THE CHET DOWNS COLLECTION AUCTION

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the lifelong collection of Chet Downs featuring an extensive King Ranch collection, King Ranch marked Winchester, King Ranch saddle & saddle blankets, marked chaps, & equipment, Texas Ranger badges & guns, & a collection of rare King Ranch photographs, Antique guns, early Colt Single Actions & Winchesters, Rare early ranching & chuck wagon photographs, Bianchi & McChesney Spurs, Bohlin Saddle, old west relics, old signs & advertising, Western Art, Original paintings by Donald Yena, & Joe Beeler, & much more. Please make plans to join us. 15%BP TX#15184. Preview Friday noon-6:00 & Saturday 8:00-10:00 Auction start. Online catalog available at BurleyAuction.com.
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Shelby County Cattle Raisers Assn. Porcelain Sign1 - Shelby County Cattle Raisers Assn. Porcelain Sign
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Rare. 10" x 20".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs2 - North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs
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North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Cynthia Ann Parker & "Prairie Flower"  Photo3 - Cynthia Ann Parker & "Prairie Flower" Photo
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Cynthia Parker was the mother and sister of Chief Quanah Parker. The photo was taken in 1880, soon after her re-capture by the rangers. 5" x...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Pair Of Red Texas Star Concho Drop Shank Spurs4 - Pair Of Red Texas Star Concho Drop Shank Spurs
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"The Red Star conchos are early and rare. Back in the trail driving days, the red star was a status symbol. These Texas stars showed the peop...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to JRG-Texas for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Old Pair of Red Texas Star Gauntlets5 - Old Pair of Red Texas Star Gauntlets
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"Back in the trail driving days if you had anything with a red star on it, you were somebody, as it was a status symbol. Every kid growing up ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to campsansab.. for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Nocona McChesney Marked #26 Pattern Spurs6 - Nocona McChesney Marked #26 Pattern Spurs
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Circa 1930-1940s.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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J.R. McChesney #8 Pattern Gal Leg Spurs7 - J.R. McChesney #8 Pattern Gal Leg Spurs
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Circa 1920s
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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R.F. Ford, San Angelo, TX #104 Marked Spurs8 - R.F. Ford, San Angelo, TX #104 Marked Spurs
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Double mounted. Fitted with Liz Ford straps with R.F. Ford matching buckle sets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Huge Spanish Colonial Spurs9 - Huge Spanish Colonial Spurs
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Circa 1820-1850. Showing period use. Ex John Moyers Collection, Santa Fe, NM Collection
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson10 - Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson
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Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas11 - Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas
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Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Mission Cabinet Card Photographs San Antonio Texas12 - Mission Cabinet Card Photographs San Antonio Texas
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Collection of 4
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester13 - Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester
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Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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Antique .44 Winchester Ammunition Crate14 - Antique .44 Winchester Ammunition Crate
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With original tin lining intact. Crate measures: 7-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 15".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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Winchester Model 1892 44-40 Octagon Rifle15 - Winchester Model 1892 44-40 Octagon Rifle
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Made in 1894. Antique.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Extra Light .3316 - Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Extra Light .33
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* Made in 1903.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to dude6445 for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton17 - Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton
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Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Early Stetson Hat Advertising Poster18 - Early Stetson Hat Advertising Poster
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26" x 34"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Original Stetson Hats Advertising Print19 - Original Stetson Hats Advertising Print
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11" x 14-1/2".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Early Colt Tex & Patches Poster20 - Early Colt Tex & Patches Poster
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Original Colt advertising poster, scarce Mexican version, marked E.U.de A. (Estados Unidos de Americanos) on the bottom. From drawing by Frank E.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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1871 E.C. Ely Signed Bull Plate21 - 1871 E.C. Ely Signed Bull Plate
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Dated 1871. Plate diameter: 14", Frame: 17-1/2" x 17-1/2".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Visalia Saddle Tree New Old Stock Paper Label22 - Visalia Saddle Tree New Old Stock Paper Label
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With Visalia T.A. Meanea label.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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YO Ranch Cattle Brand23 - YO Ranch Cattle Brand
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Was given to Chet personally by Charlie Schreiner III, Length: 36-1/2"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to dude6445 for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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Collection Of 6 Branding Irons24 - Collection Of 6 Branding Irons
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Various brands and sizes. Early hand forged.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Collection Of 7 Branding Irons25 - Collection Of 7 Branding Irons
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7 Hand forged branding irons
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel26 - Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel
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Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Collection of 8 Branding Irons27 - Collection of 8 Branding Irons
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Various brands and sizes.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Two Diamond Steer Head Cattle Brand28 - Two Diamond Steer Head Cattle Brand
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Length: 36-1/2"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short29 - Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short
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Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to dude6445 for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF30 - Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF
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Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Colt Bisley .45 Pistol31 - Colt Bisley .45 Pistol
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Colt Bisley .45 Pistol
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Colt Bisley .32 WCF32 - Colt Bisley .32 WCF
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Colt Bisley .32 WCF
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Colt Lightning .22 Rifle33 - Colt Lightning .22 Rifle
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Colt Lightning .22 Rifle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Colt Lightning .38 Revolver34 - Colt Lightning .38 Revolver
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Outstanding Condition with strong original blue and case color. Pearl grips, one side has small crack.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,100.00 + 465.00) x 1 = 3,565.00
 
