Western Americana Safari

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Western Americana Safari Auction

This four day sale features some of our best offerings to date in the following categories: Gold, Mining, Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms, Taxidermy, Railroad & Express, Tokens, Coins, Ingots, Medals, Bottles, Gaming, and General Americana.

Highlights include: the Don Young Collection of US Medals & Exonumia, arguably one of the largest collections ever offered; a major collection of identified gold nuggets and Comstock mineral specimens; a huge collection of mining artifacts, including candlesticks, carbide lamps, mining ephemera and stock certificates; silver ingots and large American silver medals; US & Mexican coins, gold tokens, and dies; nearly 100 taxidermy mounts centralized on the American West and Africa; a gaming section of rare chips and a pre-1910 roulette table; a token section with the final Montana Svoboda pieces as well a rare Bodie token and gold nugget tokens; historical autographs including George Armstrong Custer, Ben Holladay, Sharon-Mills-Ralston, and important Comstock and Western political figures; firearms and weaponry including nearly 50 firearms and a Constitutional Delegate's sword; Western cutlery (1850s-1880); antique bottles incl. Bodie & colored Nevada; a California Gold Rush section incl. an 1856 vigilance committee medal, a presentation belt buckle, and rare ephemera; fantastic Native Americana and Cowboy sections; and much more!

Please see the auction schedule below.

Auction Schedule

Day One (Friday, December 9th, 2016) (Lots 1000-1706)
Gold (Lots 1000-1053)
Ore/Mineral Specimens (Lots 1054-1074)
Mining Part I (Lots 1075-1706)
Mining Candlesticks (Lots 1075-1095)
Mining Hardhats (Lots 1096-1098)
Carbide Mining Lamps (Lots 1099-1254)
Safety Mining Lamps (Lots 1255-1275)
Teapot Mining Lamps (Lots 1276-1301)
Assay (Lots 1302-1328)
Mining Ephemera (State/City) (Lots 1329-1706)
Alaska thru Nevada

Day Two (Saturday, December 10th, 2016) (Lots 2000-2674)
Mining Part II (Lots 2000-2155)
State/City (New Jersey thru Foreign) (Lots 2000- 2103)
Gold Rush (Lots 2104-2134)
Mining Spoons (Lots 2135-2155)
Native Americana (Lots 2156-2334)
Baskets (Lots 2156-2184)
Beadwork (Lots 2185-2203)
Cradleboards (Lots 2204-2207)
Jewelry (Lots 2208-2251)
Moccasins (Lots 2252-2258)
Weapons & Points (Lots 2259-2279)
Pottery (Lots 2280-2301)
Rugs (Lots 2302-2317)
Art, Artifacts, & Ephemera (Lots 2318-2334)
Cowboy (Lots 2335-2404)
Franz Trevors (C.M. Russell) Paintings (Lots 2335-2338)
Saddles (Lots 2339-2349)
Spurs & Bits (Lots 2350-2377)
Clothing (Lots 2378-2390)
Ephemera (Lots 2391-2404)
Firearms, Weaponry, & Military (Lots 2405-2498)
Taxidermy (Lots 2499-2579)
Sorted Alphabetically
Railroad, Stage, & Steamship (Lots 2580-2635)
Sorted by State/City
Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 2636-2674)
Wells Fargo (Lots 2636-2659)
Railroad Express (Lots 2660-2666)
Other Express (Lots 2667-2674)

Day Three (Sunday, December 11th, 2016) (Lots 3000-3651)
Tokens (State/City) (Lots 3000-3139)
Numismatics (Lots 3140-3651)
Ingots (Lots 3140-3152)
Currency & Scrip (Lots 3153-3163)
Ephemera (Lots 3164-3185)
Coins & Coin Collectibles (Lots 3186-3262)
US & Other Coins (Lots 3186-3193)
Mexican Coins (Lots 3194-3255)
Coin Collectibles (Lots 3256-3262)
Cal Fractionals & Gaming Counters (Lots 3263-3280)
Hart’s Coins of the Golden West (Lots 3281-3295)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (Lots 3296-3342)
Don Young US Medal Collection (Lots 3343-3651)
Alphabetical by Association (ANA-TAMS)

