November Wonders: Western Americana Auction (November 2021)

Auction Details

Welcome to our November Wonders Auction, the second in our end-of-the-year auction trilogy!

We know every collector will find something special for their collection in this sale, and even a good Christmas present or two...

This sale features more than 3,100 lots across 5 days in over two dozen different collecting categories including: Art, Mining, Numismatics, Railroad, Militaria, General Americana, Jewelry, Books, Stocks & Bonds, and much more!

**HIGHLIGHTS**

--The Bill McKivor Nevada Token Collection Part I. Bill's Nevada token collection is full of so many rarities that we have split it over several sales. This round features an ultra-rare Comstock token from Gold Hill, as well as Beowawe, Chafey, Farrell, Bowers, Genoa, Incline, and more.

--Pancho Villa Collection. A rare second chance to bid on a Photo Diary of Pancho Villa by W.H. Horne (& Others). A massive and important collection of 184 real photo postcards (RPCs) and six original 5 x7 prints, most of which are directly attributable to Walter H. Horne, who made a good living for himself making photographic postcards in the American Southwest during the time of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.

--George Armstrong Custer Civil War Holster and Dispatch Case. The belt, brass buckle, holster, and dispatch case from Civil War Captain George Armstrong Custer, originally from the Frost Collection.

--Stunning Jewelry. Featuring a leopard gold & diamond necklace; a gold-in-quartz pendant; shadow box and diamond cocktail rings; and much more.

--Native Americana. Beautiful jewelry, pottery, artifacts, and ephemera.

--Ken Prag Collection. Rarities from the Prag Collection of stocks, ephemera, and postcards, including autographs of Thomas Edison, J. Paul Getty, John D. Rockefeller, JP Morgan. Other stock categories include: Wells Fargo and American Express, banking, brewing, Hollywood, Yellowstone, mining, railroad, & more.

--Mining. Collectibles including gold nuggets and ore specimens, artifacts, ephemera, and mining stock certificates from California, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada.

--Art. Museum-quality Western art pieces by Makk, Rosa, and Hanson, as well as a large group of Chilmark Western pewter sculptures. Plus African art and carvings, and many other paintings and prints.

--General Americana Bonanza. Including an original prostitute's license from Tombstone; rare bottles and brewing ephemera; Montana saloon archives from the MacKenzie Collection; rare badges; cowboy collectibles incl. saddles & rare photographs; books incl. a large Eastern US directory section; and much more.

Be sure to use the Search Function to find items across the 5 days in your collecting categories!

And Keep the Collections Coming!
Please keep us in mind for selling your collection, and contact me directly at fredholabird@gmail.com.

Happy bidding!

--Fred Holabird & Team--

Auction Schedule

DAY 1 - Thursday, Nov 18, Lots 1000-1601
Art 1000-1269
Firearms-Weapons 1270-1292
Foreign 1293-1338
Political 1339-1352
Military 1353-1402
Tools 1403-1422
Native Americana 1423-1477
Sports 1478-1535
Transportation 1536-1601

DAY 2 - Friday, Nov 19, Lots 2000-2657
Stocks & Bonds 2000-2657
All Categories including Mining,
Railroad, and various industries

DAY 3 - Saturday, Nov 20 , Lots 3000-3609
Minerals 3000-3018
Mining 3019-3034
Numismatics 3195-3258
Tokens 3259-3412
Philatelic & Postal History 3413-3609

DAY 4 - Sunday, Nov 21, Lots 4000-4620
Geographically Sorted Ephemera 4000-4265
General Collectibles 4269-4395
Souvenir Plates 4396-4424
Spoons & Flatware 4425-4428
Entertainment 4429-4446
Circus 4447-4450
Toys 4451-4484
Marbles 4485-4489
Bottles 4490-4527
Saloon 4528-4546
Tobacciana 4547-4559
Gaming 4560-4566
Cowboy 4567-4599
Clothing 4600-4620

DAY 5 - Monday, Nov 22, Lots 5000-5614
WF/Express 5000-5002
World's Fair / Expositions 5003-5013
Firefighting Memorabilia 5014-5017
Fraternal Organizations 5018-5022
Badges 5023-5044
Maps 5045-5066
Books 5067-5314
Furnishings & 3D 5315-5363
Jewelry 5364-5461
Music 5462-5490
Photography 5491-5614

