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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Zuni Fetish Collection  [134053]4000 - Zuni Fetish Collection [134053]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Collection of 16 different pieces. Bought by our consignor in the 1980s. Largest is a lizard 5" long. Most of the others are 1-2.25". Incl...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Scrapers, Awls, Blades, Set 4  [52767]4001 - Scrapers, Awls, Blades, Set 4 [52767]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Scrapers, awls, blades, set 4, includes: jasper, silicified rhyolite, obsidian, moss agate, chalcedony, rose agate, chert, etc. Over 60 pieces. Nicely
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Red Chert Native American Projectile Museum Collection  [117355]4002 - Red Chert Native American Projectile Museum Collection [117355]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Native American projectile handcrafted out of red chert stone, from Kentucky, most likely from the Archaic or Woodland period, 8000 b.c.-1600 a.d. Thi
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Eastern Nevada, Great Basin ancient Arrowheads, Points and Carved Relics  [118170]4003 - Eastern Nevada, Great Basin ancient Arrowheads, Points and Carved Relics [118170]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Seven Riker mounts full of arrowheads, drills and points of varying nature (a few beads, too) and one riker mount of chards of pre-historic hand carve
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Native American Gambling Bones, Buttons & More / 3 Items.  [109612]4004 - Native American Gambling Bones, Buttons & More / 3 Items. [109612]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Item # 1 of 3 : Very fancy Buttons. Brass with and embossed eagle. They read U.S./ Eagle / Indian Service. Early 1900's . Reverse embossed: S. ...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two bows, arrow, feather  [131782]4005 - Two bows, arrow, feather [131782]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice lot of Native American items. First bow is 69 in length. Wrapped in buckskin. Wrapped with one arrow. 29 . Second bow is 48[x=
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Estimate : 150.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Panamanian Basket  [134052]4006 - Panamanian Basket [134052]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice design Panamanian (probably Wounaan) basket tray, purchased in the 1990s by our consignor. 6" diameter, 1.5" deep. Very good conditio...
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Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Panamanian Wounaan Rainforest Basket  [125589]4007 - Panamanian Wounaan Rainforest Basket [125589]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Wounaan Embera tribe of Panama is known for these tightly woven baskets with bold geometric patterns. Sometimes referred to as Rainforest Baskets
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Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Alaska Two-Tone Bottle Neck Basket   [124483]4008 - Alaska Two-Tone Bottle Neck Basket [124483]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6.75" Diameter x 5.25" tall x 2.75" bottle neck hole. Ten polychrome vertical stripes extending upward from base along sides. The bot...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Vintage Tlingit Basket  [121244]4009 - Vintage Tlingit Basket [121244]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Small Tlingit basket, 3.5" diameter x 2.75" high. Band in brown with orange designs. Spruce root. Basket has two tiny handles. Good condit...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Havasupai Water Basket  [124652]4010 - Havasupai Water Basket [124652]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large woven basket, once completely covered with pine pitch, originally made for carrying water. Label in the opening reads: 1900-1920 Havasupai / Pit
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Two Early Pima Baskets  [135564]4011 - Two Early Pima Baskets [135564]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Coiled bowl, 10.25" diameter x 3" high. Original color designs are faded (green and brown). Good condition. 2) Small coiled bowl, light...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Vintage Tohono O'dham Basket  [135585]4012 - Vintage Tohono O'dham Basket [135585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Excellent Tohono O'dham basket. Yiucca, fern grass, devil's claw. 7" diameter x 3.75" high. A real prize for the collector. Dat...
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Estimate : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll  [124489]4013 - Washoe Baby Basket For a Doll [124489]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8" x 8" x 18" Girl's basket. Uses old clothing "Grandma's Dress" around hood. Special Assist Thank You to Norm...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Antique Micmac Basket  [135582]4014 - Antique Micmac Basket [135582]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Northeast US native basket made of ash and sweet grass with fitted lid - possibly a sewing basket, From one of the tribes of Maine; Penobscot, MicMac,
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Estimate : 30.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Plains Beaded Peace Pipe Bag  [119993]4015 - Plains Beaded Peace Pipe Bag [119993]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Northern Plains fringed beaded peace pipe (Chanupa)bag. 23" x 6". The beading is all intact, white, turquoise, red, black, light blue seed...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimate : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Pair  [134054]4016 - Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Pair [134054]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of 2. 1) Beautiful, very early Sharon Naranjo Garcia black bowl, approximately 2" tall. Signature on base --Sharon Garcia, Santa CP (Clara ...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Hopi Silver Belt Buckle  [132795]4017 - Hopi Silver Belt Buckle [132795]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant sterling silver belt buckle, 3" x 2". Silver overlay with bear claw image and corner design that looks like mesas. Hallmark, unide...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Navajo Earrings--3 Pair  [135509]4018 - Navajo Earrings--3 Pair [135509]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One pair long silver squash blossom, 2"; one pair short squash blossom.75"; one pair silverwith turquoise and coral nuggets. All in very g...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff  [135315]4019 - Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Cluster Cuff [135315]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Heavy sterling bracelet set with turquoise and coral. Silver beading throughout. Inside measurement--5.5". Beautiful piece. Date: Country (...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Concho Belt and Belt Buckles  [132796]4020 - Concho Belt and Belt Buckles [132796]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage silver concho belt, 1.25" x 1". Oval conchos, 32"length can be made up to 39.5". Five vintage silver belt buckles: three...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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David Skeets Earrings  [132780]4021 - David Skeets Earrings [132780]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pair of etched silver earrings hallmarked D. Skeets, sterling. One pair post--round disks with hanging feathers--2" diameter, 2.5"leng...
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Estimate : 130.00 - 260.00
 
