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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Happy and Not Happy Talks [109868]1250 - Happy and Not Happy Talks [109868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pencil illustrations. 1) happy couple on street of town, 11" x 7.5". Signed by Frank W. Coder. 2) Mexican woman trying to calm a cowb...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Man and Woman Watching Mine Explosion [109859]1251 - Man and Woman Watching Mine Explosion [109859]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Great pencil illustration of a man and woman on a hill above a mine explosion. 12" x 12". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to a******l for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Men in Uniform [110434]1252 - Men in Uniform [110434]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Pencil illustration of man in uniform and woman talking to blind man by car. 10.5" x 12". 2) Man in uniform chatting with woman in ga...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
Sold to a******l for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Over the Top Original Painting by Ed Vebell, c1959 [136910]1253 - Over the Top Original Painting by Ed Vebell, c1959 [136910]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Amazing Ed Vebell color painting, "WWI, Over the Top". Infantry men going over sand bags under fire. Image size, 15" x 21.75"; ...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b********a.. for (250.00 + 62.50) = 312.50
 
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Photogravure (abt. 22) [127785]1254 - Photogravure (abt. 22) [127785]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Approx. 22 photogravure from D. Appleton & Co. N.Y., Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate ...
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Estimate : 130.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*******1 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Potpourri of Classical Art Reference Prints [124627]1255 - Potpourri of Classical Art Reference Prints [124627]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An eclectic variety of art prints taken from fine art books and magazines that were used by a California interior designer ( a relative of Fred Holabi
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Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
Sold to t********f for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Story Painting from India [117691]1256 - Story Painting from India [117691]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton/muslin textile, produced in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Only natural dy
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Estimate : 250.00 - 700.00
Sold to v*********q for (55.00 + 13.75) = 68.75
 
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Sunday Buggy Ride Print by Judith Zimmers Blunn [114386]1257 - Sunday Buggy Ride Print by Judith Zimmers Blunn [114386]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print, nicely framed with interior minor wood frame as part of the matting. Dalmations accent the rural Victorian scene, which could be anywhere from
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p******y for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Tapestry [121253]1258 - Tapestry [121253]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
38"x 48" Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Three Conversations [110431]1259 - Three Conversations [110431]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Ink drawing of couple outside, 10" x 8". 2) Man approaching woman who shies from him. Pencil and paint, 11" x 12". 3) Man in ...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimate : 60.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Three Story Illustrations [110438]1260 - Three Story Illustrations [110438]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Man and woman hugging, pencil, by Frank W. Coder. 13" x 8.5". 2) Mother talking to young man in kitchen, pencil by frank W. Coder. 11&q...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 250.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Two CloisonnÈ Vases [108675]1261 - Two CloisonnÈ Vases [108675]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
CloisonnÈ is an ancient technique for decorating metal work with glass, gemstones, and other vitreous materials, usually separated by very thi
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********a.. for (50.00 + 12.50) = 62.50
 
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Two Discussions [110443]1262 - Two Discussions [110443]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) woman with men in conference room, pencil, ink. 12.5" x 8". 2) Woman in conference with attorney, pencil, ink. 11.5" x 10". ...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Quality Illustrations [110421]1263 - Two Quality Illustrations [110421]
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1) Very good illustration in pencil with paint. Cowboy on horse with dead or drunk Indian over saddle; three Indians stand in doorway looking angry. 1
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Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Vintage Wall Art (Lot of 3) [110375]1264 - Vintage Wall Art (Lot of 3) [110375]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Decor/Wall Art. Nice example of Americana. 1) Gold plated Flora under clear bubble, framed. (wood and bubble are plastic) Label on reverse:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Windmill and River Print [56852]1265 - Windmill and River Print [56852]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Dutch scene--print of a large windmill and boats on a river. 19" x 23", matted and framed 26" x 30". Mat has water damage, print...
Passed
Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Woman with Cook [110435]1266 - Woman with Cook [110435]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Good pencil illustration of woman talking to cook. 8" x 5". Date: c1930-40 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Women in Offices Pencil Drawings (2) [110440]1267 - Women in Offices Pencil Drawings (2) [110440]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Woman secretary listening to man, pencil. 9.5 x 7.5"; 2) Pencil drawing of man chatting up woman at desk, 10 x 10". Date: Country (i...
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Women in the West [110424]1268 - Women in the West [110424]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six Illustrations. 1) Cowgirl herding cattle, pencil, signed by Frank Coder. 11.5" x 12". 2) woman sitting at table bing offered money by ...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 350.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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Wounded Cowboy with Doctor [109854]1269 - Wounded Cowboy with Doctor [109854]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pencil illustration of man in doctor's office, two cowboys looking on. 10" x 10.5". Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 300.00
Sold to d*********s for (5.00 + 1.25) = 6.25
 
