Wigwam Auction--March 2019

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"A Celebration of Our Great Basin Native American Heritage"

Featuring the Moe Royels Great Basin Wigwam Collection plus two other important Native American Collections

The sale of the Moe And Mary Royels Wigwam Café Collection and the Great Basin Collection is a true celebration. The items within the collections reflect the very rich history we have here in this unique place we call the Great Basin.
Moe Royels was born in Montana in 1940. The family moved to Nevada when Moe was only three months old. He grew up in Wadsworth and Fernley and was in the Army from 1959-1961. Moe married Mary in 1964 and the pair opened the Dainty Cone in Fernley and immediately started displaying their Indian Artifact collection. As an exploration geologist during the 1970’s and early 1980’s the Dainty Cone was always a place to grab a hamburger and have fun looking at the artifacts. In 1984, the place was remodeled into the Wigwam Café. Along the way there were more remodels, finally ending up with massive display cases throughout the restaurant showing off the collection. Meanwhile, across the street, another parallel collection had developed over time which also went on public display, today known as the “Great Basin Collection.”

Moe was a fanatic fan of the Nevada desert communities. It seems everyone for about 100 miles around had been touched in some way by Moe. When he died in 2014, hundreds attended his memorial celebration, from Nixon to Fallon.

The Wigwam Collection is a fantastic array of Native American collectibles, art and artifacts. A number of the items (dresses) were made especially for Mary Royels and few for Moe generally by local Paiute friends. The collections include some fabulous Baby Baskets, beaded baskets, spectacular art depicting early man in the Great Basin by renowned artist William A. Moore, and stone artifacts. A large collection of moccasins is also a part of the collections. The stone projectile point collections are probably the largest offering of Great Basin points ever made, reflecting over fifty years of collecting.

Sixth generation Paiute basket weaver Norm Delorme has helped identify basket makers. Norm and I have also written several essays regarding the collections and cultural losses. We encourage you to read and digest them, creating thoughtful discussion, not only of cultures past, but cultures present. We also have a discussion of recent regulations regarding collection, especially NAGPRA. During the entire process of cataloging, we found a trade organization dedicated to preserving cultures and the ethics of collecting, ATADA, and we joined.

Two other important collections round out this large Native American offering: a wonderful collection of choice Native American art and a massive collection of vintage Native American post cards. In the latter category, we are only offering a part of the collection in this sale, with more to come in May and perhaps the following sale, date to be determined. (maybe July).

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
* A huge Mining section featuring another selection of rare mining stock certificates from the Ken Prag Collection plus mining artifacts, books, & other ephemera

*Numismatics: medals and so-called dollars from the Salvatore Falcone Collection, dies & other collectibles from the Northwest Territorial Mint, and US & foreign coinage.

*Bottles: California & Nevada sodas, Nevada medicines, rare Nevada whiskies, and more.

*General Americana feat. US directories, documents, photos, hard goods, and more with a focus on the Western States. Also non-mining stock certificates from the Prag Collection & ephemera from the Joe Elcano Nevada History Collection.

*Railroad, Auto. & Transportation Company stocks from the Prag Collection

*A Bargains & Dealer Specials section featuring larger groups ideal for resale and entry-level collectibles in many categories.

Auction Schedule

Day 1, March 7th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1534)
*Numismatics (1000-1285)
Books (1000-1006)
Checks (1007-1017)
Coins (1018-1046)
Dies (1048-1105)
Ephemera & Collectibles (1106-1115)
Medals (1116-1155)
So-Called Dollars (1156-1264)
Tokens (1265-1285)
*Bottles (1286-1451)
*Saloon (1452-1461)
*Cowboy (1462-1496)
*Firearms & Weaponry (1497-1523)
*Gaming (1524-1534)

Day 2, March 8th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2686)
*Bargains & Dealer Specials (2000-2113)
Ephemera & Collectibles (2000-2069)
Stock Certificates (2070-2113)
*General Americana (2114-2664)
Advertising & Apparel (2214-2129)
Art (2130-2141)
Books & Directories (2142-2195)
Calendars (2196-2204)
Entertainment Industry (2205-2216)
Ephemera & Collectibles (2217-2499)
Gold Rush (2500-2507)
Political (2512-2522)
Military (2523-2546)
Postal History (2547-2555)
Wells Fargo & Express (2556-2570
Silverware/Flatware/Spoons (2575-2586)
Non-Mining Stock Certificates (2587- 2656)
Misc. incl. Toys, Worlds Fair (2657-2664)
*General Foreign (2665-2686)

Day 3, March 9th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3575)
*Art (3000-3052)
*Native Americana Part I (3053-3575)
Art (3053-3197)
Apparel (3198-3223)
Gloves (3224-3235)
Moccasins (3236-3279)
Accessories (3280-3304)
Jewelry & Trade Beads (3305-3361)
Artifacts (3362-3544)
Pipes (3545-3551)
Dies (3552-3554)
Baby Baskets (3555-3575)

