MONTANA & THE WEST AUCTION

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FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF THOMAS MINCKLER, Billings, MT
SHARPS 1874 RIFLE w/Fort Fetterman, Wyoming Territory provenance; PAINTINGS BY Philip Goodwin, William Standing, Victor Casnelli, Bob Morgan, Leroy Greene, Ed Borein, J. K. Ralston, Will James & Hans Kleiber Etchings; WOOD CARVING BY J. L. Clarke; BRONZES BY C. M. Russell, Bob Scriver, Earl Heikka, T. D. Kelsey, Ace Powell, King Kuka, Gary Schildt, J. K. Ralston; PHOTOS BY Richard Throssel, F. J. Haynes, L. A. Huffman, E. Cameron, Rolin Mckay, Frank Rinehart, Fred Miller, H. P. Calfee; PRINTS BY George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, Remington, Levon West; 1ST EDITION BOOKS ON Custer, Lewis & Clark, C. M. Russell, Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull, Montana History, Fur Trade,
Historical letters, Ephemera, Broadsides, Maps, Military & Indian artifacts, Western gear, Yellowstone Nat. Park
Russell, C. M., Trails Plowed Under, Garden City, 1941, fine condition.243Russell, C. M., Trails Plowed Under, Garden City, 1941, fine condition.
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Est. $75-$100
Sold to floor for (35.00 + 6.30) x 1 = 41.30
Schildt, Gary, bronze, Show Off, #17/25, 1979 (Tom Sawyer, showing off to Becky Thatcher).244Schildt, Gary, bronze, Show Off, #17/25, 1979 (Tom Sawyer, showing off to Becky Thatcher).
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Est. $2,500-$5,000
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 944.00
Murphy, Jerre, The Comical History of Montana, San Diego, 1912, rare 1st edition.245Murphy, Jerre, The Comical History of Montana, San Diego, 1912, rare 1st edition.
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Many copies were burned and destroyed because the book was anti-Amalgamated Copper Company. Perhaps the burnt and wet condition of this book is soli
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 88.50
Cole, Phillip,  Montana in Miniature. Kalispell, 1966, 1st edition, fine condition.246Cole, Phillip, Montana in Miniature. Kalispell, 1966, 1st edition, fine condition.
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Est. $75-$100
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 1.80) x 1 = 11.80
Johnson, W. Fletcher, Life of Sitting Bull and247Johnson, W. Fletcher, Life of Sitting Bull and
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History of the Indian War of 1890-189, very good condition. Est. $150-$200
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 147.50
Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1901, includes Custer Massacre, good cond., original wrap, 108 pp.248Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1901, includes Custer Massacre, good cond., original wrap, 108 pp.
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Est. $150-$250
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1902, L. A. Huffman illustrations, good cond., original wraps, 112 pp.249Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1902, L. A. Huffman illustrations, good cond., original wraps, 112 pp.
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Est. $250-$300
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 31.50) x 1 = 206.50
Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1905, good cond. in original wraps, 119 pp.250Wheeler, Olin, Wonderland 1905, good cond. in original wraps, 119 pp.
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Est. $150-$200
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
Gilded copper eagle weathervane, rare.251Gilded copper eagle weathervane, rare.
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Est. $900-$1,500
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 117.00) x 1 = 767.00
Signed letter regarding cattle business in the area of Billings, Montana252Signed letter regarding cattle business in the area of Billings, Montana
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dated Oct. 1899, wriiten from Bowler, Mt. in Carbon County, 1 pp. w/ original cover. Est. $25-$50
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 23.60
Roahen, K. F., Billings, Montana photographer:253Roahen, K. F., Billings, Montana photographer:
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Pompey’s Pillar photos with William Clark carvings from the Lewis & Clark expedition, 8 glossy photos ranging in size from 5” x 7” to 8” x 10”. ...
Sold to floor for (55.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 64.90
3 pieces from Ft. Keogh, Montana Territory:2543 pieces from Ft. Keogh, Montana Territory:
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Headquarters order #80, Ft. Keogh letterhead, dated April 1882; and ration receipts, 11” x 9” providing rations for a 13-day 46-man expedition; and 3
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
2 mounted silver gelatin photographs, 4 ½” x 7”, Cavalry Troopers on Maneuver at Ft. Wingate, NM2552 mounted silver gelatin photographs, 4 ½” x 7”, Cavalry Troopers on Maneuver at Ft. Wingate, NM
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
Original mounted photo of two children on horseback in front of Niobrara Transportation Co.,256Original mounted photo of two children on horseback in front of Niobrara Transportation Co.,
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Murphy wagons, perhaps on the Niobrara-Virginia City, Montana wagon route, 4 ½” x 6 ¼”. Est. $200-$400
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 147.50
Huffman, L. A. (1854-1931), Red Armed Panther, contemp. photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.257Huffman, L. A. (1854-1931), Red Armed Panther, contemp. photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.