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8mm X57mm Mauser Ammunition [129681]1270 - 8mm X57mm Mauser Ammunition [129681]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a group of 10 rounds of 8mm X 57mm FMJ ammo, also known as 8mm (7.92mm) Mauser. A recent development indicates that these rounds were made by
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Estimate : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor by G.C. Stone first ed [135646]1271 - A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor by G.C. Stone first ed [135646]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor by Stone covers any related subject to warfare and defense from around the world
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimate : 500.00 - 600.00
 
 
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A History of the Colt Revolver by Charles Haven and Frank Belden first edition [135645]1272 - A History of the Colt Revolver by Charles Haven and Frank Belden first edition [135645]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Often referred to as the "bible" of Colt history; A History of the Colt Revolver by Haven and Belden covers the revolver story from the 1...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to b********a.. for (85.00 + 21.25) = 106.25
 
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Antique Firearms and Curiosa References [137524]1273 - Antique Firearms and Curiosa References [137524]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains four books on antique firearms collecting and military uniforms from 1864. "Illustrated Catalogue of Arms & Military Good...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Browning Gun Catalog, St. Louis, Missouri [118712]1274 - Browning Gun Catalog, St. Louis, Missouri [118712]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Twenty five pages showing the different models and features of Browning guns. Shotguns from 12 gauge to 20 gauge. Specifications and features listed.
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Classic Bowies Knives by Robert Abels and his Bowie Collection  [135659]1275 - Classic Bowies Knives by Robert Abels and his Bowie Collection [135659]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains two books: "Classic Bowies Knives" by Robert Abels and his paperback book "The Robert Abels Collection of Bowie Typ...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Colt's Revolver Club Hand Book [132252]1276 - Colt's Revolver Club Hand Book [132252]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
How to Organize and Conduct a Revolver Club, Compiled and Distributed for the Promotion of Better Marksmanship and in the interest of Better Citizensh
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Estimate : 60.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Cowhorn shot flask for muzzleloading shotgun [120221]1277 - Cowhorn shot flask for muzzleloading shotgun [120221]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a cowhorn flask that dispenses shot for a muzzleloading shotgun. The spout is calibrated to drop either 1 oz. or 1 1/4 oz. of shot. No name br
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b********a.. for (45.00 + 11.25) = 56.25
 
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Edged Cutlery in books [137514]1278 - Edged Cutlery in books [137514]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has three books related to edged weapons and knives. "A Collection of U.S. Military Knives" by Cole, paperback 1968, worn corners...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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European Firearms History [135656]1279 - European Firearms History [135656]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains five books all with European Firearms history. "Ross Rifle Handbook" 1917 reprint Ottawa by J. De Labroquerie Tache pa...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to y*****5 for (75.00 + 18.75) = 93.75
 
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European Hand Firearms by H. J. Jackson London [137520]1280 - European Hand Firearms by H. J. Jackson London [137520]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This over-sized book "European Hand Firearms" by Herbert j. Jackson 1923 is copy # 343, 1923 printing in London, photography is excellent,...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to s******5 for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Firearms in American History Vol. 1, 2 by Charles Winthrop Sawyer [135654]1281 - Firearms in American History Vol. 1, 2 by Charles Winthrop Sawyer [135654]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This two volume set "Firearms in American History" by C.W. Sawyer is beautifully illustrated so as to be very clear of the the technology...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to y*****5 for (80.00 + 20.00) = 100.00
 
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Gil Hibbins Old West Bowie Knife [60516]1282 - Gil Hibbins Old West Bowie Knife [60516]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Model GH5013, special damascus edition, 19" overall. There are two unused Bowie knives in this box. Both have highly polished brass hilt Date:...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to b********a.. for (170.00 + 42.50) = 212.50
 
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Gun Collecting Reference Books [137516]1283 - Gun Collecting Reference Books [137516]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has fourteen reference books of gun collecting from the 1940's-1950's. The reference materials cover early gun manufacturers, cartr...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to y*****5 for (150.00 + 37.50) = 187.50
 