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Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker [125069]1200 - Kennedy Gold Mine, Watercolor by Ralph Baker [125069]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In the heart of the California Mother Lode is the city of Jackson, home of the Kennedy Gold Mine. In it's heyday, the Kennedy was one of the dee...
Passed
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Noble Newsom Watercolor Rendering [131605]1201 - Noble Newsom Watercolor Rendering [131605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautiful watercolor rendering of the proposed Sobrante School in Oakland, California. Noble Newsom was the youngest son of architect Samuel Newsom,
Passed
Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Original Watercolor Residence [122037]1202 - Original Watercolor Residence [122037]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small watercolor painting of a spanish-style Pasadena Casa with a blue door, not dated. Signed by Euralia Perez, with a V Gerry name present also. Vib
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Santa Cruz Island Watercolor [122800]1203 - Santa Cruz Island Watercolor [122800]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original watercolor painting of Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The impressionistic piece, by the now famous unknown art
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to e*********0 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Central City, Colorado, Head Frame - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125065]1204 - Central City, Colorado, Head Frame - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125065]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Called The Richest Square Mile on Earth, Central City, Colorado, produced millions of dollars from its ores of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc ar
Passed
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimate : 750.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Coeur d' Alene Mine - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125064]1205 - Coeur d' Alene Mine - Watercolor by Pat Patterson [125064]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Coeur d' Alene Mine is a bright red landmark on the outskirts of Central City, Colorado, and a popular tourist destination as well as a subj...
Passed
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimate : 750.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Still Life Watercolor by Mildred Lane [116732]1206 - Still Life Watercolor by Mildred Lane [116732]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful watercolor--still life of hurricane lamp, coffee grinder, horseshoe, spurs and antique iron. Mildred Lane (1927-2019 was a very well known N
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Estimate : 100.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*********s for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Watercolor Painting by Stanford Stevens [121257]1207 - Watercolor Painting by Stanford Stevens [121257]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Log cabin and corral, mountains in the background.. Stanford Stevens (1897-1974) studied art in Paris. In the 1930's he moved to Tucson, Arizona...
Passed
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimate : 450.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Bonnie Snow Watercolor, 1965, "Thunderbirds" Signed by the Pilots [114397]1208 - Bonnie Snow Watercolor, 1965, "Thunderbirds" Signed by the Pilots [114397]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nevada Artist Bonnie Snow, wife of uranuim geologist Charles Don Snow. Don Snow was a WW2 vet. The pilots signed this original work: Capt. Russ Goodma
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Carl Walline Original Western Watercolor [49918]1209 - Carl Walline Original Western Watercolor [49918]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Carl R. Walline, 1888 - 1976. While working in the oil refinery business for Shell, he painted landscapes of the area around his home in oil and water
Passed
Start Price : 90.00 | Estimate : 180.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cowboy on Bucking Bronco [131951]1210 - Cowboy on Bucking Bronco [131951]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant watercolor of a cowboy on a bucking horse. Could be possibly print of watercolor. Image conjures up the action and dust on a rodeo arena. Sig
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Estimate : 180.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********9 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Landscape Paintings  [131932]1211 - Landscape Paintings [131932]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three landscape paintings: 1) Image of quiet stream in Fall season. 2) Street through village. 3) Painting of barns and chickens on pond by A. Marc--
Passed
Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Original Watercolor by Sylvia Miller, "Purple Artichokes"  [133770]1212 - Original Watercolor by Sylvia Miller, "Purple Artichokes" [133770]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Label on reverse by artist with title of piece and dimensions. Art measures 22" x 30" Beautifully matted and framed under glass. Frame me...
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Venecian Nights -- Original Watercolor by Bergman [124602]1213 - Venecian Nights -- Original Watercolor by Bergman [124602]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Watercolor of a city street scene with two boys holding a flaming torch or a lantern. Title in the lower left is "Venician Night", and it ...
Passed
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Two Vintage Wood Carved Tiki Gods [119007]1214 - Two Vintage Wood Carved Tiki Gods [119007]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Round wood plaques of Tiki figures, hand-carved, 10" diameter. Tiki figures of certain gods and as an embodiment of that specific god's man...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to r*****5 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Folk Art saw and tule decoy [112363]1215 - Folk Art saw and tule decoy [112363]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot with a tule grass decoy about 13 in. long with a bass wood carved head; all hand made. The second item is a folk art painted cross-cut s
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wood Carving Folk Art Piece [131410]1216 - Wood Carving Folk Art Piece [131410]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A nice piece of folk art. This is a wood carving depicting a Conestoga Wagon drawn by a team of four oxen. Piece measures 7"x 20"x 5.5&quo...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to j****2 for (15.00 + 3.30) = 18.30
 
