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Denver Old West Auction

Auction Details

Brian Lebel's 23rd Annual Old West Auction will offer 418 lots of fine Western art, antiques, artifacts and collectibles from the 19th through the 21st centuries. The auction will be held live at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5pm Mountain time. Some highlights of this year's auction include:

A rare Reward Poster for the arrest of the infamous brothers Frank and Jesse James; a Parker Shotgun that belonged to Frank Butler of Buffalo Bill's Wild West fame; a rare Taber cabinet card of the most famous stagecoach robber of all time, Black Bart; a performance-used Buffalo Bill's Wild West parade flag; a pair of Borein watercolors; original Molesworth furniture and an oil painting by F. Mizen of Wyatt Earp.

The auction also includes antique and historic firearms, Native American art and artifacts, 19th century photography, Western fine art, advertising lithos, saloon and gambling items, spurs, saddles, bits, bridles, boots, books and more.

Fine art offerings include notable deceased and contemporary artists such as Edward Borein, Charlie Russel, Glenna Goodacre, John Banovich, Nick Eggenhofer, Fritz Scholder, Carl Oscar Borg, Dave Powell, Ace Powell, Mehl Lawson, ADM Cooper, Ross Steffan, Gary Niblett, Nicholas Firfires, Raphael Lillywhite, Olaf Seltzer, WHD Koerner, Robert Elwell, Bob Scriver, Eric Michaels, William Acheff, and Gary Earnest Smith.

Cowboy artists and craftsmen include Bill Adamson, Ed Bohlin, GS Garcia, Mario Hanel, Gary Keithly, Kelly Bros., McChesney, Schnitger, Shipley, Chas Weldon, Tad Mizwa and others.

Fine Native American arts and artifacts include beadwork, textiles, baskets, pottery, and quillwork from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Roy Rogers' boots, John Wayne's Nudies hat, Dale Evans' dresses, Tom Mix's hat and Montie Montana's gun are among the "Hollywood Cowboy" offerings. A gold guitar pin given as a gift and inscribed by Elvis is also being sold, as is a personal photo album that belonged to Zane Grey.

Over 200 original photographs from Buffalo Bill's Wild West will be sold (individually and in lots), along with an impressive selection of 19th and early 20th century American photographs.

