Western Americana Signature Sale (May 2021 Auction)

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2021 Auction, the "Western Americana Signature Sale!"

We were wonderfully astounded to have about 7500 registered bidders in the last sale, which had about $1 million in collectibles of all sorts. We set a new company record with over 715 separate buyers. Now, we have the chance to do it again, with another amazing offering of fresh material from dozens of collections from across America!

This sale has many, many highlights, including:

*Gold nuggets and high grade gold specimens- from two major collections, some of the best high grade gold specimens we’ve had in years from the William Mayrsohn Collection, a long time mining executive.

*Mining artifacts, historical items- we’ve got the whole gamut of material, inclusive of some of the best and rarest of their kinds

*Rare books and references- Fremont to a detailed, multi-volume set of Oxford dictionary

*Custom made copper cannon from Michigan’s Copper Range

*Numismatics- medals, tokens galore from major collections, including Ron Lerch.

*Rare Ingots- Silver c1874 ingot from Bristol, NV; ingots from the Mayrsohn Collection

*Ken Prag Collections:
          --Autograph collection: eleven different Thomas Edison stocks; signers of the Declaration; famous financial figures (JP Morgan, Jay Gould, Rockefeller); Houdini, and more.
           --American Express Collection: a once-in-a-lifetime offering of numerous pieces spanning the history of the company, and including what we believe is the earliest American Express Stock ever offered at auction! 
          --Early American stocks- American turnpikes, plank roads and banks, including a great collection of Robert Morris material
          --Republic of Texas document collections

*Historical breast badges and ribbons

*Historical photographs: Deadwood, Dodge City, Leadville, Eastern Nevada and more

*Fire Dept Bell from Silver City, Nevada

*Gaming collectibles

*Native Americana- wonderful historical material- much from the historic Miles family of Ely- including important historical photos of White River petroglyphs, c1920; the research library of the Ely Cosmological Society c1920, much inscribed by key Pittman. Great selection of turquoise jewelry. The overall variety and quality is astounding, and you won’t want to miss it.

Previews welcome, by appointment. Questions welcome over the phone or via email.

And don't forget, your collection could be here! We want quality collections!

--The Holabird Team

Auction Schedule

Day 1, May 13th, 2021 (Lots 1000-1640)
    Art (1000-1178)
    Stocks & Bonds (1179-1640)
         Autographs (feat. Morris Collection, Edison Collection, Gould Collection, Rockefeller, Houdini, American Express Collection) (1179-1325)
         Non-Mining (Banking, Transportation, Bridges & Turnpikes, & Misc.) (1326-1554)            
         Mining (1555-1640)

Day 2, May 14th, 2021 (Lots 2000-2579)
    Mining (2000-2305)
         Minerals, Ore Specimens, & Fossils (2000-2083)
         Ephemera (2084-2266)
         Artifacts & Equipment (2267-2305)
    Railroadiana & Transportation (2306-2374)
    Philatelic (2375-2579)
         Covers & Postal History (2375-2414)
         Postcards (2415-2528)
         Stamps (2529-2579)

Day 3, May 15th, 2021 (Lots 3000-3602)
    Firearms, Military, & Political (3000-3134)
    Cowboy & Western (3135-3156)
    Jewelry (3157-3221)
    Badges (3222-3258)
    Numismatics (3259-3498)
         Ingots (3259-3272)
         Coins (3273-3396)
         Medals & So-Called Dollars (3397-3481)
         Misc. (3482-2498)
    Tokens (3499-3602)

Day 4, May 16th, 2021 (Lots 4000-4598)
    Native Americana (4000-4088)
    General Americana (4089-4598)

