496 - Misc. Maps of the World
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Lot of 4. 1) Map of the Eastern Part of the Province of Ontario, 1883. Lithographic graphics and color by Hardesty. Approximately 21" x 14.5.&q...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Maps of Africa3497 - Maps of Africa
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4 maps. 1) Africa by Mitchell, 1860. Copper engraving and hand color. Constructed and engraved by W. Williams. Philadelphia. Approximately 15.25&quo...
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Map of Asia, 18503498 - Map of Asia, 1850
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Asia by Cowperthwait, 1850. Copper engraved with hand coloring. Approximately 17" x 14." (Potter Collection) HWAC# 63215 Date: ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Maps of Asia (5)3499 - Maps of Asia (5)
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Lot of 5 maps of Asia 1) Johnson's ASIA, 1864, copper engraved & hand colored by Johnson & Ward, p. 92, 18" x 14"; 2) Asia by...
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