 
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Five Pairs Native American Earrings  [135329]4022 - Five Pairs Native American Earrings [135329]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two pair clip Native American: Cream colored oval onyx stones set in silver, marked MVV. 1.5 x 1 ; Zuni sun face turquoise, o
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Gold and Silver Navajo Cuff  [133867]4023 - Gold and Silver Navajo Cuff [133867]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This overlaid 14K gold and silver hammered cuff. Etched in a quarter moon pattern. 5" inside measure, .75" gap--silver is lightweight and ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Heavy Turquoise and Silver Cuff  [133863]4024 - Heavy Turquoise and Silver Cuff [133863]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Antique Royston turquoise and sterling cuff. Hallmarked "JHL" or "HL". Five chunky stones, twisted wire around edges, freely ins...
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Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Incredible Navajo Turquoise Bolo  [132784]4025 - Incredible Navajo Turquoise Bolo [132784]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage pawn bolo set shadow box style with two very large turquoise stones and two bear claws. A heavy silver piece--5" long x 3.5" wide....
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jonathan Nez Cuff  [124849]4026 - Jonathan Nez Cuff [124849]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Jonathan Nez, Navajo. Gorgeous heavy sterling silver cuff. This sterling silver and 14k gold cuff is decorated with signature Nez, heavy stamp
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet  [135331]4027 - Mark Yazzie Cuff Bracelet [135331]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fabulous women's Navajo Bracelet--sterling silver and 12K gold filled Mark Yazzie cuff. Six different Kokopeli dance in gold. c.80's. Inside...
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Navajo Chip Inlay Cuff  [133865]4028 - Navajo Chip Inlay Cuff [133865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful vintage Navajo turquoise and coral peyote bird chip inlay set in sterling silver cuff bracelet. Nicely hand etched. Probably old pawn. No vi
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Estimate : 140.00 - 260.00
 
 
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Navajo Silver Rings  [132782]4029 - Navajo Silver Rings [132782]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Six vintage Navajo rings--all set in silver: three are Nevada turquoise, two possibly Royston--sizes 6 and 7.5; and one pale blue from Ajax mine--siz
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Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Richard Tsosie Belt Buckle  [132791]4030 - Richard Tsosie Belt Buckle [132791]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vintage Navajo Richard Tsosie belt buckle made for Christmas holiday--features rough green turquoise stone set in sterling with holly leaves and berri
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Silver and Coral Belt Buckle  [133869]4031 - Silver and Coral Belt Buckle [133869]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful vintage hand stamped sterling belt buckle set with oval coral cabochon. Navajo, no hallmark. Oval buckle with scalloped edges, 3" x 2...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Six Native American Rings  [135330]4032 - Six Native American Rings [135330]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Native American inlay of coral, amber, and oyster shell size 7.5. 2) Nevada turquoise stone set in silver size 8 . 3) Mixed stones
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Spirit Bear by R. Singer  [132794]4033 - Spirit Bear by R. Singer [132794]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo Richard Singer sterling silver pendant of Spirit Bear. The piece is hollow--2" x 2.5" x .25". Silver overlay. Hallmarked by t...
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Stamped Navajo Sterling Jewelry  [132783]4034 - Stamped Navajo Sterling Jewelry [132783]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
One oval sterling pin/brooch hallmarked B B (possible one of the Begay family). Stamped sterling with three small Malachite stones. 1.5" c 1.25...
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Estimate : 130.00 - 260.00
 