Day Four (Monday, December 12th, 2016) (Lots 4000-4626)
Bottles, Saloon, & Brewing (Lots 4000-4071)
Bottles (Lots 4000-4056)
Saloon & Brewing (Lots 4057-4071)
Gaming (Lots 4072-4112)
General Americana (Lots 4113-4626)
Various (Lots 4113-4194)
Sorted by State / City (Alabama thru Foreign) (Lots 4195-4570)
Books (Lots 4571-4626)
Directories (Lots 4571-4587)
General (Lots 4588-4626)


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Four Different Ivory Gaming Chips4100 - Four Different Ivory Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
All different, with concentric circles. There are two choice pieces in this group, one the red with blue inner circle, and the other with three black
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gorgeous Foreign Gaming Chip4101 - Gorgeous Foreign Gaming Chip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Foreign chip with fancy blue patterns around the edge and a 100 denomination at center. On reverse are the initials of the person who had these made.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b******Z for (65.00 + 15.60) = 80.60
 
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Gorgeous Mother of Pearl Octagonal Gaming Tablet4102 - Gorgeous Mother of Pearl Octagonal Gaming Tablet
Holabird Western Americana Collections
500 value. Foreign, choice, very attractive, 1.5 x 2.35". State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 43661
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to T******1 for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Nice Gaming Chip (20 Denomination)4103 - Nice Gaming Chip (20 Denomination)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Another gorgeous gaming chip, this one engraved in red with the denomination 20 and the owners initials on the reverse. Circa 1910 to 20. State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Star of Texas Ivory Gaming Chip4104 - Star of Texas Ivory Gaming Chip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Star of Texas, U.S.M. Packet, $10, 1870. This chip is well known collect to collectors and thought to be not original. Nonetheless, it's highly ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to t********n.. for (80.00 + 16.00) = 96.00
 
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Three Early Gaming Chips4105 - Three Early Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three chips, two with club patterns a third with the fleur-de-lis. Nice early chips, fine engraving. See photo. State: City: Date: FH
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Two Choice French Gaming Chips4106 - Two Choice French Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two choice mother of pearl gaming chips from France. Both with pink coloration to some extent. The first one is Cercle d'Aix les Bain's, a s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Two Choice Ivory Gaming Chips with Crowns4107 - Two Choice Ivory Gaming Chips with Crowns
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A study on monarchies might reveal which country these come from. The engraving is ornate and detailed. These are as nice as you can get! State:
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Two Foreign Gaming Chips4108 - Two Foreign Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The first one is octagonal with a yellow color denomination 10. The second is a rectangular chip, ex Candore decus. State: City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t**********z for (40.00 + 8.40) = 48.40
 
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Two Foreign Mother of Pearl Gaming Chips4109 - Two Foreign Mother of Pearl Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful pair. The first is denomination 10 on a yellow colored mother of pearl with the initials JC. The second is a denomination 20 also from JC in
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to v******s for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Two Mother of Pearl Gaming Chips4110 - Two Mother of Pearl Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two mother of pearl of chips. Octagonal, white and blue, with the initials AGS. Denominations 5 and 100. State: City: Date: FHWAC#:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t**********z for (60.00 + 12.60) = 72.60
 
