December 2017 Premier Auction

Auction Details

This three day, 2,200 lot sale features items in numerous collecting categories including Native Americana, Firearms, Cowboy, Mining, Railroad & Express, Numismatics & Tokens, Postal History, Gaming, Bottles, and Military.

Highlights include:

*A big batch of Western trade tokens including a large Nevada collection.

*Coins, currency, and checks in our Numismatics section including a Ukiah bank note and a $20 gold piece.

*A Railroad section that includes a large number of Eastern Railroad Passes, including a Jay Gould autograph piece.

*Wells Fargo & Co. and American Express collectibles, including company archives.

*Mining stock certificates, photographs, books, and other ephemera.

*A large Postal History section featuring many hundreds of postcards, many real photo, as well as stamps and other philatelic ephemera.

*Gaming collectibles including an assortment of Nevada casino ashtrays

*A group of Antique Bottles including whiskey, bitters, medicines, and soda.

*A very large General Americana section featuring: a collection of presidential autographed letters, photographs & other ephemera; a large World's Fair & Expositions section full of stereoviews from the Prag Collection; jewelry; Western art; a huge Yosemite & Big Trees section; a big collection of San Francisco documents and early stereoviews; and U.S. documents, trade cards, business cards, and other ephemera.

*Our best Firearms selection to date with an 1869 Sharps Rifle, a rare Flintlock pistol, and rare antique ammunition. Our Firearms & Weaponry section also has Japanese katanas and Chinese swords.

*Military collectibles including a large Civil War section full of Confederate bonds, letters, photographs and more.

*Another world-class offering of Northwest and Southwest Native Americana featuring Nome Gold Rush ivory art and tools, baskets, kachinas, pottery, points, and much more!

*Our Cowboy section has postcards (including a Buffalo Bill collection), photographs, chaps, saddles, and saddle bags.

*A small selection of African and Western taxidermy for your office/den wall.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One, December 1st, 2017 (Lots 1000-1735)

Tokens (Geographic Sort) (1000-1118)

Numismatics (Lots 1119-1152)
Coins (1119-1128)
Checks (1129-1138)
Currency (1139-1146)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (1147-1152)

Railroadiana (Lots 1153-1292)
Passes (1153-1219)
Books (1220-1231)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1232-1292)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 1293-1322)
Wells Fargo (1293-1308)
American Express (1309-1313)
Other Express (1314-1322)

Mining (Lots 1323-1545)
Hard Goods: Candlesticks, Signs, Etc. (1323-1331)
Books (1332-1338)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1339-1545)

Postal History & Philatelic (Geographic Sort) (Lots 1546-1714)

Gaming (Lots 1715-1735)


Day Two, December 2nd, 2017 (Lots 2000-2750)

Bottles (Lots 2000-2043)

General Americana (Lots 2044-2700)
Jewelry (2044-2059)
Art (2060-2098)
Worlds Fairs & Expositions (2099-2130)
Political (2131-2152)
Geographic Sort (2153-2588)
Misc. Categories incl. Maps & Atlases, Black Americana, Fire, Ephemera (2589-2700)

Foreign Collectibles (Lots 2701-2750)

Day Three, December 3rd, 2017 (Lots 3000-3734)

Firearms & Weaponry (Lots 3000-3167)
Ephemera (3000-3007)
Ammunition (3008-3058)
Pistols & Revolvers (3059-3084)
Rifles & Shotguns (3085-3095)
Scabbards & Misc. (3096-3111)
Swords & Katanas (3112-3167)

Military & War Collectibles (Lots 3168-3231)
Revolutionary War & Civil War (3168-3219)
Spanish American War (3220-3223)
World Wars & Misc. (3224-3231)

Native Americana (Lots 3232-3593)
Alaska incl. Ivory (3232-3307)
Art (3308-3320)
Baskets (3321-3331)
Beadwork (3332-3347)
Rugs & Weavings (3348-3353)
Jewelry (3354-3359)
Kachinas (3360-3385)
Points & Stone Artifacts incl. a Large Georgia Collection (3386-3409)
Pottery (3410-3588)
Ephemera (3589-3593)

Cowboy (Lots 3594-3724)
Ephemera (3594-3626)
Chaps (3627-3666)
Saddle Bags (3667-3685)
Saddles (3686-3718)
Spurs & Misc. (3719-3724)


Taxidermy (Lots 3725-3734)