Day 5, May 17th, 2021 (Lots 5000-5630)
    General Foreign (5000-5053)
    Bottles (5054-5146)
    Sports (5147-5181)
    Bargains & Dealer Specials (5182-5630)
         General Americana (5182-5327)
         Philatelic (5328-5353)
         Stocks & Bonds (5354-5411)
         Numismatics (5412-5570)
         Tokens (5571-5630)
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Wolf Photos and Art Collection - 14 Pieces  [125194]1096 - Wolf Photos and Art Collection - 14 Pieces [125194]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thirteen framed wolf art pieces plus one sculpture. 1) A trio of wolves signed by Carl Brenders, print number 1310, 1994, 48 x 27.5 inches. 2) Matched
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dancer of the Ghost  [131861]1097 - Dancer of the Ghost [131861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully detailed giclee print of a Native American man by Mark Rohrig. Print numbered 14/125. Rohrig writes that he was always "moved by th...
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Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mimi Grant Print "Mates"  [131953]1098 - Mimi Grant Print "Mates" [131953]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Print--113-450, from scratchboard artwork by Mimi Grant. Beautiful high contrast rendering. Date: 1989 Country (if not USA): State: Montana City
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mimi Grant Print "Walk in the Wild"  [131948]1099 - Mimi Grant Print "Walk in the Wild" [131948]
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Print from scratchboard artwork by wildlife artist, Mimi Grant, 133/450. Beautifully rendered image shows a female lion walking cautiously. The contra
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Harold's Club Barn by Roy Powers  [114388]1100 - Harold's Club Barn by Roy Powers [114388]
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Beautifully framed Reno artist Roy Powers, matted with internal wood frame. Powers was a decades long well known and popular Reno artist. This print i
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Bill Rabbit Print "Whirl Wind"  [131949]1101 - Bill Rabbit Print "Whirl Wind" [131949]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Cherokee artist Bill Rabbit's (1946-2012) style evolved over time from realistic to ethereal. "Whirl Wind" depicts four floating/flowi...
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Bill Rabbit Print "Remember the Moment"   [131867]1102 - Bill Rabbit Print "Remember the Moment" [131867]
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Bill Rabbit (1946-2012), Oklahoma Cherokee native had a stylized style in later years. Signed print, 529/1000. "Rabbit was part of a wave of ar...
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Bookplates of Virginia Stroud Paintings  [131954]1103 - Bookplates of Virginia Stroud Paintings [131954]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Works by Virginia A. Stroud, Cherokee-Muskogee Creek native (1951-). Two colorful bookplates of Native Americans and one of a calvary man--all on hors
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Crossing Ballard Creek by Troy Anderson  [131865]1104 - Crossing Ballard Creek by Troy Anderson [131865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native Cherokee, Troy Anderson works in both painting and sculpture. This print is 234/500. Native Americans crossing a creek at night in snowfall--b
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Donald Vann Print "December Sky"   [131868]1105 - Donald Vann Print "December Sky" [131868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sunny winter scene depicts Native American hunter on horseback with buffalo on spare horse. Signed edition--136/1800. Date: 1987 Country (if not US
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 240.00
 