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Gun History Books (2) [138928]1284 - Gun History Books (2) [138928]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) The Collecting of Guns. Various authors. Bonanza Books. 2) The Book of Guns & Gunsmiths by Anthony North & Ivan V. Hogg. (1977)...
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Estimate : 40.00 - 90.00
Sold to b********a.. for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Knives, Swords and Daggers in Books [136123]1285 - Knives, Swords and Daggers in Books [136123]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot has five books on swords and daggers: "Swords & Daggers" by Frederick Wilkinson 1968, first American Edition with dust jacket...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to y*****5 for (60.00 + 15.00) = 75.00
 
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Lakonia sword with Sheath [108707]1286 - Lakonia sword with Sheath [108707]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lakonia sword with horn grips. The overall length is 22 in. with a 16.5 in. blade. The blade is made with fullers on both sides and held to
Passed
Start Price : 180.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Light But Efficient a book by Hardin and Hedden [136121]1287 - Light But Efficient a book by Hardin and Hedden [136121]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This book "Light But Efficient" signed by author Albert Hardin, Jr.is a detailed record of the use the hunting knife and the intrenching k...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to y*****5 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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Modern Knife Group [75560]1288 - Modern Knife Group [75560]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three knives . Schrade folding knife "Classic", 4" blade. Fox & Hound folding knife FH614, 3.5"; unmarked stainless folding ...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
Sold to R*****6 for (35.00 + 7.70) = 42.70
 
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Pistols, Collecting and Shooting in six books [136144]1289 - Pistols, Collecting and Shooting in six books [136144]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains six books on pistols, revolvers shooting and collecting. "Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by Himmelwright 1933, 4th editio...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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The Rifle Book by Jack O'Connor 1964 Plus Others [136149]1290 - The Rifle Book by Jack O'Connor 1964 Plus Others [136149]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three books about sporting rifles; the first is "The Rifle Book" by Jack O'Connor second edition 1964 where Jack imm...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 200.00
Sold to J**K for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Two-Handed Large Sword with Scabbard [105654]1291 - Two-Handed Large Sword with Scabbard [105654]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
45" two-handed, double-edge sword with scabbard. Unmarked and modern. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b********a.. for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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WWII collection of K Brand sheath knives count 6 [75614]1292 - WWII collection of K Brand sheath knives count 6 [75614]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This collection of (6) WWII commemorative sheath knives are NIB. All K Brand knives. One model 17 BK 1583 is a 15 in. OAL dagger with 10 1/2 in. blad
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Estimate : 70.00 - 250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) = 406.25
 
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Caucasian Armenian Rug [83502]1293 - Caucasian Armenian Rug [83502]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Soumak is a kind of embroidery weaving technique which is unique to Armenian weaving culture though we can see it used in Azerbaijan as well. Armenian
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Estimate : 70.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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French and Belgian Tapestries [108738]1294 - French and Belgian Tapestries [108738]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) French tapestry of a buck and two does. Approx. 35" x 23", nicely made. 2) Two Belgian tapestries--scene of village on the sea, with c1...
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Estimate : 220.00 - 500.00
Sold to C*****r for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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French Pastoral Tapestry [120896]1295 - French Pastoral Tapestry [120896]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
French pastoral scene with sheep and castle in background. Approx. 60 x 18". A few marks or stains that can easily be removed. It is finished w...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to C*****r for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Horse Bag (Handwoven, Turkish) [84464]1296 - Horse Bag (Handwoven, Turkish) [84464]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful Handmade Vintage Afghan Turkmen Saddle Bag Kilim, Handmade In Afghanistan. 22" x 50". In good condition. Stitching on Bag is exc...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 400.00
Sold to M********9 for (10.00 + 2.50) = 12.50
 
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Large Persian Rug [132217]1297 - Large Persian Rug [132217]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Persian rug measures 76in. X 114 in. and is in red and ink blue designs. Not old, good condition. See photos for details. Date: Country (if no
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Estimate : 450.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to O**********e for (225.00 + 56.25) = 281.25
 
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Persian Rug  in Red  [132219]1298 - Persian Rug in Red [132219]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This Persian rug is 41in. X 55in. and red in color. Damaged condition possibly a prayer rug. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prov
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Persian Rug in Cream color  [133796]1299 - Persian Rug in Cream color [133796]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a room sized Persian rug measuring 118 in. X 160 in. ( 10 ft. X 13 ft.). Beautifully colored with a cream base color. Professional cleaning is
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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