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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPhilatelic Postal Card Collection1698 - Philatelic Postal Card Collection
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Lot of 62. 51 older cards. The oldest and rarest is an 1877 three cent entire cover (U219)stamped TItusville, Pennsylvania. It is the shield shaped po
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34 tobacco, smoking and pipe related postcards. Some are comical. Date: Location: HWAC # 54637
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Twenty nine boxing related post cards, mostly Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant "The Meeting Place of the World." On Broadway between...
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationBlack & White Real Photo Postcards of Winter (Mostly Skiing)1701 - Black & White Real Photo Postcards of Winter (Mostly Skiing)
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50+ photos. 90% black & white. Please see photos online. Skiing, ski jumping, posing, toboggans, women, children and men from around the world. ...
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Lot of ten sled dogs postcards. Each shows a sled dog. Five black & white RPC's: 1) Dan of Seward Alaska 1912. Photo by L. N. P. 2) Wolf, an...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDogsled Postcards: 28 Alaska Dog Teams1703 - Dogsled Postcards: 28 Alaska Dog Teams
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Fifteen RPC's. Best is probably Murffs Cabin on the Mulchatna River. Several doen by the Ordway Photo Service of Juneau. OTher photos by Johnsto...
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDogsled Postcards: Canadian & United States1704 - Dogsled Postcards: Canadian & United States
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Lot of 26. 12 black and white RPC's. Includes Evans Native Dog Sled, Frasher June Lake photo, Ed Clark's New Jersey team, team on Grouse Mou...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDogsled Postcards: Large selection of sled dogs portraits1705 - Dogsled Postcards: Large selection of sled dogs portraits
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Lot of 23. 13 black and white RPC's, 5 color RPC's. Three show puppies. Photos by C. P. Johnstone, Conn, Joe Huber, Fraser. Most not identif...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationDogsled Postcards: Mail Teams1706 - Dogsled Postcards: Mail Teams
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Lot of seven. Six are black and white RPC's. Published by Murdoch's Gem Shop, Johnston, C Leighton. One was mailed in 1942 and has a nice re...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Group of Skiing Postcards1707 - Large Group of Skiing Postcards
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Over 80 total cards. 10+ black & white RPCs. From all over the world with an emphasis on the west. Skiing, ski jumping, lifts, lodges, racing, s...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWomen on Skies from Around the World Postcard Collection1708 - Women on Skies from Around the World Postcard Collection
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Lot of twenty-seven. 14 black & white RPC's. Includes two 1933 bathing beauties from Paradise Valley, Lake Placid, Colorado, England, Canada...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSki Jumper Black and White RPC's1709 - Ski Jumper Black and White RPC's
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Lot of eleven. Oregon, Michigan, South Dakota and Europe are all represented. Date: Location: HWAC # 53501
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSkiing Around The World - Color RPC Postcard Collection1710 - Skiing Around The World - Color RPC Postcard Collection
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Over 80 postcards. Cards from Alaska, Colorado, Canada, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Utah, Sweden, New Mexico, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont,
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Lot of twenty. Eleven black and white RPC's and one color RPC. From Canada to America, Germany to Switzerland, Bavaria to the Pyrenees. Older po...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSkiing in the West Postcard Collection1712 - Skiing in the West Postcard Collection
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Over 80 color Real Photo Postcards. These RPC's include Mt Ashland, Dodge Ridge, Bachelor Butte, Appalachian's, Sierra Blanca, Mt Baldy, Vai...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSkiing Postcards: Comic Relief and Holiday!1713 - Skiing Postcards: Comic Relief and Holiday!
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Lot of twenty-five cards. A few black & white RPC's. See photos online. Date: Location: HWAC # 53504
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Lot of eleven: 1960 WInter Olympics, Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Sun Valley Lodge, Broadmoor Hotel, 3 Ticonderoga, Hotel Bellevue, Winter Sports Carni
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCarson City Casino Ashtray Collection1715 - Carson City Casino Ashtray Collection
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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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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNorth Shore Tahoe Casino Ashtray Collection1716 - North Shore Tahoe Casino Ashtray Collection
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94 ashtrays in all. Crystal Bay (20), Nevada Lodge (32), Cal Neva (14), Bal Tabarin (1), North Shore Club (10), Nugget (10), Biltmore (4), Kings Castl
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSouth Shore Tahoe Casino Ashtray Collection1717 - South Shore Tahoe Casino Ashtray Collection