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Two Nice Early Gaming Chips4111 - Two Nice Early Gaming Chips
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two nice early chips, perhaps circa 1910 to 20, with engraved flowers on both sides. A nice pair. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 43672
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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White Mother of Pearl Gaming Chip4112 - White Mother of Pearl Gaming Chip
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Has the denomination 25 on both sides. Choice. State: City: Date: FHWAC#: 43667
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Dawson Family History Part 1 - Arrival to America4113 - Dawson Family History Part 1 - Arrival to America
Holabird Western Americana Collections
From the fields of England to the land of Oregon, the Dawson family history is a fascinating look at one family's rich and very detailed history...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dawson Family History Part 2 - Zita Vinson4114 - Dawson Family History Part 2 - Zita Vinson
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zita Leota Vinson Dawson was born in Pueblo, CO on June 3, 1908. Zita would later move to Oregon and in 1926 she would marry Frank Dawson, the 7th ch
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Dawson Family History Part 3 - Frank and Zita4115 - Dawson Family History Part 3 - Frank and Zita
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In 1924 while working in California, Frank Dawson received a letter from his parents Matthew and Elizabeth insisting he come home and buy the part of
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Spectacular 19th Century Model of Henry VIII War Ship in Ivory4116 - Spectacular 19th Century Model of Henry VIII War Ship in Ivory
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Model of a war ship in ivory in enclosed glass case with wood base. The ship itself is 16" long and 12" tall, 4.5" wide. This is a sp...
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon I Sevres Porcelain "Casket" Box4117 - Napoleon I Sevres Porcelain "Casket" Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon Imperial Sevres Porcelain Box made De la Courtvill--Made in France. This is a beautiful example of French g
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Chinese Pen Box4118 - Chinese Pen Box
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Chinese porcelain pen box and cover hand painted with butterflies and flowers. Lid and box do not match, however they fit and were found together. Thi
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Mother of Pearl and Lace Fan4119 - Mother of Pearl and Lace Fan
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This framed (19" x 31.5") fan is probably from the 1700's-early 1800's, French or Austrian. The image is of cupids flying around a...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Murano Glass Chandelier, the Finest and Fanciest of Venetian Glass Chandeliers4120 - Murano Glass Chandelier, the Finest and Fanciest of Venetian Glass Chandeliers
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Murano glass chandeliers are considered the finest of their kind in the world. Made in Venice on the island of Murano, the chandeliers represent some
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Gold Alderman Badge4121 - Gold Alderman Badge
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Gold Alderman badge from 1906. 38.5 gm by J. D. Young, 14K, Boston. Issued to Fred J. Kneeland. Great condition in original leather box. Beautiful.
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Badge4122 - Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Badge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Early Deputy Sheriff's badge for Los Angeles County California. Made by the Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co. Worn blue inlay on the front and broken...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******v for (475.00 + 99.75) = 574.75
 
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Clark Co. Deputy Sheriff 6-Point Star Badge4123 - Clark Co. Deputy Sheriff 6-Point Star Badge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Possibly a copy, (does not look like original's on back) 1910s-1920s Clark Co. Deputy Sheriff 6-Point Star Badge Las Vegas, Nevada. Nickel, 2.5&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9***6 for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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El Paso Gold Fireman's Badge4124 - El Paso Gold Fireman's Badge
Holabird Western Americana Collections
El Paso Gold Fireman's Badge--47.6 grams. Fireman, El Paso Fire Department, H. C. Peterson. Engraved on back: Presented by Members EPFD on 20th ...
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Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Original Shreve, Treat & Eacret Gold Watch and Case4125 - Original Shreve, Treat & Eacret Gold Watch and Case
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Watch clearly says "Shreve, Treat & Eacret." In the original green leather box with a felt interior. Leather on box is deteriorating, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to v******s for (225.00 + 54.00) = 279.00
 
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Thirteen Rings, Inlaid Stones4126 - Thirteen Rings, Inlaid Stones
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Silver rings are inlaid with various stones: 4 turquoise, 2 coral, 2 onyx, 4 mother of pearl, and 1 engraved silver. Rings range from size 7-8. Nice s
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gold and Blue Enamel Pendant Watch4127 - Gold and Blue Enamel Pendant Watch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant, tiny ladies pendant watch with gold diamond shapes on the hours; gold rim and a beautiful blue enamel back with swirls of color. No identific
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gold Ladies Pendant Watch4128 - Gold Ladies Pendant Watch
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small gold watch, roman numerals set in mother-of-pearl face with beautiful floral engraving sides and back. "Sovereign" on the face. St...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D*****2 for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Gold and Jet Personal Ring4129 - Gold and Jet Personal Ring
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10K Gold and Jet with diamond men's personal ring. Size 9. State: United States City: Date: FHWAC#: 42060
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****s for (60.00 + 14.40) = 74.40
 
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Jewelry Scientific Devices4130 - Jewelry Scientific Devices
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Three pieces: slide rule tie clasp (by Swank), two compasses encased in metal pendants. State: United States City: Date: FHWAC#: 396
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Lucifers-Civil War Era Matches4131 - Lucifers-Civil War Era Matches
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Civil War period matches as issued. Single sheet camp and pipe lighter. Presented in a nice glass case. State: United States City: Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to h****g for (40.00 + 9.60) = 49.60
 