 
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Teddy Goodluck Belt Buckle  [133868]4035 - Teddy Goodluck Belt Buckle [133868]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Teddy Goodluck (hallmarked TG inside four leaf clover) sterling silver shadowbox belt buckle set with turquoise and coral stones. Oval shape with etch
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Estimate : 350.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vintage Branch Coral Necklace  [133859]4036 - Vintage Branch Coral Necklace [133859]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo natural branch red-orange coral double strand necklace. Nicely graduated delicate branch coral, well matched in color and sizing. Original stur
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Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4)  [135511]4037 - Vintage Navajo Bracelets (4) [135511]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1) Set with turquoise stone, silver leaf with beading, 2) Silver with six oval moonstones set in silver. 3) Stamped silver with turquoise stone. 4) Ch
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Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Vintage Ray Tracey Jewelry  [133861]4038 - Vintage Ray Tracey Jewelry [133861]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
14K gold and silver--Ray Tracey bracelet and ring. Mount for coral stones in gold and bands for bracelet and ring are sterling with Tracey s
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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M. M. Rogers Cuff  [135510]4039 - M. M. Rogers Cuff [135510]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Navajo, M. M. (Michael) Rogers' (not to be confused with Paiute, Michael Rogers) elegant cuff in 14k gold and sterling silver. Inside measure 5.5
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Estimate : 350.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Necklace - VINTAGE!  [119995]4040 - Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo Necklace - VINTAGE! [119995]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Santo Domingo necklace highlighting a "shell over-lay" pendant with multi-stone and sterling silver accents. Pendant is strung with turquo...
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Estimate : 180.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Elgin Tom Sterling Cuff  [133866]4041 - Elgin Tom Sterling Cuff [133866]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Elegant modern design of tiny silver raised beads set at an angle in heavy sterling cuff. Signed by Navajo, Elgin Tom. 5" inside measure, 1&quo...
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Estimate : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Santo Domingo Turquoise Necklaces  [132785]4042 - Santo Domingo Turquoise Necklaces [132785]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Two vintage Santo Domingo oyster shell heishi and turquoise stone necklaces. The longest one is 28" with very large stones--up to 1". Stru...
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Estimate : 700.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Turquoise Heishi Necklace  [132787]4043 - Turquoise Heishi Necklace [132787]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incredible vintage graduated turquoise heishi stones --largest .75" diameter and 1/8" thickness. Very heavy necklace with a large carved s...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimate : 800.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Morgan Dollar Belt Buckle  [132788]4044 - Morgan Dollar Belt Buckle [132788]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1921 Morgan Dollar mounted in sterling silver stamped setting, scalloped edges. 3" x 2". Vintage Native American belt buckle in great cond...
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Onyz Marble Earrings  [133860]4045 - Onyz Marble Earrings [133860]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Onyx marble triangular (2 x .75 ) earrings mounted in raised silver above shadow box of twisted silver wire on two sides and etched
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Annie Quam Gasper Inlaid Zuni Turquoise Bracelet  [135604]4046 - Annie Quam Gasper Inlaid Zuni Turquoise Bracelet [135604]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a beautiful inlaid-style turquoise bracelet in a mosaic pattern, by Zuni silversmith Annie Quam Gasper. She began producing in 1955 and was in
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Estimate : 350.00 - 450.00
 
 
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Bolo, Pins, and Pendants  [132781]4047 - Bolo, Pins, and Pendants [132781]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group includes a sterling and abalone inlay bolo slide from Jalisco, Mexico. Beautifully engraved Fleur de lis and horseshoe with colorful abalone inl
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Bumble Bee Jasper Necklace Set  [135602]4048 - Bumble Bee Jasper Necklace Set [135602]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zuni made Bumble Bee Jasper necklace set, the necklace hangs at about 12 top to bottom, both necklace and earrings are stamped MT. Date: C
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Estimate : 320.00 - 420.00
 
 
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Darin Bill Heavy Sterling Bracelet  [135605]4049 - Darin Bill Heavy Sterling Bracelet [135605]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a great example of the workings of Navajo silversmith Darin Bill well known for his design work in creating heavy sterling bracelets mostly fa
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Start Price : 240.00 | Estimate : 480.00 - 580.00
 
 
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