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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Military Awards, Decorations, Badges etc.  [135313]3099 - Military Awards, Decorations, Badges etc. [135313]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 45 military awards and decorations, Navy uniform buttons, ROTC and artillery badges, Airborne patch and more. See photo for more details. Date
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Estimate : 50.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Military Memorabilia, large set  [135557]3100 - Military Memorabilia, large set [135557]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large collection of military and airplane related memorabilia. Includes the Crescent Color Guide to Military Aircraft by Michael Taylor; pistol, rifle
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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United States Air Force B-1 Bomber B-1 Division Rockwell Desk Model  [133812]3101 - United States Air Force B-1 Bomber B-1 Division Rockwell Desk Model [133812]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber, Long Range Combat Aircraft- Rockwell International. North American Aircraft Operations. Includes stand. Desk model. Few scr
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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USAF/Grumman General Dynamics  Model Plane Display Model  [133811]3102 - USAF/Grumman General Dynamics Model Plane Display Model [133811]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
USAF/Grumman EF-111A, Tactical Jamming System, model made by Precise Models. Display comes with stand. Stand has sliver plate inscription EF-111A, Ta
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Personal Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman written by Himself  [132934]3103 - Personal Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman written by Himself [132934]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This volume of General W. T. Sherman's adventures was published in 1891, fourth edition, copyrighted by Charles B. Hall. It includes the adverti...
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Estimate : 120.00 - 170.00
 
 
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Military Use Maps (3)  [131672]3104 - Military Use Maps (3) [131672]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A group of three maps used by military service personnel. 1. Military map of the U.S. published by Union Pacific Railroad. It shows military airfields
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Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa  [132830]3105 - Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa [132830]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa. Edited by Marshall Evertt, The Greatest Writer the World Has Ever Known. Includes Thrilling Stories
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Geo. Washington Portrait and Facsimile Letter  [125197]3106 - Geo. Washington Portrait and Facsimile Letter [125197]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Framed portrait of George Washington mounted beside a facsimile of a letter to the Earl of Buchan on the principle that should guide the United States
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President James Buchanan Autographed Document, 1860  [125233]3107 - President James Buchanan Autographed Document, 1860 [125233]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Signed Land Patent by Buchanan for land given to a Mexican War veteran, John Fulton, a seaman on the USS Constitution. Property near Junction City, Ka
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U.S. Grant Portrait  [129931]3108 - U.S. Grant Portrait [129931]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant believed to have been done by Frederick Meserve from a Brady negative, This is excellent, but fragile condition. Oval
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General Grant & Family Photo Card & Ribbon  [131620]3109 - General Grant & Family Photo Card & Ribbon [131620]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Photo card showing General, later President U.S. Grant and his family posing on the front porch of their home in Mt. McGregor, New York in 1885. Also
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President McKinley Stereo-view Collection  [123213]3110 - President McKinley Stereo-view Collection [123213]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 20. Includes portraits of Mr. and Mrs. McKinley, President McKinley's address at the Pan American Exposition, McKinley in the White House...
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Harding/Coolidge  Political Ads  [129897]3111 - Harding/Coolidge Political Ads [129897]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Two framed and one not newspaper ads for Harding/Coolidge Presidential ticket. One article is from The Farm Journal (framed) and One from
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Franklin Roosevelt Campaign Bottle Opener  [133745]3112 - Franklin Roosevelt Campaign Bottle Opener [133745]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Flat steel bottle opener embossed with a stylized donkey and the words / TAKE OFF YOUR CAP TO ROOSEVELT // HE KEPT / HIS / PROMISE /. About 2.75 x 1.2
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T.L.S. by J. Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I.- 1957  [111872]3113 - T.L.S. by J. Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I.- 1957 [111872]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Typewritten letter to the Attorney General of Montana in 1957 discussing the success of their Law Enforcement conference in Montana. Nice clear signat
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Photo of Lou Hoover (H. Herbert's Wife) Autographed  [124604]3114 - Photo of Lou Hoover (H. Herbert's Wife) Autographed [124604]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Black and white photo of Lou Hoover, the wife of American president Herbert Hoover, with a personalized note written to Aunt laura Belle and signed by
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Bronze Medal of the Truman Inauguration  [129916]3115 - Bronze Medal of the Truman Inauguration [129916]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
51 mm bronze inaugural medal w/raised bust of Harry S. Truman on Obverse. No obvious scratches or markings. Excellent cond. Date: 1949 Country (
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Autographed Official Program of Eisenhower Inauguration  [132073]3116 - Autographed Official Program of Eisenhower Inauguration [132073]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
In original postal cover dated January 21, 1957, the official program of the inaugural ceremonies inducting into Office Dwight D. Eisenhower President
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Richard Nixon Autograph  [132085]3117 - Richard Nixon Autograph [132085]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
On a program for the Republican Centennial Dinner, June 26, 1954 at Milwaukee Auditorium Richard Nixon autographed for a follower. Date: Country (i
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Nixon Ephemera.  [129909]3118 - Nixon Ephemera. [129909]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 40 plus. Papers, letters proposals and regarding Richard Nixon for Senator running against Congrasswoman Douglas during the 1950 s.