Day 4, March 10th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4731)
*Native Americana Part II (4000-4301)
Pottery (4000-4011)
Baskets (4012-4140)
Dolls (4141-4155)
Books (4156-4170)
Ephemera & Collectibles (4171-4248)
Photographs (4249-4272)
Postcards (4273-4291)
Rugs/Weavings (4292-4301)
*Transportation (4302-4546)
*Railroad (4547-4731)

Day 5, March 11th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5592)
*Minerals (5000-5013)
*Mining (5014-5592)
Artifacts & Assay (5014-5035)
Books (5036-5049)
Ephemera & Collectibles (5050-5113)
Explosives (5114-5123)
Maps (5126-5140)
Mine Lighting (5141-5151)
Signs (5162-5167)
Spoons (5168-5180)
Mining Stocks (5181-5592)

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16 Gauge K. Schefer Zurich Side X Side shotgun  (42752)1500 - 16 Gauge K. Schefer Zurich Side X Side shotgun (42752)
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This is a "K. Schefer Zurich" made side by side shotgun; Black Powder vintage antique. S/N 1423X. The barrels are true Damascus that are h...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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1902 Model Officer's Sword  (75651)1501 - 1902 Model Officer's Sword (75651)
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This is an Officer's sword of the 1902 model designed for presentation only. The sword, made by N.S. Meyer Inc. of West Germany, is stainless an...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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19th Century Lead Ingot Mold  (75675)1502 - 19th Century Lead Ingot Mold (75675)
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19TH century Lead Ingot bar mold and Lattle. This one pound ingot mold was for pioneers to carry a bar of lead to make bullets from. It could be used
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R********i.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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2 Color 7th Cavalary Prints by George Woodbridge  (89137)1503 - 2 Color 7th Cavalary Prints by George Woodbridge (89137)
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George Woodbridge was known for his military artwork and as an illustrator for MAD magazine. These are 2 framed and matted watercolor prints of 7th Ca
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Belgian 1880s Pistol  (75707)1504 - Belgian 1880s Pistol (75707)
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Belgian made 1880s Black powder single shot double action self-defense pistol. This is probably made by Arnant Francoeur of Belgium. It is a side rele
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Sold to 8********l.. for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Blank Firing tiny pistol  (75703)1505 - Blank Firing tiny pistol (75703)
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2mm pin fire Blank firing tiny pistol .Rated as one of the tiniest blank firing pistols in the world. It is nickel plated brass and comes with origin
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Collectible Artifacts History Books (6)  (100046)1506 - Collectible Artifacts History Books (6) (100046)
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French Silver 1450-1825, Battledress, Illustrated History of Weapons, Pictorial sword reference-home assembled, Art of the Catapult, partial Nordic ar
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Colt 'D' Guard Damascus Fighting Knife  (75669)1507 - Colt 'D' Guard Damascus Fighting Knife (75669)
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Colt ‘D’ Guard Large Damascus blade fighting knife.14 ½ INCH ‘Clip Point’ brass protected blade with bone handle.In original Colt box. Date: ...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Colt Damascus Hunting knife with Leather Sheath  (75668)1508 - Colt Damascus Hunting knife with Leather Sheath (75668)
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Colt bone handled Damascus hunting knife, with Colt horse logo leather sheath. A wonderful collectible no longer produced that is both beautiful in co
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Sold to b*******r for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
 