Historic firearms include train robber Bill Carlisle's revolver, a large collection of early Deringers, a rare and early air gun, a Sharps Buffalo Rifle, and other antique, modern and relic guns.
Lithograph Poster - Col. Tim McCoy’s Real Wild West and Rough Riders of the World1Lithograph Poster - Col. Tim McCoy’s Real Wild West and Rough Riders of the World
Lithograph poster with vibrant colors by Tooker-Moore Litho Co. NY. Titled “Last of the Plainsmen” or “The Winning of the West” 41” x 28” mounted on l
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 294.00) x 1 = 1,694.00
Tim McCoy in “Cornered” Movie Poster2Tim McCoy in “Cornered” Movie Poster
Scarce lithograph film poster copyrighted by Columbia Pictures Corp, New York, 1932. Subtitled “Duty or Friendship?” 41” x 28” and mounted on linen, s
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,210.00
Pair of Jo Mora Iconic Posters3Pair of Jo Mora Iconic Posters
The Sweetheart of the Rodeo and The Indians of North America by JO MORA PUBLICATIONS, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA. Very colorful later printing on paper. Eac
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 605.00
New West Desk and Mirror4New West Desk and Mirror
a) Cubbyhole office desk with routed horsehead backsplash; b) Copper mirror, 43” square. Large wall piece of solid wood wrapped in copper and accented
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
New West Tables5New West Tables
3 Square “Y.R.A.” accent tables. Rawhide covered tops with studded edges, 1 1/2” thick. Styled like the tables at the Yellowstone Regional Airport in
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to bferguson for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
New West Chairs and Table6New West Chairs and Table
a) A fine pair of Key Hole Chairs with “Mule Deer” routed backs, and red leather padded seats; b) Fringed arm chair and matching burl table, red leath
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
New West Chair, Lamp and Cabinet7New West Chair, Lamp and Cabinet
a) “Grandad's Chair,” overstuffed dark tipped buffed top grain leather with hand painted antimacassar; b) “Wild Pole” floor lamp with maple cutout an
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
New West Dining Table, Chairs, and Chandelier8New West Dining Table, Chairs, and Chandelier
Burl pedestal dining table with matching routed arm chairs, red upholstered. Cut steel and mica chandelier with cowboy ranch scenes. 25” dia., 6 3/4”
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
New West Bedroom Furniture9New West Bedroom Furniture
a) Pair of “Cloud” headboards in twin size. Applied pole shaped into a classic Indian cloud motif. 52” h x 32” w; b) “Great Plains” dresser, 3 drawer
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
Four (4) Miniature Wagons by Oscar M. Cortes10Four (4) Miniature Wagons by Oscar M. Cortes
Each handcrafted using natural materials, hardwood, metal and leather. Every detail is observed in his wagons. All wagons are as new condition and mea
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 577.50) x 1 = 3,327.50
Four (4) wagons by Oscar M. Cortes11Four (4) wagons by Oscar M. Cortes
Each handcrafted using natural materials, hardwood, metal and leather. a) Wells Fargo & Co. Overland Stage 13” l x 9 1/2” t x 7 1/2” d, with strongbo
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,900.00 + 399.00) x 1 = 2,299.00
John Nieto12John Nieto
Set of 4 Serigraphs Buffalo Medicine / Wild Horse / Plains Sentinel / Red Cloud 12” x 10” each Serigraphs on wood All PP 52/75 signed lower right, n
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
Larry Pirnie13Larry Pirnie
”A Cowboy’s Dream” 2 Elements: 26” x 32” (cowboy and sweetheart) 20” x 20” (balloon) Mixed Media Signed upper right signed, dated and titled on rever
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
Ronald Kil14Ronald Kil
Rabbit Brush Watercolor 16” x 11 1/2” framed to 23” x 18 1/2” Signed lower left, dated and titled on reverse 2001
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
Ronald Kil15Ronald Kil
Too Much Bull 9” x 12” Mixed Media on paper Signed lower left
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 363.00
Gambling and Saloon Lot16Gambling and Saloon Lot
Grouping of early gaming equipment: a) Keno Goose, Geo. Mason Co., Denver, marked slide. 24 1/2” tall, 15” diameter base. Excellent with some use mar
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 1,815.00
Lot of 3 Gold Miners’ California Pocket Scales18Lot of 3 Gold Miners’ California Pocket Scales
Three (3) complete circa 1850s gold scale sets in decorative tin cases: a) “Miners Improved Gold Scale – manufactured expressely for California”, red
Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 968.00