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Est. $300-$600
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Huffman, L. A., The Pie Biter, contemporary photo enlargement, 30" x 36".258Huffman, L. A., The Pie Biter, contemporary photo enlargement, 30" x 36".
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Huffman, L. A.,Two Cowboys, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.259Huffman, L. A.,Two Cowboys, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to floor for (85.00 + 15.30) x 1 = 100.30
Huffman, L. A., Honeycut on White Star, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.260Huffman, L. A., Honeycut on White Star, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 14.40) x 1 = 94.40
Huffman, L. A., Starting on the Round Up, 1886, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.261Huffman, L. A., Starting on the Round Up, 1886, contemporary photo enlargement, 30” x 36”.
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Est. $300-$600
Sold to floor for (165.00 + 29.70) x 1 = 194.70
Cannon balls, 3 sizes from Ft. Keogh, M.T. plus 1 large that is fragmented from being fired.262Cannon balls, 3 sizes from Ft. Keogh, M.T. plus 1 large that is fragmented from being fired.
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to thalomid1 for (150.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 177.00
Powell, Dave, art, cowboy leading cattle in front of old oil derricks, 6” x 12”.263Powell, Dave, art, cowboy leading cattle in front of old oil derricks, 6” x 12”.
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Est. $100-$300
Sold to floor for (525.00 + 94.50) x 1 = 619.50
Davis, Herndon, Captain Charles A. Lindbergh, pen and ink 8 ½” x 6”,264Davis, Herndon, Captain Charles A. Lindbergh, pen and ink 8 ½” x 6”,
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inscribed to Mr. & Mrs. Will James from Herndon Davis, 12/20/30 (Davis drew the portrait of Will James on the dust jacket of Lone Cowboy.) Es...
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 40.50) x 1 = 265.50
Bjorklund, Lawrence, (1911-1978), The Truth was Lost, pencil illustration.265Bjorklund, Lawrence, (1911-1978), The Truth was Lost, pencil illustration.
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Est. $400-$600
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Burbank, E. A.,(1858-1949), Chief Pokagon, Potawatami;266Burbank, E. A.,(1858-1949), Chief Pokagon, Potawatami;
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ORIGINAL conte crayon on paper, 1898, 12-1/4” x 10-1/4”. Est. $500-$1,000
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 885.00
Burbank, E. A., (1858-1949) Chief Santos, Apache;267Burbank, E. A., (1858-1949) Chief Santos, Apache;
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ORIGINAL conte crayon on paper, 1898, 12-1/4” x 10”. Est. $750-$1,000
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 590.00
Paper stock, 1880’s  Moulton Mining Company268Paper stock, 1880’s Moulton Mining Company
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w/2 vignettes of miners, signed by W. A. Clark (1839-1925). Est. $100-$125
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 5.40) x 1 = 35.40
Sun Dance necklace, ca. 1880’s, 18” long, made of hair, was a gift from Wades In the Water,269Sun Dance necklace, ca. 1880’s, 18” long, made of hair, was a gift from Wades In the Water,
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Chief of Indian Police, from the Hanneman Collection. Est. $1,500-$2,400
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,180.00
Gaul, Gilbert engraving, The Dispatch Bearer, Century Co, 1887, 9-1/2”x 7-1/4”, fine cond.270Gaul, Gilbert engraving, The Dispatch Bearer, Century Co, 1887, 9-1/2”x 7-1/4”, fine cond.
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Est. $50-$75
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
Livingston, Montana, The Northside Studio, Livingston, MT. 1890’s ca, 7-1/2” x 9-1/2”, fine cond.271Livingston, Montana, The Northside Studio, Livingston, MT. 1890’s ca, 7-1/2” x 9-1/2”, fine cond.
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Est. $400-$600
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 88.50
Culbertson photo, Teddy Roosevelt in Helena, Montana, 1903,272Culbertson photo, Teddy Roosevelt in Helena, Montana, 1903,
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Helena High School, 6 ¼” x 8 ¼”, mounted, fine cond. Est. $200-$300
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
Bateman, Ed Sr., Pecos Bill Junior, original publishers mock up book, San Angelo Press, 1952.273Bateman, Ed Sr., Pecos Bill Junior, original publishers mock up book, San Angelo Press, 1952.
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Est. $250-$500
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 7.20) x 1 = 47.20
Photograph album w/21 albumin mounted photos from Canyon Ferry area,274Photograph album w/21 albumin mounted photos from Canyon Ferry area,
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Missouri River, Montana, 1890’s ca, 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”, disbound. Est. $250-$350
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
Broadsides:  2 Baird Opera House programs, Bozeman, Montana:275Broadsides: 2 Baird Opera House programs, Bozeman, Montana:
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Only a Factory Girl and Dorothy, one dated 1892 and the other undated, very rare, very good condition, 8-1/4” x 4-1/4”. Est. $200-$400
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
5 extracted articles from The Teepee Book regarding Custer and the Indian Wars 1916-1926;2765 extracted articles from The Teepee Book regarding Custer and the Indian Wars 1916-1926;
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and Charles Bird King, Custer’s Last Battle excerpt from Harper’s, March, 1890, 9 pp. Est. $150-$250
Sold to floor for (10.00 + 1.80) x 1 = 11.80
Murray, Robert A., The Army Moves West, Ft. Collins, 1981, illust.277Murray, Robert A., The Army Moves West, Ft. Collins, 1981, illust.