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Mine to Mill - Wood Engraving by Harper's Weekly [125068]1217 - Mine to Mill - Wood Engraving by Harper's Weekly [125068]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wood engraving from 1878 Harper's Weekly showing a team of four horses drawing a carriage down a mountain road past a man leaning on his rifle. ...
Passed
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Crumb & Petagno [125431]1218 - Crumb & Petagno [125431]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two samples of counterculture art, by two icons of the medium. First, we a 22"x 15" humor poster drawn by Robert Crumb, dealing with the w...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*******f for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Three Fruit Crate Labels [122797]1219 - Three Fruit Crate Labels [122797]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Colorful fruit labels (3). One Morning Smile Lemon & Grapefruit Association ( small tear on right side), Golden State Lemons (Larger tear right ...
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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" Moose"  Print/ By Bob Kuhn . [89565]1220 - " Moose" Print/ By Bob Kuhn . [89565]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful , and realistic looking, print on canvas. Its so good, some people mistake it for an original oil painting.Entitled " Moose", it...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to a******l for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Antique Black and White Art Prints [124622]1221 - Antique Black and White Art Prints [124622]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five black and white prints on heavy paper, probably from the early 1800s, approx 17-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. See photos for condition and design details.
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to e*********0 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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European Prints of Emperor and King [124626]1222 - European Prints of Emperor and King [124626]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three hand-painted prints of Henry the Eighth, King of England 10-3/4 x 14-1/2 inches; Maximillian 1st, Emperor of Germany. Both of these pieces come
Passed
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Four Colorful Prints [110582]1223 - Four Colorful Prints [110582]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All prints are nicely matted and framed; sizes are outside frame measurements. 1) Abstracted landscape, 29" x 39". 2) Calla lilies and peo...
Passed
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Framed Pottery Prints [110580]1224 - Framed Pottery Prints [110580]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4. All are beautifully linen matted in nice frames. Sizes given are outside frame size. 1) Apache Basketry, 33" x 29". 2) Image of ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 350.00
Sold to t********f for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Four Framed Prints [110581]1225 - Four Framed Prints [110581]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All prints matted in nice frames, sizes or outside frame size. 1) Flowers in antique vase with antique wallpaper background, 33" x 41". 2)...
Passed
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Four Still Lifes [110585]1226 - Four Still Lifes [110585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All prints are nicely matted and framed; sizes are outside frame measurements. 1) Three pots, 30" x 33.5". 2) Tiger lIlies in antique vas...
Passed
Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Heads of Jupiter and Ajax, Large Engraving [124632]1227 - Heads of Jupiter and Ajax, Large Engraving [124632]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nineteenth Century French Neo-classical engraving, titled Tete de Jupiter et d' Ajax: the heads of Jupiter and Ajax. Approx 21 x 16 inches, suit...
Passed
Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Japanese Landscape Prints (2) [124625]1228 - Japanese Landscape Prints (2) [124625]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two hand-colored prints, of Japanese landscapes including one with an iconic gate, a three-pulley water well, and various people in 1800s-era attire.
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Martha Washington Engravings Prints (4) [90595]1229 - Martha Washington Engravings Prints (4) [90595]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 identical prints from William Sartain engravings. 12 x 9.5". edge damage Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: The ...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 150.00
Sold to d*******f for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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One Nude, Two Landscapes [110583]1230 - One Nude, Two Landscapes [110583]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All prints are nicely matted and framed; sizes are outside frame measurements. 1) "Majestic Sky", abstracted landscape, 29" x 39"...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 350.00
Sold to e*********0 for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Original Screen print and 2 other Prints [110584]1231 - Original Screen print and 2 other Prints [110584]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All prints are nicely matted and framed; sizes are outside frame measurements. 1) Original silkscreen print, abstract diptych, signed MAE. Floated on
Passed
Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Unknown Artists Arte Deco Style Print of Nude [109862]1232 - Unknown Artists Arte Deco Style Print of Nude [109862]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful arte deco style print of standing nude with two blinded figures to one side. Abstracted with gold and collage looking elements. Image, 18&...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Original Japanese Art from San Francisco [63376]1233 - Original Japanese Art from San Francisco [63376]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 beautiful & rare Japanese Art scenes of Japan on Chinese Rice paper. These are from the San Francisco area. Vivid colors, all in protective pl...
Passed
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 160.08
 