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Pipe: Fancy Vadnerwee Mirscaum Pipe.4132 - Pipe: Fancy Vadnerwee Mirscaum Pipe.
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fancy scroll pipe from L. Vanderwee, Bd, Anspach, 82, Bruxelles. Inside has beautiful blue and royal purple lining. 8" long. Bowl measures 4&qu...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Pipe: Unidentified with Scroll Work4133 - Pipe: Unidentified with Scroll Work
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small size - 4 1/2". Bowl is 1 1/2" tall. Scroll work in the form of a bird or dinosaur claw. State: United States City: Date: ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Original Brass "Tinderbox"4134 - Original Brass "Tinderbox"
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very old, and original brass tinderbox with everything intact except the strikalite. It contains the original flint, cord, wood chips. A tinderbox is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********n.. for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Antique Bag Sealer4135 - Antique Bag Sealer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six and a half inches long with bag of seals included. State: United States City: Date: FHWAC#: 42215
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Antique Ivory Dental Tooth Key4136 - Antique Ivory Dental Tooth Key
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fine ivory-handled antique dental tooth key. Iron shaft. This dental tooth extracting instrument has rotating bolster and claw. In its 100 years of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to t********n.. for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Antique Wood sled From Holland4137 - Antique Wood sled From Holland
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This sled was brought to Nevada in about 1920 from Holland. Handmade original vintage Dutch timber sleigh/ sled. bentwood timber frame with metal supp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 24.00) = 124.00
 
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Carriage Foot Warmer4138 - Carriage Foot Warmer
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare wood and punched-tin foot warmer, by an unknown maker, from the mid 19th century. A small tin bucket (now missing) would have been filled with ho
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Wagon Spoke Shave4139 - Wagon Spoke Shave
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique spoke shave. Used, good condition. 11.5" long. The spokeshave is used to smooth curves cut onto stock. For generations of woodworkers, ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Ladies' Leather Gauntlets4140 - Ladies' Leather Gauntlets
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ladies' leather gauntlets, brown color, black cuffs, not leather from early 1900's. Well worn. State: United States City: Date: ...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN4141 - LOT WITHDRAWN
Holabird Western Americana Collections
LOT WITHDRAWN FHWAC#: 41642
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Start Price : 1.00 | Estimates : 2.00 - 3.00
 
 
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Two Antique Shaving Mugs4142 - Two Antique Shaving Mugs
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shaving mugs were popular from 1860 to 1900. Many types were made, including occupational mugs featuring pictures of men's jobs. Both of these h...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a**********o for (140.00 + 33.60) = 173.60
 
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Order of Red Men Tomahawk4143 - Order of Red Men Tomahawk
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wood handle 10 1/2 inches long. Crude tomahawk head with eagle and "tote" inside. Possibly from the 1880s. State: United States Cit...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (70.00 + 16.80) = 86.80
 
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William Jennings Bryan Cane4144 - William Jennings Bryan Cane
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wooden walking cane with a William Jennings Bryan headpiece with the famous motto: "Free Coinage. 16 to 1" inscribed. 35 inches long. This...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***6 for (350.00 + 84.00) = 434.00
 
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Victorian Bulldog Walking Stick4145 - Victorian Bulldog Walking Stick
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Victorian bulldog walking stick with celluloid bulldog and sterling silver base with sterling strap around bulldog's face. Celluloid was an inex...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Vintage Jaw "Jews" Harp4146 - Vintage Jaw "Jews" Harp
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Iron Jaw Harp, Mouth Harp "Jews" Harp. Used by Mojave Indians, early trade item. From a prominent California archaeologist's c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to R**********s for (75.00 + 18.00) = 93.00
 
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Miniature Steam Engine4147 - Miniature Steam Engine
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Weeden Manufacturing Company. 115 volts, 400 watts, catalog number 702. Bright red paint. On wooden platform. State: United States City: D
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates4148 - Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare. "Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Marooners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & pictures of Howard Pyle,...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Rare Mickey Mouse Ephemera4149 - Rare Mickey Mouse Ephemera
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Truly fabulous collection. 1) A very early, very rare Mickey Mouse 15" tall stuffed velveteen doll, from a time when Mickey really looked more ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to c*****0 for (300.00 + 72.00) = 372.00
 
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