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Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt35 - Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt
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Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps36 - W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps
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W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Fully Carved Edward H. Bohlin Stock Saddle37 - Fully Carved Edward H. Bohlin Stock Saddle
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Fully carved tan Edward Bohlin circa 1940s stock saddle. Outstanding original condition. Edward Bohlin was the saddle maker to the stars in Holly
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Mother Hubbard Saddle38 - Mother Hubbard Saddle
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Late 1800s Mother Hubbard Saddle unmarked, attributed to Collins & Morrison. This saddle was on display for many years at the Stockyards Muse...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Visalia Early California "Paisley" Pattern Spurs39 - Visalia Early California "Paisley" Pattern Spurs
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Attributed to the Visalia Stock Saddle Company. Fitted with outstanding straps with engraved Let R Buck horses.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Unworn Lytle & Mourer Marked Silver Mounted Spurs40 - Unworn Lytle & Mourer Marked Silver Mounted Spurs
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Marked L&M on shank close to rowel. Fitted with Buddie Foster marked border stamped straps
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Pair Of Bianchi Spurs41 - Pair Of Bianchi Spurs
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With good honest authentic wear
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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Bianchi RRS Bit42 - Bianchi RRS Bit
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5" x 5-1/2".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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McChesney Gal Leg Spurs43 - McChesney Gal Leg Spurs
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McChesney Gal Leg Spurs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Early McChesney Spurs44 - Early McChesney Spurs
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Early McChesney Spurs
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Rare Original Cheffin's 1841 Republic of Texas Map45 - Rare Original Cheffin's 1841 Republic of Texas Map
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"1841, when Texas was still a Republic. Texas is divided into land grants and the Mexican border is the Nueces River rather than the Rio Grand...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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El Paso PCT. 3 Constables Badge46 - El Paso PCT. 3 Constables Badge
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In the book, "Texas Constables, A Frontier Heritage" by Allen G. Hatley, Copyright 1999 Texas Tech University, on page 75 is written: &quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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Texas State Ranger Badge47 - Texas State Ranger Badge
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Hand engraved nickel badge. Early Texas Ranger badges were inscribed "State Ranger" or "Texas State Ranger".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to williamfgoza for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Texas Ranger Company D Badge48 - Texas Ranger Company D Badge
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Made from Ocho Real coin dated 1893. Hand engraved and decorated, with obvious wear. (Was given to Chet Down's father).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,500.00 + 1,125.00) x 1 = 8,625.00
 
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C.B. Burwell's Colt 1911 & Texas Ranger Badge49 - C.B. Burwell's Colt 1911 & Texas Ranger Badge
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* Colt Government 1911 .45 ACP, fitted with stag grips with gold inset King Ranch medallions in tooled King Ranch holster, & Texas Ranger Badg...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (20,000.00 + 3,000.00) x 1 = 23,000.00
 
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King Ranch Security Badge50 - King Ranch Security Badge
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Made from an ocho real silver coin dated 1889. Made the same way & from the same coin as Texas Ranger badges. Extremely RARE
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 8,050.00
 
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