 
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4 Tennis Themed Prints [61573]1234 - 4 Tennis Themed Prints [61573]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Gary Patterson print, tennis them: Match Point, Ace, Net Play, And Out. Each is matted 16" x 20"and three are framed, 17.75" ...
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Lees Sussland Cartoon Drawing, Signed [77861]1235 - Lees Sussland Cartoon Drawing, Signed [77861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed personalized cartoon drawing by Lees Sussland--" To my very good friend -Alan--in fond memories of "Spring Training"--Lees Sus...
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Estimate : 375.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to j*******1 for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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William Forrest Martin Painting: They Are Still [77813]1236 - William Forrest Martin Painting: They Are Still [77813]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Abstract piece with fascinating use of colors. Family looking skyward, seals balancing bills in the background. Painting on masonite by William Forres
Passed
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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View of Hackney in Middlesex ñ Color, Framed [131787]1237 - View of Hackney in Middlesex ñ Color, Framed [131787]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original copper engraving circa 1780 by Hogg. St. Augustine Church in background. Shows light spotting consistent with age. Date: Country (if not U
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 70.00
 
 
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"Calm Down, Pete" [109845]1238 - "Calm Down, Pete" [109845]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Tempera/watercolor illustration of two cowboys in conversation. 10.5" x 8". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Argument in Front of Mine [109855]1239 - Argument in Front of Mine [109855]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pencil illustration of mining boss pushing a miner in front of mine. Other miners in background. 12" x 13". Date: Country (if not USA):...
Passed
Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Classic Russian Painted Egg [131580]1240 - Classic Russian Painted Egg [131580]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
With Christian figure. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance: Ben-Tcahvtchavadze collection of Ontario, Canada
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Conversations [109867]1241 - Conversations [109867]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pencil and ink illustrations of couples having discussions. 1) She is at work in a shop and she looks angry, 14" x 8". 2) Man schmoosi...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Cowboys Confronting Woman [109856]1242 - Cowboys Confronting Woman [109856]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Story illustration in pencil of two cowboys confronting a cowgirl who looks suspicious of them. 9" x 7". Date: Country (if not USA): ...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Cowboys Talk [109779]1243 - Cowboys Talk [109779]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
B/W tempera or watercolor illustration of two cowboys by a barn. 10.5" x 8.25". Work is signed by Frank W. Coder. Date: Country (if no...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Desert Sentinel by Tom Mansanarez [122252]1244 - Desert Sentinel by Tom Mansanarez [122252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Limited-edition print of a painting done by Tom Mansanarez in 1995 of a pronghorn antelope laying in a snow-covered grass field. The title of this pie
Passed
Start Price : 110.00 | Estimate : 220.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donner Party Reproduction in Antique Frame [122762]1245 - Donner Party Reproduction in Antique Frame [122762]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique frame with copies of articles and photos relating to the ill-fated Donner Party. The frame measures 30"x 26" gold painted and nat...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to p*****c for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Down River, The Rogue by Hewitt Wells [122251]1246 - Down River, The Rogue by Hewitt Wells [122251]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed, numbered, and embossed print of a watercolor by Hewitt Wells, dated 1971, number 14/100. The painting was done in 1970, the print was made in
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********a.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Early 20th Century Prints (3) [85165]1247 - Early 20th Century Prints (3) [85165]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1906 print by AB Frost, printed by PF Collier and son of men fighting on a road near an early car-2 vertical folds, creases, toning, approx 16 x 20&...
Passed
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Engraved Printer Proofs, Framing Plates (11) [571548]1248 - Engraved Printer Proofs, Framing Plates (11) [571548]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 approx 3.75" x 5" printers proof on 8" x 10" mat, multimast sailboats. 4 small assorted horse prints on 8" x 10" mat...
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Estimate : 180.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*******1 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Four Dinner Groups [110442]1249 - Four Dinner Groups [110442]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pencil illustration of couple dining with friend, by Frank W. Coder. 10" x 8". 2) Pencil, family dining--father looks angry. 6.5" ...
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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