THE CHET DOWNS COLLECTION AUCTION

Auction Details

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.
Shelby County Cattle Raisers Assn. Porcelain Sign1Shelby County Cattle Raisers Assn. Porcelain Sign
Rare. 10" x 20".
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs2North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs
North & Judd Anchor Hercules Bronze Spot Spurs
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
Cynthia Ann Parker & "Prairie Flower"  Photo3Cynthia Ann Parker & "Prairie Flower" Photo
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...
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
Pair Of Red Texas Star Concho Drop Shank Spurs4Pair Of Red Texas Star Concho Drop Shank Spurs
"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...
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to JRG-Texas for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
Old Pair of Red Texas Star Gauntlets5Old Pair of Red Texas Star Gauntlets
"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 ...
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to campsansaba1967 for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
Nocona McChesney Marked #26 Pattern Spurs6Nocona McChesney Marked #26 Pattern Spurs
Circa 1930-1940s.
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
J.R. McChesney #8 Pattern Gal Leg Spurs7J.R. McChesney #8 Pattern Gal Leg Spurs
Circa 1920s
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
R.F. Ford, San Angelo, TX #104 Marked Spurs8R.F. Ford, San Angelo, TX #104 Marked Spurs
Double mounted. Fitted with Liz Ford straps with R.F. Ford matching buckle sets
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
Huge Spanish Colonial Spurs9Huge Spanish Colonial Spurs
Circa 1820-1850. Showing period use. Ex John Moyers Collection, Santa Fe, NM Collection
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson10Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson
Alamo Photograph Cabinet Card by M.E. Jacobson
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas11Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas
Alamo Photograph by F. Hardesty San Antonio Texas
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
Mission Cabinet Card Photographs San Antonio Texas12Mission Cabinet Card Photographs San Antonio Texas
Collection of 4
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester13Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester
Vintage U.M.C. Full Box of Ammo .44 Winchester
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
Antique .44 Winchester Ammunition Crate14Antique .44 Winchester Ammunition Crate
With original tin lining intact. Crate measures: 7-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 15".
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
Winchester Model 1892 44-40 Octagon Rifle15Winchester Model 1892 44-40 Octagon Rifle
Made in 1894. Antique.
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Extra Light .3316Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Extra Light .33
* Made in 1903.
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to dude6445 for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton17Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton
Playland Park San Antonio Hot Dog Vendor Automaton
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
Early Stetson Hat Advertising Poster18Early Stetson Hat Advertising Poster
26" x 34"
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
Original Stetson Hats Advertising Print19Original Stetson Hats Advertising Print
11" x 14-1/2".
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
Early Colt Tex & Patches Poster20Early Colt Tex & Patches Poster
Original Colt advertising poster, scarce Mexican version, marked E.U.de A. (Estados Unidos de Americanos) on the bottom. From drawing by Frank E.
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
1871 E.C. Ely Signed Bull Plate211871 E.C. Ely Signed Bull Plate
Dated 1871. Plate diameter: 14", Frame: 17-1/2" x 17-1/2".
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
Visalia Saddle Tree New Old Stock Paper Label22Visalia Saddle Tree New Old Stock Paper Label
With Visalia T.A. Meanea label.
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
YO Ranch Cattle Brand23YO Ranch Cattle Brand
Was given to Chet personally by Charlie Schreiner III, Length: 36-1/2"
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to dude6445 for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
Collection Of 6 Branding Irons24Collection Of 6 Branding Irons
Various brands and sizes. Early hand forged.
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
Collection Of 7 Branding Irons25Collection Of 7 Branding Irons
7 Hand forged branding irons
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel26Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel
Collection Of Branding Irons In Old Barrel
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
Collection of 8 Branding Irons27Collection of 8 Branding Irons
Various brands and sizes.
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
Two Diamond Steer Head Cattle Brand28Two Diamond Steer Head Cattle Brand
Length: 36-1/2"
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short29Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short
Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .22 Short
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to dude6445 for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF30Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF
Winchester Model 1873 .32 WCF
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
Colt Bisley .45 Pistol31Colt Bisley .45 Pistol
Colt Bisley .45 Pistol
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
Colt Bisley .32 WCF32Colt Bisley .32 WCF
Colt Bisley .32 WCF
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
Colt Lightning .22 Rifle33Colt Lightning .22 Rifle
Colt Lightning .22 Rifle
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
Colt Lightning .38 Revolver34Colt Lightning .38 Revolver
Outstanding Condition with strong original blue and case color. Pearl grips, one side has small crack.
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,100.00 + 465.00) x 1 = 3,565.00
Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt35Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt
Ben Varga, SA, TX Marked Holster & Gun Belt
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps36W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps
W.F. Coates, Ozona, TX Marked Bat Wing Chaps
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
Fully Carved Edward H. Bohlin Stock Saddle37Fully Carved Edward H. Bohlin Stock Saddle
Fully carved tan Edward Bohlin circa 1940s stock saddle. Outstanding original condition. Edward Bohlin was the saddle maker to the stars in Holly
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
Mother Hubbard Saddle38Mother Hubbard Saddle
Late 1800s Mother Hubbard Saddle unmarked, attributed to Collins & Morrison. This saddle was on display for many years at the Stockyards Muse...
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
Visalia Early California "Paisley" Pattern Spurs39Visalia Early California "Paisley" Pattern Spurs
Attributed to the Visalia Stock Saddle Company. Fitted with outstanding straps with engraved Let R Buck horses.
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
Unworn Lytle & Mourer Marked Silver Mounted Spurs40Unworn Lytle & Mourer Marked Silver Mounted Spurs
Marked L&M on shank close to rowel. Fitted with Buddie Foster marked border stamped straps
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
Pair Of Bianchi Spurs41Pair Of Bianchi Spurs
With good honest authentic wear
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
Bianchi RRS Bit42Bianchi RRS Bit
5" x 5-1/2".
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
McChesney Gal Leg Spurs43McChesney Gal Leg Spurs
McChesney Gal Leg Spurs
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
Early McChesney Spurs44Early McChesney Spurs
Early McChesney Spurs
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
Rare Original Cheffin's 1841 Republic of Texas Map45Rare Original Cheffin's 1841 Republic of Texas Map
"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...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
El Paso PCT. 3 Constables Badge46El Paso PCT. 3 Constables Badge
In the book, "Texas Constables, A Frontier Heritage" by Allen G. Hatley, Copyright 1999 Texas Tech University, on page 75 is written: &quo...
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
Texas State Ranger Badge47Texas State Ranger Badge
Hand engraved nickel badge. Early Texas Ranger badges were inscribed "State Ranger" or "Texas State Ranger".
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to williamfgoza for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
Texas Ranger Company D Badge48Texas Ranger Company D Badge
Made from Ocho Real coin dated 1893. Hand engraved and decorated, with obvious wear. (Was given to Chet Down's father).
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,500.00 + 1,125.00) x 1 = 8,625.00
C.B. Burwell's Colt 1911 & Texas Ranger Badge49C.B. Burwell's Colt 1911 & Texas Ranger Badge
* Colt Government 1911 .45 ACP, fitted with stag grips with gold inset King Ranch medallions in tooled King Ranch holster, & Texas Ranger Badg...
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (20,000.00 + 3,000.00) x 1 = 23,000.00
King Ranch Security Badge50King Ranch Security Badge
Made from an ocho real silver coin dated 1889. Made the same way & from the same coin as Texas Ranger badges. Extremely RARE
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 8,050.00