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E.C. MEACHAM 10 Guage hammer shotgun  (75667)1509 - E.C. MEACHAM 10 Guage hammer shotgun (75667)
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A very nice E.C.Meacham 10 guage shotgun. E.C.Meacham was a gun dealer from St Louis Mo., in the 1880s and 1890s who imported and sold fine sporting a
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Eagle Head push dagger  (40738)1510 - Eagle Head push dagger (40738)
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This is double eagle head push knife with a 3 1/2 in. blade. The overall dimension is at 5 in. X 4 in. The blade is unfinished and not sharp while th
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Gil Hibbins Old West Bowie  (60516)1511 - Gil Hibbins Old West Bowie (60516)
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Model GH5013, special damascus edition, 19" overall. There are two unused Bowies in this box. Both have highly polished brass hilt Date: Cit...
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Kissing Crane Vietnam Veteran Trapper knife  (75621)1512 - Kissing Crane Vietnam Veteran Trapper knife (75621)
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This Kissing Crane made folder is to commemorate the Vietnam Veteran experience with a two blade knife. The bolsters are green bone with three helic
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Sold to 8********l.. for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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La Fury West German Pocket Pistol  (91403)1513 - La Fury West German Pocket Pistol (91403)
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CK model P8 .25ACP Single Action compact pocket pistol in Fine overall 95%+ original condition. This is considered to be a real "mouse gun"...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Modern Knife Group  (75560)1514 - Modern Knife Group (75560)
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Three knives . Schrade folding knife "Classic", 4" blade. Fox & Hound folding knife FH614, 3.5"; unmarked stainless folding ...
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Old West Guns Display Board  (91400)1515 - Old West Guns Display Board (91400)
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Classic Guns of The Old West” poster from 1979 ‘TIMELIFE” Book series. This mounted poster show 30 classic high grade pistols and rifles from the old
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Pair of Denix Pirate Flintlock Pistols  (33453)1516 - Pair of Denix Pirate Flintlock Pistols (33453)
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This is a pair of replica non-working flintlock pirate pistols made by Denix of Spain. This is a very detailed design with lions head and lanyard ring
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Sold to 8********l.. for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN1517 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot withdrawn
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Smith and Wesson Ten Tips Poster  (89149)1518 - Smith and Wesson Ten Tips Poster (89149)
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Rare Smith and Wesson Ten Rings Tips Poster, showing 19 different models of the Smith and Wesson Pistol beginning with an 1854 Smith and Wesson Volcan
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Timber Wolf Bowie Knives and Damascus sword  (60515)1519 - Timber Wolf Bowie Knives and Damascus sword (60515)
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Timber Wolf TW 261 Bowie, unused with fancy red handle, 16" overall, with sheath. original box. TW 401 "Midevil sword", damascus, bl...
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Turn of the Century Peters .32 S&W cartridges  (75654)1520 - Turn of the Century Peters .32 S&W cartridges (75654)
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This is a beautiful turn of the century two piece Peters cartridge box full of ammo. It is marked for .32 S&W central-fire cartridges. Opened bu...
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UMC .32 ca. Auto Colt Cartridges  (75652)1521 - UMC .32 ca. Auto Colt Cartridges (75652)
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This is an un-opened two-piece box of 50 count .32 cal. Automatic Colt Smokeless cartridges. The box has a green background marked "UMC" ...
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Sold to 8********l.. for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Visalia Bullet Belt  (41646)1522 - Visalia Bullet Belt (41646)
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Visalia chocolate color bullet belt. Visalia belts are known for pristine quality, style and durability. Very good condition. Date: City/County:
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Sitka, AK Engraved Bone Handle Walking Cane  (89352)1523 - Sitka, AK Engraved Bone Handle Walking Cane (89352)
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Gold Rush era walking cane with bone handle. Bone engraved "Sitka Alaska. JW Keem. N.W. C. Pilot". Bone has 1.5" crack. Black colored...
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Sold to B*******k for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Elks Lodge Poker Chips  (81327)1524 - Elks Lodge Poker Chips (81327)
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A rack of Fresno Elks lodge #445 and #439 poker chips in a wooden rack. Approximately 120 chips, different denominations: 50c, $1, $5. Daniel Manassi
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Poker Parlor Playing Chips  (81328)1525 - Poker Parlor Playing Chips (81328)
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One hundred seventy denominated poker chips circ 1910-30 from a Fresno poker parlor. Daniel Manassillian Collection. Date: City/County: Fresno Sta
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"The California Star; Reprint of First Year Newspaper in 1847  (89919)1526 - "The California Star; Reprint of First Year Newspaper in 1847 (89919)
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What a great early, pre-Gold Rush California reference work. This was published by Howell-North Books of Berkeley in 1965. Yerba Buena was the first n
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Carson City Casino Ashtray Collection  (55977)1527 - Carson City Casino Ashtray Collection (55977)
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Lot of 73. Includes: Ormsby House (15), Frontier (6), Cactus Jacks (5), State of Nevada (18), Nugget (26), Silver Spur (3). Some duplication. Please n
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Commercial Hotel $1 Gaming Chip  (90324)1528 - Commercial Hotel $1 Gaming Chip (90324)
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The giant stuffed polar bear from the lobby of the Commercial Hotel in Elko is featured on this $1 gaming chip. Salvatore Falcone Collection. Date:
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Gaming Specific Adding Machine from Nevada Club  (59534)1529 - Gaming Specific Adding Machine from Nevada Club (59534)
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An early adding machine from the Nevada Club in Reno. This adding machine is significantly different from other adding machines because it has buttons
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Old Reno Gaming: Bank Club Pinup Girl Playing Cards  (100336)1530 - Old Reno Gaming: Bank Club Pinup Girl Playing Cards (100336)
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A brand new deck of playing cards featuring a pin up girl in original box. Compliments of the Bank Club with a 1945 calendar. (The club, the oldest in
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Harrah's Club $2.50 Gaming Chip  (90323)1531 - Harrah's Club $2.50 Gaming Chip (90323)
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Rare blue and grey $2.50 early chip from Harrah's Club of Reno and Lake Tahoe. Salvatore Falcone Collection. Date: City/County: Reno and La...
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LOT WITHDRAWN1532 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot withdrawn
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Benno Poker Dice in Box  (89840)1533 - Benno Poker Dice in Box (89840)
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4 Benno poker dice in original box. Mackie Collection Date: City/County: State:
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Spiel Markes  (100330)1534 - Spiel Markes (100330)
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Lot of three: $20 size, $5 size and one slightly smaller (19 mm). These early gaming tokens resembled U.S. gold coins in poker games. Salvatore Falc
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