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Presidential Ephemera  [129891]3119 - Presidential Ephemera [129891]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Envelopes, two from the White House one which contains a business card with Richard Nixon signature and the other with Patricia Nixon sig
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Kennedy Assassination Newspapers  [131970]3120 - Kennedy Assassination Newspapers [131970]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Newspapers from 1963, reporting on the death of President John Kennedy, as well as an early edition of the San Jose Mercury Herald, reporting on battl
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Presidential Collectibles  [129919]3121 - Presidential Collectibles [129919]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 16 . 1. Three packs of cigarettes w/presidential seal and still sealed. 2.Three Newspaper's covering Eisenhower election and inaugura...
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Autographed Photograph of President Ford  [132076]3122 - Autographed Photograph of President Ford [132076]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Color photograph, 5 x 7 on a 8 x 10 mat of President Gerald R. Ford inscribed: To Greg Hardisty / Wish Best wishes,/ Gerald R. Ford. Date: Country
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimate : 260.00 - 400.00
 
 
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President Gerald Ford Signed Photograph   [132849]3123 - President Gerald Ford Signed Photograph [132849]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an 8 in. X 10 in. signed photograph of President Gerald Ford. An Official White House press release photo from 1974. Date: Country (if
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimate : 250.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mounted President Photos  [129915]3124 - Mounted President Photos [129915]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 3. Three mounted photos of U.S. Presidents. 1. Dated 1896, William McKinley and wife. 2. 1909, Howard Taft and wife. 3. Phot of hote
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Presidential & Political Autograph Collection  [132087]3125 - Presidential & Political Autograph Collection [132087]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of eight postal covers signed by politicians: Sen. Edmund Muskie; Fiorella LaGuardia; Ronald Reagan; J. Edgar Hoover; Henry Kissinger; Potter Ste
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Presidential Ephemera Collection  [131478]3126 - Presidential Ephemera Collection [131478]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 12. Spanning decades of presidential newspapers, photos, books. Includes Book on McKinley and Hobart by Byron Andreas. Ad Win With
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Presidents Commemorative Silver Spoon Collection  [132988]3127 - Presidents Commemorative Silver Spoon Collection [132988]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US President collection in original box complete, 11.5" x 15.5," silver plate, 35 different spoons in perfect condition, never removed fro...
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Invitation to 1863 Gubernatorial Inauguration  [131626]3128 - Invitation to 1863 Gubernatorial Inauguration [131626]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a rare invitation to the inauguration of the ninth governor of California, Frederick Low. The event took place on December 10, 1863. Low succe
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Colorado Political Photos & Election Certificate  [122863]3129 - Colorado Political Photos & Election Certificate [122863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
An 18"x 21" framed photo gallery of the 21st General Assembly of Colorado in 1917. Also included is a 9"x 12" photo of the asse...
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Congressional Sign (4)  [132460]3130 - Congressional Sign (4) [132460]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 4 signs. "Jim Slattery Republican For Congress" with green letters on a white board. Writing on both sides. 36"x16" D...