Saloon Keno Goose19Saloon Keno Goose
Unmarked two-tone goose with finely turned uprights and finial. 23” tall overall with a stepped 15 1/2” diameter base. Nickel accents and spring relea
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,400.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 605.00
Cased in Book, 1st Model National Deringer20Cased in Book, 1st Model National Deringer
Book/Gun case is “Gamblers Choice or One Ace Down in the Hole” on cover; Spine has “Gamblers Choice Fast Death”. Case holds the Deringer and four .41
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 147.00) x 1 = 847.00
Fabulous Vintage Gambling Chip Rack21Fabulous Vintage Gambling Chip Rack
Constructed as a miniature S-curve roll top desk. 10” tall, 11” wide and 9” deep. Amazing attention to detail, roll the top up and expose the lift out
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 336.00) x 1 = 1,936.00
Mason & Co. Faro Casekeeper and Dealing Box22Mason & Co. Faro Casekeeper and Dealing Box
Well marked “Mason & Co. - Makers - 84 Dearborn Street - Chicago”. Fine condition with some storage scratches, cards are excellent with one stain on e
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,210.00
Full Size Saloon Roulette Wheel23Full Size Saloon Roulette Wheel
“The Geo. Mason Co. Makers. Denver. Colo. marked 32” double O wheel. This wheel was made for table top use and not to be inserted into a table. Nickel
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 420.00) x 1 = 2,420.00
Moore 1st Model Deringer24Moore 1st Model Deringer
.41 cal, rare “D. Moore” patent date barrel marking, 15% silver remaining on the frame. Serial #393.
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,452.00
Pair of Moore 1st Model Deringers25Pair of Moore 1st Model Deringers
Serial #s 2010 & 2341, both with 90% silver on barrels, 1st with 30% finish on frame and bobbed short hammer the other with 40% frame finish and no lo
Estimates : 1,600.00 - 2,400.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,331.00
National 1st Model Deringer26National 1st Model Deringer
.41 cal with 2” barrel and 90+% frame silver, touches of barrel blue. Serial #1281, rough bore.
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,331.00
National 1st Model Iron Frame Deringer27National 1st Model Iron Frame Deringer
.41 caliber, 15% gold wash on frame, 85% silver on barrel bubbling. Serial #C100. VG bore.
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,331.00
2 National 1st Model Deringers282 National 1st Model Deringers
a) Standard, .41 cal. Serial #5899, 20% silver on frame, barrel smooth gray, strong bore; b) Short 1 1/4” barrel with what appears to be factory corre
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 1,815.00
Colt Second Model Deringer Center Fire29Colt Second Model Deringer Center Fire
British proofed, as most center fires were, shipped to London. Iron frame is marked correctly for the rare caliber. Smooth surfaces have turned plum,
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 3,025.00
Colt 3rd Model Thuer Deringer30Colt 3rd Model Thuer Deringer
Early style with raised area around barrel screw and tiny Colt stamping. High hammer, finely pitted bore, gray iron barrel, smooth mustard colored fra
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 294.00) x 1 = 1,694.00
Colt Second Model Engraved Deringer31Colt Second Model Engraved Deringer
.41 cal RF, Serial #5833, no loading notch, factory floral engraving extends to the barrel. 95% silver wash on frame and barrel, card suits engraved o
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 294.00) x 1 = 1,694.00
Colt 3rd Model Thuer Deringer32Colt 3rd Model Thuer Deringer
.41 caliber RF, first type, later production. High hammer, raised area around barrel screw, but large Colt barrel marking. Barrel has smooth plum colo
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,210.00
2 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers332 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers
a) Serial #9935, transition with high hammer, finely pitted bore, mottled gray barrel, smooth mustard frame with touches of silver. Grips show wear wi
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 336.00) x 1 = 1,936.00
2 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers342 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers
a) .41 RF, marked on frame, with “special” English rifling, 95% nickel (only missing at muzzle), excellent grips show 70% original varnish. Hammer an
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 577.50) x 1 = 3,327.50
2 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers352 Colt Third Model Thuer Deringers
Both .41 RF with rough bores, mottled gray barrels, mustard colored frames with touches of silver: a) Serial #43966, grips show “use” dings; b) Seri