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157 ashtrays from historic casinos in South Shore. Includes: Nugget (2), Park Tahoe (2), Caesars (10), Bills (10), High Sierra (6), Sahara Tahoe (15),
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLas Vegas Casino Ashtray Collection1718 - Las Vegas Casino Ashtray Collection
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75 ashtrays including duplication from a large number of Las Vegas casinos. The list includes the Thunderbird, El Cortez, El Rancho, Four Queens, Dese
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHarold's Club Ashtray Collection1719 - Harold's Club Ashtray Collection
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95 pieces. Much duplication, but a number of the rare varieties present. Please note: Pick-up is preferred for these delicate items. If shipped, speci
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationLarge Group of Reno Casino Ashtrays1720 - Large Group of Reno Casino Ashtrays
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Lot of 73. Includes pieces from: Sundowner (21), Comstock (10), Ponderosa (5), Fitzgeralds (16), Riverside (17), Bonanza (4). Some duplication. Please
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationReno Casino Ashtray Collection1721 - Reno Casino Ashtray Collection
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72 pieces. Included: Palace Club (27), Reno Horseshoe Club (7), Reno Horseshoe (10), Comstock (4), Overland (24). Most of these are from the 1970s, of
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationReno Casino Ashtray Collection1722 - Reno Casino Ashtray Collection
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Lot of 89. Includes: Atlantis (4), Peppermill (19), Clarion (8), Reno Ramada (9), Holiday Inn (13), Reno Hilton (6), Del Webb (13), Del Webb Primadonn
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationReno Casino Ashtray Collection1723 - Reno Casino Ashtray Collection
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Lot of 96. Includes: Mapes (29), Cal Neva-Virginian (11), Cal Neva Reno (37), Silver Spur (19). 96 total casino ashtrays, some duplication. Please not
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 130.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationReno Casino Ashtrays1724 - Reno Casino Ashtrays
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Lot of about 50. Ashtrays from Old Reno, Sands, Onslow, Townhouse, Colony, Riverboat, Nugget, Ace, Nevada Club, Thunderbird, Colonial, Gold Dust, Oxbo
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationVery Large Reno Casino Ashtray Collection1725 - Very Large Reno Casino Ashtray Collection
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217 pieces, including duplication. Harrahs (131), El Dorado (43), MGM (32), Valles (8), Silver Legacy (3). Please inspect. Please note: Pick-up is pre
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nearly 80 pieces, includes duplication. Dick Graves Nugget (14), Gold Club (1), Mint (1), Shy Clown (1), Comstock (1), John Ascuaga Nugget (64). Rarit
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCentral Nevada Casino Ashtrays1727 - Central Nevada Casino Ashtrays
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24 ashtrays from Hawthorne, Montgomery Pass, McDermitt, and Jackpot, Nevada. Please inspect, some duplication. Please note: Pick-up is preferred for
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationEastern Nevada Casino Ashtrays1728 - Eastern Nevada Casino Ashtrays
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Casino ashtrays from eastern Nevada. 34 ashtrays from Jackpot, Wells, Wendover, Ely, Elko. Some duplication. Please note: Pick-up is preferred for the
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNevada Casino Ashtray Collection1729 - Nevada Casino Ashtray Collection
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40 total. This group contains the balance of a few ashtrays missed in other categories as well as 17 older metal ashtrays from casinos and places thro
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Casino ashtrays from northern Nevada. 31 ashtrays from Lovelock, Yerington, Verdi, Winnemucca, Jackpot, Gardnerville, Orovada. Some duplication. Pleas
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCoin Operated Machine Manufacturer Pictorial Letter1731 - Coin Operated Machine Manufacturer Pictorial Letter
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Rare letter from Mills Novelty Co, Chicago Il 1/26/1909 about opening an arcade in Los Angeles. Nice vignette of building on letterhead. 11" x ...
Current Bid: 25.00
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationReno and Las Vegas, NV Gaming Ephemera1732 - Reno and Las Vegas, NV Gaming Ephemera
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Vintage goodies. Includes: 2 Golden Nugget Gaming Guides 6.5" x 4.5". 2 Harolds Club Gaming Guides 6.5" x 4.5". 2 Harolds Club R...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNevada Gaming Pamphlets & Ephemera1733 - Nevada Gaming Pamphlets & Ephemera
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Lot of 19. Includes: large (7 x 9.5") postcard c.1940 for the Nevada Club in Reno; Chinese restaurant menu (Money Tree, Reno); guides (Sky Ranc...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationCollection of Billiards and Pool Hall Ephemera (75+ pieces)1734 - Collection of Billiards and Pool Hall Ephemera (75+ pieces)
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4 letters from Bruswick-Balke-Collender Co. 1900 and 1901 collection notices. 1917 letter for possible billiards location in Los Angeles, 1919 letter
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationVintage Brunswick Product Catalog1735 - Vintage Brunswick Product Catalog
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1933 Brunswick catalog including bowling balls, bowling lanes, billiard tables and even toilet seats! 7" x 5". Date: Location: ...
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