 
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Donald Vann Signed Print "Leaving the Smokies"   [131931]1106 - Donald Vann Signed Print "Leaving the Smokies" [131931]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed print of Native Americans on a trail toward the setting sun by Donald Vann. Print: 391/1800. Date: 1988 Country (if not USA): State: Oklah
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Hunting from Canoe by Vann  [131866]1107 - Hunting from Canoe by Vann [131866]
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Donald Vann print of two Native Americans in a canoe bow hunting, shooting a a deer. their dogs are with them and a dead bear in the canoe! Edition: 2
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Indian On Horse and Buffalo  [131864]1108 - Indian On Horse and Buffalo [131864]
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Donald Vann giclee print--360/2000. This print of a Native American on horseback watching a buffalo herd is just elegant. Many of Vann's prints ...
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Spirit's Sign by Donald Vann  [131862]1109 - Spirit's Sign by Donald Vann [131862]
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Spirit's Sign depicts three teepees and a white buffalo in full moonlight. Rendering is gorgeous. Signed and numbered, edition 1445/1800. Donald...
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The Sentinel by Donald Vann  [131863]1110 - The Sentinel by Donald Vann [131863]
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Subtly colored giclee print by Donald Vann. Numbered 1379/1500. A lone Cherokee sits on his painted pony quietly gazing into the distance. Date: 19
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Virginia Stroud Illustration "Acorn"   [131945]1111 - Virginia Stroud Illustration "Acorn" [131945]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Illustration of two women shaking acorns off tree by Virginia Stroud. Could be an illustration for a children's book. Date: 1983 Country (if ...
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Fashion Plates Over 300 Years  [122806]1112 - Fashion Plates Over 300 Years [122806]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Eighteen color depictions of fashion from the 1500's to the 1800's. Prints measure from 4"x 7" to 10"x 13". They're ...
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Four Birds Print  [131859]1113 - Four Birds Print [131859]
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Beautifully colored print by Thomas Simms. It appears to be a print from a painting. Date: 1992 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance
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Framed Mardi Gras Posters (2)  [125226]1114 - Framed Mardi Gras Posters (2) [125226]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1988 poster signed, name illegible. 35 x 22.5 inches lacking glass. 1987 poster framed triple matte signed and numbered 40 x 30 inches. Date: Coun
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Gold Rush Artist Prints by Forsythe  [131667]1115 - Gold Rush Artist Prints by Forsythe [131667]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of four 20"x 17" prints by Clyde Forsythe entitled "The Gold Rush," "The Mining Camp," "The Mining Town&q...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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French Fashion Color Prints  [122798]1116 - French Fashion Color Prints [122798]
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17 Paris fashion prints from ancient (With an apparent wardrobe malfunction) to the 1600-1700's. Very fashionable look at a time when it was imp...
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Kimmel and Illman Brothers Women's Fashion Antique Prints Collection  [118918]1117 - Kimmel and Illman Brothers Women's Fashion Antique Prints Collection [118918]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 15 rare antique hand colored lithograph prints of women's Victorian fashions by Kimmel & Forster and the Illman Brothers around the 1...
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Start Price : 140.00 | Estimate : 280.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Modern Fine Art Prints Professionally Framed (Lot of 3)  [108791]1118 - Modern Fine Art Prints Professionally Framed (Lot of 3) [108791]
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Two large fine art prints beautifully framed in tasteful, attractive frames and complimentary colors. One abstract piece with sage green primary color
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Winners and Losers by Arnold Friberg   [125157]1119 - Winners and Losers by Arnold Friberg [125157]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This print by Arnold Friberg "Winners and Losers" is #445/1500. Approx. 21"x 31", matted and framed 33" x 44". Arnold ...
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Estimate : 900.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Children's Print Art (7)  [135531]1120 - Children's Print Art (7) [135531]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 smaller prints, 6 with color pirate scenes. Approx 6.5x5". Date: c1925-1925 Country (if not USA): State: City: Provenance:
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Black Sofa Art Print  [135305]1121 - Black Sofa Art Print [135305]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Intriguing image of nude from back with towel over her on a black sofa. Print #218/1250 (20.5" x 27.5"), signed ED S. Double matted and ...
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Desert Sentinel by Tom Mansanarez  [122252]1122 - 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
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cowboys on a Blue Day by Ray  [114353]1123 - Cowboys on a Blue Day by Ray [114353]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautifully framed signed and numbered print by Ray. 37/650. Double mat. Gorgeous colorful representation of cowboys in blue light. Date: Country (
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Lone Paddler in Snow Storm  [125150]1124 - Lone Paddler in Snow Storm [125150]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Limited edition photo print (Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl) by Keoki Flagg. This one is marked A/P--artist's proof. A beautiful quiet moment captur...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Yosemite Scenes Group  [131608]1125 - Yosemite Scenes Group [131608]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Attractive lithos include a nicely framed scene of Bridal Veil Falls (18"x 22"), color photo of Yosemite Falls (17.5"x 12"), mou...
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Airplane Wall Art, 2 Pieces  [132269]1126 - Airplane Wall Art, 2 Pieces [132269]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Framed Watercolor of Wright Brothers Flight, heavy wood frame/matte, under glass. "copyright Ken Beatty 7/70 " in bottom right corner. ...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Heads of Jupiter and Ajax, Large Engraving  [124632]1127 - Heads of Jupiter and Ajax, Large Engraving [124632]
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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...
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Indian Art in Prints and Postcards  [133788]1128 - Indian Art in Prints and Postcards [133788]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot contains three separate items of Indian life in art. The first print is a block print by Bainbridge Drawing Bristol embossed on the back at 1
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Original Screen print and 2 other Prints  [110584]1129 - 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
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 700.00
 