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,331.00
Colt Type 2 Conversion Revolver36Colt Type 2 Conversion Revolver
All original, 6 1/2” blue, with 1 piece grips. Serial #5164. Overall smooth brown / plum with perfect patina on the brass. Marks are sharp and clear.
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 462.00) x 1 = 2,662.00
Merwin & Hulbert Pocket Army Revolver37Merwin & Hulbert Pocket Army Revolver
Second model single action in .44 Winchester. Serial #4201. Indian head motif, chiseled in high relief leaf and vine pattern. A matching fitted 7” bar
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 357.00) x 1 = 2,057.00
Remington Arms - U.M.C. Deringer38Remington Arms - U.M.C. Deringer
Double Deringer A.K.A. Model 95 or Over Under Deringer. Type III, Model #4. Nice rosewood grips, 70% bright blue on frame (backstrap flaked) and 80%
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,331.00
Remington 1875 Single Action Revolver39Remington 1875 Single Action Revolver
.44-40 caliber, barrel cut to 5 1/2”, 90% nickel finish remaining overall. 44 stamp on left side of trigger guard, very good walnut grips. Folded and
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 1,815.00
Colt 1849 Pocket Model Revolver40Colt 1849 Pocket Model Revolver
.31 cal, serial #133614 with 4” barrel. Mottled silver/gray, 30% cylinder scene, traces of silver/casecolor on frame, 1 piece walnut grips have a coat
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 147.00) x 1 = 847.00
Winchester 1866 Musket41Winchester 1866 Musket
The “Yellow Boy” in the musket configuration. Serial #94447 F S, standard 27” barrel. Some color remains but late cleaning has taken most of the patin
Estimates : 2,800.00 - 3,400.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 735.00) x 1 = 4,235.00
Lot of Fancy Canes or Walking Sticks42Lot of Fancy Canes or Walking Sticks
A collection of 9 Antique Canes: a) Eagle head, cat’s-eye yellow eyes, detailed feathers, marked 925; b) Presentation dog’s head, engraved “W. H. Rhod
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to ltilman for (3,000.00 + 630.00) x 1 = 3,630.00
W.F. & Co. Colt Double Action Model of 187843W.F. & Co. Colt Double Action Model of 1878
Wells Fargo & Co. marked revolver in .44 Colt. Factory letter, shipped to Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company, London Agency, October 10, 1895, seria
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 630.00) x 1 = 3,630.00
Merwin & Hulbert / Hopkins & Allen Revolver44Merwin & Hulbert / Hopkins & Allen Revolver
Pocket Army, 3rd Model, single action 44-40 revolver with contemporary engraving. Highly decorated with scroll leaf design. Heavily polished with only
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,452.00
Single Action Relic Revolver45Single Action Relic Revolver
Dug up 7 1/2” revolver, a total relic, no grips and locked cylinder. Most likely an early Mexican find.
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 726.00
Cripple Creek, Colorado Badge46Cripple Creek, Colorado Badge
J.D. O’Brien’s Deputy Sheriff Teller Co. Colo. badge. 1 3/4” coin silver circular badge with central cut-out 5 point star. Handmade with enameled lett
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 577.50) x 1 = 3,327.50
City Marshal Badge47City Marshal Badge
Early 6-point star with ball ends. Scarce silver plated copper with classic lettering. Replaced safety pin back. ”Hall” scratched in reverse. 2 1/2” a
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 168.00) x 1 = 968.00
Gold City Marshal Badge48Gold City Marshal Badge
Solid gold, engraved and enameled 5-point star. Finely scrolled front with “R.M. Calahan – 1898” inscribed on reverse. T pin back, 2 1/8” across.
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,500.00 + 1,785.00) x 1 = 10,285.00
H.H. Shultz Gold Deputy U.S. Marshal Badge49H.H. Shultz Gold Deputy U.S. Marshal Badge
Fancy custom suspension badge with high relief eagle and open circle hanging from name bar. Hand engraved, T bar pin on reverse. Shultz was listed as
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 6,050.00
T.J. Cahill’s Gold Lapel Badge50T.J. Cahill’s Gold Lapel Badge
Chief of Police, Cheyenne, Wyoming personalized gold eagle topped badge belonging to the legendary lawman T. Joe Cahill. 1 3/8” tall, central star, te
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 462.00) x 1 = 2,662.00
Pueblo, Colorado City Marshal Gold Badge51Pueblo, Colorado City Marshal Gold Badge
14K rose gold badge, circa 1882, belonging to City Marshal John “Jack” Gillan. This badge was presented to Gillan by six officers, F. Howard, John Hil
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 14,000.00
Sold to floor for (17,000.00 + 3,570.00) x 1 = 20,570.00