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by Zogbaum, Bjorklund, Frederic Remington, fine cond; also a US Calvary belt buckle. Est. $50-$100
Sold to floor for (65.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 76.70
Dickens, Charles,  Bleak House,  London, 1853.278Dickens, Charles, Bleak House, London, 1853.
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¾ leather bound inside with August Front and back wraps from the parts. Fine cond. Est. $750-$1,500
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 472.00
Dickens, Charles,  Little Doritt,  London, 1857, lst ed., lst state.279Dickens, Charles, Little Doritt, London, 1857, lst ed., lst state.
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Full leather, good cond; few loose leather tags on spine. Est. $900-$2,000
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Dickens, Charles,  Nicholas Nickleby.  Phila., 1839.  lst American edition; fine in ¾ leather.280Dickens, Charles, Nicholas Nickleby. Phila., 1839. lst American edition; fine in ¾ leather.
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Est. $750-$1,500
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 295.00
Original printing plate of DuBois, Charles booklet Kick the Dead Lion.281Original printing plate of DuBois, Charles booklet Kick the Dead Lion.
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Inside cover map, Three Pronged Attack in the Sioux Expedition of 1876. 4 ¾” x 7 ½.” Includes 1961 ed. of booklet. Est. $200-$400
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, by herself, 7 pp. and282Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, by herself, 7 pp. and
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Calamity Jane Queen of the Plains, by Sidne and Stan Lynde, 1975, signd by Stan Lynde. Est. $50-$100
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 12.60) x 1 = 82.60
6 Custer related engravings, 1890’s:2836 Custer related engravings, 1890’s:
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Custer’s Last Fight, 1897; portrait of General George Custer; portrait of Gen. Alfred Terry; Custer’s charge at Gettysburg, Gen. W. T. Sherman; Stuart
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
2 prints: G.A. Custer engraving after a Mathew Brady photo, 1880 ca,2842 prints: G.A. Custer engraving after a Mathew Brady photo, 1880 ca,
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9” x 5 ½” and Gen. G. A. Custer engraving, 1880 ca, 10” x 6 ½”. Est. $50-$100
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
3 Custer Battlefield National Monument pamphlets dated 1959,2853 Custer Battlefield National Monument pamphlets dated 1959,
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and Entrenchment Trail, illustrated by J. K. Ralston, all fine cond. Est. $50-$100
Sold to tomthumb43 for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
Ray, Clarence, Buffalo Bill and the Hero of the Plains, Chicago, nd, good cond;286Ray, Clarence, Buffalo Bill and the Hero of the Plains, Chicago, nd, good cond;
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and Captain Carey of the Gallant Seventh, by Lieut. Lionel Lounsberry, Street and Smith, N.Y., 1899; good cond., front cover detached. Est. $80-$
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 59.00
Garryowen hand painted box with hand painted insignia of the Seventh Cavalry.287Garryowen hand painted box with hand painted insignia of the Seventh Cavalry.
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Garryowen was the unofficial Irish marching song of the 7th Cavalry adopted by General Custer. The box contains the Custer and historical files of Ch
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,534.00
Stereo card, Calfee, H. P. (1847-1912), Grand Canyon from the Falls, Bozeman, M.T., 1870’s ca.288Stereo card, Calfee, H. P. (1847-1912), Grand Canyon from the Falls, Bozeman, M.T., 1870’s ca.
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Est. $100-$200
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 23.60
Stereo card, Calfee, H. P., Summer in the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman, M.T., 1870’s ca.289Stereo card, Calfee, H. P., Summer in the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman, M.T., 1870’s ca.
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Est. $100-$150
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 23.60
Photograph of overland emmigrant wagon, CDV, possibly Virginia City, Montana, 1860’s ca.290Photograph of overland emmigrant wagon, CDV, possibly Virginia City, Montana, 1860’s ca.
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Est. $300-$600
Sold to trackswest for (425.00 + 76.50) x 1 = 501.50
Ten stereo cards of a hunting trip in Montana, 19th century, photographer unknown.291Ten stereo cards of a hunting trip in Montana, 19th century, photographer unknown.
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Est. $200-$300
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 118.00
Stereo card, Mountain View Co. Capitol Building at Helena, Montana, 1899 ca.292Stereo card, Mountain View Co. Capitol Building at Helena, Montana, 1899 ca.
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Est. $100-$150
Sold to floor for (20.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 23.60