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Government & Political Publications  [131884]3131 - Government & Political Publications [131884]
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Lot of 7. 1) Political History of Nevada, 1948 2) Nevada State Agencies 1964 3) Mint Mark CC , 1972
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H. L. Hunt Autographed Letter Trying to Safeguard our Republic in 1969  [132083]3132 - H. L. Hunt Autographed Letter Trying to Safeguard our Republic in 1969 [132083]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Texas oilman Haroldson Lafayette Hunt signed this letter concerning patriotic media with patriotic messages. Fascinating piece of American political h
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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40 Political Letters from 1969-1975: Including Stevenson, Goldwater, Thurman, Nixon, etc.  [104505]3133 - 40 Political Letters from 1969-1975: Including Stevenson, Goldwater, Thurman, Nixon, etc. [104505]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a collection of 40 pieces of correspondence from important people of the day in reply to Mr. (Major) Roger Baker to address issues he has writ
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Start Price : 185.00 | Estimate : 375.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Political Ephemera  [129924]3134 - Political Ephemera [129924]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 60 plus items in four separate envelopes. Large collection of political brochures, speeches, facts for speeches, list of congressional appoin
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Syd Hill & Sons Western Saddle  [122824]3135 - Syd Hill & Sons Western Saddle [122824]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Syd Hill & Sons Australian hybrid saddle with a 15" seat, a 3" cantle and roping horn. It has its underlining intact and all...
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H. Messing & Son Vintage Saddle  [125777]3136 - H. Messing & Son Vintage Saddle [125777]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A fine, rare and pretty well preserved 1880 western cowboy saddle by John Henry Messing (1824-1902) & Sons of San Jose California. The working s...
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Horseman's Saddlery Accessories  [129684]3137 - Horseman's Saddlery Accessories [129684]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot of horseman's accessories includes a beautiful green suede leather set of chaps with about 32 in. -34 in. inseam currently made at abou...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vintage Leather Saddlebags  [132506]3138 - Vintage Leather Saddlebags [132506]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a vintage leather saddlebag pair that may have been used on a horse of vintage motorcycle. Commercially made without a hallmark and machine st
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Hobbles  & Other Horse Stuff  [131846]3139 - Hobbles & Other Horse Stuff [131846]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of leather and wood bow stirrups, two cowbells and a set of hobbles make up thiis cowboy themed lot. Stirrups are made of wood, with a heavy le
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Four Strand Rawhide Riata  [125976]3140 - Four Strand Rawhide Riata [125976]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A beautifully handcrafted rawhide riata. This Mexican style lariat is about 40' in length and about .25" in diameter. This is in really gre...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimate : 600.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Cowboy Poetry Event Posters  [133754]3141 - Cowboy Poetry Event Posters [133754]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 Original Posters from the 3rd Annual Dayton Cowboy Poetry Event. Event Poster is hand-colored with crayon, numbered 14/100 in pencil on bottom left
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Oasis Ranch Company Large Business Card - Very Rare!  [132254]3142 - Oasis Ranch Company Large Business Card - Very Rare! [132254]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Oasis Ranch Company, Growers of Cattle, Sheep, and Horses. Toana, Nevada. E.C. Hardy, President and Manager, H.K. Lyon, Secretary, A. E. Kingsbury, Tr
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A.F. Hoska Harness Maker Horse Tie, 1880s  [127057]3143 - A.F. Hoska Harness Maker Horse Tie, 1880s [127057]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unique 1880s horse tie for this well-known harness and saddle maker in Tacoma. About 7"octagonal, 2" thick, about 15+ pounds! Embossed let...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Antique Barbed Wire Collection  [132211]3144 - Antique Barbed Wire Collection [132211]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a lot of antique barbed wire. Over 40 pieces in all, about 20 in. long, some from the 1870's. Some of the recognized styles are: s-barb,...
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Cowboy Poetry Books Lot of 2  [121704]3145 - Cowboy Poetry Books Lot of 2 [121704]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A pair of vintage cowboy publications from the early 20th century. First, we have Rhymes From a Round Up Camp, by Wallace David Coburn. This 137-page
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pro Bull Riders' Autographed Tree Rounds (5)  [131848]3146 - Pro Bull Riders' Autographed Tree Rounds (5) [131848]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A unique group of five (5) tree rounds, illustrated and autographed by participants of the Pro Bull Rider Association from 2000 to 2011. The associat
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Historic Wild West Poster: Buffalo Bill - Pawnee Bill  [58864]3147 - Historic Wild West Poster: Buffalo Bill - Pawnee Bill [58864]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill poster mounted on linen. 30" x 40". "Pawnee Bill's Great Far East combined with Buffalo Bill...
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Estimate : 7,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Buffalo Bill Original Carte De Visite (CDV)   [132255]3148 - Buffalo Bill Original Carte De Visite (CDV) [132255]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Original William "Buffalo Bill" Cody CDV measures 2-3/8" x 3-15/16". Sepia toned. Bill Cody is dressed in a suit and fancy cra...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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