 
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View of Hackney in Middlesex – Color, Framed  [131787]1130 - View of Hackney in Middlesex – 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
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimate : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Narcissus--Japanese Print  [131849]1131 - Narcissus--Japanese Print [131849]
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Vintage Japanese woodblock print of Narcissus (Daffodil). Signed/chop marks. Date: Country (if not USA): Japan State: City: Provenance:
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Hiroshige Woodblock Prints  [131957]1132 - Hiroshige Woodblock Prints [131957]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Considered six of his best prints in a portfolio--"Woodblock Prints Hiroshige". One print has foxing around edges, but overall prints are ...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Scenic Woodblock Prints  [131935]1133 - Scenic Woodblock Prints [131935]
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Two Japanese woodblock prints: 1) Scene of boats on river, Mt Fuji in background. 2) Scene of waterfall with people walking on path through mountain.
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Japanese Woodblock  Prints "Iris and Frog" by Gyosui and Family in Snow (Lot of 2)  [131933]1134 - Japanese Woodblock Prints "Iris and Frog" by Gyosui and Family in Snow (Lot of 2) [131933]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two Japanese prints: 1) Woodblock print by Gyosui Suzuki (1898-). Print c1930. Print bears artist and publisher's chop marks. 14.25 x 6 inches. ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Japanese Woodblock Prints  [131952]1135 - Japanese Woodblock Prints [131952]
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Three vintage woodblock prints: 1) Image of five goats in woods, mountains in background. 2) Image of pink flowers and butterfly. 3) Image of white r
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Estimate : 240.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Japanese Woodblock Prints  [131955]1136 - Japanese Woodblock Prints [131955]
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Seven vintage prints of flowers and birds. All are signed and have chop marks. Please see photos. Date: Country (if not USA): Japan State: City:
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Toshi Yoshida Woodblock Prints  [131942]1137 - Toshi Yoshida Woodblock Prints [131942]
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Two vintage prints by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995). 1) "Half Moon Bridge"--people walking over bridge. 2) "Stone Lanterns" -- man w...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Woodblock Print by Utagawa Hiroshige  [131473]1138 - Woodblock Print by Utagawa Hiroshige [131473]
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Woodblock art by Utagawa Hiroshigo (1797-1858) of a harbor scene with mountains in background. Hiroshigo is considered the last master of this style o
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Japanese Woodblock Print by Kikukawa  [125971]1139 - Japanese Woodblock Print by Kikukawa [125971]
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An Edo period (1603-1868) wood block print of a bird by noted Japanese woodblock artist Eizan Kikukawa. Piece measures 11"x 29" and is ma...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Kikukawa Wood Block Tiger Print  [125970]1140 - Kikukawa Wood Block Tiger Print [125970]
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A wood block print of a tiger by noted Japanese woodblock artist Eizan Kikukawa. Piece measures 11"x 30" and is matted an framed. Eizan K...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Woodblock Print by Japanese Artist Sanoya Kihei  [125972]1141 - Woodblock Print by Japanese Artist Sanoya Kihei [125972]
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It is said that a picture paints 1000 words and in this case, that will have to suffice. While I was able to find all sorts of bio material on woodblo
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Paint on Wood St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki  [131982]1142 - Paint on Wood St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki [131982]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice painting on wood of Greek Orthodox Saint Demetrius. Demetrius of Thessaloniki was a 4th century military saint who was thrown in prison for outwa
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Emigrants Attacked by Indians - Harper's Weekly Framed Print  [125066]1143 - Emigrants Attacked by Indians - Harper's Weekly Framed Print [125066]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a large, colored illustration from the August 26, 1876 edition of Harper's Weekly magazine, depicting an Indian attack on a group of emi...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mine to Mill - Wood Engraving by Harper's Weekly  [125068]1144 - 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. ...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Inuit Stone Sculpture by Kumuartok Ashoona  [131604]1145 - Inuit Stone Sculpture by Kumuartok Ashoona [131604]
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A beautiful stone sculpture by Kumuartok Ashoona entitled "Birds." Piece measures 8"x 10" and comes with a detached wood base....
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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